4.16.2012

Spring Sips and Styles - My Turn

Happy Monday!
Hope you all had a wonderful weekend. 
I am participating in a two week blog hop sponsored by Wine Taste Girl, there are 6 bloggers and a giveaway associated with this hop too. The big prize, a pair of Tory Burch sandals and other prizes as well. Each blogger selected a spring style and a drink and my pick was 
colored or printed denim and a gin and tonic. 
Colored or printed denim has been a trend that has been growing on me, slowly, slowly but I think I have finally conquered my fear of wearing too much color on the lower half of my body. You might see a photo of me wearing colored denim soon enough. 
Colored denim anyone?
colored jeans
and printed denim
printed denim
My suggestion for wearing printed denim, keep the rest of the outfit simple, with basics and no other prints except the denim like this.

Or like this


Very cute for spring-time


Pair printed denim with a black blazer and black heels


A simple white top is a good accompanianment to printed denim


Now back to colored denim
A chambray top is a good essential for your closet in general so wear it with your colored denim
Source: lookbook.nu via Kylie on Pinterest


Another basic is a black to wear with the colored denim


Don't be afraid to wear more color besides your colored denim

To accompany your colored or printed denim, try a gin&tonic drink. I love gin&tonic because it is like a grown-up 7-Up or Sprite. My gin&tonic must have a lime and I always squeeze my lime into the drink then stir before I take the first sip.

The basic gin&tonic recipe:
  • 4 to 5 tonic water Ice Cubes
  • 3 ounces gin 
  • 4 ounces tonic water 
  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lime juice
  • Lime wedge for garnish

Check out the previous spring sips and styles posts, those still to come and enter the giveaway!




April 9th- Savvy Spice- Color Blocking and Watermelon Margaritas
April 11th- A La Mode Maven- Nautical Trends and Mojitos
April 13th- Chateau A Gogo- Statement Necklaces and Strawberry Basil Sangrias
April 16th- Henning Love- Printed Denim and Gin and Tonics
April 18th- Her Late Night Cravings- Spring Shoes and Margaritas
April 20th- Wine Taste Girl- Pastels and Champagne Cocktails

Enter to win starting April 9th!



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30 comments:

winetastegirl.com said...

Love the outfit inspirations! I will have to pull out my colored denim and have a gin and tonic this week. Fabulous!
www.winetastegirl.com

marie said...

I really like the colored jeans but the printed ones I am not so sure about. Great post!

Emily said...

I haven't braved the colored jeans yet but I think I would like to try! I love my white skinny jeans but that doesn't count as a color right?

I tried your David Beckham bars --- Oh. My. Gosh. SO GOOD!

Tiffany said...

I really need more colored denim! It's such a fresh and fun way to wear jeans during the spring!

Meghan @ More from Meg said...

I am definitely going to need to pick up some colored denim soon!! Love this post! :)

Jayme and Mendi said...

Great post!! We love colored denim and think everyone should own a pair! Also the G&T recipe is making us thirsty for happy hour! :-)

Jayme & Mendi @ Her Late Night Cravings

Lauren said...

love the colored denim, I'm just not so sold on the printed denim...at least for me anyway!

I still need to invest in my first pair colored denim! I'm thinking a fun pastel pair needs to be first!

Shannon Marie said...

I've been wanting colored denim for months- of course my roommate just got colored & printed pants at Free People! Love your fashion ideas! xo

Eloquent English said...

I'm all for the colored denim! I own a mint pair and a pale yellow! I have yet to purchase a printed pair, but soon enough I'll get my hands on a pair! Embrace it! xoxo A-

Andrea Dickherber said...

I've been obsessed with colored denim lately. But I used to wear all of my bright colors on my tops, so now I've been in desperate need of more neutral tops!
Gin and tonic...I don't know if I can handle that grown-up of a drink!

Andrea
Left brain, right brain, pug brain.

Lauren said...

I can't wait to get back into normal clothes!! There are so many new styles I want to try out that this belly won't accommodate - soon! :)

Kate @ Daffodils said...

Cant get on board with the printed jeans, but am loving the colored ones!

Kelli Herrington said...

At first I didnt know I felt about colored skinnies but as I have seen them more and more I am totally loving them. I am wanting a red pair and blue at the moment.

soanthro.com said...

LOVE printed denim-- dying for some floral and polka dot pants! And am definitely a fan of colored denim this spring too :)

Chateau À Gogo said...

Great post. I'm loving my colored denim this season. I need to get some printed options. Brandy

Leeann @ Join the Gossip said...

Great post! I have two pairs of colored denim but don't wear them nearly enough. In fact, I've only worn the green pair once :( I feel silly when I wear them. I need to get over that!

Krysta said...

I love colored skinnies! LOVE. I want them in every color. :)

Fanciful. said...

LOVE colored jeans!! I haven't been brave enough to try on print, but am so tempted to..especially after seeing those precious florals pictured above!
Super cute! Happy Monday!
xo, Jess
Fanciful

Fashion Meets Food said...

I wish my thighs were not so big, because I would definitely buy colored and printed jeans. xo

Shannon said...

I love all the looks. Thank you for the style inspiration. I'm loving all the fun denim this season.

http://shannonhearts.blogspot.com

Allison said...

Oh this is fabulous. I love all these looks! I need some colored jeans!

REBrown said...

I haven't gotten on the colored jean bandwagon yet - but hopefully soon!

Allyson Butler said...

I love the springy outfits...I can't wait for the weather to settle down so I can start wearing some!

Allyson
http://cupcakescandycanes.blogspot.com

Menachérie said...

<3 colored denim. Very nice!

http://www.menacherieblog.com/

Jamie said...

I've been dying to get a pair of colored denim pants! I just bought a chambray shirt and have the perfect outfit in mind, now I just need to find the right color and get them fast. And gin and tonic is my fav (I love that it is a lower calorie drink, too :) ) Hope you had a great weekend!!

Kelly said...

girllllll frennnnn I love me some gin and tonics...but tonic water ice cubes/!??! now that is freaking smart! thanks for that hip tip today! and cheers! (also I love your idea concepts for different denims)

Dale Janeé said...

Ok you've officially inspired me to get a pair of floral denim jeans and I love all the brights. Everytime I see a new shade, I want them hehe. Great post and I'm going to have to try a Gin & Tonic again, I haven't had one since college when I got sick on them hehe. Great post and I love that cocktail photo you used too. So fun being a part of Sips & Styles with you!
xoDale
www.savvyspice.com

Giovanna said...

Fun picks!! Loving the printed denim right now!

xx
Giovanna
www.oliveandanarrow.com

Nicole Rene said...

I love those floral print pants! I wonder if I could pull them off????? Not sure...

Cheltz said...

Ohhhh, I love all of the printed ones!