The Ultimate Guide To Nailing ‘Street Style’

Street style has been around for quite a while now, but people are still wondering how exactly they can nail this trend and make it their own. Street style can be very urban, but you can’t really pinpoint exactly what it is. Many people who adopt a street style still stay true to their own personal style. Usually, street style is cool, comfortable, and creative. If you’d like to nail this style, this is the ultimate guide to help you!

 

Always Choose A Statement Piece

When it comes to street style, understated is cool, but you always need a statement piece to make your outfit pop. Street style outfits are never boring, even if they sound it on paper. A jeans and t-shirt street style outfit can sound boring, but when you see it on somebody who knows how to style it properly, it’ll look amazing! They may have chosen a t-shirt with really unusual sleeves, or even a pair of jeans that are unique.

 

Make sure you select a statement piece, whether it’s a jumper with oversized shoulders, an asymmetrical jacket, or a pair of loud trousers. A statement piece is a must if you want to stand out on the street and be worthy of taking ‘street style’ fashion photographs.

 

Choose Your Colors Wisely

Pretty much any color can go in a street outfit. You can be loud and proud, or even just go neutral. However, it’s a good idea to select a solid color as the base, and to have similar colors running through the entire outfit. For example, you could have black as the base of your outfit, and then red accents running through. You could even go for different tones of the same color, or completely contrasting bold colors. You’ll often see contrasting colors used in street style, such as orange and green, pink and yellow, and more. Wear your colors with pride!

 

Wear With Confidence

The key to nailing any street style look is to wear it with confidence. You should be comfortable in what you wear of course, but sometimes it can take trial and error to figure out what works for you. Whatever you do, when you leave the house, make sure you are confident, even if this means creating your own alter ego like Beyonce! The more confident you are, the more people will absolutely love your unique style and want to emulate it.

 

As the saying goes, you should ‘fake it until you make it’. You might not feel confident on the inside, but the more you fake it, the more it will come naturally to you. Eventually, you might find that you feel confident naturally. You won’t believe the change in your mindset.

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Make The Most Of Graphic Patterns

Graphic patterns are one of the most common things you’ll see in a street style outfit. They look incredible, whether you’re wearing them all over or going for a more subtle look. You can wear patterned trousers or a patterned jacket for a big impact. If you’d rather tone down your look, patterned shoes or even a patterned bag is a great way to get used to wearing cool patterns. Once you’re used to wearing them, you’ll wonder why you never did before.

 

If you really want to make your patterns stand out, you can mix them up. The rule to mixing patterns and wearing them together is to wear an odd number, and ensure that they are different scales. For example, a pattern of a big scale, a pattern of a medium scale, and a pattern of a small scale. That being said, if you feel confident, you can make up your own pattern rules!

 

Go Big With Your Texture

Texture in your outfit needs to be in abundance. You’ll never spot a boring street style outfit, and that’s because they’re full of texture. Feathers, suede, leather, tassels, sequins, beads, and other embellishments are all great to include in your outfits. Mixing up different textures will give your outfit a super cool vibe. You can wear textured bags, textured shoes, and more. If you love the feel of something, buy it! You can never have too much texture in your outfit.

 

Get The Balance Right

Balancing your outfit needs to be just right. You need just the right mix of slouchy and fitted for your outfit to look great. For instance, if you’re wearing super tight jeans, then wearing a slouchy jumper will help to balance it out. If you’re wearing a tight top, slouchier trousers will usually look better. However, there are exceptions to this rule, so you need to use your own judgement to get it right. Many fashionistas have stepped out of the house in the past wearing super baggy outfits all over and looked super cool for doing it. Just think about Mary Kate and Ashley, the Olsen twins. They are a great example of people who can rock a slouchy style perfectly.

 

Pile On The Jewelry

Street style is all about super cool jewelry. Don’t be afraid to pile on the jewelry when you’re accessorizing your outfit. Some say that there can be too much jewelry, but things are a little more lenient when you’re creating a street style look. You can layer on all kinds of cool rings, bangles, and necklaces to create the look you want. It’s a good idea to have a statement piece to top it all off, like those Frost NYC have on offer. Making a statement with your jewelry is super fun and can make any outfit look better in an instant. Practice layering different pieces. You’ll know when you’re wearing too much.

 

You can try wearing costume jewelry to begin with if you want to figure out what works for you before you invest in higher quality pieces. There are so many amazing high street stores you can buy jewelry from, and if you look after them, they should last a while.

 

Style Your Sneakers

Street style calls for an amazing pair of sneakers to style up. Sure, you can wear boots and heels when you’re trying to get the perfect street style too. However, sneakers are just the best. They can instantly make any outfit look ‘street’ even if you’re wearing a pretty dress or a going out outfit. You can wear your sneakers with any outfit you choose, and it’s almost like it automatically becomes street. Try it and you’ll see the magic that sneakers can have on any outfit!

 

If you don’t have sneakers, now is the time to invest in some. It doesn’t matter whether you prefer Converse, Vans, or even Adidas. What matters is that you work on styling them and have fun with it. You can wear them with delicate dresses, luxurious trousers, and so much more.

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A Belt Makes All The Difference

Feeling like your street outfit is missing something? A belt could make all the difference. A belt can help to break up your outfit and add more shape. If you’re wearing something quite slouchy, a belt around the waist will give you a better look and make you feel more confident. It’s up to you whether you go super skinny or quite thick with your waist belt. Very thick belts seem to be all the rage these days, especially those that look like corsets.

 

Mix Up Different Styles

Feel free to experiment with different styles. Just go wild with the styles you like! In street style, you can easily mix things like sequins, sneakers, skirts and blazers and create a look that’s all your own. The great thing about street style is that it’s not just categorized as one style. You can have street style and look boho, tailored, and even girly. It’s all about figuring out what your favorite styles are and what works best for you!

 

Don’t Overthink – It Should Be Pretty Effortless

The key when you’re putting together your street style outfit is not to overthink it. Your look should be pretty effortless. Of course this doesn’t mean you can’t spend 30 minutes choosing and styling your outfit. It just means you shouldn’t be able to tell that that’s what you’ve done. Make sure you leave something untucked or rumpled, even unbuttoned to get that super ‘effortless’ vibe. You want to be one of those people that others look at and say ‘wow, they are so beautiful without trying’!

 

Hopefully, this guide has helped you to pick up some valuable tips for nailing street style and making it your own once and for all. If you need some inspiration, there are plenty of Instagram, Lookbook, and Pinterest pages that will help you to put together a cool and effortless street outfit. Save your favorites and you’ll be able to create your own using them!

 

You can always look effortlessly cool from now on. Do you have street style tips of your own you’d love to share? Make sure you leave a comment with them below. Come back for more posts soon!

Water Damage, What Do You Do?

It has rained heavily in your area and you’ve just returned to your home from a night out. When you step through the front door, there’s a strange and musty odor in the air. Looking around, you realize that the culprit is the basement, and, upon opening the door you find that there is a foot of water that has collected there. After you’ve called in the water damage professionals near you , what do you do? You can’t let the water sit there and continue to destroy your furniture and boxes. Here are some do it yourself tips from the pros.

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Call your insurance company – This is actually one of the first things to do before you call in the professionals. Call your insurance company and tell them about the situation. If you happen to have flood insurance and home insurance, the damages that have been incurred in your basement might be recoverable.

 

Assess the situationDetermine the type of water that floods your basement. Water can be broken down into three categories: clean, grey, and black water.

 

  • Clean water – Clean water is water which has come directly from the clean water pipes. This is water that you can drink without fear. Rainwater can sometimes fall into this category, but in most cases, it’s considered to be grey water if it has been left standing.
  • Grey water – This is water which has been standing for any length of time. It can also be ‘used’ water, or water which has been used in dishwashers and washing machines. Not safe for drinking, and not terribly good for walking in.
  • Black water – This water has active sewage in it, and is filled with microbes and organisms which can harm you. Do not enter this water without a protective suit, as that sewage can get into your pores and make you extremely sick. Leave it to the professionals!

 

Turn off the electricity – Water and electricity don’t mix. One of the first things that you should do when you realize that the basement is flooded is to turn off the electricity even if the water doesn’t come up to the outlets. It is never good to risk that kind of danger if you choose to go into the water.

 

If the water is clean or grey, it’s relatively safe to enter the water with protective gear like boots and gloves. If there is sewage or you do not feel comfortable about it, DO NOT ENTER THE WATER. Let the professionals do it instead.

 

Take out your camera – Your insurance company loves pictures! Take as many pictures of your basement as possible before the professionals get there to clean it up. If the basement flooding that they’re cleaning is covered, they’re going to want a lot of documentation before the basement flooding cleanup begins. Notice any hotspots where the water is gathering.

 

Start the sump pump – After making sure that the water has receded outside, start your sump pump. This will begin the process of getting the water physically out of your basement and on the road to recovery. Wait to do this until after the water has receded.

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Clear out the standing debris – With rainwater comes a lot of dirt, muck, and undesirable detritus. After you’ve gotten a lot of the water away from your valuables and they’re not getting any wetter, it’s time to start working on getting the dirt and mud out of your basement. Always remember to wear protective gear, especially gloves.

 

What you do within the first hours of a basement flood can save your belongings and your peace of mind. Make sure to be prepared for the flood and that you’ve chosen a reputable company to clean up the damage, and you’ll be able to get yourself back to normal.

This was a contributed post to tabbys pantry.

Get your baby’s temp without waking them up

Infrared thermometer

In our family when little guy gets sick he gets a bad temperature.  He can get up to 105 at times and we have to keep an eye on him all night and all day.  I hate when he finally falls asleep and I have to take his temp, I always wake him up.  Then its hours of crying and cuddling just to get him back to sleep.  With his temp, I can’t just leave him and not check him.  So, when I got the chance to try the non-contact & Infrared Thermometer I was so excited.

Infrared thermometer

Now all I have to do is point and click and I get a temp reading on my little guy without waking him up.  It gives a very fast reading and even has a fever alarm so if you are half asleep and doing it no worries about mistakes.  This thermometer will also give you milk temp, water temp, and ambient temp.  It took me awhile to learn how to change the settings from c to f but once I got it I was on a roll.

Infrared thermometer

My son also has a blast checking out the temps of other stuff in the house and the cat and dogs.  This is so easy to use even he can use it.  If you are looking for a great way to not only check your sleeping baby’s temp but also other products around the house this is a must have.  I have tried it out on a ton of stuff and it has always worked.  I am very impressed with this one.  This also came with a travel bag.  I can just stick it in the bag in my night stand and have it handy any time I need it.

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I got this free to try in exchange for an honest review.

Instant Pot Ribs

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I have heard tons about the Instant Pot for quite a long time now.  Even my sister called me and said you have to get one.  So I was very excited when I got the chance to review the Instant Pot.  Quick and easy meals and quick and easy clean up.  What more can a busy mom ask for.

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2 cups apple juice

2 Table spoons Worcestershire

Seasoned ribs cut to smaller pieces

Dimples BBQ Sauce

 

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Place Steaming rack in Instant Pot.  Juices at the bottom and ribs on steamer

Cook for 55 minutes with meat/stew button.

Let vent on its own

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Take out and place on cookie sheet.  Cover with BBQ sauce and bake at 350 for 5 – 10 minutes. (just long enough for sauce to cook in a little)

Take out and serve.

These ribs were falling off the bone in less than an hour.  I normally have to BBQ them for hours to get them this great.  The Instant Post was awesome.  I can say that I do not know how I ever lived without it.  Fantastic food in less than an hour.  If you are busy mom like me this is a must in any kitchen.  I thought it was going to be hard to use but once I got stared it was so easy.  The clean up after was also a breeze.  Nothing stuck to the pot or the steaming rack. I was truly impressed with the Instant Pot.  I even started a Pinterest board for all the great recipes I found.  Don’t forget to follow us for more, and be on the lookout for more of our great recipes.

I got the Instant Post to try in exchange for an honest review

How People Are Saving Money On Summer Travel

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Ya it’s that time of year.  A lot of us are getting ready to travel.  Once school is out I know our family is always going somewhere.  While I am sure that most of us would love to hop on our private plan and go see the wonders of the world, for most of us this is not an option.  For the rest of us we need to find the best prices at the right time.  This means checking out some of the best travel sites.  You can get the best prices on so many trips and excursions.  Whether you are traveling through the UK or threw the US you can find some great deals.  Not only on how to get there but also great prices for the stuff you want to do when you get there.

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I am a planner when I travel I am on the go all the time.  I have every second of every day planed.  Weather it’s a day at the beach doing nothing, or going to see everything and do everything the town has to offer.  I normally have my tickets for each day ready to go.  My husband on the other hand would have planned nothing and winged it.  Which means we don’t get to do half the stuff that we wanted too.  I love that I can look up what I want to do and get some of the best prices to do it there.

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Now that we have gotten you to your destination and found a ton of great stuff for you to do, guess what your missing?  A place to stay, that’s right eventually you will want to rest your head from all that fun.  This is where you will also be using your savings sites.  I truly suggest using these sites for the place you stay for a few reasons.  You have no idea where you are going, you don’t know the good areas and bad areas.  These sites are used by so many people a day you will get a true feeling for what the hotel is like and where it is at.  You know you won’t be stuck in the bad part of town and not be able to leave at night.

Another reason a lot of the hotels have deals on these sites from percentage off to free excursions if you book the hotel room there.  The prices you get from the savings sites will be so much better then what you get straight from the hotel.

 

One more thing to remember while traveling, if you are with kids make sure you plan stuff they also want to do.  Most kids don’t want to spend a week going from museum to museum.  Plan a few fun things for them to do too.

 

This was s sponsored post with voucher badger all opinions are my own

Dr. Ohhira’s Probiotics

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Have you heard of Dr. Ohhira’s probiotics yet?  If not welcome to the post that is going to change your life.  I have got to try a few over the years, but they were always round about probiotics.  They were a one size fits all.  I had no idea they even made beauty bar.  I mean yes, I need this in my life.  If you are looking for a probiotic that fits for you then I would completely recommend checking out Dr. Ohhira’s Probiotics.

Dr. Ohhiras Probiotics

Now I know what some of you are thinking why should I add a Probiotic to my daily routine?  Here is why.  They will help support immune response, and this time of year can’t we all use that.  They provide antioxidant, promote a healthy digestion and metabolism.  They will also help absorption of nutrients.  They do so much in such a little pill.  Just adding one of these little guys to your daily routine can make a big difference in your life.  I took these for two weeks and so far, feel fantastic.  Also, a plus I have not gotten that weird flu that is going around again.

Dr. Ohhiras Probiotics

I was also so excited to try this beauty bar.  I am always looking for great beauty products.  This beauty bar will help promote and maintain healthy skin.  I love that it was fantastic this time of year for my dry skin.  The winter weather can wreak suck havoc on my skin.  I used this one for about 2 week and could tell a difference right away.  I also love that this beauty bar did not leave a film over my skin after I used it.   For those of you like me with sensitive skin.  This one did not give me a reaction at all.  I was very pleased with it.

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The Essential Living Oils was also very nice.  It’s a Vegan Alternative to Fish Oils.  I always liked taking fish oils in the past, but at last I could not get over those fish burps they give you.  As you all know I cannot stand fish so I just quit taking them.  I am pleased to tell you these give you the same benefits without the fishy burps.  I am hooked.

 

If you are ready to up your game this year with health.  I completely suggest staring the Dr. Ohhira’s line.  It’s a simple step to start and you will feel the difference in your everyday life within just a week.

 

I received this product for free from Moms Meet (momsmeet.com), May Media Group LLC, who received it directly from the manufacturer. As a Moms Meet blogger, I agree to use this product and post my honest opinion on my blog. The opinions posted are my own.

Your Style Can Change Daily Why Not Your Hair

For a lot of us our style can change daily with our mood.  One thing we don’t think about is our hair is just as important as the clothes we are wearing.  You all know what I mean.  You see someone with a fantastic outfit on but their hair is a mess or just does not match the outfit.   I know I am personally guilty of this, I leave the house to drop off baby boy and realize I forgot to even brush my hair. Woops.  For most of us going to the salon for new hair color, cut, or style every day is just not an option.

When I was younger there were very few options for wigs and they really did not look all that great.  Now they can really be a life changer.  From changing your style daily to covering up messy hair days, they can be used every day or just for fun.

I love that now I can not only change my color, but also my style of cut in just a few minutes a day.  I also love that they look so much better than they used too.   If you are looking for a great selection of Remy Hair then you have to look no farther.  If it is a different style, color, ect you are looking for make sure to check out the entire site.  They have some awesome wigs that will make your everyday life so much for fun and easy.

Remember you can have so much more fun with your hair, try out a new style, color, whatever you want and no permeate change will be made to your real hair.  I love that.  Weather wigs are a must in your life from hair loss or they are just for fun they are a great investment to make.  I also love that even though they are an investment you don’t have to spend big bucks to look like you have big bucks.

 

This is a sponsored post. All opinions are mine.

Beauty and The Beast Group Giveaway

 

The new live action Beauty and the Beast is probably the most highly anticipated film of the year. It finally hits theaters everywhere next week – March 17th, 2017! In order to help celebrate, The Hopping Bloggers have come together and created the ULTIMATE Beauty and the Beast prize pack that any fan will be excited to win! This prize pack is worth nearly $300 and includes:

All prizes are not pictured in the photo above and prizes are subject to change based on availability, but will be replaced with a prize of equal or greater value.

One of my favorite cartoons growing up.  I am so excited they re made it.

About Beauty and the Beast
Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” is a live-action re-telling of the studio’s animated classic which refashions the classic characters from the tale as old as time for a contemporary audience, staying true to the original music while updating the score with several new songs. “Beauty and the Beast” is the fantastic journey of Belle, a bright, beautiful and independent young woman who is taken prisoner by a beast in his castle. Despite her fears, she befriends the castle’s enchanted staff and learns to look beyond the Beast’s hideous exterior and realize the kind heart and soul of the true Prince within. The film stars: Emma Watson as Belle; Dan Stevens as the Beast; Luke Evans as Gaston, the handsome, but shallow villager who woos Belle; Oscar® winner Kevin Kline as Maurice, Belle’s eccentric, but lovable father; Josh Gad as Lefou, Gaston’s long-suffering aide-de-camp; Golden Globe® nominee Ewan McGregor as Lumiere, the candelabra; Oscar nominee Stanley Tucci as Maestro Cadenza, the harpsichord; Oscar nominee Ian McKellen as Cogsworth, the mantel clock; and two-time Academy Award® winner Emma Thompson as the teapot, Mrs. Potts.

Beauty and the Beast hits theaters everywhere March 17!

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