SLIDER

Sunny Shop 2018

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

    
I wish you can pull a "Dorothy," click your heels a few times and POOF! You are where ever you wanna be! It would be a dream to travel on the coast of Greece, or even visit the flamingo beach in Aruba. (I tried to convince my mom to go for my birthday tomorrow.. I need to get better on my convincing skills, ha!)









  Whether you are about to jet for your next tropic getaway, stuck in a cold blizzard up north dreaming about the sunshine, or just needed some inspiration to add to your own style, I put together a "Sunny Shop" look book, every piece is linked down below so you can shop away! Not to mention you can score this adorable solid & striped look alike one piece for under $20.






Xoxo,

Jillian
No comments

Why It's Important to Develop Your Own Personal Style

Thursday, February 15, 2018



I’ve had this idea running through my mind for some time now and it has almost been haunting me to write this post.  Hold on tight everyone, you are all in for a good read. I find it somewhat ironic that even though I consider myself an operator of a fashion & lifestyle blog, I’ve yet to write about the importance of cultivating your own personal style!  What sparked the idea of writing about the growth and development of my personal style has to be from the many blogger / influencer Instagram stories and feeds from over two years ago. It’s almost hard to believe that I created Fabulously Floridian two years ago (even though I don’t think I really became seriously invested with my blog until about a year ago, but hey.)  



Looking back at the beginning stages of my blog, I am somewhat ashamed of what I saw from myself. What struck me, maybe not to you all, was that I almost saw myself as a bit of a hypocrite. Being authentic and original is something I thrive off of. One of my all time favorite quotes has to be: “There is only one you so why try to be someone you aren't?”  I saw this  raggedy, structured sense of writing and a style that was “obnoxiously preppy”.  It almost became like a second uniform to me, rather than a form of self expression. I was completely going against the “purpose” of starting my blog and created this facade that would gain a certain following.



I started Fabulously Floridian as a way to display my two favorite forms of self expression: my fashion style, as well as writing. I had to take a few steps back and reevaluate staying true to myself, as well as to the readers of my blog. I certainly was doing the opposite and it didn’t resonate well with me.  I’d seemed that as a beginning blogger, it was easy to get caught up in following the image of other bloggers instead of my own, which in my opinion, was completely flawed. I realized there is a huge difference between being inspired by a certain blogger/style, as opposed to trying to replicate it.




This post may seem like a bit of a rant, but definitely a necessary one. I find it difficult to  categorize someone's sense of style as just one word or adjective, because it’s almost a cultivation of what influences an individual. For example, I realized that from my strong ties of living near the coast, laid the foundation for my airy, breezy, light colored style and my love for my favorite icons such as Jacqueline Kennedy and Audrey Hepburn always draws me to the structured, feminine look. A combination of this  is what creates, my own style! A style that makes me confident, happy and excited to share to the blogging community.

Developing your own sense of personal style as an individual allows you to become confident with who you are, expressing your interests and passions others. Projecting who you are and where you draw your inspiration from what you wear, to me, is why developing your own personal style is essential to anyone, anywhere.

Xoxo,
Jillian
No comments

Valentines Day Gift Guide 2018

Saturday, February 3, 2018





Happy February everyone!
I am so happy that it is finally February.. is it just me or did January feel as if it lasted over 500 days long? Glad that's over with! February has always been one of my favorite months, I might be biased because after all, it is my birthday month (shoutout to all the pisces!) Also, I have always been a sucker for Valentine's day.
 
   I was walking though target the other day and memories started flowing through my mind when I saw those little paper Valentines you would pass out to everyone in your class.  Not gonna lie, I feel that we all really took for granted those days when we would have a whole day-long party for something like that, what simpler times!




Click the products down below to shop from the collage! 





Xoxo,
Jillian



No comments

What I Wear To Class

Monday, January 29, 2018


Hey everyone!

I have been a bit behind here on the blog since transferring schools, but don't worry, I am getting back into the swing of things! I wanted to share with you all a few of my favorite outfits to wear to class. Having to wear uniforms my whole life, I never realized how difficult finding what to wear in the morning, uniforms were sadly a blessing in disguise! The outfits that I picked for this post are perfect to wear on campus, they are extremely comfortable, without having to sacrifice style!



  
I have been living in this navy sweater dress recently, it is one of my favorites things I got for Christmas this year! This dress is a great alternative to wearing sweats to class, it is just as cozy!



I wore this outfit on my first day of classes.. long story short I ended up getting drenched in a thunderstorm, no matter where you live, carrying an umbrella with you is a big lifesaver! (Shoutout to Mary for providing me dry clothes that day!) These light pink pumas are chic to wear out, as well as comfortable enough to walk around campus all day.


Last but not least, is the outfit I wear 9/10 times. I always wanna be real with you all, this is the typical outfit I usually wear to class, an oversize tee, running shorts, and sneaker! It may not be the most glamorous outfit, and yes, I hate admitting I run a fashion blog when I am dressed like this, but if you spend your whole day on campus, comfort sadly outweighs looking "cute." Getting up at 6am, my brain is still like pudding, having to assemble a decent, fashionable outfit before getting out the door in the morning is quite a challenge, so I always side with this super casual look!

Shop this look here: 



XOXO,
Jillian



No comments

Tuckernuck-ing

Thursday, January 18, 2018




Hey Everyone!

I have been wanting to share with you all one of my favorite piece I received from Christmas! I finally found some time the other day to shoot this stunning, easy to wear outfit (thanks Kyle!) Not to mention, this wicker clutch from Tuckernuck. I hate to admit it, but I am a stripes hoarder and unashamedly aware of it! I'm not so sure why I always gravitate to wanting any article of clothing to have stripes on it, but that needs to stop or pretty sure that is all I will be wearing! 







No lie I have been living in this dress, to work, to go out, it's perfect for any time! Down below I liked a few of my favorite items from Tuckernucks sale going on right now, shop away!






XOXO,

Jillian
No comments
© Fabulously Floridian • Theme by Maira G.