Tag: Francesca’s

Pastels, Petals, and Pattern Mixing

pastel blue, pattern mixing, white shoes, botanic gardens

Nothing says springtime quite like rocking subtle shades of pastels—I’m thinking eggshell blue, baby pink, lavender, and muted sunshine-yellow. The only problem? I’ve learned over the years (and especially through all my blog photos) that I just don’t look very good in pastels. My skin tone lives for the “go bold or go home” mentality when it comes to what colors to wear. That’s why when the stylish ladies of the Magnificent Eight group asked me to participate in a special “pastel pattern mixing” post, I struggled a bit to put together a fashionable outfit! Continue reading “Pastels, Petals, and Pattern Mixing”

24 Hours in a Day and Only One to Be Upset

hot pink blazer, skinny jeans, white mules

Let’s get real for a moment guys, let’s bring it down a notch…There are some sucky things out there that have the potential to ruin your day. Maybe you spill mustard all over your favorite white blouse (and know it’s going to stain). Maybe you get a bad grade on that big assignment you were worried about. Maybe people in your group project or at work are lazy bums who never do anything but take all the credit. OR MAYBE you go out of your way to do something nice for someone else (i.e. wait extra long to hold the door open) and they don’t even say thank you! (Talk about my pet peeve!!). Let me tell ya’, I have had some frustrating moments these past two days. BUT that’s all they should’ve been—just moments. Far too often I let one little annoying thing ruin my whole day and you know what? I’m done with it! It’s just plain wasteful. Continue reading “24 Hours in a Day and Only One to Be Upset”

3 Simple Accessories to Give Your Outfit That Extra “Umph”

spring outfit, blue floral shorts, denim jacket

When it comes to fashion pet-peeves, one of mine is when your outfit is lacking the perfect accessories—you can just feel that something’s missing, ya know? Thankfully, I’ve discovered a simple little trifecta to take your outfit from “just eh” to “mmmm, werk it girl.” (Okay, so maybe these accessories won’t take your look *quite* to that level, but you get the point.) Continue reading “3 Simple Accessories to Give Your Outfit That Extra “Umph””