Sugar and Spice

Striped shirt dress, Jason Wu for Target. Pointed toe leather boots, Kelsi Dagger (similar- and on sale!)
Crystal necklace, DIY. Dillen 2 satchel, Dooney & Bourke.

     When first styling this dress, I steered towards cute overload: I had a bow in my hair and Betsey Johnson jewelry on. The longer I contemplated this, the more uncomfortable I felt. I've never been one to be over the top when it comes to girly styling. I know that as a blogger it is probably easier to try and style yourself in a particular "niche" with daily outfits, but I never want to dress the same way every day. Sometimes it is fun to dress up in a tulle skirt and lace and be unapologetically girly, but I'd definitely get bored doing that every day. 
      After a few accessory swap outs, I was much happier with my outfit. It's a subtle nod towards the less girly side of my style, but definitely maintains the classic feel that I prefer. Like the roses whose petals I utilized in this shoot (don't worry, they had already fallen), I like having my thorns. Even when I dress in ice cream pastels and look like the sweetest girl around, my sass is something I'll always cherish.