The Iris House

 Dress: Old Navy (35% off + free 2-day shipping today w/ code 'LOVE') | Shoes: Forever 21 (also love all of these espadrilles) | Sunnies: Karen Walker | Clutch: Francesca's (similar here, here, here all 30% off!) | Bracelet: Margaret Elizabeth | Earrings: c/o CherryPick | Lipstick: MAC 'lickable'

I absolutely love when something you've envisioned comes together perfectly in real life. I discovered this dreamy location while shooting photos with my favorite local boutique, June & Beyond, last week, and just had to return for my own photos. I've always found this historic home to be beautiful, but the walkway of blooming irises makes it extra charming. It ended up being the perfect location to shoot this breezy white sundress that I'm absolutely loving. It fits perfectly and is so flattering, and you truly can't beat the price. I love that it can easily be dressed up with a pair of heels for a wedding or summer date night as well.

How was your weekend?? Ours was exhausting but so productive. We picked out everything for our master bath renovation (!!!) and several other home projects on Saturday, and then spent all day yesterday working outside in the yard. The best part though was wrapping up the weekend by grilling on our back deck with our new grill and new patio furniture. It was the perfect way to enjoy the gorgeous weather and reflect on all of the progress we've made on our home and yard. I can't wait to show you before and after photos someday!



Spring/Summer Dresses & Skirts

So I'm on a huge skirt and dress kick this spring and summer. I think last year being pretty fresh out of college that I was so busy trying to build up my basics that I didn't get to buy very many "fun" pieces like sundresses and skirts. I've already bought a few dresses this spring and have my eye on a lot of cute skirts as well! Shorts are often challenging to find or style in a unique way, so sometimes skirts and dresses are simply easier and chicer (and can be dressed up or down)! Below I've gathered some of my favorite skirt and dress finds so far this year at a wide range of prices (simply click on an image to shop that piece)...


Can be dressed up or down (my absolute favorite kind of dress):


LOFT - 40% off site-wide, no code needed (runs through 3am ET on Sunday)
Old Navy - Entire store on sale up to 50% off
H&M - Free shipping on orders over $50 with code 3042
Macy's - Friends & Family Sale with extra 25% off (runs through May 4, exclusions apply)

Have a wonderful weekend!


Powder Blue

 Top: Forever 21 (also comes in black; runs big) | Jeans: Nordstrom (follow sizing in parentheses) | Heels: Steve Madden (similar here, here) | Hat: Sole Society | Bag: old Kenneth Cole (just ordered this one) | Bracelet: Margaret Elizabeth | Watch: Fossil | Lipstick: BareMinerals 'Fly High'

We are having such pretty spring weather this week! Last night after work I shot some blog photos and then ate dinner and watched our high school baseball game with Trey, and it was the perfect spring/summer evening to be outdoors. With this season comes pretty pastels and flowy tops, so this Forever 21 tunic under $15 was a great addition to my closet.

I also wanted to share that my new Steve Madden sandals from Nordstrom (worn in this post) are currently 30% off, so just $40! I'm kind of sad that I bought them for full price just a couple of weeks ago, but hopefully some of you can at least get the deal :) ***Update: Nordstrom has a sale adjustment policy where if the item you purchase goes on sale within two weeks of your order date they give you a refund of the balance (so I get $20 back)! Reason 9283473827 why I love Nordstrom.