Carving Out Kremb de la Kremb

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Carving out a message in Boracay is a super fun activity for people during their island stay. Most messages are devoted to birthdays and usually simply “loving Boracay” but one night while we were on our Chinese New Year vacation I chose a different message. Each night right in front of our hotel as the sun began to set, we would watch these Young, entrepreneurial men stack up the fine white sand and then carve messages out asking for money any time there a photo is taken. I thought why not! Carving out “Kremb de la Kremb” was the cheapest $10 advertisement I’ll ever pay for. It was so fun to watch people stop, read it, read it aloud, and then sometimes pose for their own “Kremb de la Kremb” photo!

This is the artisan right here. He can’t be more than 16 years of age. Sweet young man, and he and his friends are very smart!

*FOREWARNING: Even though I’m back to work in Hong Kong with the drizzly winter rains, this week will be filled with more Boracay beauty of beach pics starting tomorrow with one last installment of Poncho Tuesday taken on the beach! I know–ponchos on the beach? Just you wait…

*This post has been linked up to Brilliant Blog Posts, Style Sessions, and Monday Mingle.

Style Story: A Week’s Worth of Cover-ups

What a wonderful week! There are two great perks of being an international educator: one, vacation time! Because we’re on a school year calendar, we are always welcomed by holiday time. It is a definite perk! The other benefit is living overseas in places like Asia where the travel opportunities are plenty. This is our third family trip to Boracay, and I don’t think it will be the last. Yes, I feel lucky! And, yes my outfit all week long consisted of a swimsuit and a cover-up. Not bad, not bad at all! (No scores necessary because I felt great all day long, and I’m not prepared to judge myself in a swimming costume. Yikes!!)

Monday’s Cover-up

Black RomperI started out the week in my favorite cover-up–a black little romper with an open back from Zara. Unfortunately after this day of wear, I threw the cute cover-up in the bin. It was so threadbare it was done. I’ll be on the lookout for something similar, but I think I’ll be lucky to find it again.

Tuesday’s Cover-up

Rash GuardTuesday started with a rash guard. I find them great to wear in the sun, but in the water they’re so heavy they weigh me down. The sun is hot here in Boracay. By 2:00 in the afternoon, right after lunch, people retreat to the shade, indoors, or shopping. You can guess which one I did. Yep, that’s right–shopping!

Wednesday’s Cover-up

Artsy-Cover-upWhen I found this cover-up from Tuesday it was a sure buy. It was only a US $4 purchase, so it was a no brainer. Plus, it’s as if my mom drew the artistic faces and eyes on this shirt. Seriously, this reminds me so much of my mom’s doodles! It’s cotton and comfortable too.

Thursday’s Cover-up

Crochet-Cover-upI also found this crocheted black cover-up in the same shop as Wednesday’s cover-up. It’s a great little beach shop called Happy Planet if you’re ever in Boracay. There’s three shops strategically placed throughout Boracay’s beach market, so you’re bound to find something at each of them. I thought I might feel self conscious in this cover-up but I didn’t at all. It wasn’t hot either. For an afternoon at Puca Beach it was the perfect cover-up; I actually never took it off.

Friday’s Cover-up

Mesh-Cover-upHere’s a mesh number that I also picked up on this trip. Yes, I stocked up on cover-ups here in Boracay. But, let’s face it: the beach is the best place to get cover-ups. And now, I’m set! I like this one since I LOVE wearing white at the beach. It’s so nice next to a tan, and on my last day here, a tan was absolutely inevitable.

This week’s style story in a week of cover-ups was a nice deviation from work outfits. Shall I bring the work outfits back next week?

Happy Chinese New Year everyone!!

*Unfortunately there are no shopping links this week. Three out of the five of these cover-ups are from the beach and the first one is very old Zara. Shop for similar rash guards and lace cover-ups on those two past posts.

*This post has been linked up to Visible Monday, Throw Back Thursday, What I Wore, Passion4Fashion, Let It Shine, Fab Favorites, Brilliant Blog Posts, and Monday Mingle.

Inside My Beach Bag

Let’s take a look inside my beach bag…
Inside My Beach BagFor both of my beach bags, I have gone with local Hong Kong bag designers. First I use a MISCHA tote bag plus a Louella Odié tote pouch inside to keep important items separate yet more importantly out of sand’s way. I throw in my sequin sarong from Bali plus my initial “A” hat from Capital M in Beijing (they had a misprint of “A”s instead of “M”s). I also bring our beach mats from Thailand–they fold up nicely and do the trick. As you can see my beach accessories match the colors of the sea–it’s intentional!

Inside My Beach BagIf you were to dump out the contents to see what’s inside my beach bag, you’d see a plethora of drugstore goodies:

  • To deodorize (cuz you never know when you may need to!) and refresh, I carry some body wipes.
  • For my lips I’ll throw in a couple of balms: Baby Lips by Maybelline for a spot of color and Esos Sweet Mint for SPF.
  • For sunscreen, I swear by this Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Face & Body Stick in SPF 70. I found this product this summer, and it totally works! We travelled back to HK with 4 bars, and this is the last one. Yikes! I use it on my face, chest, shoulders, arms, and hands. For the rest of my body I slather on NO-AD 30. We have been using this sunscreen for years–like as long as Vincent’s been around. I think we started using it on our weekend trips to Margarita Island when he was just a babe. It’s cheap, it’s mildly scented, and most importantly it works. I’ve never been burned wearing this stuff. We’ve tried others and gotten fried–literally!
  • Even though I use a SPF, that doesn’t mean I don’t wanna be tan: hence the tanner inside my beach bag. This was the first time I tried using Loreal’s Sublime Bronze, and I have to say, I like it. I’m usually either a Tan Towels or Jergens user, but I liked how I could actually see this one going on, and I anticipated some streaks, but I didn’t have any. After I use it a few more times, it might become my new favorite. We’ll see….
  • Also, to look tan I love Beach Hut’s Instant Shimmer–which I have actually only found here in Boracay, so yes, I’ll be stocking up. It’s an oil with SPF of 10 which is hardly strong enough, so I put it on over the 70 and 30. It has these beautiful specks of gold in it hence the shimmer, and it totally works! I like how the gold specks last all day long. I could see almost using this product just to make my legs look more tan during a normal day. I’ll have to try it.
  • Finally, for the hair, I have a lovely product that I found in Thailand that I just spritz on to my hair. If you ever see Pure Coconut hair treatments, stock up. They’re sooooo good. This spray is a perfect leave-in conditioner that protects the hair. Plus when my hair is all beach hair flipped out, a couple of sprays of this settle down my poof. (I could find some Pure Coconut products on Amazon.)

Inside My Beach Bag
This tote pouch from Louella Odié is perfect for keeping a couple of things separate in my beach bag.

  • Like my library book! I am very hesitant of even bringing a library book to the beach, but sometimes ya gotta do whatcha gotta do. I’m extremely careful–although that doesn’t always matter. (Yesterday I wrote about the beach reads I brought with me.)
  • My notepad and pencil. I carry one with me everywhere. It’s a habit that I’m very happy to keep. A notebook’s a great place to jot down ideas or detail the day. My little notebook is like an adult security blanket for me.
  • My phone should not even be on the beach, but….I still bring it anyway. I’m super, super careful–just like I am with my library books!
  • Sunglasses in their case also fit well into this separate pouch–although with a case they’d be ok in the big bag too. (I love my hard proof leopard case from the Jim Thompson House–RIP. He’s got the best silks around!)

There you have it! All the products I bring with me to the beach. It might be a haul, but every item just adds to the luxury of being on the beach. Heck, I want to be inside my beach bag just so it could an eternal place to be. I do love the beach!

Beach Reads for Boracay

beach readsThe beach reads I choose for vacation are very important to me. I go through a very thorough book evaluation in order to choose just the right books for reading. Being a librarian I actually take great fun in this ritual. I search my favorite book blogs like Reading Rants, I seek out recommendations from students, I use Goodreads and post a small sticky note on each book with its score. I usually have at least over a dozen books scattered around a shelf. I then check out about ten. Then, when packing another cut happens where I actually only take about five (I haven’t switched to a Kindle reader just yet–note the story down below regarding this conscious decision). I include an audiobook–oh and don’t forget a few magazines. I make sure there’s a wide variety of adult lit, ya fiction, and a couple of nonfiction titles too. I’m not the fastest reader–which actually really stinks considering my profession is in part to read, so I rarely make it through all the books I bring. But, I am always set up with options, and that makes me feel literarily safe.

Here are the titles I brought on this trip and why:

Attachments by Rainbow Rowell

I was actually reading this before departing for this Chinese New Year vacation to Boracay, so naturally I brought this book with me to finish. Oh! It is so good!! I have found an author I just love, yet I know I will savor each book for the next time I need a really good book. I’ve read FanGirl and loved that, so it was no surprise that I loved attachments even more. Rowell has a very unique, very human way of depicting a love story. This love story is so real, so palpable, I could imagine it’s truth. Lincoln basically works as this newspaper’s firewall. He has to check emails that get flagged. Well…he didn’t anticipate falling in love with Beth’s written word. No love at first sight for Lincoln rather love at first words. Romantic? Yes! Meanwhile, Beth is the one with love at first sight–despite having a rockstar boyfriend. You can guess the ending which will be all fine, but getting there will be half the fun. Seeing Lincoln become a man is the most rewarding part of this book–aside from the ultimate love story in the end. I totally recommend this book and like it even better than FanGirl. Up next for me from Rainbow will be Landlines, and eventually I’ll read Eleanor and Park.

The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

I just recently gave The Girl on the Train to my sister as an audiobook for her birthday. She had a long flight ahead of her, and since I know she hates travelling, I wanted to find her a book to completely take her mind of things. Well, I found The Girl on the Train. It’s being compared to the new Gone Girl–which I also listened to and absolutely found riveting! Since I too was traveling I also downloaded the book for myself–even though my flight timing is much less I also find listening to a book while traveling the easiest way to take your mind off of, well just things. So, this book is narrated by three women, and they all have beautiful, absolutely beautiful British voices. There’s going to be a crazy death somewhere along the way, and I what I can make from the reviews is that basically the reader will be floored by who dunnit! This book aside from being compared to Gone Girl is also being compared to Hitchcock’s Rear Window. The narration starts out with this lady commuting on the 8 am train each morning. One house in particular becomes her house. She creates a relationship with the man and woman inside. Her story of them becomes their story so imagine when they disrupt her story….I’ll leave it at that. And let you know I’m engrossed!

When God Winks by SQuire Rushnell

This one is pretty cheesy but there were some great reminders in this books. Basically, the point is that all the little and big coincidences in our life may be attributed to God winking at us or guiding the path of our life. Some things happen that are so uncanny or so crazily weird, they may make us stop to think, Wow! How’d that happen? Or maybe things take a turn for worse but in the end it was the best. This book made me reflect on pivotal or small little God winks that have happened in my life–like three times a charm in meeting Kevin or spotting my grandpa in a huge wall photo after he died, tearing my ACL and having to go on welfare or getting our jobs in Hong Kong. I definitely believe there’s a pathway for each of us and the little turns that become our pathway may be guided by God winks. This book pointed out some great ways at recognizing when and how to notice when the God winks happen. Since this is a short read, I’d recommend it if you’re interested in learning how to interpret and appreciate the coincidences in your life.

Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

This is the book I just started today. When I asked a student of mine in the library about their favorite books they recommended this one. It’s reviewed as a cross between The Game of Thrones and The Hunger Games. Luckily it’s staring much better for me than The Game of Thrones; unfortunately this past summer I didn’t make it through this uber popular title. Sometimes that happens. Anyway, in Throne of Glass, Celaena Sardothien is a lethal assassin. She’s known as Ardenal’s Assassin. She’s been jailed and is there to spend her remaining days (she’s only like 18 or something, so she had a long and painful life ahead jailed in a mine) until she’s brought back to the kingdom to become the King’s Champion. She’s going to have to fight 23 other criminals in order to become the assassin for the king. If she does indeed win (I’m pretty sure she will!), then she will earn her freedom after serving as the king’s Champion (read assassin) for four years. She’ll do it. Not only is she skilled but she’s beautiful and clever too. I’m only in Chapter 10, but I have a good feeling about Celaena and what she’s going to accomplish. IN!

Etiquette & Espionage by Gail Carriger

You will never hear me saying, Don’t judge a book by it’s cover. Never. I mean, come on! Of course a cover matters! And the cover of this book got me–and the title of course. First of all I love espionage books, and when there’s a female protagonist I get all ALIAS. (Remember that awesome show!) In this title Sophronia is a pleasant enough girl, but her mother would like her even more polished, therefore she is entered into Mademoiselle Geraldine’s Finishing Academy for Young Ladies of Quality. Little does mum know that more than manners will be learned at this school. Espionage, death, and diversion are right up there with dance, dress, and etiquette. With Vincent in Cotillion here in Hong Kong I was immediately intrigued. And look at the cover: those just aren’t scissors in her hand!

The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love that Lasts by Dale Chapmen

A while ago I read a post on Cupcakes and Cashmere about the 5 Love Languages. There was a little quiz I took to tell me what I am. I keep urging Kevin to take it even though I think I know what he is. Basically we all love, but we love and like to be loved in a different ways. I’ve been wanting to read this book for a while now just so I can be a better lover–to all those in my life. Loving Gigi, Vincent, and Kevin is very important, so I want to get it just right. Perhaps the way I like my love might be the way the like to be loved, so I’ll be finding out.

Poncho Tuesday and Sequins After the Holidays

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When I saw this grey cashmere poncho on a good friend of mine (yes Jane, it was you!), I had to have it. She wore it simply over a crisp white shirt and a pair of jeans. She had stunning boots on as well with the jean leg simply tucked in. Jane is chic: she’s simple and classy and her style is effortless. Basically, I knew I had to copy the whole look. The poncho is from the Cashmere Man in Beijing. (I am sure there are a couple of Cashmere men out there!) The best part about this style is the v-neck in front and the fringe. I love pretty much anything with fringe. In an attempt to continue to wear sequins after the holidays, I wore my grey poncho over this sequins dress I picked up for Christmas in Bali of all places. With a casual grey cashmere poncho and some over-the-knee boots, I think the sequins work. What do you think? And have I convinced you yet that you NEED a poncho in your closet?

I found a grey poncho for you:

If I have succeeded in proving to you with this charcoal grey fringe poncho, or this winter white version or even this muted brown one that you need a poncho, get shopping!

Sick of plain–you just want s Super Cool!

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Lace Cover-Ups

Cover-UpsLace cover-ups, sandy beaches, palm trees, ocean breezes, refreshing waters, and gorgeous sunsets. Yes! I’m back at the beach this week for our Chinese New Year vacation! So, by the end of the week, there will be a Style Story of a different nature: cover-ups instead of work outfits! This lace top was purchased this summer, and for some reason I have the hardest time figuring out how to style it with clothes, but, as a swimsuit cover-up, it’s perfect! There’s just enough see-through-ness, and the length hits me just right, so I feel totally covered in all areas bum included. These pics are from Beautiful Bali, but the beach I’ll be at this week is in Boracay–you betcha Beautiful Boracay posts coming soon filled with cover-ups and beaches and whatever else takes Kremb de la Kremb’s fancy!

Cover-ups For You:

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Style Story: Work Outfits Monday Through Friday

Let’s see…this has been the sixth week of keeping track of my work outfits. So far, I’ve gotten rid of plenty of items, I keep learning what looks best on me (most of the time), and I find myself still experimenting with different types of looks. This week wasn’t as good as last: I learned a bit though and I enjoyed incorporating a lot of red! Happy Chinese New Year! My family and I are off to Boracay, Philippines early in the morning. I have a few scheduled posts for next week but there will be no work outfits style story. Instead next Friday I’m hoping to share a glimpse of the cover-ups I wear each day while vacationing on the beach. Happy CNY!!

Monday’s Work Outfit 3/5

work outfitsThe weird thing about this outfit is that I loved it! I felt like it was a total 5/5 day. But then, when I look at this outfit in a picture, it doesn’t even match. In person, and I guess more importantly up close, this outfit goes together. Although most people are not seeing you right up; we give people personal space which would mean this shirt comes across as a dark navy blue rather than the black with blue sparkles that it is. I think this shirt matched this skirt so much better and this skirt goes better with a quirky top instead. What do you think? Also, unless I can fix or repurpose the necklace, it’s time to get rid of it. Broken jewellery doesn’t accessorize very well, right?

Give Colorful Leopard a Try:


Tuesday’s Work Outfit 5/5

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What a funny chipmunk picture of me. All the photos from this week show me especially smiley–it must be the approaching vacation for Chinese New Year!

With Valentine’s Day on Tuesday and Chinese New Year Holiday approaching I feel that red is necessary during this week. I had a little peeping out from Monday’s skirt, but on Tuesday I went for the entire red skirt. I’d been trying to wear the plaid shirt worn multiple times in the last few weeks. I finally nailed it here! In the past I kept trying to pair it with black, but really the plaid needed a little red. Also, since it was Poncho Tuesday, it was necessary to wear my winter white cashmere cape. And with that, you need to know the story about this garment: I went away one weekend in Beijing for a conference. I forget who told me on the phone, but there was a surprise for me when I would arrive back to the Kremb de la Kremb house. I was so excited: I had dropped (what I thought was) the appropriate amount of hints, and I was anticipating the coveted, winter white, cashmere cape from Woo. Imagine my surprise when I arrived late at night, entered the home searching for the furry goodness, and ultimately found Buster, the guinea pig squealing away in a cage in the kitchen. That was the surprise! A guinea pig! Not this plush treasure….Let it be known that the next time I went out of town–which was shortly thereafter, I was greeted to a chalkboard message, flowers, and the above staple that every woman needs!

A White Poncho is a Timeless Piece for Your Closet


Wednesday’s Work Outfit 4/5

work outfitsFirst, I better introduce Luka. Luka Lesson, slam poet from Australia, will be visiting our library after Chinese New Year. We made a (supposed) life size cutout of him, but as you can see, he turned out a little short! Anyway, I’m unsure about this outfit. I felt great, yet in a picture I don’t feel it works. I think the sweater, because of the think “A,” adds unnecessary thickness to my top. Then, I went for leggings over tights with little anklets, and that just added width to my ankles. A good thing happened in the morning though: I had planned on wearing this red sweatshirt of mine, but because it was so uncomfortable, it got placed in the giveaway bin. I actually love all this decluttering! This sweatshirt will remain, but it will be a cozy comfort out at the cabin.

A Leopard Pencil Skirt is a Must:


Thursday’s Work Outfit 4/5

work outfitsToday’s pants may be gorgeous–well at least I think so, but they were dangerously gorgeous (thanks for the word choice Maureen!). I love how long and flowy they are, but they were a total hazard. I tripped over them at least 20 times, so while they’re pretty, they will be cropped into culottes in order to enjoy them and not risk my life. I have to admit I had trouble dressing on Thursday. We were encouraged to wear Chinese garb, and the only thing I have that’s of an Asian style is the red kimono saved for Friday. Therefore, I figured to dress appropriately I could take this embroidered top and pair it with the auspicious color red. Hopefully that would work to celebrate and support the Chinese New Year festivities. But, I tell ya, it was risky! Next outfit with these pants will look a whole lot different!

You Never Know When you Might Need to Wear Red!


Friday’s Work Outfit 4/5

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I need a haircut! I actually blew dry my hair here, but I think it made it look funny! Haircut will be first up when we return from vacation. I’m ready for phase 3! (Stay tuned….)

I wore two items this week that I had been meaning to for a while: the plaid shirt from Tuesday and this tube skirt for Friday. Before I had copied my sister, so I think I felt like I needed to wear these two pieces the exact same way. With Chinese New Year vacation starting tomorrow, we were encouraged to dress in Chinese wear today, hence my red kimono. (I definitely prefer how I wore it during the Mid Autumn Festival.) I appreciate having a black tube skirt but the problem with this one is it actually affects the my stride–I have to take smaller steps! While I’m not willing to get rid of it yet, I am on the look out for a replacement. As for the Asian inspired kimono, it’s a must for the Chinese festivities. It’s such a fun and vibrant piece, and it’s RED!

If you live in Asia, it’s nice to have a kimono on hand:

Valentine’s Roundup Game and Giveaway!

Valentines Day Game and Giveaway

Play and Win the Game and Giveaway!

Happy Valentine’s Day! To celebrate Kremb de la Kremb is hosting a game and giveaway. Try to match the images in the picture to the descriptions below:

a. Well isn’t this sexy, and ahem, interesting all at once!

b. Lipstick comes in all different shapes and sizes.

c. Hey Cutie, please, oh please be mine!

d. Hey now, don’t get cheeky with me!

e. By far the best red to date!

f. This would do…in reminding me of his love.

g. No. My heart can’t be broken.

h. I’m singing in the rain, just singing in the rain. What a glorious feelin’, I’m happy again!

i. Shade me from her the love glow is so bright!

j. I love it when I hear, “I love your style.” Makes my day!

How’d you do? Now match the number to the letter OR the letter to the number–whichever you prefer. Enter your response in the comment section, OR email me your answer, OR use Facebook to send me a message. All submissions will be entered into a giveaway of my favorite lipstick–there will be FIVE WINNERS! And I will customize the color to you!!

Don’t want to play? That’s ok. You can still be a winner!

Alternatively, if that’s too much work, you could gain multiple entries by completing any of the follows below plus receive bonus points for sharing this post!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

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Need to Know Exactly What You’re Winning?

rouge-edition-velvet-bourjoisI stumbled upon Rouge Edition Velvet Lipstick while I was in Bali of all places. I picked up the Hot Pepper and Pink Pong. They have both easily become my favorite lippies of late. If you are one of the five winners, I will work with you to figure out which shade is best and then deliver it to your doorstep. I love lipstick, so I want to share it with you!

Play!!

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Blog Terms: A Little Blogging Edu

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This collage is from the post where I announced Kremb de la Kremb was going to be taking a little shift–towards more of my fashion wonderings and wanderings.

Do you feel clueless about some blog terms? I realize that blogs and blogging have some pretty funny terminology. I sometimes throw out words like RSS or link ups or affiliate links, and sometimes I bet some of my readers might be like, What is she talking about!? It must be the educator in me, but I want to help. In this post, I’ve tried to pin down some basic blog terms that might help explain a little about the blogging world. If I missed any, please ask away in the comment section.

Blog

A blog is basically a web site the logs daily–hence the word blog taken from the “b” in web to log. Blogs are web journals and each time there is a new article or entry it’s called a post. There are all sorts of blogs: tech, cooking, lifestyle, and fashion blogs to name just a few. There are also vlogs–can you guess that that is? Video + log = vlog. Mainly, a blog is a website where an individual will attempt to report about something of interest to them. Sometimes blogs have gotten so big that turn into webazines which is like a magazine but you guessed it, on the web.

Post

Each time an article is written on a blog it is called a post. It a blog post could also be referred to as an entry, like an entry in a journal since a blog is a web log. When a new article or entry is up on a blog it may be referred to as posted–since it is now up and visible for all to read.

RSS Feed

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I’ve been trying real hard to increase my Bloglovin’ RSS feed, but as you can see it’s slow movin’. That’s ok! Feel free to like Kremb de la Kremb on Bloglovin’ if that’s how you keep track of blogs. Or you can copy this into your reader: http://www.KrembdelaKremb.com.

The amount of articles (or posts) posted on a blog may vary. Some writers post once or twice a week while others might post multiple times a day. (I try to post once a day Monday through Friday–usually in the morning. Although some days I don’t quite make it….) Since new posts, or in other words articles or entries, are posted to the blog when the writer decides, some people want to know when this happens. Rather than visiting each blog that one reads daily just to check to see if there’s a new article, each blog has an RSS. This RSS is a link that can be added to a reader. Basically what this means is that you can take a link from the blog you like and place it in a reader. The reader then gets updated when there’s a new article on the blog you like to read. Say there are five blogs you like to read. If you put those blogs’ RSS links into your reader, all you have to do is check your reader each day–not go out to all the blogs. Some people prefer to read their blogs in this way. It’s like have a newspaper with a page for each blog you read rather than going to five separate newspaper stands to get your articles. Does that help make sense? A lot of people use a very popular reader called Bloglovin’ to read their blogs. You can add my Kremb de la Kremb RSS feed to your Bloglovin’ list and see my posts each day.

Comments

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Lately, my Work Outfit posts that I’ve been writing on Fridays have generated a good amount of comments!

Most blog posts will have the option to comment at the end of them. This is a way for the writer to get feedback, start a conversation, or connect with the readers of the blog. Not many people comment on this blog which is ok. A comment in person works just as well!

Affiliate Links

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Interestingly enough, this post of me dressing down sequin pants did really well with affiliate sales.

For a while now I’ve been using affiliate links. This means I’m using a company that will give me a (small) commission if any of the items I link to from a post are purchased. Affiliate links are awesome because they give bloggers a way to monetize their sites. I like to consider it like I’m my Auntie Paddy but through the web. She used to be the very best sales lady at Nordstrom while I was growing up. I loved how good she was at her job. I hope to do the same by helping you shop through Kremb de la Kremb. (You just have to let me know if you want anything–you could tell me in the comments;)

Link Ups

I’ve been trying real hard to garner an audience for Kremb de la Kremb. (By the way, one way to do this is if you, my reader, would like to share this page. Posting it on Facebook always works; so does word of mouth;) One way to get Kremb de la Kremb out there is through link ups. A link up is when a fellow blogger will host a way of linking other bloggers on his or her site. I submit my link, among many others, and then I’m broadcasted on that site. These link ups are a super thoughtful and collabrative way for all of us to gain more of an audience.

Are there any other blog terms you’d like to know about? Please don’t hesitate to ask me either in the comments or by simply emailing me (ann at krembdelakremb dot com).

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Poncho Tuesday in Winter Whites

Winter Whites
Yep, it’s Poncho Tuesday again on Kremb de la Kremb but this time in winter whites. I love throwing a monochromatic look together especially in all creamy white. For one, it’s a chance to play with texture! In this outfit I’ve got cable knit and bone buttons with the poncho. The skirt has fun front flap pockets. My tights are of the fishnet variety but not at all in that sexy black way. And the boots, well they’re my over-the-top boots that I really can’t get enough of! For my accessories I went with pearls and my very vintage little handbag from Spirit Lake. And then for two, well, it’s the easy way to put together an outfit. The colors don’t have to match perfectly–the fact that they don’t pulls it all together. The last time I wore all winter whites I posed against the same wall–call me a creature of habit. It is a cool little walk way right out my back door leading to Stanley Market and one of my favorite past times: SHOPPING! And with that, scroll down for some beautiful shopping options in you guessed it: all winter whites!

Winter Whites

Winter Whites

Winter Whites

Winter Whites for You!

I went shopping for winter white ponchos so you too could dress monochromatically in all winter whites. Look for lush textures and unique finishings to help items stand out in a one color look. Some of these options hit a reasonable price bracket while others are serious investments–but oh so worth it!



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