What To Wear For Easter

Easter Outfits

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Outfit 1: Earrings // Dress // Shoes
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Outfit 3: Earrings // Dress // Shoes
Outfit 4: Earrings // Dress // Shoes

Since Easter is right round the corner (like, literally this weekend), I decided to round up a few looks to help you figure out what to wear on Sunday for Easter (if you’re like me, and wait until the last minute). A lot of these dresses would be perfect for spring/summer weddings as well, so you can get more than one use out of them.

For me, the perfect Easter outfit has a bright or pastel colored dress, statement earrings, and a neutral heel. Of course, you can always wear a white dress (like the one pictured in outfit number 4) and colored statement earrings or necklace, or you can wear a bright pair of heels like these that are currently on sale for under $25!

This year for Easter I plan on going to Easter morning service, then having dinner at my parent’s house and my boyfriend’s parents house. Lots of food, haha!

What are your Easter plans? Also, which outfit is your favorite? Let me know in the comments!

Valerie

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Spring Earrings

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Spring Earrings

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When I mentioned in this post that my favorite thing about Easter was picking out my church service dress, I forgot to say that I also loved picking out the accessories to go with it. My mom would always include cute jewelry or a cute purse in our Easter basket that we could wear with our dress to church service on Easter morning. This was something that I looked forward to every year. Hey, mom, can I get another Easter basket? Haha!

Each of these earrings are the reason I love spring and Easter: they are full of color! After the winter blues, this is the perfect way to add color to any outfit.You can also wear these during the summer! All of these are under $35. The exact ones I’m wearing in the first photo are old, but you can find similar ones here.

What is your favorite way to add color to your outfit? Let me know in the comments!

Valerie

Gym Essentials For Men & Women

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Since the weather is getting nice, and summer is approaching, now is the time to step up your workout game. I’m going to show you some of my favorite products to keep in your gym bag for men and women!

Women:

1. C9 Sports Bra from Target: Since I am bigger in the chest area, a sports bra is key for me to have during a workout. When I received this bra from Influenster for testing purposes, I was skeptical because a lot of them don’t seem to work out for me. But after trying this one I fell in love. It was the perfect amount of support that I needed. It does run a tad small, so make sure you size up one size.

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IMG_23922. Not Your Mother’s Clean Freak Dry Shampoo: this stuff is perfect if you are trying to get a quick workout in before work, or have errands to run afterwards. Just spray it on your roots, and your hair looks like it was just washed! I use this on the days I don’t wash my hair.

3. Olay Makeup Remover Wipes: I love to use these to get the sweat off my face after a good workout. The travel size is perfect to throw in my gym bag or purse for on the go!

4. Water Bottle: Right now I’m loving infused water. I found this water bottle from Amazon! My favorite things to throw in there are lemons, cucumbers and mint leaves! So refreshing!

5. Headphones: I love my purple Beats by Dre! Music helps me get through a tough workout. What are some of your favorite songs to listen to while working out?

6. Workout Planner: I got this planner from Blogilates (sadly they are sold out). It helps me track my food consumption and my workouts!

7. Deodorant: I always use the Dove Refresh, and it keeps me dry all day and even during my workouts!

Men (from the viewpoint of my boyfriend 🙂 ):

1. Headphones: My boyfriend loves his Green Beats by Dre!

2. Shoes: Nike’s. They give the support you need for cardio and heavy lifting.

3. Deodorant: We received the Dove Men + Care Extra Fresh deodorant complimentary thanks to Influenster! If anyone knows my boyfriend, you know how picky he is with everything.  He likes the brands he uses, and never strays away from them. So when I asked him to test this, he was skeptical. I made sure he put it on before going to work (he moves around a lot at his job). He told me that the smell of the deodorant was very refreshing (I smelled it for myself, and loved it!). He also said that it kept him dry all day, and he would use it again!

What other things to do you like to keep in your gym bag? Let me know in the comments!

Valerie

C9 Sports Bra and Dove Men + Care Extra Fresh deodorant received complimentary for testing purposes thanks to Influenster. All opinions are my own.

Cold Shoulder Dress

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Dress // Hat // Booties (similar) // Necklace // Lips

Happy Monday! How is the time change treating everyone? I woke up this morning super tired and felt sick! Luckily after a cup of coffee I was feeling a tad better (still super sleepy!).

My favorite thing about Easter from when I was little was always picking out the perfect dress to wear to church on Easter morning. My little sister and I would get SO excited to head to the store and search for the cutest one. I still feel the same way today! I found this dress online and knew this would be the perfect dress for Easter. With the long sleeves, it would be perfect if it is warm or chilly. You can pair this dress with gray booties like I did here, or a cute pair of nude heels like these.

The exact dress is currently sold out, but you can find similar cute ones here (my fav), here, and here!

What was your favorite thing about Easter? Let me know in the comments!

Valerie

 

Friday Favorites

Friday favorites

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Happy Friday! I’m starting a new theme today. Every other Friday I will be posting 5 items that I am loving right now. The other Friday’s will be saved for Insta roundups. Enjoy!

  1. Fringe Bags: Right now fringe is everything. At first I wasn’t really a fan, but it really grew on me, and now I want all the fringe bags!
  2. Kendra Scott Spring 2016 collection: If you haven’t seen this collection yet, you really need to. It’s gorgeous!
  3. Revlon Ultra HD Matte Lipcolor: Matte lips are huge right now. I found this Revlon one at Target one day (does anyone else treat themselves to a new lip color when they go to the store, or is it just me?) and fell in love! I just bought a new color today called HD Devotion and I think it’s my new fav!
  4. Essie Gel Setter Top Coat: I put this on my nails after I’m done painting them, and it makes my polish last twice as long. It really makes it seem like you have gel polish on!
  5. Stud Flats: I’m in search for the perfect flats for spring, and found these for only $15!

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great weekend!

Valerie

How To Wear A Graphic Tee: Week 3

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Graphic Tee // White Jeans // Blazer // Necklace // Heels // Clutch (similar) // Lipstick (color: Electric Pink)

Today is the last post for the How To Wear A Graphic Tee series! Did you enjoy this series? What other series’ would you like to see? Let me know in the comments or shoot me an e-mail: styledmuse@gmail.com!

If you missed the past two weeks, you can find them here: Week 1 // Week 2

I’m sure by now you can tell that my favorite pieces to pair a graphic tee with are a blazer and cute heels. It’s the easiest way to dress up a graphic tee. With this outfit, I added a pair of white jeggings. This spring/summer, these white jeggings will be on major repeat. You can of course dress down this outfit with a pair of converse and black cardigan. The original clutch from Accessory Lane is sold out, so I linked a similar one above.

If you are not a fan of white pants, you can swap them out for a pair of joggers or black jeans.

Have a great rest of your week!

Valerie

Cold Shoulder Top

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Top // White Pants // Heels // Clutch (similar) // Clutch (similar, less expensive) // Necklace

Happy Monday! Hope everyone had a great weekend. I spent most of mine taking care of my boyfriend. He had the flu, but is finally over it! At this point I’m pretty much waiting my turn to get it, considering EVERYONE at work has it too. Luckily I have been drinking my orange juice, so I’m praying that will help. I was able to get out of the house for a little while on Saturday for a wine and food tasting with a few friends. I’m happy to say I found a red wine that I love! I’m usually only a white wine person, so this is huge for me!

The weather this past weekend was beautiful, and today it’s 75 degrees! Which calls for a spring post. This season is all about cold shoulder tops.This long sleeve one is perfect for winter to spring transition with the long sleeves. It pairs perfectly with these white jeggings and black stud heels.This leopard clutch has become a huge closet staple for me, and will be repeated multiple times (just a warning!). You can find the original at Accessory Lane, but it’s currently sold out (I will let everyone know when it’s restocked) so I tagged two different options for you. One is more on the pricier side, while the other is more affordable.

Have a great week everyone! Wednesday I will be posting the last outfit for the “How To Wear A Graphic Tee” series! Did you enjoy that series? What other series’ would you like to see? Let me know in the comments below, or shoot me an e-mail: styledmuse@gmail.com ❤

Valerie