It’s been a doozy of week in the Watson/Printy house – so fiiiiinally taking some time to curl my hair, shave my legs (ahh, necessary to feel refreshed), and throw on a sexy and seriously GORGEOUS mini skirt was what I needed to feel oh so pretty (…and clean! and confident!). I’ve been a sweaty mess in moving-mode for the last five days, so stepping out to shoot this post kinda revived my spirit. Always feels so nice to have one of those “Oh! So this is what I couuuuuld look like if I changed out of track shorts today…” moments, ha!
A few days left to shop the amazing Shopbop Event Of The Season Sale! Take up to 25% off site-wide – brands like Tory Burch, Soludous (those shoes!), Madwell, Levi’s and SO many more! Seriously…if there’s any time to scoop up those swimsuits or shoes you’ve been eyeing for spring and summer, today is THE day! Going to leave it at that & let y’all get to shopping! Use code EVENT17 at checkout.
SHOP ACCESSORIES, SHOES & HANDBAGS
Our big secret is finally out: we bought a house!!! Ah! We are all moved in and I can OFFICIALLY share the wonderful news!! We know the home buying process can get tricky, so I wanted to wait until it was 100% ours before I shared the news on my blog. We are beyond elated and so happy to be in the home of our dreams!
Let’s start the week on a high note because….LOFT is having a 40% off site-wide ‘Friends & Family’ SALE! And y’all, their new spring pieces are SO. CUTE. Not to mention, when everything is nearly half off, that is reason enough to add some seasonal updates to your wardrobe! I am always so thrilled to partner with LOFT because I adore their clothing and brand aesthetic, but today is extra special because I grabbed one of my very best friends, Veronica, (who is also a petite section shopper – she’s 4’11, so all my petite readers, take note of her look! 😉 ) and we had ourselves a galpal date over the weekend to share a few of our favorite pieces from the sale. The best part? Both of our outfits come in regular and petite sizes. Yep…the good news just keeps getting better.
SHOP MORE SALE MUST-HAVES
A big thank you to LOFT for sponsoring this post! All opinions are my own.
Hope your weekend is off to a wonderful start! I’m excited to share a few of my favorite spring pieces in today’s post – and in particular, those GORG shoes! Ohh how I swooned when I first put them on…lace-up, a higher heel (hello, longer legs!), peep-toe…these are magical shoes that make you feel extra confident and fabulous. Not to mention, they’re casual yet statement-worthy enough to rock to the cutest, low-key brunch/coffee spot in town – Hillside Farmacy. (…I mean really, how cute is their patio?!).
SHOP MORE SPRING SHOES
A big thank you to Nordstrom for sponsoring this post! All opinions are my own.
A question I receive often from readers and new bloggers is: how do you build your brand? It’s a question that comes with a loaded response (…and time, of course), but I feel there are a few key components that are the building blocks to creating a brand that speaks to a sense of style, written voice, and photo aesthetic that is authentic to you.
Simple, classic and chic – I think this might be one of my all-time favorite outfits. Stripes, pointed toe flats, the prettiest bucket bag…it’s the recipe for a timeless look you can wear again and again. Swap the denim skirt for high waist skinny jeans and add a belt, or get workwear ready with an adorable pair of black or camel dress pants. I am a big fan of getting more bang for your buck (always!), so investing in items you’ll get wear out of for years to come is a big “do” in my book.
Having the perfect accessories on-hand makes getting dressed a whole lot easier, and of course, more fun! From my shoes (ohh those gorgeous flats!) to my cat-eye sunnies (y’all know these are my absolute favorite) and that stunning handbag (the chain doubles for a whole new look, too)…let’s get to my outfit details!
Happy Monday, gals! How was your weekend? Blake and I ordered takeout and watched Heavyweights (remember that awesome Ben Stiller film from the 90s?) – Blake hadn’t ever seen it! I was like, “where was your childhood?!” 😉 It was a classic in the Watson household growing up. Aside from that, we kept busy doing some spring cleaning and spending time with family…it was a nice, relaxing few days!
Switching gears to this look – who else is loving the knot front tee trend? It’s such an adorable update on a classic t-shirt! …And y’all know me, I can’t say no to a cute tee & jeans outfit! 😉
Aaaand months later (we visited in late September/early October), I am finally sharing the ins and outs of our honeymoon to Athens and Santorini, Greece! Not going to lie, editing these images brought back all the “feels” and I definitely called Blake over to my office area more than once to look at photos and reminisce with me. I still stand by that it was my favorite vacation ever…for one, Santorini was such a relaxing and romantic place – and Athens was so rich with incredible history that I was pretty much in awe for three days straight…and two, given that Blake and I are both workaholics, it was seriously SO incredible to disconnect and just be present and explore with each other for 12 days straight. We make a great team and he’s my very favorite travel partner! (…Our shared love for drinking coffee and beer in new places = a match made in heaven, ha!). From the scenery to the Greek food (omg heaven!), to spending days on end with my darling, it was pure magic and a trip I’ll forever fondly remember.
As folks are planning their spring/summer getaways, I’ve had a ton of emails and messages from LL readers asking to share where we stayed, what activities we did, and any tips and insight regarding this trip, sooo here we go! Sharing a photo diary first, then will spill the details at the end of this post (…the pros and cons!). I hope y’all enjoy!!