Even though it may not quite feel like it just yet; IT’S SPRING. This is my favorite time of the year because not only is summer slowly but surely approaching, but everyone’s demeanor is positive and excited for warmer weather! And I just love that so much. There are some trends and certain products I know are going to be HUGE this season and summer as well. Being the hip, wonderful person I am I want you to be in the loop 😉 But seriously, I have been obsessed with all the products and trends I’m talking about today and I’m uber excited to share them with you! If you have any favorite spring essentials I forgot to mention please leave them in the comments so we can all be super trendy together. Also quick side note: this post is going to be a bit all over the place but that’s just how my mind works so excuse that lol.

Matching Sets

Guys. When I tell you that I am all for this trend on another level of love and happiness I’m not kidding. Unfortunately, I don’t have any sets YET but I know I’m going to be picking some up very soon 🙂 I’ve been seeing them all over Instagram and all over stores so I’m absolutely going to be picking some up and when I do I promise to share some pics 🙂 Here are some of my favorite affordable sets!!

Striped Cami Top | Striped Skirt

This set is so adorable and definitely a spring/summer essential. It’s perfect for a beach day, picnic, trip to the park, grocery shopping, taking pics in your room, honestly, the opportunities to wear this are endless. The best part? The whole set is under $40!! Literally such a steal. Go get it. Now.

Smocked Crop Top | Palazzo Pants 

This set screams “look at me I’m so freaking trendy”. I’ve also been obsessed with palazzo pants as well so this set is giving me all the feels.

Dainty Jewelry

I’ve never really been a jewelry person, but lately I’ve been digging simple little pieces! I have a few favorite places to get dainty jewelry from spanning from all different price points. None are too expensive though, don’t worry 😉 I recently stumbled upon Madison Miru on Instagram and fell in LOVE with their jewelry. Trisha, the creator of gorgeous jewelry and fellow girl boss is a sweetie and super talented. Make sure you give her some love and let her know One Broke Blonde sent you 🙂 I’ve also been totally in love with wearing an ear cuff! So many people have asked me if it’s a real piercing and complimented me on it! The best part is it doesn’t get infected and you can take it off when you sleep 🙌 Here are some of my fave places to shop for dainty, affordable jewelry!!

Stargaze Jewelry | J&Co | Pura Vida | Madison Miru | GLDN

Self Tanner 

I’m an avid believer that I’m a much more confident, better person when I’m tan. It’s just a thing. Entering the spring months you want to have a glow and embrace the sun and all its glory. I’ve linked some of my favorite self-tanners so you too can look like you just took a week-long vacay. Also, exciting news! Loving Tan, one of my FAVE self-tanners was sweet enough to offer a code to you guys! If you use the code LOVINGTAN you’ll get a FREE exfoliating glove with your purchase of a mousse!! Exfoliating before tanning is a crucial part of self-tanning so make sure you take full advantage of this! (I’m not receiving any commission from this coupon code and this post is not sponsored.)

Loving Tan | St. Tropez | Tarte | Minetan 

Glowy Skin

Healthy, glowing skin is always in style. Recently though I’ve been very into using BB Creams and moisturizers instead of foundation to give my skin a breather. I love love love the look of “no makeup, makeup” so I have been absolutely obsessed with IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Foundation Moisturizer. Guys. This stuff is a game changer. It’s basically a full-coverage moisturizer that has all the benefits of a moisturizer but covers your skin like a foundation. It’s absolutely genius and if you haven’t tried it yet, girl what are you doing. I promise you’ll be as obsessed as I am. On days when I do want a bit more coverage my go-to foundation has been this super lightweight, but full coverage foundation by Bourjois! It gives my skin such a healthy, natural-glow-from-within look that I’m in love with! Whenever I wear this foundation I get so many compliments on my skin!

Sneakers

Whether you’re into super chunky sneakers or just into basics, sneakers are making it big this season. Personally, I love wearing sneakers. They are my go-to shoe option! I have been wearing my platform Vans nonstop since I got them a month ago. They are my babies and I highly recommend them! Here are some other sneakers I’m loving! 🙂

Platform Vans | Forever 21 Heart Sneakers | Fila | Asos Studded Sneaker

There ya have it! Just a few of my favorite things I’m going to be using like crazy this spring!! I would love to add more loves to my list so leave your spring essentials in the comments. I’m telling ya, you need all of the items I mentioned in this post. They are truly the best. So go get em, like now. Sorry…is that too pushy? Get them whenever you want 🙂 hehe and if you do tag me on Instagram and let me know what you think!!

Chat soon, broke babes!!

 

 

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Who else has been drinking pumpkin coffee way too often?🙋 No? Just me? I know a lot of folks aren’t keen on pumpkin flavored everything, but I for one am allll for it. That is just one of my many fall favorites you need to try if you haven’t yet! After this post you are going to be set for the perfect fall with all these fabulous products and goodies 🙂 You can thank me later 😉 (Also let’s count how many times I say fall in this post). There a little mix of everything in this list, but you have my 100% Dana Guarantee that they are all insanely amazing. I have been using these items non-stop since late August, early September and I’m pretty sure will be going strong clear through until winter and beyond. I’m gonna be honest, some of the products are a little pricer than I would normally spend, but they are SO worth it. Definitely worth the splurge.

Memebox I Dew Care Disco Kitten Face Mask

I can’t believe I haven’t talked about this mask on here before, because honestly it is THE GREATEST mask I have ever gotten. It is metallic, shiny, perfection in a bottle. It goes on your skin so smooth, and when you peel away the pearly mask it leaves your skin glowing like you wouldn’t believe. Imagine the most insane natural highlighter you’ve ever seen. I feel like the tin-man when I wear it and I love every second. The mask is made with pearl powder, diamond powder, rice bran extract, oat extract, and white flower complex giving your skin the most magical treatment ever.

It Cosmetics Confidence In A Cream Moisturizer 

I was honestly skeptical when I first purchased this moisturizer because of the price. I can’t go a day without moisturizing my face because my skin is so dry, so when I ran out of my previous moisturizer I figured I would give this one a shot. I am so glad I did because holy moly this stuff is life changing. I am on my third one now, and I will never try another moisturizer again. My skin has transformed SOO much since I started using this! It’s brighter, smoother, softer, and overall looks so healthy. My skin is absolutely loving it, and it’s a MUST for the upcoming chilly weather.

Clinique Take The Day Off Cleansing Balm

Skincare is something I recently became more obsessed with now that I’m almost 25🙅. I used to be a bad girl and would forget to take my makeup off before bed, or I would just use makeup wipes and call it a day. The Clinique Cleansing Balm makes removing makeup and taking care of your skin so easy for lazy gals like me. It’s literally so simple, and makes my skin so happy. It removes all my makeup gently but effectively so there’s nothing left on my skin! Seriously a holy grail product.

Winky Lux Kitten Palette 

If you saw my last post you would already know all about this cute-as-a-button palette. The colors are creamy, long-lasting, and amazing autumnal shades. If you wanna learn more about it check out my post here!

Clinique Even Better Makeup

Fresh, dewy skin is my go-to look no matter what the season. My skin has never looked more healthy and bright until I started using this foundation. I have received so many compliments on my skin since I’ve been using it, and I am loving my results. It gives the perfect amount of coverage, and gives my skin a natural, dewy finish. I am sooo in love with this stuff, I highly recommend it!!

Lancome CILS BOOSTER XL Super-Enhancing Mascara Base

Personally, I HATE wearing false lashes. I can’t get used to them and I constantly worry if they’re moving out of place or look fake. I do love the look of long, voluminous lashes though (but who doesn’t?), and I found a product that has changed my life and will change yours as well. This Lancome Super-Enhancing Mascara Base is the greatest thing I have ever tried. It gives my lashes the extra boost they need to look longer, fuller, and natural. Seriously, go buy this right now.

Oversized Sweaters

Do I really need to say anything else? Oversized, chunky sweaters have been a staple in my fall/winter wardrobe for years now. But this year, I’ve gone a little extra oversized in my sweaters and it’s the coziest thing. My regular sweater size if I wanted a normal fit would be a small. I step it up to a large or xl when buying certain sweaters though so they are extra roomy, cozy, and I personally think cuter 🙂 I love the look of an oversized sweater with the sleeves rolled up a bit, have the front of the sweater tucked into jeans, and some booties. I don’t know about you, but that screams adorable to me.

Everything Red

When I think of red I automatically think of Taylor Swift. (It’s my all time fave album of hers). But then the next thing that comes to mind is this time of the year. I don’t know why red isn’t the color of the season every year, because it really should be. Red is literally everywhere this year, and I’m actually diggin it. I usually steer away from bold colors, but I am loving brightening my wardrobe with pops of red! It’s so fun to add simple red pieces to outfits as well like a red shoe, skirt, purse, or lip 😉

Furry Loafer Slides

I have been living in my furry loafers since I got them in early September. They are so freaking comfortable, and equally as adorable. Not to mention, they look identical to the Gucci furry loafers only $900 cheaper 😉 Whenever I wear these, people constantly ask if they’re Gucci! I think it’s a pretty great dupe 🙂 Unfortunately the pair I have is sold out, but the ones I linked above are really similar and just as badass.

Candles

Surprisingly, I only recently found my obsession for candles. They are absolutely a fall/winter essential because they make your room a million times more cozy! My favorite scents from Bath & Body Works are Flannel and Marshmallow Fireside. They smell soooo good. I’m totally into sweet smelling candles. Vanilla is my ultimate favorite candle scent, so anything with vanilla I’m all for it 🙂 Bath & Body Works always have amazing sales, so make sure you keep up with them!

Reading

I’ve always loved delving into a captivating novel, but recently I’ve been on of a book kick 🙂 Reading is so enjoyable all the time, but especially on cozy days snuggled under a blanket with some coffee and candles lit. Right now I’m reading Wonder, and holy moly is it good. It’s a super easy read since it’s aimed for young adults, but it is honestly such a heart-warming story and I’m so excited to see if the movie is as good!

There ya have it babes!! All my favorite things about fall, to do in fall, and to have in fall. I hope this post inspired you to think of your fave things, and maybe gave you some ideas as well!! If you haven’t tried out some of the things I mentioned, please do and DM me on Instagram letting me know how it worked for you!! I love to hear your feedback 🙂

I only said fall seven times, impressive 😉

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Let’s face it, shoes are addicting. Once you buy one, you have to buy them all…for every occasion or situation, ever. In my eyes, I don’t think it’s a problem at all. You can never have enough shoes, and I intend to keep adding to my already plentiful collection. While all shoes deserve a home and to be loved, there are just some staples that every lovely lady should have in their wardrobe.

Sneakers

I looooove sneakers so, so much. I love that there are so many varieties! They add a sporty put together look to any outfit; it’s perfect. Some sneakers are more casual, some have some fancy details but they are all equally fabulous. You honestly can’t go wrong with a pair of Adidas. Throw them on with any outfit and you look sporty, yet adorbs.

Adidas | Cardigan | Jeans | Bag  (similar)

Slip Ons

Let us not confuse slip ons with sneakers, because believe it or not they are quite different. Slip ons tend to be a little less casual than sneakers, but still of course have the ability to dress down an outfit depending on what they look like. My favorite ones are from Steve Madden. I know they’re a bit pricy, but your girl got them on Black Friday for a discounted price so I don’t feel as guilty 🙂 Slip on shoes look perfect with distressed jeans, dresses, shorts, and even lounge pants! The possibilities are endless.

Shoes | Jeans | Sweater | Jacket (similar)

Over-the-Knee Boots

This one is pretty much a no-brainer. Every gal should own at least one pair of over-the-knee boots because they go with everythinggg. You can wear them with jeans, dresses, skirts, and shorts! I don’t think I could survive the fall and winter without my boots. If you don’t have a pair yet, what are you waiting for?!

Sweater | Dress | Boots | Bag (similar)

Booties

I’m going to be honest and say that only recently did I get into wearing booties, but now I’m never going back. I love how they add a little height and a little something extra to an outfit. They are perfect for accentuating  your legs if they’re worn with dresses, shorts, or skirts! They are a great shoe for the fall and winter, but can also be transitioned into the spring and summer as well!

Booties | Jeans | Sweater | Scarf |  Backpack | Fishnets

Mules/Clogs

At first I was skeptical about these, but I have since grown to adore them! Mules and clogs are an awesome transition shoe into the spring, and depending on the weather you can get away with wearing them in the winter as well (just make sure your feet don’t freeze). I only have one pair right now, but I definitely want to get some more in different styles! I think this is such a funky trend and I’m excited to rock them some more in the warmer weather!

Mules | Jeans | Sweater | Scarf

Flats

I was never a big fan of flats until I bought these beauties last spring! They are Steve Madden as well so they were another impulse buy, but I was eyeing them for so long that I decided to snag them before they were gone. These flats are so comfortable and so chic. I love how they add a feminine touch to any outfit, and instantly make it look sophisticated and put together. I feel like most flats have that affect on outfits, and I really like the simple, elegant touch they offer.

Flats | Jeans | Sweater (similar)

I hope this post has inspired you to create some fun outfits with essential shoes in your closet! Keep in mind, even though some of the shoes and products are a bit pricer than I usually like to spend, every once in a while you deserve to splurge a little! Especially on shoes 🙂 I never show expensive products I don’t truly love with my whole heart! What are some of your favorite shoes you can’t live without? I would love to know in the comments!

Stay fabulous!

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