How To Wear: Four Favorite Spring Trends

A few weeks ago I shared four spring trends with you.  I covered pastels, electric color, warm-weather leather and lace…And ever since spring sprung, these trends have been popping up left and right. Today I am going to showcase these trends and provide some outfit inspiration courtesy of some of my favorite fashion bloggers.



Rachel of The Pink Peonies knows how to wear color. In fact, she’s probably one of the most color savvy bloggers that I follow. Rachel took the pastel trend to the next level with this outfit. Even though each shade is a little different, this head-to-toe pastel look really works. Check out Rachel’s post here to snag this spring look for yourself.

Electric Color

Electric Color

Emily of Cupcakes and Cashmere has a very sophisticated and simplistic style. She always looks pulled together and this outfit is no different.  The bright pink and red compliment each other nicely while the subdued black accessories add the perfect amount of balance. Make sure you visit Emily’s post here to see where you can find this hot spring dress.

Spring Leather


Krystal of This Time Tomorrow is sporting one of my favorite spring trends, warm weather leather. This leather tank looks great with her distressed denim. Krystal is able to pull several spring trends into this one look: leather, camo and a pop of electric color. The outfit is effortlessly chic. You can view Krystal’s post here for some spring inspiration.



Kimberly of Penny Pincher Fashion is one of my favorite bloggers because she styles up some seriously fab affordable looks. In this look she is combining the peplum trend with the spring lace trend. The white lace is very feminine and looks great with her statement necklace. What’s the best part about this outfit? Its all from TJ Maxx!

Which of these spring trends is your favorite? Share your comments below!

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Fashion On A Budget

In light of recent economic events many of us have had to learn to shop on a budget.  It isn’t always easy, but, from personal experience, I can tell you it is completely doable. Now there probably aren’t many people out there who allot a certain amount of their monthly budget to clothing, but I do. You may think I’m crazy, but the truth is, I love clothes…and on a tight budget I have really had to learn how to stretch a dollar.

Budget Closet

Today I am going to share three dollar stretching secrets with you, and with my helpful hints, you’ll be shopping like a ‘recessionista’ in no time at all.

1.  Outlets and Factory Stores: I can’t begin to tell you how excited I was when the Outlets at Legends opened. It is a shame that several stores have had to close their doors, but the ones remaining offer many options for shoppers on a budget. My favorite stores at Legends include Forever 21, Gap Outlet, Banana Republic Factory and BCBGMaxazira.

2. Shop Online: The Internet is awesome. Websites like Amazon make shopping for bargains extremely easy. Simply type some keywords into the search bar, and instantly you have the best deals at your fingertips. In today’s day and age many sites provide free shipping when you spend over $50.00. You may never have to leave the comfort of your own home ever again.

3. Always Hit The Sale Rack: Okay, so this suggestion may seem like a no-brainer, but make sure you always hit the sale racks first. A lot of times you can find super good deals on clothing at the end of the season. I like to shop for things that I can store until next year—One of the good things about Reno is you’re not going to run into too many people who will know you are wearing last season’s sweater.

If you still need some budget inspiration, take a look at any of the following blogs: The Budget Fashionista, Frugal Fashionista, The Budget Babe or Penny Pincher Fashion. These ladies will inspire you to get the most out of your money and look dang good doing it.

Leave a comment below sharing your favorite dollar stretching secret!

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