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

Avengers Endgame Premiere Lookbook

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.

 

Captain Marvel

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Thor

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The Gangs all Here

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Which character is your favorite in the series?

XOXO Faith

 

Work Style File | Lookbook

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.

 


Professional Ties

Material: Think giant sweatshirt dress yet more professional.

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Accessories Trends | Spring / Summer 2019

Previously we discussed in an earlier post that trends are not the be all end all in fashion. If you happen to love a trend try it. On the flip side if you hate it you do not have to wear it just to be fashionable. Fitting in goes against fashion as it should be a unique personal thing that varies from person to person. Your style gives people a personal glimpse of your personality, likes and dislikes without even uttering a word to them.  Trends are simply to inspire creativity in fashion and usually they are on a wide scope so it is unlikely someone would adapt all of the season’s trends.

According to WWD (Women’s Wear Daily) the leading accessory trends for spring and summer for 2019 include the following: bohemian, neon, oversized items, feathers, large logos and artistic jewelry. After looking at some of my favorite stores online for accessories I have included all of the following trends I found.


Sunnys!

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Cat Eye vs. Snowboarder Shades

Above are the two main shapes that I saw not including the average year around sunglasses. The left is more of a narrow cat eye shape and the right is similar to  snowboarder shades. If I had to pick between the two I would gravitate towards the snowboard shades. What do you call your shades? Sunglasses, shades or sunnys? Let me know.


3 Ways to Style | Olivia Culpo Collection

Recently Express teamed up with Olivia Culpo to create this amazing collection centered around girl power. Truth moment, I had never heard of Olivia prior to seeing her pictures from this campaign. I gravitated toward this set with the intentions to use it in  both my personal and professional wardrobe. Your girl likes a good sale but I have realized with fashion I gravitate towards quality pieces that cost more but that I will also use more.