Spring Trends for 2017

Today I’m sharing my Top 11 Spring Trends for 2017.  Some of these you may have already seen like the embroidered denim.  This particular trend does not stop at jeans but goes for denim jackets and shoes as well.  Flatforms are another big trend for Spring this year.  Not only are they super comfortable (yay!) but are already available in a multitude of options (double yay!).   Check it out:

Spring Trends for 2017

embroidered denim // wrap dress // printed pants

baseball cap // wayfarers // striped top // wave jewelry

friendship bracelets // flatforms // iPhone case // tie dye top

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9 Spring Shoes You’ll Love

For Spring, we all have different things we look for in a shoe.  Some of us are edging towards the trendy flatform (see shoe #6) while others prefer a more standard espadrille like 7 + 9.  One Spring shoe trend that I’m loving is the slip on sandals.  I love Spring and Summer shoes that are easy to get on and off, so you can walk out the door at a moments notice!  (see 1 + 3).

Spring Shoes 2017

row 1}  1 , 2 , 3

row 2}  4 , 5 , 6

row 3}  7 , 8 , 9

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Top 7 DIY for Spring

When I think of Spring, I often think of it as the defrost setting on my microwave.  You’re still a little icy from Winter and not quite warmed up enough for Summer, but you’re getting there!  These DIY for Springtime will do just that, help you get into that warm weather mood.  Take a peek:

Top 7 DIY for Spring

DIY Pineapple Soaps via Happiness is Homemade

 

Top 7 DIY for Spring

Pom Pom Storage via Studio DIY

 

Top 7 DIY for Spring

Tropical Palm Leafs via Maritza Lisa

 

 

Top 7 DIY for Spring

Cacti Soaps via Lovely Indeed

Top 7 DIY for Spring

DIY Pineapple Bowls via I Spy DIY

 

Top 7 DIY for Spring

Floral Vases via A Kailo Chic Life

 

Top 7 DIY for Spring

Sequin Jacket via A Pair and a Spare             

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February 27, 2017 · 9:00 am

Spring Break Outfit

In my last post, Beach Babe Style, I talked about these new trendy beach cover-ups I was seeing everywhere.  I love the idea of packing some for Spring break or an early Spring getaway!  These cover-ups are loose fitting and give off an effortless beach vibe.  I especially love these ones from a brand called Elan.  They aren’t super expensive but they are super chic!  Take a look:

Spring Break Outfit

  1. sea mist
  2. sunglasses
  3. wave stud earrings
  4. beach cover-up
  5. stacking rings
  6. espadrilles
  7. beach bag

picture via FGR

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Lemon Drop Margarita Recipe

Happy National Margarita Day!!  Why this little holiday happens in February, I have no idea but it’s a second favorite only to Cinco de Mayo.  In honor of said holiday, I wanted to share my Lemon Drop Margarita recipe with you.  It’s a simple and tasty cocktail to help get you through those cold winter blues.  Just remember that with every sip, Summer is coming!

Lemon Drop Margarita Recipe from The Nautical Wheeler

 

There’s something I really love about fresh fruit and cocktails.  Instead of using a fruit flavored liquor, I will chose the real thing every time.  Clearly I’m not alone, if you look through any cocktail recipe book there are tons of fruity drinks listed.  I also feel by adding real fruit it makes it a touch healthier?  Like the vitamin C balances out all the tequila!  I’m not sure how my math adds up on this but real fruit has got to be better than sugar flavored lemon any day.  At least that’s what I’ll keep telling myself…

 

Lemon Drop Margarita Recipe from The Nautical Wheeler

 

This margarita recipe is very simple to make and to prove it, I’ll let you in on a little secret.  I am a terrible bartender.  I have a hard time getting through most drink recipes that have more than three ingredients.  Which is sad because so often I want to make a delicious cocktail that I’ve had in a restaurant or bar.  So believe me when I say that this is a very simple recipe!  If I can make it, so can you.  One of my best friends happens to be an amazing bartender.  No, she doesn’t bartend for a living or even to make extra money.  She’s just a born natural.  She barely needs to look at a recipe (she’s had no formal training!) to whip together something tasty.  I truly don’t know how she does it.  Anyways, on to the recipe –>

Lemon Drop Margarita Recipe from The Nautical Wheeler

 

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces tequila
  • 1/2 ounce Triple Sec
  • 1 ounce simple syrup
  • 2 ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice (about 2 – 3 lemons)
  • Ice
  • Pinch of sea salt
  • Lemon slice for garnish

Lemon Drop Margarita Recipe from The Nautical Wheeler

Instructions

  1. Squeeze lemons and strain out seeds
  2. Add the top four ingredients into a cocktail shaker and shake for roughly 10 – 20 seconds.
  3. Place ice in glass and pour ingredients from cocktail shaker into glass.  (If you’d prefer you can shake with ice and strain instead)
  4. Add pinch of sea salt and lemon slice (optional)

Lemon Drop Margarita Recipe from The Nautical Wheeler

 

That’s it!  Now lay back, relax, and enjoy your Lemon Drop Margarita!

A side note: Adding the salt to the rim instead of in the drink is another, more traditional option.  To do this, while the glass is empty, wipe a lemon wedge along the edge of the glass.  Place salt onto a plate and dip the top of the glass into the salt.  If you’d like to go a step further, you can then place the glass in the freezer so it’s nice and cool before you mix your margarita.

 

 

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Beach Babe Style

I know it’s only February but already I’m spotting so many cute Summer dresses and beach cover-ups!  I’ve been noticing a trend of the loose hanging dresses / cover-ups that give off a laid-back beach vibe.  (see pics 2 + 4 below)  I’ve also spotted some shorter ones that I fell in love with.  I’m going to try and find more to show you because this look is so cute!  These pics are from a recent photo shoot for Grazia Australia that I found on FGR.

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