Did you know that May 1st is historically referred to as May Day? Though it’s not widely celebrated in the U.S., May Day is a traditional spring holiday in many cultures. It’s origins date back to ancient Rome, where they marked the date with a festival to honor the upcoming summer season. May is an absolutely beautiful time here in So Cal because we have so much incredible foliage in bloom. Not to mention the weather is perfect – not too hot, not too cold, and there’s always a warm breeze across the air. That being said, I’m SO EXCITED to to announce a fun little campaign I’m running for the month of May. It’s the perfect time of year for a beautiful maxi dress and I can’t even tell you how much I love maxis. They’re fluid and elegant, modest yet sexy, and oh so flattering for a variety of body types. I love how a maxi dress makes a statement with just a single article of clothing. As you might imagine, I own quite a few, so I’ve had this idea brewing for a while… I thought it would be fun to dedicate an entire month to just wearing maxis, and I plan to feature all of my favorites on the blog throughout the month, beginning with this pretty little floral dress from Express.
Since Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and I know most people make plans for the occasion, I wanted to offer three different perspectives on potential outfit combos. These looks work whether for a first date, dinner with your longtime significant other, or even a girls’ night celebration. Which one would you go for? I guess it depends on the venue, and of course your personal preferences. I have plans for dinner with my hubby, and will likely opt for something along the lines of the “fun & flirty” floral dress. Though honestly, I LOVE all these looks!!
LOOK 1: CUTE & CASUAL
Thanksgiving is exactly two weeks away, and I’m sure most of you have plans that involve sitting around a table with family and/or friends. In my case, Thanksgiving is traditionally held at my aunt’s house, which is nearby, so I don’t really have to travel. My mom and dad aren’t close unfortunately, but my aunt, uncle, cousins, and grandma are. My hubby and I attend every year, and in addition to family, we see some other friendly faces that we only catch a few times a year. I like to look nice for Thanksgiving, and usually err on the fancier side, wearing a dress of some sort. That’s not to say a casual Thanksgiving look is out of the question…there’s something very comforting about being cozy while you eat and drink yourself silly. But either way, I like to plan my outfit in advance. This year I got to thinking about how to incorporate some major fall trends into my Thanksgiving outfit. Contrary to popular belief, trendy doesn’t have to be tacky. It’s easy to incorporate seasonal styles in a way that’s chic and timeless. So here are some ideas that would be easy for anyone to recreate.