Tag: How-to

12 little life lessons from a twenty-one-year-old fashion blogger

1- Talking bad about someone you like will ALWAYS come back to get you, rather it’s the next day or the next year.

2- When you stress about life and give yourself too many goals, you are forgetting to live and setting yourself up for failure.

3- Never forget the little things because those are the most important.

4- Life’s a bitch so why make it harder for others, be nice always.

5- Never go to sleep still angry. Resolve the problem/s beforehand. You’ll even sleep better.

6- Don’t believe a secondhand source, go to the primary one before making assumptions and acting.

7- Say what’s on your mind when an issue or a possible issue arises, don’t keep it in and explode with anger later on.

8- Most people have good intentions but appeasing themselves is their number one goal.

9- Travel often and get away to clear your mind.

10- Don’t take even the slightest things for granted because you truly don’t know what you have until it’s gone.

11- Be grateful for everything.

12- Aim to help, please, and love but remember that you can’t always win and not everyone is going to like you either way.

These life lessons are my favorite, I hope you find them as beneficial as I have.

Is your Louis Vuitton a fake?

This last week I have spent many hours on Ebay researching the Keepall B 45, my dream luggage. I have done research after research on this topic in hopes to purchase an authentic one. However, it takes time and energy to go through and compare bags to originals but here are some tips that will hopefully help you, as they have me!

 

“D” rings. Authentic Louis Vuitton uses “D” shaped rings on the majority of their bags. (See here)

 

 – Capitalization. If it is an older bag, (before the early 90’s), the “f” in france, will be LOWERCASE.  In the newer bags, the “F” is capitalized.

 

See where it’s made. If anywhere on the bag, (luggage tag, stamp, etc) it solely says ‘Louis Vuitton’, it is not legitimate. A bag will always say ‘LOUIS VUITTON, PARIS, made in France. Also, Louis Vuitton DID make purses elsewhere. There is a Louis Vuitton line from the USA, and Spain as well.
 

Know the product. Check on the actual Louis Vuitton site to make sure the product actually exists. For example, Louis Vuitton did not make a multicolor backpack.

 

The font. If the two T’s on Vuitton touch, the bag is not authentic. Also, the “O’ on Louis, need to be almost perfectly rounded.

 

Stitching. The stitching on the bag is VERY important. Louis Vuitton is a high-quality name and no authentic bag will have backstitching, stitching from the outside of the bag running through the inside, uneven stitching, or anything else that looks low quality. Also, all Louis Vuitton items will have yellow threading coated in beeswax.
Examine the monogram placement on the bag. The LV will always line up and most of the time the logo will be in the middle down the bag between the two handles. However, there are a few exceptions to his (A couple of the Keepall’s and a few others)

 

All of this being said, the most important thing to remember is that Louis Vuitton is a top notch brand and wouldn’t make anything less, so if a bag or wallet seems cheap or low quality, it’s fake.

Also, these are tips primarily for purchasing online. Most of the bags on Ebay are fake, and if they claim to be from an “outlet”, they are also fake. Purchasing through Louis Vuitton is the only way to confirm 100% that the bag is authentic.

If you have any tips that you love, let me know in the comments below and be sure to post a pic to the Her Style Says It All Facebook page and Instagram using the hashtag:

 

Five online stores you’ll wish you’d heard of sooner

 

I love online shopping, you love online shopping, we ALL love online shopping! So here is the best list of online stores you will ever find.

I’m not making money from any of these places, this is entirely based on my personal favorites that are reasonably priced and have a great selection!

 

Swell

Swell has recently become one of my favorite online stores. I used to surf a lot and live a few minutes away from the beach and as of late, those memories have only been taunting me with a big massive city and no ocean for miles. So, as a result, I’ve been stuck on my old “surf fashion” and this store is a HUGE help.
Not only do they have ridiculously great sales almost every single day, but it is all nice brands like Ripcurl, Hurley, RVCA, Roxy, etc. So if dressing like a surfer is something you fantasize about, then Swell is the place for you.

 

Nasty Gal

Nasty Gal is a great place to shop if you want a more diverse arrangement of brands and clothing styles.  Honestly, a good portion of their stuff I wouldn’t even look twice at, but the stuff that I do find and like from Nasty Gal, I don’t just “like”. I LOVE. They don’t sell as many brands but some of my favorite from the site are One Teaspoon and Vans.

 

ASOS

This. Is. The. Place. ASOS is seriously incredible. Not only do they ship free to the US (They are UK based), but they have very reasonable pricing. You can purchase nearly any sort of garment you want from ASOS and they have a broad range of styles, prices, brands, and pretty much everything. Brands include (but are certainly not limited to) Gucci, Lacoste, Dolce and Gabbana, etc.

 

Rent The Runway

Every girl’s dream in one website. When I found this website, I went nuts. It isn’t exactly online shopping, more like online renting, but if you have prom coming up or a wedding or some event that you want to look fancy for, then this is where you should look. You can rent designer dresses for cheap. Seriously. I saw the labels and started fangirling. The next big event I have, I will use this website because the Vera Wang dress that Mischa Barton was just wearing, you can rent for 40$. Vera Wang isn’t even close to the only brand either. Versace, Oscar De La Renta, Kate Spade, D&G, and DKNY are there too, just to name a few more.

 

Choies

Choies is a great place to go if you are looking for that very unique but somehow extremely fashionable French fry sweatshirt, or something flashy and iconic. Their sweatshirts are my favorites, they are so interesting and stylish. Not items you see every day and not to mention, super affordable and they also ship free to the US!

 

I hope you liked my list of online stores! Comment below and let me know some of your favorites!

My favorite summer shoe + where to buy for less

 

Embrace the glorious mess that you are – Elizabeth Gilbert

 

So can you tell me where to buy these shoes already?

 

Hello beautiful people! Today’s post is all about my favorite summer shoe and where you can purchase them for cheaaapp! (insert clap emoji)

Sandals are a serious go-to summer staple. You see them all over the place because they are comfortable and breathable for those sweltering days that are over the top hot. During these next few months, I wear sandals everywhere, but my absolute favorite pair that I take with me on all my trips are these:

 

I have to admit, I’ve always been a fan of Michael Kors, but these sandals are just amazing. They look classy and sophisticated and go with so many different styles! If you’re trying to dress an outfit up, they are great to wear with dresses or skirts, or if you’re trying to dress the outfit down, they go perfectly with jeans and leggings too.

 

Tips:

 

  • Pair nicely with leggings or distressed denim.
  • Love to wear these with a pastel side bag or petite backpack/purse.
  • I wouldn’t recommend getting them wet. The bottoms are corkboard and if mixed with sand, it is not a good combo.
  • They are very comfortable but are not for walking long distances. The arch support on the sandal isn’t great. (I made the mistake of walking the LV Strip in them. Bad idea)

 

Wondering where to wear?

These Michael Kors sandals are great for work, get-togethers, semi-formal events, and church!

 

Crushing on my shoes?

Me too! I purchased mine at Marshalls, you can buy them here on Amazon for even less!

 

Thank you for taking the time to read and thank you for all the love and support. The blogging community is absolutely incredible. If you have any questions or comments, please hit up the ‘contact us‘ form and I will get back to you!

I’m curious to know what you all think about these sandals. What are your favorite summer shoes? Let me know in the comments and be sure to post a pic to the Her Style Says It All Facebook page and Instagram using the hashtag:

 

Bye for now!

How to style open-toed ankle boots

 

The Universe bends for those with good intentions – Dove Cameron

 

Um, so how in the world do you style open-toed ankle boots?

 

With summer just days away, I wanted to share my favorite way to style open-toed ankle boots!

Though they look great with just about anything, the easiest and best way to show them off is with a nice pair of skinny jeans. Here are three ways that they look GREAT and will have you looking as though you just stepped off the runway!

1 – Rolling your jeans up just above the boot. 

This is such a cute and casual way to dress down your outfit. If you are longing to wear heels but don’t want to overdress for the occasion, this is perfect.

2- Folding your jeans up just above the boot.

What I love about this method is it keeps the outfit neutral. Meaning, if you want to dress it up, it still looks classy and neat, or if you want to dress it down, folding will keep them from looking too over the top formal.

3 – Tucking your jeans into the boot. 

Personally, this is my favorite way to wear open-toed ankle boots! This style gives off a neat and clean look that makes the shoe stand out.

 

Tips: 

 

  • I love leggings just as much as the next girl but when styling high heeled ankle boots like these, I’ve found that they look tremendously better with jeans. The rough texture of the pants makes the boots shine!
  • Long pants look best! I know with summer around the corner it is getting hawwt, but they tend to appear more flattering with long bottoms.
  • Try them out with different color jeans to create different looks! Distressed denim is a plus!

 

Wondering where to wear?

 Open-toed ankle boots are PERFECT for semi-formal events, gatherings, reunions, clubs, GNO, and work!

Crushing on my shoes?

You’re in luck! I purchased mine from Cathy Jean, but I found a similar pair on Amazon for even less. Buy them here!

 

I know putting together outfits can be tricky, and especially if you are charting new territory and giving heels a try for the first time. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to say hello on the ‘contact us’ page.

Thanks for reading! I hope you all found this super helpful and inspiring. Let me know in the comments how you style open-toed ankle boots and share your picture on the Her Style Says It All Facebook and Instagram so I can see! XOXO -Lizzie