The end of the season sales are among us but should you be stocking up for next summer?
Because of the sporadic weather of summer, there will be sweaters on the racks of every end of season sale and I know you hate sweaters because of the bulk, storage issues and limited wear opportunities so let’s just think what other items can be worn this fall.
Dark Floral dresses
Banana republic, Off Saks Fifth Ave, Macy’s and Free people all have put these must-have fall trend on sale, some as low as $40!!
The dress pictured is $69 at Off Saks right now!
The love of romance dressing is still strong but look for grunge accents like studs and corset details.
We are loving the Pretty Little Things dress above marked down from $105 to $59!
Sweater tank tops
Wearing Knits head to toe will be a fall staple and of course we are in love with the idea.
Stores like Forever21, H&M and Zara already have sales on these fall staples.
We love the simplicity of the AEO tank pictured on sale now for 11.94.
Have any other fall staples for us to dig up? #tfgfallstaples or just tag us and we will repost your look!!
Fall is around the corner so it time to think about cooler days. So what to do with wholly sweaters? We snagged 3 projects to try!
By Yvette E
That old sweater in your closet can have new life this winter with these three upcycling tips.
Make it into separates
Okay so half the sweater is ruined but depending on which end you can either create a cropped sweater or a pencil skirt!
For the skirt, you will need elastic, hem tape and a pair of scissors. Use the hem tape to fold overtop but leave enough room to add elastic and a gap to pull it through. Measure waist cut elastic and while holding one side, feed the other through skirt. Tie ends together.
Check out Pearls and Scissors tutorial here for a more pictorial tutorial.
I know not everyone owns a sewing machine so we are sticking to easy not complicated tutorials.
For this one simply cut the sweater horizontally and hem edge with hem tape.
From pillows to phone sleeves, there is alot of tutorials to do with them. We loved the boot sock idea seen here.
Cut off sleeves, use hem tape on raw edges and your done!!
Have any other great ideas? #tfgsweaterchallenge or tag us @tfgnyc to be featured!
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If you have seen likes go down and finding it hard to keep new followers, it may be a ploy by Instagram to make more money.
Facebook is a publically traded company and its main focus is to make money. So if people can gain followers without spending money then what so you do? Here are all the tricks Instagram is pulling.
If you do happen to get alot of comments on a post or engagement then Instagram will block you. It happened to me. The new algorithm assumes that any rapid engagement on any account means that you are using a bot and will automatically block you.
You will also get blocked if you behave like a bot which means randomly liking other people’s post you don’t follow, excessive commenting or using another app to post pictures.
The fix: Like post of your shadow followers and only comment on your followers or those you are following. Follow people you would like to collab or those with more followers.
Okay, so you gained 8 followers one day and now you are back to the same number. What happened?
The Fix: People follow by post so make sure you have a specific subject and stick to it. Also do the above fix while posting at least 3 times a day within your aesthetic.
Don’t have one? Get one or you will notice the see-saw follower effect plus get alot of shadow followers.
Using all 25 hashtags will get your post shadow blocked which is worst then being actually blocked because you will not be informed.
The Fix: It is recommended you use 5 to 10 hashtags and target them! 5 to image and 5 to subject.
How do you know you are using blocked hashtag? You don’t. The last time I checked #beautyblogger is now a blocked hashtag meaning you won’t get any engagement on a post with the blocked hashtag.
The Fix: Check the numbers when using a hashtag and make sure it is less then 1 million. Any hashtag with more then 1 million post won’t get you seen any way.
Noticed anything strange with your Instagram account? #tfgig and we will add it to this post.
Summer causes all makeup to melt off; and it’s tough when your trying to look your best. Lip tints from Korea have the staying power you needed all along!
By Eva E.
Hello lovely readers,
I was so tired of every lip product melting away with the Summer heat but I found that unlike lip stains; lip tints ( especially from Korea) are gel based and have a deeper and richer color. They don’t dry out your lips and last literally the entire day! Here are some of my faves and the colors go on all skin tones! Enjoy!
You can’t go wrong with these Summer staples; a graphic tee and tulle skirt can be appropriate for any occasion and the combo possibilities are endless!
By Eva E.
I decided to share with you all my favorite lewk that never fails to get me compliments and assures I always look out together no matter the occasion. I choose three styles I personally wear: Goth, Punk and Boho.. So weather your attending a garden party or going out to dinner these Looks will always work and you can change up the shirt and tee to fit your taste! Pro tips: Roll your Tees instead of folding them so they don’t get wrinkled when storing them. Tulle skirts that get wrinkled can be lightly steamed to get the wrinkles out!
Forever21 made its mark with low priced staples and now H&M is trying the same thing but is it too late?
By Yvette E
Basics launched Gap back in the 90s, Forever21 in the 00s and now H&M is following suit. H&M is also planning to close stores in a restructuring effort that other US stores are doing now.
The odd part is that are limiting what they carry for women. I walked into the mall yesturday and not only did they put women clothes on the smaller second floor but they devoted it to mostly staples under 10 dollars.
It seems they are now targeting the ever growing men fashion market and children wear which is suffering a major loss with the closure of Gymboree and Children’s Place deciding to shed some stores.
The store’s back wall featured tanks and tube tops from 2.99 which to me seems rather crass. Costume jewelry, bag charms and hats made up the middle floor where tops and bottoms around the store topped out at 19.99.
I don’t know if I am in a pilot store or not so if you have seen dramatic changes at H&M, please comment below.
Another store goes out of business and other things plaguing fashionistas.
By Yvette E
All stores are set to close August 21 as the store failed to see that fast fashion has dampen customers want for cheap accessories. Brands offering cheap gemstone and vermeil added to the demise with some items starting at just $30.00.
Nordstrom will start closing some stores to rising rent which as already cost Topshop 55 stores. Nordstrom is set to close 4 stores this year. Macy’s and Target are also set to close 4 stores this year as well as Kohl’s which will close 8.
Lord & Taylor is partnering with Walmart’s online store in hopes to attract new customers.
Wal-mart plans to close 20 stores this year.
J.C. Penney’s will close 27 stores this year and continues to fight for survival among changing consumer habits.
L Brand already closed Henri Bendel and now plans to close over 50 stores of the brand it is trying to save.
Not having a more versatile product line is to blame.
Costly furniture is no longer an option with the likes of Wayfair and other places using flex pay and offering lower prices. The brand will close 145 stores this year.
I really don’t have the time to run and shop but this brand down sizing its larger stored meaning the the 5th ave location may be on the chopping block. It’s set to close up to 40 stores in low performing areas and reopening smaller cost friendly locations.
So is a store closing by you? Let us know so we can inform our readers.
Everyone’s fave way to stay cool during the Summer is with an ice cold soda! I was delighted to find so many Pepsi items that I could put together the cutest and most refreshing (pun intended lol) outfit for my fellow curvy babes!