Spring Outfit Inspiration & My Favorite Self Tanners

April 15, 2017
fashion blogger Anna Monteiro of Blushing ROse Style blog wearing MarYSol beach tote from Nordstrom

Spring outfit inspiration from your own closet.

Do you ever find yourself staring at your closet, and wondering why you have nothing to wear? Fret no more my friend, as you are not alone.  I figured it would be helpful to share some tips on how to create brand new looks/ spring outfit inspiration with the items you already own.


Anna Monteiro fo Blushing ROse Style wearing pink off the shoulder dress

Shop Your Closet – Spring Outfit Inspiration
  • My shopping budget is usually limited, so I tend to stay clear of trends. Rather I tend to reach for more classic wardrobe staples. I do occasionally make exception to the rules, as OFF THE SHOULDER trend has been one of my favorites and I am definitely on board with that.
  • If you love bright and loud colors, skip this one… I tend to reach for more muted & neutral tones. If you peeked inside my closet, you’d notice it is overflowing with whites, greys, blush pinks, pale blues, etc. These colors will always be in style, so your wardrobe will be timeless (sort of haha). I definitely add color to my outfits with accessories, but more on that in a bit.
  • Find inspiration in catalogs. What do I mean by that… we all receive catalogs from major retailers with the newest trends available now. Take a look inside your own wardrobe, and I promise you already own something very similar. Try to recreate those looks.
  • Add accessories. This one is a no brainier, but a game changer. It is so easy to change up the entire look by adding fun earrings, statement necklace or new sunnies. Nordstrom is my go to for all my accessory needs, as it’s a one stop shop for so many brands, at all price points.
  • Trends. As I mentioned above I tend to reach for classic wardrobe pieces. However I am all about latest trends when it comes to jewelry. It makes your outfit CURRENT and FRESH. Imagine wearing old skinny jeans, and a white button down… just add fun earrings like THESE and a statement necklace like THIS one… do you see where I am going with this?
  • BAGS and SHOES. You can wear the same outfit everyday, but if you change the shoes and/or handbag you create an entirely different look.
My Look – Spring Outfit Inspiration

fashion blogger Anna Monteiro of Blushing Rose Style wearing pink dress from Nordstorm with a brown belt


I am a big fan of dresses for the spring. When I found this one, I was immediately drawn to it (also love this affordable one, and this seersucker one) . It comes in so many fun colors (I am wearing XS). The quality is amazing, and the material is thick and not see through at all. The dress is also long enough to be styled with a belt.

fashion blogger Anna Monteiro of Blushing ROse Style blog wearing MarYSol beach tote from Nordstrom


I have been looking for a perfect summer / beach tote. I am so happy I found this ONE. It is so sturdy, and such great quality. I know it will last for seasons to come. Also there was so many cute options at Nordstrom at all price points. You have to check out this fun Summer Daze tote, and this neutral one.

blogger Anna Monteiro of Blushing ROse Style wearing Marysol Collins woven tote

And let’s talk about my block heel sandals, aren’t these gorgeous? I also love this lower heel pair, and this pair (that oversized bow is the cutest).


Anna Monteiro of Blushing ROse Style blog wearing Rexana Block heel sandal from Nordstrom

Sunnies & Jewelry

Nordstrom has amazing selection of sunglasses. And as much as I love a designer pair of sunnies, can you all believe the pair I am wearing is only $12.


blogger Anna Monteiro of Blushing Rose Style wearing BP. sunglasses from Nordstrom

anna monteiro fashion blogger of Blushing ROse Style wearing Hinge belt from Nordstrom


‘Tis the Season – Self Tanners

Since the spring is finally here and I am as pale as it gets, let’s talk self tanners. I am by no means a beauty expert, but I have several trusted brands I swear by.  As I mentioned, I am a naturally pale person, so I need that extra glow (especially after long NY winter).

My all time favorite is this self tanning gel. I use it on my face and body. I have very sensitive skin, so what’s really important to me is that this one DOESN’T clog pores or cause breakouts. It gives you a natural tan, and you can layer more product for even deeper color.

I also wanted to mention one of the new products I’ve tried recently. This self tanning foam is great for larger areas, I like to use it on my legs. It’s easy to work with, and gives you a beautiful streak free tan.

Thank you all for reading. I hope you find my tips helpful. And a special thank you to Nordstrom for sponsoring this post.



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  • Reply Anna English April 15, 2017 at 6:54 pm

    I love navy and pink paired together. This dress is darling!

  • Reply Kimberly April 15, 2017 at 7:54 pm

    Love this pretty blush dress on you & those shoes are amazing!

  • Reply Jessica April 15, 2017 at 11:20 pm

    I love how simple and chic this dress is. The tote is so beautiful too!

    Jessica |

  • Reply rachel moore April 16, 2017 at 12:33 am

    can’t wait to try this tanner!!! I love how you belted the dress!

  • Reply Rachael Thomas April 16, 2017 at 1:20 am

    I’m loving this off the shoulder dress, but your accessories really make the look! That bag is the cutest, and I need those earrings. Such great tips too!

  • Reply Azanique April 16, 2017 at 2:28 am

    This dress is so pretty! I love your layered necklace

    -xoxo, Azanique

  • Reply Shira April 16, 2017 at 3:35 am

    Love the pretty OTS dress and I’ve been wanting that tote!

  • Reply taylor aube April 16, 2017 at 3:24 pm

    this is such a cute look and i love that bag!!

  • Reply roxy April 16, 2017 at 4:31 pm

    That tote is so adorable! And hooray for sunless tanners — I never ever tan my face so those are necessary for me to look even come summer!

  • Reply jcrewismyfavstore April 16, 2017 at 5:30 pm

    I love this look! That bag and those sandals = perfection!

  • Reply Laura Leigh April 16, 2017 at 6:25 pm

    So cute! Love the blush dress and adorable tote.

    xo Laura Leigh

  • Reply Adaleta Avdic April 16, 2017 at 7:39 pm

    This look is just so darling, and I love it so much as I’m a big fan of the pink! I will need to start self-tanning soon too! xx

  • Reply Mariam April 16, 2017 at 8:56 pm

    That dress is so gorgeous on you! Loved how you styled it!

    xo Mariam

  • Reply Jaime April 16, 2017 at 10:13 pm

    You look amazing Anna! Seriously, killing it girllllll!!!!! Xo, Jaime Sunflowers and Stilettos

  • Reply Lindsay April 16, 2017 at 11:13 pm

    This look is so clean and classic! That bag would make the perfect summer tote for a trip!

  • Reply Jenna April 17, 2017 at 12:59 am

    This blush is so gorgeous!!

  • Reply Nina April 17, 2017 at 2:58 am

    That straw bag is so good!

    Xo, Nina
    Law of Fashion Blog

  • Reply Kelly @Birdie Shoots April 17, 2017 at 3:09 am

    One of my go-to self-tanners is st. moritz! The coverage/color is on par with St.Tropez but, at $10 per bottle, it’s pretty awesome

    Birdie Shoots

  • Reply Sara April 17, 2017 at 4:29 am

    I’ve been wanting to get this tote and now I’m seriously convinced I need it! And I LOVE those shoes!

    xo, Sara

  • Reply Gretchen April 17, 2017 at 10:21 am

    I am in love with the blush dress! This is the perfect t bag for summer, it’s on my spring wishlist.

  • Reply Heidi April 17, 2017 at 1:42 pm

    I SO appreciate the self tanner recommendations! I can use all the help I can get!

  • Reply Steph April 17, 2017 at 1:54 pm

    I’m bookmarking this because I love how you’ve styled it and I need some good self tanners.

    @trendyinindy ||

  • Reply Victoria April 17, 2017 at 5:16 pm

    yesssss i need a good self tanner recommendation!!

    and that blush dress is amazing on you!

  • Reply Ashley April 17, 2017 at 7:08 pm

    Omg, I’m obsessed with that bag! I need it in my life

  • Reply Marie Ernst April 17, 2017 at 8:05 pm

    Love that dress! Give me everything off-shoulder!

  • Reply Elise April 17, 2017 at 10:43 pm

    Love this dress and those shoes!

  • Reply Emily August 1, 2017 at 7:56 pm

    Great post! It seems like we have similar taste in self tanners, those are a few of my top self tanners as well! If you’re interested in reading about my other favorites- since we like a few of the same ones- check out my blog!

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