Blooming Baby

Today I wanted to do a more personal post with you guys. I feel like lately it’s been all business, fashion, makeup, and adulty stuff, so I kind of thought diving into my life on a more personal level would be a good break from all that. And hello, I love talking about myself.

I think a lot of people who read this blog know me from school or work, and a lot of you are family members. So many of you already know me, but we don’t always get to catch up. Here’s our chance. Please contact me back and let me know what all of you are up to as well. 

I recently turned 19 not too long ago, which feels pretty unreal. I mean, it’s always like right when you get used to saying how old you are, it changes again. I have to say though, I am terrified of turning 20. It’s like, that’s it. No more teenage years. Things really settle there it seems. My boyfriend turns 20 this May. I’m not sure how he’s feeling about it. 

Speaking of my boyfriend:

Dakota and I have been together for 2 years tomorrow. How insane is that?? That’s a long time. We’ve been through a lot together already and look forward to more adventures coming our way. He’s always supporting me and my decisions, checking in on me, and inspiring me everyday. He helps out more with this blog than y’all know. 

Look at those blue eyes ladies? Aren’t they just adorable? I tell him a lot how his eyes are like the ocean or little crystals. And his smile is heartwarming. We’re celebrating our anniversary this Sunday by taking a day trip out of town. I will be taking lots of pictures and showing y’all some of the things we got to experience, including what we wore, this upcoming Monday. 

So the title of this post “Blooming Baby” comes definitely from the season we are in, but also for the growing up I am doing. I mean, who knew a fun little blog would turn into a dedication? Would inspire me to start a more creative path? In high school I always thought I would use my artistic skills to form a career. That’s like, who I was in high school. Always drawing or something. And now to see my passions manifest into something that reaches different countries all the over the world is amazing!! 

 There are so many new things going on and coming up, but don’t worry. Keep up with me and you’ll find out soon enough. Hopefully, there will be a lot more traveling and experiences, (especially museums and coffee shops). I’m hoping to find more hole-the-wall places, visit nearby towns, maybe go on a cruise or festival or something. I’m almost 20. It’s about time to start getting lost. 

Another thing that’s been on my mind a lot is friends. After high school, my closest friends and I sort of found different paths in life, which is totally natural. We knew the day would come, and we accepted it with smiles. We were more excited that each of us had specific plans for the future than we were worried about wedging our ways into each other’s lives. I have good friends that I work with, good friends that I run into, and good friends that I don’t talk to everyday, but I know they always have my back. 

Now more than ever, I find it important for me to separate myself from toxic things and people. I’ve always had a very bad habit of letting hurtful people in my life, and I don’t want to do that anymore. It’s important to surround yourself with people who genuinely only want the best for you, especially at this very vulnerable stage in life. 

I’m blooming into a powerful young woman, and I see this happening for lots of ladies all over the world. It’s a wonderful thing. I wanted to give y’all a little update and for you to know I’m human too, not just outfits and makeup. It truly does mean the world when I hear someone tell me they read my blog. Thank you so much. I will be updating you more as life gets crazier! Thank you for reading and I will see you soon. 

Dark Flora Mi Amora

Floral prints are always in. Floral dresses, floral bomber jackets, and even floral boots have been an ongoing fashion piece that can be elegant or girly, but overall very pretty. And I don’t know about you guys but I feel so out of place wearing pinks when the autumn leaves are orange and brown. 

This year somehow I found this glorious discovery of this dress above. It is a floral pattern, but there is also a paisley print in there too. 

For this look, since this dress is a slip dress I decided to try out the whole “white t shirt under slip dress” trend that is coming up again from the past, but in my version I used a V-neck shirt which I actually really like. It is pretty short, and also to keep warm I added these ribbed leggings and nude boots. 

Look at that print, is it not one of the most beautiful things you’ve ever seen?

Now if you aren’t already in love with these dark florals, or oranges and brown don’t appeal to you then here’s another example. 

The dress above has it all, the bell sleeves, the mock neck, the length, and the PRINT. Oh my gosh, this print is so beautiful and bold. I actually found this all by its lonesome at a T.J. Maxx. 

This dress is also perfect for the fall time because it is a standout piece while everyone else is hiding under their scarves and beanies (there’s nothing wrong with that, but I’m not the kind of girl to blend in). 

For these looks I kept the same ribbed tights for both of them and the same nude booties but this purple-ish dress would look stunning with black boots or perhaps even flats. These dresses are perfect for those days when you just want to throw something on. 

If you like these outfits and want to try them out for yourself there are some links down below: 

Purple-ish dress:

This link is to something similar. The brand to my dress is love FIRE so hopefully you can find this dress somewhere knowing the brand name. 
 http://m.shop.nordstrom.com/s/speechless-floral-print-bell-sleeve-dress/4434463?cm_mmc=google-_-productads-_-Women%3ADresses%3ADress-_-5225470&rkg_id=h-a8b950988d33aefec48a91275e95b4d9_t-1478130081&adpos=1o8&creative=145503089171&device=m&network=g&gclid=CjwKEAjwnebABRCjpvr13dHL8DsSJABB-ILJTn_vZi9bqxesLabE7eVJGENS7spWfXULq7swE6X7ZxoCsU_w_wcB

Orange and Brown slip dress:
Here are 2 links to similar dresses. One is similar is its color and the other is similar in its style. This dress I have is no longer available, but it is from American Eagle Outfitters so maybe it will become available again soon.

Similar in color:
 https://www.ae.com/women-aeo-floral-babydoll-dress-caramel/web/s-prod/0395_9783_293?cm=sUS-cUSD

Similar in style: (and on sale)
 https://www.ae.com/women-clearance-aeo-lace-up-tank-dress-rust/web/s-prod/0391_9355_211?cm=sUS-cUSD
I hope you enjoyed these looks. I had a lot of fun with these outfits and I hope they inspire you to try something new!