The Sweater-Dress

One aspect of clothing I am always on the lookout for when shopping is the combination of comfy and cute. I love when I get to dress stylish and pretty, yet stay super comfortable the whole day no matter what I'm wearing. It's the best win-win in fashion, in my opinion. So when I stumbled upon this sweater dress at Zara, I couldn't say no to it! It's seriously a game-changer. I wake up on Sunday am think, dang, I really want to dress up but still wear a sweatshirt. The answer? sweater-dress. Plus, it's shiny :) 

Unfortunately, this dress is no longer being sold online. But no matter! It's an easy fix. To mimic this look, I found this grey flare-sleeved sweatshirt from Zara and this gold accordion skirt from The Oxford Trunk

If this is a little too fancy for you, wear your favorite white slip-ons or converse! It's such a great statement dress, you can really add whatever amount of casual in your shoe game as you'd like without taking away any class from the look. 

My lip color is the BEST soft matte shade of nude I own. The best part, it's under $10! Get it Here

Blue Sky Baby

The caged bird sings, with fearful trill
of the things unknown, but longed for still
and his tune is heard on the distant hill 
for the caged bird sings of freedom

The free bird thinks of another breeze
and the trade winds soft through the sighing trees
and the fat worms waiting on a dawn-bright lawn
and he names the sky his own. 
- Maya Angelou

Sometimes a blue sky is enough to feel limitless. I'll tell you one thing, being a creative person can bring days of immense freedom, but also days of cages and ceilings. It is hard to not get discouraged with those days... when you can't seem to see over that wall that blocks the view of your true identity. Just because you're a bird doesn't mean you can always fly. You have to continuously return to the place you belong, to the place you were made to exist. It will remind you of where you are meant to be, where your abilities are used for their true intent. It is comforting remembering the place God has for us in these times, for it is in that Heavenly place that our full potential WILL be reached. That is His promise to us. It is why we were made. So on days where I can't seem to spread my wings, I like to look at that big endless blue sky and remember what IS coming. 

I have decided this season is going to be one of hats. I just love what a hat adds to an outfit... it gives it more personality and makes me feel more sophisticated. I like this straw hat and love the added color it gives to my black and white ensemble. 

I have three words for this layered silver necklace from Express : Class. Rock&Roll. Flavor. How can a necklace accomplish so many things? I don't know. But it's on another level, people.  

Ladies & gentlemen: introducing my favorite suede booties in the WORLD, the Willow Booties from Roolee. they're so cute I can't handle it. 

Knotted white tank is my fallback for every pair of pants that needs to be the center of attention. I frayed these ones myself, be looking for a tutorial post soon!