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 Elizabeth aka Ela March 23, 2016 at 5:02 pm

    Amy, I’m so sorry to hear about your loss. That’s never easy and my prayers go out to you and your friend<3. I hope all the treatments go well and wishing you the best of luck with everything. On a lighter note, I love you in flares and you should definitely be rocking them more often! The top that you paired them with is absolutely stunning and that vest really finishes off the look beautifully. Hope u have an awesome Easter weekend!


  • Reply Angela Keeley-White March 23, 2016 at 4:30 pm

    Thinking of you! You’re definitely right, adulting is no joke. I hope your treatments are going well.

    I really need a pair of flares like yours. Love them with your vest!


  • Reply Jackie March 23, 2016 at 3:55 pm

    I’m so sorry to hear about your loss. I can’t even imagine how hard this must be for your best friend, her family and you. My heart goes out to you. Being a grown up is tough sometimes. Good luck with your IVF treatments. My sister in-law just finished another round of IVF and was successful implanted with embryos yesterday. Now, it’s the waiting game but they are my inspiration (and my husband too), they never give up ( 4th round).
    On another note – loving this 70’s look. Your top is so cute. Flares are so hot right now!

    xo, jackie

  • Reply SABRINA GYPSY TAN March 23, 2016 at 3:30 pm

    I love the sleeves and bow on that top!! Adorable!

    Sabrina | http://www.GYPSYTAN.co

  • Reply Pam Hetlinger March 23, 2016 at 2:54 pm

    Fantastic look! I’m obsessed with this vest. xo, Pam


  • Reply Ally March 23, 2016 at 2:24 pm

    Think of you lady. What a year this has already been.
    On a happier note, you MUST keep rocking the 70s style. It suites you and you look amazing!

    Talk soon!
    Xo Ally

  • Reply WhatWouldVWear March 23, 2016 at 2:11 pm

    SO sorry to hear about your recent loss. I can only imagine what your best friend must be going through…losing a sibling is very hard. Sending many prayers your way.

    xoxo, Vanessa


  • Reply Denise Kokinis March 23, 2016 at 2:09 pm

    Good luck with IVF! Definitely keeping you and the hubby in my prayers and thoughts. Also, so sorry to hear of the sad news, but so good that you’re there by her side.
    I love this top so much, the tie neck detail is just fabulous! I also am loving that suede vest paired on top with the flares! You look incredible!!! I hope you are feeling better and have a better week!

    Denise | Fashion Love Letters

  • Reply Jalisa March 23, 2016 at 1:52 pm

    First, I’m so sorry and saddened to learn of the loss of your friend’s sister, my condolences are extended. There are so many things that happen in our lives and in the ones of our closest that we can’t understand, our human minds cannot grasp it and I think that’s what was intended. If we were able to figure everything out, those of us who do believe in God wouldn’t because there wouldn’t be a need for a connection to Someone greater than us who knows all things and who we can put our hope and trust in. I’m hopeful and prayerful with both you and Russ that this will be a positive experience. As for your outfit, what’s not to love?! Everything works together so perfectly, as always 🙂 Thanks so much for sharing and I hope you enjoy the rest of your day, beautiful!



  • Reply The Heba Blog March 23, 2016 at 1:35 pm

    I’m loving the vintage inspired outfit so much. Great style inspiration for Spring.

    Heba xx || The Heba

  • Reply Violette March 23, 2016 at 1:33 pm

    Perfect styling! Love your sleeveless vest!


  • Reply Public Lives, Secret Recipes March 23, 2016 at 1:21 pm

    That blouse is incredibly gorgeous!! Love it! xo

  • Reply Ladyofashion March 23, 2016 at 1:05 pm

    This outfit is so stylish and retro-chic. Yes, adulthood is tough at times, but it’s good to hear that you are staying steadfast with your faith. Wishing you the best. /Madison x
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  • Reply Hi Tea Style March 23, 2016 at 12:50 pm

    Love this floral and flares combo! Love how you added the vest too. Wishing you the best…I’m sorry for you and your friend’s loss.

  • Reply Emma March 23, 2016 at 12:35 pm

    Loving this top especially with the rest of the outfit! You look amazing xo

  • Reply Kathleen Harper March 23, 2016 at 12:21 pm

    Stellar post! You look fantastic, such a gorgeous floral top – especially for spring!

  • Reply Laura March 23, 2016 at 11:50 am

    I love that you added this suede vest to your outfit! Definitely completes the 70’s inspired look!

  • Reply Lisa @ Daily Style Finds March 23, 2016 at 11:14 am

    That vest is perfect for you! Thinking of you and IVF – and for your friend – an unexpected loss is always so difficult.

    Daily Style Finds

  • Reply Alice Shiya March 23, 2016 at 11:09 am

    Good luck with IVF my dear, I’m praying for you! And my condolences for your best friend’s lost; one of my boyfriend’s best friends also lost his sister about a decade back suddenly and there’s just no easy way to get through loss.

    Love this floral blouse with the flares, beautiful look as always!

    xo, alice / T Y P E N U

  • Reply Ellese Launer March 23, 2016 at 11:04 am

    70’s style always looks great on you! Xo, Ellese


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