Floral and Flares

March 23, 2016

How fun is this floral and flares combo?! I have one pair of flare jeans that I really love. Since I do wear them a lot, I knew it would be nice to have a lighter colored option. They seem a little more casual and also perfect for spring. This pair from Fidelity hits all the marks. It was a new brand for me, but the quality and fit are really great. I paired my denim with a tie front floral blouse, a suede vest, and my lace up peep toe bootie (a favorite from last year that is still available). Together it makes for the perfect 70s vibe, which you know I have been all about lately! I just got this suede vest, and I think it will be the perfect layering piece for spring. Suede seems to be a big trend! I wore this outfit to for my nephew’s birthday party this weekend. So fun! I also wore this vest to church on Sunday. On Monday, I swapped my jeans for my striped Ann Taylor slacks (seen here and now on sale!) and wore them to work. #RealLife

In the nature of transparency and in an effort to also share pieces of myself rather than just my clothes (which I love doing!), it’s been a week y’all. As many of you may know, Russ and I started our first round of IVF last week. We are so excited, prayerful, and hopeful for this journey. It’s not one we have entered into lightly. In reality, what it looks like on a daily basis right now is a lot of shots and fluctuating hormones. Woof. I also have several friends going through really heavy stuff, and my heart is burdened for them. One of my best friends lost her sister last week unexpectedly, and today I stand beside her at the funeral. Adulting is no joke you all. The realities of life are difficult. I am comforted by the reminder in this Lenten season that we do not have a God who is unacquainted with or distant from our suffering. He enters it with us. Easter is coming.

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Flares c/o Fidelity // Lace up Peep Toe Booties: Jeffrey Campbell // Tie Front Floral Blouse c/o Chicwish (also available in red) // Suede Vest: Mango // Kelly Saddle Bag c/o GiGi New York // Sunglasses: Karen Walker Super Duper via Ditto’s Endless Eyewear Program (use code STRAIGHTASTYLE for your first month FREE) // Bracelets (here and here) c/o Kendra Scott

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  • Reply Jaime Costilow March 23, 2016 at 7:48 am

    Adulting is no fun at times–especially in times of loss. My best friend recently loss her grandfather who she was very close with and just watching her struggle with the range of emotions breaks my heart. Prayers for you and Russ and you begin your first round of IVF and for your friend whose pain I can totally relate to as I lost my sister unexpectedly a few years ago. All you can do is be there to support her through the pain and your friendship bond will be so much stronger for that.

    On a much happier note–you are rocking this 70’s vibe with sheer perfection! I’m sure you feel off with the additional hormones and emotions, but you can’t tell even in the slightest.

    XO, Jaime | RegallySoled.com

  • Reply Carmen Jny (carmitive) March 23, 2016 at 7:42 am

    I love this look from head to toe! This top looks amazing with these flares 🙂
    xx, Carmen – http://www.carmitive.com

  • Reply Kirsten Wick March 23, 2016 at 7:34 am

    You look lovely, just today I wrote about I much I love everything that has bows on blouses, this one is so so pretty. So sorry to hear about your friend’s loss Amy Ann. I’m keeping my fingers crossed for your IVF treatment. Love, Kirsten


  • Reply Leah Behr March 23, 2016 at 7:33 am

    You look wonderful! I’m continuing to pray for you through this journey! Please let me know if there is anything specifically I can pray over. Love you girl!

    xx Leah / http://www.eatpraywearlove.com

  • Reply Amy Johnson March 23, 2016 at 7:27 am

    That suede vest is amazing. So sorry to hear about your friend’s loss, and hoping your first round of IVF goes well!

  • Reply Blaire Bingham March 23, 2016 at 7:15 am

    My heart is heavy with the news of your friend. My thoughts are with you during this difficult day, and my prayers are with you during your IVF. For what it’s worth, you look great in these flare jeans and that floral blouse is so flowy and feminine.
    xo, Whitney and Blaire
    Peaches In A Pod

  • Reply Kelly Kalinkewicz March 23, 2016 at 6:57 am

    I want to steal this entire look–it’s so cute! I’m so sorry to hear about your friend’s loss. Sending prayers to y’all with your first round of IVF! Hoping the rest of your week looks up!!


  • Reply Alina Aronow March 23, 2016 at 6:44 am

    Love the floral blouse! Crossing my fingers for you and your husband! I’m sorry to hear about your friend.


  • Reply Rachel March 23, 2016 at 6:43 am

    So sorry to hear about your friend’s loss and keeping you and Russ in my prayers as you continue with IVF. Also, wonderful words as the Lenten season comes to an end — Easter is coming very soon!

    Floral and flares are the perfect combination! And this suede vest is amazing!

    xo, Rachel
    A Blonde’s Moment

  • Reply Carrie @ Curly Crafty Mom March 23, 2016 at 6:35 am

    Oh goodness, I am so sorry for your friends loss! How heart-breaking. Good luck with your first round of IVF, I love that you share some personal details from your life on the blog! Also, you have this whole 70’s look thing down! I love the flares in this wash and that vest is so pretty with the floral print!


  • Reply Lauren {Fizz & Frosting} March 23, 2016 at 6:19 am

    You are so right that adult life can be so challenging at time. Thinking of your friend today. And on a much lighter note, I really love this vest + blouse combination. So cute!
    Fizz and Frosting

  • Reply Jill March 23, 2016 at 6:04 am

    I’m so sorry about your friends loss. Wishing you the best in the IVF process! Sending hugs!

    Love the 70’s vibe to this look! That blouse is so pretty and that vest is fab!

    Doused In Pink

  • Reply Jacquard Flower March 23, 2016 at 5:50 am

    What a beautiful blouse. I love how you have styled this look. Have a great day! Gemma x

  • Reply Living Paula Blog March 23, 2016 at 5:37 am

    I love the vest! Good luck with IVF. My twin sister and I were both IVF babies. We were born in the beginning of the 90’s when IVF first started. My brother is IVF too. SO I am a huge fan ha-ha. Best wishes with the process and I am hoping you have a great experience!

    Paula- http://www.livingpaula.com

  • Reply Living on Cloud Nine March 23, 2016 at 5:21 am

    The tie front floral blouses are so on my radar, this mix with the penomininal vest is gorgeous! This look transcends time and you look stunning!!
    Praying for two things for you: comfort for your loss and IVF success!!!! And lots of hugs!!

  • Reply theblackblush blog March 23, 2016 at 4:50 am

    I couldn’t agree more you. Being and adult is not easy at all. Wishing you all the best with this IVF jorney. So sorry to hear about your friends loss 🙁

    On the brighter side of today’s post you look so pretty in flares Amy! Love the blouse too!

  • Reply Rachelle March 23, 2016 at 4:46 am

    This vest is everything. keeping you and Russ in my prayers 🙂


  • Reply Marta C March 23, 2016 at 2:16 am

    Adulting is no joke indeed, I have been feeling this same way recently! Sorry to hear about your friends loss & wishing you all the best with this IVF round!! IVF is a very challenging journey but you are right God is with you and in the end it will work out just the way its meant to be. On a lighter note you look amazing in these flares & I’m loving the suede vest!

  • Reply Eniwhere Fashion March 23, 2016 at 1:57 am

    Hi Amy Ann and thank you for your visit! These photos are so captivating! First of all I must say that I do like your cosy outfit, it turned out comfy, yet super stylish. I like especially your amazing suede vest! Kisses from Italy,

    Eniwhere Fashion
    Bloglovin of Eniwhere Fashion

  • Reply Natali March 23, 2016 at 1:26 am

    So sorry to read about the bad times for your friends… Life is so unpredictable and you never know what tomorrow brings, that’s why I’m always reminding myself to be in the “now” and appreciate everything that I already have. I’m keeping my fingers for you and the hubby! I hope that your IVF rounds will work out for you.
    I must mention that I absolutely LOVE this 70’s, boho outfit! Your blouse is majestic. 🙂


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