Q&A: Fashion Dilemmas

Q&A: Fashion Dilemmas

You Ask, I Answer

I asked you guys on Instagram a while back what your fashion dilemmas were. Whether they were about styling or shopping, I gathered a few of the best questions to answer for you here today! Let’s see if we can solve some of your fashion dilemmas…


Q&A: Fashion Dilemmas
Q: “Packing for a trip is always difficult. How can I be stylish without bringing too many items?”

A: Packing for a trip is definitely a challenge, but it can be really run too! My biggest tip for this dilemma is to stick with a color palette.

Think about where you are going & in what season. What colors will either go nicely with your surroundings or fit that season well? Sticking to a color palette of 3-4 colors that all go together will ensure you will be able to mix & match the items you pack for your trip. Also, be realistic when it comes to shoes. Shoes can often take up so much room in a suitcase, so if you won’t actually wear them, don’t bring them.

Q: “What tips do you have for accessorizing with scarves for the upcoming fall season?”

A: Wearing scarves is one of my favorite ways to accessorize during the fall season. They are so versatile & there are so many ways to personalize your look with them.

Square silk scarves & bandanas are my go-to’s for an effortlessly put together look. I like to fold two opposing corners into the center & then roll the folded ends together. Then I tie the scarf around my neck in a simple knot. This floral silk scarf is the newest in my collection & is under $10! Its colors will perfectly go with so many looks I’m planning for the fall season.

Long silk scarves like this burgundy one I recently added to my collection, are another great layering piece. I like to fold & roll the larger scarves just as I would with the smaller square ones, but then I will either leave them draped around my neck untied, tied in a loose knot at my sternum level, or tied in a bow around my neck. Unless it’s really cold, I like to reserve lighter scarves such as these for the fall & my thicker wool, blanket scarves for the winter season.

Q: “My fashion dilemma: How can I explore new trends without compromising my personal style/aesthetic?”

A: This is a tricky question, because certain trends can often clash with your style or aesthetic. I would again bring it back to color.

Take the animal print trend for instance. I personally do not wear black very often, yet many times, animal prints come in black or are in combination with black in the print. However, finding items like this green croc-style round bag or these feminine blush, croc-style block heels can make this trend fit in with my personal style.

If you are wanting to try out a new trend, try finding pieces that display that trend in colors already found in your current wardrobe. Also, I highly recommend finding “trendy” pieces at stores with affordable prices so that if you don’t end up getting on with them, then at least you haven’t spent loads of money on them.

Q: “I love the prices at online shops like Shein, but I’m nervous about purchasing from them. Is it safe?”

A: The short answer is, yes.

I have actually been shopping on sites like Shein for quite a while now & 99% of the time I have been happy with the products I have purchased. One of the main tips I have when shopping on sites like this is to avoid items not worn by a model. I always like to see what something actually looks like on a human before buying it. That way I can see how it hangs & fits on the model & can make a guess based off the measurements given in the description as to whether or not it would fit me well.

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Friday Five – Never Say Never

Hello Everyone!

I just got back from my NYC trip! It was amazing to say the least. I have so many fun pictures and stories to share with you, but they are still so jumbled up my head. While I’m sorting everything out, I wanted to share with you some bits of encouragement I’ve found recently.

I know it’s hard to have passions that are not the norm. I mean, I’m a professional dancer and a blogger, for goodness sake! Taking the risk to pursue passions such as these requires guts. It takes finding that inner voice (think…the little engine that could) that reminds you over and over, “I can do this.” and, “Don’t give up.” The struggle is real, am I right?! Constantly criticizing and comparing your work to other, is exhausting, yet somehow necessary to stay relevant and put your best work out there. It’s so hard to be original. To stay true to yourself and own who you are and what you stand for. There are days you feel like, “Does it even matter?”, “Does anyone even care?” But the answer is YES! If there is anything I have learned while pursuing these passions, it’s that if you’re willing to put the work into it, people with listen and your work will grow and thrive.

Time.

Waiting is the hardest part. Wanting results overnight just doesn’t happen. I hate that, don’t you? I want everything that I want right now.

Here is where the “Never say never” is most vital.

Never say it will never happen.

Never doubt your talent or creativity. It’s yours and only yours. No one else can do it like you can.

Never say you can’t do something.

Never let someone else define your limits.

Never say never.

You can do it.

Don’t give up.

Your dreams matter.

Give your passions worth and don’t shy away from putting in the extra work.

Be patient.

Surround yourself with people who can encourage you and lift your spirits during discouraging seasons.

To my fellow bloggers:

It’s so hard, especially for me right now just six months in, to keep the faith and keeping creating content. But I’m not giving up. This dreams deserve a fighting chance. I can’t wait to see where this blog takes me in the next 5 years. (Thank you to all of you who are here with me in the beginning! Love you guys!)

Below are 5 things encouraging me to keep the faith at the moment. I hope these can help refresh your drive and passion to continue creating awesome content. (Leave your blog URL in the comments below and I PROMISE I will stop by and show some love!)

1. Girlboss

Have you guys read this book or seen this show? Well if not, I highly recommend it! I’m currently watching it on Netflix and am only halfway through the season and I am already totally inspired.

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5. Books

Love Style Life & The Way She Wears It are both so inspiring. Garance’s story and her since of style and fashion is deeply influenced by two big cities she has called home: NYC & Paris. She truly makes you believe that anything is possible. Dallas Shaw is a genius. Her book is totally helping me focus my brand (in terms of fashion) while making it truly unique to me. Life. Changing. Now, I haven’t read The Life Changing Magic Of Tidying Up yet, but while I was in New York last week, I met a lady who recommended this book to me, and by her description of it and the way she talked about it, I know I am going to love it. The main idea I took away from her description was this: “Does this (article of clothing) bring me joy?” I love that! What a great requirement for any wardrobe or any future purchase. Can’t wait to read this one!

What things inspire you to keep the faith and never say never? xx

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