5 Wardrobe Essentials with Aléna Tran

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Today I’m excited to kick off a series of guest posts exploring different perspectives on wardrobe essentials. Since we each have different styles, climates, and occasions to dress for, there is so much we can learn from other women’s wardrobes, and over the next five weeks we will be getting to peek into a few of my favorites. Our first guest poster is one of my favorite slow fashion Instagramers, Aléna Tran. I know you will love reading her thoughts, seeing her amazing style, and checking out her beautiful and inspiring Instagram account.

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How to Style a Kimono Cardigan: 1 Piece, 4 Outfits

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Hi friends, and happy Friday! I recently thrifted this little blush kimono style jacket, and I’ve been wearing it all the time! It’s been so much fun to style this piece in different way, so I thought I would put together a little lookbook of my favorite outfits featuring it. I love how it adds a little something extra to my outfits, and can easily be dressed up or down. One of my favorite things about thrifting are the little unique layers you can find. They make me more creative in putting together my outfits which is always a good thing in my book! Watch the video below to see the outfits, and read on to the end of the post to find links to anything currently available!

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Birthday Dresses & Birthday Thoughts

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Happy Monday friends! Last Thursday was my 24th birthday, and I had such a nice day spent with family and dear friends. I always love my birthday, not so much for the celebration, while I do love that, as much as for the time to reflect on what I’ve done and been blessed with in the past year. I also love to take this time to come up with a list of goals I want to achieve at the new age I’ve reached. I’m told I should compile a 25 before 25 bucket list– have any of you done this? This year I’m particularly aware of just how much can change in a year as I think back to last summer when I was totally unsure of my path after my college graduation that spring. Since then I’ve been given so many wonderful opportunities, and I’ve grown so much. I even managed to mostly conquer my fear of driving!

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Embracing Romantic Style for Summer

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Seasonal Updates

Each year when the weather warms up, my style goes through a shift towards all things flowing, billowy, ruffled, and romantic. Sizzling summer days conjure up visions of 1970s music festivals and the Victorian revival styles that have always had a place in my heart. My more minimal basics move to the back of the wardrobe to make way for white lace blouses, floral dresses, and flowing maxi skirts. And speaking of flowing maxi skirts, let’s talk about the lilac-hued number I’m wearing in this post!

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Travel Diary: Venice, Italy

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Ciao!

While in Europe, I got to visit Italy for the first time, and it was pretty dreamy. We drove in from Austria, and started our visit in Venice, or Venezia if you’re Italian. It completely blew away my expectations, and I even loved the quintessential tourist activities. From gondolas to gelato, Italy is magical, and these were some of my favorite moments.

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