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Military Green Dream

“Fashion wasn’t what you wore someplace anymore; it was the whole reason for going.” -Andy Warhol

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I’ve been to the bunkers at Fort Worden a few times and I enjoy the scenery, rich in history. If I’m being completely honest, I very much had a “I did it for the gram” moment. When I first spotted this dress, I thought to myself, “this dress would be so great for the bunkers at Fort Worden.” So, I made the trek in my “military” green dress to the historical Army bunkers.  Pose, snap, pose, snap… thank you, Andy Warhol, you said it best.

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You really could spend the whole day here at Fort Worden and we spent hours just wandering and exploring. Fun fact, An Officer and a Gentleman movie was filmed here and in the neighboring town of Port Townsend.

”Military” green, olive green, sage green, moss green… whatever you want to call it, it is having it’s moment. And rightly so, it’s great that this muted color has its chance to shine. I’ve really been in to this subtle yet standout hue and plan to incorporate more pieces in this shade.

Hope you enjoyed the look and a small peek at the bunkers that overlooks the beauty of the Puget Sound. Thanks so much for stopping by!

** What I Wore **                                                       * Olive Green Dress by Old Navy *                            * White Crop Top by Lulu’s *

In a world full of pants, be a dress ~ Jules

 

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Spring is in the Air

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Hello lovelies, it’s been a little while! The cold has a way of bringing on the winter blues and the start of spring has lifted some of the darkness. Spring is such a renewal of energy for me. It’s almost as if I’ve been hibernating away all winter and now I’m awake and feel alive. The sun is out earlier, the birds are singing me a chorus every morning, new life is blooming and the sun is setting later.

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Spring represents the soft blooms, sunshine, warmth. The dead of winter is giving way to a season of softer and lighter tones and fabrics. In nature, subtle yet beautiful colors are coming into bloom. It’s time to leave the darker hues of fall and winter behind and bring some needed color back. Spring is a fun time to experiment with colors, pastels and florals.

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I’m enjoying the warmth and golden rays today in a sunny yellow floral dress from Tj Maxx. Yellow represents sunny optimism…what better way to start spring! Hope you enjoyed the look!

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~In a world full of pants, be a dress~ Jules

 

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Not A Dress Snob

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Something I get asked frequently is “Where do you get all your dresses from?” I’m asked as if I’m about to disclose my favorite shop and I have one main supplier. Friends, I’ll let you in on my secret…..I buy my dresses everywhere and anywhere. I have dresses from Walmart, Target, mall stores, department stores, from friends, boutiques, flea markets, discount stores,online and more. I don’t have a favorite store and have been pleasantly surprised by some of the dresses and skirts I’ve aquired from some of these places. I don’t discriminate and that is how I built my dress wardrobe. I’m not a dress snob, I just love dresses regardless of where I’ve bought them from. There are some dresses that I have had in my collection for years and still wear today because of how timeless and classic they are, even with today’s fast fashion and modern trends.

I tend to shop more traditionally, I prefer brick and mortar stores over online shopping. With so many different styles, lengths and dress options out there, not everything looks like it does on the model, from your monitor. Just as if you were browsing in store, you should definately try on before you buy. Sometimes a dress could look gorgeous on the hanger and left little to be desired after trying it on.

For today’s look, I’m wearing a neutral beige dress with pockets. For the love of pockets, I get so excited about that small detail. To keep warm and keeping it in season with a plaid scarf. The scarf was actually my one and only purchase from Black Friday 2018. I’ve been wearing with a lot this past winter.  Do you have a favorite go to store that doesn’t let you down or do you shop around like I do? Let me know in the comments!

***What I Wore***

  • Beige dress with pockets by Ann Taylor
  • Plaid scarf by Old Navy

 

In a world full of pants be a dress ~ Jules

Cheated On My Dress with No Regrets

It’s gonna be a good, good life. That’s what my therapist say. (Bebe Rexha, I’m a Mess)9A5305C5-7FC2-4FC1-9438-BBE92BA503F5

Do you have any regrets in your life? I know that I do. We all have things we’ve been less than proud of or wished we could’ve have said or done things differently. Life doesn’t have a reset button for when we wish we could go back and have a redo for those moments.

Tomorrow is never promised but we all have the gift of TODAY! What makes today even more special, is that it’s ‘National Toss Away the “Could Haves” and “Should Haves” Day! Reflect on this day, by letting go of your past and live with no regrets.

Dream big, set you goals high and live in the moment now. Whatever makes you feel alive, nourishes and feeds your soul… do it all.

It was easy to be all smiles today. Letting go and enjoying the sunshine and blue skies. I was happy to wear my floral jumpsuit. Rompers and jumpsuits are everywhere now and I adore them. As an avid dress wearer, I wondered if I was “cheating” on my no pants lifestyle. Rompers and jumpsuits are not the same as dresses, but I group them in a similar category. Its a simple, wear and go, one piece. I call them “alternate” dresses.

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This jumpsuit is casual, fun and free spirited. You catch glimpses wondering “Is it a dress? Pants?” I liked the periwinkle blue shade and the oversized pant. This jumpsuit feels and acts as a dress.  Its so versatile, it could pass a maxi dress. It was fun to wear and suprisingly comfortable. I actually felt as though I had a dress on. My favorite part is the pockets!

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Are you hooked on rompers and jumpsuits? Am I really cheating?

Today is the day. Do it all, let go and have an amazing “Toss away the “Could Haves” and “Should Haves” Day!

”In a world full of pants, be a dress!” (Jules L.)

**What I wore: Free People (Nordstrom) Color My World Floral Jumpsuit. Keds Stripe Sneakers**

*Sandhills Horticultural Gardens, North Carolina. Hannah Mason photos.*