Yes I’m already starting to think about pairings for the spring. What can I say I’m craving warm weather and lots of sun. I took a simple black romper and dressed it down for the day and up for a night out. I love that metallics are in for spring and summer. Who can resist a little metallic love in their life? I sure can’t. Hope you all like. How would you style a simple black romper this spring?
It’s that time of the year again. Spring is right around the corner and that means it’s time to get the broom, mop, and duster. Sometimes spring cleaning can be overwhelming. So my tip to you is to section off your house into manageable areas. Doing this will make it easier for you to get the whole house done without it feeling like it’s taking forever. Have fun and check out the featured post from In My own Style below to help you with spring cleaning ideas.
I know, I know cleaning yuck – O, not fun, but I have bunnies everywhere and I am not talking about Easter bunnies. DUST bunnies under my desk, in the hall, the mudroom, and under the guest room bed. I need to clean!!!
Spring + Cleaning just go together and when combined doesn’t just mean cleaning. Spring Cleaning is also about purging, organizing, and feeling re-freshed when you are all done. I know I need to do it, but I need motivation to get me into “cleaning” mode and figured if I enlightened some of my senses I may just get excited,going. Let’s start with sight. I need some new supplies and found some at my local Dollar Store. Black bucket with rope handle, 2 microfiber cloths, green microfiber duster, Spic and Span, and a scrub brush all in delicious spring time – motivate me colors! Visually I am set.
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Another month gone in 2014. With February being the shortest month I feel like I haven’t had the chance to experiment with products and fashion pieces. I have had the chance to browse the internet, window shop, and connect with a ton of great creative minds. So overall February has been great and I’m excited for what March holds, but let’s get into all the hot crazes for this month.
Hello NYFW. The Mercedes-Benz New York Fashion week was definitely the most thing talked about this whole month. From everyone that went, wanted to go, and those who watched the live streams, fashion week was the thing everyone was obsessed with. The fall and winter 2014-15 lines are to die for. Go check out designers, as well as bloggers, and vloggers who got to experience fashion week in the snow globe of New York City. Maybe one day I’ll find myself saying this is a favorite of mine to have attended. Go check out Claire Marshall’s vlog series on NYFW to get an inside scoop.
Everyone must have been so wrapped up in fashion this past month that they totally forgot to talk and rave about what beauty products they were loving. I did happen to see a ton of beauty vloggers talking about the Glam Glow ThirstyMud Hydrating Mask Treatment. It was rated as Sephora’s HOT NOW beauty product, and has won an award in ELLE’s International Beauty Awards for 2014. With this being such a hyped product right not, I feel silly for not picking up the gift set around Christmas. I will say however, I am excited to run out and get this mask. I’m all for a great treatment. If you have tried it make sure to leave a comment below telling everyone your thoughts on the Glam Glow products.
My it blogger for this month is hands down Adam Gallagher of I Am Galla. Yes ladies that’s right I’ve been loving men’s fashion this month. It helps that Adam is easy on the eyes, but he is a great source of inspiration when I am looking for my creative bottle of juice. Fellas, if you want some great tips on styling or just want to see someone who has a pretty sick Instagram then follow Adam. I promise you all will love him just as much as I do.
photo via IAMGALLA
So last month I didn’t have a real fashion favorite and this month I have no beauty favorite. The spring bug has hit me hard. I’m in full gear of redoing my room, don’t worry I am documenting everything for a big revamp post, and with that being said my dressers and closest got hit hard this month. I ever so often go through my clothes and see what I don’t wear anymore so I can give it away. This month it went from I don’t wear this to I will never wear this ever, what was I thinking. We all have those clothes that we don’t want to give away, but I really sat down and looked at what I had. Trash it or keep it, that was the theme for this month. And boy did I trash a lot. My life is now really full of sweats and running clothes which means, I’m due for a shopping trip soon. How are you all going to be doing your spring cleaning this year?
When you finally move in or get a place with your mate the first thing is to determine what you both like to have in certain spaces of the house/apartment. The biggest problem most couples have is trying to compromise on items that fit both of their style preferences. Here are some tips to better help you make your space a home with the one you love.
Pick a Color Scheme
The first thing I tell people who ask me where to start when decorating a room or space is to pick a color scheme that you really like. When it comes to couples I say start with white or neutral and than pick a color or colors that they both like.
Go Shopping Together More
Shopping together for couples can be a little overwhelming at times, but when you shop together more you learn the others likes and dislikes. This is great when it comes to shopping for the home. So try and go clothing, shoe, and furniture shopping together more.
Find Decor with Texture
Texture makes a house a home. Finding items that bring in something different always makes a plain living room or bedroom have a little more life. Look for decor that has patterns, or different types of fabric that appeal to you both. Another texture idea can even go into the idea of lines of furniture or accents placed on furniture.
Make Inspiration Boards
Since many couples have such a wide range of difference when it comes to design, making inspiration boards will help distinguish likes. After making a choice on a color scheme, both of you should sit down individually and make your own boards. Pick items that you like and that goes well with the color scheme. Once done sit down and look over each board. Find similarities in items, or find items that will work well together from each board.
Find an Even Balance
Sometimes it’s just about finding an even balance of masculine and feminine. Find soft lined furniture with leather accents, or simple lined furniture in rich feminine fabric/color. Have fun with this balance and try not to over power one decor theme with the other.
It’s that time of the year again. I’m excited for Spring and Summer and all the great things that it holds. For me it’s my competitive track season, my birthday, and just time for fun in the sun. Even though Spring and Summer are not my favorite seasons when it comes to weather and clothes, I’m a layering queen in the Fall, I still love the simplicity Spring and Summer brings. This year there have been a couple of trends that have caught my eye.
BLACK & WHITE
Hello again black and white. The classic combo is back this Spring and Summer and in a new way. Yes, you will still see the standard pairings of black and white but this year we are going to be blessed with prints and geometric patterns. What better way to spice up black and white than adding Zebra or Cow prints. Have fun with this one this spring.
Every time I think of this trend for this year I think of the 70′s. Being very free and happy is all I care about. To me there is no better trend for this Spring and Summer. Light fabrics, flowing garments, and big hats, what more can you ask for. The place I will be turning to for my pieces this season will defiantly be Threadsence.
Pastels are a given in the Spring and Summer so that trend didn’t impress me much, but what did was how much yellow, tangerine and blue I saw throughout many different designers collections. I guess it means I have to find a way to like yellow and tangerine if I am going to see it so much this season.
I remember when graphic tees were a craze back in my high school days. I had plenty that had sayings all over them. Well this time around I won’t look so cheesy. No glitter, no bright pink shirt, and no cheesy sayings. Slogan tops are huge this season. From crew neck sweaters to crop tops, you’ll find a hip and simple slogan worth wearing. Yes I will be picking on up. I have to relive the good ol’ days somehow.
Like many people out there I want a perfectly white celebrity smile, but don’t have thousands of dollars to spend on whiting sessions. So I of course result to cheaper alternatives to keep my teeth white. I could stop eating foods that stain my teeth or stop drinking my cup of coffee, but hey, a girl’s got to eat and get her caffeine fix in. So what do I do to keep my teeth white? I’ve tried to use teeth whiting strips, but just found it uncomfortable and messy. So remembered when I was little my grandmother use to make us brush our teeth with baking soda once a week. So if it worked back in the day it’s good enough now. I’ve changed a couple things, as I mix baking soda and my Crest 3D White toothpaste to get the ultimate teeth whiting treatment. I do this once a week and love it! What do you do to keep your teeth pearly white?