Bloom with Happiness: PNW Tulips, Petite Maxi Dresses and Peace

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PNW Tulips, Petite Maxi Dresses and Peace

I sat down to write this post feeling very in-cohesive and unsure what my objective was. The doubt and uncertainty overwhelmed me and I didn’t write the post or share these pictures for a year.

A year.

That’s a long time to stare at a screen and have nothing to say. When I decided to relaunch the blog, I knew it was time to woman up and share these images- even if it may not be perfect in my mind. Here is me letting go of holding myself back by being driven by perfection……

It’s time to talk about PNW tulips, petite maxi dresses and finding peace in the present.

Valentino Basking in Burgundy

PNW Tulips

While I may be back on the East Coast, these photos are from last year on the West Coast. Seeing the PNW tulips are a must for any bucket list! The size of these blooms make any tulip I have seen before seem like a mini blossom. In Washington State there are tulip fields as far as the eye can see. It’s truly a dreamy sight to behold! I would highly recommend a trip to WA or OR to see this magical season of new life.

Valentino Basking in Burgundy

Petite Maxi Dresses

Here’s a little secret.

I’m 5′ flat.

While I love being petite, there are certain setbacks I encounter when shopping. Finding a maxi dress as petite can be next to impossible! Of course, there is always the option to tailor but who wants to pay for a dress twice? I certainly struggle with the added cost- not to mention the time before you can wear it!

Today I’m sharing my secret hack about petite maxi dresses…..

Tea. Length. Dresses.

For an average height gal tea length dresses hit between the knee and ankle. For petites these dress make the perfect ankle length maxi! Mind blowing. No tailoring fees, no having to wear sky high platforms, no pool of fabric tripping you! I’ve linked some gorgeous tea length dresses aka perfect petite maxi dresses! I would love to know if you’re petite and have tried this hack, or if you just love tea length dresses. Florals, and stripes, and dots, OH My!




Blossoming flowers have always spoken to my soul. I feel that they do the same for so many people! There is just something about the rebirth and freshness of spring that allows happiness to blossom in one’s soul. Connecting with nature allows a part of our being’s to be touched; a part that is forgotten in the modern era. Sitting amongst the PNW tulips I felt a present peacefulness that can be so hard to obtain. Looking at these pictures and remembering the calm feeling I had during the shoot I knew I needed to spend more time outside.

So I went for a drive on the East Coast. I love the PNW, but I will always be a Virginia girl at heart! Driving at dusk down a one lane road, fresh mowed fields with flittering fireflies and the call of whippoorwills was invigorating to my spirit. The next time you feel down or overwhelmed take a moment and look back on the last time you connected with nature. Take a moment to go for a walk, breathe the fresh air, listen to the birds, be present.

Petite Maxi Dresses Basking in Burgundy

How do you find peace? Are you a fresh flower babe like I am?

I’d love to know your tips and tricks for finding calmness in this crazy cray world.

Have the best weekend!

Basking in Burgundy Signature

PS: These pictures were taken by the amazing Annie Powell Photography! If you are checking out the PNW look her up.




  1. June 3, 2019 / 2:24 pm

    I’m happy to see you back, girl! These photos are absolutely beautiful, I’m glad you decided to share them with us!


  2. May 24, 2019 / 1:54 pm

    I love the tulip fields and flower fields in the PNW! This maxi dress is lovely on you, I love the colors!

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