Monday, March 4, 2013

Spring Favorite Things

Today...we're mixing and matching more than food!  March is here, Spring is just around the corner, and this mama is ready to update a few things in honor of the season.  Below is a list of my absolute favorite things for Spring.  Whether you want to update your wardrobe, your makeup, your skincare or just a lip gloss...I have something for everyone.  

These are Shay's Favorite Things for Spring...

And of course, I'm starting with a wedge.  I am nothing if not a wedge girl.  I would be embarrassed to show you my collection...however many I have...I think I need both of these pair below to add to my closet (Andrew Shull, I do need them!).



And...shockingly enough...I might actually buy my first pair of flats.  I know, right?!  I've never purchased a pair of flats in my life (I've been wearing heels since the 7th grade), but these bright pink flats get me excited...so you just might see me with a new spring in my flat-footed step this Spring!



And if you don't have colored cropped jeans, you must stop whatever it is you're doing and buy some.  I have 5 pair.  Yes.  Five.  (At this point, I'm really hoping my husband has lost all interest in this post and stopped reading it...).   These super cute colored jeans from Gap will update your wardrobe without you spending a fortune (Mom...if you're reading this...you need some!  Buy some right this second!).



And this scarf is my new favorite!  I wear it all the time!!  It's light weight (perfect for spring and summer), and it comes in great colors that really brighten up any outfit.  


And now...this is me.  Short shorts.  I'm 31 years old...eventually, I will probably have to stop wearing short shorts but honestly, I might be 81 before that happens.  I love shorts with wedges.  But if you're a flats kind of girl, colored shorts with flats are super cute too.  I'm not even going to count my colored shorts...let's just say I have enough to wear I have to refer to them by shades of a color (my light pink pair, my neon pink pair, my hot pink pair, etc.).  These Old Navy shorts are super cute, super comfy and super affordable.



And since the weather is getting warmer, that means everyone is getting geared up for swimsuit season which means, we have to work out even more.  There is just something powerful and motivating about buying yourself new workout gear.  Try it and believe me..you'll be working out!




A friend of mine was wearing this perfume a few years ago, and I just kept thinking how fresh and spring-y she smelled.  I bought me some and now it's a staple at my house.  Plus, it's really affordable and the scent lasts all day.  It smells sweet like cotton candy...which, if you're a girl like me, is a great complement to shorts and wedges ;).

I have blogged about this before but let me reiterate myself...these tanning towels are perfection!  I use one a week for a wonderfully subtle glow.  Trust me...these are so much easier to use than a lotion or cream.  You will become a believer!


Dr. Dennis Gross Glow Pads for Body

I've also blogged about my love of Nars the Multiple before too.  This little magic stick does everything from highlight, cheek color, eye color or even a little lip color.  I like the peachy Orgasm shade but all of the Multiple shades are flattering.  This one little stick will totally update your makeup routine.

Nars "the multiple" in Orgasm 


Speaking of Nars...a girl needs a fresh new lip gloss to usher in Spring...
Nars lip gloss in Turkish Delight


I bought this Butter London shade and my nails just say "Spring!".  Purple is so girly and feminine without being pink.  Love it!
Butter London nail polish in Molly Coddled 


I am such a beachy wave kind of girl that I'm always experimenting with new texture sprays...but this BB Surf Spray just might be my favorite.  I spray it on my damp hair and let it air dry.  It's beachy perfection!


Bumble & Bumble Surf Spray

And finally, my love of a good bag...every girl needs a new bag to welcome in a new season.  I'm totally head over heels in love with this neon pink Kate Spade tote.  No matter what you're wearing, this tote will brighten up your look and your day.

Kate Spade tote


These are my favorite things for Spring!  I hope you found something here you need to get you in the mood for warmer weather, outdoor activities and poolside fun.  Happy Spring!

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35 comments:

Sheaffer {Pinterest Told Me To} said...

Okay....maybe my problem has been that I need to buy new workout gear. My goodness I hope that's it. Off to by workout gear so I can get pool ready for you! :)

Maddie~The Whimsy One said...

I have an addiction to pink sugar too. I also found an etsy shop that sells solid lotion bars and she offers a pink sugar scent. Smells so amazing and very similar to the original. Plus...heels are my friend. I got a pair of sperry's recently and finally wore them.

Little Kitchie said...

I have so many NARS Multiples that they take up an entire shelf in our bathroom cabinet. It drives my husband just a little crazy :) My favorite is G-Spot, but Orgasm is a close second!!

Alison @ Get Your Pretty On said...

Awesome picks! Old Navy's shorts are the best. I have them in every color too. And those coral wedges are a must have. Now I'm really craving some warm temps!

BrittKathleen said...

Ok I'm in love with nars, the pink sugar, the glow pads, obviously the wedges... Lets just say this was a wonderful post and I'm ready to go shopping!

Jessica said...

Love your favorite things list!!! Look forward to your posts each day!

Jennifer Cannon said...

Listen.blog readers... The girl knows what she's talking about!! I took shays advice with the tanning towels last time she did this, and its true. They are a little slice of heaven! shay, such great taste girlfriend!!

Jill said...

I am so going to try your tanning sheets you talked about. I totally lived in a tanning bed years ago (not sure what I was thinking, obviously NOT thinking) and now I want some color. So glad I found your blog through kelly's blog, and of course I never knew Sean had such a cool sister. Can't wait to be a regular reader of your blog.

Aubs said...

Love this! Definitely going to have to check out the pink sugar and I've had my eye on those scarves at gap so clearly this is a sign that I just need to get one! :)

The Dose of Reality said...

The pink ballet flats are adorbs! Off to purchase my jeans RIGHT now! :)

Kristen said...

What a fun list! Thanks for doing this. :)

Amie said...

I just bought new work out gear and just that gave me even more energy to step up my exercise game,it felt great! I also bought the brightest neon pink shirt I could find to go with my neon pink nail polish! Ready for spring for sure. Thanks so much for all of the ideas :-)

Karen Peterson said...

My favorite thing about spring is wearing cute skirts. With cute shoes/sandals.

Jaylyn Bond said...

I agree, you totally NEED those wedges! They are fabulous :)

xox jaylyn over at http://jaylynabond.blogspot.ca/2013/03/weekend-shopping-trip.html

Bri Bliss said...

I am such a huge fan of the Gap Skimmer Jeans. I am wearing them today in lime green.

I'm digging the wedges & think that I might have to get myself a pair. I've had my eye on some at Target, but these are almost the same price & even cuter.

Kelly said...

LOVE those wedges! That pink bag is adorable and I am going to have to try those tanning wipes. :) I need me some color..dang MN ghost white!

Amy Shaughnessy said...

I wear heels a lot and have to make myself put on flats. I only have a few pair because heels really are my preference. (Although flats are more comfortable...)

Amy

Fashion and Beauty Finds

Beth said...

Ok, I love this list! I'll admit it- I'm also a 30-something fan of the shorty shorts, ha! Come on spring!

Erin said...

Love all of your picks! I use the bumble surf spray all the time when I wear my hair natural, love it! I definitely have my eye on some colored crops this spring and wedges are a must for me, comfortable enough to chase after a kiddo but still cute!

Jen A @ Love, the Arthurs said...

Love your list! I've never hear of those glow pads...they sound amazing! I am kinda terrified of skin cancer (my grandpa had it) so any sunless tanners that look good are my faves! And I'm going to have to try out that Nars stick too! I'm sure my husband will be soooo glad I read this list and have all these things I HAVE to buy now! Haha! :)

Narci D said...

I have a love/hate relationship with your favorites lists! I always love everything on them, but I hate what they do to my bank account. ;) Off to get some shopping done!

Tiffany said...

Your style is very similar to mine. I want those Steve Madden Wedges!

Kristin said...

Can't do wedges, my feet would hate me, but they are cute! Love anything/everything makeup/perfume/polish related and will have to hold off since I just made a recent purchase from Sephora! :)
April purchases are in my future!

RedTagChicLosAngeles said...

I'm a huge fan of wedges....they're just so comfy with the height!!!

Rebecca
www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

littleivorytower said...

Ahhh, this post was EXACTLY what I needed today! It is DUMPING SNOW outside here in Iowa and spring seems eternities away....but your post gives me hope I will be able to wear wedges shorts and purple nail polish before too long. Spring is around the corner!

Tracy said...

Love this post! And I know from other posts that you also happen to be a huge fan of bangles so thought I'd tell you about a website that a friend just showed me.They have super cute bangles from India that are bought from local villagers so it stimulates their economy, but the best part they are SO CHEAP!I'm seriously obsessed. the website is banglesofbombay.com

mindy@thesuburbanlife said...

I am drooling over that Kate Spade bag, and the Nars lipgloss, and the wedges, and the... good Lord. Spring's going to be expensive. :)
Mindy
www.thesuburbanlife.com

april said...

I love your shoes!!! I think I need the wedges, too. :) Have you ever tried Lululemon short run shorts? They are perfectly short and you can swim in them!

We Choose Joy said...

Going to pick up some shorts today!!! Our 80 degree day we had this week made me ready for summer shopping!

Hannah Heres said...

I love the tanning towels and can't wait to try the Surf Spray!

The purse is amazing!!!

Erika said...

I love every.single.thing in this post! The colored jeans...the dot scarf...the Athleta tank...etc. And I've been wanting to try that Nars beauty stick, now I really must.

Anonymous said...

I bought the tanning towels you talked about but I just want to know how you apply them. Do you exfoliate your face and body first or do you skip that since they kind of are exfoliating wipes? Would love your advice on how to prepare and apply these wipes! Love your blog...you are beautiful and so is your family!

Mix and Match Mama said...

I use them once a week after I get out of the shower. I start with my legs and then do my shoulders and arms and finish off with my mid-section. I let it dry about 5 minutes before putting clothes on. That's it!

Anonymous said...

What shoes are your go to with the gap skimmers? Thanks!!

Mix and Match Mama said...

Wedges, wedges and wedges!

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