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.
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.
|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
|Menswear Set||ComfortableDurableAesthetic||Top- Not AdjustableSkirt- Real Buttons -No Stretch||S||Kept
As what is one item you recently added to your collection or are hoping to purchase for this new season?
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.
Time to confess, my hair had not been cut in over eight months, which means it was only two months’ overdue right? How often do you cut your hair? For the last couple of years whenever I go for a haircut my intention is for more than a little trim. This time I did something I have never done before, a three-inch haircut with a natural hairstyling. Any other time I would have my hairdresser blow dry and straighten or even curl my naturally curly hair. As I am trying to embrace more of my natural roots I wanted to see what magic my hairdresser could do. For some reason she always amazes me with how well and fast she styles my hair.
What a bitter sweet weekend coming up, augh!! The very last Avengers movie, I can not honestly believe the series will be over. To celebrate the finale I decided to make it extra special with a full on outfit and makeup inspired look. Lucky my sister is a bigger nerd than I am with Avenger movies so these were already in her shopping cart before coming up with this idea. As I am not as diehard of a fan as my sister, I will most likely be wearing one of the shirts or sweatshirts for the premiere.
Half Smocked Semi Crop
Do the synched in waist for a fun detail this season, the wide shoulders in Luca’s version makes the waist appear even smaller with a girly country vibe. The Pac Sun version’s bring a more muted tone to the trend. For those that cannot deal with off the shoulder tops there is a cami option too. Overall a fun trend for everyone, including petite princesses. Style with either a skinny fitted bottom or even a loose flow one as the middle leaves room for exploration; the possibilities are endless.
Since it has been awhile since my last style file or what I wore this week this seemed to be the perfect time. The weather around this neck of the woods in California has been a bit chilly with foggy rainy mornings and sunny afternoons. For a reference, it has been around 57-65 degrees Fahrenheit here. Considering the fact that it is required to wear closed toed shoes in the office I rarely wear heels unless they are boots. That being said I still uphold a semi relaxed formal attire. All of these looks include soft, warm yet breathable material to provide all day comfort.
If you are a true diva fashionista you check the tag prior to purchase to receive the full run down. One of the most important factors of course is the materials and care instructions. Does the dreaded word iron appear or not? While I attempt to stay away from fabrics that are prone to wrinkling, it seems as if there are always a couple of pieces that wrinkle up from time to time. If you are anything like me and dread dragging out the iron and ironing board, it is time to make a change.
Staying creative is more of a release that I need in order to function, at least that is how it feels. For my first major sewing project since graduation I wanted to make something fun. From university I have collected a small array of material, which included this fun glow in the dark monsters print. Yes, I did use a pattern to ease back in, if you would like to know the exact number let me know.