Month: January 2017

I’m a “Watch Person” Now?

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I’ve never really been into watches. Ever since I was little I didn’t understand the hype of a watch. According to many people, the watch is an essential to tell time, but to me all I need is my phone. As I got more interested in the world of fashion I noticed that watches, although meant for more practical purposes, could be used as a beautiful accessory.

The necessity for a watch increased once I got a job. We are not allowed to have our phones out while we’re working. The only option we have is to walk up to a mounted phone somewhere in the store to check the time… Or, we could wear a watch. After getting a follow from a company called Valere London on my Instagram, I went to their page to see what they did. To my surprise, they sold watches! Also, with them being a new looking company, and me being a new blogger in need of a watch, I took them up on their search for someone to collaborate with. (Lucky for me, they didn’t mind having a complete newbie promote their product. Most companies want you to either be famous or have 1,000 or so followers on your blog and Instagram.)

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As you can tell from the packaging, Valere London is a minimalist brand. Their watches are very clean cut and beautiful, allowing them to be worm at any time; any occasion.

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For any vegan readers out there, the band of this watch is lined with real leather. If you still like the watch, they have one with a mesh band which looks even classier.

I chose their Primus Silver with blue suede strap. I’m not too familiar with suede, but I’m glad I got it because it’s very soft yet firm enough to stay fitted on your wrist. What I consider to be the best part is that the bands of the watches are interchangeable, so if it doesn’t match your look you can just swap it out.

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This is the only picture I was able to take with the watch showing because it was so cold outside. You’ll probably see more of it in future posts.

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The “a squirrel threw an acorn at my head” pose.

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Here’s the full outfit! As always, I like to choose just a few colors to stick to: normally some neutrals and one stand out color. It makes things neat, yet interesting.

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I don’t wear makeup very often, and I’m still a beginner, so my goal is to do a look every weekend (Saturdays and Sundays) to improve. The makeup look for this outfit was subtle and soft, featuring a black shimmer eyeliner, sheer purple lip gloss, and some pink blush. I don’t like the feel of a full face of foundation and I really like the freckles and beauty marks that I have, so I only lightly covered some blemishes.

If you actually read everything, thanks! If you’ve just been waiting for the code, don’t worry, it’s coming up.

-SR

Outfit
Beret: Adora (from Marshalls)
Earrings: Claire’s
Turtleneck: Style & Co. (from Macy’s)
Coat: Larry Levine
Watch: Valere London (code XOXO30)
Pants: Tommy Hilfiger
Socks: Sock Season
Shoes: Converse

Makeup
Eyeliner: Beauty People, Shimmer Black
Blush: Style Essentials (from TJMaxx)
Lip gloss: Sephora’s Kissin’ Up Lip Gloss Set, Berry Jam (currently sold out)
Foundation: Clinique (not linked to my specific color)

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New Year, Hopeful Resolutions

As the New Year feelings are fading, I’d still like to keep up with my resolutions. One of the biggest ones is to work on my blog every chance I get and no matter what: bad lighting and no tripod can no longer be an excuse. So, despite the terrible quality and not remembering to take a picture the day of, here is the outfit I wore on New Year’s eve!

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The colors give it a Christmas-y feeling. This was not my intention though; I just didn’t have any black pants and I was rushing to get to work on time. Even when fashion bloggers (or anyone into fashion) make mistakes, we make it work!

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These were the head accessories for the night. I tried to find a burgundy color to match my pants. The bow was on the side of my head opposite from my bangs so you could see it better.

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I wore these cute boots for the night. I had worn black Converse for work but later decided to change into something that matched a little more.

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Last, but not least, is the special piece of the night! I got this steampunk-ish clock necklace as a gift one year and due to its size I’ve barely worn it. This time it was able to find its way in when I thought of a way to make my outfit more fitting to the event. On New Year’s Eve, we do a count down to midnight, so I thought that having my own little clock would be a fun way to show that tradition.

My dad and I didn’t do much in terms of celebration for that year/this year. We don’t usually go to parties or even host them, but we used to go to Dave & Buster every year to play games and watch the ball drop. Unfortunately, the one we go to had some other thing going on… Instead, we enjoyed a dinner at Chili’s. We ended that by watching the ball drop and eating a chocolate lava cake.

Sorry for the bad quality and late post. Have a great New Year, try to stick to your resolutions, and don’t forget to love yourself and others!

-SR

Bow: Claire’s

Earrings: Charming Charlie

Necklace: unknown brand (it was a gift)

Sweater: unknown brand (from Ginger N’ Cream)

Jeans: Tinseltown (from Macy’s)

Boots: Steve Madden

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