Wednesday, July 23, 2014

The New Trend: Mini Bags

Recently I just discovered this trend. Handbags are shrinking daily. I love the trend, although I think that Mini Bags aren't quite usefull. After all oversized bags are so handy. Still you can incorperate this trend if you dont need much items in your bag for going out or going shopping. Without further, lets find out how to style this trend.




                               

As you can see on this pictures, that Mini bags are mini, they barely can hold your phone, wallet and maybe a lipstick and thats it. Mini bags can be styled lots of different ways, with dresses, pants, skirts and many different colors and variations. I have noticed that they are always more dressed up than down, they are not styled with a simple jeans and tshirt.








Mini bags can be total vintage and neutral. Or completly modern and simple but chic like the small black Celine. Chanel has designed many mini bags, with there simple classic Chanel design in neutral colors . 

                            


Mini bags can also be bright and colorful and add a pop of color to the outfit, like on the pictures above. Instead of a plain simple outfit, the bag pops out and adds a stylish touch to the outfit.



Here are my Mini bag picks, I choose some affordable ones and some that aren't as affordable and in many different styles. So there is one for everybody.


                                       Image 1 of New Look Mini Camera Bag in Stripe
This is a more affordable one and I really like it. Simple and classy. New Look Mini Camera Bag in Stripe from Asos for 24.75$.



                                                    


This is a really simple Mini bag and its so classy, its great to combine. Diane von Furstenberg, 440 Lizard Embossed Mini Bag for 295.00$. 




                        


This is a vintage neutral inspired one. Very affordable from DSW for only 29.95$. Its called the Kelly&Katie  Mini Satchel.


                      

This is my favorite, I love it! It comes in so many different colors, there are so many ways to style it. Rebbeca Minkoff Hudson Mini Moto for 265.00$.




                          Image 1 of ASOS Mini Cross Body with Chunky Fitting

I love this one too, its so colourfull and bright. Asos, Mini Crossbody with Chunky Fitting for 28.95$.



As you can see there are so many different kindes of Mini bags and ways too style them. You can practially buy them anywhere.

xoxo, Sophia

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Top 10 fall-winter bags

The fall handbags trend is with prints, textures and embellishments. This trend has been seen a lot on fashion week. We saw a lot of camo, fringe, prints and lots of different textures, like fur and studs. Not quite a affordable tred to be honest, because this trend is so new the cheaper brands have not brought it out yet. So here are my top 10 fall-winter bags exclusive version.



1. Floral Embellishments

                                    

A small totaly  amazing clutch, this bag totally got the trend. Completly chic and detailed, but pricey.
Judith Leiber Couture, Archive Floral-Print Crystal  Minaudiere, Rhine Multi for 3,995.0$.


2. Checkered


                                          

I like this one, because it is still very simple and will work well into your everyday outfit.  French Connection 'Saddle' crossbody bag for 98.00$. This one is the cheapest I picked out.


3. Hardcore Floral 

                                    


I love the Rebbeca Minkoff  'Mini M.A.C.' and I think this new print, is totally stylish and I love it.
The print is called Hawaiin and costs 175$.


4. Cute texturized

                                                 


This texture is absolutely amazing and is perfect for the everday life and isn't to expensive. Kate Spade 'cedar street perforated Monday' leather crossbody bag for 168.0$.


5. Popping print

                          



I like this bag a lot, cause it  totally gets this trend with its print ad texture, but also has some laid back colors that also pop. Sadly this bag is very expesive. Fendi, 2Jours Shearling Tote Bag gray for 3,800.0$.


6. Black and Gold


                                       

I think this and number 8 are my two favorites at of these 10, cause it is perfect for everyday and I love that zipper-like gold detailing and the shape of the bag. Stella McCartney, Cavendish  Faux-Napa Zipper Boston Tote Bag for 2,225.0$.


7. Dots
                                                 

This is a really cute bag and its also very affordable in comparison of the other bags and its perfect if you don't dare to go out with the other ones and would rather like a laid back print. Tory Burch 'Kerrington' Dot Print Crossbody for 265$.



8. Simplistic
                                    

I totally love this bag, its small but handy and really simple designed, it has this artsy feel I love. Valentino, Carmen  Mini Calfskin Crossbody bag for 2,075$.


9. Fringe


                                                 

Fringe isn't my personal favorite, but I still like it. Its black color keeps the bag clean and simple. Marni, Fringe Leather Shopping Tote Bag for 2,095$.


10. Red Camo


                                        

Camo has been seen a LOT lately on fashion week and many different designers...Love it! I also like that they choose red camo instead of the classic olive green. Prada, Saffiano Cuir Camoflage Double Bag  for 3,100.00$.

xoxo, Sophia.

xoxo, Sophia

Monday, July 21, 2014

7 fall picks under 50$

This is a pretty challenging but fun blogpost- to find 7 fall fashion items under 50$. Something good for you wallet and still stylish.

1. 
 Backpacks are big now and it's really fun and new. This one is a cute faux leather backpack from  Forever21 for 32.80$. And if your not sure about this trend, a cheap one is great for trying out if its worth it.
                                         

2. 
  This is a slouched oversized chunky knit sweater. I love these, they are comfortable andperfect for the    winter or fall. I think one for 49.90$ for is a pretty good price, like this one from Zara.
DETAILED KNIT SWEATER

3.

Boyfriends jeans are classy and easily combined.  It was pretty hard to find nice one under 50$, these are from H&M for 49.95$.


4.

Patchwork on jeans is really trendy right now and again if you are not sure if its a good investment and still wanna try this trend ? These from H&M for 29.95$.



5.

This is a really cute simple dress with a v-neck, it comes in black, indigo and red. A staplepiece !
You can buy this one at the junior section of Nordstrom, its from Lush and its on sale for 32.80$ and normally 46.90$.

                                   Lush V-Neck Skater Dress (Juniors) (Online Only)

6. 
         Another cute knit sweater, this time with some see-through detailing. Topshop Stripe Mix Knit Sweater for 72$. Right now its on Sale on Nordstrom for 47.90$.

                        
                                     Topshop Stripe Mix Knit Sweater (Nordstrom Exclusive)

7.  

Ankle booties with cutouts- love them! These are on sale for 29.99 by Target , normally they cost 39.99. They are really affordable and if you live inn a cold area and won't be able to wear them to often, I think these unexpensive ones.



                                          Women's Mossimo® Lina Buckle Ankle Boot - Black 7

Hope this blogpost was helpfull.

xoxo, Sophia.

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Swimsuit for every shape

1. Smallbusted

Draw attention to your bust, I especially like the ruffle that gives you the illusion of a bigger bust. Prints or cutouts work as well.

                                  

2. Athletic

If your this type of shape, best for you would probably work something with detailing like ruffle or scallop detailing and a feminine color to give you a more feminin look.

                                                           


3. Long Torso

Here you want to shorten, best is to avoid vertical stripes. A one piece swimsuit would work best.

                                          


4. Petite

You want to lengthen your legs, so a high rise string bikin bottom would work well.


                                       

5. Pregnant

Don't hide it ! Make it stand out with a bikini with a cool print.


                                  

6.  Curvy

Underwire tops and highwaisted bottoms, which don't show to much.

                                   Vintage High Waisted Swimwear – Getting Started On Making Your Own


Hope this was a good guide and helped you.

xoxo,Sophia

Friday, July 18, 2014

Tips for summer home decorations


1. Plants 
Put plants inside, it will give your house a very summer and naturual feeling and also help with fresh air in the summer. 

                                     


2. Outdoor furniture

Put outdoor furniture inside, again it can give you the feeling of the nature and totally looks like your are living outside. And then when its to hot to be outside you can be inside and still feel that summer vibe.




3. Vases

Different sizes of vases is the perfect home decor for summer, if you like you can fill them with real or fake flowers to get that outside feeling.




   4. Wood

Wood decor just accents your home and fits perfectly with plants and outdoor furniture.



Hoped you liked this post and dont forget to follow me on bloglvin.

xoxo, Sophia.



Thursday, July 17, 2014

Must- have jeans


This falls jeans are different from what we are used to. Check them out here.

1.Overdyed

These are washes in deep colors, like jade, indigo, black, red or burgundy. Very fun and new.



2. Hígh-rise skinny 

I personally love high rise, because they give you the effect of longer legs and they are perfect to pair with loose tops.



3. Gray Metallic

These shiny silvery pairs catch your attention, faded or coated they are stylish. 





4. Full lenght boyfriend

This is something new and this season something totally trendy.


                         


5. Denim track pant

This trend is fashion foward and can  be mixed in a sporty way with beanie and sweater and sneakers or really girly with pumps and a blazer.




6. Kick flare

This old trend has finally come back and now paired with a bazer or shirt it can look really sophisticated.

                                          



7.  Moto 

This is one of my favorite trend, it can be styled cool girly

                                            

8.  Patchwork

You can learn more about this trend in my embellished denim blogpost.


Hope this blogpost helped. Which jeans trend is your favorite? 

xoxo, Sophia



Wednesday, July 16, 2014

100$ Stylish summer outfit challenge



 For this challenge I will try to find a highend stylish complete outfit under 100$. These time I'll try to find one for the theme casual summer day. So here is what I've come up with:

summer


Monki shirts top
$14 - monki.com


Cut off shorts
20$ etsy.com


Gold sandals
$24 - dunelondon.com


ALDO hippy purse
 21$ aldoshoes.com


Chevron necklace
20$ modcloth.com



All in all it was pretty hard to find an outfit unser 100$. I wish I could have added some more accesories or jewerly to this outfit, but I didn't have the budget. All together the outit would cost 99$. I picked some shorts and a cropped tee, because it is summer and for a hot day it is perfect. To spice it up i choose a gold chevron necklace ad some flat gold sandals, to be comfortable. With that I paired a brown bag with a bit of fringe, which gave the look a summer feeling. 

xoxo, Sophia

Trend flash: 5 tips to layering rings


To master this look, you have to keep it simple and clean, but not to matchy- matchy. You can layer thicker gold rings to a thin silver ring with rhinestones. Here are my tips on how to layer rings. Also my personal favorite rings.


4 tips:

1. Choose one metal: gold, rosegold, bronze or silver.


2. You don't have to match your hands !

3. Try things out intill you have found your perfect combo.


4. Don't overdo it ! Don't wear 10 thick heavy rings on one hand.

5. Mix thick rings with thin ones and some simple rings with some that have detailing. You can also mix in     some midi rings.


Personal favorites:



 I love this ring cause it simple and I'm totally obsessed with arrows right now. This is the Little Arrow ring from Urban Outfitters, for 8$.



A bit more vintage style, this one is also from Urban Outfitters, called Stone Midi Ring for 10$.



The 'Carina' Stackable Mini Rings from gorjana for 35$, you can find these at Nordstrom.




Heart It Ring from Urban Outfitters for 8$. As you can tell I'm totally inlove with Urban Outfitters rings.



Last but not least, we have here the Mini Knot Ring from Argento Vivo for 28$, which can also be found by Nordstrom.


I hope this tips helped you. Don't forget to follow me for more great fashion blog posts! 

xoxo, Sophia