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Whether you're a Target obsessed shopper, or an admirer of LoveShackFancy, you've heard, seen and probably tried some of the dresses from the new Designer Collaboration that was released earlier this month! Something that Target did a great job with this collection is inclusive sizing, the sizes range from XXS to 3XL. They also featured a diverse group of models on the website. Both details were very much appreciated.

Prior to the release, I made my shopping list based on the photos online. What I ended up with is quite different that what I expected to like, but seeing people wear these dresses in "real life" versus a stock photo really changed my mind!

Let's get started with my try-on mirror selfies (please excuse the quality!) I was just excited to do my first try-on session since quarantine started in March.

Louise Pintuck Yoke Dress
Of all the dresses in the collection, this was my must-have! I loved the yellow floral print, the lace detailing and the sleeves. After trying it on, I absolutely love it. It is definitely short (especially coming from me being 5'1".) This dress can also be worn backwards, which offers more styling opportunities. This style also comes in a white option, which is also stunning! I thought the dress was well made!

Sizing: I'm wearing a small, my usual size. I did find this to feel a little snug, so I could have sized up.

Simone Smocked Dress
This was one of the dresses that I initially saw online and hated it. But after seeing ladies share photos in it, I was sold. I needed to at least try this. This dress is super girly and makes you feel like a princess. This dress is so flattering on every height. For me, it's a maxi that I can wear with flats if I wanted, but on taller ladies, it hits above the ankle. The sleeves are beautiful and can be worn on or off the shoulder. I also styled it with a belt here, but it's just as cute without one. This dress is another favorite from the collection.

Sizing: This one runs big. I actually sized down to an XXS (the only size that was available.) This is very roomy and I would size down. 


Jeanne Tie-Strap Tiered Dress
This is the only other mini dress I snagged. This beauty also came in a longer version, but that sold out immediately. I was more drawn to this shorter length because of my height. I love the mixing of prints and the sweet tie detail. This dress also doesn't feel as short as the yellow one. And did I mention the pockets! This is such a cute dress and I'm glad to have it for those hot summer days ahead.

Sizing: I ordered a size small. It fits great, but if you're looking at available sizes, I could probably wear a size smaller or a size bigger. 


Cosette Smocked Puff Sleeve Dress
Here's another dress that caught my eye after seeing other ladies wear it! It is the sweetest midi dress that is a reminiscent of LoveShackFancy styles.

Sizing: I'm wearing an XS and it fits perfectly. I would say get your true size or size down for the best fit.

Estelle Puff Sleeve Dress (also comes in yellow!)
This is the dress that I added as a whim. It is such a whimsical dress that is definitely a statement piece so I wanted to give it a try. It's beautiful, just like the others. The sleeves on this one is definitely one of my favorite features, but I'm a fan of big sleeve details. This is one of the dresses that had complaints about the fabric, but it didn't bother me personally. The dress also has a side zipper, which most of the others don't.

Sizing: I got a size 6, my usual size, but it is really big on top. Since it comes with a belt, that helps tighten the waist. I would size down in this dress.

The majority of the collection sold out online, but select Target stores may still have stock. Returns have been hitting the shelves and I've even spotted some online, so I wanted to share my thoughts on this collection as well as some feedback on the clothes in case you have the opportunity to snag a piece!

So you may be wondering about the other two collections from Cushnie and Lisa Marie Fernandez. I did not pick up any pieces by them but after seeing all the try-ons that have been shared, I have added additional pieces to my cart. They are stunning and I highly recommend taking a look online!

I have to be honest and say that I did not know these designers before their collections dropped, but that is the beauty of this partnership. You'll hear comments about the quality of the clothes, or people thinking these designers cheapen their brand by partnering with a store like Target. I think it's the opposite and is a great way of giving us the opportunity to purchase clothes at a price point we can afford as well as introduce us to designers we may not heard of before.

Did you snag anything from any of these three collections? I'd love to know your favs!

LoveShackFancy x Target Collaboration Review

Whether you're a Target obsessed shopper, or an admirer of LoveShackFancy, you've heard, seen and probably tried some of the dresses from the new Designer Collaboration that was released earlier this month! Something that Target did a great job with this collection is inclusive sizing, the sizes range from XXS to 3XL. They also featured a diverse group of models on the website. Both details were very much appreciated.

Prior to the release, I made my shopping list based on the photos online. What I ended up with is quite different that what I expected to like, but seeing people wear these dresses in "real life" versus a stock photo really changed my mind!

Let's get started with my try-on mirror selfies (please excuse the quality!) I was just excited to do my first try-on session since quarantine started in March.

Louise Pintuck Yoke Dress
Of all the dresses in the collection, this was my must-have! I loved the yellow floral print, the lace detailing and the sleeves. After trying it on, I absolutely love it. It is definitely short (especially coming from me being 5'1".) This dress can also be worn backwards, which offers more styling opportunities. This style also comes in a white option, which is also stunning! I thought the dress was well made!

Sizing: I'm wearing a small, my usual size. I did find this to feel a little snug, so I could have sized up.

Simone Smocked Dress
This was one of the dresses that I initially saw online and hated it. But after seeing ladies share photos in it, I was sold. I needed to at least try this. This dress is super girly and makes you feel like a princess. This dress is so flattering on every height. For me, it's a maxi that I can wear with flats if I wanted, but on taller ladies, it hits above the ankle. The sleeves are beautiful and can be worn on or off the shoulder. I also styled it with a belt here, but it's just as cute without one. This dress is another favorite from the collection.

Sizing: This one runs big. I actually sized down to an XXS (the only size that was available.) This is very roomy and I would size down. 


Jeanne Tie-Strap Tiered Dress
This is the only other mini dress I snagged. This beauty also came in a longer version, but that sold out immediately. I was more drawn to this shorter length because of my height. I love the mixing of prints and the sweet tie detail. This dress also doesn't feel as short as the yellow one. And did I mention the pockets! This is such a cute dress and I'm glad to have it for those hot summer days ahead.

Sizing: I ordered a size small. It fits great, but if you're looking at available sizes, I could probably wear a size smaller or a size bigger. 


Cosette Smocked Puff Sleeve Dress
Here's another dress that caught my eye after seeing other ladies wear it! It is the sweetest midi dress that is a reminiscent of LoveShackFancy styles.

Sizing: I'm wearing an XS and it fits perfectly. I would say get your true size or size down for the best fit.

Estelle Puff Sleeve Dress (also comes in yellow!)
This is the dress that I added as a whim. It is such a whimsical dress that is definitely a statement piece so I wanted to give it a try. It's beautiful, just like the others. The sleeves on this one is definitely one of my favorite features, but I'm a fan of big sleeve details. This is one of the dresses that had complaints about the fabric, but it didn't bother me personally. The dress also has a side zipper, which most of the others don't.

Sizing: I got a size 6, my usual size, but it is really big on top. Since it comes with a belt, that helps tighten the waist. I would size down in this dress.

The majority of the collection sold out online, but select Target stores may still have stock. Returns have been hitting the shelves and I've even spotted some online, so I wanted to share my thoughts on this collection as well as some feedback on the clothes in case you have the opportunity to snag a piece!

So you may be wondering about the other two collections from Cushnie and Lisa Marie Fernandez. I did not pick up any pieces by them but after seeing all the try-ons that have been shared, I have added additional pieces to my cart. They are stunning and I highly recommend taking a look online!

I have to be honest and say that I did not know these designers before their collections dropped, but that is the beauty of this partnership. You'll hear comments about the quality of the clothes, or people thinking these designers cheapen their brand by partnering with a store like Target. I think it's the opposite and is a great way of giving us the opportunity to purchase clothes at a price point we can afford as well as introduce us to designers we may not heard of before.

Did you snag anything from any of these three collections? I'd love to know your favs!

July 06, 2020
Happy first day of summer! It's such a strange start to the season as we're still in quarantine, but I'm looking forward to making the best of the situation. Philly is set to go into green, so I'm hoping to get more outdoor time this season.
Dress (sold out, scroll down for other options) | Bracelet | Sunglasses (old) | Shoes

One thing that I will enjoy are my sundresses, regardless of whether I'm out and about or just staying at home. I had been crushing on the beautiful Staud color block maxi, so when I saw this cute dupe, I had to snag it. It's the perfect blend of orange and pink, two colors that scream summer and the easy breezy swing style makes it a perfect option for warm weather days. The only downside is how wrinkly this fabric can get.
Unfortunately this dress sold out quickly, so I've linked a few other pink, orange and color block options!

Shop Orange and Pink Dresses


My sunglasses are also old and unavailable. I picked these sunnies up a few years ago at a local boutique and they are still one of my favorite whimsical pieces. When it comes to accessories, I'm not a huge sunglasses fan, so I'm still looking around at this year's sunnies trends. Let me know if there are any styles you suggest.
Something else that I'm crushing on right now are charm bracelets and coin accents. When you combine the two together, you get something like this cute bracelet that makes a perfect addition to any outfit, casual or dressed up!



Orange + Pink To Welcome Summer

Happy first day of summer! It's such a strange start to the season as we're still in quarantine, but I'm looking forward to making the best of the situation. Philly is set to go into green, so I'm hoping to get more outdoor time this season.
Dress (sold out, scroll down for other options) | Bracelet | Sunglasses (old) | Shoes

One thing that I will enjoy are my sundresses, regardless of whether I'm out and about or just staying at home. I had been crushing on the beautiful Staud color block maxi, so when I saw this cute dupe, I had to snag it. It's the perfect blend of orange and pink, two colors that scream summer and the easy breezy swing style makes it a perfect option for warm weather days. The only downside is how wrinkly this fabric can get.
Unfortunately this dress sold out quickly, so I've linked a few other pink, orange and color block options!

Shop Orange and Pink Dresses


My sunglasses are also old and unavailable. I picked these sunnies up a few years ago at a local boutique and they are still one of my favorite whimsical pieces. When it comes to accessories, I'm not a huge sunglasses fan, so I'm still looking around at this year's sunnies trends. Let me know if there are any styles you suggest.
Something else that I'm crushing on right now are charm bracelets and coin accents. When you combine the two together, you get something like this cute bracelet that makes a perfect addition to any outfit, casual or dressed up!



June 20, 2020
I'm going back into the archives for this post which was never shared here on the blog, but what hasn't changed is that yellow is still one of my favorite colors to wear, especially this time of year. It's such a cheerful color and something that makes me smile. And right now, while even though we're taking baby steps to get back to "normalcy", there are still a lot of questions out there, so if it's the little things that make me smile, I'll be focusing more on those! Keep reading for a few ways to incorporate a little joy into your day.
Dress (old, similar here and scroll down for more yellow dress options) | Clogs c/o Ben Lovell Shoes (also found here) | Headband | Earrings | Bag (old)

Photos taken by Audrey | Breakfast at Audrey's

But while we're still on the topic of fashion, other details that I'm loving are ruffles and floral prints. Some things never change!

Ruffles are having a moment right now and I'm all for it. They add a playful little detail, but it's best to keep accessorizing to a minimum!
Can't forget my favorite accessory, a headband! I keep finding the cutest headbands out there and I'm definitely having more fun with styling ideas (stay tuned for more hair styling posts!)

My hoops are less than $3 and they are one of my favorite pairs. It's the perfect blend of a classic and statement piece and I wear it with everything.

Shop Yellow Dresses


So how about those little things to bring a little joy to your day... These many seem like obvious suggestions, but it's just a reminder to do the things you enjoy or take some time out of the day for self-care.

10 Ways to Spark Joy While In Quarantine

Treat yourself to your favorite snack - let's be honest, many of us have turned to snacking/baking/cooking more during quarantine. Even if you are trying to stay healthy like me, it won't hurt to indulge in a little treat.

Relax with a face mask or bath - there's nothing like a little me-time during a busy day to reset and recharge. Even 10 minutes can work wonders.

Watch your favorite movie or TV show - My go-to binges include comedies or rom coms because laughter is the best medicine, right! I'm making a list of binge-worthy shows so stay tuned for that. Also taking new suggestions...

Get dressed up for no reason - Now that restrictions are being relaxed, people are starting to venture out. But many of us are still waiting for things to clear a little further, so we're still hunkering down at home. Why not skip the loungewear and dress up in something you haven't worn in a while?

Track your gratitude - Despite the fact that I have a blog, I've never been much of a journaler. But, after looking for ways to keep quarantine anxiety in check, I discovered the Shine app. Shine has a great selection of daily meditations (both free and paid) but also offers the opportunity to check in and write down what you're grateful for each day.

Spray an uplifting scent - I recently discovered a new-to-me perfume, Chloe L'Eau, while browsing in Sephora before quarantine began. It's a combination of floral and citrus scents, my absolute favorites! While there are a lot of perfumes I enjoy, this one actually made me smile so I ended up recently purchasing a bottle. So find that scent that makes you smile and spritz away, even if you're just at home!

Take a walk - WFH and quarantine has really messed up my workout schedule. Even in the office, I had reasons to regularly get up and walk around so I wasn't sitting all day. Taking a 30 minute walk has helped clear my head and helped me stay active.

Try a new hobby - There's been quite a few quarantine challenges floating around these past few weeks. Between the tie-dying, whipped coffee craze and many more, there's something for everyone. Have you tried any of them?

Foster a pet - Having a pet at home has been such a treat. I sometimes refer to my cat as a therapy cat! But she is the best distraction, so if you have a pet, make sure to spend some time with them. If you can foster a pet, that's a great option as well while we're still at home.

Check in on your friends - I'll be the first to admit that I haven't done a great job of picking up the phone. But I've had a few Zoom/FaceTime/HouseParty chats with my friends throughout quarantine and it's been great to see them "in person." Will have to increase up my phone chats to check in on everyone.
Please let me know how you're staying sane, and if your city has opened up, what is the first thing you've done since quarantine!

Little Yellow Dress + 10 Ways to Spark Joy While in Quarantine

I'm going back into the archives for this post which was never shared here on the blog, but what hasn't changed is that yellow is still one of my favorite colors to wear, especially this time of year. It's such a cheerful color and something that makes me smile. And right now, while even though we're taking baby steps to get back to "normalcy", there are still a lot of questions out there, so if it's the little things that make me smile, I'll be focusing more on those! Keep reading for a few ways to incorporate a little joy into your day.
Dress (old, similar here and scroll down for more yellow dress options) | Clogs c/o Ben Lovell Shoes (also found here) | Headband | Earrings | Bag (old)

Photos taken by Audrey | Breakfast at Audrey's

But while we're still on the topic of fashion, other details that I'm loving are ruffles and floral prints. Some things never change!

Ruffles are having a moment right now and I'm all for it. They add a playful little detail, but it's best to keep accessorizing to a minimum!
Can't forget my favorite accessory, a headband! I keep finding the cutest headbands out there and I'm definitely having more fun with styling ideas (stay tuned for more hair styling posts!)

My hoops are less than $3 and they are one of my favorite pairs. It's the perfect blend of a classic and statement piece and I wear it with everything.

Shop Yellow Dresses


So how about those little things to bring a little joy to your day... These many seem like obvious suggestions, but it's just a reminder to do the things you enjoy or take some time out of the day for self-care.

10 Ways to Spark Joy While In Quarantine

Treat yourself to your favorite snack - let's be honest, many of us have turned to snacking/baking/cooking more during quarantine. Even if you are trying to stay healthy like me, it won't hurt to indulge in a little treat.

Relax with a face mask or bath - there's nothing like a little me-time during a busy day to reset and recharge. Even 10 minutes can work wonders.

Watch your favorite movie or TV show - My go-to binges include comedies or rom coms because laughter is the best medicine, right! I'm making a list of binge-worthy shows so stay tuned for that. Also taking new suggestions...

Get dressed up for no reason - Now that restrictions are being relaxed, people are starting to venture out. But many of us are still waiting for things to clear a little further, so we're still hunkering down at home. Why not skip the loungewear and dress up in something you haven't worn in a while?

Track your gratitude - Despite the fact that I have a blog, I've never been much of a journaler. But, after looking for ways to keep quarantine anxiety in check, I discovered the Shine app. Shine has a great selection of daily meditations (both free and paid) but also offers the opportunity to check in and write down what you're grateful for each day.

Spray an uplifting scent - I recently discovered a new-to-me perfume, Chloe L'Eau, while browsing in Sephora before quarantine began. It's a combination of floral and citrus scents, my absolute favorites! While there are a lot of perfumes I enjoy, this one actually made me smile so I ended up recently purchasing a bottle. So find that scent that makes you smile and spritz away, even if you're just at home!

Take a walk - WFH and quarantine has really messed up my workout schedule. Even in the office, I had reasons to regularly get up and walk around so I wasn't sitting all day. Taking a 30 minute walk has helped clear my head and helped me stay active.

Try a new hobby - There's been quite a few quarantine challenges floating around these past few weeks. Between the tie-dying, whipped coffee craze and many more, there's something for everyone. Have you tried any of them?

Foster a pet - Having a pet at home has been such a treat. I sometimes refer to my cat as a therapy cat! But she is the best distraction, so if you have a pet, make sure to spend some time with them. If you can foster a pet, that's a great option as well while we're still at home.

Check in on your friends - I'll be the first to admit that I haven't done a great job of picking up the phone. But I've had a few Zoom/FaceTime/HouseParty chats with my friends throughout quarantine and it's been great to see them "in person." Will have to increase up my phone chats to check in on everyone.
Please let me know how you're staying sane, and if your city has opened up, what is the first thing you've done since quarantine!

June 16, 2020
It's been a few weeks of quarantine, but that hasn't stopped me from keeping up with spring and summer trends! Just like everyone else, I've been really into loungewear. This is a big change from someone who loves dressing up, but who doesn't want to be cozy while working from home. There are other details that have caught my eye as I build up my wardrobe that I hope can see the light of day soon.

Color
Lace Sleeve Sweater c/o (sold out)

After a long stretch of wearing neutrals (which I still love!) a splash of color has been so refreshing. I keep coming back to this hot pink hue, which would be beautiful on all skin tones. Pink is such a great color for spring and summer, and this lightweight sweater is still great for those cooler nights that keep popping up.

The other detail that I feel in love with are these lace sleeves, which is a great segway to my next favorite trend...

Statement Sleeves
Mesh Sleeve Crop Top c/o

Statement sleeves have been trending for a bit now, and I'm happy to see that they are still going strong. It's no secret that I gravitate towards fun sleeve details. This cute crop, another lightweight piece, has a polka dot sleeve that elevates the shirt from being another basic top. It would be cute paired with jeans, shorts or a skirt as seen here. This top also comes in white, which I may need as well!

Find the Tops collection here!

One Shoulder
Slinky Bodycon Dress c/o

I am really loving an asymmetrical, one shoulder detail. Not only is the sleeve detail so cute, I absolutely love the color of this dress. This strap style is a little dressier, but I'll be finding ways to incorporate it into my daily wardrobe, maybe with a crop top like this!  

Find the Dress collection here!

Loungewear
Peach Cuffed Joggers c/o

Comfy loungewear is a must during this quarantine era, and I'm quickly building up my collection. But even with my cozy attire, I'm still looking for fun details like colors and prints. These pink joggers are a cute color and they are the comfiest thing ever. They have a variety of colors and prints (tie dye anyone) so if there's one thing you need, it's a pair of these joggers!

Find the Loungewear collection here.

What trends are you loving this season?









All Femme Luxe pieces featured here were gifted. All opinions shared above are my own.

Spring/Summer Trends Featuring Femme Luxe

It's been a few weeks of quarantine, but that hasn't stopped me from keeping up with spring and summer trends! Just like everyone else, I've been really into loungewear. This is a big change from someone who loves dressing up, but who doesn't want to be cozy while working from home. There are other details that have caught my eye as I build up my wardrobe that I hope can see the light of day soon.

Color
Lace Sleeve Sweater c/o (sold out)

After a long stretch of wearing neutrals (which I still love!) a splash of color has been so refreshing. I keep coming back to this hot pink hue, which would be beautiful on all skin tones. Pink is such a great color for spring and summer, and this lightweight sweater is still great for those cooler nights that keep popping up.

The other detail that I feel in love with are these lace sleeves, which is a great segway to my next favorite trend...

Statement Sleeves
Mesh Sleeve Crop Top c/o

Statement sleeves have been trending for a bit now, and I'm happy to see that they are still going strong. It's no secret that I gravitate towards fun sleeve details. This cute crop, another lightweight piece, has a polka dot sleeve that elevates the shirt from being another basic top. It would be cute paired with jeans, shorts or a skirt as seen here. This top also comes in white, which I may need as well!

Find the Tops collection here!

One Shoulder
Slinky Bodycon Dress c/o

I am really loving an asymmetrical, one shoulder detail. Not only is the sleeve detail so cute, I absolutely love the color of this dress. This strap style is a little dressier, but I'll be finding ways to incorporate it into my daily wardrobe, maybe with a crop top like this!  

Find the Dress collection here!

Loungewear
Peach Cuffed Joggers c/o

Comfy loungewear is a must during this quarantine era, and I'm quickly building up my collection. But even with my cozy attire, I'm still looking for fun details like colors and prints. These pink joggers are a cute color and they are the comfiest thing ever. They have a variety of colors and prints (tie dye anyone) so if there's one thing you need, it's a pair of these joggers!

Find the Loungewear collection here.

What trends are you loving this season?









All Femme Luxe pieces featured here were gifted. All opinions shared above are my own.
May 25, 2020
Hope everyone is faring as well as possible with our new normal. Here in Philly, we're on week 4 of quarantining and I'm definitely missing my normal routine of busy springtime activities. But I want to keep some normalcy in my life and that includes blogging about my favorite things, so you'll be seeing some posts, and photos, that I've been saving.
Shop This Look


It seems like a long ago that I took these photos featuring one of my favorite spring trends - suits. And more specifically, colorful suits. It was just after a fun week at Philly Fashion Week where colored suits were all the rage. I even tried my own hand at styling a lilac set for one of the runway shows.

One of my favorite colors this season is green, a surprising choice for me because while it's a color I like, I don't wear often. Green has been one of the IT colors of spring, so I knew I wanted to style some green of my own! Right now I'm especially loving sage, olive and mint hues, which are fresh and remind me of springtime.
Another reason why I love sets is that they can be styled in so many ways. Here, I paired both pieces together, but I love a blazer with a white tee and jeans for a weekend look. I also love a blazer paired with a skirt or dress. Or I could wear these slacks with a cute blouse or sweater for an appropriate work look. I'll have to share another post on different ways to style a suit!
Something else that I've been into are clear accessories. This pearl bag caught my eye immediately and the my clear heel shoes were purchased for last year's Diner En Blanc. Because of their lack of color, these pieces are so versatile and can be paired with almost any look.
Since we're talking about accessories, let's talk about another trend I'm loving, chain necklaces. I love a chunky, yet minimalist piece like this necklace that can be dressed up or down. And of course a statement earring paired with an updo is one of my go-tos!
What do you think about this suit trend? Do you think it's here to stay?

Suited Up For Spring

Hope everyone is faring as well as possible with our new normal. Here in Philly, we're on week 4 of quarantining and I'm definitely missing my normal routine of busy springtime activities. But I want to keep some normalcy in my life and that includes blogging about my favorite things, so you'll be seeing some posts, and photos, that I've been saving.
Shop This Look


It seems like a long ago that I took these photos featuring one of my favorite spring trends - suits. And more specifically, colorful suits. It was just after a fun week at Philly Fashion Week where colored suits were all the rage. I even tried my own hand at styling a lilac set for one of the runway shows.

One of my favorite colors this season is green, a surprising choice for me because while it's a color I like, I don't wear often. Green has been one of the IT colors of spring, so I knew I wanted to style some green of my own! Right now I'm especially loving sage, olive and mint hues, which are fresh and remind me of springtime.
Another reason why I love sets is that they can be styled in so many ways. Here, I paired both pieces together, but I love a blazer with a white tee and jeans for a weekend look. I also love a blazer paired with a skirt or dress. Or I could wear these slacks with a cute blouse or sweater for an appropriate work look. I'll have to share another post on different ways to style a suit!
Something else that I've been into are clear accessories. This pearl bag caught my eye immediately and the my clear heel shoes were purchased for last year's Diner En Blanc. Because of their lack of color, these pieces are so versatile and can be paired with almost any look.
Since we're talking about accessories, let's talk about another trend I'm loving, chain necklaces. I love a chunky, yet minimalist piece like this necklace that can be dressed up or down. And of course a statement earring paired with an updo is one of my go-tos!
What do you think about this suit trend? Do you think it's here to stay?

April 08, 2020
It's that time of year - the Philly Flower Show is back in town! This is my fifth year attending and this  past weekend, I got a peek at what makes this show so special.

First off, the theme, Riviera Holiday, immediately piqued my interest. But once I walked though the exhibit floor, I could see how the experience is reminiscent of a European vacation. The displays are understated, whereas in previous years the main exhibits were over the top and flashier. I personally loved the elegant and minimalist designs of Riviera Holiday.

Once you get over the smaller main exhibits and floor space, you can truly appreciate the thought that went into putting this show together. Something that was new this year was the use of scent in the displays. Near the front of the exhibit hall was a beautiful walkway, but the joyful and refreshing citrus scent is what really drew me in. In fact, the use of citrus elements throughout the show was a win for me!
One of my favorites displays was "La strade della Cinque Terre." This colorful design is inspired by ancient Italian fisherman who painted their homes in bold colors. Cinque Terre is at the top of my list of places to visit someday.
Another draw was the display created in memory of Princess Grace Kelly of Monaco, one of Philly's own celebrities! Included was the replica of her wedding dress as well as 3,000 roses, Grace Kelly's favorite flower, along with other memorabilia!

A theme that was more prevalent throughout the show this year was sustainability. One exhibit in particular, The Lemonary, was created with sustainability in mind and elements of the display will also be reused in PHS gardens around Philadelphia once the show is over.
I particularly loved the nods to art, such as in these displays, as well.

Every display and exhibit at the Flower Show is part of a competition. PHS offers classes like art made from pressed flowers, and the creations made by these artists are also on display. It's amazing to see what they came up with and it's inspired me to take a class like that in the future.
This year's show highlights a different side of floral design and landscape architecture. I was in awe of the beautiful creations on display and the whole experience reminded me of how much I want to go on a European holiday.

If you get a chance to visit this year's PHS Flower Show, I highly recommend checking it out. The show runs until March 8 and all information, such as hours and ticket prices, can be found on their website.









Special thanks to PHS for inviting me to preview the Flower Show. All opinions shared above are my own.

Holiday Riviera at the 2020 Philadelphia Flower Show

It's that time of year - the Philly Flower Show is back in town! This is my fifth year attending and this  past weekend, I got a peek at what makes this show so special.

First off, the theme, Riviera Holiday, immediately piqued my interest. But once I walked though the exhibit floor, I could see how the experience is reminiscent of a European vacation. The displays are understated, whereas in previous years the main exhibits were over the top and flashier. I personally loved the elegant and minimalist designs of Riviera Holiday.

Once you get over the smaller main exhibits and floor space, you can truly appreciate the thought that went into putting this show together. Something that was new this year was the use of scent in the displays. Near the front of the exhibit hall was a beautiful walkway, but the joyful and refreshing citrus scent is what really drew me in. In fact, the use of citrus elements throughout the show was a win for me!
One of my favorites displays was "La strade della Cinque Terre." This colorful design is inspired by ancient Italian fisherman who painted their homes in bold colors. Cinque Terre is at the top of my list of places to visit someday.
Another draw was the display created in memory of Princess Grace Kelly of Monaco, one of Philly's own celebrities! Included was the replica of her wedding dress as well as 3,000 roses, Grace Kelly's favorite flower, along with other memorabilia!

A theme that was more prevalent throughout the show this year was sustainability. One exhibit in particular, The Lemonary, was created with sustainability in mind and elements of the display will also be reused in PHS gardens around Philadelphia once the show is over.
I particularly loved the nods to art, such as in these displays, as well.

Every display and exhibit at the Flower Show is part of a competition. PHS offers classes like art made from pressed flowers, and the creations made by these artists are also on display. It's amazing to see what they came up with and it's inspired me to take a class like that in the future.
This year's show highlights a different side of floral design and landscape architecture. I was in awe of the beautiful creations on display and the whole experience reminded me of how much I want to go on a European holiday.

If you get a chance to visit this year's PHS Flower Show, I highly recommend checking it out. The show runs until March 8 and all information, such as hours and ticket prices, can be found on their website.









Special thanks to PHS for inviting me to preview the Flower Show. All opinions shared above are my own.
March 03, 2020

@paintthetownchic