The Androgynous Girl

What do you get when sexy meets menswear? Janelle Monae. I am so happy that Janelle Monae is now the CoverGirl spokeswoman. She represents the fiercely beautiful woman that embraces herself and her personal style. She is a very talented singer but also happens to be a role model for young women like myself. You may have noticed the lipstick or mascara that she advertises, but even more striking is her signature black and white suit. I really admire her style. I admire all women that can pull of such a tomboy style and still look feminine and sexy without revealing their bodies. Janelle Monae has really inspired me this week and I hope she will do the same for you!

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She focuses on the pieces that are timeless, transcendent and always remain remarkable. I think she just pulls this off so well because her classic men’s tuxedo is girl-ified. Her uniform usually has an oversized bow tie or sparkles. To make herself look stunning she tops off her outfit with a classic red or pink lip and goes full on in the eyes, with black liquid eyeliner and long lashes. Janelle looks so glamorous and beautiful that she is always a show stopper, even in an art gallery.

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Janelle is an independent spirit. Through her bold style, she exudes confidence. Without a cocktail dress or butt-tight leggings, she pulls off an awesome look. Her classy, outside-the-box clothing emphasize inner beauty. At her concerts, Janelle encourages her audience members to be true to themselves. If you want to be like Janelle then start by embracing your inner beauty. Then develop your own style and try to balance feminism with menswear like the ladies below.

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Her look is easy to achieve with some basic pieces paired with retro accessories like big vintage earrings, bold pins and funky bow ties. Try to pair slouchy trousers with a delicate chiffon blouse. Or go for your fave blazer, oxford shirt, or boyfriend‚Äôs shirt ;). Girls, don’t be afraid to wear a tie or bow. (I believe in you.)

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This is me in a inspired outfit:

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Thank you for reading, please comment!

~Miri xxx
The Androgynous Girl

The Liebster Award

I am so honored to have been nominated for The Liebster Blog Award. For those of you who don’t know how this works , the award is given to new bloggers with less then 200 followers. This helps other bloggers discover their blogs. You are supposed to answer the 11 questions asked for you and come up with 11 new for 11 other bloggers. Instead of 11, I will nominate 5 lovely blogs. (sorry) I will not be doing 11 facts about myself because I already have done this in the past.

Also before I start, I wanted to inform you that I accidentally deleted my “Enough With The Straight Hair” post, so sorry if you didn’t get to read that. ūüė¶ I will also not be updating my blog until the fifth, because I will be on winter vacation until then.

 

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11 Questions

1. Who is your fashion icon?

My fashion icon is Audrey Hepburn. She is impossible to forget because she wore such timeless and stylish clothes like the black¬†cocktail¬†dress from “Breakfast at Tiffany’s”

2. What is/was your favorite trend of 2012?

My favorite trend of 2012 was the leather clothing like pants and skirts.

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3. What is your favorite magazine/fashion magazine and why?

I LOVE Teen Vogue because of the colorful and stylish photo’s. It also has many tips on makeup and fashion for teens.

4. Currently, what artist or song can you not get enough of?

I can’t get enough of Ingrid¬†Michelson.¬†Every time¬†that I think that I have listened to everyone of her songs, I just find a new one, and always love it.

5. Who or what is the biggest inspiration in your life?

Fashion icons like Audrey Hepburn and Coco Chanel.

6. What is your favorite beauty product?

Lipgloss!!

7. What is your ‚Äúgo-to‚ÄĚ fragrance?

Hmm…I love Pink Chiffon, which is a Bath and Body Works fragrance.

8. Why did you start blogging?

I wanted to write about Fashion and share my opinions.

9. Do you have a favorite celebrity blog or blogger that you admire?

I love the blog, VivaLuxery. She has the most amazing and creative outfits!! I have many blogs that I admire though.

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10. Favorite item in your closet?

I love my Micheal Kors boots, I wear them all the time!

11. What are you going to wear on New Year’s Eve?

I am wearing my¬†sparkly¬†long sleeved¬†shirt from Wet Seal with my Charlotte¬†Russe¬†¬†turquoise pencil skirt. ūüôā

Okay and now 11 questions for my fellow bloggers:

1.¬†What clothing can’t you live without?¬†

2.Who is your favorite fashion designer?

3. Who your fashion idol?

4. What is your favorite season and why?

5. What was your favorite trend this year?

6. What celebrities¬†have you met? If you didn’t who could you wish you did?¬†

7. What is your favorite book?

8. What is the coolest place you have been too?

9. If you could choose anywhere to live, where would you?

10. Who is your favorite judge on the X factor?

11. What is your fashion trend do you hate this year and why?

These are the bloggers I nominate:

1.http://tastytrendstoday.wordpress.com/

2.http://thebaroquefashionista.wordpress.com/

3.http://likemystyles.wordpress.com/

4.http://blackandcoral.wordpress.com/2012/09/29/liebster-blog-award/#more-433

5.http://lipstickhero.wordpress.com/

So check these blogs out! Sorry I would have nominated more but I am running out of time.

I am really excited to read your responses!

~Thanks for reading!!

~Miri xxx

The Liebster Award

A Floral Winter

I was just playing around on Polyvore and decided that I like the theme of a floral winter. I presented some tips on how you could style your floral clothing this season, and hopefully inspired you to take out that floral skirt you have put away for the cold weather.

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The pictures above were created by me.

Floral patterns can seem hard to work with during this the winter because they are normally seen as a summer dominant pattern. I¬†love the whole idea of “seasonless” dressing. You can totally recycle of your clothes through out the whole year!¬†Floral’s can actually be a winter-must-have if you style them correctly. You can wear your floral tank top with a black sweater or¬†cardigan¬†completed¬†with a pair of jeans! Or style any sweater with a floral scarf. Another¬†option¬†is to pair your black tights with your pretty floral skirt and wedge boots. It is easy, but the key is to layer.

Scarves, tights, and belts are your best friends! Replace your flip-flops with boots, and your jean jacket with a leather jacket. The styling options are endless.

Keep in mind that if you choose to wear a floral skirt you have to wear a neutral shirt on top.

“Sheer tights not only defeat the purpose of helping you stay warm but they can look very 1985 with a floaty frock (smh.com)”

Ladies, it is the time to showcase your own style statement, so unpack your floral clothing, and layer, layer, LAYER!

Thank you for reading and have a wonderful week! ūüôā

~Miri xxxx

A Floral Winter

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A little¬†inspiration¬†for your sweet fashion style ūüėČ

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I came across that photo and was stunned by how adorable and cool it was.

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Those polka dots look like gumballs to me! However, candy hued clothing doesn’t mean your dress has to have a lollipop print on it. It just means the colors are candy inspired. Go for bright and fun colors or subtle and cute.

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Literally Eye Candy

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“Brighten up your day with clothing and accessories reminiscent of being a kid in a candy store.” (http://www.sheknows.com)

I love the combination of a soft baby blue with a subtle pink. It brings cotton-candy to life! It also brings me back to the time when I was a child, eating and having fun with cotton candy!

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Thank you so much for reading!!

~Miri xxx

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