Wow, it's been awhile since we've had an outfit post on the blog! I was really not feelin' the winter vibes for the past few months (I'd rather stay inside, ha!) but am inspired to start posting some more fashion-related content now that the weather has become a bit more bearable. I also just started working with a photographer, and I am so in love with the results! I love, love, love Richard helping me out with the blog, but working with a professional is great, especially since I'm not always super comfortable in front of the camera.
Anyways, today's look is one of those which we shot a few weeks ago, and while I wasn't thinking too hard when I put it together, I realized after checking out the photos that it's kind of perfect for transitioning from winter to spring. SO, while I was originally just going to share the photos, inspiration always comes at the most unexpected times/places, and I'm also giving a few of my best tips for putting together transitional outfits as the weather gets warmer below. Hope they are helpful, and happy Easter weekend!
Ask anyone, and they won't hesitate to tell you how much I love rain boots. I have so many pairs, because they're just so versatile. If it's especially chilly, throw in a pair of fleece liners and rock them anyways. Then you don't have to worry about ruining any of your other fave shoes during the muddy season! You can also opt for the liner-less look like I did in this outfit if it's feeling warmer outside. Trust me, once you invest in one pair of rain boots, they'll last you practically a lifetime (but you'll probably want to buy more, because they're awesome). I also love pairing my Hunters with dresses as the weather gets warmer. This creates a great playful look that's still not baring it all when there's a bit of windchill.
Spring is a great time to play around with different prints! I love pulling out some of my floral dresses, but you can also stick with simpler patterns like the checkered vest pictured and put your own spin on it.
Pastels are an obvious choice for transitioning into spring, but that doesn't mean you should forget about the other options. In this look, I chose to capture more of a winter vibe in terms of color and then balance that with the playful, springtime dress and rain boots. Don't be afraid to mix it up and go with a non-traditional look!
Layering is a great strategy to tackle the fluctuating spring weather. Where I live, it's always chilly in the morning and warm in the afternoon, so it's great to have an item that's easy to remove when it gets sunny outside. This is also a great way to incorporate patterns into your outfit with a fun vest or light jacket.
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Have a wonderful weekend!
"Care what other people think, and you will always be their prisoner." - Lao Tzu
If I could tell all women everywhere just one thing, it would be this:
F*ck what other people think of you.
I wrote a Motivational Monday post a few weeks ago on why fear is SO boring, but I never really got down to the nitty gritty on what I think scares people the most.
It's funny, because there are so many things to worry about in life, and yet almost all of us subconsciously choose to stress over what other people have to think/say about us.
As the saying goes, worrying is like a rocking chair. It gives you something to do, but it gets you nowhere. I feel the same way about fear, which remains at the top of my shit list indefinitely. After all, there's really nothing remarkable about fear. No excitement, and certainly no enjoyment.
And did I mention that it's f*cking boring?
In lieu of a typical #MotivationalMonday edit this week, let's talk about something a bit different — something that just so happens to be most creative entrepreneurs' biggest frenemy.
Whaaaat? Isn't inspiration supposed to be my BFFL, you ask? Well, the funny thing about inspiration is that, when it's there for you, it's on freaking point. When it's not though? That's another story...
If I could go back in time and give my 15-year-old self one piece of advice, it would be this:
Love yourself. Always.
I recently read the book You Are a Badass, and every single chapter ended with that reminder. The message was that important.
Though it's taken me many years to "master" this concept, I still feel like I'm ahead of the curve. In a world that's dominated by social media, getting trapped in a never-ending cycle of comparison is seemingly inevitable (though, I wrote about why it doesn't have to be here). Not to mention the fact that virtually everything nowadays is photoshopped to death. I love, love, love that raw, real life is slowly but surely becoming the new "it" thing (thank u Snapchat & Insta stories).
What better way to jump into February than with a classic Valentine's Day post? For those of ya who aren't so much of a fan of the heart-themed holiday, I'll warn you now — get on board. I've got lots of fun holiday-inspired content planned for the upcoming week, and I absolutely can't wait to share.
I won't go too much into my Valentine's Day motto here (though I'll cover it soon, promise), but please remember, as cliche as it sounds, it's a day to treat yo' self! It doesn't matter if you don't have an S.O. to buy you flowers & chocolate. It's 2017, and I say buy 'em for your damn self — boyfriend or no boyfriend (because multiple boxes of chocolate never hurt a fly, right?).
Wow, it feels like it's been literal ages since I've shared a post under the tag 'Motivational Monday'. This series was one of the first that I created on The Blonde Chiffon, yet somehow it gradually faded away. I'm still working on my New Year's resolutions (yes, I'm aware that January is almost over), but I know that one thing I want to do is to start writing more raw, inspirational content.
So, here's this series' revival. I figure, it's 2017. Why the hell not? There's certainly much crazier things going on in the world today. This series also gives me the chance to write more off the cuff, instead of my typical listicles & how-to posts.
Lately, I've been very into the color black. Shoes, jackets, sweaters, you name it. All black everything, except for a bit of gray here and there. Overall though, I'm really digging the neutral colors.
But what I don't love? Expensive, break the bank clothing. I read some popular fashion blogs and I'm always like, that's $50 for a t-shirt.
Thanks, but no thanks.
Christmas is here, and the holiday sweaters are out. Did you guys catch this sequined reindeer look last week? Yeah, I'm in love. Honestly though, I think I like this sparkly red sweater (another T.J. Maxx find) even better. And don't get me started on my latest phone case. No, it's not X-mas themed. However, it's sassy enough that it doesn't have to be. It's that amazing...
If you've read this post where I list 5 podcasts you need in your life, you know that I love Gretchen Rubin's show Happier. For those of you don't know, Gretchen is a happiness expert, and she's most widely recognized for her #1 New York Times Best Seller, The Happiness Project. In the book, Gretchen details her research on what exactly makes people happy and she recounts her year "trying to sing in the morning, clean [her] closets, fight right, read Aristotle, and generally have more fun."...