Five Loves…

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This is the perfect combination of cozy and professional – this is totally doable for the office.  Perfect for summer at the office and then transition to the local rooftop.

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Wind blown hair.  Stripes.  Soft coral lips.  And fresh flowers.  Now, put those all together and you have a lovely lady on a warm spring day.

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A chambray shirt to through over everything in the spring and summer nights is my favorite go to look.

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Casual Friday.  Pretty much the perfect way to take on a Friday at the office – that is if you can wear jeans.

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A busy woman may always be on the go, but that does not mean she sacrifices fashion.  And a look is always made more fun when topped off with a hat – a gal can never have too many hats and sunshine in my book.

Does your style change up at the office with the weather getting warmer?  What is your favorite way to transition from the office to the patio?

Much love,

B

Spring Neutrals…

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Spring is all about color – or is it?!  It does not have to be all the time.  In fact, you may want to work in some pops of color but pair it with another fabulous spring trend – neutrals.  Neutrals are perfect for this time of year, as we ease back in to warmth.  They pair well with those transitional pieces that so many of us need to wear, or at least those of us in Minnesota have to wear.  We are ready for the warmth of summer, but still have some cool breezes, making warm hued neutrals perfect to help add a little warmth to your day.

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How do you style neutrals in with your looks?  

Much love,

B

Texture in Spring…

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So often we think of fall and winter months as the time to play with textures because they are often warmer.  However, there is no need to let texture only come out to play for half of the year.  This spring, texture is not getting tucked away – well, some of it may be but there is still plenty to indulge in during the warmth.  From lightweight sweaters that have more dynamic feels and soft suedes in bold spring hues and sweet linens – I say put on the texture, maybe just not in layers and enjoy.

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How will you be playing with texture in your style this spring?

Much love,

B

 

Off the Grid…

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Spring is here and with that so are spring fashion trends.  One of my current favs is the grid pattern.  They are popping up everywhere and it is such a fun way to work in a little pattern to your every day look.  I love when a good spring trend doesn’t have to hurt the pocket book, either because you can find cute options at all the trendy stores.  That is the best because then there is little risk in trying out a trend to see if it is a trend for you to fully embrace.

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Are you all about the grid trend for spring?  Do you like it as a top, skirt, or full on ensemble?

Much love,

B

Five Loves…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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I love the layers.  I love that it is a touch of warmth with the shorts, but not fully a true summer breeze because there is a need for layers on top.

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Fresh flowers added to the kitchen to add a touch of spring.  Love love love that – now spring, please really come and stay!

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Being able to collapse on my bed after a long day, even still in my work clothes – love that moment.  Most relaxing moment of the day – such a great release.

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I love this whole look, but especially that sweater.  I totally want one similar to this – especially the pattern.  It looks perfect to throw on over a look in place of a coat for a Saturday running errands and meeting up for brunch with the ladies.

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This is the cutest outfit and I would like it so I can wear it to the office on Monday, great – thanks!  Now, if only it was that simple to get a new outfit…

What are your loves after this long week?  Was it a long week for anyone else??

Much love,

B

 

 

It’s Got to be Spring Somewhere…

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It may not feel like spring outside, with our most recent snowfall only being two days ago, but that is not stopping the spring spirit.  I say, wear the fun spring hues on your finger tips, no matter what mother nature is up to.  Spring colors are always so fun, bold and all around playful.  They add a youth and spirit to any look, but are still subtle enough that you wear these fun colors to the office.  I have personally been loving rose pinks, mint greens, and lilacs.

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What are your favorite hues for your paws this spring?

Much love,

B

 

Five Loves…

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The perfect spring and summer hat.  I have been on the hunt for one very similar to this – and by on the hunt, I really mean looking at pictures since I have not really made time to go shopping.  I should do something about that.

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It is almost blueberry season.  That basically means when I get anything in blueberry flavor that I can – it just tastes so good.  I love the rich color of blueish-purple that has the perfect amount of sweetness and bitterness that kiss perfectly.

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How fun and beautiful are these long maxis?!  They scream spring easing into summer and needing to head to a music festival or stroll around the lakes…or maybe that last part is just my six-month cooped-up self is feeling – either way, I want one of these lovely dresses.

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These shoes are amazing.  Paired with the super cute pink pants.  Hello spring, I love you and have missed you so is what this stunning combo is saying and I would like to second it – all of it.

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I love every aspect of Samantha Hutchinson’s whole look here, but especially those pants.  May I please find a pair for my own and then pair them with a blazer and say it is okay for the office?!!  I totally think I could make that work…and if not, who cares?!  They are hot and would be perfect for an evening or weekend look .  Purchase justified?!  I think so.

Are you getting spring fever?  Is it spring for you yet?  Does spring fever ever translate into your closet getting a little face lift??  What is on the top of your spring shopping list?

Much love,

B

Lets Get to the Point…

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I love a good heel.  It adds some height.  Lengthens out your leg.  And lets be honest, makes every lady look a little bit sexier.  So, naturally I am excited to see that not only is there a heel trending, but pointed heels are trending for this spring.  My favorite!  I have every style of heel, but my favorite is a pointed toe.  It means business.  It is sleek and chic.  It can be paired with a pair of jeans and a tee, and suddenly you have a more feminine chic look.  Love that.  It doesn’t have to be a sky high stiletto  either – lower heels with a pointed toe still look fabulous.  Plus, I love the sound they make when walking down the street or hallways – don’t get in the way of a lady with these heels on or you’ll be sorry.

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Are you a heel wearer?  How do you feel about the pointed toe?  How would you make a pair work with your style?

Much love,

B

Lady Gray…

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Every lady has a little black dress.  Why is this?  Because black is sexy and sleek and looks fabulous on everyone.  This spring, I think every lady should also have a gray maxi.  Every time I come across another lady in a gray maxi I find myself swooning and wanting one for my own.  I love the look and it is such a blank canvas that each person can add her own style to make the look her own.  The final look can be chic for a night out, classy for a day at the office, or casual to meander around the city.

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Are you a fan of the maxi trend?  How about this take over of gray? How would you style it?

Much love,

B

Five Loves…

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I absolutely love this outfit.  The placement of the jacket over the shirt dress – simply delectable.

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Time to let the inner bohemian out to play for springtime.  She looks already to go to a concert, or even better yet a fabulous music festival.

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Tulips in every color.  This is my little reminder to myself that it really is spring, even if the weather is failing to abide.

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I love her whole look her, but am especially LOVING those pants.  I think I pretty much need them.

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It seems like I have been waiting forever, oh wait I have been waiting for almost a whole year – but it finally here, well nearly.  I cannot wait to see Baz Luhrmann’s rendition of this classic on the big screen.

Is it spring for you yet where you are?  Have you seen any good movies recently?

Much love,

B