If you have been following my blog, you know I love off the shoulder styles. I found this burgundy red off the shoulder sweater dress and I knew it would make a perfect Valentine’s date night dress. I love the fitted shape of the dress and how it hugs your body in a flattering way. This is probably the simplest look I’ve put together for Valentine’s Day compared to past years. You can find me in dressier looks with this pink tulle skirt and this black maxi tulle skirt.
Pale Dogwood is one of the pantone colors of the year and our Morning Lavender Pleated Maxi Skirt is the perfect shade of beige nude. I love how flowy the skirt is with the pretty pleats! The skirt does run a tad long for us petite gals so I hemmed it a bit and wore some pretty tall heels. I’m also a fan of wearing skirts high on the waist to elongate the lower half of your body. I added an edge to this feminine skirt by layering it with a fitted faux leather jacket. Our Morning Lavender clothes are meant to be feminine but as seen here, if you style it a certain way, you can change the vibe of the whole look! It’s important to me when curating for the shop that I include versatile and classic pieces that many women can enjoy.
I’m loving camel so much this season and this Topshop camel coat has been on constant rotation and a staple for my closet. The coat I’m wearing here was purchased in a Petite size but it has sold out since. I linked another camel coat here. Camel is such a versatile, neutral color and I loved pairing it here with a fun color in this chartreuse, colorful mini skirt. I’m slowly adding more color into my wardrobe as we begin to transition out of Winter.
I don’t have resolutions. I have goals and one of my goals for 2017 is to workout more consistently. It’s not about losing weight or looking good but really about being healthy. I realize I’ll never have the perfect body but as I’m getting older, I’m seeing the long term effects of how you treat your body. I’ve cut out a lot of my bad habits (soda, coffee, processed snacks) and focus on being healthier and feeling better. I love that Reebok is promoting the journey of self improvement and they designed this gorgeous collection to keep you motivated and stylish!
Hello 2017! This my first blog post of the year and I want to apologize for being so MIA these past few months. I’ve been juggling being a girlboss/wife/daughter/sister/friend. I spent A LOT of time since September traveling back and forth to San Francisco as we opened our first Morning Lavender Boutique! It has been an intensely rewarding last few months and I’m so proud of what our team has accomplished! Things are finally settled at our SF boutique which means I will be home a bit more and able to get back to some of my regular routine like blogging! I’ve been living in this cozy and stylish off the shoulder camel sweater. I love wearing trendy pieces that are also extremely comfortable and versatile.
I also finally got the chance to wear these Stuart Weitzman Highland Over the Knee Boots that I bought for myself over Christmas. I’ve been eyeing them for so long that I decided to finally #treatmyself and give in to these beauties. I am surprised at how comfortable they are and so far they have not scrunched or sagged down which I found to be a problem with other suede over the knee boots. I love them so much already that I’m contemplating getting them in black too!
Say hello to the perfect fringe shawl! I’ve been wearing this cozy cardigan everywhere – over a slim black dress like this or paired with my favorite high-waisted jeans and booties. It has the perfect amount of drape, comes in a gorgeous taupe color and looks way more elegant than the price. Note: it’s sold out in size Small (which I’m wearing) BUT I’ve tried on both the size Medium & Large and the main difference in sizes is the length of the back. I almost went with the Large size because I wanted a longer length in the back! Hurry and get yours because they have already sold out in our San Francisco boutique!
I also wanted to take some time today and thank everyone for the support of my boutique business! We recently opened our first Morning Lavender brick-and-mortar boutique in San Francisco so I’ve been commuting back and forth from Orange County on a weekly basis as we staff the store and get things settled! It has been a DREAM and we are overwhelmed with all of the love and support. I haven’t had much time for myself lately, especially to shop so the blog has been a bit slower but I promise to get back to styling some great looks for you all!
Today I’m sharing one of my favorite pieces from my boutique, Morning Lavender!!! We recently released our Classic Collection, a special curated and designed collection of feminine favorites that we believe will never go out of style. One of the pieces we absolutely love is our Madeline Pink Bow Coat. With it’s feminine silhouette, pink bow accent and gold buttons, it’s hard not to see why it’s a must have for every girlie girl! So today, I’ve teamed up with our shop to GIVEAWAY one pretty Madeline Pink Bow Coat to one lucky winner! The contest will run on Instagram only so be sure to find me on Instagram: @laceandlocks and follow the details to enter!
Let me first start off with our annual bucket sale for my boutique, Morning Lavender! The sale just started this morning and things are already selling out fast! With deals at $10, $20, $30, it’s hard not to miss! This polka dot tulle skirt I wore for the holidays last year is on sale for only $30!
Another one of my favorite online places to shop is ASOS and they are having a 30% OFF SITEWIDE SALE this weekend! I bought this dress earlier this year and I just love the lace detailing and feminine silhouette:
Crate & Barrel
Save 15% OFF SITEWIDE also at Crate & Barrel using code SAVE15! I’m in love with their selection of marble and gold home tools!
West Elm West Elm is having a BUY MORE, SAVE MORE SALE as well where you can save up to 30% OFF SITEWIDE!!! We purchased our dining set from West Elm a few years ago and our mid century dining table and http://rstyle.me/n/b7dksd5mcw are a part of the sale!
SALES have already started this week and I will be updating more as sales are released so check back often!
I got an email this morning that J.Crew is having an unprecedented 40% OFF STOREWIDE (including men & kids) so I had to share! I snagged a few of these tops in petite sizes already!
BANANA REPUBLIC BANANA REPUBLIC has also started their SALES with 50% OFF FIVE regular priced items! They have a great selection of fabulous winter pieces. It’s also a great time to start shopping for those holiday gifts and I’m always a fan of their accessories like these adorable bow gloves!
Save 50% OFF SITEWIDE with GAP using code TGIF50. GAP is another great place to get those holiday gifts and stocking stuffers! Don’t forget to get something for yourself with these crazy deals! I’m obsessing over this comfy dresses and sweaters:
By now, you all know NORDSTROM is one of my favorite places to shop. This year, they are price-matching a ton of other shops and I’m not complaining one bit. I love their incredible shoe selections and here are some of my favorites ON SALE RIGHT NOW – I mean Jimmy Choos on sale?!
With their BUY MORE, SAVE MORE SALE, I love stocking up on designer items from SHOPBOP whenever they are having one of these great sales!
*15% off orders of $200+, 20% off orders of 500+, 25% off orders of $800+,offer ends 11/28/2016 11:59PM PST*
One of my favorite things they carry are the Hunter rain boots. I got the glossy black ones after being very indecisive about them last year!