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Plaid Comeback Fashion

One of 2018’s  biggest trends is Plaid. The trend isn’t just about school girls wearing those short skirts anymore, or, that red and black tartan shirt that you own. The plaid trend has catapulted into something more. Now, there’s bright coloured plaid styles and even plaid sets. One thing that is clear? Plaid is here to stay.

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I bought this Plaid blazer and skirt, about a year ago. I bought the skirt first, because it was so mesmerizing and I couldn’t leave the store without it. I don’t usually wear skirts, but I liked this one because it had buttons and I liked the plaid pattern. The color was really nice as well, it was really subdued which is what I’m into

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I had to attend an end of the year office party, so I thought, “Hmm, what should I wear?”, so I went to the mall to see what I could find. I found the plaid blazer and I just had to get it. I thought “This would look amazing with a black pair of skinny jeans”, and so I purchased it. I didn’t even realize that the blazer matched the skirt until I brought it home. Haha. I had never worn a skirt suit before but I decided to try something new.

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So, how does one wear plaid? Well, I think it depends on what event you’re going to, or what look you’re trying to pull off.

The day I wore this outfit, I was trying to come up with a sophisticated look. This look can be worn to the office or a women’s conference. Throw on a nice pair of heels and you’re good to go.

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If you’re going for a more casual look with plaids, consider pairing a plaid shirt with some skinny jeans. This type of outfit can be worn on an outing with friends or to the mall. This look will feel effortless.fullsizeoutput_12a5

If you’re someone who is more feminine, I would suggest pairing a plaid top with a leather skirt or high waisted trousers. You can put on some nice stilettos and a bright coloured purse to stand out.

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This outfit really made me feel confident. I felt like I was the Prime Minister of Canada.

Whether you choose a larger check plaid print or you choose to mix and match, plaid is here to stay.

So get with the trends girl!

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What new trends are you trying out this summer? Do you like plaid? Do you wear plaid?

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Crochet Fashion

One thing that is clear about me, is that, I love to express myself through my fashion. One day, I might be feeling really dark and I’ll decide to wear all black and the next day I’ll be feeling like a hippie and you’ll see me wearing a long crochet dress. The best thing about fashion, is that you can be anyone, you want to be. It’s the best feeling ever!

Today, I’ll be talking about Crochet Styles. Yes, crochet isn’t just about that hat that your great Aunt made for you, when you were 5 years old or that cover up that you wear to the beach. You can throw on a crochet top with jeans or a crochet skirt with a T- Shirt. It’s all about taking risks this summer.

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Yes, crochet is in style. This trend is very simple and easy to wear. Most people think that you can only wear crochet to the beach but that’s simply not the case. You can wear crochet styles to a bbq, festival or on a cute date.

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This weekend, my friends and I decided to go the TD Irie Fest in Mississauga, Canada. The festival showcases the Caribbean Culture. They had Caribbean food trucks, Jamaican clothing and reggae  music playing. It was so much fun!

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Before the festival, I wondered what I should wear. I wanted to look Caribbean, so I started perusing the internet looking for things. After looking at Forever 21 and other websites, I went to Zara and saw that they had a sale. I was so happy! I then saw this crochet  top and skirt on sale  and I decided to get it. I felt like the skirt and top really captured what I was going for.

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I liked the fact that the skirt and top were black but it had the Rastafarian colours of red, green and yellow. It reminded me of Jamaica (where I’m from), so much. I felt very cool and artsy. I felt like i was representing Jamaica.

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It was a very chilly day, so I decided to wear a denim jacket over the skirt and top. I wore sneakers that night because it rained during the day.

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The thing that I like the most about this outfit, is the simplicity. I don’t feel like I’m trying too hard and it was fit for the occasion. I felt like I took a risk with this and it paid off because I don’t normally wear things like this.

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I’m just trying to have fun this summer and try new things. I really had a tough time last year with my mom being sick, so now, I’m just trying to take everything in, explore, meet new people and just enjoy every moment.

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What new styles are you guys trying out this summer? What styles do you currently love wearing?

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T- Shirt Dresses

I’m not the type of girl who loves to wear tight clothes. Yeah, I’m weird. I think we can all agree to this. I used to though. I was the girl in the tightest high waisted skirts at church or the tightest dresses, where sometimes I couldn’t even  breathe properly. Now, I’ve changed.

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I still wear some tight clothes occasionally but they’re never my first choice. Tight dresses just make me feel uncomfortable. I feel like I just want to  tear my clothes off and run around naked. You know what I’m saying?

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I also don’t want guys to be staring at my boobs. I know lots of girls love that, but I don’t. I want to be liked for my personality, not my physical appearance.

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So my solution to my problem is to dress like a tom boy sometimes. I got into wearing T shirt dresses after seeing Rihanna wearing it. I thought, “That looks so badass!”. So I decided to purchase one about 2 years ago and I’ve never looked back since. Haha.

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T shirt dresses are very easy to wear. Throw one on and you’re good to leave the house. Ya’ll know how much of a lazy dresser I am, so this works perfectly. I don’t want to be zipping up anything or putting on jeans. Yikes!

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I also like the fact that T shirt dresses are so chill and laid back. When I wear this I don’t feel like I’m trying too hard. I feel very relaxed. You can dress it up with heels or dress it down with sneakers.

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I chose my caged Justfab heels to wear with the dress because they made me feel badass. I also wanted to show my edgy side. I felt like I was Rihanna for a day! Fam, do you know how great that feels?

I’m all about dressing comfortably. If I can’t be comfortable, then what’s the point?

I’m not bashing people who like to wear tight clothes. Do you! But this is me.

Be your authentic self, always.

This dress is from Zara. It’s really affordable and I love the slogan on the front of it. You can shop it Here

What sort of styles do you like wearing in the summer time? Do you wear T- Shirt dresses?

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MAC Prep + Prime Fix + Matte Spray

Setting sprays aren’t my thing. I usually just bake, brush off and go. I’ve tried setting sprays and I just end up being more oily. Oiliness is not my thing, you know what I’m saying?

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I went into the MAC store on Sunday  to try  out the spray because I had heard  a lot of great stories about it but I wanted to try it before buying it. I mean, who wants to waste $30?

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When I went into the store, I saw the bottle but I was going to try the one that makes your skin glow.  The sales rep then came up to me and asked if I need help. I told her that I have oily skin and then she told me that she too had oily skin and that she uses the Fix + matte. I told her that I wanted to try it first. Haha I had no idea what to do. I was just spraying. She was like “No hun, you have to hold it 20 cm away from your face”. I was laughing at myself.

After I sprayed it on my face I waited for about 5 mins. I didn’t really notice anything but my friend said to me “Wow, your face looks so good”, I said, “Hmm I don’t really see a difference” and she said “Raceen, you know me, I would never lie to you”. So I purchased it.

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On Mac’s website it’s described as “A lightweight mattifying spray that refreshes skin while instantly controlling shine and oil on the surface without disturbing makeup. The innovative formula contains powders, silica and other oil- absorbing agents to help set makeup, rebalance and mattify skin“.

I must say, I’m really liking this spray. You have to shake the bottle before using it. I’ve used it twice so far and it makes my skin matte for about 4 hours until I have to use it again.

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Why I love Wearing Dresses

Dresses are my best friends! Yeah, I said it!. If you viewed my closet, you would see that 90 % of my clothes,  are dresses. There are red ones, black ones, blue ones, floral ones, every colour that you could imagine. I probably own 2 skirts. Haha, I’m a weirdo.ACS_0005

So, why do I love wearing dresses so much? Well, here’s why…..

1)It’s so easy – All you have to do is throw on a dress and go. YES, it’s that easy, no fuss, no stress. I’m lazy OK?.I like things that are easy, don’t you?

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2) Dresses make me look good – Have you ever passed  by a mirror and looked at yourself and said “Damn son, I LOOK GOOD’. Yeah, dresses make me feel like that. You should try it sometime.

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3) Skirts are the worst – Yo, I can’t deal with skirts. Like I can’t. When you buy a skirt you have to find the right top to go with it. You have to find the right type of skirt for your taste and style. Like hmm do I want to wear an ‘A’ line skirt or a pencil skirt. Or, hmm ‘A’ line skirts make me look fat so I’m not going to wear it. Lol, too much work.

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4) It lifts my mood – One day when I was feeling down I tried on a red dress in my closet and I instantly felt better. Instantly, I just started smiling and laughing.

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5) I like showing off my legs – Ok, so I have nice legs, I get compliments on them all the time. Wearing pants doesn’t allow me to do that, hence why I love wearing dresses.

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6) Dresses make me feel free – I don’t know why, but when I wear a dress, I feel free. I can feel the wind on my legs. I can feel the sun on my skin. Dresses just makes me feel happy and free.

Look, I’m not telling anyone to love or wear dresses. I love them because of the reasons above.Wear whatever makes you feel comfortable, whether that’s jeans, or skirts or if you feel like wearing an outfit straight off the runway. Or, if you feel like wearing sweatpants.

Be your authentic self always.

My dress is from Zara. I bought it last December but unfortunately it’s not in stock anymore. However, you can find similar ones Here

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Review : Fenty Beauty Mattemoiselle Plush Matte Lipstick

Imagine for a second that lipsticks were never invented. There would be chaos. Girls would be walking around with their lips dry, there would be no color to brighten up your face. Horrid, right? Let’s not imagine that.

Lipsticks are probably my favourite part of makeup. If I don’t have on lipstick I feel really weird. I have really dark lips so wearing  lipstick makes me feel more confident.

Today, I’ll be reviewing the Fenty Beauty Mattemoiselle Plush Matte Lipstick.

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I bought this lipstick sometime last year, and I must say, I really love it. The color that I purchased was Griselda. I chose this colour because I don’t like bright lipstick. I like when my lipstick looks dark. It’s a kind of dark berry color and it looks great with my red hair.

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On sephora.com the lipstick is  described as “An ultra-slim lipstick with a long- wearing, petal- soft matte finish, created in a rainbow of weightless, color-intense shades designed to flatter all skin tones. The size is 0.06 oz/1.7 g. The cost is $23 Canadian dollars.

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I like the fact that there is a lot of product on the stick. It’s  not like Mac lipsticks where, there is barely anything on the stick. It’s matte, but it doesn’t go on matte like mac lipsticks (Sorry for the constant comparisons mac). It’s very creamy when you apply it then it becomes matte. Genius, right?

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When it dries it’s matte but it’s not dried out matte like Mac matte lipsticks. EVERY TIME I wear mac lipsticks I always have to apply lip gloss over it because it’s so dry!. With this, when its dries it’s not that dry. It’s creamy, you know what I’m saying?

It’s really smooth and it doesn’t clump. I really love the dark colour and they have a wide range of colours. So if you want to go ratchet, there’s a colour for you or, if you want to be girly there’s a color there for you as well

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I also like the shape of the lipstick. The way it’s shaped makes it easier to apply the lipstick to the corners of your lips. I feel like the shape also helps me to keep the lipstick within the correct lines.

Below, are some pictures of me wearing it.

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I’ll give this lipstick a 5/5 stars. It’s not as matte as Fenty Beauty’s Stunna lip paint but I REALLY love the formula and I don’t really love super matte lipsticks anyway. I’ll definitely go back to sephora, to try out some new colours as well. Oh Rihanna please  don’t take all my coins.

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What kinds of lipsticks do you use? What brands are your favourites?

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The Liebster Award

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Thank you to  iblissmakeup for nominating me. I’m truly thankful that you thought about me. This is a great way to meet other bloggers and network. Thank you so much, I really appreciate it.

The Rules

  • Thank the blogger that nominated you
  • Share 11 facts about yourself
  • Answer the 11 questions the blogger asked you
  • Create 11 new questions for the nominees to anwer
  • Let them know they’ve been nominated

11 Facts about me

  • I was born with 12 fingers, I had surgery when I was a baby to remove them. I still have the scars.
  • Black is my favourite colour, (Yes I know it’s technically not a colour but it’s my favourite).
  • I’m  an extrovert
  • I love going out, I hate staying in, when I stay in I start to feel depressed
  • I love my family, I don’t know where I’d be without them
  • I love hot weather because I love the sun, in Canada we don’t get a lot of sunshine so when it’s here I’m happy
  • I’m a very bubbly person, in a room of people I’ll be the one laughing
  • I LOVE fashion
  • I have more guy friends than girl friends
  • I love dancing even though I can’t dance
  • I love to talk about things, discussions about any topic are my favourite

Questions to me 

  1. What made you enter this community…. what inspired you? I read blogs all the time from fashion to relationships and I love taking pictures and I love clothes so I thought why not start a blog? So I bought a camera and did my research and now here I am.
  2. What kind of music do you like? I like all kinds of music, I like pop, alternative, gospel, EDM, basically almost anything except hard rock, metal and scream.
  3. Besides blogging what do you do? I also have a full time sales job
  4.  Are you a “stay at home person” or a party person? I’m not a stay at home person I hate staying at home but I don’t party either. I like doing adventurous things like going around the city and exploring or going to dinner or movies
  5. What inspires you in life…. what drives you? God and my family are what drives me. I want to make my mom proud and God is the one who gives me the strength to keep pushing
  6. Are you a sneaker person or a heels person?  I love heels, I’m not really a sneaker person, the only sneakers I have are converses
  7. What’s your dressing style like? My style is a mixture of sophisticated, edgy and cool
  8. How do you like your makeup….. what’s your makeup style? I like my makeup simple, typically I don’t wear eyeshadow at all and if I do it’s usually a sublime colour. My makeup is usually just foundation and contouring.
  9. What do you like to do when you’re bored? I like to sleep when I’m bored
  10. Do you have pets? No I don’t have pets but I want a rabbit and puppy and an elephant Lol
  11.  Describe yourself in 3 words I’m intelligent, fashionable and I love helping people.

I would love to nominate

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My questions to you

  1. If someone gave you enough money to start a business – no strings attached – what kind of business would you want to start and why?
  2. What makes you happy?
  3. What matters to you most?
  4. How do you like to do your makeup?
  5. What’s some of the best advice you’ve ever been given?
  6. What’s your ideal weekend?
  7. What made you start blogging?
  8. What’s your favourite quote?
  9. What’s your life story in 2 sentences
  10. What’s your favourite beauty product right now?
  11. Where do you see yourself in 10 years?

This was really fun I hope you’ll enjoy doing this as I have.

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