Inside A Style Blogger’s Closet: My First Day of Spring Outfit!


For at least a good three weeks, I’ve been ready for spring. Here on Long Island, the weather has been so wishy-washy where there’d be an amazing sunny, spring-like day in the 60s, followed by a major yucky blizzard. This happened more than once recently too! My wardrobe has been feeling super bipolar as I’ve been wanting to wear lighter & softer pieces in pastels or florals, but there’s still a need for cozy layers to stay warm, especially since it’s been pretty chilly early in the morning… which brings me to today’s outfit. I don’t normally post a whole outfit that I’ve worn, partially because I don’t have access to a photographer (I live alone) on a daily basis. I’m lucky that my friends & coworkers at both of my jobs can spare a few minutes to indulge my style fancies & help me out with some spur-of-the-moment pics while on the clock, hence the sporadic sharing of whole outfit posts on my Instagram account (@MissAlissaL).

I absolutely love this floral fit-and-flare scuba skirt. It’s a style that I’ve been having a lot of fun with since last fall, one that’s perfect for tucking in with various tops, cinching in my waist & playing up a retro & ladylike vibe with modern flare. I’ve thought about styling this particular skirt in so may ways, pairing it with the different colors in the print, as well as with sparkly accessories. I’ve had the sheer dotted sweater in black (both pieces from @dressbarn) that I hadn’t worn yet. When I saw the two together, the sweater added just enough feminine detail at the neckline to counter the softness of the skirt without being too overpoweringly dark & black at the same time.

The accessories that I’m wearing in the picture above are no longer available (because I’ve had them each for quite some time now), but it’s easy to recreate a similar spring style with affordable look-alike coordinating statement jewelry, polished footwear, & a thin neutral belt. 

SHOP: floral statement necklace @Forever 21, Fola bib necklace @Charming Charlie, flower stud earrings @Francesca’s, & glitter stone drop earrings @Icing.

SHOP: gold trim platform peep toe pumps @Charlotte Russe, patent D’Orsay pumps @Old Navy, snake pointed toe flats @Express, & Hope chopout mid heel @Payless

SHOP: bow belt @Target, skinny mint belt @Lulu’s, gold snake belt @H&M, & black braided belt @JCPenney

What spring trends are you excited to wear this season? What pastel colors do you love? Which accessories do you build your outfit around? Happy Styling!

Haute Headlines: ‘The Bling Ring’ Trailer Starring Emma Watson, Kate Hudson’s Glamour Cover, Hayley Williams Collaborates With MAC Cosmetics, & More!


Haute Headlines

It’s been a busy last few weeks in the fashion & entertainment world, especially with some of our favorite celebrities in the spotlight. While (here in New York) we’re waiting for spring to hit, here are a few stories to keep you occupied & well-informed. Which headlines are you following? Who have you been talking about this weekend? Happy Styling!

*Kate Hudson goes topless for the April issue of Glamour*

*Stylist Kate Young collaborates with Target for a new collection*

*Paramore singer Hayley Williams develops a new line with M*A*C Cosmetics*

*Click through the most memorable looks from ABC’s Revenge*

*Sarah Jessica Parker talks about the toll high heels have taken on her very lucky feet*

*Check out more from Rihanna‘s debut collection for River Island*

*Get Oz-inspired emerald jewelry like Wicked Witch, Rachel Weisz*

*Selena Gomez covers the new issue of Harper’s Bazaar*

*See the top runway looks from Paris Fashion Week*

*Emma Watson stars in Sofia Coppola‘s newest project, The Bling Ring*