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How To Stylishly Layer Necklaces

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How to stylishly layer necklaces through different seasons…

Layering necklaces is one of the trends that has somehow become a core part of our everyday styling.

Gold and pearl layer jewellery
Pearl necklace ASOS, Initial Birthstone necklace oNecklace
Snake Chain Bracelet with Zirconia oNecklace
Earring Asos

My personal preference is gold. During this summer, I introduced pearls to my collection. My favourite combination ever!

So, is there a trick to nailing a perfectly layered set or can one simply freestyle? Here are my tips on how to stylishly layer necklaces.

  1. Select Different Chain Lengths: Layering is all about the different lengths. Choose chains with different weights and textures etc. I tend to go from choker, to short, then midi and finally long.
How To Layer Necklaces

2. How many is too many? I’m not one for rules, break the rules if you can. Fashion is an art, some will get it, some won’t. But, mind the gap between refined and tacky.

Personally, I stick to a maximum of 4. Every detail matter, I don’t like my chains getting lost in one another.

3. Combine styles & metals: As mentioned, pearls and gold are my current favourite jewellery combination, there is nothing with adding elements, colours, beads, different pendants in the mix. Make your stack interesting.

Tip: Choosing chains with different weights and textures helps reduce tangling.

Sponsored by oNecklace.

Initial Birthstone Chain
Birth Month: April
Rolo chain, lobster clasp
Gold plated.

Does Anyone Still Read Fashion Blogs?

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Hey guys, long time no blog post eh? Who reads fashion blogs anyway?

My site was recently hacked, I think that was a sign for me to get my backside back on here, otherwise, silly sites will try to take over.

Jokes apart, let’s really talk about my hiatus. Apart from me enjoying life and the beautiful summer we’ve been having in the UK, a lot of changes have happened. Not bad changes – perhaps, I should say growth.

Who reads fashion blogs?

Firstly, I’ve been thinking, who reads fashion blogs nowadays. I no longer enjoy reading fashion blogs – what people wore, how they wore it, what they love about it blah blah blah. I could blame this on Instagram, personal preference, taste in clothes, lifestyle… a whole lot of stuff. But deep down, I know I no longer enjoy reading a whole lot of 300 words or more on ‘how to wear a polka dot skirt’ or the most amazing leopard print someone just bought – so why would I want to churn out that kind of content on my blog?

Just provide me with the link, if I like I’ll buy, I don’t need many words to convince me about an item.

Please tell me I’m not on my own on this.

Pink Tulle Ruffle Skirt

Wearing: Shirt – H&M (old), Skirt – Twist x Turn, Belt – Asos (old), Shoes – Topshop (old), Bag – Valentino

How we consume and digest fashion content has evolved a lot since I started my blog and I’m all ok with that, I’ve subconsciously realized, I have also evolved and moved on.

Secondly, call it writer’s block, uninspired, or whatever, I no longer quite really writing. Oops, did I just say that? Most people start a blog because they enjoy writing. Maybe that’s just my assumption. BUT, when I write, regardless of what I’m writing about, I feel or experience something. For someone who doesn’t enjoy writing, it’s quite contradictory. Guess that’s where inspiration meets desire. I write when I’m inspired. I would rather wait and have something to write about, even if it happens once a month.

Thirdly and finally. Who even reads blogs especially fashion blogs? Back to my first question right? This is a constant question in the blogosphere. Do people still read blogs? The answer is YES. The percentage might have dropped significantly, but I strongly believe people still do.

Readership depends on a lot of things –  the type of content you produce, who you are writing for, to age group, demographics, and a whole lot of statistics.

As I mentioned earlier, I no longer enjoy core fashion blogs (not all, depends on a lot of things including my mood). I turned to catch up with one of the blogs I used to enjoy reading only to myself moving along fast, looking for something perhaps more engaging. Like a life update sorta post. The type of blogs I read now varies a lot, but I enjoy lifestyle posts, personal experiences with certain situations, posts that stimulate my thoughts. For example, I like Vix Meldrew’s content.  I would like to give more examples, but I currently don’t have any go-to blog.

It’s great to have varied content I suppose. No one is one dimensional. It’s about what you feel, what you enjoy and what your audience reacts to best.

I feel like it’s time to stir in a new direction. Now, the difficult part is this. FASHION is a core part of my blog. I mean, it’s called A Style Diary for goodness sakes, what is style without fashion. I’m yet to find a creative way to interpret this so that it’s still meaningful. I love the name of my blog and not ready for a change yet.

To conclude this post, I would love to know what kind of content or posts you guys are into. Do you feel fashion posts are still as relevant?

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Embracing My Curves

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You ever tried something on and instantly felt sassy and fierce? Well, that was me when I tried on this Dariia Monde bodysuit.

I don’t want to jump on the body image wagon because it’s popular, but when I say almost every woman has one or two things they don’t like about themselves I think I’ll be speaking about the majority of women.

I’ll tell you mine…

I have a love/hate relationship with my bosoms. They are overly sexualized and the society’s made me feel rather uncomfortable with mine. Especially growing up.

Let’s talk about a snippet of the struggles. Finding cool clothes that fit. Dresses either get stuck at neck level or belly level. FFS! Why did I even bother trying the dress on?

Fast forward to the thirty something years old me. I have to let go of these hangups I have about myself and my body.

I’ll tell you how I’m gradually overcoming this…

  1. I vocally tell myself that I have a smashing bod. The power of affirmation goes a long way.
  2. I take it as a compliment when people tell me I have a nice body. Yes, either from men or women. I used to find this offensive. Why? I don’t know….
  3. Embracing flattering clothes. I had a phase where I could not wear anything that’s totally body hugging. Obviously, this will always be a struggle, but if I find that item that fits, it’s a winner! Guess what? THIS TOP FITS!

Let’s talk about this bodysuit…

Discover: Darria Monde

“Dariia Monde is a brand that was created for the fashionistas who love lightness with finesse and exquisiteness, yet they still appreciate simplicity.”

I had the magic mirror moment when I tried on their Adeline Bodysuit. I’m taking full advantage and embracing my curves in it. Who would have thought a hooded body suit could make you feel feminine? It has a good structure to it and feels luxe. The brand embraces the modern lifestyle. Where athleisure meets chic.

Go have a nosey and tell me what you think…

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*This post contains free products. Opinions are my own.

3 Key Accessories To Enhance Your Summer Look

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I need not preach about how essential accessories are or the importance. It’s all about the fine details like they say. So, which accessories have I been wearing to jazz up my summer looks? And what tips do I have for you lovely lot?

  1. The Scarf

This skinny silk number from Dior has been rocking my world lately. Here, I have it tied around my hair, but I’ve had it around my bag straps, wrist, neck or used as a headband.

Wearing: The Dior Mitzah Scarf

Can we all agree that a scarf the ‘Queen’ in the world of accessories? We transition from chunky knits in the winter to light-weight scarves in the summer. They are so versatile. Silk scarves are my favourite in the summer, and of course, the more colourful the better.

A slightly bigger scarf can be used as a belt as seen here on my Instagram.

What do you think? What’s your favourite way to wear scarves in the summer?

Shop Silk Scarves

2. The Earrings

I am all about statements, shapes and forms. I got this pair from Topshop last month and I haven’t taken them off. On a dress down day, they actually make me look and feel dressed up. Like I’ve made a bit of an effort.Pictured: Earrings – Topshop; Perfume Gris Montaigne – Dior

It took a while to find brands that do anything similar. But I’ve shared some links below to equally fabulous pieces that are either similar or are on my wishlist right now.

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3. The Sunglasses

I always keep at least a pair of sunglasses in my bag all the time, and these pair of Celiné shadow is one of them. I bought them last year and they are still my current go-to pair.

Wearing: Sunglasses Celine, Shadow

I can leave this space blank for you to complete the reasons why the sunglasses are great ‘look enhancers’….I’m sure you’ll all come up with at least 5 answers. Am I right?

Talking about the Celine shadow, I’m yet to see anyone they don’t look great on. I’ve lined them along with some classic pairs that are investment worthy below.

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 I am a big time sucker for accessories, but this summer, I can’t get enough of these 3.