Spring Formal

Trending Spring Formal and Prom Dresses in 2016

I’m seeing lots of sparkle, tulle, fitted bodices, and ombre.  You can go for the princess look or be the sexy glamazon.  So how do you choose?

Try out this quiz from Seventeen Magazine:

What’s Your Prom Dress Style?

Take this quiz to find out the perfect prom dress to match your vibe.​
When I was going to prom it was all about spaghetti straps, fitted bodices, and tasteful flowing drapes.  I love that the current trends have found their way back to this.

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Spring Formal

 

Lovely and affordable gowns from Lulus

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Sunday Kind of Love Mauve Tulle Gown
Sunday Kind of Love Mauve Tulle Gown – $79

We’ll make dress shopping as easy as we can for you with the Sunday Kind of Love Mauve Tulle Gown! You won’t believe how gorgeous this mauve purple maxi dress is in real life, with layers of tulle wrapping a padded sweetheart bodice (with shoulder straps)
TFNC Lace & Beads Vera Taupe Beaded Maxi Dress
TFNC Lace & Beads Vera Taupe Beaded Maxi Dress – $168

Dance under the twinkling lights and watch as they light up the TFNC Lace & Beads Vera Taupe Beaded Maxi Dress! Lightweight Georgette covers a sleeveless, cutout bodice with a plunging neckline, princess seams, plus gunmetal and ivory beads (and sequins!)
Bariano Right as Reign Beige and Black Lace Maxi Dress
Bariano Right as Reign Beige and Black Lace Maxi Dress – $322

As Seen On Kristin of Wild One Forever blog! When something is as lovely as the Bariano Right as Reign Beige and Black Lace Maxi Dress, making it yours feels meant to be! A nude, sweetheart bodice with padded cups and black banding is topped by a sheer la
Sunday Kind of Love Seafoam Tulle Gown
Sunday Kind of Love Seafoam Tulle Gown – $79

We’ll make dress shopping as easy as we can for you with the Sunday Kind of Love Seafoam Tulle Gown! You won’t believe how gorgeous this maxi dress is in real life, with layers of tulle wrapping a padded sweetheart bodice (with shoulder straps), and expan

Cute dresses from LuLu*s!!!

 

Currently trending on Shein for the budget shopper

Black Apricot Sequined Splicing Flare Maxi Dress -SheIn(Sheinside)
Black Apricot Sequined Splicing Flare Maxi Dress -SheIn(Sheinside)

from: SheIn

Blue Spaghetti Strap Backless Maxi Dress -SheIn(Sheinside)
Blue Spaghetti Strap Backless Maxi Dress -SheIn(Sheinside)

from: SheIn

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Floral Dresses

Winter is gone and it’s time to bring out the flowers

Floral Dress from Shein

Floral Dress from Shein by karlajkitty featuring a floral print dress

Girly florals and princess dresses are huge this season, and run the gamut from wild multi-color blooms to more low-key monochromes.


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From Elle:

 

Inspiration

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Billabong Lovely Roads Coral Pink Floral Print Dress

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Matching Shoes and bag with Pastels

How do you match your shoes and handbag to a pastel dress?

Women’s’ shoes have been all over the map color-wise for the last decade or so.  Maybe I’m a bit old fashioned but I think shoes should at least match your outfit or complement it.


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When making this set I thought the bag and shoes should be in the same color family as the dress but a matching pastel seemed to disappear against the lovely print.  A darker wine/burgundy enhances the soft pinks and makes a striking statement.  The Joan Burgundy tote from Brenda Macleod is functional and works with just about any outfit.

Pastel Dress

Lets see how the designers at Polyvore match shoes with pastel dresses:


Here’s some lovely pastel designs from Zazzle:

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Monogram Pastel Pink Zigzag Custom Baby BlanketMonogram Pastel Pink Zigzag Custom Baby Blanket

Pastel Wreath Will You Be My Bridesmaid InvitationPastel Wreath Will You Be My Bridesmaid Invitation

Pastel Name Polka Dot Barely There iPhone 6 CasePastel Name Polka Dot Barely There iPhone 6 Case

Flowers, Monogram, Purple, White, Pastel Classic White Coffee MugFlowers, Monogram, Purple, White, Pastel Classic White Coffee Mug

Colorful Pastel Lights Bokeh Business CardColorful Pastel Lights Bokeh Business Card

Peonies Summer Bouquet Watercolor Pastel Postage StampPeonies Summer Bouquet Watercolor Pastel Postage Stamp

Colorful Pastel Lights Bridal Shower InvitationColorful Pastel Lights Bridal Shower Invitation

Custom Color Background Pastel Damask Pattern Ribbon Hair TieCustom Color Background Pastel Damask Pattern Ribbon Hair Tie

Peonies Summer Bouquet Watercolor Pastel Throw PillowPeonies Summer Bouquet Watercolor Pastel Throw Pillow

Pastel Wreath Will You Be My Bridesmaid InvitationPastel Wreath Will You Be My Bridesmaid Invitation

Pastel Teal and Gray Stationery Suite for Women Post-it® NotesPastel Teal and Gray Stationery Suite for Women Post-it® Notes

Monogram, Flowers, Blue, Pastel, Girly, Cute Basic Round Button KeychainMonogram, Flowers, Blue, Pastel, Girly, Cute Basic Round Button Keychain

Pastel Wreath Will You Be My Bridesmaid InvitationPastel Wreath Will You Be My Bridesmaid Invitation

Pastel Name Polka Dot Barely There iPhone 6 Plus CasePastel Name Polka Dot Barely There iPhone 6 Plus Case

Personalized Pastel Gymnastics Words Typography PosterPersonalized Pastel Gymnastics Words Typography Poster

modern fine pastel color monogram barely there iPhone 6 casemodern fine pastel color monogram barely there iPhone 6 case

Floral Bouquet | Let's Shower the Bride | Bridal 5x7 Paper Invitation CardFloral Bouquet | Let’s Shower the Bride | Bridal 5×7 Paper Invitation Card

Monogram, Flowers, Green, White, Pastel Classic White Coffee MugMonogram, Flowers, Green, White, Pastel Classic White Coffee Mug

Pastel Spring Flowers Baby Shower InvitationPastel Spring Flowers Baby Shower Invitation

Elegant Pastel Watercolor Floral Boutique Decor Standard Business CardElegant Pastel Watercolor Floral Boutique Decor Standard Business Card

Peonies Summer Bouquet Watercolor Pastel Water BottlePeonies Summer Bouquet Watercolor Pastel Water Bottle

modern fine pastel colors tough iPhone 6 casemodern fine pastel colors tough iPhone 6 case

Monogram Pastel Pink Zigzag Custom Baby BlanketMonogram Pastel Pink Zigzag Custom Baby Blanket

Chic Floral Pattern Pink Orange Pastel Watercolor Tough iPhone 6 CaseChic Floral Pattern Pink Orange Pastel Watercolor Tough iPhone 6 Case

Pastel Gymnastics Words Typography Fleece BlanketPastel Gymnastics Words Typography Fleece Blanket

Pastel Polka Dots Address LabelsPastel Polka Dots Address Labels

Pastel Spring Flowers Personalized Business CardPastel Spring Flowers Personalized Business Card

Girly Pink Owl Budget Tote Budget Tote BagGirly Pink Owl Budget Tote Budget Tote Bag

Peonies Summer Bouquet Watercolor Pastel Budget Tote BagPeonies Summer Bouquet Watercolor Pastel Budget Tote Bag

Cute Girly Colorful Pastel Nebula Aztec Pattern Cases For iPad MiniCute Girly Colorful Pastel Nebula Aztec Pattern Cases For iPad Mini

Monogram Blue Chevron Zigzag Custom Baby BlanketMonogram Blue Chevron Zigzag Custom Baby Blanket

2016 Calendar Pastel Mousepad2016 Calendar Pastel Mousepad

Pastel flowers and butterflies license platePastel flowers and butterflies license plate

Colorful Pastel Lights Rehearsal Dinner InvitationColorful Pastel Lights Rehearsal Dinner Invitation

Chic Floral Pattern Pink Orange Pastel Watercolor iPhone SE/5/5S CaseChic Floral Pattern Pink Orange Pastel Watercolor iPhone SE/5/5S Case

Personalized Pastel Cheerleading Words Typography PosterPersonalized Pastel Cheerleading Words Typography Poster

Pastel Blue and Linen Chevrons Custom Monograms Post-it® NotesPastel Blue and Linen Chevrons Custom Monograms Post-it® Notes

Personalized Pastel Gymnastics Words Typography 5x7 Paper Invitation CardPersonalized Pastel Gymnastics Words Typography 5×7 Paper Invitation Card

Stylish Pastel Watercolor Flowers Girly Chic Mini Business CardStylish Pastel Watercolor Flowers Girly Chic Mini Business Card

Preppy Pastel Floral Girly Pattern iPhone SE/5/5S CasePreppy Pastel Floral Girly Pattern iPhone SE/5/5S Case

Pastel Polka Dots Baby Shower InvitationsPastel Polka Dots Baby Shower Invitations

Peonies Summer Bouquet Watercolor Pastel Barely There iPhone 6 Plus CasePeonies Summer Bouquet Watercolor Pastel Barely There iPhone 6 Plus Case

Pastel Floral Wreath Bridal Shower InvitationPastel Floral Wreath Bridal Shower Invitation

Damask Polka Dots Bow and Jewel Pastel Tough iPhone 6 CaseDamask Polka Dots Bow and Jewel Pastel Tough iPhone 6 Case

Pastel Pink Chevron Monogram Basic Round Button KeychainPastel Pink Chevron Monogram Basic Round Button Keychain

Preppy Pastel Floral Girly Pattern Hip FlaskPreppy Pastel Floral Girly Pattern Hip Flask

Pastel Gray Round StickerPastel Gray Round Sticker

Unique Boho Floral Baby Shower InvitationUnique Boho Floral Baby Shower Invitation

Pastel Wreath Will You Be My Bridesmaid | Lilac InvitationPastel Wreath Will You Be My Bridesmaid | Lilac Invitation

Personalized Pastel Figure Skater Words Typography PosterPersonalized Pastel Figure Skater Words Typography Poster

Pastel Spring Floral Wreath Bridal Shower Stamp Classic Round StickerPastel Spring Floral Wreath Bridal Shower Stamp Classic Round Sticker

Pastel Spring Flowers Bridal Shower InvitationPastel Spring Flowers Bridal Shower Invitation

Preppy Pastel Floral Girly Pattern Galaxy S5 CoverPreppy Pastel Floral Girly Pattern Galaxy S5 Cover

Colorful Pink Pastel Confetti Dots Kids Birthday BannerColorful Pink Pastel Confetti Dots Kids Birthday Banner

Modern Professional Elegant Wild Pastel Flower Standard Business CardModern Professional Elegant Wild Pastel Flower Standard Business Card

Mixed pastel roses by Therosegarden Heart StickerMixed pastel roses by Therosegarden Heart Sticker

Mint Green Pastel Beach Photography PosterMint Green Pastel Beach Photography Poster

Pastel Red Pink Turquoise Ombre Chevron Pattern Barely There iPhone 6 CasePastel Red Pink Turquoise Ombre Chevron Pattern Barely There iPhone 6 Case

Pastel Chevron Dragonfly Luggage TagsPastel Chevron Dragonfly Luggage Tags

Sweet Mason Jar Pink | Gray Baby Sprinkle 5x7 Paper Invitation CardSweet Mason Jar Pink | Gray Baby Sprinkle 5×7 Paper Invitation Card

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Pretty Pastel Spring Dress

Nothing says “Spring” more than Pastels.

Slightly de-saturated colors are a natural progression from the winter drudgery before the wild bold colors of Summer take over.

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Pastel (color)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Pastel sticks in pastel colors

Pastels or pastel colors are the family of colors which, when described in the HSV color space, have high value and low to intermediate saturation.[1][2] The name comes from pastels, art media characteristic of this color family. The colors of this family are usually described as “soothing”,[3] “soft”, “near neutral”, “milky”, “washed out”, “desaturated”, lacking strong chromatic content.  Read more…

 

 

Blake Lively is a natural in Pastel colors:

Blake

 

Blake Lively Models

 From Shein:

Blue Seafoam Spaghetti Strap Backless Color Block Babydoll Pastel Dress

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My Pastel Stripes Collection:

 Pastel Stripes Apparel on Redbubble:

Pastel stripes
Redbubble scarves are available now in a variety of colors, prints, and patterns from international designers. Printed on light chiffon fabric – perfect for summer or winter.

 

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Blind Date – Winter Style

What should you wear on a Blind Date?

Nothing quite like the anxiety of staring at your closet, helpless, trying to decide what to wear on a first date with someone you’ve never met.  Except maybe when you try on one outfit after another until half your closet is strewn across your bedroom.  Maybe we can work through this with a little help from the experts.

 

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From Match.com:

How to Prepare For a Blind Date 

by Tamsen Butler, Demand Media

Getting ready for a blind date can be a little more difficult than preparing for a date with someone you already know. You may wonder what style your date likes or how he’ll be dressed. Approach this situation as an exciting opportunity to meet someone new, and you’re bound to have more fun than if you look at it as a daunting task.

Step 1

Get as much information as you can beforehand regarding your date. If a mutual friend arranged the blind date, consult your friend to find out what you need to know about your blind date. You can find out a lot of great information that can help your blind date run more smoothly. For example, if your friend tells you that your blind date is an animal activist, you can then avoid some awkwardness by not wearing leather pants.

Step 2

Consider your destination. If you already have the entire date planned out, then dress accordingly for the things you’re supposed to do. Don’t wear jeans if you’re going out for an elegant dinner; by the same token, don’t dress formally if you’re meeting up for some bowling. If you aren’t sure what the blind date will entail, dress nicely in a way that will allow you to engage in a variety of activities.

Step 3

Consider comfort. You may think that you look best in stiletto heels or a three-piece suit, but whatever you wear should be comfortable enough that you can spend the date getting to know the other person, instead of thinking about how uncomfortable you feel. While you do want to look attractive for your date, you don’t want to do it at the expense of your comfort.  Read the full article here

Blind Date - Winter Style

STELLA McCARTNEY coat
$680 – italist.com

Black pantyhose
urbanoutfitters.com

Ballerina flat
usa.hermes.com

Mini bag
luxurydivas.com

FRR brown glove
furhatworld.com

Fendi silk scarve
$110 – pret-a-beaute.com

Burgundy hat
$6.06 – yoins.com

From eHarmony (eH Advice):

5 Things Not to Wear on a First Date

by eHarmony Staff

Don’t let your first date attire ruin your chances for a second date. What you wear is the perfect opportunity to present who you are before you say a word. To win your date over with captivating style, consider the location, time of day and weather as these factors will weigh heavily on your attire choice and stay away from our top five things you shouldn’t wear on a first date.

1) Don’t Try a new Trend

Reveal the real you, and stick to clothing you actually wear. “Don’t get in a costume-like outfit,” says Keylee Sanders, owner of the successful consulting and styling company Style Studio and a former Miss Teen USA. “Dress in something you would wear on a regular basis because hopefully you’ll see this person a second date. Stick to your true style self or fashion self on that first date.”

2) Don’t Reveal too Much

First impressions are quick to be made, hard to get rid of and set the tone for the entire date. Ask yourself what your outfit says about you. There’s a difference between wanting to look flirty and sexy and leaving nothing to the imagination. “That doesn’t mean you need to dress dowdy or frumpy, for example if you’re going to wear a short skirt, don’t wear a low cut top,” says the former beauty queen. A good rule of thumb is to choose one area of your body you want to reveal—whether that’s an above the knee skirt to show off your legs, a subtle scooped neck blouse to enhance your décolleté or an off the shoulders sweater to feature a graceful neckline.   Read the full article here

Cute dresses from LuLu*s!!!

 

Add a feminine touch to your look with a custom floral phone case or wallet:

Artist Fashion

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Rebecca Minkoff See Buy Wear collection

Spring 2016 Ready-to-Wear:  Rebecca Minkoff

Lovely muted pastels, classy feminine lines, and a bit of fun.  I absolutely love this collection!  The mod purple-gray leather “Rockin” skirt and jacket are calling my name ;).


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The designers at Polyvore were given a preview and asked to create fashion sets for a contest that Rebecca herself will judge – here is mine:

Rebecca Minkoff See Buy Wear collection

So what do the experts at Vogue say about this collection:

One gets the feeling that Rebecca Minkoff’s customer might be most familiar with the designer’s seasonal muses from, say, a Pinterest board. Still, if Minkoff can turn on her young clientele to the likes of Patti Smith or Françoise Hardy, as some of the icons she’s envisioned through her kicky clothes, more power to her.  Read more…


 

More sets from the contest:

My “Dimensions of Purple” Collection had a phone case that was a perfect fit for the purple leather skirt and black hankie top.  See the rest of the collection here:


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New Trend: Bell-Sleeve Dresses

Flared slacks and jeans have a trending partner with bell sleeve dresses and tops. Some have a slight taper and others flare out to ridiculous volumes. These have been in style before and I really like the feminine look they create.


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New Trend: Bell-Sleeve Dresses

 New Trend: Bell-Sleeve Dresses by karlajkitty featuring leather handbags


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