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Posts by Erin Menardi

Mother’s Day is right around the corner–and what better way to show her how much you love her than with a handmade gift she’ll absolutely love? This week, take a look at some cute ideas I rounded up for all of the wonderful women in your life!

 

Keepsakes are always in style–if she loves to cook, something like this adorable hand print apron from Simply + Kierste could be the perfect way to say thank you for everything she does!

 

 

Everyone loves getting flowers–make hers extra special by making a personalized vase to hold them in! I love this idea from Homes Stories A to Z.

 

 

If she can’t make it to the spa, help her relax with these deliciously-scented lavender lemon soaps from A Pumpkin And A Princess!

 

 

If you’ve got a few extra hours this week, try this adorable Mother’s Day sign from Sawdust And Embryos. Personalize the words, colors and shape to express all of her wonderful qualities!

 

 

And sometimes, flowers are the perfect touch. If you’re lucky enough to have multiple moms to give gifts to, make a batch of these gorgeous mini bouquets from Homey Oh My! for a simple way to say, “I love you.”

 

 

Have a wonderful week! Show those ladies some love.

Erin

 

 


I’ll be honest–when I was growing up, there was nothing I hated more than getting a jean jacket for my birthday. I always thought they were so ugly. But, 22 years later, here I am eating my words. Take a look at this weeks roundup of the best ways to wear denim this spring!

 

I’m sort of digging the bell-bottoms look nowadays, and this classic 70s chic outfit from The Honeybee brings that hippie vibe back just the right amount! Too much hippie is a little over the top, but I love the sophisticated look she creates with her denim!

 

 

Pairing denim shirts with girly skirts actually makes for a completely adorable ensemble. I love this bold outfit from Babble–and that skirt is to die for. Really, someone tell me where I can find one.

 

 

We all have those days where we need something a little more casual. This classy outfit from Glam Radar is a surefire way to look fabulous while being comfy–except for maybe those heels. Yikes!

 

 

And if pants aren’t your thing (and let’s face it–nobody likes wearing pants if they don’t have to), go casual chic with this cute outfit idea from Child At Heart. I love how simple it looks to put this one together–and how great it looks at the end!

 

 

And lastly, denim can–and should–be worn in the office. Check out this glamorous look from Fashionsy for an outfit that demands authority wherever you are.

 

 

Now go find that perfect pair of dark denim jeans!

Erin


It seems fitting that a post about how to wear florals would happen in the spring. So this week I rounded up some of my favorite flowery looks for you to indulge in this year! Read on to see how you can find the perfect outfit inspiration to have you looking fabulous all season long.

 

For a bold look, floral pants bring big patterns and bright colors to the table. I love this look I found on Work Outfits–it just goes to show that a little bit of fabulous flower goes a long way!

 

 

For a more eye-catching ensemble, this yellow floral dress from Merrick’s Art takes the cake. I love the print, and pairing it with stripes not only pulls the outfit together, it opens up a world of possibilities for you to experiment with!

 

 

Statement necklaces and flowery blouses are a match made in heaven. Anyone who says otherwise is dead wrong. I love the look of this eccentric spring outfit from Pop Of Style!

 

 

If you appreciate a more subtle approach to spring fashion, this floral embroidered dress from Class Is Internal may be more your speed. Elegant, sophisticated and delicate, this dress is perfect for a day on the town.

 

 

And lastly, because I love any outfit that even slightly reminds me of a hippie, take a look at this high-waisted floral beauty from A House In The Hills. What I wouldn’t give to be able to pull of those pants! Those of you with long legs–just know, the rest of us are so very jealous.

 

 

And there you have it. If you have any floral photos to share with me, I’d love to see them!

 

Have a wonderful week, Style Spotters!

Erin


Decorating Easter eggs has always been one of my favorite things. Something about the smell of the dyed vinegar and the gaudy neon colors just gets me. As a little girl, I experimented decorating with crayons, ribbons, paper, glitter–you name it, I did it. As an almost-22-year-old grown up, not much has changed. This week, take a look at some of my favorite Easter egg inspiration!

 

Glamorous and gold, these gilded eggs from Pencil Shavings Studio are a perfect table-topper for Easter this year. Plus, you need candy wrappers, so you can indulge your sweet tooth in the name of cute creativity!

 

 

If candy isn’t your thing, these pretty watercolor eggs from Spoon Fork Bacon will do in a pinch! It might dye your hands a smorgasbord of color for a few days, but the results are definitely worth it!

 

 

Decoupage is a surefire way to get intricate patterns directly onto your eggshells. This tutorial from DizzyMaidens Foodies & Craftsters uses a decorative napkin and some glue to make elegant eggs that stand out!

 

 

If you’re looking for something a little more unique, these Easter egg totem poles I spotted on Mr. P bring your egg game to new heights (pun intended).

 

 

And for a return to old-school roots, A Daily Something shared these eggs paired with plant stems for a great way to bring the outdoors in for the afternoon.

 

 

And there you have it! I hope you leave with some inspired ideas for your Easter eggs this year! Happy weekend, enjoy the sunshine!

Erin

 

PS–for all the designers out there: I LOVE THESE. Thanks to How About Orange for the fabulous Pantone Egg DIY!

 


Besides being full of blooming flowers, green grass and the promise that summer is fast approaching, spring brings with it a broadening of wardrobe choices. Skirts, blazers, tiny dresses and strappy sandals quickly become closet staples–and statement necklaces are an accessory that can add a whole lot of punch with little effort. Check out these five tips and tricks for wearing your favorite statement pieces this spring!

 

If you read regularly, you know I love bold patterns and bright colors. Mix the two together in one accessory with this wonderfully green statement necklace from Pop of Style. And yes, you’d look good in those polka dots, too.

 

 

If you’re worried about looking too flashy for the office–don’t. This elegant ensemble from Stylishly Me proves that fashion and business really do mix.

 

 

If simple is more your style, you can still make statement pieces work for you. Check out how the blogger behind Create Bake Celebrate wore a pop of color with her necklace for a weekend away. Chic, classic and clean, this look is great for any event.

 

 

Floral never really goes out of style–and you can jump on the bandwagon with this fabulous rose statement necklace I spotted on SHY Boutique. The best part? You can choose a color that’s as bright or as subtle as you want.

 

 

If casual is more for you, spice up any comfy outfit with this metallic beauty from Camp Patton. I won’t even try to hide how much I absolutely LOVE those Oxfords!

 

 

Feeling ready to get some staple statement pieces now?

Happy spring!

Erin


Spring is upon us, and with that comes the season of tanned legs and cute dresses. This week I rounded up some of my favorite dresses and skirts from the Internet to share with you all. Because nothing welcomes spring like an adorable addition to your closet!

 

I love the look of this flowy maxi skirt from Hello Copeland. Perfect for a day out and about, this pastel beauty will leave you looking gorgeous from the moment you step out the door.

 

 

If Southwestern is more your look, check out this gorgeous dress from Wedding Party. Wear with your favorite boots or sleek pair of pumps and you’ve got a style that will wow!

 

 

Simplicity can never be overrated. Pure white–although it can be intimidating for those of us who are prone to slips and spills–creates a timeless, chic look. This white wonder from The VivaLuxury is absolutely flawless.

 

 

Bright colors are a natural segue into spring–and this vibrant green and white dress from Fashion Ekstrax proves it. And those heels are to die for!

 

 

For a bolder look, try this turquoise patterned dress from Living In Yellow. The rope belt and jewelry ties (you see what I did there?) the outfit together with flying colors!

 

 

So what do you think? Are these dresses the perfect fit for spring?

 

Go forth and look pretty!

Erin


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