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A man cannot live on cupcakes alone...

Tuesday, 29 April 2014

But a woman sure can!
The brilliantly beautiful embellishments often seen on cupcakes make them almost difficult to eat; to destroy the intricate designs that must have taken hours to create. I say almost, not quite completely. A fond childhood memory of mine is decorating what we Britains call fairy cakes; smother on the icing (Or chocolate), and then messily squish on a pile of food decorations. Elaborately frosted cupcakes may be made for special occasions such as baby showers, graduations, or holidays. 
I suppose that in their own way, cupcakes are making a statemement. The happy hipster holds it in her hands, and with a cute smile and fashionably over-sized glasses, another picture is uploaded onto tumblr.
But cupcakes are certainly not just for hipsters; anyone can buy (or make) these delightful dessert pieces. Many variations make it easy to alter cupcakes into individual 'designs'. And it's not as if they're expensive to buy, or difficult to produce yourself!

Salut

Monday, 28 April 2014

Bonjour! Salut! C'est la vie! Paris! 
These are all things that we are finding written on the tops and jumpers which we love. And yes, I can honestly admit that I have literally bought in to the phase of French-crazy fashion. What can I say; it's the life!  Having a long time obsession with all things France, I consider my collection of French statement tops almost acceptable; I have studied French for about 6 years and have always wanted to go to Paris. After all, France is home to one of the top 4 fashion capitals in the whole entire world! All that I need now is a nice beret...

if you are interested in fashion, beauty, or highstreet trends, and would like to write a post for the Saturday guest post, please contact Sara at thesas1998@gmail.com or @saralouisa_ on twitter.

Little red dress

Sunday, 27 April 2014

Preparing for a date night, a party, or a family night out in a fancy schmancy restaurant, as a young woman I absolutely adore dressing up. That's why as soon as I layed eyes upon this ravishing red dress, I found myself crushing on it heavily. And who can blame me; it's absolutely gorgeous! A red dress is always a good investment; just as an lbd it is a safe buy, and is extremely versatile for different situations. Best matched with pale skin, I would beg for you all to purchase a pretty red dress... indulge in yourselves! And if you do find yourselves taking my advice, or have already got a pretty red dress in your closet, do tell me!

Saturday Guest Post By Brenda!

Saturday, 26 April 2014

         Hey guys!

My name is Brenda, and I'm the owner of Inside Her Unique Closet.  Today, I'm going to blog about  Fashion Trends from the 1980's that are still trending today.

1.)  Slouchy Sweaters





























Slouchy Sweaters were one of the most recognizable trends from the 80's and are still in style.  Slouchy sweaters are great for going out and the best part is if your lazy, you could just put one on!

2.) Shiny Leggings




















Shiny Leggings really took off in the 80's but there have been a huge resurgence in  recent years.  I have to admit, I'm kind of in love with these type of leggings.

3.)  Neon




















Neon is easily known as trend from the 1980's and has made a comeback for the runaways of London and New-York, also in retailers too.

4.) Mini Skirts




















Mini Skirts have been in style since the 80's and never left.  The secret to rocking a mini skirt the right way is to keep it from being revealing.  Try wearing boots and a top that doesn't reveal to much cleavage.

5.)  Leg Warmers




















Leg Warmers are another thing that is known from the 1980's.  They are fun, appropriate, and keep your legs warm when winter comes around.  I actually do own two pairs and even though I love leg warmers, for some reason I don't use them.

Photo Credits: 10 awesome.comDi Candia FashionJulepStyle Caster




Vintage pleated updo

Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Today, I wanted to share with you something a bit more personal; more close to my heart. If there are any constant readers reading this post, you shall know that I have a huge soft spot for all things vintage. Which is why I tried to add a bit of vintage into my everyday outfit. With a casual denim dress, I spiced things up with this vintage 1900s updo. Very simply done, and I doubt you will need me to go through the steps. All you need is a lot of Bobby pins, and to be able to plait your hair and wrap it around your head. French pleating the crown of your head is always a good idea! 

Reign

Monday, 21 April 2014

With the newest 'periodic' drama, Reign making it big in the television industry, I have noticed quite a few magazine articles, and blog posts on how to copy the look, or convert it into something that would be suitable in contemporary fashion. Well, I didn't want to add myself to the large pile of what is now becoming almost cliché; and there is no way that I am going to get away without writing a post concerning what is becoming my latest obsession. So, I have decided to take this chance to write about something I personally completely adore; the crown ring.Jewellery comes in all forms and colours, and it is the one thing that usually stays constant though the changes of society and fashion trends. That's why finding out about the crown rings in my preparation for summer really excited me- it's rare that a new jewellery trend comes up like this. Even rarer, is it that I actually like the jewellery piece, and I certainly fell in love with the crown ring.Personally, I love it the most in gold with diamonds embedded in it, as shown in the picture below, however there is a wide selection of variables concerning the material, embellishments, size, and shape, which is quite common with jewellery. If you're wondering about the prices of these beautiful crown rings, then I am afraid that I cannot give alot of specific aid, but only a bit of background knowledge about different jewellery labels. If you are willing to go all out and invest up to hundreds of pounds into a crown ring, I would advise you to browse through pandora, Monica Vinader, or Shourouk. Now, considering that since I myself am a teenager, and write mostly for teen and young adults, I doubt that many of you will be able to spend hundreds for a ring; I know I can't! But never you fear, you can most certainly still follow this trend, and indulge yourself with a new ring for up to £40 tops. Most highstreet shops ought to be selling them (and if not now, then they should soon) and in the UK this can include New Look, Topshop, Zara ect.

Spring Trends by Kam Berries!

Sunday, 20 April 2014

Hey there!
I'm Kam, owner of kamberries.blogspot.ca and today I'm going to be talking about my favorite spring trends. I always look for inspiration before going shopping and I hope this will help you do the same.
•Tops
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- Tee shirtsThese are great for everything and a big staple in everyone's wardrobe. You can have them in any color; it could also be a graphic tee or a plain one. I like having mine in black, white and grey. You can easily pair them with a floral skirt or wear it under a dress that has too long straps.
-TanksThese are light and airy and perfect to pair with shorts.
-Light cardigansThese are great for slightly chilly mornings and great to cover yourself up if you're wearing a crop top.
-Denim jacketsThese are for the early spring days when it's still a bit cold. They are very trendy and have a nice spring feel to it, don't you think?

•Bottoms
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-High-waisted shortsThose who love wearing crop tops should own at least one pair. They cover more skin than normal shorts would, making you look proper.
-Dolphin shortsThese colorful pants are perfect for a hot day. They're really comfortable and great for lounging around.
-Lace shortsThese are so pretty and help with making a casual outfit look special. They're also very comfortable.
-Skater skirtsThey can be plain or patterned, just switch it up! But remember to pair it with the right outfit. After those long winter months, doesn't it feel good to rub your legs together?
-OverallsOh the childhood memories! Even though you're all grown up now, overalls are making their way back to our closets this spring. They're an easy cheat to creating an outfit, although you pay the price when you have to go to the washroom.

•Shoes
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-Canvas shoesIn my opinion, they're a staple in anyone's closet. They could be Converse, Vans, Keds or even 10$ from the clearance aisle. You can wear it with a formal outfit to tone it down and make it more casual looking, plus they're really comfortable.
-Running shoesOf course, you can wear them for exercising, but you can also wear them for a casual looking outfit. They can be really bright and neon, muted with a black and white color or you can opt for something in between.
-EspadrillesThese are light and comfy and great for warmer days. You just slip them on and head out the door. They come in many patterns that are just perfect for spring.
-RainbootsWith spring already here, rain is bound to happen, be prepared with these. I think they look great with knee length socks.
-Combat bootsThey're one of my staples, at least, that's what I think. They go well with any outfit and can add an edge to it. If you have a pastel pair though, they can add a feminine touch and they'll just scream spring.

•Accessories
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-SunglassesWith the sun back up, you'll need a pair to stylishly protect those delicate eyes of yours. I strongly recommend investing in a good pair because they do a good job protecting you from the sun.
-Knee high socksLike I said, they're great with rainboots. They're also nice with normal shoes though. You can wear them with a skirt or a dress to keep those nice legs of yours warm. 
-BeltsThey can be thin or thick and any color. I think pastel colors or brown ones are the best for springtime. You can belt your dress, skirt and of course, your pants.

•Prints & colors
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And that's it! Of course, you don't need to change your style fit the latest trends. If you're investing in a pricier piece I suggest waiting for sales or discounts. Make sure you're going to put good use to it too.


Have fun shopping,Kam  


Additional note:
If you are interested in writing about fashion/beauty/highstreet trends, and would be interested in participating in MTSD's weekly guest posts, then contact Sara at thesas1998@gmail.com

Pastle revelation

Friday, 18 April 2014

With clear blue spring skies, and pretty little flowers starting to sprout, the fashion industry once again takes inspiration from it's surroundings. 

And thank goodness for that- the pastel revelation is one which I am very excited about.
Now, those of you who read my posts religiously will know that I have previously wanted to write about the pastel revelation, though I have digressed. Now, I finally get my chance.
In the hearts of many teenage girls, and young women (including myself) have found a longing for pastel clothing and accessories deep within our hearts. But what has encouraged this revelation of the heart? Well, the media is an obvious catalyst, where in magazines, movies and celebrity idols inspire us all.
Looking at these beautiful outfits it is difficult not to fall in love! This girly girl theme, portraying innocence, is truly lovely.
But the pastel revelation doesn't just stop dead where girly girls are concerned; it is also an opportunity for slightly older women to experiment with their sweet side. With blazers booming on the highstreet, who is to say that you can't take the pastel revelation to your workplace?

Coming soon: budget haul

My turquoise summer

Thursday, 17 April 2014

As you will probably know by now (and if not, then do take a look at my url) I absolutely love clothes that are turquoise. Especially in the summer, and especially dresses. So it really comes at no surprise that I am so very excited to find out that next season (drumroll please) its going to be all about turquoise. So now is the time to stock up.

Flower power!

Saturday, 12 April 2014

Today, dear readers, I unusually haven't got so much to say.
Well, I am really loving spring! I have spent a good part of the last month scouring the highstreet for some good ol' floral accessories, and quite successfully I might add. Year after year floral trends come back on to the highstreet, and this year is no different. This season, however, my best buy is the floral wristwatch. Definitely something I would recommend you to get!

Starbucks fashion

Friday, 11 April 2014

Starbucks: the coffee chain that is taking over the world.Well, I would be a huge fibber if I claimed not to have been swallowed whole by starbucks. I just love the whole layout of their shops; every single one is similarly set out, so you know exactly what you're going in for. It's the sense of familiarity that I feel comfortable with. So I would therefore also be a terrible fibber if I told you that I wasn't happy about starbucks becoming a statement. Good on them! It seems that in todays life, holding a paper cup of starbucks is becoming as much as a fashion statement as a bag is. All it means for me is that I get to drink my daily coffee on my way to school or work and at the same time be recognised as part of a mainstream trend. Who'd have known that a drink, a drink would become an accessory? And one that goes with any outfit as well!  

Inside the mind of an indie girl

Tuesday, 8 April 2014

As soon as the natural looking brown haired beauty enters my garden, I offer her a cup of tea, organic of course. But she instead, offers me a hug. Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you Katie.
I ask her how she would describe her own personal style, and she chuckles; I know her well enough to see the confused glint in her eye as she searches her mind for an answer. Shrugging her shoulders she grins and tells me that she has "no fucking clue, most likely indie" and we burst out laughing together, it's true. She has always been the one interested in music more so than fashion, though she is fashion conscious and always seems to be wearing beautiful clothes. I however may choose to word it slightly differently though; a cross between mainstream trends, and a backbone of indie culture.
My next question is somewhat linked to her indie culture. Sipping peppermint tea from a vintage floral teacup, Katie does indeed seem to be the very face of indie. Asking her something that puts her right in her comfort zone, I want her to tell me the top three artists that she listens to. Unlike the previous time, she answers straight away without a seconds thought "bastille, all time low, conor maynard". I nod my head. The truth is, I already knew this; I share her love of bastille and all time low, having an interest in indie music myself. With the knowledge of her music taste and how she would describe her own personal style, I come to the conclusion that the two are most certainly linked. With an overruling influence of indie, and tints of mainstream trends, I can say that her music taste influences her fashion style. It is a common belief, that however more noticable in some than in others, music and culture influences clothes choices. Katie agrees with me, saying that she is "100% positive that my music taste has an influence on my style, I mean ever since I've discovered indie / rock I've changed my style". She goes on to say that mainstream fashion trends also inspire her, along with whatever her favourite celebrities wear.

New York, New World

Friday, 4 April 2014

New York virgin: Someone who has never experienced the luscious taste of a bite of the big apple. Something that everyone who is anyone ought to experience.

It is true, sadly I am a New York virgin. However, my never seeing New York from a personal point of view has never once affected my consistent passion for NYC fashion. This fashion capital is indeed an inspiration to the whole world, and I am predicting that this season's trend is going to be all about formal wear. None of that dressing down shebang! And I for one, am happy about this trend.
From button-up shirts and dressy tight fit trousers, to formal but not over the top dresses, this spring the fashion conscious highstreeters are going to be rocking the formal look- and the best thing about this is that it is easy to personalize! With casual looks, it's all about putting on whatever's top in your closet- but now is the time to reinvent the wheel. Put your personality into your clothes and makeup, with a classy act, or go cute as candy with pastel inspired outfits, it's all about putting a bit of yourself into your outfit. 
But not only to I forecast this formal trend to inspire the looks of this season, but with fingers crossed, here's hoping that summer rolls in with even more dresses to check out.

Youtubers, Festivals, and Barbie's inspiration

Tuesday, 1 April 2014

The radio one big weekend- a huge annual event hosted by the BBC. Just yesterday morning, the tickets were claimed by thousands of music loving festival goers- budding journalists? It seems that this May (Just as the previous years) the spotlight is on the big weekend. Excitement, and a bubbling presentation of opportunities awaits those who grab (or have grabbed) the chance. And don't you doubt it- for I certainly have! But this my dears is not a boasting post; this just as any other that I write will have content other than my own naive excitement.

Youtuber: Someone who uploads youtube videos, particularly someone who has somewhat of a fan base. Although it can mean anyone in youtube, it specifically means someone who makes videos.

As I bought my monthly issue of COMPANY from my local drug store, it struck me; Zoella, on the front cover of a magazine? But she's just a youtuber. It seems to me, that the world of youtube is indeed taking over- vloggers from around the world, each one individual with their content are grasping the opportunity of fame and fortune. And let me tell you; they aren't the only ones relishing in the growing community of youtubers. With obsessive viewers fangirling about the prettiest, hottest, funniest, most interesting of them all, youtube has become the new trend that everyone is getting in on. I would imagine that if social sights such as twitter and facebook did a collaboration with the television, they wouldn't have much of a different turnout that youtube, but then again that is just my own crazy thoughts. Now- one thing I do want to point out, post describing youtube as a [new] trend; youtube itself is not a new thing. Neither is vlogging- I am quite sure that in the past people would sit infront of their cameras and record themselves talking about their own life, the things they loved ect. But nevertheless, it is something that has seen a surge in popularity over recent years... and even months. 

Now, above this text you ought to see a jumper, very pink, very girly and very barbie. This jumper I am afraid, is sold out. From ASOS, this is the exact same jumper as seen my Zoe Sugg (Zoella) a fashion/beauty youtuber who is becoming increasingly popular (Hence her face featuring in the front cover of this month's issue of COMPANY). The surge in barbie inspired outfits? My theory is that the masses of fangirls who idolize over Zoe Sugg have jumped up at the chance to copy her style; or at the very least try to. All I can say is that I'm sure that Mattel (The manufacturers of Barbie since 1959) won't be complaining about the publicity. 
What Mattel might not be so happy about are the protests going on about the proportions of the barbie doll- apparently this child's doll encourages eating disorders in women and girls who want to have the figure of this fictional character. Honestly?
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