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Amanda. 19. Ontario, Canada. UWO – Check out @heartofrosegoldstyle for daily style posts!

Month: September, 2015

From Bedroom to Street Style?

I would confidently be able to admit that without a doubt, Selena Gomez is my style icon. However, she recently raised some controversy when she wore a nighttime inspired dress out on the town (and when I say “nighttime” I mean bedtime) and across the pond.

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Not typical club attire for your average 23 year old, but to be honest, she was probably the most comfortable one there…

After a season of new trends, one that stood out to me was when a designer would call their looks subtlely sexy, or a more covered up look. It really brought into play a good message that less is definitely more, as you can see in this case. Please tell me pyjamas as outerwear will soon become a thing! College kids everywhere are crossing their fingers.

Happy Monday everyone! Hope when you roll out of bed this morning you rock the bedhead and pjs as well as Selena does!

Amanda

P.S. What do you guys think of this look? Appropriate for a night out? Would you wear it? Let me know! 🙂

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The 67th Emmy’s Melt-Proof Style

Ok, so not only do these makeup looks bring a fresh new crop of fall trends, but they also had to last through a scorching afternoon in the California sun. Despite the fact that here in Canada the weather is a bit on the colder side, a sweat-proof style while running to class is always welcomed. Here are my picks for easy, trendy hairstyles to last you all day (or all night).

Side-swept old hollywood curls are always a win in my books but Emma Roberts refreshes this trend with the slicked back part (gel/sweat/greasy hair is your friend here!) and contrasting roots. She is holding on to the final glow of summer with her gilded-ly contoured cheekbones, and her smokey eye edges the look up.

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I will definitely be making an effort to replicate Julianne’s textured updo to save some damage on my hair and on days when styling is not a possibility. The triple-strand band ups the sporty feel and of course, her smokey eye is incredibly sultry, as to perfectly match her dress.

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Finally, Laverne Cox’s smokey eyes and chestnut lips perfectly round out the trends for fall. Her eyes truly are the standout feature, and her teal dress compliments her perfectly.

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Amanda

Emmy Style Winners 2015

As I am no longer someone who has access to cable television, the rest of awards season is looking pretty nonexistent to me. Fortunately, I have been able to remain a part of the action through browsing the trends and winners online, almost as the carpet is happening (which is probably more interesting than even watching the show…). So now, I would like to bring you my style favourites from the Emmy’s red carpet, which I heard being called the “prom of awards shows” not too long ago. All I can say is I happily agree with that statement!

I also heard that there was some sweltering heat in California today, so a pat on the back goes to all of the celebrities that put on their game faces and pretended not to be sweating buckets… I know I would be. Shoutout to slicked back hairstyles without the need for gel!

  1. Taraji P. Henson kills the it (notice the swooping motion that was very popular last night) in a dress perfectly crafted to the fall meets grungy vibe looming over the carpet. Chain-link shoulders kick it up and notch and definitely pay off. To be fair, I would play with a dress like that anyday if I had the chance to wear it. So sexy.

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2. A style risk from the young starlet that everybody is talking about, the return of the dreaded pants-under-dress look. Done with a bit of slack in the leg all the way down and a much shorter dress in a contrasting hue, I will definitely give my stamp of approval. But please don’t tell me this look will be coming back in volumes… I can’t take 2006 over again. In my opinion, however, she really did rock this look. Kudos.

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3. Cruz-ing her way through the carpet in almost-winter(fall?)-white was a smart choice for her in more ways than just keeping her body temperature down. We saw white done several ways but the sleek fluidity combined with the graphicness of the clutch make this my favourite Orange is the New Black look of the night (but all of the outfits were vast improvements from their usual jumpsuits!). Also, bangs are a major trend for fall, soon many will be taking the plunge and donning a new fringe (beginning with Sarah Jessica Parker on the cover of the Harper’s Bazaar October issue).

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4. A constant style favourite of mine is Sarah Hyland. Not only does she play the bossy older sister on Modern Family (a role I know all too well, ask my little sister), but watching her go from casual teenager clothing to designer frocks is always a spectacle. Flashing back to her two piece ballgown last year still gives me chills. In my eyes she can do no wrong and that is evident once again on this carpet. She effortlessly models a transitional gown that fits her impeccably.

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5. Finally, I have fallen in love with these gowns for the fit alone. Ok, and also the colours. The beading is gorgeous and I can’t believe they didn’t melt under all of that fabric. Definitely some of my favourite looks of this vampy-trend. I hope to replicate this with a similar colour on my lips for everyday. You know, once everyday doesn’t involve sweats and my school hoodie…

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Amanda

Fresh Start, New Campus for Fall

After a short hiatus that included a total uproot of my home, school, and social atmosphere, I have finally settled into a routine here at university. Frosh week was a blur of new faces, new buildings, and new rules/standards (although I’m sure most of you could have taken a general stab at that concept based on movies if not having lived it yourself). Fortunately, I am glad to say I have fallen in love with these new surroundings. Everything is so compact and together in a university town and it has been a welcome change of pace. Others, however, haven’t been so lucky with their roommates, dorm, and classes. There was an unexplainable feeling when I was able to walk onto campus with the unwavering belief that I was exactly where I should be and I wouldn’t want to be anywhere else. School spirit surges through your veins the minute you put on that logo’ed hoodie and you become a part of something bigger than yourself, and better than anything that you could’ve been had you stayed at home. Now I understand why they call it the best years of your life, as my future here only looks promising (for now!).

Here are some pictures of my new life thus far 🙂

New room:

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This picture was not taken by me, but is a gorgeous shot of the hill covered in freshman:

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Roomie (and wannabe roommate):

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The sunset after an incredibly fun and tiring week:

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Not a bad start! Only problem is that I miss my dog 😦 (ok and the rest of my family too!)

Amanda

The Generation That is Changing the College Game

As I prepare myself to move away from home for the first time (off to university in 1 day!!) I have been reflecting while packing up all my belongings, and more importantly the advice I have gotten. Stories of fun college nights from friends and family are always something to look forward to, however I have noticed a significant difference between their stories and mine. As much as you could ever be prepared to move out, this generation is shattering the broke college student stereotype in favour of mattress pads, throw pillows, and cappuccino machines adding to a dorm’s level of homeliness. This begs the question, are students today too coddled? A dorm has now become so much more than a summer camp-esque place to sleep while studying and has transformed into a powerhouse industry (at least for a few months of the year). Four walls and a bed are now receiving updates such as “wellness centers”, workout rooms, and dining halls that rival some high end restaurants.

This has all been fueled by the overaiding of adolescents at home leading to students rarely wanting to leave their dorms. Why would you when you have a fabulous memory foam mattress surrounded by the latest gadgets. Unfortunately, this motion has not only become a luxury, but a standard for most freshman. New students without access to at least a standard laptop with all of the fixings have already been set at a disadvantage from day one.

Not only is this a factor of comfort and farmiliarity but actually a new facet of style. Being able to show off your stylishly decorated dorm has become a trend across social media, and is only predicted to go upwards with the popularity of new platforms such as snapchat and instagram.

Going from my parents working their way through student loans and living at home I have noticed a large difference in how they have gone about my university transition. However, I am extremely grateful about how excited they have been and all that they’ve done. Just waiting for the waterworks Sunday!

Amanda