I’m the queen of sentimental! Especially when it comes to things involving the love story of Jason and me. For instance, I still have the dress that I wore when I first met him and I still have the shoes that I wore when we first walked down the aisle together at Chris and Kate’s wedding. I just love being able to look at various things in my closet and think about all of the memories they hold! Oh, the nostalgia.
While it is amazingly nice to still have these clothing items and memories, they are taking up space in my very full closet! So in typical Candace Fashion, I decided it was time to get creative and re-wear a few of those special pieces. To jumpstart this new project, I pulled out this super cute color block lace that I purchased from Blue Door Boutique back in 2012 for the first wedding Jason and I attended as an “official item.”
I’m a girly girl thru and thru. I live for the soft, flowly feminine clothing. It has a way of freeing my spirit. So in celebration of that beautiful feeling…here’s a little free spirit action.
I have a confession. I am kinda anti-blue (not including blue jeans) and I am not sure why! Every now and then, I will force myself to purchase something blue and then literally wear it twice before I put it into the “I’m not wearing this ever again” pile. Ugh. So for 2014 I made it a goal to wear lots of blue and so far so good…I’m surviving! While shopping at Blue Door Boutique in Columbus, GA back in June, I happened upon this sweet little denim dress and just had to get it! Well, in typical Candace fashion I got home to discover that I didn’t love it as much as I did when I tried it on. After whining for approximately 2 days, I pulled myself together and tapped into my “extreme fashion creativity” to discover that I did indeed love this sweet little denim dress.
The power of social media is kinda beautiful
(and sometimes scary). Just three weeks ago I uploaded a couple images to Pinterest from my dear friend Emily Loftiss’ blog because she had these TO DIE FOR images that screamed “PINTEREST WORTHY.” See them HERE and you will scream. Any who, being the tagging freak that I am, I was sure to @ reply Emily, as well as the wonderful boutique, Pink Blush, who provided her dress. I share all of this to say, Pink Blush reached out and asked if I would like to collab and of course I said YES! So after hours upon hours of stalking their website, I found a dress that spoke to me! Say hello to the “Mint Green Floral Open Back Dress,” aka Floral Bliss.
I love those moments when you’ve been dying to experience something and you finally do and it’s everything you imagined it could be and more! Well, that pretty much sums up my shopping experience at the Blue Door Boutique. It was absolutely EPIC! The decor, the service, the clothes, the EVERYTHING was just stinking perfect! I first discovered the Blue Door Boutique back when I was competing in the Miss Georgia pageant. I even ordered a dress or two from them via phone during that time, but never had the opportunity to visit their store front until two weeks ago. Naturally, I left the store with a bag full of goodies and some new friends! So here’s a really simple, yet stunning black dress that I snagged while I was there. I feel confident in saying that this dress has become my new favorite!
Under The Rails
And the pants exploration adventure continues! Just the other day I received a sale e-mail from J. Crew Factory, so I decided to take a peek knowing that I didn’t need to spend any money on clothing, and of course I “fashion imprinted” on something! Yup, I should have known that would happen, because it happens every stinking time. Any who, I discovered these really awesome smoke grey, toothpick jeans for just $25. Not my typical jean style or color, so I definitely had to get them. Like a kid at the candy store, I waited in anticipation for these babies to come in the mail only to discover that I didn’t like how they fit. But it was in that moment that I reminded myself that’s kinda why I ordered them…ha.
Black and white. It’s simple, classic, chic and timeless. Back when I was kiddo, I used to watch my mom get ready and she ALWAYS, ALWAYS, ALWAYS wore some form of black and white. I remember thinking to myself, “Why does she always wear black?” Well, little did I know at the time, but she was abiding by the fashion law of the land. It is without a doubt, that you can never go wrong with a little black and white. As my love for fashion intensified, I realized that my mom had been a key influence in teaching me that long time fashion rule. So, mom this post is for you! Thank you for teaching me how to KILL IT in black and white 🙂
So, I’m currently in Baton Rouge, LA for Miss USA and due to limited time and crazy schedules, I haven’t written my usual #GTLT content, but I still want to make a quick post because you guys are awesome and you deserve a little fashion goodness on this wonderlust Thursday!
As most of you know, I gave myself a little style challenge back in April to wear this lovely tulle skirt I purchased from Peace, Love & Tulle at least once a month and just as I was about to give up on this challenge, I found an awesome crop top from American Eagle for $4.99 that rocked my fashion world. And to be completely honest, I am not a fan of the crop top trend, but I just couldn’t resist this one…
I love dressing up! Absolutely love it, however I don’t get to do it as much as I would like. I live in a pretty small town and we are EXTREMELY limited on social activities, which completely sucks since Jason and I are both social butterflies! Any who, on the rare occasions that I do have to “dress to the nines,” I take full advantage of the opportunity! At least once a month, Jason and I will have date night…and here’s a simple look I would happily wear for a “Read’s Night Out on the Town!”
I love surprises. Especially surprises that involve clothing. Oh, how they make my heart happy : ) Just a few days after hosting the style event with Beauty Clinique Boutique in early April, I was delighted to find this beautiful Free People Aztec Bib dress in my mailbox. Yes, I cried. Cried in disbelief that someone would gift something this wonderful to me! And not to mention it’s FREE PEOPLE. Ugh, I hate Free People…said NO ONE EVER!!! lol. Once I calmed my emotions a bit, I began the style brainstorm and like a magical puzzle, it came together piece by piece. And then Kim had this wonderful idea to include her sheltie pups. Free People and precious pups? Now, that’s a WHOLE LOT of awesomeness! So, just prepare yourself for photo wonderlust (I probably posted way too many photos, but I just couldn’t contain myself!).