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Kim Le

Fashion

RUFFLES & STRIPES ROMPER

It’s full on romper season for me and I love it! Add ruffles and an adorable self-tying bow and I’ve found myself the perfect romper. Besides the annoying inconvenience of taking off your romper when you go to the bathroom (you know what I’m talking about ladies), rompers for me are so easy and versatile to wear. When I can’t decide what to wear, I throw on a stripe or floral romper for my go-to look for everyday casual wear and for nights out when I don’t feel like wearing a dress, I’ll put on a darker or lacey romper, add a fitted blazer and cute black clutch.

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Fashion, Travel

FLORAL MAXI IN SAVANNAH

On the last leg of our Southern trip, we took a day trip to Savannah from Charleston. Ever since watching The Notebook, I always wanted to find those grand trees with hanging moss and we ventured to Savannah in search of them and delicious Southern food. Our first stop was downtown Savannah where we walked around the beautiful and historic neighborhoods. We waited in line for an amazing Southern meal at Mrs. Wilkes Dining Room. It was quite an experience where you shared over 20 pre-set dishes like fried chicken, cornbread, collard greens, mashed potatoes, etc… in a family style setting. After lunch, we headed to the Wormsloe Historic Site and took advantage of the beautiful scenery as I wore my favorite off-the-shoulder maxi dress. I must say, the 2 miles of lined trees was even more stunning in person. It was worth the 2 hour drive from Charleston to see all the beauty Savannah has to offer!

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Travel

TRAVEL DIARY: CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA

Last week we visited Charleston for the first time and we found the city to be incredibly beautiful and charming. We loved everything from the food, architecture, hospitality and did we mention the food?! Our vacations are often planned around meals and Charleston did not disappoint with the food scene (see below for where to eat)! We had a memorable time just catching up with our good friends and exploring all of the charm the city has to offer. I would definitely recommend a visit to Charleston and Savannah (they are only a 2 hour drive apart) for 4-5 days to have enough time to see all of the history, landscape and fit in all of the yummy food!

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Fashion, Spring, Travel

EYELET 2 PIECE

I feel very fortunate that my husband and I have so many opportunities to travel together. We spent last week in Charleston hanging out with our good friends and enjoying all of the Southern hospitality this beautiful city has to offer. My husband takes all of my photos for me so it’s rare when I can get him in front of the camera as well. I love having him by my side and thankful we were able to get some photos of us together for a change! And we didn’t purposely match that day but we did! I’ve been loving 2 piece sets lately (see my previous 2 piece lemon outfit) and this eyelet set from J.Crew was too darling to resist. I love that that combined they make this chic look but also work so well as separates. The pieces were versatile on the trip as I was able to make different outfits on different days – I paired the top with a yellow maxi skirt and the skirt with a chambray shirt. My husband was very happy that I was able to save luggage space by packing versatile items.

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Fashion, Travel

GINGHAM MAXI DRESS

Greetings from Charleston, South Carolina! We are here on a short vacation with some friends and it’s our first time visiting this charming city! I will recap our trip in a future blog post (in the meantime follow me on Instagram Stories @laceandlocks) but first I wanted to share a pretty seaside look I wore today at Folly Beach in South Carolina. We made our way over there to check some of the East Coast shores and it although it wasn’t quite bright, sandy beaches we have in SoCal, it was still lovely and exactly how I imagined a beach on the East Coast to be. I wore my favorite new gingham maxi dress from J.Crew that comes in both regular and petite sizing! I actually wore flat sandals with this dress! I love the silhouette of this dress with it’s high waisted and fit and flare shape. Gingham is totally trending now and you don’t want to miss out on this perfect Spring/Summer piece!

And P.S. I’m wearing my new Cult Gaia ark bag again! I only packed 2 handbags for this trip (more of my travel tips in a later post) so you will be seeing this bag a lot ;).

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Fashion

BAMBOO & LEMONS

So I caved in and got the IT BAG everyone has been carrying around this season. I didn’t want it at first because I saw it everywhere but it really is adorable and I’m so happy I finally got it! The Cult Gaia ark bag was the perfect compliment to this two piece lemon print outfit. I love playing around with prints during Spring & Summer and lemons are back again this season along with florals and fruits. I just love how flirty and fun this look from For Love & Lemons is!

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Business

BOSSLADY LESSONS SERIES

Hi friends! So I decided to start a new series on my blog called #Bosslady Lessons, where I provide an insight into my life as an entrepreneur and small business owner. Join me as I provide lessons, strategy, and tips on what it’s really like to own your own business. I’m also looking forward to your questions and suggestions for content regarding this. I receive quite a bit of emails on this topic and I’d love to have a forum to share my thoughts to your questions!

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Fashion, Spring

CHICWISH LACE CROSSBACK DRESS

Today I’m sharing this flirty white lace dress that’s as cute from the back as it is from the front! I love lace dresses that have that extra special detail to them and this one wins with the cutest ruffles. I’ve been asked a lot about my experience with shopping at Chicwish and I must say although it takes a while to get your merchandise (~ 2-3 weeks), the quality is surprisingly good for the affordability. This dress is only $56! I would order from them if you aren’t in a rush to get your items but do want something trendy and cute. And you can see where I like to splurge – my handbags :). I’m wearing my favorite Chanel Vanity Bag – it was such a journey to get this bag (I called a billion Chanel stores domestic and international before getting it through the personal shopping department at Saks Fifth Avenue) and I’m clearly obsessed with it.

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Fashion, Spring

OFF THE SHOULDER HALTER FLORAL MAXI DRESS

It’s the season for maxi dresses and I can’t get enough of the floral print on this gorgeous maxi from my boutique, Morning Lavender. I love the off the shoulder vibes as well as the higher waist line which makes any gal look taller. I’m contemplating cutting off the halter straps (easy DIY) to make this dress true off the shoulder. FYI – I didn’t have the dress altered in length – I’m wearing 4 inch platform heels here!

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Travel

TRAVEL DIARY: VILLA FELTRINELLI

With Summer travel season coming up, I wanted to share a peek into one of the most amazing resorts we have ever stayed at: Grand Hotel a Villa Feltrinelli in Lake Garda, Italy. With its stunning architecture, luxurious accommodations, lakeside location and top-notch service, we understood why this former residence of Mussolini is considered one of the top hotels in the world. I must admit it was a bit of a travel splurge for us but it was definitely a once-in-a-lifetime experience (although I’m hoping I will get to return). I love sharing in new experiences with the hubs and we had the best time just lounging by the beautiful pool and taking in the breathtaking grounds and scenery. It was the perfect place to relax and just getaway. We traveled with our camera gear since we had just completed a destination wedding in Italy so we made good use of our equipment to capture how gorgeous everything was. We must admit though, everything is even more beautiful in person!!! If you are ever in Italy, we highly recommend taking a trip to Lake Garda!

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