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If there’s one thing I love about Pretty Little Liars, it’s their amazing fashion!

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This has to be the most relevant quote since I started watching the series!

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I love that each of the girls have their own unique style that really reflects their character quite well. If you didn’t know anything about the show or their characters, you could actually get an idea just from their appearances.

Mandi Line truly is an amazing costume designer! Here’s a video that talks about how she creates each of the girls look: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J9lgy6GhI0Q Spencer surprised me the most, it was adorable~

Aria is a very vintage like girl! She’s what I would call the thrifter! Her outfits are not things you can just find in a store mannequin, you have to personalize it and truly make it your own!
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Hanna truly signifies what an “it” girl is; the one with all the up-to-date fashion that is currently trending! I absolutely love her outfits, and it’s how I would dream of dressing, but I feel like it’s a hard look to maintain. She looks so out-there and ready to go out anytime anyday! Ever her slump days look great!hannah_0

Emily is the character who’s fashion definitely changed over the seasons. While the other girls didn’t change as much, Emily (from my perspective) acquired a more tough badass feel to her looks. I think her signature piece is her leather jacket, it really makes her look edgy. I don’t normally love her outfits as much, but I feel that now she’s gone through so many situations because of A, her look says, “I’m not afraid of you. Bring it.” Funny enough, off-screen from her jock character, Shay Mitchell is actually my favourite person in real life! I mean, HAVE YOU SEEN HER? she’s gorgeous! I only wish she could look like that when she’s playing Emily as well!emily-fields-tea-cup

Spencer has the most sophisticated wardrobe out of all the girls! She’s one of my top two favourites! I always think of an honour roll student/Tommy Hilfiger/American Eagle kinda look to her, which I personally love. This jacket below is one of my favourite pieces that she’s worn. I have a denim jacket similar to this, but the army green really makes it look tough and edgy, which is a nice contrast to her normal look. 0 (1)

xoxo Dana

Raise your hand if you’ve ever dealt with this.

“I have NOTHING to wear!” I too have said this phrase one too many times. HOW-EV-ER, I understand or at least my logic has been pieced together as to WHY I say this or maybe why others say it too.

I have nothing to wear” while looking at a closet full of clothes is the equivalent of saying “I’m bored of my clothes.”

Our typical clothes = Routine. The usual. Boring. Nothing new.

This is when we aren’t using our creative energy to make our wardrobe pop, to make those “to-die-for” outfits because nothing new hasn’t been added lately.

Typically a solution can be to just go and buy some new wardrobe pieces, correct? Yes, and no. Buying can still hurt people on budgets and make our wallets cry if we end up spending a BIT too much thanks to that half off sale we passed by.

Try these:

  • Keep some go-to outfits handy and ready in your closet
  • Try to mix up new things– try that daring colour combination
  • Wear something old in a totally new way
  • Perhaps borrow an accessory or article of clothing from mom/dad/bro/sis/whoever and rock it
  • IF shopping, try THRIFTING or shopping at an OUTLET or WAREHOUSE (saves a TON of money + no guilt)

How do YOU deal with this?

xoxo Dana

Fashion is like acting—we don’t have to stay restricted to one role. We evolve, we change, and we grow. Because of that, we get to allow ourselves to change outfits and project different images of ourselves to others.

In high school you could be dressing as the punk rock stereotype, and go to the university as the dress-to-impress studious prep student. Look at how you dress now compared to before. How has it changed? Is it for better or for worse?

Different situations call for different sides to ourselves, and our wardrobe is one factor that helps to emphasize that.

The best part of fashion is that you never have to be only one thing or person; you have an endless world of possibilities to experiment with. What’s your current style and why?

xoxo Dana

The hour is upon us! They (Kevin Kubota, aka the dude from framedshow) from the YouTube channel Framedshow basically said there’s certain times where we are at our peak, where we are most inspired.

Check out the video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v88joctpp5M&feature=plcp

Unfortunately for me, that happens to be night time … like, the middle of the night, 4am, middle of the night. It’s tiring, but when I’m going, NOTHING stops me. When do you think I wrote this post along with pretty much all of my other ones? That’s right, 3:30am! Because who needs sleep these days, right? PSH. Anyways, when I mean inspired, I mean, I’m trying on different outfits, creating new projects, editing videos and photos, thinking of blog posts and who knows what else! I’m most inspired at this time probably because no one’s awake to bother me and I can surf on the net and go through my books for loads of photos and inspirations with that warm cup of milk while being super comfy in bed~

I specifically remember so many nights I’ve woken up , or forced myself to wake up just to write down a line, a word, a statement or an idea because so many times I tell myself “I’ll remember, I’ll remember” .. of course to forget in the morning!

When are you most creative or active in the day? Remember, never do regular tasks in your golden hours!

xoxo Dana

I love finding  different ways to style one specific article of clothing or a certain trend.

I decided to make a YouTube video styling these three listed outfits below called “How I style: Coral

  • Sleeveless coral high-low top: Stitches ($14.99)

Outfit 1:

Outfit 2:

Outfit 3:

xoxo Dana

Just like the infamous ”writer’s block”, I am experiencing “fashion’s block“. A little while back I purchased a polka dot cardigan that I’ve been eyeing. I love cardigan’s, so I figured instead of buying simple solid coloured ones, I would attempt buying a pattern.

This is your typical full sleeve button-up cardigan (Old Navy, $15)

I did NOT however, think it would be so hard to style! It’s because I don’t buy patterns that require layering, I find it a bit odd to wear.

Ideally, a cardigan can simply be worn with a tank top inside and that itself is a completed outfit. However, I want to kick it up a notch. The only question is how?

A challenge has presented itself to me! I have 90 days (that’s the return/exchange policy) to see if I can make outfits that I will love and if not, I’ll simply return it back to the store.

Just one set of layers is working with a cool colour palette. Now to push it further! Time for some fun, research and experimenting!

xoxo Dana

1. Your Wardrobe

I’m not even gunna try to dodge it.

My closet is a horrific mess at this moment, and if I cleaned it, I would just be trying to act cool by saying “yeah, my closet is so beautiful and neat and organized“.

Nope. Lies. ALL LIES.

Sure, I do organize my wardrobe, but over a period of time I just stop being totally neat when I have days I’m in a rush and throw things back, telling myself that I will put it away later…

But apart from that, I love having my scarves hung up on one hanger! =)

I enjoy colour coordinating my clothes too when I don’t hang them in full outfits.

Although, I have this thing where I place my new clothes or certain items that I’ve finally bought in the beginning of my closet because to me it feels really cool and I want to see it all the time. Corny? I know.

Ps. SORRY I DON’T HAVE A SUPER COOL WARDROBE TO SHARE!

xoxo Dana

I always say, “never buy something if you can’t match it with AT LEAST 3-4 outfits.

Be smart with how you shop.

Sure its nice when you find that amazing top that you’ve already visualized the PERFECT outfit with because it has the right fit, the right colour, ect … however, you probably would only wear it with that ONE specific outfit.

I think this is a BIG NO-NO. sure that’s really awesome, but is it worth it?
Wouldn’t you rather have something with more versatility?

Okay, sure the splurge of that one super-duper AMAZING totally feel-good outfit isn’t bad to do rarely (I mean, don’t we all need those from time-to-time?), but NOT regularly. Not unless you’ve got the money to spend and not a damn to give. However, if you’ve got a budget, and can be a sensible person, realistically, this is the way to go. (I’ve met people who have the same outfits in different colours and bags and shoes to match each of them which just makes my jaw drop thinking of the amount they’ve spent on these name-brand clothes!)

I speak very highly about this because I’ve made the mistakes and I’ve definitely changed my ways of shopping. It still happens to me once in a while when I buy something on the spot, feel guilty later, and end up returning it to get my money back (always know your return policy!).

Who says you can’t stay trendy even while shopping sensibly on a budget?

What is it like for you financially when shopping? Any tips you wanna share?

xoxo Dana

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