BETTER THAN A FLOWER GARDEN

LACMA

I went to New England this past weekend to celebrate Mother's Day with my family and while a weekend is a bit ambitious for a coast-to-coast trip, I was able to pack in a lot. One of the highlights was our visit to the Tower Hill Botanical Gardens. I went with my Mum and sister and none of us had ever been, so it was fun to try something new. There were wooded trails, outdoor art, and fields and fields of fresh flowers. Everything seemed to be blooming and as an LA lady who doesn't really get to explore seasons, it was nice to get into the spring spirit. 

Now if a garden tour is not exactly in your future, you can also swing into spring by upgrading your wardrobe. This chiffon beauty from Chicwish is the equivalent of buying yourself a fresh bouquet of flowers (that never dies). Not only does it have a wispy watercolor design, but the chiffon material and flowy fit make it flattering on just about every body type. In case this one isn't totally your style, I have linked more of my favorite floral maxi dresses below.

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BIG NIGHT, LITTLE PRICE TAGS

Hollywood, CA

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A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to see the legendary, Sarah Brightman, perform at the Kodiak Theater. I’ve loved her classic songs for years, and so it was amazing to finally see her live. Between her voice and the sparkling Swarovski collection that she wore throughout the performance, it was truly a stunning evening. And now through 4/13, take 20% off Sarah’s Signature Swarovski Collection. Shop here!

So what does a girl wear to a fancy night out at the Kodiak Theater? An $89 ensemble that passes for $890. From the shoes to the earrings, this entire look was only $89! Sometimes a sucker for higher price tags, these pieces prove that I don’t have to overspend to feel and look my best. Oh and this dress from Chicwish is made out of a material that’s so comfy, it almost feels like pj’s! While the cutouts keep it feeling dressed up, it’s really just an easy throw-on-and-go number. I wear lots (and lots!) of dresses, but this one might just be the most flattering one that I own at the moment. Perfect for all things fancy, I can’t wait to find a reason to wear this outfit again.

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Dress: c/o Chicwish ($52)

Geo Heels: Amazon ($24)

Earrings: c/o Sugarfix by Baublebar ($13)

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THE WEAR EVERYWHERE SKIRT

Malibu, CA

Before I say how much I love this skirt, l will just admit that pencil skirts used to be the bane of my existence. Constantly tugging and readjusting them as I walked, I used to think of them only as an office attire staple, kind of like a button-down top. Professional, stuffy, and something to wear to an interview, I definitely didn't ever think of them as being 'cool'. 

That said, after seeing this style season after season, I've decided to embrace it and find new, dare I say 'exciting' new ways to wear it. The high waist and tailored shape are truly figure-flattering and I love this one from Chicwish because the neutral plaid print looks great with sweaters, graphic tees, silky tanks and more! I can wear it with a blazer to the office then swap out the top for a comfy tee to meet friends for dinner. I can pretty much wear it EVERYWHERE. And while I never thought I'd say it, I totally have a newfound obsession with the pencil skirt.

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