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Karen Shannon
23 February 2015 @ 04:32 pm
Whether you would like to admit it or not, we all want to dress as classy as our lifestyle permits. Unfortunately, many find it hard to achieve unless you have a fat pocket or a name to help you live through such, like our favorite Hollywood celebrities.

But is it really? Well, if you look at the dictionary, 'Class' is defined as elegance and sophistication. It doesn't say anything about wealth or social status. In other words, you don't have to be filthy rich to be classy. Here are some tips to help you get started:

1. Posture


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Good posture involves training your body to stand, walk and sit correctly. Improving your posture is a must since it affects how people perceive you. Posture exudes confidence and authority as well, so improve your posture.
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Karen Shannon
16 February 2015 @ 04:40 pm
Things between you and your new beau have been fantastic. Now, he's invited you to meet his fambam. Since then, you're dreading it because you're afraid you might not pass muster on their standards. Well, don't.

First off, if you’re in a serious relationship, a meet and greet with his family is inevitable. Second of all, if he's made you a serious girlfriend, then he's found some things in you that's worth keeping. And, hopefully, his family is going to like as well.
   
As expected, the desire to impress and charm the parents is there. But always remember to never let yourself be overshadowed with that desire.
Of course, that doesn't mean that you can't dress to impress. After all, what you're going to wear can form a long-lasting impression. And you'll want to make a positive first impression. That said,

Here are suggested outfits you can wear in meeting the family.
1. Outdoor


Beauty at the Park

If your boyfriend is inviting you over for a picnic or for a barbecue party with the parents, you should still dress up for the occasion. This kind of outfit is perfect for the occasion as it  screams not only style but also  comfort.
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Karen Shannon
09 February 2015 @ 04:16 pm
Couples everywhere are preparing for the most romantic day of the year. Some of them have booked hotel reservations and vacation trips, while others planned on something simple and sweet.

If you haven't thought of something yet, don't sweat it. One of the secrets to making Valentine's Day more memorable is just creativity. Of course, making simple things extraordinary requires planning and a collection of brilliant ideas.

We've listed some of the things that you and the love of your life can do this love month.

Go camping

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Be one with Mother Nature as you pack your bags and get ready for a night in the woods. If you're area still has a little bit of snow, rent a cabin. And don't forget to pack extra outerwear for your camping trip. You can also opt for knits and sweaters if the winds are not that cold.

Talking in front of a bonfire and making s'mores is one of the best bonding and relaxation experiences you can do since you're far from civilization, pollution and all the noise and
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Karen Shannon
02 February 2015 @ 02:11 pm
Love is in the air but single ladies don't care! Yup. When the month of February arrives, we always come across lines like "Valentine's Day don't exist."

Well, if you're single, don't be too bitter. Just because it's the love month doesn't mean it's exclusive for couples. Even if you're single, you can still enjoy February 14th.

So this post is dedicated to all single ladies out there. Here are things that a single girl like you can do.

1. Throw a party

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Hosting a party is one of the best ways to forget your dating troubles while being surrounded with people who love you. Invite all your friends over for a soiree and catch up with each other. Talk about everything under the sun and have the time of your life on V-day. And look good with the following dresses plus have fun with your hair with this 7 heart hairstyles for your party.
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Karen Shannon
In this world we live in, a lot of us are trying our hardest to blend in to the crowd that we sometimes forget that each of us is unique. We are so busy in following style trends that we forget  we can stand out and make a difference.

By having your own personal style,   you'll be able to make a statement in the fashion world that mirrors your confidence, lifestyle and individuality that can open doors of opportunities in the long run.

To help you get started, here are four  steps you can use to  create your own fashion style.

Step # 1. Determine your thing

Asses yourself and be honest. If you're following the styles of your favorite Hollywood celebrity, ask if they spark joy in yourself. If they do, then continue with them but don't forget to add something to make your style personally your own.

Dare to be yourself and wear the clothes that express your uniqueness.

Step # 2. Get the basics
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Karen Shannon
20 January 2015 @ 01:15 pm
With days shorter and nights longer, it's no wonder you're feeling bluer than ever before. But before you go see a shrink for clinical depression diagnosis or something, you might want to try these tips.

Who knows? It could just be season that's beating you down. You know, seasonal affective disorder. And when it comes to that, these tips could just be the trick:

1. Munch on healthy food.



The stuff you gulp down can affect your mood and energy. So if the temperature is getting you down, you  might want to curb on your full-carb diet and start eating fruits and vegetables. A diet filled with refined or processed food can zap your energy faster than you can say winter.  Here, check out this interesting article on what to eat this winter.
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Karen Shannon
It's the coldest month of the year and you're still debating on what to pair your leather jackets with or any type of jacket for that matter. Well, fret not. Here's a nifty guide that can help you look stylish with outerwear.

Leather Jacket


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You can't go wrong with a sleek leather jacket for it adds attitude and coolness to the outfit. Leather jackets are not only used for protection from the harsh cold of the outside world but are also very durable and stylish.

It's a go-to piece to every activity, be it a brunch with friends or a girl's night out and can be worn to a formal event. Simply put, leather jackets are amazing with just about anything.
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Karen Shannon
08 January 2015 @ 04:57 pm
Winter might not be our favorite time of the year but it should not stop us from having fun. So I've listed  5 activities (and an outfit) for you to enjoy this season.

· Go outdoors


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Karen Shannon
I hate to break this to you but I need to tell you these..
                                                           
                                                                          Bad News                                                      Good News

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Yep. Winter break will be ending soon and you'll be exchanging "How's your holiday?" with some people. Besides that, you’ll soon be facing your least favorite teachers yet again, or cramming to beat project deadlines. Worse, you’ll be writing essays about your winter break and Christmas vacation.

Don't get me wrong, though. I’m not teasing you or anything.  I know how it feels like to dread  about going back to school. I do. And that’s why I’ve prepared some #OOTD’s to help ease the jitters and hopefully, make you feel excited about going back to school. Here goes:
   
Dreading Memorable Monday


It's the day of the week we can't stop dreading about and, not to mention, the most dreaded day in the world (My apologies, Monday!). But having fun in the winter and on your first day back to school can just lighten up the mood. If you look at this ensemble, the first thing that will come to mind is probably, “It’s so casual.” And it’s true. But I simply love how the tartan coat adds a blast of color to the plain outfit.
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Karen Shannon
22 December 2014 @ 11:53 am

Start your countdown now as 2015 is getting near! The year is about to end and so parties will be sprouting like mushrooms everywhere. And we’ll be your fairy godmother to the party of the year!

Outfit # 1. Something Black
Don’t you agree with me when I say that there is elegance in a simple black dress?

TGIF! Ladies Night
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