Love-Its!

(Photo from Cupcakes and Cashmere)

Today I thought I would do Love-Its blog edition. To just talk about the other blogs that I really like.

My two all-time favorite blogs are Lauren Conrad‘s and Cupcakes and Cashmere. I like Lauren Conrad’s because she covers all the trends, tells you how to wear them, and where you can buy them. She also covers beauty and recipes and provides lots of how-to’s. I Like Cupcakes and Cashmere’s blog because her photos are beautifully staged and she makes style so effortless.

I also like J’s Everyday Fashion because she shows how everyday people can wear the latest trends in an affordable manner. I like Oh So Glam for similar reasons.

Katie’s Bliss is another blog that I frequent at. I love the spunk that she brings to every post. She also has a cool Youtube channel.

There are tons more blogs I love, but I don’t want to bore you by listing them all! Others that I visit a lot are Caleb Dorfman Photography, Yesterday, You Said Tomorrow, The Blonde Salad, Mac n Chic, Solipsismdreams, and M Loves M

If you’re new to checking out blogs I would recommend going on Blog Lovin’ where they have tons of blogs and give recommendations!

Which blogs do you read? Leave a comment below!

XOXO

Lauren

Easter Best

I love holidays, especially decorating and dressing up for them! Some people may find my traditions silly, but I think it’s nice to make things special. This weekend I’ll go home to celebrate Easter. My family and I will probably dye eggs and look for baskets. The day will end with a family dinner with my local aunts and uncles. Dressing for Easter is fun because you get to use the most delicate of spring trends in a formal way. For this Easter I will be wearing the above dress. I love how it has floral in a sort of water color pattern. For Easter I also like to wear super girly nature inspired jewelry.

Credits:

Dress: Free People

Ring: Boutique in Hawaii

Earrings: Francesca’s

Minty Ways

As you may know from my blog post power play, I am loving the mint trend this spring! In this post I chose to wear a mint sweater three different ways. One way to wear it is with army green, another with fun, bright colors, like pink, and lastly with navy blue.

Which do you prefer? Leave a comment!

XOXO

Lauren

Credits:

Sweater: B.P. Similar

White shirt: Eighty-Sixty

Shorts: Gap

Pink Skirt: Roberta Roller Rabbit

Navy Top: Marc by Marc Jacobs

Sunglasses: Marc by Marc Jacobs

Safari Chic

I am loving the safari-wear trend right now. This is being seen in many ways through the use of animal prints, tan, trekking-inspired jackets, African jewelry, box necklines, bright colors, and woven accessories such as shoes and handbags. In this outfit I used a blue outwear jacket, a tan belt, bracelets, and woven shoes to create a safari inspired look. For my dress I chose something of simple shape, with a box neck, to evoke a feeling of simplicity and ease in the outfit. I also like how the orange stripes keep the outfit modern and give it some color.

XOXO

Lauren

Dress: J. Crew

Jacket: BB Dakota

Bracelets: Made by friends in Kenya, check out their art here

Shoes: Kate Spade

 

DIY: Ombre Tights

The Ombre trend is everywhere these days- from hair to shirts ombre is making a comeback. A fun way to embrace the trend, if you don’t want to make the more committed change to your locks or spend money on an expensive blouse, is to dye tights in a gradient, ombre style. I tried ombre tights this weekend. I used purple (one of my favorite colors to wear) and petal pink (for a springtime pastel look) dye.

To start, grab some white tights and some dye. I like usingĀ  the RIT band of dye.

Soak your tights in warm water to make them more absorbent. Then follow the instructions on the dye package. When dying the tights, only dunk the top part in for a little while, then gradually pull the tights out of the dye bath. Be sure you keep the ankles and feet in for the longest time to obtain optimal color and effect. It helps to use the timer on your phone.

Then hang your tights to dry. Just by hanging them some dye will fall into the bottom of the tights, increasing the ombre look.

To protect the tub, I put ziplock bags on the toes of the tights to catch any leaking dye. I also placed newspaper in the tub to absorb any escaped dye.

Once the tights have dried, rinse them in warm water until the water runs clear. This will ensure that no color comes off while you’re wearing the tights or in the wash.

Overall, I would say that this project took some time and was a little tedious, but pretty easy to complete. After seeing the finished product I wish I had dyed my tights just a little bit darker because the colors got a little washed out at the tights stretched.

What do you think? How will you embrace the ombre trend? Leave a comment bellow!

XOXO

Lauren