Today is the first day of Spring and I’m celebrating with this head-to-toe look from Nordstrom! I’ve already prepared my Spring closet with tons of great pastel finds from Nordstrom including this fun and sweet colorblock maxi dress. It’s such a light and airy dress – perfect for Spring and throughout Summer. And how fun are the bows and tassels?! I paired it with one of my favorite recent purchases – these blush mules for a truly pretty-in-pink Spring look!
Spring is almost here and I don’t know if you can tell, but I’m pretty excited about it! It’s probably my favorite season in terms of weather and fashion. I love the lighter hues and fabrics and not wearing socks lol! I love wearing sandals and heels so these new Spring gems from M.GEMI have me even more excited for the season. I love that it’s a sexy slip on sandal with a unique lace up detailing. The nude/taupe color makes it a perfect Spring staple that will go with just about any look.
On today’s post, I’m sharing a very pretty off the shoulder lace dress in the prettiest shade of mauve. This dress is meant to be midi on most average heights (see dress on the model) but on my petite frame, it cuts right at my ankles when I wear heels. It’s kind of a weird spot for the dress to hit but I still think it’s a very flattering dress due to its high waisted seam. I love Spring and I’m looking forward to all of the gorgeous Spring dresses!
Stripes and denim are definitely two of my favorite trends for this Spring and what better source to find such versatile pieces than Nordstrom?! I find especially great pieces from their curated Topshop collection which is usually on trend AND also flattering on my petite frame at the same time. Once I saw this bow back bodysuit (you know me and my love for bows :)), I knew I had to have it! Baby got bows on the back!
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