Finding Clothing that Makes you Feel Beautiful

That go-to dress. That statement jacket. That figure-flattering pants. We all need those style warriors in our closets that make us feel our best everytime. For me? That’s anything with a halter neckline and a fit-and-flare silhouette. So, naturally, when I first glimpsed today’s featured jumpsuit, I knew I wanted it. When I realized the Anthropologie checked wide-leg jumpsuit (shop it here) was by one of my favorite designers, Tracy Reese, I had to have it.

anthropologie checked wide-leg jumpsuit

What I’m wearing:

Jumpsuit | Sandals (option) | Earrings | Mac “Heroine” lipstick

You may remember that I featured this jumpsuit in the post Gingham is Getting Dressed up this Spring. I walked into Anthropologie one day and received a 20% off coupon card, and that was just the nudge I needed to finally order this stunning one piece.

The jumpsuit has a silhouette that many would find flattering. For we pear-shaped gals though? It’s perfect! It highlights the smallest part of our bodies and beautifully flows over the hips. I’m typically a size 4 on top and 6-8 on the bottom, and I got this in a size small, which fits fabulously.

Location: Tower Grove Park, St. Louis

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What’s your go-to style for feeling fabulous? Have a wonderful weekend!

Geometric Prints for Fashion-Forward Style this Spring

Florals and dots are super cool, but there are other fabulous prints available for creating fierce spring and summer style. Geometric prints, in particular, are perfect for nailing a fresh and modern spring style. Triangles, octagons, and trapezoids may not have seemed all that interesting in geometry class, but on a print? They’re totally hip.

From an octagonal cross-body bag to a geo print dress, here are a few favorite styles.

geometric prints

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Dress | Bag | Earrings | Sandals

Geo prints are also perfect for creating perfect mixed prints ensembles. For tips on making print mixes look good every time, see this post

The Tropical Print to Wear this Spring and Summer

I was born and raised in a tropical place. And, growing up, I was never a fan of tropical prints. My friends and I used to secretly chuckle at tourists visiting our island home who would rock tropical prints. Now? Tropical prints could invade my wardrobe, and I’d be happy about it. I’m particularly fond of palm prints because they add a sophisticated and exotic vibe to your style, whether on island or in the city.

Palm prints

What I’m wearing:

Pants (2 color options) c/o | Top (available in 5 colors) c/o | Trench c/o

Sandals c/o | Lip: Mac “Ambrosial”

I’ve been searching for the perfect palm print since last summer. I wanted a dark and moody tropical print that’s more edgy than it is sweet. Well, I finally found that perfect print in the Soft Surroundings Pretty Palms Pant. This pants is available in two color options. I’m wearing Dark Tropical, a print that gives me that moody vibe I’ve been seeking.

I envision wearing these pants often this spring and summer. They’ll go well with button-down shirts, basic tees, and more. For now, I’m wearing the pants with a tank that boasts a gorgeous crossover design. My shoulders are my favorite thing to show off in clothing, so I’m thinking I might need this tank in all 5 colors (shop all the colors here).

By the way, I recently refreshed my hair color (more on that here). To show the color a bit more, I did a twist-out on my hair for the first time since cutting it. You see, with my new cut, I usually just wash and go. Anyway, I used one product to twist my hair–Beija Flor Naturals Creme Brûlée. This product left my hair so soft and well defined. I even wore it like this for a couple days without re-twisting.

Back to the outfit. Y’all, I’m really loving slides this warm season. I own a beautiful blush pair (check them out in my colorful jeans post). I’m excited to say that I now own a stunning pair in gold. These Sanna slides are EVERYTHING. I first glimpsed them in a catalog and had to do a double take because of their looks. When I further investigated them and found out that they were handmade using slender strips of Brazilian leather, I had to have them. They’re on sale right now too.

Location: The Grove, St. Louis

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When Life Gives You Lemons, Style Them!

For a few years now, spring and summer prints have been getting fruity. From pineapples to cherries, vibrant-colored fruits apparently make great prints. This year, fashion is giving us lemons, and I’m ready to style ’em. Today’s post shares how I’m indulging the lemon print trend.

lemon print trend

What I’m Wearing:

Top c/o Rafaella | Jeans c/o Rafaella | Jacket (in the basket) c/o Rafaella

Loafers (on sale/few sizes left, newer version)

My blouse was a cool gift I received fr0m Rafaella (shop it here on sale). I usually avoid novelty prints because I find them somewhat girlish. I’m glad I got to see this blouse in person before dismissing it. I fell for it instantly!

If you’re following me on Instagram, you may have seen my post about LimeBike, the ride share company, finally entering the St. Louis area. Wait a minute, you are following me on Instagram, right? LimeBike shared that photo (show some love on that pic here).

Lemon print blouse. LimeBikes. What can I say? This photoshoot had to happen.

By the way, it is true what they say about never forgetting how to ride a bike. The day I got on this LimeBike was my first time on a bicycle in over 25 years. It was just like old times.

Location: Tower Grove Park, St. Louis

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A Super Easy Way to Get a Fresh Hair Color

This shop has been compensated by Schwarzkopf. #FashionColorExpert #sponsored

I recently celebrated one year since chopping all my hair off. Best decision ever! To honor the occasion, I’ve decided to refresh my hair color. It’s about time, right? I love the season’s cheeriest colors, and a more vibrant spring hair color would nicely complement those styles.

schwarzkopf Spring hair color

Since I was pleased with my last at-home color treatment (read more about that here), I returned to Walmart to purchase another Schwarzkopf color ULTÎME® product. The assortment of the latest fashion colors in this line drew me to it. After using it, the vibrant and long lasting color made me a repeat user.

During the fall, I chose the color Velvet Brown. For spring, Cinnamon Brown is my top choice in the Schwarzkopf color ULTÎME® line. I like to stay in the deep brunette color family because of my haircut with the fade that grows out quickly. These deeper hues blend well as my fade grows out.

Just like last time, this system makes coloring the hair easy. Everything you will need for the color application process comes inside the box. From the instructions to disposable gloves to  the color applicator, it’s all in there.

Easy steps to a spring hair color

After a few simple steps, I had a fresh-for-spring hair color. Here’s what I had to do: (1) read the instructions, (2) put on the gloves and blend the color cream with the developer lotion, (3) apply the color to my hair, (4) set a timer and wait 30 minutes, then (5) rinse, shampoo, and condition. That’s it!

Spring hair color transformation

Here’s a side-by-side view to show my transition. Isn’t the color amazing? I love how vibrant and even shiny it makes my hair appear.

Could your hair color use a refresh for the spring and summer? Browse the right-on-trend colors in the Schwarzkopf color ULTÎME® system.