Fall Florals for the Win. Be Always Blooming.

Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.
— Albert Camus
yumi kim liz romper

Happy Friday!!

I've headed back to Jersey for the weekend to check some things off my (very long) wedding to-do list with my mama. I'm really looking forward to being productive this weekend and spending time with my family, but before I do any of that we need to discuss this romper by Yumi Kim and why I love florals for fall. 

This might be one of the last few weekends my legs see the sun before they're banished to pants and stockings for the remainder of fall / winter, so if you couldn't tell, I'm savoring every last second and exercising my right to bare legs until the temperatures tell me otherwise. This romper is part of Yumi Kim's fall collection, and I'm pretty obsessed. Firstly, it might be one of the most comfortable things I've ever worn, and secondly, I'm in love with the print. Whoever said florals were exclusively for spring and summer... boy, BYE! The darker shades of blue make this floral pattern work perfectly for fall as well. My only gripe with this romper is its price tag. It's definitely a splurge. I linked to this exact romper below, but also included similar options that are friendlier on the pockets!

Fall is the last quarter of the year. It's a coming of an end. A transitional period. Where the leaves change their colors and begin to fall from their branches, and where Mother Nature returns the flowers of spring and summer back to the dirt, to prepare for a new season. However, much like the fashionable floral patterns that made it beyond their usual spring and summer season, certain flowers will continue to bloom all year long as well, regardless of conditions. I think it's important to remember this. No matter what our circumstances. No matter our personal transitions - what's beginning for us, or ending - we can still continue to bloom.  

Fall florals for the win. Be always blooming.

xx
tg

yumi kim floral romper
yumi kim liz romper
yumi kim floral romper
zara white sneakers with yumi kim floral romper
yumi kim liz floral romper
yumi kim liz romper
yumi kim romper

Dressed In:

Romper: Yumi Kim | Jacket: H&M | Sneakers: Zara (similar) | Choker: Topshop | Sunnies: Ray-Ban | Bag: Rebecca Minkoff |

Valentine Vibes // Let's Talk Love

Wear love everywhere you go.
— Colossians 3:14

Still figuring out what to wear for Valentine's Day this weekend? Whether you're having a romantic date night with your boo, or hitting the town with your girls, I've got you covered!

As with any outfit you put together, it's important to dress for yourself. Yes, Valentine's Day might be associated with reds, pinks, and feminine patterns, but if that's not your jam don't feel like you need to put on a pink dress just because it's February 14th. It's still possible to be festive, and dress in a way that's true to you, without being a walking Vday mascot. 

Personally, I feel sexiest in black and prefer a look with a little edge, but I also like to be festive, and wanted to wear an outfit with elements of romance and femininity. To solve this little conundrum I opted for a black and white, floral patterned, romper and paired it with my leather jacket - the floral pattern creates a romantic look, and the leather jacket adds a little edge. Win - win. Since I feel best in black, I opted to leave the red for my lips and the accents on my necklace. This look exudes a Valentine vibe, but still feels true to my personal style. My advice on your Valentine look, or any look ever, is to do the same. Because let's be honest - the most beautiful version of yourself is when you're true to who you are.

Now that we've talked outfit, let's talk love. There are always so many different sentiments people feel about this day: some love it, some hate it, and some allow their feelings on the day to be contingent on their relationship status. I know this holiday has been branded, by The Powers That Be at Commercial Holidays Inc., as a day exclusive for couples, but it's never been only about that for me. When you boil it down, the true essence of this holiday is love, so whether you're flying solo or coupled up, use this day to reflect on, and celebrate, all the different types of love you have in your life: boo love, bestie love, furfriend love, and family love. Let those who enrich your world and make your heart happy, know how much you love them. 

Happy Valentine's Day! Love big. Love deep. 

xx
tg

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| Romper: H&M last season (similar at MUMU, Lord & Taylor, Forever 21) | Leather Jacket: Philip Lim, Vince Camuto | Shoes: Topshop | Necklace: BaubleBar (similar option) | Bag: Saks off FifthLip Color: Amsterdam by NYX