I don’t know about you guys but I get so excited when the days start to get longer! The sun is shining way past 5:00pm and I know Spring is right around the corner. As my wardrobe starts to get lighter I love to add color into the mix like this Pink Yarrow blazer I am wearing from H&M. Spring 2017 will be full of beautiful bright shades, per the Panton Fashion Color Report. You will be seeing colors like Primson Yellow, Flame (Orange) and Island Paradise (Light Blue). There are so many ways to include these stunning shades into your wardrobe. One of my favorite ways? To accessorize!

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Lately, on maggiekrol.com it’s been all about hair. Aside from products and styling tools one of my secret weapons for achieving thickens has always been clip-in hair extensions. I have been wearing them for about 6 years. My hair is naturally long so I wear the clip-in extensions mostly for volume but it depends on the style I am trying to achieve.

When it comes to extension brands, I have tried and tested a handful over the years but recently I have been using Irresistible Me Hair Extensions. The company reached out to me a couple months ago about reviewing their product so over the past month I have been wearing them so I could give you guys a full rundown.

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When it comes to sharing my OOTD posts I love using Insatgram. Aside from my blog, the social media platform has made it possible for me to connect with loyal readers like you! One of the most frequent comments I get always has to do with my hair, the products I use and how I style it. I must admit it took me years to learn how to properly do my own hair. There was a lot of trial and error especially when it came to product and styling tools. I have thin hair so I had to find the right product to help me achieve volume, thickness and hold. I do not leave the house without mousse or hairspray. At this point it’s a routine that I cannot give up because it is what works and gives me the look I want – volume, volume, and more volume!

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Left to Right @pinkandpolkadotss, @astridarmijos, @simplystph, @pinebarrenbeauty, @sylviapilawa, @danielle__layne, @maggiekrol, @everbstyled

Talking fashion over mimosas, good eats and great company is how I like to spend my afternoon. To top it off we are sitting in the fashion capital, New York City!

I have never been to a blogger brunch before so I didn’t know what to expect but the experience was memorable! The Gander, a modern, intimate restaurant located in NYC’s West Village sponsored the Beauties Who Brunch event which included bloggers like myself, among several other up and coming Jersey Girls. I started my blog as a hobby, an outlet to share my love for photography, fashion and just day to day life. I never thought it would connect me with incredible women who share the same passion and who are so driven to succeed. I was humbled by the welcoming spirit of all of the girls, and their willingness to openly share their stories regarding their careers, family life and juggling both!

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A couple of weeks ago I posted an article about men’s fashion which featured easy tips to help you dress your man from head to toe. Today I want to talk about the one accessory every man should own: A watch.

A classic timepiece is a great way to make a statement and instantly add a little flair to any look. For men especially, adding a timepiece can complete the entire ensemble. As of late, I have become somewhat of a watch enthusiast. My collection has nearly tripled in the last couple of months – and I am trying to get my fiancé, Andy to jump on board. I love all types of watches from minimalistic to nature inspired. One of my favorites has always been made by a company called JORD. I have written about them in the past, I personally own the Fieldcrest Series in maple. So when they reached out to me about the Conway Series, I was all ears.

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SheIn Knit Top: Here (Clearance items Here) | Zara Jeans: Here (On sale for $9.99) 

I hope everyone is having lovely weekend. For me, Sundays are all about lounging and spending time with my family. It’s become a bit of a tradition to get together especially for breakfast. Conversations get pretty entertaining when you have a very large, opinionated family and don’t even get them started on the current political situation.

At the end of the day, I am very thankful because for many of us nothing replaces our family. To me, that’s what Sundays are for. Family, Lounging and comfy sweaters!

You bet, I will be lounging in this knit SheIn top all day long. I love the loose, cropped style mainly for it’s comfort and it’s casual- free spirited appeal. I paired it with paint-spattered jeans from Zara (On sale for $9.99 right now) and called it a day.

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Dress by Motel Rocks: Shop link here

I have a closet full of clothes and nothing to wear, oh the struggle! We’ve all been there, but it’s time for a fail proof way to avoid that very crisis! Sometimes all you need to do is think outside of the box. It’s not always about one garment but it’s how you piece it, accessorize it, and layer it. Take this floral dress by Motel Rocks as a great example.

I’m wearing the same dress in both images but one looks a little bit more edgy because I topped it off with a faux leather jacket, ankle boots and a paperboy hat versus the stand alone dress, choker (actually a black shoe lace) and knee high boots.

I love the dress for so many reasons, the floral design is a great way to transition into Spring and the light fabric is perfect for layering.

The key: making minor changes.

By adding a jacket, hat or accessories you can make a major impact on the entire look and us the trick again and again.

So take a moment and go play in that closet of yours!

Xoxo, Maggie

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When it comes to hair and makeup I am all in. I love watching YouTube tutorials, learning new techniques and just feeling pretty when I leave the house. One thing I could never get used too though, is applying fake lashes. Don’t get me wrong, I love having a sexy flutter and I think lashes look stunning in photos but wearing them is a whole other story. A couple weeks ago I had a makeup trial for my wedding, it turned out great but after wearing false lashes for about 15 minutes, I was ready to rip them off. They felt so heavy and unnatural plus, I don’t have the patience to apply them on my own.

On my wedding day I want to look like a better version of myself, not to overdone. So I decided maybe I can try a different route, eyelash extensions. Apprehensive at first, a friend of mine, Stephanie Marie, reassured me they are safe and don’t damage the natural lash. She is an aesthetician, at Salon Four in Scotch Plains, New Jersey so naturally I booked an appointment with her.

The Process

Think of it as a spa day. At arrival, Stephanie gave me some information about the process, how it works and the end result. Based on your preferences she will work to create your desired look. From there, I laid down, listened to the relaxing music and let her work her magic. The whole process took about two hours.

Stephanie Marie Esthetics located inside Salon Four

431 Park Avenue

Scotch Plain, NJ 07076

908-680-6114

DISCOUNT: Mention “Maggie Krol” and get your first full set for $100.00!

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I am day dreaming about warmer weather, desperately wishing it were here. So, to cure my winter blues, I decided to do a little window shopping to prep for spring time! I checked out some of my favorite shops like Nordstrom’s, Asos & Revolve for a little inspiration. Key essentials for the warmer weather always include a flirty dress, a good pair of denim jeans, shades and lace up peep toe shoes. What is your favorite item from my selection above?

Xoxo, Maggie

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I am still floating on cloud 9 following our engagement on New Year’s Eve (2016). When it comes to love I am very much a romantic. I LOVE, love. So you can imagine this process has been wonderful for me. We are about five months away from our big day and now it’s time to prep for our bridal shower. Andy and I are currently in the process of building our house, which means we are missing quite a few home essentials. Basically, we are starting from scratch.

I decided to create a registry with Bed Bath & Beyond & Macy’s to help me keep track of the things we will need for our future home. I chose two department stores because of convenience for my guests. Some of them live in areas where one may not be as accessible. Both stores have wonderful selections of brands, offer coupons and an excellent return policy. Coupons are important, in my opinion, because your guests are already spending so much on your wedding. Bed, Bath & Beyond has 20% off which makes a difference on your purchase and saves your guests some extra money.

Registering was a really nice experience for Andy and I. The bridal associates helped us along the way and even gave use advise on brands, their durability and life span. In this post I wanted to share some of the items we picked out.

Our kitchen is going to be white so I thought a KitchenAid Stand Mixer in Azure Blue would be such a great addition. I have a very large family who loves to get together on the weekends and I’m looking forward to entertaining them with all of our new cookware.

             

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