Thursday, March 24, 2011

Spring has Sprung

Spring is here!  One of my favorite seasons.  I love Fall and Spring because that's when weather changes the most.  In Spring we can't wait for the weather to get warm, the grass becomes green, flowers are blooming, and  I love all the pastels we see in stores.  As I've mentioned a ton of times, we don't have seasons here in Monterey.  But, that doesn't mean I can't pretend we do and shop for all the new season's clothes.

I've been on the hunt for Maxi Dresses.  I'm lucky enough to be going to Hawaii in May and I am in desperate need of some.  They've been around for years, but are really all the rage this year.  You can be any size or shape and wear a Maxi.

 This is from Victoria's Secret and I just love the flowiness and and pattern.  On sale for $45.50

Florals are all over the place right now too for Spring.  This dress is just Gorge!  Bloomies Guess dress for $138.

Bloomingdales' website is the best for checking out new styles.  Their seasonal style guide is a go to for fashion.  Yes, we all might not be able to afford their clothes (look for sales), but you can find something similar in your local mall, etc...
Here's a sneak peek of what I liked.

 My favorite decade is back with  a vengeance!  I am so in love in 70's style.

I am so addicted to stripes.  Well, they're in for Spring!

Whites!  I really think white is in for every warm season.  I'm a little afraid of white.  I'm the one always wearing black.  The hairstylist in me?  Maybe.

Peasant tops!  I saw a bunch at H&M.  I think I need one.  Oh and yes... A huge sun hat and bell-bottoms!

Bracelets!  Some of the cute accessories for Spring.  Stacking bracelets, as much as you can.  I love these!

Last, but not least... Wedges!  They are a staple for warm weather!  So slimming too!  How chic to have them peeking through some flares!  Now I need to practice not twisting my ankle.


Thursday, March 3, 2011

The jean challenge

I really have a love/hate relationship with jeans.  I don't think ever in my life have I found the pair that I just love.  Personally, I think they're just uncomfortable.  I'm always tugging, or adjusting them.  They slip down, or pinch my "mommy belly", or drag on the floor, etc... I know every fashionista will laugh and say TAILOR in a "duh" sort of way, but let's be real... I'm too lazy to get all my jeans tailored.  I also don't want to spend the extra money to have it done when I already forked out $100 to buy what I thought was the perfect jean.

So I am on a sort of mission.  I mission that I can accomplish in the Monterey area.  Someone suggested  Banana Republic.  I know everyone's bodies are different, but I went to my local BR and checked them out.  There was a trouser jean there that I ADORED!  

The darker the jean the better.  Now, of course these were too long, but looked awesome on me.

I tried these on too.  Now, a jegging isn't ideal for my body type.  I am a bit bigger on the bottom and have tree trunk legs, so jeggings kind of accentuate those.  But, what else am I going to tuck my boots into?

That's all I have for now.  On to find more!