Victoria’s Spring Essentials

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Spring has practically-almost-maybe arrived, and I couldn’t be more excited.  While I really enjoyed the winter season this year, I am certainly ready to see it go.  Today, Anne and I are leaving for a spring break road trip for nine days.  Yippee!  So, with spring on my mind, I’ve put together some of my essentials for this upcoming season.

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Ray Ban Sunglasses: Any type of sunglasses add a twist to a spring outfit.  Wear them, hook them onto a t-shirt, or use them as a headband.  Get them here.

Made With Love: These bracelets were a lovely birthday gift from a friend last year.  They make such a statement, whether you wear just one or all eighteen together.  They are made from recycled rubber, and they come in all sorts of colors!  Get them here.

Hair Clips: An alligator clip is always clamped onto either my backpack or my purse.  They get hair out of your face in an instant, and look more professional than regular old hair elastics.  Get them here.

Aveda Hand Lotion: I don’t know about you, but the end of winter does not mean the end of dry skin for me.  I almost always keep a small bottle of lotion on me, and Aveda does the trick.  Thanks, Mom!  Get it here.

Clutch: Anne bought me this Anne Klein clutch this past Christmas.  Lemony-lime yellow is a popular color right now, and it’s easy to match with many of my outfits.  It’s perfect for a night out on the town.  This particular bag was from Marshalls.

Bird Ring: This ring is from one of my favorite jewelry stores, Silverado.  The bird image was adapted from a temple screen found in Thailand.  One reason I love it so much is because of the statement it makes–I ditch all other jewelry when wearing this ring!  These birds remind me that spring is on the way.

Hair Pins: These polka dotted hair clips make for a great hair accessory.  Jane Tran makes many cute styles–I have a few!  Get them here.

Lip Gloss & Lipstick: I’ve been challenging myself to wear bold lip gloss and lipstick recently.  There’s something about a red lipstick that changes an entire outfit.  During the day I’ve been wearing Burt’s Bees Rose for something a bit subtler, and Wet n Wild Cherry Frost on nights out.  Get them here and here.

Timex Watch: Another statement piece.  I’m all about minimal jewelry that speaks loudly come springtime.  This watch from Kohl’s was on mega sale, and it has definitely become one of my go-to accessories.  Thanks, Dad!

Essie Nail Polish: Essie is my favorite nail polish brand.  This past year, I have been giving myself manicures rather than spending money at a salon.  I’ve started a little Essie collection of six or so nail polishes.  These two are called Mint Candy Apple and Imported Bubbly.  Get them here and here.

Happy spring, everyone!  Do you have any of these items?  What’s in your spring essentials collection?

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Fall Fashion With: Isabelle Kepke

This week’s post is brought to you by Isabelle Kepke.  A well trained fashionista herself, Isabelle received her education from the Laboratory Institute of Merchandising in New York City.  Today, Isabelle is giving us the low down on some of this year’s trends.  I’ve been seeing these colors and patterns all around Philadelphia!I’m loving Oxblood.  I like how you can add it to your outfit in so many ways!
Chunky scarves?  Yes, please!Have you noticed any fall fashion trends on the street or in magazines?  For more ideas and inspirations, check our Isabelle’s Pinterest here!

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