Friday, April 8, 2011

Lovely in Lilac

Despite the fickle weather, we're desperately trying to incorporate spring colors into our wardrobe. One of our favorite shades for the spring is lilac (or violet... we don't really know the difference). It's fresh and sweet, and can really brighten up your wardrobe. Ignore the weather, and add some spring to your step!

We call this dress the "Sexy Easter" dress. This two-tone color block dress from American Apparel is an ideal look for the spring. May we suggest a cropped black blazer to give this a retro 80s feel?

Don't have much uses for tight, sexy pastel numbers? Then try this grey / lavender skirt from The Limited. It's a professional but feminine, and is a great way to freshen up your wardrobe.

With all this rain we've been getting, you need to protect your tootsies! Grab a pair of these short rainboots by Ilse Jacobsen and you'll be singing in the rain! Oh, and did we mention they have fleece lining?

 This sleeveless tea dress from Top Shop is perfect for work or play. Add a fitted blazer and pearls and you're set for work, or throw on a pair of gold hoops and strappy sandals and you're ready for a hot night on the town.

Tired of the regular old smokey eye? Add a pop of color with the purple smokey eye set from Sephora.  It will be sultry and romantic, just what you need for perfect "come hither" eyes.

Every girl needs a versatile dress that can be work at the park, out to dinner, for a garden party, whatever! This tiered ruffle dress from Old Navy definitely fits the bill, and will guarantee you a few compliments.

These lilac pumps are a must have this spring. They will look wonderful with a light gray suit, white dress, or black capris. We would steer away from pairing the pumps with a matching lilac dress and / or blouse. The most matchy-matchy we would do is matching jewelry, and even that's pushing it!


Jen & Saira


  1. I just want to say that the Sephora palette is seriously lacking in pigmentation. My friend bought it because she wanted to do a look like that for her wedding. We were experimenting with it and we could not get the colors to show up the way they do on the cover, no matter the base, brushes, or amount of shadow packed on. We were super disappointed.

    But those boots! Oh my gosh, I'm having a girly-grunge moment. You can definitely tell I grew up in the early 90s, I have a deep love for anything resembling Docs. And flannel.

  2. Hi Courtney! Thanks for commenting and for the tip - we'd be bummed out too and that is really good to know! As for the boots, we love girly-grunge Gwen Stefani-like pieces too and are glad you found something on here you liked! Thanks again and we hope you keep reading.