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The Ultimate Guide to Styling Your Watch

A watch is a must have these days, for both men and women. However, women don’t like to stop when it comes to their watch. Most women enjoy styling it up with other trendy pieces of jewelry to create something affectionately called an ‘arm party’. Take a look on Pinterest or Instagram and you’ll see what we mean! This post will help you to style your watch just the way you want it.

The Patterned Watch

To style a patterned watch, you need to add bracelets that tie in with it nicely and add character. The watch will be the foundation of your arm party, but you should add a statement bracelet too for personality. You can then add a more simple bracelet that ties in, and a few others that don’t overwhelm the look. Make sure the colors and styles tie in nicely.

The Expensive Watch

For an expensive watch, such as a Rolex, you can afford to be a bit classier with your bracelet choices. Most Rolexes are very glam, so pile on at least 4 sparkly, glam bracelets to go with it. They can be cheap fashion bracelets, just make sure they don’t look cheap or tacky!

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The Leather Strapped Watch

A watch with a leather strap is nice because it can look casual or dressed up depending on how you style it. When you want a watch with something like these watch bands made in the USA, they make a great foundation to this kind of arm party. You can then simply pair it with a few friendship style bracelets. You could even pair it with one glam bracelet to contrast the leather strap.

Here are some tips that should help you to create amazing arm parties each and every time:

  • Keep your arm party simple by choosing one metal or color family and sticking to it.
  • Feel free to wear mismatched bracelets if they are dainty and uncomplicated.
  • Just pile on your favorite jewelry if you dare.
  • Mix metal and a contrasting color such as turquoise to create a striking effect.
  • Use friendship bracelets if you don’t want your arm party to look too ‘fierce’. This can look really cute.
  • Pile on rings along with bracelets to make an eye catching look.
  • Choose a bracelet with a word on it, such as ‘love’, to make a statement.
  • Pair a rock chick arm party with a classy look to contrast nicely. Black bracelets with silver studs and lots of rhinestones can look great! Just skip the heavy eyeliner and choker.
  • Balance out both wrists by creating different arm parties on each one. I’d only wear one watch though (unless you want people to look at you a funny way).

Use this guide to style your watch and create an arm party, and there’s no way you can go wrong. Sure, you could wear your watch on its own, but where’s the fun in that? Pile on bracelets, experiment, and have fun with it. Thanks for reading!

 

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The benefits of organic clothing

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The kind of clothes you wear can have a significant impact on your mental and physical health. The reason why organic clothing is here to stay is the fact that research shows there is a huge difference in the way our bodies function when we wear synthetic clothing compared to when we wear chemical-free clothes. While the most obvious benefit is the level of comfort and ease that you feel, here are some of the other advantages of organic clothing:

Non allergen

Organic clothing is suitable for people with allergies and sensitivities. People who are allergic to chemicals, fabrics and reagents can benefit from organic garments, such as those available from Fire Label. Not only are they made from fabrics that do not contain any kind of chemical, these clothes are also made from crops that are grown naturally and are known to retain their medicinal properties. A good example is clothes made from bamboo, which is antimicrobial and can kill bacteria.

Enhanced level of exudation  

When you wear organic clothing, such as cotton and silk, you have an enhanced level of exudation – in other words, the fabric is more breathable. Organic clothing allows your skin to perspire, whereas synthetic clothing is restrictive, making it less comfortable to wear.

Cost-effective

Although clothes made from organic materials might be slightly higher in price, when it comes to longevity, they last longer than normal clothes. This is because the fabric is more durable, meaning they maintain their shape, size and color even after many years of washing, saving you money in the long run.

Fashionable

Organic clothing is often viewed as a re-embodiment of the hippie fashion, which has seen a growing interest in recent years. Today, environmentally friendly clothing is available in a variety of fashion shops. These kinds of clothes are also ideal for warm weather due to their porous fabric which allows for a better circulation of air.

Environmental reasons

Wearing organic clothing is one way of supporting the state of our environment. Manufacturing synthetic clothes requires the use of chemicals that can damage the environment, whereas organic clothing eliminates this process. With eco-friendly practices now becoming more of a priority, changing the way you dress is a simple and effective way to improve your green credentials.

Health for your family

Changing the way you dress can help you to avoid coming in to contact with chemicals that may be harmful to your health. While buying new organic clothes might seem like an expensive task at first, if you think of the health benefits and the durability, it’s a worthwhile investment.

 

TREND ALERT: CHELSEA BOOTS

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I am a huge fan of Chelsea boots.They are the ideal boots for autumn/ winter  – stylish, trendy and very comfy!

Celebs like Alexa Chung, Miranda Kerr and Victoria Beckham have been spotted in a fab pair of chelsea boots lately, so we’re taking our inspiration for this look from them!

Chelsea boots look great worn with super skinny jeans, a chunky knit jumper or a long length knit cardigan and an oversized coat. But they look equally chic worn with jeans, a blouse or shirt and a blazer! They are such a great wardrobe staple.

They are also perfect for wearing with a dress and rights over the winter months, and are the perfect ‘every day’ boots! You can opt for flat chelsea’s or if you prefer you can opt for one with a small block heel – Both look equally as good.

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Trend Alert Fall 2014: Army Green

This season I am extremely inspired by the military trend, it’s super versatile and you can wear army green while still remaining feminine and sexy. I’ve already got two army green pieces at Zara but I’m still looking for a military coat, isn’t this color perfect for fall? What do you guys think of this trend?
Yay or nay?

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Fall 2014 Trend: Oversize Sweaters

Oversize sweaters are very  trendy, especially for fall season. If you are a person who want to dress casual and comfortable, these sweaters are for you. They are very comfortable on one side and look trendy and hot on the other side. So, that is the good combination. And they are amazing for the cold and fresh fall and winter weather.

There are different models of oversize sweaters and they are with a different designs. You can choose a model you want, with design or not, colored or maybe black or white. They are good for many occasions. You can bring an oversize sweater on a walk, on a casual friends keeping or simply at home to feel warm and comfy.So, the oversize sweater are really magical and practical. I recommend you to get one for this season obligatory. And for help in choosing the oversize sweater, look below the gallery and choose your favorite model, color and design. Bring the oversize sweater, keep warm and be trendy this fall.

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New Trend Alert: Mom Jeans

I’m definitely not the first one to jump on a new trend bandwagon, but once I start digging some new shape or style, I can’t get over it very easily. This is exactly what happened with mom jeans, at first I was really skeptical, but when I saw they actually CAN look good not only on models, but normal people too I was sold. I’ve been looking for a perfect pair in lots of stores but hated the fit, but as usual, Asos came to the rescue. How do you guys feel about mom jeans? Yay or nay?

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A Man’s Guide to Buying Lingerie for his Lady

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Most men know nothing about picking out lingerie, which is understandable because it can be confusing. What type of lingerie to buy, what size, what color – how is a man to know? Here is a little guide to help you when choosing lingerie for that special someone.

There are a few things to consider before you go out. What does she like? Remember that you will not be wearing this – she will and you should go out with the intent on getting something she will like. If she is not into lacey, tiny, see-through teddies, chances are if you buy that, she will not be in much of a mood to wear it and you may never see it. So keep what she likes in mind.

If you do not know, check out her nightgown/lingerie drawer before you leave. Check for material type (cotton, silk, etc.), colors, and most importantly, size. She may be flattered if she wears a large and you get her a small, but if she wears a small and you buy her a large, you may find yourself in trouble. Avoid anything that says “control” on the label. Those items are used to firm and flatten tummys and rears and she would probably not appreciate receiving them as a gift.

Another thing to remember is if the store offers to wrap the lingerie let them. Dainty lingerie will look better in their wrapping than if you wrap it in the paper left over from your cousin’s birthday. Presentation is part of the package with lingerie. Also, if you are uncomfortable in the store, check out online stores that sell lingerie. You can always start at Victoria’s Secret, but most major department stores like Macys and Nordstroms also sell lingerie. Final note – remember to keep your receipt just in case it is the wrong style, size, or color.

Now, what type of lingerie is available? Just about anything you can think of! Ask yourself what the occasion is. Is this to let her know you love her? If so, something crotchless or see-through probably will not send that message. But, if it is for Valentine’s Day or your anniversary, something a little more risqué might be appreciated. Bras alone have many different styles including push up, plunge, gel filled, padded, under wire, seamless, backless, strapless, open cup, and unpadded.

If you are purchasing a bra and panty set, always check out what she has in her drawer beforehand and definitely make note of the size – of both the bra and panties. Most places sell at least one pair of panties that match each bra, but some will sell several so you can mix and match. It will help to know what type of panties she likes to wear too – thongs, briefs, or high cut bikini.

When it comes to sleepwear, it can be just as confusing. One type of sleepwear is babydoll pajamas. They usually have very thin straps, a plunging V neckline, and are very short with matching panties. You will find most of these made out of silk or satin, materials that always make a woman feel good about herself. But, if she feels her breasts are too big or too small, or thinks her stomach is too big, you might want to avoid babydoll pajamas.

There are slips and chemises. Similar to the babydoll pajamas, these are a little longer and a little better at concealing problem areas such as breasts, butt or stomach. They too are usually made of silk or satin.

Gowns are full-length versions of the babydoll. Many are see-through or lacey and can help put your woman in the mood. Babydolls, slips, chemises, and gowns may also come with a robe.

A pajama set might not sound too sexy, but if it is silky, and buttons up the front, it can make your woman feel very sexy, especially if she is a plus size (size 18 or larger). Boxer sets have become very popular lately. The tops are tight, with thin straps and usually a V neckline, although there are boxer sets with normal t-shirt tops.

If you are really looking for lingerie to spice up your love life, take a look at Frederick’s of Hollywood (available online). They have been selling sexy lingerie for over 50 years. They have a wide variety of garter belts, bustiers, corsets, teddies (similar to the babydoll, but one piece), crotchless panties, and fishnet stockings – items that may not be available at many stores that sell lingerie.

What type of lingerie you should get your love depends a lot on her self-esteem. Many big woman love sexy little teddies, but some will shy away from them, for fear of exposing too much of themselves. Most stores sell lingerie in plus sizes, which are a little less revealing. If she is really athletic, a boxer set might be something she would like. Thin women will look good in anything, but especially teddies, corsets, and babydolls.

When shopping for lingerie, try to keep in mind what she likes. If you purchase something similar to the lingerie she already has and in colors you know she likes, it will probably make her happy. But, keep the receipt just in case!

A Guide to Choosing Sunglasses

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A Guide to Choosing Sunglasses

Sunglasses are one of the ultimate fashion accessories. They are great in helping you to create your own unique image. What exact style you choose really depends on your personal taste, age and the shape of your face. Yet, not matter what style of sunglasses you are thinking of buying, it is important that you end up choosing the best possible quality pair.

Some tips to choosing quality sunglasses are provided below. Being educated by what makes a quality pair of sunglasses is very important when you are searching for your next pair of sunglasses. Keep these tips in mind when you are browsing.

Protection from UV

One major contributor to eye disease is ultraviolet radiation. This is why it is important to choose a pair of sunglasses that protect you from the harmful effect of UV. Just because your glasses have a dark tint doesn’t mean that you are protect from UV. Make sure you check the sunglasses UV rating.

What the Sunglasses Are Made From

Generally speaking the heavier the sunglasses the higher quality they will be. You want to ensure that the material that they are made from will last a long time and be able to resist the constant knocks that sunglasses typically take.

Different Tints

Tints are the colors that are applied to sunglasses lenses to help reduce the light that makes contact with the eyes. The particular tint you choose is up to your personal taste. However, different tints will have a different effect on the perceived brightness and glare, and will distort color differently.

As an example, gray tints reduce glare and don’t distort the color. On the other hand, yellows lens will distort color but sharpen your perceived view.

To Polarize or Not to Polarize?

Sunglasses that are polarized will reduce the glare of the light which bounces off roads and water. They are typically preferred by people who drive a lot during the day or boat on the water. If you work or play near a lot of flat surfaces you may wish to investigate using polarized sunglasses.

A Cocktail Dress For Every Body Type

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One of the most versatile dresses that were ever designed for wear on special occasions is the cocktail dress. While the events for which cocktail dresses are worn are usually late afternoon or early evening affairs that are too casual to be called black-tie events, many cocktail dresses can now be worn elsewhere, depending on the cut and the material of the dress and the accessories worn with it.

To wear a cocktail dress to a more formal event, all you need to do is to accessorize accordingly, perhaps wear more flashy pieces of jewelry and heavier makeup. If you need to wear something dressy to the office for any reason other than the usual skirt or pantsuit, you can wear a cocktail dress that is not too flashy and just throw on a blazer and slip into sensible office shoes. Many current styles of cocktail dresses are no longer limited to being party wear anymore.

Choosing what style of cocktail dress to wear, however, can be very tricky for most women. After all, only a few women could claim to have truly perfect bodies, and most women who do not fall into the supermodel category prefer to hide the flaws of their figures. Wearing a one-piece dress such as a cocktail dress can easily reveal those flaws if the dress does not fit the wearer’s body type.

In picking out the right cocktail dress to wear, a woman should always consider her body type – whether she is top-heavy or bottom-heavy – and find something that will balance out her figure. If she is bottom-heavy, her aim should be to draw attention to the upper part of her body and to her face. If she is top-heavy, she has the option either to emphasize her cleavage or to wear something that will pull the eyes to her legs.

What kind of cocktail dress would suit a woman with a bottom-heavy figure? As said above, a woman with a bottom-heavy figure would want to hide the thickness around her hips and thighs. A good cocktail dress for her to wear would be a dress that fits closely around the waist but without the seams pushed out by extra padding around the abdomen and has a skirt that flares out around the hips and thighs. A cocktail dress with a full skirt would be perfect for a woman with a bottom-heavy figure because it will definitely hide whatever flabbiness and bulges that she wishes not to be seen around her lower body.

Another option available for a woman with a bottom-heavy figure is a cocktail dress that sports an empire-style waistline. A cocktail dress with an empire-style waistline has the waist placed higher, thereby pulling the eyes towards the shoulders, the neck and the face. It also drapes and skims over the lower body. The only risk with wearing an empire-style cocktail dress, however, is that the empire-style cut is often used on maternity dresses, and so a woman wearing such a dress may be mistaken to be pregnant.

And yet another choice open for a woman with a bottom-heavy figure is a cocktail dress that is either sleeveless or strapless, also with a flaring skirt. Again, baring the arms and the shoulders is effective in drawing attention away from the hips.

As for women with top-heavy figures, she could either emphasize her cleavage or her legs, as mentioned above. If she wants to put focus on her legs rather than her cleavage, she can wear a cocktail dress with a solid-colored top paired with a patterned skirt. She can hike the hem of her skirt up to make it shorter and really draw the eyes to her legs.

If she wants to attract attention to her ample cleavage rather than her legs, she can cover up her legs in a long-skirted cocktail dress but reveal a little skin on her upper body with a low V-neck or plunging neckline. In fact, she can draw the eyes to both her top and her legs by wearing a short cocktail dress with a low neckline if she wants to. What she should not do is to wear a cocktail dress with an overly busy top because it will make her upper body appear larger and skew the balance of her figure.

Accessories also help to keep the illusion of balance on a woman’s figure aside from wearing the right kind of cocktail dress. Bottom-heavy women can wear flashy earrings, necklaces or chokers, while top-heavy women can forego the necklace and opt for a bracelet instead. However, she should buy her cocktail dress first before figuring out what accessories, bag and shoes to wear.

Cocktail dresses are versatile dresses that can be worn on any occasion that requires some degree of formality without being a full black-tie event. A woman should be able to choose the right cocktail dress that can really flatter her body type.

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