Spring Dress

Accessorize your floral dress for Spring

We’ve all seen it;  a cute flowery Spring dress worn with sneakers or bland sandals and a handbag holdover from the Winter months.  Don’t sell your lovely floral print spring dress short – accessorize with a lovely scarf, shoes, and a handbag to achieve a carefree but polished look – a bit of fun with attention to detail can make a just the right statement this time of year.


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Spring Dress

Short dress
choies.com

Tote handbag
zaful.com

Alexander McQueen scarve
$335 – alexandermcqueen.com

 

Inspiration:

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Lulus.com

Chic clothing & accessories – LuLu*s is THE destination for trendsetters around the world.


“Wonderful Ways Ivory and Blue Print Skater Dress”


“Toss Up Tan and Light Blue Reversible Tote” – $49

from: Lulus.com


“Fun-Seeker Navy Blue Suede Platform Wedges” – $30

from: Lulus.com


“Mink Pink How’s the Serenity Pink Print Halter Dress” – $102

from: Lulus.com

“Sadie Blush Pink Suede Lace-Up Heels” – $34

from: Lulus.com

“Mariposa Beige Beaded Clutch” – $41

from: Lulus.com

Spring New Arrivals
Cute dresses from LuLu*s!!!

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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

Get ready for an early spring with new fashions daily at SheIn.com

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

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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

  • Price: $14.29

Get ready for an early spring with new fashions daily at SheIn.com


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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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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Fall Fashion Trends 2015

Time to get our Fall fashion sense in gear – let’s check out some expert advice on what is trending in 2015


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5 Summer 2015 Trends That You Will Still Be Wearing This Fall

May 26, 2015 by Liza Graves

Flare Jeans

It’s the ’70s thing and also because the fashion gods don’t like us to get too comfy in one style of pants, as then we won’t buy anything, right? So skinnies are starting to meet their match. You can still wear your skinnies, but if you want to be fashion-forward in a way that you will be very mainstream soon, buy some flare jeans. If you feel too old for big flares, just start to embrace the boot cut look again.

Found on LuLu’s.com:

Friends Flare-ever Medium Wash High-Waisted Flare Jeans

  • Price: $78.00

Budget designs on RoseGal.com:

Fashionable Bleach Wash Color Spliced Flare Jeans For Women

Slimming Mid-Waisted Three-Buttons Women's Boot-Cut Jeans

Stylish Mid-Waisted Boot Cut Deep Blue Women's Jeans

The Chunky Heel

Again, it’s the ’70s vibe that just keeps getting stronger and stronger, and the chunky heel is here to stay, at least for a while. Embrace a style that you can get a lot of use from over many seasons. Forgo the platform for a less disco and more mainstream ’70s look.

Found on LuLu’s.com

Fay 1 Fuchsia High Heel Sandals

  • Price: $32.00

Longer Vest

Longer blazers are in for fall, and vests are in for summer. So marry the two and purchase a longer vest to wear now and into the cooler months as well.


Found on LuLu’s.com:

Black Swan Flurry of Fun Brown Faux Fur Vest

  • Price: $72.00

Brown Leather Belt

Just a good, plain, brown leather belt. You can wear it with your jeans, make a dress a bit more casual, wrap it over a blazer/cardigan if you work in an air-conditioned office or just tighten up a fuller blouse. But belts are in, and they are going to stay in.

Found on LuLu’s.com:

Diamond Daydream Tan Belt

  • Price: $11.00

Found on RoseGal.com:

Chic Pin Buckle Design Openwork PU Elastic Belt For Women

Chic Pin Buckle Design Openwork PU Elastic Belt For Women

Chic Pin Buckle Design Openwork PU Elastic Belt For Women

White Pieces

Buy up your whites, as you’ll be wearing them come fall, as well! Tees, jeans, skirts, jackets … the whole “you really can wear white after Labor Day” thing is finally getting traction.

Found on LuLu’s.com

Denali Duchess Ivory Faux Fur Vest

  • Price: $86.00

Found on RoseGal.com:

Sexy Plunging Neck Short Sleeve Laciness Solid Color Women's Dress

Sexy Plunging Neck Short Sleeve Laciness Solid Color Women's Dress

Stylish Round Collar Short Sleeve Solid Color Lace Women's Dress

The Top Fall 2015 Trends From New York Fashion Week

by Hannah Weil McKinley 2/22/15

 The Glamorous Bohemian

This season, the boho vibe draws from the ’70s woman and the modern traveler. The shapes and fabrics are luxe — floaty hemlines, allover print, and embellishments galore.

Found on RoseGal.com:

Slimming Fashionable Style Stripes Round Neck High Waisted Sleeveless Chiffon Bohemian Dress For Women

  • Price: $15.81

Caped Crusader

It makes sense since the fashion crowd has been avoiding their sleeves for seasons now that designers are bypassing them all together with Fall’s caped silhouettes. Some are polished, while others, more statement-making. But regardless of pattern or color, the cut itself was made to catch the eye.

Found on LuLu’s.com

Down the Lane Grey Cape

  • Price: $65.00

Found on RoseGal.com:

Stand Collar Double Breasted Cape Coat For Women

  • Price: $19.36

 On the Fringe

Where we’ve seen fringed details creeping onto bags and shoes since last season, designers are using it much more heavy-handedly come Fall. Look for it giving skirts a sexy, skin-baring effect, upping the ante on evening wear or adding textural intrigue to our favorite knits.

Found on LuLu’s.com:

JOA Road West Tan Fringe Coat

  • Price: $127.00

 Gray Matters

This season’s color takeover was decidedly gray — and we’re not sad about it. The color looks particularly cool in monochromatic schemes — an easy one to pull off head to toe. And while it goes with everything already in your closet, it also helps dial down the sexy vibes of a strapless dress or a fitted sheath, while making sweaters and coats somehow feel even cozier. Now that’s versatility.

Found on RoseGal.com:

Casual Scoop Neck Lace Splicing Long Sleeve T-Shirt For Women

Casual Scoop Neck Lace Splicing Long Sleeve T-Shirt For Women

Casual Scoop Neck Lace Splicing Long Sleeve T-Shirt For Women

So Plaid

Plaid gets a revamp for Fall, making its return on cool-girl coats, trousers, and polished separates. It’s classic with a twist — and in some cases, far more prep-school rebel than schoolgirl uniform.

Found on LuLu’s.com:

BB Dakota Keenan Wine Red Plaid Shirt Dress

  • Price: $79.00

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