Hello everyone... I hope that you're all having a good day! I always mention a certain concept to people, and whenever I do, they always say something along the lines of "Oh! I totally know what you mean, didn't know everyone had those!" So I thought that I should do a whole blog post on it! Here we go...
Let's say it's Sunday night. The weekend is practically over, and on Saturday you had gone to the mall with some friends. You bought a few new pieces of clothes and now you're laying out your clothes for tomorrow, and you're super excited to go to school and show off your new clothes.
It doesn't even need to be new clothes, it just has to have some sort of special element about it. Maybe you're wearing bright red lipstick and it makes you really confident. Or maybe you're wearing those boots that have heels, and you don't normally wear heels to school or work. Something is just special. So when you get to school on Monday, you feel fierce. Beautiful. Like everyone has got their eyes on you. It is such a good feeling.
You feel powerful and fresh and perfect. And no one can touch that. No one can change it. You'll feel like that the whole day. It sounds stupid, but it's true: you're more confident, happier, nicer, and you probably look amazing. I'm not the only one who feels like this sometimes... am I? I'm wearing one of those outfits today, and I just really do feel powerful and fierce. It could sound conceited, but it's true. I don't mean to sound full of myself, but if you really think about it, I'm sure you can understand what I'm talking about.
So when you're wearing an outfit like that, you feel so amazing. The real question is: how can we achieve this feeling everyday? If you wore the same type of perfect outfit everyday then eventually you and the people around you would get used to it and it wouldn't be special anymore.
I want to feel magical and powerful like this everyday. So here's what I'm planning to do. First of all, I'm going to start laying out my clothes the night before. I wake up in the morning as a zombie, so picking out a good outfit in the morning is next to impossible. But if I lay everything out the night before, then it both saves time in the morning and ensures that I'll have made great choices! Next, I'm going to wear different types of outfits over the week. I tend to just lean toward wearing jeans, boots, and a tee-shirt everyday. But the littlest things can make the difference. Just wearing a skirt instead of jeans or a blouse instead of a tee can really switch it up!
Another tip that I have is to not waste it all on one outfit. Let's say you have a new pair of boots. Whenever I first wear a new pair of shoes to school I honestly feel like I'm on cloud nine. The rest of the outfit could be completely boring, but one new or great item makes me feel amazing. So let's say you have the perfect outfit and two pairs of shoes that work with it. A new pair and an one old. Wear the old pair and save the new ones for a day when you don't have an exciting outfit! It will just make sure that you have even more days when you feel this energy and power because you have the perfect outfit.
If you guys ever have those days when you feel like you're in an amazing outfit, then snap a picture, email it to me, and I'll show it in a video! I hope you understand what I mean by this. And I hope that I don't sound crazy haha. Anyway, I hope you liked reading, and if you have any ideas for new blog posts, feel free to share them! Yay for more consistent blogging! I love you all, i really do. Have a nice day! Be happy :)
PS: Waking up doesn't mean your dreams are over, it means it's time to make them come true :)
I have been SO excited to do this outfit ever since I started this website on May 9, 2010, and it is finally here! The rest of the first paragraph is going to be talking about the website and not the clothes and makeup, so if you just want to skip this, then go right ahead (but know that the rest of this paragraph is a HUGE thank you). When I started this website, it was to get away from my old life (which I will talk about in the next blog post), and it has completely changed my entire life! I mean, I still live in the same house and everything, and my family is still the same, but nothing else is! I am now girly (to some extent), and I can wear skirts without people making a HUGE deal about it, and I have really boosted my confidence too! So thank you so much! Now let's get onto the outfit!
Clothes. You will need to wear a grey shirt that has some sort of an edge to it (your decision). Over the shirt, you should wear a vest (denim) because it will still be pretty warm outside, and you don't need a sweatshirt yet. You should wear a skirt that hits right above your knees too. The skirt should be either a darker color with no details, or a light color with edgy details... take your pick. Depending on the weather wearing tights is optional. I recently picked up an adorable pair of tights from Forever 21, and they are a beige color, with knitted out holes in them. That was a terrible description of the tights, but it was all that I could think of (LOL).
Accessories. You should wear your favorite necklace, and also a few bangles around the wrist that you don't write with to give your look a bit of flare. You can add a funky ring too (Forever 21 rings are great)!
Shoes. For the first few days of school, we don't have P.E., so it is easier to wear shoes other than tennis shoes. I will be wearing a pair of buckle flats, with exteriors that are similar to moccasins. I might wear boots, but for now, just the flats (I forgot to tell you that the flats are beige).
Nails. I will be giving myself either french tips, or a chest nut color of nails (both are great for autumn), but just pick an autumn color, or any color that you find appropriate.
Makeup. Before I tell you about the makeup, you should know that if you don't own one or more of the items, then just try to complete the look without them. Also, if you own the product, but don't find it appropriate to wear to school, then just skip the product. This will be a nude look, meaning that no one will be able to tell you are wearing makeup. Start with a foundation primer. This will make your makeup stay on all day without having to touch it up at school. Next, apply concealer to your under eye circles, and any other places where you have imperfections or blemishes (ZITS). Then, take a powder or liquid foundation (powder for low coverage, liquid for higher coverage). I will be wearing a liquid foundation. If your foundation does not have an SPF of at least 15, then wear an SPF 15 moisturizer under all of your makeup. If you applied a powder foundation, then skip this step. You should set your liquid foundation with a pressed or loose translucent powder. This will also make your makeup stay on longer throughout the day. After that, apply blush to the apples of your cheeks. Next, apply bronzer using the 3E method. If you don't know what the 3E method is, then comment asking me, and I will explain. Now it is time to move on to your eyes. Take a black pencil eyeliner, and line your lower lash line. Then, take a liquid or gel eyeliner, and line your upper lash line. Afterwards, take a nude eyeshadow, and pat it onto your lids. Next, Curl your eyelashes. Then, take a volumizing mascara, in black or a blackish brown color, and coat your eyelashes with 2 coats of mascara. After that, take a clear mascara, and coat your eyebrows with it. This will make them stay in place and tidy ALL day. Then, take a nude lipliner of lipstain, and apply it to your lips. Lastly, coat your lips in a clear lip gloss.
Hair. If you don't have the tools for the following hairstyle, then braid your hair in two braids. Straighten all of your hair, and then curl the ends. If you don't want to spend too much time on it in the morning, then take your shower at night, and blow dry your hair, and flat iron it at night. Then touch up the flat ironing in the morning, and curl the ends.
Questions. If you have any questions whatsoever, then go ahead and comment, and I will reply to your comment ASAP. If you have a question that you would like to keep private, the fill out the contact form on the Home page. Follow SaphiraFashion on twitter! Check out the new contest (#3)! Good luck on your first day of school!
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