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OOTD: A Summer Dress for July

This is the first outfit post of July, and it is all about the summer dress. I have been meaning to feature a July fashion outfit post in weeks but I have not had the time. I took these photos weeks ago, before our summer holiday, and then forgot all about them. Good I still have some days left in July to post them.

 

 

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One thing I love about the summer season, apart from the holiday bit, is the summer fashion. I love the fact that I can rock my sandals and show off my legs. I live in dresses in the summer months. They are super stylish and very comfortable. When dealing with the heat wave, the last thing I need on is a pair of jeans, or anything else that would make me even more hot and sweaty. Light, airy summer dresses, like the black floral summer dress I have on, works for me.

 

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Almost everything I have is an Oldie but Goldie, and has been featured on the blog before. The new bits are my handbag and my Fitbit Charge 2 bracelet. If you have been reading Fashion and Style Police for a bit now, you would know all about my love for handbags. And if you didn’t know, you now know! I love handbags a lot; I am always looking to add more to my collection, and this beauty right here is the newest addition. Another confession, I am also a huge fan of Michael Kors handbags. My fan girl bag collection is growing, and I love every one of them.

 

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This gorgeous bag is the Michael Kors Scarlett Large Tote. It is a soft pink shade, which I think is so pretty, but it also comes in black.

I love the design and look of this bag. The gold-tone exterior hardware and hanging charm is just so beautiful. I am in love!

 

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The Fitbit Charge 2 bracelet is also new. I got this some weeks ago, after my old Fitbit Flex broke. I prefer the look of this Charge 2, and I am hoping this lasts a lot longer than the Fitbit Flex.

 

What do you think of this summer outfit? Please share your thoughts in the comment section below.

Thanks for stopping by.

 

WHAT I WORE

Black floral dress – Next

Sparkly Sandals – River Island

Pink Bag – Michael Kors

Sunnies – Marc Jacobs

Gold Earrings – Dubai Gold Souk Market

 

 

 

 

 

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The Risky World of Freelance

Being your own boss is the way to go! Freelance is the dream! You get to determine how much you earn. Flexible working hours, give you the opportunity to spend time with your family and friends. You’re not limited to a cubicle. Instead you can carry your laptop and work anywhere – from a hotel lobby to your favourite café.

Before you transition into the freelance lifestyle, you’re going to have to have to take risks. Because, let’s face it, it’s a risk to leave the safety of the cubicle. It’s a risk to move into a career that is unfamiliar to society. No matter what anyone says, the life of a freelancer is worth it.

 

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Here are some of the most common risks you will face as a freelancer and how you can embrace the risks and make the most out of your journey as a freelancer.

 

Taking responsibility for the progress of your business

A 9 to 5 runs pretty much on autopilot. Most times you’re not really concerned about whether the business is doing well or not, so long as you finish your assignments or projects and meet the deadlines. But as a freelancer, you are in charge of your business, and you are the one who determines the progress and vibe of your business. If your business is failing, you have no one to blame but yourself. This can be overwhelming as the pressure is always on to be and stay successful at what you do.

Don’t let this discourage you. See your freelancing business as an opportunity to dictate the flow of your business. Being in charge is the most empowering thing ever.

 

Your income is not going to be stable

Just like every business, you’re going to face some down time in your freelance career. Unlike a 9 to 5, freelancers don’t get a fixed salary. Their income is determined by the volume of projects they get to handle. But there will be days when you will make a lot of money and there will be days when you won’t make a penny. This makes budgeting really difficult as you can never know how much you’ll get at the end of the month.

Don’t let this discourage you. An unstable income is a great opportunity to push you to come up with creative ideas to increase the volume of work coming to your business. You can set up programmes, pitch to potential clients, go into coaching and create courses. These help open the doors to various streams of income.

 

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Working from home will make you lazy

There’s a huge difference between working from home and working in an office. The office gives you the illusion of serious environment where everyone is engaged in one project or another. If you’re working from the comfort of your home, the tendency to lounge is high. There will be days when you won’t feel like working when you can probably sit on your couch and watch a movie.

Don’t let this discourage you. Working from home will teach you to be disciplined with your time and space. Having a special corner where you do all you work and defined working hours would help massively. Be open with your family members and let them know that your working hours and be sure to set your boundaries.

 

Are you a freelancer? How do you deal with the uncertainty? Please share your thoughts in the comments section below.

Thanks for reading, sharing and commenting.

 

 

 

Effortlessly glam looks to try at summer festivals

For many, festivals don’t conjure images of ‘glamness’ but instead of muddy fields, portaloos and baby wipes instead of showers for three days. Therefore, it’s a good idea to carefully plan your outfit to ensure that even when you’re reapplying deodorant for the third time that day, you still look effortlessly glam. Here’s what to take with you:

 

The base layer

 

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Simple is best when it comes to glam looks for festivals, women’s dresses with thin straps always look good and can be worn over band t-shirts or on their own when the sun comes out. Bardot neck summer dresses, featuring crochet cut outs, are another great way of nailing effortlessly glam styles. The cold shoulder is a little sexy while the crochet does all the work for you when it comes to style points.

 

The outerwear

You’re going to need a jacket at some point and while it might be tempting to just throw on an oversized hoodie, if you want to exude glam a leather jacket really is the only way to go. Tap into 2017 trends with a jacket featuring pretty, painted on floral designs or even patches stitched onto elbows and onto shoulders.

 

The oversized sunnies

 

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Not only do they protect you from squinting in the sun, a pair of oversized sunglasses have the ability to effortlessly exude glamour when added to any outfit. Aviators are ideal for the cool girl vibe while Cat Eye sunglasses remind us of vintage days gone by. Expect to see plenty of round, John Lennon style sunglasses in oversized styles and a variety of coloured lenses for a more unusual but no less glamorous look.

 

The sequin addition

Nothing adds a little festival glam more than some sequin embellishment, so opt for a sparkly cami or even a mini dress to wear over frayed shorts and catch the eye of everyone when the strobe lights start for the evening shows. It’s an easy way to look effortlessly glam, even when your hair is a little disheveled from lack of brushing on day three and you aren’t wearing any make up while nursing a hangover by your tent.

 

The make up

 

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Glitter enhances everything, so be liberal when applying this to your make up look. Eyes always look great with a little extra sparkle and glitter lips is a trend being embraced by beauty bloggers and influencers in 2017 – it’s easily achieved with your fave lipstick, a clear gloss and fine make up glitter, applied in that order.

If you don’t fancy going glam with glitter you can never ever go wrong with a red lip and cat eye – ensure you opt for an eyeliner that lasts all day; a gel eyeliner is the best option. Spritz make up fixing spray on after applying your look to keep everything in place, even when you end up hot and sweaty from dancing all night.

Add some of these pieces to your summer festival looks and you’ll be looking glam at every point throughout the day, no matter what event you find yourself at.

 

 

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