That the 90s are pretty much back in fashion, with all their fads and edgy slash kitschy things is no surprise anymore. So the fact that charm bracelets are slowly creeping their way back onto our wrists is no surprise. God I remember back in the 90s when my right wrist was pretty much covered in leather, beads, and silver charm bracelets.

Traditionally they are started at any time, but are usually bought at a baby’s Christening to mark the little milestones with charms. Charm bracelets bought this early are usually kept somewhere safe until it is time to give them as personalized presents once the baby grows up.

The number of beads and charms that you will include in the bracelet will depend on what you believe will fit the liking of the receiver. But if you are buying a charm bracelet as a stylish accessory, then you can be as creative as you want. You can add age related beads, trendy designs, and even star sign charms to the bracelet to create a piece of accessory that is individual to you. If you are starting from scratch, you can have fun with a lot of details, colours, and materials and are unsure of the carrier bracelet you must choose, and the material and colour options that will complement the charms, then this guide is for you. Ross Fraser from Fraser Ross goes over some of the simple steps you can take to create the perfect charm bracelet so you can build your own stylish piece with confidence. 

Choose a Brand 

There are several designer jewellery brands that make exquisite charms and charms bracelets. Your first step involves choosing a charm brand, so you can narrow down your options, and proceed to finding a bracelet that will serve as the base to which you can continuously add charms. Some brands specialise in rectangular links, while others produce colorful beads in silver or gold. In the end, the charm styles you are looking for will dictate which brand is the right one for you. 

Find a Bracelet Chain 

Once you have picked a charm brand, the next step is to choose from a wide selection of bracelets offered by your brand of choice. Starter bracelets range in material, color, and style, and some of the most popular options are cuff bangles, silver carrier bracelets, double curb chains, and charm bracelet with clasp. 

Choose Charms and Build Your Collection 

Once you have a starter bracelet, it’s time to choose the charms you want to add to the bangle or chain. You can start creating your very own charm bracelet by investing in a few simplistic charms at first, and adding more charms that mark precious moments in your life. You can arrange the charms any way you want, or have your trusted store distribute the trinkets and charms evenly across your chain bracelet. 

Make it Meaningful and Trendy

A charm bracelet can represent your style preference, and carry your treasured memories. As such, you are free to mix decorative pendants to feature the latest trends, and precious mementos to commemorate important occasions in your life. 

Buy from a Trusted Store 

Buying online is a convenient option if you cannot visit a physical store. You can find a number of online stores that carry thousands of different charm styles, from yellow gold charm, sterling silver charms, and rose gold charms. You might even find tarnish resistant charms that are made of a new alloy of sterling silver and a small percentage of germanium. 

Get open jump rings, and add more charms to your gold or silver charm bracelet, or opt for parrot clasps that allow you to move your charms around your bracelet or to clip them on another silver chain. Parrot clasps, which are often shaped like the claw of a lobster, are great because they give a streamlined quality to any charm bracelet. 

xoxo D



For many people, watches are no more than tools to tell the time. I get that. But for me, and other fashion lovers it’s probably a little bit more than that. I mean… it has been known that wearing my fave watch, I checked my phone for the time. (#facepalm) These days a lot of us go for the classic watch weather in gold, silver or leather strap, with a round design. Personally I love the metallic strap watches just because I do love my bling and I think they look amazing with most outfits. However… not all outfits are watch compatible. My grandma never really taught me too much about fashion but she did say 2 things: 1) always match your bag to your shoes. (okay that no longer applies) and 2) never wear a watch with an evening dress. And I never do.

So my question is: Are there any style faux-pas to not wearing a watch? While I couldn’t care less about rules, I still think we ought to know these 4 classic watch style tips.

1.You don’t know your watch’s functions.

Please imagine the following scenario: you’re wearing the most exquisite watch there ever was, and someone walks by you and asks you the time. But you don’t know how to read it. #awkward

Of course telling the time is the primary function of all watches, and I assume we all know that one, but truth is today’s watches are so smart and have like a billion functions that excuse me if I don’t know how to make my watch take me home or something. Moral of story is if you’re wearing some sc-fi watch get to know its functions beforehand. To avoid social awkwardness if anything.

2. Don’t wear a watch with evening wear.

YAS grandma. As much as you love your daily watch, truth is 90% of the time it will not go so pretty with an evening dress. However there are some watches that can be worn at as cocktail party for example, with your beautiful dress or your amazing suit gents. For formal occasions, you can’t go wrong with simple styles. Parmigiani’s Kalpa Chronor is an excellent example of what you could use to complete your evening wear look. This luxury timepiece comes in a tonneau-shape movement enclosed in a rose gold case. The black leather strap never goes out of style for men, so you’ll look as sharp as you can be in the evening.

3. They say don’t do leather in the heat.

This may come as a surprise, but watches are seasonal just like clothes. You wouldn’t wear an oversized sports watch in a black-tie ball, right? Once the summer season arrives, make sure you have something else to wear other than your favorite leather-strapped dress watch. They say a leather strap watch in summer heat is like wearing boots or jeans… It’s best to use a nato, rubber, or silicone strap to improve comfort. What’s great is that you can simply buy a new strap and switch things up without buying a new watch. This is an easy way to give your watch—and yourself—a quick and affordable makeover.

4. Take proper care of the watch.

This sounds like a no brainer but it actually isn’t. Except for taking care of it aka not breaking it I truly had no idea you can take your watch to regular cleaning services to keep your watches looking brand new. Most brands will also service your watch if you have a receipt or any form of authenticating your watch. Watches in tip-top condition hold their value extremely well, which opens the possibility of getting an excellent return should you decide to sell yours in the future.

xoxo D.

We like the people we see on TV and the internet,  because we think they look flawless, gorgeous and stunning. Who doesn’t want to be like that? Most girls dream about looking like celebs because they think it’s the answer all problems. The truth is, stars and celebrities are regular people, with the same amount of flaws and problems. They seem to always look perfect and flawless because it’s their job to take extra care to themselves. 

I remember back in the day growing up celebrities like Madonna or Cindy Crawford were icons of beauty and perfection that every girl wanted to be like. Was it wrong? It certainly wasn’t that wrong nor that right, its just how the world works – we are inspired by icons and beauty. As long as we keep them as inspiration and don’t copy or go to extremes to look like somebody… I think idols and icons are an ideal that doesn’t really exist but that we need.

In the time of Instagram fame and beauty where everyone has the same standards and features it’s easy to lose sense of reality. Next thing you know all women will have high cheekbones, full lips, tiny noses, perfect lashes, microbladed eyebrows… and so on.

Bottom line is… beauty in all its shoes and sizes inspires. But what matters more is the sense of wellbeing that some people put out, and THAT is amazing. Personally I think the key to feeling fully beautiful inside and out comes from more than a perfectly arched brow or bee-stung lips. It’s a happy marriage of the soul, the mind, and the body. It’s a process, it’s a journey, and a continuous evolution.

A guide to feeling and looking fabulous could maybe look like this:

1.Take care of your body and health naturally

You might see some celebrities who have perfect shapes on every TV appearance. But you don’t know how hard they work to perfect the body and achieve a healthy look. For this part, you need to:

  • Exercise and stay fit
  • Eat healthily 

2. Accept your body and learn to love it.

In the world of perfect faces you might be tempted to scalp yourself with MyBotoxLA in Los Angeles, 

and that is okay. God knows we all hate a certain wrinkle and wouldn’t mind looking rested or 5 years younger. I’m all for these tiny procedures if they come from a place of insecurity and help you be more at peace with yourself. I mean time forgives no one… It’s not 0kay to do these things cause everyone’s doing them, for social acceptance or god knows what crap.

3. Pamper yourself from time to time

A spa weekend? Tell me when and imma be there. Ladies…. a little time off from life is always a great idea: massages, facials, mani, hair, doing nothing, sleeping, de-toxing… you get it.

4. Do what makes you happy.

Before getting pregnant I LOVED intense workouts, wine, and spending time with my friends. Fast forward almost a year and a half, now I’m a mom and I still love workouts and… shopping. Clothes make me happy. Period. Getting dressed up, and putting on my make up is such a relaxing ritual for me that I tend to it whenever I have time. I love to pick out my outfits and shop for new stuff. So I indulge into this. #judgeme I love food, travelling and going out for coffee on Saturdays with my tiny fam. And I do these things cause they give me joy.

Nobody holds the secret to flawless living or looking. There’s no such thing, thank GOD. Eventually it all comes down to feeling good in your own skin, loving yourself, and accepting yourself. Improving yourself to be a better version mentally and emotionally. And your body and face will follow. I believe this 100%.

xoxo D.

 

The ever-slimming gap between faux fur and the real deal spells good news for environmentalists, customers, and the fashion industry. Big fashion powerhouses such as Gucci, Armani, and Givenchy have taken substantial steps towards picking faux over actual fur.

The popular argument that nothing compares to real fur also doesn’t hold much ground as faux fur coats and other fashion items offer the same degree of comfort and feel. In fact, nowadays, it takes a real fur expert to tell apart a fur coat from a high-quality faux fur coat.

Brands who embraced faux-fur

Gucci made their stance crystal clear when they showcased incredibly realistic faux fur coats in the Fall/Winter 2018-2019 collection. Michael Kors announced the discontinuation of all fur products this year and showcased a fur-free Fall/Winter 2018-2019 collection. Calvin Klein was way ahead of its competitors in terms of making a positive shift. The fashion label moved away from fur as early as 1994. They haven’t changed their stance yet. Burberry, which is a fashion label known for using fox, rabbit, mink, and other types of animal fur announced their intent to phase out fur-made fashion wear completely. Armani went fur-free back in 2016. According to their statement given back then “technological progress” have enabled them to explore “valid alternatives.” Versace was big on fur back in 2006. All of that changed after a series of protests by PETA in the following years. Donatella Versace promised that the fashion label is going to “phase out all fur products” by 2019 in an Instagram post. Coach CEO Joshua Schulman announced their aim to go completely fur free, saying “it’s the right thing to do.” Even though only 1% of Coach’s product line uses fur, it displays the industry’s growing acceptance of faux furHugo Boss has an impressive line of faux fur jackets, coats, and designerwear. The fashion brand abandoned the use of fur in the fall of 2016.

8 Reasons to Make the Shift from Real to Faux Fur

If you have been on the edge, then the time to shift to faux fur is right now. Following are 8 practical reasons why the pro-fur movement is fast sinking and why you should jump ship immediately.

1.Faux Fur Is Every Bit as Good

Faux fur coats and fashion items have come a long way. Not until a few years ago coats were made with synthetic fibers that made them look tacky and like knock-offs of original fur products. Nowadays faux fur looks every bit as luxurious as fur and it offers the same degree of heat-retention and comfort. Long story short, you can now get the same comfort and style features without harming any animals.

2. You Can Do Without the Social Backlash

Whether you like to admit it or not, wearing fur can have social repercussions. Friends and family members who are involved in animal rights causes may not take your decision to wear fur as sportingly as you would expect. While there are fur advocates, their numbers are fast dwindling. In a world that’s increasingly becoming more environmentally conscious, the social stigma on wearing fur will continue to grow.

3. Big Brands Equal Better-Quality Products

Faux fur used to be a material used by knock-off brands to make cheap fashion wear. However, things have changed drastically. As listed in the above section, major fashion labels are shifting their focus on making faux fur jackets, shawls, vests, and other fashion items. Fur or no fur you can always rest assured that a Hugo Boss jacket or a Versace coat is always going to be comfortable and durable.

4. Faux Fur Coats are Much More Affordable

This one is obvious but something that cannot be ignored. For a typical price of a fur jacket or coat, you can probably buy a couple very good quality faux fur items of the same type. With no real advantages, it’s hard to justify the steeper price point of fur products anymore.

5. Let’s Not Forget the Environmental Impact

Keeping an eye on the big picture, the environmental impact and animal cruelty cannot be dismissed as trivial. From reducing poaching to preserving natural environments, your move to faux fur comes with many environmental benefits.

6. Wearing Fur is No Longer Fashionable

Barring a few, most celebrities and fashion icons have openly spoken against fur. The list of celebrities against wearing fur items includes everyone from Ellen DeGeneres and Miley Cyrus to Charlize Theron. If that wasn’t enough, many fashion models openly refuse to wear fur for photoshoots and ramp walks. Among the many instances, Australian model Ruby Jean Wilson famously walked out of a shoot back in 2016 when she learned she had to wear fur. 

7. Faux Fur Is Much Easier to Maintain

Actual fur products demand a significant amount of maintenance effort. For starters, fur coats need to be hung in a certain way so there is always a flow of air. Expensive fur coats demand the attention of specialized laundry services and cleaning products. However, when it comes to cleaning a faux fur coat, you can simply toss the item inside a washing machine for a quick spin and dry it like any other clothes.

8. Wider Color Options for Designers

The faux fur material is available in a range of different color options. Want a purple fur jacket? You can get one if you choose faux fur. Armed with a wider range color palate designers can now combine vibrant colors to create never-before-seen fur coat designs.

xoxo.

When writing this article, I stumbled on a question on Quora asking ”Why Do Lawyers Always Shave Their Beards Off?”. Judging from people’s responses, I came to a conclusion that once you hold a professional job, it is a must to be clean-shaven. This is a social grooming culture for corporate executives. Being clean-shaven is more respectable.

HOW TO GET A CLEAN CLOSE SHAVE?

If you have been hosting a fully cared for beard, shaving it off might not be an easy decision to make – but if your new career calls for a clean-shaven beard, you have no other option but to shave. 

Beard Trend is not over as society thinks, majority of men are still growing their beards and taking good care of them with scented beard oils. However, a change in profession/career might put you on other side of the coin. 

  • Trim it off with a faster hair clipper
  • Apply shaving cream before shaving
  • Choose a shaving tool – The only challenge is finding the best model for your skin type – but Yosaki has compiled that list for good electric shavers for men, check it out for recommendations.
  • Shave gently

 

10 REASONS YOU NEED TO SHAVE OFF THAT BEARD

  • Shave your beard for a job interview: – Beard growth culture is not for everyone, so don’t assume your new boss will like your beard trend even when they have one. You have to present your self for an interview when well groomed and smart – because your appearance will tell alot about you.
  • Shave your beard for a professional career: – Every career/job demands for specific looks. Some careers are casual in style, so pulling off a casual fashion style with a beard can be okay – however a change to a smart professional  career like being a lawyer, doctor, business executive officer…etc…Might require you to revise what you wear and how you look.
  • For a Date: – It is mostly men who love this all beard trend thing but very few women fall for this trend. So to leave everything balanced trim your beard – but don’t cut it off fully unless when she says she prefers a clean shave. I don’t want you to take a risk of cutting off your beard and later on she says no to you.
  • It is a patchy beard: – A patchy beard is very annoying. It can’t grow thick or long and it always looks wired so the best option is to grab a foil shaver and clear it off. Some people say that if you shave a patchy beard it grows back uniformly without patches – but I have no proof on that.
  • For a Passport Photo:- This is self explanatory, a beard will alter the way you look so you will be told to groom it so that they see the real you. A bushy beard might not look nice in a passport photo. 
  • On your wedding day: – This is a special day for both you and your wife to be. You will have lots of people and all eyes will be on you. Selfies and photos will be taken – so remember to groom your beard so that you look presentable. You don’t have to shave it all.
  • It is itchy: – Fully grown beards tend to host dandruff and it gets itchy over time. You can clear this itchiness with beard conditioner & shampoo for dandruff but if this becomes expensive and time consuming – opt for a clean shave and enjoy life to the fullest. Life is too short for an itchy beard.
  • It is difficult to maintain: – It is not easy to grow a full beard, but it is even harder to maintain it. You have to invest in beard oils, scents, shampoo, conditioner, brush and comb. A full kit for beard grooming products costs about $60 ….but you will buy like 3 of these in a year a good electric shaver costs about $100-$150. Do the math; it is cheaper to shave than to maintain a fully grown beard.

xoxo

The holidays are right around the corner, which means it’s time to start shopping for holiday gifts! And what better gift than fine jewelry? Jewelry is at the top of every woman’s gift list. It’s special, thoughtful, and useful— what more could a woman want? To help you knock her holiday gift out of the park this year, we’ve put together this fine jewelry gift guide for her. Keep reading to see all our top picks!

Disc Charm Necklace (14K Gold)

 

If you’re shopping for a woman with a chic and elegant sense of style, there’s no better gift than a disc necklace. This 14k gold disc necklace is at once timeless and on trend, as this sophisticated style (always a staple among French women) has come back into the spotlight in 2018. This beautiful necklace is also endlessly wearable. It looks as beautiful on its own as it does in a layered necklace look. AND it’s fine jewellery.

Triangle Diamond Stud Earrings 

Stud earrings are a great gift option of fine jewellery gift. They add detail to any outfit and draw the eyes to the face. For a modern and glam take on stud earrings, consider these gorgeous triangle diamond stud earrings. These glittering studs feature 36 total pave diamonds set in bold triangles crafted from 14k yellow gold. This dazzling piece will add shimmering beauty to her daily wardrobe.

Draw The Line Diamond Bar Necklace

 

This stunning design puts a unique, modern twist on the classic bar necklace. Here, angled baguette diamonds are artfully arranged in a perfectly askew golden line. This gorgeous contemporary piece is distinctive enough to turn heads, yet simple enough to be worn with any ensemble. The beautiful design and luxe materials of this piece make it a gift any woman would treasure for a lifetime.

Celestial Hoop Earrings

 

These celestial hoop earrings glitter like the stars in the night sky. Here, dazzling white diamonds in different sizes are delicately placed on slim 14k rose gold hoops. These earrings are elegant, charming, and luxe, making them the perfect choice for a woman with a romantic or glamorous sense of style.

Capri Cuff 

 

This diamond-studded cuff bracelet is sleek and distinctive. In this piece, the ends of the open cuff design are decorated with two golden circles, which feature 41 radiant white diamonds. This sophisticated bracelet can be worn with casual, office, or party looks, making it a versatile option that she’ll love finding new ways to wear.

Zoe Ring 

If you’re considering gifting a ring this year, the Zoe ring is a perfect choice. This contemporary ring is crafted from 14k yellow gold and features a line of 10 brilliant white diamonds across the design’s angled connecting line. This ring is chic and delicate. It’s a beautiful, statement-making ring on its own but also looks lovely when worn with other rings. If you’re shopping for a ring-lover, she’ll be thrilled to add this unique piece to her collection.

xoxo D.

Although this generation is enjoying all new flavors of fashion, the fact is that the classic is always in. The old timely weirdo was wearing the coveralls and then the men’s overalls are a kind of raising the fashion into a very codger way. The current fashion world is including the wide range of jumpsuits and overalls for men that are really amazing. 

There was a time when the overalls or coveralls are taken as a dress code of any uniforms. But the trends are changing and men are adopting it as their fashion freaks. There are fancy jumpsuits for men that are defining the men’s personality in a wacky way. The designer overalls for men are serving the men’s fashion uniquely; visit the ‘Differio’ store to gather more.

The Jeans Overalls

The jeans are one of the most favorite wardrobe inclusions of youngsters these days. You can take a great jean in form of men’s overalls; this is not only trendy but amazing also. These are basically available in the traditional jeans colors like blue, black, zed black and many like this. This is a never disappointing one that will flag you as a showstopper of any occasion. 

 Short Overalls

This is a piece of overall that serves to the men’s fashion and define the definition of men’s fashion overalls in a stylish way. If you are stylish and a fashion lover then you must try it once. This is a great experiment in designer overalls for men. 

The trendy Jumpsuits

The store is offering you the trendy and fashionable jumpsuits too. If you are just fed up wearing those boring clothes, just include something that is amazing and you will go wacky in it. Men’s fashion jumpsuit is changing its own definition as there are so many styles to carry them.

Various styles to carry the overalls

Wearing an overall is one thing and styling that one is another. While you are buying and choosing from a pile of designer overalls for men, keep a focus on how you can play with that. The styling in the sense which can mark you different from others –

  • Be different with printed overall: This is a very different style which you can grab while just choosing an overall which is printed and patterned. This will be unique and you will feel amazed when people will stare at you like a weirdo.
  • Strapped look: While most of the overalls are buckled over the shoulders, this will be amazing when you are keeping one strap down. A different, unique and yet funky one, this one is indeed a cool look. The single-strapped statement is going to be your style icon.
  • The classy one: Overalls are in the fashion world from decades. The light-wash classics that acquires the love to wear. This will be a versatile investment in your overall look. The look is old, classic and yet it is still brightening the fashion world. 

xoxo D.

Whether you plan to dance around the Christmas tree, drink and eat till you drop, lay in bed in your pjs, or party like an animal – one thing’s clear: you need a Christmas outfits. And if you’re into fashion… then you’ ll loooove the whole ‘circus’ around the what to wear question. To keep this short (cause it all depends on Siena these days y’all) truth is when it comes to Christmas dressing, or any dressing actually, it all depends on where you’re going and what you’re doing.

Some tips remain valid even throughout the winter holidays: if you don’t know what to wear, or don’t have time – keep it simple. If you want a dash of Christmas in your outfit but don’t wanna be a Christmas tree – stick to statement details like jewellery, a great sweater, a bold lipstick etc.

1.Wear a DRESS for Christmas.

I know, I know… groundbreaking, but a dress does save the day, and you can feel anything from comfy to sexy in one, depending on what you’re going for. A nice dress can be the perfect pick for a family Christmas dinner for example.

Set the tone of the outfit with shoes and accessories. A little tip is if you wanna be super posh and chic, but don’t wanna climb on stilettos in the middle of winter – wear kitten heel boot. I swear they are a heaven sent gift!

Shop the look:

*

 

2. Christmas sweater.

They’re having such a massive moment this season in any colour from the classic red to white, green, blue, et all. They’re geeky and fun and look amazing paired with something that’s the opposite like a pair of leather pants or a vinyl skirt. If you wanna be comfy and just make a holiday easy statement stick to jeans and a red Christmas sweater. It’s the perfect combo.

Shop the look:

*

 

3. Loungewear for Christmas.

I’m not crazy y’all. Just tired and lazy af. Truth is after wearing that yellow knit co-ord I’m pretty soldo in the while loungewear concept and I think a great set can be stretched into a cozy family and friends get-together. Loungewear comes in so many styles right now, and it does;t have to be a pj inspired set or anything, it can be more like a cute comfy with a dash of sexy set for example. Wear a pair of cute earrings and nice makeup and you will be pretty fab for a cozy Christmas family date night.

Shop the look:

*

 

4. Too cold for Christmas fashion.

Omg if I had a dime for all those freezing moments where I said to hell with fashion and chose uggs, leggings, a massive knit sweater, and the biggest puffer jacket ever I’d be filthy rich. Listen, these days with fashion getting a bit laid back… this mountain/sporty/cure/cozy style is pretty cool. And it keeps you so warm.

Basically all you need is a pair of great leggings, a pair of amazing warm fuzzy boots, a great oversized fab sweater, a cute hat, a big scarf and a beautiful puffer. Really this outfit is a winner I’ m telling you, especially if you’re out in the mountains, or on a winter holiday somewhere…

Shop the look:

*

Whatever you wear have fun and stay warm. ;)

xoxo D.

Social media has revolutionized many parts of life, but it may be surprising to learn that it is also changing the way you view jewelry. Yes, there is such a thing as selfie-jewelry, and you are going to learn more about this and how to ensure you’re keeping up with the trends. 

How is the Selfie Culture Influencing Jewelry? 

There is no doubt that people are taking more selfies than ever before. People take selfies for all sorts of reasons. Some people like the instant gratification they earn with likes while others do it to exist. No matter the reason, selfies seem to be here to stay, and they are having a number of interesting effects on people.

Selfies are addictive for all sorts of reasons; for one, they help boost mood and confidence, which is pretty interesting, but their effect extends beyond that. The way you view jewelry and what you end up purchasing is starting to change simply because you love to take selfies.

Social media has made it pretty easy for people to let go of bracelets, necklaces, and some body jewelry in order to replace them with face-focused jewelry. The main reason people take selfies is to showcase their face, which is the reason jewelry that helps bring more attention to the face is rising in popularity. This is not to say that people are not buying other types of jewelry, but there is definitely a difference worth pointing out. 

How is Jewelry Evolving Through Social Media? 

It is obvious why people like jewelry that can help highlight the face, but there are a few evolutions that you should pay attention to stay in-the-know.

For example, it seems that earrings such as studs are now being sold individually. The reason is that more people like mismatching as it helps to make a selfie more special.

What is more is that people are attempting to buy studs that are unique, even customized to make sure that their selfie stands out from the rest. Of course, this is leading many fashionistas to sites where customized jewelry is possible like DiamondStuds.com.

The importance of drawing attention to the face goes beyond the ears in this new selfie world. There are some people who are turning to other types of piercings that some have thought to be relatively dated like lip piercings, eyebrow piercings, and nose piercings. Some of the earrings or studs used in these piercings are quite small, but there is a number of people who are beginning to use large statement earrings like the giant hoop nose rings that connects to one of your earlobes.

It is important to point out that the secret to taking a great selfie with your new piercing is going to take work. You cannot simply pierce your ears or nose and expect to have great selfies because you still have to take lighting, make-up, and even your hair into account.

Those who do decide to get piercings to take interesting selfies should consider the importance of good photography to ensure you get the most out of your photographs.

You should also pay attention to the stones you choose to use in your jewelry pieces because they can make a difference. For example, a professionally cut diamond piece can make you look stunning simply because diamonds, captured correctly, can look like you are wearing stars. Be sure to think about all of these details as you jump into this new face-focused jewelry trend that does not seem to be slowing down.

xoxo D.

Listen, when it comes to seasons, there’s nothing I love more than summer, and nothing I hate more than winter. Yet, a few things could make my winter bareble if not quite pleasant: a continuous Christmas spirit (go on judge me!), and unlimited supplies of teddy bear warm and fuzzy hugs. You know, the kind you wanna bundle up in, and fall asleep in like 2 seconds? Yeah those. I know… I know… impossible you say. Well, not really I tell you. Not if you think about 2018 winter biggest coat trend ever! Hello teddy coat, nice to meet you!

This little bundle of joy and warmth has been slowly creeping upon us circa 2017.

I still remember it so vividly like it was yesterday: the winter of 2017 my closet desperately cried for coats, and I knew I had to buy one that would be both cute as well as keep me warm. And also have versatility. I was on a mission y’all. I wanted a coat that would feel like hugs you know what I mean? So when, after hours of no-luck,  I walked into Bershka and laid my eyes on the prettiest beige fluffy warm teddyiest coat ever I was sold. ‘TAKE MY MOENY!’ I cried. To this day I like to think I was the first gal to ever wear a teddy coat. Aww, I know I am so delusional it’s sweet. #letagirlbe

Fast forward a few years and BAM! the world is happy and warm walking around in teddy bear hugs, aka the teddy coat.

It truly is a phenomenon how fast and beautiful this trend is growing. From trucker jackets, to collar coats, to long coats, oversized, cropped, hooded – any and every coat and jacket style is now a teddy!

Colour wise – brown tones are by far the winners, because hello teddy! Buuuuut 2018 has been the year the teddy coat came in all colours: red, blue, green, yellow, rusty, nude, black. Basically all colours turned teddy this year.

Length wise again from the shortest to the longest all sizes are in! Yet if you wanna have the full teddy experience go for long, brown, oversized teddy coat.

The teddy look:

*

What teddy coat should you pick? (insert thinking emoji)

Oh the question that gave me sleepless nights over the Black Friday weekend. Just kidding. (well not really.) I wanted the perfect shade of brown, the perfect long, but not too long, the perfect oversized but not too big teddy coat. I couldn’t find any. Didn’t find my size, OR what I did find was way too expensive… and so on. So basically I’m still on the lookout for the classic teddy coat, BUT I did get a burgundy one. Whuuuuut? Don’t ask. (it was the best price and size I could find.)

So… to answer the above question: get a coat that fits you, and a colour that you can easily work with. If brown is not your thing, or just not in the cards for you I made a top five of my fave colours for teddy coats.

nude/white

burgundy

pastel blue or pink

yellow

black

As you very well can see black is coming last just because I feel like the teddy needs to shine in all its glory, and it doesn’t do so very well in black. Oh, and I hate grey for teddy coats.

Length wise – always go for classic, knee length is best cause it looks very elegant, it keeps you warm and it sticks to this teddy religion. Hip length looks good as well for a trucker jacket style, and cropped looks amazing if you can bear it. Sorry I couldn’t help the animal reference.

 

My faves:

*

 

How to wear the teddy coat?

These days I am over the heels in love with monochromatic outfits, so I love an all brown/taupe/nude/cream/rusty/burgundy look. I’m also into cowboy boots, sock boots, kitten heels, a loooooot of knits, jeans always and forever. For lazy weekends I love to pair a long teddy with a lounge set for example.

And… as a last confession to you guys, I so miss my workout days, and with them my heart is crying over my activewear outfits!!!! So yeah… I would pair my long teddy with any and every activewear look there ever was.

Now it’s your turn: do you love teddys with all your heart? Which style is your fave? What colour?

xoxo D.