summer trendspotting

summer trendspotting

trends are interesting creatures. it’s tough to pin point how they start, but once they do, it’s like wild fire. thanks to instagram, they spread faster then ever, and burn out just the same. i’ve picked out a few of my faves that are everywhere right now, and don’t require an investment to get in on! have i mentioned i’m on a self imposed shopping embargo until after the wedding, for obvious reasons? living vicariously.

mirrored lens sunglasses - a cute and fresh way to spruce up your summer style. think top gun, but psychedelic.

chuck taylor sneakers - love these and want a pair for sure. perfect with jeans, and just enough prep to keep it classy yet cool.

criss cross ring - out of stock it’s so hot (but coming back soon!). i spotted one of these last month, and didn’t buy it – regretting that now because i really want one!

big love ball - these statement props have been everywhere and are almost fizzling out due to the fact that they are so obvious. i still think they’re pretty sweet, mind you.

boxed water is better – the branding and concept sells this one; yes, it’s just water, but much friendlier to the earth than its plastic counterpart. and hey, it makes a cute instagram photo, let’s tell it like it is.

fujifilm instax mini 8 – such a cute way to document special summer moments! i even bought one for an element of my wedding. so nice to have a tangible memory as opposed to the digital norm, isn’t it?

summer faves


thought it would be fun to share a few things i’m loving right now, summer edition! a pretty random assortment like a new shave cream, my fave summer sandals, and a body serum, but they all fit under my faves, so why not?

i found this eos shave cream during a browse around london drugs, and being a fan of the brands lip balm, scooped it up. it’s a bit more on the natural side, which is essential to be included into my personal repertoire.

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the style spy: girl of the week

Erin Style Spy Girl of the Week May 2014 1

i rarely mention ‘press’ i receive here on the blog, because really, it’s not terribly interesting! plus, it’s kinda brag-y, non? this feature is really exciting for me though, because i’ve been reading the style spy since before i started blogging (almost 3 years!), and i was always a huge fan of their ‘girl of the week’ feature. it’s street style meet a little q+a, and i always loved reading little tidbits about peoples faves!

Erin Style Spy Girl of the Week May 2014

well, this week, that girl is me, and i’m really excited to be up on their site. click over to read the full feature – loved the questions they asked, too!  click on over to read the full feature, if you would like!

have a wonderful weekend – see you back here next week. x

summer style: my essentials

heat wave essentials

you may have noticed – the sparkle landing page has had a bit of a makeover, and if you’re on the blog, you’ve figured out how to get here! simply click ‘blog’ in the top navigation menu. i’m really excited about the new look, designed by me, and developed by amanda dietz, who i’ve been working with on my site for years.

let’s talk summer style! the weather started to heat up, and i took one look at my closet and totally freaked out. nothing to wear! my first stop for basics is always old navy! i love their selection of cute things that won’t break the bank, and when you’re done with them for the season, there’s no guilt in trashing them (or donating, which is the right thing to do). what drew me to white, i’ll never know, since it’s not exactly the most slimming! i’ve been rocking that textured tank and white jeans on the regular lately. perhaps it’s because i’m a bride to be, but white has been my jam. speaking of the wedding, things are totally coming together, and i’m going to start sharing details. invites went out last week, and the moment i get word guests have received them, i’m going to post all about them. i digress.

and flat metallic sandals – those are my jam too. i bought the gold j.crew ones above, and am seriously crushing on the birks – who else is super pumped they’re ‘cool’ again? here’s to hoping they stay chic… my uncomfortable summer feet are supremely grateful. wonder if i can wear them for wedding dancing after i’ve kicked off my torturous heels (actually, my wedding shoes are not torturous, they’re super cute and pretty comfy. i digress again – clearly, i’m a bridezilla).

top | jeans| gold sandals | silver flats | silver birks | earrings


trendspotting: the tartan scarf

trendspotting plaid scarf

i love a good accessory trend. adding an accessory update to your wardrobe is right up my alley because it means you don’t have to spend a ton to get on trend. the tartan scarf is one of those trends that works a more old fashioned style into modern day, and it really does look so fresh, doesn’t it? ok, and super cozy. perfect for the mid-winter chill, i’d say. paired with heels and neutrals, perfection. i dig this j.crew version!

plaid scarf 3

to vogue or bust (and main image as well)

plaid scarf 2

brooklyn blonde (her style seriously captivates me. and check out her wedding, so divine)

plaid scarf 1

from kat with love

plaid scarf