Spring is in full swing and who doesn’t love that?! When the weather gets a bit warmer it is time to get more creative with style choices.

In Oregon, spring is a confusing season. You never know what the weather will bring throughout the day. Start your morning out with some sun? Don’t get too excited, rain could be right around the corner. But hey, the plants need it, right?

Since the Oregon weather cannot make up it’s mind during this time of year (or any time of year, for that matter) it is not exactly a walk in the park to find a good and practical outfit.

Here are some recent looks that I have put together.

If you think these looks are a little all over the place without a similar link, you are correct! Besides primarily wearing open toed shoes (and hair up because more sleep in the AM is key) my outfits have varied greatly during recent weeks. Good denim and faux leather are constants for me all year round however.

Usually, if I was going to show some skin, I covered up in another region. Mainly to keep the outfit balanced but also because it can get cold even in May!

What are you wearing right now? What is your favorite springtime outfit? What is weather like where you live?

Thoughts on my choices?

Let me know everything and shop down below!


 

 

There have been a lot of trends in 2018. Some of which were amazing and others not so much. That is why I’m pleased to welcome back an oldie but goodie, the leopard print!  Was it ever really gone though? Leopard print is a classic look that has been around for decades. But I’m excited to say this print is currently having a major moment to round out the year.

 This trend can be worn at any age (yes, I do mean any) which makes it such a quintessential look for your wardrobe. To keep it  fresh, search for streamlined pieces and just add one pop of feline fun to your outfit. More than that and it will look like you’re making a mockery of this majestic pattern. Which means you do not need to run out and buy a ton of new stuff, whew!

Be on the prowl for this pattern in accessories at first. A leopard purse or shoes are fun add-ons and will look great with any outfit you already own.  A leopard scarf over a stellar jacket or sweater will turn heads and keep you warm. A little accoutrement will help you tip toe into this trend.

Leopard print should be seen as a neutral which sparks a plethora of fun ideas. Wearing this style with a bright pop of color will highlight it even more so. Don’t feel the need to shy away in other areas of your outfit whilst wearing a bold print.

 

If you love it after that, go ahead and dive in with a coat. My personal  favorite way to rock this ferocious print. A faux fur or trench style is the perfect completer piece for any outfit. I adore adding a leopard jacket to add instant glam when wearing a basic t-shirt and jeans. It takes any outfit from day-to-night in two seconds flat.

 

What are your thoughts on leopard? Right up your alley or too much? I recommend trying this print to pump up any outfit, you may find that you love it!

Let me know all your thoughts and shop down below!


 

 


Ever heard of a “happy color?” A shade that brings you pure joy every time you wear it? Yellow is MY happy color. It is fun, bright, full of personality and goes with more than you may think.

 Looks like yellow is the new trendy color in town, move over millennial pink! Add one piece of this style anywhere in an outfit and I promise it will instantly become your new favorite.

With so many different shade variations out there, you are guaranteed to find the one that flatters you best. I love a BRIGHT pop or a muted mustard. An uber pale tone would be a sophisticated option as well.

Yellow works well with gold accessories and lots of denim. Yes, you can also wear this trend with black and not fear resembling a bumblebee. Even if you do, you will be the chicest bee you ever did see!

If a full on yellow get-up isn’t your thing, you can still incorporate sunshine hues in small doses. Pop this color into your makeup or accessories. Easiest way to knock a trend out of the park is to not hit somebody over the head with it.

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Contrary to the rhyme, this color is anything but mellow. Not that you would want to be! Fashion is about taking risks and this trend fully embraces that. Sport yellow separates or a one piece. No matter how you chose to rock it, this color will let you stand out.

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Yellow is THE color trend of  the moment. What do you think? Could yellow be your happy color too? Let me know all your thoughts (sunny or otherwise) and shop down below!


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Off Shoulder Crop Top

boohoo Crop Fisherman Jumper

Mustard Yellow Crop Off Shoulder Sweater

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The sleeve is having a major moment currently. Bigger is always better when it comes to showing off those strong arms you worked so hard for. Classic silhouettes that feature large and in charge sleeves will make you look anything but basic. You can’t go wrong with this trend, choose a bell, a puff, ruffles or off the shoulder, ANYTHING! Just be prepared because this trend will certainly make you stand out.

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Exaggeration is the most fun you can have in fashion and playing up your arms is a great place to start. The best part of the statement sleeve movement? The more you draw the eye to your extremities the less people are looking at your waistline, which is always a plus.

I chose this OTS (off the shoulder) top with large ruffled sleeves because just look how fun it is! This top fits the trend but doesn’t overwhelm my small frame which is always important to look for. No matter how trendy a piece is, if it doesn’t fit your body shape correctly it won’t look good.

The easiest way to nail this look is with a bell sleeve. You might even have a piece like this hanging around in your closet from a previous season. If not, this popular style can be found in any color and cut you could imagine. I have been obsessed with bell sleeves for as long as I can remember and am ecstatic that they are back and bigger (literally) than ever!

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You can take this trend as far as you want to go, all it will do is heighten the interest level. Voluminous sleeve will make you look like you just walked off the runway, who wouldn’t want that? If this trend seems too much to handle, as always I believe you should start small. Look for a classic button down with an interesting sleeve or a dress with a bit more volume on the arms than you are used to. I believe that 2017 is the year of the sleeve so this trend will easily transition into fall.

Let your arms do the talking for a bit, you will look chic as can be. I have linked all my super sleeve picks down below. What are your thought on this trend? I would love to know. Happy shopping because there is nothing better than saying “thanks, its new” when you get a compliment!

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boohoo Ashley Cold Shoulder Striped Shirt

Charter Club Petite Tiered-Sleeve Striped Top, Created for Macy’s

Chelsea28 Off the Shoulder Poplin Blouse

Lace Lattice Bell Sleeve Romper

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