You may be noticing a lot of prints this season. Specifically florals and fruit like pops of cherries, bright lemons and pretty pink florals. It’s interesting how these styles and our own have evolved over time. You might even say I would have steered away from these in the past. However, I now find that these prints tend to be the right touch of feminine and delicate and are also lovely to play around with. Mixing feminine dresses with sneakers happens to be a favorite of mine. Topping a floral blouse with a leather jacket adds the right bit of edgy to an outfit. There are so many possibilities.
Growing up with four older brothers my mother was determined to get a bow in my hair. So much so that when I was born she tapped one on due to the fact that all I had was peach fuzz, true story. Even with growing up with all those boys and being a bit of a tomboy my mother never let me leave the house in a mismatched outfit or without my bow. I’d be playing with all the boys but dressed to impress. It’s funny how life works. I am still playing with the boys, my four boys, and doing it in style. Back to the fruit and florals. These prints are reminiscent of the 90’s. I remember watching Clueless and dreaming that I had Cher’s closet app. She had her clothes cataloged on a computer and then like at a dry cleaners she pressed a button and poof, here they were.
I’ve learned a few things over the years. One of them being to step out of your comfort zone. For me that’s exploring prints that wouldn’t normally catch my eye. For someone else it could be trying a new bright lip color. Remember there are no rules for your own personal style. Have fun with it and take a risk. Thanks for reading and as always my outfit details and some more goodies are linked here.
What’s better then throwing on a sundress on a warm spring day? My style has definitely evolved over the years. For starters I’m no longer working in a corporate setting that requires a dress code. These days I chase around 4 little guys which limits my every day clothing choices. With that being said I still enjoy a lovely sundress. They are just so effortlessly easy to style. I just have to be a little more conscious about the ones I choose and how I style them. When picking clothing, especially dresses I am looking for a few key components.
Versatility: If I can’t think of three ways to wear a piece I’m not buying it. An everyday dress must be adaptable and prepared for any situation.
Fit & Length: Length is an important factor when picking a dress. Maxi dresses are beautiful but also dangerous for those on the shorter side. I’m still in the “wait, don’t touch that” phase with my kids which means I need to be able to move fast without tripping on material. Same goes for shorter dresses. One wrong move and everyone gets a show.
Material: I tend to gravitate towards lighter weight looser fitting dresses for everyday. It absolutely has to be machine washable. I have zero time to bring anything to the dry cleaners. Not to mention I usually forget to pick my things up. Come to think of it, I’m fairly certain I have a duvet sitting at the dry cleaners right now. Ugh, see my point.
I like to pick up a few new dresses for the season. Most are usually very cost efficient as with the weather comes lots of outdoor activities which can get pretty messy! However, If the occasion calls for it I will splurge on a piece. I have linked the dress I’m wearing (which I also got in yellow) and a few others that will be perfect for the warmer weather here. Thanks for reading.