What did Angie buy? {Guest Post}

Remember my Sweet Celebration Giveaway?  You know for my first bloggy birthday?  Well if you do then you will remember that I gave away a $20 Forever 21 gift card, with the catch that you had to come back and guest post what you bought.  Well Angie, of Amarie Beauty won, and she's back friends.  Not only did she buy something fantastic with the swag, but she's also styled it for Spring 2012.  She even shows you the splurge vs. the save.  That I love.  We don't have to spend a million to look a million right? 

So let's all give a warm welcom to Angie!
vintage metals & pastels

See those bronze finish sandals for $7.50 up there that are just perfect to wear for this springs trend? I choose those along with some other basic goodies that I needed to stock up on with the gift card I won right here on Absolute Mommy and now I am back to tell you about it!

This spring's colors are pastels and vintage metal tones. Clearly everyone is not comfortable or suited for periwinkle and mint green . It is also unlikely that you will wear a bronze mini skirt to Target toting a couple kids.

Colors and styles that hit the stores are decided at the runway shows and by top designers each season. Much of the style is not exactly wearable in the real world and not all colors look great on everyone, no matter what the popular choice is. All trends aside your own personal style and flattering colors look best on you.

Too get a little fashion in your life and make the current trends work for you pick what you love and work it into your current style.

Both pastel and vintage metals are wearable, likeable colors. Work in a few pastel pieces with your basic subtle colors. If that is too much try it on your manicure. Every single polish designer has a pastel collection coming out for spring. The metals are even easier to incorporate and will carry over for all seasons. Think belts, bags and shoes!

Thank you so much ANGIE!!!
Be sure to check out Angie's blog where she gives great DIY beauty tips and highlights practical style.  Both of which I could use more of in my life. 

Are you excited for Spring 2012 fashion??  What's on your shopping list?  I'm thinking I need those lavender jeans, but I'll be buying mine at Target!

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  1. Ooh, I am loving these spring colors! I like the "practical" version better than the more expensive version!

  2. What a great post!! I love all the fresh, spring colors. And, I love the idea for your giveaway. What fun!! :)

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  3. What a super fun post! I love that she shared what she actually bought and did the price comparison. I love being able to be trendy, but on a budget!

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