Why Bloggers Should Be Paid


ENG: Lately, I have heard debates about bloggers and the fact that they receive freebies, different products, and sometimes money in order to write on their blogs. And most of the debates cast the doubt on the fact that bloggers deserve all this.

   Although I'm not a full time blogger and I do this at a hobby level, I feel the need to highlight a few things and give you some reasons why bloggers should be sponsored and supported. And just like I used to have this number in many of my posts (HERE, HERE and HERE), today it's still 5.

1. Because bloggers know best to promote and highlight a product.

2. Because they invest energy and time.

3. Because when they are on vacation, actually they aren't, they're "working", full time, because they're always active on all social networks.

4. Because even when they do not have the inspiration or the necessary condition, they find resources.

5. Because they are continuously working to maintain an active and interactive relationship with "fans". Because these "fans" do not come whenever and wherever.

  Bloggers do not just write reviews but they are a big part of an essential marketing plan for a specific brand. Bloggers do need material, support, and inspiration to make posts. They need resources to grow and often it's not about money, it's about motivation. It would be almost impossible for a blogger to do this without receiving anything in return. He somehow needs the certainty of doing well what he does and thus finding the inner motivation to continue.


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RO: In ultima vreme am tot auzit dezbateri la adresa blogger-ilor si la faptul ca ei primesc gratuitati, diferite produse si chiar bani uneori. Si cele mai multe dezbateri pun la indoiala faptul ca bloggerii merita toate aceste lucruri.
 
Cu toate ca nu sunt blogger de meserie si fac acest lucru la nivelul de hobby, simt nevoia sa subliniez niste lucruri si sa va dau cateva motive pentru care bloggerii ar trebui sponsorizati si sustinuti. Si asa cum v-am obisnuit cu cifra 5 in multe dintre postarile mele (AICI, AICI si AICI ) , si astazi sa fie tot 5.

1. Pentru ca bloggerii stiu cel mai bine sa promoveze si sa puna in evidenta un produs

2. Pentru ca investesc energie si timp

3. Pentru ca si atunci cand sunt in concediu, de fapt nu sunt in concediu, ei "lucreaza", full time, pentru ca sunt tot timpul activi pe toate retele sociale.

4.  Pentru ca si atunci cand nu au inspiratie sau starea necesara, isi gasesc resurse.

5. Pentru ca lucreaza continuu in a-si mentine o relatie activa si interactiva cu "fanii". Pentru ca acesti "fani" nu vin orisicum.

  Bloggerii nu scriu doar review-uri ci fac parte dintr-un plan de marketing esential al ficarui brand. Bloggerii au nevoie de material, sustinere si inspiratie pentru a face postari. Au nevoie de resurse pentru a creste si de multe ori nu e vorba despre bani, e vorba despre motivatie. Ar fi aproape imposibil ca un blogger sa faca acest lucru fara a primi nimic in schimb. El are nevoie cumva de certitudinea ca face bine ceea ce face si astfel gaseste motivatia interioara de a continua.












Wearing:
Blazer: ZARA
T-shirt: HERE
Top: H&M
Denim: ZARA
Ankle Boots: ZARA
Bag: HERE

Beauty: 2 Fragrances To Add To Your Christmas Wishlist

 Even though my last blog post was Christmas themed, why not post another? This year I really want to push Christmas content on my blog because who doesn’t love Christmas? One thing I love at Christmas time is buying presents for my loved ones and one thing I do always turn to is Fragrance when it comes to getting a special gift. I find that the gift of fragrance is so thoughtful and it’s something that whoever you are gifting to, will treasure.
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Holiday Round Up + WIW

my midlife fashion, what to wear in dubai

Day 1

Blazer - J Crew, similar here
Shirt - J Crew
Jeans - J Crew
Ballet Pumps - French Sole, similar here

Maxi Dress - Lily & Lionel, similar here
Bikini - Coco Bay & Coco Bay - 15% off with code JANE15
Panama - Marks & Spencer
Flip Flops - Coco Bay - 15% off with code JANE15

Top - Tibi, similar here
Skirt - Isabel Marant Etoile, similar here
Bag - Ralph Lauren, similar here
Sandals - IRO, similar here

Morning ladies I thought today I'd feature all my recent outfit posts from our recent trip to Dubai, seeing as I didn't publish these to the blog in the hope it might of use for anyone else planning on visiting Dubai or indeed wondering what to take for a week's winter sun.

my midlife fashion, what to wear in dubai

Day 2

Dress - J Crew, similar here
Sandals - IRO, similar here

Dress - Coco Bay, similar here
Bikini - Coco Bay & Coco Bay - 15% of with code JANE15
Panama - Marks & Spencer
 Flip Flops - Coco Bay - 15% off with code JANE15

Top - J Crew, similar here
Trousers - J Crew
Bag - Ralph Lauren, similar here
Sandals - & Other Stories


my midlife fashion, what to wear in dubai


Day 3

Dress - Ralph Lauren, similar here
Sandals - Laurence Bras, similar here

Kaftan - UK Swimwear
Bikini - UK Swimwear
Panama - Marks & Spencer
 Flip Flops - Coco Bay - 15% off with code JANE15

Dress - French Connection, similar here
Clutch - Anya Hindmarch, similar here
Shoes - Dune, similar here

my midlife fashion, what to wear in dubai

Day 4

Dress - J Crew, similar here
Sandals - IRO, similar here

Maxi Dress - Lily & Lionel, similar here
Bikini - Coco Bay & Coco Bay - 15% off with code JANE15
Panama - Marks & Spencer
Flip Flops - Coco Bay - 15% off with code JANE15

Dress - J Crew
Clutch - Anya Hindmarch, similar here
Sandals - Laurence Bras, similar here


my midlife fashion, what to wear in dubai

Day 5

Dress - Ralph Lauren, similar here
Sandals - Laurence Bras, similar here

Kaftan - UK Swimwear
Bikini - UK Swimwear
Panama - Marks & Spencer
 Flip Flops - Coco Bay - 15% off with code JANE15

Top - Marks & Spencer, similar here
Trousers - J Crew
Clutch - Anya Hindmarch, similar here
Shoes - Dune, similar here

my midlife fashion, what to wear in dubai

Day 6

Cashmere Wrap - Mimi & Thomas - 20% off with code MMIDFASH20
Shirt - J Crew
Jeans - J Crew
Ballet Pumps - French Sole, similar here

Plus I found these travel accessories really useful, especailly this oversized cashmere wrap which was just perfect for snuggling under whilst on the plane & also when we landed to take away the chill.  I just love the fact that it can be monogrammed, which is such a lovely touch & would make the most perfect Christmas pressie ladies ;-)  I've had a few items from Mimi & Thomas & can really vouch for the quality of their products plus with 20% off on all orders across their website with code MMIDFASH20 until the 30th of November they really are great value.

My Midlife Fashion, mimi and thomas cashmere large travel wrap, blacks cashmere ankle socks, louis vuitton never full, ikigai, go travel products travel pillow, lover of luxe travel document holder

1 x Oversized cashmere wrap, which can be monogrammed here - use code MMIDFASH20 for 20% off everything online plus free UK delivery

And just to summarise, here's a list of what I took:-

1 x Panama
1 x Sunglasses
1 x Beach bag
2 x Day dresses
2 x Flat sandals
3 x Bikinis
3 x Beach cover ups
1 x Flip flops
2 x Cigarette pants
3 x Evening tops
2 x Evening dresses
2 x Heels
2 x Clutches
1 x Pashminas

To Travel:-
Blazer
Shirt
Skinny jeans
Ballet pumps

Back to today & it's anything but summer dressing so instead I'm bring out a pretty white top, which I'm teaming with some faded black skinny jeans & leopard print ankle boots.

my midlife fashion, john lewis somerset by alice temperley lace top, zara faded black skinny jeans, marks and spencer double zip leopard print ankle boots

my midlife fashion, john lewis somerset by alice temperley lace top, zara faded black skinny jeans, marks and spencer double zip leopard print ankle boots

Top - Somerset By Alice Temperley
Jeans - Zara

- SHOP MY STYLE -



Top - Monsoon
Jeans - Mango

Enjoy your day ladies & as always I'll see you in the morning.

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RO: Exista tendinte si trenduri care se schimba continuu. Si de multe ori nu putem tine pasul cu ele, pentru ca vin atat de repede si trec la fel de repede. Asa e cu hainele si la fel se intampla si cu gentile.

  Singura solutie este sa investim in piese statement, de calitate in linii clasice, culori uni si piese basic. Doar asa putem avea o garderoba echilibrata si functionala in toate anotimpurile si le putem purta mai mult de un sezon.

   Cand vine vorba despre genti statement, pe care sa le pot purta in orice situatie a zilei, aleg intotdeauna o geanta incapatoare, in general de culoarea neagra, bine compartimentata si de calitate. Astfel am gasit geanta de umar dama si o sa va arat cum aceasta te poate scoate din orice impas si o poti folosi in toate situatiile de zi cu zi, in tinute chic, actuale si moderne.

    Pentru mine, utilitatea acestui tip de geanta este dovedita de-a lungul timpului. Daca sunteti in cautarea unor genti online si de calitate, tineti cont de cele 5 aspecte:
1. sa fie calitativa
2. sa fie incapatoare
3. sa aiba un aspect simplu, nu foarte incarcat
4. sa fie bine compartimentata
5. sa aiba un design modern



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ENG: There are trends that are constantly changing. And many times we can not keep up with them, because they come so fast and go so fast. That's how it happens with clothes and so it happens with the bags.

  The only solution is to invest in statement pieces, quality in classic lines, uni colors and basic pieces. That's the only way we can have a balanced and functional wardrobe in all seasons and we can wear them for more than one season.

   When it comes to statement bags, which I can wear in any situation of the day, I always choose a spacious, generally black, well-divided and quality bag. So I found the shoulder bag and I'll show you how it can get you out of any situation and you can use it in everyday situations in chic, contemporary and modern outfits.

    For me, the utility of this type of bag is proven over time. If you are looking for quality bags, keep in mind the 5 aspects:
1. to be qualitative
2. to be spacious
3. to have a simple, not very crowded look
4. to be well divided
5. to have a modern design




RO: 1. Tinuta casual chic poate fi purtata cand iesi cu prietenii la un film, la shopping sau la mall/
ENG: 1. The casual chic outfit that can be worn when going out with friends, at a movie, shopping or mall







RO: 2. Tinuta eleganta, poate fi purtata la o intalnire cu iubitul sau la o iesire de seara/
ENG: 2. The elegant outfit that can be worn at a meeting, with your boyfriend or an event






   RO: 3. Tinuta de zi cu zi, o tinuta chic care iti va tine de cald in zilele reci de toamna/
   ENG: 3. Everyday outfit, a chic outfit that will keep you warm in the cold autumn days




RO: 4. Tinuta sporty chic, potrivita pentru weekend si plimbari/
ENG: 4. The sporty chic, suitable for weekend and walkings







RO: 5. Tinuta office potrivita pentru zilele la birou/
ENG: 5. The office look suitable for the days at work




Beauty: A Very Early Beauty Christmas Guide (All Under £25!)

Can you believe it’s November already? I definitely can’t. I genuinely don’t even know where this year is going but now it’s November the daylight hours are shorter and that means it’s closer to Christmas! So I thought I’d do a gift guide for all you SUPER early Christmas shoppers.  
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Sustainability


ENG:  I do not know why, but lately I tend to wear more basic items and I prefer simple clothing that I can wear for more than one season. I think age is to blame :)) which, probably brings different responsibility and awareness of things. Or maybe it's just a feeling.

  The truth is that all my actual look is made up of items I have for very long time in my wardrobe, there are items that I have for a few seasons and you've seen them too. For example, this vest I wore it a lot of times and you've seen it HERE and HERE. The denim and the turtleneck belongs to last year's collection and fits just as well this year because they are timeless pieces. The accessories are the ones that brought the novelty of my outfit and brought it into the current trends.

  Tip: Invest in unique pieces, quality pieces of clothing and most importantly, when you decide to buy a thing you have to  know for sure you like it and deserves every single money! I assure you will not feel sorry, because you will wear them over and over!



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RO: Nu stiu de ce, dar in ultima perioada tind spre tinute mai mult basic si prefer obiectele vestimentare pe care sa le pot purta mai mult de un sezon. Cred ca varsta este de vina :)) care odata cu ea probabil ca aduce o altfel de responsabilizare si constientizare a lucrurilor.  Sau poate e doar o stare..

   Cert este ca toata tinuta mea de azi e alcatuita din piese nu tocmai noi, sunt piese pe care le am de cateva sezoane si le-ati mai vazut si voi. De exemplu acesta vesta am purtat-o de foarte multe ori si ati mai vazut-o AICI si AICI. Blugii si maleta apartin colectiei de anul trecut si se potrivesc la fel de bine si anul acesta, pentru ca sunt niste piese timeless. Accesoriile sunt cele care au adus noutatea tinutei mele si au adus-o in tendintele actuale.

   Sfat: Investeste in piese uni, piese vestimentare de calitate si cel mai important, atunci cand cumperi un lucru sa stii sigur ca iti place si merita toti banii! Cu siguranta nu o sa iti para rau pentru ca le vei purta la nesfarsit!








   
Wearing:
Vest: Zara
Denim: Pull and Bear
Turtleneck: Mango
Velvet Boots: Stradivarius
Bag: Axel

British Fashion Colleges innovation & talent showcase -


This small island has a plethora of Art Colleges, and a history of creative innovation and experimentation, from Edinburgh to London, our colleges are inspiring students to create wonderful new ways of dressing our bodies & challenging convention.
Take a look at some of the best - plucked out by the British Fashion Council for recognition and award. 

 The work of Mathew Thomas, Lloyd James Husband, Gabriella Sardena, Polly Thomas
Ed Littles work

Ed Little

Ed Little

Gabriella Sardena
Manchester school of Art and CSM Textiles MA Graduate Gabriella Sardena's work focuses on textiles and surface textures, combining colours and fabrics to create innovative looks and materials.
Gabriella Sardena, Ian Richardson, Harriet Crowther

Gabriella Sardena

Harriet Crowther

Harriet Crowther, Ian Richardson, Jacob Kane Weir

Harriet Crowther

Ian Richardson


Ian Richardson
Ian Richardson, who was awarded British Fashion Council sponsorship this year, combined 60s silhouettes with and 70s' "domestic consumerism" – resulting in a collection of colourful womenswear pieces featuring fabrics printed with catalogue pages. 






Lloyd James Husband


Mathew Needham

Polly Thomas


Polly Thomas

Sardena specialises in Womenswear at Central Saint Martins;
Crowther Specialises in Menswear at Sheffield Hallam University; 

Richardson specialises in Womenswear at the University of Westminster;
Weir specialises in Menswear at the Manchester School of Art;
Garratt specialises in Menswear Knitwear at Central Saint Martins;
Husband specialises in Menswear at the University of Westminster;
Needham specialises in Menswear Womenswear at Central Saint Martins

Thomas specialises in Womenswear at the Edinburgh College of Art.

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images - courtesy of the BFC

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