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Category Archives: Fashion

Wear Womens Suede Boots

Now, womens suede boots are making a comeback. Throughout the years, this type of footwear has come into and gone out of style which in fashion terms makes this style a classic. Look around and you will see that boots made from suede are everywhere; at playhouses, at chic nightclubs, in shopping malls, at the beach and all places in between. There are so many trendy styles available and so many ways to wear womens suede boots that there is just not enough room here to list them all.

How you wear a pair of womens suede boots really is just a matter of the look that you are trying to achieve. If you are simply looking for comfort, a pair of neutral colored, ankle length boots will do the trick. The natural color of the boot will match any outfit. Don a few suede accessories such as a purse and/or a lightweight suede jacket and you will achieve a look that is comfortable and very stylish. If you are heading out for a night on the town, you will want a style that looks good. Oftentimes women have to trade off comfort for appearance. Not so when you pair your outfit with suede boots. A tall length boot in black will give you a look that is sleek and sophisticated (and best of all, comfortable!) If instead you will be spending the night watching the latest hit movie that has been released on DVD, then a pair of suede boot style slippers will be the right choice. Any look you are trying to achieve, whether it is the western look, the punk look, the trendy look or the outrageous look, can be accomplished simply by finishing off your outfit with the right pair of womens suede boots.

The nice thing about womens suede boots is that they are made from animal skin, a natural material. If an animal’s skin can protect the animal from the elements, just think how these boots can help protect your feet. A double faced suede material will have the best mix of features. The inside of the boot will be soft and pliable and after just a short amount of time wearing the boots, the insoles will conform to the shape of the arch. The natural wicking properties of the animal skin will keep moisture and perspiration away from the feet helping them stay dry, comfortable and odor free. To reap the most benefits, these boots should be worn on bare feet.

Then consider the outside of the boot. Because it is easy to dye suede, these boots are available in a rainbow of color options. Plus, there are literally hundreds of styles to choose from. With so many color and style options available, it is easy to wear womens suede boots making this the number one reason why these boots have yet to go out of style.

Smart and Glamorous Trouser Suit

So it is cause for celebration when designers embrace a look that is retro in the sense that it is something we all know and love, but has been sufficiently updated for us to feel that we’re getting a new look. This is what has happened to the humble trouser suit, for decades an understated and overlooked wardrobe staple, which has suddenly come into its own. At the forefront of the new wave of suits are Paul Smith, who now applies his genie-like tailoring talents to women’s suits as well as men’s; French designer Agnes b, who has built her core business around impeccably-fitted women’s suits in lightweight wool with trouser shapes ranging from drainpipe to flares; and Calvin Klein, who has been lured away momentarily from all things casual to embrace formal tailoring.

The suit has come a long way since Coco was first photographed lounging around in a man’s tweed ensemble, way back in 1929. In fact, she caused something of a storm. Although the silent movie era had featured starlets swathed in silky pyjama suits, the sight of a woman wearing a sharply tailored jacket and trousers, with the attendant undertones of androgyny and male power, was not only new but decidedly shocking.

It wasn’t until the second world war, with the sudden influx of women into traditionally male jobs, that women’s trouser suits really came into their own. Women started wearing them to work and after the war, when designers developed their first ready-to-wear collections, trouser suits gradually became an alternative to the formal skirt suits introduced by Dior with his New Look.

Flip Flops

The simplest layout is that of a fleet-footed wood-based block. But throughout history there have been many changes on that design. The choice of toes to which the footwear was attached has differed from culture to culture.

The Japanese, to help young kids to learn to walk, came out with the woven sandal called “Zori”, which made its entrance to the beaches of New Zealand as early as 1900s. From this stage, Zoris created the trend for the mass popularity of flip-flops.

Flip flops came to the shores of the USA with the homecoming of the troops from the War in the mid 40s. After the Korean War, the proliferation of the rubber flip flops started the craze. From here, this amazing footwear gradually became part of the lifestyle. It was at this time when the build and quality of the footwear improved tremendously.

Nowadays, they are so popular that they no represent social class. In the beginning, the presence of flip flops on the sunny beaches of California triggered a craze. This spreads over the whole of US making them the casual footwear choice. People just like the simple design and the affordable prices.

It is precisely for this reason that this footwear is also the basic footwear for third-world countries. The prices there can be beyond the concept of cheap, like under a dollar. Recently, the strong green movement across many sectors of business mean there is now an added awareness on “green” footwear. For this, recycled tires and other disposables become the building materials.

Like the blue jeans, they have even turned into design or fashion attire. They often show up at awards shows, and even at engagement parties on the feet of brides-to-be!

Flip flops have been around for centuries, and they are not going anywhere. They are footwear for both formal and informal occasions, and worn by people from all walks of life. They can be snazzy fashion choices. They can be the shoes you choose for that lazy day moping around the house. Thus flip flops are cheaper, trendy, comfortable and durable. More people are stocking several pairs at home nowadays!

Learning From Fashion Trends

Trend-watching–and, more precisely, observing our trend-watching–gives us tremendous opportunities to create awareness of the traits we hope we have but are not sure we do. In fact, being frustrated, embarrassed, or depressed that we have succumbed to a trend is a perfect chance to discover what we value most.

It usually comes down to this: creativity and confidence. If we find ourselves buying that trendy little bag or those must-have shoes, that little voice inside us shouts “Sell-out!” and we start to feel that perhaps we’re not all we’d hoped to be. After all, a truly creative person would buy–or even make–something unique, and a confident person wouldn’t hesitate to go against the current trend and head in a completely different direction, or choose to buy nothing at all.

And thus begins a soak in the self-loathing tub, followed inevitably by an abandoned item at the bottom of the closet.

To avoid this, you must pay attention to it.

What trendy items are buried in your closet at this moment? Why did you buy them? Who were you with when you made the purchase? How were you feeling about the world in general and yourself in particular?

A little mindful shopping will help alleviate the Trendoid syndrome. And while you’re at it, check in with yourself on that monologue going through your head when you see others sporting the latest fashion fetish. You’ll learn a whole lot about YOURSELF if you listen carefully and–this is the hard part–non-judgmentally.

Styles of Engagement Rings

Three-Stone Engagement Ring

The three-stone rings feature a center diamond with two similar diamonds on either side. They are said to have great sentimental value as the three stones represent the past, present and future of the relationship. Princess and round cut diamonds are the most popular choices for the center stone in a three-stone ring. The two side diamonds are approximately half the carat weight as the center diamond. is usually The diamonds can be prong-set, basket-set or bezel-set.

Side-Stone Engagement Ring

Sidestone rings feature a center diamond flanked by two or more comparatively smaller diamonds on either side of it. Sidestone rings look more radiant and bright because of the additional diamonds and how they make the center stone look more distinct, bigger and shinier!

Split Shank Engagement Ring

A split shank ring features a band that splits as it reaches the center stone. These are one of the modern styles of engagement rings. This style of engagement ting is a nice choice for elongated center diamonds such as pear, oval and marquise as it helps to visually balance the diamond. These split shank rings can also have micro pave diamonds on the band to make it look extraordinary and grand! A halo can also be incorporated into a split shank ring.

Casual Dress Mistakes to Avoid

1. When wearing casual clothes keep your jewelry, makeup and hairstyle in a casual theme. Makeup should not be noticeable – no loud colors; hair should be toned down – no updo’s or glamorous styles and jewelry should match the occasion and dress.

2. Having designer names written on your clothes does not make you fashionable – don’t become a walking advertisement. Also shirts with cute pictures of animals or teddy bears are better left worn when you are home alone.

3. Unless you are riding a motorcycle head- to- toe leather outfits such as leather pants and jacket or skirt and jacket can be too much.

4. Wearing the same color from head to toe is slimming but make sure that you wear some accessories to break it up so the color doesn’t overpower you or become boring.

5. You should feel comfortable in your clothes so, choose clothes you like, that fit well and that are most flattering for your body shape.

6. Take time to decide in advance what you want to wear so you will not end up wearing something that makes you feel uncomfortable. Most people don’t remember what you were wearing the previous day, what they do remember the overall impression you created.

Use of Yellow Sapphire

It is an ornament that brings prosperity and opens walls of possibilities.

1. It reduces mental stress and the wearer can experience peace in his life. Also, it has a positive impact on the human mind and increases the power to make better decisions in life.
2. If kept in the home or in a cash box, you will be blessed with more wealth.
3. It brings peace and prosperity to married life. Also, it makes sure that there is no communication gap between the life partners.
4. Dedication of the wearer increases and it helps in achieving goals.
5. You will enjoy more wealth if you wear it because it is an ally of Lord Ganesha.
6. If you want to be blessed with a baby boy then you must wear it.

It blesses an individual with good luck and fortune but it can have negative implications as well.

1. It is very important to wear this gemstone in a correct way otherwise it may give negative results.
2. Cracked or damaged pukhraj brings unpleasant results in life.
3. If a pukhraj gets faded, it causes health problems. A milky stone is not good for health.
4. If the color of the gemstone changes then it will create problems in the life of the wearer.
5. The time span of the wearer’s life decreases if white spots found on it.
6. Avoid wearing feeble Yellow Sapphire. It may cause injury.

It is one of the most demanding gemstones because it gives fruitful results. It is available in shades ranging from light yellow to a deep-orangey yellow. Connected with the largest planet Jupiter, It is known as Pukhraj in Hindi. As per Vedic astrology, it means important.

If your Jupiter is strong then it will surely bless you with good fortune, health wealth and happiness in life. On the other hand, if it is present in a malefic situation, it will bring sorrow and also have the negative impact on your life. People with weak Jupiter are recommended to wear Yellow Sapphire to receive maximum benefits and to overcome the problems of life.

Avoid wearing this gemstone without consulting an expert astrologer. If Jupiter is in the wrong house then this gemstone is not suitable for you.

It is very important to purchase a legitimate Yellow Sapphire from a reputed jewelry store because artificial stones will bring inappropriate consequences.Gold and silver are considered to be the best metal to fix this gemstone.

Before wearing this auspicious stone, keep the ring in a holy water or milk to remove all the negative energies and impurities. After rinsing the stone, keep it over a yellow cloth on which Jupiter or Guru yantra is drawn with rolli. It should be worn in the index finger of the right hand on Thursday morning.

Fur Coat

The emotional vibrations of fear and misery from the animals will be held in the pelt just as it is in meat. I wonder how healthy this is for the wearer.

The animal kingdoms which live alongside us are our teachers. Through them we learn about compassion, love and beauty. They patiently teach us care and devotion. The animals often sacrifice themselves in order that we experience these things and so learn to know the ‘more’ of who we are.[You don’t know who you are until you know what you are not].

I ask all of you, as the supposedly most advanced race on the planet’ do we not have a ‘duty of care’?’ Are we not responsible as guardians for the animals in our care? Yet, look at what we do to them! We hunt for sport, kill for fun and monetary gain. We breed animals for reasons like their fleet feet or looks, often producing genetic heritages which cause pain and discomfort during their lives.

What monsters we have become! We are still so near the gladiatorial ring- what next in our excesses? Shall we return to watching people kill each other for our amusement and pleasure?

Beauty, ‘looking good’ what are these things really about? Could it be about feelings that we are unlovable, unworthy, not good enough and lacking in self-worth? There is nothing wrong in wanting to look good and no judgement attached to this, however when we take it to extremes are we not fooling ourselves about the reasons for it- aren’t we just trying to cover up our perceived inadequacies?

[It is an old adage, but true’]-Beauty comes from within. Looking good and being beautiful is a front you present to the world, so that the world will judge you positively. It has been said that it is none of your business what other people think about you, it is what you think about yourself that really counts.

A truly beautiful person is perhaps someone who is kind, compassionate and caring. Someone whose very being is a gift to others, serving selflessly. Giving a smile to a stranger, chatting to a cashier, aiding without thought for gain. These things produce your own radiant inner light, this is your beauty which shines forth and dazzles. Everyone has an inner beauty, but we have all become so clever at concealing it from ourselves and others [kindness and compassion being seen by some as weakness in today’s world]. I suggest that our perception of the reality of who we are, needs adjusting. The focus needs to be changed so that we can be seen for who we are: beauteous wondrous creative beings.

Info of Workplace Wardrobe

e all want to look good but there is a right and a wrong way to go about it at the office. When you go for an interview, as nervous as you might be, make sure you take note of your surroundings. What are people wearing? The first few days of your new job, dress conservatively until you figure out the work “uniform.” Trust me on this, you will not start a new office dress trend by wearing something considered outlandish by current office standards. While none of us wants to be a conformist, there is moderation and then there is downright career suicide dressing.

While we all want to be individuals, a lot can be taken from Chanel’s famous quote, “be a caterpillar by day and a butterfly at night.” I cannot tell you how many times I have remarked “That is a cute outfit but why is she wearing it in the office. It is great for clubbing.” And you know your wardrobe is too over the top when the men in the office are commenting about the inappropriateness of the attire. You should never be the water cooler gossip subject when it comes to fashion.

The Rules of the Road:

  1. Determine what the “code” is in the office.
  2. Go through your wardrobe and see what base pieces you have that fit within that code. If you don’t have enough pieces to go a week, you may need to pump up your wardrobe. You want to be consistent. You don’t want to dress within the code one day and then wear something opposite the next. It gives the impression that you are not serious about your job.
  3. Clothing should never be tight ANYWHERE.
  4. Dress as if you already have that next promotion. In other words, dress for success. What are those above you in the corporate structure wearing?
  5. Make sure your grooming is consistent with the wardrobe. Hair, nails, and accessories are just as important as the clothes. Give yourself a visual check in the mirror before you leave the house. You never want to overhear someone saying “Didn’t he/she look in the mirror this morning?”

So how do you retain your personality without being the talk of the office?

  1. Add your personality with the colors you wear. Wearing basic neutral colors like black does not mean you can’t spruce it up with a touch of your favorite color in your shirt, scarf, jewelry or tie.
  2. Accessorize to bring out your personality. That little handbag that says “this is me!” is a great way to insert yourself into the office “uniform.”
  3. Add texture. Basic does not mean boring. Suede, corduroy, flowing fabrics, etc. can give a basic skirt design a lift.

Stylist, Indra Books, got her start early in life. At the age of 10 she started sewing with her mother and grandmother. By age, 12 she had won her first sewing competition and by 14 was making theatre costumes. After choosing not to pursue a career in the fashion industry, Indra continued to design gowns for friends and family including her own wedding dress and bridesmaids gowns. Twenty years after her mother told her to move to NYC to become a personal shopper, she opened her own life management business(ON THE GO 4 U) with personal shopping as one of the services provided.

Tricks Wearing Accessories

1. Choose accessories to match the outfit, not an outfit to match your accessories. Before you purchase accessories know what outfit they will go with and how you will wear them.

2. Accessories should be in balance with the weight of your clothing. For instance, if you are wearing a skirt or suit in a heavy fabric don’t wear sandals.

3. Rings are great, but wearing too many at one time will look gaudy. For business, wear only one ring on each hand. Also, if your rings have become too tight they will create an unflattering look. Getting them off and stretched to fit your finger would be a good idea.

4. Wear earrings that flatter your face shape. If you have a long face avoid long dangling earrings. The long lines of the earrings will make the face appear longer. That style is better for those who will look better with the added length to their face.

5. Eyeglasses are considered an accessory. When you wear glasses limit the accessories around your face to two.

6. Match your earrings to the style of clothes you are wearing. Pearl earrings are best worn with a dressy outfit and flashy, ornate earrings are best kept for festive, party events.