Robyn and I love nothing more than to go exploring, our kind of holiday is walking our feet off. Therefore we need good walking boots. My aim is to invest in a great pair this year but for now, I am showing you how I wore my cheap walking boots on our trip up to North Wales.
I have been excitedly looking through pages of Vogue and London fashion week online to find the highlights and trends. When I came up with the idea to share with you, the trends I think can be worn in everyday life, shopping on a high street budget too.
One of my tasks for myself this year is to support local welsh businesses or buy from British suppliers if possible, which to me also means supporting my fellow bloggers/Instagrammers and alike. So today I bring you a post with 8 of my favourite Instagrammers and their accounts. With a mixture of beauty, fashion, lifestyle and interior design.
Treat your mum to an outfit or some new pieces for her wardrobe this mother’s day or even make it a fun day out shopping together in Fforestfach Retail Parc. I give you a sneak peek of what shops are there, what bargains you can find and an insight into the fun girly challenge me and my mum got up to! Oh and not forgetting a £100 giveaway!
I want to feel confident in fashion! I’ve been told I have a quirky style mix between effortless casual chic and inner rock chick. But when I am in work, I nod to power dressing as well. But I have a fear of fashion trends, which I am trying to break! I mentioned a little bit in the #LaceinFashion post how much I fear it and how I am slowly starting to introduce ‘fashion pieces’ into my style. (The thought of colourful culottes trousers still scares me, though)
If you are a fashion student, blogger, inspired by or already in the fashion industry then I really think visiting Bath’s Fashion Museum and their new Lace in Fashion section is a great idea for you… There are so much history, gorgeous pieces and even recent celebrity dresses for you to look at and get inspired by.
You know that age old rule?: Legs or Boobs, not both out. Yeah, keep that one rule in mind for the work Christmas Party! Yeah, I know from my own experience that, that is very difficult to keep to and to stop yourself from flashing your pins and new push up bra in a dress. When you have a crush on a hot guy in a few offices up from you. But Seriously… girl leave something to the imagination.
Okay, so Christmas Parties is definitely when all the velvet, sparkly, tight, and over the top red dresses come out yes? I’ve been searching the internet (well basically just my favourite online shop ASOS) to find affordable dresses suitable for your work party or any really.
I’m not going to lie this outfit is sort of out of my comfort zone. But when I put it on I genuinely felt quite cool and comfortable in it. You see I am the type of person who will look at outfits in shops, think they look really cool but think no way will they look good on me. But so far the outfits I have daringly put together, I actually think they look pretty awesome. So this post is on how to rock the turtleneck trend with this amazing top from Primark! Yes, Primark!
I recently did an outfit post chat, with the #welshbloggers chat on my co-hosted @welshbloggersrt twitter page. I asked the question of “do you know what lookbook.nu is/have an account?” and it got a lot of replies of; heard of it, but don’t know what it is/ how to use. I explained I have an account but rarely post, I sometimes just use it similar to Pinterest, truth be told, for inspiration. A few liked this idea too!
I offered if anyone would be interested in a blog post, on how to use Lookbook.nu ? I got quite a few yes please’s – These girls are ever so polite!
So as I offered, here is the post; I will go over parts of how to “properly” use Lookbook.nu, how I use it, how it could benefit you as a blogger and how to create an account, and what the bloody hell are Karmas?
Taken from Wikipedia this is an accurate description of Lookbook.nu
“Lookbook.nu” is a fashion, youth culture, and community website, created by Yuri Lee in San Francisco. It was inspired by street fashion websites and blogs such as The Sartorialist and The Cobrasnake and designed for users to post their own street-fashion photography, featuring themselves and their outfits.
How I find Lookbook.nu on first glance and still to this day –
If you just click the first searches of who to “follow”, the clothes can seem a bit “out there” and not your average everyday clothes at all. Also if you think some of the unrealistic outfit poses bloggers do on instagram, is stupid then wait till you see these, Im personally waiting for one day, for one to be hanging upside down from a tree like a bat! Ha. Kidding
You don’t actually have to “sign up” to just browse through the site either, you can have a basic home page where I believe all the “hottest” outfits are lined up for you, or you can browse via the Streams & Explore button. Now Explore to me would mean, explore the site for outfits but your wrong, thats actually the streams button where you can then pick between whats hot outfits, Surfer style right through to The location of said-picture or photo owner. I suppose this may come in handy if you are going on holiday abroad, and don’t know what to wear with the temperature, these may give you some clues.
Now what the bloody hell are “hype” and “Karma” they are basically your like and heart button of Lookbook. You can also fan a page which basically is a follow button. Simple really, but they tend to make it more difficult with bland but fancy words.
Is it for you?
Well it’s barely for me, but thats for you to decide. I quite like fashion and personal style so I love to nose through unrealistic outfit photos, but I will be honest I mostly use it like a pinterest board for outfit and pose ideas. I only have 8 photos on there, so it’s not like I use it to promote my outfits, photographs or even my blog at all. Maybe one day I shall get back into it. (she’s says rolling her eyes at her already long achieve list)
So if you did want to put a photo up of you in a killer outfit, is it as easy as Instagram – nope! you have to use hashtags really or it will likely not get seen by anyone! You can edit and crop the photo just after you have uploaded it – I wouldn’t say this function was great though. You name the look, Click on the photo like instagram to tag items of clothing and then you pick from options of items and brands, if they don’t happen to have the brand on the list, then it does have the option to say the brand but doesn’t link (unless you have that link). You then create a colour palette, so from this look I would pick green and grey. I find this option pretty useless as no one really searches for outfits via colour palette, but whatever floats their boat! hey.
Describe your look with as many hashtags, as you can humanly fit in, without looking like a crazy hash tag loving person, click where you want to share it, and ta-dah. Now I know its not really hard but like seriously why the colour palette..
Has this post helped? Do let me know & link me if you create/got a profile on there!
You probably didn’t know that I have a Youtube Channel – That’s okay, because I have re-started and deleted everything off of there so many times, that it has now become a joke between me and my blogging girl-friends.
But back around my birthday time, I decided to give it another real go, I have a macbook now, editing skills from my diploma, a better sense of style and the ability to do videos so why not?!
If you go on my Channel right now you will find a Halloween GRWM, January 2016 Favourites, Chatty YSL Beauty Vlog and a What’s in my bag? – blogger edition. I had fun making all of these, minus the Vlog as there was hours to edit and my camera’s were all acting up. Although saying that I decided to film something, I have wanted to in so long, and what I am passionate about – a lookbook on my personal style.
In this I am in no way telling you this is how you should style them, or what’s even in season, because it’s probably not! But I hope it inspires you maybe to think, oo yeah I could pair that denim jacket of mine, with my LBD for a more casual look. I basically had fun with this, I explored an old abandoned village with my mum, who is a little shaky with the camera but she did alright! and the editing was probably my favourite part, as I actually got to edit something I was proud of.
So yeah let me know what you think?