Sunday, January 26, 2014


Trying to get that perf pic for Instagram? Can't quite get it to work out for you? Well I'm here to help. I'm going to tell you some of my tricks for shooting a stunning selfie, a fab full-body, or the BFF. (Best Friend Flipagram) It's all right here for you to find out. Pretty soon you'll be known as the Insta-Queen. (or King)

STUNNING SELFIES-The first thing you'll need to take a good selfie is good lighting. If it's too dark you won't be able to see your face very well. In addition, some lighting adds a weird tint to your skin, and you want to save that stuff for the filters. You also need a good camera that won't blur your face up. The next step is to know your angles. If you know what side of your face you like best, that's great! If not, experiment for a while in order to find what you like best. You also need to know if you like your hair in your face or out. The final step is your expression. Since it's on Instagram, it generally has a reason, so match your facial expression to go with that. Don't forget your filters! Picking the perfect filter can be hard, but I find that if I go through them, I find one that works really well and I pick that.

FAB FULL-BODY-As usual, every picture requires your opinion. First you need to decide if you want to take it in front of a mirror or if you want someone to take it for you. While the mirror look is a little more classic Insta, someone taking it for you will capture your entire outfit and nothing will be blocked by a camera or a phone. It depends on what you're going for. Taking a picture in front of the mirror is pretty easy. Just find a mirror that doesn't have too much going on behind it, look straight at your reflection, and snap! But there's more to do with someone taking your picture. Again, lighting needs to be considered. But it's also important to find a good pose. Modeling is just knowing what to do with your body to make yourself look your best, so if you can figure that out, you'll have no problem getting someone to take a good picture. If you don't, try looking up some modeling tips you could use to help yourself figure it out. Here are some good websites for that:
BFF-A super popular trend right now is the Flipagram app that lets you turn your pictures into a crazy awesome montage. (complete with music from your phone) If you want to make a really fun one with your friends, you just have to follow a few simple steps.
  1. Take Tons of Pics: It's really not much more than that. Just huddle together and do a ton of different faces and take pictures of all of them. You don't have to look good, you just have to have fun. If your phone has a rapid-fire picture mode, use that to get the best results.
  2. Choose a Song: If you all like a song, use that one. But make sure you get enough pictures for at least 8 seconds of music, if not longer. The app will make it really easy to time it out perfectly.
  3. Upload!: Once all of your friends are sure that it's the perfect song, and they're OK with all the pictures included, just put it right on Instagram. It will have been a fun activity, plus you get to hold on to the memory forever. (as long as you don't forget your account)
So there you go. Now you know the best tips for getting a good picture. One final note: be confident. You may not think it's a good picture, but I guarantee that it's better than you think it is. And besides, who cares if it looks good or not? If it reflects who you are, it's probably perfect.

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Colored Jeggings

Colored jeggings are extremely popular, and I want to give you some tips on how to style them. First of all, make sure they fit. If they are saggy anywhere or just don't fit your body shape, DON'T BUY THEM. Although, if the problem is that they're just a little short on you, there are ways to fix that. I'm just going to go through a few different subjects and help you out.

Section 1-Fit:
Jeggings should fit you just like skinny jeans would. If they're saggy or not fitted to your leg in all places, they don't look like they fit at all. Jeggings are not jeans, so they don't come in different styles and cuts. They only come skinny jean style, because that's how leggings fit. If they fit you really well, but they're a little short, don't waste these wonderful jeggings and put them back on the rack-roll them up! This makes them more like capris, but it still looks really cute. If you don't want to roll them up, you could also wear high boots that come up enough to cover up the bottom of the pant leg.

Section 2-Color:
You can get jeggings in TONS of different colors and patterns, but the question is, what do you want? First think about your style. Find ones that fit your style. For example, if you have a edgy style, getting floral jeggings probably isn't the best idea. This part will be easy, because if you have a specific style, you won't be drawn to the ones that aren't for you. The other thing you have to think about is your skin tone. If you have fair skin, you may not want to get lots of dark colors because it could wash you out. This goes for all clothing, not just jeggings. The final guideline is what's in your closet. Make you sure you don't waste your money on jeggings you'll never wear because you have nothing to go with them.

Section 3-Styling:
As mentioned in the previous section, styling is a big part of getting jeggings. If you don't have something to go with the jeggings you buy, you're wasting money. The first rule of jeggings: jeggings are not leggings. This means you shouldn't wear a dress or a tunic with them. The second rule: jeggings are also not jeans. This means that as opposed to denim jeans, jeggings don't go with everything. The third and final rule: be creative. If you are more daring with color combinations, your outfit will look much more put together. On the other hand, if you go too far with color, you'll just look messy. Find a balance between the two. My final note is that jeggings may not be for you. Don't try to force yourself into styles because they're popular. Things that are "in" are only in if you look good in them. Be yourself, and remember that the things you see in magazines are guidelines, not rules.

Monday, April 22, 2013

Earth Day

Earth Day

Studded denim shorts

TOMS crochet shoes

ASOS round sunglasses

 Description: Earth Day look

Inspiration: Earth Day, of course! I started with TOMS, because each pair of TOMS you buy donates shoes to a child in need. An easy service project, plus you get some cute shoes. Floral shorts give the outfit an earthy feel, so I added those, and the rest just came to me.

Get the Look: You don't have to get TOMS, because they are pretty expensive, but any type of sporty-style shoes will work. Then add a floral, whether it is on shorts, jeans, or a blouse. If you want, you can take my advice from the last post and mix some patterns, or you can just add a solid. If you like a girly look, then add something lacy or flowy. If you like a sporty look, then add something from Aeropostale or a store like that. There are so many ways to combine shirts, pants, shorts, skirts, and anything else to make it fun and flowery. Finally, add accessories to make the outfit fit your style.

 Final Note: A lot of people think that doing service projects is really hard, and difficult to work out, but it's not. If you want to get really involved, you can look up the kind of service you want to do, and you will probably find something easy and fun, but still helpful. And if you just want to make a small difference, planting trees or earning money to give to a charity will help just as much as a big project.


I Love Patterns

&lt;3 Patterns

Cap sleeve top

Chunky necklace

Round cut diamond ring


So recently I joined a new site called "Polyvore". It's really awesome, because you have a ton of pieces and you put them together to create an outfit. I decided to start posting my outfits on my blog. So here you go. My very first Polyvore post. 

Description: Boho chic outfit;accessories make the outfit

Inspiration: My sister is obsessed with mixing pieces that you never expected to go together, and she always looks amazing. I wanted to try it, but I could never find stuff in my own closet, so I made it on Polyvore.

Get The Look: Find some stuff in your closet that has small patterns. For example, if you get a shirt with chunky stripes and jeans with polka dots, they probably won't look as chic. But if you get a shirt with tiny white stripes and put it with floral jeans, you have a cute outfit. Also remember that, if you're careful, you can also add color mixing. I wasn't extremely daring with this outfit, but you can mix and match and try stuff out. And finally, don't forget to accessorize. If you have lots of patterns, you want the jewelry to make a statement, but not make it confusing to the eye. A chunky and small necklace will work, or a long thin chain necklace with a fun pendant at the bottom.

Final Note: I didn't include all the pieces and prices, so if you are interested, go to and find me, dancingdiva939. There you can see all of my sets and if you click on one, you can get more info about prices and stuff. Also, you may notice that the ring is very expensive. Don't worry if you can't find the exact piece of jewelry that you want. A lot of cheaper stores can carry very similar pieces for a much lower price. 


Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Great Stores

"Don’t be into trends. Don’t make fashion own you, but you decide what you are, what you want to express by the way you dress and the way you live."
— Gianni Versace

Hey, guys! Sorry it took so long for me to post again. School can make a girl very, very busy. Well, the other day I went on a shopping spree and found some really cute things. I found a new great store, and that made me have the idea to create a post listing the best places you can go for someone who has a mature style but a small build. They're not in a specific order, but the first two are my faves.

  • Justice
  • 77kids
  • Ross
  • T J Maxx
  • H&M (not the best, but I can usually find a thing or two)
  • Children's Place (same as H&M)
  • Nordstrom (very expensive, just so you know)
I hope this was helpful. As I said, the top two are perfect, at least for me. Remember, everyone has a different body, so don't be discouraged if these stores don't work for you. As Stacey and Clinton say on "What Not to Wear", there's something fashionable out there for everyone. Don't settle for something that isn't you, or doesn't look too great. You will find something. My body is very hard to dress, as a matter of fact, because I'm so small, but I do it. Just keep on looking. Good luck to you.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Stylish Outfits

“Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street; fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening.” 
Coco Chanel
Bonjour! This is my first post on my first blog ever, "A La Mode", which, by the way, means "in style". I want to be a fashion designer when I'm older, and I'm already fairly knowledgeable about style. That's why I created this blog. I hope I am able to share some wisdom about how to dress in a cute, but modest, way. The outfit you see above is truly a la mode. This is one of my favorite outfits. I got the inspiration from, well, just...looking! I was at H&M, looking for stuff, not having much luck,and then I saw this adorable skirt. I knew I had to get it. It was pretty short so I found the tights and bracelets (both from H&M) and decided to finish the outfit later. Later on that day, I went to *ROSS and found the super cute top. I actually didn't plan to put them together until my friend had that idea. I loved it! Of course, when wearing an outfit, you have to accessorize. So, though you can't see it, I put a purple tank top from Justice on under the top. The other things I added were a purse, also from Justice (every girl needs a sequin purse!), and boots from Justice. (I really love Justice) My sister took the pic (isn't she great?) and lightened it. If you guys want some more pics of separate pieces or more photos of the whole outfit, just ask in the comments place. I'll be happy to include more info, too, if you want. So, remember to stay "a la mode" and I'll keep adding advice and even history about fashion.

*ROSS is a great store where you can find good quality clothes for cheap. It is really helpful when you are looking for stuff to complete an outfit. It's also less likely that you'll find items you got from ROSS on other people, because they don't have racks of the same piece. It's like a higher quality version of DI!