Monday, August 12, 2013

Weekly Wishes #3 | Be There

My wish for last week was to finalize my plans for moving back to Philadelphia. Well, I can say that I have set a definitive date and a plan for how to get there. The thing is, I'm still not exactly sure where I'll be getting dropped off. Before you get too alarmed, I do have a place to lay my head. I'm just still holding out hope that something better will come through.

Now that I have my moving plans in place, my wish is to look up from my laptop and planner long enough to help those around me. There's no point in pulling yourself up by your bootstraps if you can't give someone else a hand too. I pride myself in being a good friend, but I want to deserve that title. Now that things are starting to settle down in my life, I can invest my time in helping the lives around me.

Stop by The Nectar Collective to participate in the linkup. Your wish may just come true.

Friday, August 9, 2013

Fashion Fridays | Asiah James

New York City, NY

1. Jacket | Rihanna for River Island
2. Shorts | American Apparel
3. Shoes | Zara
4. Sunglasses | The Row
5. Bag | H&M

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Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Tips & Tricks Tuesday | Best Eyeshadows For Your Eye Color

Since my tips last Tuesday on finding the right lip color for your skin tone were so popular, I decided to do a sequel! For most of my beauty-obsessed girls, this is probably common knowledge to you by now. However, even the best have their little book of basics tucked in their back pocket for quick reference. This is one of those basics.

For brown eyes: Because brown is a neutral, you can use any shadow color and it won't compete with your eyes. However, to really make them sparkle use bronze, peach, purple, and shades of blue and green.
For blue eyes: Since blue is a cool tone, putting warmer tones on the lid will make them stand out. Also, avoid using colors that are too bold because they can distract from the beautiful blue color your eyes naturally have. Try bronze/golden shades, peach, slate, and champagne.
For green eyes: Nothing makes your eyes pop more than purple, there's no doubt about that. However, if you aren't a huge fan of the hue, try browns with a reddish undertone (like rust and sepia) and subtle pinks.
For hazel eyes: Because hazel eyes can have flecks of brown, green, grey, and gold, they are like chameleons and can be transformed to bring out whatever color you want to emphasize based on your shadow choice. To play up the green, of course go for purple shades and for brown, use yellow-based browns and gray. Avoid light golds though because they tend to wash you out. Dusty pinks and burgundy also look lovely on you.

Remember, you can wear whatever colors make you happy. These are just a few colors that will make your eyes shine even brighter!

Monday, August 5, 2013

Weekly Wishes #2 | Come Out Swinging

First, a recap of my wishes from last week: to stay positive about my ongoing process in moving back to Philadelphia and to remain supportive for my boyfriend while he was able to move back on time. I know I'm a bit biased, but I think I did a pretty good job. I felt a little discouraged towards the end of the week, but it's something about Sundays that are always pretty rejuvenating and re-motivating for me.

Now that I am refocused, my wish for this week is to simply make it happen! I am setting the end of this week as a deadline for myself to have my plan for moving completely finalized. No more going back and forth. I am very determined, sometimes to a fault, but I think that this time it will work to my benefit. Wish me luck!

Remember to head over to The Nectar Collective to connect with other bloggers and make a wish of your own.

Friday, August 2, 2013

Fashion Fridays | Describe Your Style

Describe your style. Probably the hardest question ever. I've been told I dress pretty girly though. I personally think I probably look more professional than most because I will throw a blazer on top of literally any outfit. I don't care.

What is your favorite accessory? My white tortoise and rose gold Fossil watch.

Have you gone through any personal and/or interesting fashion eras? (ex: have you ever only worn a certain color like black, or only wore ‘punk’ clothing?) I mean wasn't middle school interesting for everyone?

Do you collect shoes or hats, or anything like that? I used to collect scarves...heavy. I recently got another one while in Puerto Rico so maybe I'll start back up.

Do you feel comfortable in the clothes you wear, if not what would you change? Why would you wear clothes you aren't comfortable in? Now if there's an outfit that I put together and I'm not really feeling it, I'll change the whole thing. If I don't have time to I feel squirmy all day.

Describe your body shape: Curvy, baby.

Do you wear clothes to emphasize/accentuate/change your body shape in any way? I would say so... and so would my mom.

What stores do you shop at, usually? I'm typically an H&M (praise everything that they finally have online shopping), Urban Outfitters, Forever 21, American Apparel, thrift shop kind of girl. I have never sounded more basic in my life.

Would you ever go thrift shopping for clothes? Yup.

What do you wear to the beach? Well over top of my swimsuit I really like lace dress cover ups and beach pants, both harem and wide leg.

Does your style evolve over time or does it change drastically? I think it evolves but occasionally I will have random outfit inspirations that are outside of my typical style.

Who is your fashion inspiration? I don't think there is a particular person that I draw from for inspiration. I come up with just as many outfit ideas while online window shopping as I do thumbing through a fashion magazine.

Is there a time of year when you think you are the least fashionable, like in the Winter? I think I'm least fashionable in the summer because big I'm a fan of layers which isn't the best option in July.

Do you ever dress formally? What do you wear for formal occasions? I do although I don't get the chance to very often. I've been waiting for the chance to wear an all white outfit next. 

Have you ever had an awkward fashion stage? When my mother dressed me. We're talking mom jeans (with eventual patches in the knees), knee high white socks with clunky Mary Jane's (light years ahead of my time), and skorts. Funny, I just described Tumblr.*

How has your size impacted your style, both in the past and present? Well there are certain tops and dresses that I have to look right over if they aren't cut in a way that will accommodate my bra. I have a pretty large chest so going bra less, or even strapless sometimes, simply isn't an option for me. Oh how I long for a spaghetti strap backless silk tank.

Favorite skirt length. Currently midi. It's fun, different, and makes modest sexy as hell.

Favorite sleeve length. Um I don't have one. Do normal people have one?

*I love Tumblr. Don't get it twisted.

I really want my readers to do this survey too because I would love to know about your personal style. Simply copy and paste the survey in the comments section below and fill it out with all of your fashion favorites. Click here for a clear copy of the survey to get you started!