Rain, rain- go away! You may have noticed that Noah and his ark didn't only arrive in theaters over the weekend...it's also here in New England! I'd love to believe this is the end of the April Fool's-like weather, but let's get real- the joke is on us, and there is likely plenty more precipitation to come over the next month. Time to upgrade your spring showers gear- with some affordable, but oh-so-chic basics!
Item of the day, because sometimes Mondays feel like going to war.
J Crew Camo Sweatshirt- 25% off right now w / code "HEYSPRING"
Any of my regular readers will know that in addition to being an avid reality TV watcher and shopaholic, I am also the executive producer of The Rhode Show on WPRI 12 (CBS). Today we did a segment with my fellow blogger, Newport Stylephile, on transitional spring style. The goods were *too* good not to share! Happy Shopping!
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It's here, It's here! Can you believe it? Spring has sprung! The new season officially arrived at 12:57pm and all I can think about is flowers and sunshine! The sunshine may be free, but the flowers you'll have to buy. While I'd gladly accept a bouquet from an admirer, I'm more the type to buy it for myself. But, don't forget what your wise great-grandmother always said, "Flowers die, but shoes...they last forever!" So instead of buying myself some pretty peonies (my fave- for those keeping score at home), I'd probably be better served with some spring stilettos instead. Of course, I can hear Miranda Priestly's voice from "The Devil Wears Prada" echoing in my head, "Florals? For spring? Groundbreaking." Whatever, Miranda wasn't right about everything.
Can you believe it my little tulips, the end of winter is only a day away?! It's been a long, harsh season and you deserve to reward yourself for making it through! So what better way to usher in spring than with some bling (see what I did there)? The quickest, easiest, and in this case cheapest way to update your wardrobe for a new season is with a statement necklace. Seriously, you cannot go wrong. But, so many can be over-priced for what they are, which is why I was excited to hear about TV Girl Bling! The company, started by a news reporter & anchor, is a super-affordable collection of statement making pieces, inspired by what you might see on some of your favorite TV hosts. Currently, I'm crushing on the Blue Victorian Gem Necklace Set. Its navy accents remind me of all things New England, but the rhinestones make it a little more whimsical for glitzy girls like me. For $17 (yes, you read that correctly) you can't go wrong.
And just like that, the red carpet is rolled up! So many great looks from this year's Oscars. No one looked truly horrible besides poor Liza Minnelli- but at least she's fun! Overall my favorites were in the neutral, pastel, or metallic categories, but I had to throw in one HOT red dress! My "best dressed" for the 2014 Academy Awards below!
As expected, Lupita Nyong'o was best dressed and looked like Cinderella in Prada.
Another princess look: Cate Blanchett in Armani. This is a love or hate look. I love it.
Giving off that old Hollywood glam, Kate Hudson in Atelier Versace looked so perfect for the occasion.
People can hate on Kim K all they want, but I think she is drop dead gorgeous in this Celia Kritharioti gown.
Ellen may have commanded the stage, but Portia De Rossi ruled the red carpet in Naeem Khan.
Looking just like a little Oscar herself, Kristin Chenoweth glittered in gold Cavalli.
It's a lot of look, but I adore Jenna Dewan-Tatum in this Reem Acra. Talk about a hot mama!