When it comes to my weekend uniform, I tend to be about one pair of yoga pants away from looking like I just rolled out of bed. But when spring (aka temperatures above 30 degrees) decides to show it’s pretty little face, I make an effort to pull myself together in some semblance of an order. In other words, I down enough coffee to caffeinate the entire New York metro area and throw on jeans, a tee, sneakers, and a hat. Always a hat. I know, I know… Stripes? Sneakers? On a blogger? How original of me. But can we just focus on the fact that it was basically spring, for like 2 days?? That little miracle far out ways any overused pattern, shirt, sneakers or words any day!
P.S. I’m testing out a new shopping feature…in the above picture you can click on any of the items I’m wearing and be taken directly to that item or one similar to it (i.e. if you like my shirt simply hover over it til you see the little hand/glove and click). I can also set it up so that upon hovering over the picture a pop-up will appear with the brand and price of the item. Please let me know what you guys think and if you like this new feature, or if you would like the pop-up with the name feature better. As always, you can still find links to all the products after the last picture.
Victoria’s Secret Hat (similar) // Thrifted Jacket // Gap Shirt // Old Navy Jeans // H&M Bag // Converse Sneakers
Jennifer Lawrence in Dior Couture (photo via)- Dress, Top
The Oscars is the female version of the Super Bowl, except there’s better fashion and it’s much more entertaining (at least in my opinion). Although we had a few issues getting the live streaming to work (as did the rest of the world, according to Twitter), we were able to catch enough of the show for me to pick out some of my favorite looks (and to see Ellen handing out pizza…I mean, Hollywood celebs in fancy clothes chowing down on pizza in the middle of the Oscars is just plane amazing!). Here are some of my favorite red carpet looks and how you can wear them in every day life, no red carpet required.
Cate Blanchett in Armani Prive (photo via)- Earrings, Dress (more expensive dress option)
Sandra Bullock in Alexander McQueen (photo via)- Dress, Nail Polish
Lupita Nyong’o in Prada (photo via)- Headband, Dress
Camila Alves in Gabriela Cadena (photo via)- Clutch, Dress
Margot Robbie in Saint Laurent by Hedi Slimane (image via)- Dress, Maxi
Spring is one of my favorite seasons for so many reasons. You can go outside without wearing 57.8965 layers. You can shed the thick winter coats. Sandals are acceptable footwear. It’s my birthday. Pretty flowers start blossoming. Windows can be left open. It’s my birthday. You can once again dine al fresco. New trends start making an appearance. And did I mention, it’s my birthday?! Yes, all of spring is my birthday….obviously kidding (although I do try to turn it into at least a month long celebration). So now that we’ve established that I will be celebrating my birth for the entire month of March, we can move onto today’s topic – women’s fashion trends for spring.
Here are some spring trends I’m loving (aka wanting for my birthday)-
Slip-on Sneakers- Save || Splurge
Nautical- Save || Splurge (also love this & this)
Florals (specifically daisy prints)- Save || Splurge (lots more affordable daisy items here)
Varsity Chic- Save || Splurge
Pastels (specifically powder blue)- Save || Splurge
Marbled Patterns- Save || Splurge (or incorporate the trend into your beauty routine)
Snakeskin- Save || Splurge
Perforated- Save || Splurge