Fashion

Were the accessories memorable in the 2000s?

For me, one of the most memorable parts of the 2000s was how extra the accessories were. Read more below if you want to see the hippest accessories from this period.

Key trends

Frosted Lip Gloss

Remember the little tubes we had with the thick sticky lip gloss that we used to wear ALL THE TIME? I remember I would put this on every few hours and be happy with the sticky sensation on my lips. I was too young to be dating but I would imagine this would be super weird to kiss someone and have all this sticky stuff on my mouth.

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Butterfly clips

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I thought this trend was so cute, to be honest. It was so innocent and sweet. When I went to junior school I remember lots of my friends used to wear these in their hair and looking back I think it was super adorable. Nowadays everyone is so sophisticated and chic so I don’t think there really is much of a place for these clips now. Maybe I’m wrong.

Rhinestones

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Rhinestones were in – okay. They were popular for proms and everyday accessories and they were everywhere you went. I don’t think that I ever really indulged in this style as it’s a bit gaudy for my liking. I enjoy very simplistic, delicate jewellery and I don’t like brooches or anything of the sort. But… It definitely does have its place so just ignore me if you like this trend.

Trucker Hats

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Trucker hats are super fun and they were hugely popular in the 2000s. Von Dutch hats were also very fun to wear. I have one or two myself and they can make any outfit cooler and edgier.

Livestrong Bracelets

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By the time I wanted to start wearing these they started to stop being so readily available. I knew so many adults who wore these who were athletic and it was always something I wanted but never wanted it enough to get them.

Shutter Shades 

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These shades made no sense to me at all. But Kanye West didn’t really care about that did he? As a trendsetter, you don’t really need to make sense at first but then after a while when more people to start following your trend then you sort of become the cool one. So I guess it balances itself out.

Fedoras

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My queen Blair Waldorf loved her fedoras. She just had a timeless elegance to her that made her shine when everyone else sometimes looked kitsch. If I had to wear a fedora I would look very silly but Blair just looks like such a boss. This is why she is my fashion icon.

Unnecessary scarves

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Come on – where did this trend even come from? Firstly, these are not practical! You cannot get warmer wearing this. What were you even thinking? This whole trend just makes me roll my eyes and go yeah this makes total sense… Not. If you have photos where you have followed this style and you think you look good – please, send them through – I really would love for you to change my mind about this.

Oversized hoops

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I think there will always be a place for oversized trends. They demand attention and they can be elegant, extravagant or just hectic depending on the style you wear. I’ve never really tried to wear this style but as I said it’s because I like more soft, subtle jewellery. But if you like this style – go you!

Fishnet stockings

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I adored this trend. Jenny Humphrey from Gossip Girl always wore fishnet stockings and she always looked freaking edgy as hell. I was so jealous of her style sometimes because only she could look that good being grunge in a show full of preppy people. These types of stockings are really cool because you get so many different variations and they can really make a normal outfit stand out a little bit more.

Neckties as belts

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I thought I would end off this article by looking at this necktie trend that gorgeous Avril Lavinge started. She really is such a cool chick and I think everyone had a girl crush on her. I mean there is nothing complicated about that right??

I think this trend was just outrageous – but I feel like this was the 2000s summed up. Anything went and the odder the attire, the more likely it was to become a trend.

Let me know what your favourite trends were from this time in the comments below!

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Fashion

Why did low-rise jeans kill me in the 2000s?

What was it about low-rise jeans that they became the hallmark of 2000s trends? They were absolutely horrific and not to mention that not very inclusive for everyone. Firstly, they’re uncomfortable. You can’t sit without worrying about what’s showing and really who has time to gym so much that their abs are rock hard 24/7? I definitely don’t.

Besides that, high-waisted jeans are in and so are crop tops. It would look ridiculous to wear low-rise jeans and a crop top now. I mean you would have your whole torso on display… Shakes head in horror.

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I was too young to even be focused on fashion at this age, but if I had been I really hope I wouldn’t have followed this trend too closely.

Like I have no problem with you showing your stomach. You show whatever you want to show – but you’re doing clothes an injustice. There are so many beautiful blouses and tops out there for you to be just neglecting that part of your outfit “sobs in the corner.”

Maybe I’m being dramatic – I say this to myself multiple times a day. But if shops start selling high-waisted jeans and replacing them with low-rise jeans there is going to be an uprising. Let’s hope that day doesn’t ever happen.

Hope you guys enjoyed this!

 

 

Fashion

Will asymmetrical skirts come back? Yes! We have proof

Well it can’t just be me wondering. I mean… Are they coming back? Well… It’s a big yes from me! Of course their coming back. I mean have you even been shopping in 2018 if you haven’t noticed this?

Okay, okay I’m sorry – maybe you didn’t know. But then this is good that you’re here then because their back and you should 100% wear them.

 

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Assymetrical skirts are cool. Their so sophisticated and trendy and they just scream awesome. Like I really want the pink and olive one like yesterday already. Anyways, you should know that these can be worn in summer and winter and their super versatile. If you get them in the darker colours then they can be your wardrobe essential all year round. #winning #savingmoney

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Cause I’m all about that saving money life yo. You should check out stores like Forever 21, Forever New, Superbalist, ZANDO, H&M and Zara for skirts like these. Their also available at other retailers like Woolworths, Mr Price, Jet. Their everywhere really. You should really give this trend a try and as you can see there are so many cool ways to style this.

If you do try this please share your pics in the comments below!

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Fashion

Where did the jeans and dresses trend go?

We are taking a dive back into the 2000s. Why did the most strange styles come out of them? Were there any good styles that appeared? Lets check it out below. 

Remember when dresses and jeans were a thing? I do. I was about 10 years old and they just took over the whole of Constantia. Women everywhere were wearing them and all the cool moms wore this style. My own mom sort of looked down on this style (again I shall not be acknowledging the link to where I got my sassiness from). We used to always gossip about these women and their “bad taste”.

To be fair this style is quirky. It’s not the usual but I think it has its place. I think if done properly it can be really awesome.

I feel like celebs fuelled this trend and I’m going to showcase some guilty ones here.

I dig the shiny black pants with this black shift dress and fluffy jacket. It’s really simplistic but it still stands out. The attention shifts to the fluffy jacket rather than the pants which I think is perfect. If they are not the main part of the outfit then they can really work.

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“Reunion” actress at pre-Oscar party in Beverly Hills in February, 2017

This interpretation is a bit more bold. Using light blue jeans with this dress make it hard not to notice. What I do like is her hair styling. It’s sophisticated and makes the outfit look chic rather than sloppy.

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“Black-ish” daughter poses at Camp IZZE celebration in Brooklyn in April, 2017

Nicole Ritchie just has the confidence to pull this off. She knows she looks dope. And I can appreciate that. If you know that you are gonna look amazing then do it.

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“The Simple Life” celeb walks in New York in September, 2017

 

Tori looks very fun in this edgy outfit. I really like how she looks so comfortable in this. It makes it all work. Also you can always win me over with metallic, glittery colours.

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“Beverly Hills, 90210” actress attends the Much Love Animal Rescue celebrity fundraiser in Venice in October, 2017

Great job ladies! Reviving trends may be uncomfortable for a while but you can definitely do it. And being a trend-setter isn’t always the worst label to have.

Fashion

What are you wearing to Halloween? Find out what I’m wearing here…

So Halloween is coming soon! What are you planning to wear? I’ve listed some of the best outfits I can find to showcase what you should wear. Let me know your thoughts below!

Feeling witchy?

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Mariah rocked this shiny black dress and she definitely made being a witch look sexy as hell…

Are you an angel?

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Damn! Alessandra Ambrosio as the devil is the sexiest thing I’ve seen all day. Great job on the costume.

Dare to be a demon?

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Nicole Scherzinger made a bold choice by being a demon. It’s not the most common costume but she looks awesome. I love the cutout detail of the dress. Goes with the whole haunted theme.

Taking it to a ghostly dimension

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These contact lenses and this white face just make me uncomfortable. Sometimes, people just look too scary for my liking. But if that’s your thing then go ahead!

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These two cuties look adorable as Aubrey Hepburn & Marilyn Manroe. I just cannot deal. Want to take so many photos of these munchkins!!

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Kim K has always loved her Halloween costumes and this one is great. I mean come on – Cher! Definitely a winner!

Madonna & Michael Jackson

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I didn’t realise that Michael Jason was actually a girl. Kourtney and Kim stepping it up as MJ and Madonna respectively!

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I’m a huge Stranger Things fan and Eleven is such a boss of a character. (I think I know what I’m gonna wear this Halloween haha). She rocks this outfit. Guess I’m gonna have to find a blonde wig…

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WOW! Talk about effort. Firstly, what is this girls workout routine? To fit into that outfit and look that good is just unfair haha. Jokes aside though; this couple’s outfit is Halloween Goals!

Harley Quinn & The Joker

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Not the biggest fan of this pairing. What with Harley’s very toxic relationship with the Joker and all. But besides that I guess it is a fun Halloween costume and makes for a really cool Insta feed. #doingitforinsta

Scooby Doo Gang

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Yaaasss! I dig this so much. The gangs coming down to solve a mystery! Even Scooby made an appearance. Just yes.

Alice and Wonderland 
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To end off I thought maybe we could all look at Alice. She’s great really. Doing her own thing, climbing down the rabbit hole. That’s one independent girl yo. Besides that, her outfit is super sexy.

 

So I hope you guys enjoyed this article. I enjoyed researching all these costumes and it has made me so hyped up for the Halloween costume I am going to. NEED to buy a wig now.

Okay byeee!

Popular Culture

10 Best Halloween Movies Ever

So as we all know Halloween is fast approaching…

It’s that time where we need to watch scary movies and eat loads of snacks. (Sounds like a normal Saturday night to me…) But anyway, besides that, lets dive straight in.

I’ve listed some of the best horror movies to watch when you want to get into the Halloween spirit.

Let me your thoughts below!

  1. The Nun
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    So I’ve been following The Conjuring series and I am truly obssessed and the latest movie in this series just killed me. During the movie I just wanted it to stop. Every time I got scared I was like no I just can’t do this anymore. I felt feelings of terror that something would grab my feet from under the seat so I sat with my feet up the entire time. I was n e r v o u s. But it was insanely good. I want to see it again. Go through all that trauma again. Lol the trauma is worth it. The Nun is soooo scary though. Nightmares for days.
  2. Paranormal Activity
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    A classic horror movie. We have all seen it… Surely? Anyway… I think that it’s definitely got its place on this list. I mean come on. Did you really sleep well the night after you watched it? Like be honest with yourself? Didn’t think so…

  3. Get Out
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    I’ve watched this three times. It is that good. I still cannot believe how amazing it is. Truly terrifying stuff. You need to watch this.

  4. The Visit

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    This is a bone-chilling movie. As I’m typing this I have goosebumps. Once, you know the twist you just want to pull the protagonists out of this movie because it is so horrific. Worth the watch.

  5. Insidious 
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    Ahh I cannot explain to you my love for the Insidious series. Obviously, the Conjuring series is better but this is a great alternative too. It follows the protagonist Elize and she is a pshycic and a grandmother. She’s a boss and the stuff in this series is dark. You don’t come out of those movies the same…
  6. Rings 
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    I never watched the original Ring movies, but this one doesn’t disappoint. It is so scary and the way this girl moves just makes you want to vomit. It makes you really scared of your TV….
    10/10 must watch.
  7. Truth or dare
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    I’ve loved Lucy Hale since Pretty Little Liars and this movie scared me and my boyfriend badly. You never can unsee it. These poor scarred people.
  8. A quiet place
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    I’m sure everyone has seen or heard of this movie. It’s ingenious and original and really scary. You’re on the edge of your seat most of the movie and it’s got amazing acting.
  9. Halloween (1979)
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    I obviously had to include a real Halloween movie on here. So here it is. You should check it out for the throwback sake.
  10. The Village

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    I watched this movie for the first time when I was 13 at a girls sleepover and let me just say I really am glad this introduced me to the horror genre. It is also an ingenious plot and it’s really clever. There are moments where you feel sick with fear and worry for the protagonist. Would watch again if I wasn’t so nervous.

So that’s it guys! Let me know what you think and if you would add different movies onto this list!

 

history

Where does Halloween Come From?

Halloween is on the 31st of October every year and I think a lot of us take it for granted that it is just about trick or trick or some cool Halloween horror movies. But what are the origins of Halloween?

Where does it come from?

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As you probably know, Halloween dates back to a long time ago. Over 2000 years to be in fact when the Celts started celebrating the 31st. This was the day before their new year and it was called Samhain. This day was prolific because it was the day before the start of a very difficult winter. As a result, the Celts believed in sacrificing animals to the Deities to give them good will for the coming winter.

The Celts also believed that this was a day where the barrier between life and death was very thin. The veil that keeps the two worlds aside becomes thinner. Celts also believed that when the otherworldly spirits were there that it would mean that they could be better future tellers due to their influence. This was of huge importance to the Celts because during these hard times, they relied on these “prophecies” to get by.

To commemorate this huge celebration the Druids would put on animal heads and would hold huge bonfires.

As History.com mentions in 43 AD most of the Celt areas were conquered by the Roman Empire. Because this happened Samhain was combined into two Roman festivals.

Feralia is a day that the Romans would commemorate the passing of the dead and the second day was created to honor Pomona who was the Roman goddess of fruit and trees. But what does Pomona mean? It is the symbol of the apple and it incorporates the celebration of Samhain which one might consider this being where the bobbing for apples tradition came from.

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When the 9th Century arrived the spread of Christianity had gone to the Celtic lands where it was “blended” with older Celtic rites. November 2nd was the day that the church named the All Souls Day which was to honour the dead. A popular belief is that the church was replacing the Celtic’s festival of the dead with a more appropriate church-sanctioned holiday.

So where did the name come from?

Well All Souls Day was also celebrated like Samhaim with the big bonfires, the parades and the dressing up as angels or devils. The name originally was “All-hallows/All-hallowmass which is really cool because it comes from Middle English – Alholowmesse which means All Saints’ Day. The night before All Saints’ Day was All-Hallows Eve (which is what I mentioned above on the 31st of October). Eventually this became Halloween.

How did it come to America?

It didn’t just arrive to America. The Protestants didn’t really approve of the celebration and it was only in the Southern Colonies and Maryland that it was becoming popular. Halloween became a way for women to be more empowered in finding a husband. Different games like bobbing of the apple were played to try to find husbands. The first women to take a bite of the apple would wait for another man to take a bite of her apple and the idea was this could lead to a marriage.

By the beginning of the 20th century, the idea around Halloween began to change, and it was not regarded as a religious holiday anymore, but rather a holiday where children could have fun and celebrate. Trick-or-treating became popular because it was an inexpensive way for communities to spend time with their families, and by buying sweets you could stop children from giving you a trick.

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But now this doesn’t explain why people dressed up…

Okay, so put yourself back in the days where nobody knew very much and technology didn’t exist. No electricity, heated floors or antiseptic. Winter was a scary time – and paired with these ideas that ghosts and the dead could more easily come between worlds on the 31st of October, people got the idea that if they dressed up like the dead/ghosts, then maybe they would be left to live. Their disguises were a mean of survival and this eventually led to the tradition we have today of dressing up in costumes for Halloween.

If you want to read more you should check out this article here from the History channel. Credits to them for all this great info!