Spring Fever Must Haves!

As of yesterday, it is officially SPRING! I have been waiting for this day since the first snow hear in Charlottesville. Spring is the time of year where there’s fresh flowers everywhere, sundresses, and outdoor activities that last more than 30 minutes!

Spring style is my favorite because it is so effortless, you don’t have to wear 5 different layers. You can throw on a dress, necklace, and pair of sandals & be good to go! So I’ve decided to list some of my favorites from UOIOnline.com to give y’all some spring inspiration! Also, if you use the code KERRYMAR online, you will receive 10% off your entire purchase!

Happy Shopping!

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Pink Dress | Grey Dress | Bracelets | Top | Skirt | Lace-up Flats | Lace-up Sandals

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Winter Stripes!

Winter has finally arrived here in Charlottesville and with that came a giant blizzard that kept me way from work for almost 3 days! And I must admit that during those wonderful snow days, I went into hibernation, which pretty much means I wore nothing but leggings and sweatshirts all day long! But now that I am back to work it is time to step up my game a bit!

I am definitely a dress girl, no doubt about it. They are so easy and comfortable, but for some reason when you wear a dress everyone thinks that means you have your life together, which is perfectly fine with me! However dresses in the winter can be pretty tricky since it is so cold and they don’t provide all that much layering!

I found the perfect little dress that gives you great shape, it is fun & flirty, but has a sweater material to keep you nice and warm all day! To be honest, I bought this dress, returned it, and bought it back because I loved it that much! The best news is that it is now on sale for under $100!

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Back To School Must Haves!

Seriously, I never thought in a million years that I would miss the back-to-school life, but oh boy do I! August has me craving the back to school shopping and the excitement to see all my college friends! I thought it would be fun to do a little post on some back to school items (or in my case, just items to love this year) that I feel are necessities!

Back To School Must Haves!
1. BAGS! I thinks it’s important to have at least two options for your school bag! For me, I used my North Face backpack for everyday classes. It holds literally everything I could ever need! On days when I may have had a presentation or interview, I always used one of my large Longchamps. It looks professional but still allows you to carry whatever you may need! Also, don’t forget a case for your laptop! You will be carrying it all over and don’t want it to get damages! This is my favorite laptop sleeve from Kate Spade as it has a cute print but also protects my baby!
2. SHOES! The same goes for your shoe collection! Make sure you have a wide assortment of options. For me that was about 55 options but whatever…. I always found myself wearing my trusty riding boots the majority of the time. You can dress them up or wear them with your leggings! Always make sure to have a durable pair of flats around as well, as they are perfect for your business casual needs. And of course, invest in a good pair of sneakers for those days when you are running all over campus or you know… if you do that strange thing called going to the gym!
3. FASHION! Now lets be honest, you’re going to bring everything you own, that’s just a given. But two pieces that I have found extremely helpful all these years is a hat and some form of a button down (my favorite is a chambray shirt!) I love the chambray shirt because you can wear it over your t-shirt to portray a more put together outfit rather than just looking like you fell out of bed (which you did). A hat is a given for those days where your brush or shower just isn’t happening! Try fun colors to really make it more of a statement rather than something you had to throw on! Lastly, get a great pair of sunglasses! Get some that are a more classic shape so you can wear them to multiple occasions!
4. MISCELLANEOUS! As a former college girl who still needs to have every single day planned out, an agenda is a must! My favorites are from Lilly Pulitzer and May Designs for all their bright prints! Headphones are an ultimate must! They will come in handy when you need to tune everything out for that hour you have left before your paper is due! A portable charger will be your life saver at some point in time. You don’t want to be that person who is locked out with a dead phone and can’t find a single person to help (it happens, trust me). And last but not least, a water bottle for everyday of your life because, HYDRATION!
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Trend To L O V E: Watercolor

So, as I’m sure we all know, tie-dye is literally EVERYWHERE right now. Especially with it being festival season, people are really channelling their inner flower child. I however am not the biggest tie-dye fan. It just seams a little to arts and crafts to where around to everyday get togethers. What I am loving however are watercolor prints. I find them to be very feminine and a great way to add lots of color (like tie-dye) without it being too over the top or harsh!

I think this trend is perfect for spring and summer because HELLO the colors but also for it’s light and airy feel! Can we talk about that watercolor wedding gown! How gorgeous is it! The perfect amount of statement without taking away from the entire dress!

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Bags, Bags, Bags!

Bags are hands down my favorite accessory, I get it from my Mama! And like most things in my life, I like to keep the colors on the neutral side. However, there are times that I like to step out of my comfort zone and make a more colorful statement, and Spring is the best time for that! So I decided to share with you all my favorite picks that will work with almost anything!

April Palette!

FINALLY! We get to wear bright pastel colors without getting strange looks in public! It’s that perfect time of year where it’s warm outside yet you aren’t boiling at the same time. We only have about a month of this amazingness so don’t put it to waste! Today I am sharing some of my favorite pieces in my favorite colors for this season! Put away all those coats and start adding some bright blouses and sundresses to your daily attire!

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Sandals For Spring!

We had a minor setback on Saturday with a light brush of snow flurries here in good ole Great Bridge, but Spring is here and I’m praying it stays! I’m ready to say goodbye to my trusty riding boots and say hello to flirty sandals! They are effortless, girly, and come in an unlimited amount of styles! Here are some of my top picks for this season that won’t make your bank account cry! (As you can see, I rarely stray from neutrals…)

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1. DSW // 2. Target // 3. Charlotte Russe // 4. J. Crew Factory // 5. DSW // 6. Jack Rogers

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