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Tuesday, February 28

How to Wear the Trend: Colorblocking

1 Collective Concepts Blouse  2 Jessica Simpson Beijo, 3 Anthropologie Sunglasses
4 Anthropologie Wedges, 5 TLH by Hype Dress, 6 Kate Spade Necklace
7 MARC by Marc Jacobs Handbags

Colorblocking has been a huge trend this winter, and it still going strong in fashion this spring.  Colorblocking is easy and fun!  There are many ways to achieve this look without stepping out of your comfort zone.

MAKE IT EASY: Look like a style icon without putting a lot of thought into it by wearing a colorblocked dress.  There are many designers who have styled dresses this season in colorblocked patterns.  So easy to throw on and go, and look perfectly on-trend. 
Maggy London Dress | Parker Colorblock Mini Dress

MIX SEPARATES: Another great way to colorblock it is to find solid pieces (that you may already have) and wear them together.  Take a solid colored pair of pants in a hyper-saturated color (like cobalt, orange, green or hot pink) and pair them with a different solid colored blouse, belt or pair of shoes. 
Pants: Zara

ACCESSORIZE: Don't want to commit to an entire colorblocked look?  There are many accessories available that are colorblocked.  I've seen purses, necklaces and even sunglasses that are colorblocked.  Add a colorblocked accessory to your wardrobe and you can follow the trend in a more understated way.
Isola Wedge Sandals | Kate Spade Bangles | MARC by Marc Jacobs | Boutique 9 Piraya

BLACK & WHITE: Afraid of color?  That's okay too!  Combine black, white, cream or gray and you can follow the colorblocking trend without feeling like a Crayola crayon.
Ralph Lauren Sheath Dress | Vince Camuto Skirt | Tibi Combo Dress

MAKE-UP: Try colorblocking your make-up.  Wear a bold color on your eye lids and a contrasting color on your lips.  Keep the rest of your make-up natural to let the colors pop.
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I love to have fun with fashion trends and be playful with my clothes.  I never take it too seriously.  I try to follow the trends that are flattering on me and that I feel comfortable in.  I don't jump on the bandwagon if a look it not right for me.  At the end of the day, I want to look good, feel good and have fun.

xo, Shannon

Monday, February 27

{Look Book} In Bloom

Blouse: James Perse | Contrast Panel Shirt
Tank: Hinge | Jersey Tank "Orange-Jaffa"
Scarf: Anthropologie (old)
Handbag: c/o Francesca's Collections | Coney Island Bag (it's on sale!)
Shoes: Tory Burch | Romy Flats (similar)
Earrings: Stella & Dot

I get so giddy when it's sunny outside.  Over the weekend we had beautiful springtime weather.  The flowers are already starting to bloom and the garden that we planted last year is starting to produce vegetables again.  I'm wondering if I even need to replant this spring, of if it will just keep producing?  Last year Marty built a raised garden bed, so it was our first year of having a vegetable garden.  I still have so much to learn. 

I took these pictures on my way to brunch on Sunday.  Oh how I love Sunday brunch.  It's such a treat.  I enjoyed salmon benedict (my favorite!), a lovely cappuccino and champagne with a splash of Chambord (yum!).  It is so nice to sit outside, soak in the sun and enjoy a tasty meal. 

We had such a nice and relaxing weekend.  I hope you did too!

xo, Shannon

** Don't forget to enter the Anthropologie Giveaway!!! (YIPPEE!)      

Sunday, February 26

Shannon {Heart}'s YOU! Anthropologie Giveaway! *CLOSED*

Today I bring you a giveaway from me to you!  I appreciate you all for reading and supporting my blog so SO so much.  As a way to say thank you, I have a giveaway sponsored by little ol' me.

One lucky reader will win a $50 gift card to one of my favorite shops, Anthropologie.  Gift card can be used in store or online.  Gift cards can only be used in the country of origin, so unfortunately this giveaway is for my US readers only.

Anthropologie has so many gorgeous new arrivals for Spring.  My wishlist is about a mile long.  I'm obsessed with this dress, this necklace, and these shoes.  Swoon!  And I just bought these pants (keep your eye out for a Look Book post soon).

Required entry (Must be a public follower of this blog via Google Friend Connect):
1 Leave me a comment telling me what your favorite thing about Spring is

Bonus entries (Leave an additional comment for EACH bonus entry):
1 Follow Shannon Heart's on Twitter 
2 Follow Shannon Heart's on Facebook 
3 Follow Shannon Heart's on Bloglovin'
4 Tweet about this giveaway and mention @shannonhearts1 in your tweet

Giveaway will end March 4th at 9pm PST.  This giveaway is open to US readers only.  Best of luck!

Ladyee Boutique Giveaway Winner is...

Saturday, February 25

A Collection of Jewelry

1 RUMBLE & SPUR, 2 POSHLOCKET Flora Ring, 3 DCK Drusy Ring 
4 MELINDA MARIA Pod Earrings, 5 JEWELMINT, 6 JENNY PRESENT Lauren Monogram Bracelet
7 JEWELMINT, 8 STELLA & DOT Odyssey Ring, 9 STELLA & DOT Contessa Jade Necklace 

It's no secret that I love jewelry.  My favorite job was working at a jewelry shop when I was in college.  I could spend all day (in fact, I did spend all day) trying on the jewelry, polishing the jewelry and rearranging the display cases.  My favorite case was the one with engagement rings.  I think I tried on every engagement ring in the shop 100 times.  It was pretty magical when three years after leaving that small town and that job, I returned with my future husband and choose out my dream engagement ring.  I love how sentimental a piece of jewelry can be.  How it can be passed down from generation to generation and cherished for years and years. 

Jewelry can add a little sparkle or color to an otherwise ordinary outfit.  Gold, silver, rose gold...I love it all!  It used to be such a crime to mix metals, but now anything goes with jewelry mixing and matching.  I love to wear my gold and silver jewelry together.  In fact, I think it looks better to be a little miss matched.  What do you think?  Do you mix gold and silver?

I love that jewelry comes in all price ranges, and all can be beautiful and special.  I get the most compliments on some of my least expensive pieces.  It's all about finding a piece that makes you smile and makes you feel pretty.   

I also love handmade jewelry.  I can spend hours on etsy scrolling through beautiful handmade jewelry shops.  Right now I'm coveting these earrings and this necklace.  Is there any jewelry that you're in love with right now?

xo, Shannon

Thursday, February 23

{Look Book} Fresh Mint

Blouse: Modcloth | Gelato Love Top
Skirt: Rubbish | Asymmetrical Skirt
Shoes: Seychelles (similar)
Ring: Modcloth | Every-Daisy Elegance Ring

One of my favorite colors of the season is mint.  I can't get enough of it.  When I saw this blouse I knew it was a much needed addition to my Spring wardrobe.  I'm looking forward to mixing it up with other sorbet colors, or letting it shine on it's own with black or denim.

So excited that it's almost the weekend!  I know it's only Thursday, but hey, we're getting close.   Do you have fun plans for the weekend?  Saturday night we are going to the annual Fireman's Ball to honor the volunteer firefighters of our community.  I'm so impressed with their dedication, hard work and support of our little town.  They deserve to be honored and I'm really excited to go and give them all big hugs and say, "thank you".

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend.

Tuesday, February 21

{Look Book} Seaside

Cardigan: c/o Francesca's Collections | Smooth Sailing Cardi (use code SHANNON for 30% off)
Top: Oonagh by Nanette Lepore | Elis Tank
Skirt: c/o Francesca's Collections | Gone Sailing Skirt (use code SHANNON for 30% off)
Shoes: Jeffrey Campbell | Regina Wedge
Necklace: Roberto Coin (similar or similar)
Sunglasses: Chanel 5205

Today was the perfect day to get outside and enjoy the sunshine.  It actually has been quite gloomy and wet, so the moment the sun came out we took a little drive to the beach and enjoyed the warmth and fresh air.  A little sunshine rejuvenates the soul.

Before I started blogging I was less daring with the colors I wore.  I tended to wear mostly black, white and brown.  Lately, I've challenged myself to incorporate more color into my wardrobe.  And, you know what I've found?  Color makes me happy!  :)  How do you feel about playing with colors in your wardrobe?

xo, Shannon  

Monday, February 20

{Giveaway} Ladyee Boutique *CLOSED*

I am so thrilled to host this giveaway for Ladyee Boutique.  Ladyee Boutique has a beautiful collection of ultra-feminine clothing for the contemporary woman.  They offer amazing dresses, outerwear, skirts, blouses and accessories.  It's a one-stop shop for all things beautiful and girlie.  I love my Navy Wrap Dress!

One lucky winner will win a Hawaiian Print Blouse.  What a lovely blouse.  The back has a pretty cut-out detail and the fabric is vibrant and feminine.  Perfect for Spring and Summer. Winner can choose their size (small, medium or large).

Required entry  (must be a public follower of this blog via Google Friend Connect):
Visit Ladyee Boutique and leave a comment here with your most loved item from their shop

Bonus entries (Leave an additional comment for EACH bonus entry):
1 Follow Ladyee Boutique on Facebook
2 Follow Ladyee Boutique on Twitter
3 Follow Shannon Heart's on TwitterFacebook and/or Bloglovin'
4 Tweet about this giveaway and mention @shannonhearts1 in your tweet

Giveaway will end Feb. 26th at 9pm PST.  This giveaway is open to US residents only.  Best of luck!

As an extra treat, Ladyee Boutique is offering a discount for Shannon Heart's readers.  Receive 10% off your order for the month of February!  Code: shannonluvs

Friday, February 17

Happy Feet

1 BURBERRY (similar), 2 TORY BURCH Eddie Flats, 3 BOUTIQUE 9 Piraya
4 SEYCHELLES Hydrangea Pump, 5 SCHULER & SONS (similar), 6 PILCRO Sterling Kitten Heels

I love shoes!  I think wearing a shoe in a bold color, or unique pattern can take an outfit from ordinary to extraordinary.  You can take your basic jeans and T shirt look and transform it with simple accessories and beautiful shoes.

I put together this collage of some of my favorite shoes.  I find myself wearing these particular shoes all the time because I feel they are unique and versatile. 

Do you have a favorite pair of shoes?  Or a pair of shoes your obsessing about right now?  I'm obsessing about these and these.

psst.... there's still time to enter the Love of Pretty giveaway for a gorgeous pair of London Blue Dangle earrings. 

Thursday, February 16

{Obsession} Nanette Lepore Spring

{Images from www.nanettelepore.com}

I am in love with Nanette Lepore's Spring collection.  I love the cheerful color palette, the feminine shapes and the lovely prints.  My favorite is the Varsity Lace Dress.

Hope you're all having a lovely week ♥ 

xo, Shannon

psst.... don't forget to enter the Love of Pretty giveaway for a gorgeous pair of London Blue Dangle earrings.

Tuesday, February 14

{Look Book} Style Remix | Striped Dress

I love to recreate pieces from my wardrobe for different seasons or occasions.  I took this darling Candy Striper dress and restyled it for warmer and cooler weather.  It's a great way to make your wardrobe more versatile and wearable.

Shoes: Schuler & Sons from Anthropologie | Heaven's-to-Betsey Heels (old)
Handbag: Marc by Marc Jacobs | Classic Q 'Karlie' in Cherry
Necklace: Rumble & Spur
Earrings: Melinda Maria | Pod Collection Earrings

Cardigan: Only Mine | Cashmere Cardigan 'Teal' 
Tights: Hue (from TJ Maxx)
Shoes: Seychelles | Hydrangea Pumps
Necklace: Francesca's Collections | Queen of Rock Necklace
Bracelet: c/o JewelMint 

Nothing makes me feel pretty quite like a flirty, girly dress.  I love dresses that make me feel feminine and sweet.  What can I say... I'm a girly-girl.  How about you?

Happy Valentine's Day everyone!  I hope you all have beautiful plans with the one's you love most.

xo, Shannon