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 Amber Shannon March 24, 2016 at 9:38 am

    That blouse is beautiful… you have such a great sense of style!! Seriously… love your looks all the time… you can pull off the trendiest outfits.

    All the Cute
    Today’s Post: Casual Classic…

  • Reply KatWalkSF March 24, 2016 at 9:29 am

    Need. That. Vest.

  • Reply Shauna C March 24, 2016 at 8:28 am

    Well…it’s pretty safe to say that I am ALL about this look! I think it’s one of my favorite’s of yours. Love that denim!



  • Reply Gina Daily March 24, 2016 at 7:39 am

    Aw, Amy Ann I’m so sorry to hear about your week! How very good of you to comfort your friend in her time of loss and unbearable heartache. She has a rough journey ahead. You’re looking lovely as always and I appreciate your sharing your IVF journey with us!
    Gina || On the Daily Express

  • Reply Mary March 24, 2016 at 7:05 am

    Your floral retro look is so fun! Love these longer vests for spring and that top is so adorable!


    Love, Mary

  • Reply VeiledFree March 24, 2016 at 6:39 am

    This is my first time in your creative space and I love it! Your site aesthetics and fashion sense are on point! This blouse is so feminine and looks amazing on you!

    Ciara at http://www.veiledfree.com

  • Reply nina green March 24, 2016 at 4:44 am

    Wow, so elegant, love this outfit!

  • Reply C A M I March 23, 2016 at 11:49 pm

    I am totally loving this style and it looks very pretty on you!

    Camila | http://www.myvoguestyle.com

  • Reply Geri March 23, 2016 at 11:00 pm

    this ootd is so lovely. the 70s vibe is really cool. praying that this IVF journey will be promising.



  • Reply Mademoiselle Coconath March 23, 2016 at 10:07 pm

    Love your outfit!


    Mademoiselle Coconath


  • Reply Lyddiegal March 23, 2016 at 10:05 pm

    The flares are fun, but I’m really smitten with your vest – the design is great and the suede looks so soft!

    Chic on the Cheap

  • Reply Shea Sayers March 23, 2016 at 9:31 pm

    What you said about this season of Lent is beautiful, and so true. Thank you for sharing your life with us along with your gorgeous style. I’m so sorry about your friend, I will send prayers her way.
    On a lighter note, that vest is pretty fantastic. I’m not usually drawn to 70s styles but I LOVE that.

  • Reply Emily Green March 23, 2016 at 9:18 pm

    “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.” Ahhhhh that line. Love that line. I hate hearing that your heart is heavy sweet girl, but what a time of year to find joy through the burdens. I’ll be praying for you and those around you!! (And, on another note, your blouse is gorgeous:))
    Darling, Dearest

  • Reply Abril@The Color Palette March 23, 2016 at 9:04 pm

    I’m getting 60’s vibes from this outfit and I’m loving it, your jeans are perfect. I’ve been looking for something like that for so long. Maybe I’ll have more luck in the next couple months ….. I’m sorry about your friend’s loss, i hope she is being strong trough this difficult time … and I jope everything goes well with your first round of IVF!
    The Color Palette

  • Reply Threads for Thomas March 23, 2016 at 8:51 pm

    I love this vest and blouse! A perfect 70’s style look. So sorry to hear about your friend’s sister.

  • Reply Akaleistar March 23, 2016 at 8:39 pm

    So sorry about your friend’s sister. Life is so unpredictable, and adulting is definitely no joke. However, those flares are fabulous 🙂

  • Reply Meghan Conard March 23, 2016 at 8:11 pm

    First off, I’m so sorry you’re dealing with some heavy stuff right now but my mantra is always “this too shall pass.” Sending love and good vibes your way lady! Loving this 70s outfit – your flares are perfect!

  • Reply PLAYING WITH APPAREL March 23, 2016 at 7:57 pm

    Can we just go back to being carefree children 🙁 , I am so sorry to hear about your best friends sister. Good luck with your treatments and just know that something beautiful will come from it… my prayers are with you and your family.

    Also you look truly amazing

    I hope your having an amazing week

    Filipa xxx
    PlayingWithApparel.com | Instagram

  • Reply Nicole Layne March 23, 2016 at 6:59 pm

    I’m so sorry for your loss. You are right, adulting definitely comes with its up and downs. On the fashion side, I love that vest! It is so chic and the perfect compliment to any outfit!

    Nicole to the Nines

  • Reply Ramona March 23, 2016 at 6:47 pm

    This is so great look. I love that pretty floral blouse, so romantic.
    I’m sorry for your loss.


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