When I tried on this top and skirt during my Spring personal styling session with W by Worth I knew it would be one of my final choices because of its versatility and endless options. It’s one of those outfits you can easily dress up with a small bag and heels like I’ve done for this look, wear to work with a blouse and flats, or go out on the weekend with a tote and sandals. I’ll be honest, I also got major Parisian vibes when I wore it… Just add a basket of flowers and ballerina flats.
I’ll be celebrating my birthday this week and this pretty blush skirt will definitely be doing a birthday twirl or two. I think this would make a great option for your Easter activities as well.
Fit Details: This is the first fitted white top I’ve actually loved! It has multiple layers of fabric so it is smoothing and flattering, plus you don’t have to worry about a bra showing through. Go one size down for a fitted look. I love the shape of this skirt; it’s perfectly feminine without being too girly. Go down a size if you’re in between sizes.
I was recently in Savannah, Georgia for my friend’s bachelorette weekend. One morning while there I hopped out of bed, brushed my hair, and threw on this black tee, black leggings, and flats for a quick walk to a little French coffee shop nearby. One of the girls commented that I “always look put together” and she asked how I did it in only five minutes. My secret? Classic, timeless pieces… Specifically, my short trench coat.
I’ve lived a lot of places (hence the “gypsy” namesake) and I’ve really tried to gain fashion insight from each place I’ve called home; all these little fashion lessons have helped define my own personal style. I lived between the U.S. and London for nine years of my life and to this day, London remains a major source of fashion inspiration for me. While living in London, I noticed that Brits often invested in timeless classics; trench coats, quilted jackets, cashmere sweaters, polished riding boots… And it made an impact on me. Whenever I shop, I always take note of pieces that will only get better with time and those are usually the ones that make it into my closet. I love trends as much as the next fashion-obsessed girl, but I prefer to incorporate only my favorite trends and make sure they don’t overwhelm my looks. I believe this is the one factor that ensures I’m curating a closet of classics… And as my friend commented, makes it easy to look “put together”.
Thank you so much for hanging in there with me last week while my posts (both here and on social media) were few and far between. I caught the flu after traveling to Florida for our anniversary and Valentine’s Day and then last week I had food poisoning for the first time. I didn’t expect it to make me so tired and exhausted; I was knocked out for the entire week.
I’m happy to finally be feeling back to normal this week and I can’t wait to start the process of catching up on emails, comments, and work. I’ve been wanting to film a video for what seems like ages, so hopefully I’ll be able to create one soon now that I’m better. If you have any specific video or tutorial requests, please leave them down below in the comments and I will put them on my list!
Fit Details: The sizing info on the site states that this dress runs a bit small and I did not find that to be the case. I think the dress runs true to size. The site also calls this a ‘maxi’ dress and I felt that it was more ankle length, which I love. (I am 5’7″ for reference.) It is perfect for showing off cute shoes this spring. There are a few little hook-and-eye closures down the front of the bust; if you wanted to wear a cami or bralette underneath you could do so and leave a few hooks undone. This ‘v’ neckline creates a very slimming, flattering effect. Last but not least, I have to mention the beautiful fabric on this dress; it’s high-quality and has a nice weight to it so it moves in a lovely way when you walk.
We’re finally feeling a bit of spring in the air here in Denver. There have been a few days when I’ve been able to open our windows, and I’ve been enjoying adding fresh flower bouquets to our countertops and tables. I’ve been on the lookout for a new spring fragrance and I think I’ve finally found a favorite.
And while we’re chatting about new spring things, can we talk about this beautiful floral skirt from W by Worth?! It’s one of the pieces I chose when I went for my spring styling session with W by Worth here in Denver. I love the effortless, flowy fabric and the way it feels just a little boho when I paired it with this off-shoulder top. I also like the idea of pairing it with a fitted off-shoulder tee like my favorite from W by Worth to balance the volume of the skirt. With vacations, weddings, and Easter coming up I know this feminine skirt is one I’ll be reaching for often. It can be paired with a sweater or jacket and heels or even a tank and flats for daytime.
Fit Details: Top fits true to size. Go one size down from your usual in the skirt.
In January I spent a week in Tucson, Arizona. If you look back through my Travel Posts, you’ll notice that it’s one of my favorite places in the U.S. because of the breathtaking desert views, endless sunshine, and stunning sunsets that paint the Arizona sky shades of orange, purple, and pink. If you haven’t been, I highly suggest going. It’s a place I find to be incredibly spiritual, peaceful, and relaxing. Whenever I leave, I find myself feeling rejuvenated and at peace. Take a look at my Tucson Day Guide; my curated itinerary for a day spent in Tucson.
Looking for Arizona inspiration? You can search #TCGinAZ on Instagram to see all my Arizona posts. If you like travel, be sure to check out my Travel Posts page here on my site and search #TCGTravels on Instagram.
Keep reading to see all my looks from Arizona with easy-to-shop images below. I share my favorite places, eats, and photo spots in Tucson as well. Enjoy! And please let me know if you have any questions.
Tucson is a diverse place made up of vibrant college students, sun-seeking retirees, and visitors looking for solace and relaxation. Looking for a resort-like feel with tennis, golf, and swimming? Stay at the Hilton El Conquistador. Are you in need of balance, endless spa sessions, and mind-body health? Miraval is the world-renowned spa just outside the city. And if you’re looking for luxe surroundings and top-notch dining options, The Ritz-Carlton Dove Mountain can’t be beat.
No matter where you stay, be sure to ask for a room with desert views. The Tucson sunsets pair well with a nice glass of wine and an outdoor fire pit.
You really can’t go wrong with dining options in Tucson. Don’t be afraid to be adventurous. The food truck with the paint-chipped exterior and flat tire can hide the most delicious tamales you’ve ever tasted in your life. Mexican and Southwest flavors abound here.
One spot I can never miss is Wildflower American Cuisine. With a truly Instagram-worthy interior, you’ll find yourself torn between snapping the blue upholstery and their fresh, joyful dishes. It’s a great place to grab lunch mid-shopping or chat the afternoon away with one of their custom cocktails in hand. I recommend the tomato bisque, tuna guacamole, short rib tacos, and ahi chopped salad. You won’t be disappointed.
For dinner, you have to make the journey out to CORE Kitchen at The Ritz-Carlton Dove Mountain for dinner and cocktails. Sit and sip a glass of wine while absorbing breathtaking views of towering Saguaro cacti silhouetted against a desert sunset. We’ve spent many hours chatting with friends over dinner at CORE; the cozy atmosphere and jalapeño cornbread muffins will ensure you stay a little longer.
If you’re the sporty type, take a hike up Mount Lemmon or explore Saguaro National Park. Both of these areas are great for photography and painting as well. The most beautiful times of day (as well as usually the most comfortable) are sunrise and just before sunset.
Two of my favorite sights to see and explore in Tucson are Biosphere 2 and Mission San Xavier del Bac. Allow a morning or afternoon for each activity as both are outside the city. Biosphere 2 is an Earth systems science research facility that was initially conducted as an outer space colonization experiment. Two different missions saw scientists sealed in the Biosphere for years, testing survivability and technology. The San Xavier Mission was founded as a Catholic mission in 1692. The current church was finished in 1797 and is filled with original statues and paintings. Be sure to take home some fresh Native American fry bread as you leave.
This is the last of my spring looks we shot in Arizona. It was such a perfect trip because I felt so inspired by the warmth of the sun and the serene desert settings and I was able to create some really beautiful spring looks. I think any of these outfits would be great for spring break trips and vacations. I’m currently working on a big Arizona Round-Up post that will combine all of these looks in one easy-to-shop post.
This beautiful dress runs true to size. My favorite features are the smocked top that lifts and supports without the need of a bra, and the high-quality flowing fabric with liner that makes it appropriate for beach-to-dinner wear at a resort. I would add tropical statement earrings for an evening look.
We captured this beautiful dress while we were in Arizona. Something about the gorgeous teal color and the soft silk material lent itself perfectly to the colors and textures in the desert sunset. The dress makes such a statement, it can be paired with the simplest of accessories and still look incredible.
Fit Details: Order up one size as this dress runs a bit small.
I’ve had a great relationship with the Borsheims jewelry company my entire life. I hope you take a minute to read my last post detailing my personal connection with their brand; it includes countless family memories, college breakups, and even my own proposal story. I’ve had such a wonderful experience with Borsheims and I am so thankful they’re willing to gift one of my readers this rose gold infinity necklace so you can experience their beautiful jewelry as well.
Enter the giveaway through the widget down below. You can get a different amount of entries, depending on which and how many entry methods you complete. Be sure to take a look at my @brittanypillard Instagram account as I will be adding an extra way to gain entries there. The more entries you have, the better your chance of winning. The giveaway will end at midnight on Valentine’s Day and I will announce the winner Wednesday, February 15th.
Wishing you all the best of luck! I hope you have a wonderful Valentine’s Day!
Growing up, I would often hear my mother talk about a jewelry store she loved called Borsheims. She would mention their attention to detail, exceptional customer service, and giant space full of jewels. Borsheims also happens to be where my father purchased my mother’s wedding ring and occasional gifts, so it is a name I associated with special celebrations in our home.
Flash forward to my freshman year at Creighton University when I was a fashion-obsessed girl studying Psychology and Legal Studies in Omaha, Nebraska. I still remember the first time I walked into the Borsheims store; I can feel how special I felt when the sales associates smiled at me and gently guided me around the glittering cases. My sorority sweatshirt was no doubt a dead giveaway that I didn’t have any money to spend, but they never treated me any differently than their best customers. That kindness and attention is something that stuck with me for years to come. Sometimes after a bad breakup or a particularly rough final exam, I would find myself driving toward Borsheims. I would hide my puffy eyes with sunglasses and soothe my wounds with a hot tea as I gazed at their beautiful jewelry.
After I began working, I returned to Borsheims to buy gifts for my friends’ weddings and birthdays. And occasionally, I would even reward myself by adding a small piece of jewelry to my collection. I think that’s probably what I love most about Borsheims; the fact they have something for almost any budget and price point. If you’re shopping for a Valentine’s Day or anniversary gift, I highly suggest their curated love collection. With many pieces under $200, you’re sure to find something really special.
I recently added the beautiful gold necklace I’m wearing in these photos to my collection. It’s from Borsheims Roberto Coin collection and it’s called the Medium Princess Flower Pendant. The chain is so beautifully crafted, it sparkles in the sunlight. And the flower petals are so perfectly polished that they appear almost mirror-like. If you’re looking to add a “forever piece” to your collection, I love this necklace as an option because it adds a luxe, chic feel to everything I’ve paired it with; even the most simple white blouse or black dress become something really special when I wear this necklace.
My sweet husband proposed to me with a ring from Borsheims and I will never forget that day. Since then, we’ve added two sparkly bands on either side of the ring and we are currently celebrating our two year anniversary this week. Borsheims has played a major role in my life and our love story and I hope you will fall in love with them just as much as I have.
Stay tuned this weekend… Because a very special Valentine’s Day giveaway is coming your way, courtesy of Borsheims. I can’t wait to share the Borsheims brand with all of you, and whoever wins will be a lucky girl indeed!
Can I just say I think we should probably call this a one-shoulder gypsy top instead of a peasant top? All jokes aside, I love this outfit. It was one of the easiest and most effortless early Spring looks we captured while in Arizona.
And speaking of effortless, sometimes it can be the most important factor when it comes to fashion. If you’re short on time or packing for a vacation, it makes getting dressed really easy. And if the rest of your life is less-than-effortless (who’s isn’t?!) it will be one thing you can check off your list and not worry about.
This week my site crashed, my LIKEtoKNOW.it stopped working, and we had to push back a photo shoot. The saying “when it rains, it pours” really seems true sometimes, doesn’t it?! Trust me, effortless has been a key word with regard to my outfits this week.
Looking forward to showing you more spring looks from Arizona this week, as well as some fun Valentine’s Day content coming soon!
Fit Details: Go down a size in the top. Skirt runs true to size.