GUEST POST: Spring Picks

Hello Beauties!

I was approached by Adam, a very talented fashion blogger and retail marketer at Syracuse University. I accepted and he wrote this for all of you! If you want to know more about Adam here is a link to his Pinterest page. Enjoy!

Spring Picks

Thanks to the El Nino, this has been an unseasonably warm winter and it feels like spring is just around the corner. I’ve been finding myself wishing of warmer days and flowy, colorful clothes!

This dress from H&M has so much potential and you could have a lot of fun styling it in so many different ways! I especially love this top from H&M because it has a great shape. It’s a classic t-shirt with a great color but the curved sides are very flattering on most people.

I love Keds for the days when I put my converse away and I am feeling more preppy than edgy. These blue seersucker Keds are perfect for spring and summer and Keds are always coming out with awesome patterns for summer. A few years ago I bought my first pair of Keds that were July 4th inspired and I still wear them in the dead of winter and get compliments on them!

Now the only problem of spring is the rain. Rain rain go away and come back never! That’s probably what the co-founders of Felix Rey, Salaika Zarrouk and Lily Rafii (now Lily Rafii Band after marrying Doug Band), were thinking when they designed this umbrella. I love the umbrella and the rain boots from Target because they bring fun to the dreariest of days.

~ Adam King

What A Cool Kimono! | Fashion Friday

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Featured: Blouse, Windsor; Shorts, thrift store; Kimono, Forever 21; Watch, Target

I decided to finally wear this kimono after buying it just for the purpose of working to pull it off, and I’m kinda pretty proud. Like, I think I did a good job.

When wearing such a statement piece like this, you need to make everything else more minimalistic, otherwise it can be a total overload. That’s why I stuck to a neutral, but flattering, black tank and a pair of high-waisted shorts. I also kept my makeup more minimalistic, and only wore a small amount of jewelry, which consisted of my favorite watch from Target ($10 guys… it’s amazing)!

The first thing that attracted me to this kimono was the pattern. I’m very much in love with bold colors and designs, and it incorporates non-Earthy tones with some more rustic shades very easily. I also really liked the slits on the sides; they just add a little bit more to the garment.

I’ve been seeing a lot of these kinds of coverups, whether they are light and thin or more weighted, the kimono is definitely making a rightful comeback.

Thanks for reading, and stay tuned every Tuesday and Thursday for videos, and then every Friday for anything fashion! Until next time…

Peace, Love, and Baby Ducks,

Marin X

Spring Makeup Necessities! |Total Tuesdays

Hello Beauties!

I have a new video up right now! Can you believe it?! RIGHT NOW!!! Obviously you are so excited so WATCH IT HUMAN!

Some of my necessities consist of:

BB Cream/Foundation

Good Concealer 

Waterproof Mascara 

and Makeup Setting Spray (’cause you gonna need it)

I’m just trying to look out for the sweaty you this Spring/Summer by providing my best products for this time of year! If you want to watch any of my other videos, click here to get to my channel! If not, I post every Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday! Until next time…

Peace, Love, and Baby Ducks,

Marin X

Fashion Friday|Pretty in Pastels

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It’s super early in the morning when I’m writing this, so it might not be my finest hour (sorry). I’m so very dedicated to bringing you guys this Fashion Friday’s outfit, which obviously has to do with Spring even though it’s starting to feel more like summer. But Spring calls for pastels, light jeans, and soft sweaters all day, every day. So this is my kinda everyday, middle weather pastel outfit!

Since it was cooler outside, I opted for a comfortable pair of American Eagle skinny jeans, which are soft as a baby’s bottom. Okay, they aren’t that soft, lets be real they are still denim. I paired them with this pastel pink blouse to dress the whole outfit up a little bit and also to add a more flattering touch to my figure! Then I finished it off with my go-to Old Navy sweater as a cover up for, you know, covering up…

Then there are these suede wedges from Modcloth. Even though they started to hurt my feet after a while, I regret nothing. At all. They have small, teardrop-shaped cutouts on the sides as well to add a little more flair! They are like nothing that I’ve ever seen or worn, meaning that you will get MAJOR compliments with these puppies!

How to Get the Look

Shirt: Forever 21

Sweater: Old Navy

Jeans: American Eagle

Shoes: Modcloth

Peace, Love, and Baby Ducks,

Marin X

What A Jumper!

Hello My Beauties!

Here’s to jumping back into the swing of things and actually posting for once! If you don’t understand the pun, you’ll get it soon enough.

Anyways, my Outfit of the Week is this amazing, and totally comfortable, Jumper! Now, I must admit, the colors are quite dark and not very spring/summer like, but the fabric is so light-weight that it compensates for that. Also, the back is open so I don’t know how I’d be warm enough in the Fall? Tell me what you guys think below!

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Jumper from Target; Shoes from DSW

I have never worn a jumper before, but I know that they are seriously making a comeback, so when I saw this in Target, I just went with it! (BTW Target has some really nice items out right now… just saying).

I would easily pair these with a pair of either playful or sophisticated heels, based on what you are doing, and a colorful statement piece like this necklace I wear in the photo! That way you can incorporate a little bit of warmth into this otherwise darker outfit. Also, don’t forget a sweater! You’ll need it on those colder summer nights.

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Hat from American Apparel; Sunglasses from Ragstock; Necklace from Forever 21

Peace, Love, and Baby Ducks,

Marin X