Bring the Spring!

Bring the Spring!

Ashley Ryckman82 comments

Finally! Some sunshine and warm weather here in Northwestern Pennsylvania! While we are full on ready to welcome summer, it can be difficult to just shift your wardrobe from sweaters to swimsuits. We sat down this week to pull together our favorite tips and tricks on transitioning from winter to spring.

Mix 'n Match

I think one of my favorite tricks is to mix and match winter with spring colors. Keep your dark colored cardigans in the mix and match winter colors with spring to extend options and stretch your budget too.

So the “it” spring color of 2019 is coral! It’s everywhere and we’re for it! Coral is so versatile! If you have warm skin tones, coral will bring out your summer glow. But coral compliments pastel blues and greens so well that it works for cool skin tones too. Have you seen our reversible camis in all the spring colors? I’m in love!

Love how this dress could pair with a black cardigan for a more chic, night time look or without for the perfect summer picnic or party.

 

Update Accessories

You ladies have been loving the new spring purses, clutches and wallets lately. A pop of color can be a great way to keep wearing some of your winter grays and blacks, while embracing the spring colors. Something like aqua or a coral color can be paired with so many other color options and can be that perfect little lift your wardrobe.

Pretty Pastels and Neutrals

Another way to bring a little pop of color is to add in some new jewelry. We’re loving Drewsey studs for a touch of sparkle, (have you seen these beauties on our website?) bright dangles, and chunky bracelets. And we cannot get enough of the bright, natural stone necklaces. The long lengths draw the eye down and are actually slimming to an outfit. Ask to see what we have in stock on our next show! These go fast though, be warned!

 

Refresh Your Beauty Bag

My go to lip shade is Provaclips #440 Just Teasing. But it just doesn’t transfer well to the spring time. I’m currently on a mission to find my new favorite shade. Any suggestions? What are you loving this season?       

  

My fave lip color!

The change of seasons is more than just a change in color palettes. Most of us tend to use more foundation in the winter to help bring some life to our Vitamin D deprived complexion. But once the weather warms up, I hate the cakey feeling on my skin. I switch to a good bb cream, like this one or this one. They’re light tinted moisturizers that usually have some SPF and antioxidants. I’ll also add a CC cream, or color correcting cream, which can help with redness or uneven skin tone. Do you have a favorite we should try? Drop us a comment!

Get that summer glow!

More sunshine also has me reaching for a good highlighter like the amazing Anastasia Beverly Hills Sugar Glow Kit  or my other fave Tarteist Pro Glow and Blush. Top off with a little bronzer, like this one from Bare Minerals. In the winter you’re trying to achieve a more matte look, but spring is the time to glow! Shimmer shadows, peachy blushes and just a touch of sun kissed bronze is the perfect switch for brighter days.

Lighter Layers

Winter always has me in thick layers. Our ponchos were one of our favorite trends this past season, but it’s time to tuck the heavy knits away and bring out the flowy! We now have the most beautiful kimonos in stock! We have so many gorgeous options in from bright to neutral, printed to solid. They are super versatile and they take an outfit from bleak to ULTRA CHIC! You can wear them with skinny jeans, or over these super cute Judy Blu Bermudas in plus sizes, over dresses and even as swimsuit cover-ups. They are the perfect way to stay covered while still staying cool.

 

     

 

Speaking of needing a bit of coverage, we’ve also noticed you ladies loving the light cardigans in bright spring colors! They’re one of our most popular items this month. I love how you can take pretty pink or minty green and put it over a floral, flowy top, a solid caged cami, or over patterns and stripes. Finish it with a long pendant necklace and you have a perfect winter to summer blend. Not to mention you could take one cardigan and end up with four or five outfits. Pair it with jeans for a more causal, running errands look. Or dress it up with a pair of gray or white pants for work or date night.

All the colors! LOOOOVEEEE!!!!

What are you looking to add to your closet this spring? What trends are you dying to try? Leave us message in the comments. And if you loved this blog, please share it with your friends! 

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Chic Blessing friends,

 

 

Contributor/Editor: Kristy Porter

82 comments

Donna Lins
Donna Lins
Love your blogs. I find them very helpful, especially the makeup one. I was having alot of trouble getting my makeup to look natural, but after watching you and following your tips, I’m doing much better. (Never was a big makeup wearer, but now that I am getting older, I need a little pick me up, lol)
Barbara Jacobs
Barbara Jacobs
Always enjoy your fashion advice. Sure helps us that are fashionably challenged or still learning to dress our body type.
Fawn mattocks
Fawn mattocks
Thanks for being my morning cup of joy and my evening happiness,love you all!!
Denise Lonzo
Denise Lonzo
Been watching you before and present. Love the blog..l am 67 and love fashion! Great tips, advice, and just love watching!
Debbie Saracco
Debbie Saracco
I love watching when I can. Love your soaps, oils, chap stick, and clothing. Ideas of matching 1 item with another and trying things on. Also, a blast to watch.
Dana McCurdy
Dana McCurdy
I am terrible at matching things together but you always show different ways to wear it which I really love. thanks for your awesome lives and great ideas.
 Stephanie Holton
Stephanie Holton
Ashley I have one complaint and then I’m gona tell you how great things are. I shopped a a previous sheep with questions and did not get responses. I’m sure I would have purchased. Anyway, I want shop once a session closes again. Good stuff- you are so funny by professional when you need to be. You have a unique category of things in the boutique. Danae is s great addition to the team. I don’t know the other girls very well. Your show just makes me feel more upbeat. I get excited and can’t wait to get my order. I can tell your busy mom but you do try to balance things. That’s not easy. I’ve enjoyed everything I’ve gotten. You tell me if sleep are forgiving for my arms and try on sixes to see what will work for us. Lastly, those wigs are a hoot. A couple look pretty natural but a couple it’s been a double take 👀 You and boutique is fun not pretty woman stuffy “big mistake” love that part of the movie. Thanks for bringing a freshness to the online shopping. I enjoying this vet much. Have s happy day. Stephanie Holton
Liza Ewing
Liza Ewing
I just love watching all of you.. applause 👏 for a job well done on each live sale! Always happy, smiling, and joking around. Makes me smile 😀
Miquelle Kleean
Miquelle Kleean
Decided to try the Rimmel lip stain. I have never been a big fan of lipstick. I have to admit I do like this stuff though. Stepped outside my comfort zone thanks to you Ashley.
Cathie yeager
Cathie yeager
I love the clothes you guys pick for us!!!❤️ Shopping your shows!!!
Rebecca Donato
Rebecca Donato
Ashley, love watching you and your crew, you all make my day! I’m 73 and still like to dress fashionable, I love your tips although I can’t wear everything in your line I can wear a lot of it. Your all great keep on keepin on! Oh, love your family too! Say hi to Danae for me!!!!
Rebecca Donato
Rebecca Donato
Ashley, love watching you and your crew, you all make my day! I’m 73 and still like to dress fashionable, I love your tips although I can’t wear everything in your line I can wear a lot of it. Your all great keep on keepin on! Oh, love your family too! Say hi to Danae for me!!!!
Ashley Dyer
Ashley Dyer
I 100% agree with you Ashley you definitely need more vibrant colors for spring and summer u definitely need the color dark purple neon purple etc, I just started reading your blog and I absolutely love it.
Kai Dygert
Kai Dygert
this is so helpful! i NEED to start following this blog! Your rocking it girl 💕
Kerri Legge
Kerri Legge
Ashley, I can’t wait to get my new stuff and change my wardrobe over. I love the makeup Tutorial you did over the weekend. I am loving all the bright colors and styles. Have a blessed day.
Nicola Crawford
Nicola Crawford
😍 you ladies amazing ❤️
Liann Beck
Liann Beck
Love watching your lives. I watched you do your make up live you make it look so easy. You are beautiful 💜💜
Frankie Sanders
Frankie Sanders
I’m so glad I found your live on fb. Love watching your whole crew. Everyone is fun,lively and I can see the friendship yall have for each other. I now have a great wardrobe that I will keep adding to and the compliments I get are great. I also wanted to say that a great bronzer that I use is Fake Bake. I think you would like as well Ashley. Thanks for always making me laugh when watching your lives.
Bonnie David
Bonnie David
Hey girls and guys. I enjoy watching your lives. I mostly only like black clothes. I buy different colors, maybe try them on, but end up not wearing them. Ugg I have a problem. I do wear denim , and I like dark grays. Lol what’s wrong with me? Bonnie
Shannan
Shannan
Loving your blog! I can’t say enough about how uplifting and fun your lives are and this blog and the VIP group just adds to the amazingness! :)
Karen
Karen
Keep up the blog in love with all the great information
Rose
Rose
Love you and your blogs!! The tips are great Thanks❤
Felicia Ann
Felicia Ann
Absolutely love ❤️
Melissa Wilson
Melissa Wilson
I’m horrible at matching or pairing the right pieces together, but thanks to your all’s lives, I’m doing so much better!! I’ve absolutely loved each piece I’ve gotten from you and have received so many compliments. Also, never read a blog before so thanks for posting interesting, relative stuff for my first blog experience! Loved this one and the last one. ❤️
Elaine Hoke
Elaine Hoke
Ashley, I just have been watching a few months, but really love all you do! I’m so glad I found about you through Andrew. You and all your girls and guys are so fun. Love your Facebook, blog and new You Tube channel. 💜Mama Hoke
Barbara
Barbara
Love this blog!!🤗🤗
Barbara
Barbara
Love this blog!!🤗🤗
Lucia Kurtulaj
Lucia Kurtulaj
Love your makeup!! I need highlighting makeup
Barbara Jacobs
Barbara Jacobs
Thanks Ashley because of you my wardrobe is no longer just dark t-shirts and jeans.
Robin Brant
Robin Brant
Have been following Ashley since even before she started her online Boutique (which I LOVE btw). Have learned SO MUCH and she has amazing taste. Such a savvy business woman too. What an inspiration to others! She has such a warm heart and her chic Boutique friends and family are wonderful and helpful too. So happy and grateful I found Ashley🤗🧡❤

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