The Closet
July 14, 2014

Everyone has been going crazy about this trend for a while now, so I thought of writing a blog about it.

Let’s get started!

Since the rainy season has started, most days of the week are cold. Attached are pictures for those days:

When it’s the rainy season in our country, we still wear shorts because it isn’t too cold like the other countries.

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Your first option is to wear it like the usual, and then you pair it with shorts and a statement tee below. Your shoes may just be boots, closed shoes, or sandals that can be paired with an outfit like this. Whichever you prefer. If ever you feel like it’s still too cold, you could put on a beanie or a hat to feel a little bit more comfortable while outside in the rain.

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Your second option is to tie your flannel to your waist. This is most preferred by people who like to dress up. Put on a  statement shirt paired with black skinny jeans. And to top it all of, tie your flannel around your waist and accessorize as you like.

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This outfit is quite plain, but it already looks good. You can wear a comfy t-shirt paired with ripped jeans, and tied to your waist is the flannel. Finish the outfit with loafers and a bag that can carry all your things.

And when there are days when it’s not too cold, we wear this:

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Sleeveless tops or cropped tops also suit this style. Pick whatever top you want and wear your favorite leather shorts, and then tie your flannel on your waist. For more edge to the outfit, put on socks with the color of your flannel and finish it off with shoes with cut-offs on it.

Hope you guys now know how to style flannels! Rock it!

May 31, 2014

Flower Nail Art by The Nailasaurus

Photo from thenailasaurus.com

Since summer is ending and my sister and I got bored, we thought of painting my nails. We found various designs that could work with the dotting tools and we liked this design best. It’s our first time trying to use the dotting tool, so please don’t expect something great. We decided to use different nail polishes for the flowers. Here’s what you’ll need:

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1. A base color. It depends on what color you would want to use. We used Atlantis by OMG nail colors.
2. Two different nail polishes. These two will serve as the petals and the center of the flower. For ours, we chose Banana Boat by OMG nail colors again, and then Pure White by Bobbie.
3. Dotting tools. If you don’t have dotting tools, the tip of an old ballpoint pen or a bobby pin will work fine too.
4. Top coat. Seal in the design with a transparent nail polish to make your design come together. We didn’t have a top coat, so we used Caronia’s base coat instead.

How to make the flower design:

To start, apply the blue base color on your nails. Once it’s dried, place a yellow dot on your nails using the dotter. Feel free to choose which dotting tool you want to use, but we used the biggest one. Next, surround the yellow dot with 5 or 6 white dots to form the flower. Here’s how it looks like on a piece of paper:

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It takes lots of practice but it will look awesome once you get it right. Once you’re satisfied with how it looks, let it dry and top it off with a transparent coat. Here’s a snapshot of our final design:

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Good luck and enjoy!

 

May 26, 2014

If you don’t know what this series is, The Carrie Diaries is a prequel to Sex and The City. It went on to two seasons. Sadly, the show had been cancelled by The CW, along with two other shows, which was announced on May 8, 2014.

What I really like about this show is the fashion. You just can’t deny how amazing AnnaSophia Robb, who played Carrie Bradshaw in the series, was dressed. The colorful outfits are great! And without further ado, let’s take a look at the outfits.

Carrie (first on the left) was wearing a Mara Hoffman dress that she paired with a floral necklace, which I believe is from Topshop. The print is just amazing! And you can’t just ignore how pretty her hair is here.

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This outfit is absolutely fantastic. I can’t believe how creative girls can be, mixing and matching colorful blouses to colorful skirts. Just amazing! Her accessories are also cute. The strap of the handbag has  the same pattern of her skirt, which is also really cute. And her earrings are strawberries! Colorful outfit at it’s best!

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This is the handbag Carrie DIY-ed, Mark Cross’ “Scottie” handbag.

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And this is the result. Well, what do you think? If I was asked of a reaction to this I’d definitely say that I like it to the point of wanting to DIY a bag, too.

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March 10, 2014

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February 4, 2014

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and if you are planning to buy lingerie your girl, here are some practical advice.

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* Take a sneak peek in her underwear drawer so you’ll have an idea what size she wears. You will only make her sad if you buy lingerie two sizes too small or two sizes too large.

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* If taking a peek is not possible try this to get the cup size…

Lemons=A
Orange=B
Grapefruit=C
Melons=D

Don’t laugh! It may sound silly, but it works.

* Don’t just buy a lingerie because you like it or its sexy. Consider her personality. If you’ve never seen her wear the more daring ones, don’t buy them. These sure are exciting, but they can be too much for your girl.

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* Don’t forget to wrap it! After all the troubles you’ve gone through in choosing the perfect lingerie, she’ll appreciate it more if you wrap it. Be creative. You can use a fancy tissue paper to wrap the lingerie, then put it in a pretty box or you can put it in a beautiful paper bag lined with shredded paper. Remember that most women think the extra steps you took in wrapping it means the gift is very special.

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January 29, 2014

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January 17, 2014

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January 4, 2014

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December 31, 2013

With just a few hours before the year draws to a close, many are wondering what would be hot and what won’t be in in 2014. So here, I did some research on what clothes are going to click for spring and summer.

Geometric designs, Cabana stripes, Cropped pants and A-line dresses paired with numerous jewellery items will very much in this 2014. Mod World as some people call it, this particular type of trend is believed to be coming back from the 1960s.

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Metallic materials paired with detailed embroidery will also make the trends this spring and summer so make sure you make way for not just Indian designs but plenty of Moroccan and North African influences as well. We are expecting handwork and plenty of diverse vibrant colours, a wide variety of different materials such as jacquard, lame and sequins and tribal patterns, prints and numerous dye techniques.

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Another popular trend that you can expect so see next year is glam grunge. Popularized in the 1990s, 2014′s style will be softer in appearance when it comes to designs so you can look forward to tamer leopard prints, soft camouflage, florals and plaid.

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The provincial picnic trend is still in. This time though, it will be based entirely on nautical themes which incorporate a host of floral patterns not to mention stripes, soft plaids and much more. On the other hand, red is certainly a color which will be in next year as well as vibrant orchid so expect purple and pink to make the trends as well. Other colors that will also be seen more are cool minty blue, cotton voile, banana yellow and linen white.

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Girly outfits never go out of style so you can still see jackets and socks, cherries fruit prints, cute cat prints and more cutesy prints. Other patterns you can expect are toile and A line skirts, shirtdress, jumpsuits, ruffled dresses and complete skirt outfits with an eyelet edging.

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The Safari designs will also make a comeback. For the next twelve months these patterns will be hot so you can expect plenty of fashion houses launching their own exclusive collections of jungle type wear. Pattern you should look out for are shorts, sharp jackets and sharp safari suits.

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December 16, 2013

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