Spring often has us thinking of beauty—flowers, soft colors and sunshine. We clean our homes, freshen up our closets and gravitate to “pretty” things.
When I think about people who are truly beautiful, looks come second to kind and gentle personalities. Naturally, we can all rattle off the names of Hollywood stars we think are gorgeous. But think long and hard about the pretty people you know personally, I’ll bet their beauty is more than skin deep.
Spring always has me feeling a bit reflective. As the snow melts away and the first flower buds begin to sprout, it’s a time of renewal. It’s also a great time to assess my interactions with others. Am I living up to the beauty around me? Am I doing enough to help others? Do I show patience? The tragic school shooting in Parkland, Florida is a painful reminder of just how quickly loved ones or neighbors can be taken away.
So, today—before we talk fashion—let’s make a commitment to pursuing the “pretty” you can’t see!
Somehow, I think writing these down will help keep me accountable. Do you have a personal pledge? Any suggestions to add to this list? Let me know in the comments below! Now, let’s talk about this dress.
This spring shirt dress is from Old Navy. Right now, it’s on super sale—only $20! What makes it swoon-worthy? First, it has pockets—YES! Second, it is made of the… softest… fabric. Feels SO luxurious against your skin.
In addition to my pink version, you can get it in olive, gray and denim. I’m not usually a pink gal, however, this just screams spring and I was eager to venture outside my fashion comfort zone. It’s great for travel. You can dress it up, dress it down and take it through multiple seasons!
Tone down the sugar sweetness of the pink with black tights, boots with metal accents, a great bag and black jewelry. For work, I also tossed on a black jacket. My boots and bag are really old, but here are some similar items
Nothing says spring and summer like a great pair of espadrilles. I opted for blue wedges—at 4’11” I need the height—but this would also look fantastic with sandals. While I went with blue accents, this would be equally stunning with neutral pieces. Add a great cross body bag and aviators and you’re ready for any adventure. You can layer on a denim jacket for cool evenings. My shoes and bag are both quite old and no longer available. Here are some similar (even cuter) items I have my eye on.
This spring dress looks great with an additional pop of color. Its casual style easily transitions to a more elegant affair with matching denim heels, ball drop earrings and a fun clutch. My capiz shell bag is about a decade old. I haven’t found anything quite like it, but did find a few options you might enjoy.