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Nessie’s Picks for Spring

Nessie's Picks for Spring

At the first sign of spring, you can usually find me swapping out my heavy winter layers in favor of lighter looks. So when I saw a crocus pop up this week, I had to remind myself that we are just entering March (and that my transition would be premature).

In putting together a round-up of items for spring that I am currently coveting, I thought it would be fun to share some that I already own (and love), others that I have been dying to try, and ones that will be purchased (just as soon as payday rolls around).

So, let’s jump right in.

A must for spring: Few things get me as excited as a suede moto jacket. And this one from Banana Republic ticks all the boxes. It’s the perfect color and fabric for the upcoming season, so you won’t regret buying this fun transitional piece.

Will be buying ASAP: I have yet to find the perfect pair of lace-up flats. Despite numerous trips to DSW and Nordstrom Rack, I haven’t had much luck with this style. But that all changed when I spotted these Gap beauties. The blue jean color was just what I have been looking for—and obviously, I love that they come in suede. Let’s hope that they are as comfy as they are chic when I go to try them on.

Need to try: Now that I am making a hardcore effort to be healthy and eat better, using cleaner beauty products is a high priority. I have heard and read a lot of good reviews about the RMS products, and now that I am in the market for a new highlighter, it seems like the perfect time to give the brand a try.

Wish list: Fortunately, I don’t have to spend a hefty sum on this wish list item, thanks to Target. Mossimo has an almost identical version of these beauties for a fraction of the price.

Can’t resist: We all have items that we don’t need but would love to have, right? These tassel earrings from Baublebar is just that for me. How cute would they look with a nice sundress or chambray top?

Buy these: If this is the only piece of advice that you ever take from me, then buy these pants…now. The Sloan-fit pants from Banana Republic are a must-have for us petites. I have never found a pair of pants to be so comfortable and flattering that I go back and buy three more pairs…the same day. Oh, and did I mention that they don’t need to be hemmed? If you were to ask anyone in my office, they would probably describe these babies as my office uniform.

What are you swooning over for spring?

Blogger Spies, Tries, and Buys

Blogger Spies, Tries, and Buys

Lately, I’ve been finding tons of things to add to my online shopping cart (ahem, I mean, wish list). Some of the items have seen a rapid status change to ‘sold’ (like the portable phone charger and the GiGi New York iPhone case), while others aren’t as pressing. Regardless, here are a few things that I’m currently coveting.

1. Kate Spade Portable Phone Charger: This isn’t the exact portable charger I got, but it is the one I had planned on buying. I’m not sure how I survived this long without one of these handy devices — given all of the time I spend on my phone. But now that I have one of these babies, I never leave home without it. And how stylish is this one from Kate Spade with the black-and-white stripes?

2. Ann Taylor Crystal Stacked Ring Set: Let’s add this item to the recently-saw-someone-wearing-on-Instagram-and-now-I-need category. I’m a huge fan of stackable rings and these look so chic. Plus, the price ain’t bad, either!

3. Formula X Nail Polish: I’ve wanted to try this nail polish brand for a while. But after Emily at Cupcakes and Cashmere posted about this coral color on her blog, the mad dash to Sephora to scoop up the shade is on.

4. RMS Beauty Master Mixer: You could say that I have become obsessed with trying new beauty products…and you’d be right. I’ve heard so many great things about this brand, and I’m loving the convertible lip and cheek stain — especially in all of the colors it comes in.

5. Mario Badescu Enzyme Cleansing Gel: This product has worked its way into my skincare arsenal as of late, and so far, I’m very pleased with its gentleness and effectiveness. I have sensitive skin, and this soft lotion-like gel does a good job removing all of the makeup residue left on my face, while leaving my skin baby soft.

6. Denim Off-the-Shoulder Dress: This dress combines two of my favorite trends — denim and off-the-shoulder. Sadly, I don’t have a denim dress, so this is definitely a summer wish list item.

7. NARS Bronzing Brush: I started using the Laura Geller highlighters and realized that none of the brushes I have in my makeup bag seem to apply the products well. I’m on the hunt for new bronzing brushes, so if you have a favorite brand, let me know.

8. GiGi New York iPhone Case: This case (in the color shown) is on its way to my door as we speak. I’ve long admired GiGi New York’s products and decided it was time to upgrade my beloved Case Mate jeweled stunner (now that one-too-many of the stones have started to fall off). The best part of this purchase was being able to add my initials to the case and scoring the color that I wanted on major sale.