Skirt: Loft (thrifted) // Top: J. Crew Factory // Pumps: BCBG // Necklace: Charming Charlie // Clutch: c/o Fancy Details Boutique // Sunglasses : Isaac Mizrahi
Sometimes, I review the outfit photos that my sister and I took, and I think, “no smiles?”. There is the occasional smile, of course, but sometimes (like this outfit post) all the photos that work are of a pretty straight-faced Jess. And I feel the need to tell you this one really big secret. Rule number one of fashion blogging, if you will. It’s this:
Never, ever take yourself too seriously.
Maybe never, ever take yourself even a little seriously.
Fashion blogging, like many things, is just one tiny little sliver in a great big world of hobbies and interests, and you have to remember that it’s not everyone’s cup of tea. While it may look like I take myself pretty seriously in these photos, please know that it’s really just me and my sister taking photos on her day off.. cracking jokes about how weird I looked in that picture, or her stepping in a pile of ants, or swapping stories about our days. We’re just trying to take some pretty pictures of an outfit that I hope inspires someone. I thoroughly enjoy fashion blogging, but at the end of the day, I realize how completely ridiculous it all is. That’s kind of what makes it all so fun!
Dress: very similar // Heels: Guess (similar – Dorothy Perkins) // Belt: very similar
If you’re sensing a theme here on my favorite Spring essential, you’re probably right. It’s lace. I’ve always been drawn to everything lace. If Ross goes shopping with me, and I pick up a lace top or dress, he’ll say something like, “Why am I not surprised?’, or, “Yep, that looks just like you.” So, maybe I’m predictable in that way… but I like to stick to what I know works. I know that lace is always pretty. It gives off a feminine and elegant vibe, and always looks classy and put together. You can’t throw on a lace frock like this one without feeling instantly more lovely. I mean, for me, we’re talking about changing out of gym rat garb, so pretty much anything can make me feel more lovely, but the lace numbers are special.
Skirt: American Eagle (old), Also love this one // Top: similar // Blazer: similar // Necklace: Charming Charlie // Pumps: Zappos (on sale!)
I woke up this morning to the fresh air, the sun shining, flowers blooming. Little birds helped me get dressed. Everything was perfect and it was a beautiful day… and then… I had to go to the dentist. Womp, womp.
That was dramatic of me. I didn’t even really have to go to the dentist. I chose to get a little problem fixed, before it became a bigger problem. Because I’m a preventative type of girl, like that.
Aside from my non-dramatic dentist visit, my week looks pretty nice. And, I’m going on my first little beach trip of the season in a few weeks, so I’m getting excited about that already! I think I may be the biggest over-planner/over-packer in the world. Of course, when I say over-planning, I don’t mean that I have planned events and scheduled times to be everywhere. No, I mean I’ve planned every outfit out, down to the earrings, and I’ve packed every makeup and beauty product that I own for a two-day trip. I don’t know where we’re going or what we’re doing when we get there… All I know is that I plan to look cute doing it.