Outfit Inspo: Gingham Blue Summer Dress / Sunflower Field Part 2

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Dress – She In / Straw Hat – Marshalls / Shoes – Forever 21

Sun seeking + South of France daydreaming! How I wish I could pack my bags and jet-set to rolling sunflower fields of the Provence region. It is one of my absolute favorite travel destinations – with its quaint villages and charming countryside.  In any case, though, I haven’t so much left the country or my house in what feels like forever because the global pandemic is out here trying to ruin everybody’s summer! Am I right !?! But, I  can always play dress-up and pretend I am somewhere sunny on holiday! 🙂

This abundant sunflower field is actually just a little bit outside of the city and the perfect spot for a photoshoot. I wore this beautiful smocked blue gingham dress with ruffle frill detailing. It has the most darling tie-knot adjustable shoulder straps. & to top off the quintessential summer look, I wore a straw bucket hat. This whole outfit is honestly one of my favorite from the season, because whether you are on a vacay getaway or having a picnic at the park – you can’t go wrong with a classic gingham-print dress. ~b

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Outfit Inspo: Sunflower Field Yellow Dress

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Yellow Dress – H&M / Sandals – Vionic

Happy Sunday!

I think we can all agree that this summer has been anything but normal. As of late, it’s been hard to see the sunny side of the situation. That’s why my annual sunflower field adventure with my boyfriend was a bright spot in all this madness. It brought a sense of normalcy and nostalgia. We make the trip to this patch every July for our anniversary photos. It’s a glorious place with acres and acres of beautiful sunflowers smiling towards the skies. I love how happy it makes me feel to be there. 🙂 

It set the scene for my most recent photoshoots. I wore a gorgeous yellow eyelet dress for one of my outfits. Since it was more of a muted pastel yellow,  the dress was not competing with the sunflowers. It has intricate embroidery details woven throughout the cotton fabric, giving it dimension + design. With a fitted bodice and voluminous bottom, this dress is a twirling fave! Scroll down to see some photo inspiration from our sunny flower styled shoot & check out last year’s annual trip here! ~b

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Outfit Inspo: Romantic Blush Pink Floral Dress

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Dress – Zara / Purse – Target / Shoes – Lulu’s

Though summer is inching its way into August, I wanted to share one of my absolute favorite looks from May. I have always loved the season of Spring the most. It’s the time of year when fashion is truly influenced and intertwined with nature. For its blooming flowers, pastel color palette, and soft billowing fabrics. Spring inspires and refreshes us with a new sense of style.

This lovely look is perfect for a garden party or wedding affair. Blush pink, floral print and feminine ruffles – if a dress could have all the whimsy essence of spring, then this is a frontrunner. I added a classic wicker bag for an effortlessly-chic, gal-on-the-go accessory. This whole outfit is undeniably timeless and elegant, making it a look I’ll wear on repeat for years to come! ~b

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Outfit of the Day: Mellow Yellow

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Top – H&M / Jeans – Marshall’s / Sandals – Vionic

Happy Labor Day weekend! Can’t believe August is over and fall will be here before you know it. I flew home to spend time with my family for the three-day break. But it’s been forever since I’ve posted so I wanted to do a quick blog post today. This mini photoshoot was from last Sunday and I got my Instagram boyfriend to help me out, lol. Nothing was really planned, we just walked around the historic parts of Uptown and snapped a few pictures at spots with a pretty background. I wanted to fit an end of summer outfit before I start posting some autumn ootds! There’s actually still photos from last year that I never got around to editing (I’m the worst!). So the next few weeks there will be “new” throwback posts. I also have been meaning to do a life update soon because a lot has been happening and changing – but that deserves it’s own post altogether. Anyways, I hope y’all have a great holiday weekend with family and friends! 🙂 ~b

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Outfit of the Day: Sunflower Field

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White Dress – TJ Maxx / Sandals – Vionic

Happy Thursday! Frolicking carefree through a field of beautiful sunflowers is the quintessential summer day. They are the perfect pick-me-up flowers and one of my absolute favorites!  Just give me a bouquet of these and you can’t wipe the smile off my face. 🙂 That’s why I love making the drive out of the city to visit this flower patch every year in mid-July. When the field is in full bloom, it bursts into life! The sunflowers’ beaming golden hues stretch endlessly into a yellow mirage of beauty. Radiating warmth and joy wherever they grow. Nothing seems more fitting to style in this dreamy scape than a white eyelet dress with floral detailing. It’s classic, simple, and exudes sweet Southern charm. I think a white sun dress is a summer wardrobe must-have so I’m linking my 20 dollar #TJMaxxFind here!  I hope this sunflower photoshoot helps brighten up your day and gives you a ton of inspo! Cheers to it almost being Fri-Yay! 🙂 ~b

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Outfit of the Day: Yellow Jumpsuit

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Jumpsuit – Old Navy / Shoes – Forever 21 / Crossbody – Prada

Happy July Y’all! I can’t believe its already mid-summer! So much I still want to do before it’s over. But rainy and muggy weather is in the forecast for the next week and a half which puts a damper on a lot of my summer plans. Luckily, I did get a chance to visit Charleston recently. I wore this bright yellow jumpsuit while I was there and I think its bold color is the epitome of summer! It’s something I usually would never go for but I oddly like it. I found the jumpsuit for 11 dollars at Old Navy’s clearance rack last year. I know they don’t carry this specific floral print anymore but they do have some other summery classic patterns like gingham and chambray in stock. I love that these have pockets as well. I feel like women clothing are notorious for excluding this super functional feature, so it always feels like an added bonus when it is included. I hope you like this outfit inspo for today! I’ll be visiting the sunflower fields this month, and I have a cute white dress that I can’t wait to share on here! Wishing you all sunny weather until then! 😊 ~b

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Outfit of the Day: Lemon Print Dress

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Dress – Nordstrom / Sandals – Vionic / Crossbody – Prada

Citrus-chic! If this lemon print midi dress doesn’t scream summer, then I don’t know what does. This fresh mellow yellow ensemble was perfect for a casual out and about day in Paris. I paired it with my light blue Prada crossbody bag for a fun pop of color!

On my recent trip, I visited the beautiful Luxembourg Gardens and walked the lovely Seine River with my family. The weather was fairly mild in May but the sun shining made all the difference. I always found sightseeing in Paris to be very charming. The buildings are historic yet elegant. Sometimes you can’t help yourself but ooohhh and ahhhh at the exquisite architecture. I also love to people watch. I noticed that most Parisians have an impeccable sense of style that is effortless yet composed. There’s no denying that Paris is simply a timeless chic city, one of the many reasons why I am so enamored by it. ~b

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Outfit of the Day: Hue Vietnam

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Tank top – LC Lauren Conrad / Shorts – Forever 21 / Sandals – Steve Madden / Crossbody Bag – Modcloth

Hue, Vietnam was the capital of the Vietnamese empire during the Nguyen Dynasty. Today the city still honors its rich past by preserving the beautiful ancient architecture. One of my favorite tourist attractions located in Hue was the vibrant ‘Imperial City‘. This exquisite site is home to numerous temples, monuments, and tombs. Walking into the sprawling grounds you can just feel the royal history of the palace. Even if you are not a history fanatic, there’s just something so astonishing about the ornate colorful architecture. The intricate detailing was something I found so striking because it was so meticulously crafted. From the well-kept gardens to the lavish historic buildings, this is an absolutely amazing place to spend an afternoon stroll! ~b

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P.S. This is a throwback post…these pictures were taken about 3 years ago!

Outfit of the Day – Camel Rides in Cabo

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Tank top & Sunglasses – Walmart / Shorts – American Eagle / Shoes – DSW

When in Los Cabo, Mexico – camel rides are a must!

Hi guys! In the next few blog posts, I will be sharing one of my favorite trips of ALL TIME. A few years ago, Urban Decay flew me out to Cabo and it was honestly one of the most amazing experiences that I ever had! They booked my flight first class, had me stay in a fancy resort, and I was even chauffeured in a limo at one point. Urban Decay definitely knows how to spoil a girl (hehe..) and I felt extremely pampered the whole time. On the getaway, I was allowed to take one guest so I brought my father. The year prior to this trip, he was actually quite sick and had to be hospitalized for some time. If anyone deserved a break – it was definitely my hardworking dad. I felt extremely grateful to be able to share this once in a lifetime adventure with him. Urban Decay took care of everything and even covered all of our activities in Cabo. One of the things we were really excited about was camel riding in the desert. We ended up taking the Camel Quest Riding Tour at Wild Canyon. There, we were able to ride and interact with these friendly giants. The guides also allowed us to feed and play games with the camels. It was such a fun and memorable experience. I was actually surprised by how playful they were! Below are some of my favorite pictures. 🙂 ~b

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Outfit of the Day – Picnic at the Lake

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Top – H&M / Shorts – American Eagle / Shoes – Grasshoppers

Hey guys! There’s something special about picnics and it’s an activity I LOVE to do in the summer. It’s a relaxing way to enjoy the outdoors and soak up the sunshine. This dock at the lake was the ultimate spot to set up a breakfast picnic.

The photos in today’s post were actually taken last year for a social media challenge sponsored by Olivio. Remember when I briefly mentioned that I have a knack for winning contests? Welp, it’s true!  Some of the most notable brands that I have won from are Amazon Fashion, O-Cedar, Tory Burch, etc. Creating content/advertising is something I have always thoroughly enjoyed. From brainstorming to designing, I just love the whole process of being creative!

Olivio is a brand that believes in the goodness of family, food, and life. I collaborated with my brother and boyfriend to develop this mini photo series highlighting their product. I believe picnics are reminiscent of the simpler times so I was inspired to create a classic timeless moment featuring Olivio. I wanted to display how the butter’s warm and inviting flavors seamlessly integrates into life’s loving memories.  ~b

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