Hi friends! Happy Friday!
I was tempted not to add anything to the body of this post and instead upload 239482039480239 photos of this dress. I decided to compromise: do a little writing, then post about 10 pictures of this dress. THIS.DRESS.
Quick backstory: at the mall a couple of weeks ago, looking for something very specific (I never find the ‘very specific’ thing I’m looking for when I set out to find it…) Popped into H&M, scanned the store for my “very specific” item, wasn’t there, walking out of H&M, something makes me turn back around (almost completely out of the store) and I saw THIS gorgeous gal. I thought it was pants at first (one piece items don’t ever flatter me) but was so excited when I realized it was a maxi!! You guys…the detail of this dress made me assume it was at least $60 (still would have bought it, btw). IT WAS $19.99!!! I ran…RAN to the register, then waited forever because H&M is always packed. While waiting a salesperson told me if I texted my email to a number for future promos, I’d get an extra 20% off my purchase today. I’m a sucker (and have an email for only store coups!) so I did it. I walked out of that mall with this beautiful baby in a bag for under $17!!!!
I’m not exaggerating when I tell you how beautiful you feel wearing this dress. I felt like Superwoman! It’s SO flattering and so different. The slits on either side make it much less “Renaissance Fair” and much more boho chic with a subtly sexy vibe. The balloon sleeves flatter everyone, and the large print of this dress camouflages any body issues you feel you have! Sometimes I am surprised by things I see in stores I wouldn’t regularly expect, and this was most definitely one of those times. I love H&M but usually stick to it for basics or “fast fashion” pieces I don’t think I’ll wear much…but I’d sleep in this dress if I could! Truly such a home run from top to bottom, and this dress looks wayyyy more posh than its pricetag. I cannot find it online anymore (bummer!), but I was at the mall earlier today and saw some in my local H&M, so go! Run! Take these pictures with you and tell the sales girl you need this dress!
Best $20 you’ll ever spend. PROMISE.
Also, quick shout out to my husband who took these beautiful pictures early on a Sunday before we met friends for brunch. I was lacking caffeine and patience and he knocked it out of the park as usual. Thanks for always putting up with me! <3
Helloooo! (In my best Mrs. Doubtfire voice)
It has been a week in the Driscoll household. It started with a 3 day weekend and mini road trip to visit my family and celebrate both of my nephews birthdays, and ended with the stomach bug, cancelled plans, and a whole lotta Lysol. Just when you make plans, life comes along and says NOPE! But thankfully my sweet husband has fully recovered from that nasty, nasty bug going around.
Anyway, I’m happy to be back to regularly scheduled life and talking about fashion! Spring is officially upon is in the sunshine state. Spring training is here, allergies too (haha). In all honesty it’s beautiful in Florida right now and I’m so excited about spring fashion this season!
This easy weekend look is more of a classic than a trend, but it’s so easy yet garners a ton of compliments, so that’s automatically a win/win! This t-shirt dress has a loose fit, so if you want more structure I recommend going a size down, as I did here. (I also bought this dress in solid gray at my regular size for a looser fitting silhouette.)
I paired the dress with some funky sequin Converse because I LOVE the dress and sneakers movement, and a straw Bermuda hat, which is VERY on trend for the spring and summer. This bag is reversible (!!) and I snagged it on sale for $15! I’m currently using it as a work bag, but on this day I used it at the Sarasota farmers market and it made holding lots of small things a breeze!
The great news is, ALL of these items are still available! Shop each of them in the links below. Looking to dress up this t-shirt dress for a fun weekend night out? Pair it with some ankle booties and layered necklaces!
What’s your go-to “weekend uniform”? I work in a business casual setting, where jeans and t-shirts are a definite no-no, so on weekends I love pulling out my fave denim or a cute dress with sneakers like this!
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Happy Monday, friends! The beginning of another great week is ahead of us! There’s nothing I like better than starting my week out on the right foot by wearing an outfit that I really love. It gives me a confidence boost and helps me get. things. done!
I wouldn’t wear today’s look to the office, but looking at it sure does put me in a good mood! If you’ve been following fashion trends recently, you know [pretty much] everything from the 70’s, 80’s AND 90’s is fair game again! I almost died when I saw all the platform shoes on runways and in stores right now. Cher and Dionne would be SO excited! [Always a good day when I can reference my fave movie of all time. As if!]
The great thing about interjecting pieces of what’s on-trend with classic pieces: it doesn’t feel so much like you’re wearing a costume! It’s a great way to mix personality and trend, and I find that’s what suits me best usually, as opposed to wearing a trend from head to toe.
A great example of that is today’s look: I paired the floral blouse (on trend), with a classic A-line faux suede button down skirt (classic/on trend), in a rich neutral (this green is everything), with shoes and a clutch from last spring (fringe + tassels still very on trend this season) in a classic nude shade, which instantly makes both pieces more “classic” and a little less “trendy”.
Personally I love floral prints and I’m so happy to see stores filled with them for spring and summer. I’m really excited about what’s happening in fashion right now and am so glad I have this forum with which to dish all about it!
You can shop similar pieces below, the top is still available, the rest of the items are very similar dupes!
ACTUAL: BLOUSE/Express SKIRT/Nordstrom Rack SHOES/Sam & Libby for Target CLUTCH/Charming Charlie NECKLACE/Charming Charlie
Hi friends! Happy Monday!
I’m excited to bring you today’s post because I LOVE this 70’s trend, I love this outfit, AND I HAVE NEW HAIR!!! If you couldn’t tell, I’m very excited. 😉
Quick backstory: For those who don’t know this about me, I get bored with my hair SO easily. I used to change the color just about every time I went into the salon, but I never kept a certain color for longer than a few months. Well, until I discovered my Aveda stylist and fell in love with my current blonde “subtle ombre”! I also think keeping one cohesive hair color is more professional for my job, and blonde hair just seems to suit me best. But I’ve also had the same hairstyle FOREVER, until last Friday when my stylist Janelle suggested I jump on board the “long bob” train. At first I was completely against it, but as she continued on trimming “the bare minimum” I’d requested, I got to thinking how bored I was with my hair, and how much I admire the “lob” style on others. I asked a few other questions and then shouted “JUST DO IT!” The rest is history. I had about 6 inches (!!) cut off to reveal this awesome, asymmetrical long bob. It took a few hours until I loved it, but after about 72 hours, my hair and I are totally in love. I can’t wait to style it all different/funky/fun ways! I also think it looks so much more fashion forward and polished!
So happy I jumped out of my comfort zone on this one.
Anyway, onto this look!
The 70’s are a huge influence on this season’s hottest trends, and this look is no different! This boho blouse from Target is billowy and rather unflattering (on me) un-tucked, but tuck it into some high-waist jeans (extra bonus for some sailor-inspired button details!) and VOILA! It’s one of my favorite tops at the moment. This is proof you should try things on and think about how you actually want to wear it before saying yes or no!
These jeans from NY&Co are flattering and the most comfortable denim I own! They are my first pair of jeans from this brand (SoHo for NY &Co), but I am pleasantly surprised!
These brown faux-suede lace up flats (new from Target!) are satisfying my never ending appetite for lace up flats! I seriously can’t get enough and I’m sure you can tell. As a “flats only” girl, these shoes check off all the style boxes for me. They’re cute, versatile, comfortable, fashion forward, and flat! And at $25 I really could not resist.
The great news is, all these pieces are new & still available! I’ve linked them all below, including my Steve Madden clutch. The 70’s was all about fun colors and patterns, billowy silhouettes, and unique details. <– All of these things are swoon-worthy to me so…sign me up for more 70’s inspired looks!
So, going back to my “new me” haircut, I’d love to hear what changes you’ve made, whether big or small, to give your confidence a little boost!? What do you do for you to feel your best? What do you think of my new hair? 🙂
Hi friends! We’re halfway through the week and I am so happy! Although last weekend was a blast, it will be nice to sleep in and spend the whole weekend with the hubbster. 🙂
Today we’re talking about our body shape, trends, and how to mix both and make a beautiful masterpiece of YOU. Dressing for trends is tricky, because when you love fashion like I do, you want to feel part of (most) trends and get excited to step out of your comfort zone (anyone else get excited to do this? No? Just me?)
Anyway, as you guys know my body has been “under construction” for a year now, and remains a work in progress. I have lost quite a bit of weight, but like all of us, I have “problem areas” and things I like more than others. This particular problem area makes the “cropped” trend tricky, as I’ve never been a fan of showing my stomach (to be fair, I’m not really a fan of anyone showing theirs – unless you’re on the beach of course.) But this cropped trend won’t die, and after swearing it off and deciding it was one I had to file in the “not for Blair” category, I found this baby pink gem on the MAJOR-ly clearance rack at American Eagle. When I say “majorly clearance”, it was $8 down from $49.50. The sales girl said she had one in every color and that it was a deal I “shouldn’t” pass up. AE, give that girl a raise!
I tried the sweater on and honestly wasn’t sure I’d ever wear it in public…but I fell into the “but it’s $8!” trap and purchased it. In the back of my closet it sat for a couple of weeks. I tried it on with a few different bottoms: skirts, flowy skirts, pants, short skirts, jeans..nothing made me feel confident enough to wear it outside, much less on my blog.
Fast forward to last week, I popped in Old Navy (I hadn’t been in awhile actually!), and was generally unimpressed with their current offerings. It’s that weird time between winter and spring when you’re not sure what you’re dressing for, and in Florida, that gets even more confusing! But jeans were on sale, and I typically *LOVE* their “rockstar” cut. I realized they had some new lighter washes for spring/summer and THEN saw they now have them in high-waisted! ::HAPPY DANCE!:: I really enjoy the American Eagle high waisted skinnies but I have all of them (haha), and lately they’ve all been “destroyed”, which I love, but the price point on this Old Navy pair couldn’t be beat. Sure enough, I loved them and they came to live with me.
Coincidentally I feel this look mimics the Pantone “colors of the year”, rose quartz & serenity (see swatches of those gorgeous babies here!) and I L-O-V-E this sweater with these jeans. The jeans come up high enough to hide the parts I don’t want to show the world, yet the loose fit of the sweater allows for JUST A PEEK of your skin to shine through, in the best possible angle (for me anyway). This outfit also gave me allll the 80’s vibes which is in this spring also, so I finished that look with my fave rose gold high-tops, and Ariana Grande/80’s waterspout hair.
The moral of this fashion story is, there will be plenty of trends you 1. aren’t excited about, or 2. aren’t loving on yourself, but for every one of those trends, there will be more behind it you will love! And when all else fails, YOU have to love how you look, who cares what others say is trending! Being yourself is the sexiest, prettiest, most confident thing you can wear. Nothing better.
I’ve linked to similar sweaters and sneaks below, but my jeans and bag are still available, so if you love them they can be yours!
I’m curious to know what your favorite spring/summer trend is? Bohemian? 70’s? 80’s? Flower power? Let me know! 🙂
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