Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Sweet as Sugar

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Good morning, loves! Lately I've been swooning over all things sugary sweet. Care for a macaron anyone? Yeah, I'm talking about all of those pastel shades of deliciousness.

And I'm in desperate need of some lightening up. We'll be heading on down to New Orleans in less than two weeks to celebrate Js birthday and I'm trying to quickly springize {is that word?} my wardrobe.

I picked up a few items recently but I need to squeeze in a bit more shopping time before my trip.

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And in the meantime, my nails will be painted Mint Candy Apple, my go to, I'm anxiously awaiting spring's arrival, nail color.


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Enjoy the day, sweets!

xoxo

Images: 1, 2, 3, 4 All images edited by The Alternative Wife
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59 comments:

O said...

Good morning! I had some macaros last week, they were so good! We don't have a La Duree in Amsterdam, so it was such a treat! xoxo

Christel @ Captivated by image said...

The pastels are so lovely, and am I understanding correctly these are the items you've already bought? They are so cute. Those earrings especially. Hope you can find time to shop some more! It would give an extra good feeling when heading to New Orleans :)

sugarhoneybaby said...

Love this colours;) Spring <3

Vanisha @ Vanishas Life In...Australia said...

Your pastel purchases are so many different levels of perfect! Now I feel like going pastel shopping too! <3

Ballet Pumps And Roses said...

Like you I'm loving all these pastel shades

Such sweet post

Joanne

http://www.balletpumpsandroses.com

Debby said...

Yes yes to spring pastels and sugar! I bet you look gorgeous in yellow. Love brunettes in yellow. It's one color I can't really pull off but I admire it on Logan! xo

classiq said...

I would definitely go for something minty. A dress would be lovely, but that beautiful nail polish will work too. A trip in spring sounds more than perfect. :)
Ada

prettymeggy said...

love pastel colors and great choices love the skirt :)
i0'm sucker for macarons! i'm still learning the recipe maybe is should try to make at home since i can't find macarons store here :(
take care dear! xoxo, Haus of Gala

Helena - A Diary of Lovely said...

sweet shades, I love pastels for spring and summer! I have a very similar nail polish, I think its the other Essie mint and I love it!

Alex {Things That Sparkle} said...

Absolutely love all of the pastels.

LatteLisa LisaHjalt said...

I don't know if it's a word but it should be, it's fabulous!

Have fun shopping ;-)

fashionsensitive said...

Lovely picks, the skirt and the earrings, the clutch also! I am a mint addicted girl since last spring, so what a delicious list! Yes, sweets, I am in great need of sweets at this hour: 4 pm!Kisses, Dawn ;)

Marina said...

I am ashamed to say that I never ate macarons!

The Golden Girls said...

o0o0 how i just LOVE pastels! wonderful ensemble of photos and choices :) i love that both pastels and brights are in this season! color color color!
xx,
The Golden Girls

Styleabaad said...

If that bubblegum pink clutch can't make spring come any faster I don't know what can! So pretty!

xoxo
Elsa

Lana {lanalou style} said...

Dawn, this post is definitely very Spring like and just fabulous! Love the Essie nail colour xx

Adele said...

Adore the lemon pleated skirt! And the nail colour is the perfect mint.
Have a fab Tuesday xoxo
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Laura said...

La Duree! I went to Paris and bought one maracron from there just to say I did ;) And your nail colour is the colour I picked up some lingerie in today...just because its almost spring! Happy Tuesday!

Leslie said...

That's a great pleated skirt - great cut! Essie has the best pale colors and this mint color is one I need to look for. New Orleans is so fun! Sounds like a wonderful getaway :)

Thanks for your comment yesterday! Would be fun to compare product ingredient notes!

xx
leslie

rolala said...

I'm loving your pretty pastel purchases! Hope you'll be able to squeeze in a little more shopping before the trip. And macarons ~ yes please! ;)

rolala loves

Sandy a la Mode said...

i LOVE LOVE LOVE your purchases! mint is my fave color right now!

Alexa said...

Oh I love the candy colored pastels. New Orleans??? I am so jealous!

shopgirl said...

i love the minth apple candy palette in your wardrobe. Sounds like a wonderful trip planned Dawn!

Thanks for your well wishes Dawn!
kisses! Reese

http://rambleswithreese.etsy.com
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Dancing Branflake said...

Oh, I totally love buying clothes just for a trip. It's so fun! I can't wait to hear more about it.

We Can Pretend said...

going through all your blog posts now, love your photos! Such a cute blog, happy I found it!

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Sandy at Ooh La Frou Frou said...

Dawn, LOVE all your pastel purchases!! So very pretty ... I have been craving painting my nails in a similar color but I have to use OPI or Butter because I have to find something formaldehyde free (sensitive girl!) ... I hope they have something in exactly that shade because I'm in love with it and it's my favorite color! Thanks so much for stopping by, Dawn ... your sweet support is so appreciated! xoSM

Sandy at Ooh La Frou Frou
http://oohlafroufrou.blogspot.com

Lindsey Regan Thorne @ be pretty said...

Oh NOLA!!! What a blast y'all will have! :) Very envious! Loving your new pastel finds, dear! Very soft and beautiful! Hope you had a wonderful weekend!

kristina said...

omg dawn! loving this post of the pretty pastels!!!!! and i love all of your purchases, that lemon yellow skirt is too cute!!
xoxo

B. in the Know said...

Oh I am totally daydreaming today of Paris and pastels to lighten the mood. I am in need of some lightening up in more than one way! I love Mint Candy Apple - maybe that would help a bit, at least then I would see the mint green on my nails to make me smile as I am busy at work! Hope you are having a fabulous day!
Much love,
B

Katie said...

Love Mint Candy Apple! Just bought some new spring nail polishes yesterday :)

A BRIT GREEK said...

Oh my sweet sweet goodness! You've got me lusting after paste pretties now! Eeek!
I picked up loads of Essie Pastel shades last summer... still keeping me going!
x.o.x.o

Lonely Wife Project said...

Have fun in New Orleans! Kind of wish I didn't go during Mardi Gras :(

{The Perfect Palette} said...

that mint colored dress is all kinds of pretty!

Alexis Grace said...

I am LOVING pastels! Which is hysterical, because I am not usually one for the precious things.... but right now, I could dress like an Easter egg and be happy!

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

That skirt is absolutely the perfect mix of everything I'm loving for spring!!! Pastel, pleats, and a fabulous hemline! Love it!

annie said...

laduree, essie and pastels! what else better for the summer?

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SabinePsynopsis said...

I LOVE pastels - but find them hard to wear. But I bet they'll be perfect for New Orleans spring weather. xoxo

Mary Jo at TrustYourStyle said...

Loving all the pastels. And of course I'm a sucker for the season's mint--I had my polish on for the past few weeks until I finally changed up for my b-day.

xo Mary Jo

Martina said...

Macaroon colors for the nails, xes - that sounds like fun! I wish you great success with your shopping - so much coor everywhere now!

Rachel {Da Paura ♥} said...

This is the perfect post for Spring inspiration! I have always been drawn to minty greens and seafoam blues, so this season's trendy colors are really making me yearn to do some serious shopping! I love that beautiful yellow skirt purchase. How fun that you are going to New Orleans to celebrate his birthday - I've always thought it would be so fun to go but I've never been!

xo
Rachel

Encarna said...

Love pastel colours,the make fresh añ romántic the outfit

Pretty Affair said...

i love pastels - very romantic & fresh... and guess what, i've never tried macarons.. :)

toi said...

good day. i am loving the pastels and i am going to get my share when I go to London

Splendid Sass said...

Beautiful pastels. I am in love with mint green lately!
Looks as if you are off to a great start.
Teresa
xoxo

Punctuation Mark said...

i love those nail polish colors... they are like candy in a bottle!

hope in high heels said...

I love these colours and cannot wait for spring to arrive (properly) so I can take off my black coat and show some lovely, soft pastels!

M.E said...

i'm not a Macaron fan but wow do I love those Essie shades !


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Ann On and On... said...

Spring...that would be so nice! We just got more snow darn it...

Thanks for the happy photos.

Danielle said...

Hi Dawn,
I really needed this post today for a pick-me-up, so thank you : ) I would love a macaroon right now. They are almost too pretty to eat.

The thing about Spring that I love the most are the pastels. Pink is my color! I love the clutch you got, along with everything else. The whole palate is so soft and romantic. Did I mention I'm lusting after that nail color too?! Hope you find more goodies for your upcoming trip. So far so good!

Happy Tuesday!

Danielle xo

Ann said...

Love those pastels in those gorgeous images. Makes me feel light and romantic inside ♥

*Glam Chameleon* said...

Pastel dream!!! I'm loving the first picture so much, equally as I like that pretty yellow skirt and lilac clutch!!! Happy Wednesday darling!!
kisses

Jelena
glamfabchameleon.blogspot.com

Fash Boulevard said...

Pure perfection. I need this polish. Fabulous post, love. Thanks for sharing. If you get a sec, I'd love to hear what you think of my latest outfit post. xo

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The Dainty Dolls House said...

This post is yummy, love these colours!! xox

honey my heart said...

ooo laduree!! yum. and i'm really into pastels now. it must be spring ;)

le_third said...

loving that wee dress and nail colour - to die for le xox

PinkLouLou said...

Do we know where this mint dress came from?? AMAZING! xo

Lillie said...

Dido on where the dress came from! I have to know..it's too beautiful!

THE ALTERNATIVE WIFE said...

The dress comes from Princess Wardrobe. Here's the link! :)
http://princesswardrobe.com.sg/index.php/christian-dior/chiffon-dress-with-spaghetti-straps-h4921.html

Anonymous said...

I LOOOOOVE that minty colored dress! I originally saw it on pinterest and clicked on it and was led here, and I was EXREMELY disappointed to find out that y'all weren't the people who made the dress! Do you know where I could buy it! Thanks!