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August 21, 2016

OOTD: And if you don't know, now you know.

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Marble prints are so trendy right now, and I can definitely understand the appeal -- marble is such a luxurious texture especially when used as a print design for garments. It's definitely a nice and interesting twist on your typical monochrome! Personally, I think it looks very chic and elegant, and it's so easy to combine with other pieces of clothing which is always a plus. It's no wonder that this marble print cropped pullover with mesh details from Something Borrowed has quickly become one of my favorite tops to wear.

What about you? What are your thoughts on the marble print?


Top: SOMETHING BORROWED
Jeans: FOREVER 21
Sneakers: ALDO
Choker: BLAIR MNL
Backpack: SM PARISIAN



August 15, 2016

Ultimate #Goals Millennials Should Be Setting Right Now

Monday, August 15, 2016

Millennials are known for putting their interests and passion first before anything else. If they want to live alone, browsing through leaflets of The Fort condo for sale, you can be sure that they’ll figure it out, even if they can’t get that condo in BGC.

So for millennials who want to set goals for their personal development, here are some other goals you might want to consider.


Volunteer

Doesn’t have to be abroad, since that’s what people mostly do, especially those who post about it on Instagram. However, don’t do it for the bragging rights. Do it to give yourself a feel and sense of fulfillment knowing that you helped other people out of the goodness of your heart, and not just to get likes and follows. By doing this, you can recognize how privileged you are, and maybe you’ll learn the importance of contributing to society, and giving to those who are unfortunate in life.




Find something you truly enjoy

Many people have a difficult time looking for something that they pour their entire heart into, but when they do, they want to do nothing but. It can be anything. It can be yoga, it can be dancing if you decide to go to your local dance studio; it can be a new hobby like writing or painting. Try everything you want to try and see if you fall in love with it.  In addition, traveling is something that most millennial are into nowadays.



Discover yourself

Maybe there is no end to the road of discovering yourself, and maybe you shouldn’t stop. Maybe your entire life should be dedicated to self-discovery. Read books about it, listen to podcasts, and listen to heart and your desires. When you learn something about yourself, you can choose to change your ways to fit what you’ve discovered, and maybe even turn your life around for the better if you’re not feeling like you’re on top of the world.



Build friendships that last

Yes, even online friends. Don’t take your friends for granted and invest in your relationships with them. Your relationships with other people, especially with friends you spend most of your time with can affect your happiness and outlook on life. Appreciate your friends, show them that you care, and if you don’t have a lot of them, maybe it’s time to try making more.


Try something new

If you think you can’t do it, do it. Try something you wouldn’t usually do, or try something you know you wouldn’t normally go into. Open yourself up to something new, something you’ve never thought about. Maybe you can even find a new hobby because of it. If you’re too scared about trying it out, bring a friend. Maybe you’ll discover something together with them
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It’s difficult to catch up when people have expectations of you, but it’s better to slow down and take it easy, maybe decide what’s more important for yourself rather than letting other people decide that for you. Remember: It’s your life and you should live it for yourself and not for other people.






ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Katrina is your average gal living inside the metro who has a passion for writing, video editing and photography. She admires nature at its finest and always wanted to become one of them. Dreaming to have the Cinderella life one day, humming with the birds, dancing with the clouds.

August 10, 2016

Read This before Investing In a Diamond Engagement Ring

Wednesday, August 10, 2016
Image by VintageLondonDiamonds via Flickr

Very often, customers will shop for a diamond via a traditional jeweller, even if they land up making their purchase online. It’s the perfect way to see various diamond shapes, sizes, and qualities first hand, and makes for a more informed decision. In some cases, you may decide to buy from a local jeweller based on their service and collection. Either way, shopping for a diamond requires you keep the following points in mind.

Mistakes to Avoid When Buying a Diamond Engagement Ring

The biggest mistake people make when shopping for a diamond is to allow themselves to be deceived on cut quality. Cut can be harder to define than clarity or colour, and is often misrepresented or ignored. Common problems include:

  • Being shown several diamonds of differing cut qualities. While you may choose the best option presented to you, it may not necessarily be the best cut diamond. It’s just the best option in a particular store.

  • Buying a diamond that is deeply cut and which carries most of its carat weight hidden in the pits of the stone as opposed to the stone’s width. These badly cut diamonds tend to be less expensive per carat.

  • Since well-cut diamonds are more expensive per carat than good cuts, very few are carried in traditional jewellery stores.


It can be almost impossible to accurately judge the colour and clarity of a diamond once it is placed in a setting. Flaws can be easily hidden under prongs and even the colour can be obscured by the reflections of the setting. If you are able to, try to view the diamond first hand to see what you are getting.

Colour Grading


This is a notoriously difficult point. The GIA goes to lengths to create training and standards for colour grading and you should never accept the jeweller’s own grading as a substitute. If the jeweller offers a colour range, chances are the diamond hasn’t been graded by the GIA or a lab and the colour grade will be unreliable. Take a look at the superior and exquisite collection of engagement rings in Toronto at Diamonds for Less and rest assured you will be getting top quality diamond rings.

If there is no master set, or any other objective measures, be very weary when comparing colour diamonds. If you are shown two diamonds, one referred to as a ”G” colour and one as an “H” colour, for example, there are certain problems you may encounter with this approach:

  • You may not know for sure if both diamonds are GIA colour graded.

  • You may well be comparing two different shapes.

  • You won’t be able to tell is both diamonds are the same cut quality. 

Typically, jewellery store lighting is designed to make diamonds sparkle at their very best and emit a spectrum shift. When considering a diamond engagement ring, be sure to ask to see the diamond in a normal lighting environment, away from spotlights. You may want to take the diamond outside of the store to a place with standard lighting, a skylight, a window, or even direct sunlight. It is imperative that you see how your diamond looks under those natural conditions as they will be the norm once the ring is worn.



August 9, 2016

Sometimes Less Is More: Cheap Dresses at FashionMia!

Tuesday, August 09, 2016
You don't always have to wear the most extravagant dresses and pile on luxurious accessories in order to turn heads and get noticed. Sometimes, wearing minimalist ensembles can be just as effective. I was browsing online yesterday and stumbled upon FashionMia, an online store that sells cheap dresses that are both stylish and trendy!

I know that cheap dresses are often associated with poor quality and craftsmanship, but that's not always true. FashionMia's selection of dresses are not only affordable, but they are also made with high quality materials and precise attention to details. Whether you're going on a casual night out or just having a nice romantic dinner with your significant other, these dresses are perfect for you for any occasion.


I just love how FashionMia's dresses can be dressed up or down depending on your mood. No matter what your personal style is, you're guaranteed to find something you'll love. I also like how they sell a variety of clothes that are different from most online shops, because let's face it: most of the time online shops tend to sell the same styles or designs.


If you're looking to update your wardrobe and save money in the process, click here to visit FashionMia and check out their selection. Trust me, you won't regret it. Make sure you take the time to really go through all of their different options before making a purchase. I personally had a hard time deciding because everything looked great! I suggest you go for dresses that are simple and classic so that you can wear them throughout different seasons.

Happy shopping!






August 7, 2016

OOTD: Everybody gets high sometimes, you know. What else can we do when we're feeling low?

Sunday, August 07, 2016

Wearing a monochrome outfit doesn't look boring if you incorporate a few prints into your ensemble. Today I paired this abstract printed jacket from Something Borrowed with my KESH shirt and even though I stuck with a black and white theme, it still has enough details to keep it interesting.

A lot of people seem to think that jogger pants are strictly for casual wear, and although that may be true, that doesn't mean you can't dress it up a little bit if you want to. In fact, pairing your favorite joggers with slightly dressier pieces will give off a sophisticated yet laidback vibe. 


On another note, I've finally found the choker I've been looking for! Yes, yes, I know. I've been wearing a very similar choker lately in my recent OOTD posts but that one wasn't as thick as this one. I've been trying to find a thicker version like the ones that Kim Kardashian and Kendall Jenner have been wearing but have had no luck until now. If you're also looking for a thick velvet choker, be sure to visit Blair MNL on Instagram!


Shirt: KESH x AMERICAN APPAREL
Jacket: SOMETHING BORROWED
Pants: BENCH
Shoes: YEEZY / ADIDAS
Bag: CHANEL
Choker: BLAIR MNL


August 5, 2016

6 Tips For Prom To Avoid Fashion Mishaps

Friday, August 05, 2016

Oh, prom night. That night when girls everywhere compete with one another for attention, long gazes, and Instagram likes.

And if there’s one thing for certain, no girl wants to be the one who has a public wardrobe malfunction on prom night. No way, no how. Nuh-uh. Especially with YouTube, Instagram, and SnapChat waiting in the wings to make the experience go viral.

So here's a guide to help you avoid the devastation that could come with a prom night wardrobe malfunction, and the embarrassment of what Mean Girls might do with such a malfunction.

Let’s begin with the basic stuff and work our way up to the life-threatening devastation only teenage girls can understand.

1. Underwear Lines

I know some ladies will say that it’s easier to not wear any underwear on uber-fancy occasions like prom because they can’t stand the chance of having underwear lines under their dresses that are in trend in 2016. Well, ew. I can’t chance the one string holding my dress up to snap and then have nothing below.

Lacy thongs are virtually invisible, but aren’t a hit with moms.  And they are pretty uncomfortable. I hate feeling like I got “hungry bum” all night with a string down my behind. Gross.

String bikini underwear, same thing. I prefer a hybrid; either high-waist or something a little more J-Lo. They don’t cover the whole butt, but they sure cover more than a thong, they look fancy, and they leave no trace. Next!

2. Blah Nail Polish

Either you over-do it and smudge it –or your nail polish chips off. In either case, fret not. Less is more. Take all of the nail polish off and go au naturelle with a clear coat.

3. Random Stains

Ok so you’re out about town and there it is. Mustard stain on the designer dress you just brought from the well known dress store - www.promdressshop.com. Solution: Tide-to-Go stain remover pen. Bam! Good as new –or at least it won’t stain. Do not rub it in, or you’ll make it worse. Dab it, and if it’s still there, try a little hand soap and water in the ladies room.

4. Hair Has a Mind of Its Own

Flat, stupid hair. For whatever reason, it keeps falling down, frizzing out; whatever. Solution: Braid it out or show even a little more neck with a hair bun. Most boys I know go nuts when they see the small of a girl’s neck. It’s the sexiest non-taboo part of your body you can proudly show off.

5. Torn Dress

Pack a whole lotta’ good, strong safety pins with you just in case you tear your dress. They’re easy to conceal because you can affix them to your dress in advance. Just make sure they’re in a place they can’t be prompted to open up and hurt you.

6. Horrible Fake Tan

Uh-oh. I don’t know what, but what is it with girls that try to look orange on homecoming? Seriously, ladies. Orange is not that “new black”! Orange will and has always looked silly. And if your any reason you have a mishap like this –like, you decide “hey I want a fake orange Jersey Shore-looking tan” –do it at least a week in advance, on a Friday evening (so you can hide indoors on Saturday and Sunday exfoliating the heck out of your skin). If you’re lucky, no one will notice.



August 2, 2016

OOTD: Lying down beside you, what's going through your head?

Tuesday, August 02, 2016

This is my "Off Duty Blogger" look: simple, minimalist, and comfy. I can't even begin to tell you how much I'm obsessed with small backpacks! I have so many of them now which is kind of ironic because two years ago I told a friend of mine that "I would never wear a backpack in my whole life". Guess I ate my own words. I mean, what's not to love about small backpacks? They may look tiny but they can actually hold a ton! And they're extremely stylish and cute, too. I'm really loving this dark purple velvet one from My Everyday Fashion!

Oh and here's just a little style tip before I end this post: if you're obsessed with chokers like everybody else right now, try wearing two or more of them at the same time for a cool layered look.


Top: JUKAYKAY
Jogger Pants: THE CLIQUE BOUTIQUE
Shoes: NEW BALANCE
Chokers: MENTAL CLUTTER
Backpack: MY EVERYDAY FASHION