April 2018 | A Pretty Penny

When Life Gives You Lemons...

DRESS: Red Dress Boutique c/o / JACKET: Red Dress Boutique c/o / SHOES: Red Dress Boutique c/o / HAT: Brixton / EARRINGS: Sugarfix by Bauble Bar / BAG: Poshmark (similar here)

Good morning and happy Monday!
Did you miss me? I know I took a little break from social media, and I'll be honest. It was pretty great. I think everyone needs to step back every once in awhile and focus on and enjoy life. I have some fun things in the works and am working with some very amazing brands, so I can't wait to share.

I wanted to share this lemon dress to start off our Monday, because Monday's always remind me of the phrase "when life gives you lemons..." I wanted to give a little update on my mental health. I posted this insight into my depression at the beginning of this year and had an amazing response from everyone. Since I have stepped back from work a little and focused on what makes me happy I feel like I have turned a huge corner. There are definitely days that are harder than others. The thing about depression is that it never really goes away. The best way I can describe it is a "heaviness." You feel a heaviness for a reason you can't explain.

I have also developed anxiety with my depression. So sometimes when big things are going on in my personal life it gives me a lot of anxiety. I feel like it has hindered my coping abilities. So sometimes I just need to step back to figure everything out. So that is exactly what I did! I love this blog and the world that comes with it, but I also love myself, and don't want to compromise myself for this blogging world. So I am just jumping right back into it. Here are my favorite quotes about depression to give you an idea of what it's like:
I have always wanted a lemon dress. I know lemon print was very in last year and I really was obsessed. I bought all the lemon stationary, but I could never quite find the perfect lemon dress. So this lemon dress of my dreams is from Red Dress Boutique! It is perfect for spring and summer! I love bright colors and incorporating them into my wardrobe. I really love the color yellow because it is so bright and reminds me of happiness. So if I ever need a little boost, I always wear yellow! So I hope your Monday is bright and happy!



Blossoms & Pop Of Pink...

SKIRT: H&M (similar here & here) / TOP: DownEast (similar here) / JACKET: Forever 21 (similar here & here) / HAT: Brixton via Nordstrom / SHOES: VICI (similar here) / BAG: Poshmark (similar here & here) / EARRINGS: Sugarfix by BaubleBar

After some crazy weather last week and some snow, I am happy to be sharing all the pictures from our trip up to Capitol Hill. There are blossom trees surrounding the whole Capitol building and it is absolutely magical this time of year. Of course it is crazy busy up there this time of year as well. Everyone is taking family photos and pictures, but it is well worth it!

In the spring I love wearing soft colors, pastels, and neutrals with pops of color. I spotted these suede shoes on the VICI website and knew they would be perfect for spring and summer. They are very comfortable and I love how bright they are! Paired with a pink lip they are perfect! (They do go in and out of stock, so I had to wait awhile to actually buy them.)

If you are looking for all the perfect shoes for this spring, check out this post. I have linked all my favorites there that are full of color! 
Pink is definitely my favorite color to wear in the spring! What is yours?



Spring's Best Accessories...

TOP: ASOS ($16!!) / SKIRT: ASOS (sold out, similar here & here & here) / SHOES: Target / HAT: Brixton (via Nordstrom) / BAG: Poshmark (similar here & here

With all the fresh blooms appearing right and left I find myself shopping for new accessories to add to my wardrobe! This spring I am loving all the pink pastels and straw accessories. I purchased a new light straw bag this spring and have worn it with just about every outfit so far. This pink and straw bag is also on my wishlist! I definitely need to get my hands on it!

I purchased this Brixton straw hat from Nordstrom and it is perfection! I could wear it with everything. I got an xs and it fits perfectly! I am in love with a good straw hat in the spring. I want to get the same hat in this pattern. I absolutely love how unique it is.

I usually end up buying a few pairs of new shoes with each season...I may have a shoe hoarding problem, and my husband can attest to that! There are a few pair I am in love with. These studded sandals from Forever 21. They are a clear Valentino dupe that are SO comfortable and also come in black and rose gold. I can't wait to rock these everywhere! I also recently purchased these white Sannibal wedges from Treasure & Bond (which come in a variety of colors as well). I don't have a pair of white shoes and find myself needing a pair for my spring outfits. I am always wearing a heel or wedge, especially in the spring, so these are absolutely perfect! I have a feeling they will be my new "Marc Fisher" wedges this spring.

I have included all my favorite accessories for spring below! Including my favorite sunnies and earrings! What are a few of your favorite spring accessories?









The Lace Top...

TOP: Shop Maxwell (similar here) / PANTS: ASOS / SHOES: Marc Fisher / BAG: Poshmark (similar here & here) / EARRINGS: Sugarfix by BaubleBar

Happy Monday!
Can I tell you how excited I am for spring and all these blossoms? Spring is probably my favorite season, besides fall, because I think its a tie. I love how everything comes to life again, and I love the excuse to wear all the pastels and florals. 

Colin and I took a trip up to the Capitol building in downtown Salt Lake yesterday and it was so fun to see all blossoms surrounding the Capitol! It was absolutely stunning. 

This pastel pink is my favorite color to wear in the spring time. I bought this top last year from Shop Maxwell, but I found this similar one for under $100. I love the lace detail and that it adds that feminine touch to any outfit. Plus this straw bag is my obsession this spring! I snagged this one off of Poshmark, but have linked a couple similar ones above!

I hope you enjoy this spring and get a chance to enjoy all the blooms!