2017-New Year Fashion Resolutions

Wear less black

Iblack-fashion-2017t’s an easy colour to pair with and the though of your favourite black jeans is comforting, but 2017 is a time for stepping out of your comfort zone, and trying new colours. Maybe not crazy teacher jumpers with bright patches on. But defiantly khakis, mustards, creams and blues are all do able ! The tricky part of brightening up your wardrobe & why so many of us dread it, is that those hard manufactured colours make out faces seem blotchy or ghost grey, do we end up coating on the bronzer. So lets minus our black accessory to one item for each outfit…Thats not too bad.

 

No More Trainers

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I know this one is a killer, and that 2016 brought a wave of lux-sport onto the fashion streets…But girlies we can’t live in trainers, they can be our comfort shopping shoes but not our quick easy every day shoes. 2017 is the time where we should start spoiling our looks with those gorgeous melt in the mouth pumps, those studded biker boots and defiantly investing in some new glamorous heels. Because what are girls renowned for Loving shoes…Not trainer. So release your inner shoe diva this 2017.

 

Drop the Tomboy style

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No more hiding behind baggy jumpers and your old joggers. 2017 is the time for a new you, so go join a gym work on that inner Victorias Secret babe & treat yourself to some new skinny jeans, or little skirt. We can all play the cool glamour girl on the street, we just need to edge up our style and drop the Tomboy faze. Although you can always pull off a baggy jumper as long as you got some edgy trousers on radiating that effortless glamour look, that 2017 got us going crazy for.

 

 

I will stop buying evening outfits

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Oh my goodness don’t we all love to stash up on those cute sheer evening outfits, well one of my hardest new year resolutions is to cute back…way back.

And take this GiGi Hadid advice into 2017…”keep your glam simple, my go-to is foundation, bronzer and mascara, and if i put too much on it goes drag real quick”

 

 

How to shop the sales like a Diva…

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On the day of the sales, you most likely not have time to look around different shops, for the best price, so look online the night before so you know where the deals are. This will be more important if your after a particular designer piece as they are often in multiple outlets.

Sign up to your favorite shops mailing lists as they might include hints of whats going to be in the sale, & you will be  in the know of when the sales are coming first. Also create accounts for your favourite shops, so you can checkout online faster to place your order, as some more popular shops don’t save your items until you’ve payed for them.

2. Look through your wardrobe

This is very important for successful shopping, ask your self just two questions when clearing your wardrobe; What do I need ? & What do I want ?

This will make your investments have much greater use, as you will be buying what you lack. Meaning next week when you’ve spent all your money you don’t find yourself with 15 pairs of shoes and no tops.

3. Does it fit

Don’t fall into the category of buying something a size to big because you love it, Only buy what fits your body perfectly. (this doesn’t mean it has to be skin tight) Try on your favourite items before the sale season, to perfect your size and you will be much more likely to buy something in the sale that you love and wear all the time, Just make a note of the size and colour.

4. Only buy what you love

Its easy to see everything as a bargain when sales shopping, and make out that your actually saving money. Wrong. Sales shopping is when you’re more likely to buy because its on sale, rather than because you love it. Therefore even though the items are discounted, its not a bargain if your only going to wear it once. You have to love what you buy for it to be a bargain.

5. The question for every purchase

When your in a crowded store its easy to come out with lots of different items that don’t work together. And thats not successful shopping, it’s not how much you buy, but what it goes with. How many outfits you can create.

So before grabbing everything ask yourself…What 3 pieces of clothing would I wear it with, and is it my style?

 6. Up style

The sales are the perfect time to be able to buy items you would never normally buy, so use this time to but statement designer pieces that would add to your wardrobe.  You don’t want to just buy more of what you already have, so look for items which would update your wardrobe, sales isn’t a time for bulk buying. Use it to find unique designer discounts too, which are normally much more expensive.

7. Style it classic

Don’t buy the trends that are going out of style, during the sales you want to keep it simple and classic, to your style, so you will be able to wear it even when the trends change. Stick to your style, fashion can only look good if it fits into your style and body shape. You need to buy the items that add to you, not because it’s trending.

8. Don’t be late

Weather your online or instore, the most popular & most discounted will sell out very quickly. Faster online then instore, popular online items can sell out it the first 15 minuets of the sale launching. Large popular brands like Zara close their store a couple of hours before launching the sale to maximise the site capacity. This will mean there are more purchasers on site and items will sell much quicker, so be prepared.

9. Online shopping tips

-Have your debit/credit card out, many shops during sale time won’t save your items until you’ve paid, so make sure your cards out for a quick transaction- or for even faster payment use Paypal, as it saves all your details.

-Have access to good WiFi, sites may often be running slow with the large volume of customers on their site, so make sure your Ipad/computer is near fast good quality WiFi, for that faster loading time.

-Have the websites already open on separate tabs, This will allow you to flick quickly through the e-stores you’re wanting to shop from much faster then searching each store individually.

10. Don’t worry

If one of your favorite items is sold out before you’ve been able to get your hands on it, for whatever reason. Don’t panic, many stores start to receive stock back, about a week after their main sale day. As thats the time when customers begin to send their unwanted items back. This is often when you can find your favourite sale items at much cheaper costs, as some shops apply multiple discounts after their main sale date.

All my l0ve hope this helps…Dotwiz X.

PARTY LIKE KENDALL JENNER…|2 min read|

kendalEverybody has gossip about, and fallen head over heels in love with Kendal Jenner’s 21st birthday dress, its the ultimate silver party dress a complete knockout. Designed by LaBourjoisie, a bespoke dress covered in Swarovski crystals designed especially for Kendalls 21st, and attached to a $9,000  price tag. Even Kendal couldn’t deny her love for the dress. Taking on a similar Paris Hilton sass, with Hiltons 2002 New Year dress, but giving it the Kendal twist has turned the over priced over, crystalised dress into every girls dream…And I know where to find it, and it has a smaller price tag.

The small fashion label Pink Boutique, have designed a lookalike dress, practically identical. For a much smaller price tag of £75.00, and it comes in a choice of two sparkling colours silver or gold.  It has completely channeled Kendal’s Swarovski vibe, and given us a party dress from the magazines, into our over crammed wardrobes. The dress isn’t covered in Swarovski crystals, but it’s a stunning replica of Kendal’s glitzy gown. Perfect to either re-make Paris Hiltons New Year dress, or send Kendal spinning in a Swarovski vibe, a perfect fit for any party.

Lots of love…Dotwiz X.

OBSESSING OVER EARRINGS…|2 min read|

so for all the girls who are obsessing over earrings as much as me right now, your not alone. If you flick through those glossy magazines and just want to pull those gorgeous earrings out of the page then go no further than our B.F H&M…

It’s Christmas time & The New Year is almost here. So right now all we want to do is dress up and party ! With gorgeous affordable earrings that look a million dollars and dazzle all night. And thats where H&M storms into the party. They have amazing costume earrings for all those Christmas & New Year party’s within our budget and they are stunning, literally you wont believe how many gorgeous designs they have in, right now !!

My Favourite are those long dangly earrings that tickle your neckline, designed to be a statement piece. And H&M have all this for £7.99 per piece, Don’t worry girls they have us covered…And we all can all wear our favourite earrings whether its a small detail, or a spot light dazzle, we can all rock our looks at H&M. 

So you don’t need to go trailing through those shiny magazine pages, & cut out your favourite pieces any more. Photos below on how to style your dreamy earrings…

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All my love this Christmas…Dotwiz X.

METALLICS & BIKER JACKETS |2 min read|

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If your wanting to spoil yourself this New Year…With clothes !!(Yes we hear you), and create a whole new you, New wardrobe & makeover, or perhaps a new haircut. These ripped, faded denim metallic super skinny trousers from Zara (Yes it’s my all time favourite shop)  will give you enough sass to face the New Year with your new spoilt self. And these are a statement piece so if your wanting to shout bold,Glam & sassy to the new you, then these are a must buy.

They go with any cropped black bomber jacket, or Biker jackets creating your chic, I just threw this master piece together look…Like I’m not even trying. And your new year look. They sell at £45.99 and are actually kind of a bargain, I mean less than £50.00 for a New you, and your statement trousers…And will defiantly give you the spot light in the new year.

Or if you wanted to play about with different styles, join the A-List look, and see how they style their metallic jeans, skinny or baggy. And Metallics can be paired with anything, from high Fashion to relaxed chic look, To jumpers and blazers. Your new you could be anything, as long as you got some heels ❤

Lots of love…Dotwiz X.

The ultimate Ugg Boot and where it’s hiding …

ugg-bootThis is officially the weekend of Christmas shopping online, so I thought I would share some of my best finds for those tricky relatives…

Now almost everybody, well every girl wants a gorgeous funky pair of Ugg boots, True? Well don’t go rushing to the official store or scrolling through the MANY many pages in The Office website. Because they only have the classic regular Ugg Boot, and are still at expensive prices.

The Ultimate Ugg boot is hiding in Flannels…I know, But you just have to trust me on this one. It’s called the Aireheart boot, and is almost impossible to find, like anywhere! And come in either Black or Tan, but obviously the Black are my favourite…and the ones I’ve bought for my Mum this year. There retail at £165.00, but are on sale in Flannels for £135.00. Which is basically the same price as the regular boot !! Bargain.

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Now for the guys in your life…Always up for a party and trying to be the cooler dude. Sorted, theses Waterproof practically unbreakable speakers, can be taken on a lads trip anywhere..loud enough for parties and robust enough for crazy adventures. Their RRP is £169.00, But fear not they are selling on eBay for a buy it now price of £85.00..and come in six attractive colours, even have a pink & red for any girls who want a party this Christmas too.

Now these go down really well with the boys, I’ve bought one for my Brother in black, as these are on most guys christmas lists…If they still do all that stuff.

Lots of love & happy shopping…Dotwiz X.

 

 

The Shoes for your stocking…

Marc Jacobs sends us running for his shoes this winter…

I know fashion is taking a hit of sequins and metallic EVERYTHING, so take it down a notch, wear the classic items, just pair them with a little sequins or a shimmer of metallic, to push your outfit into this seasons party vibe. Like these gorgeous Marc Jacobs signature heel boots, perfect for a party and a shopping spree, with just the right amount of both heel and boot, to go with practically anything. These sequin chelsea Kim boots come in two daring colours,and are taking the fashion industry by storm.

I mean love metallics and are all for them, but never really wear much sequins, think because its a throw back to my Sharpay days with pink sequins every where. But now we can indulge in trending sequins, and I could almost die for a pair of these cute, cute! boots. Like how does someone even think this up, the absolute perfect combination of sequins and perfectness—Boots with the heel and the sparkle!

For me I would Defiantly pair these with a little black dress and a black faux fur jacket-maybe black feathered jacket. And a little bag with silver dangly earring’s just to finish the look off. Oooo and the finishing touch a gorgeous smoky eye look…Perfect !

All my love for those shoe lovers out their….Dotwiz X.

 

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B & W Portrait Photography

I started the summer off with a title ‘Expressive energy’ my GCSE art topic. Which lead onto facial expressions. Now painting and drawing stunning portraits I find a little tricky so I tend to go along the path of abstract paintings or photography which I love.

So I grabbed my brother (the poser in the photographs) and hauled him into our sitting room where I set about controlling the light with barn doors, and I used a  reflective background on the photographs which I wanted to express his whole face.

I used my beginners EOS Digital camera, on manual setting with a shutter speed of 100 matched with IOS 800 and F5.6. I loved this combination as I found it blocked out the background allowing myself to effectively be able to put my camera on a Black & White setting, enhancing the colour grading and shadows even more dramatically.

I hope you liked my my photography portrait examples any enquires please feel free to email myself via dotwiz@outlook.com

Keep an eye out for more of my photographs and my Light room experiences X.