7 Feminine Decorating Ideas for Spring

Happy first day of spring, finally! If you guys were following along last week, you probably saw my home takeover I did with @LiketoKnow.it.home (see it here). Today I’m going into a little more detail about my living room decor and showing you a few easy ways to update your home for spring!

1. A spring-scented candle

This hobnail candle brings a little antique charm into the room and the ‘beach plum’ scent reminds me of warmer weather. Here are a few other spring-y candles I have spread throughout the house that remind me of warm weather / spring blooms (the huge pink Voluspa one is on my desk!):

2. Copper Accessories

Copper is becoming the trendiest metal used in home decor. Add a touch of glamour with a fashionable copper accent to your space: a set of picture frames, vases in bookshelves, votives, a light fixture, or even a cool hanging pot.

3. Cherry Blossoms

Tall cherry blossom stems in a vase are the perfect way to bring spring inside. I put about 5 stems I bought from Pier1 in a vase on my console table – they add height to the room and a pop of pink!

4. Acrylic Accents

Acrylic is one of my favorite materials to decorate with. It’s so elegant and chic. Plus, it’s easy to match with other mediums because it’s clear! Ideas: a set of acrylic lamps, an acrylic/crystal chandelier, candle holders, a tray, or my favorite part of my kitchen – acrylic barstools:

5. Colorful Accent Rug

I found this one at Home Goods (it’s linked in the widget below) and the other ones are rugs that are spread throughout my house to add some color to the neutral theme!

5. A fresh bouquet 

Always adds a pretty touch of color and a ‘live’ element to the room.

6. Layered Rugs 

I know this faux fur rug isn’t necessarily spring-y, but the cream color works in any room all year round. I have this one layered in the living room and also one in my bedroom closet – it’s so soft and feminine I love it!

7. Printed, Textured, & Solid Pillows

A collection of fluffy pillows layered on the couch always makes the room instantly feel cozier. I mixed in printed pillows for spring, textured pillows, and some solids.

Thanks for stopping by to read & take a peek inside my living room! For the full home tour post – check this blog post from last week 🙂


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4 Places to Wear Highlighter

Alice + Olivia Dress (XS) | Black Heels | Earrings | St. Tropez Finishing Gloss  | MV Bracelet 1 + MV Bracelet 2

The body gloss I use for photoshoots, on vacation, and with warm weather outfits: St. Tropez finishing gloss from Nordstrom’s beauty collection. My photographer Alicia brought this stuff to Cabo with us this year and I loved it! It’s a no-commitment wash-off formula that gives your skin instant high shine and a little bit of color. It was perfect for the beach and pool (especially for when we were shooting), but I also love wearing it on my legs and arms when going out at night.

Other body parts to highlight other than your face & how:

  • Legs: Highlight a straight line down the center of your shins and thighs to make them not only look slimmer, but to give them a natural glow.
  • Collarbone: Apply the gloss along the clavicle bone and use a powder brush to apply a powder highlight on top in horizontal sweeping motions.
  • Shoulders: Apply the gloss in circular motions to the high points of your shoulders – the place where light naturally hits.
  • Face: I always highlight with a skinny powder brush along the bridge of my nose and the tops of my cheeks up by my eyes.

For my tan, I typically get spray tans. But in-between appointments, I use the St. Tropez self tan express body mist from Nordstrom, and I love the color. I’ve also been meaning to try the self-tan body lotion that gradually builds a healthy looking tan that suits your skin tone.

I love this little Alice and Olivia sequin dress from Nordstrom. Perfect for a spring or summer wedding, or any special event you have coming up this year! These pictures were taken at one of Chicago’s hidden gems – the speakeasy behind Bodega Imports coffee shop. Thanks for stopping by, happy sunday!!

Photos: Aesthetiica

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Spring Outerwear Shop

Blush Trench Coat (come in 3 other colors and is on backorder but ships in 2 days!) | Printed Chinos | Suede Heels

Now that it’s March, I finally started to retire some of my go-to black outerwear options and swap them out with pastels and lighter fabrics 🙂 I was on a mission today to find the cutest spring outerwear arrivals for you guys to look through on here so you can start planning for warm(er) weather outfits. I found a lot of great options at some of my favorite online stores in both regular + petite. Hope you find something you love!

Photo by @aesthetiica

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