Monday, November 30, 2015

Cyber Monday sales guide

Hey girls,
 First, Happy belated Thanksgiving! How was your Thanksgiving? Mine was a fun day spent with family and food. I hope that in the midst of your celebrations, you stopped for a moment to give thanks to everything special in your life.
 As you know, Cyber Monday is today, which means some awesome sales! The sales on Black Friday were amazing, I went to Jo Ann Fabrics and shopped my heart out! I got two yards of fleece, a half yard of lace, and two yards of satin for upcoming projects. I have already used the lace to add to the vest I made for my Halloween costume:

skirt: handmade
vest: handmade

 Anyway, I want to fill you in on the sales going on on different sites, After all, today is CYBER Monday. I am aware that I will not be showing you every sale on every site, but I will be showing you a few of my favorites. If you want more sites with even more deals, check out this blog post and this blog post because these sites show a Cyber Monday guide as well.
 Here are some of my favorite stores and their Cyber Monday sales:

 30% off everything

 30% off everything (code: BLESSED)

  up to 70% off

 20% off purchase over $25 with code 2020, 30% off purchase over $50 with code 3030, 40% off already reduced sale items with code 4040

 40% off everything

 $50 off purchase over 150, $15 off purchase over $75

 up to 50% off on selected items
 30% off (code: CYBER30)
 25% off (code: THANKS)

 30% off everything (code: CYBER30)

 up to 80% off everything

 up to 40% off everything

 15% off purchase over $250, 20% off purchase over $200, 25% off purchase over $1,000 (code: GOBIG15)

 40% off purchase over $59 (code: cm40), 50% purchase over $159 (code: cm50), 60% off purchase over 299 (code: cm50)

 40% off everything--excludes sale items

 I know which online stores I'm shopping at today! These sales are super exciting, and I can't wait to get my Cyber Monday on! So many of my favorite stores are having sales! What stores will you be shopping at for Cyber Monday?

Hope you liked this post,

kamila <3

Monday, November 23, 2015

Anticipating Fall

Hey girls,
 Who's excited for Thanksgiving? I am! I am practically jumping out of my seat in anticipation for the food, family, and fashion. Not necessarily in that order. Thanksgiving is such a fun holiday because it is a time get together and give thanks for everything, from the most ginormous things, like good health, to the most diminutive (but still important), like the fact that I know how to sew. I am very thankful for this! What are you thankful for?
 When looking at this outfit, it really reminded me of a school uniform (the button down and dark khaki colored skirt with the lace up ankle boots). To spice up the outfit a little, I added an adorable kimono sweater from one of my favorite stores, Charlotte Russe. There's nothing like a little Charlotte Russe, the perfect mixture of boho and current fashion.

Button down: Target
Skirt: handmade
Boots: Sam and Libby by Target
Sweater: Charlotte Russe

 This brown color is really hard to style with other colors, but I think that black and white work the best, hence the reason I chose a white button down to go with this skirt. This outfit totally reminds me of walking into a building at school, skirt swinging. Carrying books for my next class, I eagerly anticipate the arrival of Thanksgiving.

Hope you liked this post,

kamila <3

Monday, November 16, 2015


Hey girls,
 I had a genius idea for an outfit that features one of my favorite pairs of shoes and a jacket that I have only worn once or twice. I showed this jacket in another post, but I really haven't worn it a lot, and I would like to show it again. This outfit is fairly simple because it only consists of a dusty pink V-neck and my favorite pair of skinny jeans.
 I did include a bag in this outfit, which I usually don't do. Shocker, right? I like bags, but I'm not completely obsessed with adding a bag to every outfit. I do especially love this clutch because it's so so simple (simple to match the understated feel of this outfit), and it's the perfect size.
 The reason this post is called "Shadows" is because the lighting that these pictures were taken in created shadows, which I thought was really interesting and cool. That's all. It doesn't have to do with the outfit. If you look closely at the pictures, you'll see the shadows.

Bag: Gift
Jeans: Target
Shirt: Forever 21
Jacket: H&M

 I love the professional feel that this jacket can portray, especially when it is zipped up (and worn with a pencil skirt). I also am enamored with the three quarter sleeves and I especially adore the peplum I have a serious crush on all thins peplum. Tops, jackets, dresses, most things peplum are right up my alley. Can you guess what I love to pair peplums with? If you guessed light or dark wash slim fitting boyfriend jeans, you are completely, 100% right. Peplums are fresh and fun and springy.
 Back to the outfit (and away from boyfriend jeans). One of the reasons why I like this combination is because it is so uncomplicated. It doesn't have bright colors and ruffles and many layers, none of those bells and whistles. I like that kind of stuff usually (jeans and a plain T-shirt so do not cut it for me), but I wanted to be more plain in this ensemble. Although, this jacket did add a little bit of complications in this outfit. Maybe one bell and three whistles. Not much.

Hope you liked this post,

kamila <3

Monday, November 9, 2015

Top Five Faves: Trench Coats

Hey girls,
 Today I'd like to do another Top Five Faves, this time with trench coats. I adore trench coats so much. They are my favorite type of coat to wear, especially in the late fall to early winter seasons. They come in many different lengths, shapes (skimming the figure or hugging the figure), and colors. My favorite color trench is a beige colored coat because they are the classic color and they work in so many ways. Trench coats can also be used to play up bold accents in the outfit, like bright ankle boots (more on that later) because the trench is so simple, that one you're done admiring its simplicity, your eyes travel to the rest of the outfit and what the trench was paired with. Bold accents, juxtaposed against the rather not bold (but still amazing) coat, jump out and demand your attention. This is how fashion works. It's all about parts making up the whole of the outfit.
 Anyway, let's take a gander at a few of my favorite trench coat outfits.

Bold accents! Here they are! This is what I was talking about when I talked about how trenches play up the big accents, like colored scarves or bold ankle boots. Right here is the actual definition of sassy. Everything from the boots to the glasses to the pose is sassy in a good way. And the combination of two toned skinny jeans with the boots is amazing. I am just obsessed with these boots! But let's talk trench coats. In this outfit, the trench coat is long, almost like a duster coat. I like long trenches, don't get me wrong, but in this outfit, I think that a shorter coat would have worked better, and maybe something a little more form-fitting. I am amazed with the way the boots, which I mentioned I am obsessed with, are not the same color as the hobo tote, which was kind of a risky choice in this outfit. Also, the center part is sassy. The sass is unreal. In a good way.

This classic example of street style contains light wash, ripped jeans and really pretty leopard flats. I really like the belted trench look, it's so nice. The fact that the tied instead of buckled? Some people say lazy, I say adventurous. I can see the hint of the striped shirt underneath, and I like how the shirt just peeks out and then is encased by a camel colored trench. Once again, the bag and the shoes do not match. Amazing. I am a sucker for black totes, because they are so very versatile and work well in most outfits. This tote has a tough quality that I drool over in this particular outfit. I am in love with how well this outfit works on the street. Again, the belted trench really works.

Simple and elegant are the two words running through my mind right now. This is another belted trench outfit, which only adds to the elegance. I know, how can a trench look elegant? If you use light fabrics in a light beige color to make the trench, and if the trench is the right length, then you get instant sophistication, even in a street style outfit. The nude pumps are also very chic and graceful. Pointed toe pumps are always graceful. This outfit consisting of light colors (beige and traditional blue) really helps the pumps achieve maximum finesse. I also am completely and totally infatuated with the slit in the bottom of the skinny jeans. Tres chic! This outfit is a work of art. Even without a bag, it still speaks volumes.

I'm not all too enamored with the denim-on-denim trend, but I really think that this outfit makes it work, all thanks to the trench. Additionally, this is yet another outfit where the bag and shoes don't match. I guess I've had a particular predilection for this style lately. Anyways. back to the trench in this outfit, because the whole point of this post is the trench coat! This coat doesn't have a belt, in fact, it's more of a long blazer, but that's totally fine, because a trench coat is a trench coat. I actually like this coat because I'm pretty sure that it's double breasted and because it's a great length for this outfit, not too much to overwhelm the whole outfit. I am very fond of these jeans. They're skinny jeans and boyfriend jeans! Perfect! The bag is OK, it's not my favorite, but it's fine. I am so enchanted by these shoes I might need to go to the doctor and get a medical diagnosis that I have an excessive love for shoes, and especially these shoes. I know, they are so plain, but that's what I love about them! The pointed toe and the heel height all contribute to my shoe crush, but mostly the way they look on the foot! Very beautiful. 

This is my favorite outfit! I think you can guess why, but if you can't, it's all about the boyfriend jeans. I don't know how familiar you are with my taste in jeans, but before we get to talking about trenches, you must know how much I love boyfriend jeans. I breathe, sleep, eat, and live boyfriend jeans (but fashion and fashion design more). I am crazy about all different kinds of boyfriend jeans, skinny, baggy (MY FAVORITES!), straight, every darn kind. I adore boyfriend jeans. OK. Point across. Back to trenches. If I'm telling the truth, I mostly had my eye on this outfit because of the boyfriend jeans and less of the trench coat. But fashion is erratic. But describing the things I like about this trench, I love the length, and I really love how it complements the boyfriend jeans (I know, I know). I wish the trench was a bit more form fitting, though. I also like how the trench is belted by the cuffs. The boots are a rugged kind of street style, and they look great with the (you guessed it) boyfriend jeans. I see a hint of a chambray shirt underneath, which means more denim on denim. 

 These are my top five favorites. I discussed a lot of other topics besides trenches, for example (yup) boyfriend jeans. Also, shoes and bags failing to match colors, in a good way. This is a new development for me. I hope I continue to experiment with more new trends in fashion and grow my appreciation for different fashion trends.

Hope you liked this post,

kamila <3

Monday, November 2, 2015

Handmade Halloween

Hey girls,
 As you know, Halloween was just a few days ago. I was very excited for this day! Getting candy is great, but what I most love about this holiday is the costumes. 
 Oh, costumes. Some are extravagant, some are plain. Some are long, some are short. Some are well thought out, some are lazy and thrown together at the last minute. I especially love the handmade costumes. I was inspired by my love of sewing, and the wonderful sewing school I attend called Sewfabulous Sewing School, to make my own costume this year. I thought it would be amazing to create a long, extravagant white dress, otherwise known as the angel costume. So yes, this year, I was an angel. I was very excited to start making this costume. I measured things, went out to Jo-Ann Fabrics to buy fabric, sewed for days, and came out of my sewing lair with a three layered skirt, white, sparkly, sweetheart neckline, halter dress with a tie at the end of the torso. I immediately wanted to run outside down the street screaming at everyone that I had made my own costume, but Halloween was two weeks away first of all, and second of all, I didn't want to ruin the effect of me making my own costume. So I waited, until Halloween, and debuted my handmade dress for the first time to my friends, peers, and basically everyone except my family (my immediate family had already seen it). Pictures were taken, compliments were given. I actually received a ton of compliments! And now, my friends, I will show you what I made. Everything in this costume is handmade, just so you know.

 The last picture is the sketch that I made of the dress, without the vest that I made. I was inspired to sketch out this dress as well as make it.
 My favorite part of this dress is the length. I love the trail, and I love the way it's long enough to look elegant on me. I adore how it falls, smooth and elegant, and ripples just so as it skims my body.
 So this is my creation. I would like to remind you again that everything is handmade. I know this may sound conceited (or maybe not), but I am so proud of this dress. And not only this dress. I am proud of where my sewing skills have gone in the past several months, thanks to sewing related miracles
 So, tell me what you think of this dress. I would love to hear your thoughts. Also, tell me what you were for Halloween. Did you make your costume? If you didn't, that's perfectly fine. If you did, you and I share a common love for sewing, I presume.
 I love Halloween.

Hope you liked this post,

kamila <3