If you've been following my blog, you should have known that I'm a sucker of rings! But tell me, is there any woman who doesn't like rings?? So here is another article about my favourite topic. Whether you are thinking to treat yourself this Valentine with a beautiful ring or you are looking for an engagement ring, here are a few thoughts for you to consider before buying it. Wondering how much you ought to spend on a custom-made engagement ring? Breaking out in a cold sweat just thinking about it? There’s some good news – it’s less than you probably think. So, How Much Should You Really Spend? You may have heard about spending a couple month’s salary on a diamond ring. Yes, that will get you a stunning custom-made ring. But, the last thing you want to do is start married life in unnecessary debt spending what you think is the average cost of engagement ring. The rule of thumb is to spend what you can afford, realistically. Make It Meaningful A custom-made ring is meaningful in so many ways, especially since it’s something you’ve chosen and helped to design yourself. If you’re on a tight budget, ditch the diamonds and find a more meaningful and less expensive gem and work with the jeweller to create a beautiful design. Avoid Borrowing Money for the Ring Keep in mind that once you are married, what’s yours becomes your partners, too. And that includes financial stress and debt. You want to give your beloved something special, but do you want to give him or her a massive bill? Unlikely. While we know it’s pretty unreasonable these days to think you will be completely free of debt before you get married, the less debt you bring to the marriage, the better start you and your spouse will have. So, if you do plan to borrow money to finance the engagement ring, be it through a credit card of the jewellery store’s line of credit, think twice. On the other hand, if you’re really keen to propose sooner rather than later and you just don’t have the funds, make sure you only borrow enough that you are able to pay back the amount in 12 months or less and no more. But, How Much Should the Engagement Ring Really Cost? This might sound like a cop out of an answer, but here’s the truth – an engagement ring should cost whatever you feel it should cost and what you can realistically afford. It really doesn’t make sense to begin your married life together owing exorbitant amounts of money, does it? So, if you feel that you need to spend as much as humanly possible on the ring and you can afford that six-figure bling, then go for it. But, if you feel two month’s salary is more than generous and your credit card is already crying out for help, you’ll need to face facts – you can’t afford that rock. The best thing to do is adjust your expectations until your financial situation improves. Don’t fall into debt before you get married. Start Saving for the Ring Whatever you do decide to spend, do thorough research. Buying the ring online often saves shoppers as much as 50 percent. Also, remember that the engagement ring isn’t all about size. Learn more about the 4 C’s so you know what you can push aside and what you need to focus on to get the most bang for your buck. Thank you for stopping by my blog, hope you enjoy it! xx Ashon
As the winter's chill continues to rise, gearing up your outfits for the freezing temperature by layering brings a lot of style conundrums. While your instinct tells to grab that thick woollen blanket, part of you wants to look chic and as fashionable as you can be. Accessorising and layering in winter are quite tricky, too functional and you often end up looking like you've nabbed your granny's scarf and walked out straight from bed, too chic and you take the risk of not being warm enough. So the question we often ask ourselves during winter is how to look cool and still staying warm. Here are a few tips you may like to consider when dressing for winter. Have a Warm Base Layer: Layering is key when it comes to styling winter outfit, but you have to be clever with it. Keeping your base layer warm will assure you stay comfortable and cosy when the temperature drops. I often wear leggings and a camisole under trousers and a sweater. Thin yet warm layers close to your body does an amazing job without looking too bulky and it's great if you still wants to flaunt your feminine curves during winter. Wear it fully tucked like I did or keep it loose with your favourite winter leggings. Here are some great affordable light wool sweaters that are great for winter layering as similar to my look. <br /> Don't Be Afraid of Colours: Sure black on black looks particularly elegant, but why not try different shades like green, pink or bright blue and make your outfit more fun and out of the crowd all-black category. Opt for a coat or jacket that falls below the knee and sits close to your body, it's streamlined silhouette usually gives that elegant and chic look. Adorn with Statement Accessories: The main rule to look cool during winter is your accessories. While a beanie hat is the classic winter gear, don't shy away to experiment with different styles. A cashmere beret always looks chic or you should try a baker-boy hat (as seen on me) to give an edgy touch to your winter look. Nothing looks more classy than a great baker boy hat while keeping your head warm during chilly days. A statement scarf is another easy way to upscale you plain classic winter look. Bright colours and bold patterns are great ideas to start with. Keep your Feet Warm and Catchy: Keeping your feet warm begins with picking the right cosy boots like UGG boots, but here we are talking about looking cool while staying warm, so the warmest boots may not necessarily be the best option always. Ankle boots are a great choice because they work perfectly with many different styles from dresses, skirts to jeans. But, it doesn't have to be only black or brown, as mentioned earlier don't be afraid to play with colours and textures. These white ankle boots elevated my whole outfit to a complete new level, however if you are in colder places you may like to go for thicker platforms or soles. In my previous post Weekend Outfit Ideas That Will Take You Everywhere this Fall, I've also mentioned how versatile white ankle boots can be. If you haven't seen the post yet, don't forget to check it out. Lastly, don't forget that cool girls are all about staying true to themselves, so don't pay too much attention to trends. Regardless of trends, go for something that suits your personality and comfortable to you. Hope you enjoy reading this post. Thanks for stopping by my blog. xoxo Ashon Please follow me on instagram @ashonrs for your everyday outfit inspirations.
Yeah it’s finally Friday, that means - time to start planning for the weekend from outfits to where. We all want our sartorial game up a notch when there are many events and parties coming our way and weekend is no different, but we don't want to spend hours in our closets wondering what to wear or having multiple outfit changes. So, I've got you covered and shared two weekend outfits that will take you everywhere. Weekend outfits must be easy to put together, comfortable and versatile, because we never know where we are heading after weekend brunch, and you may even want to wear these outfits all week :) Prepare to make this weekend your chicest time with these two outfit ideas that will take you everywhere this fall. On my previous post I've also shared Two Wardrobe Pieces Every Fashionista Should Own This Fall, if you haven't seen the post yet, checked it out HERE Crush on Velvet: Break the traditional leather jacket+jeans weekend look and opt for something slinky velvet suits, this way you can stay trendy while keeping yourself comfortable. Throw on a pair of trainers to make your velvet suit look more daytime appropriate, and be sure to leave your hair undone to avoid looking too DONE. This look can take you to brunch and beyond. If you haven't got any velvet pieces to your wardrobe, make sure you check it out these beautiful pieces below. Shop this Look Here: Checked Blazers + White Ankle Boots: The easiest way to look chic and to be on trend is to wear a checked blazer this weekend. It's definitely a wardrobe staple, to up your weekend outfit game. You can pair it with straight leg jeans and ankle boots, but it looks great with flat loafers too if you don't like heeled shoes. White boots have become one of the greatest summer trends and surprising they are still wardrobe heroes for many fashion girls. These stark white boots are proving to be as versatile as your classic black ankle boots, whether you are pairing them with a chic denim or chunky sweater. Shop This Look Here: What are your favourite kind of weekend looks? Don't forget to share you ideas on the comment section. Hope you enjoy reading this post. Thank you for stopping by my blog. Happy Weekend Beauties! xx Ashon For everyday outfit ideas, please follow me on instagram @ ashonrs
We are stepping into the chilly winter where multiple layers become mandatory in order to deal with being cold, and if there is one season we should prep our wardrobes, this is it! Like we have certain wardrobe essentials for every season, there are a few items which we must own in our closets this winter, especially if you want to stay warm while remain fashionable during winter's darkest days. Yes, we will need a turtle neck jumper, puffer jacket and more. The list can go on and on, but here I'm talking about the most two important wardrobe pieces every fashionista should own this winter 2017. No. 1 Wardrobe Piece Every Fashionista Should Own This Winter is a Shearling Coat: Next to down parkas, it is one the warmest toppers during winter. Even better, it has proven to be a winter timeless piece that is classic as it is versatile. You can dress it down with your favourite jeans or dress it up with your pretty summer dress, either way you can never go wrong with a shearling coat for different occasions. In this picture, I paired it with a comfy faux suede bodycon mini dress from axparis.com and OTK boots for a casual weekend look. If you haven't own a shearling coat yet, here I've selected some of my favourites that are simply gorgeous for under $100. No. 2 Wardrobe Piece Every Fashionista Should Own This Winter is Over the Knee Boots: They are simply chic and warm which is the ideal winter combination we all require during chilly days. You can glammed up OTK boots with a mini dress/skirt at night or ground them with a jumper and a pair of skinny jeans for a casual day look. Over-the-knee boots can even elongates your legs when paired with the right outfit, which is another advantage for petite women like me! Shop Over-the-Knee Boots for under $100: Apart from axparis.com suede blue dress which I'm wearing, here are some cool (faux) suede dresses you may like to browns or shop: What do you guys think of these two wardrobe pieces every fashionista should own this winter 2017?? Do you have any other wardrobe pieces in your mind that every stylish women should have this winter?? I would love to hear your thoughts, please don't forget to share us in the comment section, we can connect in instagram too, you can find me (as) @ashonrs. If you missed out my previous post, you can check it out HERE, must read if you are yet to attend a prom Party. Thank you for stopping by my blog, hope you enjoy reading it! xx Ashon
I know that Prom is still several months away but it’s never too early to start preparing. If you want to look your best, there are several tips and tricks that you can use to survive prom without any hassle. Take note of the following tips on Prom Survival. Find the right dress: Make sure that you have the right dress. This means that you need to look at a selection of 2018 Jovani prom dresses or other designer dresses available. This is one of the ways that you are going to have your moment. Therefore, you do not need to wait until a week before prom before you go to look and buy your prom dress. This is because you are not going to have time to get the dress altered. Plus, by shopping early, you are going to have a better selection of all of the latest styles that are going to look good on you. The dress should not only fit you well, but it also needs to fit your personality. You are also going to want to be comfortable in your dress so that you can actually have fun at your prom. Schedule an appointment at the local salon: Make sure that you make an appointment at your local salon at least a month before the prom. This is because these hair appointments are going to fill up quick and you are going to want to get your hair done for the prom. Therefore, when you go to the salon for your hair appointment, then you are going to need to find some ideas with pictures that are going to work well with your particular type of hair. There are some hairstyles that are just not going to work. Wear the right shoes: Make sure that you have the right shoes. You need to decide if you are going to wear heels or flats. But the shoes are going to need to fit you right. This means that you want to make sure that there is no gap between the back of your heel and the shoe. It is usually a good idea to walk in the shoe before you purchase it to see how it feels. This is because of all of the variety of different surfaces that you are going to be walking on by the end of the night. Some of these surfaces might include hardwood, grass, concrete, and gravel. Stay hydrated: The fourth tip is to make sure that you are staying hydrated. This means that you are going to need to drink plenty of water during the night. This is because, most of the time, the prom is going to be held during the warmer months. You are going to be doing a lot of walking and running around as you shop for all the necessities. The last thing that you want is to get sick while you are at the prom. All of your friends are going to be enjoying themselves when you are going to be stuck in bed because you have gotten too hot and had to go to the local hospital. Smile! Don't forget to smile. Sometimes, when you are doing all of that running around, you are going to forget how much fun the prom is supposed to be. Therefore, if you are going with a date, it is very important to get some good pictures with your date. But even if you don't have a date, you can still get some pictures with a group of your friends. This is because you are going to want to have these pictures, so you can remember the night. These are just some of the tips and tricks that you can use to make sure that you survive the prom. Thank you for stopping by my blog. Hope you enjoy it. If you miss out my previous post, be sure to check it out HERE. xx Ashon