Christmas can be a time of shopping and winding down after a busy year. However, if you find yourself regretting your purchases after you see the boxing day sales, here are some tips on what you should hold out for until after Christmas.
Winter clothing – Winter clothing at the height of winter, will be expensive. However, if you hold off until January or June, you will realize that most of the expensive winter clothing is almost 50% off.
Toys and small gifts – Once the holiday rush is over, retailers that sell cosmetic sets, toys, spa gift baskets and much more opt to place these items in clearance bins to make room for new stock. Use this time to buy gifts for kids and adult birthdays gifts later on during the year.
Decorations – Christmas décor is useless after Christmas. If you are looking at changing your Christmas look, consider buying your Christmas décor just after Christmas.
Fitness products – The fitness industry counts on people spending on gym memberships and fitness gear as the new year approaches. Look for discounts on DVDs and fitness equipment. You should also look at second-hand equipment as most people will sell their old equipment to make way for new purchases.
Food – The demand for foods like baking supplies, wine, cheese and seasonal flavors of products are a lot less after Christmas is over. Look at stocking up on these items for a few months ahead or freeze your favorite cookies and cakes for a special event.
A-Line Dress: These beautiful dresses have a high cut neckline that is perfect for wearing longer religious necklaces. You have your pick of silver and gold, they pretty much go with almost any color. Try pairing an a-line dress with a shawl, cardigan, or long line cardigan for cooler weather and your favorite flats or leather sandals.
Sheath Dress: This type of dress is often designed with flowy cap sleeves, has a higher neck cut, cinches in at the middle with elastic, and then drapes down. Look for a fun print or get it in a solid color. Pair the sheath dress with inspirational Jesus jewelry like a longer necklace or a ring to bring your outfit together. Add a pair of black mary jane flats, mid rise boots, or gladiator sandals.
Shirtdress: This dress is sleeveless and has a V-shaped neckline that will look great with a short length necklace and pair of earrings. You can’t go wrong with funky prints, stripes or solid colors. If you’re wearing a dress on a colder day, try pairing a shirtdress that has a print design on it with a solid colored cardigan and for a solid colored shirtdress you can try a printed cardigan. Depending on the weather, wear it with strappy sandals, mary janes, or heels.
Asymmetrical Dress: If you’re a fun and vivacious gal, you’ll love the asymmetrical dress. Lots of designers will do an intentionally lopsided single shoulder dress and another version that is a wrap dress with a tie. This dress typically has a V-shaped neckline created by the overlap of the wrap and looks best when paired with long length Christian Jewelry like a gold or silver necklace and pendant. Throw on a pair of heels, wedges, or sandals if the weather’s sunny.
Arms can be a problem area for most women as it is a difficult area to train and a very easy area to put on extra pounds. If you are working on your arms or looking for a trick to make your arms look smaller here are four types of tops that you should consider adding to your wardrobe.
V neck tank – A V-Neck top is a universally flattering neckline that women of all shapes and sizes can wear. V-necks are great because they show off one of the leanest parts of the body that is the collarbone and décolletage, which draws the eye upwards. To make you look even slimmer look at a V neck that hits your hip or slightly below. Finish this look with jeans and high heels.
Asymmetrical sleeves – Asymmetrical sleeves are all the rage and only exposes one arm, making your arms seem longer. Look at sleeves that are long or one that stops a little below your elbow to flatter your arms even further.
Cap sleeve – Most peoples widest area will be their shoulders. Therefore a cap sleeve will cover this area and will give you a chance to show off some skin. Cap sleeve also give the illusion of broader shoulders, which can balance a silhouette and give the illusion of a slimmer waist.
Flutter sleeve – This wide sleeve makes anybody’s arm seem slim and long. Opt for styles that follow the natural curve of your arm and go below your elbow. Dress your top with a distressed denim and flats for a casual, bohemian look.
Cutting down your wardrobe can be a great way to save money and get more wear from each piece. Here are some tips that will help you create a college wardrobe that will never leave you looking for items to wear.
A few good pairs of jeans – You should invest in at least four good pairs of jeans that fit well to create a strong base for your wardrobe. Look at dark washes like black, blue and gray, plus one pair each in a medium and a light wash.
Denim shorts – A pair of light denim shorts are a good investment for warmer months.
Leggings – Leggings are a good wardrobe staple as they can be worn with a long top, cardigan or under a dress/skirt coupled with boots. Go for a standard black pair as they can be paired with almost anything.
Basic tops – Tops in white, black, and gray in different cuts are affordable and can be worn with anything. Look at tank top in, V-neck, long sleeve, and t-shirts styles in each of the colors above.
Professional outfit – Often at university, you will have to have one outfit that is suitable for presentations, to attend conferences and for networking events. A crisp button-down shirt with pants or a knee-length black shift are both versatile options.
Sweatshirts – Sweatshirts are a must as they will let you be super comfortable and warm when you have late night library sessions, or you need to lounge about in your room.
Crop tops – For nights out at a bar or a pub, a crop top is a comfortable, easy option. You can dress up your crop top with a skirt and a pair of heels or sandals.
Gucci is a well-known Italian luxury brand. Founded by Guccio Gucci, it has since become a staple of the worldwide luxury fashion market.
As a young immigrant – first to London and then to Paris – Guccio Gucci worked in hotels. He had an eye for the luxurious trappings of the hotels’ clientele. He first opened a shop in 1920 that sold fine leather goods, including the signature loafers that Gucci is still known for today. With his sons, Gucci expanded his enterprise to include multiple shops in Milan, Rome, and Florence, and began producing fine silk scarves and high-quality knitwear.
In the early years, Gucci was distinguished by the careful attention workers paid to the finishing details of the piece. While he was an innovator in the way he designed to production process to rapidly create new goods, Gucci never cut corners when it came to finished quality, successfully balancing perfection with efficiency.
Over the course of the 20th century, Gucci easily adapted to changing trends and established itself as a major player in the fashion world. In 1995, Gucci became a public company and had its first offering on the New York Stock Exchange. In addition to luxury clothes, Gucci has also produced collections of items for the home as well as a 1970s collaboration with the now-defunct American Motors Corporation to design the interior seats for its Sportabout station wagons.
Today, a 1,715 square foot museum located in Florence charts Gucci’s history and it place as a fashion icon.
Article written by Dev Randhawa, a US-based fashion blogger. Dev Randhawa blogs about the biggest brands in men’s fashion, and the latest trends that drive how you will look next year.
A good quality blow dryer will not only help you style your hair; it will also ensure your hair is less damaged after every blow dry. Here are some tips to help you with your purchase.
The power – Look at a dryer that has at least 1800 watts. For thicker hair, look at a hair dryer with at least 3600 watts.
Ceramic and Tourmaline – For smooth hair, you need ceramic and tourmaline technology. Ceramic technology will help you control the heat on your blow dryer and help to distribute heat evenly. Tourmaline, on the other hand, will help to smooth out and seal cuticles to help your hair retain moisture.
A cool shot button – To set a style, the cool shot button is key. The cool shot button works best with a round brush and will reduce frizz and set your hair almost immediately.
Attachments – Different nozzles will help you concentrate the air flow as you blow dry. A diffuser can be great for curly hair, while a smaller nozzle is great for sleeker styles.
Heat and power controls – Controlling the heat will help you dry out your hair less. Look at higher heat when your hair is wet and switch to a lower heat when your hair is 90% dry.
A good quality hair dryer does not have to be expensive. Look at purchasing one from a reputed retail store but always check for a warranty of at least one year.
Most women will always have nothing to wear. Although this is common, it can sometimes cost you a lot of time and may leave you not feeling your best. Here are some tips to get your wardrobe moving in the right direction.
Old things – If you have clothes that are simply old or never worn, it is time to give them away or throw them out. You may find that donating clothes can leave you feeling relaxed and a neater wardrobe will help you think clearly.
A big event – If you have an event like a black-tie dinner or a wedding, start off with a few ideas of what type of look you want to achieve. Plan out the outfit, your accessories, hair, and makeup. Then look for discounts online in stores you frequently
Stretch new shoes painlessly – If you’ve brought a pair of heels which gives you callouses, look at placing it in the freezer to stretch it out. Start with placing zip lock bags with ice in your shoes and then placing your shoes in the freezer overnight. Then wear your shoes the next day to see the difference.
Dress up in a couple of seconds – Dressing quickly is a good habit to cultivate, since most people are time poor. Look at investing in a bow tie top or dress, add some clip on earrings and flats and you look dressed in seconds.
Be smart when you buy a jacket – When you buy a jacket, coat or a blazer, always make sure that it fits your shoulders. If it’s even a little too tight or too wide, leave it in the store since these items are impossible to alter.
Traveling is all about being free and enjoying new experiences. Therefore, packing light will give you the freedom of not having to worry about too many of your belongings, while you are off exploring. Here are a few tips on what clothes you should pack.
The three each rule – This rule will allow you to pack three of any clothing. For example, if you pack three tops, you can wear one, wash one and you still have another to wear for later. For smaller items like underwear, look at packing five pieces.
Lightweight, quick-drying clothing – If you are visiting a tropical country look at packing light items that will dry quickly. Like cotton T-shirts, linen shorts, harem pants, and sarongs.
For cooler climates – If you are traveling to a cooler climate, pack one warm jacket, one long sleeve top and a rain jacket with your usual bottoms.
Shoes – One or two pairs of shoes should be more than enough for most trips, just make sure they are of a neutral shade so that they pair well with your clothes. Look at a pair of thongs and sandals when in a tropical country and a pair of flat pumps and boots for colder climates.
Remember that shopping is also part of traveling and it can be nice to wear what you buy when on holiday. Packing light will also give you the chance to invest in a few items and you will have enough space to bring your pieces back home.
Rosary beads are just one example from a growing trend of accessories inspired by religious orders. What is the significance behind rosary beads and why have they become so prominent in recent years? From pop stars wearing them over corset dresses and vintage rock t-shirts to popular novels that celebrate the significance of rosary beads through their main characters, rosary beads have generated a new-found interest in the accessory.
With the comeuppance of rosary beads as a fashion trend, more designers have come to embrace the trend and put their own spin on the Catholic jewellery. Subsequently, there is more selection available for followers of the Christian faith to express their individuality. These days, rosary beads have moved from more obscure fashion to bigger and bolder versions that can be seen dangling from necklaces, bangles, earrings, and even belt buckles.
Expressing spirituality through fashion accessories is seen by many as a natural progression in the fashion world and now with more choice out there, followers of the Christian faith can proud display their belief with elegance and class.
If you are considering religious jewellery as a gift, rosary beads are not the only options to consider when it comes to faith-based jewellery. Other offerings include cross bracelets, pendants, cross earrings, and special medallions that are perfect for men and women. There are also different precious metals and gems that offer people the chance to express their religious views with unique jewellery that appeal to a broad range of enthusiasts.
Blog submitted by Christian.Jewelry.: Offering Christian jewelry in Silver and Gold, such as cross pendants, necklace, rings, earrings, bracelets and chains.
Although the months of spending time at the beach, BBQ-ing and wearing summer dresses are long gone, there is plenty to look forward to in Fall. Here are five items that will help you survive Fall in style.
- A lightweight jacket – As the temperature starts to drop, you may need something warmer than a cardigan to keep away the chills. A good addition to your wardrobe is a lightweight jacket like a trench coat, denim jacket or a blazer, which can also be used all year around. Look for colors in neutral shades like black, beige, tan and gray for versatility.
- Great Jeans – Jeans are a simple addition to any wardrobe and one that will never go out of style. At the moment straight leg, boyfriend jeans are popular and worn above the ankles.
- Ankle boots – High heeled ankle boots are the perfect addition to your wardrobe. Look at designs in leather, suede, velvet, sequin or brocade.
- A new bag – Place your summer weaved and fabric bags in storage and replace them with more structured leather bags like a duffle bag that will fit most of your items.
Statement sweater – An oversized sweater is a stylish addition to any wardrobe. If you want to give your sweater structure, add a leather belt, and you’ve got the perfect look for fall. Look for sweaters in fun pastels like peach, light green, and baby blue.