It’s My Birthday and Ill Wish If I Want To.

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Since i am on spring break. I am gloriously loving every moment of it. I have began to think about a very important (yet celebration next month). I am not talking about (how freaking excited i am for GO BLOG SOCIAL!). I am talking about my birthday! Yup that’s right you heard it here I’ll be turning the big 27. I know how the heck did i get so old? Well i started making a wishlist already to see all the fun things i want. It just my own little personal wishlist!  I hope you enjoy (and maybe start wrapping !)

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Ice Cream Cone Lamp | Ice Cream Scoop Hair Clip | Stripped Missy Piggy Applique | Lamb Chop Party Dress | Perfume Bottle Iphone Case | Initial Necklace by Amedeo NYC | Nikki Joy Ring by Danna Rebecca Designs | Crochet Dianna Colorful Pastels Purse | Betsey Johnson Frozen Clutch | Who Got The Smooch Bag | Pome Sweet Home Bag|

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The Dookie Chain by Yokoo | Back Pachyderm | French Bull Dog Tote |Privileged Mercer Neon Color Blocked PumpSkeleton Brachiosarus Necklace | Butterfly Rainbow Necklace |Miss Piggy Party DressFine Art Collection Dress |

 

 

The Ugly Sweater Party

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As you can see from the photos, this must be the post you were waiting on right? Today on Styled in the Heartland I am starting a series of #TRENDS that died but are cool now. First, we will start with the ugly sweater. We all know deep in your closet you have that giant bunny sweater your grandma probably knitted you, or in my case bought cheap at K-mart – thanks grandma. You’re possibly thinking what the hell is wrong with you? You’re actually wearing that god awful sweater?

Why yes, the ugly sweater has come up, not only because Bill Cosby made it cool in the 80s, but because in more recent years the art of the ugly sweater has come back in style.  You can find them in places like Urban outfitters, high-end retailers like Nasty Gal , Shop Jeen, and even Jeremy Scott. As we leave a time where the ugly sweater wasn’t cool, the rising “hipster” culture brought back the ridiculous sweater party. So you may find yourself asking, “Why would I wear that? I can’t make that happen.” My personal motto is “You can make tacky happen.” If I were you, and I’m not just suggesting this for your next ugly Christmas sweater party, I’d be looking at my nearest thrift store for gems, because when you find it, you’ll know it. Hence this one I’m wearing. Clearly there was a moral obligation for me to buy it,  am i right? Chances are, you are the only who owns it and it will get you a lot of looks (or for me it was like what the hell?).

For now, I don’t really see this trend dying out ever again because it’s been made cool by today’s generation of kids and adults.  This a definite trend you will see me rocking this winter, so do us a favor and get yourself an awesome UGLY “trendy” sweater.

{Credits : Sweater: Vintage {But im sure you can find one at your nearest salvation army}, Skirt: Target (But thrifted), Leggings: Thrifted: Shoes : Charlotte Russe (old but similar styles here) bag: Vintage Lord & Taylor}

Top Blogge Essentials Things you may Want.

 

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Hey Guys, I’m back with a new post, well I’m back with some more #October Obsessions. This little post is about have you ever considered starting a blog? One of my many obsessions now is writing for my blog, and it has kept me really focused and pushing my creativity to come up with new ideas for my blog. Well today I’m going to share my ability, as i have been purely growing in my blog and things i’ve been really using when it comes to blogging and figuring out things along the way.

First Essential for your new-found love of blogging : Is a tablet, id suggest the Ipad, it’s not only has great portability but it’s a mac product, (as i have been using apple products for a long time it makes it the best) its light weight and durable and features many other things you can do with it, which i will get to in a later point. Plus it helps you write your blog on the go, writing for me has been difficult to keep up so i have been really focusing on writing everyday if possible on new topics i’ve really started to write on the go to. Thats why the iPad is perfect. Plus its perfect for searching inspiration, pintrest, and many other social media outlets.

Second Essential is a good working camera,  {for me its a bit different i went to school for photography but i am longer practicing in my field of study due to a career change} I use personally a canon30D but i found this stunning Samsung camera that i absolutely fell in love with. its a great focus point and shoot model and comes in a gorgeous white color and it’s pricey. When you are willing to spend lots of money for a great shooting camera for those wonderful pictures of all your fashion you’ll be posting.

Third Essential you will need in your new technical lifestyle, Will be social media, social media plays a HUGE part of the blogging industry, (Ps are you following me on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and Pintrest) see as you can see, the social media keeps you majorly connected to designers, people other bloggers and worlds of information. So if your’e thinking of setting up these id suggest that you’d get yourself on all these networks because it’s really important that you’d check these out!

The One fast last Essential that you need is a smart phone, not only like your Ipad it keeps you connected in so many ways, if you are considering blogging, id suggest getting Instagram because its kept me in tune with so many awesome people who i love to follow and in the fashion industry if your ever curious to those of the highest in fashion live life everyday. Not only is it essential you can keep in touch with trends , tips (Thanks to Apps Like Purely who will keep you RIGHT on trend with all the fashion designers you love) There are many other options a cell phone can do for you in the world of blogging, when I was starting out I kept tweeting like a maniac to start my blog , and it helps you stay connected in so many ways.

 

As you can see investing in good products + fan-girling social media will help you become successful in the terms of blogging and seeing where you can bring your future.

 

To more #octoberobsessions

-alex