Shopping Guide - Early Spring

Spring is here! I already started pulling out some of my lighter pieces and moved some of my winter items into storage. I usually like to shuffle around my closet when the seasons change to get the colors, prints and fabrics I am in the mood for front and center. This season I have pinks, light blues and dark florals lined up for wear. Usually when I do this process I start to see some gaps, whether clothing items I need to replace or a specific accessory that could really help to tie together the items I already have. Today's post has some of the pieces that are on my spring buying list to help round out my wardrobe and inject some new color.

My white sneakers have been on heavy rotation recently and I love the look for spring. I have a pair of black Supergas and love them for their simplicity and quality. The white pair is classic and will go with pretty much everything.

Basket bags were everywhere last year and the trend is still going strong this spring. This round one from Urban Outfitters feels of-the-moment and is at a great price.

Who doesn't need a red stripe blouse in their closet? I also love this one in blue.

Silk scarves, I'm a woman obsessed. If you aren't into vintage, Urban has some great options right now.

Now that I will be setting my booties aside, I want a low-ish heel that feels casual and elevated at the same time. I love the mid-height mules out right now, especially in a fun color like this pink.

This pastel sweater is easy, casual and perfect for the lingering chill in the air.

I go through earring phases, for awhile I only like studs. Now I'm really into the statement earrings. I really like how this pair feels fancy yet casual with the raffia fringe.

Purple nail polish feels fresh, unique and is surprisingly very flattering. I have this color from Essie and wear it all the time.

I've gone on about my love of high-waisted jeans and while I have a few great blue pairs, this spring I'm changing it up with a wider leg in black.

Gift Guide - Valentine's Day for Her

I shared my Valentine's Day gift guide for men last week so I would be remiss to not include a version for females as well. You can go the obvious route of roses and chocolate for your lady on Valentine's Day but I think that is a little boring (not to mention very impractical). I would much rather receive something I can use going forward, not just enjoy for the day/week. 

Sugar Tinted Lip Treatment - I have this lip stain and it just lovely. It smells of amazing citrus and imparts just the right amount of color. Not too much just a hint of pink.

Kate Spade iPhone Case - This case is just so pretty and feminine. Enough said.

Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare Alpha Beta® Peel Extra Strength Daily Peel - I've heard amazing things about this daily peel. Why not give your woman something to make her even more beautiful?

Silk Pillowcase - It's silky and has lips on it. If this doesn't work for Valentine's Day then I don't know when it will.

Anthropologie Earrings - They would be great paired with a chunky sweater now and with a sundress come summer. 

Blush Tote - I love the muted pink color of this tote and the fact that it has two different strap types. Plus it's only $25!

Rose Gold Bracelet - For the girl who wants some jewelry for V-Day, this bracelet is chic and understated yet very refined. 

Rainbow Sweater - This sweater is so cheerful and cozy, perfect for those gloomy February days.

Naked Palette - Every woman and I mean every woman needs a good neutral brown eye shadow palette. This one is small enough that you get exactly what you need, no extra colors that will never be used.

The Beauty Chef Book - Get prettier from eating!? If you want to encourage your woman to cook why not dangle the carrot of beauty in front of her. I'm adding this book to my cart right now.

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