Tomorrow another big adventure starts … But where I’m going is a mystery!
I travel throughout the year, both for fun and for Frill. This time it’s for fun, but I’m always on the hunt for new stuff to bring back to the shop. I love to see the world and visit different places! As much as I adore RVA, the world is too big to spend in one place. Get out and see it!
Here are some snaps from a trip I took back in January for a wellness retreat in Mexico:
I’m such a big fan of fun accessories that I wanted to share one of my personal favorites with you this Friday. Pom-poms are so much fun to wear. One of the trends you might see on the blog is how much I love to make a statement with my accessories – I’m a firm believer that your style should reflect who you are!
The Outfit describes these adorable little balls of fluff with the perfect word: playful. They can take the boring seriousness away from an outfit while still looking stylish! You just have to smile when you see them. Adults can be playful, too!
And they’re popping up all over Frill this season… I told you I wouldn’t put anything in the shop I wouldn’t wear myself. Here are some of my favorites:
They’re on the catwalk, so quit telling yourself you can’t pull them off! What you wear should be fun – give them a shot. And what better time to try a new colorful statement piece than spring? I promise you won’t be disappointed.
For the pom-pom lovers out there: What is your favorite accessory? Snap a picture and post it here, or link to us on Instagram so I can see it!
Fashion Friday is back, and you’re going to want to stand at attention for this one.
Recently, some of the blogs and clothing stores I subscribe to have been emailing me about one of my favorite outerwear staples: the army jacket.
(And it’s the day after St. Patrick’s Day – the perfect day to celebrate this green jacket!)
Le Catch wrote about “revamped” army jackets – check out some of the ruffles and fringe these jackets have! I’m digging this feminine spin on an typically masculine style, it’s very trendy. The best part is you can snag a more affordable jacket at a thrift store or on sale, and embellish it yourself with buttons and patches.
Last, but DEFINITELY not least, is our lovely Teresa!
Watching: No time for TV series but I do enjoy a good movie mostly comedies
Listening: Love lots of different kinds of music….Coldplay, Alessia Cara, Stateless, X Ambassadors, Hozier, Frank Sinatra, Miles Davis…and many more
Reading: Nothing at the moment…but have a few books waiting on me…Divergent was probably the last series I read
Wearing: Leggings, jeans, tunics, dresses, always boots or sandals when its warm. In the summer a bathing suit most weekends on the river
Eating: Sushi, a good filet steak, and most any seafood
Drinking: Cabernet Sauvignon, Garnacha, always water and coffee
Doing: Working and thinking of how to get to the beach…
And that’s a wrap with this month’s “What’s Trending!” I hope everyone has had as much fun learning about the girls who run the shop as I have had sharing them with you! We loved doing this and I can’t wait until next month to do it all over again.
Comment below and share your favorite things! I’d love to know what’s trending in your lives.
Today is about Leigh, my partner in crime and the other half of the Shops at 5807!
Watching: House of Cards and breathlessly awaiting the newest season of ‘The Americans’ this Wed. night!! Listening: To myself breathing- trying to practice a little mindful meditation, and John Hiatt radio. Reading: Lots of Jane Casey books- love Maeve Kerrigan, my new fave Irish detective Wearing: Suncreen, what else??!! Eating: Donut- binging the last two weekends— It’s a toss-up between the Homestead’s glazed and Strite’s Maple Glazed- sOOOO amazingly melt-in-your-mouth! See picture above. Can you guess which is me? Drinking: Not tonight Doing: Lots of TidalWheel this week to get rid of the donuts.
This week I’m starting a new monthly feature on the blog, where I’ll give you a peek around 5807and into the minds of the shop girls. There will be a new shop girl featured every day this week, and today I’m starting with ME!
Watching: House of Cards, duh, but obsessed with Acorn – sorta the Brit version of Netflix – such great shows with great characters Listening: I know, I know… but Pitbull is da man! Reading: Detective thrillers with strong women characters – right now FIND HER, by Lisa Gardner Eating: Strangely obsessed with spaghetti squash Drinking: Only red wine, cheap is good! Doing: Daydreaming/planning next adventure!
For years, I’ve fantasized about having an INTERN! Not the kind who wears cute scrubs and can perform heart surgery, but one who will help me navigate the mysteries of social media. Well, now I have my very own, and she is Haley Wright, aka the “BEST INTERN EVER”! This semester I was lucky enough to snag Haley, a senior at VCU. Here’s an appreciation blog post about the BEST intern ever! (And it’s not just because she brought us cookies on her first day.) We instantly hit it off, and it was apparent that she really “gets” me and Frill. I asked her to tell us a bit about herself, and now I know why we get along so well – we’re almost the same person. It’s that thing we have for SVU! Or maybe it’s because I am a 21 year old trapped in an 80 year old body????
Side note: Check out those jeans! This is the finished product of my fringed jeans DIY I posted last Friday – I’m in LOVE with them!
Haley is busy busy busy, but still makes plenty of time for Frill. She is majoring in Mass Communications and minoring in Writing. In June she’s getting married to her high school sweetheart! On top of interning, school, working part-time and wedding planning, she recently rescued a special kitten. Meet Odin:
Here’s some more about her in her own words: Watching: Did you know they put SVU on Netflix? I haven’t gotten anything done since. Reading: Right now, A Mercy by Toni Morrison and The Stand by Stephen King. Eating: I will eat breakfast in any form for any meal! Singing: Roses by Chainsmokers Wearing: Lauren Conrad everything is my favorite. Doing: I’m actually an 80-year-old woman trapped in a 21-year-old’s body. I like knitting, writing poetry, and cats. I’m in the processing of DIY-ing 30+ vases for my wedding because I’m a babe on a budget (sigh), and sanding/staining a coffee table and side tables for my new apartment!