Introducing Shorts in Your Wardrobe

Introduction to Shorts

Blinded by the Bargain

Everyone loves a great bargain, that’s why we’re all here right? What happens though when you find yourself blinded by the bargain and end up with a closet full of mis-matched items and no real sense of style? The trick to creating fashion forward style is to know how and when to shop. No matter what the price of the item, a bargain is never a bargain if it hangs in your closet and never gets worn. ¬†There are a couple of tried and true tips to follow that will ensure that from this day forward you are never blinded by the bargain again.

Summer Style

All Things Pretty Linkup #2


Welcome to All Things Pretty Thursday #2! A fab, fun, and pretty party hosted by My Fashion Forward Blog and Sparkles And A Stove! Link up anything pretty that you’ve made or written about- fashion, style, photography, decor, crafts, or food. If it’s pretty, it’s on your blog and you made it, it goes! Party in the house!

Thanks to everyone who linked up with us to help kick off this new weekly fun party! Some amazing things from some great bloggers! We were able to pin at least one contribution from every single party goer (so you each got 2 pins- one from both hosts)…..and we also selected The Pretty Top Ten and the readers chose the Fan Favorite. 5 Pretty Handmade (crafts, recipes, decor) and 5 Pretty Life (beauty, fashion, lifestyle, photography, writing) And here they are:

Fan Favorite:
Vintage Bunny Cake by The Sweet Spot Blog


Pretty Handmade Chosen by Kathy Featured at handmade collage 1

1. DIY Bunny Boxes by Cynthia Banessa.
2. Blown Out Easter Eggs by Mendez Manor.
3. Spring Yarn Wreath Tutorial by CEO of Me.
4. Strawberry Cupcakes by Pamela’s Heavenly Treats.
5.BBQ Chicken Sliders by I Dig Pinterest.

Pretty Life Chosen by Leslie pretty life 1

1. Pink Table Redo by Pretty Pink Living.
2. Herb Guide by Michelle Muckala.
3. Wall Gallery by Framed Frosting.
4. Let’s Go Fly A Kite by For What It’s Worth.
5. 20 Wedding Nail Ideas by Hairspray and High Heels.

House Rules:
Please like Sparkles and a Stove and My Fashion Forward on Facebook and let us know you did and we will like you back! Or if you follow us anywhere else, and let us know and we will return the favor there too. We believe in follow back!

1. Please only link up your own work (nothing from your own party (but invite us, we’ll be glad to attend!), no giveaways, nothing in your Etsy shop.

2. Grab a party favor because it’s pretty and link back either from your party page or your linked post. Only linked back posts will be featured. (Text links are acceptable for the minimalistsūüôā )

3. Please link to your specific post and not to your home page.

4. Mingle! Please visit at least 2 other links. We kindly suggest make one of them the one next to you so everyone gets a little party love.

5. You are welcome to link up as many as 3 links. Show yourself off!

6. All featured images will be pinned to the party board by both hosts AND pinned to our features boards so you have a chance to be pinned up to 4 times! We will also be randomly pinning and tweeting as many other party goers as we can. We want you to be glad you came to the party and come back so we’re here to promote you!

7. Linking up gives us permission to use your image (linked up post only) in our Feature Round Up or any related future round ups. We ALWAYS link back and give proper credit for your awesomeness.

Now on to the party!

Thanks for linking up! Lots of chances to be featured as we will have 2 categories: one for the foodies and crafties in Pretty Handmade and one for fashion, photography and lifestyle with Pretty Life!

Top 3 Beauty Essentials For Spring

Creating a Fashion Forward Style persona revolves around creating a flawless wardrobe as well as stocking your cabinet with the right combination of fashion forward beauty products that will help complete your look.


Taking care of your skin is an essential part of completing your look for spring. The winter months are hard on your skin and can drain them of the needed moisture to maintain a youthful appearance. Choose a quality moisturizer that will help replace all the moisture lost during the dry winter conditions. As you select a moisturizer look for one that will go on without feeling greasy or interfere with your fragrance selection. Also, consider the convenience factor when choosing a moisturizer. You want one that will dispense well and will go on with ease. If the bottle is too difficult to get the moisturizer out of or there is too much left in the bottle then you should another moisturizer.  I recently received a sample of Spray and Go by Vaseline from Influenster and it is actually the best moisturizer that I have tried in a long time. It meets all the criteria and dries quickly.


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How to Successfully Shop Your Closet

As part of achieving budget friendly style, you must become an expert at shopping your own closet. The more you are able to effectively create new looks from pieces that you already own, the less you will have to spend on buying new pieces to transform your look.

Green With Envy

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