Mixed Metals and Pops of Pastel

 

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For a long time I had an issue with mixed metals. I still don’t love it when it’s unintentional, but silver and gold got married creating the ever popular “gilver” and now I’m a believer. I also never paired warm colors with cooler ones, but rosy pink and grey have become one of my absolute favorite combinations. As I mentioned a few posts earlier, pink is my new nude. It also happens to be EVERYWHERE this season. I mean, from home decor to socks, you can’t escape it and I’m thrilled.

The clutch is one of the most versatile pieces that you can have in your wardrobe. Obviously, they are great for weddings and formal occasions, but the use of them for date nights and during the day is wonderful! I schlep around a giant diaper bag most of the time, so lately I’ve been keeping my items in a clutch or small cross body.

I’m loving that small handbags and cross body’s are so on trend right now; they eliminate back pain (the first thing my doctor told me to drop when I was pregnant was my ten pound purse) and really, we only need our identification, some form of payment, a great lip color and phone. Those things easily fit in a tiny bag.

Take Easter and all of the pastel colors as a moment to embrace it and if you love it, keep on using it! Opt for a small bag in a go with everything metallic or pastel! You won’t regret it, I promise.

White wristlet (JCrew, similar here), Necklace (JCrew, similar here), Button Clutch (Aldo), Platinum Clutch (Nordstrom).

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Spring has Sprung, Sort of

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For me, there’s nothing like an oversized t-shirt. I actually buy them two sizes larger than I would “normally” wear because I’m a woman that likes options. With the crop top, front tuck and menswear trending, having the shirt a bit bigger gives you the opportunity to create any and all of the looks without investing in three different pieces. You can also moderate the trend according to what you’re comfortable with. I like to mix super girly and tom-boy together; thus a pink oversized shirt and gaudy necklace meets a boyfriend jean and bold stripe.

Don’t be afraid to add dimension with mixed patterns or textures; what you think might be too much tells a visual story and makes what you are wearing interesting. 

Cheers to a good start to the week and warm weather on the cusp. For those of you not experiencing spring yet, I’ll be posting an outfit a bit later for you!

T-shirt (Jcrew), Necklace (Similar at Jcrew), Boyfriend jean (Gap), Flats (Gap) (Similar at Old Navy)

 

Spring and Stripes

Spring and Stripes

I have a little bit of color-fear. After having my baby girl, pink started to grow on me and is quickly becoming one of my favorites. I appreciate the fact that pink kind of is a neutral and am starting to treat it that way in my own wardrobe. Is there a color that doesn’t go with this soft pink? I don’t think so.

Slow down this weekend and look around you for inspiration. It’s easy to pin outfits that others have put together (guilty as charged), but it’s fun to get creative; Especially as the seasons change.