Sunday, April 9, 2017

Frills n' Thrills

Good morning!

I hope that you all are having a lovely Sunday. The weather here in Southern California is mild and beautiful, which has been really nice. Currently, I am in the middle of fighting off a cold. Not fun. April always brings out the worst in my health. Every year around this time, I always get sick. With that said, I hope that I will get better soon! I've got places to go, and people to see.

Right now, I'm looking forward to some much needed R&R this upcoming weekend. Life has been pretty busy, stressful, and hectic lately. *Cue mental break.* 

What? Spring break? Nap marathon? YES PLEASE. 

This upcoming week will be dedicated to packing. I'll be traveling a lot over the next few weeks, so it'll be important for me to get a head start everything. I'm honestly really excited to power down from work for a little bit and be mentally open to absorb all of these new travel experiences. 

Over the past few months, I've been gathering style inspiration from all over the world. Recently, I've been drawn to a lot of feminine styles and silhouettes. Silk apparel, layered textures, and ruffles are among my some of favorite things right now.

Photo Credit: Rebecca Taylor

A few weeks ago, I stumbled across this Open Shoulder Metallic Clip dress by Rebecca Taylor. It was love at first sight. The layered silk, the metallic polka dots, and the ruffles were a triple threat. It also had hints of nostalgia from a black and silver metallic dress that my mom owned from the 80's, which made it all the more lovable. All signs in the universe pointed to yes, so I bought it.


In taking the dress for a spin, I decided to style it a little bit differently than the model. While she is pictured with the high collared neckline and ruffle sleeves, I decided keep the collar unclasped and let the ruffles hang at the bust. I thought that it was fun spin on the original. Although, I wouldn't mind wearing the dress as it was intentionally designed to be worn.


Overall, the Open Shoulder Metallic Clip dress is everything that I imagined and more. I've always been weary about online apparel sizing, but I was very pleased that this dress was true to size. Additionally, it was comfortable and easy to move around in. Best of all, the dress is lightweight and nearly wrinkle-free, which makes it a great piece for traveling. 

What's that? Pack it up? It's already in the suitcase. I'm just kidding, but it will end up in there eventually.

Speaking of leaving, I've got to go. If you have any questions or want to connect, please feel free to tweet me at @Tran_gerine. You can also check out my day-to-day shenanigans on Instagram @Tran_gerine. You won't want to miss out on some amazing adventures beginning Friday! Happy (early) Easter to you all, and I hope to catch you all next month if I survive the fire ants, the jet lag, and the chilly snow. See you then!

Abrazos y Besos,

Melissa 






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