Corset Trend Spring Summer 2017

I fist read about the corset trend making a comeback in the Wall Street Journal back in March. The article started off with an interesting observation about how the corset was originally created to exaggerate the female form. This was a symbolic of the second class status of women back in the 16th century. While there is still some controversy surrounding the corset (think waist trainers used by the Kardashians) the popular spring trend is not so much focused on creating a tiny waist as it is on just adding a little something extra to your outfit.

When I think of a corset I usually think about the 16th century corseted dresses that made a woman’s waist appear insanely small and squeezing her tightly all the way up to her bosoms. Not exactly something I would want to wear on a daily basis…or at all!

Instead of the traditional style that covers the entire torso, fashion bloggers and celebs are wearing a thinner corset that is placed around the middle of the waist. This gives the look a more relaxed feel while still defining the waist.

At first, I didn’t like the idea of the corset being worn in this way. It can look sloppy and unflattering if not you’re not careful as to what top you pair it with. After further researching the trend I found some bloggers wearing it in a way that really accented their bodies and outfit in a flattering way.

Here are a few belts that I found Polyvolor that I thought could look stylish paired with the right top.

Corset Trend Spring/Summer 2017
1. SheIn(sheinside) V Neckline Tartan Belt Detail Top $18 2. Black Velvet Chain Belt $50 3. Icône Corset waist tee $29 4. Rare Khaki Eyelet Lace Up Belt $15 5. Yellow Short Sleeve Belt Layered Dress $30

Do you think I should go for it and purchase one of these belts? Honestly, I am still on the fence with this one. What do you think? Have you tried the trend yet?

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5 Blush Pink Sneakers for Spring

Spring is in full swing and if you haven’t noticed the blush pink trend has taken over your favorite department stores and boutiques. I seriously can’t walk into a store without seeing pretty ruffly tops and flowy skirts in this pretty soft pink.

Although I love the color pink I am not usually one who regularly wears a lot of pinks. However, I have been drawn to the blush pink trend this season. It’s such a pretty sophisticated way to incorporate pink into your wardrobe.

The softness and subtly of this color makes it so versatile that you can wear it with almost anything. It acts a sort of a neutral that you can pair with many items that you already have in your closet.

If you’re thinking that pink is way too girly for you and not really your thing I would encourage you to check out blush pink sneakers! They are sporty while being feminine at the same time and they will go with everything in your closet. I have yet to pick up a pair of kicks myself but I have been debating between the 5 sneakers below.

1. Kenneth Cole New York Aaron in Rose $140 at Zappos

These are a bit on the pricey side but I love how different they are. The knotted detail on the top is different from anything I have seen and I like the fact that they have a platform.

2. Rizzo Pastel Sneakers at Dolls Kill $50

These sneakers are little darker pink than my other picks but the pearlescent sheen makes them look so cool. I could definitely see myself rocking these all summer long!

3. Women’s Reese Slip on Sneakers by Mossimo Supply Co. at Target $24

If you’re hesitant to try out pink sneakers then these might be the ones you would want to try. You can’t beat the price and the sporty style makes them easy to wear.

4. Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Snake Woven Textile Hi in White/Pink at Zappos $48.75

You can’t go wrong with these classic sneakers with a twist! The snakeskin print gives them a really cool texture and the softness of the pink makes them really wearable.

5. Monki Lace Up Flatform Sneaker in Pink at Asos $46

These flatform sneakers are the lightest shade of pink out of all my picks. Perfect if you are hesitant to try out this trend. They don’t have any detailing on them (like snakeskin print or quilted texture) so they are really easy to wear. I might actually like these the best because I can see myself wearing them all the time.

Will you be trying out this trend? I’m still deciding which ones I like the best although I am leaning toward the Monki Lace Up Flatforms. I could see myself wearing them all of the time. Maybe you could help me out and let me know which of the 5 sneakers you like the best. Comment below!

Trend Alert – Off the Shoulder Tops

Off the shoulder tops and dresses have made a big comeback this spring and I couldn’t be more excited about it. There is something just so subtly sexy about showing a little shoulder. I really love this style and I hope that it isn’t going anywhere.

You can find off the shoulder tops and dresses in all different patterns styles and lengths.

Here are 3 Off the Shoulder Tops I’m Loving

Look #1

For an effortless relaxed look go for a top that has a loose fit and is made with a lighter material. These styles look great with skinny jeans, fitted shorts or a cute slim fitting skirt. Check out this style I’m wearing below from Shein.com.

This top is light and flowy which makes it so comfortable. It is the perfect top to wear in the spring and the summer because it is so light.

Don’t you just love the detail of the crocheted sleeves?

The jeans I’m wearing are from William Rast and are so comfortable! I don’t normally purchase designer jeans but they were on sale over the holiday season and I decided to try them out. Such a great purchase!

Oh and check out these cute peep toe shoes! I got them on sale for 25%off at DSW and I had a grand opening coupon for $15 off! Now that’s a steal!

Look #2

If you want to dress it up a little bit, try an off the shoulder top with lots of big ruffles. This super girly look will definitely grab some attention and has the perfect balance of sexy and sweet.

This floral ruffle top is also from Shein.com. I didn’t get a chance to take pictures of me with it on so I decided to do this flat lay for you! I would pair this top with the same shoes, my William Rast jeans and this cute clutch from World Market. Yes, I said World Market! You can find some really cute and different accessories at a good price.

Oh and this choker that I’m wearing in from the first couple of pictures is also from World Market!

Look #3

The following look is two trend for one deal! It’s an off the shoulder velvet pink top from Marshalls! What do you guys think of the velvet trend? I have been seeing it everywhere this season and it is giving me serious 90s vibes!

I am pairing the top with the same choker that I am wearing in the first picture. I’m all about making the most of the piece that you already have in the closet.

I’m wearing another pair of William Rast skinny jeans and holding a denim jacket I found on clearance at The Gap last summer.

The only problem with this shirt is that the skinny straps do not want to stay up! Maybe I can use my DIY skills to sew them a little shorter so that they stay up. What do you think? Would you give that a try?

Have you tried the off the shoulder look? Which look is your favorite? Let me know in the comments below!

Easter Sunday Outfit Idea

Easter Vibes

 

It’s almost Easter Sunday and I’ve been thinking about what to wear for our family get together. It’s supposed to be 80 degrees on Sunday wich is pretty warm for April! That is why I’m thinking a cute floral dress with flowy sleeves would be the perfect outfit to wear for Easter! Pair it with peep-toe sandals, a simple clutch, and some fun pastel colored sunglasses. If you want to dress it up, even more, throw on a sparkly pendant necklace. Oh and how awesome is that Easter egg iPhone case? Can’t get any more festive than that! Even if you don’t celebrate Easter this is a great spring look to wear for a brunch or maybe a bridal shower.

….Btw that Rabbit in the corner is not just a cute graphic to make the pic more festive it’s a canvas art piece that you can find on Etsy! Details below.

Shop this Easter look!

Flower Print Dress – $65 at Mango 

Chrissy Clutch – Currently on sale for $24.50 at Colette 

Apricot Peep Toe Sling Back High Heels – Currently on sale for $33.99 at Romew

Wildest Dreams Pink Sunglasses – $38 at Sports Girl

Kendra Scott Elisa Iridescent Druzy Necklace – $65 at Neiman Marcus

Easter Eggs Watercolor iPhone Case – $40 at Casetify 

Rabbit Giclee Print Cavanata 8″ X 10″ Rabbit Graphic Fine Art Print Original Illustration, Animal Art – $20 at Etsy  

Hope you all have a wonderful Holiday weekend! Be sure to let me know what you are wearing for Easter in the comments below!

Need recipe ideas for Easter desserts? Check this post out! 

** These are not affiliate links and I am not compensated in any way for this post. Just wanted to share some fashion items that I thought were fun and perfect for Easter!**

 

13 Paleo, Gluten or Dairy Free Easter Dessert Recipes

Paleo, Gluten and Dairy Free Easter Recipe Ideas

Easter is almost here and I have been searching Pinterest all week for some interesting and healthier desserts to make. I wanted to keep whatever I am going to be making gluten and dairy free as there are some people in my family who are avoiding them at the moment.

There are so many pretty and delicious looking ideas on Pinterest that I am having a hard time deciding what to make! I was thinking I would go the vegan cheesecake route but then I heard the Pale Lemon Cupcakes calling my name!

Maybe you could help me decide what to make!

Paleo, Gluten or Dairy Free Easter Dessert Recipes

Paleo Lemon Cupcakes from PB Fingers

Lemon is a classic this time of year and these cupcakes look amazing. I love how she topped them with a little slice of lemon for decoration.

Copycat Cadbury Creme Eggs from Hold the Grain

Normally I wouldn’t bother recreating candy that you could buy at the store but sadly Cadbury Creme Eggs are not gluten free. This recipe seems easy so I am considering making it. I mean what is easter without Cadbury Creme Eggs?

Vegan Cheesecake Recipe
Image courtesy Chocolate Covered Katie

Rainbow Unicorn Cheesecake Bars by Chocolate Covered Katie

I have been seeing unicorn everything lately. Unicorn lattes, toast, makeup brushes, you name it! So why would cheesecake be any different? This is another recipe that’s visually stunning and sure to impress.

No-Bake Cadbury Mini Egg Balls from North South Blond

These mini egg balls are in cookie dough form (eggless) and couldn’t be cuter! Anything that involves cookie dough is alright with me! They are simple to make, so even if I don’t make them for Easter I will be trying these out another time!

Chocolate Caramel Easter Eggs from The Pretty Bee

Chocolate and caramel one of my favorite combinations. Can’t go wrong with this Cadbury Caramel Egg inspired recipe

Carrot Cake Fudge from Purely Twins

Carrot cake fudge?? I would have never though to create a fudge recipe inspired by carrot cake! It seriously sounds so good and looks pretty too!

Superfood Berry Cashew Cream No-Bake Bars by Food Faith Fitness

These no-bake bars are so pretty! I love the layered look and the fact that it sneaks in some spinach. Perfect for spring time!

4 INGREDIENT PALEO CHOCOLATE COCONUT CUPS By Beaming Baker

These cups are so cute and seem very easy to make especially since they are no bake. I love almost anything that includes coconut and the addition of chocolate is even better!

Vegan Cheesecake
Photo Courtesy of the Minimalist Baker

7 Ingredient Vegan Cheesecake by Minimalist baker

I have been dying to make vegan cheesecakes but so many recipes seem too complicated. This 7 ingredient recipe looks easy enough to master by easter!

Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bars by Le Petit Eats

I saw these on Pinterest and I had to include them on this list. They are so cute and as I already mentioned I love anything with cookie dough!

Vegan Strawberry Cheesecake by Lazy Cat Kitchen

Oh my gosh! This is just about the prettiest cheesecake I have ever seen! The pretty pink color and how she decorated the cake with flowers and strawberries. It is just perfection! I’m sure this recipe will be quite impressive to your guests.

Which ones would you like to try? I’m still undecided so help me out and let me know in the comments!

11 Things I Love About Spring

While I love the wintertime and the super cozy clothes that come along with it I am always excited for the start of spring. The days are longer, the flowers start blooming and the birds come out. What’s there not to love about spring? I’ve rounded up my top 11 reasons why spring is one of my favorite times of year!

11 Reasons I Love the Springtime

Reason No. 1

Sunshine and sunnies – Longer and brighter days are the perfect reason to go out and purchase a new pair of sunglasses.

Reason No. 2

No more coats- Trade those bulky coats and scarves for cute bomber jackets and light comfy sweaters!

Reason No. 3

Colorful clothes – Walk into the mall or any boutique and you are sure to find beautiful soft colors like blush pink, pale blues, and soft yellows. No more dreary colors or days!

Reason No. 4

Capris and skirts – It’s finally warm enough to break out the capris and to wear skirts without stocking or tall boots.

Reason No. 5

Sandals- You get to break out your favorite pair of sandals or flip flops. Don’t forget to polish your nails.

Reason No. 6

Flowers – I love how the flowers start to bloom and all the pretty butterflies come out this time of year. Gather your besties and have a fun photo shoot in a beautiful field of flowers!

Reason No. 7

Ritas Italian Ice- March 20th is the first day of spring and means free ice for you and your friends! Make it a yearly tradition to grab a free ice on this day!

Reason No. 8

Easter – Even if you don’t celebrate Easter you will always find the best candy in the stores! It is the perfect excuse to treat yo self to a box of peeps or delicious Cadbury eggs.

Reason No. 9

Makeup- It’s a fun time of year to try out new bright lip colors and softer eye makeup. Experiment with pastel eyeliner or blue tinted lashes.

Reason No. 10

Hair – Spring is the perfect time of year for trying out a fresh new do! I recently cut bangs and I am loving the new look. It’s also a great time for experimenting with lighter colors or maybe even funky colors like this.

Reason No. 11

Outdoor Activities – No more curling up under the covers and binge watching Netflix because it’s too cold to do anything else. Get on your cute workout gear and head outside for a long bike ride or a run down the by the beach.

Who else is excited for the warmer weather and cropped pants? What do you love the best about the springtime? Let us know in the comments below!