Saturday, 15 February 2014

Fashion post – 2014 trends with Boohoo.com

DISCLAIMER: I am not being paid for this post; however, I was sent the images by a representative of the company and was requested to write a post. All opinions are my own.

Hi everybody!

I actually haven’t had a trends post for a while now, though, haven’t I?

Anyways, Boohoo.com sent me some exclusive images from their latest campaign~ (They’re also hosting a pretty awesome competition, so scroll down if you’re more interested in that!) These all showcase some of their stunning new releases in conjunction with upcoming trends!

The trends to look out for

I haven’t seen these as much just yet – which means their popularity is yet to peak. Get on them before they do! ;D


Metallics – I’ve been quite interested in a pair of silver Doc Martens, actually (though I also want a flower print pair – decisions, decisions!) Perhaps I’ll pick up a cute pair of shorts along the way~ This shade does tend to emphasise the part it is worn on – so if you are bottom heavy, try a metallic crop. 

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Drop waist dress – super cute >u< I feel that depending on the length ratio of the top-to-bottom and the pattern of the dress, pretty much anyone can wear these. The gingham print one has captured my heart though – haha.

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The culottes – these look really edgy but laid-back. A great androgynous fashion item~ Be careful not to choose a pair that will swamp your frame if you’re on the petite side, or look too baggy if you have an apple shape.

The blogger-to-street pieces

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To explain what the title is – these are basically pieces that I’ve seen on the net very often, but very little in everyday life. Well, at least here in Sydney, Australia that’s the case. These would be the crop top and the skort (especially the skort). Though I have seen them quite frequently on Lookbook.nu and Chictopia, I daresay that most of us will not know someone who has one of these items – meaning it’s safe to snap up and start trending in our smaller communities! (Don’t laugh at me, I do this. Fight me.)

The trend-to-shape cheat sheet

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As you can see – the jumpsuit flatters the hourglass and pear shapes the most.

Although I am of the firm opinion that with the right cut, accessories and attitude you can pull off any piece, from the campaign there are some golden combinations that will just blow everyone else out of the water.

If you are athletic – try the double layer dress or bomber jacket.
If you are pear-shaped – try the crop top or a slip dress in a solid colour.
If you are apple-shaped – try the shirt or swing dress.
If you are tall – try the coordinate and culottes.
If you are petite – try the slip dress and the drop waist dress.
If you are hourglass – try the jumpsuit. 
To balance a top-heavy shape, try the culottes.
To give a softer, more youthful look try the drop waist separates.
For a more boyish and edgy look go for the shirt dress.
To create a more balanced shape go for the coordinate.
The illusion of longer legs will come with the skort.

But take these tips with a grain of salt. If you look in the mirror and think “hang on, I look good in this” then you’re right. Trust your instinct – you know your body shape and what flatters it more than I do!

Personal favourites

I’ve already said that metallics are culottes are in my favoured list – but so are the bomber jacket and the shirt dress! 

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Isn’t it just the cutest?

And now that I finished blabbing, time for the competition!

Rules are simple!
  • Have a look at the latest styles [x] (though you can technically tick this off!)
  • Wear an #ownit item (note: this does not have to be bought from boohoo.com)
  • To enter, Instagram the look, tagging @boohooofficial with #ownit. You can also post an entry on your blog, however you are only eligible to win if you enter through Instagram! 


Easy, right? I personally won’t be entering due to this being my HSC year, however I would LOVE to see your entries! If you enter, it’d be real cool if you could tag me (@thatgirlsagenius) in the comments or tweet me a link at @sunlight_stream (scroll down to bottom of blog) as well~

Here are the rest of the images I was sent.

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What’s your favourite trend?

Till next time~

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Tuesday, 11 February 2014

Journal Post 27 - Things I bought and received

Hi everyone! It's been a busy busy two weeks! (Has it been two weeks? ; _ ;) 

Anyways here's a round up of some things I've bought/received/been up to! :D 

My Instagram is HERE.

froyo, frozen yoghurt, diet
New froyo place at local mall!

gun stockings, pistol, feminine edge
Gun stockings >:D
notebooks, anime transparent tumblr, free, attack on titan, hipster anime, psycho pass
Covered my notebooks for school! HSC here we go!
diet, salad, low carb, thinspiration
School lunch was appetising for once, haha!
And now for gifts from my friends! Sacrifices to the Queen of Hell

chimi chara eren jaeger, official attack on titan keychain
Official Eren Jaeger Chimi Chara keychain! Super cute >u<

rin matsuoka keychain, official, free iwatobi merchandise, rivaille, attack on titan, sticker
One friend KT got me the Eren and Rin keychains (RIN MY HUSBANDO) and another got me the Levi sticker plus a super cute mini glass ornament (not shown)! Also not shown I received a keychain from New Zealand by MK~ I really need to go to the country of the sheep someday ;D

shu uemura, 6 princess, takashi murakami, fuchsia fun-tasy, lip and cheek tint, skin miso, blackheads
Friend got me Shu Uemura's 6Princess Lippy! Been keen on getting one for a while <3 Also a sample SkinMiso pore treatment thingy (careful there the jargon's gettin' a little technical here haha) 

I also received two Attack on Titan folder files - super cute >u< ~ Perfect to put all my physics notes in! 
Things I have been doing~ 

the brink, the jezabels, sophomore album
Finally bought the latest Jezabels album - the Brink! See my review on my lit blog 

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Bought a necklace on sale from Equip - have been looking for a style like this for ages! It also fits in as an accessory for my Panty (PSG) cosplay, however can still work for smart-casual/formal occasions! Besides, I'm a SUCKER for gold accessories.

yum cha
Went back to my roots and celebrated Chinese New Year with the 'rents by having yum cha! 

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Yummy mango pudding! The condensed milk makes it A+ better :'D
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Year 12 Muck up photo! Sorry about that, kohais~ 

ulzzang, pretty, asian girl, doll
Do I look ulzzang here? Used a photo app to enhance features - I look like a doll! *u* My eye make up was super strong that day though ~

galston gorge, australian bush, australian scenery, abseiling
At camp and I went abseiling! Wish there was a photo of me being hardcore here, haha. Look at the scenery and the other people instead :D 
The camp I went on - well, there was a camp leader who literally said that if you don't believe in God you'll go to Hell - which may be true if you read some verses from the Bible, but kinda harsh, hey? I've had to reconsider my ideology and morals about Christianity... and I guess I'm going to Hell. See you guys there, I'm going to be Queen. >:D (Though seriously: while I do believe in a higher being, I have decided that I don't believe that it's necessarily the Biblical god, perhaps I could be labelled as a non-institutional Christian? Perhaps not even that. I'll have to see.)

On a more serious note, I got stung by something and developed a severe reaction to it. GOD'S JUDGEMENT? I'm getting better though, seriously. 

I've also decided that I'm interested in writing some more opinion-orientated posts onto this blog~ what do you think? 

Till next time!

Saturday, 1 February 2014