Showing posts with label affordable. Show all posts
Showing posts with label affordable. Show all posts

Sunday, July 13, 2014

?MORE OR LESS? #9

?More or less? #9
I can't believe this is the 9th version of my ?More or less? category! The first one was five months ago and it involved warm, black turtlenecks. And here we are now...with summer style, maxi dresses and cute sandals, all ready for vacation. It doesn't feel real! Sometimes it feels like it was yesterday, and sometimes it feels like it was like two years ago. 
But let's get straight to the point now. You know I'm digging anything that is a multitasker, alias anything that can be worn in more than one possible ways and in multiple occasions. This is the case with these gorgeous maxi cobalt blue dresses. Here I am showing you the morning version, but this doesn't mean that you can't pull this off easily in many more ways. From a fun day at the beach and a casual coffee break with friends, to a night summer walk or a polished evening gala. Even for a business meeting! You just need to add the right accessories and dress it up or down. You can simply throw it over your favorite swimsuit, add a cardigan, a pashmina or a jacket, switch from flats to heels and, obviously, lose the sunnies and the hat and go for statement jewelry. 
Did you notice that I tried to make the costs more realistic? It's probably the cheapest ?More or less? set I've ever created, whether you go for more or for less! I love how it looks so effortless, yet put together. I've always been a fan of mixing leopard print with dark cobalt blue or black, because I think that it calms they work well together without making things too loud.
You really can't go wrong with such a simple piece, but remember to keep it chic and not overdo it. Especially in the summer.
Wear blue(my 2nd favorite color) and don't feel blue♥

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

?MORE OR LESS? #8

It's been ages since I last made a ?More or Less? post. It's just that it requires a lot of work and search and lately I it's been hard to cope with time and obligations. You know how we say that you get "punished" during the week for the sins of the weekend? Well, I don't know what I've done, but I'm being "punished" with tons of work for a long time now. And it's not the kind of work that you do because you chose it and you love it. It's something mandatory to take things to the next level. Plus, when you do your job, you get paid. But, for example, in the french diploma exams, you pay them. Yeah! But I try not to stay miserable, and the opportunities that keep coming up because of my blog, really motivate me to keep going. I love french, anyway. It's other things that I can't stand.
Anyways, as you've probably realised if you follow me on Polyvore(you totally should if you don't), I've been into casual chic lately. This of course doesn't mean that the cost of the outfits is getting any lower. But there is no point in showing you affordable options of Haute Couture, since most of you probably don't have the proper occasion to pull off such outfits. Instead, everyone can relate to casual everyday looks. Gingham has been a pretty big thing lately, especially in pastels. I chose these black and white shorts to get away from the romantic, and pajama, aspect of the trend. I paired them with white t-shirts with mesh detailing to make things a little more interesting. The Chloé gladiator sandals are so good and chic for such a chunky shoe. A friend of mine told me that she hates gladiator sandals and that she prefers flip-flops. I don't agree, do you? To brighten up the looks I added the neutral backpack that you have also seen here. Final details, the bracelets! I love stacking bracelets so so SO much! It's fun and elegant and compliments perfectly any outfit any time of the day. The difference between the prices is ridiculously big. I even added J.Crew to the affordable outfit, what else can I do?
I love both outfits and I would totally wear them, more or less! What about you?

Sunday, June 8, 2014

BEST MAKEUP DUPES

Happy Sunday guys! Not so fun-day when you have to study but what can you do... This post is kinda related to my previous one about the new YSL couture palettes. I said that 60$ is too much for the amount of product contained, but that I would love to have one of the palettes because of the lovely colors.
Lately I'm constantly bumping on dupes for different products. I'm not talking about the ones that say that are ex. Chanel but they're not. I mean those who are a different brand and don't claim to be the original, but make products similar to them, with good quality and great resemblance most of the times. This can really come in handy, especially when it comes to makeup, for so many reasons. For starters you can buy the cheap version to see how it works with your skin etc. and then purchase the original. On the other hand, if you don't care that there might be a slight difference, you can buy the dupe. Who would be able to tell when they see it on you?
I did a little research and I found some really great dupes for you. For the newer products it's rare to find a good one, but you never know. So, you the people who make the dupes, if you're reading this right now, if you make a GOOD one for the new YSL couture eyeshadow palettes, please let me know!
To be honest, the most dupes I found were for MAC products. Can you really blame them? I mean for one single makeup brush, would you pay even over 40$? If you can find another product close to that, from not-just-any-brand, then go for it! Maybe the products don't look so similar in the photos, but when you see the swatches, the similarity is surprising! There were so much more to show you, but I thought I should stick to the basics!
Urban Decay "Naked 2"-54$
 Makeup Academy "Undress me too"-£4.00
Urban Decay "Naked"-54$
Makeup Academy "Undressed"-£4.00
Bobbi Brown Long-wear gel eyeliner black ink-24$
 Maybelline Gel Eyeliner-$7.94
 MAC patentpolish lip pencil-20$
NYX Jumbo lip pencil-4.50$
MAC "Rebel" lipstick-16$
 Wet n' Wild Sugar Plum Fairy-2.29$
Benefit "Porefessional"-31$
 Maybelline "Baby Skin"-5.94$
       
I found this in a blog but I lost the link :(
source: www.pinterest.com
I really liked this last one, because it reminded me of my ?More or Less? sets So helpful if you want to recreate this look!
Do you guys like dupes? Have you ever tried any? Please leave a comment to let me know what you think!
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