Posts Tagged ‘spring’

Spring Fever

I am so over the cloudy days around here.  I mean, day number eight or something with no end in sight!  But the rain also makes me feel like getting my hands dirty in a garden and watching things grow.  Which translates to planting some potted plants and watching them slowly die in the summer sun.  I do not have a green thumb.  I have even managed to kill a succulent.  It can be done!  (They don’t like the heat from the fireplace much.  Just FYI.)

I would like to continue my spring trends post.  And I can’t believe how much the late 70s/early 80s are in this season.  I mean, most of the dresses look like prom dresses from that era- ruffles, cotton dresses with floral patterns and romantic little details.  You know very similar to this one-

Suddenly I’m smelling baby oil on sunburned skin and I have an overwhelming desire to break out the Doctor Scholl’s slides with the wooden bottoms.  I am totally dating myself here but I can remember when ladies used to deep condition their hair with mayo. And I would be playing dress up in some old flouncy dress (just like the ones on trend for spring) and some wooden clogs.  Ah, the early 80s were a good time!

I guess these trends are bringing me back to my childhood and not in an utterly disgusting kind of way- like the late 80s, early 90s.  I have had some time to miss them.

Here are a few fun options for spring-

Women’s Crochet Yoke Shift Dress by Xhilaration from Target, $24.99
http://www.target.com/p/women-s-crochet-yoke-shift-dress-blue-xhilaration-153-juniors/-/A-52051399 $24.99

Women’s Maxi Dress Petal Pink by Xhilaration from Target, $32.99
http://www.target.com/p/women-s-maxi-dress-petal-pink-xhilaration-153-juniors/-/A-52051438 $32.99

Women’s Floral Print Maxi Dress by Mossimo from Target, $29.99
http://www.target.com/p/women-s-floral-print-maxi-dress-with-lace-inset-mossimo-153/-/A-51939984 $29.99

Are you seeing the pattern here?  All I can say is, wow, girly, feminine looks are really back. My inner hippie is loving this as I think the boho trend is pushing most of these looks.  But there is something so nostalgic and familiar about this trend.

And for those of you born in the 90s or above, I’m sure this is exciting as it’s probably your first time through! 🙂

 

Spring Au Naturel

Spring is here!  And thank goodness!!  What’s in store for your spring wardrobe?  I have a few ideas.  First up, let’s find you a new pair of shoes.  Anyone for a trip to Target?

Here are some beauties that I love-

Aren’t these lovely ladies?  What’s the theme?  They are all nudes.  I love a nude shoe and the options out this spring are so tempting.  Laser cutouts, mules, peep-toe booties and all manner of cut-outs just spring BUY ME for spring!

These shoes- flats, booties, mules- whichever option you choose are your LBD of the shoe world.  You can never go wrong.  You will literally wear these shoes out with how much pavement they’ll see.

Did you spy a pair that you love?  My questions is- how many is too many?

Spring Forward 2016, Look Five

I hope I’ve given you some ideas on what to be shopping for this spring.  Here’s the last outfit in this little spring collection.

This last look is for when the spring turns warmer because these little rompers are everywhere!  While this one might be a little bare as presented on the model, I paired it with a cute little bralette that is meant to be another layer.  I also topped it with a cardigan to cover up in that’s actually longer than the romper because of the fringe.  This is a look that goes against what your mama taught you.  But it’s a trend no less.  I kept the accessories earthy and simple.

And those are my five looks for a Bohemian spring. I’ll be excited to see what you’ll be wearing!

Spring Forward 2016, Look Five

For more information on these pieces, check below:

Spring Forward 2016, Look Five by stylefromthesticks featuring a fringe top

Fringe top
stylemoi.nu

Multi color jumpsuit
$14 – yoins.com

Aerie
ae.com

Spring Forward 2016, Look Four

This is a date night look.  Pair a pretty little Bohemian dress with some flirty little add ons.  I especially like these shoes that will go with many different looks.  And the bag reminds me of something my grandmother would have carried.  Don’t forget to make each wrist sparkle a little with some great bracelets.

Spring Forward 2016, Look Four

You can find more information on each piece here:

Spring Forward 2016, Look Four by stylefromthesticks featuring gold bangles

René Derhy red cocktail dress
$88 – pret-a-beaute.com

Kayu white handbag
$235 – net-a-porter.com

River Island gold bangle
riverisland.com

Gold bangle
ebags.com

Spring Jackets for Moms

Spring Jackets for Moms

Every mom needs an arsenal of jackets for spring.  While you might only have one or two winter coats, spring jackets vary depending on what you’re doing.  I’ve got you covered.

Starting with the top right-

Here is a very trendy jacket that’s sure to up your style anti.  When you’re wearing jeans, this jacket will pop since the olive will surely stand out against the blue and, with the two toned sleeves, add dimension to your outfit.

The second jacket is a faux leather jacket in a soft pastel.  This jacket will take your spring dresses and give them warmth without sacrificing their feminine feel.  And it softens a tough jeans and t-shirt look.

No mom’s wardrobe would be complete without a jean jacket.  I like to wear mine with dresses and pants other than jeans.  Yes, you can wear something other than jeans!

Then there’s the zip up jacket.  Playing with the kids in the park?  You’ll need a warm jacket that can take the activity.  Caution, use sparingly!  It’s easy to never get out of this option!

Probably my favorite spring jacket, the trench.  This baby will take you from the school yard to date night without pause.  Look for one with a hood unless you are Audrey Hepburn and will wear a scarf over your hair in the rain…

Lastly, typical mom wardrobe- the hoodie.  Of course we all need this piece.  But I challenge you to wear some in a print, like these easy stripes.  Look for something that will add visual interest to your outfits.  This hoodie will help create an outfit instead of dull it down.

If you find yourself reaching for the same jacket every morning, choose wisely!  There are many quick and easy options that will take you out and about in style!

 

Spring Jackets for Moms by stylefromthesticks featuring a navy hooded sweatshirt

AX Paris pu sleeve jacket
$42 – thehut.com

Denim jacket
maurices.com

Spring Shoes for Mom

Spring Shoes for Mom

What a beautiful day!  Seeing the sun shine after the gloomy week last week is such a gift!

This week, I’d like to focus on mommy style for the spring.   I’m finding myself increasingly in flats, much to my displeasure.  So I’d like to find several stylish options.

As you know, I’m recently obsessed with white Converse.  So, of course, a pair was included in my list.

I also think a good pair of loafers is necessary, for soggy spring days.  The two-toned flats are for your ankle pants and when sandals aren’t quite warm enough yet.

And white flats will look great with denim shorts or a maxi skirt.

And for when it warms up, I love neutral sandals.  I gave you two options- one for a slip on, out-the-door-with-the-kids kind of day and the other, the gladiators, for when you want to be a little more stylish.

 

Spring Shoes for Mom by stylefromthesticks featuring ballet flat shoes

Converse trainers
lordandtaylor.com

Boho sandals
modcloth.com

Blogger Coffee

Yesterday I went to Des Moines for an Iowa blogger coffee meeting.  It was very exciting to meet ten other ladies that do what I do.  Sometimes it is nice to sit around and talk to people who understand what you do.  They get me!

This week I’m going to show you my latest installment in mission organization in my house. The kitchen!  It has been a work in progress but little by little, I feel like things are making more sense in the kitchen.

I am also gearing up for a month of semi-spring styles.  And I’m also going to be purging my closet to get rid of unwanted winter items.

Very exciting days ahead.  Must be spring fever!