Some of My Favorite Things

10 May

Since spring has finally arrived, I have decided this week to share with you some of my favorite things for spring.  I really wish I could be like Oprah or Ellen and tell you that you each will receive all of my favorite things as soon as you read this post.  But, unfortunately, I’m not Oprah or Ellen. So I hope this will inspire you to maybe try some things you haven’t tried before and enjoy them as much as I do.

First of all, here are some of my favorite beauty products.

Essie Nail PolishEssie Nail polish in “Ballet Slippers”. I am loving this color on my hands.  It is just a very pale pink that adds a little color. eye shadowThis eye shadow rolls on very easily and looks great on the eyes by Laura Mercier.  It comes in a variety of beautiful spring colors.  These are sold at Belk.

mascaraThis mascara goes on smoothly and lengthens and thickens your eyelashes.  It is “They’re Real” by Benefit and can be found at Sephora.

opi nail polishThis is always my “go to” color for my toes for spring and summer.  It goes with just about everything.  “Cha-Ching Cherry” by OPI.

. spray tan I have had a couple of special occasions so far this spring that I wanted a little color but didn’t have time to tan the old fashioned way.  So I have indulged in a spray tan and love it!  You can have this professionally done in a spa or use a self-tanning product on your own.  Of course, remember, this is not a real tan and you still need to use sun-screen when out in the sun to protect your skin.  It only lasts about a week but well worth it if you have a special occasion coming up.

Here are some of my favorite fashion finds for spring. MK pursesOne of spring’s hottest items is a colorful tote.  These are beautiful by Michael Kors and can add that pop of color to any outfit.  These can be found at Belk.

necklaceOne of my favorite trends right now is the “Statement Necklace”.  I have purchased several of these in lots of different colors.  Put with a white blouse and a pair of jeans or with a fancy dress or just about anything you are wearing.

scarfScarves are such a great accessory no matter what the season is.  I am loving the beautiful spring colors to add a touch of glamour to my outfits. white jeansNothing says spring and summer like a cool, clean, crisp pair of white pants.  I love the ankle length and pairing them with a bright color top or maybe a denim blouse.  

denim shirtAnd speaking of the denim blouse… It is one of the must have items for spring.  Pair it with the white pants for a beautiful spring look! lucky sandals I just bought these shoes a couple of weeks ago (Happy Birthday to me!) They are Miller Linen Strap Wedges by Lucky Brand.

denim skirt I love the denim skirt and always have.  It is a great alternative to shorts if you are like me and don’t wear shorts very often.  It can be paired with a cute tee and flat sandals for a very sporty look or pair it with heels and a more dressy blouse for dinner and a movie with your date.

watchI go crazy over watches and have quite a fun collection.  They are just another fun accessory that can change with your mood.  Go slim and elegant or go bold and colorful.  White is always fun for summer too.

jeans I love the Chico’s So Slimming jeans!  They are so comfortable and look great too.  I am really liking the ankle length with the rolled cuff this season.

bracelet  If you know me, you know I love to accessorize! I always wear a bracelet with my “life verse” from the bible on it.  Philippians 4:13 “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me”.  It gets me through every day!

And…a few of my other favorite things this time of year…. BeachOne of my favorite places to be in the spring and summer is at the Beach!

fruit I love fresh fruit and it is good for you too!

grilling     I love grilling out during this time of year and fish is one of my favorites!

strawberry shortcake Strawberry Shortcake is one of my favorite desserts!  Of course most desserts are my favorite!!

sale And of course my favorite thing to do is Shop a great Sale!!! 

4 Responses to “Some of My Favorite Things”

  1. Jessica Lauren Vine at 11:02 AM #


    I love this post. You have a great sense for fashion, fun and faith. That is for sure. I too like the red color for the nail polish. Lovely! Keep the posts coming. I need an email reminder. lol


    • donnajeanroland at 5:24 PM #

      Thanks Jessica! If you click on the “Follow” button in the bottom right hand corner of the Blog you will instantly get an email every time I write a post.


  2. Dee at 7:27 PM #

    Great blog. Enjoyed all the tips! I love the Chico’s So-Sliming line as well. Also, Soma has come out with some great new shapers that are fabulous. Thanks for always keeping us updated!


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