HP X360: 4 Ways To Get Spring Ready

05 March 2015

As I type, there's currently a good chunk of snow still on the ground with more expected later today and while there's hope that we're just a few weeks away from Spring I can't help but feel more than ready for the fresh blooms, snowless sidewalks and of course, impractical footwear. Winter, it's been real but now it's time for you to head out until next year...

So, in honor of my collaboration with HP and Meghan Trainor's  That Bass tour (and my excitement for Spring) I've rounded up 4 of the best ways to get ready for Spring. We are so ready, right? First, we have to talk about this HP X360 because it's awesome. It works in four modes;  Go classic with laptop mode, flip to tent or stand to watch the latest behind the scenes videos from Meghan Trainor's All About That Bass tour (or for playing her videos on repeat ), and tablet for late nights spent pinning your favorites. Blogger essential? I think yes.

Now, let's get to the Spring-spiration!

 1. Make Your {Spring} Wishlist 
Sure, you're still sporting your wellies and fleece lined tights but that doesn't mean you can't kick off  your Spring shopping. There's no better time to start shopping the trends and styles you've been coveting since you saw them hit the runway in September. I personally have fringe on mind, thanks Fashion Week. Put together a budget and a list of your favorites. Purchase essentials first and then opt for shopping the more 'trendy' items at budget friendly retailers.

2. {Spring Cleaning} Closet Purge
Whether or not you have a {massive} space issue like me, there's no time like now to start purging your closet to make a little room for your new additions. That sweater you bought thinking it was going to be  your new favorite and never wore it once? List it on one of your favorite clothing resale apps to make a little extra cash for your Spring Wishlist. Can't part with it? Throw it in a 'storage bag' and pack it away until next season, who knows maybe you'll actually wear it next time around. 

3. Wear Them Now
Who says you have to wait until all the snow is gone for you to start wearing your new Spring pieces? Layer your {trusty, oversized} sweater over one of your favorite dresses, or pop a {long sleeved} cropped top under your new floral strapless dress. Why wait for Spring when you can pile on the layers!

4. Spring Up Your Beauty Routine
Grey skies got you glum? Skip the Bordeaux lips and reach for something with a little more of a cheerful pop. I'm currently obsessed with peach and coral for my lips and cheeks this season, and can never resist a lavendar mani. Maybe a little extra color will help you forget you're still wearing your winter coat.

How are you getting Spring Ready?

 Don't forget to check out how HP & Meghan Trainor are bending the rules on her That Bass Tour!

Disclosure: This post was sponsored by HP, as always all opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that make this blog possible.
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Sweaters and Sequins

04 March 2015

 I've been sitting on this skirt for a few weeks now and haven't been entirely sure as to how I really wanted to wear it. I mean, I knew I needed an oversized sweater but I wasn't on board to shop a new one. So, I grabbed this one and decided to give it a temporary DIY {ie: fold it up and pin} for the sake of wearing it with this skirt. Turns out, it was kind of perfect for the job. No new sweater needed.

Sweater OASAP, Skirt Express, Boots DSW, Bag BagINC.

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Vaseline Intensive Care Healing Serums Review

03 March 2015

During the Winter my skin takes the heat for well, the lack of heat {and humidity}. Sure, I spend all this time making sure my face gets the very best treatment during the {bitterly} cold and dry months but let's be real, everywhere else gets straight neglected. Perhaps it's the fact that it's mostly unseen under all my layers, so I guess out of site out of mind plays the biggest role in this bad behavior. Emphasis on bad behavior.

Luckily, Vaseline's new Intensive Care Healing Serums have my back. With 10x the healing power to reverse dry skin damage, the new serums bring the power of highly concentrated, healing ingredient to Vaseline's first ever moisturizing body care serum. Available in three variants each with micro-droplets of Vaseline jelly to provide specialized relief for each use. Opt for Advanced Relief to heal and calm severely dry skin, or grab Radiance Restore to heal and restore radiance to dry and dull skin with a smidge of pure coca butter. For cracked, rough skin opt for Deep Repair. I got to try all three with the addition of box full of specialty "X" cookies from Magnolia Bakery. Because who can resist beauty essentials paired with sweets? No one, that's who. Truth be told the cookies barely lasted a week, the serums have thankfully stretched a bit further.

Personally, I found myself using the Vaseline Intensive Care Healing Serum in Advanced Relief the most, it was the perfect addition to my after shower routine and I immediately noticed a difference in my skin texture, and found it was in fact gentle on even my overly sensitive skin. Whew. The smell is pleasant, though I will say the the Deep Repair has the best fragrance. All formulas are creamy and non-greasy. Best part, they're under $10 a pop and can be found at your neighborhood favorites like CVS, Duane Reade and Target.
Have you tried the new Vaseline Intensive Care Healing Serums?

Vaseline sponsored this blog post. The opinions and text are all mine.

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Spring Ready

02 March 2015

Now that it's officially March I'm thoroughly convinced that I need to start bringing out my new Spring pieces, weather be damned. So instead of being completely impractical and baring my legs in 30˚ weather, I figured I'd do a little 'wear it now' while I wait to "wear it later". This Keepsake dress from ShopSplash is the perfect Spring addition to my closet {hello color!}, but since there's no sign of warmer weather I'll gladly throw a long sleeve cropped top, tights and a moto jacket over it while I wait...

And if you're in the mood to kick your week (and Spring) off with a little bit of shopping get 20% off your order with TFDIARIES at Shop Splash. 

Dress Keepsake c/o Shop Splash, Boots DSW (under $50!), Jacket and Top Lulus.com, Bag BagInc.

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Black and Brown

27 February 2015

While I'm all for a good over the knee boot I've found myself more often-than-not wanting to take a break and grab something with a little less 'length'. So when I spotted these Carlo Pazolini booties, I  knew they were exactly what the doctor ordered. First, you can never have enough black boots in your closet and second, I love the zipper detail along the back of the shoe, it's just too perfect for when you just need that extra pop. I think they went perfectly with this tulle skirt and {contrasting} moto jacket, am I right?

Booties Carlo Pazolini, Tights Hanes, Shirt Lulus.com, Bag BagINC., Skirt Eshakti, Jacket TJMaxx
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Spring Stripes

26 February 2015

I snagged this dress a couple of weeks ago in the hopes of an early spring but it would seem the reality of the just over a month left of winter had me feeling a little bit discourage when it came to wearing it. However, I quickly realized that it was the perfect contender for a simple lesson in layering. Sure, you've seen me throw my sweaters over my dress, but now it was time to add a layer or two under my dress for some Pre-Spring wear. 

Dress and Shirt Lulus.com, Boots DSW, Bag BagInc.
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