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One Enchanted Evening

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Pink Gown || Similar Gold Clutch || Similar Rose Gold Sandals || Earrings || Pink & Blue Co. Bracelet c/o || Circle Hexagon Ring c/o || 

Good morning and happy Good Friday, dear friends! This dress from Chicwish is truly the life of the party! It’s a gorgeously made gown, the silky material is a nice heavy fabric, with a halter neck and stunning bow at the waist or back deciding on how you tie it. Talk about elegantly chic!

I hope everyone has a wonderful Easter holiday! Ava’s beyond excited for the bunny to arrive and it means the world to me to see that light and excitement on her face. We’ll be doing an egg hunt, basket hunt, church, and a lunch/dinner to celebrate. What an amazing time of the year. He Is Risen!!!!

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xo Amanda  

Blue Polka Dots

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Retro Stage Blue Polka Dot Dress c/o || White Disc Hat || Sunglasses || Similar Cirlce Bag || Similar Sandals || Pink & Blue Co. Bracelet c/o || Circle Hexagon Ring c/o ||  

Good morning, everyone! When I first saw this blue polka dot dress, I thought of Lucille Ball in I Love Lucy. From there on out, I was completely sold! Reminiscent of the 1950s, this dress has cute cap sleeves and a self tie bow at the waist. It hits just above my knee and has a slight stretch to it making the fit very comfortable. To complete the retro style, I opted for white accessories, which also remind me of the gorgeous summertime. Whether a picnic in the park or an ice cream date, this look is sure to be sweet. I’m wearing a size small for reference.

Dont forget, you can receive  $6 off a $40+ order at Retro-Stage with the code: AMANDA40 OR $10 off a $60+ order at Retro-Stage with the code: AMANDA60

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xo, Amanda  

Tweed Dress A La Jackie Kennedy

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Pink Tweed Dress c/o || Blush Bow Flats || Sunglasses || Similar Circle Bag || Blush Hair Clip || Jackie Kennedy Pearl Earrings || Pink & Blue Co. Bracelet c/o || Circle Hexagon Ring c/o ||  

Good morning, friends! Every time I see a tweed dress, I instantly think of Jackie Kennedy. She wore quite a bit of tweed throughout her life, typically a jacket and skirt set, and always looked beyond stylish in them. There’s no denying her grace, beauty, and charm, which always have and still continue to inspire me to this day. This tweed dress from a Chicwish conjures up retro vibes and soft romantic notions with it’s blush hue, mid-length sleeves, and a sheer self-tie bowknot. Even the sleeves have sheer ruffles along with cuffs. A charming frock that will add elegance to your spring wardrobe!

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xo, Amanda  

Ballerina Party

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Bow Knot Dress c/o || LC Lauren Conrad Bow Shoes (Old, Similar) || Freyrs Sunglasses c/o || Pearl Clutch || Jackie Kennedy Pearl Earrings || Pink & Blue Co Bracelet c/o || Circle Hexagon Ring c/o || Pearl Necklace ||  

Good morning, friends! As soon as I saw this dress from Chicwish, I immediately thought of a ballerina. A black and blush combo always remind me of a ballerina with their effortless grace and beauty. This dress encompasses all of that and more with its scrolled neck, bowknot belt, and pleated design on the waist. It’s an elegant dress fit for the most smashing of parties. It fits true to size. I’m wearing an XS.

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xo, Amanda  

Sunshine State Of Mind

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Retro Stage Yellow Polka Dot Dress c/o || Similar Clutch || Sunglasses || Yellow Wedge Espadrilles || Gold Hoop Earrings || Circle Hexagon Ring c/o || Pink & Blue Co. Bracelet ||

Good morning and happy Wednesday! One of the colors I’ve been gravitating towards this past year is yellow. I love how happy and alive it feels. Pair it with some fun polka dots and you have one retro-tastic ensemble!

Don’t forget, right now, you can receive  $6 off a $40+ order at Retro-Stage with the code: AMANDA40

OR

$10 off a $60+ order at Retro-Stage with the code: AMANDA60

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xo, Amanda  

Minty Sweet // Our Easter Dresses

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Retro Stage Mint Floral Dress c/o || Similar Mint Bag || Similar Mint Heels || Pink Bow Barrette || Pink & Blue Co. Bracelet c/o || Circle Hexagon Ring c/o || Ava’s Pink Flats || Ava’s Mint Floral Dress ( Cracker Barrel, Similar)  ||

Good morning, friends! With the Easter holiday right around the corner, I thought it would be a good time to show the outfits we’ll be wearing this year. Ava actually picked hers out before I got mine. She loves anything mint colored right now so it was no surprise when she choose her mint floral dress. She looks absolutely darling so ready for spring! I even recently put a mint cover on my phone, which Ava insisted we use during the photos. Anything mint lol! I’ve always loved matching with Ava, just as my mom had done with me, and couldn’t resist this mint floral embroidery dress with its whimsical retro feel. Everything about it reminds me of a romantic spring dream. It fits true to size. I’m wearing a size small.

Right now, you can receive  $6 off a $40+ order at Retro-Stage with the code: AMANDA40

OR

$10 off a $60+ order at Retro-Stage with the code: AMANDA60

 

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xo, Amanda  

Blush Ruffle Dress

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Blush Ruffle Dress c/o || Picnic Bag || Similar Sandals || Pink and Blue Co. Bracelet c/o || Circle Hexagon Ring c/o || Gold Coin Necklace c/o || Ava’s Dress || Ava’s Rose Gold Sandals ||

Good morning, everyone! We recently had a gorgeous day with temperatures reaching 72 degrees, which was quite literally a heat wave. It brought everyone out to the parks, lakes, sidewalks, stores, and farms. Basically, if you could be outside then you were on that day. After getting some work done, Ava and I headed out for a walk and then a little picnic by our favorite lake. It was not only relaxing, but incredibly refreshing and invigorating.

We dressed in items that also had the same refreshing feeling with chic comfort in mind. My blush dress has beautiful flutter sleeves with buttons down the front and a tie to cinch at the waist. Also, and most importantly, pockets! I swoon every time a dress has pockets. Ava’s dress reminds me so much of spring with it’s pretty pastel stripes. I love these dresses for her since they’re easy and comfortable. She can run around and play easily while still feeling “dressed up.” Her jelly sandals are also a spring and summer staple for her. This year she picked out a rose gold shade. Last year, she got a hot pink version that she literally wore the entire summer and into fall. She loved them that much lol!

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xo, Amanda  

Polka Dot Pose

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Polka Dot Dress c/o || Polka Dot Clutch || Similar Polka Dot Shoes || Pink & Blue Co Bracelet c/o || Pearl and Anchor Bracelet || Jackie Kennedy Pearl Earrings ||  Circle Hexagon Ring c/o ||

A very happy Tuesday to you and welcome to April! It feels so good to finally say hello to April. There are so many wonderful things to look forward to including the warmer weather, flowers blooming, and of course the Easter season. Ava is particularly excited for the bunny to be arriving soon. It’s still a bit cool up my way with some warm days mixed up, but seeing the sun shine is what really makes me smile. It’s an instant mood booster and so refreshing to see after the long gloomy winter days. We’re slowly getting there!

This polka dot dress, with pockets!, is also quite the instant mood booster in my opinion. Polka dots not only remind me of the fabulous retro days, but they're incredibly fun and flirty! Along with the pockets, this dress also features a tie around the waist and a darling collar at the neck. It has a nice weight to it as well. I wore this outfit to church on Sunday where Ava and I were greeters. It was so much fun to welcome everyone in for the service. 

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xo, Amanda  

Part & Parcel

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Part & Parcel Greeting Cards c/o || Mary Poppins Umbrella Top || Skirt || Writing Desk || Pink Chair || Rifle & Paper Co. Pen || Star Globe || Pineapple Photo Clip ||

Good morning and happy Wednesday! I’m very excited to be teaming up with Part & Parcel, a monthly greeting card subscription service, for a fun giveaway today! Receiving a handwritten note or unique greeting card in the mail puts the biggest smile on my face and instantly brightens my day. It lets the reader know you took time out of your busy day to pen a letter with them in mind. Last month I wrote a post on the art of the handwritten note here. This is the perfect compliment to it!

Part & Parcel make it their mission to spread more happiness through snail mail. Let’s be honest, it means so much more receiving a card in the mail than it does by e-mail text. It’s the personal touch we all crave. Each month their customers receive a package with unique cards (stamps included!) made by independent and artisan card makers. It’s important to keep in touch with our loved ones and to also always have a card on hand when needed! 

To find out more about the giveaway, head to my Instagram here. In addition to the giveaway, you can use the discount code ENCHANTINGELEGANCE for 50% off the first month of a subscription.  

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xo, Amanda  

Tassel Tweed & A Bow

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Tweed Dress c/o || Blush Mules || Similar Blush Gold Studded Bag || Pink & Blue Co. Bracelet c/o || 

Happy Friday, friends! There’s something quite endearing and charming about a bow. Whether on a blouse, dress, bag, tied into your hair, or even the transitional bow-tie, it never loses its allure. This tassel tweed dress alone is beyond lovely, and perfect for the transitional spring weather I might add, but adding in the bowknot broach is the quintessential cherry on top. It elevates the dress to a higher level giving it that special touch. The best part? Since the bow is a broach, you can remove it and wear it with other items!

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xo, Amanda  

Happy First Day Of Spring

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Floral Dress c/o || Yellow Wedge Espadrilles || Wicker Bag || Pink Bow Ribbon Straw Hat || Sunglasses ||  Flower Earrings ||

Happy first day of spring, everyone!! My little chick and I have been anxiously waiting for this day and are so happy that it has finally arrived. A few days ago we got a taste of spring with highs in the 70s, blue skies, and an abundance of sunshine. We were outside almost the entire day. It was absolutely wonderful! We went to the park to walk and go to the playground followed by a trip to Hillside for some ice cream and photos. After that, we looked for signs of spring on another trip followed by a sunset drive. It was quite the magical day. Ava and I wanted to look our spring best with florals and colors to match the new season. She even put her own outfit together!

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xo, Amanda  

New Dainty Pieces

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Leopard Earrings c/o || Hexagon Ring c/o || Rose Coin Necklace c/o || Eyelash Sweater || Pants (Similar) ||  Cap Toe Pumps || 

Good morning and happy Tuesday! I recently came across a jewelry company, J.Bubs, and fell in love with all of their pieces. Their jewelry has a modern glam feel to it with affordable prices and on trend pieces. Their dainty items, 3 of which I’m wearing above, are my favorite. The hexagon ring is 14k gold plated and is perfect for layering or wearing alone. The leopard kite earrings have a faux fur feel (very soft to touch) and look incredibly chic. The rose coin necklace is 18k gold plated and oh so lovely to wear. Coin necklaces are all the rage right now and with good reason. I chose the “rose” coin since it reminds me of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, one of my favorite Disney movies. Use the code amanda25 for 25% off of your J.Bubs order. The code is good for 48 hours!

  

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xo, Amanda  

Transition Into Spring

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Sail To Sable Coat c/o || Gingham Dress c/o || Wedge Espadrilles || Straw Hat || Straw Bag c/o || 

Happy Friday, friends! White tweed, big gold buttons, and a knee length cut make this coat from Sail To Sable elegant in every single way. It’s been my go-to this season for the transition into warmer spring weather. I’m completely over winter and also strongly hoping we do not get any more snow storms. Fingers crossed! I’ve been starting to store away my winter outterwear and looking for a coat for the cooler spring days. This tweed one has a fresh feel with a light lining to keep me warm until we hit those 70 degree days. It also features a stand up collar and a fit and flare silhouette. I paired the coat with a fun gingham dress and yellow wedge espadrilles

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xo, Amanda  

Enchanted Floral Dreams

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Floral Dress c/o || Straw Hat || Vintage Kate Spade Bag (Similar) || Wedge Espadrilles || Pink & Blue Co. Bracelet c/o || 

There’s nothing dreamier to me than a gorgeous sunset with soft beautiful light filtering through. Add some floral blooms and you have one enchanting evening. This was a look I put together for one of the warmer days we had and I might add, one of my favorite looks to date. The sunshine absolutely enlivened my senses and brought a sense of happiness along with the promise of spring soon to come. Along with the weather, this dress put the biggest smile on my face. It’s pretty pleats and darling bow  neck tie add to its feminine beauty. Not to mention the stunning print! Right after shooting these photos, I went to a local church dinner with my dad and received so many lovely compliments on the dress. It was a wonderful evening filled with good food, good company, and an ensemble that has so much springtime charm. 

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xo, Amanda  

Blue Blossom

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Floral Top c/o || LC Lauren Conrad Tulle Skirt (Similar) || Blue Pearl Sandals || Straw Hat || Blue Satchel Bag || Pink & Blue Co. Bracelet c/o ||  

Good morning and happy Tuesday! With spring right on the horizon, I swear I could even smell it in the air yesterday, I have all of my floral pieces pulled out and ready to go. There’s nothing more refreshing after a long winter than beautiful blossoms coming to life spreading their beauty and delectable fragrance in the warm air. Not only does this top remind me of all that spring has to offer, it’s also in the most lovely shade of pastel blue, which seems to be everywhere I look this season. From tops to bags, shoes, skirts, scarves, and even pjs, pastel blue is a color perfectly capturing the tranquility of spring. The straw hat adds the perfect amount of vintage flare and I must say, I absolutely adore it!

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xo, Amanda  

Silver Screen Glam

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Silver Dress c/o || Similar Red Heels || Similar Clutch || Similar Pearl Hair Comb || Pink & Blue Co. Bracelet c/o ||  

Good morning, everyone! I hope you had a fantastic weekend! Mine was filled with antiquing, getting some fresh air, catching up on some work, attending a church dinner, and also starting Schitt’s Creek on Netflix. A few people have recommended the show to me and let me tell you, it is hilarious! I’m not kidding. I could not stop watching it. It’s definitely binge worthy and will have you laughing the entire way through. 

My fashion roots, heart, and soul have always been with vintage inspired looks. While the 1950s have always been my favorite time period, I also have quite a soft spot for the 1940s and 1960s too. This particular look nods to the 40s with its silky silver fabric, A-line skirt, knee length cut, soft waves, and of course a red lip with some pearl accents. Actresses like Lana Turner, Lauren Bacall, Rita Hayworth, Ingrid Bergman, Veronica Lake, and Gene Tierney come to mind. I also must give credit where credit is due. Ava is the one who chose the red shoes for this outfit. She actually helps me pick out some accessories for quite a bit of my looks! We had just watched The Wizard Of Oz the night before so Dorothy’s ruby red slippers were front and center on both of our minds.

 

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xo, Amanda  

Gingham Frills

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Gingham Top c/o || White Jeans || Red Scallop Bag || Hoop Earrings || Heels || Pink & Blue Co Bracelet c/o ||  

Good morning, everyone!  

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xo, Amanda  

Pink Lady

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Pink Ruffle Top c/o || LC Lauren Conrad Skirt (Old, Similar) || Hoop Earrings || Similar Stud Heels || Betsy Johnson Clutch (Old, Similar) ||  

Good morning and happy Wednesday!  I cannot help but to think of the Pink Ladies from Grease whenever I see a pink and black color combination. This top, with its adorable ruffles, was the inspiration for this outfit and definitely has some retro vibes. The material is formfitting and looks better tucked into either pants or a skirt.

Did anyone else happen to watch The Bachelor this last Monday? I honestly have never watched the show, but started to this season. It’s quite entertaining lol. The infamous fence jumping scene finally happened on Monday and everyone went wild! I don’t blame Colton one bit after what happened with Cassie though. Ugh, that was heart breaking to watch. 

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xo, Amanda  

With A Cherry On Top

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Cherry Button Down Top || Denim Skirt || Pink Bow Flats || Blue Top Handle Bag || Gold Hoop Earrings || Pink & Blue Co Bracelet c/o || Pink Chair || Writing Desk || 2019 Planner || Floral Pen ||  

Good morning and happy Friday! Happy March 1st too! Yesterday was a very exciting one in our family. My dad retired after 37 years of being a podiatrist. The office held a party for him with lots of yummy food and a cake. They also made up a memory book filled with pictures throughout the years and funny sayings. It was so nice to see everyone all together having a good time. I know my dad, brother, and I appreciated all of the thought that went into creating the party. Little miss Ava absolutely stole the show too. She loves a party! Congrats dad on a well deserved retirement!

Speaking of Ava, she told me when I was wearing this cherry print top that it reminded her of Mary Poppins. That’s a plus in my book! I love the color combination of pink and red with some green and the subtle cherries printed on the top. It’s quite lovely and has a fresh feeling to it. I paired it with a denim skirt going for a casual vibe. 

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xo, Amanda

Needing Nautical

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Yellow Jacket || Striped Top || White Skinny Jeans || Red Scalloped Bag || Sunglasses || Similar Scarf || Navy Flats || 

Happy Wednesday, friends! As winter carries on, my mind has been drifting to all things warm weather related, including my love for nautical pieces. Truth be told, I wear nautical ensembles year round, regardless of the season. A favorite in summer, I like to keep the seafarer vibe going strong whenever and wherever I can. I decorated my home with a strong nautical New England influence.

The inspiration for this look started with the yellow parka jacket, perfect for layering in the spring and summer. It has a decent weight to it, which I was actually surprised with. The striped top and white jeans will always be a forever classic pairing, along with the navy flats adorned with gold buttons. They’re on sale now too! Ava was particularly taken with the scalloped bag in a bright shade of red. She wanted to carry it the whole time and often does when we’re at home. Completing the look, I tied a sailboat scarf around my neck that I got up at the Cape a few years back.

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xo, Amanda