Saturday, April 25, 2015

5 Secrets You Should Know When Thrift Shopping

Since Earth Day was this week I decided to do a post on tips for thrift shopping. Thrift shopping is a more eco-friendly and cheaper way to build your dream wardrobe. Although I would love to be an expert at this, there are not many thrift shops near me, so through research I have accumulated the top 5 tips when thrift shopping. 

1. Have a Plan 
Take a look at your closet and donate things that you don't really wear and trash the clothes that have stains, rips, holes, etc. After you emptied out your closet to the stuff that you truly like/love think about what you are missing, a nice trench coat? maybe denim shorts? When shopping keep theses pieces in mind so you don't go too crazy when you see the marked down prices. 

Saturday, April 18, 2015

What To Wear for Anxiety



This blog post is something that is a little more personal and will therefore be less formal. There are a lot of standards out there how to act, look, and even what you are supposed to like. All of this expectation can create anxiety, something I personally struggle with, the feeling of being trapped and only slowly regaining the grasp on reality. Where you then again find yourself locked within the "societal norm." It may be hard to find a mistake, but in 20 years are you gong to care about fitting in or doing something you love. You probably hear this everywhere and although it is important and you may try to do what you love, the truth is it is hard to put yourself out there and truly be yourself. Although this might sound materialistic or insensitive a great step is finding a new outfit. This is not to create a false confidence, but it is important to dress for yourself.  

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Brands You Will Be Proud To Wear

Shopping is a necessity for everyone, but we can make our own "necessity" a source of light and happiness for others helping them obtain the true need, health. While many top brands such as Versace and Michael Kors have given portions of their funds to charitable organizations there are many other smaller fashion brands that devote their business to greater causes. 

Lemlem
http://www.lemlem.com 
Started by Ethiopian born super model Liya Kebede, Lemlem is not a regular clothing brand instead it is a source of hope. Lemlem, meaning flourish or bloom, keeps the traditional weavers of Ethiopia from losing their jobs and to preserve the art of weaving. In addition to that Liya is trying to better the conditions for women during childbirth to save the mother's and child's life. The website includes women's & kid's clothing, accessories, and  home ware with a relaxed boho feel(& a lot of stripes). 

Friday, April 3, 2015

Easter Clothing & Room Inspiration


Easter is really the first big event where you can show off your fun new spring clothes, so make it count. I will show you different outfits from casual to fancy to wear this upcoming Sunday and show you how you can decorate your room. Don't celebrate Easter? Not a problem! The decoration & outfits can be used for whatever you do or don't have planned. 

Fancy 

If you have something special planned or your in the mood to be fancy, a nice dress is the perfect solution. Floral is an obvious choice, but if you are searching for something different try crochet, lace, polka dots, stripes, or just a simple solid spring color. Since a lot of these involved patterns you want to keep it simple with accessories, I say go for some bracelets or a cute headband instead of a huge statement necklace.