Saturday, March 17, 2018

How to Feel Confident in Anything

  A few weeks ago I mentioned in my How to Find Your Style post that a big part of fashion is confidence. Today let's discuss in depth how to build up your confidence and feel amazing in anything you wear.

1. Wear What You Love 
 First of all you need to select outfits that you genuinely like. Fashion is about expressing yourself. If you really like a certain article of clothing don't hesitate about what others will think. Just go for it! If you only ever wore things other people liked you'd be miserable. After all, you wear clothes because you like them not to please anyone else. Others shouldn't control what you wear.  If someone compliments an outfit you took forever picking out, won't that make you feel good receiving such a sincere compliment?

2. Not Everyone Is Going To Like What You Like  
  ... but that's okay!! The world would be such a dull place if we all had the same taste. You may absolutely love your new beret but the person giving you a bizarre glare from across the room leads you to feel self-conscious.  As long as you know that it's adorable it shouldn't matter what others think. If you don't focus and obsess over the people who don't like it you'll be much happier!

3. Attitude Is Everything 
  This is probably the most important tip! Attitude shows if you're wearing the clothes or the clothes are wearing you. Clothes are something you wear but the way you present yourself shows what kind of attitude and personality you have. Nobody wants to be around someone who has a bad attitude and doesn't look like they care about how they look. Personality is the most attractive trait you can possibly have. So go ahead and wear those clothes that reflect who you are! 

4. Fake It Til You Make It 
  Even if you have aren't the most confident person, act like you are. Like I asked,  are you wearing the clothes or are the clothes wearing you? If you are going to wear a bold eye-catching outfit you need to wear it with confidence because only the boldest of bold can pull it off! If you fake confidence eventually it will rub off on you.  You'll realize being confident in your decisions not only makes you act differently, it makes you feel better too and people around you will take notice.   

5. Take Fashion Risks 
  If you never take fashion risks, then what's the point of fashion?  Taking risks is how fashion becomes fashion.  How do you think trends happen?  It's because someone wears something completely out of the ordinary and gets noticed.  At first, it can be a little intimidating but taking risks is raising your style to the next level.  It can be exhilarating to take risks. Sure you and I may get stares but I find it quite amusing.  Staring is harmless.  Others are just admiring our confidence and wishing they could pull off something this fabulous!!

  Hopefully this post has helped and inspired you to be more confident in the fashion choices you make.  Comment down below and share the biggest fashion risk you've ever taken! See you next Saturday for another post! 

Saturday, March 10, 2018

YSL Parisienne

   Today I wanted to share with you my favorite springtime perfume this year!  This is the YSL Parisienne perfume. Yves Saint Laurent has some of the best high-end perfumes.  I love the simple packaging with the gold top and purple bottle. The iconic YSL logo is on the center of the bottle and engraved on the top!  It's a gorgeous vanity perfume.  With that bottle it seems wrong not to display it! This perfume smells very floral (my favorite!) It's like you walked in a garden with fresh flowers and berries. It's very pretty, light and feminine.  It has a hint of sweetness but the floral and fruity smells are it so  light so it's not very noticeable.  If your like me and occasionally spritz a few different kinds of perfumes on together, then this smells incredible with all different perfumes.  This is such a classy and elegant perfume. If your looking for a new Springtime perfume I completely recommend this one!  You won't regret it!  I would love for you to leave a comment down below telling me your current favorite perfume!


Saturday, March 3, 2018

Spring Wishlist 2018

 We have finally come upon the first month of Spring and I can not be more thrilled!  This is my absolute favorite season and I look forward to it every Winter!  I know like me a lot of people like to do Spring cleaning and clear out items from their wardrobe.  But we all know the real reason we do go shopping for new "Spring clothes." So today I want to show y'all some of the things I genuinely want to get this Spring.

1. Red Floral Wrap Mini Skirt- Forever 21.  Floral skirts are essential to my Spring wardrobe, you never can have too many!  I'm trying to incorporate more colors other than pink in my wardrobe.
2. Blush and Pearl Embellished Handbag- Aldo.  I already own this bag and love it!  From the quality to the look it's stunning!  Also, it's currently on sale for 50% off. (hint, hint)
3. Clouds/Rainbows Pajama Shorts- Garage. Since in Spring it's warmer we can finally wear shorts to bed and these are absolutely adorable.
4. Cream and Liquid Contour and Highlight Duo- Milani. I really enjoy non-powder products especially in the warmer seasons because I feel like it's more hydrating. This one looks really nice.
5. Luminous Glow Makeup Brush Set- Real Techniques.  I saw these when I walked into Ulta and admired them for a while but couldn't bring myself to buy them because I have other brushes. It was really hard because they're so beautiful and sparkly!
6. Light Blue Floral Dress- Garage. I love this blue color it's perfect with the style and pattern! The ideal Spring dress!
7. Dangling Rose Gold Bow Earrings- Betsey Johnson. These are fabulous! I love the little bows and rose gold. They're so sparkly when they hit the light. Who wouldn't want a pair?
8. White Chocolate Chip Palette- Too Faced.  As you know I love pastel/ light colored sparkly, shimmery shades on my eyes and this is it.  This is the palette of my dreams!
9. Blush Bouquet Duo- Jouer.  The packaging is what really drew me to these blushes. It's such a pretty duo and I've heard great things about them.
10. Bejeweled Slide Sandals- Aldo.  Slides are currently really popular and I can see why! They're not only super comfy but ones like these look gorgeous!

I want you to know it was really hard to make this post without ordering anything online because I'm quite the shopaholic!  I hope y'all enjoyed this post and got some ideas!  Leave a comment down below telling me what you liked the most!


Saturday, February 24, 2018

How to Find Your Style

  Everyone has a preferred style.  Meaning there are things that we see in the shops and pass by and things that we pick up and immediately purchase.  Today I'm going to be sharing some of my tips and tricks to help you find your style.
Tip #1.  Find Colors That Suit You 
 As you can tell from my blog and Instagram. I love pastel colors.  They're very feminine and elegant.  But wearing what you like isn't always necessarily what color suits you.  Luckily for me lighter colors suit me as well as bolder colors.  When taking into consideration what colors best suit you, it helps you pick out outfits that flatter you the best. It depends on your hair color and skin undertone. There isn't just one certain type of color or shade that you have to stick to.  You have so many colors and tones that you can pull of.  If wearing a certain color gives you lots of compliments than that color is a plus in your wardrobe.  Take a look at this color wheel to see what colors compliment each other.
Tip #2.  Make Sure You Feel Confident in What You Wear  
 This doesn't mean don't take fashion risks every now and then.  Believe it or not fashion plays a big part in your attitude.  If you think you look good you act with confidence.  Realistically everyone likes a person with confidence.  They look put together and assertive.  Confidence brings out a more positive and social attitude.  Find what silhouettes are most flattering on you and make you feel good.
 Tip #3.  Accessorize 
 As discussed in my previous post How to Accessorize, accessorizes can give a simple outfit that "Je ne sais quoi."  Check out my post for more in depth tips on accessorizing.  You want your accessorizes to enhance your outfit but not blend in so much they're unnoticeable.  If simple is your style, simple accessorizes can go a long way in enhancing your wardrobe.  On the other hand if your style is extravagant make sure your accessorizes don't overwhelm your look.
Tip #4.  Take Care of Your Hair 
There are many hair products that keep your hair healthy and looking its best.  Once again if you want to try out a new hairstyle do it prior to an event and leave yourself extra time so your not frazzled the day of.  Never underestimate the appeal of clean and great smelling hair.  Nobody likes or wants to look at a greasy mess.  Also showing up with wet hair isn't stylish.  It makes people around you think you don't care about how you look.  Nobody wants that!!
Tip #5.  Enhance Your Natural Beauty  
 The goal of makeup is to enhance your best features.  Makeup can make you look amazing and also give you confidence.  Events may not be the time to start experimenting with your makeup.  Stick to makeup looks you know you like and look great in.  Experimenting with your look can really help you find out what you like and dislike but do it when you have time and no special event to attend.   You don't want to look back at the photos and say, "What was I thinking?"

Whether you like simple or extravagant, colorful or monochromatic, classic or cutting edge there's a style for everyone.  Experiment on what best works for you and makes you feel the most confident and fabulous!  Please share an experience in the comments below of a time you felt stylish and confident!