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A Lovely Day in Loveland

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When I lived in Colorado I always thought it was so charming that there was a city called Loveland. Imagine my delight when we relocated to Cincinnati and I found there was a Loveland here too! Tucked in a tiny corner just outside of downtown is this little gazebo with an old-fashioned water fountain nearby. As soon as I saw it I knew I had to shoot a post here!

Love Culture, LOFT, Ann Taylor, Gucci
Anniversary Park in Loveland, OH

Of course, shooting in a heart-themed gazebo meant I had to wear red, so I paired this peplum zip-up top from Love Culture with simple jeans and boots. This exact top is no longer available, but Love Culture is a great place to find affordable and trendy clothes so their site is definitely worth a browse!

Ann Taylor, booties, peplum, LOFT, legging, Gucci, handbag

I’ve gone on about these jeggings from Loft ad nauseam lately, but it’s just because they are seriously so comfortable and flattering! I have to take a medication that causes my weight to fluctuate a bit, and these are the only jeans that look and feel great no matter what. With no muffin top!

Ann Taylor, booties, Gucci, handbag, LOFT, leggings, peplum, Love Culture

These chic ankle booties were an end-of-season steal I got last year from Ann Taylor, which is one of my go-to retailers as a petite shopper. Every once in a while I pick up shoes from there, and I’ve never been disappointed. There is a similar pair on sale for 40% off right now! You can find them here.

Ann Taylor booties

Of course, the piece de resistance of all my outfits lately is this gorgeous Gucci tote that was gifted to me by a friend a few years ago. It’s the only high-end handbag I own, and the buttery-soft leather and gold logo hardware make me feel like a million bucks. There is a similar style available here if you’re interested!

Ann Taylor, booties, Gucci, handbag, LOFT, leggings, peplum, Love Culture

I honestly almost didn’t post any of these pictures or write this post. A long-term health issue and a new medication have caused me to gain a few pounds, and it’s been hard not to get down about it. In a stroke of fate, however, a wonderful gal I follow on Instagram posted a quote about not wasting your life on waiting to be perfect and it was just what I needed. Her IG handle is @flabbutfab and you should absolutely give her a follow and spam her with likes. Thanks to her, I’m not letting a few pounds hold me back!

Have you found any hidden treasures in your town like I did here in Loveland? I would love to hear about them, so please share in the comments below!

xH

Shop The Post:

Top: Love Culture (no longer available) l Jeggings: Loft (extra 40% off with code NEWNOW) l Booties: Ann Taylor (similar here) l Bag: Gucci (similar here)

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12 Comments

  • KD December 16, 2017

    Loving your style. Are those boots comfy?

    • hmellick4@gmail.com December 16, 2017

      They are! They run slightly small, so I’d go a half size up! 🙂

  • nicole December 15, 2017

    you look beautiful glad that post gave you the motivation

    • hmellick4@gmail.com December 15, 2017

      That’s so nice of you to say, Nicole. Made my night! 🙂

  • Jeanny December 15, 2017

    OMG the booties are so pretty and the bag stunning! I love your outfit 🙂
    Jeanny from http://www.glitzbeautyblog.com

    • hmellick4@gmail.com December 15, 2017

      Thank you so much, Jeanny!

  • Karen December 15, 2017

    So cute! Love the whole outfit!

    • hmellick4@gmail.com December 15, 2017

      Thank you so much, Karen!

  • Tiffany December 15, 2017

    I love that quote! I think I’ll post an outfit post on my blog too! I’ve also been way too worried about losing a few pounds!! —http://differenttypeofdope.com/beauty-lover-stocking-stuffer-gift-guide/

    • hmellick4@gmail.com December 15, 2017

      Do it! Life is just too darn short to give that much power to a few pounds!

  • Emma December 15, 2017

    Beautiful! The whole style is just so chic!
    I hope you weren’t too chilly! <3

    • hmellick4@gmail.com December 15, 2017

      Thank you! I hustled right back to the car after the pictures were taken, lol!

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