outfit: off shoulder florals and rising

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Well dang, long time no see guys. Sorry to go all radio silence on ya, but sometimes a girl just needs a break. Not the kind of break where you take a lazy day to stay in bed and watch Gossip Girl with a container of coconut ice cream (although I have been doing that), but the kind where you regroup and just generally reassess what in the actual heck is going on in your life.

I’m gonna be pretty frank with you guys, and say that this winter kicked my butt. Not only did I get those winter blues pretty hard, but somehow my autoimmune disease got real outta wack for no reason. I found myself struggling with daily migraines, feeling crazy lethargic, and struggling with the worst brain fog I think I’ve ever experienced. Making The Gold Sister a priority really wasn’t a possibility when I could barely function.

In the last month or so, I attempted an elimination diet, and almost immediately realize my health trigger was dairy. Y’all, I’ve never been more bummed and excited at the same time, but who needs cheese?! In cutting out dairy (adding to the gluten I’ve already been avoiding), I’ve visibly seen my body bloat go down, and felt a mental change. While I may not be 100% yet, I figure according to my own mantra (I shared that almost a year ago!), ya gotta start somewhere!

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I’m sure you’ve realized by how often this bag accompanies me, but this Sticks+Stones Leel moto is seriously my go to. And don’t forget, if you use my PROMO CODE “THEGOLDSISTER” at checkout for Sticks+Stones you can get 15% off.

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A special derp photo, because I missed y’all.



Top: Kimchi+Blue OTS Crop (similar) | Sunglasses: Ray-ban Wayfarer
Shorts: BDG shorts (similar) | Bag: Leela Moto



  1. Caitlin Wilker April 17, 2017 / 10:47 am

    oh my gosh what a perfect shirt for spring! adore this look on you!

  2. Jessica Wagner April 17, 2017 / 12:10 pm

    This floral top!!! I love the sweetness of the little flowers and how you styled the rest of the look! So good! Yay for spring!! XO

    • thegoldsister@gmail.com
      April 18, 2017 / 1:20 am

      I’m usually an all black outfit type person, but I think I’m loving this! x

  3. Dominique Bagnoche April 17, 2017 / 1:50 pm

    I love florals and this whole spring outfit!!

    Looks awesome on you 🙂 great post!!


  4. Samantha April 17, 2017 / 3:07 pm

    This top is really cute! I’m loving the off the shoulder tops this season, haven’t been rave enough to try one on myself though! Looks great on you. 🙂

    • thegoldsister@gmail.com
      April 18, 2017 / 1:14 am

      thank you! I’ve never worn this choker before, but I think I’ll do it more often x

  5. milanlexi April 17, 2017 / 11:41 pm

    You look so cute girly! I am loving this look.

    xo, Milan

  6. Ilka Elise April 18, 2017 / 7:05 am

    Such a cute outfit. I love off the shoulder tops and can’t wait for some warmer weather to wear mine again <3 Much love xx

  7. Latasha April 18, 2017 / 9:30 am

    Love your top! It’s so cute!

  8. Julie I Aloha Lovely April 18, 2017 / 11:41 am

    Cute outfit. Glad you’re feeling better. I would have a tough time eliminating dairy! Keep up the good vibes 🙂

  9. ashortblonde April 18, 2017 / 3:04 pm

    Love your top. Eliminating dairy is hard! I was (mostly) dairy free for two years and the initial elimination was far more difficult than I imagined. I hope you continue to feel better.

  10. Apryl @ heart, hope, & hustle April 18, 2017 / 3:38 pm

    Love this top and that sucks about your autoimmune disease! I’m in the process of cutting dairy big time and it has been a struggle haha but I also seeing the bloat go down and fog disappearing! So glad you’re feeling better!

  11. Jessica April 18, 2017 / 4:40 pm

    Very cute off the shoulder top! Perfect print for spring 🙂

  12. val April 18, 2017 / 5:35 pm

    love all things OTS and the florals are perfect!

  13. Jennifer April 18, 2017 / 8:05 pm

    Such a cute outfit. I have a teen daughter who would love the shirt!

  14. Brittany April 18, 2017 / 10:46 pm

    Loving this look on you! Perfect for spring and summer!

  15. Jenn April 19, 2017 / 6:26 pm

    Super cute! I haven’t tried off the shoulder tops, yet. I’m hestitating because I have little ones and I’m wondering if it would actually stay off the shoulder or rise up or (worse!) slide down.

  16. Momma To Go April 26, 2017 / 6:39 am

    Blogging is not easy and def take care of you first. I just found you and interested in reading more!

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