Love Your Boyfriend Jeans

collageThe boyfriend jean is spring's update to the skinny jean we have come to depend on for the last several years. This distressed denim style brings with it a fresh and easy ambiance channeling the laid back bohemian in each of us. With the proper fit, wash, and accessories, this look will soon be a favorite of your summer repertoire. The following are all the tips you need to look chic in this style and make it your own. IMG_46551. When shopping for your perfect boyfriend jean, think outside the box. Try a skinny jean in the next size up to avoid being swallowed in your clothing. The slender cut will outline your frame, while the larger size will give you a sense of roominess.

2. The white wash, uber destroyed wash is not for everyone. Note that the distressed patches are your legs' cry for attention saying, "Hey! Look at me!" If this is not your intent, opt for an indigo dye with minimal distress.

3. The savory mood of distressed, oversized denim calls for the addition of classic styling. Try pairing your jeans with a classic button-up shirt, a structured bag, or a preppy striped print.

4. A pair of jeans that portray you just finished painting/building/intensive labor lend themselves to the masculine side of the fashion pendulum. Harmonize your look by adding touches of femininity through soft colors, a high heel, and don't forget the lipstick!

5. Finish off your look with sparkle. A shimmery necklace sends your brunch date the message that your outfit was not haphazardly thrown together after finishing household chores, but carefully planned to the finest detail. IMG_4677

 

Love Your Bright Lips


Happy 100 degrees! Or is it? Summer is sneaking up on us, and I have the perfect accessory to go with the ponytail, maxi dress, and minimal make-up that is sure to grace your summer routine: The bright lip! A bold lip is the perfect way to keep the rest of your look simple and breezy, while still adding a punch of style and color. Try Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain for all day coverage and extra moisture; and M.A.C. Lipstick for a bolder, more textured look. The best way to figure out which color will be best for your skin tone and complexion is to first find out your seasonal color palette. Take the quiz to reveal your season then come back to this page to find your best bright lip shades in two of my favorite products and a printable shopping guide to take with you!



Spring Beauties: Look for warm tones in clear shades with vivid color palettes.



Summer Beauties: Look for cool tones in soft shades with subdued color palettes. 




Autumn Beauties: Look for warm tones in rich shades with subdued color palettes.




Winter Beauties: Look for cool tones in bold shades with vivid color palettes.


Polka Dot Intervention

While on my weekly trip to Target a couple weeks ago I picked up a new blouse that I absolutely love and have worn several times already (it practically bought itself, right?) But when I went to  hang this piece up in my closet I realized. . . I had many other similar items already, thus inspiring a polka dot intervention. I love polka dots. They are the perfect balance of romantic and classic, and are a winning combination for mixing with another print. 

Blouse-Target. Skinny jeans-Anthropologie. Flats- Tory Burch. Bracelet- Down East Basics.




If you haven't hopped on the polka dot train, trust me you will love them. But if your closet is well stocked, here are some other exciting prints to try.


1. Birds. 
They are equally as soft and pretty as polka dots, but a touch more whimsical. I need to be careful with my love of bird print, or I might need an intervention with them too.



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2. Triangles. 
Keeping on trend with one of the most loved styles for spring-60s mod, triangles will bring give a graphic edge to your outfit.





3. Florals.
 Floral prints will bring a feminine ambiance to your look and as a bonus they are perfect for mixing and matching with the stripe and polka dot prints you may already have in your closet.


And of course, in case you left your heart in polka dot city. . .



Is there a print in your wardrobe you can't get enough of? Tell me about it in the comments below.


Or bring these fun prints to your closet.