Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Spring Style: Navy Blue and Brights

Details: Gap sweater / Jack Wills shirt c/o / Consignment J.Crew skirt / H&M tights / Halogen boots via Nordstrom

The little teases of warm weather we've had lately have left me wanting more. They have also left me breaking out into song "The hills are alive with the sound of music!" — and wearing all of my spring clothes despite how not warm it actually is. So maybe you want to try wearing your brights too, but you don't want to look like you just stepped off of the set of Miami Vice? If you aren't ready to break out into song quite yet, temper your brights with navy and a warm pair of shoes like these riding boots. Stay warm. Spring is almost here!


Thursday, March 13, 2014

Buy Now: Swimsuit


The one thing I procrastinate purchasing every year is a new swimsuit. I always think that I can wait until the swimsuit I want goes on sale. Every year I go back to the store a little later and find that there are not two pieces I could realistically match together on the sale rack. So every year I end up settling for something I'm not entirely happy with. This year, I decided to just buy the first swimsuit I fell in love with. I was strolling through my local Target in January when I saw it. This red and navy blue striped beauty was only $34! My recommendation is to snatch up the bathing suit you love now, especially from Target. They go like hot cakes! And be sure to accessorize with gold, canvas stripes and a messy beach braid.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Simple Kicks

Details: J.Crew turtleneck ($19) / Gap jeans / Chuck Taylors / Ray Bans / Michael Kors watch and cuff (gift)

I have been obsessing lately and filling my inspiration folder with pictures of outfits that incorporate sneakers. Go to J.Crew if you want to copy and reference the look because they are currently killing it in the sneaker department. Think Easter egg bright New Balances paired with skinny jeans or casual dresses. I could not want something more that I don't need. I suppose that's why we have this thing called lent.

When the sun poked its head out this weekend, I could not wait to break out my chuck taylors to give the chic casual sneaker look a try. This striped J.Crew tissue turtleneck that I found the week before Christmas on sale for $19 was the perfect way to set off the casual with a little chic. I find that this turtleneck is perfect for layering this time of year whether its under a puffer, cardigan or overcoat. How are you rocking your sneaks this spring? Did you do anything to celebrate the warmer weather?