9 Spring Fashion Essentials + Winner!
April 5, 2013
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For the last two days, we've been poring over all of the gorgeous Spring Pinterest boards that you guys have put together. Umm, can I go out on a limb and say we have the most fashion fabulous readers on the planet? Yeah, we do. Anyway, before we announce the winner (and maaaaaaybe a runner up!!), we wanted to give you one little gift of Spring that everyone can enjoy. Nine wardrobe additions that transcend trends and really go the distance.
While we love neons and stripes and florals and all, we also are cognisant of spending money to update our threads each season. Our goal in life is to add pieces that will really work for us, not just in this season but for many to come. We believe that shelling out a little extra for an amazing blazer is money well spent. Forking over hundreds on a neon pink necklace? Not so much. Here are nine picks that we fell in love with - all that go the distance with either cost or quality.

1. A gorgeous silk button down. You can tie it up and wear it with a maxi skirt, tuck part way in to a a pair of cute shorts or jeans, wear under a pretty sweater with loads of bangles or pair it with a fabulous blazer. The options for this shirt are literally endless.

2. Bright Duffle Bag. It's an overnight bag, it's a wear to work bag, it's a diaper bag. And it's cheap because a mint green bag may or may not have our hearts for the long haul but it sure is cute now.

3. Boyfriend Jeans. Yes, we sort of love the colorful matchstick jeans and floral print numbers, but these beauties will really stick around for a while. They are casual and effortless but have a Kennedy chic about them as well.

4. Lightweight Blazer. I'm obsessed with this one. I spotted it on Pinterest via Hapa Time and knew it was a total match for our must have picks. It's feminine and elegant and can be dressed up or down. Love.

5. Pink Dior Cherie Bow Nailpolish. In other words, the perfect pink.

6. Pink Ballet Flats. So in these parts, it's not quite warm enough to wear a pair of fabulous sandals. It is however time to let our ballet flats breath and give them a fresh Spring Makeover in a fun color that we know we'll always love.

7. Floral Print Dress. They are all the rage. Everyone who's anyone has one. And while we sort of think that we'll never tire of the trend, I'm sure our grandmother's with their floral print couches thought the same thing. So for this trend, we're erring on the side of affordable.

8. Chunky Gold Necklace. A chunky, fabulous gold necklace that you might tuck under your pillow at night so that you don't have to part with it.

9. Chain Bracelet. Because she looks so good layered with simple bangles and a above chunky gold necklace, it was just worth the splurge.


So now that you're good and Spring-ed, it's time to announce the grand prize winner of our Pinterest Must Have Spring Fashion Contest and the outfit of their Springy dreams (or $500 Visa Gift Card). We literally inspected every single board for the elements that we wanted to steal the most and after much debate, we finally settled on one absolutely perfect board. And the winner is...Dani!

And if that wasn't good enough? We've decided to offer a runner-up prize to the one board we couldn't take our eyes off of. Winner will receive a $100 visa gift card! And the runner-up is...Amanda!


If Dani & Amanda could email us at jclark{at}stylemepretty{dot}com we'll get your prizes out to you asap! Thank you so much to everyone who entered! This was the most fun contest ever!