12 October 2015


Being a a fashion expert takes dignity, strength, encouragement, confidence and time. In the long run, being a fashion expert really does pay off. First and foremost learn about the history of fashion! There is no point not knowing why your clothes look like what they do and how fashion changed throughout time. Coco Chanel changed how women dress, so it's worth renting the Lifetime movie about her. Keep up on some of the cutest and latest trends. If you're not keeping up on at least some trends, to fellow fashion experts you'll seem, well, clueless. Read Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, and Elle to hear what's in. It's important to know which trends work and which don't though; for example, skinny jeans might flatter you whereas harem pants are just plain ugly. It is important to be a trendsetter, but Anna Wintour's words are worth respecting. Learn 'fashion lingo'. This is worth researching, as after all, you want to know what you're talking about. Don't go overboard using words no one's ever heard of. Find a fashion vocabulary online, or from another expert. Make sure you're using the words right though.Create a totally cool outfit that looks and feels great. Use matching colors and patterns. When you buy your clothes make sure they fit. You don't want them too tight or too baggy. Also make sure they feel good. Don't buy them if they make you itchy or very uncomfortable. Make sure that you feel confident in the clothes. If all the requirements are good then buy it! Create your own fashion journal. Cut out clothes or styles that you like and paste them into your fashion journal. Write down a couple of your favorite outfits and say how you feel in them. Draw outfits on people, for different body sizes and shapes. What suits people. Add accessories. From beads to earrings or rings to bracelets. You can add color and spunk to any outfit with accessories. Make sure that they match and they don't feel uncomfortable. Search through your own closet first. A person never knows what they truly have until they take a good look into their own closet. You may have outfits that can be totally revamped for the sake of fashion. A good tailor would be key in this situation to have things refitted for the new style you are trying to achieve. What you are looking for could be right under your nose! Invest in classics. It's important to splurge on basics, because if you're going to wear something all the time, it better be high-quality and fit well. A cashmere cardigan, trench coat, string of pearls, pant suit, and little black dress will take you from season to season year to year. You could always find something very similar to it for less money, but it might tear or be itchy and uncomfortable. Wear an outfit totally different then anybody else would. Mix match patterns and colors or maybe try leggings and a long shirt. Whatever it is make sure people would want to follow that trend. But don't make them. Make yourself a reputation as a trendsetter. Shop at the local designer stores; even if you're not that rich, there must be something in there you afford (example: a pair of gloves, sunglasses). Be a devoted client to these boutiques and you will get noticed for your style.

07 October 2015


Review your syllabus. Figure out when all of your exams will be and how much of your grade they are worth. Put these dates into your calendar or planner so they don't sneak up on you! Plan review sessions beginning at least a week in advance of each exam. Ideally, you'll do several mini-reviews well in advance, rather than trying to cram everything into one mega session. Pay attention in class. This seems like a no-brainer, but actually paying attention while you're in class will help you immensely once exam time comes. Don't fall into the trap of thinking you'll just "absorb" knowledge; be an active learner. Listen carefully, because teachers often give hints like "The most important thing about this topic is...". Or they may just place emphasis on certain words and issues. This is the real key to testing well. The more you absorb the information early on, the less studying you'll need to do.Take good notes. This is easier said than done, but learning how to take good notes will help you immensely once it comes time to study. Write down everything your teacher writes on the board or puts up in slides. Try to record as much of what the teacher says as possible, but don't allow taking notes to distract you so much that you forget to listen. Make studying a part of your habits. Too often, it's easy to view studying as something that only gets done at the last minute in a huge overnight cram session. Instead, try setting aside some time every day to study. Scheduling it just like another appointment or class may help you stay motivated to continue the habit.
Ask about the exam format. Ask your teacher what format the test will be in, how it will be graded, if there are any opportunities for extra credit, and if they would be willing to talk to you about highlighting in your notes what the most important broad subjects will be.
Start as early as possible. Don't cram. Cramming the night before is proven to be ineffective, because you're taking in so much information at once that it's impossible to memorize it at all — in fact, you'll hardly retain anything. Studying before and going over it multiple times really is the best way to learn the material. This is especially true with things like history and theoretical subjects. Always study when you have the chance, even if it is only for 15 or 20 minutes. These short study periods add up fast! Study in chunks of 25 minutes using the Pomodoro Technique. After that make a break of 5 minutes; repeat the process 3x, then make a longer pause of 30-45 minutes.
Study for your learning style. If you're a visual learner, using pictures can help. Auditory learners should record themselves saying notes and recite it afterwards. If you are a physical person, lecture to yourself (out loud) while also using your hands or moving around; this way it will be easier for you to memorize. Adjust your study techniques to fit your subject. Subjects such as mathematics require a lot of practice with problem sets in order to become familiar with the processes required. Subjects in the humanities, such as history or literature, may require more information synthesis and memorization of things such as terms or dates. Whatever you do, don't just re-read the same set of notes over and over again. In order to actually learn, you need to take an active role in knowledge creation as well as information review. Try finding the "big picture" among what you've taken down or reorganizing your notes by theme or date. Ask for help. If you need help, ask someone who is good at these subjects. Friends, family, tutors, and teachers are all good options. If you don't understand what the person helping you is communicating, don't be afraid to ask them to elaborate. Asking teachers for help conveys your commitment to the material and can be helpful in the future as well as with your exams. Always remember to ask your teacher if you do not know what she is talking about or if you need more information. The teacher will probably be glad to help.There are often resources at schools and colleges that can help you cope with stress, answer study-related questions, give you study tips and other forms of guidance. Ask your teacher or visit your school's website to learn how to use these resources

05 October 2015


Welcome to my simple life. Today's blogpost is all about what I usually do on a daily basis. It is quite obvious that I wake up in the morning and take a long-ass shower for almost 30 minutes, in short, I get myself ready for the day. I just put a layer of make-up on my face before I go outdoors. I have been into beauty recently, so I am going to give you guys a quick head up of what I use daily; Face & Body foundation by Mac as well as for the liquid concealer and blush + highlighter by Topshop. Furthermore, I top it off with a small amount of mascara and in the meantime I applied my striplashes to add some extra define touch to my eyes. As breakfast, I always have yogurt along with a cup of tea (strawberry flavour) or a lightweight avocado sandwhich with boiled egg. Then the day finally starts...whether you are at work or at home, fulfill your responsibilities. Do what needs to get done and do it right. A job well done is a great way to lift your spirit.Everyone is happy when they accomplish a long awaited goal or dream. Be active in setting goals. Be realistic in your expectations. Work hard to make things happen. However, I am not very good in doing my own time schedule, so I am still in progress to improve my skills, but I am slowly getting there. Build strong relationships with friends and family. Friends and family can be your support and your cheerleaders. They can be there for you when you need it and you can be there for them. Do what you can to build strong relationships with those around you. Be reliable and understanding. Learn how to make a relationship thrive. This is one of the reasons why I do want to see my family members or friends often in order to socialize with them and keeping up with their social life as well. Other than that, I spend my life most of the time to blogging including taking pictures of myself.