Friday, April 13, 2012

top 5 spring must haves

You are in for a treat today, my sweet friends!
Four lovely bloggers are visiting this little blog of mine to share their Top 5 Must Haves for Spring!
And they do not disappoint.
Take it away, girls!

Mandy from Little Maison


(1) The sheer blouse is a versatile 'must have' that will bring you from the office to cocktails with friends. Modcloth has a large selection including this pink beauty HERE
(2) Python is my new favorite. Join the fun with a tangerine python clutch by Camille Zarsky. Pantone would be pleased since it's their color of the year! Check out the bag HERE
(3) I love anything with a retro vibe and these saddle shoes by G. H. Bass & Co. are no exception! Their Spring line by Rachel Antonoff is fabulous and fun. Take a look HERE
(4) I wrote a post a while back about Petite Pendants - I am completely obsessed! These lovely little ones are from my favorite Etsy shop, Lemon Sweet Jewelry. Grab one HERE
(5) Everyone is digging pleated skirts but I am particularly drawn to the pleated skirts with a polka dot print! This skirt by Kate Spade is just darling. Grab one HERE


Melanie from Sarcasm & Curls

Today's topic is top 5 things I'm excited about for spring! This should be super easy, right!?
1. Lots of bright colors in the wardrobe.
When it's warm outside, I want to wear bright, cheerful colors!

2. Nights spent outside with friends.
It's just cool enough to sit around a fire pit, cocktails in hand, chatting with your besties. Perfect night.

3. Coral nails
I save coral (and other brights) for spring and summer. I'm currently sporting my favorite nail color (OPI's "My Chihuahua Bites").

4. Sandals!
 I don't bare my toesies until the weather is warm, and I was so excited to finally start wearing flip flops and sandals this spring!

5. Flowers
I love seeing my buttercups bloom, peonies start sprouting up from the ground, and the trees starting to get little green leaves on them. I bought some dahlias to put in planters on the porch, and I can't wait to get that done! Flowers mean spring is here, and I love it!

What do you love about spring?


Ashley from Turquoise & Teale
{P.S. Ashley has the BEST last name ever! It's my favorite color (just with an "e")! Baller!}

Spring Favorites

Kendra Scott 14k jewelry, $58
My spring favorites are all about the basics, sunglasses and the perfect big sunhat to protect you from the sun and the pops of color that looks great against a summer tan.

This spring I've been eyeing the new brightly colored clutches over at K. Slademade-- that added tassel on the zipper? Obsession. Anything tortoise I'm a fan of and this oversized pair by Karen Walker is perfect. Take the sunglasses and this oversized straw hat and place me on the beach and I'm one happy girl!

I've been scooping up any mint colored clothing and accessories that I come across. This pair of earrings by Kendra Scott is a great simple, splash of color and I'd pair mine with a simple white dress to let the statement earrings standout.

Lastly, this bumble and bumble surf spray is one of my all-time favorites. It smells absolutely wonderful and transports me to the beach if only in my mind. It doesn't leave hair greasy or crunchy and offers tousled beach waves for those of us that don't live by the water.

Thanks for having me share my spring favorites, Holly!
Come on over and say hi on my blog, Turquoise and Teale, I always love meeting new friends!


Katy From Katy Goes Boom

Hi! I'm Katy and I blog over at Katy Goes Boom.

I'm a mommy to Boomer, wife to JJ, and a BUCKEYE!!! I have dance parties pretty much every morning with my five-year-old daughter, and anyone who has ever met me has at some point uttered the words 'high-energy' to describe me. I blog about my kid, my life, clothes, makeup and the random thoughts that pop into my head.

When Holly sent out the call for some bloggers to talk about their must haves for Spring, I jumped on it. Because Holly and her blog are AWESOME! I have met her IRL a few times now and I think she is the bees knees.

So here are my five MUST HAVES for Spring.

1) Claritin

Or really any sort of readily available, over the counter anti-histamine. When I moved to Ohio, from the desert that is Phoenix, my mother and I quickly discovered that first Spring that I was allergic to EVERYTHING that grew in Ohio. I mean everything. I got sent home with pink-eye from first grade. I didn't have pink-eye. I had simply rubbed my eyes so long and so hard that they were almost swollen shut. All the pollen had me oozing from the eyeballs and nose. It was gross. I am allergic to: grass, ragweed, trees, flowers....yeah everything. If I haven't gotten my daily drug fix and I come home to open windows enjoying the breeze...JJ is in TROUBLE.
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2) Pedicures

We had an early run of warm Spring weather here in central Ohio and people got carried away. We're talking short shorts and summer dresses in MARCH. Then...there were the feet. Good Lord ladies. If you're going to take your tootsies out of hibernation and throw on open toed shoes, please, please, please make sure your feet are looking right. Go get a starter pedicure. At the very least take off the polish you put on this winter and slap on some lotion. Nivea cream is great for this. I'm asking nicely. Men folks this applies to you as well. If you must wear sandals please moisturize.
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3) Pastel Polish

I used to shy away from pastels of any kind because I automatically thought of shades of pink and my mother's nails. I NEVER wanted to emulate my mother's manicures. (Yeah I had some rebellion issues.) So I tended towards brights (read: neon), glitters, darks, and any shade my mother said looked like 'post mortem'. The polishes out now however are gorgeous, and I can assure you that Momma Boom would never be caught dead in a pastel blue or green. Don't be afraid to experiment with these shades, there is something out there flattering for EVERY skin tone. My personal quest this Spring if for a great pastel blue.
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4) Cardigans

Remember how I said we had an early run of warm weather this Spring. Well this morning it was 33 degrees out. Gotta love Ohio. I do! I also love cardigans. I have at last count.....around 10. They are wonderful for layering over a sleeveless, or short sleeve shirt, or a sundress. Cardigans are lifesavers in the office too. Overzealous AC-users I'm talking to you! A cute cardi with a ruffle trim or embellishment can add extra ooomph to a jeans and tee-shirt ensemble. Don't even get me started on boyfriend cardis. They cover the booty, which is great, and they are just so cozy. You can find a great cardi anywhere from Nordstrom to Target. So go get some. Now.
I realize there is snow on the ground in this pic....but its a Buckeye colors Cardi!!

5) A camera

I don't care if its your phone, a point and shoot or a fancy DSLR. My picture taking tendencies tend to increase in the warmer weather. Whether its pictures of Boomer at the park, dining al fresco with girlfriends, or just pictures of the beauty that surrounds C-bus in Springtime I love to document it. Now that Instagram is out for Android users I'm documenting even more. (If you gram, come find me. katygoesboom)

Yep....I'm posting this on the internet.

Don't you just love them?!
Are you ready for some spring shopping?
Before you hit the mall, make sure you stop by these ladies' blogs and say hi!

Happy Friday the 13th and have a great weekend, cats and kittens :)



Katie said...

am I the first comment!? WOO HOO!

Awww I LOVE all of these girls picks! Spending time outside aorund a firepit is one of my faves too!!

xoxo love you

Mandy said...

Thanks for having me! The post looks GREAT!!!

Little Maison

KatyK said... ma first guest post! Thank you so much Holly :)

Kendra Scott said...

I love everyone's spring must-haves...completely adorable! It's so great to hear from so many bloggers in one post...Such a cute idea! Thanks to Turquoise & Teale for featuring KS!


The Sweet Life said...

Loving the leopard print mani!! SO cute!!

MessyDirtyHair said...

so i love everything! the nails with the one leopard is SICK! great post!! have a great weekend!

xo Kelly


Valerie Griffin said...

i'm a new follower! great blog :)

Georgina said...

I LOVE this post! I'm your newest follower and really enjoyed my first experience here.

You have some much great content, thank you :)

Mrs. Pancakes said...

im really liking all the different cute!

Melissa said...

I found you on the Lovely Little Things blog. I am a new follower and loving your blog! I LOVE that picnic outfit!

Priya said...

I love that polka dotted pleated skirt! And just about everything else at Kate Spade...sigh. I'm dying for a pleated skirt this spring though!

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