Outfit of the Day: Retro Print Dress with Dandy Boutique (Sponsored)

I am SO excited to announce my recent collaboration with Dandy Boutique, a quirky clothing and accessories store based in downtown Charleston. I met owner Holly recently, and she suggested that I stop by the store to pick out some outfits to feature on my blog. Dandy Boutique carries amazing independent brands such as Sugarhill Boutique, Dear Creatures, and BC Footwear, so I leapt at the opportunity for a partnership! 

I was inspired by this dress in particular because of the kitschy print and delicate details like the Peter Pan collar and dainty velvet bow.  It's made from a cotton blend, so the material is really comfortable and easy to move in--ideal for a day of holiday shopping or to wear to brunch (both of which I did, of course).  Through Christmas, Dandy Boutique is offering 15% off of accessories, 20% off of holiday decor, and up to 45% (yes, you read that correctly) off of the sale rack in-store.  That's a steal, y'all.

Keep reading for outfit details + a special discount code on Dandy's website!

All photos by Stephanie Stein Photography.

Outfit of the Day: That Introvert Life Feat. Lazy Oaf

I came to a realization recently that my blog is seriously lacking a diverse color palette, and that's truly a shame because I LOVE bold, bright colors despite the monochromatic vibes my site puts out.  When I saw this bright pink "Introvert" smock-fit sailor dress on Lazy Oaf's site, I realized that there has never been a piece of clothing that speaks more deeply to who I am as a person (that INFP life, tho). 

When I think of my more introverted tendencies, reading is one of the first hobbies that comes to mind, so Stephanie and I decided to shoot at our local library.  I was channeling some serious anime schoolgirl realness with the mermaid wig and gold-wire glasses. My style tends to bounce between Japanese vibes to 60s bombshell babe to even more fashion forward looks, so although I've been struggling to find a balance and even a sense of cohesion between these styles, I really like the way this outfit turned out.

Keep reading to see more photos & outfit deets! 

November Playlist 2016: All the Feels

Top image from Nylon Japan

I don't know about you guys, but something about this time of year amplifies feelings. Is it just me? (It could be, as I've been hella sleep deprived the past few weeks.)

Whether it's sadness or joy or even more complex emotions such as restlessness, gratitude or desperation, the fall weather makes me extremely susceptible to my surroundings and the energy of those around me.  As such, I curated this playlist which I've aptly named "All the Feels" to convey the persistent shifts in mood as the weather around us inevitably cools down and the days grow shorter. 

Ranging from the eccentricities of relationships portrayed by Bjork to the twee sounds of Talulah Gosh and the lovesick and slightly forlorn "They Always Fly Away" by Blouse, these tunes all exude a sense of passion and a sort of uncertainty which fits perfectly at Autumn's peak as the foliage slowly dies and makes way for the biting cold of winter. Heavy stuff, man.

'Til next time, kittens!

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