Before I share any thoughts on this dress, I want to address things that have been weighing heavily on my mind. I want you to know that everyone is welcome here. I value and feel very inspired by what makes us all different. Style and travel will always be the passion that drives content for this blog. I want this space to have meaning, purpose and feel inspiring.
Getting dressed to me has always meant so much more than buying something on sale or making a commission. Getting dressed is about feeling good and being comfortable in your own skin. It’s about self expression and feeling creative. Style is for everyone. Diversity is beautiful, respected and valued here. On a more personal note, I am currently reading and listening to as much as I can to educate myself about our country’s history and current problem with racial injustice. I will be seeking out black owned businesses and brands and do my part to inquire about brands that I collaborate with. We all need to do our part to make change.
This is what this blog is about. I hope it makes you feel good and that you find inspiration here. To quote one of our favorite children’s books at home, All are welcome here.
I’ve had this powder blue maxi dress for a few months and have been meaning to shoot it, but it just never happened. This Emerson Fry Frances Dress is really beautiful and such an easy piece to throw on and feel pretty. It’s super lightweight and surprisingly, I was not hot wearing this on a ninety degree day. The powder blue is even prettier in person and would look amazing on everyone. I’m using my Clare V Alice Bag which is my go-to for summer. It has a crossbody strap which is key (especially if you have kids), but I took it off for these photos.
I live in my Janessa Leone Fedora. I think I have worn it now in almost every photo on this blog recently and now it’s my thing. The hat also packs down perfectly in a suitcase so it’s ideal for travel. I brought it to Napa last fall and it didn’t lose it’s shape or get damaged on the long flight.
Photography by Christina Hussey