Saturday, 24 December 2011

Merry Christmas!

I know it's not Christmas yet, but I figured I probably wouldn't have time to write you a blog post on Christmas day, so I'm sending you my Christmas wishes on Christmas eve.
Bless you all, I hope everybody has a lovely, safe, and homely Christmas. I've never thought of Christmas as a holiday to just get gifts, it's a holiday to be thankful, to spend time with family, to give happiness to those who don't have much, and most of all, to celebrate the birth of Jesus. I know not everyone are Christians, but I just wanted to remind people of the true meaning of Christmas.
Once again, I send my blessings to everybody this Christmas. I know I haven't had this blog long, and I haven't got many followers at all, but I want to thank everybody for even clicking in the link to this blog. Because of you, I know I will continue this blog unto the new year.

Thank you for all of your support and thank you for reading! ☺

Friday, 23 December 2011

What to wear for... Christmas Day!

It's almost Christmas everybody! Only 2 more sleeps to go! I'm going to be giving you a little guide as to what kind of clothes to wear on Christmas day. I think that no matter who you're spending it with, even if it's your boyfriend or your best friend, the main thing is to be conservative, because Christmas isn't about wearing a tiny skirt and a crop top, but I'll also say that everybody likes to look nice on Christmas day so you don't want to wear a big frumpy jumper and some trackie bottoms or yoga pants.
I'll give you 3 basic outfit suggestions, just for ideas!

Outfit 1 - For the girly girl:
♣ Start off with a little slip dress. Make sure it's quite short, you'll be layering over it! have some gorgeous ones with lovely detail. Try a long sleeved one if you want to look mature and festive.
♣ Next, add a high waisted skirt. Make sure the hem of the skirt is longer than the hem of the dress. You don't want to be able to tell it's a dress! You can find nice skirts in Forever 21
♣ Next, add some tights. If your dress is complicated and your skirt is simple, add some fun tights. Your tights can be star print or lace or whatever print you like. If your dress is simple and your skirt is complicated, just go with block colour tights in black, skin coloured, navy, or whatever colour will match. New Look have a great range of tights.
♣ Lastly, every nice outfit has some killer shoes. I love the idea of adding a little sparkle to your outfit with some glittery heels. The best bet is to go with a platform if you want a high heel, because platforms make your shoes easier to walk in. If you don't want to wear sparkly heels, just wear some shiny leather, satin, or suede heels with your outfit.

Outfit 2 - For the rocker/skater/tomboy girl:
♣ Start off by wearing a black tank top and your favourite dark wash skinny jeans.
♣ Next, add a lace top. I like the long sleeved see-through ones sold at, forever 21 and punkyfish. (And there's more places you can buy them at aswell!)
♣ Next, add some gorgeous heels. I recomend sticking with black heels in any style you like.

Outfit 3 - For the stylish girl:
♣ Start off with a black high waisted mini skirt. It can be any shape you want. You can find some nice skirts in forever 21.
♣ Next, add a pretty, flowy blouse. I live blouses with unexpected details, like lace on the shoulders or embellishments on the back. Tuck your blouse into your skirt and loosen it up a little bit.
♣ Next, add some patterened tights in any pattern that suits the same style as the blouse.
♣ Lastly, just like I've suggested in the other 2 outfits, add a killer pair of heels. Match the colour of the heels to the colour of the blouse.

Thanks for reading! ☺

Wednesday, 21 December 2011

Winter Fashions 2011

Hi Style Choicers! Is everyone excited for Christmas?
Today is officially the first day of winter, so I decided to write a blog post about the winter trends this year. The winter trends can be very similar to the fall trends, so this blog post will be short and sweet, since in the past, I've already done alot about dressing yourself in the winter.

♣ Soft colours, like ice blue and pale pink
♣ Midnight blue
♣ Neutral colours, like black and brown (As always)
♣ & Prints (Animal print is my favourite!)

Must-have pieces:
(I'll do one top, one bottom, one accessory, one pair of shoes, one piece of knitwear, and one dress)
♣ Chiffon blouse
♣ High waisted skinny jeans
♣ Printed tights
♣ Platform suede mary janes
♣ Oversized sweater (You know my obsession with these!)
♣ Lace dress

Nail polish must-haves:
♣ Burgundy
♣ Mustard
♣ Black
♣ Dark brown
♣ Grey
♣ Red
♣ Christmas nails (You gotta love these!)

Thanks for reading! ☺

Sunday, 18 December 2011

Outfit of the Day: Festive Layering

Festive LayeringI used red as the boldest colour in my outfit, to make my outfit festive, as I was going to a Christmas event. I haven't used the original pieces in my picture, but I'll  show you where everything is from in my outfit here:
- Red tank top: H&M
- Grey cardigan: Mine is old, but you can find a replica in Hollister
- Jeggings: New Look
- Leather Jacker: Once again, an old piece, but you can find nice faux leather in New Look
- Black waist belt: H&M
- Bow earrings: H&M
- Necklace: New Look
- Nude heels: New Look
(Everything except the cardigan can be found in New Look and H&M! What a coincidence right?)

Thanks for reading! ☺

Saturday, 17 December 2011

Ways to wear: Granny Cardigans

The cardigans that you'd except to see on your grandma are so cute at the moment! The best way to wear them is to wear them with some young looking clothes that complement the cardigan, such as skinny jeans and uggs with a simple tank top, and it's really that simple, because you want your cardigan to be the main focus of the outfit. Go for printed cardigans, cardigans with cute details (E.g. ruffles and lace), knit cardigans, any that you would put on your granny really. You can find some good cardigans in Hollister, Topshop and little local boutiques sometimes have the most beautiful cardigans.

Thanks for reading! ☺

Sunday, 11 December 2011

Christmas Present Ideas!

I know you read this blog for fashion advice, but I've decided to take a little break from that just to talk about gift ideas this Christmas. I'll talk about gifts for all sorts of different people. Here goes!

Presents for good friends:
Try putting together a little stocking for all of your friends! First, start off with a small stocking. Not too small, but not the size of a normal stocking. I found some in my local craft store, Hobbycraft, but you'll probably be able to find them in any craft store or pound shop/dollar store near you. Next, find things that come in packs of however many people your making stockings for, so say if you were making stockings for 6 people, you could get 1 pack of 6, 2 packs of 3, or 3 packs of 2. Find lots of different things like this, like lipglosses, nailpolishes, candy canes, chocolates, all sorts. You can split these between the stockings. I suggest getting chocolate coins to put at the bottom of each stocking. I garuntee your friends will love this gift!

Presents for best friend:
If you've known your best friend for a while, why don't you buy a bulletin board with some wrapping paper which matches her room theme, and then some ribbon that complements the wrapping paper. Cover the cork on the bulletin board with the wrapping paper, and then cut the ribbon into pieces that fit across the bulletin board diagonally. Use the ribbon to make a diagonal checkers affect on the board, and use some bulletin board pins to hold the ribbon in place where the lines cross eachother. Next, get pictures of you and your best friend, and tuck them under the ribbons above a pin.

Presents for boyfriend:
Getting presents for your boyfriend is tough, but in my opinion, the best and most reliable thing to do is give him something sentimental, like a picture album with all of your favourite pictures of you both together in, or a poem written by you, or a scrapbook with all of your favourite memories in it. If maybe you haven't been going out with him long enough to have all of the supplies to do so, then try getting him something that will make him laugh, like a novelty mug or t-shirt. If you think none of these things will work at all, just get him a yummy box of chocolates! Try the ones from Thorntons, and if you order online, you can design the box and pick which chocolates go into it!

For your Mom:
Moms are not USUALLY that hard to buy for. Alot of times, they're just thankful no matter what, but it's nice to give them something meaningful. I think the best option with moms is to give them a pretty piece of jewelery. Maybe give her one of the crystal and cord ball bracelets (AKA Swarovski shamballa bracelets) which have randomly hit the runways this season. Depending on how much you're willing to spend on your mom, you can find these between £10 and about £50. You could also buy her a pandora bracelet, and if she has one, maybe just a couple charms. If you don't want to give her a bracelet, moms are suckers for lockets with pictures of their sons and daughters in. If you give her one of them, she'll most likely wear it almost every day.

For your Dad:
Dads are a bit trickier to buy for, but alot of times, they'll like whatever you give them anyways. Why don't you try giving him a dvd or a book? Alot of times, Bear Grylls books are a good dad success, and if you're looking for DVD's, try something that maybe your dad went to see in the cinema and liked but still hasn't bought, like Captain America or Iron Man. If you want to give your dad a bigger present than a book or a dvd, think of all of his hobbies, and then search for things that he doesn't yet own that would help him with his favourite hobby, e.g. if he liked writing you could get him a nice fountain pen, or if he likes football, you could get him a new training kit.

For your brother:
Brothers are possibly the hardest people to buy for, because if they don't like something, they usually won't be afraid to tell you, so nice and simple, I say the best thing to do for a brother, is to just simply ask them what they want. Ask them for 3 or 4 different things so that you can pick one, and they still don't quite know what they're getting. If they can't think of anything, maybe get them a game for their computor or games console. Get them a game which you think they'll enjoy depending on their age.

For your sister:
Sisters are easy to buy for, but everything really comes down to age with sisters, because the things that girls like are changing constantly as they grow older, so I'll give you ideas for lots of different ages.
1-6: A soft toy or doll. I like the soft toys from ty because they're great for toddlers.
7-10: A barbie/Bratz. Girls this age love to pretend that their dolls are 'teenage girls' because thats the age where you're just longing to be a teenager, so get them a doll which they can dress up to look modern and 'grown-up'
11-15: Try getting them something for their bedroom or some nice shoes, or you could even get them a top/bag that they've been asking for.
16+: I suggest buying them some nice makeup. The makeup by Benefit is great quality.

For your extended family: (Grandmas, grandads, aunts, uncles, cousins etc)
For your extended family, you always want to get them something that they'll like but it isn't too expensive. Get them a book, a cd, a movie, or even just a mug full of their favourite goodies. If you really don't know what to buy someone, just get them a gift card for their favourite shop! Don't worry, thats socially acceptable with extended family!

I know this was a long post, but thanks for reading! ☺

Saturday, 10 December 2011

What to wear for... The holidays with family

Sorry I haven't been blogging this week, I've been so busy! I'm going to be doing a blog post about what to wear when your seeing the family you haven't seen since last christmas, or just seeing some aunts and uncles.
My main advice is to dress comfortable and conservative while still looking cute. I don't think your Grandma would be impressed if you came in a mini skirt and crop top, and anyways, it's christmas-time, you need to stay warm!
You want to look festive as well as all of the other things I've mentioned. It's pretty hard to look comfortable, conservative, cute and festive all at the same time! I love wearing christmas/tacky/winter sweaters and making them look adorable! There are some great sweaters in topshop! Make sure your sweater is oversized, and pair it with some comfy leggings. Next, add some comfy flats. I like moccasins, loafers, boots, anything you feel comfortable in.

Have a good saturday! Thanks for reading! ☺

Sunday, 4 December 2011

Requested: Layering

I got a request from someone named Isabella to do a blog post about layering, so I'll talk about layering for the winter time. Layering is important if you want to wear anything with short sleeves, anything short, anything summery all in the wintertime, otherwise you'd only be able to wear big fluffy things in winter and nothing else. First, I'll talk about layering with 2 pieces, then 3, and then layering with your bottoms.

Layering with 2 pieces:
Layering with 2 pieces is easy, you simply can just start off with a long sleeved top in any colour, but I'd say to stick with a neutral. E.g. Black, white, grey, brown. I'd suggest sticking to a crew neck.
Next, add a cosy vest. Vests are very in at the moment, I love knit vests, fluffy vests, anything works. Now you'll notice that the vest takes awayy from your shape, so I suggest you add a belt that complements the colours you've used, but you can always add a belt that adds a pop of colour, like a red belt or a green belt.

Layering with 3 pieces:
Now layering with 3 pieces can be a bit harder, but I'm going to start off with using the tip I gave in a previous blog post, about using a coloured tank top underneath a white one, so start off with a brightly coloured tank top. I'm going to use red as an example. Next, add a white tank top over the top. Try and get a tank top with a different neckline to the colourful one, because then the colourful tank top can be vagely seen above your white tank top. Next, add a cardigan. You can just wear a normal cardigan, but for this outfit I like to use a detailed knit cardigan. You'll notice again that you've lost the shape within the layers, so once again, use a belt right at your waist. I like to use a belt in the same colour as the colourful tank top, but if you don't own a belt in the same colour, don't worry, just use a neutral coloured belt.

Layering with bottoms:
In the winter, I find I always miss my denim shorts and skirts, but an easy tip is to just add some really cool tights. I love lace tights,  I love knit tights, I love patterned tights, and you can wear all of these with shorts and skirts and dresses. You can also add brightly coloured tights, which will keep your legs warmer, and look really cute with just a black skirt or black slip dress and some black boots, ballet flats, heels, anything. Easy. I'm sure alot of people knew to wear tights, but incase you didn't, time to get the summer skirts back out!

Thanks for reading! ☺

Saturday, 3 December 2011


Happy Saturday everyone! It's only 22 days! I don't even have to tell you what day it is in 22 days! =D I've mentioned plenty before that knitwear is really in at the moment, except I've never really told you what kind of knitwear to buy. Knitwear is everywear. You can get fine knits, which is where the cotton or viscose is thin, and doesn't really feel like what you'd think of when you think of knitwear, but it is. This is usually used on normal cardigans. Then you have your medium knits. These are the ones where you can tell it's knitwear, and it usually is made with viscose or acrylic. Usually, knit dresses, some cardigans and some jumpers are made from medium knits. Alot of the time, the piece will have patterns in the fabric, and this is because in fine knits, the fabric is too thin and in chunky knits, the fabric is too thick (Patterns doesn't count the patterns they put on the fabric using colour, I'm talking about patterns engraved in the fabric). That brings us on to the third category, which is chunky knits. This is your big fat jumpers and cardigans. These are usually made of acrylic and/or wool.

(Sorry, I had some trouble finding a chunky knit online, but you can find them in punkyfish, topshop, and other good clothing stores)

Now you know what kind of knits your looking for, do you need to know how to wear them? Send me an email or leave me a comment telling me whether you want me to do a post on how to wear knits!

Thank you for reading! ☺