This weekend I attended my first blogger conference and learned SO much. Stay tuned for my conference recap and tips on rocking your first conference coming to the blog next week. Until then I wanted to share my outfit that I wore this weekend. I decided to wear something that was sophisticated yet comfortable since it was a full day of events. This dress is one of my favorite business casual looks. Normally I would wear it with some brown pumps for work but since I had a bit more freedom for the conference I paired it with these heeled sandals instead. So a little bit of business up top but still ready to party on the bottom.
I’ve linked a very similar dress option for you guys below but you know how I like to give you options so here are some other pinstripe dresses: here (Banana Republic option), here and here (both of these are under $30!).
Burdlife Jewelry sponsored us for the weekend so my cute bracelets and earrings are both from them. All of their jewelry is trendy, fashionable and very reasonably priced. If you are looking for some cute spring pieces to add to your wardrobe that are budget friendly definitely check them out! Their spring line launches Thursday and you are going to want to see it! I’ve seen a sneak peak so I know 😉
You have probably heard me brag about these Sam Edelman heeled sandals a time or two. I am so obsessed. The chunky heel and high ankle support provide so much comfort. Sam Edelman makes some great shoes and I have never been unimpressed by their high fashion appeal or comfort level. They are a tad expensive but to me very well worth it!
Make sure to stay tuned this week as my Thrive roomies and I will be giving away a special treat to one of our readers and hint hint it has something to do with today’s post 🙂 Also don’t forget to check out BurdLife later this week for their new Spring launch. You can use code ThriveOn this weekend (March 3rd-6th) to receive 15% off + free shipping on any purchase!
So what is this Pantone thing you keep hearing? Pantone is a company that publishes the top 10 color trends twice a year. Once in the Spring and another for the Fall. The great thing about this little forecaster tool is that as soon as the color choices come out, sure enough you start to see them everywhere in the fashion world. Check out this Spring’s top 10 colors below.This year is all about the pretty pastels and baby hues. Rose quartz and Serenity were named this season’s “Colors of the Year” so expect these 2 to be huge this season! You can check out what each color represents and how to style each here.
I will be attending my very first blog conference this weekend (Thrive Blog Conference) and I am super excited about it. Yes there is an entire conference devoted to bloggers with speakers and everything. I’ve had people ask me what in the world there could be an entire conference on but I can assure you there is so much more that goes into blogging than meets the eye and I learn something new almost every day. I will certainly do a recap after the conference so you can get the 411 on what we actually learned about. So now I want to introduce you to the lovely ladies that I have the pleasure of rooming with this weekend, also known as my Thrive Tribe. We have Dede (from Dress Up Buttercup), Margret (from Style The Girl) and Dawn (from Dawn P. Darnell). Each of us picked a color from the Spring Pantone pallet to showcase how all of these colors go so well together. Starting from the left, we have Dede modeling “Limpet Shell”, Dawn modeling “Rose Quartz”, me modeling “Fiesta” and Margret modeling “Serenity”.
It’s crazy to think that even the color that you wear gives off some sort of expression but it really does. So educate yourself on what you are projecting and have fun with mixing up some of these colors with pieces you probably already own in your own wardrobe!
To follow along this weekend and get behind the scenes access follow along with me via snapchat! My username is shelbiadams.
Did the post name catch you off guard? Well between my faux sheep skin vest and leopard shoes I thought it was pretty appropriate! To be honest when I saw this vest at Marshall’s I wasn’t sure about it at first. But like most things from there I bought it and took it home to play around with it. I think because it was a little different, it scared me at first. It is definitely a piece that draws your attention and stands out. But like any well-made outfit, isn’t that a good thing?! I love when people compliment me for wearing something different or when they say “Oo I haven’t seen that before”. Fashion is a statement of self expression and if you like it, then wear it! The magic happens the moment you venture to wear something that isn’t what everyone else is wearing and is authentic to you.
I love how high fashion this vest makes me feel and not to mention it is super soft and comfortable! The length hits right above my knee making it a little longer than most normal vests. Between the length and the fur this vest is hands down a bold statement piece for anyone’s closet.
You’ve probably noticed from other posts but I just can’t get enough of this MAC lipstick shade in “Diva”. It is the perfect fall/winter color! You can get it here!
My roomie gave me this beautiful pendant necklace for Christmas and sadly it is no longer available online but I have linked a couple similar options here, here and here (very cute Kate Spade option).
I had so much fun putting together this outfit. If you are scared to venture away from “the norm”, my advice is to start small. That is kind of what I did here. I love the faux fur trend but when I saw this vest I thought it blew the normal little fur vest out of the water. I had never seen one like this before. The length took it to a whole new level. So what you can do is take a trend that is already in place and put your own spin on it. Try a different color, different length, different pattern, pair 2 trends together, break a fashion rule (because there are no rules in fashion and don’t you think otherwise), etc. Do whatever it is to make it your own and then rock it!
Happy Monday everyone! This weekend consisted of enjoying the beautiful weather that hit Houston and soaking up every bit of sunshine. I actually got sunburned and was happy about it! This girl is definitely not upset about the warmer weather one bit if it means I can start working on my tan! Officially t-minus 52 days until Costa Rica and everyone knows you go to the beach to show off your tan not get a tan right??
Yesterday I had the pleasure of attending Dede’s (from Dress Up Buttercup) event with Lavish Life Studio where she spoke about Pantone’s spring colors. I will have more on that topic later this week but I wanted to go ahead and share the outfit I wore to the event.
This denim dress is perfect for many different occasions because I can dress it up or down. For this particular event I paired it with these Sam Edelman heeled sandals for a more “dressed up” look. Unfortunately these gorgeous heels are unavailable but Sam Edelman has a new version on the market that I dare to say might be even cuter than the ones I own and you can find them here. If you have never owned a pair of Sam Edelman shoes, let me be the first to tell you that they are a little on the expensive side but the comfort of the better quality is well worth it. Also these heels are perfect because of the thick blocked heel. They provide plenty of ankle support and are the perfect height- not too high but not a “grandma heel”. For a more casual look I often wear this dress with my favorite Ked tennies or lace-up sandals.
This week kicks off a very busy week for me but I am so excited for all of it! As always my Mondays consist of watching the Bachelor with chipotle and a big glass of wine. I attempt to get some work/blogging done but I was not gifted with multi-tasking so that usually doesn’t work out too well. Tuesday I will be volunteering at the Food bank for our company’s “Week of Volunteering” and then meeting up with blogger bestie Margret (from Style The Girl). Wednesdays I attend bible study. Thursday I have blogger babe Brittany’s (from The Ashmores Blog) event and Friday and Saturday I will be attending my very first blogger conference. Follow along with me via snapchat (@shelbiadams) to get more details! Have a great week everyone!
Spring is in the air and before we know it it will be here! I love picking out a few new jewelry pieces each season. I’m also going to let y’all in on a little secret of how I can get all of these for just $19 a month so make sure you read to the bottom!
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