Cheers to Sunshine and Bright Colors…..by Maggie Carr

When your best friend asks if her outfit looks good before a wild night out or a pulled together dinner with her husband’s parents, if it looks fabulous tell her so; throw her an array of accessories and cheers your wine glasses. The same strategy holds true when she asks your journalistic viewpoint on spring and summer trends for her blog.

I just have to say that my {best} friend your blog is fabulous, and here are a few things I’m in love with for spring and summer.

-Patterns with Bold Accessories

o Step outside the box and have fun with color.
o An easy way to pull together any look with vibrant colors and patterns is to draw the eye in with a bold accessory. A floppy hat, or statement necklace like these.

statement necklace floppy hat

-Black is the new Black

o Black will always be chic, impossibly cool, very flattering, and my work uniform. I have more black in my closet than a Goth teenager on Halloween.
o Add a pop of color with your accessories and keep fabrics light and flowy for those impossibly cool spring afternoons.

black2 black

-Tres Chic

flirty skirt maxi skirt

o Europeans have been getting ‘casual’ right for years. Let’s take the hint and keep it simple. Muted colors, soft fabrics, killer accessories. How EASY could it be?!
o Be a European flirt this spring. Pair a flirty skirt with layered sweater and ask that cute barista for his number!
o Any color. Any V-neck. Any maxi skirt. The V-neck/Maxi skirt combo is definitely the way to achieve an effortlessly casual look for any occasion.

-The hair up there
o Braids! Keep them loose and undone for a chic way to transform bad hair days.

o Lighten up! Let me guess, you’re growing your hair out? Put away your hair dryer and go au natural. Embracing your natural texture this summer makes for healthier long hair in the future.
o Don’t be afraid to go short! This look is everywhere, not for everyone but we all need to lose our inhibitions once in a while right? A well-executed short do like Anne’s always compliments an outfit, or an amazing shade of red lipstick.

braids go lighter go short

Why am I someone who’s fashion opinion should be valued you might ask? Fashion is part of my ever-evolving career. As a hairdresser my eye for what’s fresh, hot, in, out, new, old, so 20 years ago and just wrong, is why my guests pay me the big bucks. As a student of culture, I thrive on music, art, fashion, travel, and people. Grab your wine glass and cheers to sunshine, patterns, and bright colors!

Photo credits: http://www.fashiondivadesign.com/the-hottest-spring-fashion-trends/ http://www.fashiondivadesign.com/the-hottest-spring-fashion-trends/ http://www.etsy.com/listing/77280257/agate-geode-druzy-necklace?utm_campaign=Share&utm_medium=PageTools&utm_source=Pinterest http://gabbagabbagorg.tumblr.com/post/19378711058
http://www.natalieoffduty.com/2011/10/morning-downtown.html http://www.seventeen.com/fashion/blog/style-council-olivia-layered-sweatshirt http://barksdaleblessings.blogspot.com/2014/02/spring-fashion-inspiration.html?m=1 http://www.bellasugar.com/BCBG-Spring-2014-Hair-Makeup-Runway-Pictures-31565696#photo-31579452
http://www.hellobee.com/2014/02/20/spring-2014-hair-trends/

Cheers to Sunshine and Bright Colors…..by Maggie Carr

When your best friend asks if her outfit looks good before a wild night out or a pulled together dinner with her husband’s parents, if it looks fabulous tell her so; throw her an array of accessories and cheers your wine glasses. The same strategy holds true when she asks your journalistic viewpoint on spring and summer trends for her blog.

I just have to say that my {best} friend your blog is fabulous, and here are a few things I’m in love with for spring and summer.

-Patterns with Bold Accessories

o Step outside the box and have fun with color.
o An easy way to pull together any look with vibrant colors and patterns is to draw the eye in with a bold accessory. A floppy hat, or statement necklace like these.

statement necklace floppy hat

-Black is the new Black

o Black will always be chic, impossibly cool, very flattering, and my work uniform. I have more black in my closet than a Goth teenager on Halloween.
o Add a pop of color with your accessories and keep fabrics light and flowy for those impossibly cool spring afternoons.

black2 black

-Tres Chic

flirty skirt maxi skirt

o Europeans have been getting ‘casual’ right for years. Let’s take the hint and keep it simple. Muted colors, soft fabrics, killer accessories. How EASY could it be?!
o Be a European flirt this spring. Pair a flirty skirt with layered sweater and ask that cute barista for his number!
o Any color. Any V-neck. Any maxi skirt. The V-neck/Maxi skirt combo is definitely the way to achieve an effortlessly casual look for any occasion.

-The hair up there
o Braids! Keep them loose and undone for a chic way to transform bad hair days.

o Lighten up! Let me guess, you’re growing your hair out? Put away your hair dryer and go au natural. Embracing your natural texture this summer makes for healthier long hair in the future.
o Don’t be afraid to go short! This look is everywhere, not for everyone but we all need to lose our inhibitions once in a while right? A well-executed short do like Anne’s always compliments an outfit, or an amazing shade of red lipstick.

braids go lighter go short

Why am I someone who’s fashion opinion should be valued you might ask? Fashion is part of my ever-evolving career. As a hairdresser my eye for what’s fresh, hot, in, out, new, old, so 20 years ago and just wrong, is why my guests pay me the big bucks. As a student of culture, I thrive on music, art, fashion, travel, and people. Grab your wine glass and cheers to sunshine, patterns, and bright colors!

Photo credits: http://www.fashiondivadesign.com/the-hottest-spring-fashion-trends/ http://www.fashiondivadesign.com/the-hottest-spring-fashion-trends/ http://www.etsy.com/listing/77280257/agate-geode-druzy-necklace?utm_campaign=Share&utm_medium=PageTools&utm_source=Pinterest http://gabbagabbagorg.tumblr.com/post/19378711058
http://www.natalieoffduty.com/2011/10/morning-downtown.html http://www.seventeen.com/fashion/blog/style-council-olivia-layered-sweatshirt http://barksdaleblessings.blogspot.com/2014/02/spring-fashion-inspiration.html?m=1 http://www.bellasugar.com/BCBG-Spring-2014-Hair-Makeup-Runway-Pictures-31565696#photo-31579452
http://www.hellobee.com/2014/02/20/spring-2014-hair-trends/

Life Happens

For the last few weeks I have been taking a break from all things social media. It has been refreshing, liberating even! A lot of big things have been taking place in my world recently, so I will just dive right in.

Back in December my husband accepted a promotion with his current company to be a Territory Manager for Kansas and Colorado. This has been a dream of his for a long time so of course I HAD to support his decision to go for it. However, I would be lying if I didn’t say I was completely scared shitless to think I would potentially be moving to a town that has no Target, or Starbucks.

We decided to explore our options in Kansas and Colorado. As we began our search for a place to call home it seemed that our options were limited to towns with either one stop light, or none at all, (Denver and Kansas City were not an option, believe me I tried). I also came to the realization, you can take the girl out of Nebraska, but you can’t take the Nebraska out of the girl. So after all the researching, talking, and thinking, we settled on the small, yet bustling town of McCook Nebraska (this town is FULL of stop ligths). Some of you might be opening up another tab on your computer screen right now to Google “McCook NE” because you have NO IDEA where this town is located. It is in the very southwestern corner of Nebraska, a hot spot for our state if you will. What made us choose such a far away place you ask? McCook has always held a special place in my heart, If I hadn’t moved there after high school I would have never met the love of my life, nor would I have ever experience Mac’s Drive-In (Google it, and then make a road trip, I suggest the mushrooms and chicken salad sandwich, AMAZEBALLS). We will also be living closer to his parents and mine. I could sit here for hours and go on and on and on about how amazing and wonderful McCook is, however I need to move on.

So with all of that said, we are moving. Yep, I am learning to embrace and love the idea with each days passing. I am excited to continue on with my dreams of opening a boutique, developing my blog, and becoming a designer. I will just have to do it from a different location. I have some exciting things coming to Sensible Chaos. For instance, a couple of guest bloggers discussing current spring and summer trends as well as an AWESOME photo spread of fun spring and summer outfits I have been putting together over the last few months. I will also continue to update all of you on our transition from the big city, to the, well, sort of not big city!! STAY TUNED PEEPS!!!!!!!