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What to Wear to a Spring Wedding

I spent this past weekend in Newport, RI attending my best friend’s Spring wedding!  There’s nothing better then being in one of your favorite places with one of your favorite people.  As with any event, I was left wondering about what to wear to this Spring wedding.  If you’re finding yourself in the same boat, no worries!  I’m sharing my wedding expertise (I’ve been to somewhere around 36 weddings!).  P.S. These tips also work for a baby or bridal shower as well as any type of Spring dance!

What to Wear to a Spring Wedding

Let’s start with the main part of your outfit, the dress.  (Side note: jumpsuits are also acceptable!)  If you think it’s going to be warm enough and not too early in the Spring season, a knee length cocktail dress is fully acceptable.  Unless the wedding invitation says, black tie, then I go with a full length cocktail gown.  The dress I’m wearing is from Donna Morgan and it’s actually a bridesmaid dress, although I didn’t realize it at the time when I ordered it.  I picked it out last year, as soon as I received my wedding invitation because otherwise I forget and end up running around last minute trying to find a dress.  (Color note:  I think it goes without saying not to wear white to a wedding but I also try to avoid wearing the same color as the bridesmaids if I’m not in the wedding party).

Let’s talk makeup and hair.  For Spring weddings I like the idea of keeping everything fresh and light.  I gave my hair a more natural wave and forgoed any heavy products that might weigh my hair down.  This was a great hair style for Spring in Newport.  Keep in mind the location and humidity of the place where the wedding is being held.  When I’ve been to destination weddings in tropical locations, I always put my hair up and hairspray becomes a necessity.

What to Wear to a Spring Wedding

As far as makeup, I kept it pretty natural using mostly Bare Minerals.  I like to stick with beauty products that are kind to my skin.  I recently discovered their new Hydrating Foundation Stick.  My skin has always been more on the dry side and this gave my skin a well hydrated look with a soft glow.  I’m also in love with their Buttercream Lip Gloss in Sugar.  It works really well with my complexion and is a nice pop of pink for Spring.

I’ve always found the easiest part of getting ready for a wedding is the accessories.  My trick for pairing the right accessories with my dress is to match styles.  If you’re going for a bold look, try just one or two bold pieces of jewelry to complement your look.  Since my look for this wedding was more on the romantic side, small and delicate layers of gold helped to highlight the soft flowing nature of my dress.  Also, did you know that gold jewelry can help bring light to your face and skin?  Win, win!

I already had this soft pink clutch that seemed perfect for a Spring wedding.  I loved the pink against the turquoise of my dress and along with the pink lip gloss, it helped to really tie in the whole look.  I didn’t have time to get a manicure or even to do my own nails so I opted for a soft matte look by using a buffing block.  This only takes a minute or two and offers a polished finish when you are short on time!

What to Wear to a Spring Wedding

Last but not least, shoes.  Even though this was a day wedding, since it ended in the evening, I went for a black pair of heels.  I’ve found you can’t go wrong by having a black pair of heels and a nude pair on hand.  If the wedding had ended during the day, I probably would have chosen the nude instead.  When choosing footwear it’s important to keep in mind what you’ll be walking on during the ceremony and reception.  Flats and wedges are great for weddings that happen on a beach or lawn as there’s no heel to sink into the sand or grass.  Heels are always fun and my personal preference since I’m on the shorter side.  Overall, you should love your look and feel comfortable enough to dance the night away!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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9 Spring Salads to Try

It might be the warmer weather that Spring brings or the fact that I’m sick of the same ol’ thing I’ve been eating all Winter long but for me, I always start craving salads in the Spring.  There’s just something extra delicious about a crisp salad this time of year.  There’s also a lot of fresh produce popping up that tastes amazing in a salad!  So to celebrate Spring and all things green, I’m sharing nine Spring salads for you to try!

9 Spring Salads to Try

I put asparagus on everything in the Spring! Spring Greens Bowl via Lively Table *click any pic to grab the recipe*

9 Spring Salads to Try

Grilled Corn & Zucchini Pasta Salad

9 Spring Salads to Try

Peach & Walnut Salsa – pour this over some lettuce and you are good to go!

9 Spring Salads to Try

Chickpea Corn Salad via Brewing Happiness

9 Spring Salads to Try

Gluten-Free Tabbouleh

9 Spring Salads to Try

Coconut Mango Salad via Salted Mint

9 Spring Salads to Try

Avocado & Grapefruit Salad via FoodieCrush

9 Spring Salads to Try

Edamame Salad via Foodness Gracious

9 Spring Salads to Try

Asparagus & Goat Cheese Salad via Proud Italian Cook

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Reformation Spring Fashion Look Book 2019

What’s better than a sustainable fashion brand?  One that offers up some serious style along side their planet conscious thinking!  Reformation does it again with their Spring fashion look book.  I’ve got my eye on quite a few of the dresses and this top shown immediately below.  How cute is this top?!  I’m also sharing a Spring/Summer trend I’ve noticed popping up at the end of this post.  Check it out:

 

Reformation Spring Fashion Look Book 2019

The cutest!!!

Reformation Spring Fashion Look Book 2019

I am crushing hard on all their new white dresses!

Reformation Spring Fashion Look Book 2019

Reformation Spring Fashion Look Book 2019

Reformation Spring Fashion Look Book 2019

Reformation Spring Fashion Look Book 2019

Reformation Spring Fashion Look Book 2019

check everything out at FGR

Reformation Spring Fashion Look Book 2019

These shorts are trending for Spring + Summer!

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Spring Hair Inspiration 2019

I’ve been noticing some fun new hair trends for Spring and wanted to share!  Did you know that lavender is the new hair color of the season?  I’ve been spotting it everywhere and I love its mermaid-esque look!  I especially gravitate towards the lighter almost grayish lavender hues.  I find them so pretty!  Take a look:

 

Spring Hair Inspiration 2019

I love wispy bangs! If I had straight hair I would wear wispy bangs all year round but sadly since I was born with curly hair, I have to restrict my fringe to late fall and winter months only.

Spring Hair Inspiration 2019

 

Spring Hair Inspiration 2019

Spring Hair Inspiration 2019

I love a good bob with some wave to it!

Spring Hair Inspiration 2019

Top knots once loose and messy are now inspiring a more modern, cleaner look for Spring.

Spring Hair Inspiration 2019

 

Spring Hair Inspiration 2019

Feathered layers provide a more natural layered look for Spring

Spring Hair Inspiration 2019

Spring Hair Inspiration 2019

Lavender is the IT hair color for Spring

Spring Hair Inspiration 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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9 Brunch Cocktails for Easter

Easter is right around the corner and Spring is starting to emerge! I don’t know about you but just thinking of warmer weather and Springtime blooms puts me in the mood for a tasty cocktail. So I’ve gathered up my nine favorite brunch cocktails to ring in this Springtime holiday, Easter! Take a sip:

9 Brunch Cocktails for Easter

Passionfruit & Lime Margaritas – click any pic to grab the recipe!

9 Brunch Cocktails for Easter

Raspberry Sangria

9 Brunch Cocktails for Easter

Vanilla & Pear Cocktail

9 Brunch Cocktails for Easter

Sunny Clementine Cocktail

9 Brunch Cocktails for Easter

Honeydew Margarita

9 Brunch Cocktails for Easter

Cantaloupe Margarita

9 Brunch Cocktails for Easter

Grapefruit Sangria

9 Brunch Cocktails for Easter

Maple Salty Dog

9 Brunch Cocktails for Easter

Watermelon Cucumber Sangria

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Tropical Inspiration

I was feeling like I needed a little inspiration for Spring and ever since I found out about the Marsh Botanical Gardens last year, I’ve wanted to go.  It seemed like the perfect day to do it, so why not?  We popped in and out of all the greenhouses we could, toured the campus and ended the day at the beach (which is only about seven miles away!).  By the end of the day, my crazy plant lady vibes were back in full bloom, just in time for Spring!

Tropical Inspiration

Entering the first greenhouse!

 

Tropical Inspiration

Many of the greenhouses had smaller rooms inside which created a cozy tropical experience

 

Tropical Inspiration

Some of the plants were so tall, it looked like they needed to raise the roof

 

Tropical Inspiration

cactus reaching for the sky

 

Tropical Inspiration

The biggest bunch of bananas I’ve ever seen and one of the many tropical fruits growing here

 

Tropical Inspiration

There are plenty of petals too!

 

Tropical Inspiration

a close up of some of the succulents

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Rolla’s Spring Guide to Australian Denim 2019

I recently discovered Rolla’s, an Australian based denim brand based out of Melbourne.  Owner and designer couple, Andy Paltos and Sarah Gilsenan are the creative pair behind the brand.  Their style is simple 70’s mixed with modern clean lines (probably why I love it so much!).  Originally working for Wrangler before starting their own denim line, Andy and Sarah wanted to create something that represented their own heritage and identity.  (Love that!)  P.S. Their line is also available in U.S. shops!

Rolla's Spring Guide to Australian Denim 2019

 

Rolla's Spring Guide to Australian Denim 2019

 

Rolla's Spring Guide to Australian Denim 2019

 

Rolla's Spring Guide to Australian Denim 2019

Love this look!

 

Rolla's Spring Guide to Australian Denim 2019

Just give me all the stripes!

 

Rolla's Spring Guide to Australian Denim 2019

 

Rolla's Spring Guide to Australian Denim 2019

 

Rolla's Spring Guide to Australian Denim 2019

 

Rolla's Spring Guide to Australian Denim 2019

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