I have been in Beijing for about 2.5 weeks now, and I have been enjoying every minute. It is great to have good Chinese food and see all my favorite sites again, and I am really loving the internship I have at beijingkids!
Lately I have been obsessed with these block heels. They can be dressed up or down, and look more stable than your typical pump.
I have tried on a couple of pairs of shoes like these in stores, but unfortunately the front of my feet are too wide to look good or, more importantly, feel comfortable in! Any tips on finding a good pair of heels that is comfortable for wide soles?
‘Julina’ Double Ankle Strap Sandal by Jessica Simpson // ‘Niro’ Sandal by Dolce Vita
‘Confdnce’ Sandal by Steve Madden // ‘Caddie’ Mixed Media Sandal by Sole Society
‘Cruizz’ Bootie by Steve Madden // ‘Maria’ Sandal by Michael Kors
Recently, I have been seeing a lot of neutrals everywhere, in both fashion and designs. I really like using these basic colors because the simplicity is more stylish and classic. Without the distractions of so many colors, the forms and shapes of things become more important. Plus, best of all: it is way easier to match everything!
Adventure Print / Diamond / Heels / Backpack / Dress / Earrings / Headband / Purse
As you can probably guess, I love coming up with inspiration boards. However, while they look (and pretty much are) really straightforward, I wanted to share some of the tips and tricks I have been using. Otherwise, a simple project can take wayyy too long!
1. FIND THE RIGHT IMAGES
Don’t force it, or you may get frustrated. I always start at Pinterest or Tumblr and see what patterns I see. Funny enough, I find that I usually pin a few items with similar themes at the same time. Once you have about 3, you are in good shape!
Do you guys see somewhat of a theme coming from the photo collection below? I see about 3 different boards that could use several of those images!
2. MAKE THE TEMPLATE
You want to make sure your board is the same size each time, and, if you want to put it on your blog, make sure it is wide enough. The length isn’t as important; you can always extend it, but I find that I never do just because it is easier when you know where your borders are.
I usually make my boards 650 by 800 pixels.
3. PLACE ON A BLANK TEMPLATE ON PHOTOSHOP
Then, pile all the images with the right color scheme on it. I also include the photos I am not sure fit perfectly, because after seeing them all on the page, I can see if it really does work.
To get started, I like to pick one image that I really like, in this case it is the one with the popsicle on the tray, and put it in the top left corner. Before you get started arranging everything: make it easier on yourself!!! Label each of your layers, even if it makes sense to only you. Just trust me.
Then, just get started arranging everything else!
The last steps are always the hardest, because by this point you have probably used up all the photos you were planning on looking. At this point, I would either 1. Make the other photos bigger so I don’t have extra space or 2. Search forever to find another photo. Usually it is the lather haha, but trust me – its worth it!
Good luck everyone!