Stripes are one of those things I simply can never get tired of. It's even better when the stripes on a piece of garment are creatively placed. This dress from Kpopsicle I am wearing is the perfect example! The majority of the body is made up of horizontal stripes, but you have the fun little stripes along the neckline and the contrasting vertical stripes on the sides as well. What I also love about the dress are the ruched scrunchie-like sleeves, definitely an interesting touch. I paired it with a lovely lightweight peach pink coat which is perfect for this spring time weather and my new favorite bracelet. Don't you just love the pink, glittery coral and red together? So much fun!
Black and white stripes dress (coming soon) c/o Kpopsicle.
Hope everyone had a wonderful Easter spending time with loved ones and eating loads of candy! I celebrated by dressing up like an Easter egg through the entire weekend in all sorts of pastels! I have always been a fan of mustard yellow so this dress by Pepaloves is perfect! Gorgeous shade of mustard, fun confetti-like dotted details, giant bow on front, and peter pan collar... what more can you ask for in a dress? I love it! I paired it with a cute heart shaped bag and these lovely heeled loafers by Le Bunny Bleu. Bunny! How appropriate!
If you recall (from this post), I had a mini vacation in Carmel a couple of weeks ago. These photographs were shot by the beautiful poolside at Bernardus Lodge. I love how the terracotta wall with the red flowers makes me feel like I am in a different country! It reminds me a little of Spain, which is funny because I have actually never been to Spain, but this is how I imagine it to be. I wore a crochet dress by Tbags Los Angeles which is perfect for traveling, or anywhere really. Beautiful and intricate crochet details contrasted with a simple and comfortable silhouette, it is so versatile that I wore straight to dinner after lounging around the pool. I paired it with some gorgeous Karen London jewelry (the Starry Sky cuff and two Desert Moon rings stacked together) and these amazing tan leather bootie-sandals by Shellys London. So there you have it, what I wore on vacation!
I keep trying to avoid wearing darling little dresses like this but I always end up going back to it. Now don't get me wrong, there is absolutely nothing wrong with wearing a cute dress, in fact I love wearing a dress with over the knee socks looking a bit like an ultra girly girl blast from the past. You see, the thing is, as I get older I am trying to stray away from the "cuteness" and dress more age appropriate and more sophisticated. I feel like I do sometimes, but not enough. Anyways, I adore this soft peach chiffon dress with dainty little red roses embroidered on the front. It's simple yet lovely. I wore it with a pair of oatmeal beige crochet socks and the amazing Picnic sandals from the Wolverine x Samantha Pleet collection (I wore another pair in this post). Don't you just love the colorblock, the cut out strappy details, and how they have a vintage feel to them? I sure do!
Last week my fiancé and I had the pleasure of staying at Bernardus Lodge in Carmel Valley for a mini getaway. This resort nestled in the vineyards just 15 minutes inland from the coast was absolutely beautiful and relaxing! Upon arrival, we were greeted with a glass of Sauvignon Blanc and then promptly checked into our spacious room with vaulted ceiling, fireplace, two person soaking tub, and an oversized patio overlooking the croquet court and bocce lawn. We spent most of our time wandering around the rose garden (where I photographed the outfit in my last post) and hanging out at the swimming pool as well as the warming pool. Besides the lovely surroundings, the food was fantastic as well! We had both dinner and breakfast at Wickets Bistro and everything was delicious! Its signature portobello mushroom soup with truffle oil and a dash of goat cheese was especially tasty and flavorful! Just writing about it makes me want some right now! Anyways, thank you Bernardus Lodge for treating us to such an amazing vacation, we can't wait to come back someday!