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Citron for Spring and Summer – mark. Bright Spots Dress

The Pups and I are digging citron for Spring!

The Pups and I are digging citron for Spring!

You know what color I see being huge for summer, citron!  (as I stated in my previous post!) It’s already all over everywhere this spring but it will continue on through summer and even work into fall and winter.  It’s one of those colors that just pops and looks good on everyone.  Which means even in the smallest doses you can wear the trend!  One of my favorite outfits/looks from last year is my citron dress (as seen here) which I’m super excited to bust out again!  Now that I already have a full on full citron dress and some accessories with the color, this year I wanted another piece that’s a little more versatile.  When I saw the mark. Bright Spots Dress I was like, yep!  This is it!   A fun print anchored in neutrals with a pop of citron!

mark. Bright Spots Dress

mark. Bright Spots Dress

How I’m Wearing Citron For Spring:  

Wearing Citron Trend For Spring and Summer

Wearing Citron Trend For Spring and Summer

The mark. Bright Spots Dress is a long sleeved t-shirt dress in a super lightweight and extremely comfortable burnout fabric.  Which makes it the perfect kind of dress for spring!  You have the coverage in the sleeves but the lightweight fabric works for warm days.  It’s such an easy dress to wear, and the print is pretty much the focal point so you don’t need to do much to make this look good.

Try Pairing Mint with Citron for Spring

Try Pairing Mint with Citron for Spring

For spring I wanted to pull out the mint tones by pairing this dress with a mint belt (H&M) and tote bag (Avon).  My favorite mark. pumps from last year with a pop of citron worked perfectly to dress up the dress a little, but you easily could wear this with a flat sandal for a more casual look.

mark. Color Pop Cuff

mark. Color Pop Cuff

This statement cuff, mark. Color Pop Cuff was the perfect piece to pair with my citron stud earrings.  I was dressing the dress up a little for work so a matching hematite statement necklace in a crystal floral design (mark.) worked perfectly for spring.  Florals, no matter what kind, ALWAYS work for spring.

With the Lexi

With the Lexi

How I’ll Wear Citron For Summer:  This dress will transition into summer nicely especially with it’s lightweight fabric, perfect in the AC.  I’ll pair this dress with some white sandals or wedges and push up those rushed sleeves!  This mark. So White Now Necklace will be a great pairing with the look for summer.  I’ll also be wearing the mark. Color Pop Cuff with some white denim shorts and a light grey tee or tank, and with pretty much all my summer neutrals where I need a pop of citron!

With The Zoey, and Lexi TOTALLY wants me to do a "what's in my bag" post!

With The Zoey, and Lexi TOTALLY wants me to do a “what’s in my bag” post!

What citron pieces are you looking to sport this spring and summer?  You can shop the citron trend at my eBoutique!  Check out some more detailed pics of the fabric and dress over on my Facebook page here!

 

Trending Tuesday – #springcolors

If the world of alicia was the internet #springcolors would totally be trending. I’m so ready to embrace color! I’ve been sporting a lot of soft shades (as seen here) but things are warming up and so should my tones! Maybe it has to do with the fact that all my spring and summer items are still in the attic so I’m working with what I have in my year round closet… but it’s time to bust out the color. Here are some trendy colors for this spring!

1. Citron

Citron for Spring

Citron for Spring

Anything from cheery lemon yellow to neon lime is in the citron category.  Which means your options are good!  This color is super easy to wear because all you need is a pop!  Or go mega watt like may favorite look from last summer (see here).  I love it paired with light grey and white but it looks good with everything from bright blue to navy to tan to black to even pink!  On my wish list, this mark. Bright Inside Tote with it’s citron lining!

Citron Trend featured in the new arrivals from mark.

Citron Trend featured in the new arrivals from mark.

mark. Bright Inside Tote

mark. Bright Inside Tote

 

2.  Pastels

Pastel Blue for Spring

Pastel Blue for Spring

What spring doesn’t include pastels?  This year the water colored pastels seem to be more trending so your aquamarines, periwinkle, robin egg blue, seawater green, etc.  These pair really well with tans and beige’s, which a toasted almond kind of shade seems to be THE neutral color hot for spring.

mark. Spring Fling Eyeshadow Pallet

mark. Spring Fling Eyeshadow Pallet

Pastels and Toasted Almond

Pastels and Toasted Almond

3.  Tangerine

Tangerine Lips with mark. All Butter Now in Coraltini

Tangerine Lips with mark. All Butter Now in Coraltini

I think this ties right in with the citron trends, a bright citrus orange with red undertones makes Tangerine a must.  It looks great on pretty much every skin tone and brings out your just developing tan.  Try it anchored with black for a punch of color.  It’s also great in a lip shade.  I’ve been sporting mark. All Butter Now Lip Treat in Coraltini.  It’s definitely a super wearable tangerine lip that for only $11 you can wear the trend at a super low investment.

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mark. In The Swim Of Things and Taking Sides Skirt for the Tangerine Trend

mark. In The Swim Of Things and Taking Sides Skirt for the Tangerine Trend

 

4. Marsala 

Pantone Color for Spring 2015 Marsala

Pantone Color for Spring 2015 Marsala

Marsala was the Pantone color for spring 2015.  I’m not huge on this shade but pair it with these other hot trending shades and it’s a great pallet!  With the 90’s resurgence we can see why this mauve shade is super popular.

Wear the trend with Avon and mark. Beauty

Wear the trend with Avon and mark. Beauty

 

5.  Pineapples 

Pineapple Prints for Spring

Pineapple Prints for Spring

Ok, ok, so pineapples aren’t a color but this graphic print is so hot right now (said like Zoolander).  You’ll see this print pop up on everything to tanks to bags to dresses to flip flops!  My favorite right now are these LC Lauren Conrad for Kohl’s flip flops in a cute pineapple print but they’re not on the website yet, I’ve only seen them in store.  Ultimately I want those freaking Lilly Pulitzer for Target ones but I doubt I’ll find them returned in my size, or online for a reasonable resell price.  Oh well…

Lilly For Target Pineapple Sandals

Lilly For Target Pineapple Sandals

What spring colors have you been sporting lately?  Be sure to check back tomorrow for Jill from my Sweet Obsession and I’s tips on styling spring colors!