May Flowers

“The earth laughs in flowers.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

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April showers bring May flowers, and it was well worth the wait. Appreciation post and shout out to the month of May for coming through with such astounding beauty.

When I was growing up, I actually disliked the color yellow with a passion. I don’t know why I discriminated against it so much because it’s actually one of my favorite colors now, second to pink, of course. Yellow is such a cheerful shade, it’s vibrant hue is instantly contagious, full energy and happiness. I can’t seem to get enough of it these days.

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Hope you are embracing the sunshine and incorporating some sunny yellow into your lives! Thanks so much for stopping by!

** What I Wore **                                                       * Yellow dress by JC Penny *

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

My 50th Post

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This is my 50th post! Woo-hoo! This is a major milestone for me, as I’m absolutely horrible with commitment. Thanks so much for being by my side, as I appreciate YOUR commitment!

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What better way to celebrate than to wear one of my favorite prints. Leopard… cheetah…. yes, of course!

I took this not so basic cheetah print and combined it with blue. Actually, this was completely accidental and unintentional but I really liked the overall look. I was out shooting photos and forgot my black block heels specifically for this cheetah dress and decided to roll with anyways. This unexpected look turned out better than I had anticipated and I hope you like the look too!

**What I Wore**                                                                            * Leopard/ Cheetah A-line Dress by     WhoWhatWear (Target)                                            * Denim Jacket by The Gap                                       * Blue Denim Espadrilles by Old Navy

Thanks so much for stopping by and celebrating this milestone with me.

“In a world full of pants, be a dress…” Jules

 

Fierce and Fabulous

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Its Fierce and fabulous Friday and nothing makes me feel more this way than a good leopard print. Or is it cheetah? Does anyone  know the differences between the two prints? I see them both used intermittently. Regardless, I’ll take them all!

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Leopard print is the new black and I have a feeling it’s going to stick around for a while. Finding this print in a full dress couldn’t have made me happier. I’m all about flashy and bold looks and this one was so wearable and fun!

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**What I Wore**                                                   *Leopard/ cheetah dress by H&M*

Thanks so much for stopping by!

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

 

A Splash of Pink

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Brrrrr… it’s cold and snowy, it’s most definately winter. I like a little snow here and there but I’m really hopeful for an early spring!  A splash of color is a fun way to break away from the bleak winter days. Pink is my favorite color. Pink can have a calming effect and can help ease symptoms of depression and anxiety. Sometimes, a bright pink can be a little challenging to pair or even a little intimidating. I’m not one to shy away from brights, especially pink. Let the vibrant color speak for itself by combining it with a shade that’s toned down. By pairing with a neutral shade, it’s much more wearable.

Can we take a minute and talk about Hunter boots? The rain boot, the ever popular Wellington’s that even the royals and everyone else under the sun that’s been sporting them. I’m in love with mine and even with the endless colors and styles, I still gravitated towards the bright pink pair. No regrets in getting a bold hue at all, I’ve worn these on repeat at least a dozen times now. Living in Seattle, rain boots are a must have. Yes, it’s true, it’s always raining in Seattle. It rains over 150 days out of the year and you can bet I’ll be wearing them a lot! Do you own a pair of hunter rain boots? Which color is your favorite?

***What I Wore***

  • Sweater Dress by Revolve
  • Bright Pink Original Tall Gloss Rain Boots by Hunter Boots

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

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

Not So Basic LBD

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For the the love of the LBD. The “little black dress.” We all have at least one in our closet that we bring out and it’s just right for most any occasion. Black dresses are a classic and should be a staple piece in our wardrobes. It just goes with a lot and it’s chic in its own way.

I have a bittersweet love for the color black. Some time ago, I attended a beauty school. The school uniform was black… all black. In theory, black is a neutral shade, a blank canvas. Wearing black as a stylist/ artist helps ensure that there are no other colors competing with your client’s coloring or tone. In essence, your client becomes the true focal point, the star of the show.  Wearing black has a way of making you look polished and trendy. Unfortunately, I’ve had my fill of all black and wear the shade sparingly now.

When I do wear black, I like to add some color, texture or prints. These details can really take your LBD up a notch. This is also a good way to play with bolder colors that you wouldn’t typically wear. If you have a bright scarf or jacket that you rarely wear becauae it’s hard to pull off, throw it on top of a black dress. It’s a new look and not your basic LBD anymore.

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***What I Wore***

  • Black zipper dress by Andrew Marc (Nordstrom)
  • Pink Faux Fur bear by Betsey Johnson (Macy’s)

In a world full of pants, be a dress! Thanks for stopping by…..

Jules

Bows With Fringe Benefits

There’s that accessory rule/ guideline, which states, that before you leave the house, remove one piece of jewelry. I’ve never abided to that rule, the more the better, is what I live by. I’m an over-accessorizer. In keeping true to my 2019 word of the year, I choose to “sparkle” inside and out!

I think it’s darling when a dress or skirt come embellished with details, It’s like another accessory I’ll gladly stack to my overly accessorized self. Whether it’s bows, fringe, tassels or ruffles, it’s the details that really bring your outfit to life.

For my outfit of the day, I paired a cream bow tie blouse with a checkered fringed dress. I love bows, either in my hair or on my dresses, it’s a graceful and feminine look.

***What I Wore***

  • Sheath Dress by Laundry by Shelly Segal
  • Bow tie blouse by H&M

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

Locked In Love

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My vacation days are coming to an end and I knew there were some places I had to stop by before I leave. I grabbed a lock and headed to the Love Locket Scuplture. This would be a symbolic gesture to…. myself. The last few years have been an incredible journey of ups and downs, overcoming challenges and truly learning to love myself. I’m not attached to anyone, free as bird, and I have been enjoying this time to really understand myself.

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We are with “ourselves” more than anyone else, yet we are our own toughest critics. We put others first and lose track of our own wants and needs. There was a long period of trying to re-discover who I was and I’m still in the discovery phase. Maybe I will always be searching and looking for who Jules is…. but in the meantime, I’m going to love myself every step of the way.

I placed the lock, snapped it in place and left my mark in a heart. Something so simple, but now I am officially locked in, a reminder to love the woman I was before, now and the future.

I wore a colorful print dress by Lularoe. I am in no way affiliated with the company nor am I a “representative” for sales. I just love dresses and when one catches my eye, I’ll wear it! Hope you enjoy the look and hope you enjoy the rest of your week!

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***What I Wore****           

  • Amelia Dress by Lularoe

     •  Black fuzzy jacket by Zaful

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In a world full of pants, be a dress! Xoxo

Jules

Holiday Red

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Happy New Years Eve! Waking up to the bright sunshine and palm trees was a beautiful start for my last day of 2018.

I love a black and red combo. There’s something about the two together that really makes your outfit sassy and bold. I get a little hesitant when I throw white into the mix because it’s easy to venture into the Minnie Mouse territory. With this black and white dress, I took it up a notch and accessorized with a touch of red.

This was my look of the day and hope you liked it. Please tell me I’m not the only one with a macaron obsession. The colors and flavor selections get me everytime! Happy New Years Eve! Best Wishes!

***What I Wore***

  • Dress by White House Black Market
  • Red Bow Belt by Lulu’s

”In a world full of pants, be a dress!”

 

Vegas Bound

9AD9661A-786F-4A08-9046-2882B7539749.jpeg“I’m leaving, on a jet plane….” I couldn’t be more excited to celebrate New Years in Las Vegas! It was a quick flight from Seattle, so why not make the walk to departures in a little animal print?

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I can’t wait to share my Vegas adventures with you but in the meantime, this is my quick look of the day. I’m never shy from cheetah/ leopard prints and my collection of these prints have a dedicated section in my closet.

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***What I Wore***                                                             * Cheetah Zip Up Smock Dress by Target*         * Black Bell Bottom Pearl Sleeves Shirt by Macy’s ** 

Hope you enjoyed the look! Thanks for stopping by!

“In a world full of pants, be a dress!”