Summer Shoe Trends :: Lace Up Everything

If you haven't noticed, shoes with strappy laces are everywhere right now. Since I have a ridiculous amount of shoes, I decided to showcase some of my favorite lacy pairs since they're basically this summer's "it shoe." 

Shopping for lace-up shoes of your own? Here are a few of my favorites:

Spring Trends with The Promenade at Chenal

Great news, people. I've been working with The Promenade this month to put together a spring trends video! On the Spring 2014 runways I saw fringe, wide leg pants, black and white prints, pastels...translation, a lot of ultra-wearable fashion. With those trends in mind, I put together some outfits that I think you'll love! Check it out below, and then drop by the Promenade tomorrow to pick up one of everything.

PS - we shot this at the new Indigo store in the Promenade - isn't it just gorgeous?? Having one so close to my house could prove to be really problematic. Actually, it already has. Thanks also to W by Azwell, DSW, Francesca's, and Apricot Lane for the cute stuff.

Check out the Promenade Blog for more style tips and insider information!

This post is sponsored by The Promenade at Chenal.

This post is sponsored by The Promenade at Chenal.

Wear it Now & Later :: Three Spring Trends

Weather in Arkansas is truly spazzy. Last Monday, we're iced in...this one, it's warm enough to patio hop. Thankfully, you can still incorporate more spring-like pieces into your daily wardrobe with a few fixes and layers! I wrote a piece today for the new LittleRockSoiree.com on three spring trends you probably have in your closet already...and now, I'm going to show you how to wear each of those pieces no matter what the weather may bring.

The Chambray Shirt.

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I feel like we've established that chambray is here to stay. So pull it out of the back of your closet and layer it under a chunky sweater if you're feeling chilly...then enjoy it this summer with a pair of floral shorts.

The Maxi Dress.

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Maxi dresses are the first thing I throw on if I'm in a "grab and go" kind of mood. You can winterize your maxi by layering a sweater or cardigan over it; adding a belt can keep the ensemble from getting too frumpy. Then, when warmer weather rolls around, swap your sweater for a fedora.

Wide Leg Jeans.

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I'm hoping you didn't trash all of your wide leg and bootcut jeans for skinnies! Wide leg jeans and pants are all over the place this spring, and a look I love is pairing wide legs with super trendy cropped tops. When it's cold, you can layer a crop over a button up for a cute look that's fun for work or play. Once it warms up, a swingy crop with high-waist wide jeans and wedges is perfect for brunch on the patio at Red Door.

What are some of your favorite ways to transition into spring?