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Monday, April 10, 2017

Fashion Should be Fun

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I took a little road trip to Knoxville this weekend with my friend Laura.  We had two goals - visit the Lilly Pulitzer Signature store and have lunch with her best friend, Des.  In the past, I lived in Lilly Pulitzer.  But as my style has evolved, I've found myself skipping on the gorgeous prints that I used to love, and sticking with navy, office appropriate pieces.

I started by trying on this gorgeous romper.  It was love at first sight, and despite having nowhere to wear it, I was planning on taking it home with me.  Until I tried on this top.  It was more practical, and I knew that I could wear it more frequently.  I'm big on cost per wear, and I knew that it could be paired with white shorts, white jeans, or even coral pixie pants.  The lace dress was beautiful, but it was a piece that I wouldn't wear frequently, and it would join another lace dress in my closet that I purchased in September but still haven't worn.

As Laura, Des, and I made one last trip around the store before checking out, this dress caught my eye.  It broke all of my rules - it was bright, patterned, and I had no idea where I would wear it.  But the neckline was fun, and I didn't have anything like it.  I stepped out of the dressing room, and Laura and Des insisted that I bring it home with me.

"Where will I wear it?" I asked.  "Girl, you can get dressed up and wear that to the grocery store! Make people wonder where you've been!" 

So I bought it, along with the blue top.  I love shopping at Lilly because I love the experience.  The people are nice, and I like to think that each piece has it's own story.  In fact, my first Lilly dress was a gift from my mom on the day that I was declared cancer free.  It represented a sunny new outlook on life.  And the wildly patterned dress that I bought on Saturday was a nice reminder of a lesson that I was reminded of - fashion should be fun.

The romper in the photos below was an After Party Sale purchase and had been sitting in my closet since September.  Six months later, I finally had an excuse to wear it, as I pulled a stack of Lilly out to wear while in Charleston.  The weather was a bit chilly and breezy while we were there, and I can't stand to have cold arms, so it was the perfect piece for the weather... and the location!











Romper // Sandals // Sunglasses (old Zac Posen- similar)
Watch // Bracelet // Lip Color (shade - Je Na Sais Quoi)

After the very important reminder that fashion should be fun, I'm already thinking about when I will wear this again.  It would be perfect for a girl's night out!  But if all else fails, I can always get dressed up and wear it to the grocery store ;)

Happy Monday, y'all!  Do you agree that fashion should be fun?  What's hanging out in your closet just waiting to be worn?




30 comments:

  1. I think it is important to incorporate the occasional impractical piece that makes you happy just seeing it in your closet. I love this bright pink number on you, it's SO SO cute and definitely fun!

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  2. I can see why that romper was love at first sight!

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  3. Look so good on you! I love how bright pink it is :) it's gorgeous!
    xoxo
    Krista
    www.hundredblog.com

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  4. That is such a fun romper!! I love how bright and bold it is:)

    xoxo, Hannah
    www.ohwhatasighttosee.com

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  5. Rompers are always my favourite! this one is super cute, i love the colour

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  6. That romper is SO cute and fun! love the print!

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  7. This rompers is so cute on you!! Love the color and I need to Knoxville!
    xoxo,
    Amy | Pastel N Pink

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  8. So gorgeous! Love that vibrant pink!

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  9. You're so cute in that pink romper!

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  10. I love me a Romper + this one is just darling! You look fab!
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  11. Such a cute romper!! These pictures are gorgeous, I love those colorful walls :)

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  12. That sounds like so much fun! You looo adorable.

    Liz
    Www.lizzieinlace.com

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  13. I love how bright and fun this romper is!! super cute!!

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  14. First, I am obsessed with that romper and the colorful backgrounds in your shots! Second, when I saw you mention Knoxville, I was once again reminded that we live practically down the road from each other and have yet to meet!!!

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  15. Love the colour of your romper! It is beautiful :) Fashion should be fun!

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  16. I totally agree! Fashion is a way to express yourself - no need to be boring with it!!

    Tori

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  17. Omg, I love that!!! Yes, fashion should be fun!!

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  18. That romper is adorable so you should be glad you splurged! We all need a few of those fun and exciting pieces in our closet!

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  19. That romper is beautiful! It goes so well with the locations you shot at haha!

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  20. I cannot wait to see pics of you in the dress you got! It's too cute!

    Kristin
    The Blush Blonde

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  21. Rainbow row is my fave! I can't wait to go back to Charleston!

    Xo, Nina
    Law of Fashion Blog

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  22. I love this! Fashion really should be fun! Why not express yourself through what you wear?

    <a href="http://labellesirene.ca”>La Belle Sirene</a> 

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  23. Loving that romper! Such a fun color

    Xo Emily
    www.thehipsuburban.com

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  24. Lilly is still my favorite place to shop! (PS, you look awesome in that romper!) As a teacher, I can get away with the more wild prints-as long as the dresses and tops cover the appropriate areas, it's one of my favorite parts about my particular job :)

    xoxo, SS

    Southern And Style

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  25. This is so adorable! I would love to visit there.

    xo // www.thematerialgirl.co

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  26. That pink romper is so cute! It looks great on you!

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  27. This romper looks so cute on you and looks perfect for Charleston!

    xoxo,
    Katie
    chicincarolina.blogspot.com

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