Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Villainous Cape

                                      
Denim Cardigan: Coldwater Creek (old) // Jeans: H&M // Top: Kohls // Rings: Aldo + Ardene's // Shoes: Steve Maddens // Bag: TJMaxx 

Happy Wednesday! Can you believe I waited an entire year to wear this jean jacket/cardigan?! I wanted the perfect outfit and an occasion where it would be appreciated so I waited. (12 whole months!) With an almost all black ensemble I feel like I could kick any bad guy's butt >:) Not that I'm anywhere near a fashion expert, but some quick tips for rushed people:
  • You can get away with any casual jeans/shirt combo you've got if under a nice maxi cardigan   
  • If you aren't in the mood for a cute outfit, go for cute pieces. Wear a skirt, dress, or shirt you know is cute in of itself to make your entire outfit appear more attractive.
  • Throw on flattering shoes; flats might make you look girlier, dark boots might set your flannel/plaid off more, converse might complete your school-girl look, etc. making you appear more put-together.
  • Accessorize- accessories can turn the most basic of clothes into something worth noticing.
No matter how bad things may be never lose hope; everything happens for a reason and things may surprise you because life is spontaneously splendid, and that's a guarantee. What do you want to see more of? Please let me know. I love hearing from you guys :-)
Aiman xx

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Interview with Annika Victoria

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Although she's currently en route to Hong Kong, welcome normally Sydney, Australia residing Annika Victoria, the 3+ years blogger behind The Pineneedle Collective. One of the sweetest bloggers I've talked to, her main focus is on science, ethical fashion, and how to sew your own clothes. She's joined us here to chat about it all: thoughts on her YouTube channel, her favorite bloggers, insight into her life-changing diagnosis, tips on how she achieved a successful blog platform, and more exclusively on here, straight from the source. Read away! :)

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Wrapping Up 2014 + Welcoming 2015

special throwback to December 2013 last year at Caribou Coffee, my most favorite hot drink place in the entire universe (oh gosh...look at that outfit.....)

Happy New Year! Thank you for an amazing 2014, where I first began blogging this summer. For all of you following me on this journey, I very, very much appreciate it. It's my pleasure to share it with you. Here are a few things to expect from me in 2015:
  • More fashion posts, DIY projects, and book reviews (at least one per week!)
  • Interviews with some of your favorite bloggers (see past ones here)
  • Insight into my personal life where I think, "Wow, life sure is spontaneously splendid."
  • Tips, tricks, and important reminders of why we invest in fashion in the first place
  • Inspiration (at least I'll try!) of why life is worth all its hassles
  • That DIY henna paste post I promised long ago (I always keep my word; promise I'm not being lazy, I just really haven't been able to gather needed supplies)
Although the right time to change your life for the better and become more positive or make positive change is anytime, the start of a fresh, clean year is always a good place to start. To help you through it I wanted to break away from my usual posts and throw together a few tricks and tips that will, hopefully, make it easier to solve some of your problems. [NOTE: Get your hot chocolate ready, 'cause it's about to get wordy in here!]