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When it comes to pulling outfits together, do you often find yourself starting with the dress? Or maybe you’re not wearing a dress, so it’s the skirt or the trousers? Either way, this is often a really normal way for you to build an outfit. But at the same, it’s just so boring and predictable. You choose a cute dress, you then pick out a jacket to go with it, then a pair of shoes and you’re done. But that’s often a sure fire way to play it safe – especially if you’re just matching colors! Instead, you’re going to want to shake things up. Before you start, make sure that you look for style inspiration to get yourself into a more creative frame of mind. Then look to build your outfit up using one of these starting points.

  1. Shoes

First of all, we have the shoes. If you have seen a pair of shoes that you absolutely love, but you’re not entirely sure on what you could possibly wear them with, don’t let this put you off of buying them. Instead, think about creating an outfit for those shoes in particular. If you know that you want a look to really have fun with, find the shoes and then go and shop for a dress to match. Keep the outfit as basic as possible if you really want the shoes to stand out.

  1. Jewelry

When it comes to your jewelry, you may often find that you see it as a way to finish off your outfit. And that will often be the case, but it can also be the way that you start off an outfit too. Maybe you’ve found a stunning piece of costume jewelry that you want to style, or you have your engagement ring, such as https://www.whiteflash.com/tacori/ to style out? Then why not make sure that every outfit you build from there is going to complement it?makeup

  1. Makeup

Then, you have your makeup. This is often the case when you’ve just got a new lip color or eyeshadow palette that you’re dying to try out. When you find yourself wanting to wear something right away, you often need a look that will work with those set colors. So let your lipstick do the talking.

  1. Bag

And there’s always a particular bag that you’ve got too. Sometimes, we see these unusual and characterful bags that we just have to have. But you know that they’re just not going to go with your current wardrobe. Similarly to the shoes, you’ll then want to get an outfit that is relatively plain so that you can really show off the bag.

  1. Nails

Finally, you’ve got your nails. And you’re probably used to coordinating your nails with your outfit, like what https://www.allure.com/story/do-you-match-your-nails-to-you shows, by now. But what about when you’ve got a gel manicure and you have that one color for two weeks? Then, you’re definitely going to want your nail shade to choose your looks.

Fashion fanatics have to sleep sometimes.  All that clothes shopping and catwalk tracking can get exhausting, so a place to relax, unwind and get some rest is priority number one.
What elements go into a fashion fan’s bedroom design? The key thing to remember is that it has to be stylish.
Walk-in wonder
There will be a lot of clothing and accessories to marshal in any sartorial superfan’s boudoir, so the first thing to go into the design is storage. Precious and treasured garments need careful hanging and a walk-in closet is often the best solution. Large walk-in closets are spacious enough to house all your clothes in a well-ordered way. Make it easy to locate items by installing lighting that softly illuminates the space without being overpowering.
A large bedroom can accommodate a walk-in closet by annexing an area and fitting it out with shelves, storage, drawers and rails. Clothes are relatively compact, but accessories such as handbags, shoes and boots will eat space, so include provision for this in the design. If you don’t have the funds or space for any of that, consider hanging a drape across an alcove or corner of the bedroom to keep your precious things safely stowed.
Light touch
Light levels in your bedroom need to be tightly controlled. There will be times when you want to welcome in the sunshine so you can scrutinize your new designer purchase, other occasions call for privacy when trying on outfits – regulate the light flow into your bedroom with stylish window shutters. Their streamlined silhouette and elegant lines will complement any bedroom décor, as well as being practical and useful for stopping glare from fading clothes and furnishings.
Bed basics
You’ll need your beauty sleep, so kit out your bed with the finest linens you can afford. Take inspiration from your favorite designers and go for all-out luxury. Whether it’s the traditional flavors of Ralph Lauren, the eccentric flair of Vivienne Westwood or the full-throttled glamor of Chanel or Dior, make sure you are sleeping with the best.

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Beds can be wonderful storage solutions, so if you are short on places to stow your vast wardrobe, consider an Ottoman storage bed with integral drawers.
Zone out
A fashionista’s bedroom works well when divided into zones. Make separate areas for dressing, relaxing, applying make-up and doing your hair. Don’t go overboard on the mirrors because too many can become jarring – plan for one full-length looking glass for checking your outfit and one make-up mirror with good lighting to ensure a flawless, fabulous face.
Walls of style
Decorate the walls of your bedroom with prints of sketches by famous designers, iconic dresses or models. Do you have a favorite handbag, ball gown or pair of shoes on your wish list? Fix inspirational fashion cues on the walls to keep you focused on what you do best: fanatically follow fashion!
A bedroom that celebrates a passion for fashion, couture, and style is always going to be a personal labor of love, but when you get the basics right, all the pretty individual touches will follow as if by magic.

 

Only a few days to go and it’s already Christmas, and then comes New Year. Wow, how time flies. The party, the fun, the food, the chitchats, exciting right? But are your outfits ready? If not, I’m giving you outfit ideas in this post that you can totally pull off this coming holidays. Starting with pastels, more likely on rose quartz and serenity, why? Because Pantone said so. *wink* I’ve found pieces online that I love and have put them together to make a totally gorgeous outfit.ootd2-1
I don’t usually wear a dress, but for some special occasions, why not! Paired with a good choice of accessories and pumps, will surely make you an eye catcher.ootd1-1
While stilettos are one way to look smart, I can’t say no to white sneakers with a skater skirt.ootd5-1
A pair of denim jeans might be good but come on, leather pants are way prettier.ootd3-1
You may also opt for red – the color we usually represent for the coming holidays. Red is love.ootd4-1
Let us all welcome the New Year with a happy heart and by looking good. Come on, get dressed, be beautiful, we deserve it!
Which outfit do you like? Do you have outfit ideas too? Share them below, I would love to know them. xo

Anything lace always has a trend factor and it always has a fashion hit even through the past decades. Not only for weddings and evening gowns but even casuals and cocktails. And mind you, lace dresses can fit in any occasions. It can be flirty yet formal, simple yet sexy. But of course, the kind of wear with lace will always depend on your choice.

Since I’ve been wanting to have one, I’ve done a quick research to where I should buy. I found one that will surely make every girl radiant and on the go. The Blue Chiffon Lace Short Sleeves Short Dress! This modest but playful collar dress looks sweet for every girl out there! It has light pleats on the skirt with curved edges for a sophisticated look. The inner fabric is beige in color to balance the sheerness of the chiffon material on the outside.
This dress brings back the 1960’s fashion craze. It makes you look more slender and taller due to its short length. Pair this dress with doll shoes for a great look! Now you’re ready to go on your casual event. So, is it a yes or a no?
And not only that, this dress is also a good steal. Dress.Ph is offering this at Php924 only from the original price of Php4,740. You’ll be able to save as much as Php3,816. This also comes in different sizes so no need to worry if you’re chubby or slim. There are also lots of choices to choose from, you may want to check them now before they’re gone. xo.

It’s almost the time of the year where the kid in me will come out, Halloween. While to some this may be just any ordinary day, the other part of the world is jumping for excitement. The trick-or-treating has always been fun for kids. However, the spooktacular parties thrown by your parents or the neighbors can become boring as you grow older. Well, there are always ways to throw an age-appropriate party. A themed party can be one.

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How do you want to appear on your Halloween party? You can be a superhero or your favorite cartoon character or transform yourself into your favorite celebrity. But that may cost you a hundred few bucks for a one-time event. You can actually save money by doing ‘dressed up’ instead of a ‘costume’. You really don’t have to be scary. Unless the party is a majority for kids then if you can’t be scary, at least be funny for them. You may also opt for an all black outfit – chic and modern way to style yourself. Just do a little trick on your makeup so you won’t appear plain.

I do love dressing up, who doesn’t anyway? And Halloween is undoubtedly the best time to do so. You can actually use items you already own instead of buying one at the mall, forget the rush at this moment. But then, why stop yourself when you really want to buy a new one? You can always check for the best and most affordable pieces online. Hence, I have marked down Zalora’s Cyber Sale into my calendar to make sure I get a good steal. Here’s my pick for an all black outfit:

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Never leave your outfit preparation to the very last minute. What’s your Halloween outfit idea? Share them in the comment below! xo!

 

Bridesmaids are important and honorable guests at the wedding, so when planning the feast, one should take care of bridesmaids’ dresses style.

It would be nice to ask the other guests’ advice and listen to their ideas on bridesmaids’ dress style choice, as well as to know in advance what other guests are going to wear. Bride should be undoubtedly the most attractive and elegant person at the wedding. The maids should decorate her just like flowers the whole wedding day, so one should discuss in advance all possible bridesmaids’ attires. It will look magnificent if all maids wear similar style dresses.

Long floor-length dresses. This is a perfect and the most appropriate finery for the bridesmaids. The best tones for such dresses are: blue, pink, yellow, light green, violet, silver shades, lavender and fuchsia colors. A dress should be moderately decorated with rhinestones, tinsel and flowers, but one should be very attentive here so as not to let the gloss of the bridesmaids’ dress overshadow the bride. Modest purple bridesmaid dresses are very popular in 2015.

Dresses with print. Such dresses look very unusual and will perfectly fit the atmosphere of a thematic wedding: a wedding in hipsters’ style, 1980s feast, or any youth party is impossible without some bright colors. A flower print, geometrical figures, zigzags, polka dots preferred by many ladies – there is a great variety of options for such dresses.

A cocktail dress with decorative elements is another great option for an evening dress for the wedding. It can have a midi length or reach the mid-thigh. Don’t combine the short cocktail dresses with high platform shoes as it looks inappropriate. A finery should have several decorative elements such as scattering of rhinestones as a necklace, or a cascade of bead-buttons.

Asymmetrical and lace dress models. For modern style feast dresses with one shoulder will fit well: such neckline looks great with midi length dresses as well as with foot length evening gowns. Affordable bridesmaids dresses with a lace are extremely elegant and are a perfect match for the wedding in a Fairytale, Romantic age, or Vintage styles.

Bridesmaids in similar dresses look fashionable, beautiful, stylish and solemn. But no matter what ideas you have regarding their attires, you should not put your girls in some strict conditions. You should necessarily consult them and take into consideration all their desires and preferences which will help your friends feel individual and feminine at your wedding and at the same time effectively support the idea of the entire wedding decoration.

The idea of becoming self-employed today may not be so difficult to contemplate since recent advances in technology have made this a feasible option. And it certainly has been gaining a lot of converts lately. Why wouldn’t it? You can earn a regular income and you don’t have to commute to and from work every day. Some people even think that you don’t have to dress up. You can just lounge in your living room, wearing your pajamas, armed with just a cup of coffee and a laptop, and you’d be all set to work for the day.

However, in the interest of also avoiding becoming a veritable frumpy hermit, it would be good advice to somehow find a balance between becoming a reliable freelancer and having a respectable social life–one where you can go out with friends for a drink or go on a holiday once in a while. Besides, “all work and no play” might end up making you anti-social.

Kidding aside, it is indeed quite important to be able to also have time for some R&R once in while. A day at the beach perhaps? But how do you do this exactly? How do you balance work and leisure? Well, here are some nuggets of wisdom that you might find interestingly helpful in achieving that goal.

1. Have a chic list of goals.
Make a list of the things you want for yourself–that cute doll dress or those sexy pumps you spied at the mall last week, perhaps–and put it in a place where you can easily see it. Choose places where you usually work, like in your living room or if you have a study, on the wall in front of your desktop. This way, you are constantly reminded of the things you should be aiming for and you don’t lose focus.


2. Set a daily routine.
It might also be quite helpful if you designate specific hours every day for work. If you do this, your mind would be able to get used to the idea of having regular working hours and in turn, you avoid procrastinating. Set your alarm, even if you don’t need to. Greet every morning with a cup of coffee and some healthy breakfast. Don’t laze around in your bed until you feel compelled by your stomach to get up and scrounge for food. As a freelancer, this might be difficult to do at first but with determination, you would be able to discipline yourself to keep regular working hours in no time.


3. Look fabulous every day.
Contrary to popular belief, just because you’re working from home, it doesn’t mean that it’s all right to look unkempt. You have to take care of yourself, too. Usually, it helps set your mind to work if you also physically get ready for it. So, take a shower, have breakfast, and put on gorgeous clothes before sitting down in front of your laptop. Get ready for the day as if you’re working for a multinational company with a prestigious office address. This way, when you look at yourself in the mirror you can tell from your reflection that you’re ready for work. And if you get a surprise video call from a client, you don’t have to scramble to your bedroom to get yourself decently clad. You’d be ready all the time.


4. Spruce up a stylish home office.
Choose a corner of your apartment or house and set it up as your home office. You don’t have to have all the sophisticated tools right away. You can just start with the basics first, things like the appropriate furniture and the necessary equipment including a phone, a computer printer, and maybe a drawer for important files.



Aside from these, you might also want to eventually find a small office space. There are actually a lot of office space for rent in Cebu that you might consider looking at. This way, you will be ready to expand your freelance work and maybe turn it into an outsourcing business when the time comes.


Author Bio:Gina Ballesteros is a supernova writer for Regus, a global company that offers flexible workspaces, virtual offices, and IT support services for small and big businesses worldwide.

As well as her belting voice and outspoken views, we love that Jessie J is never afraid to take fashion risks. From the cobweb-like knitted purple dress she wore to the Brit Award nominations to her fundraising head shave for Comic Relief, the 24-year-old singer never shies away from new or different styles. With The Voice having recently returned to our screens for a second series, the nation is enjoying the first-rate singing, but many of us can’t wait to see what outfits Jessie has in store. Until then, here are our picks of her best looks from series one.

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Pretty in purple
Worn throughout the blind audition stages, Jessie paired form-fitting black disco pants with an oversized Vivienne Westwood shirt. The Voice’s only female judge made sure that her boldly patterned outfit still looked chic by sticking to two main colours: purple and black. Even her luscious hair extensions had lilac dip-dyed tips.

Training hard in dungarees
Denim dungarees (still a big trend for Spring/Summer 2013) along with a blue and gold t-shirt were a key part of Jessie’s uniform during the mentoring sessions before the Battle shows. Styled up with chic make-up and a sleek, slicked back ponytail, these were dungarees with a grown-up attitude.

Pop Print-cess
Cool, confident and quirky, prints and patterns popped up in many of Jessie’s ensembles. Two of our favourites were the daring black and white Aztec print catsuit she sported for the very first show, and the animal print playsuit she wore for the Battle show performances.

Sparkling for the live shows
For the first live show, the look was a bit softer and girlier. With her hair in a curly side-part, Jessie wore a cropped Blondie t-shirt with a bejewelled jacquard skirt. Adding a bit of an edge to her outfit (and five inches to her height) were a pair of White Jeffrey Campbell Lita boots, which were all over fashion blogs this time last year.

Gothic finale elegance
Going darker and sleeker for the last show, Jessie looked sexy and sophisticated in a black faux-leather dress with sheer skirt. For their finale duet, Jessie co-ordinated perfectly with protégé Vince Kidd, who was also suited and booted in leather.
Though Vince may have finished fourth overall, Jessie J was definitely our style winner for The Voice’s first series!

 

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