Wednesday, 31 July 2013

HelenJean Crowd Funding Campaign

A little while back I went to a media event for a local designer launching her summer line.

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Img credit: Kuna Photography Group

Before I knew it, HelenJean has captured my heart.

These seemingly simple dresses are incredibly chic and versatile.

The best part, you can totally wear them from the office to a night out.

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The founder of HelenJean, Katie Jeanes is a firm believe of promoting positive self image. As a result, these fabulous dresses are made to measure and not dictated by a size or number. You get to choose your own intention tags with an empowering word.

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However, in order to create their next collection, they will need your help.

They had launched a crowding funding campaign through IndieGoGo HelenJean: 40 Days to Greatness.

With a goal of $10,000, it will give them all the funds to keep producing amazing and empowering garments for game changing women.

Your donations come with great perks as well.

Perks

$10 - Intention Tag Wall Paper
Five Sets of Inspiring Phone and Laptop Wall Paper Tailored To Your Intention

$25 - Girl Power Playlist (curated from the best women in the business)
Beyonce

$50 - Limited Edition HelenJean Scarf (options may vary depending on availability)
Bali Scarf

$100 - Limited Edition HelenJean Silver Bracelet (options may vary depending on availability)
Bali Bracelet

$150 - Any Existing HelenJean Dress at 25% Off
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$250 - Custom Designed HelenJean Dress (sample design)
Custom Designed Dress

$500 - HelenJean Power Outfit
Scarf, Bracelet, Custom Designed Dress, AND a Pair of Sunnies

$1000 - Fall Collection Sponsor
All Six Styles From The Fall Collection at a Special Pre-Sale Price
Second, we'd love your help getting the word out about HelenJean—both this fundraiser and the project in general. We can't be everywhere and we don't know everyone who'll want to be involved—yet, anyway—so we really need your help. Sharing on Facebook, Twitter, G+ or your favorite online or real-life networks of choice increases our chances of getting more women in HelenJean, chasing down their dream like its the last bus of the night.
To facilitate this, we created a few pre-rolled some <140-character messages for your tweeting convenience:
Can you always find the perfect thing to wear? Don't click here: http://ow.ly/mBJCm

Think women+fashion=vapid & materialistic? Think again! http://ow.ly/mBJCm

Help women own their greatness! #leaningin http://ow.ly/mBJCm

Wish the women in your life knew how beautiful they are? Put your $ where your heart is: http://ow.ly/mBJCm

Changing the face of fashion, one dress at a time: http://ow.ly/mBJCm

Women+fashion+custom fit= a better world. Support @HelenJeanCo http://ow.ly/mBJCm




The new collection will incorporate more trends to offer more variety and spice.

Spread the word, join in on the campaign and make their #40daysofgreatness a reality.


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Monday, 29 July 2013

Romwe Streetstyle Fashion End of July Sale

Happy Monday everyone.

I can't believe it is almost the end of July. Romwe would like to give you some great news.

From July 30th to August 5th, shop these items at up to 70% off!

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Romwe offers you the most up to date street fashion items are incredible prices.

Don't miss out. Use the code "end5" to receive extra $5 off of $50.

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Friday, 26 July 2013

One Pair of White Shorts Three Summer Outfits

Today is one of those perfect sunny summer days.

I headed out to complete a full day stacked with coffee meetings with amazing ladies.

I wore my new favourite shorts from SheInside, yet another awesome online shop I have discovered.

These shorts are absolutely amazing, so versatile. Quintessentially summer and trendy, I can seamlessly style it with any outfit.

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Where to buy: Top from here
Shorts from here
Loafers from here

One of my favourite trends this summer is a simple black and white. When there is no colour, the best way to show off an outfit is with style and cuts. With the amazing design of the shorts already, this outfit is topped up with an amazing peplum.

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Where to buy: top from here
Shorts from here
Loafers from here

Leopard is here to stay. Morphed from a trend into a classic. The colour and the style of this Unif tank totally pops out the shorts with such sharp contrast which I absolutely adore.

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Where to buy: Watch from here
Shoes from here
Shorts from here

These shorts, so versatile, it changes with the top to offer a different feel.

I highly recommend them :)

Have a great weekend.


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Monday, 22 July 2013

Lut Boutique x Hey Jude Summer Vintage Pop-up

A local favourite vintage hunting duo has set up shop at Lut Boutique until August 7th, 2013. The lovely ladies of Hey Jude is making their well curated vintage pieces more accessible to our ordinary humans for the next two and a half weeks.

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These ladies have a keen eye for spot on vintage pieces that can be integrated seamlessly into your wardrobe. Any piece you pick can add that unique spark to an outfit.

They have started this pop up at Lut, aptly named the Lolita collection, with 60 hand picked pieces which will be replenished as they get sold off.

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Hurry there to get your hands on one you want as they are one of a kind.

These are some of my favourite pieces.

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These girls make minor customizations to the pieces that totally elevate the item to the next trend level. That knot is everything I love about that shirt. Imagine over a maxi-dress? or high waisted disco pants? Perfection.

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My most favourite items are these three.

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Look how amazing this sheer kimono is.

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Such a fitting setting to have their collection displayed, Lut Boutique carries local and international brands for him and her. The boutique is well stocked with beautiful items.

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It's no wonder Hey Jude would be featured in the boutique as the owner is another stylish and amazing lady.

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Check out Lut Boutique at 4219 Main St. Vancouver, Canada

You can find them on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lutboutique
and Twitter: https://twitter.com/lutboutique

The Hey Jude Shop can also be found online now at http://www.heyjudeshop.bigcartel.com/.

Wednesday, 17 July 2013

My First Oasap Shopping Haul

I love trendy items for a bargain. After all, these items are meant to be worn for a shorter cycle. Sometimes, a couple key pieces goes a long way to update a wardrobe.

I have chosen these three from Oasap.com, a website that is quickly becoming my favourite.

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The most fun piece from the bunch is this cute butterfly skirt. The bling bling print and the extende pockets are absolutely to die for!

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Perfect to wear with a simple white tee for the summer. It can easily be transitioned into fall with some tights and a harvest color top.

The next top is also very versatile. It's extremely see through, will definitely have to be layered with something underneath. Or as a over coat to wear to the beach. Such a cute Sheer Embroidered Short Sleeve Shirt.

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The last item is my absolutely favourite! I already love maxi dresses that are half see through and this one just has the most amazing ethereal qualities that I am so attracted to these days.

Check out this Crochet Flower Pattern Midi Dress.

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Can't wait to wear this out.

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Monday, 15 July 2013

How to Style Clip-on Earrings Multiple Ways

Happy Monday!

I love these Vintage Clip-on Earrings.

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So very Chanle-esque. They are actually quite common at your local thrift shops, give it a try, I'm sure you can find a fantastic pair.

Ever since I got my ears pierced, I stopped considering clip-on earrings altogether. It's as if I have graduated to wearing "real" jewelry with a post and a backing.

My recent thrift shopping trip re-opened my eyes to the possibility of a pair of amazing clip-ons.

It's not only the perfect solution if you don't have pierced ears, it's also great for people with sensitive ears.

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The real fun though came when I realized that I can actually style these earrings in multiple different ways. The clip makes it extremely easy to attach it to things other than your ears.

In the hair for instance.

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If you a in the pinch for a hair clip, this is perfect. I actually quite like the way it looks in the hair.

The earrings also look amazing as button covers.

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The perfect touch to add a touch of glitz to any outfit.

Finally, you can also wear these as collar tips.

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I'm sure you can think of ever more ways to put these little beauties. Share your favourite way in comments :)

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Thursday, 11 July 2013

Do It Yourself Crop Tops: Summer Style Essential

This summer is all about being fresh, girly and flirty.

To me, there is nothing more quintessentially summer and fresh and girly and flirty than a cute crop top.

Whether paired with something lower cut to show off that sexy mid-drift, or worn with high waist bottoms to elongate your entire line; it is undoubtedly an essential item to have for the summer.

The inspiration is this cute one from Necessary Clothing.

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At only $17.99, it's not a hard hammer to swing. However, if you happen to want to update your wardrobe without spending any money, or maybe you are the thrifting variety then stay tuned.

On my recent Thrift Shopping Haul, I picked up a few tops that I liked for the purpose of changing them into crop tops. This way, I can have 3 tops for the price of one, as well as practice sustainable fashion.

However, if you already have shirts similar to these in your closets that you probably haven't worn in awhile, then take them out and follow along. This is a great way to just freshen up your wardrobe.

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The steps are actually quite simple in deed, all you really have to do is cut the tops to the length you desire. If your tops already have tiers then it really is just cut and wear. for tops that have a clean finish, you may need to sew it to complete the entire look.

Let's get started shall we?

I love the print of the leopard top, however, the length I am not so happy about.

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Good thing these are tiered, made it easy for me to choose the length.

Simply cut the shirt under the tier you want to preserve. If the tiers are sewn down on the sides, just cut around it.

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This shirt had a lining. Cut that to the proper length, same or shorter than the outside length.

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You end up with this.

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Much cuter top now!

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Here is a before and after comparison.

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This blue top is tiered off in such an interesting way. However, I am not a fan of the length.

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This top isn't tiered on the back so you have to make sure your cut is as straight as possible. I recommend folding the shirt this way.

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Then folding it again so there is a smaller margin for error. Once it has been folded, make a quick and decisive cut.

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And voila!

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The next and final shirt is my favourite! It also looks the most like the inspiration top. It's tiered as well, so makes it easy.

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However, there is a button track in the middle of the shirt. To make sure the top looks clean, leave a 1/2" margin.

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You end up with this.

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Tuck the extra length to the flip side and either pin it or stitch it in place.

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I love the end product.

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Now I have three cute and current crop tops.

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The perfect topper to your summer outfit.

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Outfit: DIY crop top, make your own or buy similar here
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