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Exploring High-End Fashion and Why It’s so Alluring

What makes fashion, fashion? Pose this question on social media and (assuming you have a following) you’ll get a different answer each time. In fact, people aren’t afraid to preface their answer with “according to me” or “in my opinion”, or even give credentials on why they’re qualified to answer such a vague question. But what makes the high-end fashion world so alluring to people? Why would people willingly pay thousands of dollars for something that probably cost a fraction to make, and what’s the message that designers are trying to get across? In this article, we’ll be exploring the surface of these topics to help you understand the high-end fashion world. Fashion changes constantly Looking at the textbook definition of fashion is ultimately pointless. You see, words and their meanings can twist all the time and we can safely say that they’re defined mostly by the people that use them. With something as fast-paced and ever-changing as fashion, it should come as no surprise that “fashion” means something different to everyone. This subjective quality of fashion means that everyone can make their own rules. Companies can charge whatever they want and, assuming there’s a market, they can continue to […]

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Easy Ways to Look Beautiful in Your Bathing Suit

Beach season is almost upon us and that can mean only one thing – time to get the bikini or bathing suit out of storage. The mere thought of this is enough to have some women screaming in terror (okay, I exaggerate, but only a little), but there is no reason why it should. Not only should we let silly body insecurities stop us from having fun in the sun, but there are also lots of little things we can do to enhance our appearance in our bathing suits. If you want to look and feel great in your bathing suit, here are some simple things to do to ensure that you look your best on the beach: Choose a Suit That Feels Comfortable There’s no point choosing a tiny handkerchief bikini if you’re going to be worried about popping out of it every five seconds, or choosing a bathing suit that you feel shows too much of your stomach, which you are uncomfortable with if you’re going to feel self-conscious all of the time, Besides, if you choose a suit you feel comfortable with, you will exude confidence and that will make you look way better than any piece […]

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7 Pieces of Jewelry You Should Own

When it comes to accessories, not everyone has the gift of picking something that suits the outfit they have on. They say that before you leave the house, look in the mirror and remove one item, however, with this list you’re not going to need to remove anything. Some things are just beautiful classics. You don’t have to buy diamonds; you can just purchase items that are of a similar description and fit in your budget – the idea is that everyone can have that classic look, or add a twist to their usual style. 1 – Diamond Studs. A pair of sparkly, clean looking diamonds studs can give any outfit a small touch of luxury. Rather than pick something with one large stone, try and pick something a little unusual. A more significant center rock with smaller ones around the edges always look gorgeous.   2 – A Silver Band. If you are married you might already have this one down, if not consider looking at Tacori Wedding Rings and Bands, for a simple and elegant touch to any outfit. Cut with diamonds or a simple band – you will often see celebs on the red carpet wearing small […]

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The Summer Style Guide: Swimwear Edition

**This post contains affiliate links, however, all of the swimwear are chosen by me.  Yes, yes, I know. It’s still Spring but I am so excited for Summer that I am already planning ahead. As I was browsing through my Instagram earlier, my feed was flooded with beach posts and of course, swimwear! I am obsessed with swimwear, like it’s the death of me. I don’t have a big collection or anything that I can be proud of so I’m just going to give you my recommendations. I hope you guys enjoy it and let me know if you end up buying any of these.  

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The Ultimate Guide To Nailing Your Professional Style

Some people have absolutely no trouble dressing for their spare time, but when it comes to dressing for work, they have absolutely no idea what they’re doing. Some people just struggle full stop. The way we dress can completely change our mindset and mood. If we dressed in lounge wear, then it would be highly unlikely we’d get anything done that day. If we dressed in power suits Monday-Friday, there’s a far higher chance that we’d actually get stuff done! Clothing really does make a huge difference to how we feel and how productive we are. If you struggle in any way, shape, or form, or simply want to improve, then this guide is for you! It’s in your best interests to work on nailing your professional style. Whatever industry you work in,  you can use the tips below to amp up your work style, feel great about how you look, and get more done. Yes, your clothing really can help you to be more productive on a daily basis! Read on to learn more! Create A Capsule Work Wardrobe Start off by creating a capsule work wardrobe. Having a capsule wardrobe in general is a fabulous way to stop […]

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It’s Time To Embrace Some New Year’s Fashion

Over the last couple of months, you might have found yourself with far too much to think about to really focus on your fashion sense. Between all of the holidays, family, work, and everything else that you have to deal with at this time of year, looking good tends to slip down on people list of priorities. Not to mention that a lot of people are focussed more on staying warm that looking hot during the winter. However, the New Year is rolling around, and we’re about the enter that period after the holidays where things are a lot less hectic. So why not take that opportunity to embrace some new year’s fashion? Here are some styles that you might want to embrace this New Year.   Dreamy denim   Denim is one of those things that pretty much all women need an abundance of in their wardrobe, and the cold weather gives you the perfect opportunity to rock it as often as possible. Skinny jeans, mom jeans, ripped jeansff, boyfriend jeans, dungarees, the list goes on and on! Why not branch out and try some denim shirts and jackets as well. Just be careful with how much denim you’re […]

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Taming The Mane Without Heating The Irons

We live in times of constant change in the beauty industry. Most obviously, our clothes change from season to season. But, that’s nothing new. Fashion has always moved fast. And, with shops like Zara swapping their stock near enough every day, that’s not going to change anytime soon. But, our clothes aren’t the only things which change. While it happens less often, our makeup and hairstyles change sometimes, too. Most recently, we’ve stumbled into a natural beauty trend which looks set to stay for some time. Look back at a picture of yourself from five years ago compared to now. The chances are that the extreme eyeliner and dark eyeshadow have calmed down a fair amount, right? And, it isn’t only our makeup which we’re going au-natural with at the moment. Hair straightening was a must for any respectable woman from the late nineties, all the way up until recently. But, the straightening tables seem to be turning. Now, more and more women are embracing the natural curl, and looking amazing for it. Some of us, though, struggle to ditch the heat. Unlike those lucky ladies with natural curls like Izabel Goulart or Jasmine Sanders, our hair looks more like […]

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From Top To Toe, These Are The Things That You Need On Your Beauty Schedule

“What’s a beauty schedule?”, I hear you ask? Well, it’s the list of regular tasks that you do to maintain your look and feel your best every day. What does a beauty schedule look like? In fact, it’ slightly different for everyone, as we all have different bodies and looks and need to honor this in our regime. However, having said that there are a few things that most of us girls find essential, and they are the one listed below, so read on to see how your beauty scheduled measures up. Hair   Described as our crowning glory most folks’ hair needs a little regular TLC to look its best. The top task in this area being regular trims to keep the shape of your style. Something that you will find makes it much less likely you will encounter a bad hair day.   Add to this a root touch up if you dye your hair, as there is nothing worse than that natural colour halo poking through when the rest of your colour is bold and impactful.   Of course, you can dye your hair at home if you so choose, something you can get a few tips […]

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Simple Things That Can Radically Change Your Style

Just about everyone has those moments where they feel like they could really do with changing up their personal style at least a little bit. After all, if you keep the same look for a long time, eventually you’re going to end up feeling kind of bored with it, no matter how great you might look. It’s just part of human nature to want things to be new and different after a while. Of course, changing your style is one of those things that feels like it’s a lot easier said than done. Most people assume that if you want to do that, then you have to change everything from top to bottom. However, the truth is that it’s a lot easier than you might think. Sure, it can often involve making some pretty big changes to your wardrobe or to your look as a whole, but in reality, you can make just as much of a change to your overall style by taking some slightly more subtle steps. With that in mind, here are some incredibly small things that can make a serious difference to your style. Trying new colours It’s a strange fact that, whether we realise it […]

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The Fashion Items You Need To Invest In

Now, we know that if it were an ideal world, you’d be able to spend as much on new clothes as you like. Alas, we have to live within the confines of reality, and that simply isn’t a reality. So instead of splashing the cash whenever you feel like it, you need to make sure that you’re spending your money on clothes wisely. It’s about making the right investments. Below, we take a look at some of the essential fashion items that it’s worth spending a little bit more time and money procuring.   The Handbag There aren’t many items you own that can be used during throughout the year. You’ll have your winter wardrobe, your summer wardrobe, your clothes for a night on the town…and so on. But there’s one thing that goes with you wherever you go, whatever the weather, whatever time of year: your handbag! As such, it’s worthwhile making sure that you have a bag that suits you down to the ground. After all, if you were to invest in anything else that you would use every single day, you’d make sure that it’s top-quality. That Killer Dress When it comes to going out on the […]

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Giving Your Future Self the Best Chance to Be Healthy

In life, there is always at least one person that you can trust and that can help you no matter what happens— that person is yourself. Yes, no matter who you are, where you live or what you, you will always be able to help yourself. More to the point, you will always be able to help your future self be all that he or she can be. Here, we will discuss all the ways you can set your future self up in good stead in regards to being healthy. To see how to do just that, make sure to read on. Protect your body against wear and tear As life goes on, just as it does to the cars and pieces of technology that we use daily, wear and tear occurs upon our bodies. This is just a fact of life: the more you live and the longer you live, the more your body will decline. But, you can stop your body declining and wearing and tearing to a point where you don’t have the strength to use it in your old age by doing all you can to protect it in your youth. First of all, this means […]

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Why Does Everyone Hate Plastic Surgery?

Plastic surgery and the people that undergo it are constantly getting a bad rep. All you hear about plastic surgery is that it’s dangerous, it’s expensive, and the people that go through these “horrific” procedures are shallow and pathetic. After all, there’s nothing worse than someone altering their own body to make themselves feel better. Plastic surgery definitely shouldn’t be encouraged, of course, but those that choose to undergo surgery also shouldn’t be shunned for it. Here are some of the most common arguments against plastic surgery, and why they’re just not right.   It’s Shallow The first argument you usually hear against plastic surgery is that it makes you shallow. If you undergo plastic surgery, whether it be for a breast augmentation, a tummy tuck, or lip fillers, you will often be shamed for not loving yourself, which is absolutely ridiculous if you think about it. If someone can’t stand a part of themselves, surely you should feel sorry for them and want to help rather than make them feel even worse about themselves? You should never choose to get plastic surgery on a whim, but if you’ve had a long, hard think about it, and see it as […]

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