Macro Monday 106

No explanation needed, it's Macro Monday!


 Please do little turtle.


 I don't know why I find this so funny.


 This will continue to be my favourite gif, in the history of gifs. (We also have it coming on a sweater to www.wonderlandclothing.com!)


 Because this is totally normal!


All the feels!


Seriously autocorrect.


This kid dressed as a toaster for Halloween. 


Always funny.



 Friends ended 10!!! years ago this year. Still so funny.



Beyonce and Pizza on a gif.


I so would. 

Happy Monday!

YOUR ULTIMATE FESTIVAL GUIDE!

Some festivals have already happened ( like in the US, SXSW was held about a week ago ), but there are still MANY ahead of us, for both the States and across The Pond! While some of us are seasoned festival veterans, like myself, and some are newer to the scene. Well this post will be your ultimate guide for the festival season, covering the basics from what to bring to what to wear!

So let's begin!

OVERVIEW
People go to festivals for all sorts or reasons, some for the music, some for the atmosphere and culture, and some even go to pick up dates! But regardless, they're about having fun and enjoying yourself. Just make sure to PLEASE use common sense, and keep your wits about you as well!

YOUR ESSENTIALS
These are some of the basic items you should keep on you, at any festival. If you're unsure about an item you want to bring, check your festival's website and they should have a list!
• A waterbottle ( most festivals allow you to bring 1 unopened bottle into the grounds, and will have free refilling stations ). Hydration is key! You don't want to miss your favorite artist because you've fainted from not drinking enough water in the heat! I went to Warped Tour the summer after I graduated and was constantly refilling my bottle because it was so hot and I witnessed a few people faint!
• Sunscreen! Sunscreen is a must! At least SPF 15 if not more. Sunburns are no fun and you're just upping your risk of skin cancer! If you can't bring a bottle with you, opt for sunscreen wipes, to me they're easier to carry.
• Your phone. Fully charge it the night before you leave, and make sure you have it if the festival is more than a day long! if you can, dim your screen when you're not using it to preserve battery ( I do this all the time for my iPhone and it honestly helps so much! ).
• Cash and your card. Not all vendors at festivals take the card for whatever reason. I personally make sure to bring both my card AND at least $40 cash just to be safe.
• A disposable camera....or two. I know at Warped Tour, you're NOT allowed to bring a "professional" camera ( like a Cannon with lenses and zoom ). Disposable cameras are your best bet aside from your phone, because they're cheap and you won't be completely devastated if you lose of drop it!
• Your passes/tickets. Always a must.
• Snacks. Some festivals let you bring them, some don't. Things like crackers and granola bars are good things to have. I would stay away from chocolate or soft candies due to the more than likely event of heat and melting.
• A Sharpie or permanent marker, and something to write in for autographs!
• An organized timesheet or list of bands playing and times, as well as a map of the stages and such!

LESS IS MORE
Odds are you're going to be outside and in the heat at your festival of choice. So when it comes to makeup and hair: Keep it simple. Make sure your eyeliner ( if you choose to wear any, I personally stay away from eyeliner in general ) and mascara is waterproof, and that your foundation/pressed powder is matte or shine-free! You don't want your makeup sliding off your face ( I mean what if you get to meet your favorite band? ) or raccoon eyes. Makeup setters like Urban Decay will work wonders for you!

As for hair, if your hair is short ( shoulder length and up ), you should be good to go and can just style as usual. But if you're like me, long hair that's kind of thick, and a dark color on top of that: opt for an updo. It can be a simple messy bun, or something more sassy like a braided "headband"  or Princess Rolls. Sweaty, tangled hair just doesn't sound fun to me.

On another note. When I went to Warped Tour, I witnessed so much "running" hair color it wasn't even funny, I felt a little embarrassed for the girls honestly. If you want to touch up your color before the shows, DO IT A WEEK BEFOREHAND. Do it the night before and you risk it running onto your skin and staining your clothes due to the sweaty, tangled hair mentioned above!

BONUS
Let's be honest, everyone loves free stuff, whether it's food or merch, so here are some tips for scoring some goods!:
• Follow your festival on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram. I know with Warped Tour they send out secret codes to tell vendors and score freebies, and let you know about free food offers and such! Set up phone alerts when they post on one of the social media platforms so you don't miss out!
• You can also probably do this for your favorite vendors are the festival too!

MISC.
• If you're going to a festival with "screamo" or hardcore music, know your way around a mosh pit. If you don't want to be in it, stay away, and if someone comes too close, put a fist out. A bruised hand is better than a broken nose from a the flailing arm or an angsty teen.
• Don't be rude. It's just common sense. Don't push up to the front, don't belittle other fans or act like an elitist arse.
• If someone is crowd surfing and they come towards you: so help me you better support them. I saw a girl be dropped and knocked unconscious because someone didn't feel like giving a hand. Even if you don't agree with crowd surfing, please don't be the cause of someone's injury because you're being a jerk!
• Keep an eye on your belongings! Though backpacks are the go-to for festivals, fanny packs and those little necklace pouches can be a better choice due to pickpockets. Put your money and card in your bra or shoe if you have to, and keep your backpack shut tight if you do bring one. You may even want to pick up a lock and key set for it. It may not happen, but wouldn't you rather be safe than sorry??

THE FASHION
My favorite part of festivals, is scoping out all the fashion! Festivals usually incorporate a handful of different genres of music, you the personal style taste of the goers varies, so it's like an urban fashion show!

When dressing for a festival though, keep these points in mind:
• What's the weather called for? It is supposed to be blistering hot, or maybe even rain?
• Is your top secure? At Warped Tour the drummer for We The Kings threw his stick out into the crowd, a bunch of people fell, and so did my bikini top. No one saw thank God and I honestly didn't care because they're just boobs, but some of you may not be as laid back as I am when it comes to an accidental flash! Look into fashion tape or adhesive "bras" if you have any doubts!
• Are you over-dressing? Make sure you're dressed appropriately, you don't want to be lugging around things you can't wear anymore because it's just too hot!

I'm going to try and cover as many "personal style niches" as I can in sets and in the inspo too, so please don't virtually assault me if I seem to miss one!





INSPIRATION
Still not sure what to wear? Well here are some ladies and gents to inspire you with!















( images via Pinterest )

So tell me loves, what are your favorite festivals to hit up? Any embarrassing moments like I had? And what are your favorite looks either via this post of your own personal! Let's chat below!

xo
Love & light,
Stephie

Macro Monday 105

How is it Monday again?! Well it is, which means it's time to grab a cup off coffee, stop what you're doing and enjoy the lols! 



 Just weird?!


Tesco Burns!


 cats face.


 Photobomb Cat


Infomercial Dramaticia! 


The horror!




Yep
 

 Justin Bieber visits the Great Wall of China...



 Hope he was ok!


Shrimp or die!
 




Whoever did this is GENIUS!



 So much love for Jennifer Lawrence



Pretty Much!

Have a great week!

SUMMER SKIN

With the warmer months approaching, I'm sure you've all been daydreaming of beaches and pools and fruity drinks by the pool. Summer in general actually!

But some of us have run into a problem, we've indulged in too many warm fudgy brownies and cookies, and have been cuddling in blankets instead of keeping up any workout plans (I will confidently raise my hand in doing so, I'm eating some cookie dough ice cream as I type actually). Now not all of use need to look awesome to feel good, some of is could care less. I'm at a comfortable neural there. BUT this week's post is all about the cutest bathing suits, where to get them and which ones will help you feel and look great!


If you're trying to hide that stomach, for whatever reason, it doesn't mean you always have to opt for a one-piece! Though they may seem like the go-to, you can also try tankinis! And if it's just the middle you're worried about, not the sides, dare to try a cut out! Just make sure to use sunscreen to avoid any awkward tan lines!
Color Block 1-Piece c/o American Apparel, Bohemian Tankini c/o Victoria's Secret, Cutout One-Piece c/o Forever 21, Polka Dot Tankini c/o Fashion Union


Society can sometimes make it seem that if you're over a full C cup, it's not cool to wear a bikini, well screw them you can! You just have to look for the right cuts and even patterns if you're looking to "tame the girls". Pattern can also help you out a bunch, instead of go for a crazy zebra or cheetah/leopard, try a horizontal stripe or even chevron and polka dots that will visually make you appear smaller. But if you're look to cover them completely, a "crop top" style top will help you out! Another good thing to look for is a bra-frame top, they don't always tone you down, but they do offer batter support!
Ruched Tankini c/o Modcloth, Embroidered Bikini c/o Everything But Water, Gold Shimmer Bikini c/o Aerin Rose (both EBW & AR cater to making swimwear for the bigger busted gals!), Polka Dot Bra Frame Bikini c/o Aerie (they used to just come in the push up styles, but now they offer lightly lined frames as well! The above is Blakely, a fairly new bra, who is most similar to the Hannah style!)


I have a butt, I'll admit it, and for some people it's their pride and joy (yes, I squat), but for some not so much. So when you really want to go out but your booty issues are trying to reel you back in to watch Netflix, try these styles: skirted bottoms, boyshort styles, and ruched bottoms. While a skirted bottom mask it, a ruched bottom somehow, with the magic of styling, makes your butt appear more sculpted and just nice all together. Because who doesn't like a nice butt? The only thing you don't have to worry about are tops, you can wear whatever top you want haha.
Nautical Boyshorts c/o ASOS, Floral Skirted Bottom c/o New Look, Striped Tie-Side bottoms c/o J. Crew (these are ruched in the back if I'm not mistaken and the tie-sides actually help diminish the look of "wide" hips!), Ruffled Skirted Bottom c/o Debenhams


Some of us are just born with small frames, we either lack boobs, a butt, hips or even all three. Your trick of the trade? Illusion. You know you lack them, but they don't *winky face*. Go for details like bows, ruffles, fringe, bra frame tops also work for you (to give you a little push upstairs) and even high-waist bottoms. Ruffles and fringe on top can be used to create the look of bigger breast, while on bottom they give the illusion of a bigger butt. Also, crazy patterns work for you too!
Ombre Fringe Bikini c/o Wonderland Clothing, Ruffled Bikini c/o H&M (this bikini is super cute and SUPER CHEAP, the bottoms alone are only $5!), Fruitful Vintage-Style Bikini c/o Topshop, Tribal High-Waist Bottoms c/o River Island, Bra-Frame Leopard Bikini c/o Forever 21



No matter what your body type, your flaws or perfections, you should love your body, or at least be on the track to doing so! Once you accept that, trust me, it will take a load off your shoulders. Things like a little extra body fat or some lax muscles tone, can be taken care of with a healthy diet and some moderate exercise! (I suggest Blogilates, it's what I use!). I'm in no way saying "your body type is this so you HAVE to wear this", if you like it, wear it. I'm just trying to help you gals out a bit if you're unsure! xo

And also, I must share a gem with you for those who love a good deal. I recently discovered Thredup, an online consignment shop with designer clothing up to 90% off! I've already got 3 items, my most recent Free People top was FREE with a store credit I had! I'm not 110% sure if buyers outside of the US can order, but for those who would like, leave your email below and I'll personally send you an invite to the site and you'll get a $10 credit to use. It may not sound like a lot, but A LOT of things are under $10 on the site! They have designers like Free People, Micheal Kors, Juicy Couture, and brands like Old Navy, GAP, and Hollister or Abercrombie if you like that stuff!

Love and light!
Stephie ♥
• All social media handles: @enterbohamia

PS: Next week's post? THE ULTIMATE FESTIVAL GUIDE! And I know, I know, I already missed SXSW, but there's still plenty more!