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Spring is just around the corner (uhh next week hello? Where has 2018 gone?) Spring is by far my favorite season, and we’ve already started to get a little taste of warmer weather here in Austin. My favorite part of a new season starting is all the new trends to try out. I’ve rounded up all of my favorite spring trends for 2018 and breaking down my picks for you.


This is probably my favorite of the trends – sheer everything please.



Might not be the most comfortable look as the weather gets warmer, but satin has a classic and elegant look to it that can step up any outfit.



Smocked pieces always have a playful and childlike feel to me, which is one of the reasons I love this look for spring.



Gimme all the metallics, all the time.



I definitely think this trend will die out faster than others, but I’m loving the look right now.



Notable colors for the season: dusty pastels, bold prints, lavender, red & pink combo and “gen Z yellow” (Is it really the next millennial pink?)



I might sprain my ankle again in some of these, but I’ll look good doing it at least. Chunky “Dad” sneakers are also in- dig out your Skechers for some Balenciaga vibes.


Keep an eye out for fringe, square necklines, punk styles and the 90s making a major comeback as well this season. I don’t know about you, but so far I’m loving all of these trends and super excited for spring to begin. What are your favorite spring trends this year? Let me know on my latest insta!



Fall Trends | The Lipstick Tales

Off the shoulder top | Off the shoulder romper | Lace choker | Jeweled choker | Victorian top | Layered slip dress | Ruffled sweater | Ruffled dress | Velvet sandals | Faux fur vest | Booties | Saddle bag | Floral Dress

Fall doesn’t start for almost another 2 weeks, and it will still feel like summer for at least another month here in Texas, but I couldn’t help getting excited about all the upcoming fall trends! Although I personally prefer spring as far as seasons go, I am looking forward to not being judged for being “out of season” with dark lips and black nail polish. All of the fall trends I found while researching are right up my alley style-wise, so you can bet I’ll start wearing these as soon as possible! I decided to make a little guide of all my favorite trends even though it’s still a bit early so you have some insight to how to prep your wardrobe for the new season.

Good news for all of you choker lovers, this trend isn’t going away anytime soon. I’ve been eyeing more embellished looking chokers lately, like this one and this one, especially since embellished and adorned pieces are going to be big for fall too. Off the shoulder tops have been in for a while, but they are going to be having an even bigger moment this fall. Considering fall is still pretty warm here in Texas, I’m sure this trend will be seen for a while!

Faux fur seems to always be big for fall, but keep an eye out for fur that makes a statement in fun colors and patterns. Textures will be important this fall, and these velvet sandals are my absolute favorite product on this board! I have these that are similar and they are the most comfortable heels I’ve ever owned.

Overall, these trends don’t necessarily scream “fall,” much like the seasonal trends we’re used to. I’m definitely looking forward to layering pieces in new and fun ways and can’t wait until the weather starts to cool down here. A few other trends to look for include metallic touches, suiting, velvet everything, plaid, and shearling.

Which fall trend is your favorite?

Wednesday Wishes

Wednesday Wishes | The Lipstick Tales

Romper | Ring | Tote | Candle | Sandals

So this week’s Wednesday Wishes is kind of a hodge podge… no real theme here for this one like I’ve had in the past! I picked out a few things that I’ve found myself lusting after lately.

ASTR Cold Shoulder Surplice Romper

I love rompers. Unfortunately, I only own 1. They’re so easy to throw on with some jewelry and you look incredibly put together with little effort. I’ve been searching for one that’s fun for summer, and I absolutely love this one.

Samantha Wills Bohemian Bardot Ring

I need this ring. I know what you’re thinking. No Hunter, a ring is not a need. But really, it’s gorgeous and my jewelry box is lacking in the rings department. Honestly, all of Samantha Wills jewelry is beautiful, and the Bohemian Bardot ring is at the top of my list.

Rebecca Minkoff Medium MAB Tote

I think I’ve said this before but I’ll say it again. Rebecca Minkoff is hands down my favorite handbag designer. I literally want every single bag she makes. This one’s been on my radar for a while, I just need to go ahead and bite the bullet and get it!

Voluspa Saijo Persimmon Candle

If you’ve never smelled a Voluspa candle before, you’re doing your nose a disservice. Every scent smells wonderful, and these candles aren’t ridiculously priced. (Sorry, Diptyque, I can’t yet justify $60 for a candle!) I think this one is great for summer, and I’ll be picking it up soon.

Kate Spade Alex Fringe Sandals

Fringe is a major trend right now, and I’m liking it best on sandals! I love that these have several color options all great for summer.

Thanks for reading! What’s on your wishlist for summer? Let me know 🙂


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Spring Break Wishes

Spring Break WishesSpring break is just around the corner! Mine doesn’t start until the 14th, but I know that for some it’s next week. I’m headed to Los Angeles for the break, and these are the top six things I want to snag for the trip.

1. Wildfox Baggy Beach Jumper

What’s more perfect for the beach than a beach jumper? I also love the flamingo one Amber from Barefoot Blonde is wearing here.

2. Illesteva Palm Beach Sunglasses

I need a pair of round sunglasses. I’m not sure I could pull off completely round ones, so I love the kind of cat eye that these have.

3. Dolce Vita Ziggie Sandals

Seriously lusting after these flatform sandals.

4. Marc by Marc Jacobs Leather Drawstring Bag

I want a soft pink handbag for spring so bad. This one is chic and relaxed.

5. YSL Rouge Volupte Shine in Coral Incandescent

Fiery reds/corals are a huge lipstick trend for spring, and also happen to be one of my favorite colors to wear.

6. Kate Spade “Georgica” Bikini Top / Bottom

How can you not love the vintage look of this swimsuit? I love everything mod, so this will most likely be my next swimsuit purchase.

Where are you headed for spring break, and what’s on your wishlist? Thank you so much for reading!


P.S. Today marks one month of blogging! Special thank you to all of you for being so loving and supportive this past month.

Weekend Reading

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I guess I should probably have titled this “Sunday Reading” but better late than never right?

1. Obsessed with the makeup look from Rachel Zoe’s Fall 15 show.

2. My other favorite makeup look from NYFW? Diane von Furstenberg, of course.

3. Wishing I could have makeup artist Charlotte Tilbury’s life after watching this.

4. Some great resume & cover letter advice for those job or internship searching!

5. Definitely going to trying out this metallic nail look.

6. We’re getting almost to the midterms point of the semester. Here’s how to stop stress eating.

7. The top six trends from NYFW.

8. Can we predict who will win the Oscars tonight from what designer they’re wearing?

Hope that you all are having great weekend!


Wednesday Wishes // Spring

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1. Kendra Scott Isla Necklace in Blue Lace Agate.

Kendra Scott beautifully captured the season in her Avant Garden collection. I loved every piece with the Blue Lace Agate stone, and this necklace is perfect for layering.

2. Rebecca Minkoff Marlowe Mini.

You’ll be seeing a LOT of marble this Spring, and I’m not complaining about it one bit. I want all the marble. Since Rebecca Minkoff is probably my favorite handbag designer, I think I almost cried when I saw this gorgeous marble bag. I’m apologizing to my bank account in advance for this one because I don’t think I can resist…

3. “Beverly Hills” Sonix Case.

Is it possible to look at this case and not feel happy? I’m loving this chic Beverly Hills print wherever I can find it. I go through phone cases way too fast, and this is definitely the next one I’m getting.

4. Steve Madden “Rosana” Sandals.

If you know me at all, you know I am extremely clumsy. I trip over my own feet, on flat ground. This is the exact reason I believe the chunky heel trend was made for me. These sandals are perfect for spring and I love that the heel is low enough for you to bear walking a lot in them.

5. Rebecca Minkoff Crystal Ring.

A whole area of jewelry I’ve found I tend to ignore is rings. I’m not sure if it’s just that I don’t ever really find any I love or if I just don’t like wearing them too much, but I’m pretty sure I only own a total of maybe 3 rings. I decided that the perfect way to fix that starts with this little beauty that popped up on my Pinterest feed the other day. It’s the perfect blend of girly and edgy.

6. Free People Wild One Kimono.

Spring weather here in Texas is pretty warm, but not yet blistering hot. You still need something on your shoulders but you by no means need a full on coat. Meet the perfect solution for weird Texas weather, the kimono. Lauryn Evarts from The Skinny Confidential was wearing this one in her insta the other day, and because I’m mildly obsessed with her I decided this is the kimono I need, obviously.

7. Deborah Lippmann “Blue Orchid” Nail Polish.

I do not need another nail polish. I do not. But I just NEED this one. You could call me a nail polish hoarder collector. Seriously. I own too many. But I cannot get enough of this gorgeous blue color for spring this year. P.S. This polish is actually from last year’s spring collection, and this year’s is great too.

Ok. I have one more thing. My bff Tori released this really great song (it’s been stuck in my head for like five days now) and made this really great music video. Show her some love and check it out 🙂

I hope you like this little “Wednesday Wishes” that I’ll be sharing every so often of my wishlist featuring current trends. Spring is my favorite season, and it cannot get here fast enough. What’s on your wishlist for spring? Thank you so much for reading!



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