Clear as Crystal

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A huge trend we are going to be seeing hit stores this spring/summer is lucite accents. The best way to incorporate this trend in everyday outfits is through accessories. Rocking a full vinyl skirt or jacket might be a little too over the top for most people so try jewelry, purses or shoes first!

Clear bracelets detailed with gemstones are a great way to modernize a sleek ensemble. Same with clear cuffs and chunky rings. The bracelets above are also mixed with antique gold metals, tying in the Art Deco trend that is popular.

Lucite footwear is another way to wear this fun fad. Clear details like the ankle straps, embellishments or heels can really update and transform your look. The heels above from Forever 21 feature black pleather ankle straps along with a clear plastic foot strap, accompanied by the chunky lucite heel. The black pleather keeps the overall shoe balanced. Too much lucite will send the wrong message and could be mistaken for a different kind of footwear, if you know what I mean!

As long as you keep it basic and sleek, you can’t go wrong with clear accessories. A little goes a long way and with this trend it’s safe to say less is more!

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Stock up for Spring

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In a few months, spring will be finally be here! That means it’s time to start stocking up for the that cute spring wardrobe and looking forward to wearing heels without chancing a run-in with a snow bank.

Right now, stores are starting to slowly break out their spring stock, so it’s a great time to grab the trendiest new footwear before it’s too late! I finally found the ankle strap sandals I’ve been searching for in both black and nude for 20$ each at Rainbow. I Definitely couldn’t leave the store without buying both pairs.

If you’re on the hunt for bargains, places like T.J. Maxx and Marshall’s currently have great holiday heels for super low prices (I got the Nine West glitter heels above for 15!). Same with Charlotte Russe, their stock is always changing especially after the holidays so check out their clearance footwear, most of it is $10, like the gold capped pumps above!

Or take advantage of the winter weather and order those must-have heels you found online from China with free shipping! They’ll get here just in time for those warm spring days to come and for an unbeatable price you just can’t resist.

Accessory Underdog: the iPhone case

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Accessories are everything when it comes to putting together an outfit. Jewelry, shoes, purses etc. However, there’s one accessory that’s constantly in your hands and yet always overlooked; your phone. Smartphones and iPhones have become an everyday accessory in every women’s life, so why not make it just as fashionable?! Here are a few of my favorite phone cases I’ve gone through within the past year, and each one has definitely gotten people’s attention!

Above: Brass knuckle iPhone case. $13 Ebay.

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Above: Skull Pleather iPhone case. $12 Icing/Claire’s Accessories.

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Above: Kawaii Bunny iPhone case. $7 Ebay.

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Above: Gold Stud DIY iPhone case. 2$ Via the Dollar Tree and Joann Fabrics.

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Above: Kawaii Rilakkuma Bling iPhone case. $13 Charlotte Russe.