All walls are not created equal. Sometimes an #ootd is only as good as its backdrop and finding the perfect one can take a lot of time and effort. Luckily, I've spent countless hours driving, walking, biking, or otherwise aimlessly wandering around to find some of the best so you don't have to. Pretty sweet, right? After a few years of fashion blogging, I've stumbled upon some absolute gems in (and around) Philadelphia. I'd be remiss to not share a few of my favorites so here's part one of what's sure to be an expanding list.
I've been all about experimenting with clothes and combinations I wouldn't normally wear lately. Gingham and borg: kindest of bedfellows? Probably not. Am I into this look regardless? Very much so. Paired with the most chic little graphic tee I could find and some classic little booties, this ensemble proved to be the perfect getup for a Sunday afternoon down the shore.
At the risk of bringing a streak of misfortune upon myself, I have to say that I've been feeling pretty fantastic lately. I've really prioritized self-care and haven't been depriving myself of things like Workaholics marathons, early-2000's-girl-power-jams at full-volume in the car, and carbs. I'm finally starting to feel like myself again after months-- maybe even years-- of tumult.
Despite allergies and that whole "spring forward" thing, spring may very well be becoming my favorite season. The symbolic rebirth is something I've really needed lately and the cherry blossoms are a fantastic visual reminder. I've been in the winter of my life for so long and now to see brighter days ahead is so important and so beautiful.
One of my favorite things about fashion is that it is so open to expression and interpretation. You could give three different people the same pair of trousers to style and I guarantee you'd end up with three completely different looks. It's truly a beautiful thing, and that's why I'm loving these monthly PHLBloggers collaborations. This month, we settled on florals. (Of which you know I'm a huge fan.) After deciding on that trend, we all had the freedom to style it however we wanted. Don't we all look fabulous?
I love this outfit but it also served as a cruel reminder to the harsh reality that is chub rub. This early in the season, I can kinda deal with it because my legs are just happy to not be suffocating in the darkness of their denim shroud. I can tell you this though: it gets real old, real quick. Nonetheless, I'm probably going to be wearing this black denim skirt almost every other day this Spring and well into the summer.
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