I don’t think it gets more magical than a little greenhouse + twinkle lights + allll the pumpkins. While trying to figure out where I was going to put all these pumpkins from my latest trip to the produce auction, I spotted my little, still empty greenhouse out in the yard and instantly had a vision of a magical little backyard fall scene. I pulled all the props, planters, baskets, and pieces used around and inside the greenhouse from my garage or shed and dug some old Christmas lights out from storage. I had so much fun setting it up and I wish I could pick it up and transport it all over for more people to enjoy it! Sometimes you gotta do something just for fun and forget about how practical it is!Read More
Linen embroidered dress: TJMaxx | Espadrille Sneakers: Target (similar here) | Pom-pom straw tote: Miss Molly Vintage
When it comes to summer outfits, linen is always one of my favorite materials that feels breezy, delicate, and effortless. I've been constantly wearing this beautiful linen embroidered dress I snagged at TJMaxx recently because it's just so lightweight and comfortable! They have tons of these and other similar laid-back linen dresses in stock right now. I love how it pairs with some pastel espadrille sneakers and our new pom-pom straw totes- perfect everyday summer outfit!
What's better than a floral on floral photoshoot? Getting to shoot inside one of my favorite hidden gems, Pemberton's Greenhouses, was just magical. Sarah Grashel Photography did such an amazing job as usual at capturing the entire space. My favorite vintage pieces or outfits always end up being those that people mistake for being brand new. It is so true that our trends are constantly being recycled from the past, and that's what makes wearing vintage so fun! All the main components of this outfit were found in thrift stores or garage sales. This amazing floral midi dress, that just happened to fit perfectly, was found at the thrift store for less than $5. I picked up this 60's tooled leather clutch years ago at an estate sale for a couple of dollars. This purse style has become really trendy again with the popularity of bohemian/festival styles lately. The woven leather flats I also found at the thrift store for a couple bucks, and I love the strappy, modern details. As always, I like to mix new elements in with the vintage. This body chain from Forever21 is the perfect way to add some edge to super sweet dresses, prints, or tops. It instantly makes any outfit look more modern and unique. I can't forget to mention my all-time favorite vintage milkglass fruit charm bracelet that just hapened to match the colors of the dress perfectly.
all photos by Sarah Grashel Photography
My wardrobe for the most part is really bright and colorful with lots of prints, thanks to a lot of vintage pieces I have collected through out the years. Lately though, I have been stocking up on lots of neutrals and basics that are perfect for mixing and matching and have that great laid-back summer feel. An all-neutral outfit just screams summer chic and is totally understated, yet unexpected at the same time. Just about anyone can try out this trend with basics you already have in your closet (think a slouchy white tee or blouse, classic relaxed shorts, khakis, tans, and grays). Keep the silhouette relaxed with nothing too structured or fitted, and don't be afraid to pile on some simple jewelry.
What are some of your favorite summer basics? Have you tried an all-neutral outfit yet? You can shop my complete look and some of my picks below!