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February 2017 Outfits

I know we still have a few days left in the month of February but I am feeling very proactive this year, and I know I won’t be featuring any more outfits this month, so here is a quick recap of the outfits I styled this February.

 

OOTD: Birthday in Milan

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This look was my first outfit post. I wore this outfit on my birthday in Milan. The dress and the shoes are new wardrobe additions, and I have styled them in other outfits a couple of times now. I found the dress very comfy and warm. It kept me nice and toasty, I didn’t even need to pop on my jacket for most of the day.

I got the dress from Next, and the shoes by Kurt Geiger. The other outfit details are in the post, the link is above.

 

OOTD: Gucci Birthday Present

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This outfit was also worn in Milan, and it is my favourite look this February. The sweater and bag are new wardrobe additions. I love the berry colour and the tie cuff design of the sweater. And this gorgeous bag is now my go-to bag. I love the entire look a lot.

I got the sweater from Next, and the bag is Gucci. You can grab the rest of the outfit details via the link above.

 

OOTD: A Spring Outfit

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And here is the final look for the month. I wore this outfit some days ago. The weather is getting warmer, and on some days, I don’t need to have on my bulky winter jacket. This day was one of those days, and I hope the weather transitions to Spring quickly.

The t-shirt, flats and necklace are all new additions. I got the t-shirt and flats from a Mercedes-Benz store in Milan. The rest of the outfit details can be found in the outfit post, link above.

 

What do you think of all 3 looks? Which is your favourite? Sound off in the comments section below please.

Thanks for reading.

 

 

 

 

 

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5 DIY Fashion Tips

Have you ever found yourself with a wardrobe bursting with LOADS of pieces and accessories, but still leaves you struggling to find what to wear everyday? Or do you think you have a boring wardrobe and need to step up your style game? If you answered Yes to any or both of the questions, then these DIY Fashion Tips may be exactly what you need.

Read this post before you go for your next shopping trip.

 

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Denim Magic

Denim is one of the easiest materials to customise. There is so much you could do with an old pair of tired jeans. I once gave my old jeans a new life by cutting the legs off and adding some Hello Kitty studs I got online to it. I needed shorts to wear around this house, and this old pair was just sitting unworn in my wardrobe, so I used my very limited DIY Fashion skills on it.

 

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You can also change an old pair of jeans into a denim skirt by cutting off the legs, and the inside of the legs and sewing them together.

 

Sneaker Special

Sneaker are also very easy to personalise and make your own. You could get many of the sneakers companies to personalise a pair for you or you could opt to do it yourself if you are brave enough.

 

Create by Computer

Creating a design by computer is another way to customise your clothes. There are many companies you can find online that would produce your designs for you. You could design your own shirts, hoodies, hats, joggerss and so many more.

 

Say it with an Oversized Bow

The oversized Bow is bang on trend now, so this is one added feature worth having on your pieces and accessories. You can update a tired looking shirt or skirt with a bow (you can purchase handmade oversized bows online), if you are into the trend. I am so into the trend, I have new flat shoes with the oversized bows. I got the pair some months ago, and I am so in love with it.

 

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A Second Chance

Before you get rid of your next set of clothes, have a good look at them and see if you can use any buttons, zips, or trimmings to update another piece.

 

Are you a DIY Fashion lover or expert? How do you customise your pieces? Have you tried any of these tips before?

 

 

 

Fashion Career Ideas for Stay at Home Mothers

If you are a stay at home mother and fashion lover, there are a number of business ideas you could start-up this 2017. Even if it brings just a little amount of money each month, every little does help. And having a form of business you could do from home as a stay at home mother can help get rid of the baby brain and keep you sane.

I have been a work from home mother since 2013, and I have tried all sorts of fashion career business ideas and non fashion business ideas, so I have a wealth of knowledge in these areas.

 

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Here are some fashion carer ideas I have tried as a stay at home mother –

 

Fashion Blogging

I started blogging before I became a mum, so I just carried on. Blogging is one of the best things I have ever started in my life. And I would stay at home mothers that have an interest in writing and photography to start a blog. Even in the early days when no one is reading and no one is paying you to blog, it feels good to just keep your mind and soul busy doing something else outside caring for your children. And as your blog grows, then the money starts to roll in.

Blogging is not a get rich scheme. You won’t make money overnight or much in the first 2 years. But if you have the passion to carry on against all odds, you could be making well over Β£1000 in a month, receiving samples every week, invites to great events and reviewing amazing locations. There is no fixed time as to when you start making money from your blog, it varies from blog to blog, from niche to niche. So you must have the passion and determination to keep at it.

Fashion Vlogging is another career you could start on YouTube from home. I am not a vlogger, so I can’t really comment on this idea but I know many vloggers who have been vlogging for years and make a good full-time income out of it, so it is worth thinking about.

 

Fashion Writing

A fashion writer writes fashion articles for other blogs and websites. I am a freelance writer as well as blogger. I write for a few websites and I get paid per article. This is a great career choice for stay at home mothers that have a flair for fashion and writing. You could be paid up to Β£50 or even more for a 500 words article. Most of my clients find me through Fashion and Style Police or social media.

I don’t use any of the content mills because the rates are extremely low for what the clients usually ask for. But I would advise anyone thinking of starting a fashion writing career to sign up to these content mills (I did in the beginning), and see what they have to offer. Your case may be different from mine.

Writing a fashion book is also a great idea. Also you could look at writing for free for some publications to get your content out there to put on your portfolio, or just have a blog as your portfolio and market the hell out of it.

 

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Fashion Styling

If you have a good eye for fashion and enjoy styling people, you could consider a fashion styling career from home. There are various short online courses you could take from the comfort of your home to get you on the right path to your online fashion styling career. I considered being an online fashion stylist at a point in my life. I took a styling course and completed it withing a year. I was hungry and ready to style clients, and I did style a few for some time, but I later decided it was not the right career for me. It may work out perfectly for you so look this up.

 

Online Fashion Boutique

I have considered having an Online Fashion Boutique many times. I have done my research and I can say it is a lucrative but saturated business. It is worth going into if you have something new to bring to the table, say your own designs. If you are just going to sell pieces from China and the likes, you may struggle to make a living. Having said that, I know quite a good number of stay at home mothers running successful online fashion boutiques with beautiful items. So it is a business idea worth considering.

 

Do you run any of these businesses? How has it been for you? Please share your thoughts.