Styling: Top 5 Sweater weather outfits

This autumn/winter season and the one item you will be wearing is a sweater. So I went through my closet pulled a few sweaters and came up with 5 different outfits to wear this autumn/winter. 

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I don’t really know how to start these post, I’m trying to get better at writing more styling/fashion post but I never really know how. I don’t want to say three lines then link you to some products–I’m not getting any money off it and if I say I got this at BLAH I’m sure you can easily find it.  Words are powerful thing and having a blog I feel it’s kind of like I am wonder women saving the world (it isn’t really I know). But like I said I want to put a different voice out there, I want to tell other girls & boys that its okay not to be like everyone else. And even thought time over and over again its said your clothes are a way of expressing yourself, fashion has always been this rebellious thing–people are still dressing the same; because of trends, not wanting to be an outcase and now with social media. I have nothing agents trend pieces, I bought myself fluffy sliders.  So how am I going to writing these post, i mean are you going to read it? People don’t seem to read things anymore, no time, too much effort, does it grab your attention, so many distraction–are you still with me because I have reached 250 words.


5 styling sweaters


 

Sweaters are pretty easy, like t-shirt and jeans, a little bit nicery though. The key to pulling off sweaters though, I think, is always accessories.

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How you going to rock your sweater this autumn/winter?

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Lookbook: Zara Romper and my femininity

Lookbooks can either be just photographs that I love to look at but this one I’m not going to talk about my romper and why I’ve been loving it but how this romper is embrace femininity.

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To start off the lookbook I’m taking a quote from a book I am reading called You don’t have to like me by Alisa Nugent: “make choices about yourself instead of following all the rules, and abandon the notion that you need to follow any path in order to be a “real woman!” (Introduction xviii) that quote and the title is more me than anything.

The question I am going to be answering here is “what can you, a girl, wear when you are a feminist-or have strong beliefs, thoughts on women’s rights and equality.”  Because I feel like some days I have to be wearing my slogan T-shirts that say things like “not your body” and “make a women cum for once” LOLs. Because when I wear a cute outfit people seem to be caught off guard when I speak my mind or say “I’m a feminist.” Its like I’m wearing a mask or some kind of disguise.


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It seems to be a feminist means not shaving my legs- depending on the day and how I am feeling my legs might not be shaved, but either one I don’t think that defines me as a feminist.  I am a feminist who loves to wear a cute outfit, who loves to do here make up, who will not hate on boys  ( don’t underestimate me). I’m a feminist who puts on heels and I think the world needs more feminist like that.


Wearing my Zara Romper

…..doesn’t make me lower myself, but embrace myself. This pin strip romper can easily be taking something that its not. Wearing it not only embrace my womenhood (1) it also gives me this femininity empowerment. I rock the V-neck with no fear or care for those judgment or lingering eyes. It’s girly enough but I can dress it Indie or Grunge- my two main styles when I’m not in T-shirts or jeans.  Pair it with a long necklace and some brown shoes and some body tattoos or grunge it up with a chocker and a messy half pony. The cut outs and bow tie with the ruffle end shorts bring a different twist to this romper that someone can easily say “you shouldn’t be wearing that it showing to much skin.” I say HELL to that.

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We are taking back our style  as our own. For instance heels, a shoe can seen as something that is sexy, long gates our legs making the eyes linger. But now  heels are heard with empowerment and determination in the street, into a building, into the office. I’m seeing it in a lot of girls, 20 something ladies and women who put on an outfit and rock it- not too look cute but to be a women! We aren’t standing in front of a car half naked legs open, no we are on the front of Sports illustrative with our thick thighs. It’s not only in the clothes we wear, but in the action we take, the things we say. We aren’t some pretty little thing, we are women who mean businesses. The clothes can do all the talking but we take all the credit.

This romper is my own femininity meets feminist. It’s my feminist romper. When I put it on I feel good because I know what I look like. And no hooting or looks is going to change that. I wear the romper with a purpose to not hide who I am, even in this I could still through a baseball just as good as any guy.

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The goal for each lookbook or picture I post with #wiw isn’t to tell you what I wear but to bring power and femininity back into ourselves through clothing. I’m a feminist with style.


  1. a word I never really understood or even liked, it sounded old to me. But now I have this new found meaning of womanhood. That wonderfully female feeling that is mine no one else’s it’s mine (yours) sexuality. 🖤
    A word that can easily be consider “dirty” for a woman. But it’s not! It’s how we feel. How we embrace ourselves. It is something that is hard to find and seize but when you do you’ll feel this sense of love and strength in yourself, your mind and body. And most importantly it’s yours. Remember It will never belong to someone else! ✨ what I’m saying is embrace you’re womanhood 👄 feel no shame & if others try to demean you or put you down well….that says a lot about them selves also shame on them!

 


 

 

What I’ve been loving and what I can live without

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I think about sharing my favourite beauty/products I use, even thought of doing a “morning routine” themed post  but I really don’t know what to say . So thought I just do that stuff on FB page or on insta, but I don’t know I don’t think I’m “interesting” enough for that. I just wear make-up, I buy what I buy and I’m like everyone else on the ABH pallets why do I need to share that? But to have some easy going post I thought I share what I’ve been loving in the beauty/bathroom stuff. Along with what I could live without.

 

HAIR:

Tresemme Beauty-full Volume: I got this a year ago and after a shower I put it in and it does wonders to my hair-it does Volumes it. I used it a lot before going out.

Verb sea spray: I liked this especially after my hairs been in a top knot or some braids and I need some texture to my hair. I will then wash my hair afterwards because my hair will get knotty.

FACE:

Body Shop vitamin E range: I love this range I think it does wonders for my skin.

Urban Decay face mist: maybe this should go under make up, but this has really done wonders for my face and make up from getting onto my clothes.

MAKE UP:

Lo’real True Match Foundation: I got this foundation because Blake Lively was in the ad (I’m a sucker for blake lively) and I wanted to see if the foundation she used was mine-& it was! W3!! So I had to get it and I actually really like this foundation, I think it does what it says. But IDK if I’ll keep buying Lo’real stuff because what I’ve been reading, its all two different sides but its interesting I really don’t have a insight to this it’s just good to stay what kids call “woke”.  Teen Vogue Article here.

Tarte “Paaarty” blush: got this blush in my birthday gift from Sephora and actually been using it a lot. It’s less pinky then Nars one and more darker which does wonders for a tan.

Hoola Bronzer: is there anything better? I use this a lot more for contouring or what I like “shaping my round face”

Gimme Brow: this stuff is wonders for keep my brows in place but also for a quick “let me do my brows” moment especially when you don’t have tedious minutes.

Bum Bum Cream: I love the smell of it, I don’t know if it does what it say it does but that’s because I don’t use it every time I get out of the shower (i have the travel size) but I like.

Tyna Burr Martha moo: my friend went to England and was going to pick me up another one of these because I love it so much but she couldn’t find it. I think I love it for how it stays on for a liquid lipstick, I love the applicator. The colour is lovely and right up what I love for a lip. But this is the first liquid lipstick besides sleek that hasn’t disappointed me.

Can live without

“Better then sex”: it is good, but for a mascara that you can only have up till 3 months before its ‘bad’ and the price i think ill have to pass.

Nars foundation: its good but like its foundation and the price I couldn’t keep buying it

Naked skin hybrid complexion perfecto: I got this because a girl I worked with said its all she used. It smells funny and it doesn’t last long. I feel like things are still showing after applying.

NYX  HD studio finishing powder: the smell, it makes me sneeze and it drys not only the air I’m breathing but my face.

NYX Born to Glow: I read this was a dupe for these more expensive glow stuff. And I feel like it doesn’t do what it says, it doesn’t blend nicely.

NYX liquid lipstick:  OKAY I”M NOT HATING ON NYX AT ALL I just bought there stuff and when use it I just don’t think it works. And I was very disappointed in there liquid lipsticks. To be fair I haven’t found ANY good liquid lipstick here. They are all like this. When I do apply, it’s sometimes a mess and the colour doesn’t stay on. Like I actually have to reply it. For my Sleek and Tyra burr rally do I have to apply it usually after like a meal maybe but never throughout the day or after one drink of water. And that’s where I’m  disappointed.

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First day of school outfits

 September has always been “school starts month” so here is my post on first day of school outfits you can try.


Let’s be honest that first day of school outfit especially if you are in high school or secondary school (no uniform) is the only time you will put an effort into your outfit because the rest of the year you will be in yoga pants these days girls were lulu lemon leggings, and your school sweatshirt . In college, I did put more of an effort in what I wore through out the day. But even in college, the first outfit was always the major one. So here are some outfits with looks I put together along with suggestions on what you can do with what you have in your closet.


I am such a T-shirt and jeans girl. And sometimes with the nerves meet excitement the best outfit for first day of school is a keep it cute but casual outfit that is just a T-shirt and jeans. 


For this post I decided to do something differently not only with content (if you’ve been following me on Insta or Twitter you would know that I’ve been driving that struggle bus for content for awhile). Content has been the one thing I struggle with because of location, time, and also getting what I want, what I see out of my head can be hard. There limitations on not have the right technology too. Like I see other blogs, one in particular, that I just inspire by and I don’t want to copy her but I want to take what she does and do that but in my own style and way. That make sense? I’ve said it so many times with blogging, but I have this big desire to change everything but I don’t have the money or know what I want to do–a really silly example is filters I want to change up my filters I have been using. I want to take different photographs but the location is wrong, its not write, its nothing different. There is this quote I saw which said if you can’t be better be different. So I’m trying. And doing this kind of content is the start.


If you want to bring a look,have a style or be known as the girl who wears that here are some more categorise looks. I put my own spin on them. And you can too! The key is to find bottoms, find a top that really fits that look you want and build it from there. You don’t need to buy yourself a “fashionable” item or a key piece. It doesn’t even have to meet the trends.  The key to a first day outfit is creating yourself as the trend to meet, be your own person.


 

And there are some ideas for your first day of school OTTD. If you are going to your first day of school either be high school, or college and are inspired or got ideas from this post please tag or #acitygirlstorySTYLE I’d love to see them!

 

What to wear this Fourth of July

 Here is what I styled together this 4th of July.

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This will be my first 4th of July back in awhile and celebrating over seas was a lot different then here because if it landed on a Monday we still had to go to work. Also there were no 4th of July sales and I couldn’t find American flag themed anything. Which is expected because they wouldn’t be celebrating the 4th of July. (believe it or not I’ve said that to a few people and they couldn’t believe me). I had to find my own red cups, blue plates, and make my own red jello for my BBQ one year; and it worked out pretty well. And when it came to putting a 4th July outfit together I had only red, white and blue to work with–and this year I kept with that.

I thought about buying a shirt, swim suit, even a jean jacket ALL with the American flag and fourth July vibes on them, but like I said you really would only wear it on the 4th of July.

Knowing I was going to my first festival on the 4th I wanted to get an outfit that was perfect! When I saw this little romper in Zara I knew this was it. Pin stripe red and white perfect for the 4th. And a cut out for keeping cool in the summer heat.

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I love the back of it. The little tie in the back with the cut outs; it really is super sexy and actually keeps you cool.  And they really show off my back tattoo. Honestly am not a stripe fan when it comes to clothes; doesn’t look good on camera and they can change the shape of your body. But this romper doesn’t because of all the cut outs and details.

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The ruffles is something I LOVE because its different for me. Brings out the girly side in me.

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I accessorised the romper with my Steve Madden shoes I wore for my graduation. And I made my own bandana out of white fabric.

 

To add the blue I had my Zara jacket but really you don’t need a jacket in this summer weather.

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I’m spending my 4th of July at Summerfest in WI. My first ever festival, I know its no Coachella, Electric Picnic, or any Irish festival. It’s an urban festival set up in a fair ground made for Summerfest. Also probably not a lot of people will be festive; I know now with Instagram and Youtube more people are putting an effort but here state side people mostly keep it real casual. Wait til the state fair.

More pictures on the FB page. And if I get to 100 likes on Fb I’m going to do a give away with a few bits City Girl things

The 1.0.1 on Make Up for the every day City Girl.

This is something I felt was missing from searching about Make up; this is 101 guide to make up…

I never been one for doing my make up growing up. But in the last three years and watching youtube channels I became more into it; I began to like it and find needing something to do. And in all the hype of make up, also with stores like Sephora or Boots can really get you spending money and overload on products you might not even use or work for you.   I’m not a make up expert but I feel like in my searches of make up, watch tutorials, swatches on my hand I still couldn’t find what I was looking for in my search. So I came up with this a break down to make up; tips, products and more. This a simple 101 guide to make up for the every day girl; some may know this stuff already so you can skip.

EDIT: note that this blog post ends where I didn’t think it would end. Because I am not a beauty experet, make up was something I just couldn’t talk about, there was no right adjective, it was something I just fell into and liked doing.

Break down to Make up: categories, types, and more

There are three categories to make up Face, Eyes, Lips.  The key to make up is don’t need much its just face, eyes, lips you can easily add in checks as well to give yourself colour.

If you are starting out with make up I say the one thing you should focus is on your face; because at 13 years old up until your 20s your biggest confidence and insecurey will be your face and those spots.  As you get older your going to have to add in probably more to your routine you will need that BB cream. For now buy yourself some bubble gum flavour lip balm .  Here is a little guide you can print or pin….

Break down to Make up

More to make up…

You start off with keeping make up simple but what if you want to go a little further in your make up and really don’t understand where to go. It’s time to make it a little bit more complicated. I went through things I didn’t know and googled and put the answers here:

  •  BB cream is like a foundation but less coverage; it evens out skin tones.
  • Tinted moizerizor is you know how they say to moizeriz your face–that but with colour in it.
  • What is Contouring exactly? its basically shaping your face. the only way to really look silly and avoid looking too clown or too bronzer is to blend and don’t layer them up (my opinion).
  • Highlighter is to bring light to your face. You really want something that fits your skin before the foundation.
  •  Bronzer makes you less of a ghost; like contouring your shaping your face but on the edges and check bones. Again don’t forget to blend and don’t layer up.
  • Powder products they are more dry baste to give you more of a mate finish (you won’t look like you are sweating)
  • When working with foundation think of it as a base and each product with a different purpose. There are contouring, highlighting, bronzer, and somehow they are different colours, texturs. And if your anything like me thinking what are these things and do I have to have them?

There are defiantly different types of people but I think in all of the hype, stores and world of make up go for things that you are liking, textur, fits your skin and really play around, I told you I’m not a beauty expert. Confuse in all the BB creams. foundations and highlighters the bottom line what make up do you actually need DEPENDS ON YOU! 

 I wanted to write this blog post to put a different voice out there, to talk about types of make up and break down make up because it can get confusing a lot of the time. Because a lot of time I’m confuse, and thinking about I was 14 years old at the beginning of 21 centry with no bloggers or youtubes like I would want a post like this. Telling me not what to buy, but the basic of make up. And I think I did that. I would LOVE to write about what I use but like I said in my EDIT make up is just something I do. This was my way of talking about make up and it’s not suppose to get “controversial” either its just a different voice to the mix of make up post.

 

Top 6 Tips to be Summer Ready

memorial weekend is here; I haven’t had one in three summers and back in high school it  meant summer was almost here thus it was time to get “summer ready”. Here are some city girl tips on how to be summer ready…

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If you been watching pop TV shows, reading magazines, or blogs you will be seeing a lot of summer ready themed things. For me I never got summer ready it just meant I could wear shorts and sit outside and drink a cider. Life felt a lot more exciting and thrilling with summer. And those phrases like “summer body” or “getting swim suit ready” never really clicked with me but for someone else they could have–and not so positive either. Add those phrases that society needs to delete. Some may joke about getting summer body ready or how they will eat a pizza no matter what–some might not actually be joking. We all want to feel good in ourselves and our skin and its not just a seasonal thing either. But since summer is here and we are going to the beach or cabin more here are some top 6 tips on getting for “summer read” the self positive way…

Top 6 Tips to be Summer Ready


  1. My number one is to do something that makes you  feel good in your skin; if thats working out or eating. I am not one for diets; yes I don’t eat meat anymore but thats for health reasons. I always tell people is if you don’t feel good do something about it.  That is what I did; I started to work out, I stop drinking soda. Summer we are a little bit more exposed and we don’t want to feel unease with ourselves thus to be able to wear that killer swim suit  we need to feel good while wearing that. #1 do something to make you feel good in your own skin!
  2. Get your hair done! Summer is the time where I go get my hair done. There is nothing like having someone do your hair! I do it three times a year at best. I go in do the whole thing and I just feel like a totally new person and feel good for my hair is looking good. A new hair cut or colour is the key to that summer girl you are wanting to become.
  3. Less make up. In this heat you are going to get sweaty and make up is just going to drain from your face. Plus, being in the sun really helps your skin and you don’t want a huge layer blocking that. Put on the SPF some litter make up and let your natural beauty shine. The feeling good will come with less make up!
  4. Spend more time outside. For 8 months of the year we are inside because its too cold so spend as much time outside as possible even if its sitting reading. Sitting outside enjoy the day, the wind, the sun will honestly make you feel good cause there is nothing like fresh air!
  5. Socialize! Weekends are not only time to go and do something; you can easily do something during the week as well. It doesn’t even have to be drinking; thus one is fine. Being around people honestly brings the summer together and also really gets you motivated and confident. Good Energy!
  6. Take care of yourself! Spending a lot of time in the sun and outside can really tire a person out and  sure the tan not only looks good but makes you feel good it can also dry you out. Drink water, eat a lot of fruit, and take cold showers. Because even though its summer and there is something about summer sun, the ability to be outside, beer gardens you suddenly are in this summer bubble of happiness you still need to take care of yourself.

There is something definitely about summer that brings you to cloud 9 but what I learned is that its not only just a summer thing you can bring that cloud 9 year round by taking care of yourself and doing what makes you feel good.  The summer ready is so not about what we see on tV or in magazines or even on instagram; its in ourselves. I don’t want to feel gross, I want to feel good when I put on the jeans and I want to take care of myself. Enjoy this summer, get yourself ready and get yourself going for summer ready is just the start of a year of motivation, feeling good, looking good, glowing happiness for yourself! Brining that Summer Ready every month of the year.

 

Summer is a good start of a rock happy self  year round!

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