Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Happy spring!

Happy spring, everyone! I hope you are able to go outside and play today!

What I'm wearing:
Floral dress: Forever 21
Denim button-up: London Jean
Arm candy: JCP; purple bangle was a gift from my husband

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Polished up Tuesday: OPI's My Significant Other Color

Today's polish is My Significant Other Color by OPI. This polish is unlike anything I have in my collection. From the angle in the picture, my nails are a pretty purple. But, when the color catches the light, it reflects a golden green color (seen in the center of the bottle), giving the polish a duo-chrome effect.
This polish applies sheer. I am wearing two coats in the photo above and you can still see my nail a little. I wasn't sure if I liked how sheer it was at first, but then I realized this could also make an awesome top coat to a darker shade.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Polished Up Tuesday: Sally Hansen's Pink Satin

When I first saw this polish I knew I wanted it. However, not purchasing it right away was a bad move since it took me forever to find it again. Luckily I saw it while I was in Walmart a few weeks ago. Pink Satin is a beautiful pink polish with silver running through it to create a stunning metallic shade. It is unique to all the other Xtreme wear products from Sally Hansen.
This polish applied smoothly and very opaque. It took one coat to achieve the look above.

Monday, March 11, 2013

Olive & Stripes

The weather has finally started to warm and I'm glad to wear something other than sweaters. I'm still saving my spring colors (but probably won't wait too much longer to bring them out). Today I went with simple pieces that were comfortable in the non-winter temps. I love the combo of this flattering olive jacket with my favorite stripped t-shirt. I also decided to get one more wear out of my boots before stowing them away in favor of sandals and sling-backs.
P.S. The cute squirrel in the last photo was scampering around while I was taking photos. :)

What I'm Wearing:
Jacket: St. John's Bay (JCP)
Stripped top: H&M
Jeans: Old Navy
Belt: NY&Co.
Boots: a.n.a (JCP)

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

My Favorite Upcoming Spring Trends (2013)

Favorite Spring Trends

There are two seasons I look forward to every year: fall and spring. Both offer relief from extreme temperatures and boast the cutest fashion trends This season is no exception. So far we haven't seen a break in the cold weather in Virginia (there's currently snow on the ground), but I can tell warmth is coming soon. As I look through the March fashion magazines, I get more and more excited for some of the spring trends. Above are some of the things I look forward to wearing when I can I put away my heavy coats.
 1. Ruffles: There is something dainty, feminine and very spring-like about ruffles. They add a playful element to the season's fashions.
2. Neutral Nails: With so many colors for spring, a neutral nail can pair with anything. It also keeps nails looking clean and fresh.
3. I am a huge fan of a-line skirts. They are super-flattering on most figures and, like ruffles, are playful and feminine. I also already have some of these in my closet (money saving bonus for me!).
4. Sheer tops are a nice break from chunky sweaters and also work well in the summer months. On chillier spring days it's easy to throw a blazer or cardigan on for warmth.
5. Black and white is anther love of mine (even more so than a-line skirts). This is another trend that has a permanent home in my closet. It's fun and easy to dress up black and white dresses and blouses with a pop of color (like cobalt jeans or a neon belt).
6. After a couple of years walking on a college campus, my feet have become accustomed to flats. Pointy-toed flats are a fun way to add style without adding a heel. (The pair featured above are waiting patiently in my closet for me to wear them).
7. Warm colors are a nice (and bold) contrast to the usual spring pastel. A fun way to pair a fierce red bag is with equally fierce red lips, leaving the rest of the look neutral (i.e. with the black and white trend).
8. Lace dresses are so versatile. They can be dressed up for a special date night, or dressed down with a denim jacket and cowboy boots. This is also another very cute and girly look for spring.