New Year’s Eve 2013 is right around the corner — what will you be wearing when the clock strikes midnight?
NHA KHANH Sweet Talk Dress
Add some color to your cocktail attire in this lace dress by Nha Khahn. So short and sweet! You’ll shine in accessories like Ben-Amun’s Gold Deco Crystal Teardrops and Cara Accessories’ Gold Dress Me Up Bracelet. Continue reading
If you are a plus size student, you might have a little difficulty finding the latest trends in fashion to fit your shape.
However, there are many things you can do to get into the clothes you love and still feel like a fashionista.
By determining your body’s strengths and knowing what makes you feel good, finding clothes that are just right is a simple process.
Jessica Howard Women’s Plus-Size Mock
Fall fashions are fast and approaching.
I love the different fall clothes that you can layer and play around with as the weather starts to turn and we slowly creep into winter.
Tree leaves will loose their green and will be sprinkled with orange, red, and many golden hues to fascinate our eyes as we embrace the changing weather.
Just like the leaves turning, tights are coming in a ton of colors, too! Tights come in many bold and subtle colors, patterns and designs to punch up any bland outfit. Tights are a fun way to transition your spring and summer skirts and dresses into fall and winter.
They can provide a very classic and sophisticated look for any professional outfit. Or maybe you want to be bold and daring. What every your fashion comfort level, tights are the perfect way to add punch of color to any fun outfit.
Isn’t it a drag when you find your favorite accessory or piece of clothing and it just doesn’t quite fit right? There are time when you need to really customize a piece of clothing and make it work for you. Here I will tell you my story of my favorite leather boots. They didn’t start out as my favorite leather boots though! They were annoyingly tight at first! I had to stretch them out over my calves, and at first I thought it was going to be close to impossible. I will share with you my tips for how i was able to stretch these leather boots though. Continue reading
I recently washed and dried another wool sweater. This time the finished article was too small to fit my grandchildren. Is their hope? Can I unshrink a wool sweater? I Googled the question and found that yes there is hope but there are some diverse techniques to obtain the desired results and unshrink a wool sweater. I just want the one that works. I decided to test some of the theories using other wool sweaters I had managed to shrink. One, I could still fit into but it was uncomfortably formfitting. Another I had bagged for the Goodwill for elementary children. Here are the procedures I followed and the results I obtained.
Eileen Fisher Cropped Yak-Wool Sweater
Black leggings are a hot trend right now that are at once fashion forward as well as a classic look. The style can dress an outfit up or down and looks good on virtually everyone, regardless of age or body shape. The key here is using the leggings as a backdrop for the rest of the outfit, so you let your style choices shine. But not everyone knows naturally how to pair black leggings appropriately with other items, and this can cause a fashion fail. Follow a few strategies to get your leggings looking right, and you’ll be dressed to impress. Continue reading
This is a story about a boy–to protect his rights, we’ll call him Tommy. Tommy has a rare form of autism called Fragile X. This has had an impact on his life in a variety of ways, the biggest being on his emotions. Tommy could express each emotion within a matter of minutes, jumping from one to the next depending on his surroundings and mood. That all changed the day his room needed painting, and this is why Tommy chose green.
I had met Tommy about two years prior, working with him throughout each week to improve his social and personal skills. It became clear he was a very smart boy, but the way he processed each emotion was much more dramatic than the average person. Autism can make it difficult to regulate emotions, causing the individual to work that much harder to process them. So I started to do some research.
There are numerous ways to help someone identify their emotions. Tommy could easily discern happy from sad, but my goal was to help transition from each emotion more smoothly. There are picture cards, “I Feel–Because” statements, soothing music. We tried everything. Finally, I came across something called chromotherapy.
In this article I will be talking about a problem that I recently had with my favorite tote bag. I will cover exactly what the problem was and how I went about resolving the problem. There were a few steps that had to be taken to get to the desired resolution and I will explain those as well. I won’t be naming the exact brand of tote bag that I had the problem with as it wouldn’t be right but my problem involved a manufacturer’s defect.
I purchased a tote bag earlier this year because I needed something to carry the many different things I bring with me while on the road each day and I needed it to be water resistant. I found the perfect tote and fell in love with it instantly. It was very spacious and claimed to keep moisture from getting to everything inside. Needless to say, the very first time I took it with me and it rained, the moisture began soaking in from the sides. Everything inside got wet.
I was pretty upset and needed to find a resolution. I immediately contacted the online store that I purchased the bag from and began hitting walls with each of the customer service representatives that I spoke with. The first customer service representative said that they couldn’t do anything about the problem and tried to leave it at that. I was not going to be satisfied with being left to purchase another expensive tote bag when it was obviously a manufacturer’s defect so I asked to speak with a supervisor. Continue reading
The last time I went shopping I was on a mission: I was going to find the perfect red lipstick. Red lipstick has returned in a major way. It went through a period of being associated with older women, while girls my age wore lipstick with coffee or pink tones. Natural beauty was emphasized. Eyes were made to look as big and round as possible, and mouths were kept small.
Another beauty trick I wanted to try was going shampoo-free. This has been a trend among natural-leaning women for some time now, and I have to admit that I was skeptical about whether washing my hair without shampoo would work. I was accustomed to washing my hair with shampoo every day and gauging my hair’s cleanliness by the suds and squeaky smooth feeling. I decided to take a chance on this method because my long, thick hair was starting to get extremely dry at the ends, and I did not want to cut it short. I did some research on the Internet and found out that a conditioner that does not contain silicone could be used as a gentle shampoo. I liked the idea of still using something to clean my hair and scalp. It felt more comfortable to me than stopping my shampoo use altogether.
I headed out to the store with a vague list of the sorts of products I wanted to buy. I knew I wanted a red lipstick with a matte finish, and I had resigned myself to spending a fair amount of time standing in the shampoo aisle and reading labels. When I looked at all of the lipstick options, I could not help but feel extremely overwhelmed. It had been so long since the last time I purchased a lipstick that was not just a refill of the old mauve shade I had used for years. I realized that I literally had no idea what was even available anymore. I saw several major brands that I recognized, though many of them had switched over to younger spokesmodels. This was helpful though. It was easy to eliminate brands based on whether or not I liked those celebrities’ signature styles.
One big obstacle when buying lipstick at a drugstore is that it cannot be tried on. By trying to save some money, I knew I was taking a risk on a lipstick that might not look good on me. I eventually felt myself being drawn to the Wet ‘n Wild display. I vaguely remembered this brand from my childhood, so I began to look through its offerings without intending to buy anything. When I was younger, Wet ‘n Wild made the kind of cosmetics that parents bought for their pre-teen daughters who wanted to play with makeup but were not ready for real cosmetics yet. I was pleasantly surprised to see that, somewhere along the line, Wet ‘n Wild had evolved into a legitimate makeup brand.
Another thing that made me happy was the clear tops on the lipsticks. They were tightly wrapped in plastic to avoid contamination, but I could still see what the lipsticks looked like through their lids. I decided to buy Wet ‘n Wild’s MegaLast lipstick in the Stoplight Red shade for only $2. It is the perfect semi-matte bombshell red. Whenever I wear it, I receive a constant stream of compliments. I cannot believe that I wore my old, boring mauve lipstick for so long.
Though I had thought that choosing a cleansing conditioner would be harder than finding a lipstick, the selection process was fast and easy. After realizing that most thick conditioners contain silicone, I began looking for Suave products, since I recalled them being a bit thinner. I was in luck. Suave’s Naturals line is silicone-free. I chose the Ocean Breeze scent because it was fresh and summery. I also purchased green tea-scented Dove conditioner because I still wanted to give my ends a deep conditioning.
It took some trial and error to figure out how to wash my hair with the Suave conditioner. I learned how to scrub it through my scalp and then rinse it out completely. It took more effort than using my old shampoo. I use the Dove conditioner after I rinse out the Suave. I like how bouncy my hair is from using two different kinds of conditioners. Once my hair adjusted to the change, I realized how drying my shampoo had been. It worked with minimal effort because it was so harsh and drying. Having smooth, moisturized hair is worth a little extra effort.
Wearing a new lipstick and switching up my haircare regimen might not seem like major changes, but what most to me is how much better I feel. I am proud that I was able to improve my outward appearance and my internal confidence by deciding to take some small chances.
When selecting autumn winter fashion you should consider your options. Mostly winter is associated with cold weather. There are many clothes that you can wear during autumn or winter and they stand out to be fashionable whilst at the same time giving you the comfort by protecting you against the cold which is usually experienced during the winter season. For you to be fashionable you need to take into consideration different apparels that you may be wearing. There are different shoes that you can wear during winter that are fashionable .There are different clothes for men and women which you can wear. As a lady there are different dresses and trousers that you can wear. As a man there are also fashionable clothes for you.