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 Floating in Florals

Hey Everyone, it’s finally full on SPRING TIME.

I don’t know about you, but I have hung up my down jackets and shoved my winter blues into a dark place for the next few months.  Finally, it’s warm enough to rock those open toe booties you’ve been dying to break out since January.

With spring as any season comes trends, so it is time for another WTT!  Today I’ll be discussing something groundbreaking….florals. I know, right Miranda? Related image

 

Anyway, this season, it’s not just about adding a pop of flowery fun to your outfits, but rather about making your entire ensemble a growing garden. Let’s begin shall we?

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Okay so, although the runways were beaming with bold, vibrant versions of this trend, you may be thinking, nah not for me.  Hang tight, because I do believe it is possible to pull this look into normal-person mode for the streets.

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Here, Christina from The Boho Flow is totally rocking this trend.  The two piece she found is pulled together  and is not outrageous for a daily outting. The floral pattern doesn’t scream out too loudly, and she even managed to pull in a SECOND trend by layering those fishnets. YASS GIRL.

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I’m a big fan of matching two piece outfits in general, so making them vibrant and covered in a pattern of sorts is basically demanding a chunk of my latest paycheck. Anyway, they’re super easy to navigate on days when my mind does not want to work too hard at finding an outfit, and they still look polished and complete. Anything to make a Monday morning run smoother, and I’m in.  So here, with the pant and jacket combination you can even pull off office-chic trendy any day of the week.

ESC: New York Fashion Week, Street Style

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Natasha Goldenberg, Russian style icon and journalist brought this trend right down to the streets in her two piece suit attire.  This is also a great way to bring this fun vibe into a professional appearance, but will also make you stand out in a sea of black blazers.

Maybe we can’t all afford those pricey accessories that she’s toting along, but the center piece (lol get it….like a table flower center piece)  of the look keeps the trend spirit strong within us.

 

Let’s explore some more realistic styles to get shopping!

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LuLu’s has this blue hued beauty set that is definitely wearable right away! You could even take a leather jacket (as see previously) and layer if it’s a bit too chilly for bearing all arms still.

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Be a boss babe in this suit from ASOS.

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Honestly, sometimes Forever 21 is worth taking a deep breath and browsing through.

 

Thank you for reading if you stuck with me through all those patterns and prints. General synopsis for those skim-readers: Florals are fun. ~*Spring into it*~

Puns are fun also.

Love Ya, Mean It,

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

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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 Black Skinnies!

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Hey everyone!  So it’s time that I have to get something off my chest– I am a serious jean addict.  There is just something about the right pair of jeans that hug in all the right places that make you feel like strutting the streets in style and confidence!  One trend I’ve been seeing lately in the denim category is the distressed black skinny jean and as soon as I saw them, I went on a HUNT for the perfect pair.  After a days worth of energy in a huge mall, I failed to find my ideal distressed skinnies anywhere.  (Or a pair that fell into a reasonable price range…) So, the plan became to DIY myself a pair!  Follow my steps to creating your perfect DIY distressed denim!

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Supplies: Old Razor, box cutter (or blade) tweezers, Fabric Scissors
So here’s what you’ll need to get started:

  • Pair of any jeans you want to rough up a bit!  One brand I know fits me like a glove, and is cheap for a DIY project is from H&M. I highly recommend them!
  • An old razor
  • A box cutter or sturdy blade
  • Tweezers
  • Scissors – preferably fabric ones that will slice through denim nice & smoothly!
  • Cardboard or something to block the blade from cutting through to the opposite side of the jeans.

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I marked off where I want to add distress with chalk
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Step 1: Insert cardboard into a leg of the jeans!

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Step 2: Get slicing! (CAREFULLY with those fingers please!) Take your blade and start ripping in a line across where you want the distress to start.  It shouldn’t be a cookie-cutter perfect line, we want them to look roughed up!

  • As you are slicing, make the next cut about 1/2 an inch (or however wide you want the rip to be) right below the first line.  And so on…until you are happy with the amount and size for distressing.

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Step 3: Take your scissors and cut through the rough lines you made, so all the threads are broken and you are left with strips of fabric.

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Step 4: Look closely at the strips of fabric.  You’ll notice there are vertical threads and horizontal ones weaved together.  Your goal here is to keep as many of the horizontal threads in tact, while removing and plucking out the vertical ones.  If you are using a blue jean, the horizontal threads are more likely than not always white and the vertical ones are blue!

  • Before you go and rip up every one of the strips you cut, KEEP some of them as they are! They will distress naturally and keep some structure to the leg.
  • Take your tweezer and begin by pulling up one or two vertical threads at a time.  
  • You’ll begin to be able to yank out a bunch at a time and be left with the horizontal threads only.

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  • Here is what your fabric will start to look like once you get moving on those vertical threads!  Be patient, that perfect distressing is worth your time, I promise.  

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After completing one leg, this is my result.  (Above) I left a few strips of fabric still in tact beneath the ones I tore up as I mentioned before.  I prefer a little structure, It says I’m down and dirty when I need to be, but I’m still a lady and I have my shit together… 😛 Effortless style is hard to achieve! Take your time in perfecting each leg the way you are most happy with!

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Step 5: After you have sliced up the legs and any major areas of the jeans, go in and take your old razor and scrape away at some smaller areas.  I like to add this around the back pockets and the front pocket areas!  It will lighten the cotton and you can always go back in and scrape some more roughness with the big blade.  

Step 6: Although your jeans are already looking amazing, they will really pull together if you throw them through your washing machine TWICE.  Wash them, dry them. Then wash and dry again.  This helps to naturally tumble up the fabric and give that polished distressed softness we all are seeking! 

Step 7: Rock the hell outta your new personalized jeans! 

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I hope you all enjoyed this DIY project! I personally am thrilled with my results and I’m sure you will be too! Any questions? Let me know via comment or email! amandaj@eatyourglitter.com.  

xxo
Amanda

A Day in the Park

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Hey everyone!  How’s the week going so far?  So these pictures are from the beginning of December and I hadn’t gotten around to sharing them just yet since they had been hiding in my iphone storage for so long I completely forgot about it!!  This day was a gorgeous semi-chilly day in Central Park!  We decided to take our two lovely ladies Lilly and Maggie into the park for a walk and get them out for some new smells and stimulation.  (That puppy has A LOT of energy!)  

I decided to wear a simple,warm outfit this day which I shared a little bit of earlier on this blog focusing on my key pieces, such as my shearling jacket which I found at a local consignment shop.  This jacket kept me warm and cozy and had enough room to fit an over-sized men’s wear sweater beneath.  I strongly believe there are several items women should be buying in the men’s sections of stores and over-sized sweaters is one of my all time favorite ones!  The one I wore is actually an old V-neck from ages ago that my Dad no longer found suited his style so I snagged it for myself.  I literally wear it ALL the time in the winter!  It gives the right relaxed and cozy winter look and is so easy to wear.  I paired it with simple blue jeans and threw on my coat and was ready to go!

Central Park is truly one of my favorite places.  I absolutely love going to explore and walk through the winding paths.  There is so much beauty within this area of the city that draws all types of New Yorker’s, tourists and people from all over, especially while the leaves are changing and winter approaches.  You can find something exciting and unusual around every corner and path in this park as you stroll along.  I also love walking down the mall and seeing the sketch artists!  Some people have such an amazing talent that they work so hard everyday performing for the public in this place.  I know, not everyone is dazzling in the art world, however it’s nice to stop and let yourself engage for a moment with any type of art!

From the Central Park Zoo to just simply people watching as you go along, this is one of my all time favorite ways to spend a free day.  I’m very fortunate to be able to access New York City so easily! 

What are some of your favorite places to spend the day?

xxo

Amanda