{DIY} Spring Art

Happy April! Spring has sprung and Easter is right around the corner! I was working on some Spring cleaning yesterday when I decided that going to Target would be more fun {duh!} The Target 'dollar spot' is my favorite department to hunt through- there's always something crafty or handy at a great bargain! I walked away with some washi tape, gift tags, and a few other things that I "needed"... Afterwards I just had to go to TJMaxx to spend my reward. Michael's {the craft store} is just next door to TJMaxx, and though I rarely stop in, I thought: "why not?"

And that's when I found these..... {for only $1.50 each!}

Aren't they cute? Macarons, glitter, pastels... Perfect for Spring! They were so pretty that I thought, why not frame them?

I grabbed a few empty frames that I had boxed away and some 'dollar spot' finds to embellish with.

I used the original frame insert {just flipped around} as my background since it was already the right size for the frame, and played around with the layout using the card and it's envelope for color contrast.

Viola! A few minutes of fun turned into some cute art for my desk this season!


Blush & Burgundy

A color combo that I have been loving lately is blush pink and burgundy. It's perfect for the Winter to Spring transitional period!

Coat: ELLE {similar} // Sweater: {similar} // Jeans: American Eagle {similar} // Booties: Forever21 {similar} // Belt: {similar} // Necklace: Vintage {similar} // Clutch: Vintage {similar} // Sunglasses: Kate Spade {similar} // 

Contrary to the appearance, it was not warm today! The sun was shining but it was still a chilly WA day. This tree behind me was covered with pretty pink blooms that would have beautifully accented my outfit but the wind blew them all away before I could photograph! If you can't tell, gold has become my go-to neutral. It looks great with everything!


Neutrals and Neon

I'm itching for Spring and all things brightly colored! I jazzed up some neutral basics with a few neon accessories to celebrate a sunny winter day {I feel like sun is rare in WA sometimes!}

Coat: Old Navy {similar} // Top: {similar} // Jeans: Old Navy {here} // Shoes: GAP {similar} // Necklace: Cara {similar} // Watch: Juicy Couture {similar} // Purse: Kate Spade {similar} // Sunglasses: Kate Spade {similar} // Earrings: Claire's // 

I was able to wear denim on denim without looking like Brittany and Justin because I varied the washes {that is key!} These paired with my neutral trench and tortoise shell sunnies, I kept this look from feeling too bold and/or childish. I wore this look out shopping this past weekend {obvi} and I really scored at Marshall's!