Thursday, April 9, 2015

Spring Inspiration

Even though the weather can't make up its mind where I am, it is officially Spring!  I'm over dark colors and anything related to cold weather, instead I'm ready for sun, bright colors, and flowers.  Today I have for you everything that is inspiring me for Spring.

Color Palette:
I am obsessed with pretty pastels for Spring.  I want my wardrobe to be fresh and cheerful for months to come.  I love very pale pastels and my absolute favorite is a pretty pale pink.

For me Spring means flowers.  So whether you decorate with faux or fresh blooms, flowers are a must to get your place looking ready for warmer weather.  My favorite flowers are peonies like the ones pictured above! (Tip: If you choose to use faux flowers I recommend shopping around for ones that look real and not too fake!)
While I love flowers for decorating I am not a fan of floral scents (I'm actually allergic to most).  I prefer fresh vanilla scents like Voluspa Maison Blanc - Macaron Candle, which is my pick for the scent of Spring.  The scent of Macaron is a mix of vanilla, powdered sugar, and Parisian macarons, and is perfect to make your home smell heavenly.

A beautiful bronzed look is a huge makeup trend for Spring.  Benefit Sun Beam is a super blendable bronzer that has been called 'sun in a bottle,' and you can put it on over or under your makeup for a golden glow.  When applying any bronzer the key is to correctly apply it and to do so sparingly because it can look tacky when overdone.  Below I have a few more picks from Marie Claire's Best Bronzers of 2014.
Nail Polish:
Essie Blossom Dandy is new from their Spring 2015 Collection and a perfect color for the upcoming months.  I'm really loving pastel green, blue, and purple polishes on short square nails for Spring. These shades are different from the typical pale pink and are therefore unexpected so they really pop, but in a subtle way.  Below I have my favorite Essie polishes in these colors.
I have been loving cat eye sunglasses for quite some time now and they are the perfect accessory to shade your eyes from the Spring-time sun.  These Stella McCartney Oversized Cat Eye Sunglasses are on trend and very chic.  Below are a few other picks for a similar look.
I am so excited to be able to wear ballet flats again, I hate wearing them when it's freezing out so now that warmer weather is coming here I can finally wear all my flats again!  Vince Camuto's Ellen Flats are one of my go to pairs because they are super comfortable and look cute too.  Below I have them and a few similar options in addition to some other neutral pairs.  While I have all neutral pairs shown here, don't forget that bright colored or pastel flats are fun and perfect for Spring!


Shirt dresses are a huge street style trend for Spring.  They're so easy to throw on, but allow you to look pulled together and chic.  I especially love the style in chambray or denim like this Velvet by Graham and Spencer Chambray Shirtdressand the others below.
Lusting Over:
I feel like every super stylish girl I see owns a pair of white or cream Converse Women's Chuck Taylor All Star Sneakers.  I've been wanting a pair for a while, but haven't gotten around to purchasing them.  I think that this Spring I will finally have to get a pair!
What are you loving for Spring?

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Today I'm linking up with Treat Yo' Self Thursday and Mix & Match Fashion.


  1. Yes to all of these things! I love the fake peony recommendations, I need them for my new apartment. And I wear classic converse like 5 days a week #sorrynotsorry (;

  2. I have been wanting a pair of white Converse and have not bought it because I know I can't keep it clean.


    Hope to see you for TBT Fashion link up.


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