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6 Must Haves for Spring 2013

Hey fabulous people! The spring season is quickly approaching, so I thought this would be the perfect time to share my 6 Must Haves for Spring 2013.

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1. Mint. Mint. Mint! – You must have some article of clothing in mint. This is such a popular spring color; you’ll have no issues finding something. What I like  most about mint is that it looks nice against a variety of skin tones. Mint can be paired with patterns and other light colors. I love to pair this color with leopard print, but if you’re looking for a more toned down look, pairing it with white will do just fine.

lulus Matiko echo light pastel color block platform wedge2. Don’t fall of the Wedge – It’s time to kick off the snow boots, and opt for an open-toe wedge. Open-toe footwear is a sure sign that warmer weather is here. Again, with the season being spring, I’d go for wedges that are light in color, have cork, and/or are open-toe. I have nothing against closed-toe wedges, but I’m sure you’re feet need to breathe, which is why I recommend an open-toe wedge.

orly-sweet-collection-nail-polish3. Pastel Nails – The spring season is really about light and pastel colors. So, don’t skip out on polishing those nails with colors that will definitely fit in this season. Several nail polish brands are starting to market their new spring 2013 lines. Be sure to check them out! I’m definitely excited about polishing my nails with a lavender or a soft pink color.

Pink lipstick4. Pink Lips – This is a must have for spring. I’m not referring to bright pinks like fuchsia, but rather light and pale pinks. I know for darker toned women, it’s hard to find a light/pale pink that looks good. However, don’t give up the fight. There’s a light/pale pink out there for everyone. I really like NYX’s Tokyo matte lip cream. Any woman who’s somewhat interested in make-up knows that it’s trial and error when searching for colors you like, especially lip color.

floral dress5. Feminine Floral (light or pastel) – Floral print screams spring season. However, when searching for floral print this spring, look for softer, lighter prints. These light floral prints give off a really feminine look. They also look great under a really cute jean jacket, and who doesn’t love a jean jacket?! A lot of popular brands have floral prints on their spring lines, so it shouldn’t be hard to snag a blouse or a fab dress.

img-thing6. Le Jean – It’s time to ditch those heavy winter coats, and bring out your favorite denim jacket. I can’t wait to rock my jacket with my light/pastel colors this spring. And the best part about wearing denim is that it looks good with everything. If you decide to rock a floral dress or a sheer mint blouse, a jean jacket won’t take away from the look you’re aiming at. Instead the jacket will compliment it.

What are some of your Must Haves for Spring 2013?

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There are some days that I just don’t feel like getting all fancy, so I don’t. However, I don’t dress down, I just accessorize things that I feel more comfortable rather than flashy in. This is what I did here. A jean jacket can spruce up an otherwise dull outfit. Since I’m not wearing a flashy outfit, I wanted my accessories to be in the spotlight. I wore a multi-green statement necklace, an olive-green ring, gold-colored earrings, and I rocked sandals that are the same color as a set of beads in my necklace. There will be days that you don’t feel like doing too much as far as your wardrobe. On those days, try to spruce up your outfit with loud speaking jewelry. It can make all the difference.

Jean Jacket: Thrifted

Dress: Ross

Necklace: Charming Charlie

Earrings: International Flea Market

Ring: Forever 21

Sandals: Target

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If we are friends on Facebook, then you would know that I’ve just uploaded a bunch of pictures from my trip to Chicago. Not to toot my own horn, but I was stylish while visiting the Windy City. 🙂 Below is my favorite outfit from my trip. I was extremely comfortable all day long, and received a ton of compliments by passersby.

Outfit Breakdown

Sunglasses: Elegant Beauty Supply

Earrings: Charlotte Russe

Jean Jacket: Thrifted

Cropped Shirt: H&M

Maxi Skirt: Thrifted

Belt: Borrowed

Purse: JC Penny’s

Bangles: Gift

Boots: Traffic

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Well, this post is 5 days late. So, you will get two fits this week!!!

I absolutely love my jean jacket. It can bring any outfit to life! A good jean jacket is a must have! Now, I’ve never worn this color before, but I’m glad that I did. I received a bunch of compliments about how the color compliments my skin tone, and I must agree. I’d definitely like to add more of this color to my closet. I truly believe that leopard print is just like black and white. It is an extremely versatile print and can be accented with just about any color!

Jean Jacket: Thrifted

Yellow Dress: New York and Company

Leopard Wedges: Burlington Coat Factory

Earrings: Charlotte Russe

Bracelet & Ring – Gift

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