Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Lighten Up!

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Happy Tuesday, loves! Spring is just around the corner and I find myself wanting to lighten up as quickly as possible. I've already started turning to my lighter color and fabric tops and also painted by nails a pale minty green. Next stop is getting some flowers in the house. I've been wanting to do this for a while but unfortunately J has pretty bad Spring allergies so I've put it off for now. Hoping the time will come soon. For now I guess I'll just have to setttle for some pretty pictures.

Have a gorgeous day! xoxo

Images: 1, 2, 3 All images edited by The Alternative Wife


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52 comments:

MarĂ­a said...

I am sure the sun and spring are inevitably inspiring us. I am also starting to use colours clearer and i feel prettier during the warm seasons. Pale mint green for the nails? Oh, gorgeous. today i am just going to buy a nail polish in that colour! thank you for the idea! These pics are so beautiful... Have also a nice Tuesday. :-)

classiq said...

I can't wait for light clothes and all the beautiful colors of spring: still no sign of them. These pale hues are pure delight. Ada

Styles 'n Cream said...

Oh, yes, flowers in the house - what a great idea to bring spring in.

Collette Osuna said...

LOVE fresh flowers in the house..cmon spring:)

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Debby said...

So pretty! I just bought the Essie Spring collection... 6 shades of light beautiful nail colors! (Being a licensed hairstylists has it perks... getting products at cost)!! xo

Helena - A Diary of Lovely said...

love that big rose, so beautiful!

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

So light and bright - oh too bad J has allergies. Perhaps you can find fabulous silk options?

xoxo,
Chic 'n Cheap Living

Iris said...

This definitely brightens up MY day!
love,Iris

Stacey said...

Gorgeous and gives me a spring in my steps today:-). Have a lovely day! XX

Brittany H. said...

Girl, it's already full on Summer down here in Texas (unfortunately). We sort of skip Spring in the South. Just yesterday I walked outside barefoot, and the asphalt burnt my toes. Can you believe it?

PS- I'm hosting a jewelry giveaway over on my blog. I'd love it if you stopped by to check it out!

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Charlotta Ward said...

Hello.
It's so lovely when Spring arrive. It teases the senses and makes us want to open up like blossoms to the sun.
Living in Australia has almost made me forget how that feeling of 'waking up' after a long Winter feels. I used to thrive on the soft rays of Springtime sun when I lived in Europe.

Enjoy and make the most of this magical time.
In the mean time, here in Sydney, we are winding down after a long and fabulous Summer. Autumn is here and I find myself rugging up - even if this merely means bringing a cardigan to the beach.. :)

x Charlotta

Haute World said...

Oh, how gorgeous are those dainty camisoles? I'm definitely in the mood to lighten up for spring, especially now that the weather is playing along. My hubby has hay fever issues too, so I know what you mean. In the worst case though, there are always fake flowers ;-) Hope you have a lovely start of the week!

shopgirl said...

I'm so looking forward to Spring too. It's been a very cold winter. Although with Spring, there's always allergies to deal with. I hope it's not too bad this year.

xoxo

Erika @ ~TiptoeButterfly~ said...

i think it suppose to be 70 on Friday - i'm thinking *cough* *cough* i'm getting a lil sick - might have to take Friday off to feel better *wink*

Josie ♥ Savoir Weddings ♥ said...

I literally cannot wait to do some spring clothes shopping. So fed up of ugly winter clothes now!

very married said...

oh no! wish you could get flowers now but i totally understand about the allergies though.

Rachel {Inspiration in Italy} said...

Oooo minty green nails?? Brilliant! These soft photos are really inspiring me to surround myself with light airy colours and fabrics...and flowers sound nice too!


Rachel

Amanda said...

I did a little shopping this weekend and bought those very same colors :)

Tanvi said...

Loving the Spring Inspiration everywhere. Thank You Dawn for the visual treat .... Now off to enjoy the lovely Tuesday :)

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ilene @ muchloveilly said...

im fighting the allergies right now with lots of clairitin - i haven't caved...yet.

and you're right, spring is almost here!

Meritxell said...

the white flowers are so beautiful!!

kisses,
Meritxell
http://stoneoflight.blogspot.com/

Sunny & Star said...

Minty green nails sound adorable. But it makes me think about how badly I need a manicure.

I love that spring is getting close too. And I am very much enjoying that last night I made it home from work before it was dark outside.

Brooke said...

i love mint green!! I believe it's the new color! ha :)

christine {bijouandboheme} said...

Minty green nails sound delightful- can't wait for more flowers to arrive and bloom- I hate the look of my house without them.

Julip Made said...

Mint green and lavender are two of my go to polish colors for spring. I think between all of the pretty, flirty pieces in stores and the extra hour of light we have now after work, I'm finally in the spring mindset. Such gorgeous images!
~ Julie

Diana Mieczan said...

We are having spring here too and I love the amazing warm mornings:) Those photos are so beautiful and I wish you a great day
Happy Tuesday, darling

Nuha said...

I think fresh flowers are the best home decorations. Too bad they are SO expensive here (and are usually already brown in the store). But you are so right...I am ready for Spring! My body is CRAVING it!

coolkids said...

It will be here soon!

Aubrey {All Things Bright and Beautiful} said...

LOVE SPRING!!! I'm so looking forward to all the blooms...my favorite part in my neck of the woods is the smell of Russian Olive trees...it is *heavenly*...seriously, my heaven smells like Russian Olive trees...and maybe some honeysuckle...(c: Have a great day!

Dancing Branflake said...

Yes! Thanks for posting this. I have been thinking about lightening up for a while but have yet to make the transition. Thanks for the inspirational photos.

The October Issue said...

I can't wait for spring to hit the city & my wardrobe!

Annie said...

I love the sound of that nail color! I know - I am SO ready for flowers and wearing lighter clothing..
happy tuesday! xo

and flowers pick themselves said...

i just got out a light lilac to polish my nails with. great minds think alike!

xo Alison

Sandy a la Mode said...

i've definitely started busting out my whites and pastels already!! can't wait for spring! :)

MissNeira said...

After these images its definitely a happy Tuesday! so lovely!

xoxo Miss Neira

Krystal said...

This made me feel like it is spring for sure!! Minty green nail polish sounds pretty :)

Sandy at Ooh La Frou Frou said...

Happy Tuesday, Baby Doll. Love the idea of painting your nails in a pretty green ... I'll have to choose a springy color soon ... but I have put some yellow tulips on my studio desk this week so our thinking is alike! Have a super wonderful week, Dawn! xoxo

Oh to Be a Muse said...

i wish i were better about decorating a house with flowers. they tend to add so much to a room!

congrats to the giveaway winner as well.

Katie said...

I need to pick up some flowers!

SabinePsynopsis said...

Pale minty green, some flowers and most important of all MORE LIGHT... spring must be around the corner! xoxo

Len♥reNeverM♥re said...

I can't wait to fold up my winter clothes into the cedar closet! Spring where are you?!
xo*

B. in the Know said...

I am totally ready for spring and have been busting out the spring shades to prepare!
Much love,
B

Bahar Karaoglan said...

All your posts are so ladylike and soft... Just wonderful!

pretty pink tulips said...

You just wow me everytime!!! I'm sunning way down south, where it feels like summer. Soon, heading to Dallas where Spring is in full bloom. Doing all I can to bridge the gap until it feels like Spring up our way!!! :)
xoxo

Isabelle Lafleche said...

Yes it is and it feels just great doesn't it? The sun is even warmer up here in Canada today! I think I will go paint my nails light blue, the color of the sky!

Fay said...

ooooooohh those pale pinks are so pretty
perhaps you could buy some pale pink silk rose petals and scatter them around or spray them with your perfume ?? fay x

Beth - In My World... said...

Dreamy, dreamy, dreamy...I see flowers for the house coming my way tomorrow!

Anna of IHOD said...

Sun makes all the difference in the world! We are hitting close to 80 this week and i couldn't be more excited!
Fresh flowers are a must have!
Have a wonderful evening! <3

Punctuation Mark said...

LA does feel so much like spring... miami so does not... have a nice one my dear!!!

Samantha Elisabeth said...

I actually just bought a minty green nail polish, and it's now donning my fingernails! It's called minty sorbet, and I absolutely adore it. I can't wait for spring as well, it's my favorite season!

Karena said...

Dawn so lovely and I am ready to lighten and brighten! Pulling in yellow and turquoise accents!!

Something luscious for your face and body..

Come and enter..

xoxo
Karena
Art by Karena

Poppies and Sunshine said...

A pale minty green nail polish sounds so beautiful. I might have to look out for nail polish like that next time I'm at Sephora's!
I hope your week is going well! XOXO