7 Shoes You Need for Spring

Happy Weekend babes! Every year when spring roles around I go to look at my shoes for the season and I always have a desire for something new. So that’s why this year I decided to invest in my shoe game for spring!

My mom and sister have and always will be my shoe goals but I’m starting to catch up 🙂 They just always find the best deals and the cutest shoes to pair with their outfits. So I thought I would bring a little bit of their inspo to this post.

The reason I’m loving all of these shoes for spring is because they are either a classic or can be carried into summer. Converse, to me, are always in style. They are a universal sneaker and can be paired with almost anything.

Also, a classic black sandal will get you through many seasons and a lot of outfits. I love these Steve Madden Greece sandals, not only are they a dupe, BUT, they look good with everything.

I seriously can’t wait to start wearing these shoes in the next couple of weeks. I’ll keep you posted on when the snow finally melts here in New York and I can break out these babies.

ILY Couture Haul

ILY Couture Haul


Outfit Details: Top // Jeans // Heels

Outfit Details: Top // Jeans // Mules (similar)

Hey babes! I am so excited to share this haul with you. I have been a huge fan of Christine Andrew of Hello Fashion for a long time. If you don’t follow her, you need to, like right now 🙂 Christine is the beauty and brains behind her blog but also her shop, ILY Couture.

I have purchased items from her shop before, but around President’s Day, ILY Couture was having a huge sale so I figured I would try out some of the pieces again. Besides the fact that I got things for $5 and $10, the pieces were so unique and different from what I had seen in a lot of the places I usually shop.

To start, I am in love with this off the shoulder top. The detailing on the sleeves is super cute and perfect for spring! I also can’t wait to find all the ways to wear this backless button up. My mind just keeps thinking business in the front, party in the back haha. Maybe a good piece for work to weekend?

The way Christine curates her shop directly correlates with her personal style. I love that some of the pieces I see her wearing is exactly what she has in the shop. If you know me, you know I couldn’t get away with just buying two things, head over to my Instagram stories to check out the rest of the pieces I purchased!

How To: Transition Your Winter Wardrobe Into Spring

How To: Transition Your Winter Wardrobe Into Spring

Around this time of year, I start to get really anxious and get desperate for warmer weather. I become sick of my winter clothes and just need a complete change up in my wardrobe.

One thing I have always tried to do is maximize my wardrobe. I always try to mix things up and wear different pieces together. I especially like to carry different items in my wardrobe over to the next season. You may think, how am I gonna wear my winter clothes in spring? Scroll down to see how I transitioned my winter wardrobe into spring!

Causal winter look…

…spring casual look!

Outfit Details: Top // Shorts // Sandals // Hat

Winter work look…

…spring weekend look!

Outfit Details: Top (so cute!) // Skirt (love this one!) // Sandals

Favorite Designer Dupes

Favorite Designer Dupes

Outfit Details: Belt // Sweater (Similar) // Skirt (Love this one!) // Sneakers

Outfit Details: Top (Similar) // Jeans // Bag // Shoes

Happy Monday! I wanted to start the week off with this post as it’s one I’m really excited about. If you know me, which you will get to :), you know that I love a good deal. I’ve always loved designer goods but don’t really have the ability to support that love haha.

This year I did purchase my first designer bag, a Louis Vuitton Neverfull MM. I have to say I did not have buyer’s remorse after purchasing that bag. To me, Louis Vuitton bags are a classic. They never go out of style and I see them as an investment piece. However, there are some designer goods that I see more as a trend and not going to be around for the long haul.

I have rounded up my favorite designer dupes from Amazon. These pieces are all great quality and are so close to the real thing. I’m obsessed with the black belt as well as the black slide in sandals. I also have these sandals in tan and they go with EVERYTHING.

If you find yourself stuck between a dupe and the real thing, I would suggest getting the dupe first before the big purchase. Try the dupe out, see how you like it, and how well it fits with your personal style. If you love it and can’t live without it, I say make the purchase. But if not, keep the dupe and save for a piece that is classic and forever.

Resort Wear Collection

Happy Saturday babes!

Sharing a round up of some of my favorite resort wear pieces from Target. If you’re going away or dreaming about summer, Target has exactly what you need. They also have BOGO 50% on all swimsuits, ending today!

Make sure to head over to my instastories this morning for a try-on of some of these pieces! Follow me on Instagram for more!

Beauty Haul x Target

Beauty Haul x Target

Hairspray

Brushes

Highlighter

Nail Polish

Mascara

Brush

Dry Shampoo

I’ve wanted to do a Target haul for awhile and I’m so excited to be sharing my finds with you. This haul consists of different things I either needed to replace or was out of. Whenever I run out of a product I’ve been using for awhile, I am always eager to try something new. Plus, that allows me to share more with you!

This Kristen Ess Signature Finishing Spray is my go-to. I have been using this hairspray for a while and I love it. It is a buildable spray which I love because it allows me to work it in while still styling my hair.

Ok, so I don’t know how I have lived my life so far without this brush. For someone who has grown up with naturally curly hair and has battle with the brush, this is a life changer for me. This Wet Brush Detangler is seriously amazing. It’s super light and brushes through my hair so easily, even after getting out of the shower with curly wet hair. This is a must have!

One thing I love to do is experiment with makeup products. I have my favorite lines and brands but I love trying out new products. The highlighter I purchased is Physicians Formula Butter Highlighter is so pretty. It smells like the beach and goes on so light. One thing I don’t like is a cake highlighter and this is far from it. I also needed a new highlighter brush since mind just recently snapped in half (insert annoyed face). I decided to purchase the Sonia Kashuk Contour/Highlighter kit. I love how easy to handle the brushes are and they are just what I need to complete my looks.

I have to say purchasing a new mascara is hard for me because this is the one product I don’t normally change. I decided to try the Loreal Voluminous Lash Paradise Mascara and I’m so happy I did. It is so comparable to more expensive brands and makes my lashes so long and full!

Two other items I purchased are the Essie Treat Love & Color nail polish and SGX NYC The Brunette Tint of Color Dry Shampoo. First, I absolutely love this nail polish. You can’t go wrong with Essie, ever. And this nail polish treats your nails while wearing it! Second, I struggle to find dry shampoo that I like. Because my hair is so dark, I definitely need one with a tint for brunettes. So far I am loving this one from SGX NYC!

Comment below if you have tried any of these products and let me know your thoughts! Also, if there is anything you’d like to see me review, send it my way.

For the Love of Athleisure

Outfit Details: Jacket (love this one!) // Sweatshirt (similar) // Leggings // Sneakers

If you could choose to wear one style for the rest of your life, what would it be? For me, it would be athleisure. When I’m not dressed up for work, I’m in some sort of athleisure look.

I love this style because there are so many different ways to create it! You can wear leggings and sneakers or pair joggers with heels. It allows you to take your dressier pieces and mix them into your causal life.

For spring, I can’t get enough of jean jackets. They’re perfect for layering or adding a casual element to a dressier piece. I have been wearing them since I was little, a staple piece that never goes out of style.

My moto leggings are so comfy and versatile. They are also activewear so you can go from a workout to brunch!

Your version of athleisure is what you want it to be! It’s so easy to create new styles by mixing and matching different pieces in your closet. A challenge for you is to find your version of athleisure and tag me in your post! Find me on Instagram at Likely Lex!