Oh, Vermont…

4.16snow3Wow, what a week we have had in Vermont in terms of weather!

MONDAY // It was starting to feel like spring! The tempuratures were in the 70s and the sun was shining! I wore sandals for this first time this year with a fun sundress. Everyone was outside and enjoying the summer like weather.

TODAY // Our warm weather has disapread and we woke up this morning to 3 inches of snow on the ground! At least it is pretty!! But wow, Vermont you are really all over the place with your spring weather?!

Have you all been having any funky spring weather? They say that April showers, bring May flowers (maybe in Vermont those showers just consist of both rain and snow!)


Gold Rings

4.14

 

I have been searching all over the place some simple and dainty gold rings. In the past I have not been very much of a ring person, I have two that I wear almost daily but that is it.  But I am thinking it would be great to mix it up a bit, and add some other rings into the rotation.

Here are a few options I have found. I like the geometric look of number 2 and 7 but also the more nature inspired design of number 6. Which one is your favorite?

1.       2.       3.      4.       5.        6.       7. 


Boston

d aeIMG_2112 IMG_2092IMG_2126b

Two weekends ago I had a great weekend at home in Boston! I headed down from Vermont to celebrate my brother’s birthday! We had a great time enjoying some of the first few days of warmer weather as we ventured around the Back Bay and South End neighborhoods. Here are a few photos from the weekend.

- all photos taken by Simply Elegant -

 


Transition to Spring

4.11The weather is finally starting to transition into more spring-like temperatures up in Vermont. I am so happy to be able to ditch my winter jacket and leather boots! However, it is not so warm quite yet, around 50 degrees, so layering is necessary in these temperatures. Today I wore a classic pair of jeans but was able to wear a simple t-shirt with only a light jacket.

Here is a ‘April in Vermont’ inspired outfit, perfect for when the sun is shining but there is still a bit of a chill in the air. How great are those Tory Burch crochet espadrilles, such a unique take on the classic summer shoe.

Vince Steamed V Neck Tee*    /      J.Crew Factory Ripstop Utility Jacket (on sale!)     /      Clare Vivier Camel Foldover Clutch    /     Tai Stone Stud Earrings     /    two DCI Brass Bangles     /     Tory Burch Abbe Crochet Espadrilles     /      Acne Pin Skinny Denim Jean

*Friends and Family Sale at Vince until April 13th. Receive %25 off all items with code FRIEND25 at checkout.


Recent Beauty Favorites

beauty1 beauty2 beauty3

I thought it would be fun to share some of favorite beauty products from the last few months. In the past I used to always use either Bobbi Brown or Trish McEvoy but lately I have been switching it up to try to find the products that truly work best for me, no matter where they are from. I am not afraid to splurge on a beauty product if it is truly worth the money and works wonderfully, but if there is a drug store brand that does the same or better job I am all about sticking with that mass brand product. Here are some of the products I have been using on the daily.

Trish McEvoy – Correct and Brighten Pen After having used many Trish McEvoy products over the years this is one of my absolute favorites! I use it almost every day underneath my eyes to try and hide those lovely dark circles we all get!

Rimmel Lash Accelerator Mascara  Like probably everyone reading this blog, I have tried countless different mascaras, and right now this is my favorite. I have used many department store brands and have never found one that I am overly content with. Last month I was using Maybelline Mega Plush Mascara due to the suggestion from the girls over at A Piece of Toast. Then the other day I was at the drug store with a friend and she suggested this Rimmel mascara. And I have been very happy with it, I personally prefer it over the Maybelline mascara.

Laura Mercier – Tinted Moisturizer SPF 20 – Oil Free For the past few weeks I have been constantly reaching for this tinted moisturizer instead of my regular foundation. I love that it has a bit of SPF in it and I feel like it blends into my skin very well!

Burt’s Bees – Tinted Lip Balm  I never usually wear any color on my lips and am instead just usually a chap stick girl. So this tinted chap stick is perfect for any time that I want to add a little bit of color but not have it be too bold. I like the Hibiscus hue.

L’Occitane – Classic Shea Hand Cream  A tried and true classic hand cream. I love this smaller 30ml size, perfect for keeping in my purse or car for every day use.

Diptiyque –  Mimosa 2.4oz Not exactly a beauty product, but I feel as though candles still fit into this category ;) Like I have said before I am huge Diptiyque fan and this is one of my favorite scents. This candle is the smaller size, which I would full heartedly suggest because I have had it for over 6 months and it is still going strong, and the smaller size is a much better price point!


Tibi Spring 2014

4.9-Tibi

Yesterday I was browsing around the internet and came across Tibi’s newest spring arrivals. I love the range of styles in all the pieces. Some are more classic and simple in light colorful hues while other items, like the Gran Desierto Draped Dress, have more modern cuts and interesting patterns. I was so excited to see that they have brought back a new version of their color block dress, do you remember the similar coral and pink version from two years ago? Lately, I have been moving away from overly patterned clothing to more neutral pieces, but after seeing some of Tibi’s unique prints I am thinking it might be time to add some more patterns back into my closet. I feel like the more simplistic and modern take on prints and patterns throughout the Tibi line allow for the pieces to be wearable season after season.

I am in love with the Matte Colorblock Long Dress, but don’t have anywhere to wear it to any time soon (wouldn’t it be a great dress to wear to a spring or summer wedding), so I am thinking that the Asphalt Stripe Cami might be at the top of my wish list. Which pieces from the Spring Collection are your favorites?

ONE    //    TWO    //    THREE    //    FOUR   //    FIVE   //    SIX