Beauty, Blogging, Fashion

2016 Trends That We Need to Ditch

Dear 2016,

Although we’ve had some good times, you have not been the best to us fashion- enthusiasts. We have lost inspiration and had to witness some of the most godawful fashion and beauty trends. We can’t take it anymore. 2017 is here and we are leaving you for him. 2017 will not have. . .

1. Fashion Nova

We just can’t deal with the cheap quality, overly- tight distressed denim (*cough* jeggings *cough*) falsely advertised by celebrities who only wear them for a fat check.

2. Extreme Contouring

Contouring has been a gift from God above and we love it with all our hearts… but on our calves, boobs, arms, stomach, neck, and ears? it’s a bit much. Countouring is about enhancing the dimensions of our faces, and making our natural bone structure pop. Not exactly to hide the unique God- given flaws on our bodies. We need to accept ourselves for who we are and not hide behind contouring

3. Youtube Guru Drama

Can we just all get along and get our eyebrows on fleek together?

4. Extreme Highlighting

Of course we all want that healthy glowing skin, but it came to the point where we put so much on that we looked sweaty! A little goes a long way! Cosmetic companies literally charged us an arm and a leg for highlight when we could’ve just simply put a nice little swipe of cooking oil on our cheekbones for the same effect, with the way we were using it.

5. High Boots with Dresses

Just. . . NO

6. Extremely Tight Bodycons

The woman’s body is a true work of art. Why wouldn’t we want to show it off? While we walk around with our beautiful bodies, why not add a little mystery to spice it up?

7. Over-Lined Lips

Our natural lips are perfectly and uniquely designed for each of us. While being a beautiful statement trend in 2016, 2017 should be a year of naturalism and simplicity. We are all starting to look the same. The beauty in the world is our unique quirks and flaws!

8. Using Anything as a Makeup Brush Substitute

Can we just stick to the beauty blenders and makeup brushes? We cant all keep up with the chicken cutlets and other weird makeup applicators used these days. They all look the same!

 

These are a few of my 2016 pet peeves. Some of you may actually love these items and some may actually hate them as well, but i’m sure we can all agree we need a fresh new path in 2017. Let me know some of your peeves in 2016 and somethings you actually enjoyed. Good riddance 2016 and Happy New Year!

Xoxo,

Abbie

 

 

 

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Blogging, Fashion

How to Get Out of Your Creative Funk

As fashion enthusiasts, we’ve all been there. Some way some how, our passion and creative process vanishes. For some of you it may be kids, stress, hectic schedules, etc. For me personally, being a broke college student and a part-time retail sales associate damages my creative thought process towards fashion. I work for the fashion brand Ralph Lauren, don’t get me wrong, I love my job, but being surrounded by the same style of clothing each day decreases the versatility in my fashion taste. Although I sometimes go through periods of no inspiration, here are a few tricks that ignite my hunger for fashion and blogging time after time.

PINTEREST

Through the ups and downs, Pinterest has always been that one friend that is always there for me. While in a creative funk, just skim through the app! Pinterest is filled with modern-day trends and even upcoming trends for each season. There are so many people just like you, who want to share their ideas! Explore, and allow it to inspire your next pieces or projects.

PEOPLE -WATCHING

I challenge you to go somewhere that you have never been. It doesnt have to be far, just somewhere where you wouldn’t find yourself on  an average day such as a barbershop, your local library, the countryside of your town, or the large nearby cities. Wherever you choose just sit, and observe! Everyone has their own unique quirk and personality that you can allow to inspire you. You can figure out what the lastest trends are or maybe even make your own new trend just by watching a passerby! The opportunities are endless, and the best part *drumroll*… It’s free!

WINDOW-SHOPPING

For those of you looking for a little nudge and no idea of what direction to go, look at other blogs, go to a small local boutique, or art gallery and figure out what you don’t like. Once you know what you don’t want, you’ll know what you do want for whatever creative goal you are trying to achieve.

All in all, creative funks aren’t very fun. Although they are painfully annoying, I realized that after my funk seasons I always come back 10 times better and ready to take control once again. It is designed to remind you of your goals and to tweak a few things to get reach them. I think of it as a healthy sign of progress and a test of determination. I hope this post will help you guys as it has helped me!

Xoxo,

Abbie❤️

 

 

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