A Palm For The Soul

Hello everyone, my name is Jeanne, and I am a pattern addict. Yes, you name the pattern, I probably adore it. Preppy polka dots, fabulous florals, gorgeous gingham, perky plaid, and don’t even get me started on the superiority of stripes. I love them all and just can’t get enough.

That being said, as someone who is always on the lookout for the next big print, there is one that took me a bit by surprise. And that is the palm.

Six months ago, if you had told me I would be obsessed with a print comprised of giant leaves, I would have called you crazy (and asked why if you had a time machine, you would choose to go back six months and talk to me about patterns…). And yet, here I am, a girl with yet another print to have and to hold.

As far as addictions go, I am going to say this one is pretty benign..which means I have zero intention of doing anything about it! So bring on the stripes, both horizontal and vertical, bring on the flora and the fauna, because I am an equal opportunity pattern employer and I am here to catch them all!


Top: Banana Republic

Shorts: Old Navy

Bracelet: Julie Vos (In Different Color)

Heels: Steve Madden

Too Pure To Be Pink

Ah summer, I am hopelessly devoted to you. From those summer days to (Oh!) those summer nights, I just cannot get enough. And the moment that the warm weather arrives, I throw aside my black denim, my jewel-toned tops, my plaid button ups and I say to my sundresses, my white knit tops and my sandals “you are the ones that I want”.

But, as fun as it is to dress for the season you have, its worth bringing a few of those not-so-summer items out to play every so often. You know, let your sunshine-y dress and your ankle booties go together like ramma-lamma-lamma!

That idea, and perhaps a favorite movie of mine, is what inspired this little ensemble. Because, if I do say so myself, I think I may resemble everybody’s favorite Aussie, Sandy from Grease! (Which, as much as I adore this movie, I have to say as a feminist, the end is a bit insufferable. Anytime a woman has to change to get a man, my eyes roll back so far in my head I worry they just may get stuck. And don’t even get me started on the flying car thing….). I just paired my new favorite off the shoulder top with my thrown in the back of the closet til Fall black jeans, and BOOM, I was all ready to have you tell me about it, stud.

So as much as I enjoy my strappy sundresses and my easy breezy summer tops, I will have to remember to mix it up every so often. Because when I do it right…why, it’s greased lightning!


Jeans: Gap

Earrings: Paperdolls Boutique (Similar)

Heels: Carlos (Similar 1Similar 2)