Tuesday, 29 April 2014
Monday, 28 April 2014
Sunday, 27 April 2014
Preparing for a date night, a party, or a family night out in a fancy schmancy restaurant, as a young woman I absolutely adore dressing up. That's why as soon as I layed eyes upon this ravishing red dress, I found myself crushing on it heavily. And who can blame me; it's absolutely gorgeous! A red dress is always a good investment; just as an lbd it is a safe buy, and is extremely versatile for different situations. Best matched with pale skin, I would beg for you all to purchase a pretty red dress... indulge in yourselves! And if you do find yourselves taking my advice, or have already got a pretty red dress in your closet, do tell me!
Saturday, 26 April 2014
My name is Brenda, and I'm the owner of Inside Her Unique Closet. Today, I'm going to blog about Fashion Trends from the 1980's that are still trending today.
1.) Slouchy Sweaters
Slouchy Sweaters were one of the most recognizable trends from the 80's and are still in style. Slouchy sweaters are great for going out and the best part is if your lazy, you could just put one on!
2.) Shiny Leggings
Shiny Leggings really took off in the 80's but there have been a huge resurgence in recent years. I have to admit, I'm kind of in love with these type of leggings.
Neon is easily known as trend from the 1980's and has made a comeback for the runaways of London and New-York, also in retailers too.
4.) Mini Skirts
Mini Skirts have been in style since the 80's and never left. The secret to rocking a mini skirt the right way is to keep it from being revealing. Try wearing boots and a top that doesn't reveal to much cleavage.
5.) Leg Warmers
Leg Warmers are another thing that is known from the 1980's. They are fun, appropriate, and keep your legs warm when winter comes around. I actually do own two pairs and even though I love leg warmers, for some reason I don't use them.
Photo Credits: 10 awesome.com, Di Candia Fashion, Julep, Style Caster
Thursday, 24 April 2014
Primark, MUA, and highstreet sales. It's not difficult for most to spot a good (but cheap) budget buy. Sadly, I am not most. I see a product, I fall in love, I buy. I don't usually look for a bargain- in fact I don't usually look for anything at all! So when I was asked (or more truthfully, challenged) to do a budget haul post, I was a bit worried. A trip to glasgow, taking only £10 and swearing not to pay over £5 for any product, proved to be more fun than I expected. And I certainly got alot out of it!
Hat: £1, New Look
Top: £3, Primark
I really like beany hats, and don't often find one which looks good while also not overspending. So seeing £1 in New Look, I was naturally skeptical. But my initial thoughts were turned around as soon as I tried it on, and let me tell you it was so comfortable! The NYC top is definitely something that I don't usually go for. Oversized jumpers amd tops arenot my usual style; and it's not in my comfort zone to go casual. Being the type of girl who is more comfortable wearing dresses and skirts, I was surprised to find that as soon as I layed eyes on this top, I fell in love. And thank goodness that it was within my budget too! Primark is great for statement tops, so I would certainly recommend anyone and everyone to check them out!
Red MUA lipstick: £1, superdrug
Black MUA eyeliner: £1, superdrug
Miss sporty mascara: £3.50, superdrug
As you may or may not be able to notice, I am wearing all of these makeup products in the previous picture. Only spending £5.50 for three different makeup products was most surreal for me.. I would usually spend about £6 for an eyeliner, £8-10 for a lipstick and just about anything around £6-8 for mascara. But trying out these cheaper budget products, I was surprised at the quality of them. From these three products, I am impressed and able to say that I am going to be keeping on tabs with these less expensive produts.. means I can get more for less! One thing however that I would not recommend the MUA nail varnish. I bought their nail varnish a few weeks ago in shades of lilac, mint green, and sea blue. Trying it out, I was extremely disappointed, especially after the success of the previous products. The paint was very thin, and the brush was not of good quality; rather rough.
In the end, I came home with 5 great products, and still had 50p left from my £10- an altogether very successful budget shopping trip!
Tuesday, 22 April 2014
Today, I wanted to share with you something a bit more personal; more close to my heart. If there are any constant readers reading this post, you shall know that I have a huge soft spot for all things vintage. Which is why I tried to add a bit of vintage into my everyday outfit. With a casual denim dress, I spiced things up with this vintage 1900s updo. Very simply done, and I doubt you will need me to go through the steps. All you need is a lot of Bobby pins, and to be able to plait your hair and wrap it around your head. French pleating the crown of your head is always a good idea!
Monday, 21 April 2014
With the newest 'periodic' drama, Reign making it big in the television industry, I have noticed quite a few magazine articles, and blog posts on how to copy the look, or convert it into something that would be suitable in contemporary fashion. Well, I didn't want to add myself to the large pile of what is now becoming almost cliché; and there is no way that I am going to get away without writing a post concerning what is becoming my latest obsession. So, I have decided to take this chance to write about something I personally completely adore; the crown ring.Jewellery comes in all forms and colours, and it is the one thing that usually stays constant though the changes of society and fashion trends. That's why finding out about the crown rings in my preparation for summer really excited me- it's rare that a new jewellery trend comes up like this. Even rarer, is it that I actually like the jewellery piece, and I certainly fell in love with the crown ring.Personally, I love it the most in gold with diamonds embedded in it, as shown in the picture below, however there is a wide selection of variables concerning the material, embellishments, size, and shape, which is quite common with jewellery. If you're wondering about the prices of these beautiful crown rings, then I am afraid that I cannot give alot of specific aid, but only a bit of background knowledge about different jewellery labels. If you are willing to go all out and invest up to hundreds of pounds into a crown ring, I would advise you to browse through pandora, Monica Vinader, or Shourouk. Now, considering that since I myself am a teenager, and write mostly for teen and young adults, I doubt that many of you will be able to spend hundreds for a ring; I know I can't! But never you fear, you can most certainly still follow this trend, and indulge yourself with a new ring for up to £40 tops. Most highstreet shops ought to be selling them (and if not now, then they should soon) and in the UK this can include New Look, Topshop, Zara ect.
Sunday, 20 April 2014
I'm Kam, owner of kamberries.blogspot.ca and today I'm going to be talking about my favorite spring trends. I always look for inspiration before going shopping and I hope this will help you do the same.
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- Tee shirtsThese are great for everything and a big staple in everyone's wardrobe. You can have them in any color; it could also be a graphic tee or a plain one. I like having mine in black, white and grey. You can easily pair them with a floral skirt or wear it under a dress that has too long straps.
-TanksThese are light and airy and perfect to pair with shorts.
-Light cardigansThese are great for slightly chilly mornings and great to cover yourself up if you're wearing a crop top.
-Denim jacketsThese are for the early spring days when it's still a bit cold. They are very trendy and have a nice spring feel to it, don't you think?
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-High-waisted shortsThose who love wearing crop tops should own at least one pair. They cover more skin than normal shorts would, making you look proper.
-Dolphin shortsThese colorful pants are perfect for a hot day. They're really comfortable and great for lounging around.
-Lace shortsThese are so pretty and help with making a casual outfit look special. They're also very comfortable.
-Skater skirtsThey can be plain or patterned, just switch it up! But remember to pair it with the right outfit. After those long winter months, doesn't it feel good to rub your legs together?
-OverallsOh the childhood memories! Even though you're all grown up now, overalls are making their way back to our closets this spring. They're an easy cheat to creating an outfit, although you pay the price when you have to go to the washroom.
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-Canvas shoesIn my opinion, they're a staple in anyone's closet. They could be Converse, Vans, Keds or even 10$ from the clearance aisle. You can wear it with a formal outfit to tone it down and make it more casual looking, plus they're really comfortable.
-Running shoesOf course, you can wear them for exercising, but you can also wear them for a casual looking outfit. They can be really bright and neon, muted with a black and white color or you can opt for something in between.
-EspadrillesThese are light and comfy and great for warmer days. You just slip them on and head out the door. They come in many patterns that are just perfect for spring.
-RainbootsWith spring already here, rain is bound to happen, be prepared with these. I think they look great with knee length socks.
-Combat bootsThey're one of my staples, at least, that's what I think. They go well with any outfit and can add an edge to it. If you have a pastel pair though, they can add a feminine touch and they'll just scream spring.
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-SunglassesWith the sun back up, you'll need a pair to stylishly protect those delicate eyes of yours. I strongly recommend investing in a good pair because they do a good job protecting you from the sun.
-Knee high socksLike I said, they're great with rainboots. They're also nice with normal shoes though. You can wear them with a skirt or a dress to keep those nice legs of yours warm.
-BeltsThey can be thin or thick and any color. I think pastel colors or brown ones are the best for springtime. You can belt your dress, skirt and of course, your pants.
•Prints & colors
-Daisy-Pastel: Coral, mint, lavender, orange, yellow-Floral-Lace & crochet-Black & white-Pineapple
And that's it! Of course, you don't need to change your style fit the latest trends. If you're investing in a pricier piece I suggest waiting for sales or discounts. Make sure you're going to put good use to it too.
Have fun shopping,Kam
Friday, 18 April 2014
With clear blue spring skies, and pretty little flowers starting to sprout, the fashion industry once again takes inspiration from it's surroundings.
Thursday, 17 April 2014
Saturday, 12 April 2014
Today, dear readers, I unusually haven't got so much to say.
Well, I am really loving spring! I have spent a good part of the last month scouring the highstreet for some good ol' floral accessories, and quite successfully I might add. Year after year floral trends come back on to the highstreet, and this year is no different. This season, however, my best buy is the floral wristwatch. Definitely something I would recommend you to get!
Friday, 11 April 2014
Starbucks: the coffee chain that is taking over the world.Well, I would be a huge fibber if I claimed not to have been swallowed whole by starbucks. I just love the whole layout of their shops; every single one is similarly set out, so you know exactly what you're going in for. It's the sense of familiarity that I feel comfortable with. So I would therefore also be a terrible fibber if I told you that I wasn't happy about starbucks becoming a statement. Good on them! It seems that in todays life, holding a paper cup of starbucks is becoming as much as a fashion statement as a bag is. All it means for me is that I get to drink my daily coffee on my way to school or work and at the same time be recognised as part of a mainstream trend. Who'd have known that a drink, a drink would become an accessory? And one that goes with any outfit as well!
Tuesday, 8 April 2014
As soon as the natural looking brown haired beauty enters my garden, I offer her a cup of tea, organic of course. But she instead, offers me a hug. Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you Katie.
I ask her how she would describe her own personal style, and she chuckles; I know her well enough to see the confused glint in her eye as she searches her mind for an answer. Shrugging her shoulders she grins and tells me that she has "no fucking clue, most likely indie" and we burst out laughing together, it's true. She has always been the one interested in music more so than fashion, though she is fashion conscious and always seems to be wearing beautiful clothes. I however may choose to word it slightly differently though; a cross between mainstream trends, and a backbone of indie culture.
My next question is somewhat linked to her indie culture. Sipping peppermint tea from a vintage floral teacup, Katie does indeed seem to be the very face of indie. Asking her something that puts her right in her comfort zone, I want her to tell me the top three artists that she listens to. Unlike the previous time, she answers straight away without a seconds thought "bastille, all time low, conor maynard". I nod my head. The truth is, I already knew this; I share her love of bastille and all time low, having an interest in indie music myself. With the knowledge of her music taste and how she would describe her own personal style, I come to the conclusion that the two are most certainly linked. With an overruling influence of indie, and tints of mainstream trends, I can say that her music taste influences her fashion style. It is a common belief, that however more noticable in some than in others, music and culture influences clothes choices. Katie agrees with me, saying that she is "100% positive that my music taste has an influence on my style, I mean ever since I've discovered indie / rock I've changed my style". She goes on to say that mainstream fashion trends also inspire her, along with whatever her favourite celebrities wear.