10 spring finds less than $100!

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I cannot stop shopping!  ‘Tis the season?  Wait – no, that’s December.  In any case, I am eager for the warmth and uber enticed from all of the amazing product landing this season.  We can’t buy everything we want, right?  To satiate our fashion appetite (at least for a minute) without breaking the bank I’ve searched the interweb and pulled ten of my favorite spring items for less than $100!  Affordable, cute, trend right and wear now.  Happy shopping!  #yoursoulstyle

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  1. Zara metal teardrop applique necklace, $29.90, zara.com
  2. Marc by Marc Jacbobs oversized round glasses, $98, shopbop.com
  3. Mango tasseled hoop earrings, $19.99, mango.com
  4. Topshop pleat skirt, $96, topshop.com
  5. Zara cut out faux leather top, $79, zara.com
  6. Floral print baggy trousers, $59.99, mango.com
  7. Topshop plain fedora, $50, topshop.com
  8. Adia Kibur fringe cuff, $36, shopbop.com
  9. Samudra flamingos pouch, $65, shopbop.com
  10. Zara studded sandals, $99, zara.com

pink and red – a clash course

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Monday, Monday.  And gloomy here too on the east coast – but what a beautiful weekend, right?  I guess I can take a rainy Monday if it means that we have two days of sheer beauty on Saturday and Sunday.  I hope you all had a great weekend and got to spend time outside.  Late last week I started thinking about pink and red.  I wanted so badly to wear these two colors to dinner on Saturday night to only realize that the majority of my wardrobe consists of neutrals (note to self: start buying color!)  I wound up in dark plaid and am now on a mission to find a few pink and red pieces to incorporate into my wardrobe!  Some feel this combination could head into clash-ville, but I’m here to change those naysayers minds (or at least give you the low down!)

Pink and red live in the warm family on the color wheel.  This means that they are “associated with daylight or sunset” according to the color theory.  They sit directly next to each other on the spectrum because of the similarity in tone.  As a visual merchandiser who has spent the last 10+ years working in retail, pink and red almost always sit side by side on a table top item progression to avoid harsh color contrast and a choppy presentation of color.   Warm colors flow beautifully with ease and are gentle on the eyes.

With head to toe (of the same) color trending in a major way this season, pink and a red is another option if the one color look isn’t for you.  So what do you think?  Have I convinced you?  How about trying this… *above photo via here

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  1. Topshop sleeveless shell top, $64, topshop.com
  2. Mango super slim trousers, $39.99, mango.com
  3. Topshop notch jacket, $110, topshop.com
  4. Miguel Ases beaded earrings, $185, shopbop.com
  5. Asos 2 pack cuffs, $24.94, asos.com
  6. Milly fringe clutch, $350, shopbop.com
  7. See by Chloe metallic pumps, $295, shopbop.com

white hot

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Happy Monday!  Did you all have a nice weekend?  Let’s discuss blazers today – an appropriate item for this ongoing brisk spring weather!  Something tells me you have a black one hanging in your closet already.  Or if you don’t, you’ve certainly had a conversation with yourself about needing one.  Am I right?  Well I’ve got a proposition for you – instead of taking out the good ole staple black blazer for your second layer this season, why not get a brand spanking new white one??  I’m a lover of white always (as I’m sure you’ve figured out from this post) so no brainer for me .  But how about you??  Are you ready to swap the classic for trendier version?  I think you should go for it and I promise you won’t look like a waiter.  That’s an old wives tale – just like the “don’t wear white after labor day or before memorial” – who the heck came up with that?  Anyway, here’s a few styles to get you going, me rocking it this weekend and check this and this out for more visual convincing!   above photo via here

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  1. Mango minimalistic blazer, $129.99, mango.com
  2. H&M blazer, $49.95, hm.com for locations
  3. H&M blazer, $49.95, hm.com for locations
  4. Topshop ponte jet pocket blazer, $70, topshop.com
  5. Theory crepe blazer, $385, net-a-porter.com
  6. Rag & Bone finn vest, $450, shopbop.com

shop to it!

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Hello friends…..it’s almost Thursday – home stretch til the weekend, yeah!  In the meantime, I felt it was my duty to pass on the info that my favorite (and seriously best!) shopping website ever, shopbop.com is having a family and friends event!  Since my posts this week have put an emphasis on budget conscious fashion, the timing works out well!  This sale is definitely kind of “maje” (as Rachel Zoe says, = major).  Shopbop is chock full of great finds and for me has served many epic virutal shopping sprees!  Through tomorrow they are offering 20% off of your entire order (this includes sale) with the code “wearefamily13″.  With a deal like that –  you bet we are family.  I’ve already ordered this and I’m coveting thisthis and this.  Check it out and enjoy!  xx #yoursoulstyle

maxi maven

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The temperature has hit 80 degrees in New York which means one thing:  maxi dress season is here and nothing excites me more than this summer silhouette – my boho roots are doing a little dance.  I snagged the above photo from pinterest because this is exactly how I want to look (and feel) all season.  My arms have been wrestling to escape from under the layers and I believe we’ve just about arrived.  The greatest thing about this style is that it works with all body types.  No matter what your shape is, how tall or short you are – there is a version for you.  Are you a maxi maven?  How about giving this a try…… *photo via here

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  1. Raquel Alegra tie dye silk maxi dress, $696, matchesfashion.com
  2. Kenneth Jay Lane earrings, $95, net-a-porter.com
  3. J.Crew panama hat, $58, jcrew.com
  4. The Row round frame metal glasses, $410, net-a-porter.com
  5. Topshop hexagon cutout cuff, $28. topshop.com
  6. Zara embroidered clutch bag, $79, zara.com
  7. Ishvara flat sandals, $250, shopbop.com

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