Petunia Picks: Daytime Lately

gown: cinq a sept || worn by Gina Tognoni's Phyllis || The Young + The Restless

top: aqua || worn by Melissa Claire Egan's Chelsea || The Young + The Restless

gown: marchesa || worn by Melody Thomas Scott's Nikki || The Young + The Restless

jacket: veronica beard || worn by Jenna Bush Hager || The TODAY Show

dress: sachin + babi || worn by Melody Thomas Scott's Nikki || The Young + The Restless

dress: maje || worn by Camryn Grimes' Mariah || The Young + The Restless

gown: halston heritage || worn by Rena Sofer's Quinn || The Bold + The Beautiful



The Mighty Quinn

One of my favorite additions to daytime television has been the character of Quinn Fuller, on CBS' The Bold + The Beautiful. I adore actress Rena Sofer, who brings so much passion and life to her Forrester Creations, jewelry designer alter-ego. I'm enjoying seeing more and more of her complex self "unravel" before the cameras, and I really hope that her newfound positive {and calm!} outlook sticks. One thing is for sure, her style rocks! I love how Quinn confidently wears classy, yet edgy, looks--and here are some of the best fashions from this past year.

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Do you have a soap opera style star? Leave a comment below telling me who {or what character} inspires you! 

Wishing everyone a "quintessentially" wonderful week. 


Style Star: Tamron Hall

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{opening photo via Philadelphia Style Magazine}

Over the holiday season, I noticed that NBC has an amazingly classy style star in Tamron Hall. From anchoring The Today Show in the mornings, to anchoring The Nightly News in the evenings, her impeccable understanding of fashion never takes away from the integrity of a story, yet makes her stand out from the crowd {which makes me want to tune in for more!} Above are some of my recent favorites. 

Who are some of your "news-worthy" style stars? Happy Thursday, lovelies! 


A Fresh Start

Give yourself an extra boost on resolutions this year by signing up with Freshly, a meal delivery service that sends nutritious, never frozen meals to your doorstep {convenient + wholesome!} What I love about Freshly is that there is no shopping, cooking or cleanup involved. The pre-portioned meals are prepared ahead of time and sent your way ready to eat. Each meal comes with nutritional information, heating instructions and a full ingredient list.

Unlike some other meal subscription services, Freshly offers delicious options for breakfast, lunch and dinner. If weekday breakfasts are your downfall, select options to fill your morning with something that’s delicious, fast and healthy. If you struggle more with cooking after a long day, select dinner options and spend your time out of the kitchen.

For a limited time,  I'm offering The Yellow Petunia family a discounted subscription to Freshly for 35% off with code RAD35. 

Find your meal plan here.


New Year's Style Star: Melania Trump

I really loved the simplicity and sophistication of Melania Trump's New Year's Eve dress. As many of you know, I've become something of a "style detective" and love helping women find the clothes they see on television and print {sometimes it's super-challenging, but very rewarding!} I've even started getting requests from soap opera actresses and the like, assisting them in answering style questions for a fan {and even themselves!}--which is an absolute honor.

So in keeping with the new "tradition," here is the information on our soon-to-be First Lady's NYE look. The dress is from the Dolce + Gabbana Spring/Summer 2017 Tropico Italiano Collection. It features festive holiday style bow motifs with a nod to the traditions of Naples, along with a signature feminine silhouette inspired by the beauty of the island of Sicily {the fashion duo's native home.} It's a wool blend with crystal bow embellishments at the straps--ideal for any elegant party, wedding or ceremony.

You can find this dress at these locations:

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The Trend Report: New Year, New Style

I am in love with some of the major trends this January, especially fashion's nod to the 1980s {my decade!} The edgy embellishments of these bold styles compliment the modern + minimalist look of the sleek ring handbag. And, of course, the best accessory is always an oversized or mirrored "sunny" with a touch of winter for the season! 

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photo credits: shopbop


Love + Sunshine For 2017

This is my motto for 2017--a new beginning full of promise, joy, happiness + sunshine. This year I'm committed to making "the rest of my life, the best of my life"--mind, body and spirit! 

I have taken a sabbatical from blogging over the past few months, which has given me time to reflect on what matters most in life. I look forward to continuing the journey with you, and slowly but surely, start again to actively inspire all of my beautiful readers {that's YOU!} with my passion for fashion, travel and philanthropy. This time around, it's "quality over quantity." I'm here to be real, genuine, authentic + ultimately true-to-myself. 

I challenge you to do the same this year. March to the beat of your own drum. Smile. Be loving. Cultivate kindness, humility + grace. No beauty shines brighter than that of a good heart. Ask yourself what is truly important and then have the wisdom and courage to build your life around the answer. There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self {a lesson learned from Hemingway.} Integrity is everything.

Love + sunshine,


It Is Well With My Soul

"...sometimes in the waves of change, we find our true direction."

I have reflected a lot on the past, present and future since turning 31 in September; and it is with the happiest of hearts that I have decided to take a sabbatical from blogging. I am truly passionate about my little corner of the world here, and I love sharing my style and travel tips with all of you, so this isn't goodbye. I've just come full-circle and need to focus on the things that are most important to me at this time...like family, friends, love, the sea, flowers and sunshine.

I wish each and every one of you joy and love.

See you in 2017!

"When peace like a river, attendeth my way,
When sorrows like sea billows roll;
Whatever my lot, Thou hast taught me to say,
It is well, it is well, with my soul."