Swan Song

April 18, 2020

It seems like so much time has passed since these pictures were taken in mid-March. The world has changed so much in such a short period of time. I haven't been inspired to blog as much lately, but a friend of mine encouraged me to share my words. Plus, this dress just brings me so much joy so here I am. Many of you know I'm obsessed with swans. I'm not sure where my pension for this beautiful bird came from but anything swan related I adore. Swan mugs, swan planters, this swan mirror from Anthro I want, and of course Swans IRL.

I have wanted this Kate Spade dress for so long. When it popped up on Poshmark for $40 I bought it immediately! This dress makes me so happy. The monochromatic look, the swan print. I'm in love!

These shoes are pretty new to my wardrobe. I had been wanting a nice pair of neutral leather wedge espadrilles for life. These were a STEAL. I bought them for $31 from ThredUp brand new. A great deal considering these retail for $95. These fit well and are super comfortable. Surprisingly this was my first ThredUp purchase despite having been a ThredUp user for over 6 years.

I think everyone should have one shirtdress that makes them feel like a million dollars. That's how this dress makes me feel! Shirt dresses are so great because they are extremely versatile. You can wear them to the farmers market, a movie, or even a coffee date! Plus you can make them dressier with jewelry, belts, shoes, etc.
I know wearing a dress seems super farfetched right now, but a good shirtdress is a great piece to invest in.

For petite frames I would suggest a shorter knee-length shirtdress or a tea-length shirtdress that has a tie waist/belt. I love this look on Lily Collins.

Tall figures might consider longer shirt dresses with mid-length sleeves. Dark colors like navy, chambray, or bold prints work great for tall figures. Think Meghan Markle.

Curvy frames try a knee length/1940s shape shirt dress with sleeves. I really like Rebel Wilson in this red shirtdress.
 I celebrated a stay-at-home birthday this week. It certainly was different but nevertheless a good day. I have been staying busy taking walks (I've walked over 100 miles in the past month?!), reading, cleaning/tidying, and talking to my friends and family more often. I hope you all are staying well and taking care of yourself during these crazy times. A lot of people have discussed the importance for self-care right now and I couldn't agree more. Take care, friends.

Wearing: Dress - Kate Spade (sold out, but similar),  shoes - Soludos (exact), lipstick - MAC Rebel

Photos by Avrie Gaupp


  1. What a cute dress! Such a good find and the print is adorable! :) I've been wearing my dresses on my weekly grocery shop - it's an easy instant outfit to take off as soon as I get home so I don't bring germs into the house, haha!

    Sorry your birthday was subdued, but happy belated birthday! We have our third isolation birthday coming up in a few weeks and I think it will be a very sad celebration - my family are all feeling the distance!

    Hope that you are having a nice weekend :)

    Away From Blue

  2. OMG happy belated birthday !! $40 for that dress is a big DEAL !! Good pick :)
    Have a great weekend

  3. Happy belated birthday!
    What a lovely dress! You're very beautiful

  4. Happy belated birthday to you! I love that dress, what a beautiful print and hurray on such a steal too! No better feeling than finding something you'd been coveting for ages at a great price. I have to say I've always loved swans too, more so in real life. I could watch them for hours. There's such something so elegant yet mysterious about them. They are such divine beings


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  6. Happy Birthday Sonia! Love this swan print dress, you need to move to England we have so many swans haha. The queen loves them so they are everywhere. xx


  7. This dress is absolutely fantastic and the pictures are great!
    Have a wonderful week and stay safe :)
    Lots of love ♥ January Girl

  8. Happy late birthday! I hope you enjoyed your day despite being stuck at home. That is such a pretty dress, I love the swan print! I can't wait to wear dresses again eventually :)

  9. happy belated birthday and that dress is totally gorgeous!
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  10. happy belated birthday! you are so beautiful.

  11. Lovely dress! At first I thought it was just polka dots until you pointed it out, super cute. Happy belated birthday and thank you for your words. I relate to what you're feeling.

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