February is for Flowers

Stephany Bowman, Editor of Stephany's Choice is wearing red floral dress for Valentine's Day from Topshop at Nordstrom and pink mules from ASOS

Angelina Bowman, wearing a little red headband from Claire's Accessories

Stephany Bowman, Editor of Stephany's Choice is wearing red floral dress for Valentine's Day from Topshop at Nordstrom and pink mules from ASOS

Stephany Bowman, Editor of Stephany's Choice is wearing red floral dress for Valentine's Day from Topshop at Nordstrom and pink mules from ASOS

Stephany Bowman, Editor of Stephany's Choice is wearing red floral dress for Valentine's Day from Topshop at Nordstrom and pink mules from ASOS

Stephany Bowman, Editor of Stephany's Choice is wearing red floral dress for Valentine's Day from Topshop at Nordstrom and pink mules from ASOS

Stephany Bowman, Editor of Stephany's Choice is wearing red floral dress for Valentine's Day from Topshop at Nordstrom and pink mules from ASOS

Stephany Bowman, Editor of Stephany's Choice is wearing red floral dress for Valentine's Day from Topshop at Nordstrom and pink mules from ASOS

Stephany Bowman, Editor of Stephany's Choice is wearing red floral dress for Valentine's Day from Topshop at Nordstrom and pink mules from ASOS

Stephany Bowman, Editor of Stephany's Choice is wearing red floral dress for Valentine's Day from Topshop at Nordstrom and pink mules from ASOS

Stephany’s Choice: Dress: Topshop \\ Shoes: Similar here \\ Bag : Nordstrom 

Angelina’s Choice: Dress: Similar here \\ Headband : Similar here 

You can find me in pretty little floral dresses throughout the whole month of February!!

This is one of our favorite spots at the park, right by the water. It’s so pretty and quiet out here, and you can watch the ducks and birds sail down the water. I love a peaceful park bench and knowing that Angelina is safe to March around and not get into too much trouble is the best. Some days I even pick up the kids and come here with a box of donuts and some bread for the birds. They feed the birds and then we have a mini picnic on the bench and catch up on our day. 

I saw this adorable little red floral dress the other day and was waiting for an excuse to take it home 🙂 When it finally dawned on me that it was February (= the month of love= wear red everyday+ flowers+ eat chocolate anytime) – I was sold!!

Typically I shy away from red but it’s growing on me. 

I once picked up a make up book from the 80’s off of my mom’s stack of old books and I read something really interesting about finding the most flattering color for your own complexion:

Tip #1

hold up the dress to your body if you look at your face in the mirror then the color is flattering on you\\ if you look at the dress then the color is off because it doesn’t bring attention to YOU

Tip #2

hold up the dress to your face, if you see the bags under your eyes + the blemishes on your face then the color is not flattering on you \\ if you hold up the dress to your face and your eyes sparkle and your complexion looks good then it’s flattering!

 I always try to keep these two tips in mind when I find something and I’m either on the fence about it, or I love the dress and color but am not sure if it’s flattering on ME.

Okay, the one exception to all this?!! When it’s festive season and you want to wear something because it fits in with the holiday. For example on Saint Patrick’s Day, Valentine’s Day, etc..

Beisides who needs an excuse to wear florals? Flowers are pretty and they make us happy, in my opinion the more the merrier-on Valentine’s Day and beyond!! 

PS. If you haven’t found an outfit for date night this little number is totally flirty and adorable. It’s under $100, really feminine, flattering and the fit is true to size. Also makes for a perfect transition into Spring!!

Have a wonderful day friend, and thank you for reading along! 

Photography: Ashley Kay Photography 

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