Styling for Spring

I don’t know about you, but I am OVER this weather.  Being my first winter in New York, I feel like I’ve been pretty positive the last few months, but I’ve officially hit my threshold.

In order to lighten up my mood, I’ve decided to do some shopping for spring!  My favorite trend this year (and a reoccurring one) is Pastels.  The reason I love it, is because it’s a great way to transition your winter wardrobe into spring (and it also reminds me of Easter!)

Here are a few of my favorite spring pieces:

Needle & Thread Lace Stitch Dress

Needle & Thread Lace Stitch Dress

Anthropologie Sapphire Flame Cardigan

Anthropologie Sapphire Flame Cardigan

essie "Fashion Playground" from Spring 2014 Collection

essie “Fashion Playground” from Spring 2014 Collection

Jimmy Choo Rebel Bag

Jimmy Choo Rebel Bag Viva Luxury

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Mad about Plaid

One of the trends this season that has me OBSESSED with is one that has filled my closet for the past 10 or more years.  Plaid.  The reason it’s one of my favorites is because you really can wear it year-round, and you can dress up or down with it.  It’s fun to mix and match different outfits that include plaid, whether it’s the main piece or an added accessory.  Here are a few of my favorites, in a wide variety of price ranges:

 

 

 

Must Have Monday: The Clear Clutch

My newest obsession came about after hearing that the NFL has new regulations about what you can bring in to games this year.  You can find the new policy here.

I am going to a Cowboys preseason game this weekend, so I have been searching for the perfect clear envelope clutch to take with me.  Here are some of my favorites:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Or if you’re into DIY, you could make one yourself, too!  Here’s a link to follow if you’re daring enough!

All Dolled Up

One of my best friends (and old roommate), Erica is moving to New York for Grad school so we celebrated her last weekend in DC this weekend.  The weekend consisted of a night out on H Street at Little Miss Whiskey (Erica’s favorite DJ was playing), lunch in Adams Morgan and a little trashy TV.

Erica suggested we get our make up done on Saturday before the party, which I happily agreed.  I haven’t had my make up done in years (probably since a MAC counter in high school) and after two hours at Sephora in Chevy Chase on Saturday, I’m now probably going to become an addict.  Sure I buy lots of makeup (which is why spending $50 at Sephora to make it free is so easy for me), but having someone else do it is an entirely different story.  I also find Sephora to be better than a department store because they’ll use all different brands, rather than just one.

We had two amazing (and hilarious) women who sat us next to each other and carefully applied make up for almost an hour and a half.  Erica asked to have “Melissa Gorga’s makeup from the RHONY Reunion special” which the girl quickly new.  We both had glitter applied (Make Up Forever Gold Diamond to be exact) and I felt like I was in 6th grade all over again.  I still don’t understand why that kind of makeup went out of style!

Needless to say, the trip and the entire night was a success.  I would certainly recommend it for a special occasion.  Or a Tuesday.  Any excuse to have someone else help you get ready works for me.

Here are some photos:

Sephora- View from the make up chairs

After our make up is all done!

Ready for a night out on the town!

A little bit of our night- At Little Miss Whiskey!