Trending for Spring: NEUTRAL DRESSES

Trends for Spring: NEUTRAL DRESSES

A lot of people have been asking about trends for Spring so I wanted to do some posts about what I’m loving for Spring Break. I know it’s still a little chilly (read: EFFING FREEZING) up North and across the majority of the Northern Hemisphere, but hopefully a little spring time fun will get you ready for warmer months. This post is all about neutral spring dresses and rompers. Click the images to see where you can buy them. Here’s some of my favorites:


Free People Lace Trim Trapeze Dress, $88

I wear this dress all the time. Lately I’ve been using it as a cover-up over my swimsuits, but the first time I wore it over a nude slip with booties. It’s one of those dresses that can be worn to dinner or the beach or whatever. Cute piece.

ASTR Lace Trim Shirt Dress, $58

I love the shift dress silhouette. It’s comfy, and is a great transitional piece. It can be dressed up or down depending on adding jewelry and shoes. Plus, I love the ASTR line. It’s cute pieces, at a more affordable price.

Topshop Raw Edge Cutout Body-Con Dress, $70

I saw this dress in person and didn’t buy it because I was running through the mall in a hurry, and I super regret it. It’s made of a scuba material that is flattering, holds you in and reminds me of a swimsuit. It’s pretty much a no brainer for a girl who loves bikinis so much.

Painted Threads Floral Lace Skater Dress, $48

Obviously I’m pretty into the Boho look for Spring. This dress is no different. I like it’s girly cut and lace, as well as it’s ability, like a couple of others on this list, to transition easily between casual and dressy. Wear it with flat sandals, stud earrings and a hobo bag and it’s casual. Wear it with some tall, nude wedges, statement necklace and funky clutch and it’s dressy.

James Perse Strpied Shirt Dress, $245

James Perse’s clothing is pricey, but no one does fabrics better than him. This dress is like your boyfriend’s shirt that you stole and wore home during a walk of shame, but it actually fits and looks amazing. I only have a couple of his shirts, but I’ve had one of them for literally a decade. His stuff lasts forever.

RVCA ‘Sucker Punch’ Swing Dress, $50

I love this style. Super casual and girly. We carry this line at Shore and everything always sells out so quickly. Just easy, go-to pieces.

Dress the Population ‘Jamie’ Sequin Shift Dress, $168

After all the casual dresses, I have to have at least one sequin number. This shift dress would be comfortable for a Spring or Summer wedding and would be fun for a date night too. I am all about making sequins work for everyday. I keep seeing sequin dresses like this all over Pinterest, so I’m happy to see them transitioning to retailers where I can actually buy one!

I’m not saying you have to go out buy there from Nordstrom. You can take the ideas and look for similar styles where you shop. I’m just making it easy in case you want to splurge a little. Let me know what you guys think!

Much Love, Lindsey

Motivation for Tuesdaze #9

Motivation

Let me drop some knowledge on ya… Remember ladies & gents, you’re beautiful even when you’re making your earthworm face. Don’t ever let anyone tell you you’re not. Now get out and make it a beautiful day!

Much Love, Linds

New Music Mondays

NEW Music Mondays #1

Welcome to the first edition of NEW MUSIC MONDAYS! I have had so much fun making playlists that I decided to make it a weekly thing. This way I can share some of my new findings with you guys and see what you think. Tweet me (@lindseybell) which song is your favorite!!!!!

Music MondaysGet It On iTunes: Hero – Loma Vista

Get It From Amazon: Hero

This song has gotten a lot of hype since it was featured on the Oscar nominated movie, Boyhood. But it’s still a great song. Clean and positive. Love it.


Music MondaysGet It On iTunes: I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles) – I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles) – Single 

Get It From Amazon:I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)

Classic song covered with a new twist. Very mellow and positive.


New Music MondaysGet It On iTunes: Blessings (feat. Drake & Kanye West) – Blessings (Extended Version) [feat. Drake & Kanye West] – Single

Get It From Amazon: Blessings [feat. Drake] [Explicit]

I’m pretty much Drake’s biggest fan. Anything he does or is on… I love it. Also, it’s a good change-up from the mellow stuff I’ve been listening to.


New Music MondaysGet It On iTunes: I’m Good – Kids In Love 

Get It From Amazon: I’m Good

This is one of my favorite band’s from a couple of years ago. I’m glad their still making new music. I love them and it’s not just because of the obvious Jungle Book reference.


New Music MondaysGet It On iTunes: Take Shelter – Y & Y EP 

Get It From Amazon: Take Shelter

The singer of this song has such an R&B voice, but then it’s over an ominous house beat. It’s sounds like a bad news anthem. Like you’re getting into trouble while listening to it.


New Music MondaysGet It On iTunes: I Know You (From The “Fifty Shades of Grey” Soundtrack) – Fifty Shades of Grey (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) 

Get It From Amazon: I Know You (From The “Fifty Shades Of Grey” Soundtrack)

Still not over Fifty Shades… Listen to this.


New Music MondaysGet It On iTunes: The Last Ones Standing – The Last Ones Standing – Single 

Get It From Amazon: The Last Ones Standing

My musical taste has really mellowed out lately and I’m loving it. This is another example of a good beat and some catchy lyrics. My generation’s easy listening.


New Music MondaysGet It On iTunes: Birds Fly (feat. Mr. Probz) – United We Are

Apparently I am mellowing out, but also still dreaming of Vegas with all of this house/EDM/techno music I’m obsessing over. Seriously tho, seeing Diplo was one of the best nights of my life, so I’m not really surprised that I am still listening to it religiously and nonstop. Bring on the electronica, I’m not going anywhere.


New Music MondaysGet It On iTunes: Oblivion (feat. Susanne Sundfør) – Oblivion (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) [Deluxe Edition]

Get It From Amazon: Oblivion (feat. Susanne Sundfør)

This is by no means a new song, but I watch this movie every time it is on tv and have now added this song to my running mix. It’s just so motivating!


New Music MondaysGet It On iTunes: F*****g Bitches In the Hood – F*****g Bitches In the Hood – Single 

And now a little humor in your day. I tweeted about how obsessed I am with this song last week. It’s stupid, but definitely my new anthem. Can’t wait for Death Team to come out with more white girl, party anthems for me to drive around town listening to.


Favorites from the Oscars Red Carpet 2015

Favorites from the Oscars Red Carpet 2015

Scarlett Johansson in Versace

More than anything, I love this color. There was so much white and red, it was refreshing to see a little evergreen on the carpet.

avorites from the Oscars Red Carpet 2015

Neil Patrick Harris in Brunello Cucinelli

NPH’s suits for this whole show were epic. My favorite is this grey one he wore on the red carpet with his hubs. I want this for Danny so much. Plus, look at this great couple. So handsome.

Favorites from the Oscars Red Carpet 2015

Lupita Nyong’o in Calvin Klein

Lupita, Lupita, Lupita… how you pull at my heartstrings with your wild fashion red carpet choices! The pearls are gorgeous. My mom commented that it didn’t fit quite well, but c’mon, it’s made for her! It doesn’t have to be perfectly formfitting. I think she looks great!

Favorites from the Oscars Red Carpet 2015

Kevin Hart in Lanvin

I love Kevin Hart and I’m happy to see him gain more success each year. Plus I love the black on ivory mixx of his tux. Very rock star-ish.

Favorites from the Oscars Red Carpet 2015

Jennifer Lopez in Elie Saab

Gosh is this woman beautiful. She’s stunning. Just wow.

Favorites from the Oscars Red Carpet 2015

Gwyenth Paltrow in Ralph & Russo

This pink column dress is a little reminiscent of the Oscar gown Gwyneth wore when she won her Oscar for Shakespeare in Love. I love the shoulder detail.

Favorites from the Oscars Red Carpet 2015

Emma Stone in Elie Saab

I love, love, love this color on Emma. If I wore this I would look sick, but with her skintone and lovely red hair she really knocks it out of the park. It’s like I said about Scar Jo, this year there was so much white and red, it’s a breath of fresh air to see some other colors on the carpet.

Favorites from the Oscars Red Carpet 2015Eddie Redmayne in Alexander McQueen

I think Eddie Redmayne is such a sexy guy. It’s the whole boy next door thing, but times a million. Boyish smile, frecks… He’s just gorgeous. But more than him, McQueen is hands down my favorite designer. I’ve been a huge fan of his work since I was really young and was deeply saddened when he passed when I was just a teen. I love how Brits represent him so well still. Even Kate Middleton got married in a McQueen. I know it is mostly because of the beauty Sarah Burton has kept in the line, but I also like to think it’s an homage to their countrymen. Great choice Eddie!

Favorites from the Oscars Red Carpet 2015

David Oyelowo in Dolce and Gabbana

Love the red on red. This is bold and fun. I’ve loved all the guys trying out new looks and stepping out of the black and white tuxes into something more fun. Usually my lists are all about the girls, but I had a hard time not doing a whole list of dudes!!!

Favorites from the Oscars Red Carpet 2015Chrissy Teigen in Zuhair Murad

Chrissy Teigen is such a beautiful person. I know she’s a model and she could basically wear a potato sack and still look stunning, but I always love her fashion choices. I like to believe that I would wear what she wears if I had the chance.

Favorites from the Oscars Red Carpet 2015

Chris Pratt in Tom Ford

Just because eye candy…

Favorites from the Oscars Red Carpet 2015

Rita Ora in Marchesa

And last, but definitely not least… the apple of my red carpet eye… Miss Ora. During my Grammy’s post I wanted her to keep the hair and I am happy to see she took my advice :) She looks amazing, as per usual. She gravitates towards mermaid gowns on the red carpet and makes them memorable by adding embellishments, like this one, or color, like her Grammy’s dress. It’s something to say when you know what works for you. Love it Rita!

Who was your favorite?

Much Love, Lindsey

LAST MINUTE VALENTINE'S DAY GIFTS

Last Minute Valentine’s Day Gifts Sure to Make Your Love Swoon!

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, and although I think it’s one of the sillier holidays, I do still enjoy a good date night out and giving gifts. In return though, I usually have to then receive a gift, which can be great too, or ya know, not so good sometimes. So, in order from most cliche to least and to keep the gifts from being not so good, here are some no brainers to get the people in your life who deserve a little something extra this Valentine’s Day!

LAST MINUTE VALENTINE'S DAY GIFTS

ORCHIDS: Get them here, $21

Roses are played out. I’m over ‘em! I’ve literally been telling Danny this for a year and I think he’s finally starting to get the hint. If you’re special someone is a little bit wilder (like me), grab them something a little different this year. Orchids are great because they remind me of somewhere exotic. I also love peonies because they’re so gorgeous. Switch it up. If they get mad, blame it on me!

LAST MINUTE VALENTINE'S DAY GIFTS

GODIVA CHOCOLATES: Get them here, $27

Good chocolate is hard to come by. Maybe I’m picky, but the last minute chocolates from the drug store taste like plastic. Do your due diligence and grab some chocolates from a good candy shop in your town or order these. Almost everyone has a bit of a sweet tooth. Satisfy with something truly yummy.

LAST MINUTE VALENTINE'S DAY GIFTS

LAST MINUTE VALENTINE'S DAY GIFTS

STATEMENT NECKLACES: Get Them Here, $158 & $138

I’m obsessed with statement necklaces. It’s an accessory that can take a plain t-shirt or dress from boring to glam in 2 seconds flat. Green and orange are my favorite colors so I love these, but check out my Chloe and Isabel Boutique for tons of other options to choose from. Jewelry is always a good choice.

LAST MINUTE VALENTINE'S DAY GIFT

DEBORAH LIPPMANN GOOD GIRL, GONE BAD NAIL LACQUER: Get it here, $18

It’s all in the name. Yes, it’s a nail polish, which is fun. And yes, usually girls like those kinds of things. But it’s also fun to get a little sexual with your gifts right? This is the kind of things that is small, relatively inexpensive, but also has a hidden message for the evening ahead. Good luck fellas.

LAST MINUTE VALENTINE'S DAY GIFTS

FIFTY SHADES OF GREY SOUNDTRACK, Get It Here on iTunes or Here on Amazon, $12

The soundtrack of your good girl, gone bad evening? I think so. Just about every girl on the planet went gaga for these silly books pretty recently. (I admit it, I was one of them for a second.) Also, a good number of girls are secretly excited about going to see the movie (also include me in this group). I’m not trying to get all red room-ish on Valentine’s Day, but since I love new music, this would be a great gift for me.

You only have a few days left to get something. Just wanted to give you guys some easy options. I’ve got your back!

Much Love, Lindsey

My Favorites from The Grammys 2015

My Favorites from The Grammys 2015!!!

The Grammys, arguably my favorite awards show red carpet, happened last night, and I was not disappointed by the fashion turnout! The Grammys are a chance for stars to push the envelope. It’s black tie, but not too fussy (like the Oscars). Everyone can have fun, and have fun they did. Let’s check out my faves!

GRAMMYS BEST DRESSED

SAM SMITH in ARMANI

It’s no secret that I love Sam. His voice lights up my soul. In my eyes, there is no one more deserving of the credit he received last night. He was wearing Armani, but looked great decked out with his new gold accessories!

GRAMMYS BEST DRESSED

TAYLOR SWIFT in ELIE SAAB

I am a reformed Taylor Hater. I always thought she wasn’t coming through as sincere and that she was putting on a bit of an act. But with the release of her newest album, I believe she has revealed her true self to the world. I like her sassiness so much more than her put-on innocence. I also love her new found sex appeal. She used to just be a sparkly, column gown kind of girl, but lately (think her little romper from the VMA’s), she’s been rocking some super awesome frocks. This little ombre gown-y dress thing is no different. The best part: the awesome magenta heels to boot. Kill ‘em Tay.

GRAMMYS BEST DRESSED

USHER

I don’t usually give a lot of love to the boys at these things, but last night I even saw some guys pushing the envelope in a good way. Usher went totally monochromatic and without a traditional tie or bowtie and I love it. Man broaches are my new favorite accessory for dudes.

GRAMMYS BEST DRESSED

RITA ORA in PRADA

Bring on the disco ball jokes! I love the cut and the way this dress makes her stand out in the crowd, but it’s not my favorite. What I love most about her last night, was THAT HAIR! She looks amazing. I hope she sticks with this look for a minute because she can rock it like no other.

GRAMMYS BEST DRESSED

PHARRELL in ADIDAS

Just a year ago, Pharrell was taking the red carpet in that ridiculous hat. How would he outdo that? What could be crazier than a hat bigger than him? Luckily, he took it to the next level, but in a much more sophisticated way. I like the shorts suit. I’m feelin’ it. What’s even cooler, is that he’s promoting his line with Adidas. A line, that reflects light, say from a camera flash, to look different than in natural light. The suit is ivory here, but in person (or without a flash) was grey. A cool way to have a little fun with the paps.

GRAMMYS BEST DRESSED

KIM K in JEAN PAUL GAULTIER

Oh Kimmy. Even a sparkly bathrobe looks great on you. Check out them shoulder pads tho! Gaultier’s team probably did 75 hours of stitching work on this thing. Insane.

GRAMMYS BEST DRESSED

NICK JONAS in VERSACE

Little Nick is all grown up and looking sexy in this plaid suit. Love the yellow details and being tieless. If only he got the man broach memo from Usher…

GRAMMYS BEST DRESSED

KATY PERRY in ZUHAIR MURAD

This is beautiful. Just like Kim K’s, the craftsmanship on this dress is incredible. It’s hard to tell here, but on the runway, this little number was completely sheer. I am sure they added some coverage for Katy, but probably not much. Love the lavender hair on her too.

GRAMMYS BEST DRESSED

JHÉNE AIKO in ALBERTA FERRETTI

This little nugget is adorable. She has to be about to blow-up because she is starting to show up everywhere. I had her on my AMAs Favorites List too! I am all about neutrals usually, so this is a no-brainer gown for me. The fluffy bodice looks great on her too!

GRAMMYS BEST DRESSED

CIARA in ALEXANDRE VAUTHIER

Speaking of fluffiness, Ciara looked beautiful in this Vauthier creation. The train is my favorite part!

GRAMMYS BEST DRESSED

BEYONCE in PROENZE SCHOULER

Of course I love Beyonce. She can do no wrong in my eyes. My favorite part is her long extensions. She looks comfortable, natural and beyond beautiful. I also loved her rings.

beyoncerings

Such a fun little collection of pieces. The green stones are to die for!

GRAMMYS BEST DRESSED

RIHANNA in GIAMBATTISTA VALLI

And the absolute star of the Grammys last night was Miss Rih. This is how to make a statement. It’s also a testament to the fact that she is one of the only people in the world who can wear ANYTHING and always look fabulous. Would I ever wear this dress? No. Does that matter to me right now? No. She is a superstar.

What were your faves? Tweet me (@lindseybell)!

Much Love, Lindsey