Coming at you with a new look (that I’m obsessed with) and some more insight into my world!
But first…lace bomber jackets.
Y E S.
My friend Damara spotted this at Anthropologie Saturday and as soon as she showed it to me I knew we had to be bomber twins. So I snagged it too. And at over 70% off (!!), it was a MAJOR steal.
The allover lace detail of this bomber is more cool than stuffy, and the fit is boxy and runs larger for an easy fit over everything from a mini dress to a tank.
I opted to wear mine over more lace! This blush cami has just a peek of skin showing through the lace at the top, and has the most flattering cut. It’s another steal at under $18!
I am already thinking of more ways to wear this versatile piece all spring, but I had to start with white rips.
The “priorities” part of this post is the funny part. This shoot was done at 9:30 Sunday morning. After breakfast at my favorite Tampa spot (Oxford Exchange!) and before TWO different sporting events. In the same day. If you follow me on instagram, you already know that craziness.
If you’re reading this you probably already know how much I love sports so I was certainly not dragged to a matinee baseball game and an evening hockey game in the same day. It was actually an amazing day! But just craziness.
And today? Today I worked 10 hours at my “regular” job and about 2 at my “contracting” job, but I couldn’t stop thinking about an outfit in my head that I reeeeally wanted to bring to life. And thanks to daylight saving time, I came home, changed, went back downstairs with the hubbs and shot another outfit before dinner.
Whew! I sometimes don’t know how you ladies do it, but I’m starting to understand.
When you love something, you just make it happen. and I love this! I love my career! I love remembering me & Beyonce have the same amount of hours in each day!
Bottom line is, there’s time if you make it. God put something in my heart that I can’t and won’t ignore and I’m happy I get to devote some of my life to it! Doing the thing that you can’t sleep you’re so excited to do is just awesome.
Shop this gorge lace bomber below!
Until next time!
Confession: I’ve had this palm tree dress in my closet for a year! I know that’s a sin, blogging about a dress that’s no longer available (boo Blair, boo) BUT I only went forth with this post because palm tree prints are everywhere! Dresses, blouses, pants, even socks! Palm trees are HOT this summer (see what I did there?) 😉
Ugh this print is everything. So versatile and fun, and acts as a neutral so you can punch it up with as many fun accessories as you can pile on. That’s definitely my favorite part of summer fashion…gimme all the colors!
I wore this dress with a fun tassel necklace in bright blue/turquoise, then accessorized with my faaaaave summer piece of ALL TIME, my Merona Target clutch from last summer. I’m only slightly embarrassed to tell you how many Target’s I drove around to until I found it last year. Personally I think they should bring it back. Tassels are bigger than ever!
Add your fave sandal and you’re ready for anything! I wore this running errands and to lunch with friends.
You can totally wear this print to the office, too! Just look for palm trees on a billowy blouse or even a pencil skirt. Just ensure the shape of the garment is professional since the print will be a bit whimsical.
Overall I’m LOVING prints this season and can’t wait to get my hands on more!
I’ve linked similar palm tree dresses below the post, along with a similar clutch, my nail polish, & my sandals! Let me know if you love palm trees enough to rock them (almost) head to toe!
Until next time!
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