Valentine’s Day is a tricky holiday. Maybe you aren’t dating anyone so you despise the holiday or maybe you are single AF or maybe you’re broke from the holidays. If you’re anything like me, you love all holidays, even the stupid made up ones, and will find any excuse to buy that important person in your life gifts. Even when my close girlfriends weren’t dating anyone I would still buy them a sweet gift because who needs a man?!
Here are some of my favorite Valentines Day gift ideas. Spend as little as $10 or as much as a couple hundred, there’s something for every budget! Don’t forget to check out my blog post on cute DIY Valentine’s Day Cards. They are super simple and are sure to put a smile on any face. Happy Valentine’s Day!
Kate Spade Earrings | Swell Water Bottle | Ban.do Mug | Urban Outfitters Salt Lamp | Tory Burch Perfume | Diptyque Candle | Rifle Paper Co Planner | Sugarfina Rose Gummy Bears | Peter Thomas Roth Mask Set | MAC Lipstick
Harry’s Travel Shave Set | The Art of Shaving Shaving Cream | Wusthof Knife Set | Nixon Watch | Sugarfina Bento Box | Socks | YSL Cologne | Burberry Wallet | Frye Briefcase | Nambe Decanter
Springtime is in full bloom and Easter is right around the corner! I repeat, Easter is right around the corner! Aside from the awful pollen and allergies, I love spring. I love color, all of the flowers and especially all of the seasonal fruit. I have a recipe for a lemon berry tiramisu that is out of this world. The lemon and berries pair so well together and it has such a light and refreshing taste to it compared to traditional tiramisu, which I also love to make. (If you need some baking inspiration for Easter, check out my 10 Easter Themed Deserts)
But lets focus on the task at hand, Easter attire. I have found 16 gorgeous dresses in lots of spring colors and patterns that would be perfect for Easter. Lauren Conrad just released a new line called Dress Up Shop and so many of her dresses are perfect for spring. I added some of my favorites below but if you want to check out her entire line, click here! Happy shopping! I’ll be posting my wallpaper roundup for April this weekend so if you haven’t already, subscribe to my monthly newsletter and I’ll send them straight to your inbox!
Show Me Your Mumu • $162 Ι J. Crew • $168 Ι Shoshanna • $418 Ι Loft • $89
Lauren Conrad • $45 Ι Lauren Conrad • $67 Ι Lauren Conrad • $51 Ι Lauren Conrad • $65
Lilly Pulitzer • $168 Ι Lilly Pulitzer • $198 Ι Lilly Pulitzer • $188 Ι Lilly Pulitzer • $168
Eliza J • $178 Ι Show Me Your Mumu • $176 Ι Ann Taylor • $159 Ι Old Navy • $24
Ah Valentines Day, the holiday that everyone loves to hate. If you’re solo, you hate Valentines Day because it just reminds you that you’re alone, as if you didn’t already know. But if you have arm candy, you love Valentines Day because you get showered with presents and affection. I personally don’t care for Valentines Day but, who doesn’t love getting presents?! I love getting presents almost as much as I love giving them. Before I started dating my current boyfriend, I used to buy Valentines Day gifts for my gal pals because why not! We don’t need a man to feel wonderful and loved, #GIRLPOWER!
I put together a Valentines Day gift guide to help you find that perfect gift. Whether you’re shopping for your dude or your bestest gal pal, I’ve got you covered! The Edwin Jagger Nickel Double-Edge Razor Gift Set and Vintage Map of the Moon are two of my favorites for your main man. When it comes to your bestest gal pal, you can’t go wrong with some Sugarfina Champagne Gummy Bears and a Sephora Face Mask. Happy Valentines Day!
1. Edwin Jagger Nickel Double-Edge Razor Gift Set Ι 2. Prada Luna Rossa Eau de Toilette Spray Ι 3. Moscow Mule Carry-On Cocktail Kit Ι 4. Nike Florida State University Polo Shirt Ι 5. New Era Publishing Vintage Map of the Moon Ι 6. Gopro Hero5 Black Camera Ι 7. Teraforma Whisky Stones Ι 8. 13 Piece Beer Tasting Set Ι 9. Fossil Townsman Leather Strap Watch Ι 10.Cactus Dress Socks Ι 11. Martha Stewart Stainless 7-Piece Bar Tool Kit
1. Kate Spade Glitter Frame Ι 2. Kendra Scott Elisa Necklace Ι 3. Diptyque Roses Candle Ι 4. Lilly Pulitzer Pineapple Key Chain Ι 5. Anthropologie Homegrown Monogram Mug Ι 6. Rifle Paper Co. Paradise Gardens Calendar Ι 7. Ban.do Metallic Power Trip Charger Set Ι 8. Sugarfina Champagne Gummy Bears Ι 9. MAC Lipstick Ι 10. Sephora Collection Face Mask Ι 11. Viktor&Rolf Flowerbomb Ι 12. Fossil Keely Passport Case and Luggage Gift Tag Set
Since May 1st fell on a Sunday, I am a little behind getting my monthly wallpaper post up. Better late than never! Here are 23 new desktop wallpapers for May. I came across florals (no surprise there), bold colors, summertime feels and simple black and white, so there’s something for everyone! Enjoy!
Beauty and the Chic Ι Clara Bour Ι Sarah Hearts
Gretchen Berry Ι Lilly and Val Ι Rae Ritche
May Designs Ι Minding My Nest Ι Mint For Hue
Dawn Nicole Ι Studio Krystal Ι Sugar Paper
Paper Leaf Ι Pish and Posh Ι The Blog Market
Mel Armstrong Design Ι To Live Beautifully Ι Uppercase Designs
FlipSnack Ι Free People Ι Going Home to Roost
Rather Luvly Ι Sea of Atlas
Every year Pantone releases a color of the year that is a reflection of what is taking place in our culture. Current fashion trends and consumer attitudes are two of the many factors they look at when selecting a color. For 2016 Pantone released two colors, Rose Quartz and Serenity. Rose Quartz which is a soft rose tone that represents composure and Serenity which is reflective of the calm blue sky above us. Together these colors bring both calm tranquility and inner peace, something Pantone felt like consumers were looking for.
There is no better time to be wearing these shades than during the spring season which is often paired with soft and pastel hues. Here is some outfit inspiration to show you how to wear Rose Quartz and Serenity.
Brunch With the Gals: Velvet by Graham & Spencer • $72 Ι Madewell • $70 Ι Rebecca Minkoff • $225 Ι Kate Spade • $225 Ι Tory Burch • $230 Ι Keds • $50
At the Gym: Nike • $85 Ι Nike • $25 Ι Under Armour • $14.99 Ι Asics • $80 Ι Swell • $25
If you’re not totally into this years colors, small and subtle accessories are an easy way to incorporate Rose Quartz and Serenity into your wardrobe. Rose Quartz colored earrings or Serenity colored nail polish can add a pop of color to any outfit. Below are some of my favorites!
1 Tory Burch • $475 Ι 2 Kendra Scott • $60–75 Ι 3 Vans • $60 Ι 4 BaubleBar • $28 Ι 5 Kate Spade • $96 Ι 6 Sam Edelman • $110 Ι 7 Kate Spade • $150 Ι 8 MICHAEL Michael Kors • $58 Ι 9 Nike • $85 Ι 10 Coach • $395 Ι 11 BaubleBar • $28 Ι 12 Steve Madden • $89.95 Ι 13 Essie • $8.50 Ι 14 Sold Out Ι 15 Swell • $25
You know spring has sprung when Easter- a day filled with Easter egg hunts, waffles at brunch, fluffy white bunnies and flowers- is less than a week away. As with any celebration- it’s all about the outfit! I’ve found twenty spring dresses (and jumpsuits) that are perfect for Easter! Directly below are my favorites!
Brunch at the Country Club: Lilly Pulitzer • $198 Ι Easter Egg Hunt: Denim & Supply Ralph Lauren • $145 Ι Brunch With Friends: Free People • $89–148 Ι Easter Service: Vince Camuto • $124.99
Florals? For spring? Groundbreaking. Florals might be an unoriginal route for Easter but they are always a safe bet. Pair one of these dresses with a cute pair of tan wedges.
1 Ivanka Trump • $138 Ι2 Charles Henry Floral Crepe High/Low Trapeze Dress • $88 Ι3 Eliza J • $138 Ι4 Eliza J • $138
If you’re looking to put a twist on florals for Easter, try wearing them on a maxi dress with an off the shoulder cut. If you’re feeling even more daring, try a floral jumpsuit.
1 MinkPink • $25 Ι2 BB Dakota • $39.20 Ι3 Show Me Your Mumu • $168 Ι4 Sam Edelman • $41
Pastels are also a safe bet if patterns are not your thing. Soft and light springtime hues will pair perfectly with Easter celebrations.
1 Lilly Pulitzer • $198 Ι2 Express • $59.90 Ι3 Kohls • $25.60 Ι4 Vineyard Vines • $198
If you are like me and love bold and bright patterns, you can not go wrong with Lilly Pulitzer.
1 Lilly Pulitzer • $99–140 Ι2 Lilly Pulitzer • $138 Ι3 Lilly Pulitzer • $98 Ι4 Lilly Pulitzer • $178