Throughout the years I have suffered the loss of beloved pieces in my wardrobe to stubborn stains that seem to pop out of nowhere. The most tragic spill I endured was not even my fault, which makes it even more obnoxious to relive. It was freshman year, I had just received a two piece set from the Avril Lavigne collection at Kohl’s in collaboration with Alice and Wonderland. Of course, it was a white set with thin black stripes, chains on the pocket, and suspender shorts too. We did not even make it through first period together before the girl behind me somehow managed to spill her hot tea all over me, ruining the set forever. The rest of the day I sported the upmost fashionable grey and black p.e. uniform. After trying multiple stain removers, it was time to lay the best two set piece to rest.
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?
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.
Throughout my first year of blogging I have learned a lot and experimented with various equipment options. The first background I ever used for instance was a piece of scrapbook paper, before upgrading to an old white sheet. Now I use an actual legit background where I no longer have to use two different sheets to cover the surface area I am photographing. If you follow me on instagram @maddieautumn_faith you saw my blue poster board phase too. ha.
Keep reading to find out all my secrets when it comes to photography and videography for beginners. Find out what cameras, lighting equipment and literally every equipment that I have tried. Get the full inside scoop on my review of each of these products too.
Although I own a lot of dresses this one has been receiving the most love since I purchased it. California and fall sometimes go together well, this year it has been so dry. It is November and we still have yet to have a rainy day. Ugh! I love fall so I feel a little cheated. Since this dress has about two inch straps it is perfect for this odd weather, however, it can be layered in multiple ways if it ever gets to fall weather here.
If only the weather were actually cold and not in the high 80’s this jacket would be my daily, however, it is more of a nightly? ha. This red lil sassy jacket is by the brand KUT from the Kloth. It mocks the feel of suede but is vegan obviously. Let me just stop for a second to say it has REAL pockets. Yes, ladies real phone holding pockets that zip. I hate mock pockets, they are such a tease.
A couple of weeks ago I received a package in the mail containing two dresses from RVCA. As this is the first time I have ever purchased anything from this brand I decided to do a small review on my thoughts as a consumer.
Nordstrom was the first place I saw the brand, when looking in the men’s section for my boyfriend. The items were quality, but also a pretty penny. Recently, I was browsing online and decided to check out their website where I fell in love with the button up shark fin dress. Unfortunately, the dress fit a bit oddly so it was returned. It was as if I was too big in the waist, not big enough in the chest and so on.