My Go-To Spring Essentials

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Although spring has been here for a little over a month now, Chicago finally got its first hint of warmth and sun the other day, and I couldn't have been happier! I knew I had to take advantage of the gust of spring weather, so I put this look together to highlight what my essentials for spring are. I had so much fun pairing these fun, vibrant pieces together, so I hope you enjoy! All items are linked within this post and at the end for easy shopping. :)

High-Waisted Jeans

Hallelujah! The perfect pair of high-waisted jeans. They make your legs look a mile long and are so flattering to the waist. This pair comes in 4 other colors, but I'm always a sucker for blue denim, as they are extremely versatile, so I went with these. They fit true to size and are super stretchy/comfortable. They are now one of my favorite pairs in my closet. I can't wait wear these all summer long! 

Camo Tee

Everyone needs a camo tee in their closet, am I right? I think over the last year it has become such a staple to own this pattern as it goes with just about anything; jeans, leggings, tights, skirts, dress it up, dress it down, or even simply wear it to bed. I snagged this one at Target for under $15! STYLE TIP: Tuck your shirt only in the front for a fun, flirty look. It elevates your outfit instantly.

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Oh-So-Fabulous Accessories

Accessorize, accessorize, accessorize! This has been one of my favorite things to do when styling my everyday outfits lately. Spring/summer colors are so fun to work with because vibrant colors, patterns, and textures are everywhere! 

This quilted handbag is by far one of my favorite purses I have ever owned. It's such a statement piece without being too overstated. You can wear it as a clutch or over-the-shoulder for an easy, on-the-go satchel. Don't be afraid to mix with prints and patterns these upcoming seasons; BOLD is all the rage. The original bag on Free People's website is sold out, so I've linked the same one from a different site here.

Speaking of bold, how about these fun earrings? I got them at Francesca's over winter break and I am obsessed! Similar ones are linked here

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Block-Heeled Sandals

I am always on the hunt for a good summer shoe and when I found these at Apricot Lane, one of my favorite boutiques, I had to grab them! The studded detail and over-sized buckle are a perfect touch to such a simple design. You can wear them for date night, girls' night, brunch, church, or even just a day of shopping all because of the versatility and comfort. You can find *super* similar ones here from the same boutique and on sale for $20!

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I hope you are enjoying the weather wherever you are reading this from! Let this post give you some inspiration when styling your next outfit. Be bold, be confident, be YOU.

With that, I hope you have a fabulous start to your week!

Until next time, xx


*All opinions are my own

*Photography by Lindsay Yates

How to Add Pops of Color in the Fall feat. JORD

Fall is in full swing and so is its fashion! While I always look forward to oversized sweaters, tall boots, and blanket scarves, this season, I'm thinking of ways to add pops of color into my fall essentials. Why not stand out in the crowd? 

1. Throw on a Cool Watch

Accessorizing is one of my favorite things to do, so when I found this beautiful plum watch, I thought it was the perfect way to style a fun, color-filled outfit for fall! My watch is by JORD, a handcrafted, wooden watch company. They make sure to add timeless sophistication in every piece. You can find mine here. I was instantly drawn to its color and showstopper style! Something even to cooler to note is that JORD leaves you with the option for watch engravings. I used their service and am so happy I did! It makes my watch truly feel like mine. It's something I'll have forever, so I wanted to make sure to add my own touch. Check out their watch engraving page here. If you love what you find, treat yourself, or even a friend, to a JORD watch. Click here to instantly receive 25% off! Hurry, though! Discount ends on December 19th, just in time for Christmas. Your wrist thanks you! 

2. Scarves, Scarves, Scarves!

Not only can a cool watch bring you color, but other accessories, too! I am obsessed with the scarf trend right now! Even if you are wearing all neutral colors, tie a colorful scarf around your neck for an added statement. It's fun, flirty, and fashionable. Click here to shop mine! Also, for different ways of tying a scarf, watch this video for help. 

3. Colorful, Oversized Sweaters

Switch up your neutrals to something with COLOR! Instead of the typical cream/brown/black sweater for fall, kick it up a notch with something fun. I added this thermal to my wardrobe because not only does it keep me warm, but helps me stand out in a field of warm tones. I love it! 

There you have it! 3 different ways to add some color to your wardrobe this fall! It's simple, fun, and totally worth doing. You'll be sure to stand out in any crowd this season. Comment below how you plan on doing so! 

*All opinions are my own

*Photography by Lindsay Yates