Love, Shelbey: My Spring Essentials

Saturday, March 16, 2013

My Spring Essentials

Hello everyone! Another beautiful day outside for everyone in Tennessee! I got to wear another maxi skirt today! Spring fever has definitely hit me... I can't imagine bundling up in a sweater and leggings to stay warm after having 3 days of perfect weather.

Today I wanted to share a few of my spring essentials with you all. Enjoy!

Maxi Dresses


Grey Maxi Dress

I have an undying passion for any type of maxi dress/skirt. There's just something about them I am so drawn towards, especially very simple ones like the one shown above. I definitely have a petite body style (I'm only 5'4) Anytime I wear a maxi dress it gives the illusion of an elongated torso, which makes you appear taller. If I had a different maxi dress to wear every day of the week in spring and summer, I'd be all on it!

Comfortable Sandals

Steve Madden sandals

Steve Madden sandals

I wouldn't be caught dead in anything other than sandals on a nice warm day. I honestly prefer regular thong flip flops, but for some reason, I always end up wearing strap sandals (trying to be a fashionista I guess) ha ha. I love any simple sandal with small details like the Steve Madden's shown above. Another thing I always tend to stick with is brown or tan sandals...I'm not much of a black sandal girl in the summer.

Cross-Body Bags

Rebecca Minkoff shoulder bag

Rebecca Minkoff shoulder bag

Casual should be my middle name, especially in the spring/summer. I try to keep things simple and not lug around a big tote unless I need to carry more items than usual. I love the Rebecca Minkoff Mini M.A.C.'s because they have the perfect amount of space for your every day essentials. Even though I DON'T own a Mini M.A.C. ....I've glared upon them many times in the midst of wishing I had one! ha ha 
Cute, simple, and chic is what these little guys scream to me. 


Bare Escentuals mascara

Bare Escentuals mascara

One of my favorite everyday mascaras is the original Bare Minerals Flawless Definition mascara. The reason I like this mascara is the tiny rubber bristles really work to grab every lash and separate them. I always recommend this mascara to customers with a small to medium lash type (Volumizing Flawless Definition for medium to long lashes) The finish is also very natural which is what I like during the spring and summer months. 

Tinted Lip Balm

Lip stain

Tarte LipSurgence

I can't get enough of tinted lip balms/stains in the summer, especially really moisturizing ones! One lip product I love for extra moisture and a nice stain to the lips is Tarte LipSurgence. We all know I'm a sucker for Tarte. Their LipSurgence balms are one of my favorite products they offer. You can pick from sheer, matte, colorful, or neutral. The possibilities are endless!

Sunless Tanner

Bare Escentuals sun care

Bare Escentuals Faux Tan

Finally, we've reached the self tanner. I was always a tanning bed kind of girl up until a couple of years ago. I finally gave it up after so many women I spray tanned (where I work) kept telling my their stories about developing skin cancer. I first started out with spray tanning myself, then when I got lazy, I resorted to my trustee "Faux Tan" sunless tanner by Bare Escentuals. I really love the natural color it gives. It honestly doesn't take much of this stuff to get a nice light tan. You can also build it up if you want more of a medium to dark color (I just prefer lighter because I'm so fair). 
I really love this stuff! I haven't tried the new paraben free formula BE just came out with (pictured above) because I still have half a bottle of the old formula left. I'm anxious to get my tan on for spring!

I hope you found some of my spring essentials to be useful and entertaining! Let me know what your favorites are!

Thanks for reading!
Until next time...



  1. Ooooh, I want the bag and the sandals! Can't wait for warm weather to come now! :)

    Amelia xxx

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