Fashion Revolution : Who made your clothes?

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Have you ever wondered who makes your clothes? Don’t care? Well,you should! Every year hundreds of people are exploited,underpaid and illegally employed from factories in order for clothes to be made. Yes,not all companies use these tactics but that’s one more reason to learn about this issue.
FashionRevolution  is asking all these questions and pushing to find out the stories behind our clothes.The idea is for a global movement to be created,people to become aware of how this industry works and if possible to make a change.
Fashion Revolution Day is on April 24th and you can easily get involved and help with this cause. But don’t just wait until next year! Make sure you check the brands you live and find out how and where your clothes are made!

Essence nudes collection

Now this is a brand worth checking! My sister introduced me to Essence products as she swears by their mascara (link old post). Until recently I hadn’t tried any other of their products but a week ago I decided to try their new “nude” line. I bought nail polishes,eye shadows,lipsticks and blushes. I couldn’t be happier!!

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The nail polishes were so easy to apply and it only took few minutes to dry. I also found impressive the fact that despite my heavy schedule and the carrying I do all the time the color stayed on no matter what!
The eye shadows are to die for!! Im definitely the simple/natural makeup kinda girl so I hit the jackpot with these! I usually apply the lighter one in the entire eyecup and then I use some of the darker one near the roots of my lashes. It creates a natural effect,kind like how Leighton Miser looked like when waking up on Gossip Girl!
I absolutely love the brush too cause this particular shade is adorable for summer and it would look even better later on this summer when I’ll be more tanned! the lipsticks are amazing and the result is sooo natural!

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Ralph Lauren treats (or how to wear a polo shirt) 


Every girl has a thing for brands. But we can’t all afford a luxurious couture wardrobe so IT girls gotta find another way to do so. For me it’s the outlet stores. I know I’ve mentioned this more than once but it’s a real treasure for me! The closet one is McArthurGlen in Athens so I’m a frequent there! My first stop is always the Ralph Lauren store.
For me it’s a small piece of heaven hidden just few minutes away from home! I absolutely adore their collection and although it’s an outlet I always find A-class quality items in reasonable prices. 

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Why a Zara wardrobe ain’t a bad idea 

It just ain’t! Period! My mum always complains about my shopping addiction with Zara, but I Just can’t help it! You know the thing is,when you find a brand that fits all your needs and standards you can’t just ignore it!
I have experimented a lot with commercial brands over the years and every now and then I find clothes that fit well and I can enjoy. But when it comes to shopping that depicts my style then Zara is always my first stop. 
95% of my jeans and trousers come from Zara. I have a pear figure so their jeans fit perfectly even in size 34,which is a great boost for my confidence!
When it comes to professional looks this is also my choice,as I can afford quite a few blouses -especially on sales- and their jackets are amazing.My only complain is their bags’ quality,as in most cases it’s not comparable to the quality the rest of their products has. But I can live with that!

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(all images taken from Zara’s official website. This in not a paid add, just  the writer’s personal opinion)


Summer shopping list

I know it’s not even May yet but I’ve always been in favor of planning in advance! Mid-season sales is also around the corner so I’m making my shopping list today!

First and most important purchase for summer is the playsuit. Ideally with prints or in denim! The most affordable playsuits I have in my list come from Forever21, Zara and H&M ! The price is also a plus and this way I can buy few playsuits and stock for summer!

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How to match prints

This has to be one of the toughest fashion tasks. I’m talking big time tough here! Mixing and matching different prints and textures requires several skills but most importantly instinct and good taste!

This is really tricky girls,as even professionals have messed this up!
So here’s a one-o-one lesson on matching prints!
The most basic rule is to keep the same color pallet when matching different prints. It doesn’t have to be the exact same color obviously,but keep it similar in order to create the illusion of cohesion.

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How not to debt for fashion

Let’s face it,we have all spent more that we should on clothes at some point. Maybe a designer’s bag that was half the rent, maybe a pair of shoes.. The point is we’ve all done it at least once!
I feel you girls! I frequently find myself craving for things I can’t afford. But I’ve come up with a plan to avoid these expenses-although my heart is breaking!

The easiest way to avoid any slip-backs is not carry too much cash or credit cards when you go shopping. I know it’s easier said than done,but when you have a specific budget and no way of overcome it then you’ll be more careful on how you spend and what you buy.

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