A couple weeks ago we talked about my favorite trends for the spring, one of which was florals. I didn’t think it was possible to fall more in love with them, but Oh-My-Gosh there are so many lovely floral prints and clothes this year.
One of my good friends is getting married next month, and I have been on a search for the perfect floral dress to wear. In doing so I have accumulated a long list wish list of floral dresses. Of course it would be wrong not to share them with you. So here it goes… drumroll please. Here are my favorite floral dresses for this spring.
ASOS Wiggle Dress in Floral Print,
Anthropologie Leona Off-the-Shoulder Dress
Calvin Klein Floral-Print Wrap Fit & Flare Dress
LuLu’s Love for Lanai Two Piece Maxi Dress
Banana Republic Floral Off-Shoulder Dress
ASOS Warehouse Floral Cold Shoulder Wrap Midi Dress
LuLu’s A Dream Realized Navy Blue Floral Print Maxi Dress
ASOS Occasion Floral Print Pencil Dress
Ivanka Trump Floral Scuba Fit & Flair Dress,
Lush Cold Shoulder Shift Dress
ECI Print Maxi Dress
Lush Ava Skater Dress
First Column (top to bottom):
- ASOS Wiggle Dress in Floral Print, $68
- Anthropologie Leona Off-the-Shoulder Dress, $158
- Calvin Klein Floral-Print Wrap Fit & Flare Dress, $129
- LuLu’s Love for Lanai Two Piece Maxi Dress, $89
- Banana Republic Floral Off-Shoulder Dress, $128
Second Column (top to bottom):
- ASOS Warehouse Floral Cold Shoulder Wrap Midi Dress, $140
- LuLu’s A Dream Realized Navy Blue Floral Print Maxi Dress, $79
- ASOS Occasion Floral Print Pencil Dress, $140
Third Column (top to bottom):
- Ivanka Trump Floral Scuba Fit & Flair Dress, $138
- Lush Cold Shoulder Shift Dress, $45
- ECI Print Maxi Dress, $88
- Lush Ava Skater Dress, $39
Do you love any of these dresses? Or are there any you aren’t a fan of? I’d love to hear your thoughts. One of them I will be wearing to the wedding. I am about 90 percent sure, which one, but I haven’t made my final decision. Which one would you wear to an outdoor wedding on ranch in Virginia?
Happy Monday friends!
I feel like I need a weekend after my weekend because it was so busy. But the business was for all good reasons, so I can’t really complain. The D.C. area lucked out with some amazing weather on Saturday, which was perfect timing for me and Will because we had fruit trees to plant. We decided at the beginning of the year that this would be a fun project.
About a month ago, we did some research and decided to try three apple trees and a peach tree for starters. Fruit trees in northern Virginia should be planted before spring’s first bloom or at the end of fall. We wanted to go ahead and get them planted this spring. I did more research about exactly what type of tree (size, age, etc.) to order. Here’s the scoop:
- We ordered our trees through the USA Nursery and they arrived by USPS after three days.
- The variety of fruit trees we ordered was 1 Fuji apple tree, 1 Golden Delicious apple tree, 1 Granny Smith apple tree and 1 Elbert’s Peach Tree.
- The Fuji and Golden Delicious are dwarf trees, so they’ll grow to about 6-9 feet tall. The Granny Smith and Peach tree are slightly larger, semi-dwarf trees, meaning they’ll reach 8-10 feet at maturity.
- The trees we got are known as “bare-root” trees, meaning they came with the root system exposed.
- Our trees are pretty young, measuring about three feet tall when they were planted.
- In addition to the trees, we bought soil, stakes and water since we did not have a direct source near the planting location.
- In total it was about $100 for the four trees, and the USA Nursery gave us two trees of our choice in addition to our order. I was impressed with how little we spent!
From our pictures, you can see that the trees pretty much just look like sticks stuck in the ground right now! We’ll be watering them regularly until we see signs of new growth. Fingers crossed they like their new home and start growing soon!
If you’re thinking about planting fruit trees soon, I’d check out the Almanac’s website. It’s a great starting point to help you figure out the different options. Also remember to consider your climate and the USDA hardiness zone of the soil in your location (click here to find out) because these factors effect what plants will grow best in your yard.
Have you planted fruit trees and was it a success? I’d love to know if you have any tips or experience with apple trees, since this is definitely a learning experience.
Spring has finally sprung! In good timing, my FabFitFun spring box arrived on Saturday. It includes some great products that I’m super excited to try out, and I figure you may be curious to see what was inside.
If you’re unfamiliar with FabFitFun, it’s a subscription box that delivers products to your doorstep each season of the year. The products are trendy and well-timed. You can get more of my thoughts on the program in my initial FabFitFun review.
Here is a look at what was inside my spring box.
- Emerald Duv “Joshua Tree” Cage Bracelet ($80)
- Karuna Hydrating+ Face Mask ($24)
- I’m hoping this helps refresh my dry face after the harsh, cold winter air took a beating on me!
- Milly Zip Pouch (different color; $45)
- This waterproof pouch is perfect for putting your wet bathing suit in or anything you want to keep dry.
- Dr. Brandt Microdermabrasion Age Defying Exfoliator ($79)
- Briogeo Rosarco Milk Reparative Leave-In Conditioning Spray ($20)
- Gypsy 05 Roundie ($50)
- I’m looking forward to using this at the beach or for a picnic.
- Deborah Lippmann Nail Polish in Blue Orchid and Like a Virgin ($19)
- These colors couldn’t be more perfect for spring and summer!
- RealHer Lip Kit in Deep Red ($48)
It amazes me that the total value of my box was $369. FabFitFun really gives you some great deals. I also just love having things picked out for me that I noramlly wouldn’t spend money on or products from brands I wouldn’t otherwise know about.
Click here to receive $10 off your first FabFitFun box!
Have you ever used any of these items? Are you a FabFitFun subscriber? I’d love to hear your thoughts on subscription boxes like this one.