My Current Favourite Youtubers

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My obsession with Youtube continues to persist.  In the last year, I have discovered some new Youtube channels that I have loving.  I thought I would share them in case you are having a Youtuber drought and need some new channels to watch especially during those nights during the winter holidays.

Song of Style

I remember the surprise I felt the first time I used Instragram Stories.  Suddenly, I could hear and see people that I had only known through static images all these years.  Some were just as “cool” and down-to-earth as I had expected.  Song of Style, a well-known fashion blogger, is one of those people.  She has been posting more regularly on her Youtube channel and it has been fun watching her vlog behind the scenes during fashion week and share beauty and fashion tips.  My favourite videos though are where we learn more about her personal life and background.  I especially enjoyed the video where she took her equally fashionable dad on a shopping spree.  It was nice to gain some insight as to where she got her good taste from.

I Dress Myself

I know, yet another fashion blogger because I am always in need of fashion inspiration.  I am one of those people who loves fashion, but doesn’t have the talent to put together amazing outfits.  I don’t even inspire to look like these fashion bloggers, but if I am even able to take a small nugget of inspiration from them, I am already quite happy.  Yanin, who is behind the blog I Dress Myself, not only has an amazing blog, but I also love her Youtube channel.  I think I would describe her style as mainly black, minimalist, but with an edge.  My favourite videos of hers are when she does her style lookbooks in her bedroom.  Laidback, but so chic.

Caroline Hirons

If you are really into skincare, you probably know Caroline Hirons.  She is also a blogger and experienced aesthetican.  I especially love hearing her talk through all the technical aspects of skincare.  However, even though the skincare knowledge she imparts is very helpful, it is her vlogs which I love watching the most.  She is the mother of four kids, and I love the dry humour she brings as she navigates her life as a busy mom.  Plus, she hangs out with other British beauty bloggers I avidly watch, like Lily Pebbles and Ruth from a Model Recommends, which is always so fun to watch!

Jennifer Wan

I feel like many of the beauty gurus with bigger audiences tend to talk about certain brands over and over again.  With Jennifer Wan, I feel like I really get a more comprehensive review of many different types of beauty brands.  She is one beauty junkie though!  She often talks about brands that I have not even heard of.  In the last year she has started vlogging as well, and her openness about her dating life is frank, relatable, and hilarious.  One of the channels I have probably followed for over 5 years (I had to sneak this one in even though I have watched her for a while).

Rachel Nguyen

I know, another fashion blogger who has gotten in Youtubing (is that a word?).  She is the face behind the blog That’s Chic.  I’ve always loved her style, but her vlogs are what started my obsession with her channel (you probably notice a trend by now!).  I love watching her as she navigates her laidback Californian life with her friends and family.  She always seem to be having the best time!  Plus, I love her ending segment where she answers her viewer questions.  If you love Song of Style, I have feeling you will love her as well!  Plus, she is friends with Claire Marshall which is my favourite Youtuber, so she has become a must-watch as well.

If you have any other Youtube channel recommendations you think I would love, please comment below.

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Fashion Favourites: It’s All in the Details

Let’s put it out there.  I don’t think I could ever be a fashion blogger.  First of all, the posing.  That just seems really difficult to me!  I mean, I did a photoshoot once, and I realized how hard modelling actually is.  However, I do enjoy fashion.  Maybe not, in the “I need to continually seek out what’s hot and new” mindset, like the passion I have for beauty.  I kind of know what I like when it comes to fashion, but I always want to break out of my comfort zone.  Also, I always look at fashion bloggers and think that it would be great to look like them, but somehow never quite get there.  Not sure if it is out of insecurity or lack of passion.

Just to give you a little insight into my fashion style, I put together some of my favourite fashion details using some of my current purchases.  I feel with fashion, it really is “all in the details.”

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Ruffles

I have always loved ruffles.  Despite the the wax and wane of fashion trends, I seem to always have something in my collection that has ruffles.  I find that ruffles can add something a little special to an ordinary fashion piece.  This love is further verified by me pinning so many of the ruffle pieces Delpozo’s 2017 Spring Ready-To-Wear Collection on my Fashion Inspiration Board.  I especially loved Look #6 with the ruffle bib and Look #33 with the cascading ruffle skirt (I have embedded the pins at the bottom of this blogpost).  I purchased this sweatshirt from J. Crew recently during their sale and loved the ruffle accents around the collar and sleeve.  I was worried that it might be too much, but it looked good on the model and I was sold.  So far, I am really enjoying it because it really elevates a simple grey sweatshirt into something “a little more.”

 

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Cute Prints

I am one of those people that wear a lot of neutrals, so I find that cute prints can really “jazz” up an outfit.  This could be in the form of a cute print on a reusable bag (I am currently carrying one covered with watermelons from Baggu) or it could also mean an overall print on blouse or sweater. Also from J. Crew (yes, I couldn’t help myself, they had free shipping), I decided to buy this  cherry print sweater.  I thought the cherry pattern almost looked like a random dot pattern from afar, which made it more wearable.

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Plain T-Shirts

I know this is not a detail per se, but lately, I have really begun to notice how important basics are to a look.  Single basics, like a plain t-shirt, are really important building blocks to create an entire look.  The catalyst for all this sudden enlightenment, if you can call it that even, has been my love of an app from originating from Japan called WEAR.  Users post their outfits and you can follow users and like their photos.  I am been mostly looking at the photos of Japanese users and loving their minimalist style.  For example, they would pair a long cardigan, a white t-shirt, jeans with amazing accessories and it looks so chic.  These looks inspired me to purchase a simple coral t-shirt lately with a bit of texture running through.  Now, I just need some amazing shoes and a bag!

I am still learning about how to embed photos, but here are a few of the looks I love from the Delpozo Spring 2017 Collection I mentioned above.