On The Real: What Happens to the Fashion?

Hey Everyone!  Welcome back to Eat Your Glitter!  If you’re new to the party, ✨Welcome Glitter shower for you! ✨

So Today I’m trying out a new segment for the blog called “On the Real”  For this, I’m here to break down some thoughts and particular mind pondering that sometimes we overlook, especially when it comes style!  And maybe you guys can join in the convo with your own insight!  Please do.

HERE—-> If you didn’t want to read the intro, I’m here to ask one question today:

WHAT THE F*!$  HAPPENS TO ALL THE CLOTHES THAT FASHION BLOGGERS WEAR?

The other day as I browsed my feed of style star bloggers, it got me thinking.  I noticed a fundamental element in which my personal life can not relate to.  No one is an outfit repeater!! HOW is this possible? Are they not human? Are they style Goddesses that dissolve fabric after wearing it ONE TIME?

To be fair, I completely understand the reasoning behind this, being that a style blogger’s entire job is to showcase new looks, keep their followers engaged and even represent a brand they are working with. But let’s bring this down into reality, their closets must be EXPLODING.  Where does it all go?!?!

 

Okay, so these are just 2 image examples, since I am sure you can all scroll through your Instagram feeds and see the point I’m making, but what kind of augmented reality is this?? Who has an endless closet with a clothing pattern that regenerates everyday?

I don’t know about you all, but even at an attempt to not repeat for a week or so, I’m tempted to reach for the comfort of my same black t-shirts and jean stash.

Call me lazy if you will but to that I say:

 

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If it isn’t broke why fix it, right?  Within our fashion fantasies of course we all dream of living the style lives of the elite influencers, but how realistic can this be?

For instance, if I like the way a dress looks, I’m definitely going to be rocking that dress on various occasions.  When it comes down to it, we define our style with our own point of view.  So even if you closet matches mine and looks like this:

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Outfit repeating is normal.  Why should we hide it? Wear what you love, and what makes you feel like you!

If you have any gems of wisdom about the secret to style blogger’s, share a comment! If you just wanna chat, share a comment! And if you guys like this new type of post, lemme know and there will be more to come!

xxo,

Amanda

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WTT Why is Everyone Almost Naked?

Hello Everyone! Happy Summer! It is finally hot and steamy, just how I like it around here. With the heat comes new summer styles, so it’s time for another What The Trend!

Okay so, I totally understand when that humid sticky weather rolls in it can be tempting to walk around with little to the imagination when it comes to clothing.  However, it seems as though nowadays we are taking this to a new level—enter the sheer clothing trend.

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Here.  This is the dress that really got me thinking about this trend.  Although extreme, the sheer looks have been represented on many red carpets lately by the “naked dress”.  (See Kendall Jenner and her peachy bottom above at this years MET Gala)

So, thing #1: ….How the F is this trend going to translate to us normal people who don’t have time to double stick tape the shit out of themselves every day to keep things in place?

Thing #2: I kind of miss the element of surprise of what lies beneath it all.  Sure, this is 2017 and we are all here to back up body positive vibes.  You do you, ladies.  However, in day to day street wear how is this trend going to hold up to the public eye without looking like we forgot to wear an undergarment?

Let’s take a further look!

Embroidered Black Sheer Maxi Dress By Dallastyle Blog

Above, DallasStyle Blog strategically placed a pair of cropped jeans under her lacy and sheer dress.  TBH, I love this look. I know wearing jeans in the summer is not ideal, however I do think the basics of the outfit work perfectly bringing in the trend without having anything else pop out.  The essential layering gives you opportunities to express yourself with what you already own in your style closet.

How to Be Naked in Summer CNDirect Sheer Top|Missguided Bralet(similar)|Vintage Gap Shorts(similar)|Missguided Heels(similar)Forever21 Cuff(similar)Vintage Backpack Neon Fox

Also, to bring this look into the warm summer months that we are currently hitting, swap out jeans for cut-offs and you are good to go! Here,  Neon Fox brought a similar concept, that you don’t really think twice as she crosses you on the street wearing a see-through top.  I think that really is the key to this trend, balancing the eye catching element with casual chic vibes.

Okay so, feeling a little inspired? Let’s do some shopping!

For a trend like this, I think it’s wise not to dump your hard earned paychecks on one item, so you can snag these looks for less at your average Forever 21 and jazz them up with what you already own.  Explore the discount stores.  They are perfect for fleeting trends that you want to wear ASAP but not for long term commitment.

You can get this ballet-inspired version with this super cute skirt from Charlotte Ruse, and it won’t break your bank account or your heart when you need to look the part for that perfect date night outfit.

Overall, I think this trend is totally doable!  We don’t need to be a Kardashian to rock the naked to the eye sheer trend, and you can bring your own style twist with all the layering possibilities! Imagine.  Get out there and show the streets what you got. (Literally.)

xxo,

Amanda

WTT One Pieces! 

Hey everyone! It’s time for another What The Trend! Where I share thoughts and ideas on the latest trending things you all love!

Today, I’m talking the dreaded topic of bathing suits. I know we all struggle to find that perfect fitting piece that will give us the confidence to remove our beachy cover-ups to the world, and sometimes a bikini just is NOT going to happen.  With that in mind, I am so exited how the timeless one-piece bathing suit has come swinging back into style! Whether your a monokini fan, or a classic bombshell there is no shame strutting your one piece on that beach!
I have searched far & wide for one that I was willing to pay a reasonable price point and that would meet my dreams of perfect detailin & I have finally found it!!

This black/ strappy item was on sale so I just couldn’t say no! It is by Blue Life Swimwear which is carried a bunch of different places, so get out there (or google) to your hearts desire! There’s tons of swimwear sales going on since we are finally approaching fall, but there’s still so much time for beachy & pool fun!

I think these styles are here to stay! So grab your favorite piece and hit the beach!

Let me know what you all think about these suits!

xxo,

Amanda 



WTT…Shoulder coats?

Okay, so some of you may agree with me, some of you may not.  Here is where we draw the line of two kinds of ladies in the world:

Those in favor of the wear-your-coat-on-your-shoulders-because-you-saw-Kim K-do-it-so clearly-you-have-to

AND

All those average normal ladies who can freaking appreciate the meaning of wearing-your-coat-like-a-human-should-because-its-*FFING-cold sometimes.

 

I know,I know, I know; we are going into the summer season, and don’t worry I have a thought for the latest summer trends as well, but can we please just talk about this for a hot second.  WHO in the freaking fashion billion dollar industry, decided it is cool & trendy to wear your billion dollar coat casually thrown about your shoulders as if you were too messed up or lazy to find it’s well sewn arm holes at 6:00pm on a Wednesday??

True, fashion sometimes is not all about practicality, and as an artist of sorts, I can support such matters, however this trend just grinds my north eastern jersey bred winter girl gears.  Have you even lived a full North Eastern Winter, NYFW goers? Have you?!…we are not known for the most romantic scenery of sorts anywhere from December-April/May.  So with that in mind, why on this earth are we not wearing our coats to their full potential?

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Aimee, I love your style so so much and I admire your fashion blogging career, but would you honestly  not be more comfortable wearing your perfect coral leather jacket displaying the fit the way it was MADE to be worn? Like maybe you did put your arms in the holes after the camera shot this…I hope.

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LITERALLY ^ this girl is wearing a fur layer under her exterior jacket layer.  That just sounds like a lot of effort no?
I just…don’t understand.

Finally, this trend has actually gone to the extend that somewhere out there a designer discovered they could make a jacket  *~appear~* as though the coat was draped ever so nonchalantly, and so the cape blazer was born.

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I don’t know about you all, because this seems to have been a trend that set sail before I could climb on board the ship, but this trend is one I am hoping will not remain popular among the fashion forward community.

In the words of the famous Edna Mode, “NO CAPES.”

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That is all.

What do you guys think? Are you team cape jacket, or are you team arms exist?  Let me know, real talk.

 

xxo,

Amanda

 

 

DIY Distressed Boyfriend Denim

Hey everyone!! Welcome back to Eat Your Glitter.  Things have been insane lately, but I am gaining some more free time and will be on a more frequent update to the blog schedule soon!  In the meantime, I NEED to share the latest DIY project!

So I found these old boys jeans hiding in the depths of what I call a closet, and I seized the opportunity for a crafty upgrade!  Similar to how I DIY-ed my black skinnies (see post here about it!)  I took the same method and hacked away at these til they came out JUST how a distressed boyfriend jean should!

They are durable for work, since I always am COVERED in acrylic paint, I don’t mind dirtying them up a bit, and they are the perfect weekend go-to casual look!

Let me know what you think!

xxo,

Amanda diyboyfriendjeans