Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Millennial Pink





So, apparently, there is now a fad called Millennial Pink. And I guess you could say, I really dig it. I didn't really realize it was such a popular color until I was reading a blog and they mentioned it. I've had this shirt for around three years and I'd say it's a perfect example of millennial pink. I'm actually pretty surprised this shirt has held up the last three years. It's originally from Primark but I thrifted it while living in Ireland. 

Does this mean that most millennials like this color? I don't really get the point of millennial pink but I guess since I am a millennial and I do like this color, I am part of the fad? or trend? whatever. I mean just look at my blog theme! Covered in the color and I didn't even realize it was a thing up until last week!

 I wouldn't even consider myself a really girly person, especially right now. It's weird because whenever I look at my dresses (or wear them!) they don't fee like me? At least right now. I'm sure that will change but I've been pretty much living in pants the past few months. 



I'd say this outfit is one of my most typical for work these days. I've actually had these trousers for a pretty long time but I've never featured them on the blog! They are really comfortable so, that is awesome for work! And I know, I know. I've featured this black vest about a million times. But it goes with everything!!



What do you think about Millennial pink? 
Let me know in the comments!

Lee


  

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

The perfect spring look




So, the first thing I noticed when editing these photos is "wow, I have a lot of hair," which might sound a bit weird. I don't know why my hair is so poofy in these photos but wow! It's a little out of control, huh? This past year was the first time I've decided to grow out my hair in a long time and I'm not gonna lie - I kind of love it. I thought I really liked having short hair but turns out, I have really thick, nice hair! Who knew?? Ha. 



As for this outfit, it's been my spring go-to. It's not really a typical spring outfit but I've been living in it. I picked up this shirt at H&M in Montreal and I pretty much haven't taken it off since. I don't even remember the last time I bought something that wasn't second-hand but I decided to treat myself while I was on vacation! 

 It's pretty lightweight and I really like how baggy it is. It makes it a lot breezier! I don't know how I'm going to style it for the hot Arkansas summer but I'm going to try. I'm  also going to try and wear jeans for as long as possible until I just can't anymore. 

I'm planning on posting a travel guide to Quebec city soon, hopefully! I will definitely have a video in the next few weeks. 

Shirt: H&M
Jeans: Urban outfitters (old)
shoes: Target (old)

What's been your go-to spring outfit?
Lee 


  

Sunday, April 30, 2017

How to make money online feat. Dealspotr!

(this photo has no relevance but WHATEVER)

I think I’ve mentioned it on the blog before but in my downtime, I love making some spare cash. From selling clothes online to taking online surveys, I’ve found quite a few ways to make a little extra pocket change for myself. And most of them can be done while you’re just hanging out at home watching TV or something. Taking online surveys can be quite tedious and frustrating but I think I’ve found a new way to make a little extra cash….

LET’S FIND OUT


When the folks over at Dealspotr contacted me, I knew I had to check it out for myself. At first, I didn’t even realize you could earn money from it. Dealspotr is a coupon sharing website but it’s pretty cool because all the coupons are submitted and validated by real people! But the best part? When you validate various deals – you get rewarded!!


Let’s start with the coupon aspect of Dealspotr though. I’ve tried some other coupon websites (or even searching for coupons through google…) and none of them are as accurate as Dealspotr. Real people are checking these deals to see if they work and for how long they last. It’s pretty awesome! It’s also really easy to validate deals but I’ll touch on that in a bit.

How do you make money from this website you might be wondering?



So, when you sign up you have a daily checklist of things to accomplish. Most of them don’t take much time so it can be really easy to accumulate points pretty quickly. Most of the time it’s about validating deals. All you need to do is if you’re shopping online, you can take a screenshot of the deal you’ve used to validate it. You can also leave helpful tips about entering the code, which I found really useful. Sometimes online deals can be tricky to deal with.  

So, once you accumulate a certain amount of points you can redeem them for Amazon gift cards, which I think is pretty awesome. And I find it a lot easier than using Online survey websites. With those, most of the time you answer at least 20 questions and then you don’t even qualify for the survey!!! It can be so frustrating. But with dealspotr, you always qualify so you always earn points!

The other cool thing is that yes, this is a coupon site but it’s also the only coupon site that you don’t have to spend any money to reap the benefits. I’m all about that haha. I also didn’t think I was much of an online shopper but they have a huge variety of sites – not just fashion. They post airline deals to beauty, etc. It’s awesome!

THE DOWNSIDE?


One thing I do find a little tedious is trying to post a deal. I find someone else has already beaten me to it… pretty much always. It can be frustrating to try and post a deal and not get anything in reward. It’s the one thing I haven’t quite mastered on the site.
           

When I was first using the site, I found it a little difficult to find where things were (for example, how many points I had or how to validate a deal) but it just takes some time to explore the site. It’s also supposed to be a social platform but honestly, I don’t see myself using it in that regard. But overall, I'm a big fan. 

Have you ever used a site like this? 
Let me know in the comments!

Lee 


  

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

5 Tips for getting out of a fashion rut


I've talked about it a few times but I've been in quite the fashion rut, which is one of the reasons I took a blogging break. Perhaps it's because I'm hanging out with people who dress very casually. Perhaps it's because I've got other things that were filling the void I used to use fashion for but alas, I think I'm getting out of my rut. 



My five tips for getting out of a style rut


1. Clean out your closet

I didn't realize this was a step I was taking to get out of my rut but it was integral in figuring out what I want my wardrobe to look like. It helped me figure out the gaps in my wardrobe (that I'm still trying to fill...), what I needed to get rid of, and what I still really loved. I got rid of a lot of clothing I never wore, was too big/small, or I just didn't feel like was 'me' anymore. So, when I looked at my newly organized closet I started to feel more inspired. 

2. Read magazines

I bet as a blogger you weren't expecting this tip to come from me! But I have a special place in my heart for reading magazines. I love curling up on the couch with a nice magazine for an afternoon/evening of relaxation. While I don't think magazines are as relatable as bloggers, there is something nice about flipping through the pages once and a while. 


3. Make a style inspiration folder on your phone, computer, etc

I've been doing this for a few months and it's been helping a lot. Like I mentioned above, I love reading magazines but sometimes you just need some good street style inspiration. I save pictures from instagram, blogs, pinterest, etc onto my computer or phone and look at them when I need some inspiration. 

4. Try out unexpected combinations

I like to try out different combinations by randomly picking pieces from my wardrobe. A lot of times it doesn't work but when it goes, ohhh boy do you get an awesome new outfit! Sometimes I'll spend an afternoon or an evening trying out different looks from my closet. 




5. Switch up your beauty routine 

If I'm feeling "blah" about my wardrobe I like to experiment with my beauty routine. I'll throw on a fun eyeshadow or lipstick, try a new blush, whatever! Sometimes just throwing a new shade on my face gives me ideas of how to coordinate my outfit. Plus, it takes a little of the pressure off if I feel like I'm wearing a particularly boring outfit.
All Items in this post are thrifted. 

So there you have it! 
How do you get out of a style rut? 
Let me know in the comments!

Lee