spring must haves

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!

 

5 Must Haves To Update Your Wardrobe For Spring

As much as we want to go out and just buy all the new fashion for spring and have a whole new closet, that dream is not even close to reality.  However, with just a few pieces, you can breath new life into a tired closet stuck in the winter doldrums.

Must Have #1:  Chevron Skirt

mark. High Contrast Skirt

mark. High Contrast Skirt

I touched on a this in my last Wear and Share Wednesday post (see here).  Chevron is having  moment right and now and it can go with a boatload of things you already have in your closet.  Wear it casually with a t-shirt and a leather jacket or dress it up with a blouse and blazer.  Or take it super chic like Jackie did and wear a black sweater and long coat for an instantly classic look.  As the weather heats up this skirt will look equally chic with a tank and sandals.  Wear it now with a touch of neon to freshen up your look.

mark. High Contrast Skirt ($36 at my eBoutique)

Must Have #2:  Spring Scarf

Avon Playful Patterned Scarf

Avon Playful Patterned Scarf

Old man winter doesn’t want to go away quite yet so we have to silence him with still wearing a scarf.  Instead of wearing your chunky one you’ve been wearing all winter switch it out with one in a lighter fabric and design.  As the days get a little nicer you can wear just a scarf and loose the coat to ward of chilly mornings and nights.  Wear a spring scarf now with a sold top, t-shirt/sweater/blouse to instantly add some spring chic into your wardrobe.  If it gets too warm for it during the day tie it on to your bag and still show your spring style.

mark. Fawn Over Flora Scarf

mark. Fawn Over Flora Scarf

Avon Playful Pattern Scarf (9.99) and mark. Fawn Over Flora Scarf ($18) both available at the eBoutique.

Must Have #3 A Spring Handbag

mark. Classic Hit Handbag and Fawn Over Flora Scarf

mark. Classic Hit Handbag and Fawn Over Flora Scarf

Lighten up your purse!  A bag in a classic shape but in a spring color will transition with your winter items into spring.  Updating your most impactful and daily accessory is the easiest way to breath new life into your wardrobe.  I’ve already sung my praises on switching to a white handbag here and here with the mark. Classic Hit Handbag.  Another great option isn the mark. Properly Chic Satchel, with its color blocking and lady like shape you’ll instantly be on trend for spring.

mark. Properly Chic Satchel (with some dazzlers!)

mark. Properly Chic Satchel (with some dazzlers!)

mark. Classi Hit Handbag ($60) and Properly Chic Satchel ($50) both available at the eBoutique.

Must Have #4 Pantone Color Of Spring:  Dazzling Blue

mark. Royal Pretty Dress and Major Mix Necklace

mark. Royal Pretty Dress and Major Mix Necklace

For spring Pantone release its color of the season, Dazzling Blue.  Get a statement piece in this color to work it into your spring wardrobe like the mark. Major Mix Necklace and/or Royal Pretty Dress.  Blend in springs brilliant shades of blue, yellow and glistening stones in a statement necklace that you can add to your existing outfits to make a bit more springy.  Still wearing your boots and sweaters?  Just add this statement necklace and your instantly on trend for spring.  Too cold to wear a spring dress?  Pair it with a black blazer and black tights.  (and the white handbag above, Classic Hit Handbag).  Dazzling Blue pairs perfectly with black white and a pop of yellow (like in the Major Mix Necklace).

mark. Major Mix Necklace

mark. Major Mix Necklace

mark. Major Mix Necklace ($38) and Royal Pretty Dress ($42) both available at the eBoutique

Must Have #5 The Cool Girl “IT” Nail Color

mark. Nail This Look Set

mark. Nail This Look Set

A big real life trend is turquoise nails.  Lately its been all over celebs, like on Lucy Hale on set of Pretty Little Liars (check it here) and Beth Behrs on set of Kelly and Michael (check it here).  It looks really chic when wearing black and navy as well as looking really fresh against white and pastels.  A stand out color will add that extra punch needed to your tips and put you in a the perfect spring mindset.  Get the color in the mark. Nail This Look It Kit along with a punchy yellow and a Michael-Kors-esq enamel ring all in one set!

mark. Nail This Look ($28 at the eBoutique)

Word of Alicia:  With 5 (or so) items you can completely update your look for spring.  Mix and match with what you already have to breath new life into your look.  Total investment $162-184!  Shop it here!

PS:  Coming up in the next week I’ll be showing each of these must haves pulled together in a whole total look, how you can wear the trends to update your look for spring!