Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Silk & Chic

Remember that huge craze in the 90's when everyone was wearing silk blouses, dresses, blazers, and even rocking silk accessories?! Well, as you would probably assume, I was all about it. I had a silk floral top I wore at least once a week in elementary school because I thought it made me look 'so cool.'

When I saw this black chiffon dress recently, I knew I had to have it because I fell in love with the satin/silk look it had (and the price wasn't too bad, either). I love that the cut made it easy to style, I added a belt, but truthfully I kind of liked the way it looked without it as well. The gold buttons give it enough style to not look frumpy or cheap, in fact, the gold buttons were one of my favorite things about this dress - I am always a sucker for pretty and dainty little details.



There is something about wearing all black that completely makes you feel like a bad ass, am I right?! When I stepped out in this dress, D's word(s) were "Whoa!" 
That is the best compliment anyone could ask for... 




I am so excited that April is finally here... anyone know what makes April so exciting?! 
It's...
MY BIRTHDAY MONTH!!

I almost can't believe it, this year is honestly flying by. I know we all say that a lot, but for real, where is the time going? This year is quite a special one, I will be the big 3-0, whoa! Is it weird that I am so excited about it? I don't know why, but I feel lucky to be able to celebrate another year, I feel fortunate for the life I have been blessed with, and I don't fear getting older, in fact - it excites me. I have lived a happy and positive life, I have worked hard, sacrificed in my 20's, and stayed disciplined in following my life goals; I am excited to see what my 30's bring me and where all of my hard work will pay off. The best part is, I still have that fire in me, in fact, more now than ever. I want it all, and I am willing to work for it and fight for it. I want to be happy, I want to be healthy, and I want to be an example to my son that getting older isn't scary or sad, its a gift. Each day should be celebrated, especially in honor of all of those who have not been so fortunate. 

Plus, you are as old as your feel, right?! And I feel just fine...

Happy April!


With love,
Amanda 



dress SheIn || shoes Chinese Laundry || bag Celine || sunnies Prada 
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