Style Direction: Desert Rose

Nubby Twiglet | Style Direction: Desert Rose

Today, I’m 35. (For the record, I think I’ll feel forever 25….just with a lot more wisdom. Haha). Anyway, it’s time for a style direction update!

Nubby Twiglet | Style Direction: Desert Rose

Earlier this year, I went to Vegas and after feeling very ho-hum about my personal style for awhile, I left that week excited and reawakened. If you read through that post, it was due to a bunch of factors but the moral of the story is that immersing yourself in a world of excess and fantasy for an entire week with your BFF’s and getting the hell away from work allows for endless hours of inspiration and creativity.

Nubby Twiglet | Style Direction: Desert Rose

I came home inspired to finally start dressing up again, though mostly in solids. Black and baby pink were my jam (and still are).

Nubby Twiglet | Style Direction: Desert Rose

Then, I went back to Vegas again last month (because…why stay away from the desert, night clubs, pool parties and all the best things in life?) and I needed a new outfit for a shoot with Made U Look.

Nubby Twiglet | Style Direction: Desert Rose

The late night online browsing began when something very different from my usual style caught my eye. It was flowy, flowery and…not black! I closed the window but was still thinking about it a week later. So, I pulled the trigger, thinking if I hated it, I could send it back. But, I liked it. A lot. It was impractical for daily wear but FUN.

Nubby Twiglet | Style Direction: Desert Rose

Nubby Twiglet | Style Direction: Desert Rose

I wore it out to the desert and felt really inspired by the roses and wines contrasted with the background of dusty hues. I spun around in circles as the sun set and laughed with my best friends before we piled back into the car for our favorite dinner destination on the Strip, P.F. Chang’s (forever and always).

Nubby Twiglet | Style Direction: Desert Rose

The look: Steve Madden Jolene platform heels, Love and Lemons Wild Rose skirt and top and Forever 21 choker.

Nubby Twiglet | Style Direction: Desert Rose

So, here’s to Desert Rose.
Here’s to big flowers, chokers, chunky platform heels, chiffons and velvets.
Here’s to bold eye makeup, long, messy hair, rosy cheeks and big smiles.

As being 35 sets in, I want to remind myself (and you!) to loosen up, take more chances, have fun with personal style and say yes to spontaneity.

Nubby Twiglet | Style Direction: Desert Rose

I wore: Steve Madden Joline platform heels, Love and Lemons Wild Rose skirt and top (sold out but the Wild Rose maxi dress is still available) and a Forever 21 velvet choker (sold out but there are more options here).

Photos: Made U Look

Makeup: Sephora at The Venetian, Las Vegas.

8 Responses to Style Direction: Desert Rose

  1. Misaki Shimizu says:

    ❤ Happy Birthday!! ❤

    I hope you’ll have a great day with really nice cake! 😀

    That dress looks so lovely on you, red colors suit you so much imo
    It’s good to redefine personal style every now and then, because I think we grow personally and so does our wardrobe need to evolve haha

    Best wishes 😀

    • Shauna says:

      I think that as designers….we’re always keeping up with the latest trends and new ideas to deliver to our clients and that rubs off on us as individuals, too! I’m always cleaning out my closets, buying new things and mixing fresh styles because it’s fun and also, life is too short not to have a good time dressing up, right? 😉

  2. Scarlett says:

    Happy Birthday girl! I love the outfit on you. Considering I am exactly 10 years older than you, I can tell you that the ‘every 5 years’ always seems like more of a milestone. (and I love For Love and Lemons – my daughter’s friend bought one of their dresses for her grad dress! so cute).

    • Shauna says:

      It’s amazing how much faster time flies now, huh? And For Love & Lemons keeps getting better and better! I have a few of their pieces now and though they can be pricey, I always find the nice cuts and unique styles to be worth it. Also, thanks for the birthday wishes!

  3. Hazera says:

    Hey Shauna!!
    Happy belated birthday! Hope you had a blast. <3

    Love that pinky outfit. So sweet in color but I still see the boldness in style.

    I'll be 35 soon, and yes, I'll feel 25 forever..and, strangers telling me I look like one does makes me swoon. Haha. Cheers to us.

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