Monday, September 3, 2012

Battle with the trend; to ignore, follow or lead?

"Don't follow a trend. Follow your heart."

Trends are something you see everyday, taking over the image of the masses.
As a follower of fashion blogs (local and international) it's always interesting to see which trends make it down under
 and the masses swarm to.
It's especially amusing to see what some of the University students adopt as their new uniform, 
as if they couldn't bear to look different to their peers after leaving the enforced dress codes of high school.
Even though I am aware of what the in thing to be wearing here at the moment I feel like I look at so many inspirational bloggers online I often get confused as to
 what is fashionable and what is not.
So when I dont have a specific inspiration I sort of end up wearing a mishmash of whatever I feel like wearing,
in the hopes it turns out alright.
Oh the dilemma; how to be on trend, unique, comfortable all at the same time?

greenstone necklace (gift) - Ponamu Taonga 
claw ring, lego watch - Asos
shamballa bracelet - Cutey
shirt and leggings - Glassons
camera bag - Jo totes
jumper - by me

Magnetic nail polish - Sally Hansen "polar purple".
Magnetic nail polish has been called the next shatter in nail polish trends.
I'm yet to see this trend on the fingers of every adolescent and student, so maybe not? or maybe NZ is just a bit behind.
But for now this trend has totally won me over (partially by appealing to the little/large geek within).
This cool polish works via the metallic particles that are infused into the colour. 
So at the first coat at all appears one flat glittery colour.
But after you apply the second thicker coat and hold the magnet over it all changes!
The metallic particles are attracted to the magnet in the cap (which is in the shape of waves)
 so the particles move through the coat towards these waves, 
leaving a 3D wave pattern in the nail as the particles are a different colour.
I can  just see the little particles in the magnetic field swimming through the rest of the polish.

So what do you think? Could this be a new trend or just something for those that have a love for it?
How many of you fellow bloggers feel pressure to have the latest and soon to be best new trend for every post?



  1. the bag is lovely!

  2. I usually wear whatever feels right for me! If I go shopping and happen to love something that is trendy at the moment, I'll buy it, but I won't wear it just because it's fashionable and I won't stop wearing it because that season is over

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  3. I've wondered whether that nail polish looks super cool! And I like all your layers in this outfit, it's got almost a futuristic or military feel. That plaid bag is really awesome, I'd like it myself :)

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  4. That is the thing about trends - there are some who will blindly follow, and some who actually are into the trend. It's hard to say what will catch on! I love this look. That jacket is beautiful!

  5. I def think that the whole magnectic nail is just something that will die down soon like crackle nail polish. But I do love your outfit! The pants are so cool and that bag! Most def trends aren't much I think about, it's kinda more of what I like, but there are some trends that I do love, like colored chord pants :)

  6. Oh man, I know. I just want to dress for myself but at the same time, some trends in my wardrobe aren't too bad...aha.
    Love the cute plaid bag and your cool leather leggings!
    Also, awesome nail polish ♥

    Trendy Teal

  7. What a cute outfit and fun nail polish. Ive been here before on another blog that for now is closed but i was wondering if you would follow my new one at i am now following you!

  8. Thx for the lovely comment! Love your nails! I've been meaning to try this sometime

    <3 Kelly

  9. those nails!!! love them, gotta try them sometimes!!!

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  10. Absolutely love this stunning outfit! There's a new post up on my blog and I'd love to hear what you think of it, so feel free to stop by!

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  11. Different styles and flashy in one blog, I love it.

  12. you look amazing! this bag is stunning <3

  13. I am not one to follow too many trends. I just like what I like & if it happens to be trendy great if not oh well. I will survive. You look comfy and ready for fall xx

  14. I remember shopping for some shoes before and a lady next to me who was also shoes shopping said to her friend 'Hmmm but do you think they'll go out of fashion in a month?' - when I buy something I just buy it, regardless of if it's in or out of fashion! You always look fantastic so keep wearing what you enjoy :)

  15. OH I love it all! The tie sweater is so modern chic! And I totally want to grab myself some of that nail polish!



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