WHAT INSPIRES YOU?
People ask me where I get my inspiration from? I can’t ignore the impact Pretty Woman has had on my life. As silly as it sounds, Julia Roberts wardrobe in that movie is my ideal. The last time I watched it with Gus, he told me afterward, I smiled the entire time. I’m not even surprised. The movie is the perfect blend of sophistication, class, and realness. I don’t need the billion dollar lifestyle, but I certainly appreciate the amount of detail and design incorporated into it.
Would I faint over a date night on a private jet to our box seats at the opera across the county? Of course. Are my expectations going to be skewed for the rest of my life? Probably.
But ultimately, my consistent inspiration stems from textures and colors. Contrast, monochromes, furs , fringe and linens… they give me butterflies and my passion for fashion. When I saw this raw edge and textured top in “my color” —we’ll get to that— there were fireworks, each spark with a new idea on how to enjoy and share them A spark for the neck scarf, a spark for the exposed bobby pins and the high waisted button up denim. Stying outfits is like putting on a show for myself that I’ll enjoy all day, even longer if I capture it on camera and share it with y’all. So that’s what I did!
TEXTURED PONCHO TOP
This textured poncho top is from a local Atlanta business called B.Y.C —Before You Collection— and comes in… all the colors! I was drawn to this rich blue tone for the contrast I could give it with blush and white. It’s almost a neutral, so naturally, I LOVE it. “The tuck” is every so easy too, not bulky at the bottom so it slips right into high waisted denim, skirts, even loungewear. The most appealing aspect though, is the raw edge on the sleeve and neckline. That detail makes all the difference! Also if you’re working to support local brands, I really love this one! Their main focus is making meaningful relationships with what they crate, which happens to balance comfort and eye-catching. I can officially confirm on both ends, they’re killing it!
CURRENT COLOR PALETTE | BLUE & BLUSH
If you follow along in stories, we installed our cabinets last night— over a pot of chili and much appreciated teamwork. So I put together the most darling bouquet of my life with the local florist down the street to celebrate the pure joy of new cabinet doors. It was then I realized I’m completely drawn to a particularly trendy color scheme. The deep dusty gray blue, cool blush and natural white tones. It’s in my kitchen, on my body and now my bouquet… it’s the perfect mixture of down to earth and intentional design. Coincidental contrast vibing with Pretty Woman, I think not! The blue brings a welcoming deepness while the blush shines chic and bright.
Today was full of so much joy because our home is coming together and we finally got a glimpse of what it’s going to look like. Dreams are coming to life and I’m so thankful for this space to share them with y’all! Shout out to B.Y.C for sponsoring this posts and helping me share this blue hue with y’all! I listed a few stores below that sell this Gauze Poncho top!.