It’s been so fun seeing all the pretty and feminine spring pieces pop up in stores over the past few weeks, especially in contrast to the dreary weather we’ve been having here in Portland. I like to stock up on clothes and accessories at the beginning of each season so I have optimal selection before they’re picked over – and then I do another pass at the end of the season when whatever’s left goes on sale (in preparation for next year.)
This ‘Budding Floral Sheath’ dress from Maggy London is one of the pieces I was most excited to add to my wardrobe. As a LBD, it’s not too far out of my comfort zone and in my usual color pallet (if you can even call it a color pallet) of black. But the gorgeous rosebud details make the dress a little more special than your average LBD. It’s the perfect dress for a day or night event – like champagne brunch, a spring bridal shower or wedding, or just any old cocktail party.
I had some extra fun styling this one because I just happened to already own the most fabulous sparkly pink pumps and red clutch (both gifts from my incredibly stylish mother-in-law) that matched the flowers in this dress perfectly… But if you don’t have matching pieces on hand, the dress would look just as lovely with paired down shoes and accessories in classic black or nude.
Gifted ‘Budding Floral Sheath’ dress from Maggy London. Saint Laurent clutch (sold out – similar here and for less here). Manolo Blahnik ‘BB’ heels. Bauble Bar ring. David Yurman bracelet. Mac Lipcolour in ‘Unchanging’. Lenox toasting flute.
Remember when I told you guys about my plans for a wall of books in our house and then never followed up with any pictures of the finished product? Well this post can serve as the part 2 of that series, as the wall has looked like this for a few years now. The bookshelves are filled with random pictures and knick knacks with varying degrees of sentimental value from Carter’s and my childhood and life together (I know you were wondering about the superhero action figures and pug piggy bank!)
And we made a design decision to organize the books by color, but to be honest that made it pretty difficult to find anything when they’re laid out this way so next time I have some free time, I’m thinking I’ll re-organize them by genre… But overall, I think the shelves turned out pretty well and give this awkward space in the back of our living room a purpose.
Disclosures: This post was made in collaboration with Maggy London and the dress was a gift to me from them. As you guys know by now, I ONLY accept partnerships with brands that I love and I feel confident you would love as well. All opinions expressed here are my own.