Last week we got to go to New York for the first time! It felt like going to another country in some ways- there's so much to do and SO many people. It is such a fascinating place full of excitement and opportunity.
I'm SO happy that the weather is finally warm! Winter seemed a bit too long to be honest. Warmer weather means breaking out the spring wardrobe! Lightweight coats, brighter colors, and fresh faces start to scatter the streets.
Daniel Wellington (an AMAZING Swedish watch company) reached out to us and were kind enough to send us some watches! We each chose a watch based off of our personal taste and style. Guys- these watches are stunning. We are so excited about them and have been wearing them constantly! Not to mention, you guys get a discount code (!!!). Just use the code GARDINERSISTERS on their website for 15% off until June 15.
Keep reading to see each of our watches and spring style favorites! And don't forget to share your spring style and favorite trends in the comments below.
HAILEY'S SPRING STYLE
I can't even tell y'all how happy I have been saying goodbye to Winter this year! As the trees have blossomed and flowers have bloomed, I have tried to spend at least an hour a day outside, soaking in the new life around me and taking time to think and breathe.
In the winter, I tend to wear only dark and neutral colors and I even dye my hair pretty dark, so as soon as the sun started peeking through the clouds I switched up my look for this year! Lightening my hair color and adding more soft pinks, blues, and greens into my closet has made me feel happier and makes it easier to transition my wardrobe into summer.
Though I don't always remember to put on jewelry, I'm totally a watch girl, and I love the rose gold accents and the large face of my Daniel Wellington St. Mawes watch.
I recently invested in this Hershel Little America Backpack and absolutely love it! It’s perfect for traveling and holds all of our camera gear and my laptop and came in handy in NYC. Where we grew up in NC we called these BOOK BAGS. We get made fun of endlessly, so please tell us we are not the only ones?! Book bag, backpack, knapsack, satchel, WHATEVER. It all does the job, right?
I fell in love with spring in Central Park, it's just full of little animals (including turtles in the lake, who knew?!), beautiful blooms and incredible views of the Manhattan skyline. For an earthy girl like me, the city can be overwhelming, and an afternoon escape to the 600 acre wood provided the peace and quiet I live for!
Y'all know how much I love my Brandy Melville, and this sweater is the softest ever, and in the prettiest blush shade! We actually got Lindsay the same one for Christmas and I have loved it ever since. I also have loved wearing lighter denim and these American Eagle Jeggings are on sale right now! Adding accessories like gold rings, also from American Eagle, and a cute watch that easily pairs with everything makes for a bright and happy spring outfit.
This is such a beautiful time of year, so get out and enjoy the colorful world around you!
ALLIE'S SPRING STYLE
Ok people. Spring is really the best. THANK HEAVENS ITS WARM NOW! I really love spring- the flowers that bloom and the grass that grows is all so gorgeous I'm obsessed. However, spring gives me some crazy bad allergies but that's a story for another time.
I've been so excited to start wearing my chambray lightweight jacket again! (Similar) I love this thing. It's falling apart a little now because I've had it for a while and wear it a little too much :)
The watch that I chose from Daniel Wellington is the Dapper Durham Rose Gold 34mm watch. This thing is gorgeous. When it arrived I was so excited- it's so luxurious yet durable at the same time. The packaging was also very impressive- Each watch comes with a hard leather case which is great for travel.
Daniel Wellington also sells straps separately! The wristbands are interchangeable- that way you can keep your favorite watch face but change the entire look of the watch by switching out the straps. I have the Wristband Grace Glasgow (not pictured) which is SO cute! It has a nautical vibe which I also love for spring.
Also, I don't know how well you can see this in the photos but the hands on the watch are blue! That's why I loved it so much. I loved how it had a subtle pop of color.
This top is definitely a new favorite of mine. It's got both comfort and style which is absolutely the best. I got it from Urban Outfitters (actually I got two- the other one I just wore in our My Love/Hotling Bling video). I love love love this shirt! You can't go wrong and I've been able to wear it so many ways.
I paired my shirt with just some dark high waisted American Eagle jeans and my FAVORITE Korkease boots (similar). Korkease are the most amazing shoes- they're more on the pricey side but worth every penny. I walked around NYC for hours in these and they are amazing! They're a year round staple for me.
SIMPLE AS THAT. You are now ready for a spring day in NYC :)
MANDI'S SPRING STYLE
Well Hello Everyone!
Busy streets, endless crowds of people, buildings so tall they disappear in the skyline, enough honking to last you a lifetime, plenty of shopping, lights everywhere, gourmet restaurants, hidden parks, and AMAZING street style landed us straight in the heart of New York City. This place is incredible! Even if I lived here, I doubt I would get to everything this city has to offer. We could have stayed here for months.
I was beyond excited to experience the magical city of New York, I mean look at my face!
A little too happy to go to my first Broadway musical, ride the Metro, experience delicious street food, and strut the streets in my own Spring attire. I'm not sure if I was more excited to be in the city, or if I was stoked to wear my new Daniel Wellington Watch everywhere I went!
When it comes to choosing outfit accessories, I have to admit I love anything silver with a little sparkle.
Right away, I knew the Classy Sheffield Silver 34mm was my kind of watch! With it's timeless and classy style, this watch fits flatteringly on my wrists and I'm obsessed with the little diamonds that glitter in the light. I kept catching glimpses of it as I shopped and toured the city. Seriously stunning! I got a kick out of trying to flash the reflection off my watch in Allie's eyes while we rode around on the Subway, slightly obnoxious I know. I JUST LOVE IT!
It's easy to lose track of time in a city like New York; the buildings, people, and colors are captivating.
I've never been anywhere I could compare to here, where there's such a fast paced lifestyle, and yet there are peaceful hidden parks, and quiet hotel rooms high above the streets where you can pull out a book and enjoy the scenery.
Paired with my watch is THE most comfortable lightweight t-shirt of all time from H&M (similar) and my fun pink pleated midi skirt from Forever 21 (similar). This skirt is definitely my new favorite Spring item of clothing. I felt like a classy pixie prancing through Time Square, comfortable as ever with a little pop of color.
We can't wait to see how you wear your new Daniel Wellington Watches! Show us your favorite styles and how you mix and match colors and patterns this Spring! Thanks for taking a walk with us through the beautiful city of New York! Have a lovely Spring!
Forever 21 Jacket (Similar)
Korkease Boots (Similar)
H&M Shirt (Similar)
Forever 21 Skirt (Similar)
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