How to Find the Best Dress For Prom

Do you want to be the most fashion forward person at prom? I am here to help you do that. Being fashion forward doesn’t mean you have to have the most expensive dress. It is all about how you style the dress to fit your personality, body shape and look.

  1. Determine your style:
    Everyone has their own style. A way of dressing that feels the most you. Take a look at your closet. The pieces that you wear the most often are keys to uncover your style. Line up those pieces and try to use 3 key words that would link all those pieces together. For example, Girly, Lace and Floral / Dark, Graphic and edgy
  2.  Find the most flattering Fit/Cut of the dress for your body shape: This step is super important. Crop top and a maxi skirt might be the trendy thing to do right now. However if you are wider in the mid section crop top might not be the most flattering cut for you. If you are a perfect hour glass then princess ball gown will hide your curves and will not be the most flattering cut for your body shape. Make sure you go into different store and try on different dress shapes so you can determine  what is the best dress shape for your body.
  3. Pick a Flattering Color Scheme for your skintone: If you have a cool undertone (meaning your vains are blue or purple) then Jewel tone colours will look the best (Eg. pure white, black, royal blue and pink) If you have a warm undertone (meaning your vains are greenish/olive) then Earth tone will look better on you (Eg. Ivory, brown, orange and green).
  4. Accessorize: You don’t have to go over the top with accessories. Best rule to wearing accessory is to always take off 1 after you have finish with accessorizing. Most people tend to over accessorize. Another easy to follow rule is – Choose 2 our of 3 –  Meaning if you go with a necklace then you can either go with a bracelet or a pair of earrings (Never bother). So out of the 3 being necklace, earrings or bracelet you can only wear 2
  5. Look up Inspiration: If you are still stuggling feel free to look up fashion magazine, fashion blogger or celebrity for inspirations to help you look the best on your prom.
  6. Remember be true to yourself and wear something comfortable, you don’t want to spend the whole prom night trying to keep a dress from falling down.Here are some examples of creative prom dresses that is fashion forward this year:

    CROP TOP AND LONG SKIRT PROM DRESS
     

The crop top and long dresses are so in this year. Seen on many celebrity. You can mix match the colour like taylor swift did or match the colours like RiRi did. The best thing about wearing this to prom is that you can break up the crop top and skirt and wear it again.

BOHO LACE PROM DRESS

  

Cavalli- the right kind of hippie and glamour.:

The bohemian style has made a major come-back this year. With store such as Free-people and anthropologie poping up. Wearing Boho style dresses to prom will make you stand out. Grab some flower crown or choker. light colour lace dress or fringe dress and a pair of boots. You are good to go.

I hope this post was helpful. Let me know by commenting down below.

 

Different Types of Denim Jacket

denim-jacket-detail-14047755In 1880,  Levi’s founder Levi Strauss created the first denim jacket. Back then, denim jackets were simple, often with a boxy masculine silhouette. Now denim jackets have become a very trendy stable worn by almost everyone I know and even celebrities.

I am here to break down the different types of denim jackets and how to wear them.

FANCY DENIM JACKET
I call this type of denim jacket fancy because you can wear it to a wedding if you wanted to (No I’m not kidding… you will see brides rocking denim jacket over white puffy dresses) The fancy denim jacket are often embellished with gems and sequins. A darker denim or white denim will elevate your fancy look. Opt for a short and tailored denim jacket to be worn over fancy dresses which won’t cover up the dress too much.

Try mix medium denim jacket such as denim jacket with leather sleeves; studded denim jacket or mix patch denim jacket.

 

 

Over-sized Denim Jacket
Over sized denim jacket have recently become very popular. This jacket creates an edgy and bad-ass look that will keep you comfy and stylish. Try styling it with leather leggings or distressed denim. Grab a toque and you look like you are not even trying, but so chic.

 

Denim Bomber Jacket
Bomber jacket has made a come-back recently. It is a short jacket similar to a flight jacket, but with a thick lining typically of sheepskin. However, designers have been experimenting using different materials to make the bomber jacket and that includes denim. The union of denim and bomber jacket created this adorable number. It is light and versatile, great for the Spring and Summer season.

I hope this this helps you out. And will encourage you the explore the world of denim jacket. It is such a stable and can be worn with anything.

 

 

PS. these images are all from Google. I do not own the rights to these images.

2015 Spring Trends

Spring is here! After the long gloomy winter, it is so nice to feel the warmth of the sun. Seeing the sun inspires me to create and change. I always use the beginning of Spring and the end of summer to reinvent  my wardrobe. The thought of no longer having to put on a heavy coat or two layers of bottoms to go out is so exciting. I will box all my winter clothes and hang all my spring/summer clothes. Even though Spring brings relief from the bitter winter, it also brings the dramatic fluctuation of temperature. The unstable temperature makes styling outfits harder. I have compose a list of spring trends and tips on how to combat Spring.

Casual Fringe – Fringe trend is not new. You often see it in Boho style or in Western cow boy styles. However they have a more casual touch this spring. Often found on tank tops and accessories this year. (see fringe post for more details)

 

          

Sexy Shoulder – Time to hit the gym and work on those shoulder muscles. This spring is all about showing off the shoulders. From open shoulder tops to shoulder cut-outs, everyone will be showing some shoulder skins (see Showing Off the Shoulders post for more details on how to make this look more practical)

 

Crop Top – Since Miley Cyrus brought back crop top in 2012 and 2013. It just stayed. The crop top trend continues to dominate the fashion industry. However this Spring 2015 crop tops are made looser with a boxier fit. So anyone can rock the crop top look (See crop top post for more details).

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Floral Print: Surprise! Floral print again for Spring trend. This time the floral is more bold with special colours. What can be more spring than floral print (see Floral Print post for more details)

 

An Idiot's Guide to Hipster Living

Recently there is a boom of websites selling interesting interior decorations catering to the “Hipster” subculture. This subculture is still evolving and ever changing. However, according to Urban Dictionary, Hipsters are a subculture of men and women typically in their 20's and 30's that value independent thinking, counter-culture, progressive politics, an appreciation of art and indie-rock, creativity, intelligence, and witty banter. Although “hipsterism” is really a state of mind, it is also often intertwined with distinct fashion sensibilities. Hipsters reject the culturally-ignorant attitudes of mainstream consumers, and are often be seen wearing vintage and thrift store inspired fashions, tight-fitting jeans, old-school sneakers, and sometimes thick rimmed glasses. The “effortless cool” urban bohemian look of a hipster is exemplified in Urban Outfitters and American Apparel ads. Despite misconceptions based on their aesthetic tastes, hipsters tend to be well educated and often have liberal arts degrees, or degrees in maths and sciences, which also require certain creative analytical thinking abilities. Consequently many hipsters tend to have jobs in the music, art, and fashion industries.

Hipster interior decoration websites/blogs are:
Caviar 20
Restoration Hardware
ZGallerie
Hipster Home
Hipster online clothing & shoes stores consist of:
Nasty Gal
Wasteland
Solestruck
Anthropologie
LuLu’s
Modcloth
Pixie Market
Urban Outfitters
Topshop
If after visiting these sites, the desire to become even more hipster is still there then here are some interior decoration tips to make anyone a true hipster.

hipster-home 1. Get a clock on the wall – not just any clock – one with the weirdest design that will make anyone go “WTF?” The more un

practical the better. For example, a clock without numbers or a clock that is not in a shape of a circle.
2. Find a letter in the alphabet and just hang it on the wall – Random letters with cool texture just screams creativity. You can also get a bunch of vintage frames or mirrors and do some sort of DIY like spray painting it gold and just collage them together. The more random and diverse the frames are the more hipster looking it will become.
3. Brick wall something. Brick wall indoors is just so rebellious and…. wait for it…. so hipster. In this case there is a column in the middle of the room that is made out of brick. Feel free to grab a hammer and beat it up a little bit. Remember, old stuff screams hipster.
4. Print a bunch of Tumblr or Instagram photos preferably pictures of rocks, eyes and sun set. Turn them black and white and hung them on a cloth line.
5. Bicycle is… a form of transportation? Sorry, that is no longer true. To hipster, they are wall decor.
6. Having a closet is sooo mainstream. Being a hipster is all about displaying your clothes on a clothing rack – makes it easier to put together outfits.
7. Macbook on the floor.
8. Homemade rug or looks like homemade rug.
9. Magazines about bands no one has ever heard of stack together on the floor as decoration.
10. Vintage camera – it does not have to actually be able to take pictures
11. Technology that looks old such as a typewriter, but it is actually an Ipad dock.
12. Overpriced tumbler cups everywhere
13. Last, but not least… Vintage big frame glasses – HIP…S…TER – with a mustache necklace will be even better.

More tips:

Chalk label all your mason jars

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Use Interesting book shelves.

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Happy hipstering up your live 🙂

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Spring 2013

Thank goodness we all made it to 2013. The world did not end. I am excited to continue my hunt for new and exciting fashion trends. This spring is all about bright colours. I love the new popping coral/orange and yellow. Check out Banana Republic's yellow Hampton fit textured crop pants. It is retailing at $110, but the texture on these are just something to drool for.
yellow pants

TOP SHOP $10 Front Frill Dress
TOP SHOP $10 Front Frill Dress
Joe Fresh PRINT TEE $8
Joe Fresh PRINT TEE
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Joe Fresh

The next trend is strips and square. They are the new neutral basic prints that can go with anything. Squares and strips are huge. We see the squares in Louis Vuitton's New Twin fashion show.

Louis-Vuitton_2Here are the bold slimming strips seen on Tommy Hilfiger, Michael Kors, Marc Jacobs, spring 2013 fashion shows:

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Winter Fashion 2012

You know it is getting cold in Toronto when you see all the empty tree branches. Winter of 2012 is here. This year’s fashion trends consist of:

– Bright Neon: those futuristic bright neon green, yellow and pink are making a statement in accessories, skirts and tops.

H&M Bag $ 29.95

-Wild animals: I don’t think animal prints ever go away. This year’s animals are going all out from fur vests to snake skin purse and leopard print cardigans.

 

-Dark ruby red: one of favourite colour is making a comeback.

– Over waist belt with lots of details

-Showing off waist and hips dress

– Leather pants and skirts. Particular baggy leather pants, but not everyone can rock that

– Over baggy coat

– 70s prints

– Something cowboy inspired

– Big knit sweater

– If all else fails just wear something shinny