How To: Skirts/Dresses In Winter

People often catch me wearing my summer dresses and skirts during the winter. I don’t understand why people don’t do the same, everyone packs away their skirts and dresses and only re-open that part of their closet again when the snow begins to melt. Sometimes I admit, my prints are too tropical for the winter, but a simple floral dress or a frilly, pencil, circle, or maxi skirt is perfect for even the cold days.

To keep yourself warm, get yourself into some tights, slide into some cute legwarmers, and throw on a cardigan; this creates the ultimate cozy look. I always opt for my classic black tights but at the bottom of my drawer, I have my awesome burgundy tights waiting for me, so I’ll have to take a risk and try to rock those eventually. I recommend you also experiment with colorful or patterned tights, but please restrain yourself from looking like you’re in a Halloween costume. Now, you can wear really any of your summer dresses but there are dresses actually meant for freezing weather too. For example, long-sleeved, wool, or maxi dresses and skirts are perfect for winter. Finish your look with riding boots, if the dress is above your knees, combat boots, or ankle boots.

Thank you for reading!
~Miri xx
PS- I’m sorry I haven’t posted in a while, I’ve been studying away for finals week :-/
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How To: Skirts/Dresses In Winter

Mode A La Lorde

Ella Yelich-O’Connor, stage name Lorde, is already becoming a fashion and music icon at the young age of 17. Lorde is a singer that has made her way into the music world with her popular song “Royals” in 2013. But she has proven to be more then just a singer, she has also become a fashion inspiration for women and young girls like herself. While some people are inspired by her music, I am inspired by her style. Lorde is much wiser and then your typical selfie-obsessed high schooler and has an interesting and grown-up outlook on life. Her music has important and inspiring messages for people, unlike other young pop stars like Miley Cyrus or Selena Gomez. Unlike these stars who only wear leotards now it seems, Lorde enjoys long dresses, chunky shoes, and pants. When I say chunky shoes by the way, I mean hideously over sized goth-clown inspired shoes. But she makes those hideous shoes look cool so its okay. As for her accessories, she sports a lot of thin bracelets and rings.

Let’s talk about Lorde’s hair. I think I love it a little too much. It’s quite similar to mine actually; crazy curly waves. But she flaunts it, unlike myself who usually finds an excuse to not wear my hair down. Good luck finding a picture of Lorde with straight hair on Google- because it most likely, does not exist. I wish that everyone would just love their hair as much as she does. Not only is her hair just amazing, but her confidence shines through it and makes it even more exquisite. Take an example from Lorde, and wear your hair naturally. I promise, your hair is beautiful, now put down that straightener.

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Lorde has fair porcelain skin, which she usually compliments with her go-to gothic/vamp look. To create this look simply use a concealer to hide any blemishes. Then take black liquid liner and wing it! Dab some sparkly eye shadow (one with a glowing effect) in your inner corners. Use only one layer of brown mascara for your top and bottom lashes. For the last step take a dark purple lipstick and apply it onto your lips. Complete the look with a dab of pink gloss. She is known for her purple lipsticks and I commend her for it! Honestly, I am over the pink lipsticks, bring on the purple! However, this is her fancy look, her more natural and simple makeup includes a light pink lip and a thin line of liquid eyeliner or smudged pencil liner on the top lid.

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Thank you for reading my first post of 2014!

One more thing: My friend has started a wonderful blog having to do with fashion and many more girly things, if you could take the time to take a look at her blog and follow that would mean a lot to her! She has a great outlook on things and has much to offer through her writing so I really recommend taking a look. 🙂 The link: exquisitethreads.wordpress.com 

Thanks so much guys!

~Miri xx

Mode A La Lorde

How to: stylish guy without being flamboyant

Every girl loves a sharply-dressed and stylish guy. Some good stores for guys to shop at are: L.L. Bean, J.Crew, Banana Republic, H&M, Target, Levi’s Jeans, Urban Outfitters, Gap, and Old Navy. Below I’ve provided several outfit ideas with detailed descriptions and suggestions for where to acquire some of these much-needed clothing items: 

You know this guy is really cool as soon as you see him. He simply took a gray fitted hoody (notice that fitted hoodys look great and really cool on both guys and girls) and complimented it with my favorite colored pants for men, which have just a touch of sag to them, and clean white kicks. Owning a pair of white kicks is an excellent idea, for they go with everything and spice up a dull colored outfit.

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caramel pants: http://www.jcrew.com/mens_category/pants/brokeninchinos/PRDOVR~11251/11251.jsp

white sneakers: http://www.urbanoutfitters.com/urban/catalog/productdetail.jsp?id=26258459&color=010&cm_mmc=SEM-_-Google-_-PLA-_-55042001224adwords_labelsM_SHOES_SNEAKERS&device=c&network=g&matchtype=&gclid=CKWtnpKP1rsCFYlAMgod9BUAPQ

Girls: you may recognize this pretty face from Vampire Diaries, but guys, take a look at this great outfit. Striped shirts of any kind are a must have in your closet, they are snazzy and absolutely delightful, plus girls love stripes on guys. Over the striped shirt he wears a white cardigan. Now I admit that a cardigan may be a difficult piece for a regular guy to pull off, but it really completes his outfit and gives a look of comfort. But of course the best item from this outfit is the combat boots…um hot. High five to the stylist. You can team combat boots up with formal attire or a simple jeans and T-shirt look. The best way to wear them is by tucking in your jeans into your boots. But avoid overly saggy or buggy jeans.

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white knit zip cardigan: http://bananarepublic.gap.com/browse/product.do?cid=28666&vid=1&pid=932936002

striped tee: http://www.hanes.com/clothing/sale-34058–1/65-percent-off-and-above/-24152–1?d1=SEARCHH&cm_mmc=Google-_-PLA-_-NA-_-NA&ef_id=UgkOFAAABaCtRimw:20131229190210:s

black combat boots: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005EVYP2E/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B005EVYP2E&linkCode=as2&tag=combatboots00-20

Bring out your inner hipster with this kind of an outfit. Who knows, maybe it’ll be your thing? This gentleman wears a washed-down tribal print button down with rolled-up sleeves. Since the shirt is rather large, he paired it with skinny jeans. If skinny jeans are out of your comfort zone, then you can try fitted pants. Fitted pants are the balance between skinny or and saggy. If you are having a bad hair day, a beanie would be perfect to hid that hair, but it also looks great in general, and with almost any casual outfit. To avoid looking cheap and rugged, he wore nice boat shoes.

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brown boat shoe: http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/sebago-docksides-suede-boat-shoe/3179535?origin=category-personalizedsort&contextualcategoryid=0&fashionColor=&resultback=1562&cm_sp=personalizedsort-_-browseresults-_-1_4_B

tribal 80’s print sweater: http://ragstock.com/shop/mens-80s-sweaters/mens-80s-sweater-435/

beanie: http://www.urbanoutfitters.com/urban/catalog/productdetail.jsp?id=16265969&parentid=M_ACC_HATS

Those are sweat pants but they’re not! You gotta love those pants. He matched a long sleeve black shirt with a white shirt under it and really sweet black and white shoes. Wonderful.

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black and white vans: http://www.urbanoutfitters.com/urban/catalog/productdetail.jsp?id=26258038&parentid=MENS_SHOES

long sleeve black shirt: http://gildanonline.com/index.php/all-mens/t-shirts/long-sleeve-men-s-t-shirt

I always say that layering is really important. One of the easiest layers you could do is take a collared long sleeve and slip it under a sweater one or two times bigger. The collared shirt can be a different pattern or color, experiment!

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collared shirt: http://bananarepublic.gap.com/browse/product.do?cid=56730&vid=1&pid=932799002

navy sweater: http://bananarepublic.gap.com/browse/product.do?cid=28663&vid=1&pid=932633012

brown boots: http://www.urbanoutfitters.com/urban/catalog/productdetail.jsp?id=20984233&parentid=MENS_SHOES

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That about covers it! Good luck!

Thanks for reading!!

~Miri xx

How to: stylish guy without being flamboyant