Monday, May 21, 2018

Striped Tassel Dress

Blue and white has always been a favorite color combo of mine but when you add stripes and swinging tassels - that's a winning combination for spring/summer style!  I've always loved Eliza J dresses and this fit and flare haltered frock is no exception! 

Photography By: Lucy Marie Photography

Featured: Eliza J Fit & Flare Tassel Dress (similar options here, here, and here)
Kelly & Katie Kirstie heels found here (I'm wearing them in "Natural Nude Leather"): similar options here, here, and here
My favorite straw hat (similar here, here (on sale), and here (love the blue stripes)


 

This dress features a sleeveless halter style neckline with a back zipper closure and darling tie behind the neck!  The horizontal stripes at the bodice and vertical stripes on the skirt are strategically placed to create a slimming and elongated look!  I'm wearing this dress in a size 8 and it's true to size.  It's made of 100% cotton so will be an airy and cool option for the hot summer days ahead!  



How adorable are these tassels?  I'm wearing a size 8 which is true to size.  The dress is made of 100% cotton and it's recommended to be dry cleaned only (probably to keep the tassels looking nice).  Cotton dresses are always my favorite to wear during the hotter months of summer!  They're airy and cool and just have a nice feeling against my skin!     

 

The bodice on this dress is lined but the skirt is not.  However, the material was not see through at all!  There are side seam pockets which I always love in dresses!  This really is a dress you can wear to any occasion.  I decided to wear my favorite Kelly & Katie nude heels found here.  I'm wearing the Natural Nude Leather color but look at all the cute color and pattern options that are available!  I love these heels!  You could also dress this look down a bit by wearing flat sandals such as these blue slides here, or these pearl embellished ones here!  Add a white cardigan such as this bell sleeve option or this darling scalloped one here!   





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xoxoxo,
🍍🍍🍍
Hayley


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Friday, May 18, 2018

Gal Meets Glam Evelyn Dress


Photography By: Lucy Marie Photography

I've always adored Julia Engel of Gal Meets Glam.  I began following her blog back in 2011 when she was living in San Francisco.  I love her feminine and sophisticated style and obsession with pink, dresses, and all things girly!  I recently had the opportunity to meet up with her at the Walnut Creek, CA Nordstrom store a few days after the initial launch of Gal Meets Glam Collection.  Launching her own label was a life long dream come true for her and it's been so exciting to see all of her hard work, passion, and attention to detail come to life in her dresses.  The Gal Meets Glam Collection truly reflects Julia's personality and style...from the buttons, bows, colors, patterns, ruffles and hem lines, these dresses are beautifully and authentically Gal Meets Glam!   


Featured:  Gal Meets Glam Evelyn Dress
 (sold exclusively at Gal Meets Glam here and Nordstrom here)

Kelly & Katie Kirstie heels found here
 (I'm wearing them in "Natural Nude Leather" but they also come in a "Light Pink Faux Leather", "White Floral Print Faux Leather", and many other beautiful spring colors!)

Woven Garden Basket - found here and on sale for $9.00!
(other similar options here, here, & here)



The Evelyn dress (found here and here) was part of the Gal Meets Glam debut collection and I knew from the moment I saw it, I had to have it!  I love the fit and flare style and the halter neckline adorned with a cute bow! The beautiful textured jacquard features a floral color pallet of pale pink and ivory and the inverted pleats provide a sassy fullness to the skirt.  I'm 5'10 and wear the size 8 which runs true to size. The great news is that Julia put a lot of thought into what sizes would be available in her collection.  She wanted all women of all sizes to enjoy the beauty of her dresses!  The Evelyn dress is available from size 0-20.




The Evelyn dress can be worn for any occasion.  I recently wore it to brunch with my family on Mother's Day and received so many compliments!  It's a perfect dress for weddings, baby showers, church, graduation parties, spring/summer soirees and work attire!  I wore it to work this past week with a light pink cardigan and nude flats and was perfectly comfortable all day!  All of my co-workers asked me where I bought it! 💞

 







Spring flowers are in full bloom in the San Francisco Bay Area!  I love the smell of jasmine and roses but pink peonies have always been my favorite!  I like to put fresh flowers throughout my house and bring the outdoors in!  What are some of your favorite flowers growing in your garden?  It takes a lot of work to maintain them but I love to see pretty blooms and smell the fresh floral scent of various flowers this time of year!  It reminds me I need to get outside this weekend to plant more for summer!     




If you haven't had a chance to check out the Gal Meets Glam Collection, go grab your favorite refreshment and have a look!  The dresses are sold exclusively at Nordstom and Gal Meets Glam!  I've already bought two other dresses including:  The Ardith dress found here and here (I recommend sizing up on this one) and The Yvonne dress found here and here (comes in navy and pink)!

Have you already purchased one from the collection?  Which is your favorite?  New dresses will be launched each month and once they're sold out they're gone! I can't wait to see what the next release brings but one thing is for certain...Gal Meets Glam is my new favorite brand!





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xoxoxo,
🍍🍍🍍
Hayley


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Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Pineapple Passion

Be a pineapple 🍍 Stand tall 💃 , wear a crown 👑, & have a heart of gold 💛!

I knew when I saw this pineapple off the shoulder top I had to have it!  I mean who doesn't love pineapples 🍍🍍🍍?  I adore them just as much as lemons, cherries, and peaches!  I guess you could say I have crush on fruity clothing and accessories but I suspect I'm not the only one! 

Photography: Rachel Radcliffe Photography





 Citrus prints add vacation-ready vibes to any outfit.  I love the off the shoulder silhouette and the cute bow ties on the sleeves add a dash of darling detail! I recently picked up this top at Charming Charlie in Reno, Nevada!  It's currently only sold in stores while Charming Charlie is undergoing a complete redesign of their website.

In the mean time, I found the prettiest pineapple tops to recreate a similar look that I think you'll love!




I kept my whole look simple with a splash of summer accessories to give it a resort getaway vibe!  

White Shorts: love all of these styles here, here, and here
Open Toe Sandals (my favorites are here, here, and the ones I'm wearing here)
My favorite straw hat (the one I am wearing here and similar options here, and here)
White Sunglasses (old) (similar here, here, and here)

I also found the cutest pineapple bags!  You will love these!  Check out my favorite ones
hereherehere, here. and here!

Shop all the links in the picture widget down below!



I can't wait for Charming Charlie to go live with their redesigned website!  They have the cutest apparel, handbags, jewelry, and accessories!  If  you'd like to see if there is a store location near here, visit their website here!  





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You are a Fine Apple!

xoxoxo,
🍍🍍🍍
Hayley

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Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Full Bloom Ahead

Spring is in full bloom here in the San Francisco Bay Area and nothing makes be happier than being surrounded by fresh flowers and delightful floral scents!  I love to refresh my spring wardrobe and that calls for all the dreamy blossoms and blissful hues I can find!  This lavender floral bell sleeve top is something I recently picked at Charming Charlie in Reno, Nevada!  It's made by Lily Rose and formally called the "Sia Bell Sleeve" Top.  I mention that because it's currently only sold in stores while Charming Charlie is undergoing a complete redesign of their website.  



When I think of spring style, I gravitate towards soft pastels and flourishing prints that remind me of the blossoming spring landscape.  I love pretty floral prints, sassy off-the-shoulder blouses, romantic ruffles, and statement sleeves in every silhouette.  In general, I mix my prints with solid colors, for example:

1.  A pair of white shorts (I just picked up these white scallop shorts ...how cute are they?)  Here are a few similar options here, here, and here)

2. A denim skirt (this one my favorite!) similar options here, here, and here or

3.  Solid color ankle/crop pants that pick up the colors in your floral print (these are my go-to ones I have in almost every color!) similar options here, here, and here 

 Here are a few of my favorite spring inspired floral tops.


 


Also, don't forget about spring accessories...sunglasses in fun pastel colors, beautiful sun hats adorned with a big ribbon bow, or some comfortable and cute sandals...the accessories always complete the look!  I included my sunglasses, sandals, and pink ribbon bow hat in the shop links below!   






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Happy Spring

xoxoxo,
🎕🎕🎕
Hayley

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