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I will always think there is something to be said for being classic, and for buying quality classic pieces for your wardrobe. 

I mentioned in a previous post that I took myself on a bit of a shopping spree at Anthropologie a few weeks ago. Well, this classic denim dress is also a result of that little extravaganza. 

Spring linen.

A few weeks ago, I took myself to Anthropologie on a Friday after work. I hadn’t done a lot of shopping recently, and the wedding invitations were piling up in the mail reminding me that I will need a nice supply of dresses for weddings of all levels of formality in the coming months. For me, walking into Anthro is like setting a bag of crack down in front of an addict. The smells wafting from those perfect candles. The colors. The well thought out and creative aesthetic of the entire place. I am pretty sure if I were a shop, I would look just like this den of books, flowers and texture.

A hippie at heart.

Once upon a time, summer simply made me think of flowers, sun and dips in the pool. There were no visions in my head of flower crowns, and fringe clad girls lounging on blankets listening the sounds of their favorite bands. There was no “festival season” to me. There was only summer, and the heat, and the waft of honeysuckle in the air.

fab'rik. | New shopping in Chattanooga.

   A few months ago, I had the pleasure of joining a new friend with a similar passion for style at Chattanooga Fashion Week. That friend is Candace Barber, and it is with great excitement that I anticipate the opening of her new clothing store here in my beloved city! Candace is opening a new location of fab'rik, and the anticipation is killing me! I have previously shopped at fab'rik locations in other cities, and I will totally sing the praises of this trendy brand.

My mental shopping cart. | 4 things I need sooner, rather than later and some things I love along the way.

You know just as well as I do that it is impossible to scroll through Instagram or Pinterest without finding a list of little (or big) things you’d like to have. You know it is. Among all those beautiful photos, and well-curated versions of people, places and products you are bound to develop a little lust for some girl’s cute handbag or the perfect gallery wall. It’s only human. Well, this week these are my things. You know, the things I keep meaning to run out and pick up, or add to my Amazon shopping cart. Check out my list of this week’s most coveted products below.

LuLaRoe Giveaway!

A few weeks ago, Julia Gillhouse of LuLaRoe reached out to me in search of a collaboration. She offered to send me something from the LuLaRoe line and told me a little about the company the she is so passionate about. After checking out the brand, and gathering that one of the major focuses is achieving style and comfort without making sacrifices (also one of my major goals and inspirations when clothing myself daily) I knew I wanted to give it a try. Several of the styles available are similar to a t-shirt dress - but, with a makeover.

Dots.

I have been through so many phases with polka dots. I have loved them. I have hated them. I have felt they were generic, and ridiculous. Now, our relationship has arrived at a destination of indifference. I will pick up something with eye-catching spots in a store, and often put it down, but occasionally - it will speak to me.

A green hat.

I love the resurrection of old trends and fashions. I am perfectly aware that in some circles of society formal hats never went out of style, but I don’t see any reason why they shouldn’t return to the masses. I love seeing stylish women promenade into churches in feathered and flowered hats. Something about wearing a nice hat makes you hold your head a little higher - or simply feel like you are attending a royal wedding! That’s how I feel when I style this fun, green number. Something about wearing a hat with a bit of flash takes a little bravery, and I love to test myself.

Bellbottoms.

I remember by first pair of bellbottoms jeans. I was young, of course. Being a child of the 90s, I spent a major portion of my elementary years being obsessed with the funky styles of the 60s and 70s. I was a hippie for several school events and Halloween nights. I had more than one lava lamp in my room, and the wider the flare on my jeans - the better. Then, as fashion trends changed and my style matured, suddenly, wearing a flare was a faux pas.I traded my bellbottoms in for skinnies and thought there would never be any looking back. What are pleasant surprise in trend to see all cuts of denim making a comeback - including the bellbottom!