Sunday, March 20, 2016

My Top 10 Spring Essentials {Collab with 5th Avenue Urban}

       Happy Sunday everyone!  Today, I am excited for two reasons.  One, it's the first offical day of spring, and two, today's post is a collab with Sophia from 5th Avenue Urban!  If you haven't checked out her blog you must, it's adorable!  Anyway, today, both me and Sophia are sharing our Top 10 Spring Essentials in honor of the first day of spring.  I hope your day is filled with sunshine and lots of flowers!

1. Bright, Fun Accessories 

 Bright and fun accessories make me so happy!  My favorite way to add a pop of color to any outfit is through accessories.  This makes for a no-fail look!   

This one looks just like the J.Crew one!

Floral Necklace  -  $16.99

Floral Bangle  -  $14.00

 Harbortown Hoop Earrings  -  $10.00

2. Flowy Dresses

 Something I'm sure you all know by now is that I love flowy dresses.  I love wearing light, flowy dresses on a nice, warm spring day!

Maison Jules Floral-Print Midi Dress, Only at Macy's 

Resort Retreat Dress, @ModCloth:

 Maison Jules Polka-Dot Midi Dress, Only at Macy's

3. Anything Floral and Striped 

 Floral and stripes are two of my favorite patterns for spring!  Stripes are great for all year round.  I'm not a fan of bold, bright, busy patterns, but for some reason I think floral and stripes could work together nicely.  I put a few outfits together below!

4. Bright Nail Color

 Going along with bright accessories, bright nail polishes are a must!  My all time favorite color is the Wet 'n' Wild "Tropicalia".  No lie, I wear this color all. the. time.  My life is complete when my nails are painted! ;)   I love pastel nail polishes as well! 

5. Good Books

I love reading, but with school, it can be hard to find the time to read a good book.  I have a lot of books on my spring break reading list and even more on my summer reading list!  Some of my all time favorite books {and book series} are The Baxter Series, The Chance, Angles Walking Series, Rose Harbor Series and many, many more!   


6. A New Bathing Suit 

One thing I love to do when springtime rolls around, is to purchase a new bathing suit!  I get most of my bathing suits at Target, but I have had good luck at Kohls and J.Crew Factory as well.  I have even seen some good quality ones at Sears too.  Below are a few of my favorites for the spring and summer months!

 Navy Floral Tankini Top  -  $22.99 {bottoms here} 

Floral Peplum Tankini Top  -  $32.99 {bottoms here}


7. Hats

Hats can make an outfit.  My two favorites are Vineyard Vines baseball caps and floppy hats!  A Vineyard Vines baseball cap can add that preppy look to a casual outfit, and a floppy hat can dress up almost any look.

Whale Logo Baseball Hat

 Felt Floppy Hat  -  $26.00 

8. Tote Bag

Tote bags are great for many reasons.  You can carry everything from your laptop, agenda, snacks, water bottle, and of course, flowers!  They are so easy to grab when you're rushing out the door. 

Striped Tote Bag  -  $38.00

Scallop Tote Bag  -  $39.00

9. An Adorable Umbrella

Adorable umbrellas and cute rainboots make rainy days so much better!  Those two things instantly make me happy on gloomy days {like today}.  I have linked a few adorable rainboots and umbrellas below! 

rain chic:

10. A New Lipstick

 What better time to buy a new lipstick than spring?  I prefer softer colors rather than bright and bold colors.  I purchase my lipsticks from e.l.f..  They have so many beautiful lip colors for spring!
Double duty: Protect yourself from cold, chapped lips with our new (!) Lip Kiss Balm. It moisturizes with a pop of color and keeps your smile fresh with a tingly mint scent. #playbeautifully:  

I hope you all have had a great weekend so far!  Don't forget to check out Sophia's post!

Until next time,

Xoxo, Natalie


  1. These are definitely essentials for the spring time -- great post!
    xo, Syd