The Fashionista Award Voting

What’s up everyone!?!?

I have a terrible memory lately (I call it end of term brain) and I completely forgot about the Fashionista Award voting.

Go along to this blog:

https://thatchicfashionblog.wordpress.com/2015/06/22/the-fashionista-award-is-back-vote-for-your-favorite-blogger/

And vote 🙂

Thank you all!

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1950s Wiggle Skirt

Today I thought I’d finally get my 1950s wiggle skirt out of my wardrobe and see if there was anything I could wear it with.  I ended up pairing it with a pair of black seamed stocking (from the Warehouse for only $16!) and a blouse from Smoove Reworked Vintage.  The shoes are from the 1940s and made of velvet.  I recently got the shoes resoled because they were really slippery on the bottom.  They are NOS (New Old Stock, which means they are true vintage but never worn!).

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1930s Fashion Photography

I like Vintage Fashion Photography – particularly photography from the 1930s.  Black and white photographs always seem more mysterious in a way.  They really do give ‘another time’ vibe.

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Harajuku Girls

Harajuku is one of Japan’s most famous street fashion areas.  I love the creativity and individuality of Harajuku fashion.  It’s so great that they get inspiration from all different areas of popular culture e.g. anime.

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Book Review: How To Be Lovely

This is one of my favourite books (non-fiction) in the whole universe.

How To Be Lovely is a book about Audrey Hepburn – it is chocka full of quotes by her.

Not only does it have quotes, it also talks about her background and her life.

I always thought Audrey was an amazing actress and I always loved watching her movies.  However I didn’t really know much about her until I started researching her life (when I found out that during WWII she was living in a town (in the Netherlands) close to where my Oma was living during the war.  It made me think – I wonder if they had ever crossed paths?).  What I discovered was so inspiring – she worked with UNICEF for about 30 years.  She wasn’t all about the glitz and glamour of Hollywood and she was an introvert (like me!).

Audrey never wrote an autobiography.  She was approached many times to write one, but she always declined.

The book really brings to life her quotes and interviews that she gave.  It shows her viewpoint on certain things.

One of my favourite quotes from Audrey is:

“Living is like tearing through a museum. Not until later do you really start absorbing what you saw, thinking about it, looking it up in a book and remembering- because you can’t take it all in at once.” —Audrey Hepburn

I have read this book many times.  Audrey really did come up with the most amazing quotes.  She really believed that the best people were kind, caring, thoughtful and beautiful, not just on the outside but in the inside too.

Audrey was not just a fashion/style icon and actress, she was also a humanitarian.  As I mentioned earlier, she worked for UNICEF for 30 years.  She wasn’t afraid to work hard.

She shows that she had insecurities too:

“You can even say that I hated myself at certain periods. I was too fat, or maybe too tall, or maybe just plain too ugly … you can say my definiteness stems from underlying feelings of insecurity and inferiority. I couldn’t conquer these feelings by acting indecisive. I found the only way to get the better of them was by adopting a forceful, concentrated drive.”

Everybody has insecurities about their body and their looks.  It is so important to love yourself for who you are and what you look like and to not focus on the parts of yourself that you dislike.

Pinterest Style Inspiration

Being a fashion and style obsessed person, I spend a lot of time looking at Pinterest for inspiration.  Pinterest is great for those days when you feel like you have nothing in your wardrobe (which often is not the case).  It is also great to help you think of other ways that you can style your outfits.  It’s always good to bring change and to try different things in fashion and style.

I have found 6 amazing Pinterest boards dedicated to fashion and style:

1)

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https://www.pinterest.com/cmcdonald/closet/

I like this board because it showcases a variety of styles.

 

2)

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https://www.pinterest.com/pavonec/fashion-musts/

Although this is a smaller board there are some really cool clothes on here!

 

3)

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https://www.pinterest.com/LIKESOFUSBLOG/s-t-y-l-e/

This board is full of different styles and fashion.  It is amazing!  I really suggest going to look at it!

 

4)

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https://www.pinterest.com/dalenavintage/fashion-styling-vintage-clothing/

The above board is probably the best one for me.  As a vintage lover I try to create vintage looks with modern aspects.

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https://www.pinterest.com/Mariannaactress/vintage-turned-modern-fashion/

Vintage Turned Modern is an awesome board to follow.  There are so many cute vintage looks with the modern twist which is what I love!

 

6)

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https://www.pinterest.com/megangreen18/modern-vintage/

Another board that is perfect for me.  I love the way that the outfits are styled.

 

Which one is your favourite board?

Do you have any favourite boards/pinners?

If so, feel free to leave the names in the comment section so I can check them out!

5 Must Have Earrings For Spring/Summer 2015

As everyone knows, a huge fashion trend at the moment is the 70s.

I have had a look around for seventies style earrings (both my own and ones I have found online).

I love wearing earrings with my pixie cut.  They look really effective and they stand out really well.

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