Cheers Dublin! Happy St. Patrick’s Day!!!

Hey guys! I have been on vacation and totally disconnected from reality, but here’s my “What I Wore: St. Patrick’s Day”! This green floral maxi dress is from my personal vintage collection and I absolutely LOVE it! Sandals are BC Footwear.

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{Photography Credits: Anne Yarbrough Photography}

WIW: Vintage Puppy Dog Print Top & Michael Kors Boots

There is very little I love more than a good critter print and this lovely silk button-down is no exception! On one of my thrifting excursions I stumbled across this top and it was [puppy] love at first sight ūüėČ It was missing three buttons, but thanks to the teachings of my grandmother, that was an easy fix…

Wild Souls: Vintage Puppy Dog Print Dalmation Button Down Shirt with Red Michael Kors Rain Boots Wellies Wild Souls: Vintage Puppy Dog Print Dalmation Button Down Shirt with Red Michael Kors Rain Boots Wellies Wild Souls: Vintage Puppy Dog Print Dalmation Button Down Shirt with Red Michael Kors Rain Boots Wellies Wild Souls: Vintage Puppy Dog Print Dalmation Button Down Shirt with Red Michael Kors Rain Boots Wellies Wild Souls: Vintage Puppy Dog Print Dalmation Button Down Shirt with Red Michael Kors Rain Boots Wellies Wild Souls: Vintage Puppy Dog Print Dalmation Button Down Shirt with Red Michael Kors Rain Boots Wellies Wild Souls: Vintage Puppy Dog Print Dalmation Button Down Shirt with Red Michael Kors Rain Boots Wellies

Boots: Michael Kors // Jeans: Banana Republic // Top: Vintage, but here are a few other critter print tops:

Puppy Print Tunic // Horse Print Blouse // Fox Print Jumper // Frenchie Ascot Top // Deer Print Long Sleeve Tee

Photo Credits: Anne Yarbrough Photography // Special thanks to my long time dog buddy, Rudee, for lending her modeling expertise ūüėČ

WIW: Faux Fur Gilet & Flannel // Naysayers Gonna Naysay

In 2004, Sienna Miller was photographed wearing a fur gilet and¬†as soon as I saw it, I knew I had to have one (only faux fur). Sienna Miller 2004 Bohemian Style Fur Gilet and UGG bootsI scoured the shops and the internet, but it was obvious that this was a brand new trend and therefore had not made it’s way across the pond.¬†When I finally tracked one down I jumped on it!¬†I was so excited when it came in the mail that I showed it to my roommates – who then proceeded to make extensive fun of me.¬†They called it “the pelt” and couldn’t believe I was actually going to wear it out in public!

Now… from a very young age I accepted that in order to be a trend-setter, I might have to be one of the first to step out there on the fashion ledge (and in a small town, I might be out there all by myself)¬†So, I let the girls talk their smack and wore my faux fur gilet with pride when we went out that night and many other nights that followed… So, when these same¬†aforementioned roommates were asking¬†if they could¬†borrow my “pelt” the following winter, I BARELY even teased them about it… 10 years later and I’m still coming up with new ways to wear¬†my gilet and I love it as much now as I did the day it arrived on my apartment doorstep.¬†Wild Souls: Red Flannel Shirt & Faux Fur Gilet Wild Souls: Red Flannel Shirt & Faux Fur Gilet Wild Souls: Red Flannel Shirt & Faux Fur Gilet Wild Souls: Red Flannel Shirt & Faux Fur Gilet

Faux Fur Gilet (similar here) // Vintage Red Flannel (similar here) // Pixie Pants // Frye Boots // Costa Del Mar Sunglasses

Let’s take a moment to talk about wearing clothes with confidence… Sometimes the difference between “best-dressed” and “missed-dressed” is the attitude¬†worn under the clothes… So, wear what you like and wear it with confidence! If you want to take more risks with your wardrobe, but¬†confidence doesn’t come easy to you, follow this “fake it ’til you make it”strategy: 1. Know AND¬†accept that there are negative naysayers EVERYWHERE and some of them might think or say hateful¬†things about you. 2. Wear it anyway! Walk¬†out the door with your chin up, smile on, and before you know it ¬†your “fake” confidence will yield to the “real” confidence¬†you’ve built by not letting the opinions of others stop you…

… and while we’re at it, don’t be a negative naysayer! We are all women here and we should¬†be building each other up instead of tearing each other down.

 

OOTD: All Occasions Ensemble

This Dolce Vita¬†dress by Effie’s Heart is the perfect dress for all occasions! Made from an exquisite cotton-blend, the jersey weave allows just the right amount of stretch. Slightly squared neckline is incredibly flattering on almost everyone and details like a detachable tie belt, front pockets, and a full circle skirt keep it fun and flirty. Black and cream modern graphic print will take you from wedding, date night, work, to play. Find it here.

Wild Souls - Effie's Heart Dolce Vita Dress in Black & Cream Mod Print - shopwildsouls.com Wild Souls - Effie's Heart Dolce Vita Dress in Black & Cream Mod Print - shopwildsouls.com Wild Souls - Effie's Heart Dolce Vita Dress in Black & Cream Mod Print - shopwildsouls.com Wild Souls - Effie's Heart Dolce Vita Dress in Black & Cream Mod Print - shopwildsouls.com

OOTD: Light as Air

Today’s outfit features my new go-to¬†skirt from Effie’s Heart.¬†The Carnaby Skirt boasts a¬†vintage-inspired silhouette with a¬†full skirt that falls just above the knee – truly timeless ūüėČ Stylish, yet comfortable with¬†bright hot-air balloons printed on an exquisite cotton jersey…. oh, and of course POCKETS!!! What’s not to love?

Paired with a simple black tee, you’ll be chic and comfortable from Brunch to Girl’s Night Out! Take it in to fall with a sweater and boots.

Wild Souls - Effie's Heart Teal Carnaby Skirt - Hot Air Balloon Print with Pockets - www.shopwildsouls.com Wild Souls - Effie's Heart Teal Carnaby Skirt - Hot Air Balloon Print with Pockets - www.shopwildsouls.com Wild Souls - Effie's Heart Teal Carnaby Skirt - Hot Air Balloon Print with Pockets - www.shopwildsouls.com Wild Souls - Effie's Heart Teal Carnaby Skirt - Hot Air Balloon Print with Pockets - www.shopwildsouls.com Wild Souls - Effie's Heart Teal Carnaby Skirt - Hot Air Balloon Print with Pockets - www.shopwildsouls.com

Look of the day @ Wild Souls

For all the shutterbugs out there, this blouse is for you. This adorable blouse features a vintage camera print on a mint green background, with 3/4 sleeves, and keyholes in back and at sleeve cuffs. The wispy material is very comfortable with just a little give. Looks great with jeans, cutoffs, black pixie pants… really anything ūüėČ

Wild Souls - Shutterbug Vintage Camera Kitsch Print Blouse in Mint Green - shopwildsouls.com
Wild Souls – Shutterbug Blouse in Mint Green (Front) – shopwildsouls.com
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Wild Souls – Shutterbug Blouse in Mint Green (Side) – shopwildsouls.com
Wild Souls - Shutterbug Vintage Camera Kitsch Print Blouse in Mint Green - shopwildsouls.com
Wild Souls – Shutterbug Blouse in Mint Green (Back) – shopwildsouls.com
Wild Souls - Shutterbug Vintage Camera Kitsch Print Blouse in Mint Green - shopwildsouls.com
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Wild Souls - Shutterbug Vintage Camera Kitsch Print Blouse in Mint Green - shopwildsouls.com
Wild Souls – Shutterbug Blouse in Mint Green (Detail) – shopwildsouls.com