Tuesday, April 15, 2014

3 Ways to Wear a Cut Out Bodycon Dress for Day

When approached by Dressale to do a cooperation with them, I saw an opportunity to expand the type of posts I made on my blog and exercise my creativity. Plus, it fits into my blog's style perfectly. My "homework" is to create a post based around this dress:
It's a seductive little number, with a bodycon fit and some strategically placed cut outs and mesh panels. It's not for the self conscious, that's for sure! It's easy to picture wearing this for a night out on the town. So for today's post, I'm challenging myself to create three different ways you could wear this dress for day! 

Look 1: Bohemian
I've been rather inspired by the Coachella photos I've spotted, and since I'm naturally drawn towards a bohemian look anyway, this was the first style I thought of. A fringe kimono is on my wish list, preferably a pretty floral print one. Finish with some gladiator sandals, cool sunnies, and a practical cross body bag for a day of music festivity. Complete it with a pretty side braid, and you're good to go.

Look 2: Sporty
Here's another way to tone down this overtly sexy dress - try giving it a sporty makeover! Nothing like a varsity jacket and some cool Converse to do the trick. Try it with a high ponytail and some Raybans, and you'll be looking perfectly cool yet casual.

Look 3: Preppy
To add a polished vibe to a night time dress, try giving it a preppy touch with a cozy cardigan and some pointy toed flats. These colorblocked ones are a perfect neutral, and when combined with a thin belt and a simple bun, you'll look infinitely more put together.

What do you think? Even if you don't get this specific bodycon dress, I hope I've inspired you to break out a dress hiding in your closet that could use a little day wear! Don't forget  to check out Dressale for more options and look at their shoe selection!

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Monday, April 14, 2014

Music Monday: Kina Grannis

Kina Grannis is an artist I discovered through Youtube a while ago, and when I heard she was releasing a new album, I had to check out her new tracks.
Obviously, I'm impressed. I've been humming The Fire all day long.
And it won't. get. out. of. my. head.

PS: If you didn't see it yesterday, I'm entering the Company Style Blog Awards 2014, and would greatly appreciate it if you nominated me for Best Fashion Blog! Click here for the link!
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Sunday, April 13, 2014

Am I Missguided?

Well, here I am, shamelessly plugging away for myself. Has anyone else heard of the Company Style Blogger Awards? When I came across another blog talking about it, I was intrigued. 
I've never participated in anything like this, but I figured what the hell, you know?

When I first started blogging, it was on a tentative whim to discover my style. The only thing I knew about fashion was what I read out of Seventeen magazines. I had no sense for what worked for me or what I even preferred. Over the years, I've been able to discover my personal style along with a sense of confidence. No longer do I get dressed while subconsciously seeking the approval of others. Being a fashion blogger has introduced me to some amazing people, opened doors I never even knew were there, and overall has been such a positive experience. I'm proud of my blog and how far it's come.

So I nominated myself (aha, I'm off to a good start) and would be so incredibly grateful if you helped me out by nominating me as well! I'd be honored to be considered for the Best Fashion Blog category (it'll be the second to the last option in the drop-down bar). Even more motivation to nominate? Missguided is the sponsor for this competition, and every person who votes gets the chance to win £250 (um, about $400) worth of vouchers!

Also, if you're intrigued, why not enter it yourself? 
That's part of the most wonderful thing about fashion blogging - the amazing support!

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Thursday, April 10, 2014

Caffeine Addict

Tank Top & Earrings: c/o Shop Lately   Skirt: AE   Sandals: Philippines   Bag: c/o YesWalker
Ever since the early days of high school, I couldn't fully wake up without a cup of coffee. Soon, it became a tradition, one in which I've since become addicted to caffeine. I even get caffeine headaches if I try to go through a whole day without coffee. That's how bad it's gotten, and I'm sorry to say I'm not even trying to break the habit. 

So you can imagine how perfectly kismet it was when I saw this muscle tank on Shop Lately! Coffee beans in the shape of a heart too!? I wore it to work during my barista shift and had a good laugh over how perfect it was for the situation. 

Since I've been working as a waitress as well, I've found that my favorite statement jewelry to rely on are earrings. Necklaces feel too clunky and need constant adjusting, and bracelets are just a no-go when you're bussing tables all day. These new mint earrings are a perfect addition to my statement collection! I love it when I can find bold earrings that aren't too heavy for all-day wear. Sometimes you can find cheap costume jewelry that looks really good, but they're far too heavy to wear for more than an hour at a time!

Anyway, the fashion monologue continues today, because oh-my-goodness, it's in the 60's this week! You know what that means right? I'm sorting through my shoes and replacing my boots with sandals.

Time to bust out the razors, girls...bare legs season is back!

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