Spring brings showers, flowers- and the perfect opportunity to work your layers! We are still weeks away from full-on warmth, but lately, I've been feeling like it may be time to store my puffy winter coat away for the season. Which can only mean one thing: it's trench time! I'm such a huge fan of the trench coat style! It is universally flattering and totally timeless. You can never ever go wrong with a classic trench in a khaki color, but I also love the idea of incorporating some of spring's more fun styles like prints and bright colors. Whichever way you go- you'll be looking chic- rain or shine!
A classic trench will take you anywhere you need to go! Old Navy Canvas Trench Coat
Still classic- with a pop of color- Kensie Striped Hem Trench Coat
Bring on the prints! This one gives a nod to the global trend happening right now. RACHEL Rachel Roy Printed Tie Trench Coat
Color & print? I'm in love! Anthropologie Blossom Sleeve Trench
It may be Friday, but I'm ready for Saturday! But, this Saturday you can enjoy any day of the week! That's right, Kate Spade's "Saturday" line is now available for purchase! Mixing the classic girly, preppy, humorous style of the normal Spade style, this line is on the more affordable end- focusing on casual weekend wear. Dresses, pants, skirts, jewelry and yes, bags most under $200! Besides the amazing Kate Spade dress I scored last week at TJ Maxx... you're not gonna find the designer much cheaper than this! And shopping is such a great way to spend a Saturday ;)
Spring is here, spring is here...lalala! I am SO thrilled for the new season! It may still be freezing outside, but just to see the sunshine feels promising. For the past two weeks I've been sniffing suntan lotion to try and lift my spirits- glad I can let that strange addiction go now. This, of course, means it is now totally appropriate to buy bright and colorful new clothes! I don't even know where to start! Luckily, my inbox does. I woke up to a plethora of "new arrivals" from friends like J Crew, Loft, and Rockport- just to name a few. I can hardly contain myself, especially with discount code offers! Here are just a few of the things I am craving for spring!
How adorable is this dress? Total spring must-have! Free shipping today only with code "FZGH94HWP" J Crew Factory printed pleated shift dress.
A springy alternative to a leather motorcycle jacket. I picture this over a striped shirt with a bejeweled necklace. Mural Mixed Media Moto Jacket
So sweet & fresh for a new season! Bonus- 30% off with code "ONTHELIST" Rockport Presia Cross Strap
Easy, breezy & bright colors- perfect! Currently 25% off. Loft Neon Colorblock Dress
A brightly-colored, lightweight scarf in a floral print is right on the money. ASOS Warehouse Bright Pansy Print Scarf
Loving lavender this season! Baublebar Lilac Tab Strand
Whoa. Talk about red hot! This one shoulder jumpsuit worn by actress Nina Dobrev at The Hollywood Reporter‘s 25 Most Powerful Stylists Luncheon last week is a stunner. But, can we talk about jumpsuits for a minute? How do you feel about them? For me, I want to hate them, but I actually love them! Or, at least the idea of them. I think they're a really chic alternative to dresses. Can I pull them off? Jury is still out on that one...but I'm always willing to take a bit of a fashion risk. The one Nina wore is by Max Mara and a total showstopper. Not quite ready for red? I don't blame you. Start with a more basic black and have fun with your accessories!
Actress Nina Dobrev in Max Mara
Guilt free purchase!Only $25- great price to give this trend a try! Mossimo Multi Wrap Jumpsuit
OK, who is watching American Idol? I get sucked in every year. Partly for the singing, and also for the fashion! Last year was so fun hunting down JLo's dresses. This year, I'm finding myself obsessed with Nicki Minaj's makeup. It is flawless! And her comment about waffles? Come on ... that was funny! Anyway, I digress. The real star of last night's show was Massachusetts singer Angie Miller. Her singing was totes amaze, but her dress was totally fab, too! Wearing a leather (or faux) dress is actually way easier than you may think, especially in a shift shape. And now that leather is such a craze, there are tons of affordable options! Check out some I found below.
The inspiration: Angie Miller on American Idol
What is that thing I see in the sky? Wait, could it be... the sun?! Praise the Lord, spring is on its way! Though, I have to say, I have a few choice words for that groundhog! It's been the worst winter we've seen in a while, so I'm hesitant to go overboard and start buying flower print shorts, etc. For now, I'm perfectly content with a crazy-versatile and chic chambray dress. The cousin of the equally amazing chambray shirt, the dress version is an entire outfit with approximately zero effort! Wear with spring like booties now and wedges when warmer, throw on some bangles and aviators and you're done! The one below from J Crew Factor is on sale right now with code "STYLESCORE" which I feel adequately represents what it is.