Spring, the app

Spring is looking to change the way you shop online. No, I'm not talking about the season, I'm talking about the mobile application. Spring is hoping to change the way we shop on the go by making it easier than ever to browse, pay for, and style the clothes you love all on your phone.

"We were frustrated having to download multiple apps and visit mobile e-commerce sites that still have difficult checkout systems," said co-founder and CEO Alan Tisch in an interview with Vogue.com. The solution according to Tisch and partners Ara Katz (CMO), Octavian Costache (CTO), and David Tisch (his brother and Chairman), is an Instagram-like feed of product images that are sortable by store/brand, product type, or more general topics like occasion and style.

Each shop has its own page where they can feature different products and can use campaign photos to attract customers instead of just straight product shots. It's almost like flipping through a digital magazine where every image is shoppable! As for checkout, you are only a swipe away from making your closet the envy of everyone around you. You only need to fill out your credit card and shipping information once and the app will securely hold the information. And if you're the type of person who likes to load your online shopping carts with pieces you love instead of bookmarking the pages for later, Spring has prepared for you too. By "liking" a product you can add it to your mobile wishlist and have the option to sign up for notifications from the brand, like if the product goes on sale or if there is only a limited number left.

After launching in August of last year, Spring has made leaps and bounds in responding to the needs and concerns of its customers. The only downside? Making shopping on the go this easy cannot be good for my bank account...

Download Spring now by visiting Apple's App Store or get a preview of everything the app has to offer by visiting the website.

Jazz Jennings for Clean & Clear

With last week marking the end of Glee, I couldn't help but reflect on its impact on not just the hearts and minds of theater kids everywhere, but on our country as a whole. Glee gave audiences the chance to observe the cruel world of high school from the eyes of an openly gay teen in a way that had never been done before. Through Kurt Hummel we saw how hard life is when those around you not only don't accept you, but actively show how much they dislike you. For many bullies slushies to the face is only the tip of the vicious iceberg. Luckily, Glee also showed us what happens when people find a place where they feel comfortable and safe and have the opportunity to make friends who love them just for being them. And it is likely in part due to the amazing Kurt that 14-year-old Jazz Jennings was one of the teenagers selected to be a part of Clean and Clear's "See The Real Me" campaign.

Born biologically male, Jazz was diagnosed with gender identity disorder at age 3. Since then she has lived her life as a happy and beautiful female with the full support of her parents and family. Jazz has her own YouTube channel where she takes time to discuss her life as a transgender teen in addition to her love of fashion, makeup, and all the things you'd expect a 14-year-old girl to love. It was through her videos that Clean & Clear caught wind of the trail blazer.

Clean & Clear's "See The Real Me" campaign is all about showing girls for who they really are and encourages them to work past their skin problems, or larger issues, to embrace their true selves. In her campaign commercial, a bright sunny Jazz tells her audience how navigating middle school isn't easy for anyone, but it is especially hard when people call you an "it." By putting herself out there and learning to love her life despite its hardships, Jazz is now able to just have one being one of the girls.

It is characters like Kurt Hummel and real individuals like Jazz Jennings who are helping to change the opinions of what is considered "normal" or "average." So, congratulations Jazz! Keep on being the role model you were born to be.

image and video via Refinery29

Tuesday Shoesday : 10 Best Espadrilles

Espadrilles are among the easiest spring shoes to wear. They are incredibly comfortable, go with almost any outfit, and can easily be tossed in a bag after your commute. And with their growing popularity, there really is a pair out there for everyone.

Not sure how to style your new espys? Try replacing your go to flats or sneakers with a similar pair of espadrilles. If you're feeling more adventurous then leave the neutral colors behind and go for a printed, patterned, or embroidered pair. The point is to have fun and keep it casual. That, and to rejoice in tossing your winter boots into the way back of your closet.