Pastels: 2014 Spring Trend

Pastels


Sweater: New Look, Jeans: Topshop, Cambridge Satchel, Dress: Modcloth, Necklace: JCrew, Watch: Geneva from Overstock, Glasses: LSA


This season, pastels are a major trend. Spring is the perfect time to bring out that light pink, yellow, or mint colored garment. Easter is just around the corner as well, which is another perfect opportunity to sport the pastel trend.

Pastels should be worn with neutral colored clothing. It helps balance everything out. I would wear a white dress with the pink Cambridge satchel. Wear a beige button down shirt with the mint green jeans. Pull out those white skinny jeans and pair it with a sweatshirt like the one above. If you're planning to wear a pastel dress, wear nude heels and gold accessories.

Pastels can brighten up the whole look, and if you have a tan, it will help enhance it! Just remember, if you have very pale skin, look for darker pastel shades as it will make you even look more pale. We don't want that!

How do you like to incorporate pastels in your wardrobe?


 

ModCloth Grab Bag Sale!



From left to right: Dot you Forget about me dress for $50; Oeuvre The Moon Heel for $35; Every now and gem necklace for $25; driving you wild scarf for $23; Legs for Days Dress for $95


Everyone loves a great sale and ModCloth has put together one of the sweetest! Starting today you can get a $50 grab bag with every $150 purchase! This deal will only be around while supplies last, so don't wait or you'll miss out. Please note that your purchase must total $150 before tax and shipping and the deal does not apply to gift certificates. 

In the collage above are my current favorites. I just love the polk-a-dot dress. It is similar to the one JCrew sold a couple years ago, but for a lot less! Isn't the flamingo maxi dress the cutest? Perfect for the beach or during a hot summer day. I say you can never have enough nude heels- they go with just about anything! I also have been into animal prints scarves lately, like the one above. It's quirky and fun. 


Need more ideas for what to buy? Or have a beach vacation coming up? Check out their new swimwear and cover ups - they have sizes that are fun and flattering for all body types! Retro styles are in for this season, so why not order a suit?!


Now go over to Modcloth and shop away! Please share what you plan on getting! :) 










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Current Beauty Favorites



Here is what I am obsessed with lately!: 


Tarte Amazonian Clay - Limited Edition Blush in Holiday Set 

I have probably been using this blush almost everyday since purchasing it in December. I am still impressed that the design is still intact! I love the flush of color that the blush gives to my cheeks. It's a warm pink with a hint of peach. And their blushes are true to their claim, they do stay on for at least 12 hours!



I use to wear this foundation religiously back when I first started college. I don't know why I ever stopped wearing it. It has the perfect medium coverage but still makes my skin still look natural. My skin looks flawless after putting this on with just a hint of dewiness. Also, it does stay on the face for 8+ hours- a huge plus for me!


YSL Rouge Pur Couture Lipstick in Taupe Raphael. YSL Gloss Volupte in 2 or Saharienne 

I purchased this lip set on a whim because I have been needing a good nude lip color. I think I have found my holy grail nude lip color, seriously. I love YSL lipsticks because not only do they smell good, but they have amazing pigmentation and longevity. The lip gloss is their new Gloss Volupte. I love their new lip gloss line. It smells much like their other lip glosses - like roses! It has a very fine glitter, a very nice sheen to it, which is really nice. It matches perfectly with this lipstick!



I think I shared this on my previous beauty favorites post. I have been using this for about 2 months now, once a week. All the hype about the Glam Glow face masks are spot on. This one I love because it's for dry skin. Which is often hard to find! It definitely is a hydrating treatment because my skin feels extremely moisturized afterwards. Not only that, but it also feels CLEAN! :)



I have never tried Shiseido products before but they make the most amazing hydrating eye cream. It is very hydrating under the eye and absorbs quickly. I use this at night, as it has a very rich, creamy consistency.



I don't know why it took me this long to use Josie Maran's Argan oil. I have to say it's worth the hype. Just be careful to not use too much! It definitely makes my skin super soft and smooth. I also love using it on my hands and I get the same effect! :)


What are your current beauty favorites?

Three Basic Clothing Items - Nine Different Outfits

New office job? Don't have very many office type clothes? Don't fret! You can take just the few items in your closet and wear them multiple ways- at least until you can afford more. Be creative and don't be afraid to experiment. Think outside the box, and you can create many fun professional outfits.

At least most of us, already in our closet, own a pair of black trousers, a skirt and a fitted dress. Most of us also have the basics such as a couple blazers, tank tops, and pumps. And I think most of us own a watch, a everyday necklace, and handbag as well.

Here are some outfit inspirations!:




Black trousers go with just about any color or printed blouse, so you don't have to have the exact one above. Same with the skirt, I am just using it as an example or inspiration. But I do love the print and I think it could go with just about anything! It's the perfect opportunity to mix prints!
I love peplum tops and think they go perfectly with pencil skirts. A sheath dress is great for work too because it skims over the curves but still shows them off.




Now after you have worn the dress just once, pair it with a blazer and simple necklace. It will completely change the outfit. I think peplum tops look great with trousers as well (especially the one's above because they have a slim leg) and why not wear the same one? Interchange the top you wore with the trousers with the skirt, voila - new outfit!



Dress: Hugo, Pants: Chloe, Skirt: River Island, Shirt: TomTop, Black Heels: Nine West, Peplum: Alexander Wang, Both Bags: Michael Kors, Necklace: Kate Spade. 

Now by this time you are now probably thinking, "how else can  I wear these pieces?" You probably have a basic tank top right now in your closet. Pair the top with your trousers and add the blazer. You can do the same thing with the skirt! I think everyone should have at least 2 blazers in their closet - a white and black one. Even though I choose a beige colored one here- I think you can get the idea.


So there you have it, how to just use three basic items and create 9 different outfits!

What is your go to office outfit?



The TMI Tag!

This tag has been going on very frequently through the Youtube atmosphere. I don't make any videos (or have any desire to) so I thought I would answer the questions via written format! Plus, it's a way for you to get to know me more! 

1: What are you wearing? Victoria’s Secret Sweatpants and their Supermodel Sweatshirt. I.e. – the ultimate lounging outfit. Hehe J 

2: Ever been in love? Yes! I have been in love with others before my husband but I don’t think I have ever been IN LOVE as much as I am now with my husband.
J