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08-27-2015

So I’m sitting here, wearing head to toe Chanel (this season, obviously)…

08-26-2015

shorts HERE top H&M purse H&M rings ASOS & H&M sunglasses ASOS wedges MANGO Ανυπομονούσα καιρό τώρα να αποκτήσω κι εγώ ένα “I Heart Shorts“, μου θύμιζαν από την αρχή που τα ανακάλυψα φωτογραφίες του Tumblr και του Pinterest που … Continue reading →
The post THROWBACK WEDNESDAY appeared first on Style Limelight.

08-25-2015

I’m one of those really cool people that finds HTML fun. And by that, I mean I had no life when I was a teenager so instead of going out partying I opted to learn how to code Myspace layouts like a pro – who knew it would ever actually come in handy for me one day!?Anyway, I’m always getting questions from my friends about how to use HTML to do certain things on blogs and websites, so I decided to make a blog post all about it in hopes to help a few of you guys and gals reading this. If you’re a HTML king, this might not be of any use to you, but if you’re a bit of a n00b (no sweat, we all were once!) then hopefully this will be a bit of a gold mine if you want to start pimping out your site like a pro. Create a search bar

I guess search bars are pretty self explanatory, right? A lot of platforms these days automatically plonk a search bar into your site, but if it doesn’t (or if you simply don’t like the look of the one they give you) you can go ahead and give this one a go. To activate it, all you need to do is copy the code below and simple change the ‘your-url.com’ part to – you guessed it – your own URL! You can also feel free to play around with the width and height of the search box, depending on where you want to put it. If you want to change the colour of the search box borders, just change #000000 to whatever colour takes your fancy using a Colour Picker Tool. How to do it [COPY AND PASTE]:<form method=”get” action=”http://www.YOUR-URL.com/search.php”>
<table cellpadding=”0px” cellspacing=”0px”> <tr>
<td style=”border-style:solid none solid solid;border-color:#000000;border-width:1px;”> <input type=”text” name=”zoom_query” style=”width:200px; border:0px solid; height:17px; padding:0px 3px; position:relative;”> </td>
<td style=”border-style:solid;border-color:#000000;border-width:1px;”>
<input type=”submit” value=”” style=”border-style: none; background: url(‘http://i60.tinypic.com/2ppmv6c.png’) no-repeat; width: 26px; height: 19px;”>
</td> </tr> </table> </form>—————Add a language translator

This is something that I’ve only recently done, but it’s something I wish I had done sooner. I don’t know about you guys, but judging by my Google Analytics reports (you can see my Google Analytics for Beginners post here) a nice handful of you guys come from outside of the UK. The Google Translator is one of the best, which is why I’ve decided to link it here, but there are a few others on the interwebs too.How to do it: To turn your blog or website into something suitable for all languages, all you have to do is head on over to the Google Translator Website Manager, add your URL to the database, and follow the rest of the instructions! You can pick from either a physical widget (as pictured above) or a toolbar that appears whenever someone from a different country logs onto your page. I’ve chosen to do the latter, but they both work just as well!————— Make an Instagram widget

I always get asked about how I make the Instagram widgets on my blog, but the truth is, I don’t make em, Snapwidget does! I’ve been using Snapwidget for a while now, and I’ve never had any issue with it at all.How to do it: It’s as simple as just heading over to the Snapwidget website, entering your Instagram user name and playing around with a few different settings. Then all you have to do is copy and paste the code they give you, put it onto your site and you’re done! It’s pretty much fool-proof, no matter how much of a newbie you are. And hey, doesn’t it look nice!?————— Make social media follow buttons

AddThis is a fairly recent discovery of mine, but I’ve already recommended it to so many bloggy friends. It basically (amongst other things) allows you to create social media icons suited to you, which you can place in varuious places on your website. You can add these social icons to the bottom of your posts, in a sidebar or even have them appear at the top of the page when someone clicks on your site (which is what I’ve decided to do). You wouldn’t believe the amount of follows you get on your social sites just from having one installed!How to do it: Simply create an account/log in to AddThis, click on ‘tools’ (in the top bar) and select whichever tool takes your fancy. Then all you have to do is configure which social channels you’d like to use by adding your usernames and URLs. Get the code, pop it on your website and presto!————— Put two images next to eachother

I decided to add this in purely because I get asked this the most, which sounds pretty crazy considering it looks like it would be the most simple thing to do in terms of HTML. Annoyingly enough, a lot of sites will always put images underneath eachother, unless you code them properly. Et voila. To add your own pictures using HTML, upload them onto a website like Photobucket or Tiny Pic, copy the ‘Direct Link’ and replace the ‘Place Picture Link Here’ with that code! Then all you have to do is replace the ‘Place Link Here’ text with the link you want your picture to point to when someone clicks it. Simples.How to do it [COPY AND PASTE]: <div class=”nav3″ style=”height:705px;”>
<a href=”PLACE LINK HERE”><img src=”PLACE PICTURE LINK HERE”></a>
<a href=”PLACE LINK HERE”><img src=”PLACE PICTURE LINK HERE”></a>
</div>
————— Turn a picture into a clickable link

Sometimes you just want to click on a picture, rather than a link. Am I right? I find this works really well for things like headers and any images you want to put into your sidebar, but it can work for just about anything. It also allows you to add ALT text as well, which will help your pictures show up more on Google!How to do it [COPY AND PASTE]: <a href=”INSERT LINK HERE”>
<img src=”INSERT IMAGE LINK” alt=”INSERT ALT TEXT HERE” width=”42″ height=”42″ border=”0″> </a>
—————Hope this helps some of you guys! Feel free to ask any questions in the old comments below. 

08-25-2015

When Acne became a worldwide famous brand and moved the shows to Paris – hence abandoning their famous Scandinavian minimalism for a more contemporary and maximal style approach – there was a hole that was waiting to be filled. A hole that is now being occupied by Filippa K, whenever I look at their collections I always see good old Acne’s basic statement pieces; perfect leather jackets, impeccably tailored trousers, silk dresses, cotton t-shirts, proportion play, layering, androgen style – the whole package. I still love the new Acne to death but it’s so nice to still have an old Acne too. source: style.com

08-25-2015

  “Strength doesn’t come from what you can do. It comes from overcoming the things you once thought you couldn’t.” L.B. Zara tunic dress | Reebok all-white sneakers | Renard … Read More
The post Strength appeared first on Tao of Sophia.

08-25-2015

Sooooo, how do I say this without getting really, really, overly excited? Here goes. ASOS AND I HAVE TEAMED UP TO GIVE ONE OF YOU GUYS A £200 ASOS VOUCHER AND A BIG BUNDLE OF VANS X DISNEY GOODIES AND I’M SO JEALOUS I WANT IT ALL MYSELF. Yep, nailed it. Smooth as ever Steph. Smooth as ever.Anyway, a few months ago Disney and Vans teamed up to create a magical collection of shoes, clothes, bags and accessories featuring old faves like Winnie the Pooh, Ariel and good old Mickey Mouse. Basically, it’s like one of the coolest footwear companies and your childhood came together and had a baby. A shoe/clothing/bag baby. My favourite kind of baby.So that got awkward quickly, but either way you look at it, winning £200+ worth of ASOS goodies is a pretty great thing no matter who you are. As for what you have to do to win, well, you better start looking through those family photo albumsTo enter, all you need to do is scroll down and upload a cute or funny photo of yourself as a child, and add a little creative caption to go along with it. You’ll all be able to vote for each others (or ask your friends and family to vote for yours!). After two weeks, ASOS will choose the winner out of the top five people with the most votes, and that winner will get the big fat ASOS bundle. So, what are you waiting for? Get sharing those baby snaps!
Vans Classic Black Slip Ons from ASOS *ASOS Lace up Rib Knit *Pieces Nille Aviator Sunglasses *ASOS Wrap Front Mini Skirt *

08-24-2015

There still may be couple of months before the first COS store opens in Montreal but if you think that would make me wait and not scavenge the internet for these glove shoes only to find it after a day long crazy google/lyst/pinterest/vestaire hunt, you’re wrong ladies. It’s a hard life you live when you’re 5’3″ and hate heels so anything that makes you look even 2cms longer and as comfortable as a flat is something you fight for. I stand by my war. . White shirt Need Supply (similar here & here) . Black leather tapered pants Vintage (similar here & here) . Grey suede glove heels COS (similar here & here) . Black leather ps11 classic mini bag Proenza Schouler (or get it here & here)

08-23-2015

            I AM WEARING: camel suede jacket, STYLE MOI. CLASSIC SHEFFIELD 36mm watch in silver, DANIEL WELLINGTON. white distressed jeans, ZARA. black basic T-shirt, ZARA. black flat sandals, ZARA. sunglasses, RAYBAN. shot with this lens, … Continue reading →
The post HOW TO STYLE | THE CAMEL SUEDE JACKET appeared first on Style Limelight.

08-23-2015

Details: Simple Cat Eye Sunglasses c/o Plastictail | Classic Box Bag c/o HolyPink | Tomboy Skinny Jeans c/o Denimocracy  Living in jeans all summer long! So no surprise, I added a new pair from Denimocracy. Their jeans are made in AMERICA. Design…

08-23-2015

I was never good at accessorizing, layering is something else but polishing the outfit with anything other than bags and jewelry (sometimes even those) is always too much for me. Though I have to admit sometimes it’s that little detail that saves and uplifts the entire look and I think the skinny scarf is one of those things that you don’t know you need until you do.

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08-27-2015

Short shorts have been trending during summers since several years now and they have made a comeback yet again this year. With celebs such as Taylor Swift flaunting this style ravishingly, it is no surprise that this trend is still quite in vogue. Denim cutoffs, wrap shorts, those with fun-time prints – there are a […]

08-16-2015

Carine Roitfeld said, “We are very lucky to be women, so even if we’re wearing trousers, I always wear them with some lace underwear or a very feminine bra – I like that”. These days however, the cheeky lace bra doesn’t stay in the background, no. You will see it peeking through a sheer blouse, a loose tank top, or a […]

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08-21-2015

NEW YORK – With one foot in New York City and the other in Carmel, California, both coasts are considered home to me. After moving to the east coast for school, I found my self-identity was somewhere in between New York hustler and laid-back Cali girl. So I started jumping back and forth between the […]

08-11-2015

CHENNAI – Originally I’m French but I’ve been living in Chennai, India since December 2011. I founded Surface85 as an online resource dedicated to inspire and empower the modern Indian woman. But it’s actually reaching women from all around the world, which is great. India is a vibrant country with a very young, but inspiring […]

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07-22-2015

As almost any other fashionista, we are crazy for jewelry. We enjoyed the minimal jewelry trend of the last few seasons, but we also love to see more heavy pieces this season. We came across the jewelry brand UNO de 50 USA on instagram the other day and just received the press release from this brand talking […]

07-13-2015

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