Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Summer Indulgence With Hallmark



Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Hallmark through their partnership with POPSUGAR Select.  While I was compensated to write a post about Hallmark Signature, all opinions are my own.



With summer officially here, there are plenty of fun activities and reasons to celebrate.  From BBQ’s to beach parties and all things in between, this season always reminds me to indulge a little bit more and to treat myself.  I teamed up with Hallmark to pick out a card from Hallmark Signature and give it to one of my friends.  There were so many to choose from, but as soon as I saw these adorable ice cream cones, I could not resist!  It says “Happy eat-whatever-you-want Day!”  Apparently, this is an actual day sometime in May, but I figured it would serve as the perfect reminder for one of my friends to give themselves a well deserved break this summer and enjoy whatever they want with no regrets.  My plan is to give this card to my friend and follow it up with a no-guilt dinner and of course, ice cream for dessert. Now if that is not summer indulgence then I don’t know what is! 





Top: Lush (old, love this) / Shorts: Lovers + Friends / Shoes: Schutz 



As part of this collaboration, I was also challenged to create a look inspired by the card I chose from Hallmark Signature.  The color combination on the ice cream is the perfect palette for summer.  It is so bright and bold!  It definitely inspired me to wear all of these colors together.  Initially, I was planning to do some color blocking.  I quickly changed my mind after rummaging through my closet and came across this floral print top that I have had for awhile.  It has all three of these colors in the print so I thought that it would be perfect.  I decided to pair it with these light pink/coral shorts, which also matched the ice cream.  These two pieces together created a fun and flirty look for summer.  I finished off the outfit with my nude caged heels because they sort of reminded me of the sugar cones on the card. Haha! It even inspired me to paint my nails mint and of course get some ice cream for myself too.  I was hoping to get one cone with 3 scoops of ice cream that were all the same colors as in the card, but that did not end up working out so well.  I could only fit two scoops on the cone and they literally melted in 5 seconds.  Oops!  I love style challenges when we have to pull inspiration from the things that we would least expect.  Who knew that an ice cream cone would help to create this look?




This was a great reminder for me that we do not have to wait for a specific holiday to give a loved one a card and surprise them with a sweet gesture.  That is what I love so much about Hallmark SignatureTheir cards are so creative and unique, making them that much more special and there is something for everyone. You can see more from them on instagram @hallmarksignature, so make sure to follow! 



2 comments:

  1. You nailed this look. Love all the colors.

    Liv

    www.livforstyle.net

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