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Who's that girl?

Saturday, 24 May 2014

In my opinion, there are many great girls who deserve recognition. Whether they are a great best friend, whether they've worked hard to do something or get somewhere, or if they just have a great sense of style. That's where my new idea comes in to play.
You see, what I'm thinking, is doing a regular post (twice a week, once a month... we'll see) about who you, the reader, thinks deserves to be recognized for greatness. So what I'm going to ask you to do, is nominate someone for the Who's that girl project. You can nominate a sister, a friend, a celebrity.. anyone you want!
All you have to do to nominate someone is send me an email to thesas1998@gmail.com detailing:
  • Your name, age, and where you're from
  • The nominee's name, age, and where she's from
  • A picture of the nominee, or something she's done
  • A short description of why you think she should be nominated

Flower crowns and festival preperations

Wednesday, 21 May 2014

I'm going to start this post by being blatantly honest; I never liked flower crowns. I used to think that they would be a shortlived, unpopular statement accessory.
However, I have come to find that they are an acquired taste- much like salad is for children.

Having girly time has always been important to me- it's just part of being a girl, really. Going into shops, trying on things you like but won't buy, and buying heaps of things you don't need. Just having the chance to wind down and laugh away your stresses and worries. For me, when you're with your friends having a good time, nothing can ruin that.What does that have to do with flower crowns? Nothing in the slightest- I was just talking about the photo used. Anyway, enough of that digression. 
As festival season rolls in, making it's mark in Scotland with the radio 1 Big weekend (which is this weekend.. woop woop!), it's back to the shorts and band tops. It's all about being wild, so you let your hair down. That's how summer is every year, and not much has changed in that regard. However, headwear is changing ever so slightly- as we saw in the last post, fedoras are back. But now, another trend has washed ashore, although not quite literally. 
Of course, that is the flower crown. They aren't really new- flower crowns have always been lurking in the shallow water, popping up every so often on the occasional hipster. But this year is different. This year, the flower crown is making its big hit; emerging onto highstreet shops, this trend is one for the summer. The best thing about it is that it completes an outfit so well, and accents your facial features too- that is, if you get the right one. As with everything, you have to find originality in the mainstream trends. Not everyone will suit a pink flower crown, and not everyone will want a white one.. the ball is in your court now; how will you put your stamp on this seasons headwear?

Fedora fangirls

Monday, 19 May 2014

Whether you're dressed in shorts, or a dress, there is a hat that will keep your hair under control. Demi Lovato once said "who says I can't wear my converse with my dress" well, many people said that. But I can assure you, the only comment someone can give on a fedora, is a compliment.
The great thing with fedoras is that you have a wide range. There are different colours, different shapes and sizes and styles. But even once you've found yourself the perfect fedora, there are still many ways you can alter the style without actually altering the hat itself. If you wear it straight on with your hair down one day, the next day you can plait your hair and wear it on the back of your head.. there are so many different ways of keeping your fedora fresh and stylish. Although it hadn't exactly made itself a must-have, this hat a twinge of originality that only the reckless and the brave will dabble with. And long live them.

Sunday, 18 May 2014

Jeans… finding the right pair?

Hey everyone J Josephine here from weeklyfashionblogger.weebly.com today will be talking about jeans and finding the right inexpensive pair. Doing the jean dance to put on your jeans? Maybe you do have the right pair? Jeans today are very expensive, an average pair of jeans in general pants is around $100, but is it worth it? Today I’m talking about jeans, and ways to rock your curves in an amazingly cheap pairs.

$10 jeans from target
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These jeans suit any figure, I recently bought them and have not stopped wearing them since, $10 goes a long way. After purchasing a size 12, I went back and bought a size 10 as they and stretched after a few wears. Quick Tip: don’t be scared to buy jeans smaller, all jeans stretch and smaller jeans pull you in and make your figure look more defining.
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Style adds
-          Necklace
-          Boots
-          Scarf

No goes
-          Crop tops
-          Flare out jeans
-          Un-tucked jeans with boots
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So hope this helps out J and you guys get some inspiration to wear and style jeans.
Xx Weekly Fashion Blogger

Gosh I'm gushing

Friday, 16 May 2014

Thursday the 15th of May. Doesn't sound very interesting, or special does it? But now to me, this date will bear a treasure chest of memories that I wish could repeat in real life over, and over, again.

Me myself, I have always aspired to have some sort of carreer in media. In primary school, I wanted to sing (and of course I would still love that, but I don't think I'm good enough ahah) and ever since I started high school I've wanted to be a fashion journalist, hence my dabbling in my fashion blog. So it has only been recently that I have actually even concidered radio presenting as a future carrer... and let me tell you, it is an exciting prospect.  
So, Thursday 15th of May, my friend Katie and I after her getting tickets, went into Glasgow, to participate in two activities for the radio 1 academy. In the morning, was a live Q&A session with Greg James, his producer Pipa. For those of you who don't know, Greg James is a presenter for radio 1. Of course, I didn't take the opportunity for granted and shakily asked "how do you deal with nerves on radio". Of course. 
After this we had 4 hours to wander around, and spend money on the pointless things of life, and thank goodness we had the sun on our sides. This is when we went to a radio workshop, with Vic Galloway, his producer and assistant. For those of you who don't know, he has a radio show on radio Scotland. It was absolutely brilliant, and we had a lot of fun as well as learning so much about the kind of environment and lifestyle radio presenters have, and what kind of things producers have behind the scenes. Of course, meeting Biffy Clyro was a highlight. And yes, I say that as if meeting Biffy Clyro isn't a big thing; but trust me, after all the screaming and not breathing Katie and I did... its probably one of the biggest things that has ever happened to us. 
That, and getting a picture with Greg James and Pipa... I mean, this guy is my inspiration. Of course it helps that he is very, very hot... especially in real life. His arm around my back, his hand on my arm; gosh I'm gushing again. Suppose it's time for me to wrap up!  

If you would be interested in writing a guest post for this blog, please contact me as soon as you can, at thesas1998@gmail.com

Skinny jeans, pretty scarves, and a brand new plait!

Saturday, 10 May 2014

When you jump up and down trying to fit into your jeans. When you have to hold your breath momentarily to get the button closed. When it's a struggle to get out of them. That is how yoy know you've found your perfect skinny jeans. And unlike many bottom pieces, skinny jeans have been around for eons, and are not likely to be kicked out anytime soon. The jeans I'm wearing are from New Look, a piece which I have had for two years- and probably the oldest piece of clothing that I own
As for the scarf I'm wearing, it's a black and white beauty with a bit of a floral/aztec collaboration going on. It's much thicker material than most scarves that actually look half decent these days, so it was definitely a good buy, as it works well in both adding a fashionable accent to my indie outfits, and also looks great with bit of a punk rock leather jacket look. That, and since it's made of thicker quality it does me great for typical cold/flu inducing British weather!
Now, as for my plait, if you notice these things,  you'll notice that it is not quite the original plait... and if I were able to prove to you I would, but you'll have to take my word for it that it's 3D! And not only, but it's just as easy as the original plait. All that you have to do is seperate your hair into three sections,  and then swap the two outer sections, so that the previously left is now at the right, and the previously right is now at the left, leaving the middle where it was. If you keep repeating this for the legnth of your hair, then you will be able to build up a very pretty and simplistic plait!

What to wear when volunteering....

Sunday, 4 May 2014

At a primary school.
At 15 years of age I hardly have much experience with volunteering; I've only ever volunteered for a friday night kids club, which I do with my friends. I can wear whatever I want at a kids club. But now, my mum has caught me a slightly bigger fish- a voluntary place at my old primary school for afternoons all of next week! As excited as I am, there is one thing that troubles me slightly. What exactly does one wear to a primary school? I can't go too formal, because it would look like I'm trying too hard,  however I can't exactly go casual, as that would give the impression that I don't care... when I obviously do. Quite a dilema, isn't it.Well thank goodness I did my research! (Excuse the strange expression)
In order to maintain an equal balance between casual and formal, hair and makeup become priorities. Having your hair down is casual, but as long as you style and treat it well then it ought to look great with a slightly less slobby outfit. Where makeup is concerned, avoiding dark lipstick during daytime hours is the best thing for you; unless it's a bright shade of red for a preppy look. Keeping foundation and blusher to a minimum, and using minimal eyemakeup; a little beige eyeshadow, with a darker contour in the corner, using no eyeliner and only a little mascara should be sublime.
And the answer to my most prominent question; what to wear, has been unveiled. A white shirt with a pastle skirt holds the essence of a girly spring yet the shirt speaks of the formality that is required as a teaching assistant which is what I am going to be volunteering as. Take the block coloured pastle skirt and swap it with a floral skirt, and you have a similar outcome.But perhaps one day it isn't so warm. Or you're just not that much of a girly girl. Then coloured or patterned trousers matched with a plain shirt will go perfectly also. Note that I said trousers; leggings are made to be worn with mini dresses or long tops and are extremely unflattering to even the smallest bottom if you don't cover it up. Anyhow; the discussion of leggings will make for another post sometime in the future.

Spring/summer scarves

Friday, 2 May 2014

I wrap around a lightweight scarf around my neck. Despite it's thin and transparent material, it does offer some comfort, but whether it actually does any physical good during sunny days, is debatable.
When people talk about love, it's mostly about the one she shares with lovers, friends, and family. But the most practical and simple love for me, is my love of fashion and accessories. Now, that may be rather quite obvious, seeing as I do write for a fashion blog, after all. But I do feel the need to put that out in the open- I do what I do because love it. Not because someone tells me to. 
A recently new movie came out; rebel without a cause. Though I have not seen it, the plot is somewhat about a young person who grew up in an ordinary, calm and stable family, and finds himself acting in what most certainly would not be described as his best behavior.
Now, in my school, scarves are sadly (and not understandably) banned for pupils. Though this senseless rule has put a weight onto my peers reluctance to wear fashion scarves for the sake of an accessory, it has not hindered my love for the simple accessory that has almost become a necessity in order for me to complete an outfit. Almost; I'm not completely hooked... yet. So, while I get a stern telling off, I do think that my minor act of rebellion against a rule which has no backbone, completely and utterly worth it.
In Britain in paticular, cold weather is not a strange thing. And while the month of April showers is coming to a close, there is a slight chill that is adamant of returning. So therefore, for me, the scarves stay. Fair enough, if it's over 25*C then I may consider leaving the scarf in the drawers; but that is not going to happen any time soon where I live. Thank goodness that there is such a variety in different patterns, styles, shapes, and colours- and lets not forget turquoise!

Are any of you who would be interested in writing a post for our Saturday Guest Post? Contact me, Sara for more information at thesas1998@gmail.com

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