Monday, March 11, 2013

Finally it's feelin like spring!

Well my friends- daylight savings time is here.  I had a hard time getting up yesterday morning, but man was it worth it.  Delaware has not seen weather this beautiful in months!  Saturday was warm, sunny, and hovered around the 60's (hallelujah!)  The park is back to being mobbed on Saturday afternoons (I have found some new off-the-beaten paths to avoid the droves) and the spring dresses are coming out in full swing!  I guess I am really loving these two colors lately! (mint/turquoise and pink)  I feel like every few days I am creating another outfit around the pairing, and it's been fun using different pieces to create the same theme of colors.  Somehow it almost always involved a pop of polka dots too, which I just can not get enough of!
Just a little recap of the outfits I have created around these colors before : 


This weekend was an absolute blast.  We had our friends Mark and Karin stay with us for the weekend and our time was filled with good food, movies, shopping, drinks and hilarious conversation.  After my long walk on Saturday morning in the back meadows of Glascow Park; Karin and I ventured to the mall which was seriously PACKED.  I found a few new things at Urban Outfitters and Forever 21 and managed to get most things on Sale so luckily it wasn't too hard on my wallet.  Unfortunately, H&M had a line that was practically wrapping around the store so Karin and I put down the few items we had found but weren't completely in love with and moved on, haha!  So, my purchases from Forever 21 were this dress and pair of tights.  Ombre pink tights?!  Yes, please!!  I have been looking for a pair of ombre tights and when I found these I just could not put them down.  I found the cutest pale yellow cardigan that would have gone fabulously with the dress and tights but reason returned, telling me "you can wear these with something else, put it down" so I did- and I think that the royal blue is a really fun and funky mix up from my standard pastel yellow, pink, and green/blue.    
 
 I am really loving this dress.  The color is fun, the cut is flattering, and the style is so versatile (and polka dots, hello!)  To mix it up I also paired along with a royal blue sparkly cardigan and flamingo printed scarf I found at Target.  I think I would also mix it up with a bright yellow cardigan and some multicolored beads. 




Funny face :D



Outfit Details:  Dress & Tights- Forever 21, Cardigan- H&M, Headband- Delias, Earrings-  Francesca's
 I was so lucky to be able to spend so much time with friends this weekend!  I even got a chance to model for a friend yesterday for her photography project, hopefully I will have a few pictures to post sometime in the future when she has finished working with them.  She is planning to use a few to create gum bichromate photographs, which is a seriously cool alternative photography process, so exciting! 
 
Karin and I before she left our place yesterday <3
My friend Diana and I from Friday night- dressed in full rainbow regalia :)

Hope you are all adjusting to Daylight Savings Time and having a wonderful day!
xo, Alyssa

31 comments:

  1. So lovely! I love this color mix! I also adore your headband!

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  2. This is freakin beautiful. I love those flowers in your hair!

    Rachel

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  3. Your full rainbow regalia is glorious! I am also in love with your flamingo scarf, I have 2 flamingos tattooed on me and I love matching accessories with them!

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  4. Wow girly, beautiful! I love all the fun details-like the print of your scarf, and your fun floral headband. This dress is quite dreamy, what a perfect color. You make me smile when I look at your blog- it's hard not to with all the color and smiles!

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  5. Oh, this is one of my favorite outfits of yours! This dress is so adorable and the floral crown is perfect with it. Sounds like such a fun weekend!

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  6. Love this outfit! The tights and headband are perfect for this dress, so pretty! :)

    <3 Megan
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  7. lovely turquoise dress. i love the polka dots and how you paired it with your pretty headband and pink tights.
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  8. I bet you have the most incredible closet in the world-I'm sure it's a legitimate rainbow! ♥♥

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  9. yes! I am also SO happy about daylight savings time. I'm still adjusting to that sort of jet-laggy feeling in the morning, but I love having more daylight at the end of the work day - yes! I love the dress! the whole outfit actually - so cute! as always :) and, by the way, still working on your letter! ;) I've been slow! :(

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  10. This is so lovely and what a beautiful pictures! Great style xxx

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  11. You and your pretty pastel colors!! Gosh, you're always putting the most lovely color combinations together. Aqua and ombre pink? So so pretty!

    I'm anxious to see those pictures from the photoshoot you got to be in--that sounds so exciting! :D Things like that can be so much fuuun!

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  12. You always choose such amazing colours! Those tights are so cool too, I've not seen any like that before. ♥

    Abigail
    www.deardaffodils.blogspot.com

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  13. i love the tights here! you always have the most colorful and perfect color combos in your outfits! so bright and so cheery!

    lindsey louise

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  14. The first thing I thought when I saw the top of your photo was--I love that headband! Then I scrolled down and saw the PINK ombre tights and my mind was absolutely blown. Umm, ADORABLE! I'm loving that you've been into mint and pink lately. Those colors are so pretty together!

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  15. love your gradient tights dear
    what do you think to follow each other? I'll wait for you on my blog
    happy day
    xoxo
    vendy

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  16. Oh, this dress is so gorgeous and I wasn't aware that light blue/turquoise and pink make a pretty stunning colour combination!

    -Kati

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  17. LOVE both the dress and tights! I was at F21 this weekend an wish I had seen the ombre tights!!! This color combination is perfect, so glad you're getting some nice weather there!
    xo Hannah

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  18. Love this whole thing! We've been having this amazing 60 degree weather for a bit now. I hate Texas summers so I will enjoy it while they last. I like how the dress looks with the dark blue cardigan. Yay for not over spending. I haven't been REAL store shopping in quite a while.. I should probably take some time and go this weekend.

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  19. Oh sweetie your dress and yout thighs are absolutely cute.
    Now I´m following you i hope your follow me back.

    xoxo

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  20. Love your blog!<3
    follow you)

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  21. Great outfit! beautiful dress and make-up!

    you want to follow each other on Bloglovin and GFC?

    All the best,
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  22. That flower headband is so cute, and the ombre tights are awesome!
    Great outfit
    xx

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  23. What an amazing outfit! The dress is so adorable with the polka dots but I am really loving those ombre tights! They are amazing and so fun! I am so jealous of your beautiful weather! Your Friday night look was pretty fantastic!

    Rebecca
    www.winnipegstyle.ca

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  24. I have those exact same tights! They're great. Very pretty outfit, nice headband.

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  25. hey! so lovely)
    would you like to follow each other?
    flw me and tell about this! Be sure I’ll flw back)
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    Anna

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  26. So so pretty! I love the ombre tights too!

    XO,

    Simona

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  27. This dress is so adorable! I want one :) Haha. Love the ombre tights and the floral crown is the perfect Springy touch. Just so cute! That's awesome that you got to model for your friend. i'd love to see the pics!
    -Jessi
    haircutandgeneralattitude.blogspot.com

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  28. Ombre pink tights!!! Could there be anything more perfect?! I love the mint and pink together...always one of my favorite color combos. Your outfits always make me smile :-) Cheers to more warm weather...seems it didn't stick around for too long.

    xoxo Marisa

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  29. Your outfit with the pastel yellow coat and mint colored tights is so cute! I really like it! I live in California, so the weather has been hovering around the 70s-80s most of this week. :D

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  30. oohh my.. i'm sooo in lovee with your colorful style and look!!!
    i am the girl who loveeess colorful too..
    esp blue and pink =D
    and this is really a gorgeous one !!

    visit my fashion blog sometimes.. there's giveaway open internationally ^^
    xoxo

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