Category: style

Real Life Style Icon: Cher from ‘Dressed Accordingly’

Style and beauty tips from fashion blogger Cher - like which $7 skin products she swears by and how she chooses clothing that works for 'real life' and her office life as an attorney! >>
Cher is a woman after my own heart. Unfussy, tomboyish, capsule wardrobe-ish clothes – lovelovelove it. Today, she’s telling us where she finds her petite sizes, the skin products she swears by (which are $7 or less ), and how she finds clothes she can wear to her job as a lawyer and in her ‘real life.’ Good stuff!

Real Life Style Icon: Annette of ‘Lady Of Style’

Beauty + style insights from a 50+ German fashion blogger! Which beauty product she swears by and what she does to EVERY new piece she buys >>

Annette is German, 53, loves a good motorcycle jacket, and doesn’t believe in botox. What’s that? You want to be her when you grow up? Join the club, dude.

Today, she’s telling us how German women stay so fit and fresh, the step she takes with e-v-e-r-y piece of clothing she owns and the $14 beauty product she swears by.


Real Life Style Icon: Samantha of ‘Fake Fabulous’

Floral blouse and red head style tips from a 40+ style blogger!

In a sea of fashion blogs filled with long blond ‘beach waves’ and chambray shirts, Samantha is a breath of fresh air. Pixie cut, color-blocking, pattern-mixing fresh air. Below, Samantha tells us about the beauty advice she ignores and the weird tricks she uses to deal with cute, ill-fitting shoes!


Real Life Style Icon: Mel from ‘Bag And A Beret’

Mel Kobayashi
Name: Melanie Kobayashi
Age: I was born before the Beatles invaded North America, and I’m not talking about bugs. I’m 53.
Location: Vancouver, Canada
Online haunts: Blog // instagram
Three reasons that you’re awesome:
My positivity and humour can be contagious. I don’t need booze or drugs to get a high, although chocolate is good. I have a unique vision of the world which I express in all my creative pursuits.

Real Life Style Icon: Lyzi from ‘Being Little’

A cheetah clutch and a purple dress + style tips from your favorite British fashion blogger!

pattern coat // knit scarf // long skirt // cheetah clutch

Name: Lyzi Unwin
Age: 27
Location: Bristol, England
Online haunts: blog // facebook // twitter // instagram // pinterest

Three reasons that you’re awesome:
I live creatively every day, I’m a fiercely loyal friend, and I’m kind of weird.

What are you wearing right now, as you type this?
Beautiful, soft, patterned trousers from H&M, a red striped tee that used to be my mum’s, and a hoody.

A light blue pea coat and print pants + style tips from your favorite British fashion blogger!

blue jacket // print pants // canvas bag

What is the last item of clothing you bought?
A kitty print playsuit/romper from Unique Vintage which I saw someone wearing on Instagram. It’s on its way from the US and I am so excited for it to arrive! I hope it’s as cute as it looks.

What is the item of clothing you most covet at the moment?
As it’s getting colder, there’s nothing I love more than my huge, chunky, rust-coloured scarf from Monki.

What’s your daily beauty routine?
Splash my face with cold water, use my Clarisonic if I can be bothered, use a dab of Korres balancing moisturiser and an eye cream.

If I’m going out I’ll put on some makeup – at the moment I’m using Revlon foundation, Rimmel eyeliner, Yves Rocher mascara & a L’oreal eyebrow pencil. If I’m feeling pale I’ll pop on a little blush, and if I’m feeling fancy I’ll put on some bold lipstick.

In the evening I remove all makeup with a face wipe or two, then use a face wash with my Clarisonic, followed by the same Korres moisturiser & eye cream.

A red polka dot shirt and grey skirt + style tips from your favorite British fashion blogger!
polka dot top // print skirt // red purse

Do you have any weird or unusual beauty tricks?
I don’t know if it’s unusual or not, but I use Sudocrem on pretty much any kind of blemish on my face and body!

What do you do/wear when you want to feel particularly beautiful?
I put on some feel-good music (usually something a bit noisy and girl-fronted) and spend a little longer getting ready. I’ll carefully choose an outfit, rather than just chucking on whatever comes to hand first. I talk to my girlfriends on whatsapp the whole time – they are the best for making me feel beautiful!

Fur collar coat print pants  + style tips from your favorite British fashion blogger!
green jacket
// text tote // print pants

Tell us about a favorite childhood memory about your clothes.
My dad worked with a lady who had a daughter a couple of years older than me, so every so often I would get a bag full of things she’d grown out of. I’d make my family watch as I paraded up and down in my new outfits! I’ve always loved second-hand clothing.

What is your best thrifting score?
I don’t often have an occasion to wear it, but I found a royal blue lace full-length ball gown, with a boned corset. It fits me perfectly, and it was only £3! I couldn’t not buy it. I left the price tag on it to remind me how lucky I was!

Floral top and cat purse  + style tips from your favorite British fashion blogger!
floral top // red print pants // cat purse

Could you tell us your top three style tricks/DIYs?
• Learn how to alter clothing – especially if you love thrifting/vintage. If you have a few sewing skills like hemming or adding darts, you can find more potential in beautiful items of clothing that don’t fit you quite right!

• Wear what makes YOU happy. I’ve tried to keep up with fashion trends and I still end up feeling like I’m about 6 years behind, so now I just wear things that make me feel good! Pattern and colour are my BFFs.

• Always make sure your hair looks cute – you’ll be able to pull off any outfit. If it’s just not happening, put on a hat.

Thanks so much for sharing, Lyzi!

P.S. How to live out of a suitcase – glamorously

13 Sweat-free Ways To Look Cute When It’s Hot

Want to look cute when it's hot? Who doesn't?! Click through for some summer style tips and warm weather fashion advice that you haven't heard a million times!

You’d think since I live in Minnesota (land of the six-month winter) I’d be poorly versed in sweat-soaked tank tops and underboob sweat.
But you’d be wrong.
Since Minnesota is so far inland, our summers are nearly as rough as our winters – 90% humidity, 100 degree days, opaque curtains of mosquitoes. This, coupled with a year and a half spent in tropical Taiwan, has taught me how to navigate three months of sweat and sun. And to supplement my knowledge? I asked the lovely people of Twitter and my Facebook lady friends.

Here are 13 ways you can look cute when it’s hot!