Hi there! Sorry for the short absence, life gets crazy, you know?? So excited to share this post with you, though! For this outfit, I snagged some inspo off Pinterest street style and really love the result. I put it together for a birthday party for my husband’s cousin’s baby. (follow that?) Little Beau turned 1 and we all got together to celebrate. Coincidentally, I matched the birthday decor! I love a good midi skirt. It’s so feminine, but ridiculously easy, and looks both effortless and put together. I wanted a loose blouse so I chose this adorable polka-a-dotted one to add some texture and print to the outfit. My Aldo flatforms tie in the black and white top, but kind of funk the look up. My favorite part of this outfit? This Banana Republic tote! I purchased it for the Create + Cultivate conference and have worn it non stop. It’s the perfect size and looks insanely luxe. Blush pink leather + cognac suede sides. Seriously amazing.
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Print mixing can be scary. Did I do this right? Do I look like a toddler who got to pick out their outfit for the first time? Do these shoes really work?? Oh forget it, where are my leggings?!?! These are some of the things that run through my head when I try something new and sometimes, scary when it comes to wardrobe adventures. I put together this outfit for a shopping day with my mom. I wanted to be cute, but I also wanted to be comfortable and in an outfit that I could easily change in and out of quickly. The top is my favorite top of late – a simple, slightly cropped long sleeve sweater/shirt hybrid from Zara and tried for some mixed print fun by pairing it with a floral older Anthropologie skirt. Here comes the real comfort part – the New Balance action. I was a little nervous to do this, but decided to just let it happen, and I’m so glad I did. The pop of bright orange plays on the bright pinks in the skirt and keep the outfit from being too brunch date-y. Chilly out? Throw on your go-to blush moto jacket for a sweet, but edgy feel.
Switching it up from my previous post featuring a dress perfect for a sweet Valentine’s Day, this Reformation dress is more on the sultry side. I snagged it when Reformation had a sale recently and was immediately drawn to the lace up front and the midi length. The dark caramel color is divine, too. It’s sophisticated and definitely sexy, but a nice change up from black. (did I just say that??) The dress is actually really comfy, but I’d suggest going up a size for a little extra wiggle room. I kept the look tonal with my new Banana Republic shoes! I got these on sale a couple of weeks ago and am in LOVE! Lace up is the hot trend for spring and these bad boys are cute and comfy! I can’t wait to wear this to a happy hour with the girls or sultry date night with the hubby!
Ah, I’m so excited to be sharing this post with you all! I LOVE this dress! I got it from Chicwish after meticulously combing their site and picking this dress out of an endless list of favorites. Where to begin… Well I am obsessed with the floral print. It feels obviously sweet and girly, but doesn’t overwhelm me in such a way that I feel like I’ve been sucked into a Valentine’s Day aisle of Central Market. Perhaps it’s the black background, the peach color mixed with the pink, or the almost water color like print, but it perfectly embodies a sweet dress that isn’t blah. The shape of the dress is divine. Honestly I’ve rarely felt so truly pretty as I did wearing this dress. The full (almost tea length) skirt pleats and folds for a fullness that gives me all the butterflies of what I envision a 50s dress felt like. You know, minus the whole apron thing on top of it. I really wanted the dress to stand out, so I chose neutral accessories and some subtle bling earrings. Plus a bright lipstick to mirror the bright pink in the dress. Voila! Ready for a spring wedding, a date night on the town, or a great Valentine’s Day date!
Be sure to scroll down and see some other amazing floral dresses that would be great for Valentine’s Day!
Dress (Chicwish), Shoes (J. Crew, sold out), Earring (Kendra Scott), Bag (Chanel)
Wow. Jan 30 came and went! This year I had the pleasure of attending Create + Cultivate, as it took place in my city, Dallas. I wasn’t quite sure what to expect going into it- I get pretty bashful when talking about the blog still, as my aspirations are so far fetched that I get nervous and don’t want to get too excited. However, I was so beyond stoked for this conference! Serious jitters, y’all. I am SO glad I went!! I got to meet some incredible people, hear from people I truly adore (like I talked to Devon Rachel you guys– and sat front row for Emily Schuman’s keynote #fangirling), but most of all, I walked around really believing in the possibilities that exist. Yes, it will be hard. Yes, I may want to give up. Yes, I may start talking to myself and my hair may fall out. But also, YES IT IS POSSIBLE. For that, I cannot thank Create + Cultivate and my great mentors (Maxie McCoy– you are my spirit animal and actually can you coach me??) for the wonderful encouragement and advice you gave throughout the day. I cannot wait for my next Create + Cultivate conference and to see what happens in 2016.
Enjoy the collage of pictures of the space and day. The decor was sublime and a true dream life. So much inspiration everywhere and creativity could be found in every corner. Such an amazing day. xoxo – e
**Images that I did not take are used with much love from @createcultivaate Insta page – follow them here and see all their beautiful images for inspiration year round