The Most Flattering Spring Dress
I’ve been a fan of the French fashion brand, Rouje, for awhile now. It was started by the French fashionista Jeanne Damas and includes a collection of feminine skirts, dresses, blouse, denim, and even beauty! I got my feet wet by ordering one of their popular skirts and since then I’ve been hooked! I own two skirts, two dresses, two blouses, a blazer, and a belt from Rouje so far. But every season I like to add something new!
The Gabin Dress
I honestly should have bought the famous Gabin dress earlier. It’s literally perfection in a dress. Plus the prints are always spot on. This season, you’ll find the dress in colorful dots and dark florals. I’ve always been a fan of lilac but don’t really have much of this shade in my closet so I thought it would be the perfect opportunity to add some.
The Gabin dress is a wrap dress style but unlike other wrap dress that I have, this one does a pretty good job of not revealing too much. The skirt portion doesn’t fly open when you walk and the top portion stays closed as well because of the buttons.
I took this dress on it’s maiden voyage for my birthday brunch at a French cafe called Cafe Stella in Silverlake. It’s such a pretty location and the restaurant has beautiful semi-outside seating. I’ve never been to France but it really does feel like you’re in Europe. I’d definitely recommend stopping by if you are around the Silverlake area.
Shop ‘The Perfect Spring Dress’ Look
Rouje Dress (mini dress version)
Clare V. Bag via Shopbop
Topshop Shoes (love this similar pair!)
Cloverpost Necklace via Shopbop
Mejuri Earrings c/o – 10% off your first purchase!
Ray-ban Sunglasses via Shopbop
Thoughts on Getting Older
Speaking of my birthday, I turned 34 on March 15th! It’s really surreal to even say that. Honestly, I feel like I could be turning 24! And it’s crazy to think that I’m closer to 40 than I am to 20. I’ve always been a late bloomer and can relate more to the younger crowd. It’s probably because we are at similar stages in life. I’m still trying to figure out my career and just had my first kid – something that I feel like a lot of 26 years olds are experiencing – lol.
I know some people dread getting older, or want to hide their age. But I’m truly grateful to be turning a year older and I have no problem telling people I’m 34! Life isn’t guaranteed so I’m grateful that I’ve gotten to experience 34 years so far. And age is just a number. I feel the same as I did when I was 20 – except a lot wiser.
Being Comfortable In Your Skin
I think the greatest gift that comes with age is becoming comfortable with who you are. In my 20’s, there was always something about myself that I was focused on that I didn’t like. My hair, my nose, my body, etc… I also compared myself a lot to other people, and always found fault with myself. My 30’s have freed me from those negative thoughts and it’s so nice! That’s not to say I don’t still criticize myself sometimes. But it’s not all-encompassing like it was when I was younger. I also used to worry a lot about what pregnancy would do to my body. I think I managed to come out of it pretty unscathed! The biggest change is that my boobs are now two different sizes…lol. It’s actually pretty noticeable – one is a D cup and the other is maybe a B? This would have killed my in my 20’s! But now…who cares! I have a beautiful baby boy because of it.
I guess my point is that you’re 20’s are kind of hyped up as the “prime of your life”. But there’s so much uncertainty and trial and error during that period. We should be celebrating wisdom and experience and age instead of always wishing for those years back. I know when I’m 40 and 50 I’ll still feel like I do now but with even more knowledge and self acceptance – and that’s something I’m looking forward to!
What are your thoughts on getting older?
Now onto Flashback Fashion Friday! Here’s a look from last March. I still loooove these pants and need to break them out again soon!
The pick from last week’s link up is Christine from Bon Chic Style! I love a good blazer so this look is right up my alley!
I’d love for you to link up your fashion posts for a chance to be featured next week! Happy Friday!
Linking Up: A Labour of Life, Elegance and Mommy Hood, Curly Crafty Mom, East Coast Chic, MummaBStylish A Pocketful of Polkadots, Lizzie In Lace, Shelbee on the Edge, Nancy’s Fashion Style, Sharing a Journey