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 ๐Ÿ˜‰ 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 ๐Ÿ™‚ 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 ๐Ÿ™‚ 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 picsย in your room, honestly, the opportunities to wear this areย endless. The best part? The whole set is under $40!! Literally such a steal. Go get it. Now.

Smocked Crop Top | Palazzo Pantsย 

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 latelyย 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 ๐Ÿ˜‰ I recently stumbled upon Madison Miru on Instagram and fell in LOVE with their jewelry. Trisha, the creator of gorgeous jewelry and fellow girl bossย is a sweetie and super talented. Make sure you give her some love and let her know One Broke Blonde sent you ๐Ÿ™‚ 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 sleepย ๐Ÿ™Œย Here are some of my fave places to shop for dainty, affordable jewelry!!

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

Self Tannerย 

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 crucialย 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 | Minetanย 

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! ๐Ÿ™‚

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 ๐Ÿ™‚ hehe and if you do tag me on Instagram and let me know what you think!!

Chat soon, broke babes!!

 

 

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The weather here in Jersey has been magnificent recently! Today it’s sunny and 80 degrees and I’m just about ready for summer even though spring just started! Weather like this puts me in the best mood. It’s strange, but I feel like the truest and best version of myself when the weather is sunny and warm. I’m just a happy gal when I feel the sun shining and there isn’t a cloud in the sky ๐Ÿ™‚ Another thing that makes really happy is jumpsuits, and this one from Primark in particular. I almost wasn’t going to do a post on this outfit because I know that Primarks are few and far between in the U.S., but it’s so fun and perfect for the warm days ahead so I couldn’t resist. I recently got one near me, and I am in love. This jumpsuit was only $14!! It’s so amazing and worth the drive if you have one anywhere near you!

My boyfriend and I had so much fun taking these pictures. He is just so cute and is such a great photographer ๐Ÿ™‚ This outfit was perfect for frolicking through fields and playing on rocks (which you will see I did a lot of hehe). Even though I made the outfit casual with Vans, you can totally dress it up with some wedges and a cardigan for a night out! It’s so soft and comfortable and the colors are just darling. To me they scream a fun spring/summer day which is something I love about them! My obsession for baby pink continues and grows by the day, so when I see any article of clothing that has even the slightest bit of it you better believe it will end up in my closet.

Since I know there aren’t too many Primarks in the U.S. I linked some similar jumpsuit options! Unfortunately you can’t shop on Primark’s website, so unless you have a store near by you won’t be able to score this particular jumpsuit. There are plenty of equally adorable ones out there that are super similar so don’t be too bummed ๐Ÿ™‚ I gotchu covered, don’t worry ๐Ÿ˜‰ Hopefully this post gives you some outfit inspiration for the warm days ahead! Side note: please don’t mind my crazy hair in all these pictures. It had a mind of its own.

Jumpsuit (not really the same but super freaking cute) | Sunglasses | Vans | Necklaces |

Thank you for taking the time to look at my pictures and read my words ๐Ÿ™‚ It means more to me than you’ll ever know. I hope this post inspired you in some way ๐Ÿ™‚ Soak up the sun and enjoy this weather!!

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Happy March!! The fact that it’s getting closer to spring is making me soooo happy. Spring weather and spring vibes are my favorite (besides summer vibes, of course). I just love the feeling of renewal and warm spring air. The flowers start to bloom and the sun shines bright and it’s totally acceptable to drink iced coffee all the time ๐Ÿ˜‰ Since today is the beginning of a new month, that means it’s favorites time!! Today I’m going to be sharing my favorite things from the month of February from all different categories! There’s a lot to get through because I love a lot of things hehe ๐Ÿ™‚ so let’s hop on into my February loves ๐Ÿ™‚

FASHION

The month of February was an entire 28 days of feeling lazy and just wanting to be comfy. So you’ll notice that mostly all my fashion faves for the month are comfortable pieces, and also gray because I still love gray…that has not changed ๐Ÿ˜‰ The weather here in Jersey in February was pretty strange. Some days were freezing and some days were 60+!! I was kinda over wearing sweaters and jeans so I resorted to sweats, leggings, and comfy tees ๐Ÿ™‚ I promise in March I’ll step up my fashion game ๐Ÿ™‚

Sneakers have been my go-to shoe in February. They’re so easy and comfy and that to me is a perfect combination. I love how these Adidas sneakers go with everything! They look adorable with jeans and make a loungey outfit look a little more put together ๐Ÿ™‚

Bralettes are hands down my favorite thing to wear as far as intimates go. They are way much more comfortable than a regular bra, and as an added bonus you can let them peek through your shirt to add a cute little touch to your outfit ๐Ÿ™‚ I also love how many variations of bralettes there are! Some are more sexy and lacey and some are simple and chic. You can’t go wrong with any and these two have been worn to the max in February for me! I love wearing the black lacey bralette under white v-necks and having it poke out a little with some dainty necklaces; it looks sooo cute and it’s one of my fave looks at the moment ๐Ÿ™‚ The gray bralette is super adorable with the glitter band detail. I prefer to wear this one under sweatshirts, but you do you girl, you wear your bralettes how you please ๐Ÿ™‚

Hoodies and sweatshirts that are stylish and comfy are staples for me. This mint green hoodie is not only super soft and comfy but it’s so adorable. Whenever I wear this I get compliments on it ๐Ÿ™‚ It has some distressed details as well which I think add a little something extra to an otherwise basic piece. Mint green is also a huge color for the upcoming spring season, so I’m preparing early ๐Ÿ˜‰

As I’ve mentioned in a previous post, I have a mild obsession for graphic tees ๐Ÿ™‚ I just think they are so fun and they are a great way to incorporate your personality into an outfit! I got this very cute (and very accurate) tee about a year ago so unfortunately it isn’t available anymore, but you can get a super similar one here!!

Sweatpants have been my best friend in February. Granted, I love sweats all the time no matter what the month or weather but I was feeling extra lazy this past month in particular ๐Ÿ˜‰ I think that if you find yourself a good few pairs of stylish sweats and you pair them with cute sneakers and an oversized tee or jean jacket then that is just as cute and put together as dressing up, but you’re comfy! I purchased these marled gray sweats from Charlotte Russe and they are by far the most comfortable sweatpants I have ever put on my body. I could absolutely wear them every single day if that was acceptable. They were super affordable, too! I can’t rave about them enough ๐Ÿ™‚

BEAUTY

For me, February was the month that I tried out a lot of new beauty products and found some that I am going to be using for a very long time. I ordered the Carli Bybel BH Cosmetics paletteย from Ulta as soon as it came back in stock (end of January, early February). I am so happy I got it because it is such a beautiful palette. The eyeshadows are so creamy and pigmented, and the highlighters make me feel like a shimmery fairy princess. It’s also insanely affordable which is what sold me on getting it! I am thoroughly impressed with this palette and will be creating some killer spring looks with it ๐Ÿ™‚ Another affordable palette I’ve been obsessed with is the Lorac California Dreaming palette! Lorac has some of the most incredible bronzers and highlighters out there, so when I found out they created a palette using my favorite products I was sold. This palette gives me the perfect beachy glow which is awesome for my pale self in the middle of winter ๐Ÿ™‚ ย As I mentioned in my Winky Lux post, I have been IN LOVE with the Diamond Complexion Powder. Like super in love. It’s so creamy and gives my face a flawless finish with a bit of glow and shine. It’s amazing and you need to get it and try it out! The Pixi by Petra Lower Lash Mascara has been another game changer for me. It makes applying lower lash mascara way easier and less messy, but it also works great as a regular mascara too! The small brush separates and lengthens lashes making your lashes look long and beautiful. I usually pair a thicker mascara on top to make my lashes stand out even more! Finally, the brush that has given me a flawless face for months now is the IT Cosmetics Complexion Perfection Brush #7. I received this brush a while ago actually but only recently have I fell in love with it. This brush gives my complexion the most flawless look and applies makeup so beautifully! It’s the first brush I reach for when I do my makeup and has been for the last month ๐Ÿ™‚

SKINCARE

Unfortunately only recently have I been getting into skincare products, but now that I am I haven’t looked back. Relazing that taking care of your skin is super important is incredibly crucial. If your skin is glowing and healthy not only will you look good, but you’ll feel even better. You only have one face, so take care of it and make it glow! These five products have been lifesavers for me this past month. All the products have different features, and they all work so well together to give me a fresh, clean face ๐Ÿ™‚

Soap & Glory has been an all-time favorite brand for me for such a long time. They have the best skincare/beauty products at such affordable prices. I love love love their body butter and their shower gel smells amazing. What’s even more fantastic is their Vitamin C Facial Wash! I use this in the shower and as soon as I put it on I can feel it working. It makes my skin feel rejuvinated and energized which is perfect for the mornings. Since using this I’ve noticed a significant difference in the appearance of my skin! I after I wash my face in the shower, I use the O.R.G. Skincare Mineral Face Peel. My skin feels super soft after I use this and I love how refreshed it makes me feel as well! I try to use this as much as I can. It recommends twice a day, but sometimes I forget ๐Ÿ™‚ If I have a stubborn pimple, the Mario Badescu Drying Lotion has been a godsend for me. I just put some on the pimple, go to sleep, and by morning it’s either gone or significantly reduced in size! This stuff is magic in a bottle. Face masks are treats I like to give my skin about once a week. My top pick for February has been the Global Beauty Wash Off Mud Mask! If you want healthy looking skin, this is the way to go! It’s really affordable and it works so well. It’s creamy and when I wash it off my skin glows! The final step to my skincare routine has been the Neutrogena Hydro Boost Gel. I apply this right before I do my makeup and instantly my skin feels and looks bright and healthy. It soothes my skin and gives such a fresh feeling. I love using this in the morning to wake up my skin, and it works so well!

I hope you guys enjoyed this post and found some new products to check out!! February has been a crazy month for me, but I promise I will start posting more regularly in the upcomping months ๐Ÿ™‚ I would love to know some of your favorite things! Leave them in the comments below! ๐Ÿ™‚

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