Hi, friends!

It’s been a couple weeks since I’ve written to you all here. How is April treating you? There’s something different about this year’s spring season that I haven't been able to pinpoint yet. All I know is whatever it is, I like it. It’s been a sweet spring so far. I hope you’ve been able to say the same and, if not, maybe this is a good reminder to do that spring cleaning you’ve been meaning to do. Spring cleaning doesn’t just refer to decluttering your home. Decluttering your home and your mind will help you relax more and enjoy this season.

When I think of spring, I think of new beginnings, early morning walks, cherry blossoms blooming, iced lattes in mason jars — oh, and a fresh, new wardrobe. In the fashion world, spring is an exciting time for wardrobe transition. Depending on where you live, spring means you get to put away the weight of winter layers and boots in exchange for light floral dresses and open-toe flats. And, if you’re a glam gal like me, then spring also means that you’ve traded out the bold, darker shades (like burgundy, crimson, and black) on your nails and lips for the softer, brighter beauty faves (like coral, mauve, and pink). 

Because there’s something extra special about this spring, I’ve decided to switch things up a bit and make my wardrobe a little extra special too. This spring, I encourage you to try on something you’ve never worn before and make this season different than the last. To help you out, I’ve listed my top 7 essentials for spring 2017 below! To make it even sweeter, I’ve listed where you can find all the items for under $100!

Enjoy, babes :)

1. a straw hat

A straw hat is the perfect accessory to top off any spring-time outfit—whether you’re off to brunch in a floral maxi or an afternoon picnic in your cutoffs and favorite tee.   

2. a soft pink lipstick 

Just the right amount of color on your lips to complete your daytime look or keep your evening glam subtle.

3. embroidery cut offs

You don’t have to wait for summer just to pull your denim shorts back out. This season the attention is all in the details—embroidered and distressed are the ultimate duos to look for.  

4. a shoulder bag

The shoulder bag has yet to be retired and for good reason. A bag that is hands-free allows for more fun to happen, like holding your iced latte while strolling through the farmer’s market on a Saturday morning.

5. a bandana

Other than this being the cutest accessory of all, the bandana is so versatile. Wear it loosely around the neck, tight like a choker, or around your locks to spice up that ponytail.

6. a pair of espadrilles

The best pair of sandals you’ll wear this season. Period. Enough sophistication and class for any outing. I have a feeling this will be a staple for spring and summer 2018 too.

7. a floral print dress

Because what is spring without a floral dress? It’s simply not.

I’d love to know how you’ve been enjoying spring so far and what’s on your essentials list! Comment in the box below.

Love, L