I previously wore this pretty sleeveless trench as a dress with high boots for Fall but here I’m showing how to wear it differently as an outer layer and as a great Spring transition piece. I paired it with one of my closet must-haves – an easy-to-wear striped dress that pretty much goes with anything. I especially love packing this dress when I travel because there are so many ways to wear it. Going into Spring, I’m also wearing a lot of booties and peep-toed shoes as I’m storing some of the bigger boots for next Fall. Here I’m wearing this comfy pair from Naturalizer and if you use my code LNL20 at checkout, you can save 20% off!
February is halfway here and I can’t believe we are almost transitioning into Spring! To transition to Spring, I’ve been updating my wardrobe with more color and more floral. This yellow floral maxi dress I curated for Morning Lavender is a pretty and perfect transition to Spring! I am obsessed with the bright pop of yellow and the flattering wrap style of the dress. Plus the high-low hem of the dress makes it petite friendly for gals like me ;).
During the past several months, the Morning Lavender team and I have been working with the amazingly stylish and hilarious Kathleen of Carrie Bradshaw Lied. We wanted to start a series of curated collections for Morning Lavender featuring some of our favorite fashionistas that would represent our brand well. Kathleen was one of our favorite bloggers from the beginning and her engaging personality made it even more enjoyable collaboration! We had a blast during our Palm Springs Lookbook shoot! This outfit here is one of my favorites from our #CBLxML collaboration. I love that it looks like a maxi dress but it’s really a jumpsuit! The shorts make it super comfortable to wear and the flowiness of the maxi makes you feel so fabulous. As the owner of the boutique, I wish that every item we carry fits me well, but sadly (or as my husband says gladly) I am very petite and not all styles are made for petite gals like myself. This particular maxi jumpsuit has an elastic waist so I feel like it stretches for your body and the cut makes it flattering on just about everyone. I rounded up some of my other petite-friendly styles from our #CBLxML collaboration below. I’m working on bringing more of them to Morning Lavender! Hurry though – some of the items are already selling out!
This past week I took my Morning Lavender team to Palm Springs for a fun getaway and mini retreat. It was nice to be out of the office (despite the 100 degree weather), even if it was just for a day. I love the whole vibe of Palm Springs with it’s modern design and colorful inspiration. We rented an airbnb and just decided to stay in, grill some BBQ and relax by the pool. It was the perfect short getaway from Orange County. Here’s a recap of some of the fun photos and also what I wore while on our trip:
My off the shoulder obsession continues and I’m in love with this new red lace off the shoulder dress! I love all of the detailing, the sleeves and the of course, the bright pop of color that goes well with Palm Springs or any Summer destination. It’s a great travel dress (the thick lace doesn’t wrinkle), especially for a fun date night on your trip. It’s a sexy and flirty dress and the lace gives it an ultra feminine touch! The husband even gave me a thumbs up on this dress ;).
Happy Friday! I’m so ready for the weekend in this colorful floral midi dress. I love the flow and the lovely midi length of this Banana Republic dress. I paired it with my favorite new denim crop jacket to transition it an evening look.
Photography – Jason Huang
Dress – Banana Republic – size 00P
Denim Crop Jacket – Morning Lavender
Denim Crop Jacket
Shoes – Steve Madden
Sunglasses – Nordstrom
Gold Bow Necklace – Morning Lavender
Handbag – Saint Laurent
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.
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:
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.
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: