This post is sponsored by Walmart.com but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.
So, you’re into fashion and you want to be trendy, but those red carpets are mostly walked in outfits you’ve never seen in your life nor would you be able to afford them. With the rising cost of expenses, I feel you! That is why I’ve decided to compile a brief fall and winter fashion trends for 2018/2019 and to give you an idea on what you should be wearing if you want to go with the trend in a more affordable way. In simpleton terms, let’s go shopping!
Here are the most common things from the many, many catwalks
Yes, animal print is a thing, again! This year it seems that leopard and snake prints win in every possible item. You’ll see red snake print trousers and leopard print jackets. You’ll see it on bags and shoes and scarves. They’re everywhere! Remember that if you want to match these, be careful not to wear too much print – simple, black trousers and printed shoes go together peanut butter and jelly.
Tweed (you not!)
Can you imagine a better world? Now, you can because tweed’s in town! I really love tweed. I think it’s an incredibly easy fabric to wear, and very comfortable too. Once again, you’ll see tweed in trousers, skirts and fitted jackets. The best thing about wearing tweed is that you can easily dress it up or down, depending on what shoes you put on or what kind of jumper, for example. To me, it’s a smart casual look and I’m here for it!
It is not 2018, no, no! We’re back in the 80s with large colourful jumpers and puffy shoulders. I’m not a big fan of this trend solely because of the padded shoulders, however I do see the point fashion is trying to make and I also love it. It gives structure to your jackets and you can create a very tiny waist, which is also a plus in my book!
If you haven’t been paying attention, suits are a big part of this collection. Not your typical going-to-work kind of suit, but your I’m-looking-professional-and-sexy-at-the-same- time suit! They’re fun and short with checked-jackets or plaid-skirts. And if you thought you aren’t a suit kind of woman, think again because these are what you’ll want to wear. Who doesn’t love a good ol’ plaid skirt?
That is the sound of a fashion trend coming right up. Go get yourself a brilliant, shiny new pair of cowboy boots because they’re a trend this season! Wear them with ankle jeans or a plaid skirt, a maxi dress or even your new, sexy suit – don’t be afraid of them because you’ll be seeing them strutting right off the catwalk.
I hope you enjoy my little compilation, and may you have a wonderful week!
Though I love to dress up my kids in pumpkin or skeleton costume, I don’t have a budget to spend on Halloween costumes as we’re saving up for the Christmas season! So I thought of just repurposing the costumes we use for my daughter’s 1st birthday, it saves me time and money. She had a unicorn themed party this July, so I and my family together with some of our guests dressed up in unicorn costumes during the party.
Unicorns are magical and cute, can you blame me if I dressed up my family in a matching unicorn onesies again for a cute and easy Halloween look? I always love the idea of wearing a matching outfit with my family, so this Halloween, we are unicorns!
Halloween has always been a very big thing in certain countries, but nowadays with YouTube and Instagram, it has definitely blown up. People are creating the most intricate, fantastic make-up looks and costumes and you’re left wondering how you could ever replicate what you just saw: don’t worry, you’re not alone!
And that’s why I’ve decided to help you by sharing some tips and how tos that will, hopefully, make your Halloween as flawless and scary as those from the beauty gurus on the internet. I listed a few tips that you can pull off easily for a fun Halloween look even on the last minute.
How to’s: Easy Halloween looks
Be a ghost!
One of the easiest Halloween looks is a ghost. You just need to paint your face white, frizz your hair a little, throw on a long black dress (or a long white dress instead) and you’re done! You don’t need a fancy dress for this Halloween look, so pull any of your black or white dress from your closet to make your ghost look more fun.
You can use your make-up to create this kind of look, or you can always buy face paint. Cover your whole face with white paint (or white foundation), including lips! If you feel like trying a little harder, you can add black eyeliner/eyeshadow over your eyes, brows and contour your face too. This will add more dimension to your face and you’ll look scarier.
For your hair, add some hairspray to frizz it better – if you have black hair, be careful: you’re ready to frighten even the bravest!
Something cute, eh? Be a deer or a cat!
These are my easy and cutest options. For both, you have many different variants online, so you can definitely turn them into your own creative look.
If becoming a deer sounds exciting to you, you just need to grab some gold/brown/bronze eyeshadows – even if you have a bronzer, it will do! Then, a black eyeliner will help you create any lines along your eyes and nose. A white eyeliner to add dots on your forehead, and you’re finished.
If you opt for the cat look, I think it’s even easier! You’ll just need a black eyeliner to create the lines around your face and your whiskers and you’re basically done! Throw on some cat ears which you can find pretty much anywhere, and you’ll be a great-looking cat!
If you’re not into make-up, why not go as a famous character?
You could always get a wig and dress as Daenerys Targaryen from Game of Thrones or Harley Quinn from Suicide Squad or even Audrey Hepburn. These are all icons in their own way and very popular Halloween options.
You can also get some fun onesies to wear and be able to use it all year round, and not just for Halloween. Or you could re-use a onesie that you already have that’s been sitting in your wardrobe. In my case, I and my family are dressing up as unicorns. Cause hey, unicorns are not just famous, they are magical! I’m obsessed with unicorns, don’t judge me!
Remember that, in the end, the most important is to be creative and to have fun!
Are you dressing up for Halloween? What Halloween look are you planning to be for the festivity?
My pregnancy has just passed its 38th week mark, and it’s only 2 days now before my scheduled C-section. Well, who knows, I could give birth anytime from now because my delivery date is just a few days away anyway. Given that my belly looks so huge compare to my size, I won’t deny how tiring it is to be pregnant. But I can’t also deny how excited I am to meet my baby girl anytime soon.
I told myself that before I gave birth, I have to have something to post on my blog. To be honest, I’ve been working on this since April yet haven’t finished my draft for months. I felt so guilty that I always let myself to procrastinate, can I blame it to pregnancy hormones? 🙂
Way back in March, I’ve got the privilege to receive a Grayton automatic watch to try in exchange of review. I picked the design with white, silver dial and black croco embossed leather strap. For some reasons, that was my first choice the moment I checked their site.
At my age, it is my first time to ever use an automatic watch and it was an amazing experience! This Grayton automatic watch has become my new favorite timepiece. I always wear it and I love that it does not irritate my skin as it gets so sensitive during this pregnancy.
There’s a touch of luxury and sophistication that comes with this watch. This timepiece itself looks classy, it comes in with a beautiful black box where you can find all the essentials to take care of your watch. And I bet it’s a perfect present for someone special or just for yourself to reward yourself for all of your hard work.
You can’t go wrong wearing it with a dressy outfit or even just a casual one. It is flexible for any occasion, which make it a perfect one to take with you on-the-go. And since I chose to have the white silver dial and black croco embossed leather watch, it gets so easy for me to match it with any outfit.
Don’t be confused about my photo here because it was taken when my baby bump was just 27 weeks. It doesn’t look too big by that time yet I already feel some difficulty walking. We went out for a family lunch and I was wearing my Grayton automatic watch for the first time. I really love it!
Another feature that made me love this watch is that it is actually unisex. Though my wrist is small, I prefer the one in 40mm. I like it that way. There were also those times when I let my husband use my Grayton watch. Yes, that’s right… I share it with him cos he also loves how good it looks.
Unlike other battery operated watches, I’m sure I’m going to enjoy this automatic watch for ages. I won’t have to worry about the battery anymore. Grayton automatic watches gather energy from the movements. With just a little movement of my wrist or hand, or just by winding the crown can simply get it working again. Grayton claims that it has an anatomy of 41 hours, which means that it will still work even if you’re not wearing it as long as it hasn’t used up all the energy it stored.
I bet any Grayton automatic watches are worth having. They are kind enough to give my readers a 15% off when you use my code: Flcom-Grayton15%-jhemsays. Check them out to see which one fits best your lifestyle and don’t forget to share your thoughts on their timepieces!
Baby number 2 is on the way, yay! And our little Cody is also becoming terribly active as he is approaching age 2. All of these simply mean that our babies and parenting needs are growing. What a luck, I just got a JJ Cole bag— a Caprice diaper bag! It’s a life-saver for an on-the-go mom like me!
For almost a year and a half, I’ve used 3 different diaper bags and I just realized what I have been missing for so long. I never know that there’s something better than what I’ve got until I tried a JJ Cole bag! I’m now confident knowing I found a bag that perfectly suits my needs, not to mention the over-packing.
I’m so happy with this JJ Cole Caprice bag!
It has space for everything I want to bring with me. It’s in my nature to always over-pack and brings anything that I think I might need in times of “the unexpected”. I love that it was made with lightweight materials; the bag itself is not heavy at all for a petite mom of my size. I won’t mind having this JJ Cole bag on my shoulder to match most of my outfits because with its design in Heather Gray color, it looks stylish and fashionable without compromising the bag’s functionality.
Now I don’t have to feel sorry everytime I pack my baby’s stuffs and mine trying to fit them all in one bag. I’m impressed how this JJ Cole Caprice diaper bag lets me organize our things with its spacious interior, and its multiple organizational compartments are easy and accessibly wide. This bag also comes with a pair of Grips stroller attachments, an adjustable and removable shoulder strap, and a lightweight changing pad.
For my baby
You see, we can now bring my Baby Cody’s favorite stuffed toy, mini books, and some more of his toys to entertain him when he gets bored, and put it in one of my bag’s outer pockets. There’s also an outer pocket behind, it’s where I put his diapers and tissue papers for a more easy access. Inside the bag is where I put his milk, bottles, spoon, snacks, some clothes, light blanket, wet wipes, changing pad, thermometer, sanitizer, medicine crusher, and his prescribed medicine.
For my things [read: mom’s beauty essentials]
I put my things in the front pocket together with my wallet. On the other one outer pocket is where I put my phone. But with all these stuffs, this bag still has this very inviting space which is enough for me to bring my DSLR camera and iPad. Wow, that’s really a wow because we don’t usually bring them all together given that they won’t fit anymore in my old bags. I’m so confident that it’s capable of bringing all the stuffs we have when Baby number 2 arrived.
This JJ Cole bag is my new favorite!
I even told my husband how satisfied I am with this bag over and over. 🙂 So, if you’re an on-the-go mom who wants to keep things organized in a diaper bag while having all the necessities with you, head over to Babies R Us to find the perfect bag that will suit your needs!
Hello loves! You have no idea how excited I am to share my new shopping experience! Just a few days ago, I saw a cute wristwatch on Gearbest and I can’t resist not to own one! I didn’t think twice, so I hit the checkout button, and paid for it at a low price that comes with a discount code and a cash back– a combination of two ways to save! That’s awesome, isn’t it?
Well, thanks to Giving Assistant! To be honest, it was my first time to try using their site, and I was impressed! You might be wondering what Giving Assistant is! Well, it’s a cash back site where you can save with a discount code and combine it with a cash back. You can fully enjoy a better shopping experience that lets you save and earn cash backs every time you shop on your favorite shopping sites.
To be eligible for a cash back when you shop, all you have to do is start with GivingAssistant and you will be redirected to the particular site where you regularly do your shopping. Cash backs usually appear on your GivingAssistant dashboard usually after 2 days or more.
Back with the watch, the actual price was $5.84, but since I used a 8% coupon code I got from GivingAssistant, I bought it for only $5.37! Plus– the 7.5% cash back from Gearbest, wow! I can’t wait for my watch to arrive and pair it with a chic outfit!
If you love shopping on EBay, you’ll save 1.2% cash back when you use GivingAssistant. Gilt offers 8%, Woot offers 4%, and so many more stores that I haven’t mentioned here also offers cash back. I know I already mentioned about Gearbest, but let me tell you again that you can save 7.5% cash back with it!
Shopping is a part of our living, and you can do nothing to stop that because we have to do it for our needs and for the family’s. But you know what? Despite the shopping expenses, you can do something to save from your spending by getting a cash back with GivingAssistant!
With all the hard work, I know you don’t want to waste extra cash for nothing when you know you can save from it every time you shop. Head over to GivingAssistant and create your account now so you could start earning cash backs! I’m so excited to hear your shopping experience!
*This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Giving Assistant but opinions are my own.
“This post was sponsored by JCK as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central.”
The fashion industry is wide and getting more and more creative. But hey, once in your life, you’ll see someone wearing the same design of dress you’re wearing. Have you experienced one? Yes, same as you can see, but the people around may not notice because you’re a different person from the one who’s wearing the same dress. Your personal style will make the difference. You add accessories with your outfit and you’re rocking it with a whole new look. Jewelry turns an outfit to a new dimension in the name of fashion.
So, okay, let me confess! I am fond of all things jewelry! I can imagine how JCK could make my eyes pop during their 26th annual edition Jewelry Show in Las Vegas! Many of the world’s top jewelers have brought their most beautiful masterpieces for the show; necklaces, rings, bracelets, ring, you name it. As you know, JCK is an industry leader when it comes to innovative jewelry destination, which makes it a perfect place for fashionistas to discover new jewelry designers and trends– it’s where jewelry trends are born.
Talking about the top trends, I’m going to show you some of my favorite jewelry trends that debuted from the show. Two of my most favorite is the Modern Pearls and Geometric trends. These pieces will surely become an attraction to the fashion-forward in no time!
We all know pearls are all-time classic, right? But take a look on these lovely pieces, the designers has brought class and simplicity with pearls in a modern version. Those Fern Freeman Earrings are so beautiful, it is indeed a jaw-dropping pieces!
Ah, geometry in the fashion world … what a beauty! Inspired by simple lines, cut outs, shapes, and strong metals, I love how the designers made these beautiful pieces of art for fashion. Take a look at the Sylvie Collection ring; it’s the first one to catch my attention! I’m in love on how the lines flow so beautifully with sparling diamonds! Yay!
Now, on you! Tell me and share your favorite, too!
And here comes summer, yay! Despite the heat, it’s one of the seasons that most of us is excited about. Your mind is probably wandering in the long white sand beaches right now. Or you could be daydreaming of enjoying anything that summer fun has to offer despite the heat. Some may have been planning their next travel destination while some may just choose to enjoy a staycation with their loved ones.
But summer is still summer. The weather, the heat, sweating, and your body’s demand to cool up are something to take care of. My point is, you need to make yourself more comfortable. And when I say comfortable during summertime, I mean comfy and proper outfits and accessories! Have you already checked and prepared your wardrobe for summer? Yes? No?
You know, one of the things that made me excited about summer is that I can wear my favorite dresses,
well, they’re just too perfect to feel more comfortable and look sexy at the same time, hihi. Another thing is swimming, yay! Either swimming by the pool or by the sea water, enjoying the beach while the sand is embracing my feet is nothing but fun!
And since I’m now a mom, I also have to take care of my Baby Cody’s summer needs. Comfortable baby outfits, accessories, and toys are what I’ve been planning to buy for him. Honestly, I bought some clothes for him last month when I heard a crazy sale is happening on PatPat, and I’m really impressed with what I got. Most especially, the unbelievable prices that WOWs my friends when they found out that I only got those 5 sets of baby clothes for only $6 in total! Amazing, isn’t it?
Scored this chicken bath robe for my baby @imcodybear at a crazy sale on @patpatshopping ! 🛍.. . As you know, toddlerhood is fast approaching upon him so I’m busy prepping his wardrobe and actually looking forward to giving him the Stage 3 @gerber Good Start toddler drink soon! Check out my latest blog posts to learn more! ✍ (Link on bio) #baby #mom #toddler #momlife #babyboy #mommy #cute #cool #love #myeverything #clothing #shopping #formulaforhappiness #instadaily #potd #blogger #linkinbio #ontheblog
I’m a happy customer and totally a fan of PatPat, and proud to recommend their PatPat shopping app to my friends and readers. Some might say I’m just exaggerating things, but once you start shopping and got your first order, you’ll see. I’ll be happy if you blame me for being addicted doing you’re shopping at PatPat because at one point, at least I influenced you to shop wisely with confidence.
Do you still remember when I introduced you the PatPat app last year? How about the other one post when I talked about their affordable and quality workout gears when I’m starting to workout to gain back my pre-pregnancy shape again a few months ago?
And now that summer is just around the corner, knowing you and your family needs to find comfort in terms of clothing, accessories and toy, shopping with the PatPat app will bring you more comfort. And of course, this amazing shopping app will also bring comfort to your wallet, because in addition to their very low prices, they’re currently offering a 15% off when you CODE: SUMMER starting this June 13-19, 2016!
You know, a quality and comfortable clothing doesn’t always mean you have to spend a lot of your hard-earned income. Shop wisely like I do with the PatPat app, I highly recommend shopping online using this app because I know, it always adds value to your money without hidden charges.
Everything is at its lowest price that you can’t find elsewhere. Just think of the portion of money you can save when you shop for your clothing and accessory demands this summer, that will be a good and additional savings to your wallet so you could enjoy and have more fun this summer.
More savings, more fun, right?!
Shop with the PatPat app now before the offer is gone! But first, be sure to download it on your smartphone. Whether you’re an Android or iOS user, just search for PatPat app and have it on your phone to start shopping. Once again, just don’t forget to CODE: SUMMER to get your 15% off!
Happy shopping and enjoy! I’m so excited to hear what you got for summer from PatPat!
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of PatPat, but texts and opinions expressed here are my own.
We’re almost in the thick of summer, and that means one thing: pool parties. If you’re looking to throw a pool party for all of your friends this summer, whether it’s to celebrate Fourth of July or simply just to bask in the summer sun, make sure you’ve got all the fixings to make for a shindig that will be the talk of the summer.
I couldn’t write this article without offering my advice for making sure your pool party is as safe as possible. When water is involved, especially when accompanied by alcohol, it’s in everyone’s best interest to have safety precautions in place. Make sure you have first-aid kits on hand in case of cuts or scrapes that can come with bare feet and skin on pavement. Set up a “skin safety bar” with plenty of tubes of sunscreen for both face and body that guests can use during the long hours spent under the sun. If there will be children in attendance, make sure there’s a lifeguard present—you can usually hire local teens with CPR certifications and lifeguarding experience to make sure the little ones stay safe.
What to Wear
Pool parties are obviously one of the best places to display your summer fashion. Summer poolside shindigs provide the perfect occasion to show off your new swimsuits and cover-ups. When it comes to sundresses, you can’ go wrong with the offerings from Lulus.com. They’ve got new dresses up on their site seemingly every week, and better yet, they come at a really inexpensive price. Don’t leave your fella out of the fun! Get him decked out for the occasion with some fun Tipsy Elves swim trunks to make a real splash in more ways than one.
Set the mood by altering the atmosphere of your backyard. Looking to get tropical? Add some lush vegetation and fun torches to transport your guests into a party oasis. You can find inexpensive Tiki party supplies here, add a few lush tropical plants that will look great long after your party is finished. Set up string lights to keep the party lit up long after the sun goes down and provide a bit of evening ambiance that you’ll want to capture year round. If your pool party is for a holiday like the Fourth of July, you can’t go wrong with sticking to red, white, and blue—anywhere you can think to throw American flags, do so.
The Pool Party Spread
Since you’ll have people in and out of the water, ready to eat at different times, stick to finger foods that can handle being in the sun (or set up your table in a shady spot). Make sure you have all the classics: chips, dips, cookies, and the like. You can go the traditional route and host a barbecue, or if you’re feeling less like cooking and more like enjoying someone else’s toils, order catering from a place like Chipotle and turn your poolside shindig into a fiesta to remember. You can also choose to make your pool party a potluck affair to take a little bit of the stress off your shoulders. Don’t forget to serve up some delicious beverages. If you’re serving alcohol, make sure you’ve got different mixes on hand. If you are pursuing a tropical theme, serving drinks in a coconut shaped cup is sure to have your guests sipping happily on their beverages and feeling the theme. If you can splurge a little, grab real pineapples and coconuts and spend the night before carving half of the fruit out of them. That way, you’ll have a delicious and theme-worthy way to serve your cocktails.
If you’ve got a pool party on the docket for this summer, make sure you prepare with all the stylish accessories, delicious foods, and fun party games sure to make your shindig the event of the summer.
Have an active lifestyle and always on the go? No worries! Now you can always have different outfits in just a single dress without carrying the whole house [read: bulky baggage] or spending hundreds of bucks for multiple outfits!
From party dress to casual dress, and to the beach, all you need is a dress that will best fit your mood and compliment your body type. Let HipKnoTies have your back to help you be more creative in your own style and preference. It also allows you to explore and find the perfect OOTD for you in so many ways with just one quality dress!
And knowing that it is wrinkle-resistant is another factor– a dress that every woman should own!
The versatility of HipKnoties multi way dresses is what you’ll love to have in your wardrobe. Fingers crossed, you’ll love it! No body is too small or big because it is flattering, fits all sizes, and goes well with any body shape. Whether you’re a petite or plus-sized, this will come very handy and will let you go with a lighter weight of carry-ons instead of carrying numbers of clothes that you can only wear in one style.
With HipKnoties, the possibility of wearing an outfit in a different look is unlimited. They said you can wear it in 30 different ways, but for me, you could do more than that. Your creativity is your limit! So, let it go, lovely girl on-the-go, and discover the creative side of you while enjoying a lifestyle of going here and there, back and forth!
Size is not a big deal with HipKnoTies muti-way dresses
Length of clothes may vary and it all comes in “M” lengths! Well, M stands for mini, midi, and maxi. 🙂
This length measures 32 inches and can be worn on top for shorts, skirt, jeans, or just the dress itself. And if you have kids, this HipKnoties mini dress also fit children’s size. It could be a perfect pick for mom-on-the-go with kids.
Measures 44 inches in length and can be a good pick for those who only want a not too long yet not too short dress.
Because it measures 60 inches in length, it can be worn as a full length cocktail dress. Perfect for someone who’s into the idea of wearing a long gown, a formal gown, or just a long dress? Well, it’s all up to you, right?
Let’s talk about colors!
They have a lot of colors to choose from! You can refer to their color chart and pick a dress in the color of your liking.
Always be confident of your style…
And don’t forget to wear it with a smile to make you look even better no matter how busy you are! Also, adding accessories to it like a belt, a brooch, or anything you want brings your outfit to a different level. And hey, you know you can rock your Instagram’s feed and inspire more girls on-the-go like yourself with your OOTD’s from HipKnoTies? Yes, you can!
Go, get one for yourself now because it’s best to have it before summer! You can also get one for a loved one whom you think will enjoy this dresses a lot, too! And if you worry about the shipping, don’t be. They ship worldwide, yay!
*This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of HipKnoTies, but opinions expressed here are my own.