Pastel Outfit Inspiration | Collaboration with AsAlwaysNicole

So awhile back Nicole and I decided that it would be cool to work together on a post for you guys. Her being the makeup genius and me being well obsessed with clothes… we decided that we wanted to put together Nicole’s makeup looks and my outfit inspirations to create a fun, pastel-themed collaboration.

So for my part I have put together 5 outfits that all center around pastel colors. The first one below is a t-shirt dress that is supposed to be tucked into the pastel green shorts. I added some textured with the glitter and and leather.
Flirty Tuck In
The next two are for the people who are still going through a colder spring out there. I paired long, t-shirt dresses with some warm sweaters for a really cute transitional outfit. When noon comes around and it starts to warm up, you can take off the sweater and just stuff it into your bag for later.
Little Bit of Sunny

 

Minty Rainy Day

 

For this next one I wanted to make a very breezy almost festival look. So I picked a vibrant coral dress and added some coverage with a light poncho that would still keep the movement of the dress. To add some form to the dress I picked out a nice belt to define your waist. Some breezy sandals and a statement purse makes the outfit look nice for casual occasion or a night out.
Breezy Coral

 

This is when I noticed that I was lacking an outfit that involved pants and put together a nude and mint palette with leather for texture. I fell in love with the necklace on site and decided to pair some rings together with it. I think it goes well with the collar of the jacket.
Mint Is Going Out

 

If you have followed me long enough you know that I love edgy, cute outfits. So when I became fed up with my cat attempting to step across my keyboard, I decided to create an sassy, cat-inspired outfit with this really cool pastel purple jacket. I absolutely adore the sunglasses.
A Beautiful Kitten Distraction

 

Now that you are done reading about the sets I have picked out, I highly recommend you go check out Nicole’s pastel makeup look and tutorial. This is her first tutorial and if you look around her blog you will see that she does amazing makeup swatching posts. She is also a huge into indie brands if you are curious about that.
Close up full face
I hope you really enjoyed and…
TYRR

Spring is Here!

Soon the warmer weather will be rolling in and the days will become longer! The internet will flood with pictures of cute baby animals of all kinds, and talk about spring break is sure to come. Rain season will start shortly afterwards followed by the flowers of course! This is the time of year for New Beginnings for many people as everything slowly comes back to life.
springcorkboard
I decided to pull together spring appropriate ideas for activities, makeup, and outfits to help you make the most of your spring this year. Somethings you have to plan in advance, but other things you can go ahead and just wing it!
Spring Acitivities
Spring has come around and it’s finally warming up. You are itching to finally get out of the house. So what are you going to do? Here are my suggestions…
1. Grab a friend, jump in the car, and roll the windows down on your way to pick up milkshakes (or ice cream, that works too)! And sit outside, enjoy the sun, and some sweetness!
2. Go strawberry picking! Fresh strawberries for considerably cheaper than what you can find at the store. Strawberries are my all time favorite fruit so I try to go every year!
3. Start a garden! Mini-window sill gardens are easy to care for and add color to a bare window. They also freshen up the air and if you are lucky they can produce a yummy treat!
4. Attend a festival! All kinds of festivals will soon be popping up from music festivals, to food, movie, or even flower festivals! I can’t wait to go to my local tulip festival coming up soon!
5. When it really starts to warm up, you could even go hiking! If you love the natural beauty of the mountains, I recommend that you go just as the green starts to come back. It can be surreal to walk about as all the trees are just waking up from their winter naps.
6. If you are a nature lover, but don’t want to go to the mountains to see some beauty, you could go see the cherry blossoms bloom in DC.
7. Take a nap when it rains. I love to take naps when it rains. It just soo smoothing and relaxing!
8. Don’t forget to make wishes with the wild flowers!
Spring Makeup
For those of you who are looking into reviving your makeup and adding some color this spring… You could add a bright, floral color lipstick or a vibrant purple eye shadow. If you are really wanting to try something new, you could try colored mascara! I keep hearing about NYX colored mascara non-stop.
As for classics, you could go for a light pink almost nude lip and use sun-kissed bronzer or a nice rosy cheek.
Transitioning to Spring Clothes
As much as I love winter clothes I can’t help but want to finally shed the coat and those heavy snow boots once spring starts. For basics I love rompers, jumpers, and jumpsuits for spring. If you can find one with simple and uncomplicated straps, they are amazing and easy to wear even into late summer. Then for shoes, you could pair nude heels with light pinks and mints, or you could pair a knee high boot with your shorts for those days when it’s still a bit too chilly to go out completely bare legged. If you are like me and tend to have a go-to set of shoes around the house for errands, you can pick a breezy pair of toms or a nice set of flip flops.
Winter Transition to Spring
If your spring tends to be a bit colder, you could start the transition by layering sweaters over your dresses until it’s warmer. I usually carry a backpack around to stuff my sweater in when it really warms up,  and take it back out later when it becomes colder again.
For accessories I usually carry a backpack for festivals or long walking trips and a pair of sunglasses. I’m a huge fan of bug eyed sunglasses. It just kinda blows my mind how they seem to completely change the dimensions of my face. Cute, petite necklaces are also a nice addition too.
I really hope this helped to give you some ideas for your spring! I hope that you can make the best of it and…
thanksforreadingspringproject

Floral Edge

Floral Edge

Oh My Love short romper
$53 – topshop.com

Black socks
sohogirl.com

Ashley Stewart brown booties
ashleystewart.com

Topshop black rucksack
$55 – topshop.com

Zero Gravity tech accessory
$32 – nastygal.com

Beanie hat
$7.29 – amazon.co.uk

Pink lipstick
$74 – activeskin.com.au

Formal or Casual?

Formal or Casual?

Alice Olivia crop top
aliceandolivia.com

Black shirt
$5.96 – chiarafashion.co.uk

Topshop blazer
nordstrom.com

Alexander Wang shorts
$545 – avenue32.com

Witchery white shorts
$54 – witchery.com.au

Jaded London pink shorts
$75 – houseoffraser.co.uk

Le Temps Des Cerises jean shorts
$54 – zalando.co.uk

Balenciaga leather handbag
$1,430 – mytheresa.com

H M drawstring backpack
$17 – hm.com

H M bangle bracelet
$6.02 – hm.com

Frends headphone
$270 – avenue32.com

Slouchy beanie
amazon.com

River Island tech accessory
$12 – riverisland.com

OwnBoss

OwnBoss

Cut loose dress
blackfive.com

Fat Face black legging
$23 – fatface.com

Ring
hema.nl

Iridescent eyeshadow
makeupforever.com

Smashbox lip gloss
marissacollections.com

ROOM COPENHAGEN black coffee cup
$18 – finnishdesignshop.com