HELLO November + that means Thanksgiving and Christmas are just around the corner. While I am ready to jump head first into the holidays, the temps here in LA are still on the warm side so I am embracing some chic fall dresses from Red Dress Boutique to get me through the rest of the fall season, Thanksgiving + any other autumn days!
Red Dress Boutique has always been one of my go-to online shops for all things cute and affordable and for fall they certainly don’t disappoint! This Rust colored dress I am wearing is a favorite of mine (I own this style of dress in SO many colors).
This will definitely be my dress for Thanksgiving dinner (even though we are just staying in + cooking up some turkey) hehe. I paired it with RAYE booties from REVOLVE + my trustee Louis Vuitton Pouchette Metis. These boots are super comfortable by the way + match with so many different options when it comes to outfits 😉
Now back to my love of Red Dress Boutique! I love their site because they have easy shipping + returns, a plethora of styles that are all super cute + they are AFFORDABLE! Most of the items I get from Red Dress Boutique are under $75 + the styles are great quality that last me a long time. Anytime I need new sweaters, dresses or skirts I instantly think Red Dress Boutique because no matter what your style they have options for you (girly girl like me or not haha :p)
♥ Here’s Some Of My Favorite Fall Dresses From Red Dress Boutique ♥
We are experiencing something unexpected, something we haven’t dealt with before, a time of uncertainty + at times depressing, stressful + overall exhausting. From the unpleasant news of unemployment numbers, to big life milestones being put on hold or postponed, to worrying about the health + well-being of yourself, your friends + your family, we are all looking for the bright side, an end date + some sign of hope for the future.
While I am far from an expert on positivity, I myself have been in a bit of a funk + found some things that have been able to cheer me up, brighten my day + spread some good vibes all around! Let me know if these help ♥
1. Take A Deep Breath + Find Your Peace + Calm
We are all overwhelmed + sometimes you need to take a moment to take a deep breath + realign your mind. Whether it is doing some meditation with an app like CALM or enjoying a peaceful walk in the mornings, take time to breath and find your inner peace.
2. Do A Daily Workout
While I am usually someone who is not a fan of working out, I have found that 30-60 minutes of exercise a day has helped de-stress me + keep me feeling good, I suppose what Elle Woods said is true…Exercise gives you endorphins. Endorphins make you happy. Happy people just don’t shoot their husbands, they just don’t. hehe :p We’ve been going for walks daily, doing Yoga on some free apps in the app store and some HIT workouts also on apps from the app store.
3. Take Time For Self-Care
Whether it is setting up a little at home spa day, taking a long shower, enjoying a bubble bath, doing a little face mask or simply taking time for yourself to re-center and relax, even though we are in a time of social distancing and may be home with kids and family members or your significant other, make time for yourself to be alone + care for yourself.
4. Be Grateful + Thankful
This one can be tough especially with everything going on but we all have something to be grateful + thankful for. While I often have thoughts during the day of being upset about things I am missing out on or am uncertain about, I at the end of the day think about what I am grateful for which for me is my health, my fiance + keeping busy with my work + creating content. Take a few minutes each day to write down in the notes app on your phone or say out loud what you are grateful for, it definitely helps put things into perspective and not feel that bad.
5. Keep Yourself Busy + Occupied
Whether you recently got furloughed or you are home all day with your kids homeschooling etc, be sure to keep your mind active + keep busy. Even when you feel like binging Netflix all day or lounging on the couch, Im personally finding its important to keep myself busy with things that stimulate my mind + make me feel like I am accomplishing little goals each day. Since I normally work from home I am constantly setting daily goals for myself to assure I keep myself on track whether its writing new blog posts, shooting new imagery, replying to e-mails, brainstorming whats next for my agency etc.
If you were furloughed begin redesigning your resume, amp up your LinkedIn, create a blog, Youtube or social media channel for better showcase who you are and your work abilities etc. This will keep you busy and put you ahead of the game once the job market is looking a bit better. If you are at home with your kiddos focus on some new lessons you can teach them, activities you can enjoy together, a book you can read etc!
6. Learn Something New
Whether it is a DIY activity, reading a new book, taking a online class, cooking up a new recipe in the kitchen etc. Use this downtime to your advantage and see it as a positive instead of a negative…more time to better yourselfand come out of quarantine with some new knowledge than before you went in!
7. Think Of The Future
This one is tough for me especially because for us in LA there isn’t a specific end date for when things will resume and get back to normal. While there is a lot of question marks on the future, think of happy times ahead like your next vacay destination, being back to work, being able to reunite with friends and family etc. Having something to look forward to gives a little light at the end of the tunnel.
8. Dress Up + Get Ready
I know it feels easy to lounge in sweats + PJS but something I’ve found that cheers me up is doing my hair + makeup, putting on a cute outfit + feel like I would if I was going out + about. The saying goes when you look good, you feel good + I definitely agree…while I love being in comfy clothes, something feels better in my day when I feel pretty when I look in the mirror! It may seem like a lot of work for no reason but trust me…it helps.
P.S. I find wearing bright colors + prints brings some joy + happiness to your day. The bright colors bring on good vibes.
9. Be Kind + Smile
Even when you want to scream, cry, or just feel helpless, take the time to be kind to those around you – the grocery store clerk, doctors, delivery people, those in your home etc. SMILE, think happy thoughts + be kind. Kindness spreads joy to those around you.
10. Remember Things Will Be Back To Normal Soon
Even in those helpless moments remember its ok to not be OK + that things will be back to normal soon and we ALL feel this way…unsure, uneasy + craving some answers.
I hope ya’ll are having a great holiday weekend. While it feels like the days are blending together, it’s nice to take a moment to remember the holidays taking place and to celebrate whether you are currently with your family or celebrating virtually. I always love Easter because it feels like the start of spring + ushers in fresh flowers, positive vibes + great weather. It also bring fun prints, colors + all the great spring styles.
I am currently crushing on Tie Dye so I figured this dress would make for a great Easter option especially styled two ways – a Disney version AND a normal spring version. Let me know which you like!
I am big into characters as you know so we snagged Mickey and Minnie Easter Bunnies at the Disney store before quarantine started and they are honestly the cutest. I paired them with this Aquamarine Loungefly Minnie Purse I found on sale at the Disney outlet store in Florida for only $29.99 originally $90! Such a great find!
Another bag I am loving is this pearl handbag I bought last year as my modern day Easter basket – isn’t it so fun? I linked to a variety styles below along with my white wedges that are super comfortable and great for so many occasions.
Are you guys doing anything fun for Easter? Painting eggs? Baking?!
Even though we are stuck indoors that isn’t stopping me from doing a little spring shopping and picking some trendy spring favorites from Red Dress Boutique! From cute dresses to stylish shows to fun bags, I am rounding up them all! To kick things off I am crushing on this look – this dress, shoes + bag are the absolute best.
Looking to step out + make a statement? Then this is the look for you! I wore this gorgeous black tulle gown from Red Dress Boutique while I was in NYC last month to shoot on the breathtaking Brooklyn Bridge. When I shot this gown everyone asked if I was getting ready for the holiday season early + then when I posted a sneak peak of it on my instastories I got lots of questions about the dress as a piece to wear to winter weddings! It’s a chic style that makes a statement + can be worn for so many different occasions, especially with the holiday season + winter wedding season in full swing!
I absolutely love this gorgeous dress for so many reasons. It makes me feel like a princess the moment I put it on, it is actually comfortable when wearing it for long periods of time + it makes a bold statement in a classy way. I am always up for a little tulle whenever possible + this dress definitely didn’t disappoint.
Because this is such a beautiful special occasion dress, to wear it in a more casual way, I styled it with a simple black moto jacket, nude Stuart Weitzman heels + classic Chanel bag. Anytime I am trying to take a dressy piece + dress it down I add a moto jacket. It can give any outfit an edgy look instantly, plus it allows you to wear special occasion pieces more often.
I love the pretty detailing of this dress, from the tulle bottom to the beaded top, it is perfect for wedding season or winter events.
I can’t remember where I bought this moto jacket so I linked to some similar styles below – definitely worth the investment since you will get years of wear out of it.
As for shoes + bag, I kept them simple so I can let the dress take center stage. I love this black Chanel Flap Bag since it is a classic + will match with everything you wear forever + ever.