I have said it before, I am a sucker for a great floral print! I think this is probably why Spring is my favourite season. Not that I am floral exclusive in the Spring, but it is definitely a print that I am drawn to. I have even made my floral hating bff (I’m talking to you Amber… LOL) introduce a few subtle blooms into her wardrobe! I also adore lace, eyelet, polka dots, stripes, pastels… I guess I love it all! I have selected a bunch of gorgeous dresses if you are searching for a wardrobe update this Spring. As always, I have limited my selections to some of the more affordable ones 🙂
Spring is in the air 🙂 Our temperature here in Vancouver has drastically improved this past week and I am SO excited for this season! I always love big and bold florals for Spring but there are a few other trends I am excited to try this year. I feel like animal print is still going to be everywhere, which I obviously LOVE and lace is always a seasonal favourite of mine as well. There are also a few other trends I noticed on the runways though that I think we are going to be seeing a lot of in the upcoming months.
Hair Accessories: I am SO on board with this trend. I am loving all of the cute barrettes, silk scarves, scrunchies and headbands that I am seeing everywhere!
2. Crochet: I cannot believe how much cute crochet there is available right now. From delicate details on a dress to entire bathing suits! Fun and festival inspired, I think we will be seeing a lot of it this Spring.
3. Neons: I grew up in the 90s so this is a style I can totally get on board with… LOL! These super vibrant shades were one of the biggest things I noticed during the Spring Fashion Week shows. 2019 is definitely going to be colourful!
4. Spring Suiting: This trend I absolutely adore! I have been seeing so many cute sorbet inspired boss babe suits popping up! It looks super chic and I will definitely be sporting this look to my office. Love love love!
5. Tie Dye: If I’m being honest, this was probably the hardest trend for me to get behind, but it is definitely persistent! You are never going to see me in an obnoxious multicoloured hooded sweatshirt, but I am starting to like some of the more subtle pieces I have seen out there.
I feel like this has been the longest winter EVER! So naturally I started dreaming about tropical vacations and warmer weather. Which then lead me to looking at Spring clothing. I thought it would be fun to share some of my favourite finds, all of them under $50! There are so many cute items starting to appear in stores… bring on all the floral print!! 🙂
This is the third segment of my Best Friends Style Series. My first post was about my gorgeous best friend Amber, which you can read HERE if you missed it. A couple weeks ago, I wrote about my beautiful best friend Christine. You can read about here style HERE.
Today I am featuring my amazing bestie Amanda. Amanda is so naturally stunning, she could throw a belt on overtop of a garbage bag and we would all be running out to buy one! Seriously, look at those cheekbones. Not only is she beautiful, but she is one of the nicest and most hilarious people you will ever meet. So even if you wanted to dislike her, because it seems so unfair for one person to be so perfect… you just can’t! She is actually super modest and doesn’t even realize how lovely she always looks. Her sense of style is understated and effortless!
Amanda is our natural beauty with no-fuss, effortless and simple style! I like to refer to her style as “Everyday Envy” (she likes to refer to it as “Mom Style”…LOL!) She never wears anything that is too loud or gets wrapped up in fleeting trends. Her style is more classic with clean lines, a touch of fun and delicate details. She is always perfectly dressed for every occasion.
I have rounded up a bunch of Amanda-style pieces below if you love her look and are wanting some inspiration:
Once in a while, an article of clothing comes along and I know without a shred of uncertainty that my life can simply no longer go on without it! This beautiful pink mix floral dress was one of them 😉 It is conservative in length but adds an element of fun with the open back and slit. It is super feminine and flattering, which I always love. In my desperation I made the mistake of paying full price, but lucky for you it is now on clearance!!! LOL
I started a new series on my blog a couple weeks ago called ‘My Best Friends Style Series’. If you missed reading about my gorgeous bestie Amber you can do so here.
My best friend Christine is literally one of the most hilarious people I have ever met! People naturally gravitate towards her. It is actually super annoying as I am constantly trying to defend my title as her bff… there is always someone who wants to take my place… LOL! Her sense of style completely matches her personality… classy and FUN! Her wardrobe is a mix of classic and trendy pieces and she is always dressed completely on point for whatever the occassion.
Christine’s Style Staples:
Lots of stripes
Dresses that can transition from day to-night
Accessories: Fun Sunglasses, Delicate Jewelry
Trendy Tops: off the shoulder, tie sleeves, cold shoulder
Christine is our boss babe. She works in human resources by day, so her classy and professional style always carries over to her outside of work looks. She is seriously the life of the party. So a huge component of her personal style is work wear that can transition from the office to going out for dinner with a group of friends afterwards, with a quick shoe or accessory change.
I have rounded up a bunch of Christine-style pieces below if you love her look and are wanting some inspiration:
I think it is safe to say by now that I am a huge fan of colour! I definitely went through a stage where I was trying to be a little more understated and a large portion of my closet was all black, but ultimately that just didn’t last. I can’t help but be drawn to bright, bold colours and super fun prints. I had to stay true to myself and my own sense of style! When I saw these pants I had to have them. First and foremost, I am a dress lover. So I guess for me personally, if I am going to buy pants they aren’t going to be ordinary! I think these fall into the fun category… LOL
They are super easy to dress up or down. I decided to wear them with a simple tank and heels. I’m 5 foot 7 inches and they were long enough to wear with a 4 inch heel. I would say they are true to size or if you are in between, then size down!
I started this blog because I wanted to be able to share what I love. One of the things I hold nearest and dearest to my heart is my girlfriends! I am blessed to have a phenomenal group of women in my life. They each have an amazing and very defined sense of style. I thought it would be fun to start a new blog series featuring each of my girlfriends and their particular sense of fashion. Talk about where they each love to shop, trends they like and share looks they are loving for Spring and Summer. I pride myself on being completely authentic and hopefully very relatable to the every girl (like myself!) I try to keep the clothing and items I link very reasonably priced… things that are actually affordable. I figured what is more genuine then sharing my real friends and their everyday style. I’m starting off this series with my gorgeous best friend Amber. She is one of the absolute gems in my life. She is as kind as she is beautiful and without a doubt, absolutely fabulous!
Amber’s Style Staples:
Coloured/ textured skinny pants & jeans
Fitted pencil skirts
Blousy, flowy tanks & tops
Colours, patterns but absolutely no floral (trust me, I have tried!)
Accessories: Fabulous hats, earrings, rings the works. This girl is always accessorized!
Amber is our colour queen. She is not afraid to dress brightly or stand out. She knows what works for her and rarely strays from her trademark style. I have rounded up a bunch of Amber-style pieces below if you love her look and need some inspiration!
If you have ever seen my Instagram, you will know that I am a huge lover of polka dots! They are so cute and will never go out of style. I always think this print has such a playful and retro vibe to them 🙂 I have a strong suspicion my Spring wardrobe might be accumulating a few more spots this season…. LOL!
I absolutely love Springtime in Vancouver! It is also probably my favourite season for fashion. The cherry blossom trees are starting to bloom and they make the streets around where we live look absolutely gorgeous. Everything just looks so refreshed 🙂 I have been loving these clear and sunny days as of late.
There are so many gorgeous pastels out for Spring right now! I love the soft neutrals and all of the lace that I have been seeing. It takes a lot of self-control for me to not buy every beautiful floral dress or delicate skirt that I see. I may have gone a little overboard collaging the items below, but I absolutely adore all of these colours!