SPLURGE

So I’m all about the deals and getting clothing and accessories at an affordable price, but sometimes you just have to splurge a little. If you are looking to spend a little more money than you usually would on an item make sure you follow these simple rules.

1. Wear more than once

If you are going to hand over a big amount of money for one item make sure you know you will get some use out of it. If you are purchasing an item like a pair of jeans and you know you will wear them every other day then go for it!

2. Check out the deals 

Most stores are trying to keep up with the latest trends. Looking around at different stores(online and offline) gives you more of an idea of what is out there. Splurging on an item means that you are not going to be able to buy multiple of these in one sitting so make sure you check what else is out there to make sure you are getting the best deal.

3. Size 

When buying an item that you know will cost you a lot you want to make sure the item actually fits. Most of the time I hear about girls that will see a cute shirt or jeans in a store and check to see if their size is in stock and it’s not. They can’t afford to not have the clothing so they buy it in a smaller or larger size depending on what the store has in stock at that moment. DO NOT DO THIS WHEN SPLURGING! You are just going to regret buying the item in the first place and then you will never wear it.

Also remember that you should only splurge on an item if you have the money! The best way to splurge on items is to save up! Splurging isn’t meant to happen every week so make sure you aren’t overspending.

If you are following all of these rules and want in idea on an item that you could splurge on I have one for you!

DL1961 Jeans are the new IT thing for all of the celebrities. These jeans are the most comfortable and they fit every size! They come in all different colors and I mean who doesn’t love that??? The jeans are a little on the pricey side but if you go to People.com they are giving out a code to get a discount!

Link to People’s article about the jeans: http://stylenews.peoplestylewatch.com/2013/05/06/exclusive-discount-dl1961-jeans/

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Foot for Thought

Everyone is always talking about all these spring trends and outfit ideas for the spring season but no one is really mentioning shoes for spring. If you go anywhere you are going to need shoes,  so I am here to provide you with different shoes that are popular for spring 2013. If you have anymore shoe suggestions make sure you comment below on your favorite pair!

Two-Toned

Why wear a shoe with just one color on it when you can wear a shoe with two colors? That’s exactly what everyone is thinking especially in the fashion world. Two-toned shoes have become very popular for this spring season and will look great with anything. These shoes are a great way to experiment with color without having to risk an outfit disaster. If you want to try the color blocking trend than these shoes are a great way to get you started as a beginner. Two-toned shoes will look fabulous with anything that you decide to wear so make sure you pick them up on your next shopping trip!

      two toned shoes
 

Ankle Strap

Heels will be all over this spring season as they always are since the weather is warming up, but the most popular type of heel this spring is the ankle strap. This shoe has one strap that goes around the ankle for a sleek look. The ankle strap makes your legs look extended and longer which instantly makes your outfit 10x better. The heel is not the only thing that is coming in with one strap, flats are now showing the one strap as well, for those girls who don’t dare wear heels.

Ankle strap shoes

Printed

Prints will always be in for all different clothing types but for this season printed shoes are the new hot thing. Print is always great to spice up an outfit and make it more of a fashion statement than it was before. If you have a simple outfit and need something more printed shoes are a great thing to add to your wardrobe.

Printed shoes

D’Orsay Flats

The name sounds weird but the shoes are the next best thing. Flat lovers will die for this item as it is an essential for this spring. Pairing these beauties with flirty dresses or a cute pair of shorts,  you can’t go wrong with your outfit decision with these adorable shoes.  They come in all different colors and textures you will be set for the best-dressed lists. 

D'Orsay Flats

Espadrilles

 These are the cutest and most casual thing out there today. You can pair them without anything that your heart desires to wear. They come in many forms such as wedges or flats. If you want any color or pattern I’m sure it is out there. These are great for slipping on to go to the beach or even the park. The tough sole makes them durable and the laid back look of them completes the casual look every girl is dying for.

Espadrilles Shoes

Make sure if you have any favorite shoes for spring you leave them in the comments below so we can all get ready for spring season!

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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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!

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! 🙂

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!