Buttons & Hook and eye Closures | Beginner

Back in high school I remember my favorite pair of pants button falling off through the mid school day. It was odd since the rivet on the jeans only popped off the top circle portion rather than the entire thing. After trying to press it back on, I scrambled to find anything to keep them closed until lunch when I could change. Eventually, my friend found a safety pin to temporarily fix the situation. It was beyond embarrassing even though only a couple people knew. Now I always keep safety pins in my purse, backpack, car, literally everywhere.

Learn how to fix a broken button on your pants with tips I learned from fashion school. This tutorial is for beginner level sewers, it’s easier than you think. Also, find out how to add extra security to your pants with a hidden hook and eye closure for those pairs you love a little too much.

Have you ever had a fashion mishap in public? Let me know your story down below.

XOXO Faith

The Truth Behind | Fashion Hauls

Magazines, Pinterest, YouTube, and even the various people we cross paths with on the street spark inspiration for new trends, different styles and all things fashion. Recently, it has been brought to my attention that several famous youtubers and social media gurus spoke up about the fact that they buy items simply to use them as content. Fashion hauls are a huge part of this massive consumer issue of want, want, NEED. Titles such as “spending too much at Target” or “massive summer hauls” draw in a large crowd but why?

I can only assume that people love to watch a variety of items they may or may not be interested in buying, I admit I used to watch tons of these types of videos. Then I started thinking do the videos benefit my life in any way? Not really. Often when watching this type of content on repeat it becomes a loop of craving more and more material things. They make you feel like you are missing out if you cannot afford a massive pile of clothing. I love fashion, don’t get me wrong but finding out from the creators themselves that they purchase all these things simply to show off in videos is unsettling. Many believe these hauls are things they truly needed to benefit their wardrobe not just to create content online.

Another negative effect is massive fast fashion consumption. Items that do not survive up to a double-digit wash fall into this category otherwise known as throw away clothing. Without getting to save mother earth, all of it is bad for the environment point blank. Yes, you can still purchase some throw away fashion as it is trendy, just try not to buy massive heaps of it as it goes straight to the landfill. This is the main reason I gravitate more towards classic pieces. Yes, I do still indulge in fun graphic tees but I make sure it will last more than only one season too.

It would be unfair to simply dragb down the fashion communities haul process as some of them are actually education as to speak. If I want to find out what the best type of legging is I can watch a video that reviews different types of them or puts out fitness content views and I am going to expect that their advice is more reliable. Personality coincides with the trust that their fans put in them especially when it comes to brand deals too.

Yes, I will continue to do hauls but they will be more on the review side rather than just a massive show of here’s all this stuff I’ll never wear. Ha. Do you think hauls are harmful or helpful? Do you feel betrayed knowing some youtubers are buying things only to use them as content not because they really enjoy the item.

Costco Clothing |Review & Haul

Recently, I have been obsessed with shopping the clothing section at Costco. The deals are unbelievable but what about the quality overall? Whenever you shop no matter what the price tag says, there are a few things to check to make sure the tag matches the item’s quality worth. The type of material, origin it was made in, stitching and dying process all contribute to the actual garment’s quality rather than just paying for the brand itself.

As a wholesale warehouse Costco charges members to shop their store. This means Costco can charge a lower price point by partnering with brands and capitalizing on the wholesale cost rather than creating a retail cost. Watch my review below of my latest Costco finds to see if it is really worth it to shop the clothing section at Costco.

 

Have you ever shopped the clothing section at Costco?

XOXO Faith

Swimwear 2019 |Trends Cheap VS. Expensive

Trends in swimwear go across the board from expensive to cheaper alternatives. When clothing is more expensive it does not mean that it is higher quality. Some of these dups are better then their counter parts so keep that in mind when shopping this season.


The Two Parter

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One of my favorite trends this year is this two part swimsuit or bikini suspenders? Its unique flare adds something extra to this season’s selection. I would much rather add the yellow set to my collection. Plus it is not really two parts, it just looks that way. The lines are horizontal but since they vary in size it still has a sliming effect. In addition the color’s contrast which is a fun effect. On the right side the diamond swimsuit is cool but lacks vibrancy and a shape aid.

 

Aerie ~ Layered One Piece: $32.97

Free People ~ Charlie Bikini Top 2: $135 + Charlie Jumper 2: $180 = $315

 


They Call Me Stripes

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Colorful stripes are in this season and so is the open tie back; both of these options above have beautiful color scenes. Slimmer horizontal stripes appear well slimmer. However the right side has contrasting lines to portray a more flattering shape overall. By adding more lines to the back closer it creates a slimming effect compared to the pink hue that has less and appears stretched.

 

Aerie ~ Strappy Back one Piece: $29.97

Albion Fit ~ The Gigi One-piece: $128

 


Animal Rage

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Leopards, tigers but no bears guys. Animal prints are all over the place this season! Comparing these two is a bit tricky since I could not find one that was super similar in the type of bikini it is. Simply by comparing spots the more flattering of the two would be on the right. Larger spots are better for a smaller chest but the smaller spots are better for those with a larger chest.

 

Target ~ Lace Up Back Bralette: $14.99 + Cheeky Hipster Bottoms: $14.99 = $29.98

Free People ~ Java Bikini Top: $88 + Leia Bikini Bottom: $88 = $176

 


Little Back Cut Out

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Who wore it best? hmm… To reveal the belly button or not? The high leg on the right helps petites appear longer as does the cut out in general. A higher waistline helps keep the midsection under wraps, the top cut helps those with a busty chest as well (the left). Compared to the the high rise top that has the illusion of a larger chest and longer waist with the midsection being exposed. Both are the same trend but for vary different body types.

Aerie ~ Cutout One Shoulder One Piece: $32.97

Free People ~ Celine One Piece: $98

 


Which of these four trends is your favorite for this season?  Did you guess any correctly?

Mine would have to be the two parter in yellow and I don’t even like the color yellow. ha. 

XOXO Faith

Disneyland | Apparel & Snacks Haul

So… I may be obsessed with Disney merch because I have another haul from Disneyland. What can I say, I love the company and one day hope to design merchandise for them. Alright onto the haul, these are a few bits that I picked up recently to add to my collection.

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Last summer I received the kids version of this shirt since they were sold out of the adult one. The children’s shirt fits well, it is just a different design. Since I suffer with anxiety Rex suits me well. ha. Pro Disney tip though, if you fit in the children’s sizes at the park they are a lot cheaper. Sometimes they even have the exact same design!

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Lately I have been loving white, this sweatshirt seemed perfect as the sleeves are a mixed grey which will prevent me from being overly paranoid of it getting dirty. The sketch design is beautiful too! To view the front of this sweatshirt look at the featured image at the top if you are reading on the website, those on email you will need to click to head over to the site.

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Yummy in my tummbly, I love Pooh bear and just like him my tummy loves SNACKS! These Minnie’s Sweet graham cookies are my new favorite snack from the park and best graham cookie I’ve ever tasted. I know you’ve seen the Cinderella bow before but I also got the Ariel version! Love these new light up bows, they bring a touch of fun to any hairdo.

What is your favorite Disneyland Park snack?

XOXO Faith

Gym Shark First Impressions | Spring Haul

For a while now I have been keeping an eye out on a couple of brands that I have yet to experience myself. After watching a couple of review videos online for the brand Gym Shark, it seemed to be a bad idea to try as most of them harped on the fact that most of their items were not squat proof and were prone to camel toe. Two qualities no one wants from their apparel, especially their active wear. Now that the company has been around for a couple years I was hoping that things would improve which is why I decided to give them a shot.

Included at the bottom is of course an in depth review of each item in “real time”, kind of.

The reason this was not a try on haul was mainly due to the fact that pieces did not fit or were too see through to show.

The Details…

ITEM PROS CONS Size KEEP – RETURN
Fitted Cropped Leggings Gel StickyCompression Aesthetic Tight at Ankle(could wear, not squat proof) XS Returned

Gym Shark $30.00

Color Block Sports Bra DurableComfortableRemovable PaddingAesthetic No StretchTight(could wear) XS Returned

Gym Shark $35.00

Color Block Leggings Thicker Material Aesthetic No StretchTight(not fit past calf…) S Returned

Gym Shark $45.00

Knot Front Skater Dress BreathableDouble Lined Bust & WaistAesthetic See Through Skirt Hard to Button S Kept

Roxy $60.00

Menswear Set ComfortableDurableAesthetic Top- Not AdjustableSkirt- Real Buttons         -No Stretch S Kept

Abercrombie $65.00

As what is one item you recently added to your collection or are hoping to purchase for this new season?

XOXO Faith

Swimsuits per Body Type

Many Youtubers have been wearing Albion Fit swimwear for the last couple of years raging about their high quality, modesty and overall chic style. Before jumping into this post, no, this post is not sponsored by Albion Fit. The key to feeling and looking confident in a swimsuit is knowing what body type you have and wearing a suit that excentuates it.

Looking on the website itself they have three categories to help customers choose the right suit: petite friendly, busty friendly, and long torso friendly. While this does not cover the wide array of body types out there it is a good start and excellent marketing stance. As your go to curly haired fashionista I am going to further assist you in picking out the best suit for each body type, don’t worry.


Floral Me Fit

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This bikini is not on any of their guides so let me help ya’ll out here. The bold print and extra flowy top suits those with a smaller bust, it enhances the chest size while drawing the eye towards it and away from the midsection.  Perfect bikini bottoms anyone? Ruching side detail with the overall bunching on the midsection provides a flattering slimmer belly. Ugh… adding these to my cart now.

Icon Wave Crop, Messina $88                     Light Rust Ruched High-waisted Bottoms: $64.00


Stripe Me Lovely

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Also not included on the guides, this one is also perfect for those with a smaller chest but more of an overall rectangle figure. The tie detail on the front as well as the vertical stripes create a curvy figure. Notice the detail of the stripes on the side of the suit this is not a flaw! Creating the triangle lines on the side aid against a flat shape thus making the booty look larger than it is.

High Seas Off the Hook Top $88                       High Seas High Waisted Bottoms $64


Contrasting Waves

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Busty and petite this one is for you. The single slim vertical lines create a distraction to draw attention away from the bust. The horizontal midsection breaks apart the one piece    to mimic a longer torso. With the open back it also aids in the illusion of a longer torso plus the tie is a cute detail.

Bon Voyage One- Piece Swimsuit $128


Perfectly Petitie

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If you are tired of appearing flat in a one piece try one that ties in the front with a little peek a boo detail. Similar to the one previously mentioned, a cut detail in the front or back pairs well with petite princesses since it breaks up the top and bottom to produce longer lines. The large floral print also assists in drawing the eye up to the chest rather than towards the mid section.

Bronte Top Knot One-Piece $128


Ruch Me Baby

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On the list for both long torso and busty gals this one is too cute! Ruching on the front helps distract from both the midsection and bust, while prompting a shorter torso. Don’t worry, the straps can be pulled up or off the shoulder to provide support when you need it or a more girly flare. Go for larger prints whenever you want to distract from a long torso and for those petite princesses like me, run far away from this style.

The Maile Off Shoulder One-piece Swimsuit $128

The Bronte Off Shoulder One-piece Swimsuit $128

 


Disclaimer: All photos are from the Albion Fit’s website and all links provided are for your own value. This is in no way a sponsored post.


I hope this helped lovelies, comment down below your body type. 

As mentioned before I am a petite princess who always is one with the ruching for a smaller midsection. If you have any questions or requests let me know!

XOXO Faith