Hello and happy Monday! I had such a nice weekend that I really didn't want it to end... but this sunny skirt is making my morning a little bit more bearable. I was never really drawn to the red colorway of this Italian landscape skirt, but the yellow version makes all the difference for me. I was so happy to find that the shade is actually a lovely butter yellow, rather than the saturated canary in the stock photos. Plus, this skirt has pom-poms and pockets!
Of course, the Erie Canal is a perfect backdrop for this skirt. It's my nautical go-to, like with my other Venice print dress from Trashy Diva (seen here). I definitely have my favorite photo spots, but now that it's getting warmer out, I'm exploring all of the beauty the Rochester area has to offer. I still don't love taking photos in very public places, but my eagerness to find pretty new locations outweighs my self-consciousness (...sometimes).
I'd been waiting to wear this Trashy Diva dress for months! When the Dogwood collection came out, things were still really snowy here. But I knew the magnolia trees in Highland Park would be the perfect backdrop, so I patiently put off taking these photos until they were in bloom. They're mostly gone now, but I'm glad I was able to capture them while they lasted!
I'm absolutely in love with this print, but now I wish I had gotten the skirt instead of the Alexa dress. It's really a cute style, but since side zips are my arch nemesis, I'm hoping I can eventually find the dogwood skirt in my size. This collection is nearly sold out online, so I'll have to keep a sharp eye on eBay...
...Or hope that they might just have some at one of the Trashy Diva boutiques... because Ashley and I just booked our girls' trip to NOLA for this August!! I'm SO excited! We planned to go last summer, but had to put it off because of my new job/apartment. It's a trip that's long overdue. I can't wait for us to plan out our itinerary (i.e., where we are going to eat). If you have any favorite places in New Orleans, we could definitely use your recommendations!
Did you all have a nice Mother's Day? The weather is supposed to be beautiful this week, which is ideal for the Lilac Festival! I'm determined to get my fill of my favorite flowers. After a few weeks of chilly, in-between weather, I'm so happy that spring is finally here!
As much as I want to be better with remixing my pieces here on the blog, I still struggle with the idea of repeating outfits. I styled this Bernie Dexter dress a few years ago... somehow, I feel like that's too recent! It's one of my favorite prints, but I always forget I have it! (I guess that's what happens when you collect clothes as a hobby...) I've been wanting to pair it with this great pin from Kate Gabrielle, which is not only on-theme, but is also very true of me (and Sophia Loren). There's one problem with this outfit, though: I'm so suggestible that I want pasta every time I look at these photos!
One of the reasons I love blogging is that taking photos gives me the perfect excuse to spend time alone in nature. Since things are finally blooming, I'm taking every opportunity I can to get outside. This outfit may not be super-springy, but at least my surroundings are!
I wasn't initially sure I wanted this skirt (Ashley bought me the matching headscarf a while back, which I thought would tide me over), but I took a chance and ended up ordering it. I'm actually really glad I did, because it's really comfortable and cute! I tend to wear my *spookier* prints only in the fall, but this is one I can wear all year round.
It looks like the weather's going to be pretty crummy for the next week or so, which means I have absolutely NO excuse not to get my very-overdue spring cleaning done. Aside from the actual dirty work, I definitely need to clean out my closet again... which means you'll have to keep your eyes peeled for another Shop My Closet update one of these days. Stay tuned...
Happy May Day! When I was little, my mom would make little May baskets filled with flowers to leave on neighbors' steps. (I seem to recall they had a handle for hanging on doorknobs, but I might not be remembering this correctly.) It's a tradition that isn't really done much anymore, but I think it's kind of a lovely sentiment... even though I really don't make friends with my neighbors (oops). While spring technically started a while ago, it's only now starting to feel that way here. I'm determined to soak it up while it lasts!
This dress from Emily and Fin is a quintessential spring staple. The print is so pretty, and I instantly felt more cheerful when I put it on. I tend to wear my pieces from Emily and Fin quite a bit, as I love the quality of the cotton and the fact that they're lined and have pockets. Emily and Fin now has individual size charts for each piece, which is incredibly helpful. However, I will say that fellow well-endowed ladies might do well to choose your size based on the bust measurement (and, if in doubt, order a size up). Since the fabric really has no stretch to speak of, you may find that you'll be more comfortable with a little extra room.
I was inspired by the landscape in this print – which is supposed to be Tuscany – to head to one of my favorite hidden spots in Rochester, the Sunken Gardens at Warner Castle. The last time I was here, I did a Cinderella-inspired shoot with my friend Rusty (you can see it here). I even saw our same little cat friend we met before! It's not quite as green there yet, but I'm sure I'll be back later on in the season to snap some more photos!
Hello and welcome to another Friday Favorites post! It seems like I'm just not able to keep up with these posts on a weekly basis (they really do take a lot of time, to be honest), but I'm trying to make sure that when I do get a chance to post them, they contain some really stellar stuff. Here's what I've been lusting over lately...
In my mind, it doesn't get better than Betsey Johnson novelty bags!
(Side note: I was FAR too amused that the name of the wicker crustacean bag is "Crab Calloway.")
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