Tuesday, 16 April 2013

Shopping Technique!

Sorry it's been so long since I've posted. It's been a busy few months. Shopping is the most important skill for anyone wanting to have great style and stay cheap. So, I have concocted a great shopping plan for if you want to save money and still keep a look that bangs! When you go shopping, go through all the stores and try stuff on but don't buy anything. This way you can compare products and distance yourself from your purchases. At the end of the day go back and buy whatever you still remember and still want. This way, your wardrobe will be memorable. :)

Saturday, 2 March 2013

Blair Waldorf Inspiration

Blair Waldorf Inspiration

Blair Waldorf Inspiration by melanierintjema featuring christopher kane

Blair Waldorf has been one of my heroes ever scince I really started watching Gossip Girl. I'm not entirely sure why. It could be because of her scheming success, or her ability to get Chuck Bass to fall in love, or maybe just her zest for success. Whatever it is, it made me want to be her in everyway. Because I am also so into fashion, I wanted her style. Unfortunately, i soon realized that not just anyone can pull off the Blair Waldorf look. Having a mother as a desighner made her taste impeccable, and i have always admired her skill at matching so many different prints. Unfortunately, her style is very difficult to match in a cheap way... So, this is my outfit themed after Blair and her style. I'm sure there will be many more to come, even though it isn't money saving at all. Maybe next tiem I;ll attmpt to make an outfit after her that isn't pricey.

Wednesday, 27 February 2013

Badass Can be Classy

Badass Can be Classy

I have returned from my trip to Cuba! It was warm and sunny and the salt water gave my hair and instant beachy boho look that i loved :). However, now that i am back i need to get back on to posting on my blog. Thankfully, i found this site, Polyvore, that makes creating outfits much simpler and even helps with inspiration!
This outfit is themed after the leather jacket with studs. I was purusing the outerwear, and couldn't resits makeing an outfit around this piece, esspecially because i wore my own lether jacket today. I love that it has the traingle opening at the bottom, so i put a short top with it so your belly button could be seen. The ear cuff goes with the look from the studs on the jacket, and i used it because ear cuffs are begining to make an appearance in everyday fashion. The shoes i picked are there to tone the look down so it's not goth, and the cuff is included because unless you're going to a funeral, every outfit needs some colour :).
While attempting to make my first Polyvore outift, I was very happy to discover that even on this site, I could still find affordable fashion. :)

River island
$38 - riverisland.com

Charlotte russe jeans

Gathering Eye ear cuff jewelry
$15 - generalpants.com.au

Punk rock jacket

Tuesday, 12 February 2013

Just fab!

http://www.justfab.ca/invite/6770187/ This is a great site for good styles that aren't pricey, plus free shipping! When you sign up you take a quiz and they give you personal boutigues depending on your style! Even celebrities use this site! It's a great site for good stuff that isn't overly pricey!

Monday, 11 February 2013

Money Saving Tip!

A big money saving tip for anyone who is trying to save thier dollars is; don't spend alot of money on workout clothing. I find that alot of people are willing to go to lululemon and spend a hundred dollars on an outfit that they're just going to sweat in. It's so much cheaper to just use old clothes like loose shirt or tanktops. 

Friday, 1 February 2013

oh how we long for summer....

 Today i decided to do a random post of new trends, and some of my favourite older ones. It's just a bit of a mish-mash of good things. The first things I have here is the patterened tights. These are super cute. as you can see in these two pictures, and they really add to the normally boring tight look. Both of the ones i have pictures are hearts, cause i personally love them, but there are many other patterns on the market. Esspecially at Ardenes, they have these in tons of styles for only three for ten!

 The second fashion trend is, the satchel. From Indiana Jones to Flynn Rider, the satchel is infamouse in theatre, and now it is in fashion as well. This trend has been going on for a while and has been developing as it does. Recently, the brighter colours and the two straps on the front are the most common, but really, any satchel is appreciated.

 The last trend is the modern day hippie. We love the hippies and their relaxed attitude to life. We love how they came up with things like evironmentalism and smoking weed, and now we even mimik their dress. There's something about the summeriness and carefreeness of their clothing that makes it only come out in the summer. So, get out your headbands, florals, and loose fitting shirts, it's gonna be a peaced out summer :).

 I posted this because it's such a cute outfit! I found this on pinterest, and immediately fell in love.

 I posted this because, i haven't posted anything makeup or hair on this blog yet, and those two things are pivotal to fashion. Unfortunately, they really aren't my strong point, and I'm terrible at doing them, so they interest me less. However, this hairstyle really caught my eye because it joins together two big trends, the big poof, and the braid.If i could do this, i totally would, but i don't ahve anything near the skills or the right hair type. So for those of you have the hair and the skill, here is something to try to add some edge to a formal night.

 I posted this picture because it envelopes the entire reason I'm doing this blog. We will overcome this problem!  

Tuesday, 29 January 2013

Sunny Days aren't Far Away

Today's outfit is all about the sun! Where i am it's a cold rainy day out, and i can't stop thinking about how in three weeks i'll be in sunny cuba! This outfit is based on this elegant black romper from Forever XXI for $29.80.

 The shoes for thsi outfit are Roxy sandals with a black braided strap for $25.60. These sandals add some casual beachyness to the otherwise somewhat formal romper.

 Next is the sun hat from Roxy for $28.00! No one wants to get a burnt face or have to rub oily sunscreen on it!

 To make this outfit not just any beachgoing outfit, we add this gold necklace with cream beads on it for a bit of flair! $9.80 from Forever XXI

 And lastly, to add some colour, is this pink tote from Forever XXI for 29.80. Colour is always necessary for the beach.

Thursday, 24 January 2013

Black and White: Outfit after the runway trend

 Today's outift honors the early spring runway trend of black and white. The main piece is this black shift dress from Forever XXI for 23.80

 The clutch is from Aldo Accessories for $30.00. It incorperates a bit of leather and a bit of bling to this otherwise formal look.
 The next item is black over the knee socks from Forever XXI. I think long socks with a short dress is just adorable, as they add some cute girlyness to any outfit, and these are only $4.80.

 For shoes, we have these black short heeled leather boots from Suzy Sheir for $40.00, The tie in the front makes this look alittle more casual.

 For your wrist, and as the only piece of jewellery for this outfit, we have a double braid wraparound watch from Wet Seal for $22.50. It's such a nice piece it needed to be the singular piece of jewelery. If you remember anything from this, remember that Wet Seal knows how to make watches.
 The last accessory is this white belt from Wet Seal for $7.50. It should wrap around the waist of the dress to give it alittle shape.

Runway Trends of Spring 2013

The first big runway trend this spring is the peekaboo dress. This is any dress with a cut out in a strategic area. This spring they were mostly midriff cutouts. This has been a red carpet trend for awhile. Below is a picture of Blake Lively sporting a black cutout.

This next trend, is, in my opinion, the most likely to reach the everyday woman. It is the shorts suit. I find these absolutely adorable and somehow professional at the same time. I personally can't wait to get myself one of these.

 The third big runway trend is the bold brights. This is a traditional spring trend, but this year it went farther. I like that alot of the desighners used pastel colours instead of the traditional brights, and yet somehow it made them pop even more. Ironically, another big trend was black and white. So, the two opposites are now fully functioning at the same time.

 Another theme on the runway was the white cut out dresses. This spring desighners are really likeing geometric styles like stripes and polka dots as well. I think this one was a slightly bigger hit as the cutouts in white are great for showing off tan skin.

 Leather leather everywhere! Leather is officially back in. Whether its a dress, a jacket, pants, or boots, leather is cool, and is being used in many different ways, that seem to be working.

 The last trend i will point out for this spring is sheer fabrics. Along with the peekaboo and cutout dresses, there is a trend for showing more skin strategically and with class. I think this look is very very pretty...plus it has alittle bit of a mysterious feeling to it.

So, when shopping for your look this spring, keep these trends in mind. Then you can pull off a runway look without the runway price.

Wednesday, 23 January 2013

New Trends....good or bad?

 Trending now is this new look for your nails. It can be done with any colours, all you need is to paint the top and the underside of your nails different colours. Alot of people like the black and red, Louboutin style, that is themed after Christian Louboutin's famous pumps. I personally love this look cause i like having my nails more subtle on the top, and now i can get more fun coulours in without overpowering anything. Although, growing my nails this long is a challenge! So, what do you think? Good or bad? 

 The next new trend is this ring and bracelet combo called the Slave Bracelet. I picked a simple one for this picture, but these come in so many different styles from simple to very complicated. I adore this look despite some nminor hand movement restrictions. I think it makes your hand look delicate. So...Good or Bad?

 The last trend i've discovered is this double necklace look. I can't find what it is called, so that is what i will refer it too. The one pictured is from Aldo. I can't decide if I like this or not. I think it's gives off a droopy feel, but in general, I like very non-flowy clothing styles. So what do you think...good or bad?