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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Hey babes! I’m so excited for todays post because 1) I love dresses and 2) I’ve been so busy recently I haven’t been able to blog as much as I’d like, but today I’m coming at you with a really fun post I hope you all love ๐Ÿ™‚ When I was a little girl I LIVED in dresses. I mean, 90% of my baby/child pics you’ll find me sporting a dress of some kind. My mom always told me how I wanted to wear a dress every day, no matter what the weather. Over the years my fashion taste has expanded to more than dresses, but in the long run they still have my heart. Dresses are just fun, easy, comfy, and essential for when the weather is hot and sticky (which it has been the past few days here in NJ).

Today I’m sharing five of my favorite dresses to sport in this warm weather ๐Ÿ™‚ All the dresses are affordable and all will be linked below so you can shop away! (Some dresses may not be available online so I will do my best to link similar options) ๐Ÿ™‚ I had so much fun shooting these pics on the beach! My bf is such a great photographer, and I’m so lucky he loves to help me out with my blog! He’s the best ๐Ÿ™‚ You’ll notice some pics are taken on a beautiful beach here in NJ, and some are fully styled with shoes and all! I did that because I wanted to show an entire outfit with shoes, and also just have some fun on the beach in these perfect summer dresses ๐Ÿ™‚ I hope you guys enjoy this post and get some inspiration! You can shop this post and then we can be twins which would be really rad.

Tobi: Emilie Shift Dress

This dress is so fun, flowy, and can be dressed up or down which I LOVE. I probably will use it as a beach dress more than an outfit dress only because I have a super long torso so this dress is a bit short on me, but that doesn’t take away from it’s cuteness ๐Ÿ™‚ I paired this dress with some adorable mules from UrbanOg which I am totally loving. They are so comfy and super chic!

Tobi: Destiny Awaits Shift Dress

Okay, can we talk about how freaking awesome the pattern on this dress is?? I wore this dress on Easter and received so many compliments. The stunning lace up detailing paired with the fun print makes this dress an essential for your wardrobe. For this look I was feeling a little more casual, so I paired the dress with some white Vans and I think they added a really cute touch ๐Ÿ™‚ In the beach pics I’m sporting Quay Australia sunnies ๐Ÿ™‚

Tobi: Ottis Blouson Skater Dress

As you guys have probably figured out by now if you’re an avid reader of my blog (and if you are you’re the best and if you’re new here you should totally subscribe ๐Ÿ˜‰ that I drawn to baby pink. If it’s baby pink, I’m sold. When I saw this dress on Tobi.com I had all the heart eye emojis. It’s so adorable and the ruffle detail on the straps gives me life. I know I’m going to be living in this dress in the upcoming warmer months and I am so excited. This dress can definitely be dressed up for a date night, but for this look I decided to go with some basic slip on sandals ๐Ÿ™‚

Primark: Red Floral OTS Dress

ย (exact dress not available online, so here’s something similar!)

I’m not usually one to wear red, but when I saw this dress in Primark I instantly knew I needed it in my life. It is such an essential for summer, and the perfect cover up/beach date outfit! I will say, this dress has absolutely no shape whatsoever so if you’re not into that than this dress might not be for you. However, I did link a super similar option since Primark doesn’t have online shopping ๐Ÿ™ I recently bought these heeled mules from Target and I think that they go so well with this dress!

Pacsun: Floral Dress (similar)

This dress is definitely the most casual, and also one of the comfiest. I bought it from PacSun a few months ago so I can’t find it online anymore, but I linked a super similar option! Brandy Melville also has dresses that are pretty similar as well! Honestly any babydoll dress you have/find paired with some sneakers is a really effortless, yet adorable summer outfit. Adding sneakers with a dress personally makes me feel more functionable lol. When I have heels and a dress on I don’t feel like I can conquer the world in quite the same way.

Dresses are super fun and easy outfit choices, which is why I love them so much. I hope this post inspired you to wear more dresses and ways to style them!

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The holidays have been over and done with for almost a month now, can you believe it?! Before we know it it’ll be summer, which honestly can’t come soon enough. With the holiday season coming to a close comes a lot of sales, and a lot of shopping. You guys know that I’m a sucker for both of those things. When I know a sale is going on at my favorite stores, I have to stock up on the things I’ve had my eye on for a while ๐Ÿ˜‰ Recently I did some shopping at American Eagle, UrbanOG, Nordstrom Rack, and Forever 21! Here’s what I picked up ๐Ÿ™‚ I am IN LOVE with everything I bought, so thankfully there is no buyers remorse because that’s just the worst.

As you guys know I prefer to show you guys what my purchases look like styled on me, but for this quick post I decided to just share the online pics and links with you. I hope this post gave you some fashion inspiration! I’ll see you soon with a new post!

Be sure to stick around by subscribing to One Broke Blonde! Also I would love to know what your favorite stores to shop at are so let me know in the comments below! ๐Ÿ™‚

 

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Hey fashionistas!

I’m going to be real with you all. I have a bit an addiction. It is severe, but it’s not life-threatening. It’s called “I-can’t-stop-buying-shoes-itis.” Don’t worry, the only thing it hurts is my bank account, but hey…when you buy three pairs of shoes for the price of one expensive pair I say it’s totally worth it.

Today I’m going to talk about one of my favorite trends for the fall…over the knee boots! They’re stylish, sexy, and add a little somethin’ somethin’ to make your outfit complete! Now there are some over the knee boots that are gorgeous, but cost way too many digits for me. If you’re not into spending $300+ on boots, then you came to the right place. I’m so excited to share my top three favorite over the knee boots with you all! ๐Ÿ™‚

I can’t rave enough about these babies! These boots are not only gorgeous, they’re sooo affordable!! Stuart Weitzman boots look almost exactly the same, and they retail at $798. Don’t get me wrong, the Stuart Weitzman boots are stunning, and I’m sure incredible quality…but this girl does not and will not ever justify spending that much on shoes. So I went on a hunt and found a dupe for the incredibly expensive boots for about $761 less! If that doesn’t tickle your fancy I don’t know what will. These exact boots are from Charlotte Russe, but unfortunately are sold out on the site ๐Ÿ™ Here is a super similar and equally inexpensive pair from Urbanog!ย (plus this pair comes in a bunch of colors! Bonus!)

I am an avid ASOS shopper. They have some of the most affordable, cutest clothes that are always on trend and speak to my style. Last year as I was scrolling through the site, I noticed these boots. I instantly fell in love with not only the boots, but the brand as well. The brand is a European one called Daisy Street. Not only is the name super cute, but they have some of the most unique and awesome shoes! I will admit they are a tad more pricey than Forever 21 or Charlotte Russe, but nothing too crazy and definitely still in the affordable range. These boots are so soft, comfy, and they dress up any outfit with ease. Since I did buy these boots last year, sadly they are not available anymore…but I did find a super similar pair on the Daisy Street site that are actually more trendy!

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So far I’ve shown you guys boots in all the essential colors; black, gray, and now tan/brown. There is something very unique about this camel color. Not only is it super trendy right now, but it also gives your outfit a sophisticated look. There is also something special about heeled over the knee boots as well. Even though I love my flat ones, adding some height makes me feel like I’m walking the runway everywhere I go. Heeled over the knee boots add a bit more sexy and a lot more shazam to an outfit! While flat over the knee boots are perfect for everyday, adding some heel to the already fab boots takes things to a whole new level (literally and figuratively). Now before you yell at me and say “Jeez, Dana. You haven’t shown us any of the exact boots you have wtf” hear me out. Although the boots I have are sold out because they are from last year also, I did find an extremely similar pair that I honestly like better! ๐Ÿ™‚

I hope you guys enjoyed this post! There’s a blog post coming shortly on ways to style over the knee boots! So make sure you have yours so you can create the looks ๐Ÿ™‚ Let me know of any over the knee boots you recommend! You can never have too many boots ๐Ÿ™‚

Stay Stylin’

Dana

 

***this post is not affiliated or in collaboration with any of the stores mentioned. all opinions are my own***

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