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So, you’re into fashion and you want to be trendy, but those red carpets are mostly walked in outfits you’ve never seen in your life nor would you be able to afford them. With the rising cost of expenses, I feel you! That is why I’ve decided to compile a brief fall and winter fashion trends for 2018/2019 and to give you an idea on what you should be wearing if you want to go with the trend in a more affordable way. In simpleton terms, let’s go shopping!
Here are the most common things from the many, many catwalks
Yes, animal print is a thing, again! This year it seems that leopard and snake prints win in every possible item. You’ll see red snake print trousers and leopard print jackets. You’ll see it on bags and shoes and scarves. They’re everywhere! Remember that if you want to match these, be careful not to wear too much print – simple, black trousers and printed shoes go together peanut butter and jelly.
Tweed (you not!)
Can you imagine a better world? Now, you can because tweed’s in town! I really love tweed. I think it’s an incredibly easy fabric to wear, and very comfortable too. Once again, you’ll see tweed in trousers, skirts and fitted jackets. The best thing about wearing tweed is that you can easily dress it up or down, depending on what shoes you put on or what kind of jumper, for example. To me, it’s a smart casual look and I’m here for it!
It is not 2018, no, no! We’re back in the 80s with large colourful jumpers and puffy shoulders. I’m not a big fan of this trend solely because of the padded shoulders, however I do see the point fashion is trying to make and I also love it. It gives structure to your jackets and you can create a very tiny waist, which is also a plus in my book!
If you haven’t been paying attention, suits are a big part of this collection. Not your typical going-to-work kind of suit, but your I’m-looking-professional-and-sexy-at-the-same- time suit! They’re fun and short with checked-jackets or plaid-skirts. And if you thought you aren’t a suit kind of woman, think again because these are what you’ll want to wear. Who doesn’t love a good ol’ plaid skirt?
That is the sound of a fashion trend coming right up. Go get yourself a brilliant, shiny new pair of cowboy boots because they’re a trend this season! Wear them with ankle jeans or a plaid skirt, a maxi dress or even your new, sexy suit – don’t be afraid of them because you’ll be seeing them strutting right off the catwalk.
I hope you enjoy my little compilation, and may you have a wonderful week!
Though I love to dress up my kids in pumpkin or skeleton costume, I don’t have a budget to spend on Halloween costumes as we’re saving up for the Christmas season! So I thought of just repurposing the costumes we use for my daughter’s 1st birthday, it saves me time and money. She had a unicorn themed party this July, so I and my family together with some of our guests dressed up in unicorn costumes during the party.
Unicorns are magical and cute, can you blame me if I dressed up my family in a matching unicorn onesies again for a cute and easy Halloween look? I always love the idea of wearing a matching outfit with my family, so this Halloween, we are unicorns!
Halloween has always been a very big thing in certain countries, but nowadays with YouTube and Instagram, it has definitely blown up. People are creating the most intricate, fantastic make-up looks and costumes and you’re left wondering how you could ever replicate what you just saw: don’t worry, you’re not alone!
And that’s why I’ve decided to help you by sharing some tips and how tos that will, hopefully, make your Halloween as flawless and scary as those from the beauty gurus on the internet. I listed a few tips that you can pull off easily for a fun Halloween look even on the last minute.
How to’s: Easy Halloween looks
Be a ghost!
One of the easiest Halloween looks is a ghost. You just need to paint your face white, frizz your hair a little, throw on a long black dress (or a long white dress instead) and you’re done! You don’t need a fancy dress for this Halloween look, so pull any of your black or white dress from your closet to make your ghost look more fun.
You can use your make-up to create this kind of look, or you can always buy face paint. Cover your whole face with white paint (or white foundation), including lips! If you feel like trying a little harder, you can add black eyeliner/eyeshadow over your eyes, brows and contour your face too. This will add more dimension to your face and you’ll look scarier.
For your hair, add some hairspray to frizz it better – if you have black hair, be careful: you’re ready to frighten even the bravest!
Something cute, eh? Be a deer or a cat!
These are my easy and cutest options. For both, you have many different variants online, so you can definitely turn them into your own creative look.
If becoming a deer sounds exciting to you, you just need to grab some gold/brown/bronze eyeshadows – even if you have a bronzer, it will do! Then, a black eyeliner will help you create any lines along your eyes and nose. A white eyeliner to add dots on your forehead, and you’re finished.
If you opt for the cat look, I think it’s even easier! You’ll just need a black eyeliner to create the lines around your face and your whiskers and you’re basically done! Throw on some cat ears which you can find pretty much anywhere, and you’ll be a great-looking cat!
If you’re not into make-up, why not go as a famous character?
You could always get a wig and dress as Daenerys Targaryen from Game of Thrones or Harley Quinn from Suicide Squad or even Audrey Hepburn. These are all icons in their own way and very popular Halloween options.
You can also get some fun onesies to wear and be able to use it all year round, and not just for Halloween. Or you could re-use a onesie that you already have that’s been sitting in your wardrobe. In my case, I and my family are dressing up as unicorns. Cause hey, unicorns are not just famous, they are magical! I’m obsessed with unicorns, don’t judge me!
Remember that, in the end, the most important is to be creative and to have fun!
Are you dressing up for Halloween? What Halloween look are you planning to be for the festivity?
My pregnancy has just passed its 38th week mark, and it’s only 2 days now before my scheduled C-section. Well, who knows, I could give birth anytime from now because my delivery date is just a few days away anyway. Given that my belly looks so huge compare to my size, I won’t deny how tiring it is to be pregnant. But I can’t also deny how excited I am to meet my baby girl anytime soon.
I told myself that before I gave birth, I have to have something to post on my blog. To be honest, I’ve been working on this since April yet haven’t finished my draft for months. I felt so guilty that I always let myself to procrastinate, can I blame it to pregnancy hormones? 🙂
Way back in March, I’ve got the privilege to receive a Grayton automatic watch to try in exchange of review. I picked the design with white, silver dial and black croco embossed leather strap. For some reasons, that was my first choice the moment I checked their site.
At my age, it is my first time to ever use an automatic watch and it was an amazing experience! This Grayton automatic watch has become my new favorite timepiece. I always wear it and I love that it does not irritate my skin as it gets so sensitive during this pregnancy.
There’s a touch of luxury and sophistication that comes with this watch. This timepiece itself looks classy, it comes in with a beautiful black box where you can find all the essentials to take care of your watch. And I bet it’s a perfect present for someone special or just for yourself to reward yourself for all of your hard work.
You can’t go wrong wearing it with a dressy outfit or even just a casual one. It is flexible for any occasion, which make it a perfect one to take with you on-the-go. And since I chose to have the white silver dial and black croco embossed leather watch, it gets so easy for me to match it with any outfit.
Don’t be confused about my photo here because it was taken when my baby bump was just 27 weeks. It doesn’t look too big by that time yet I already feel some difficulty walking. We went out for a family lunch and I was wearing my Grayton automatic watch for the first time. I really love it!
Another feature that made me love this watch is that it is actually unisex. Though my wrist is small, I prefer the one in 40mm. I like it that way. There were also those times when I let my husband use my Grayton watch. Yes, that’s right… I share it with him cos he also loves how good it looks.
Unlike other battery operated watches, I’m sure I’m going to enjoy this automatic watch for ages. I won’t have to worry about the battery anymore. Grayton automatic watches gather energy from the movements. With just a little movement of my wrist or hand, or just by winding the crown can simply get it working again. Grayton claims that it has an anatomy of 41 hours, which means that it will still work even if you’re not wearing it as long as it hasn’t used up all the energy it stored.
I bet any Grayton automatic watches are worth having. They are kind enough to give my readers a 15% off when you use my code: Flcom-Grayton15%-jhemsays. Check them out to see which one fits best your lifestyle and don’t forget to share your thoughts on their timepieces!
Baby number 2 is on the way, yay! And our little Cody is also becoming terribly active as he is approaching age 2. All of these simply mean that our babies and parenting needs are growing. What a luck, I just got a JJ Cole bag— a Caprice diaper bag! It’s a life-saver for an on-the-go mom like me!
For almost a year and a half, I’ve used 3 different diaper bags and I just realized what I have been missing for so long. I never know that there’s something better than what I’ve got until I tried a JJ Cole bag! I’m now confident knowing I found a bag that perfectly suits my needs, not to mention the over-packing.
I’m so happy with this JJ Cole Caprice bag!
It has space for everything I want to bring with me. It’s in my nature to always over-pack and brings anything that I think I might need in times of “the unexpected”. I love that it was made with lightweight materials; the bag itself is not heavy at all for a petite mom of my size. I won’t mind having this JJ Cole bag on my shoulder to match most of my outfits because with its design in Heather Gray color, it looks stylish and fashionable without compromising the bag’s functionality.
Now I don’t have to feel sorry everytime I pack my baby’s stuffs and mine trying to fit them all in one bag. I’m impressed how this JJ Cole Caprice diaper bag lets me organize our things with its spacious interior, and its multiple organizational compartments are easy and accessibly wide. This bag also comes with a pair of Grips stroller attachments, an adjustable and removable shoulder strap, and a lightweight changing pad.
For my baby
You see, we can now bring my Baby Cody’s favorite stuffed toy, mini books, and some more of his toys to entertain him when he gets bored, and put it in one of my bag’s outer pockets. There’s also an outer pocket behind, it’s where I put his diapers and tissue papers for a more easy access. Inside the bag is where I put his milk, bottles, spoon, snacks, some clothes, light blanket, wet wipes, changing pad, thermometer, sanitizer, medicine crusher, and his prescribed medicine.
For my things [read: mom’s beauty essentials]
I put my things in the front pocket together with my wallet. On the other one outer pocket is where I put my phone. But with all these stuffs, this bag still has this very inviting space which is enough for me to bring my DSLR camera and iPad. Wow, that’s really a wow because we don’t usually bring them all together given that they won’t fit anymore in my old bags. I’m so confident that it’s capable of bringing all the stuffs we have when Baby number 2 arrived.
This JJ Cole bag is my new favorite!
I even told my husband how satisfied I am with this bag over and over. 🙂 So, if you’re an on-the-go mom who wants to keep things organized in a diaper bag while having all the necessities with you, head over to Babies R Us to find the perfect bag that will suit your needs!