I can definitely say as a girl growing up ( I am pretty sure we ALL had this issue ) I struggled to find my personal style. We all wanted to fit in with our friends, dress alike, went through the rebellion phase. Although my rebellion phase was more so with my hair than it was with my clothing. As I got older, I wanted my outfits to reflect my personality...but at the time I was still trying to find myself & ween out the negative influences in my life. However after a lot of thinking, shopping & wardrobe purges; I finally (after a few failed attempts) found the style that best represents me.
So, with that being said I wanted to share some of the ways I was able to reach my wardrobe paradise in a sense or dream wardrobe (even though I am still building it). I am hoping that what worked for me will work for you guys!


Step 1: Discover what kind of items you like. For example, I am sure you guys know that I am obsessed with Fedoras. As you guys clearly see from the majority of my blog posts. Except lately. I have been weening myself away from them. To figure out what style I wanted to go for...I turned to magazines, Pinterest & other bloggers for inspiration. I don't really use Pinterest as much anymore but if you guys needed inspiration just let me know & I will make an entire blog post dedicated to my Pinterest mood boards!

Step 2: My favorite step. Make a list of items you want & how you will style them. I think that I have touched base on this before. Whenever I am shopping I always visual 3-4 outfits with that certain item. Trust me when I say it works & it helps you save money. Like neutral shades or oversized fits? Experiment. The right look will come to you.

Step 3: This bounces right off of 'Step 2' when I mentioned experimenting. When I gained weight I was a little self-conscious so I found myself wearing oversized clothing which only made me look even bigger than I actually was. I was struggling (I recently did a massive wardrobe purge & got rid of my oversized clothing) I have learned that my body is beautiful. Also, I have learned not to stick within the fashion rules. Fashion has always been & will forever be about breaking the rules & creating your own style. Experiment. What works for you might not work for others & that is entirely okay.

Step 4: Finding key pieces for your wardrobe. Which means 'Basics' that never go out of style. I have written a few blog posts about finding the perfect basics for your wardrobe. Once you've written everything & planned everything out with the help of your Pinterest mood board it's time to go SHOPPING! By the way, I am currently building a capsule wardrobe & I have been selling my pre-loved to BRAND new clothing on my Poshmark account!

Step 5: Avoid what's trending! Even though I try & keep up with the trends I have come to the realization that not all trends are for me & half the time I don't feel like dishing out the $$$ for anything. Build your wardrobe to last long so you won't have to worry about constantly purging your wardrobe because things are no longer in style.

Like my favorite quote always say Fashion Fades Style Is Eternal!


I can definitely say as a girl growing up ( I am pretty sure we ALL had this issue ) I struggled to find my personal style. We all wanted to fit in with our friends, dress alike, went through the rebellion phase. Although my rebellion phase was more so with my hair than it was with my clothing. As I got older, I wanted my outfits to reflect my personality...but at the time I was still trying to find myself & ween out the negative influences in my life. However after a lot of thinking, shopping & wardrobe purges; I finally ( after a few failed attempts ) found the style that best represents me. 

So, with that being said I wanted to share some of the ways I was able to reach my wardrobe paradise in a sense or dream wardrobe ( even though I am still building it ). I am hoping that what worked for me will work for you guys!




Step 1: Discover what kind of items you like. For example, I am sure you guys know that I am obsessed
with Fedoras. As you guys clearly see from majority of my blog posts. Except lately. I have been weening myself away from them. To figure out what style I wanted to go for...I turned to magazines, pinterest & other bloggers for inspiration. I don't really use pinterest as much anymore but if you guys needed inspiration just let me know & I will make an entire blog post dedicated to my pinterest mood boards!

Step 2: My favourite step. Make a list of items you want & how you will style them. I think that I have touched base on this before. Whenever I am shopping I always visual 3-4 outfits with that certain item. Trust me when I say it works & it helps you save money. Like neutral shades or oversized fits? Experiment. The right look will come to you.

Step 3: This bounces right off of ' Step 2 ' when I mentioned experimenting. When I gained weight I was a little self conscious so I found myself wearing oversized clothing which only made me look even bigger than I actually was. I was struggling ( I recently did a massive wardrobe purge & got rid of my oversized clothing ) I have learned that my body is beautiful. Also I have learned not to stick within the fashion rules. Fashion has always been & will forever be about breaking the rules & creating your own style. Experiment. What works for you might not work for others & that is entirely okay.

Step 4: Finding key pieces for your wardrobe. Which means ' Basics ' that never go out of style. I have written a few blog posts about finding the perfect basics for your wardrobe. Once you've written everything & planned everything out with the help of your pinterest mood board it's time to go SHOPPING! By the way I am currently building a capsule wardrobe & I have been selling my pre-loved to BRAND new clothing on my Poshmark account!


Step 5: Avoid what's trending! Even though I try & keep up with the trends I have come to the realization that not all trends are for me & half the time I don't feel like dishing out the $$$ for anything. Build your wardrobe to last long so you won't have to worry about constantly purging your wardrobe because things are no longer in style.

Like my favourite quote always say Fashion Fades Style Is Eternal! 


XOXO




 

Oh, how I thought I would never find a cute coffee place in DC that was instagram worthy like the ones in NYC. I honestly thought that I would have to continue my monthly trips up to NYC just to stock up on aesthetic coffee photos but now that isn't the case.

 

I stumbled across this cute little coffee bar yesterday (which is now possibly my go to spot) and let me just say I immediately fell in love. The location is perfect where it's not overly crowded but they still get business. It does feel a little like I am in NYC but I didn't have to dish out the bus fare to & from the big apple.

 

I love the interior of this place & it was so easy for me to write...the only con that I can think of is that there isn't any wifi. Which in the end didn't really bother me. I ended up just writing in my notebook & listening to spotify.

 

Sorry this post is so short but I really wanted to talk about how cute this place was. I am going to be sharing some of my favourite places in DC with you guys.





 



 



 



 



 





Oh, how I thought I would never find a cute coffee place in DC that was instagram worthy like the ones in NYC. I honestly thought that I would have to continue my monthly trips up to NYC just to stock up on aesthetic coffee photos but now that isn't the case. 

I stumbled across this cute little coffee bar yesterday ( which is now possibly my go to spot ) and let me just say I immediately fell in love. The location is perfect where it's not overly crowded but they still get business. It does feel a little like I am in NYC but I didn't have to dish out the bus fare to & from the big apple. 

I love the interior of this place & it was so easy for me to write...the only con that I can think of is that there isn't any wifi. Which in the end didn't really bother me. I ended up just writing in my notebook & listening to spotify.

Sorry this post is so short but I really wanted to talk about how cute this place was. I am going to be sharing some of my favourite places in DC with you guys. 





I have been allowing more & more colour into my wardrobe lately & I am not complaining. 

I recently quit my job at Forever 21 and I must admit it was easier than I thought it was going to be. I was tired of being at a job where I wasn't getting anywhere & I was mentally, emotionally and also physically drained. Even though someone like me who LOVES & breathes Fashion just up and quit. Why? As I was explaining to my coworker my reasoning for putting in my resignation. Her response? That the company should be afraid that someone who worked as hard as I did, who enjoyed what she did.... I just stared at her in awe. I was indeed shocked by what she said. 


I will get back into Fashion but right now I think I just want to take a break from it....minus blogging of
course. I will not take another hiatus right now. I know how much you guys missed me. LOL.

Anyways. I wanted to give you guys a bit of a life update! Along with quitting my job I finally met up with blogger babes Patty from Pattys_Kloset & Mekita from Rivaraves! We met at this cute this restaurant called Homestead. I mean brunch with amazing women & food! What more can a girl want? I am sure I am not the only one that notice that instagram has been nothing but a pain in the ass lately...but I can definitely say some good has come out of it. I have been planning on meeting these lovely ladies for so long in person but something always came up which prevented that. 

Mekita chose a cute little brunch spot & we all immediately fell in love. It was an old DC house that was transformed into a cool restaurant/bar. We ended up ordering the same thing ( great minds think alike ). Let me just say the omelette was delicious despite the size. We talked, got to know each other + decided to meet for brunch once a month. Our goal is to try every brunch spot in DC!

I cannot wait!

XOXO

Blazer: H&M | T-Shirt: F21 | Jeans: F21 | Necklace: Boohoo | Sunnies: F21 | Mules: F21 

















I have been allowing more & more colour into my wardrobe lately & I am not complaining.

I recently quit my job at Forever 21 and I must admit it was easier than I thought it was going to be. I was tired of being at a job where I wasn't getting anywhere & I was mentally, emotionally and also physically drained. Even though someone like me who LOVES & breathes Fashion just up and quit. Why? As I was explaining to my coworker my reasoning for putting in my resignation. Her response? That the company should be afraid that someone who worked as hard as I did, who enjoyed what she did.... I just stared at her in awe. I was indeed shocked by what she said.

I will get back into Fashion but right now I think I just want to take a break from it....minus blogging of course. I will not take another hiatus right now. I know how much you guys missed me. LOL.


Anyways. I wanted to give you guys a bit of a life update! Along with quitting my job I finally met up with blogger babes Patty from Pattys_Kloset & Mekita from Rivaraves! We met at this cute this restaurant called Homestead. I mean brunch with amazing women & food! What more can a girl want? I am sure I am not the only one that notice that instagram has been nothing but a pain in the ass lately...but I can definitely say some good has come out of it. I have been planning on meeting these lovely ladies for so long in person but something always came up which prevented that.


Mekita chose a cute little brunch spot & we all immediately fell in love. It was an old DC house that was transformed into a cool restaurant/bar. We ended up ordering the same thing ( great minds think alike ). Let me just say the omelette was delicious despite the size. We talked, got to know each other + decided to meet for brunch once a month. Our goal is to try every brunch spot in DC!


I cannot wait!



Shop My Look Below:


Blazer: H&M


 T-Shirt: F21


 Jeans: F21


 Necklace: Boohoo


 Sunnies: F21


 Mules: F21



























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