5 Casual Date Night Looks to Try this Summer

Hello again,

July was a bit slow on our blog but we are speeding up this August.

In this post which is a continuation of 5 Classy Date Night Looks, we will visit some casual looks perfect for a summertime date night.


5 Casual Date Night Looks to Try this Summer

In this post, you just might see more than 5 looks ;)

Look 1: The Romper

Grab a romper and run. It's the easiest antidote to not having anything to wear for a casual date.

 

Look 2: The Off-Shoulder Dress and Lace-up Chunky Heels

Everybody is overdosing on off-shoulder right now. Play with colors and accessories to add funk to your overall look.

 

Look 3: Denim on Denim with a Splash of Color

There is only one way to know for sure if you share the same interests as your significant other. If denim isn't one of them, scrap him or her.

 

Look 4: The Mini Skirt and Blazer Combo

If you have not tried pairing a mini skirt and a blazer, you are sleeping on several bicycles. I'm about to make this my signature.

 

Look 5: Picnic Boss

If it's a picnic, you will melt his heart with this look.

See full look here

See full look here

 

Look 6: Striped Dress and Heels

Date night can put pressure on you. Don't forget to take a pair of flats to switch out of those heels.

See full look here

See full look here

 

Looks 7: Shorts and a Cami

Loose shorts are super cute and pairing it with a cami like mine ramps up the hotness factor.

 

BONUS Look: Print Skirt and White Tee

A white tee is underrated for women but there is so much beauty in mixing a white tee with a print skirt or a simple pair of jeans.

 

What do you think? Which outfit are you more likely going to wear if you were to go on a casual date? Leave a comment and don't forget to check out the 5 Classy Date Night Looks post as well.

- Memkoh

JULY 4 Outfit: Striped One-Shoulder Dress

Happy 4th of July!!!!!

We had to do something special for you, our Loyal Memkoh audience. Sit back and enjoy the pictures. I also had an encounter while shooting these pictures solo. I'll share it after the pictures, with my Top 6 recommendations for bloggers or soon-to-be bloggers. 

UPDATE: We added another look to this, featuring flats.

Also, you know from our Summer Favorites post that we looovvveee stripes, especially blue and white stripes or pinstripes. You also know that we are sick of the off-shoulder trend. However, we are here for one-shoulder and with this post, our aim is to keep you ahead ;)

 

LOOK 1: Green Heels & One-Shoulder Dress

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LOOK 2: Gold Slides & One-Shoulder Dress

Safety Tips for Bloggers

Dear Bloggers, please be safe! When I shot this look, I must admit that I threw caution to the wind. Case in point, a car that was parked for over 30 minutes just to the left hand side of these pictures was actually an unsolicited creeper. As soon as I got done with my shoot and dropped my things in my car, this car was already where you see the lamp post, ready to make a right turn and follow me. I turned on my ignition as soon as I spotted him in my rear mirror and began to drive straight ahead. I had wanted to turn around, but the road as you can see was too narrow. I kept driving and not too long after, spun around right in the middle of the road, blocking him sort of, because he had caught up to me by now. The good thing was that I was already facing the opposite direction and since he couldn't go any further as I blocked him to make my turn, I was able to escape. His window was down and he waved, I think in an attempt to say something. I ran away!

If you are a blogger or aspiring blogger, here are some things to keep in mind when you shoot.

  1. Never ever go out alone to shoot. I had called my friend to assist me but he was at work. Most of my friends work and I badly needed to put something together for July 4.
  2. If you go out to shoot alone, avoid parks, lonely recreational centers, deserted roads and other places with little or sparse human traffic. Even in crowded places, things can go wrong, how much more deserted areas? 
  3. Stay away from parks altogether. Only go here if you have a photographer, preferably a male one. If you are with another female, you are placing both yourselves in danger if someone is lurking nearby.
  4. Never ever shoot alone at sundown. It was 7pm when I left my house, a very stupid move I made. Granted, it wasn't going to get dark until after 8pm but it was still too late to go out alone and do something of this manner which requires a prolonged period of running back and forth to pose, then to my camera.
  5. The best resolve is to shoot indoors. I have a home studio and had just ordered a wrinkle-free background before heading out so I think I will be shooting indoors for a while unless I get help. Get a home studio. It is not too expensive. Hopefully I can show you my setup one of these days when I get it right.
  6. Be vigilant! A passerby who turned out to be a photographer helped me take some head shots. In retrospect, he had stylishly pointed at that car as he told me "Be careful out here" before running off. Had I not put that together with my confusion as to why that car was parked for so long, I would have taken my time to put my equipment back in my car and this person would have caught up to me in the process. But I was aware of someone watching, followed my instincts and literally threw my things in the back seat and zoomed off. My friend says that was God himself who came to my rescue and I agree. 

All in all, I am grateful to God for saving my life. Anything could have gone wrong but He chose to keep me so that I can share this and hopefully save other bloggers from the possibility of a similar encounter.

Have a wonderful July 4th holiday and please be safe!

Your Stylist,
Memkoh

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Memkoh Summer Must-Haves featuring Lulus

Hello ladies,

Summer time calls for a MAJORRRRR closet update! We are here to guide you with that every step of the way.

Lulus is one of our favorite places to shop because at Lulus, you can be sure that you'll find something that matches your taste or budget. I've been shopping here since I was in college and trust me, I don't intend on stopping anytime soon. My favorite way to shop here is to bundle and save during sales and a huge July 4th sale started today with up to 70% off!

Why are you still waiting?

Here are some of our favorite items right now from Lulus. Tag us on Instagram #MemkohInspired when you shop and style any of these items, or anything from Lulus for that matter. We want to know we are not alone in our obsession.

 

Hope you'll add Lulus to your list of favorite stores to check out frequently. When you are done with this post, check out our previous post outlining Everything We are Loving this Summer.

Your Closet Update doesn't have to be a pain. Contact your stylist right away to get your Memkoh Box appointment started.

 

Everything we are loving this Summer | STYLE

It's Shopping Saturdaayyyyyyyy! As much as I want you to drop whatever you are doing and head over to the Memkoh Shop, I also want to bless you with these few items I have been obsessing over for weeeekkkss and I think you absolutely need some of them!

1. Palm Prints (also known as Tropical Prints)

I have been saving every item in palm prints for the last month or so in anticipation of this post. From shoes, to clothes like rompers, tops, dresses, you'll find them all below. Knock yourself out ;)

You can also get this pair of shoes on our Memkoh Shop.

 

2. Straw Bags

You know straw bags are a must-have for all your beach trips. We even have a straw bag on the Memkoh Store for half the price. Check these out too.

 

3. Blue and White Stripes, or just Blue & White anything!

This is one thing I never got a chance to post on last summer. It's blue and white stripes and my complete love for anything in those colors! I'm not a huge fan of Zara but whenever I walk in, I fall head over heels with their blue and white items on display. I love this pairing so much that I overcame my disdain and bought a striped shirt from them last summer and a jumpsuit this summer which I returned, but blue and white will always have a place in my heart, especially the light blue and white stripes combo. 

 

4. Yellow-everything!

You saw my yellow dress in our 6 Days of Spring Style series, right? And you saw my yellow shoes in this post last summer too, yes? P.s. It was actually a yellow shoe and bag combo, so you get my obsession with yellow. Fun fact: Yellow used to hurt my eyes when I was a kid. Now? Amen to being saved!

 

5. One-Shoulder

Move over, off shoulder, one-shoulder is here to stay.

 

Think these are too expensive when bought separately? You need a Memkoh Box and you can specify which of these styles you'd like included in your box for $180. See all our plans here.

Head over to the Memkoh Shop to stock up as well. We'll be expecting your order. ;)


Also, where are you going for vacation? Tell me in the comments below. I'll create another post shortly on what to pack for your vacay but for now, I hope you loved everything we are loving this summer and feel free to also leave a comment stating what you'd love to wear this summer.

Don't forget to check out the Memkoh Box as well. It'll save you tons of money.

Your Personal Shopper,
Memkoh

What I Wore for Trends & Tastings and How to Nail Networking

What I Wore for Trends & Tastings and How to Nail Networking

In this two-part post, I will be sharing with you what I wore to the Trends and Tastings event by Aisle Perfect, and how to nail networking events. Last night, I raised this question as part of our Talk Tuesday series so get ready to see what our contributors said as well as my tips for successfully networking.

Newsletter Archives 5 | "Never Quit" says that Trump guy

The Memkoh Newsletter goes out twice a month. As much as possible, we will bring you recaps of the inspirational portions of previous volumes every Monday (or at least 2 times a month). If you are not subscribed to our newsletter, make sure you do so on here so that you will be reading the most current version and also learning about some of our insider-only updates.

"Never Quit" says that Trump guy

Today, I'm not the one talking; it's that Trump guy. Not sure how many of you are fans of Donald Trump, but let's pretend for 5 seconds that Trump and I are besties. 

He said "Never Quit". And so do I.

"Do not Quit" is an easier phrase to spew out. "Do not" is giving you permission to decide when and when not to. It is not half as heavy as "never". "Never" means you have no option and you really don't, if you truly want to succeed (except you have a trust fund in which case, you should definitely add me on).

Being persistent at what you do is not an option...for your own good.

Keep moving like this bus does.

Keep moving like this bus does.

Generation Now will try to make you believe that if it is not happening now, it will never happen and so you need to move on to something else. False! In the documentary I watched, Trump said "You can change...but never quit". 

- Memkoh x Trump

Alright, our 5 mins of being bffs with Trump is over (don't blame me; just warming up to him in case he becomes president) *P.s. We sent out this newsletter before Trump became president.*