Shopping tips #2 : online shopping!

Shopping tips #2 : online shopping!

Hey guys, welcome back to the blog! In today’s post i’ll be continuing the series from a bit ago, where I share some shopping tips, this time for online shopping ! And yes, I know I sort of shunned online shopping in my last shopping tips blog post but not gonna lie, we all shop online sometimes so here are a few tips for your convenience!

Let’s get into it!

The first tip I wanna share today is to always sign up for daily newsletters for your favorite brands, online. Several brands usually have sales and discounts going on sometime throughout the week, do this and save money!

The second online shopping tip I want to share is to always read the reviews for products. You won’t know the true quality of an item until it has arrived on your doorstep or if you have heard about it from somebody else.

The next online shopping tip I want to share is to add certain items to your cart, no matter the price, in some stores, the longer you keep an item in your cart they will add discounts or inform you if your saved items are on sale later on!

Another online shopping tip is never shop blindly. Always know about the store you are purchasing from. Check out their social medias, ask around if anybody knows about them, maybe even visit their actual store to see if their items are of good or high quality.

The fourth online shopping tip is to follow these brands on social media, on instagram, twitter or snapchat, doing this may allow you to get special discounts. Sometimes brands talk about PROMO or discount codes, so make sure to check out their social media posts!

Are you a high school or college student? Awesome, you can sign up for discounts. Just ask the store via email or look through their website to see if they offer student discounts. (Example: topshop stores offer 10% off discounts for students!!)

Is your birthday coming up? Great, great, great. You can get discounts and/or free stuff! (Example: brands like sephora and other beauty brands offer gift packages for free) Sign up for birthday discounts and/or birthday gifts!

That is all I have for you today! Happy shopping!!

Thanks for tuning in for today’s blog post! ❤

xoxo, Banya.

 

What is my style?

What is my style?

Hey guys, in today’s post I will be talking about what my style is and what inspires my everyday style. So what is my style? Well, it is constantly changing and getting better. 

I love wearing blazers, large coats, dresses and jeans. I love the ‘casual’ but sort of dressed up kind of look.

Usually, I love to wear mom jeans with blouses and sandals. I would wear this when it would be nice weather out. When the sky out would be a little gloomy or even a rainy day, I would probably wear a long blazer, over a plain warm sweater with jeans and some white sneakers ( if it’s for school) or dark boots for the weekend days.

I love the European street style and New York fashion scene, so I try to focus on those two when deciding what to wear. I am a big fan of the color red, so I do tend to wear red quite often. I love being comfortable since I do spend most of my days sitting behind a desk and doing school work, I love to wear mom jeans and loose fitting tops. My white stan smith’s Adidas are literally the best shoes ever. They go with everything, as you can see in this photo above, I wore a large leopard print coat, jeans and my sneakers. This was in Barcelona in November so it was quite cold this time of the year, I was a tourist so I walked around quite a bit, but I looked great and was pretty warm and comfortable.

As I have said before, in recent and past blog posts, I couldn’t live without Topshop, they have the trendiest and most stylish pieces of clothing. About 80% of my entire closet is from Topshop. They have a great variety in sizes and clothing options, they have everything I need.

This year has definitely been my best year when it comes to how I dress. Even as a younger kid, I loved to dress up in my mom’s clothes and I would walk around the house in my mom’s heels. I love accessorizing and dressing up for school dances or literally when I am just going to the grocery store with my mom. I would make almost any excuse to wear a dress or heels.

My style inspiration is pretty much any celebrity or person living in New York City or France. The classic 60s-70s ish trends and the trendy 21st century street style.

Fashion definitely has a great influence over my life. I don’t try to dress the way that I dress for other people or anything like that. It’s all about how I feel and how I want people to see me, my identity, my personality. It is the way I want people to remember me as, the girl who likes to get dressed up on thursdays, the girl who likes making a statement the morning of her math test. Truth is, it doesn’t matter where in the world I am, on vacation or going to school, I like feeling and looking put together. A platform like instagram and youtube has had a great impact on me, I don’t care about numbers of anything on my accounts, I just like sharing my style and my life.

I like telling a story with my outfits.

Stay tuned for future posts. Thanks for taking the time to read today’s blog post.

Let me know what you guys want to read from me!

Thanks again, ❤

xoxo, banya.

 

 

 

Mother’s Day Gift Ideas! <3

Mother’s Day Gift Ideas! <3

Hey guys! In today’s blog post I will be listing a few cute gift ideas for Mother’s Day!!

First of all, our moms do so much for us and they deserve everything. My mom is so pure, loving and caring. Finding the perfect gift can be difficult but here are a few gift ides I think you guys can find really helpful to get your mom this upcoming Mother’s Day!

Let’s get into it!

1. I love writing my mom hand written letters, they are so much more meaningful if they are original and come from the heart. I always appreciate an original letter, i’m sure our moms will too!

2. Sweet treats are a favorite in my household. My mom loves it when we get her Sprinkles cupcakes or boxes of chocolates!

3. When I was much younger, my dad and I would go out and create customized flower bouquets for my mom, she always loved them. Get your mom some flowers!! Ask her what are her favorite, she will love them!

4. Go to the mall, about a week or two before mother’s day, keep an eye out for anything she checks out or tries on. Maybe you can make a list and go back and get the items she really wants!

– example : maybe she really loved this coach bag but she decided to get it later, take a photo of it or place it on hold!

5. Gifting framed photos of her and you (maybe with the whole family) would be a very lovely and thoughtful gift.

6. If your mom is a bookworm or loves to write, get her a new notebook or book that you know she will love.

7. Does your mom love coffee in the morning? Get her a mug that says “I love you, mom” “#1 Mom” they are pretty cheesy but my mom loves them, haha.

8. Get her jewelry! If your mom likes to wear jewelry this might be the perfect gift! It is an expensive gift but a very good one. Get her some nice pair of earrings or a pretty bracelet or necklace, she will love it.

Every gift will vary, depending on who your mom is. Mother’s Day isn’t about finding the perfect gift, but about expressing how much we love our Mothers.

Don’t forget to tell your mom you love her, she will love that. We need to say it more often.

Thanks for reading! ❤

xoxo, Banya.

 

why you need a collection of blouses this spring season

why you need a collection of blouses this spring season

In today’s blog post I will be naming a few reasons as to why you need a collection of many blouses this spring/summer season!

Let’s get into it!

So, first of all, who doesn’t love blouses?? I definitely do! I cannot stop buying them. They are just so darn cute and so easy to style!

How can you style blouses? (you may ask) You can wear them with light washed jeans and sandals! And boom! You are totally stylish and cute for the day. Super easy, super quick, and super cute.

It really is so much easier to dress yourself in the spring season, it is the perfect season to wear basically whatever you feel like wearing. The weather is constantly changing, its never ever to cold and never too warm.

It is perfect to wear nearly anything, just not your giant winter snow jacket, you may want to save that for November, hahah.

Anyways, blouses are absolutely perfect for this time of year. Style them with skirts, jeans, shorts, layer them, (etc) you can wear them with whatever you want. Dress it up or dress it down.

For example, I would wear this blouse (pictured above) with light washed cropped jeans, and white sandals. On any weekend day, I would wear my white wedges, to dress it up a little but still make it look effortlessly cute. On a school/work day, I would keep this blouse with light washed cropped jeans, but this time instead of white wedges, I would style it with sandals or even my plain white sneakers. Super trendy, super comfy and really cute.

Blouses are so great and very easy to style. Spring time = bring out the blouses!

I just adore blouses, I love all of the variety of designs. I mainly love the blouses and tops from topshop. Their large variety of sizes and patterns/designs are so convenient. #NotAnAd Topshop is definitely my favorite brand, and I truly recommend you guys check them out!

I hope I was convincing enough on this blog post, lol. 

I truly hope you all loved today’s blog post, stay tuned for much more! Check out my social  medias! Sign up with your email to receive notification for whenever I post!

Thanks again,

banya.

 

My plans for the future…so far

My plans for the future…so far

In today’s post, I am going to be talking about the things I want to do in my future, what I want for a career, and how I see myself in ten years.

Hope you love it!!

Ever since I was much younger, I have had trouble being independent and I have never adjusted well to depending on others or trusting many people. I have fallen in love with expressing myself and my inner thoughts through my writing. I love the fact that I could share my thoughts with other people but it has always been troubling for me to share these things. I get nervous and embarrassed at times. Never, not once, has someone judged my writing or my ideas but it always seemed like a fantasy or something that I was not truly worthy of. But throughout the years, I have finally come to a realization that this is not the case. I can be whatever it is I want to be. And that makes me extremely happy and I think about it often. I can do whatever I want to do, no one can tell me no, no one can hold me back. 

So what is it that I want to do in the future? Well I have so many things in mind, but I think I am certain that this is what I want to devote my life to, this is what I want to do for the rest of my life. I still sometimes think about it and have second thoughts but it is something that I have thought about for a very long time.

I want to be a writer in the fashion industry. I want to be involved, I want to have an opinion. I want to have the power to change the way people look at fashion. I want to work with Refinery29, I want to meet big designers, I want to create my own brand, I want to style fashion shows and style red carpet looks. I want to be involved with the fashion industry.

Ever since I was much younger, I have always fallen in love with fashion. I played with barbie dolls until the 9th grade. Yes you heard that right. I would make my dolls clothes, I would sew and hot glue things. I was a very crafty child, hehe.

Although, I do understand that I have so much to learn, I feel ready for the fashion world. I want to go out there and get my hands dirty. I want to work and be involved. Fashion is always changing but my aspirations for working in the fashion industry have always remained and will forever exist.

I want to study outside of California. I want to make close relationships with people from around the world. I want to start my own business. And I know I probably sound like a crazy 15 year old with dreams that may seem a little out of reach. But I see it, I really do. I can see myself in 10-12 years, living it up in LA and NYC.

I want to be an editor for a big fashion magazine. I want to be a stylist. I want to create and observe the work of others. I want to travel the world and observe the culture and traditions.

I want to live in Los Angeles, I don’t want to stay in the same place for too long, but I also don’t want to be too far away from home. I have always dreamt about living in New York City but it’s too far and too out of my budget. Whenever I visit Los Angeles, it feels right. I feel like it can be my home. California will always be my home and many even say that California is where we get trends and style from.

I definitely want to spend some time traveling and maybe even have a long visit to New York City to observe the fashion and the lifestyle that amazes me so much. I want to see some real snow. I want to experience new things I have never experienced before.

I am confident that the fashion industry will lead me to many places, this is what I see my future as.

I write because I love expressing my inner thoughts. Typing is so much easier than talking, and I have so much to say, I want to share my ideas with the world.

I hope you guys enjoyed today’s blog post. I poured my heart and soul into this. Comment below your future plans, I wanna hear them. Check out my social medias! ❤

xoxo,

banya.