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Trendy Thursday: Black and White

It’s Thursday lovelies…You know what that means right? I’m back with another one of my favorite trends! This week I’m sharing my love for black and white…but first, let me tell you about a spring beauty trend that I’m diggin'!

Bright lipstick has been a power player in my beauty routine, ever since I was pregnant with my lil’ lady bean and getting next to no sleep. It’s amazing how much a bold lip color can brighten up a girl’s tired looking mug. Haha! Now that I’ve had my daughter and am the mama of a little Energizer Bunny seven-month-old, I’m still not getting a whole lotta sleep, so bright lips remain a go to of mine.

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Last spring, I fell in love with BRIGHT pink lips thanks to my makeup artist friend, Annelis Diaz and I continue to be all about them this spring. My personal favorite is Bobbi Brown’s Cosmic Raspberry. For a budget friendly version, try Revlon’s Lip Butter in Lollipop. Bright pink is such a deliciously vibrant color that looks amazing on a variety of skin tones! And it's particularly striking against a black and white palette. So, I’m sure you can imagine my delight over black and white being the HUGE spring trend that it is!

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I also happen to be a major fan of stripes and bold black and white stripes were seen all over the spring 2013 runways. Marc Jacobs and Oscar de la Renta really made me swoon with their renditions of black and white stripes! As a matter of fact, bright pink lips made an appearance on the spring runways too. The bright lips that the Giles models sported made a most fabulous statement!

Even if bold stripes like the one in the Alice + Olivia dress above or bold lips, for that matter, aren’t your cup of tea, there are so many wonderful ways to work black and white into your wardrobe, that you won’t have to miss out on this killer spring trend! Try thinner stripes like the ones in the Arden B. peplum top and the LC Lauren Conrad bandage skirt. Another way to go is to try out a fun print like you can find in the Banana Republic wrap dress, Vince Camuto blouse and Diane von Furstenberg skirt!

So, are you ready to tackle the black and white trend?

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