Trends: Fall/Winter ’14

So many of you know that I went (and still go to) FIDM and graduated last June with a degree in Fashion Design. I would like to get back into it more and have decided to start doing more fashion related things with my little blog here. Obviously it makes the most sense so lets just move right along, shall we? Each season I will bring to you some of the newest trends and then give a sort of shopping list of some pieces that I think will be a great staple in your wardrobe for that particular trend. Now, normally I’m not really one to following trends (how hipster of me….bleh.) but I know a lot of people like to know what is going on in the fashion world, so this is why I do it. P.S. sorry this one is a bit late as the season is already here, but what can you do?

The Sixties

I love me some Twiggy and I was so happy to see a lot of throwbacks and designs that were paying homage to the past. I love vintage inspired looks and tons of top designers were showing mini-skirts and trapeze dresses that were iconic to that time period.

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Knits

Knits are great because they let you feel like you’re wearing pajamas all day and it’s totally acceptable and (most of the time) they don’t get wrinkly! This season shows a lot of all over knit styles which I am totally all for, and according to Vogue Paris they are done best in neutral tones – but where is the fun in that? I say if you’re going for the all over knit look I like to wear wide-legged, bold printed pants and a solid knit top. It’s my go to “acceptable pajama feeling outfit” every time.

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Gold!!

I love wearing metallic colors and until recently I was always a silver kind of girl but now I’m all over that gold! The runways were full of this rich color and it was seen in every form; dresses, separates, skirts, pants, coats/jackets, etc. Gold is definitely in right now and it’s a great look for the holidays too!

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Animal Print and Fur

Leopard/Cheetah is perfect year round but I especially love it during the winter months, even more so with the fur (faux of course…at least for me!). There is just something so sexy and cozy about it. Just remember, like everything in this world, please do it in moderation. A top or coat looks amazing but all over animal print – or heaven forbid an all over fur number- plunges your wild side into tacky and just…..weird.

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Obviously there are so many more and quick Google search will get you into all of that, plus so much more. These were just some of my favorites and some of my favorite pieces that I came across while looking for some examples. I really, really want a leopard printed coat for this winter and have been on the look out for a while. The only thing is I live in SoCal and would probably only wear it the short time I was back in Iowa. Boooo! I want more cold weather so I can have cute coats!!! Ha! Such a baby and I’m sure everyone living anywhere else is totally side-eyeing me right now.

Which trends are you’re favorites right now?!

xoxoxo Megan

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Nerium Journey #2

image2So I have officially been part of the company for 2 weeks and 2 days. And, I haven’t really made any progress. Actually I have made some, I’ve been doing a lot of prospecting and getting the information out to people but as far as actually signing people up….no. It’s a lot harder than people like and lead you to believe. Not to say that I’m giving up but I defiantly think I need to rethink my approach with it. Now I’ll be honest and say that I have been slacking a bit. I know if I had truly grinded it out that I would be where I want to be but that’s just not the case. Life sometimes gets in the way of things and this type of business is something that you really need to be feeling or you just won’t do it. If I have an off day or five it’s going to show unfortunately.

I’m not giving up though. I do really believe the company is great and I have a great image1opportunity here for me I just have to get out of my own way and really get moving with it. In 6ish months there is another conference like the one that was in Long Beach but this one is in San Jose and I want to be much further than I am now at the next one. I just need to get moving with it. My approach so far has mostly been social media. I think it’s a good way to go about it, and actually I know it is because I just heard a girl talk about that’s how she gets almost all her people, and I plan on sticking with that style of marketing. I think it’s the best way for me to get people from Mexico and Canada because, lets be real, I don’t know anyone from either of those countries and since the company is so new there it would be a perfect time to jump on those markets!

I had gotten my success pack in the mail about a week ago and I’ve been using the product every day/night since getting it. I really like it! I read a lot of things about people saying it smelled bad and stuff like that. I don’t think it smells overly great but it’s not unbearable like some people were making it seem like. It just smells like plants and once you work it all into your skin you honestly can’t even smell it anymore. Not only did my Nerium Success Packpack come with product it also came with a bunch of materials for getting started. There are planners in it, materials to hand out to people, reading to teach you how to grow your business and a bunch of other things. I looked through it briefly and they do give you a bunch of great stuff, now I just need to be more proactive with it.

I have about 15 more days to Fast Start Qualify and be able to get a couple perks that come with that. In order to FSQ I need to find three people to sign up and become a brand partner. This is where the real work comes in, I need to find those people! I don’t know if I’m just looking/searching in the wrong areas or what but I always seem to get straight up no’s or no response. This is probably why most people give up so soon in this kind of business but I won’t. I will find those people!

 

xoxoxo Megan

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