2000 Follower Giveaway!

giveawayA few weeks ago, I reached another bug milestone, 2000 followers!!! I wanted to host a giveaway to thank all of my subscribers, commenters, likers, and just readers in general! My readers are from all around the world so this will be a WORLDWIDE giveaway!

What you will win:

  • A Elizabeth Arden Ultra Lipstick in the shade Cinnanmon
  • A Smashbox Be Legendary Lipstick in the shade Pout
  • Victoria Secret Self Tanning Cream
  • John Frieda controlled lightening spray
  • Bath And Body Works lotion (Japanese blossom)

The rules:

1) Follow my blog (if you don’t have a wordpress account then please follow either my pinterest, tumblr, or twitter instead, and make sure to comment that) and my Instagram

2) Like this post and my Facebook page.

3) Lastly, just comment your favorite makeup item and why 🙂 You can comment on  my Instagram photo of this giveaway or on this post!

OPTIONAL (To get entered twice): Follow my twitter account.

Not too bad, is it?

The giveaway will end November 30th, 2015, so there is quite some time to get sharing! The winner will be selected randomly and notified via comment or email. Once again I’d like to thank anyone that has ever supported me, even just by liking a post. Blogging is lots of hard work and dedication but I definitely think it’s worth itIf you haven’t already started a blog I strongly encourage you to give it a try!

If you didn’t win this time, make sure to watch out for the next one coming up!

The rules for this giveaway are very simple although if you have any questions don’t be afraid to comment!

Worst Fashion Trends from the 21st Century

Hey guys! Today I have a fun little post about fashion trends that I disliked most in the 20th century! I want to start off with a disclaimer, I do not mean to offend anyone! So if you still like or sport one of these trends please do not be offended, these are simply my own opinions. As I’ve said before, everyone has their own sense of style, one person may hate what one is wearing while someone else might love it. So please just keep that in mind, these are the worst trends in MY opinion. Ok, with that said, lets get started!

1.Sheer Tops

worst fashion trends sheer top

I never really understood sheer tops, I mean what is the point of showing your whole bra? Or showing your skin except tinted? I know many places found this very inappropriate and viewed it the same as wearing nothing at all! If you think about it, you really are exposing everything except there is thin piece off cloth over you! Is the point of it to go topless but to be warm while doing it? I guess i’ll never know.

2. Sneakerwedges

worst fashion trends sneakerwedges

This is another thing that gets me mind-boggled, why put wedges into sneakers!? Sneakers are supposed to be casual, comfy, and most importantly COMFORTABLE! You are supposed to be able to run in them if need be, these wedges ruined the whole purpose of sneakers. If you really want wedges, then wear real wedges, they are so much nicer! And also, even though the wedge is “hidden”, everyone knows it’s there, it is so obvious!

3. Bell Bottoms

worst trends bell bottoms

Now, I’m aware many will not agree with this one but honestly, I hate bell bottoms. Don’t get me wrong boot cut is okay, and other jeans that are a bit wider than your ankles are great as they make your legs look slimmer. But honestly, when the circumference of the bottom of your jeans is big enough to fit both legs through, there is a problem! Yes, these will make you seem as though you have slimmer legs, but it will also swallow you up!

4. Crocs

worst trends crocs

Well there’s not much to say about crocs… everyone now is wondering how they even became a trend in the first place. I mean they are great for gardening and we also bring them to hotels as slippers, so I guess that’s a plus?

5.Shutter Shades
worst trends shutter shades

Do you remember seeing these everywhere? I remember seeing these at every single vendor on the street! I even saw people wearing them and I know I really wanted them because they just seemed so cool. Well now looking back, I’m wondering what was wrong with me! I mean they are great for children to play with and call their glasses without being worried the the glass will shatter or something else but not for anything else. I wish I could go back in time and ask the people I saw wearing these glasses why they have them? I mean what is their use? They don’t protect from the sun and they definitely don’t look good, so why?

Comment if you can remember another trend that now looking back you hate!

Previous posts:

Fall Jacket Essentials

OOTD: How to style a romper

Easy and Quick Drugstore Make-up Tutorial

First Day of School Outfit

School Outfit Ideas

Whole Sale Buying review

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kisses,
Kat

1,000 follower GIVEAWAY!!!!!! Naked 2 Palette and more! (worldwide)

 Yesterday I checked my phone and the first thing I saw was that I got 1,000 followers on my blog; O so Vogue!!!! I want to thank all my current followers, readers, and likers for supporting me and letting me know that there are people out there that really enjoy reading my work!  To thank you all for being so supportive and amazing, I am hosting a giveaway! THIS IS A WORLDWIDE GIVEAWAY!
What you will win:

-Naked 2 by Urban Decay palette

-5 designer nail wraps

-Victoria Secret Set-scent is lovespell, comes with lotion, body-wash and body mist

-Seche Vite top coat

In total you get 10 items that I love and I’m sure you’ll enjoy!
The rules:

1) Follow my blog and my Instagram

2) Like this post and my Facebook page.

OPTIONAL (To get entered twice): To get entered in twice, repost this post, or repost my giveaway post on Instagram with the hashtag #osovogue (you must be following my Instagram( @o_so_vogue) to be eligible for this method)

3) Lastly, just comment about one beauty thing you suck at 🙂

Not too bad, is it?

I want to thank everyone that read even just 1 of my posts and wish you all good luck! This giveaway will end May 29, the winner will be chosen randomly and will be contacted via a comment or email if I can find your email address on your website!

*** This giveaway has been closed! The winner has been selected and notified via email. They already replied, and will be accepting the prize!***

If you didn’t win this time, make sure to watch out for the next one coming up!

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xoxo,
Kat

Black Clothes Essentials

Since everyone seemed to love my Five Essential Tops post, I decided to follow up with a Black Clothes Essentials! Honestly, I never was a really big fan of the color black. Until this year! Black is such a beautiful shade that can truly be paired and matched with anything (except maybe brown..)! I found myself wearing more and more black clothes because they were so easy to match. Today I’ll show you the five essential black items that can be worn at many different events and occasion, and on a daily basis. You can make endless combinations with these items, so lets get started!

1. LBD

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Who could’ve guessed that a LBD (little black dress) would be the first item on this list? I’m guessing half of you 😉 There is reason that a little black dress has its own acronym, it can be worn on almost every occasion and since black is a very flattering color it also does you justice when you wear it! Wear a little black dress casually with cardigan and converse, dress it up a bit with a statement necklace, or wear it a funeral with black pumps. Whatever the occasion, you can’t go wrong with a LBD. In fact, I’m wearing one to class tomorrow!

2. Black Blouse

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I was debating whether or not I should put this item on this list but I decided too because black blouses are once again really versatile, they can be dressed up or down while always looking chic. I also love accessorizing when I`m wearing a black blouse because you can get really creative and a bit outside your comfort zone because the black blouse will balance everything out.

3. Leggings

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I know, I know, there are lot`s of haters when it comes to wearing leggings outside the gym, but I think that leggings are a really nice alternative to jeans for those days that you are feeling lazy. I think they are super cute when paired with an over sized top, since the leggings are so tight and the top is so loose, it`ll give you the illusion of super thin legs! Either way, if you aren`t a fan of leggings outside of the gym, they are still an essential for running, exercise, and just being lazy at home 🙂

4. Black casual tee

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This is the one item that I think every single person has in their closet! A casual black tee, whether its a v-neck, scoop, or whatever it looks like is a must for layering. Wear it under anything, accesorize it, pair it with a printed scarf…. the possibilities are endless!

5. Cardigan

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I love cardigans because I find that they automatically make an outfit look more thought out and complex. They`re also great for those days when the mornings are really cold but you know that it is going to warm up later on.

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xoxo,
Kat

Liebster Award (I nominate you!)

Today I have another award video, it is the Liebster Award!!! Although I do have more than 1000 followers (There is a giveaway) which is against the Liebster rules, I still got nominated by two amazing bloggers; Rosalyn and Penny. Thanks so much to both of you for the nomination, keep doing the great job!

Rules:

  • Each nominee must have under 1000 followers
  • Thank and link the nominating blog
  • Answer their 10 questions and propose 10 new ones for your nominees
  • Nominate 10 blogs and tell them they have been nominated (spread the love)
  • Write a post including all of the above and include the rules in the post

The Questions:

(Since I got nominated by two blogs, I will answer five from each)

What is your favorite season of the year?

I honestly find this question very hard to answer. I usually say winter because that is the season I’m born in and I love snow but lately, I’ve started hating it because it’s so cold! I love summer because of every aspect except for one little thing, bees! I am terrified of bees, I cannot stand them, they usually ruin a perfectly good and sunny day for me. So I guess the answer to this question would be summer (without bees)

What is your favorite drugstore beauty product?

Lately, I’ve been loving meybelline color tattoo eye shadows. They are so pigmented and come in a variety of beautiful colors!

Do you have pets?

At the moment I only have a gecko named Lizzie, but I used to have many more before. If you are interested, I talk more about these pets in my other award posts.

What is your favorite subject in school?

This may come as a surprise to some, but I love Science! I find most science subjects very interesting, I like understanding how things work and what they are made of. Although I hate physics, it bores me to death! I like biology a lot and have thought about going to med school a lot but decided not to because of the really long work hours.

What made you start blogging?

Honestly, I didn’t give it as much thought as some other bloggers. One of my friends was showing me her blog on tumblr and I thought it was cool, so I decided to give it a try as well! I ended up loving the blogisphere and positive community and people so I kept posting.

 Where is one place that you would definitely love to travel to in the world?

I’ve been to many places around the world but strangely enough I’ve never been to Paris. Since I’ve been learning french for over 4 years now, I would love to go to advance my speaking skills and see the charm of Paris for myself.

 What is your biggest fear?

Other than getting kidnapped and tortured… I think one of my great fears is the fear to not succeed. I lost many opportunities because I wasn’t sure of myself. Which is why now I try to push myself to try new things and seize any opportunity.

Do you have any secret talents? 

Honestly, no. I’m sad to admit but I don’t have any secret talents unless being double jointed and being able to do weird things with my arms counts…

 Describe your blog in three words.

Creative, Helpful, and New.

 Name two goals that you have for this year. 
One thing that I have been telling myself to do the past few years and hopefully will finally do this year, is to get fit and start running! I’m sure I’m not the only one that has this goal 😉 My second goal is to really up my photography game. I’m going to take some classes to hopefully learn how to take better pictures for the blog.

My Questions:

What made you start blogging?

What is your favorite ice-cream flavor?

How long have you been blogging for?

If you were stuck on an Island, what is the one thing you would take with you?

Do you have any pets?

What is one thing that most people are surprised to learn about you?

If you had one wish, what would it be?

Do you own more high-end or drugstore make-up?

What is your favorite nail polish brand?

What is your biggest achievement (at the moment)?

My Nominations:

I started searching and writing down blogs in this section but I realized that there were too many blogs I thought deserved this award. If you have a blog and have taken the time to write even one post, you deserve this award so I nominate YOU!

Thanks for reading, I look forward to reading your answers to my questions. If you do this post, please comment the link on this post so that I can check it out!

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xoxo,
Kat

How to turn your bridesmaid dress into an everyday outfit

Being a bridesmaid is great, but like the bride, you are usually left with dress or jumpsuit that is too elegant to wear anywhere else! Today I will give some tips on how you can wear your bridesmaid dress to work (assuming you work in a bank, cubicle, or anywhere where people dress “buisnessy.” A construction place probably isn’t the best place for this outfit…)! I will also show you how I a styled a beautiful Eva Franco jumpsuit that I found on lover.ly. These tips apply jumpsuits and dresses.

How to turn your bridesmaid outfit into an everyday outfit.

For work:

Tip #1: The one thing that almost all businesswomen own is an essential to achieve this look, a blazer! To me, blazers are the classic businesswomen item and a must-have. I love them because they can completely change the look of a outfit. Depending on how they are styled they can make an outfit look more elegant or casual. In this case, the blazer made the jumpsuit more casual and gave it a business vibe. If your dress starts flowing down right underneath your chest or if your jumpsuit is high-waisted (like in the picture) then I suggest a cropped blazer like the ones in the picture.

Tip #2: Change up the colors for a more modern and edgy feel. When we think of bridesmaids dresses we usually think of warm and neutral or one colored dresses, which is why we do the opposite,  we aren’t supposed to blend into the background (like bridesmaid are supposed to), today is our day, we want to stand out! Add strong colors that match your dress, I chose a red or black cropped blazer to go with this jumpsuit.

Tip #3:If possible, do not match your blazer and shoes. As you can see in the photo, one of my “business” outfits include black pumps and a red blazer, and the other outfit has a black blazer and red pumps. In other words add color variation, because like I said before, today we do not want to blend in! If you like matching your shoes with your tops, then read tip #4!

Tip #4: For all you people that have a need to color synchronize your shoes to another part of your outfit, then please match your shoes to your purse! I find that that brings a look together without being overwhelming to look at.

Tip #5: Stay clear of very elegant jewelry. Wear abstract bracelets, big chunky earrings, and lots of rings! You can do this in whichever color matches the rest of your outfit best (in the outfit above it was all gold). Also, feel free to add a necklace, I only didn’t because the top of this jumpsuit already has a pattern and I didn’t want to make anything clash.

Tip #6: Your purse should be big and a dark solid color. Pretty much, we are doing everything opposite to what a bridesmaid would do.

How I styled the jumpsuit for a bridesmaid:

I fell in love with this jumpsuit the second I saw it! When I think of a bridesmaid, I think of warm and light colors which is why I paired it with nude with a tint of pink heels. After the heels I found that beautiful elegant clutch and knew I had to add it! All the different colors and textures on the clutch really made this look special! It added color and subtle yet strong way! After finding the clutch, I based most of my jewelery on it, I found a beautiful purple and gold bracelet and then added on more gold bangles (these bangles had some pink on it). Since the bracelets were the same colors as the clutch it added an even more of a “pop”. Once again I added lots of rings and lastly, I added the most beautiful gold and pearl earrings.

Tip #1: When going for a overall neutral outfit but still want some “pop”, then chose one item to stand out like your shoes or purse ( like in this case).

Tip #2: Match your jewelery to your bag. I love doing this as it gives your outfit a very neat and elegant feel. I did this in this set with the clutch and the different colored bracelets!

I hope you enjoyed my tips and loved this jumpsuit as much as I did!

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xoxo,
Kat