Heels for Spring

Hello, World.

I recognize the title of this post probably seems like an oxymoron, but I wanted to share boots I think are perfect for transitioning from cold climates to warmer climates (or warm to cold when summer turns to fall). I love boots, and I wear them almost daily in the fall and winter seasons. Lately I can’t get enough of the heeled bootie look. I think heeled booties would be perfect with skinny jeans and a cute blouse/top, or a dress and jean jacket. I’m also obsessed with the Sam Edelman over the knee grey boots (let’s be real, this look became cool when Serena Van Der Woodsen wore a similar pair with her school uniform).  Over the knee boots are perfect to pair with a skirt, and lightweight sweater.

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I wanted to share my top picks right now! I think my next boot purchase will hopefully be an over the knee pair! I usually try to dig through end-of-season sales, which I find is the best time to buy boots!

Blush Bootie | Over the Knee | Leather Bootie | Frye Leather Bootie | Peep Toe Bootie | Light Tan Bootie 

What are your favorite transition boots?

Truly,

Callie leigh

Spring Favorites 2016

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Today I wanted to pop in and share my favorite items for this spring! The weather is a bit unpredictable lately, but I’m holding out hope that the warm weather will come and stay soon! There’s something about a warm day that makes graduation feel much closer! So, here’s to hoping the weather warms up and my top picks for spring:
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Lilly Pulitzer Dress | Madewell Striped Short | Wala Swim One Piece | Floral Purse | Vineyard Vines Dress | J. Crew Scalloped Tank | Madewell Striped Tank | J. Crew Scalloped Slim Strap Tank | J. Crew Floral Shorts | Jack Rogers Sandals | Kate Spade Sandals

What spring items are you loving? Any stores have awesome spring collections?

Truly,
Callie leigh

Guest Post: Spring Pieces

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Today I am happy to bring you a guest post written by Adam King, a student at Syracuse University. Adam offers a gathering of springtime necessities. I totally agree that pastels are a must in spring, and with graduation just around the corner, I’ve been looking for a fun, colorful dress. This palette that Adam came up with is giving me serious inspiration for the color dress I want to find, as well as spring style in general! I love a good pair of flats in the spring, and I tend to wear a lot more statement jewelry in the spring and summer since I wear less layers of clothing! I’m looking forward to spring, mainly because it’s the perfect time for comfy dresses and the warm weather is so comforting!

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Hi, All! Adam here.

Spring is just around the corner and I know some of you lucky ones out there are heading down south on spring break soon. The great thing is, for anyone that is staying up north, this is the perfect opportunity to start your spring/summer wishlist!

With this already unseasonably warm winter, I am ready to put the snow in the back of my mind and look towards spring with coral cross bodies, sandals, vibrant earrings, and bright flats!

I love bringing in spring with pastel pants since they are a great transitional piece until it is warm enough to be wearing shorts and dresses. It’s great to pair colored jeans with a simple top and dress it up with bright accessories.

I know I’ve been ignoring the elephant in the room, the umbrella. Lets face it spring showers are inevitable so why not be prepared with a cute fun umbrella to take your mind off of the dreary weather. Felix Rey founders Salaika Zarrouk and Lily Rafii, now Lily Band after marrying Doug Band, probably had the same thing in mind to bring light to dark rainy days.

While I am not one of the lucky few that will be going on spring break, these pieces are bringing me a lot of inspiration for when it’s time to start getting ready for spring!
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Hope you all enjoyed this guest post! I know I’m getting excited to start buying some springtime items to add to my closet!

Best,
Callie leigh

Seven Spring Outfit Ideas

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With the weather warming up, I thought it would be fun to share some ideas for spring! Outfit details are available below each image! Each look is inspired by Vineyard Vines, J Crew, and Kate Spade. I tried to make each look a little different!
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Truly,
Callie leigh

Sails Away

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Hello, World.

The weather is starting to get to that point where shorts or short sleeves are an absolute must if you wish to avoid burning up. I love short season because I get to wear my J Crew chino shorts again! There is something about brightly colored, tailored shorts that make me feel ready for whatever I planned in the day. This color was on sale this season, so I took advantage of that and picked up a pair.
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Every year, the first few times I wear shorts, I feel kind of weird. During the winter months, I avoid shorts at all cost and live in jeans and leggings. The first time I wear shorts I feel like I have alien legs or something. I know that sounds weird, but it’s true! I was also cursed (or blessed if you’re into the milky white skin) with a very very light complexion. Where I’m from, most people tan all year long, and never really go “all natural” as far as skin goes, so my skin also seems almost transparent when I first start wearing shorts. In recent years, I’ve learned to embrace my pale skin, but sometimes it’s a challenge. I think most girls feel a little more glamorous when their skin has a golden tone to it.
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On another note, I got this sweater at Old Navy! Talk about a score. I love anything with a nautical theme, so I immediately jumped on this sweater when I found it on sale AND in my size. Spring is always a hard time for me because I just love sweater season, so when it starts to get too warm to wear sweaters I fight pretty hard.
Wearing- sweater: Old Navy // shorts: J Crew // shoes: Sperry Topsiders 
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Truly,
Callie leigh

Spring Fashion Favorites

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Spring is officially here, and you know what that means! Spring colors, freshly cut flowers, and reading a great novel poolside. I have some spring items I’m currently coveting so I wanted to share them with you! Something I love about spring is the bright colors and the florals that begin to consume every department store and boutique. I’m typically a navy and black tone girl myself, but sometimes spring makes me like more pink, yellow, and orange tones. Today was super relaxing, and I finally got to enjoy the lovely weather! My roommate and I went for a walk to Starbucks, then hiked up to our school’s cross (we’re a Catholic college), and then went and got some movies and ice cream. It was the first day in a while where I felt spring coming, and enjoyed myself without feeling some level of stress. 

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Kate Spade bow ring // Essie Nail Polish: Fiesta // J Crew Shorts // Lilly Pulitzer Phone Case // Jack Rogers sandals // Vineyard Vines Fleece (for chilly nights by the water) // Lilly Pulitzer Dress // KJP anchor bag // Kate Spade sunnies

Now, obviously this is my dream list of spring items, because you know, I’m a college student. Maybe I’ll invest in the nail polish? Anyway, what are you currently craving for spring?  

Truly, 

Callie leigh

Sickness? No Thanks.

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As the blossoms are beginning to bloom, the pollen is beginning to circulate, and as everyone starts getting Spring Fever (both literally and figuratively), people are dropping like flies. A ton of my friends are getting tickles in their throat, coughs, stuffy noses, and watery eyes, and it’s beginning to freak me out. I hate being sick, but I especially hate being sick when I am trying to get a job that requires roughly two weeks of interviews. I’m completely serious when I say I do not have time to be sick. So, how am I trying to maintain my semi-healthy demeanor? A few ways really.
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1) Get a lot of sleep. Do your homework or work during the day so that you can get into bed early and get a good 8 hours of sleep. Call it beauty sleep if you will, but when fighting sickness, sleep is the best remedy.

2) Drink tons of water. I carry a smart water with me at all times these days, making sure I’m hydrated so I can better battle the sore throat I feel encroaching.

3) Go to your local drug store and pick up some zinc pills, vitamin-C tablets, or Zicam if you’re not allergic. Anything that will help you fight sickness is great. I’m usually really against taking any form of medicine, but seeing as I cannot afford to get sick, I can afford to spend a few bucks on medication.

4) Drink tea with honey or hot water with lemon. Both drinks with coat your throat, and soothe your body.

5) Avoid perfumes because sometimes things that smell really strong make you sneeze, and you don’t want to start sneezing and then be unable to stop. Also, excessive nose-blowing give you a Rudolph appearance and will make it harder to talk to professionals if you’re interviewing for a summer job or internship.

6) Tell your sick friends you love them, but will see them in healthier days. Being around sick people is the best way to get sick, but it’s definitely not something you want to do if you’re trying to stay healthy. Maybe drop off some cough drops and tea to your friend, then depart quickly.

7) Lastly, know your body. I know that sounds a little odd, but trust me, your body will speak to you, it’ll let you know if you’re getting sick or if you’re already past the point of no return. So, listen to your body.

What do you do to avoid getting sick?

Truly,
Callie Leigh