Florals? For Spring? Groundbreaking.

I saw floral fashion attire left and right this past weekend, and not going to lie but I am all about it. Bill and I took a day trip up to Holland, Michigan to check out the Tulip Time Festival and had a great time. It’s about 3 hours away from Chicago, and let me just say I have never seen a city so on fire for something as simple as a tulip. Don’t get me wrong, I loved it, but this town lives for the two weekends the tulips are in full bloom. From its parades, tulip art, to tulips in every storefront window, these two weekends are like our fourth of July. Such excitement!

I knew right away I was going to wear a floral arrangement (so basic, I admit…) BUT when I saw this romper with a skirt overlay at Francesca’s I was so excited to wear it out with a cute bralette underneath and my red Target sandals. I am embracing the warm weather and vibrant colors because we have waited too long for these moments!

If you ever want to take a day trip to Holland, MI, I would recommend grabbing a bite at Butch’s, apple cider donuts from Crane’s, walking around Window on the Waterfront, and stopping by the 205 Coffee bar for a latte and cute photos. I really had a great time ooh-ing and aah-ing over the array of tulip colors, and we couldn’t have asked for a better weekend to be outside! Shots from my trip are below. Dare I ask what your favorite flower is? I bet you can guess mine.

RomperFrancesca’s // ShoesTarget // Bralette: Styles for Less // Sunglasses: Quay

XO.

Lex

 

Spring Time Apparel

 

Dress: Ellie Kai // Shoes: Target!! (Buy one get one 50% off!) // Purse: Sarah Jessica Parker

It’s Monday and Spring is (actually) HERE. We are slowly learning what sunshine is in Chicago and I love it. Spring time in Chicago is the best with colorful tulips on Michigan Avenue, strolls on the river walk, bright colors and spring dresses. I have been dying to wear my red sandals out and about and not only are they comfortable, but they come in so many different colors! The Who What Wear line at Target is coming in clutch with its shoe collection. I’m in love with my Crochet Knit Dress by Ellie Kai because it is so comfy and can be dressed up or down! It’s the perfect dress for a Sunday Stroll, day time brunch, (did someone say Easter?!), or even for a Hamptons party (thank you Al for hosting!) If you haven’t heard of Ellie Kai before, make sure to check them out! This made to order clothing line has so many different styles, patterns, and fits to choose from. Not to mention the brand prides itself in making its clothing in an ethical way, in hopes to eliminate waste. The company also donates to organizations that focuses on bettering education for women and girls. Love me some Ellie Kai.

You can never go wrong with a white dress and a pop of color for a day in the sunshine. Can’t wit for more spring fashion inspiration. Let’s just hope this sunshine in Chicago is here to stay for awhile!

XO.

Lex

Photography by: Meghan @ Lincoln Park Minute

This post includes complimentary product. 

Found: Your Perfect Holiday Dress

Altuzarra for Target has been the talk of the fashion world since it was announced, and for good reason. The collection is full of beautiful hues, figure flatting shapes, and low cost meets high end glam. Usually not a fan of designer/mass retail collaborations, I was skeptical about this one too. Altuzarra proved me wrong, and I scooped up a draped wrap dress in an alluring burgundy, perfect for the holidays. The best part? It was only $39.99.

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Easy Decorating Upgrade

The first thing I do when I get into my bedroom, is take off my jewelry. This leads to me forgetting where I put it down, and freaking out that I lost my prized possessions. I started putting my jewelry in a glass on my desk. Convenient, yes. An eye sore, definitely.

An easy decorating upgrade and quick fix for this solution is to get cute, but inexpensive bowls, and place them wherever you spend the most time. I found one that I really like from Target. It has soft colors and is shaped like something out of the sea.

Threshold Wave Bowl, $9.99 at Target.

 

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Peter Pilotto for Target

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While I normally do not write about designer/Target collabs, when I saw the lookbook for Peter Pilotto for Target I had to throw something out there. Personally, I think that some collabs, like “Designer for Target” or “Designer for H&M” can be a rip off. You might be getting something that looks designer for a fraction of the price, but the quality is very low. As soon as a designer announces a new collaboration, the masses start marking their calenders and taking off of work. While I will not be doing that, I will have to pick up a piece of this collab for myself.

This collection is playful and has numerous great separates that could easily be mixed into an already existing wardrobe. The party dresses all feature unusual, but flattering, shapes with mixed prints that are begging to be worn. Pilotto did an amazing job with this collection considering that it could have gone in the complete opposite direction of chic.

Pilotto announced his collaboration with Target back in September, and the wait was well worth it. According to Huffington Post, the collection will be priced around $60 a piece, which is much better of a price point than previous collections. The collection will be for sale via Target and Net-a-Porter, making it the first collection shoppers can get internationally. Better be ready for February 9th!

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