5 Easy Ways to Wear Spring Trends Now!

Are you ready to leave the cold behind and embrace Spring weather and style? Considering the “polar vortex” phenomenon many of us experienced this year, I’m going to assume that was a resounding “YES”! However if your weather is not quite cooperating yet, there are still easy ways to add some Spring to your wardrobe now, while still staying warm!

1. Go light!  (In color, NOT your layers!)wear mint in winter

Pastels are a great way to infuse a little Spring in your Winter wardrobe. Why not layer up with a pastel sweater and accessories? Or you can try throwing on a leather jacket over a Spring blouse! Pale pinks, purples and mints are great color choices to get you in the Spring frame of mind.

2. Add a little bright to your beauty routine!how to refresh your beauty routine for spring

It’s amazing how much freshening up your beauty routine can change your whole look. Switching to a punchy blush can give you an extra glow, and a bright pink lip will brighten your smile. My favorites? Nars in Orgasm and CoverGirl’s Lip Perfection Jumbo Gloss Balm in Ruby Twist (both featured above).

3. Go floral!black and white striped teeNow don’t worry. I’m hardly suggesting you break out your sundresses just yet, but a little floral print can go a long way. My go-to is a pink printed scarf that keeps me warm while adding a healthy dose of Spring to any look. Not into scarves? Try a floral necklace or printed flats!

4. Embrace white.max studio wrap silk blouse, paige laurel canyon

Do you pack away your whites for Winter? Break them back out! White, even paired with Winter-y neutrals, adds a Springlike freshness!

5. Think nautical. nautical inspired lookNothing like a little nautical inspiration to get you in the warm weather mindset, right? Grab your favorite striped tee and pair it with white, red or anchor-themed accessories! (And yes, that peacoat counts!)

Do you have a favorite Spring theme at the ready? We’d love to hear it!

EXM Lauren Dix BIo

5 New Spring Fashion Trends – Keeping Style in Your Life

Spring Fashion Trends 2013I don’t know about you, but I am actually counting down the days until Spring officially starts – 16 – in case you are wondering. In the middle of the country where I live, we’ve seen more snow and lower temperatures than we have in quite some time, and I’m desperate to start seeing buds on trees, tulips popping from the ground and temperatures that hover somewhere about 65 degrees.

If I’m honest, I don’t think the temperature should ever drop below 75, but clearly, I have to work through that…

The good news is, Spring really is around the corner. Soon, we’ll be putting away the boots and whipping out our warmer clothes.  For this weeks Keeping Style in Your Life, I have a collection of new Spring styles to share with you for this year – and some of the best news?  For some of them – you don’t have to head to purchase a whole new wardrobe, you can shop your very own closet.

Take a look.

What are your favorite styles for Spring?

Hair Tutorial: Create Quick, Easy Beach Waves

10 Ways to Tie a Scarf

Organize that Kid’s Room

Healthy Smoothie Recipe

5 Must Have Fashion Items for Your Winter Wardrobe

Hair Tutorial: Quick & Easy Double Braid and Fishtail Braid

Wine Tasting: 6 Amazing Red & White Wines for $15 or Under

How to Organize Your Home Office in 10 Steps

This video was shot and edited by my good friends at Pounds Media. 

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Hair Tutorial: Create Quick, Easy Beach Waves: Keeping Style in Your Life

Quick Easy Beach Waves Hair TutorialAs I begin my final week in my 30′s, I am fully embracing the fact that style matters to me.  Even more than that, MY STYLE matters to me.  It isn’t as though I had lost all sense of style…. I haven’t forgotten how to get dressed or do my hair, how to organize my home, or take care of my health. I’ve simply decided to re-embrace the effort I used to make.

I’m enjoying my life.  I’m Keeping Style in My Life and in doing so, hopefully introducing you to a few ways to do the very same in yours.  Last week I took you inside my closet for 10 Ways to Tie a Scarf.

Today, together, we are tackling a hairstyle I love.  Beach waves.  Yes, I know it isn’t Summer.  Trust me. I know it isn’t Summer.  But that doesn’t mean your hair can’t embrace a soft wave – and one that lasts.

I love it because it is easy.  (If I can do it, you can do it)

I love it because it is quick. (Less than 10 minutes and I have long hair and a lot of it!)

Here we go!

A Hair Tutorial: Create Quick, Easy Beach Waves in Minutes:

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Keeping Style In Your Life: 10 Ways to Tie A Scarf

Keeping style in your life means many things to many people.  For me it means recognizing the ‘me’ beyond the myriad roles I have every day – mom, wife, business owner, friend.  It means embracing the facets of ‘me’ that spice up my day, that keep me feeling energized, happy and in control of my life.  It isn’t just about fashion – it is health and fitness, peace of mind, organized living and a million other things.

This weekly series, Keeping Style in Your Life will tackle it all.  This is just the beginning.  Today, I wanted to start with fashion.  January is the HEART of Winter in the Midwest… it is the longest month of the year for me.  My California blood longs for the warmth, the sun, for flip flops and tank tops… but I MUST make do.  So, I embrace the ‘winter’ fashions that keep me feeling sassy: boots and scarves.

In this very first video:

10 Ways to Tie a Scarf

Thank you, as always, for watching.  I’m thrilled you are joining me on this journey.  The series will post every Monday morning…  Let me know what you think.

This video was shot and edited by my good friends at Pounds Media. 

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Spring Clean your Wardrobe with Tide & Tim Gunn

Friends….  it is that time of year – you are banishing the dust bunnies and washing the floor boards (or SOME of you are)  The rest of you are like me.  You are THINKING about it.  And you are jealous of the people who have the motivation to do it.

I say start with your closet.

And, I’m here to offer you a little Spring Cleaning Wardrobe motivation….

Offer your best, most inventive closet cleaning tip and YOU could win a trip to NYC to hang out with TIM GUNN for your very own WARDROBE Makeover….

Here is some inspiration from my closet….

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Fashion Haul – Little Girl Style – Visiting Kohls, Target & Gymboree

My small girl hit an incredible growth spurt. Those midnight leg cramps? They were happening because her sweet little legs were getting LONGER. And growing out of the pants I just bought her 6 weeks ago. Hence the need for a bit of shopping. And the inevitable Fashion Haul Video. Enjoy.

Sale days + coupons = Joy. I mean it.