Thursday, March 24, 2016

Flower Power

Spring has sprung and flowers are on every girls mind. Whether you treat yourself while grocery shopping, or pass on a little joy to someone else, flowers can say so much without having to say anything. I love the way they smell, look, and the smiles they bring! This particular bouquet I am featuring is very special to my heart and has continued to bring me joy every time I pass them in their gorgeous vase ~ aka a cup because I am only just attempting this adult thing they speak of. Note to self, buy a vase the next time you get tunnel vision for home goods!

The jacket I am featuring is a gorgeous vintage coat in the cutest of colors. Trust me, you will be seeing lots of this jacket the next few months! I cannot get enough of it! Kitschtopia did an amazing job of picking out the perfect spring coat for me, so check them out! I am very much looking forward to working with them more in the future, their jewelry is TO DIE FOR

// back detail, the pleats are perfect for every shape //

This bouquet of gorgeous blooms are the perfect pairing for this spring jacket, the lightweight material and fun color just brightens my day every time I throw it on! Hopefully this post brightened your day, have a happy week and thank you for reading!

Twenty Rose 

p.s. how fun is this hidden identity, I mean the face behind the flowers (I'll have to do more of that!!) 

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Sunday Series 4

I am so excited to share this Sunday Series outfit with ya'll! As winter comes to end (thank goodness!!) and the sun is finally coming out, I wanted to do a look that incorporates a warmer DAY but can transition with you into a colder NIGHT. Spring and Fall are my favorite, but they also mean you have to be prepared for whatever mother nature may throw your way.

For the DAY I wore the softest sweater dress, this has been my staple through the winter and I love that I can keep styling it into the spring! I paired it with my converses (seriously cannot get enough of these), because I mean really... what adult enjoys tying their shoes? These slip-ons are made for those days when you just "literally cannot". I threw on a denim shirt, I love denim shirts because they are so easy to style and rarely wrinkle. Lets be real, who actually irons their own clothes in their early 20's?? Definitely not me, my iron is still nicely wrapped in the box from the day I tried to become an "real" adult. Thanks to denim shirts and wrinkle free fabrics, hopefully it will stay their for many, many, more years!

I kept the accessories very simple by wearing what I would actually where for a walk in the park with dinner after. This meant simple neutral browns and blacks bracelet and watch for some arm candy, and a bag to tie together the brown and black as well.

// francessca's spring version of the dress here // bag // the watch is michael kors
and no longer sold, the new version is here //

// shoes // I could not find my shirt, but here is the same brand, same place, just a different shade // 

To take this outfit into the NIGHT, I made sure I was ready for the tempature to drop. I added tights, lost the large tote for a smaller cross body bag, and opted against any jacket but rather a long sleeve underneath my dress. This combination kept me cozy all night long! For the accessories, I decided to keep them the same from day to night, because nothing is worse then forgetting where you put you favorite (insert go-to accessory here)!

// bag // similar shoes here  //

// seriously how cute and comfy is this dress?? // 

Hope you enjoyed the latest Sunday Series! Thanks for reading and be sure to follow along on bloglovin, instagram, and pinterest

Twenty Rose 

Friday, March 11, 2016

Birthday Reflections

I absolutely adore birthdays, especially when its not my own. I know it sounds silly, but I truly love spoiling someone else for 1 day out of the year. It is so special to me to be able to make someones day by just wishing them a happy birthday. However, this year I decided to indulge in my own birthday and let me tell you, it was fantastic!

My first year out of college I had no idea what to expect, let alone where I would even be living. It is so inspiring to be able to reflect upon where I was last year and be able to say I am exactly where I wished I would be when I thought of my future 1 year ago. I am happy, healthy, and loving my career. How much better can it get?

Here's a little recap of my birthday week (because a day just isn't enough):

~ The most beautiful cake my thoughtful coworkers got me. I mean cake for lunch on your birthday is a must!
~ My SO took me to my favorite restaurant, I love this place so much and mostly because of the history behind it. This beautiful sycamore tree has been here as a staple of the community since 1806. The sight of this tree (below) lit up from miles away makes for the most special night every time we go! Not to mention, their RIBS are too die for!!
~ Lastly, just a few things that were beyond touching to me, and that let me try my hand at a flat lay (eeek!). From all the kitty goodies (I love my fur baby kitten) to this gorgeous Tiffany necklace from the 90's, each of these meant so much to me to receive! I felt so much love on my birthday, from the sweet birthday wishes to the greatest of gifts, each meant so much to me! I recently have been saving corks to mark new moments, and felt this years birthday cork was one worth remembering.

I am beyond fortunate to have found my little place in the world where I feel comfortable, driven, inspired, and supported. I cannot wait to see how this blog, and new identity as Twenty Rose will have an impact on this new year! Stepping out of my shell to finally start this blog was the icing on the cake (pun intended) to a fantastic year. I still cannot believe it took me so long to take the plunge, but could not be more

So cheers to birthdays, celebrating yourself, and achieving your goals no matter how small or large they may be! I wish you all as much happiness in life as I have currently found.

Twenty Rose

Monday, March 7, 2016

Sunday Series 3

This Sunday Series I wanted to show off my new favorite pieces. I found this amazing suede dress at TJ Maxx for only $10! It is so versatile and I think it will perfectly transition my wardrobe from winter to spring. This feature will show more of a springy look, however the dress looks perfect for work with black tights and a blazer (the combinations are never ending with this one!) Happy Reading ~

The DAY look is the suede dress with these new heels I picked up at DSW. I love these heels, they are short enough to walk all day in, but tall enough to give your legs that long sleek look. I added my go-to denim jacket to keep this look day time casual.
// heels // this seasons version of this denim jacket ~ currently on SALE // 

// similar dress on SALE when you use SITESALE20 at checkout // 
For the NIGHT look, I decided to take keep the shoes to stay in the true spirit of spring and warmer weather (finally) and add a trench jacket for when the temps drop at night. This trench is my favorite, it is perfect for work, going out, dressing up, dressing down, and everything in between! 

// similar trench here, mine is sold out // 

// a peak at the hidden hood on this trench // 

Thanks for reading this Sunday Series post as I took my new favorite bargains from DAY to NIGHT! Be sure to follow along on bloglovin, instagram, and pinterest. Hope you have the best week! 

Twenty Rose