Hibiscus

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Wander Hour - Hibiscus

ASOS Salon dress and Dior sunglasses

Hibiscus

Hello spring! Spring is one of my favorite seasons after autumn; in fact, it might even be a close tie. Autumn has the crisp air, layers, dark clothes (which I love), and changing leaves. Spring is more lighter, airy, and flowers everywhere especially my favorite peonies. A close tie I’m sure. But anyway, I decided to embrace spring with this ASOS dress. It is a stunner! I have received so many compliments on it without even trying: no jewelry and no makeup. This dress spoke for itself. The color is so vibrant I knew it wold be perfect for a day at the beach.

Funny story, this dress came in two colors: blue and orange. I was blown away by the orange color; Charles, not so much. And with the original price tag, he wouldn’t agree to me buying it. So life went on without the dress. Finally, it went on sale and I needed to get it (because it’s on sale obviously). When it comes to sales, I try to get clothes that I have always wanted when it was full priced. So yes, I needed to add this dress to my collection and I’m so glad I did! By the way, Charles loved the dress when I wore it out. Silly boyfriend!

Unfortunately, these photos were taken before I found the perfect hibiscus flower (second to last photo) to match my dress but you can check out my Instagram (@katherine_lou) for the complete outfit with the flower!

Wander Hour - Hibiscus

Wander Hour - Hibiscus

Wander Hour - Hibiscus

Wander Hour - Hibiscus

Wander Hour - Hibiscus

Wander Hour - Hibiscus

Wander Hour - Hbiscus

Wander Hour - Hibiscus

Wander Hour - Hibiscus

Aren’t these photos amazing though? I don’t normally like shooting around noon because the lighting is so harsh but because yesterday was overcast, it wasn’t bad at all. In fact, the lighting was amazing. I had so fun shooting photos at the beach and laying out on the sand with Charles. Thursdays with him are always the best.

Friday Fives

It’s Friday which means today is my Friday Fives. Today’s fives are from Zara!

Striped Turtleneck Dress – What a gorgeous dress to wear by the beach or hanging out in a boat with a cute boater hat!

Jacquard Knit Dress – A super cute dress that could be worn with some brown boots or maybe some gladiator sandals. Great for a day date with Charles.

Jacquard Viscose Dress – THIS DRESS! I love how it drapes on the body. Would love to wear this with a pair of brown sandals or maybe gladiator sandals (the second time I said gladiator sandals; I may just get a pair)!

Leather Gladiator Sandals – Because I’ve mentioned it twice, I’m including it in my list. I’ve never been a HUGE fan of gladiator sandals before because some seem way too over the top for me. This one is subtle with it’s thin straps. The price tag is hefty so I may wait for it to go on sale!

Lace Dress – Pretty lace dress! Can’t go wrong with this especially with for spring!

Not even kidding, I need to somehow add all of these in my closet really soon. Still figuring out how to acquire all of my other previous Friday Fives haha!

Wander Hour Update

A couple weeks ago, I did an interview with Cheyenne from The Stylish Eat! Check it out here! I had so much fun doing it. If you want to interview me for your blog, don’t hesitate to do so! I love doing them.

Have a fab weekend friends! Hopefully you have some fun and relaxing things to do this weekend. What do you have planned for the first weekend of spring? 

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48 Comments

    1. Aww thanks Tina! I’m so happy I got it on sale because I wouldn’t have bought it with the original price tag haha. But right? Charles doesn’t always like what I pick out. I always gravitate towards “weirder” pieces of clothing and he’s always like,”Nope, that’s ugly.” Haha! Thanks again Tina!

  1. Hello Spring! Nothing screams life and springtime than brights and florals. It’s one of my fave times of the year too, like autumn there is a bit of a struggle for top place hehehe. It’s so fun to watch you guys moving and favouring more brights while over here we’re all gravitating to navy and khaki tones. I can’t help but be a little envious sometimes. I think I am person who belongs in the Northern Hemisphere though.

    Sxx
    http://www.daringcoco.com

    1. Yes! Hello Spring! I think what we all love about spring and autumn is that it’s not too hot; not too cold (at least for me anyway). I need to make a visit to the Southern Hemisphere soon. I’ve always been intrigued with the opposite seasons (I’m such a curious person haha). Thank you so much Sonia for stopping by! Have a wonderful week!

      1. Aww thank you! I loved the location as well. Such a great place to take photos! Thank you so much for the comment and for stopping by! Have a lovely rest of the week!

    1. Aww thank you!! I love me some floral dresses! I have so much though I still love gravitating towards edgier clothes. Thank you Jasmine for stopping by! Have a wonderful week!

    1. Aww thank you Cheyenne!! I’m so glad that you had fun putting it together! I loved responding to the questions! Thank you for stopping by! Have a wonderful week!

  2. I couldn’t imagine this dress in any other color because the dress looks so beautiful and vibrant in orange. The hibiscus print is also very beautiful and fun. I loved seeing the outfit with the hibiscus on Instagram; the flower gave your outfit a nice tropical feel.

    -Helen
    http://www.sweethelengrace.com

    1. Right? The blue is a gorgeous color but this orange one is amazing! I had to take a photo with the hibiscus in my hair because of how well it matched the dress! Thank you Helen for stopping by! Hope you’re having a wonderful week!

    1. Aww thank you! The color was perfect despite the fact that I don’t normally wear colors as bright as this dress often. Thank you so much Kathryn for stopping by! Hope you’re having a wonderful weekend!

  3. Hi Katherine,

    I have to say I am super jealous now! I always wanted to go on Hawaii since I was a little kid! And your photos are super amazing- I mean long, romantic and summer dress on beach? That is perfect! 🙂

    Cannot wait to read new post from you!

    Have a nice day,
    Zuzana

    http://iwish-zuzi.blogspot.co.uk/

    1. Hello Zuzana! Welcome! You need to visit one Hawaii one day; such a beautiful place. I’m so excited that you cannot wait to read my next post! Thank you for stopping by. Hope you’re having a lovely weekend!

  4. Beautiful dress! You look great in color with your tan skin and dark hair. I love fall the most too I think with spring being a close second. Fall clothes and colors of the leaves are just so fun.

    Amy Ann
    The Real Arnolds

    1. Thank you Amy Ann!! Haha yes, I think the color suits me well! But isn’t fall the best season? I love fall clothes the most (especially since I tend to wear darker clothes for the most). Thank you so much for stopping by! Have a wonderful weekend!

    1. Isn’t it gorgeous?? I love the print and color so much; so vibrant and colorful. And the setting was perfect for the dress! Luckily, there weren’t too many people there so we got to enjoy it for ourselves. Thank you so much Tania for stopping by! Hope you’re having a wonderful weekend!

    1. Me too; more so when it’s midday but I love shooting golden hour above all! Thank you Melanie for stopping by! Hope you’re having a wonderful weekend!

    1. Isn’t it perfect? I saw it while driving and I knew I had to pull over to pick them! I love sales; so glad that I got this dress! Thank you Suze for stopping by! Hope you’re having a wonderful weekend!

    1. Seriously, I’m so glad too! I would not have bought it if it were full priced! But the dress is definitely beautiful and I love it so much! Thank you Samantha for stopping by! Hope you had a lovely weekend!

    1. Aww thank you so much! I don’t wear orange too often (and I agree that it’s underrated) but this orange was too beautiful with the purple, teal, and green! Thank you so much for stopping by! Hope you had a lovely weekend as well!