May 2016 | The Yellow Spectacles

Festival Fashion 2016

May 30, 2016

Spring, will be springing into summer {Memorial Day is here!}--which means that arts & music festivals {along with outdoor summer concerts}will be popping up faster than daisies.

Truly, festival fashion {you know--the modern day hippie/flower child look brought back to life by young hollywood & elite rockers} has made a big comeback.

Trade your woes for rainbow toes 
Festival fashion is now a thing. Major retailers sell vintage style tanks, fringe frocks, & boho chic wide-brim hats to the masses & true festival fashion-istas search discount stores & vintage shops for more eccentric & original 1960-70 style pieces.

It's safe to say, that my personal style isn't  BOHO, but I do love Coachella {you know, the biggest music/art festival held in the California desert each spring} & all of it's eclectic characters & styles.


I know. I know. Coachella is over-but 'Chella is just the tip of the spring/summer festival fashion iceberg--there is NYC's Governor's Ball Music Fest {June3-5} & a complete list via Music Festival Wizard.

For a 2016 BOHO Vibe, tassel earrings & off-the-should-tops 

The trendy retailer, H&M is getting in on the Coachella/festival/summer concert fashion vibe with their Coachella 2016 /summer festival line--you'll see a mid-drift Coachella tank here in this post--which comes in at a hot $9.99 price-tag. H&M's whole festival 2016 line is rather affordable which makes flocking to festivals in-style more cost-effective.

Round glasses & Coachella day passes 
This year, Coachella was April 15-24 {two weekends}, but other festivals & concerts near & far will certainly follow this summer--so, get inspired to dress for the occasion. I foresee fringe, bangles, & flower crowns in your future!

Fringe & flare 
See similar looks from my Shop Style Collective feed below!  & To make your own flower crown--see last year's Coachella inspired post for the how-to.


*festival vibe picture made with app, Word Dream*

Little Things Lately: May Edition

May 27, 2016

With the month of may slowly winding down--I thought to share a few Little Things Lately that have caught my eye & maybe will capture your attention.

Hydrangeas. The hydrangeas are starting to bloom outdoors--which makes me very happy as they are my all-time favorite flowers. I particularly love the blue-ish/purple-ish blooms!

Unicorns. If you're active on social media & current with pop-culture you already know that unicorns are very popular now. This little unicorn {confession, it's from Target's children's line, Pillowfort} just looks kinda at home in a chic way on my bed--child's or not.


Birthday. I can't reflect back on the month of may without mentioning May is my Birthday month--I am officially old enough to lie about how young I'm not--LOL, but seriously.

Shop the Post-In all seriousness, I do use Clean perfume as mists for quick rooms refreshing!

Southern Girl Prep. Just in time for summer, SGP has a slew of preppy tanks, tees, & beach towels to make this summer cuter than ever!


Netflix & chill. Okay, when I do get a second to wind down the day I have been watching Friends on Netflix...& Joey is always good for a LOL..

Room scents. Recently, I bought {from Bath & Body Works} their mini room sprays in Venice Peach Bellini & Island Margarita. Have you tried these? Um, yum!

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Let's Brunch: Lilly Pulitzer Inspired Brunch

May 23, 2016

Lilly Pulitzer Serving Tray 
Brunch so hard--that's the saying right? Well, if I am to plan a brunch then I mine as well do it right.

Meaning, lots of color, style, & fun utensils.

Basically, you're on your own for what to serve at brunch, but I can recommend a few ways to style your afternoon/late morning meal.

Let's Brunch Babe 
I found this Lilly Pulitzer melamine tray at Marshall's & was so excited!

Truly, it's so colorful that matching fun straws, napkins, plates, & utensils was a breeze.

Brunch isn't brunch without flowers & hydrangeas are my all time favorites.

Happy brunching & styling {that's the best part!}.

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Surf & Shop some brunch picks below!

Hydrangeas & Marley Lilly   

Pink Spoons from Target 

Go Bananas With The Sloane Ranger : Banana Leaf Print

May 20, 2016

For those spontaneous one-day get-aways or those longer planned out trips--you gotta have something to cart your stuff around in!

Made w/ Word Dream 

For the warmer months, I am really feeling this shoulder banana leaf print bag from The Sloane Ranger.

What's in my bag? 

It's big enough to pack what I need, but not too bulky that it's a chore to carry it around.

Thank you Sloane Ranger for the bag!
The purse comes with an exterior click clasp & an interior zipper pocket on the inside to secure more important cargo.

While the bag is great--can we talk about the banana leaf print for a hot sec? How cool & tropically chic is this print? While, I love it on this canvas SR tote the print looks amazing on rompers & bathing-suites too!

Follow me on Instagram @Katelynchef to see how you can win this bag this weekend!


Happy travels wherever your feet may take you & have a  Happy Weekend!

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Party With Palm Beach Sandals: Birthday Edition

May 13, 2016

Happy Friday/Weekend all! Thank you so much for stopping by & reading this special {my} birthday weekend blog post!

Yeah, birthdays are special & all--bring-on the cake, candles, ice-cream, & confetti, but this particular post is extra special as it is in collaboration with Palm Beach Sandals--plus there's something in it for you {I'll get to that in a sec}.

If you have never heard of {or worn} Palm Beach Sandals--you're missing out--big time! PBS are authentic "100% premium leather & iconic elegance." These sandals {the color combos are endless!!} are super soft & look really expensive!

The top half of the shoe is 'fine leather lining, but really soft.' The part of the shoe where your sole meets is 'quality leather, hand-rolled toe-thong, & padded at the heal rest.' The sole of the shoes is all leather--again! & It is completely stitched around the heel with a metal shank that molds to your foot during the first week of wearing the sandals.

"Palm Beach Sandals are the secret to pretty and comfortable feet. Our customers think of them as jewelry for the feet."--PBS.  

Clearly, these sandals are preppy, elegant, durable, & luscious all rolled into one pair of beautiful sandals.

PBS Classic

In this post, PBS was kind enough to gift me with a pair of their Palm Beach Classic Sandal in the color combination: Arbutus/Pomme. I have a size 8 & they fit true to size. At first, they seemed a little tight, but that is because they are crafted from 100% leather. No worries, as I wore them they loosened & began molding to my foot--just like PBS promises. & If you are going to be wearing PBS then your toes need to look their best....May I suggest Essie Fiji?

So, the exciting part! Palm Beach Sandals has agreed to do a weekend {May 13-15} giveaway on my Instagram page @katelynchef for one lucky winner to receive their own customized pair {in any color combo--a $110 value} sandal! Be sure, to follow along to see the entry details & rules {Instagram is no-way sponsored or associated with the giveaway}

& if you are a sorority girl, bride, bridesmaid, or a monogram obsessed girl--Palm Beach Sandals has an amazing monogram shop too!

PBS on Insta
Now, who is ready to get this party started!?! I have added a scroll below of my other PBS favorite picks!

#palmbeachauthentic ~ T, ~ Instagram~Twitter

*Video made via iMovie & graphic via WordDream App.

Make Your Bed Pretty With The Kate Spade Home Collection

May 9, 2016

Recently, I purchased a new mattress. If you haven't experienced swapping mattresses then consider yourself lucky--I think my walking with a limp due to a injured hip has just healed. LOL, but seriously.

Picnic Green/Stripe 
I have to say, I am pretty comfy on my new mattress {extra firm!}, but I am also loving the new bed- spread I got to put on it too!

Pink n' green 

It's a green & white stripe Kate Spade bedspread & the pillow sham has scalloped edging--the darling is in the details!

This particular comforter is called, Picnic Green & I have pink/white stripe sheets.

"She's a classic bombshell who loves pink & a little flash of leg"-Kate Spade

I was lucky enough to find it at TJ. MAXX & a few Kate spade accessories at Dillard's. The watermelon blanket at the edge of my bed isn't a Kate Spade, but it is pretty cheerful for summer.

With spring breathing life back into us all--I say now  is the perfect time to do some sprucing, dusting, & pillow fluffing.

You can shop my bedding below!

Say 'Ahoy' To Lemon & Line : Nautical Bracelets

May 6, 2016

I have always had a thing for simple yet elegant bracelets && I have always loved those nautical knot bracelets that are inspired by sailors & the sea.

So, I am pretty excited to introduce you to the nautical & preppy bracelets {& accessories} brand, Lemon & Line.

Image created with app, Word Dream

Lemon & Line takes the 'clean & subdue" approach to their handcrafted bracelets using marine grade materials that come in a variety of styles as well as colors.

What I really love about L&L is that you are not just 'wearing' a rope on your wrist. Nope, L&L have really elegant claps & clips to accent the rope bracelet as well as to secure it to your wrist.

Ahoy Lemon & Line 

Of course, their creations come in sizes XS to XL--I have the small in this post & it fits perfectly.

Lemon & Line was kind enough to send along three nautical bracelets: Limited Edition Turks w/ Gold Clasp, Limited Edition Nantucket Gold, & A Gold Metal Anchor Bracelet.

Anchors away!
Truly, Lemon & Line's sleek yet practical designs bring the sailor out in all of us--something that they are proud to share!

Say, hello to L&L on Instagram @lemonandline #sailmoreworkless & on & Browse their bracelet shop, HERE!


Their flagship store can be found, 421 Thames Street, Newport, RI 02840


Preppy Stickers: Southern Girl Prep

May 2, 2016

Can I just say that the month of May is my most favorite month?

It really is--the flowers & trees are at their peak with buds & blooms. The weather is lovely, pools begin to open & summer is so close you can almost taste it.

May is also my birthday month, but we'll get into that later...

If you follow Instagram accounts that have a preppy personality then you have noticed that they all have their own forms of stickers. Preppy stickers just remind me of summer, sun, & all around fun!

SGP is on Twitter @Southergprep
Preppy people really love stickers--I can say that I understand why as their stickers {think Vineyard Vines, Lauren James, Marley Lilly, & Southern Girl Prep} all have their own stickers--which are mini works of art by each brand's graphic design department.

SGP Stickers
Some people like to collect-others trade. Recently, I found myself with a wide variety of preppy stickers thanks to Southern Girl Prep. Really, each one is like a work of art & all very happy.

You can find more info on SGP's prep stickers, Here  & a while ago the preppy blogger, Gracie from Gracie in Prep {she was featured on The Yellow Specs last summer} wrote an interesting post on how to go about building your preppy sticker collection. You can read that, Here.

Meanwhile, I am trying to decide what SGP sticker is my personal's a toss between the macaroon one &/or the dog inside the pink car one?

What about you?

With it being May, checkout this fun to-do list on All For Color's blog, Color Ave {written by someone you know, wink wink} & get your own blank May calendar download HERE.

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