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

 

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

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.

via Business Insider

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

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

via StyleCraze

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.

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5 Tried & True Face Moisturizers From a Product Junkie

5 Tried & True Face Moisturizers from a Product Junkie

Anyone who knows me, or has ever been through my beauty cabinet(s), knows that I am a total sucker for a good product.  After trying out many different face moisturizers over the years, I’ve rounded up some of the best moisturizers that hydrate your skin, without leaving any greasy or shiny residue.  Here are my top picks for all different skin types.

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Dr. Murad Skin Perfecting Lotion, $35, via Sephora

This stuff goes on smooth, and leaves no sticky residue.  It’s my absolute favorite face lotion to use under make-up, as it creates a light, even base; just the right amount of hydration, without creating shine.

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Paula's Choice RESIST Anti-Aging Clear Skin Hydrator, $29, via BirchBox

Paula’s Choice RESIST Anti-Aging Clear Skin Hydrator, $29, via BirchBox

This stuff is amazing for both its anti-aging and acne fighting properties, while keeping skin hydrated.  It’s a fabulous all-in-one product.

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Trilane Retinol + Vitamin C Moisturizer

Trilane Retinol + Vitamin C Moisturizer via Amazon

Trilane recently sent me a sample of this moisturizer for me to review and post my thoughts on Trends & Tribulations.  Trilane Retinol + Vitamin C has a light, yet smooth consistency, similar to an oil, without any sticky residue.  It is extremely hydrating, and gives my skin a dewy glow.  Vitamin C & Retinol both give major anti-aging benefits, and are great for fading acne scars and other marks.

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The Body Shop Vitamin E Overnight Serum-In-Oil

The Body Shop Vitamin E Overnight Serum-In-Oil, $27, via The Body Shopsss

This stuff will make you wake up looking well-rested and glowing.  For real.  If your skin is especially parched, pair it with the Vitamin E Sink-In Moisture Mask to hydrate your skin like no other.

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Dr. Jart Water-Fuse Water-Max Sleeping Mask, $48, via Sephora

Dr. Jart Water-Fuse Water-Max Sleeping Mask, $48, via Sephora

I’m all for anything that will give my skin some extra benefits while sleeping.  This sleeping mask is great for rejuvenating tired-looking skin, as well as keeping it look hydrated and plump.  It’s gel formula sinks into skin in seconds, leaving you with a non-greasy feel.  Bonus: It accelerates the fading of scars and brown spots.

What are your favorite skin care products?

xo

5 Easy Hacks to Update Your Wardrobe for Summer

5 Easy Hacks To Update Your Wardrobe for Summer

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The Top 10 Quirkiest Bags Only Fashion People Would Understand- and Where to Shop ‘Em

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Moschino Fall/Winter ’14-’15

There are certain things in life only fashion people understand.   Examples of this include Fendi’s furry buggies that sell for an upward of $800, man-repelling outfits, anything Jeremy Scott, and the following ten of the cutest damn bags I’ve ever seen.  Click on the picture of each bag to find out more info and shop ’em…if you are one of many who drank the fashion kook-aid.

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Charlotte Olympia horse head clutch, $995.00

Charlotte Olympia horse head clutch, $995.00

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How to Choose a Flattering Neckline

Originally posted on Style Me Up:

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The right neckline on your top or dress will flatter you from the bust upwards, and draw attention to your face. It will make your neck appear longer and more slender. In most cultures a long, slender neck is recognised as an attractive part of the female body, and some go to great lengths to attain this. (Pardon my pun)

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Without being this drastic, it’s not too difficult to enhance your neck by choosing the right neckline for your body shape and bust size. If you’re not sure of your body shape, please see my previous blog https://patersonpersonalstyling.wordpress.com/2015/04/22/whats-your-body-shape/

There are so many necklines and different ones come in and go out of fashion almost as regularly as the ocean tide.

Here’s a diagram showing the most popular necklines followed by my guide on what you should choose based on your body shape. I suggest you ‘pin’, save or print this so it’s always…

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