Interview with a Blogger: Carolyn Yuen Marino from “Hey Pretty Thing”

Interview With Carolyn Yuen Marino - Hey Pretty Thing

Today we’ll start a new category of posts here on MyCasualStyle, called “Interview with a Blogger” where we’re going to feature interesting fashion, travel, lifestyle and beauty bloggers that we get to know from time to time during this beautiful and fun blogging journey.

In this first interview we’ll ask a few questions to the beautiful Carolyn Yuen Marino, an English teacher and blogger who lives in Seattle, Washington, and writes at Hey Pretty Thing.

Let’s start right away! We hope you enjoy it as much as us. We’ll begin with some travel and fashion questions.

1. From the “Travel” page of your blog, we can see that you’ve visited so many places around the world. Can you tell us one or two of these travels that have been important to you more than others and have a special place in your heart? Why?

The most special place I always travel to is Hong Kong because that’s where I’m from and where my family lives. The city is so energetic, and all the sounds and smells make me nostalgic for childhood. They say there is no place like home!

Hong Kong - Hey Pretty Thing

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9 Tips To Make Your Legs Look Longer

Tips To Make Your Legs Look Longer

Biologically, women tend to be considerably shorter than men. While that in itself is not something to mull over, often it means that a shorter body, equals shorter legs. And we would all love to have those long, slim sexy legs, which look great with anything.

Luckily, women started wearing high heels, giving the appearance of not just being taller but elongating the legs and making them look much slimmer. Heels are great for pushing up your bum look and giving that subtle sensual rocking while walking.

Any woman that has worn heels will tell you that sometimes (read: most of the time), heels are quite uncomfortable. We are certain you have experienced that yourself.

Because of that, unless necessary, most of us ladies out there would gladly skip wearing them and put on a pair of comfortable flats. But what about those dreamy long legs then?

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7+ Interesting Facts About 5 Italian Fashion Brands You Probably Didn’t Know

Facts About 5 Famous Italian Fashion Brands You Didn't Know

There are few countries renown for their fashion brands, like Italy is. With numerous popular brands and some of the most avant-garde styles and designs in the world, there is something for everyone.

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Whether you prefer a delicate and feminine style or would rather go with a daring and more rebellious look, you are certain to find what you are looking for in these brands.

Well, there is no point in continuing any further without letting you know which brands we will be looking at. They are the pillars of modern fashion that have revolutionized the fashion industry and have managed to become some of the most popular brands, even decades later.

We will be taking a stroll in the history of Versace, Valentino, Dolce & Gabbana, Trussardi and Prada.

But not just that! In this article you will also find products and collections of theirs that are worth a look. This way, each of you can find a product that best represents the style and look you go for.

We will be starting with Versace and closing with Prada. Enjoy!

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Jeans for Big Thighs but Small Waist? Some Tips and Ideas!

Jeans for Big Thighs but Small Waist

Shopping for pants and especially jeans is not an easy task, and for curvy women with bigger thighs it is less so. Especially if you happen to have a small waist, as well.

From jeans that won’t make it up past the thighs, to those who just won’t zip up because your thighs stretch them out, we feel you! And that is why we put our heads together and looked high and low for some of the best jeans for women with curves. And we are very happy to bring you ten different designs, for you to choose and pick from.

As a general guide, before we get into this selection, when you have a small waist and bigger hips or thighs, we would recommend looking for jeans that have some elasticity to them. They should have elastane in them, and preferably have some viscosity, too.

Not only will this make them easier to put on and the fabric more stretchable, it will also make you look much better. Another plus of that, is that they will last longer, because the fabric won’t be forcibly stretched out.

The choices we’ve included vary for different types of curvy shapes, including those for slimmer legs, as well as more muscular ones. With that out of the way, it is time to get started.

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Two Outfits for a Perfect Sporty-Chic Look

outfits sporty chic look

Winter is now behind us, finally! With that in mind, Spring is the perfect season for experimenting with different outfits and styles. You can mix and match both cool weather and warm weather clothes, creating your own unique style.

However, some help is never a bad thing. That’s what we are here for!

As it is now a regular theme of our blog, once again we have selected two beautiful outfits for you to wear this season. They are chic, yet casual and sporty in looks, making them perfect for everyday wear to any casual outing you are attending.

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3 Destinations For An Italian Summer Trip + An Outfit Idea

3 Destinations For An Italian Summer Trip + An Outfit Idea

For those who are barely waiting to leave winter behind, let us help you with that!

We will be taking a trip, virtually that is, to three beautiful destinations that you must visit this summer.

And what better country than one that has it all; art, culture, food and some of the best architecture in the world. Yep, Italy!

In this journey, we will be taking you to three famous Italian cities, Venice, Florence and Pisa, with some specific places that everyone should visit while being there. You will get to look at some beautiful pictures, while reading our guide, and we are certain that they will make you wish you were right there.

And because there is no fun trip without a chic and trendy outfit, we have thought about that, too. There will be an outfit suggestion featured within this guide, so you can pick and choose either it as a whole, or whichever clothing you might prefer.

We are as excited as you are about all of this, so let’s not waste any more time.

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8 Best Cargo Pants for Women You Should Try in 2017

Best Cargo Pants For Women 2017

It is the season of travelling and outdoor times.

Ladies, we have selected eight of the best cargo pants for you to wear this year, 2017, especially suitable for spring and early summer.

Cargo pants are popular because of how comfortable and versatile they are in style, as well as the fact that they make for very practical pants, as they have plenty of pockets.

They come in numerous designs and we tried our best to pick different style, so whether you are looking for a pair of work pants or just casual ones, keep on reading.

Related: 8 Nebulus Sport Pants for Skiing, Jogging, Running, for Men and Women

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8 Best ATTCL Sunglasses For Women And Men

8 Best ATTCL Sunglasses For Women And Men

We don’t know about you, but as soon as the weather warms up a bit and the sun shines bright again, sunglasses are a necessity.

Previously, we have looked at several trendy sunglasses for women and it is about time we included some option for men as well.

In this post, we will be taking a look at eight of the best and most affordable sunglasses online, made of high quality materials. They are by ATTCL a brand that makes some interesting sunglasses and not just that, but they offer lifetime warranty on them, that’s how confident they are in their product and how well made these sunglasses are.

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Geographical Norway Softshells: 9 Jackets for Adventurous “Girls”

Geographical Norway Softshell Jackets Women

We have discussed several times about outfits and accessories that you might need for different occasions and it is only fitting that we discuss softshell jackets.

Whether you are an active person or not, it doesn’t matter! Softshell jackets are designed for functionality, comfort and practicality.

If you are not familiar with softshells, what sets them apart from other jackets, is the material and design. They are made of Polyester and lined with fleece on the inside. This makes them breathable and insulated, as well as water-resistant. They make the perfect outdoors jacket!

Softshells are typically used as sportive jackets because they are functional and make movement easy, therefore they do not affect performance, like a heavier jacket would.

These jackets are lightweight, too and suitable for layering, which means that you can wear them underneath a heavier jacket, usually a hardshell.

We have selected nine gorgeous jackets for women, by one of the most renown brands when it comes to sports clothes and winter clothing, Geographical Norway. You are sure to fall in love with them!

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8 Beautiful Monicoco Dress Shoes

8 Beautiful Monicoco Dress Shoes

Dress shoes are never out of style and they continue to develop both in design and style.

Monicoco has some of the best, most beautiful, trendy and elegant shoes out there, which brings us to today’s selection.

Eight beautiful dress shoes, versatile in look and with plenty of color options, which you can match with any outfit you own.

So if you are looking for an elegant pair of high heels, ballerina flats, or overall comfortable and chic shoes, look no further!

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