Summer in Shades Inspiration

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Sunglasses are on of our most beloved accessories for spring and summer, and we usually can’t wait to start wearing them during the dark and dreary days of winter. Sunglasses can instantly make you look polished and put-together. Just throw on a pair of statement sunnies, a light coat of coral lipstick, and you’re ready to face the day!
Black Prada SunglassesWe love the unique curly shape of the arms. Look for unique details like that on the sides of your sunglasses, if you prefer a more basic frame shape.

Woman Applying Lip Gloss with Sunglasses and Turban On

Red Lips and SunglassesA cat eye adds instant vintage style, especially when paired with a cool lip color!

Blue Mirrored Sunglasses on Girl with Long Hair

 

Americana Sunglasses on Smiling Teen

Aviator styles add a slightly masculine and carefree edge to your shades.

 

Color Story: Lemon Yellow

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Yellow doesn’t really get a lot of love, even though it deserves it! It’s a bright and sunny color that can immediately make you smile. Lemon yellow, specifically, evokes the warmth and fun of spring and summer. It’s the perfect color for both decor and clothing.IMG_9712w

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5b05ce1916dcb513fb04b97a61125fdfWhen it comes to decor, this shade looks stunning with cool neutrals. Pair it with gray, taupe or even black for a chic yet sunny style. It’s also perfect for infusing personality into any room. Notice how stunning that piano looks when painted yellow?

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NF8C84271Lemon yellow is extremely wearable, especially when paired with a sun-kissed glow. It looks beautiful in a more modern style, or a loose and carefree vintage dress!

Pineapple Decor Inspiration

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An apple a day may keep the doctor away, but a pineapple a day will guarantee your pad is the perfect paradise. Pineapples are taking the design world by storm with their geometric shapes, and fun-in-the-sun-loving vibe. Pineapple PillowsA pineapple pillow is an easy and soft way to incorporate this spiky fruit into your decor!
White Pineapple Statue
This cool white statue shows off the geometric shapes which make it a designer’s dream.

Gold Door Knocker Against Green DoorLet passersby know where the party is happening with this door knocker.

Blue and White Striped Pineapple PrintAnother way to easily add this funky fruit into your decor is with a vibrant print.
Fruity Pineapple Textiles in Orange and RedPineapples also lend themselves well to textile prints like the ones above!

DIY: Trimmed Easter Eggs

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This Easter don’t stop at just dyeing your eggs. DIY them! These DIYs will show you how to create cute and original Easter eggs that will dress up any spring dinner table!

Materials for Easter Eggs

15mm Ombre Rococo Trim

15mm Gingham Rococo Trim

6mm Cup Loose Sequins

8mm Cup Loose Sequins

3.5mm x 12mm Rectangular Sequins

E6000

Plastic Eggs

Scissors

All Trimmed

Glue on Trim1. Put some glue on the top of the egg, and place the end of the trim on the glue.

Wrapped Trim

2. Wrap the trim around the egg and glue the end of the trim on the part that you already glued.Opposite Wrap Trim3. Repeat going in the opposite way.

Sequin Speckled

Sequin on Egg1. Create a polka dot pattern with your loose sequins.

Polka Dot Pattern on Egg2. Glue each sequin down with a dab of glue.

 

Shapes and Sizes

Rectangular Sequin on Egg1. Glue your rectangular sequins down going around the egg horizontally. Make sure the sequins are going in a straight line around the egg.

Wrapped Ombre Trim2. Once dried wrap your ombre trim around the top edge of the sequins, and glue down.

Trim Wrapped Easter Eggs

 

 

Easter Egg Inspiration

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The Easter bunny is just around the corner, which means it’s time to bust out your favorite food dyes and start painting the town pastel! If you and your family love dyeing Easter eggs, take a look at these adorable inspirational eggs!
Ruffled EggsThese frilly eggs are perfect for lightening and mood or party! We love the idea of using mixed mediums to create tiny, dynamic works of art.

Ombre EggsOur obsession with ombre knows no bounds, and we love the look of this carton of blue eggs that shifts from baby blue to a deep navy. So beautiful!

Golden Eggs for EasterThese golden eggs are definitely not for consumption, but they do make a beautiful and simple centerpiece.

Tattooed Eggs These decoupaged eggs are the perfect for a natural look.

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Scribbled Journal Eggs

 

Have something to say? Take a look at these eggs that use messages. They’re like Valentine’s Day conversation hearts, but just for Easter!

 

Trend Alert: Kimonos

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With music festival season underway and the spring breeze moving swiftly in, we’re really feeling the flowing and relaxed styles of warm weather. One of our favorite pieces this season is the re-imagined kimono.

Butterfly KimonoThese new-age kimonos are loose fitting with wide sleeves and have no closure.

Crochet Fringed Black KimonoThey are the perfect layering piece to add a statement to basics. Just throw one on over a tank and your look is instantly more chic.
Floral Print Kimono as Layering PieceThey come in all shapes and sizes, but the most popular patterns are tribal prints and florals!

Velvet KimonoAdd a fringe trim to the bottom, and you’re a verified bohemian butterfly.

Vintage Sequin Jacket

Tribal Sequin Kimono

Going out for a night on the town? There’s a kimono for that. Try a sequined option for a look that’s more dramatic and glitzy.

Are you going crazy for the kimono trend too? What’s your favorite way to wear it?

 

How to Add Florals to Your Warm-Weather Accessories

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Sometimes your old accessories need a little upgrade. Make your warm-weather items bloom just in time for spring by adding fun floral trim!

Umbrella

Flower by the Yard 1 1/4″, Large Rosette by the Yard

Glue flower trim to the edge of your umbrella for an easy rainy day pick-me-up!

Sunglasses

1″ Imported Sequin Floral Trim

Cut individual flowers from our 1″ Imported Sequin Floral Trim and glue them onto the top of a pair of sunglasses.

Fedora

95mm Iron-On Embroidered Rose Trim

Skip the boring black band on the fedora, and go with something fun and floral! Just detach the black band, and glue the floral trim down with E6000!

Spring Hair Accessory DIY Roundup

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The days are getting longer and the nights are getting warmer, which means those cable-knit beanies no longer stand between you and your fabulous ‘do! Here are some great spring accessories to make your hair stand out.

Button Hair Pin from Thanks I Made It

This button hair pin from Thanks I Made It is literally the easiest thing to make, but it looks so fabulous! If you want to try your hand at this super simple DIY, try using our Dark Crystal Rhinestone Button or the Dome Rhinestone Beaded Button.

Anthropologie-Inspired Hair Pins from Little Miss Mama

These fabric barrettes from Little Miss Mama are vintage chic, and the perfect way to dress up a casual hairstyle.

Leather Hair Tie from Cupcakes and Cashmere

If you’re a ponytail girl, this DIY from Cupcakes and Cashmere is for you! This leather hair tie is like ponytail insta-chic. Make it with some pastels in time for spring, and you’re

Trinkets in Bloom Feather Pins

These feathered hair pins from Trinkets in Bloom are the perfect way to add bohemian beauty to your updo.

Love Maegan French Pouf

This chiffon and tulle hair accessory from Love Maegan can also be worn as a broach! Whatever way you wear it, it’s a romantic addition to any ensemble!

Spring Decor DIY Roundup

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Happy first day of spring readers! The birds are chirping, the bees are buzzing, and the warm weather is beckoning you outdoors. Embrace this season with these beautiful DIYs inspired by the spirit of the season.

Buttons Flowers from Freckled Nest

This funky wall decor DIY from Freckled Nest is right up our alley! Check out our collection of floral buttons and fashion buttons if you love this idea!

Floral Paper Wreath from Hello Lucky

Brighten your front door with this colorful faux floral wreath from Hello Lucky. The best part about this DIY is how long these fun flowers will last!

Front Door Flower Basket from Design Dining and Diapers

If you need a way to brighten your front door but want to think outside the wreath, take a look at this fresh alternative from Design, Dining + Diapers!

Twig Frame from Not Just a Housewife

This twig frame from Not JUST a Housewife is earthy and perfect for the first days of spring!

Lowes Wooden Floor Mat

This colorful doormat DIY from Lowes is fantastic for keeping those April showers out of your house.

We can’t wait to get outside to start some of these fabulous DIYs! How will you be celebrating the first day of spring?

Trend Alert: Ice Ice Baby

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While the weather is starting to warm up, there’s one aspect of this winter that we’ll be holding onto through spring. We’re talking about icy cool-toned pastels!

Blue Burberry SS 2014 Embellished Skirt

We’ve already professed our love for Burberry’s 2014 Spring and Summer collections, but we’re going to go there again. Pastels + embellishments = our kind of party. Check out our Burberry-inspired DIY if you love this look as much as we do!

Prabal Gurung Lilac Dress SS 2014

A lot of the looks at Prabal Gurung embraced this icy aesthetic with shimmering satin fabrics in pretty, polished colors.

Modern Pastel Floral John GallianoThe looks at John Galliano offered a new spin to the classic pastel. Gone are the days that pastels are reserved for delicate spring florals and Easter Sunday dresses! The new pastel is modern, edgy and refreshing.

Backstage DKNY SS2014

The ladies at DKNY looked radiant in orchid. Pantone puns aside, this year’s Color of the Year fell into pastel territory, and other hues seemed to follow suit.

Mulberry Pastel Blue Bag SS2014

If wearing pastels head to toe isn’t working for you, take the accessory approach. Sneak it into your style via bags, shoes or sunglasses. It worked for neon two summers ago, right?

Are you going to try out the pastel trend, or are these icy hues too cool for you?