PALM PRINT SLIPDRESS

May 27th, 2016

This long weekend makes me want to hang out by the pool or lounge at some fabulous resort. I’m loving palm print especially for those occasions or just about anything for this Spring/Summer seasons. I found this perfect combination of pink and palm in this adorable palm print dress from Topshop at Nordstrom’s. Its gorgeous print makes it a standout and its light weight material makes it easy for traveling. I paired it with some of my favorite summer accessories from Nordstrom, which as usual has the best selection and variety of jewelry. I can probably spend all day perusing Nordstrom’s site (especially with their current half yearly sale) and find myself completing entire looks with everything from their site – from cute sunnies to designer handbags, gorgeous shoes and of course dainty jewels. Their selection of summer jewelry like these girlie gold pieces and gorgeous gemstones added the finishing touches to this overall fun, summery look.

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DETAILS
Photography – Jason Huang
Dress – Topshop – size 0 (altered – taken in on sides and raised straps)
Sunglasses – RayBan
Tote – Nordstrom
Earrings – Kendra Scott Ellie Drop Earrings
Cuff Bracelet – Kendra Scott Gavin Cuff
Shoes – Old Vince Camuto – find similar HERE and HERE

DISCLOSURE: This post is sponsored by Nordstrom. All thoughts, opinions and styling are my own. Thanks for supporting me and my sponsors!

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SALES SALES SALES!

May 27th, 2016

There’s a lot of Memorial Day Sales happening right now and I have rounded up some of my favorites for you! See my previous post about NORDSTROM’S HALF YEARLY SALE.

One of my favorite online shops, ASOS is having a 20% off FULL PRICED ITEMS SITEWIDE using code HISUMMER. You can get this colorful off the shoulder floral dress I previously wore for 20% off and also these great finds:

Another great store having a sale off full priced items is ANN TAYLOR. Using code SUMMER50, you get 50% off full priced items! I just bought some new shoes and leaf print items :).

BANANA REPUBLIC is also having a big sale with 40% OFF YOUR ENTIRE PURCHASE using code BRTAKE40.

My boutique, MORNING LAVENDER is also having a sale – an EXTRA 30% off already reduced SALE items using code MEMORIAL! Shop a collection of cute pieces curated by me like this adorable romper:
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NORDSTROM HALF YEARLY SALE

May 24th, 2016

I can’t believe the time has already come for NORDSTROM’S HALF YEARLY SALE! I just bought a few things that are up to 40% off including these gorgeous bow heels, scallop bikini and YSL lace wallet chain handbag – say what?! Here are some of my favorite sale pieces:

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DENIM & LACE

May 24th, 2016

If I could wear lace everyday, I probably would! Lately, I have also been living in off the shoulder styles. I especially love to mix and match different textures like this fun off the shoulder denim top with this pretty lace pencil skirt. The whole look is flirty and breezy – perfect for a Spring to Summer transition.

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DETAILS
Photography – Jason Huang
Off the Shoulder Denim TopChicwish – size XS
Lace Pencil SkirtMorning Lavender – size S
Shoes – Old Vince Camuto – find similar HERE and HERE
Handbag – Chloe Mini Drew
Mirrored Aviator SunglassesMorning Lavender

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BOWS & LACE

May 23rd, 2016

What better way to dress up a simple, denim look than with a pop of color in the form of pink bow heels?! These affordable statement shoes (only $25!) might not be the most comfortable but they are the cutest!

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DETAILS
Photography – Jason Huang
Top – This exact top sold out from Nordstrom so quickly! Find similar HERE, HERE and HERE
Ankle JeansMorning Lavender
Pink Bow ShoesSheIn
Blush ToteMorning Lavender
Gold Bow NecklaceMorning Lavender
Sunglasses – Nordstrom

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STRIPE OFF THE SHOULDER DRESS

May 20th, 2016

I just love this look so much – it’s especially perfect for travel with it’s fun stripes, comfy but cute tan wedges and the perfect boater hat to top it off. This dress is so lightweight and easy-to-wear that I also recently wore it again on our trip to Big Sur, which was so amazing! Follow me on Instagram to see more!

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DETAILS
Photography – Jason Huang
Dress – ASOS – size 00P
Shoes – Steve Madden – love them! They are so comfortable!
Tote – Madewell – comes in 2 colors
Boater HatMorning Lavender – currently 20% off sitewide with code TWO (sale ends 5/22/2016 11:59pm PST)
Sunglasses – Nordstrom
Bow Belt – Old ASOS

Black Booties in Big Sur photo – Old Topshop find similar HERE and HERE

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MORNING LAVENDER TURNS 2!

May 19th, 2016

Today is the 2 Year Anniversary of Morning Lavender and I can’t be more proud of what we have accomplished in these past 2 years! Sometimes I say “I can’t believe it’s already been 2 years” and other times “I’m thinking wow it’s only been 2 years” lol! We never would have imagined that our favorite feminine styles would be so popular and well received. I have never worked retail prior to this (ok I did one month at the UCLA clothing store one summer) so it’s definitely been a learning process for me, but it’s partly why I love it so much. I love being creative and challenged and I’m probably guilty of working too much and dragging my wonderful husband into my madness. Everyday has been different/exciting/fun/sometimes not-so-fun but it’s all in the challenges of being a small business and we love it. Our team has dedicated each day to improving our curating process and providing better customer service and delivery. In the last 2 years, we have moved from my tiny home garage to a warehouse/office space, opened up a gorgeous showroom, expanded our pop-up shops outside of Orange County, been featured in various National publications, shot more lookbooks than my husband could bear :), and sold over thousands of pretty tulle and flowy maxi skirts. Of course, none of this would have been possible without the faith and support of our wonderful customers, my husband, team, family and friends. I am truly grateful to do what I love and have people love what we do. We can’t wait to celebrate many more anniversaries with you all!

We recently took some new photos our office/showroom space. Here’s a sneak peek:

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DETAILS
Photography – Jason Huang
Pink Maxi SkirtMorning Lavender – size XS
White Lace TopMorning Lavender – size S
Crystal Statement NecklaceMorning Lavender
Shoes – Kay Unger. Also love these Kate Spade Scallop Bow Heels and Ferragamo Bow Heels
Makeup – Beauty by Angelina
Hair – Candy of Shear Bliss OC
Good Morning Acrylic Sign – Delovely Details

In honor of our 2 Year Anniversary, we are having a 20% OFF sitewide SALE!
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FIT AND FLARE FLORAL DRESS

May 18th, 2016

I’m a firm believer that a girl can never have too many flowers so I couldn’t help but combine all of my favorite florals in one ;). I love that it’s May and peony season is here! I also love this gorgeous fit and flare dress from ASOS that matches the season so perfectly. With it’s full skirt, very flattering neckline/bust support and pockets, this colorful floral dress has it all and the girlie girl in me just couldn’t resist it.

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DETAILS
Photography – Jason Huang
Dress – ASOS – size 0
Shoes – Kay Unger. Also love these Kate Spade Scallop Bow Heels and Ferragamo Bow Heels
Handbag – Saint Laurent
Makeup – Beauty by Angelina
Hair – Candy of Shear Bliss OC

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SEASIDE JEWELS

May 16th, 2016

With Summer coming soon, I’m already dreaming of seaside escapes and wearing some of my favorite Summer looks. I love wearing anything white for the Summer and I especially love adding some pretty accessories to add a little pop of color and complete the entire look. If you have been reading my blog for a while now, you know that Nordstrom is one of my go-to resources to shop for just about anything (but mostly shoes). Besides my usual shoe purchases, I also love Nordstrom for their vast selection of lovely jewelry options. Nordstrom always seem to have what I need – whether it’s a layered gold pendant necklace, crystal statement earrings (I recently discoverd Marchesa’s beautiful evening jewelry collection) or a gorgeous tassel necklace like this beauty from Kendra Scott seen here. There were so many pretty colors to choose from on Nordstrom’s site but I ended up with one of my favorite colors and one of the pantone colors of the year – rose quartz. I completed the entire look with my new cute and did I mention comfy wedges from Sole Society and this darling straw tote from Mar y Sol. I haven’t been into the whole pom pom trend, but this tote is just so cute – I couldn’t pass it up and it’s just so perfect for all those Summer beach outings!

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DETAILS
Photography – Jason Huang
Dress – Sold out from Nordstrom but find similar HERE, HERE and HERE
Shoes – Sole Society. Also love these Soludos lace up wedges
Straw Tote – Mar y Sol
Necklace – Kendra Scott Rayne Stone Tassel Pendant Necklace
Earrings – Kendra Scott Ellie Drop Earrings
Cuff Bracelet – Kendra Scott Gavin Cuff

DISCLOSURE: This post is sponsored by Nordstrom. All thoughts, opinions and styling are my own. Thanks for supporting me and my sponsors!

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BIRD & FLORAL PRINT MIDI DRESS

May 11th, 2016

Spring and Summer are the perfect seasons to play with prints and I am in love with the bird & floral print of this floral midi dress. I just love the blend of pale pink and green colors. Once again, ASOS’s petite section fits me perfectly with no alterations needed.

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DETAILS
Photography – Jason Huang
Dress – ASOS – size 00P
Shoes – Old find similar HERE and HERE
Handbag – Chloe Mini Drew.
Sunglasses – Nordstrom

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