I hope you all had a great weekend! As you all know, I'm a huge lover of all things bold in color and pattern. When it comes to a specific piece, it can really do all the talking for you, allowing you to go pretty simple or basic everywhere else. In recent years, sweaters have become more exciting.
First, thank you for all of your support and encouragement in Friday's post both here on the blog and Instagram! This community is honestly amazing and I'm thankful to have such amazing friends in all of you!
Now onto today's discussion!
Pantone recently announced the color for 2019 and it's a color that looks good on everyone and pairs well with all metals, coral (read why it was selected here). I've talked about this orange-red hue in the past, boasting how flattering it is. It not only looks good against all skin tones and hair colors, but it also has the ability to add a fresh, luminous look to the skin, which couldn't be more appreciated during the dead of winter. Am I right?
I hope you all had a great weekend! I'm just getting over a cold, which is a rare occurrence. I very rarely catch a cold, so this took me off guard. Of course Aviah has it, too, so we tried to rest as much as possible since Friday. Oh, and I have to start off letting you all know that she walked for the first time yesterday! She had been taking a step or two for the past couple of months and then she'd go right back to crawling and was cruising, so we knew it was coming any day now, but a week before my birthday?! I couldn't have asked for a better gift, honestly!
As some of you may already know, leopard print is pretty major this fall season. It was also trending throughout summer, which I've mentioned in this blog post. To be honest, I don't think leopard for fall is anything ground breaking. Much like florals for spring, it's pretty much expected... at least for me.
However, unlike florals, not as many find it to be as practical or easy to wear and it's mostly due to the fact that...
Over the weekend, the temps dipped a bit and I have to say, I actually didn't mind it because it allowed for me to break out these plaid midi boots I purchased during the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale that I love so much! Though they weren't actually apart of the sale, I just couldn't pass on them. I fell in love with the color combination in the plaid and well, how they strongly resembled the iconic Burberry plaid.
I have very few midi boots in my collection because I tend to be picky about the details, since they do end at an awkward part of the leg, which brings me to the topic of today's post...
Though we're in the midst of an intense heat wave here on the east coast, we're just a couple of weeks shy of the official start to fall. I actually did some shopping the other day at Homegoods to add to our fall decor, which I'll begin putting up at the start of October. I must admit, I was a bit excited! I've already set my closet in order with all of my beloved favorites, which I'm sharing in today's post, specifically accessories.
About a month ago, when I was prepping for the Nordstrom Sale, I began noticing that items that came in green were selling out faster than the other colors, which led me to discern that green will be one of the it colors of the season. I noticed this with other retailers too, so it's a color that many seem to be gravitating towards this year. I've also noticed that there isn't one particular shade that's trending, though rich, saturated greens seem to be taking the lead.
I haven't worn this dress in a really long time! I remember wanting to wear it shortly after having Aviah last summer and I didn't quite fit in it, so you can imagine how excited I was when it zipped up...all the way, lol! I actually styled this dress before (see here) almost identically to the way I've worn it today, but with a different pair of shoes and a more subtle makeup look. Though it's the same dress, the look is very much different. This time around, it screams summer a little louder, as I'm sporting a very bold orange lip.
We're more than half way into summer, yet August is known for being the hottest month of the season, which means dressing comfortable is very much necessary to get through the day. Whether you're getting up and ready for your 9-5 or jetting off to your final destination for the summer, there's one fabric that should find its way into your wardrobe if it hasn't already, linen.
I'm sure many of you prefer to get up and get out on those hot summer days that you have plans for. I, for one, loathe the thought of putting on a full face of makeup followed by standing blank faced in front of my closet without a clue of what to wear because let's face it, when it's hot, it's just too much to overthink. Even though I may have zero interest in contemplating what to wear, I do want to look chic and put together. I believe I've found what's worked for me in making that happen that help me look chic and feel put together without having to put too much effort, allowing me to get on with my day enjoying my summer plans. Here's what they are....