Fashion

Co-ordinates Craze

I bet you have been seeing a lot of co-ordinates, or co-ords, lately but you just did not know the name. Co-ordinates are basically matching sets- a top and a bottom. This can come in the form of a skirt and shirt pair or a pant and shirt pair. Just as long as it is a matching pair it is a co-ordinate.

I’ve been on the hunt for the perfect co-ordinates set. I saw this really cute Kim K inspired co-ordinate at Foreign Exchange a few months ago but I did not jump on it and now I can’t find it. So I have been scouring the internet in search of something similar.

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I really love this outfit, I just have not come across anything similar since seeing the look-a-like at Foreign Exchange.

Right now I am looking at ASOS Marketplace and I found this little number, which is slightly different.

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It comes from One Nation Clothing. I like that this option is not as tight fitting. It is still a little form fitting but it wouldn’t make me feel like a stuffed sausage. I just worry that my top half is a little too big for that boxy, cru-neck shirt. I would definitely want to try it on in person as opposed to leaving it to chance with the internet. So I will continue my search.

Even though this outfit is not lace it is still a form fitting, white pencil skirt with a crop top combo which is more so what I am looking for.

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I found this number at Missguided the only sucky thing is the top and the bottom are sold separately and they are both like $50.00 i and while it is really cute and probably my favorite one I have found so far, it is just not in the budget.

I guess I will have to keep looking!

GHD: A New Kind of Drug

No not really “drugs” but these GHD flat irons are addicting. I was at the hair salon the other day getting my hair cut and styled and my stylist used a GHD flat iron and it really did make a difference. She even curled my hair with this flat iron giving me beachy waves.

So why are these GHD flat irons so amazing? First of all they are ceramic. Always straighten your hair with a ceramic flat iron because ceramic plates straighten hair evenly and fast from the inside out but flat irons that are not ceramic heat the hair slowly and from the outside in causing moisture to penetrate your strands and cause damage.

So now that we know these GHD flat irons are ceramic, and we want ceramic, what else makes them so great?

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Marie Claire named GHD flat irons as “stand-out brand when it comes to transforming waves and curls into poker-straight strands.” The GHD Eclipse Flat Iron is “the only hair straightener on the market to use tri-zone technology – six sensors in the iron plates that ensure a constant heat is maintained – to tackle any hair type quickly and easily.”

These flat irons are a HOT (lol) commodity right now and everyone is using them. The only down side is that they cost A LOT of money. The cheapest one I found was about $135.00 and they went up to about $250.00 That sure is a pretty penny. But, you get what you pay for!

However, I will share a secret with you that my stylist told me. Do you have a Marshall’s in your town or close by? Well they tend to get their hands on these flat irons from time to time and sell them at a discounted price! Every Marshall’s is different and gets different products for discount so check out every Marshall’s you can until you find a GHD flat iron!

How to Look Cute in Business Clothes

Okay so at this age (22) we are basically adults, and adults need adult jobs and in order to get those adult jobs we have to look like, well, adults. A lot of people think this means dress pants, a button up, and a blazer, and while this is completely true it’s also completely boring. The good news is you don’t have to wear the classic button up, black pants, blah blah blah. You can look cute while still looking like you run a fortune 500 company, and I’ll show you how!

First off, you don’t have to wear the typical black pants. I never wear black dress pants. They just don’t make them for my body and they don’t look good on me. I don’t want to be uncomfortable all day so I don’t wear them! This is what I wear instead.

This Patterned Skirt from H&M is fun and still office appropriate. You can get it for $29.95

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Pair it with this ASOS Petite Wrap Front Body Suit to give a clean tucked in look.

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I think paring it with a blazer would look too busy but if you must opt for a cropped one that ends at the waist! This looks like a lot of black though right? Well we can fix that. Because the neckline is a V on the bodysuit we can pair it with a fun necklace. Pair it with a short necklace to start. Try this fun yellow one from H&M

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Or this soft pink one for a more elegant look

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Just remember a necklace like this is all the jewelry you need. It’s a statement necklace for a reason, let it speak for itself! If you absolutely have to wear earrings wear small studs. Or a very simple plain bracelet.

Remember, it is okay to have fun with your look no matter where you are!

Everything You Need to Know About Androgynous Fashion

Androgynous fashion has been everywhere lately, but some people seem to be confused by it. What is it? Who can wear it? Where can you get it? All these questions and more can be answered right here.

First off, lets define what it means to be androgynous. To be androgynous, according to Google, means to look partly female and partly male. It is important to understand that androgynous does not = gay. It simply refers to ones appearance. There are varying levels of androgyny. It all depends on how the individual wants to represent themselves.

There are a lot of androgynous models out there, which means they model both male and female clothing. Check out Rain Dove, Elliot Sailors, or Jack Paulo.

Now, androgynous fashion has been everywhere for a long time, you just may not have noticed. Stealing your guys flannel or wearing “boyfriend jeans” is a step in the androgynous direction. It can be fun to dress like the opposite sex. This does not mean you have to be a cross dresser to wear androgynous clothing. Wearing androgynous clothing means that men and women can wear it. It is not defined by gender. Sometimes it looks more masculine, like with button up shirts, and sometimes it looks feminine like with blouses. Androgynous fashion rejects categories, and that’s the gist of it. Think “Tomboy.”

Where can you buy androgynous fashion? A lot of brands are creating men’s clothing, but for women. This means shirts that typically look male are being structured for the female body, but in a way that men can wear it. Check out Androgyny whose mission statement is, “…we’re re-engineering menswear to fit the female body; to fit those who prefer button-ups to pencil skirts.”

Sometimes, however, the best explanations are those that come visually. Check out some androgynous fashion on Tumblr!

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Festival Appropriate Clothing!

I recently went to Soundset, a huge hip hop music festival that happens in Minnesota. A lot of big names were there including Ludacris, Big Sean, and J.Cole. My biggest concern when going to this concert was not parking or ticket prices it was “What am I going to wear?” I have to wear something comfortable, but cute and I surely don’t want to ruin any shoes! So what does festival appropriate clothing look like?

Don’t wear heels. That should be a given. These outside music festivals happen in grass and the weather never works out how we want it to so it will probably rain, Rain means mud and you will get stuck in the mud and fall if you wear heels. Same goes for wedges. I also would not opt for sandals. You WILL get stepped on! Sneakers are a good option but I wore black combat boots like these Mossimo Supply Co. boots from Target.

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Since it was raining, I knew these would be the best option. Basically don’t wear anything you don’t want ruined!

Clothing wise I opted for light jeans, a cute tank top and a flannel. It was rainy and a little cold, but I didn’t want to be covered up too much and have to move in a large crowd in a big jacket. The flannel kept me warm and I still looked nice!

Check out this flannel from Forever21!

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I would also suggest not wearing a dress. The wind might pick it up and you’ll be mooning the whole crowed. The same goes for skirts. Wear something that will stay close to your body like shorts or jeans. Shorts if its hot, jeans if its cold.

If you don’t have to bring a purse, then don’t. It sucks but people are awful and you don’t want to get mugged.

Happy listening :)