Your Best Spring Dresses

Spring is all about dressing in your cute pastel clothes and enjoying the decent weather. Many events happen in the months of spring such as graduations, parties, weddings, whatever you may be attening you will always need something to wear. The perfect item to wear in spring time is dresses. They are easy to put together and look adorable on! Dresses work well for any girl, no matter what shape you are. Below are different dresses that you could sport during your spring season!

Peekaboo

Peekaboo Dresses

Long dress pixiemarket.com

Oh My Love cutout dress $53 – topshop.com

Jane norman dress $61 – janenorman.co.uk

Peplum

Peplum Dresses

Peplum dress boohoo.com

AX Paris peplum dress $38 – newlook.com

ONLY peplum dress $46 – nelly.com

Karen Millen shift dress $245 – houseoffraser.co.uk

Floral

Floral Dresses

House of Holland colorful dress $540 – harrods.com

Floral sundress boohoo.com

Floral dress simplyaudrey.com

Cotton dress 1stdibs.com

Maxi

Maxi dresses

Ella Moss colorful dress $270 – eluxe.ca

Rare London roses dress $75 – rarelondon.com

Floral dress $40 – houseoffraser.co.uk

High Low

High Low Dresses
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DIY: Mini to Maxi

Maxi skirts are becoming a thing that every person will need to have in their wardrobe by the time summer starts. It is a great piece that you could wear with almost anything! From crop tops to cardigans you could put tons of outfits together with this staple piece! Many stores are coming out with their rendition of the maxi skirt but most of them are just the plain cotton fabric skirt that is long and can be heavy.

If you want to switch it up and create your own skirt you can try the following directions that will give you a mini to maxi skirt! The mini skirt is put underneath the maxi skirt that is sheer so you can see the mini underneath. The directions are incredibly easy to follow so don’t be afraid to try them!

What you will need:

  • Stretch cotton mini skirt
  • 2 pieces of lace 1 yard each (may need to be shorter or longer depending on your height)
  • Sewing machine
  • Sewing pins

Directions:

  1. Take your cotton mini skirt and start pinning the lace to the waist band of the skirt( the width of each piece is up to you, depending on your size and how much you want gathered)
  2. In order to create the gathered look and to prevent the skirt from losing the stretch, stretch the waist band tight while pinning the lace onto the band.
  3. Once you have finished pinning the lace, sew it into place(You want to pull the elastic tight while you sew just like you did when pinning it)
  4. Hem and sides and edges that you have left that need attention
  5. ENJOY!

For more step by step help and pictures that describe what you are doing please check out the following website

http://sincerelykinsey.blogspot.com.br/2012/10/mini-to-maxi-skirt-diy.html

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DIY: Lace Shorts

Starting last year lace shorts were becoming more and more popular as the summer went on and then the seasons changed, but that didn’t stop the shorts from coming back this spring season. Last summer I saw lost of lace shorts that were higher priced that looked fabulous but you didn’t want to have to sell an arm for so I found a solution, DIY! This is a great way to create the shorts you desire and not break your piggy bank while doing it!

What you will need:

  • Pair of soffee shorts(or any shorts you want to use)
  • Lace fabric
  • Scissors
  • Fabric glue

Steps to creating lace shorts:

1.¬† Go to your nearest craft store and find the lace that you would love to see on your new pair of shorts. Great places to find lace fabric would be Jo-Ann Fabric Store or Michael’s.

2. Take a pair of shorts, I recommend Soffee shorts, they are comfortable and great for this type of project! Take your shorts and lay them out with the strips of lace on top.

3. Measure and cut the strips of lace so that it will be the same length as your shorts.

4. Take your fabric glue and glue just the top part of the lace so that you get a layered look! You want to start your next line of lace right about where the previous one ended.

5. After you are done applying the strips of lace to your shorts make sure you hang them up to dry all the way before wearing them!

Hope you enjoyed this DIY and to try it out for yourself! It is a simple and easy way to create the look without having to go and buy $100 pair of shorts!

Spring Trend: Rompers

Since the weather is starting to warm up the fun and fashionable rompers are coming back into people’s wardrobes. These easy to style, easy to wear clothing items are great for this season. With so many different patterns, rompers are great to pair with any accessory and can be throw on for almost any occasion!

Great places to find rompers:

  • Target
  • Forever 21
  • H & M
  • Charlotte Russe
  • gojane.com

Spring Trend: Rompers

Dorothy perkin
dorothyperkins.com

Romper
$42¬†–¬†energetiks.com.au

H M jumpsuits and romper
$45¬†–¬†hm.com

Lipsy floral romper
$42¬†–¬†lipsy.co.uk

Charlotte russe romper
charlotterusse.com

Forever 21
forever21.com

Navy blue romper
$23¬†–¬†fashionunion.com

Romper
$23¬†–¬†missrebel.co.uk

Perfect Occasions to wear them:

  • Birthday Party
  • Dinner with friends
  • School
  • Casual work day
  • BBQ
  • Pool Party
  • Lunch date

 

***TIP***

When shopping for rompers make sure you try them on because the sizing runs different for different rompers. The shorts on the rompers could ride up higher than you may like so make sure you are getting the right size!

Power of Emerald

The “it” color for spring this year is emerald green. The color hasn’t been shy, popping out everywhere from mannequins to people walking down the street. If you want to try this color out for yourself, here is some inspirational outfit ideas!

 Look #1

Emerald Look #1

Emerald Look #1 by emilysauser featuring a chiffon high low skirt

Wallis tie top
wallisfashion.com

KG Kurt Geiger stiletto pumps
$195¬†–¬†kurtgeiger.com

Look #2

Emerald look #2

Joseph jacket
net-a-porter.com

True religion jeans
$280¬†–¬†conleys.de

Kenneth Jay Lane chain necklace
saksfifthavenue.com

Norma Kamali black eyewear
shoplesnouvelles.com

Spring Break Must have Accesories

Since a lot of us are planning to take a must needed spring break trip in the coming months than you must all need to know the must haves to bring along with you! I have gathered up the top eight items you will need to make sure are in your suitcase!

1. Beach Bag

If you are planning on going to the beach a lot this is a necessary MUST! Going to the beach or even to a pool means you will probably be staying in the same place for awhile. Why would you want to walk around to get things that you could just bring along with you in your beach bag? Your bag can carry things for towels to sunscreen. There are many different styles and patterns for bags so you can find one that you like best!

2. Sunglasses

This should be a no-brainer when you are thinking of what to bring on your spring break vacation. You need sunglasses anywhere you go unless you are going to somewhere without sun it is a must! There is many many different types of sunglasses so you could bring whatever pair you think looks fabulous on you!

3. Sunscreen

HELLO?? Who wouldn’t need sunscreen! If you are wanting to stay protected against those dangerous rays than i suggest you pick up a thing of sunscreen. If you are not a fan of the generic sunscreen than you could also try products with sunscreen in them such as lotions or lip balms. Make sure you are also aware that some of these products will not protect you as well as regular ole’ sunscreen so be cautious!

4. Sun Hat

Since you will probably be out in the sun for long periods of time throughout your trip you should consider buying yourself a sun hat. They are the best things to protect your head from the hot sun and they look so cute too! Sun hats are so in this time of year so you won’t have to worry about being on top of style trends!

5. Comfortable Shoes

Bringing your cutest pair of sandals is a definite must for spring break but you should also consider bringing a pair of shoes that you find your most comfortable(preferably sandals). If you are going to be somewhere with lots of sand and water than I would suggest shoes that you also wouldn’t mind getting a little dirty. When sand stays on your shoes it can make them turn a brownish color if not washed off so make sure you bring darker colored shoes!

6. Scarves

If you want something that is an easy accessory to put with any outfit then you want a scarf. They are great pieces that can go with ANYTHING and take no thought into putting it in your outfit. For this type of occasion I would stick with scarves that a lighter weight and not a wool type fabric.

7. Makeup Remover

Wearing makeup while tanning or laying out can cause you to not get as much sun as you would like. Most makeup products have some sort of SPF in them so it would not let you get as tan as you want. You want to make sure to take your makeup off and I mean who cares if you aren’t wearing makeup…YOU’RE ON SPRING BREAK! There are many different types of makeup removers such as wipes and liquids.

8. Body Spray

Making sure you smell good is always a must but especially on vacation. Bringing along your favorite body spray will help you stay well scented while your laying out on the beach!

spring break must have accesories

Mad love
target.com

Straw hat
$27¬†–¬†oliverbonas.com

Loop scarve
modcloth.com

Maybelline
target.com

Spring Day & Night Look

Have you ever had the¬†dilemma¬†of picking out an outfit in the morning and then getting to night time and the decision is ten times harder? Well this post is for you! Why go through the struggle of picking out two completely different outfits when you can choose one? Using one essential item with different accessories for day and night is a great way to accomplish the day to night look! With spring coming up here’s an idea for a spring day and night.
DAY:
Spring Day Look

Oh My Love lace dress
$60¬†–¬†topshop.com

Lanvin ballet shoes
mytheresa.com

Louis vuitton bag
bagborroworsteal.com

H M bracelets jewelry
$11¬†–¬†hm.com

Bangle bracelet
$140¬†–¬†zalando.co.uk

Marc by Marc Jacobs rose gold jewelry
$395¬†–¬†asos.com
Night:
Spring Night Look
Spring Night Look by emilysauser featuring a box clutch

Oh My Love lace dress
$60¬†–¬†topshop.com

Alexander McQueen box clutch
alexandermcqueen.com

LK Designs swarovski crystal earrings
$140¬†–¬†pret-a-beaute.com

Nailed It:Spring 2013 nail polish colors

Since the month of¬†February¬†is coming to an end and so are those dark nail polish colors we need new ones to replace them. Those pastels are back and ready to bring out the inner glow in your hands and feet! If you are interested in the colors for this spring season continue reading! ūüôā

1. Pale Nails

Pale neutral colors are going to be huge this season! With everyone wearing bright colors in their clothes you need your nails to stand out. Why bring in more bright colors when you can keep it more neutral? Cream colored nails are a great way to keep a balance between those bright pastel colors!

2. Metallic

If you think that pastel colors are the only things allowed during spring time YOU’RE WRONG! All over the runways and fashion shows, models were sporting metallic nails. Colors from silver to gold, to copper. If you want to try this look out but don’t want to be to risque right away, then you can try painting one or two of your nails a metallic color while the rest are another choice!

3. Two toned

Who needs one color when you can have two?! If you’re going to participate in this trend then all you need is two different colors! This trend has became more and more popular lately and the runways aren’t an exception. Painting your tips or the cuticle area of your nails one color while the rest of the nails are a different color, or no color at all, is what the two toned trend is all about! This is a great idea if you want to have a little daring to your nails but not overboard.

4. Jagged Edges 

Spring isn’t just all about flowers and pretty things, you can add a little rebel rocker in there somewhere right?? RIGHT! Your nails are a perfect example! Lately jagged edged designs and unmeasured lines and popping up everywhere on nail beds! To achieve this look you just need two or more different colors and a creative mind!

If you liked these spring tips and tricks for your nails during the 2013 season then don’t hesitate to try them!

Best Dressed: Oscars Edition

Recently the Oscar Academy awards were live¬†February¬†24th and it¬†defiantly¬†was an event that showed off many fashion do’s and don’ts.

Although many people came out that night looking absolutely stunning, there was a few that should of had a little help when picking out their dresses and tuxes.

Lets start the red carpet report!

Best Dressed

  • ¬†Jessica Chastain

Star of the new hit movie Zero Dark Thirty, Jessica Chastain, looked gorgeous in a copper colored dress by Armani Prive. The Art-Deco inspired style showed up a lot throughout the Oscar red carpet and Chastain knew exactly how to wear it. Her red lip color and neutral eye makeup worked well with the beautiful dress.

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  • Charlize Theron¬†

Charlize Theron’s simple yet elegant dress that dressed her at the Oscars was a hit. Her short hair cut played with the lines of the Dior Haute Couture. She dressed the peplum style very well with her white leaf patterned bracelets by Harry Winston.

Charlize+Theron+Oscars+2013+Christian+Dior+8

  • Naomi Watts

Naomi Watts was no shy person when coming to her outfit. She rocked an amazing sparkled out dress by Armani Prive. With the futuristic metallic style she proved that she was in control of the Oscar red carpet.

naomi-watts-oscars-2013

  • Jennifer Lawrence¬†

Best actress nominee and winner, Jennifer Lawrence, showed off Dior Haute Couture’s voluminous white gown on the night of the Oscars. Keeping her hair up to to show off the wonderful cross necklace, from Chopard, ¬†that looped in the back was a great touch.

jennifer_lawrence_2013_oscars_red_carpet_full

Closet Organization 101

Throughout the years I am sure that you have accumulated more clothes than your closet can probably handle. That is why I went and found certain ways to organize your closet so that you can fit everything you have and make it look neat! From scarves to sundresses here are ways to make your closet easier to enjoy!

1. Fold your clothes

Now if you are like me than you have more than just your average blouses, you have your t-shirts for the gym, your pajamas shirts, your sweatshirts, etc. If that sentence applies to you than this tip is perfect! If you have a lot of extra t-shirts a tip for you would be to fold them all and then stack them on a shelf. If you do this than you will have more free space for other items. Besides shirts you could also do this tip for jeans or other pants. If you have lots of shorts this is a great way to store them as well.

2. Shoe Storage

No girl can have too many shoes right? Well how are you supposed to reach that goal when your running out of room in your closet! If you put up cubbies in your closet(easy hand-made shelves) than you will have more room for more shoes. If you have flats or sandals than you can store those to two in a cubbie space. The heels and other bigger shoes can be stored to one per cubbie. If you have extra room then you could store other things like scarves and clutches!

3.Know Your Measurements

When planning on organizing your closet you should always know how wide and what length your closet is. If you are wanting to put shelves in you should definitely know the measurements of your closet. Having the measurements will help you decide what kind of organization you should have and want. Knowing if you closet is big or small will also help with deciding what kind of organization.

4.Built-In Drawers

To save your room some more space forr more things you can install drawers in your closet. This is simple and easy and can be done in a flash! Yes, you will have to do some construction but it’s worth it. Putting drawers in your closet will allow you to have a majority of your clothing items in your main closet. Having dressers outside of the closet can be a pain especially when you have to cram everything into those small spaces. Making your own drawers will allow to also pick the desired length and width so that you can hold the most items as possible.

Features: Built-In Drawers

5.Double Up

Organizing your closet is all about making more room so you can go shopping more right? Well putting up double the bars to hang more things is a great idea so you can store more things in buckets on the floor.

6.Closet Helpers

Using a clear pocket shoe holder is great to hold extra accesories inside your closet. It fits great on your door if you are left with no more room inside the closet. Works great as more organization for you so its easier to find things without destroying your wardrobe. If you use pieces of notecard as labels it will make it more efficient when searching for that one item.

Closet Helpers: Multi-Purpose Shoe Holder

7.Piping

Using piping is a great organization technique for storing scarves. If your like me, you have more scarves than days of the year. If you cut PVC pipes into sections that will fit in one of your drawers of your closet it will help you store your scarves more effiecently. To create this look all you have to do is measure the height of your drawer and then cut a PVC pipe into small circles that fit your length. Then, arrange the pieces in your drawer and then roll your scarves and VIOLA!

Closet Helper: Piping

Hopefully these tips helped you create your dream organized closet!

To check out more tips and tricks go to the following link:

http://www.bhg.com/decorating/closets/top-organizing-tips-for-closets/#page=3