Now that we are stuck indoors, it’s time to tackle the clutter.
By Yvette E
Free gym classes live streams have made me realize that I don’t have enough space. In the time, we are spending at home, it may be a good idea to work on this issue.
So we compiled some tips that will help you clear the clutter:
Clean that closet
I just went through the one weakness that I always have, too many jackets. I collect them and now have about 40 of them (including cardigans and hoodies).
It may be time to donate unwanted clothes and in many areas, pickup is available. A good rule is if you haven’t worn it in 3+ years then donate, if tags are still on it then sell it and if it’s torn or stained, recycle it. Stores like Zara and H&M do this for free.
Sell those electronics
I still have a zune (valued at $50) as well as a 2012 Samsung tab which goes for even more. If it is broken, recycle it and don’t throw it away.
Some sites to check out to sell those old electronics include Amazon, Declutter and Gazelle.
For higher prices, try selling it on your own on facebook, Letgo or Macari.
Donate old furniture
I still have that old futon in the living room taking up space. Goodwill is still picking up unwanted furniture and some places like freecycle (they have a facebook page for every city) will post good and unwanted furniture for curveside pickup.
Have any other declutter ideas? Post it below or hit us up @tfgnyc.
Compelled to wear hearts? Try these looks instead.
By Yvette E Valentine’s Day actually started as a religious celebration. The holiday commemorated the line of Christian saints under the name Valentinus. The most significant St. Valentine was beheaded by the Roman emperor Claudius for marrying couples after he banned marriage so his soldiers could focus.
So instead of donning the pink or heart outfit, try themes related to the holiday instead.
Wear Florals – The tradition of giving Valentine’s Day flowers dates back to the late 17th century, during the reign of King Charles II of Sweden. During a trip to Persia, King Charles II was exposed to a new art—the language of flowers. Now, florals are in for both sexes, where matching patterns!!
Go Neutral – Wear browns to symbolize chocolate. It is still a popular gift in most countries.
Wear a print – avoid heart prints but reach for conversation hearts, Victorian inspired prints or chocolates.
So, I am wearing gray today but wearing a tulle skirt with a sweatshirt to invoke a wedding feel. It’s hard being single on V-day but with a little effort to stand out, you won’t be for long.
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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.
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!
Unpredictable weather may get you down but the fashion industry is capitalizing on it.
By Yvette E
Knitwear was once a season affair starting in September and ending in February while fading to a bright cropped number but that has changed.
I walked into Zara and saw those cropped sweaters on sale til the middle of April and I am not the only one noticing it.
The Telegraph wrote back in 2017:
Did you pack away your summer clothes and reinstate your winter warmers come the end of September? Nope, me neither.
I think I unpacked my winter wardrobe 6 times this year and still have sweaters in the wash. Here brings me to the point of this article. It is time to build a seasonless wardrobe. We have 3 items that we believe will take you from hot to cold (today’s low is 58, high 73) in one shot.
I was surprised to see Marie Claire toting the turleneck as Spring wear even though I just wore one a couple of days ago. If the weather won’t peak pass 75, it’s a good option.
The cardigan was said to have return about 3 years ago but for me and most of uppercrust society, they never went out of style.
Add this item to your bag for hot days (80s) and cooler nights (60s).
Light Cropped sweater
These sweaters have replaced the sweater vest and come with or without sleeves.
Look for fun prints to add a pop of color to your wardrobe.
The future does seem unisex when you look at these seasonless fashion concepts.