Socks and sandals, denim on denim and patterns and prints. Three of the biggest faux pas that should go on the ‘pro pas’ list.
We all know fashion faux pas are a scary thought. But what if they had never been seen as a fashion crime? Through the decades more ‘faux pas’ have been added to the fashion world list of don’ts than the list of do’s; whether they have been followed or not there are some acceptation’s, but we’ve all seen Britney and Justin’s heinous denim on denim attempt and let’s just say it’s definitely scarred us for life!
BUT.. like style Queen Iris Apfel once quoted; “There’s no ‘How-To’ road map to style. It’s about self-expression and, above all, attitude”. You sure are right there Iris.
999.. SOS.. SAVE OUR SOULS – SOCKS AND SANDALS ARE HERE.
Socks and sandals are one of the most fun style choices to try. I know we all think of crocs with seasonal patterned socks when we think of the forbidden socks and sandals combo but in reality it’s not all that bad. If you can wear socks with loafers you can definitely wear them with sandals. Stylist Pandora Sykes has been doing it the whole time and so have Parisian girls. So why ignore them. Especially the Parisians, nothing shouts chic like their effortlessness. The beauty of socks and sandals is mainly that you can get away with wearing a combo that not only looks effortless but also shouts that you have a little personal style.
I’M NOT A GIRL.. NOT YET A WOMAN – BUT I’M THE QUEEN OF DENIM ON DENIM.
Denim on denim another faux pas that is the biggest fashion trend at the moment. From Gigi Hadid to Olivia Palermo, denim OD has been a massive trend over the last year. The easiest look to put together whilst looking like you really know what you’re doing, when getting dressed in the mornings. The best thing with this look is that you can dress it up and dress it down. If you’re looking for a daytime look just throw on some fun flats and sunglasses and for the evening go for some heels and a red lip. Who would’ve known you’ve been wearing the same outfit all day anyway. (Just maybe leave the OOTD Instagram post till you get home).
BLUE JEANS.. WHITE SHIRT – THAT’S BORING I WANT PATTERNS AND PRINTS.
Patterns and prints are vulgar.. said no one ever. Just because Kim Kardashian only wears nudes, rose tones and khaki shades doesn’t mean we should stay clear of wearing clothes that match our personality. If anything being able to mix and match prints makes you look a little more like you have personal style and a little less like you care too much.
Although pages on social media are all about wearing the same thing as everyone else, that isn’t always the case for some of us. If anything some of the best buys can be from charity shops and vintage markets/shops. Some may find them a little daunting but you’ll find pieces that you can wear time and time again and never
Ladies. Put down those tweezers, wax strips and eyebrow pencils. You won’t need them anymore, there’s a new eyebrow growing miracle in town which means you won’t have to fake fuller brows anymore. The brow saviour is here and it’s in the form of oil.
So, I’m sure like most myself and other women have gone a little tweezer happy in the past and are now regretting their barely there brows. Unless you’re a model like Arizona Muse or Cara Delevigne the idea of growing bake fuller brows is something that would never happen but it can. Scouring the internet to find the ‘miracle’ that will give me back those bushy beasts that used to rest on my face, I came across Castor oil. I won’t lie, when I heard the name I didn’t think it sounded like something that should be going on my face. But it does.
Like so many, I was a little sceptical. So turning to Youtube was my next option and well, I was really amazed. Even then I was still wondering if it was really true; but the women using castor oil seemed to have remarkable things to say about the product as well as having amazing transformations. They weren’t overnight transformations, but let me just say it looked well worth it. Guys. Now, I’m not saying this will work for everyone. because it won’t. The whole idea with castor oil is that it makes the growth of hair a lot quicker. The growth of hair for the average person is about 1cm a month, which is hardly anything. But most people do see a growth of maybe 2cm-3cm. Which is pretty great to think about. Having those long locks isn’t hard anymore.
I’ve only been using this product for 2 weeks and I’ve only used it on my eyebrows so far. But the growth already is something I never thought would happen. My eyebrows have begun growing back to how they were before I went tweezer happy and looked like I was channeling the 90s. As well as my brows just growing, I’ve also noticed hair growing in the areas that went sparse due to over plucking and waxing. So far I would give this product a thumbs up. In the last two weeks, I’ve managed to begin restoring my eyebrow virginity as well as having to use less makeup to hide the fact my brows are uneven. Overall, I’m really happy with castor oil. especially the fact that it’s all natural and works so well with my sensitive skin (which is a bonus).
Finally, if you’re trying to grow back those brows definitely try castor oil it’s worth every penny. I’ll leave a link below to the product I bought if you fancy giving it a go! Follow me on Instagram too as I’ll be posting regular updates on my brows and hair!
Getting ready to go out can be quite daunting. But if you know how to accessories an already playful outfit it’s easy. Firstly, never be afraid of colours, textures, patterns or anything else for that matter. That’s my motto in life. Being adventurous with what you wear if the whole fun of fashion.
Just like this outfit I’ve put together, a fun outfit can be even more exciting by pairing it with out there handbags and shoes. Have fun and be you with fashion.
So if you Google the word femininity, the definition it comes up with is; ‘the quality of being female; womanliness. Still, I have no idea what that means.
Femininity to me is something completely different to that. I joke all the time about being so ‘unfeminine’. But really I am, in a more I don’t give a s**t kind of way. Don’t get me wrong I always have makeup on and I take a ridiculous amount of time, picking out what I want to wear every morning (purely because I want to be a stylist) but other than that, there’s nothing. My idea of femininity is being lairy, drinking beer and taking advantage of the fact I’m a girl (basically, being confident).
Until today I never really thought about being feminine or a feminist, nor have I ever thought it’s something that should be fort about or is just something to do with lesbians. I think we all have that preconception that if we aren’t feminine enough we’ll never have a boyfriend or we’ll be protesting in the streets of London.. topless. I understand that most people also have double standards for girls, women too. But why? If I drink beer and joke about sex openly does that mean I should be a man or does it just mean that I’m comfortable with who I am and should carry on with being who I am.
The number of times I’ve heard the words “act more ladylike” or “sometimes I think you should’ve been a boy”. It doesn’t really bother me. Like yeah, cool! I burped or I had a pint of Stella (who gives a f**k). At the end of the day, being a woman does mean that we have a right to be confident but also push each other, rather than being so s**tty toward each other.
This was kind of a random post, but scrolling through Instagram and Tumblr, reading people’s comments and just generally looking at posts, I thought it wouldn’t hurt to post something that people seems to complain about rather than take advantage of. So stop being silly. Take off your bra, sit on the sofa with your hair done or your rollers in, with your heels on and have a print whilst you watch Eastenders tonight. AND.. if anyone asks you “what the hell are you doing”, make sure you reply with something sassy and slightly cheeky (or just tell them to f**k off).