How was your weekend, friends? We had a crazy storm blow through Friday night, setting off all the storm sirens and dumping golf ball-sized hail. Can I tell you how loud large hail is when hurtling towards your house?! It was enough to send us cowering to the pantry!
Welcome to Spring in Texas! Even though it doesn’t feel much like Spring right now, we’ve had a few rogue warm days, making the transition season a little tricky.
I use a simple formula for dressing during transitional seasons…I cover either my arms or my legs. #thatsit #toldyouitwassimple By only exposing one or the other, I don’t get too chilly, nor do I look overly-bundled. Well, most days anyway. Texas is temperamental, so some days all bets are off.
To illustrate my point, I’m sharing a full week of style inspiration in a new Five Ways series, this one focused on Transitioning to Spring. And today’s post is a double-whammy because I’m sharing some new Spring makeup finds, too!
We’ll kick this Five Ways week off with the cutest of peplum tops, and my go-to white jeans. I reach for white jeans year-round, but they are in heavy rotation during Spring. (Yes, you absolutely can wear them after Labor Day, and before Memorial Day, regardless of what your mom/neighbor/hair dresser says.) Everything just looks so fresh and crisp paired with white!
Fit Tip: These have been my faves for a few years…they’re thick with just enough stretch, with opaque fabric, hidden pockets, and comfy mid-rise. I size down to a 25.
I usually opt for light and neutral shoes with white jeans to help elongate the leg, and these are the absolute best wedges! They give great height, but also comfy to walk in all day. They come in a slew of colors, but this tan goes with literally everything.
This top is a crisp cotton poplin with the cutest peplum flare, and waist-defining bow.
Fit Tip: I’m wearing a regular XS, but petite sizing is available, too.
Now let’s talk beauty for a second…I shared my everyday makeup routine recently, but had some requests for a lighter formula foundation for the warmer months ahead. Y’all know I adore this CC Cream + SPF, but some of you prefer to go without, or use something with a little less coverage.
If you go without, you still need a daily sunscreen, and this one is my favorite. It goes on light and matte, and acts as a great primer, in addition to SPF 40.
If you like a little coverage, with a lighter formula, I just discovered this face fabric, and have to agree with the reviews that it’s basically amazing! It has a moussey texture, but as you apply to your skin, it becomes velvety powder. I apply with my fingers (over the SPF primer), and even though it’s insanely light, it manages to create a smooth, even complexion…and controls shine all day!
Another fun new makeup discovery (can you tell I got a little side-tracked at the Nordstrom beauty counter recently?!) is this lip maximizer gloss! The formula is enriched with collagen, and contains a blend of hyaluronic acid, and marine-based fillers that leave lips instantly smooth, moisturized and plump looking.
I apply it to my bare lips, and then layer my lipstick over the top for a punch of color and shine. The first time I tried it, I felt a slight tingle, but nothing uncomfortable. My lips are usually on the dry side, but that’s completely cleared since I started using this gloss regularly. I also apply it over my lipstick later in the day to refresh the color.
Even though my everyday makeup routine is a speedy five minutes, as the days get warmer I tend to go even lighter with just SPF primer, face fabric, mascara, and lipstick. What changes do you make to your makeup routine for Spring? Have you discovered a new product I need to try?
Has Spring sprung in your area, or are you still full-blown Winter? Either way, I hope this week’s Five Ways inspires some new ideas for your wardrobe! Have a joyful, Monday, lovebugs!
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*Photos by the darling and talented Mary Summers. This post is written in collaboration with Nordstrom, but all styling, opinions and makeup junkie obsessions are my own. Thank you for supporting Hi Sugarplum sponsors.*