How To Pose Like a Fashion Blogger

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It’s amazing how self-aware we become when a camera is pointed at us.  Suddenly, your arms seem like they’re 5 feet long, and what did you ever do with them before?  These awkward hands?  Why didn’t I pay more attention in Top Model when Tyra was explaining how to smize?!

Luckily for you, ModaMob analyzed 7 of the top street style bloggers, and their signature ways they like to strike a pose.  Take some inspiration from them, and soon, you’ll be comfortable enough in front of the camera to find your own unique style.

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ModaMob explains the details:

The Man Repeller: The key here is not to look like you’re having fun, but to actually be having fun.

The Song of Style: This one’s all about legs. Turn slightly and lock your knees. Easy peasy.

The Fashion Toast: A great one if you’re camera shy – just tilt your head down and play it cool.

The Blonde Salad: Keep your body loose or else this one can look extremely pose-y.

The Style Bubble: Having an awkward moment? Go with it!

Gabi Fresh: This one’s our favorite; it’s not about what angle makes you look slimmer or taller. It’s about working it, plain and simple.

The Anna Dello Russo: You’re a rare bird of fashion, act like it.

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Do you have any signature, go-to poses?  Which of these are your favorite?

xo

SHOE PORN THURSDAY: Fendi

When will Fendi’s furry little buggies get old?  One thing is certain: They are as adorable as ever, and a fashionista’s quintessential item.  Currently, I’m obsessed with these sneakers adorned with a hot pink buggie, aptly named “Karlito“.  Check ’em out below.  Wear ’em with a colorful, knitted midi skirt and bright cropped tank.

Fendi 'Karlito' Genuine Fox Fur Trim High Top Sneaker, $1,550

Fendi ‘Karlito’ Genuine Fox Fur Trim High Top Sneaker, $1,550

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What do you think of these sneakers?

xo

Style Inspiration: Tropical Prints

As I write this post, I am burning up from the sunlight shining on me.  Which is pretty amazing, considering I basically require the temperature around me to average 100 degrees fahrenheit, and I teach hot yoga.  But, I love it all the same: Summer!

And with summer (and tropical vacations) comes colorful fashion and summer prints.  One of my favorite prints this season is green palm trees, especially in tandem with wicker hats and espadrilles, and, of course, pink!  Check out my inspiration below for creating your own style with these fun prints.

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What are your favorite summer prints and styles?  Share in the comments section below!

xo, darlings

 

SHOE PORN THURSDAY: Preen by Thornton Bregazzi

From running shoes to jerseys, sporty-inspired fashion is everywhere this season, and high heels are no exception.  These Preen by Thornton Bregazzi’s Wave sandals playfully combine a neoprene Velcro-fastening front strap with perforated suede panels and a thin, stiletto heel.  They have a mix of sugary sweet colors, like pastel yellow, baby blue, and pale pink.  Pair ’em with a colorful cross-body bag, and a surfer skirt for the perfect balance of sporty and sweet.

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Preen by Thornton Bregazzi, $525 now $367

Preen by Thornton Bregazzi

 

What do you think of these sporty luxe sandals?  What would you wear ’em with?

xo

What Do Colors Say About You?

Without even realizing it, we make a statement with what we wear every day through our color choices.  It not only affects how other people make first impressions of us, it also affects how we feel about ourselves.  Take a look at the chart below for the most popular color choices & what they mean.

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What colors do you wear the most?  Was this chart accurate for you?  

Share in the comments section below!

xo

Beauty Review: goPURE Naturals Body Scrub

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goPURE Naturals Dead Sea Salt Scrub, $19, via Amazon

goPURE Naturals Dead Sea Salt Scrub, $19, via Amazon

Recently, I had the opportunity to try out goPURE Naturals Dead Sea Salt Body Scrub.  Since I’m a total sucker for anything natural & organic, I happily obliged & agreed to review my thoughts on the product.  The company goPURE Naturals began by a mother named Erin Keyan after she discovered how many chemicals and toxic ingredients were in so many beauty products.  Her goal for goPURE Naturals was to develop a brand that women could trust to contain only the purest and natural ingredients, while making them look and feel their best.

This Sea Salt Body Scrub is made with 100% real Dead Sea salt and is infused with 21 different minerals that are essential to proper skin function, such as Apricot, Avocado, Almond, and Chamomile Oil.  The scrub immediately made my skin feel super soft and smooth.  If you have sensitive skin, I would recommend shaving 24 hours before or after you use this stuff, as it can cause irritation.  Overall, I love the way the body scrub made my skin look and feel, and I would recommend it!

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SHOE PORN THURSDAY: Charlotte Olympia

If you’ve been following Trends & Tribulations for a while, you are probably aware of my unhealthy obsession with a certain number of designers of the namesakes Charlotte Olympia, Sophia Webster, Nicholas Kirkwood, Giuseppe Zanotti, and Christian Louboutin.  Therefore, I try extremely hard to showcase other designers in our beloved SPT’s, basically so its not just alternating between the aforementioned 5.  Once in awhile, however, I just can’t help but show off a new shoe love.

Without further ado, I present Miss Charlotte Olympia’s ‘Mascot’ Pumps.  In a vibrant cherry red color, these are basically the epitome of classic cool, and look like they belong on the feet of our favorite It girls, like Alexa Chung or Olivia Palermo.  

Pair these lovely kicks with a pair of cropped cigarette jeans or with a crisp, structured mini skirt for an all-out preppy look.

Charlotte Olympia 'Mascot' Pumps, $780

Charlotte Olympia ‘Mascot’ Pumps, $780

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What do you think of these preppy pumps?  What would you wear them with?

xo, T&T

The Men’s Guide To Everything You Need To Know About Dress Shoes

Here is a simple guide for men to understand the various types of dress shoes, along with what types of dress shoes go with which types of pants.

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via Business Insider

Here’s to making this world a more dapper place!

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What do you think about this dress shoes 101? 

xo, Sophie

SHOE PORN THURSDAY: Alexander Wang

Alexander Wang’s sporty aesthetic is evident in everything he designs, including his high heels.  For his Spring/Summer 2015 collection, his shoes combined the perfect balance of mesh detailing, velcro, and a white leather for a futuristic look.  The cutout wedge details make for a unique visual illusion when worn.  These wedges would look perfect mixed with this polo dress and duffle bag, both from Wang’s Spring & Summer ’15 collection.

Alexander Wang, $625

Alexander Wang, $625

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What do you think of these sporty sandals?

xo

10 Simple Tricks to Turn Your Bathroom into a Spa

10 Simple Tricks to Turn Your Bathroom into a Spa

Fancy a trip to the spa?  With some clever spa hacks, you don’t have to leave your house for a luxurious experience!

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Soak Your Toes

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via StyleCraze

Your feet deserve some love, especially when you want to show them off during spring. Make a foot soak with 1/4 cup of coconut oil and 15 drops of a rejuvenating essential oil, such as bergamot or jasmine. Then soak your feet while you sip wine or read your favorite magazine. You’ll feel de-stressed and get silky smooth feet in one go!


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Get Rid of Dry Skin

via Dabbles and Babbles

via Dabbles and Babbles

There’s nothing luxurious about dry skin! Make an oatmeal scrub to get rid of it. Oatmeal contains polysaccharides that moisturize the skin while protecting it against the harsh elements. Add 2 tablespoons of oatmeal with the same quantity of milk, olive oil and honey. Blend it well and then apply it to your face. Rub it in gently before washing it off.

Click after the jump for more easy DIY spa treatments!

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