In the Park :: Chambray Shirt & Pink Maxi Skirt

In the Park :: Chambray Shirt & Pink Maxi Skirt

Happy Wednesday! I am loving these days of Spring where you can enjoy some of the warmer days outdoors with those you love. The park is just the perfect place to not only get your children out to play and be active, but also to find time to reconnect to your own youth and see it through the eyes of your child. I actually like being on that playground too. I don’t want to miss a moment of my son’s joy.  My new worries about what it means to miss out on quality time with him has me trying to get on that slide, climb that rock wall or hang off some strange new monkey bar. (Sorry in advance if I’m the crazy Mom you see doing all of that!) Unfortunately today the crazy wind didn’t make much for a park date, but we were happy to get out nonetheless.

This Season's Gold // Side Braid

Now I consider the chambray shirt the perfect neutral for the spring season. It goes with just about everything and there are so many shades of the blue denim, you can’t just own one. I particularly love this J. Crew light blue chambray shirt since it feels feminine and isn’t too stiff of a material. In keeping it casual, instead of tucking or buttoning the shirt all the way, I tied a knot at the ends for a fun and free-spirited feel.

This Season's Gold // chambray shirt and pink maxi skirt

Maxi skirts are great for the spring, especially when you want to cover up your legs and still be in a skirt! (And awaiting that golden tan!) This maxi skirt is voluminous and I love it! It can be dressed down as much as a chiffon layered maxi skirt can be or dressed up for an event (future post!). And for someone as petite as I am (more about that here), I went for a tan and gold high heeled sandal to give the skirt just enough height off the ground while still elongating my stature (a tailor is also always a good option for us petite girls!). Hot pink particularly goes well with warm tones like brown or tan, so keep that in mind the next time you want to tone down a bright pink piece in your outfit.

This Season's Gold // Saddle Bag and braceletsAnd as someone who has invested in helping women succeed in all parts of their lives (styling, motherhood, travel, business, etc.), I have been drawn to many of the small businesses seen on Instagram these days. I am in awe of the many women out there creating such amazing pieces of clothing and jewelry. I just can’t get enough. That’s where I learned about druzy jewelry. And I’ve been addicted to it since. Here, the large golden druzy coin and mint bolo leather bracelet is from a shop I found on Instagram called HM Willow as part of their Magellan Collection.

Outfit :: J. Crew Chambray Shirt (On Sale with extra 20% off!), Anthropologie Maxi Skirt (old, similar light pink maxi here), Schutz Sandals (similar here), Fossil Saddle Crossbody (similar here), Rings: Francesca’s and Loft, Bracelets: Loft, HM Willow

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Photo Credit: My Mother

xoxo, Jessica
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Event Season for Flowers and Showers

Event Season for Flowers and Showers

Happy Thursday! One of the things I love about Spring is the start to what I like to call event season. My mailbox starts to get happy with invitations to weddings, galas, engagement parties, birthday parties (more for kids though these days), and baby showers. Even better, there’s always something to dress up for that doesn’t involve coat check. (Why does that line always move so slowly?) So I was happy that I had this floral dress ready to go for a very special and meaningful occasion.

This Season's Gold // Blush and Floral Maxi Dress

This wrap dress is so much of everything. It is classy, elegant and has that oh la la feel to it when the wind blows just the right way (oh, but be sure to wear something neutral underneath!). It’s the kind of dress that makes you feel pretty, girly and like a flower in bloom. I felt like gold.

This Season's Gold // Floral Spring Maxi Dress

It was the right kind of dress to wear to one of my family member’s baby shower.  It was the first baby event I attended since saying goodbye to my daughter (I never got to have her baby shower). I wanted to feel pretty and fresh and light while bearing the weight of facing everything baby times two (Twin girls. My wallet is in trouble!). But I was prepared and since I am beyond in love already with those precious little ones, I knew that all would be okay. And it was. I was. I will be.

This Season's Gold // Long Floral Print Dress

This Season's Gold // Blush Handbag and Sandals

Outfit :: June & Hudson Dress (similar here), Aldo Lock and Key Handbag (nice update here!), Black Saks Fifth Ave. Sandals (love these from Steve Madden!), Francesca’s earrings, Pottery Barn Kids Name Plate Necklace, Fossil Watch (On sale!!), Loft Druzy cuff, (All wardrobe pieces or similar here!), Compliment Gratitude bracelet here

Special Shout-out: And to the girl who was the first to ever say to me “You don’t know me but I know you are from This Season’s Gold, I’m wearing a pop of color because of you. (You looked great!) Thank you. It was a sign that I am doing this for the right reason.

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xoxo, Jessica
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