Friday, 30 September 2016

The Monthly Rack | September

My most worn pieces in my wardrobe for September were mainly neutral colours or shades as they're called. With school starting this month I gravitated toward more basic items that I feel comfortable wearing. Not much accessories and jewellery were worn with the exception of the ever so popular and chic, black floppy hat and of course a bag, you always need a bag. 
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Sunday, 25 September 2016

5 jobs you didn't know existed in the fashion industry

I'm sure we have all seen The Devil Wears Prada and think to ourselves, "Is that what it's like to work in fashion?" Will a crazy boss be dictating our every move and daily coffee runs? Well, I have never worked for a magazine so I don't know but, I do know that the movie only portrays one area of working in the fashion industry.

Fashion is something that has always been of interest to me and I know I want to work in the industry but, I always change my mind about what exactly it is I want to do when I graduate. Most people hear fashion and think designer, working for a fashion magazine or retail sales. However, I have discovered through school and lots of internet digging that there are so many different kinds of fashion industry professions.

1. Visual Merchandiser

AKA the silent sellers. Ever walk into a store and think to yourself, "I love that outfit on the mannequin, I want to  try on those jeans" or "that display looks so pretty." When you have those thoughts as a customer it means visual merchandisers have done their job correctly. Their job is to display all merchandise creatively to increase sales and make the customer shopping experience run smoothly. However, most customers think sales associates do all of the work in stores which is not always the case. Lots of stores, especially bigger stores and department stores have separate teams that work directly with prepping and displaying merchandise. Personally from experience I had no idea this job existed until I started working in retail 3 years ago.

2. Fashion Buyer / Planner 

If it weren't for these people, clothing stores would be empty. A buyer's job is basically to decide what merchandise is sold in stores. They attend fashion shows, travel, negotiate with vendors (brands) and help create marketing plans and sales for different products. The job when you first here about it seems fun and exciting but, can be a lot of work. You must have outstanding math skills to understand how much product to buy for each store or online channel, and manage inventory. There are lots of retail math formulas that are used in excel spreadsheets that help calculate sales and inventory. I had no idea this job existed until I applied to Ryerson University about 2 years ago.

3. Trend Forecaster in a Fashion Office

Just the words 'Fashion Office' sound intriguing and inviting, like the best place to work would be in an office full of fashion. Trend Forecasters predict what trends will be in season and once they predict the trends, they get to tell us what to wear for each season. Their days consist of researching trends, travelling, maybe attending fashion shows and creating look books to showcase what the store needs to focus on for fashion. They will most likely work with the buying and marketing teams.

4. Social Media Manager

So much is communicated online these days which means that fashion brands and retailers need to be online too. Especially so they can see what their customers are saying about them and ultimately interact with them as well. Social Media Managers' are in demand for fashion because brands want to be represented in a certain way and Social Media Managers' know the right way to communicate the right message. 

5. Digital Content Creator 

Or you may know them as bloggers, vloggers, YouTuber's, Instagrammer's etc. However, companies have come up with the title Digital Influencer or Content Creator to describe all the individuals you follow online. This job has grown in the past couple of years and it seems like there are so many of them on the internet. However, what you may not know is that for a lot of Influencers, it is their full-time job. They get to work with fashion brands, travel, have meetings with brands, get free products and have access to cool events.

How many of you saw pictures on Instagram about NYFW? You probably saw the Influencer you follow got to attend different shows. Most likely a brand was sponsoring them to go and positively represent them. Overall, it is a unique job with amazing perks and benefits that a lot of people accidentally fell into. Some may not view this as a career but, in this day in age, it does exist and is impacting the world of fashion and other sectors a ton.

I hope this post helped you discover new opportunities in the fashion industry. Let me know what fashion jobs interest you in the comments below!

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Friday, 23 September 2016

Fall Back into Basics | Part 2

Fall is approaching and that means that stores already have fall fashion out and are telling us the trends we need to follow for the season. There are always new trends but, certain trends always come back season after season. In this post, I'm sharing a couple of outfits that show basic fall trends that come back every season. With all that said here is a picture guide to Trend #2 Oversized Sweaters.

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Tuesday, 20 September 2016

5 tips for looking stylish on a student budget



#1 //

Set a clothing budget for yourself so you don’t overspend. Before you go shopping take your credit card out of your wallet so you can only pay with debit or only bring one credit card if you own two. This will assist with the in-store temptation of wanting everything you see.

Overall, you should budget in general. Setting up a savings system that has rewards can be beneficial. For example, save for two months and then treat yourself to a shopping spree the third month. I’m not a finance expert and there are a lot of expenses as a student (I’m experiencing them right now) so, here is a link that is focused on helping students with budgeting their moneyI also discovered a contest on the site and it never hurts to enter so here’s the link

#2 //

Invest your money in basic pieces rather than trendy items. Some basic pieces to invest in are a great fitting pair of jeans, plain white tee, plain black tee, comfy solid black leggings and a slim fit black pair of pants (similar to leggings in fit but, made out of a thicker material). When you purchase great quality clothing you won't have to waste money continually replacing this basic item because they have become worn over time.

#3 //

When buying trendy items and accessories go to stores like Forever 21 and H&M. They have mass quantities of product and are constantly bringing in new clothes every week. These stores keep up with trends so, they will always have what’s new at a lower price.

#4 //

Layering and accessorising are two of the most important style tips I can recommend. Adding accessories or having multiple layers can give an outfit different elements of interest. You can re-wear layers and make different combinations using your basic wardrobe pieces. Therefore, you can spend less and save more, helping out your budget.

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#5 //

(only) Shop sale and clearance items. Clearance racks can sometimes get a bad rap for having old, dirty clothes on them. However, in reality, they are just items that have been marked down because they are “out of season” and the store needs to get rid of them. Now when something is “out of season” that doesn’t mean out of season for you. Stores can give us trends to follow but, you have full authority on when you’re going to wear an item. One big tip for shopping clearance racks because they tend to be messy is, to have patience because you can find hidden gems at fantastic prices.

Bonus //

Shop online for exclusive sales, coupons and cash back opportunities. Websites like Retail Me Not and Ebates are a great place to start looking.

How do you stay stylish? Let me know in the comments below.

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Friday, 16 September 2016

Fall Back into Basics | Part 1

Fall is approaching and that means that stores already have fall fashion out and are telling us the trends we need to follow for the season. There are always new trends but, certain trends always come back season after season. In this post, I'm sharing a couple of outfits that show basic fall trends that come back every season. With all that said here is a picture guide to Trend #1 | Chambray and Denim.








Let me know a fall trend your excited for in the comments below!

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Wednesday, 14 September 2016

Outfit | In all Black

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Friday, 9 September 2016

Outfit | Summer Reminiscing

We have to accept it; summer is officially over. Even though Fall doesn't technically begin until September 22nd, once school has started summertime is out the window. This post features my favourite trend from the summer; off the shoulder. Hopefully, this trend continues into next year.


Shoes: Local Shop
Ring: Forever 21

The Bardot top is actually pink but, the camera picked up the light so, it looks more white in the pictures.



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Monday, 5 September 2016

New Semester Style | 3 Back to School Outfits

I will be going back to university in September and thought I would feature some back to school looks. Here are three outfits that I would wear to class. When I think school outfits I think comfortable but, still stylish so it looks like you actually put effort into your outfit. These are looks you would actually see me wearing in class!

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Friday, 2 September 2016

Outfit | Longline Cardigans

Longline cardigans are the best thing to happen in fashion! I mean regular cardigans are amazing (probably my favourite thing to wear) but, when they have an added length they are 100x times more fun to wear. Just make sure the cardigan isn't too long for your height. Sometimes it's better to pair heels with longline cardigans so you know it won't touch the ground.


Shoes: Local Shop
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