Friday, May 1, 2015

... Bring May Flowers

SURPRISE! Today's outfit of the day ties into yesterday's blog post. "April Showers..." WAIT FOR IT "... Bring May Flowers". Again, my photographer was the lovely Stephanie of, so be sure to check out her Floral outfit of the day too!

So I already know what you're thinking...

Not so fast! Though Florals are a typical Spring trend you see year after year, I can't stress enough how difficult it can be to find the right Floral pattern for you. Large flowers, small flowers, brights, pastels... it's easy to get overwhelmed. Plus, the perfect floral for you may not be another's same cup of tea. That's what I personally love about Floral. The variety allows it to always feel new and exciting every time Spring rolls around again. Now, let's get into my outfit! 

I never let the sunshine fool me! To guard myself from potential Spring wind chills, I usually throw a denim vest over all of my favorite casual dresses. My vest is from American Eagle, and you can find a very similar one here. I also bought my dress last Fall from American Eagle. I'm a little embarrassed to say that it's been living in my closet with tags attached, since it arrived in the mail. I can't pass up a good deal, so I tend to go HAM on end of season clearance sales.  

I purchased my sandals from Target last Summer, but you can find similar ones here. If you follow me on Instagram, you'll also know that I've been hitting the nail salon regularly to keeps my nail polish looking fresh! I currently have Essie - Watermelon on my toes. :)

Pictured above is my Floral Nautical Necklace from LETOTE. I love pairing more dainty jewelry like this when sporting bolder prints. In the picture below, you can get a closer look at the gorgeous crochet overlay on my dress as well as the pastel pink and blue rose pattern. 

Although I love wearing layers in the Fall and Winter, the warmer weather has gotten me excited to pull out my Spring and Summer pieces from the back of my closet. I love rediscovering clothes I already own and including them in a whole new outfit that I've never considered before. 

Denise Joyce