Pretty Picks: Simple Straps

pretty picks: simple straps

I've been seeing simple, two strap sandals everywhere and they look so fresh for spring. I love the feminine, pastel versions from Kate Spade and Vince Camuto, and the minimalist pairs with a pop of color from Nine West and Schutz. However, my favorites are the top three with interesting details that make them not so simple after all.

1. Cole Haan, $198
2. Calvin Klein, available at Macy's, $119
3. Zara, $50
4. Vince Camuto, $129
5. Kate Spade, $328
6. Nine West, $89
7. Schutz, $150


Pretty Picks: Neon Accents

Pretty picks: neon
The new way to wear neon? Inject your outfit with bold accessories. The trend is still popular, but the chic way to wear electric blue, hot pink, or fluorescent yellow for 2012 is in smaller doses. These amazing Reed Krakoff wedges are the perfect example. Everything below, however, won't break the bank.

J. Crew neon belt, $40
Pink Sunglasses, $9
ASOS clutch, $63
Neon piped cross body, $25

Baubble Bar earrings, $38
Topshop hot pink flats, $32
ModCloth lime green heels,
Ann Taylor thin belt, $30
Neon Nail Polish, $6


Zara Spring 2012

I'm obsessed with the new pieces at Zara. They have every spring trend all in one place. I love the pastel blazers, jeans, and dresses, and the cool, graphic florals on bottoms of all varieties. My favorites are this black and white skirt and these shorts. The prints remind me of Piazza Sempione or Prabal Gurung and are edgy but totally wearable. Other standouts are the neon top below, an awesome dress, and tangerine boyfriend jeans.


Lovey Dovey Gifts

This is the last gift idea post, I promise. I love when people make me playlists. They're personal, introduce me to new music, and always say something.  Make your other half a playlist filled with songs that hold meaning between you two. Then add these DVF ear buds as the finishing touch. They're the comfy kind and they're cute.


Lovey Dovey Gifts

Another Valentine's Day gift idea. It's not my fault! Every time I'm shopping online, (which is often... I'll admit it) red and pink products are on the home pages with cutesy slogans. I forget all about what I originally clicked there for, especially when I saw these cat eye sunnies from J. Crew's collaboration with Selima Salaun. I love them in tortoise -so '50s chic- but the adorable red pair makes a unique gift for February 14th.


Lovey Dovey Gifts

Another great Valentine's Day gift is this necklace from Stella & Dot. It's more clever than your typical V-Day heart necklace but just as sweet. Stella & Dot sells a range of jewelry and bags, and there's seriously something for everyone. I'm so obsessed with this dainty arrow necklace I just might buy it for myself.


Lovey Dovey Gifts

Valentine's Day is right around the corner and anything heart-shaped or red is dominating stores. In the midst of all the horrible things out there, I've found some cute gifts too, like these Marc by Marc Jacobs studs. I'm not usually a fan of heart-shaped jewelry but these petite 10-karat-gold earrings are simple, but beautiful. It's a sweet gesture that any girl would love, just make sure her ears are pierced.


Pretty Picks: Tangerine

Just some great spring pieces in trendy shades of orange.
5. (similar) Patent Belt, $11
8. Orange Scarf, $50
10. ASOS pleated dress $32
p.s. did you guys know Essie has an Amazon store? Orange It's Obvious was sold out online at Nordstrom, so I searched Google and Amazon popped up. They sell discontinued colors so you can find your old favorites and their spring 2012 collection is half priced there!