Thursday, June 8, 2017

Keeping The Style Alive Throughout Summer

The change of the seasons is always an interesting time for the world of fashion. Anyone who has even the slightest interest in looking their best at all times of the year will need to pay some attention to the season and what is in fashion at any particular time. Summer can be a fun time, because you often have a lot of opportunity for dressing a little more extravagantly. Often, it is fun to celebrate the end of the darker months by really going all out on your summer outfits. But what are the essential must-haves for a summary wardrobe? Let’s have a look at the basics of your outfit for the sunnier days.

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Hat
One of the best parts of dressing up in summer is being able to wear a summer hat. These come in so many shapes and sizes - so many, in fact, that they can be used surprisingly well to customize your look, no matter what kind of style you might be going for. If you find yourself at home kind of official or fancy function - a wedding perhaps - then the right hat can really finish off your look. The great thing here is that there isn’t really such a thing as a summer hat that is too over the top, so you have the opportunity to go as wild as you like with your choice of hat. Of course, if you prefer, you can stay for something relatively simple and straightforward - but where’s the fun in that?
Sunglasses
Not only are sunglasses an important protective item - they are also a fashion necessity in the warmer months. Many people have known the difficulty of securing a pair of sunglasses which will actually suit your face. This can be a particularly difficult thing to get right, and it often takes a lot of time before you find your ideal pair for the summer. If you are anything like me, you might find that it is best to treat yourself to one or two pairs, just to be ready for the summer months. You can’t really have too many, and it means that you can mix and match with whatever clothing you might be wearing on any particular day.

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Dress

It goes without saying that a hugely important part of dressing for summer is finding the right summery dress. There are so many popular styles that practically everyone will be able to find something which is suitable for them. A well-chosen dress can make the world of difference in terms of looking and feeling as summery as you want, so it is a good idea to shop early and fill your wardrobe with a few selections. Remember that you don’t necessarily need to go for the same old styles - floral and light might well be suitable for you, but if not there is nothing wrong with a skimpy black number, no matter what time of year it might be. As long as you are comfortable and happy, you have the right one.

Saturday, June 3, 2017

One Fashion Item Per Season: What's Most Important?

One fashion piece to be judged the most important for that season? Isn’t that madness?

Well, it might be, but aren’t you up for a challenge?

Let’s face it: most people interested in fashion tend to have a huge selection of clothes to pick from. In fact, it’s perfectly possible to be standing in front of a closet that is full to the brim, and still feel like we have nothing to wear. So why not scale it down for awhile, and think about the items that really matter to you?

We need some rules to do this right.

  1. Everything counts. So you can only pick from anything to do with fashion; winter coats are judged on the same level as small accessories. Let’s be ruthless!
  2. Lingerie and other essentials don’t count - they can be taken as a given that you will always need.
  3. Shoes don’t count. You’re always going to need shoes. Let’s be ruthless but also realistic.

So, what do you consider to be the single most important fashion piece that you wear per season? Here are some considerations…

Summer Sunniness


Keep it cool in more ways than one with your summer pick. It’s one of the cheaper months to shop for, too, which is always appreciated if you’re on a budget. Cropped trousers are great; and most of us rely on simple t-shirts to see us through the hottest months of the year. However, the one item that’s most important actually seems pretty obvious…

Choice: A light, floaty summer dress made of a fabric so simple that you can barely feel it on you. It keeps you cool while looking great, and can be dressed up for the evening or worn with flats for a trip to the park during the day. It’s simply got to be the summer dress.

Autumn Adornments

Autumn - or fall if you’re feeling American today - is, so it seems, everyone’s favourite season, so it should be pretty simple to choose. In fact, some of us love our fall clothing so much that we can be tempted to… well… spend more than we intended; who can resist the chunky knits and warm colour hues? It’s fortunate you can use coupons when buying your fall wardrobe, meaning you get the look without the expensive credit card bill. But which look is most important?

Choice: A light jacket, preferably in red or brown tones that signify fall to so many of us. It should be light enough to be comfortable on days when summer is having its last blast, but provide extra warmth when you can feel the icy grip of winter beginning to take hold.

Winter Warmers

Deciding which item of clothing for winter is all about one thing: staying warm. That means you’ve immediately got to give some thought to the big coats, the gloves, the scarves - all important. However, it’s up to you to decide which is the most important from a fashion perspective.

Choice: A scarf, preferably a big blanket scarf that could double for a sofa throw if required.They can be very cheap or very expensive, but nothing says winter like a scarf.

Spring Selections

Ah, spring, welcomed into the world after the cold and dark of winter. Spring is associated with so many things that make their way into fashion, which is why this is ultimately the easiest decision of all…

Choice: Anything! So long as it’s floral. Florals for spring is nothing groundbreaking, but it’s ubiquitous for a reason: we all love wearing florals as winter finally fades and spring bursts forth from the cold. A light floral-patterned bag is a great inexpensive choice to get the look without the bills.


So what would you choose?

Thursday, May 25, 2017

How the Right Jewellery Can Rescue Any Outfit

Sometimes, an outfit is just not working out for you the way you want it to. It’s in times like these that you need some help to put things straight and salvage it fast. If you don’t have time to get changed and experiment with something new, you could just rescue the outfit with the right choice of jewellery to accompany it. Read on to learn more about how the right jewellery can do just that.

Jewellery Can Add Missing Glamour

It can often the case that your outfit is simply not working out for you because it doesn’t offer you the glamour that you’re looking for. Without something sparkling and shining, some people simply don’t feel at their best, and there is nothing wrong with that. You might want to browse the options at https://www.frostnyc.com/collections/gold-bracelets if you need something that’s going to make you look the part. This is something that is also linked to self-confidence, so don’t be afraid to add that missing glamour to your outfit if it makes you feel better about how you look.

It Can Mask a Dull Outfit

If your problem with an outfit just feeling too dull and too conventional, the solution might be to mask its defaults and its dullness with some great jewellery. This is a perfectly legitimate way to go, and you should make the most of it. Yes, outfits can get a big samey and boring after a while. If you’re sick of wearing the same clothes, and they start to feel dull, you don’t necessarily have to spend big on new outfits. Instead, invest in the right jewellery that will be versatile and help to liven up a whole range of different outfits that you might wear from day to day.

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You’ll Never Be Caught Wearing Exactly the Same Outfit as Someone Else

This is another major concern for a lot of women. They worry about being seen wearing something that is the same as another person. But you will most likely never be seen wearing the same thing as someone else if you add unique and interesting jewellery to whatever you’re wearing. It makes it stand out, and it stops the outfit looking exactly as it did when you took it off the clothes peg in the shop. That can only be a good thing because no one wants to feel like they’re wearing exactly the same kind of stuff as other people.

It Can Create Interesting Contrast


Sometimes, contrast can be really important when it comes to dressing yourself and making yourself feel good. For example, if you have a dark outfit, you can contrast those darker tones with something more eye-catching via your choice of jewellery. This is easy to do, but it really does make a difference to the overall effect that your outfit gives off to those who see it. Learn more about using contrast in fashion at https://effortlessgent.com/contrast-clothing-combinations/. It could really help you stand out and look great.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

A Gal’s Guide To Accessories For Every Occasion

If there’s one thing that every woman should master sooner rather than later, it’s learning to team accessories and outfits successfully together. Believe it or not, even the most boring look can be transformed with a few key accessories, which is why learning to accessorize is so vital. A lot of women who aren’t happy with how their outfits look, presume that they need a new wardrobe and that it’s because their outfits are outdated.

However, the truth is that most of the time it’s down to the fact that they’re just not accessorizing properly, that’s all. Believe it or not, any outfit can be transformed with a few well thought out accessories; it’s just a case of learning how to use them effectively. Of course, knowing how to use accessories successfully isn’t always easy, which is why we’ve put together this useful guide to using accessories to brighten up any look.

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The casual look: For a casual look, what you want to do is select a few pretty pieces that match your outfit and work well when combined. Ideally, these will be pieces of costume jewelry so that they don't look too much. You don’t want to wear eye-catching pieces if your look is already bold, you want to keep your accessories to a minimum. However, if your outfit is rather plain and lacks style, teaming it with statement accessories like large hoop earrings, a chunky necklace, or a bright patterned bag could work well. It's all about balance.

For wearing to work: There’s a common misconception that workwear has to mean boring wear when that’s not the case. There might be a dress code for work, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that you can’t jazz up your look, so to speak. By teaming a selection of well thought out accessories together - pieces that are stylish but also smart and suitable for work - you can give your workwear a little added style while giving your self-esteem a boost.

For a wedding or special occasion: For a wedding or special occasion, naturally you want to dress up, and part of that comes from using accessories to add extra style and elegance to your look. Instead of wearing costume jewelry, a wedding is the perfect time to get our your diamond jewelry and flaunt it. Don’t have any pieces that you love? Then why not treat yourself to some? For an idea of where you can get the best pieces of diamond jewelry from, reading reviews like Kays Jewelers review can give you an idea of the quality of the pieces offered. They say diamonds are a girl's best friends, so what could be better than treating yourself to some diamond jewelry?

For a festival, party or night out: For adding extra style to your festival, party or night out look, selecting a few well thought out accessories can help. For these kinds of events, almost anything goes. The accessories you wear should be used to express yourself and add a little extra style to your look. Think costume jewelry, floral headbands, pretty shoes, and unique earrings.

There you have it, a gal’s guide to accessorizing for every occasion. To ensure that you always look your best and are as stylish as possible at every occasion, take note of the tips and suggestions above.








Monday, May 15, 2017

Updating the Slumber Party for Adulthood

There are some things that you're supposed to grow out of, but that you don't have to abandon as you get older. Sleepovers are so much fun as a child and teenager, so why shouldn't you take them into adulthood as well? When you're adult, you can make them even better. You might not get the thrill of doing naughty things you're not meant to be doing, but you do get the enjoyment of being able to whatever you want with no parents to catch you out. If you have a sleepover as an adult, you can improve on your childhood experiences by adding alcohol, proper food, and more grownup activities.


Have Grownup Drinks and Snacks

If you're going to have an adult slumber party, it is tempting to replicate those of your teen years. Lots of salty snacks and soda are good to pig out on now and then. But you're an adult, and you have access to money for whatever you want and better cooking skills than you had when you were 13. Plus, your tastes have possibly evolved a little. Not only can you make some grownup snacks or cook a meal, but you can also add cocktails and other drinks to the party too. Or you could just order food in - pizza is a classic, but there's so much more choice.

Get Comfy in Your PJs

You might all be adults, but that doesn't mean you're not allowed to sit around in your PJs all night. In fact, it's there's ever a perfect time to get comfortable, it's when you're having a night in with your friends. You can get your most comfortable pajamas out and wrap yourself in a bathrobe. Or maybe go all the way and commit to wearing a pair of footed pajamas. They super snuggly and comfortable. Start off the evening in your nightwear, and you'll be able to fall asleep wherever you're sitting, just like the good old days.


Vary the Entertainment

In the good old days, entertainment at a slumber party consisted of movies, a lot of giggling about various topics, and maybe some pampering too. An adult party might not look too different, but maybe you have some different ideas about what makes a fun time now. Depending on your group of friends, you might like playing some games, cooking or baking, doing some crafts, or just lounging around and watching TV. Have a few options available so that everyone doesn't have to do the same thing if they don't want to.

Do Something Silly

You might be an adult now, but sleepovers are all about getting in touch with your childish side. So doing something a bit silly could be just what you need to make your night extra fun. You could build a blanket fort, have a Nerf war, decorate your home with lots of glitter and fairy lights, or have a pillow fight.

A slumber party gives you the chance to relive your childhood, but do it better. This time, you have all the privileges of being an adult too.

Friday, May 12, 2017

Getting Ready for Prom

Prom can be one of the most important nights in a young girl’s life. After all the hard work you’ve done, you deserve to blow off a little steam. It should be a night to remember and, of course, you want to look fabulous. It’s time to dress to impress, so you should feel like a million dollars as you enter your proms venue. Getting it all just perfect takes some planning, but we’ve got you covered. Here’s a list of what you need to do to get ready for your prom.

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Find Your Style
It all starts with shopping. You’ll need to start looking at what kind of dresses catch your eye and make a list of the styles and colours you like. Then you’ll need to go and try a few on. Yes, you can save some money by ordering prom dresses online, but it’s risky. The dresses won’t always come back the right size, even if you send in your exact measurements. It’s much safer to try dresses on before buying them. Co-ordinate with your friends, so you don’t end up wearing similar dresses.

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Look for Accessories
Once you’ve found the perfect dress, you’ll need accessories to go with it. You’ll want to find matching jewellery, a clutch bag and shoes. You may want to take the dress with you while shopping so you can match colours and style. If the dress is too big to carry around, take a picture and use it as a reference.

Groom Early
If you’re planning on having a facial or getting a spray tan, do it in advance. Don’t leave things like this until the day of the prom. Firstly, facials have a tendency to cause pimples because they open your pores. Secondly, you don’t want to get a fake tan the day of prom and find out you have patches or it doesn’t dry in time. You’ll also want to get your nails done at least the day before the event.

Plan Photos
Prom is a night that you’ll look back on for years to come. It’s important to get good pictures of you and your friends before and during the night. If your school hasn’t already hired a photographer, you may want to think about hiring one and sharing the cost with friends so you can create a photo album.

Practice Makes Perfect
If you’re planning on doing your own hair and make-up, make sure you have a few practice runs before the day. Don’t assume you’ll be able to do something because you’ve watched a Youtube tutorial. If you know exactly what you’re doing, there’ll be less chance of you getting overwhelmed on the day, and more chance of you being able to enjoy yourself.

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Work Out Transport
If you plan on arriving at the prom with your date and your friends, you’ll need to arrange transport. Work out how many of you there are and book your transport accordingly. A limousine is always a great way to arrive in style.

Friday, April 21, 2017

Feud TV series - Bette Davis and Joan Crawford

Anybody else been watching Feud? I have been and I'm loving it.

I knew of the long-standing feud between Bette Davis and Joan Crawford. I didn't really know what was behind it all. 

I'm sure the tv series is a very exaggerated version of what actually went down, but it's so deliciously scandalous. Highly recommended.



Turn Your Outfit From Weary to Wow in Seconds

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The daily struggle with accessoring correctly is real. Some days it just all falls into place other days we can turn our wardrobes upside down looking for the perfect item to complete our look.

So what if we could engineer a system that could take the headache out of accessorising and have you navigating your way around your wardrobe like a pro? Well you’re in luck as we have created a foolproof system that will turn your rabid morning wardrobe search into a breeze.

A Quiet Moment's Contemplation

The calm before the storm, if you will. Before you even open your wardrobe consider first your day ahead. Where are you going? What does your day involve? Are you dressing to impress? Go bold. Are you going to be running from meeting to meeting? Comfort is key. Are you meeting friends for post-work drinks? Make sure your accessories can be ramped up at the end of the day, or pop an extra special bling bling in your bag to turn your work outfit into instant glam.

Balance

If your outfit is heavy on colour, pattern or shape this is no excuse to abandon your accessories. If you feel that jewellery, belts or scarves would overpower your outfit look at other areas you can add to your outfit. Think about balancing with the right shoes or something as simple as a pretty hair feature or colour block handbags.

Try Not to Overmatch

Sometimes we can overthink it and try to over colour coordinate or try to tie our outfits together too uniformly. Try to incorporate an element of freedom when assembling your outfit then when it comes to the final touches opt for something that you wouldn’t necessarily immediately go for. Accessorising is all about being playful and finding what works for you.

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Keep Your Eyes Peeled

There has never been a better time to be able to add variety to our wardrobe and individual style. It doesn’t need to cost an arm and a leg to do it. Keep your eyes peeled on the high street for must-have items or try one of these coupon codes from Carson’s to find interesting pieces at great prices.

Mix Textures & Fabrics

Don’t be afraid to experiment with different materials and textures. Combining metal bangles with leather bracelets will add a bohemian twist to your look. Or topping off your delicate silk summer dress with heavy statement jewellery will balance the style of your outfit.

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Groom & Preen

Whilst jewellery, scarves, belts, bags and shoes are the cornerstone of the accessory world that doesn’t mean that we can’t use our natural features to accentuate our outfits. Thinking ahead the night before means that you can paint nails in a colour that will polish off your outfit, or you can think of hairstyles that will best reflect the style vibe you are going for the next day.

Finding your perfect accessories should be fun and free. So spend time experimenting with what works the best for showcasing your individual style.