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.
Fall is just around the corner + Back To School season is in full swing so time to round up some fun go-to bags for fall 2019…my current favorite style? Backpacks! Normally I’m not a backpack kind of gal but now more + more brands and designers are making stylish backpack options so I am rounding up some of my favorite backpack options here so you can head back to school or get ready for fall in style!
I hope ya’ll have been having a great 3 day weekend! Whether you are traveling or hitting the beach or enjoying some yummy BBQ, it’s important to not just enjoy the weekend but remember who + why this weekend is possible + that is because of the amazing men + women who fought for this country that are remembered on this Memorial Day ♥
It’s days like today that emphasize what it truly is to be an American. For citizens to put their lives on the line to protect + fight for the freedoms of Americans everywhere is what this country is all about. We fight for what is right, we stand up + protect what we have worked incredibly hard to achieve + we appreciate everything that it’s taken to get to where we are.
While I haven’t traveled all over the world or live outside the US, I couldn’t imagine living + wanting to be anywhere else other than the amazing USA. I love the ability to have the freedom to be whoever I want to be, achieve any dream I may have + to live in a country that people everywhere want to be a part of.
That brings us to today, Memorial Day. While I have never had the honor of serving our country in the armed forces, I am eternally grateful to those who have + continue to do so. The brave men, women + their families that serve this country are what makes America the strong, passionate country we love to be apart of.
No matter what side of the political aisle you are on, we all as Americans should come together to remember what makes this country truly great + how everyone in the armed forces made everything we have today possible ♥
I will forever be proud + honored to be an American ♥
Now to today’s patriotic outfit!
I recently discovered the brand Buddy Love + I am OBSESSED! Their colorful, statement making pieces are the epitome of Missy style with bright Pops Of Color, bold prints + amazing silhouettes! They have everything from cute tops to dresses to swimwear + so much more. Their pieces run true to size + are available at a bunch of my fav online boutiques like Red Dress Boutique, Mint Julep + Shoptiques.
This dress is super fun + flirty so I linked to a similar style from Buddy LoveHERE. I paired it with a dusty rose Gucci belt which has been my go-to this summer since it matches with absolutely everything. Definitely a great investment piece!
My wedges are from Red Dress Boutique + they are not just stylish but also super comfortable!!! Every summer I pretty much live in wedges + these beauties are it!
As for my bag, this one is a must have – the white ark bag is great for every summer occasion from date night, to summer weddings, to graduations + more…it fits all your essentials + looks chic with every outfit.
Ok, not the gossipy kind but the statement making, breath taking, traffic stopping kind…like a chic dress like this one from Pink Lily! The second I spotted it on their site I knew I needed to have it + when I was planning my outfits out for my NYC shoot I knew this beauty was meant to be styled in a chic NYC way on the Brooklyn Bridge.
I couldn’t wait to wear this dress…it was my perfect Carrie Bradshaw moment…a moment I always tried to have while I was living in NYC but years later I was finally able to achieve it. It’s funny how time makes your style mature + allows you to feel confident enough to walk the Brooklyn Bridge in the rain in a tulle + floral print dress…it was one heck of a journey but I am so glad I am here.
I love this dress so much + after I posted it during a Pink Lily Try-On Haul on instastories it seems like ya’ll did too! I styled it with a moto jacket, a statement making Gucci pearl belt + white pumps. Whether you want to wear it to prom, a wedding, a special occasion or just a fancy date night…this piece is a total must-have + you will feel like a true princess!
While this dress is my favorite, I wanted to link to some more of my favorite Pink Lily Boutique pieces below. I have been shopping their site for over a year now + from dresses to sweaters to cute tops + more, Pink Lily has trendy, cute pieces at an affordable price point.
Spring is in the air here in LA but…it usually starts out chilly before warming up so that’s why today’s look is perfect for work + play during the winter into spring months. It gets warm in the afternoon making it perfect for a little white dress + you can add an extra layer of cozy by adding an oversized cardigan like I did here (because I am a firm believer in always having an extra cozy cardigan :p).
You can never go wrong with a little white dress, so I am linking to some similar options below! I love a classic white dress to style throughout spring and summer. Whether it’s date night, brunch with the girls or even heading to meetings, a white dress is like the LBD, easy to style + forever chic. I added a little extra ‘bling’ with my Gucci belt, one of my best investments so far!
I am also linking to a variety of cozy brown cardigans I am loving for any occasion. This one is from Shop Dress Up + has been my go to all winter long. Usually oversized sweaters can look a bit sloppy but style it in a chic way + bam…here ya go, instantly fabulous :p