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Floral Details

Spring is here…regardless of what the thermometer reads. Here in the northeast we are struggling to feel the warmth of the season, but not necessarily the style.

Today I wore my ASTR jacket that is khaki with  yellow floral print sleeves. It’s brightness my outfit while still being practical for the chill outside. I accented it with my neon yellow necklace to add just an extra punch.

Hopefully soon I will be wearing this jacket and a dress or shorts…or something a bit more in season (and a little more interesting than jeans.) But until then, I will be wearing articles that still have a spring vibe but are still appropriate with Mother Nature’s crazy schedule.

   

   

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Lilly Pulitzer for Target Lookbook

Target and designer collaborations can be a hit or a miss. But when news sprung that Lilly Pulitzer was the next name to create a line for the large chain, feedback was immediately positive. The collection will include looks for women, children, and home. Another wonderful note about the collection is that it is made for women of all sizes. Yes, that’s right…the collection will include looks for plus size as well! And you can’t beat the prices which range from $2-$150. This is the collection you need to buy if you have any plans to escape to a warmer client, have a chic summer, or look good by the poolside. Marking your calendars for April 19th? I know I am! xo

Photos courtesy of Fashionista

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Back to Blonde

Ok..so I was never NOT blonde…but as you know this past fall/winter I went to a more natural/dirty blonde shade. To me it was a totally change from my basically bleached color I had been sporting since graduating high school, but it was a needed change to at least try to expand my horizons on hair color. I really did like the warm tones, however with warm weather (slowly) approaching I know I wanted to be as bright as the sun. I continued with my lowlights (which really impacted my original fall change) but just amped up the highlights. Now I’m back to having my light locks, but still with a natural feel. Who knows what will happen after summer fades, but let’s hope that won’t be sooner than later.

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My hair color in the beginning of the fall

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Spring Trend du Jour // Gingham Style

Spring time is all about pattern. The linear effects of gingham can be SO flattering if you are careful of your proportions. You don’t want the size of the print to overwhelm you, so if you are petite perhaps you should stick with a smaller scaled gingham. There’s something so feminine about gingham. Maybe it’s the thought of picnicking in Central Park, or maybe it just makes you reminiscent of Brigitte Bardot. Either way, try this pattern in an array of colors!

Manicure

#ManicureMonday

Yesterday, I got a much needed manicure….and I decided to use the change in seasons as my muse. Even though it doesn’t feel like it quite yet in Connecticut, spring has arrived! I decided to start my warm weather polish choices with a bubblegum pink. It’s very neutral but still pops. (I got a pedicure too in an awesome orange/red…but I don’t want to take a close up picture of my feet :-P) It was a gel manicure so I don’t know the exact color….but below is a similar color choice by Essie.

I don't always match my manicure to my magazines....but...

I don’t always match my manicure to my magazines….but…

Essie- "Good Morning Hope"

Essie- “Good Morning Hope”

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Dreaming of Sandal Weather

Even though we had a small taste of spring, talk of snow still occurs for our future forecast here in Connecticut. That’s why when I saw these two amazing pairs of sandals, I HAD to snatch them up. I’m sorry (not sorry) but when I saw these bright color blocked high heeled sandals all I could picture is pairing them with a white sundress or a sexy body con. And these Birkenstock inspired slide ons have me dreaming of maxi dresses and cropped boyfriend denim. Sigh. One day, dear sandals, one day you will be on my newly manicured feet, dancing in the sun.

High heels: Zara (sold out online), Studded Sandal: Target

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OOTD // My Dusty Pink Coat

It’s slowly but surely starting to look like spring, but unfortunately it still doesn’t feel like it quite yet. Until then, I will utilize my new pink coat to start setting the tone for the new season. I feel like the color is so modern and is a must have for everyone. I usually gear towards neutrals for my outerwear but the dusty tone of this shade still reads as one.

I paired this feminine coat with a sporty-casual outfit. Joggers with my new mules, a graphic tee, and oversized cardigan. And even though the sun is out I still needed the hat since it was SO windy!

I think if you are trying to add more color to your wardrobe, try putting it into your outerwear. That way, your normally neutral wardrobe will easily coordinate with your new coat.

xo

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