Happy Friday!!! I’m loving denim for the Fall and this denim midi skirt is one of my favorites in rotation. I love the button up detailing and how wonderfully it pairs with simple tops like this stripe one. This look shows that dressing for Fridays can be casual and chic.
I hope you don’t mind that I share items from my Morning Lavender Boutique quite often! After all I started the shop because I felt a need for a shop that had all of the feminine and chic pieces that I wanted at affordable prices so why not share some of my favorite finds?! This has been one of my favorite fall pieces that I hand picked for Morning Lavender – a maxi dress with sleeves that is feminine and has beautiful fall colors! I also love the side slit and the fact that I didn’t have to alter the length one bit (just add 4 inch heels).
Today I’m sharing one of my favorite looks from NYFW. I had a great time meeting new bloggers and fashion industry folks. It was an overall fun experience but the hubs and I spent most of our time working (and eating)! I have to give up to my better half who spent 2 days photographing 10 different bloggers and learning way more about fashion than he probably ever wanted to (one of the few guys I know who actually knows what a romper is)! I feel so blessed to have such a supportive husband who has his own business to take care of, yet finds the time and strength to care so deeply about mine and enables me to follow my passion and dreams. (He probably didn’t know what he was getting into when he married me =P). I felt like a proud wifey whenever one of the bloggers would tell me what a nice and talented man I have – it’s those Southern gentlemen ladies – gotta find yourself one if you don’t have one already!
When I love something, I become really obsessed with it (if you don’t believe me, ask my husband) and my latest obsession is this gorgeous Fall Cape from Morning Lavender. I’ve probably worn it just about everywhere and with just about everything in the past few weeks. It’s been pretty HOT in SoCal so I’ve worn it here less but I’ve made great use of it both in San Francisco and New York. It’s such a versatile piece that looks as chic as it is comfy and can go from day to night so easily. I love traveling with it especially because it keeps me warm on the plane but can transition to any kind of day or night look. Wear it with a pair of jeans, over a romper or your favorite little black dress – whatever the case, you really can’t go wrong with this fall must have. I decided on this monochromatic city look and I paired it with this cute mini scallop skirt Topshop.
Who says you can’t wear white after Labor Day?! I put together this fall look comprised of neutral tones and classic pieces that will be perfect for the office or a fall outing. I especially love this cropped jacket from Ann Taylor that is currently ON SALE for 40% OFF! It goes great with a fitted dress like this for a polished look or wear it as outerwear for a midi skirt or jeans. I’m so excited to bring you more fall looks on the blog – it’s probably my favorite fashion time of the year :).
We just got back New York and are now headed to Austin for some fun with friends! We are excited to go to a football game for my husband’s alma mater – University of Texas, Austin and eat some delicious BBQ! Follow me on snapchat lacenlocks to see all the fun and food of course 😉
Greetings from NYC! The husband and I have been here the last few days for NYFW and it’s been a whirlwind of fashion, fun and food (follow me on snapchat lacenlocks if you want to see more). We really love the city so much, especially the easily accessible public transportation and option to walk to so many great shops and delicious restaurants. There seems to always be something fun and new going on in the city! This all black look I’ve got going on here is a great look for fall – with an all black tone and a chic, minimal silhouette. I have the hardest time finding pants for my petite size and I’m usually too lazy for alterations so I was amazed when I found these chic pants from ASOS that fit perfectly in waist and length. I paired it with one of favorite new lace tops from my boutique, Morning Lavender for a flattering, overall chic, city look!
I’ve been really into swing dresses lately and I don’t wear red too often but I couldn’t resist this cute and comfortable number from ASOS! And the best part is it’s under $33!
On another note, I was home for only 12 out of 31 days in August so I apologize for the lack of posts lately! It’s been crazy busy but that’s a good thing, right?! I have tons of new fall items to share so check back again soon!
I found this body hugging lace midi dress from For Love & Lemons and I am in love! I love all of the lace detailing, especially the sleeves and back. It comes with a nude slip to give it a great sheer look but covers up the areas you need ;). P.S. I didn’t realize how tan I was until I wore this all white look!
This lace midi skirt is definitely one of my favorite finds as a buyer for Morning Lavender. I just love how feminine the skirt is and plus it has pleats and pockets! It’s literally perfection in lace. I paired this girlie skirt with another classic staple – the denim shirt. A denim shirt is a versatile piece – great for layering and adding a different, casual vibe to any look. It also makes for a great summer to fall transition look! If you love this skirt, scroll down below to see my special giveaway with Morning Lavender!
GIVEAWAY If you haven’t heard by now – Morning Lavender is having our very first SAN FRANCISCO POP-UP SHOP next Sunday, August 30th with some amazing vendors at Blu Bungalow from 10am-5pm! We hope to see your there for a fun day of shopping, beauty and sweets!
In honor of this occasion, we are doing an Instagram giveaway to win the lace midi skirt you see above!
Deadline to enter is Sunday, August 23, 2015 11:59PM PST. A random winner will be chosen and announced on @shopmorninglavender‘s Instagram on Monday, August 24, 2015. The prize is not redeemable for cash.
It’s tricky for me to find a blazer that fits well due to my petite size. Luckily ASOS has a petite line that offers blazers in petite sizes with great styles and fits! I have been searching for a sleeveless blazer/vest that doesn’t overwhelm me and I love the look and feel of this one! There are so many ways you can style a sleeveless blazer – you can dress it up for work or dress it down with jeans. I did a combination look here by wearing it with my new favorite denim skirt and adding a dressy handbag and heels.