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Spring 2013 Nail Color Trends

I’m not one to spend the time giving myself a crazy manicure à la Zooey Deschanel. I think they’re awesome—I just don’t have that kind of time on my hands. But I do like to try out the newest color trends. I’ve been scouring the web looking for the hottest nail color trends for spring. Here are my fav five:

Lime Green

L’Oreal Colour Riche Nail New Money, $5.99


Shiny Metallics

OPI The World Is Not Enough, $8


Lavender

Butter London Molly Coddled, $15


Aqua

Essie Go Overboard, $8


Milky White

NARS Versailles Champagne Gold, $19


Nursery Trend: Yellow and Gray

**I’m going green today and recycling a post I wrote last October. This may be an oldie but it’s a goodie! Hope all my fellow East Coasters are safe and dry. We were lucky never to have lost power and, other than some trees down, to escape Sandy’s wrath.**

This color combo is really fresh and modern for nurseries or big kid rooms. You can accent with girly ruffles or clean lined-giraffes to make the room perfect for a girl or a boy, which makes this an ideal palette for surprise deliveries. Here are some of my favorite yellow and gray nurseries I’ve come across:

Photo via www.rhoneydesign.com

Photo via www.rhoneydesign.com

Photo via madebygirl.blogspot.com

Photo via realhousewivesofbc.blogspot.com

Photo via thedomesticwannabe.blogspot.com

Photo via littleelephantstitchery.com

Embroidery hoops with fabric via littleelephantstitchery.com

Photo from taliaaudenart.blogspot.com

Available on Etsy @gusandlula ($16)


Get a Jump on Fall Fashion with Great Sales!

I haven’t even taken my summer vacation yet, but I am already getting ready for fall. Lucky for me (and you!), many stores are too. Most stores are putting new fall merchandise on sale to entice customers in the door, hoping that they’ll help to clear out the summer inventory as well while they’re there. Gap was having a 40% off sale the other day, and I snagged this great sweater for $24. From the look of things, stripes are going to be HUGE this fall, because they are showing up everywhere!

Gap Colorblock Sweater, $39.95

I also picked up a pair of jeans while I was at the Gap because my favorite pair are so well-loved that they have holes in the knees. The 1969 Sexy Boot jeans fit really well, and they’re just $59.50. I just can’t justify the crazy-expensive jeans I used to buy pre-Olivia. It’s way more fun to spend that money on cute new clothes for her!

Gap 1969 Sexy Boot Jeans, $59.50

A couple of days before that, I picked up a pair of skinny cords from Target. They are a bit darker in person than they are in the picture below (more of a mustard yellow), which makes them great for fall. And at $23, you can’t beat the price! While I love, love, love my Vintage Matchstick Cords from J.Crew, even at the outlet they’re just a bit more than $23, so I couldn’t pass these up. (Not that that will stop me from scoping out the outlets on vacation to hopefully pick up another J.Crew pair!)

Target Mossimo Cords, $22.99

Have you come across any great fall fashion deals? Be sure to share the details!


The Summertime Blues

Make sure your little one is feeling blue this summer in a good way!

1. Finally, ballet flats for toddlers that have a prayer of staying on! Joe Fresh Ballet Flats, $14
2. Zara Boys’ Fine Stripe Trousers, $25.90
3. J. Crew Girls’ Folly Dress, $48
4. Pumpkin Patch Dungaree with Bow, $24.50
5. So cute and preppy—Ralph Lauren Bal Harbour Slip-On, $28
6. Ruffles AND nautical stripes. Hanna Andersson Little Star Two-Piece, $28
7. Zutano Crab Polo Shirt, $30
8. Tea Collection Boys’ Roll-Up Safari Shirt, $36
9. I love this little umbrella! Hatley Blue Whales Umbrella, $20