Hi folks!!!! First of all, Jason & I want to THANK YOU for all your thoughtful messages regarding my last post. The past 3 weeks have not been easy but I’m finally starting to feel like myself again. I am now off my IVF hormones and finally not feeling bloated all of the time. My spirit and confidence are coming back and I’m starting to feel more comfortable dressing cute and sharing some #OOTD with you all. The weather has also been super warm lately so I’m busting out my favorite items to wear for Spring – jumpsuits and rompers. Seriously I have an obsession with these adult size onesies – I probably have enough to wear one every day of the month! This new one from my boutique – Morning Lavender is my new favorite jumpsuit because (1) I’m a sucker for anything yellow and (2) because it has the most adorable bow in the back! Not to mention how comfortable this jumpsuit is – I feel like I’m wearing really chic pajamas! And yes these images were photographed by the hubs outside Morning Lavender Cafe because that’s where we spend all of our time now!
Hi friends! I’m sorry for being super MIA on the blog and on social media lately. The past 4 weeks have been the most intense 4 weeks for us both professionally and personally. We recently opened up the cafe portion of Morning Lavender OC and it has kept us super busy to say the least. In addition, we had our IVF transfer last month! I wanted to update you all so stay tuned for a super long post today! I’m also sorry if there are grammatical errors or if I’m all over the place – it has been a very long 4 weeks!
Today I’m sharing a jacket I can’t stop wearing on repeat. Our Morning Lavender Elle Taupe Layered Jacket is such a fun, trendy jacket that you can wear multiple ways and here I’ve showed the jacket 2 ways: over a dress and dressed down a bit with jeans. You guys asked for more “everyday looks” so I’m going to try to show different ways to wear different looks for y’all. I honestly wear this jacket all the time and I get so many compliments on it. It’s also so soft that I’ve had strangers come up to ask me to feel my jacket…lol. We recently restocked the Elle Taupe Layered Jacket – it sold out various times so get your hands on it now if you want one!
The first look is layering the jacket over a simple black dress and pairing it with some cute black booties for a great transitional look. The jacket itself has so much focus that you don’t have to have such a busy look underneath. I’m also accessorizing the outfit with my favorite new go-to bag – the Waverly Crossbody from Lo & Sons. I bought this bag over Christmas and I LOVE it because you can also wear this bag multiple ways. It’s such a great bag for traveling because it’s petite but versatile. Here I’m wearing it as a crossbody and later on I’ll show you another way to wear it.
Can you tell what my favorite color is this season?! Yes I’m loving burgundy and November & December are the perfect months to wear this beautiful color. I love this color so much that we just had to create this flowy burgundy pleated maxi skirt for Morning Lavender. I’ve actually shown a variety of ways to wear this skirt (casual and dressy) in our new Morning Lavender YouTube Style Video. Don’t forget to subscribe to check out all of our fashion and behind-the-scenes content!
On a side note, I apologize for the lack of content lately! It’s been work as usual as we are preparing to open up our new Morning Lavender boutique in Orange County! It has truly been a labor of love this past year and I am dying to show you guys the finished product! I’m also dying for our home remodel to be over! I’m surrounded by construction these days and it’s hard to find time to create some fresh content. But I am headed to NYC this weekend (for work) and I’ll be sharing some new Fall looks so stay tuned! Thank you for following along and supporting me!
We are back from Hawaii (recap coming soon) and unfortunately, work didn’t slow down while I was gone. Since we don’t have a dress code at the office (one of the perks of owning your own women’s clothing business), I’m often in jeans or dresses for work. One of my favorite Fall looks is throwing on soft pull-over sweater or a chic, but cozy cardigan to stay warm but casual through the busy work day. This cable poncho sweater has definitely been on repeat a lot this Fall and with it’s drapey shape and versatile color, you can see why it’s so easy to dress it up or down. I dressed it down here with my favorite new jeans – these dark denim raw ankle jeans that is the perfect length for petite gals like me!
It’s no secret that mustard yellow is one of my favorite colors for Fall so I knew I had to curate something in this beautiful color for Morning Lavender. It didn’t take me long to know what I wanted as I think pleated skirts are so classic and feminine. This mustard yellow pleated midi skirt makes me so happy when I wear it, which is actually pretty often since it’s such a versatile piece. I love dressing it up with a lace top or dressing it more casual with a denim button down shirt. However you style it, you can’t go wrong with this yellow beauty! P.S. If you are interested to see how I style pleated skirts, check out my style video.
So I’ve been wanting to start this for awhile now but never really had the confidence to do so (I really don’t like hearing myself talk and “do I really have anything interesting to share?!“). After much encouragement from the hubs and probably 2 years later than planned, I finally decided to get out of my comfort zone and start my own YouTube channel!!! I feel a little late to the game as all the kids these days seem to be really good at this YouTube stuff but I’m gonna give it a try!
With our busy lives, I thought it might be interesting to share some behind-the-scenes of what it’s really like to be a #bosslady, wife, blogger and homeowner. We have some exciting projects in the works, including a new Morning Lavender store and remodeling our new home so be sure SUBSCRIBE to my channel to see all the craziness that is about to happen.
P.S. I know the volume of the music is too high – I will be making adjustments in future videos! Thank you for the feedback!
After doing my first VLOG, I got a little bit more confidence to make a style video with Morning Lavender as well! I’m only 5 feet tall so I’m always self-conscious about how I fit in clothes and look on camera (I know it’s weird because I have a fashion blog) so this was very nerve-wracking. Luckily, I’ve learned a lot after doing countless Morning Lavender photoshoots and working with our awesome models so I was able to pull off this style video! It was important for me to do a “Buyer Haul” to show how much thought and love goes into my curation process for the store. Everything you see on Morning Lavender IS actually handpicked by me and I feel a great attachment to all of our cute pieces.
It’s still pretty hot in Southern California and I’m holding on to every last bit of summer! I’ve been super into ruffles and stripes lately so when I curated this ruffle stripe dress for Morning Lavender, I knew I had to snag one for myself :). By the way, this dress is suppose to be off the shoulder but I made it strapless as I felt it fitted my petite frame better.
Just wanted to start off by saying THANK YOU to everyone who has wished me well this past few weeks. I felt a bit overwhelmed most of June from being sick, to our big home move (and remodel) and tackling all of these incredibly exciting (but stressful) projects happening for work. I decided to take a brief break from blogging as I regathered myself emotionally. I feel so much better after a much needed break and extra support from family and friends during this stressful period. I didn’t want to stay away for too long as there are just so many cute summer clothes and amazing sales that are about to happen! So I’m back – recharged, re-energized and ready with a closetful of goodies to show you ;). I will also be back with some more Bosslady Lessons so stay tuned for that as well!
Now that July is here and summer is in full swing, I’m posting some great summer wedding guest outfits. I wore this super cute and super comfy ruffle maxi jumpsuit to a wedding a few months ago and the shorts underneath definitely made getting my groove on a whole lot easier ;). I just love the ruffle detail on this jumpsuit and how nicely the whole thing flows. Keep in mind the top part is sheer so make sure you get one of these backless sticky bras (one of my undergarment must haves).
Lately, life has been extremely hectic so I love having a simple, go-to denim look that I can just throw on and be ready for work and whatever comes my way. We carry these adorable scallop tops at Morning Lavender that come in a variety of colors. The top is so simple yet versatile and goes great with jeans or tucked in a skirt or dress pants. I’ve also been obsessed with layering gold necklaces as of late and this choker-long necklace combo from Mejuri is perfect.