Happy Tuesday, ladies!  A lot of you have noticed that I recently painted the exterior of my house.  So... I thought I'd use today as an opportunity to show you---as well as my Southern porch and patios.

This is somewhat of a mega-post today---a lot of pictures to show you:  1 porch, 2 patios, and 2 outfits perfect for Spring & Summer.  So, I'm going to keep it short and let the pictures do the talking.

Let's get to the tour.

The Summary (TL;DR)

  Today's featured items are black shorts from Ann Taylor and jean shorts from Talbots

  Each item is modeled, and I pulled together 2 alternates each, for a total of 4

  The shorts are shoppable via a text or image widget

  Each alternate is shoppable via a text widget

  I've pulled together tons of gardening tools I use, all from Amazon, and all presented in a text widget

  I added some gardening tips I've picked up along the way

My Southern Porch and Patios

1. White Button-Down & Black Shorts

(Ann Taylor, Tory Burch)

Beth Djalali
Beth Djalali
Beth Djalali
Beth Djalali

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Alternative Stylings

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2. Front Porch

How to Plant a Container

(that's visually pleasing w/ varying height)

  Thriller plants with a height that add drama and vertical interest. Planted in the back of the center of the pot (Dracena, Asters, Cosmos)

  Filler adds color and volume and placed in center of pot (Geraniums, Mexican Heather, Petunias, Daisies)

  Spiller are trailing plants that spill over the container (Ivy, Vinca, Creeping Jenny)

3. Back Patio (1)

4. Gingham Button-Down & Jean Shorts


Beth Djalali

Jean shorts (Talbots) | Gingham blouse  (Ralph Lauren, old, similar here and here) | Gardening clogs (Amazon)

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Beth Djalali
Beth Djalali
Beth Djalali

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Alternative Stylings

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5. Back Patio (2)

Gardening tips

  Once your containers have been planted add Plant tone organic fertilizer

  Deadhead flowers once the bloom is spent

  Yellow leaves?  Too much water or not enough

  If your pots are located where rain doesn’t fall then place them in the rain when a storm blows through. Plants perk up and look healthier after being watered by rain.

In Case You Missed It

Yesterday, I featured one of your favorite items this month---a shift dress from Talbots.  Make sure to check it out by clicking the link or image below.

This post is sponsored by Kohl’s and ShopStyle Collective

Spring has sprung, so there’s no better time to refresh your outdoor space along with your wardrobe. Today, we’re going to Spring into Style with Kohl’s, making one-stop shopping a breeze.

Kohl’s spring refresh

I’ve put together three collages together from Kohl’s to help you refresh your closet, home, and garden.  They are:  

  • Spring dresses; 
  • Patio furniture & items; and 
  • Garden tools & items.

For dress inspiration, make sure to check out yesterday’s Guide to Spring Dresses.  And if you’re looking for home & garden inspiration, make sure to check out: 

Alright, let’s get down to business.  

Spring dresses

There’s no better time to spruce up your spring wardrobe than Kohl’s Spring into Savings. There are so many cute dresses to choose from at Kohl’s it’s hard to pick just one! So I rounded up a few of my favorites and an accessory or two to boot.



White Dress | Handbag | Midi Dress | Handbag | Maxi Dress | Blue Dress | Yellow Dress | Hat | Sunglasses | White Sandals | Sandals



Patio refresh

Entertaining outdoors is a snap when you’re patio is up to snuff. What’s better than chilling on your patio on a warm summer night?! Throw pillows, outdoor rugs, lighting, planters, and umbrellas help set the scene. And Kohl’s has it all! But the best part is that Kohl’s has amazing deals! Take an extra 20% off with promo code EXTRA20 through March 29th.

Patio Chair | Hanging Planter | Pillow | Wind Chime | Umbrella | Patio Set | Lights | Outdoor Rug | 2-piece Wicker Planters



Garden refresh

How does your garden grow? Whether you need a new set of gardening tools, outdoor storage, or a rain barrel to harness those April Showers, Kohl’s has it all to help spruce up our garden for spring.



Cordless Leaf Blower | Outdoor Urn | Garden Stool & Tools | Storage Deck Box | Outdoor Planter | Rain Barrel | Outdoor Heater | Garden Tote and Tools | Outdoor Fire Pit | Outdoor Storage Cart


What I love about shopping at Kohl’s:

  • Take an extra 15% off $100+ using code CATCH15OFF.
  • Take an extra 15% off one-time-only off your next online purchase when you sign up for mobile Sale Alerts. TEXT SAVE24 to 56457 (KOHLS)* TEXT HELP FOR HELP, STOP TO CANCEL. 
  • Extra 35% off when you apply for Kohl’s Card. 
  • Free Store Pick-up: In-Store or Contactless Drive-up. See kohls.com for details.  

A big thank you to Kohl’s and ShopStyle Collective for this sponsored post. And thank you, lovely readers, for supporting the brands that allow me to bring you fresh ideas.

In case you missed it.

If you’re looking for more dresses, make sure to check out our Guide to Spring Dresses 2022.

Daily Looks

Make sure to catch up on our DAILY LOOK. We post a dedicated photo to our daily outfit every Wednesday-Sunday. And you can shop those outfits easily through the shop the widget below the picture. 

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