Outfit Details: H&M Midi Skirt & Blouse, JCrew Elsie Heels, Kate Spade Handbag, Jessica Ricci French Lace Cuff, French Lace Bangle, & Buenos Aires Lace Ring (c/o), Miu Miu Sunglasses via Shop Ditto (use code getdressedbyjess for your first month free!)
You're probably thinking, "florals for spring, how...unusual." And well, the truth is florals are re-invented each season by designers. This spring's iteration of the super feminine pattern is both playful and bold. The burst of bright prints is trending and this style practically screams to be paired with soft neutrals. I recently spotted this floral midi skirt from H&M and felt it was right on-trend and therefore, had to purchase it. I chose to balance out the look with delicate accessories and pointed pumps. Accessories play a very important role in pulling together an outfit. Their significance in your wardrobe is greater than you think. Allow me to explain...
To create a seamless ensemble head-to-toe, whether it's casual or dressy, accessories are required to bring the outfit to life. Have you ever wondered why Europeans look so insanely chic? It's because they have mastered the art of accessorizing. They know how to highlight certain body parts and conceal others. I am personally still trying to figure out which accessories work for my body, but I have been trying to steer clear from trendy jewelry and move in the direction of timeless pieces. Take this French Cuff, Bangle, and Ring for example, all three pieces are from Jessica Ricci Jewelry, and they work together to create a cohesive look. They do not distract from the outfit itself, they simply add elegance and dimension. These are the jewelry items you will want to have in your wardrobe for years to come.
To add an extra layer of sentiment, opt for pieces that have been transformed or passed down. Jessica Ricci makes it her personal mission to unearth new pieces from around the globe. The three items that I am wearing above (French Cuff, Bangle, and Lace Ring) were all inspired from the elegance found in Paris. In fact, these pieces were re-created from "200-year-old lace," how cool is that? Jessica Ricci's entire collection is stunning and I really love knowing there is a special story behind each design.
With Mother's Day just around the corner, Jessica Ricci's jewelry would make for an exceptional gift. If you are looking to pick up a few pieces for yourself or for a loved one, use code "dressedbyjess" for 20% off any order. All you have to do is give them a follow on instagram and make the purchase within the next week!