Cashmere Socks

When it is frigid outside, the body loses heat through the extremities. So if the hands, head and feet aren’t warm the rest of the body isn’t either. Earlier this month, a Fox 23 News report titled “The cold, hard truth about surviving bitter winter weather” offered this advice: “Protect your extremities. Hands and feet are at greater risk of frostbite because body heat is naturally reserved in the torso to protect vital organs. So wear an extra pair of socks.”

While any pair of socks will offer some protection, not all options are created equal. If they want to experience maximum comfort and warm, consumers would be well served in examining the fabric content before making a sock purchase. As Fox 23 pointed out, “Wool, silk or polypropylene inner layers hold body heat better than cotton.” The higher the wool count, the cozier their feet will be, but again, not all wools are created equal.

Wool has a tendency for being thick and scratchy, making many wearers itch, but one kind of wool, cashmere, is actually the opposite of those things. It is not bulky, it is soft and fuzzy, and yet it is still

Artificial Jewelry

Artificial jewelery is more fun to wear. With the kind of variety available, there seems to be the right kind for every person, occasion, style and budget. There are different materials like wood, metals, acrylic, stones, shells and every thing that can be imagined, there are styles like traditional, modern, chic, antique, and contemporary, there are different types like simple, opulent, elaborate, sleek and more. And then there are colors and designs to choose from. It’s a whole sea to choose from.

Some essentials every woman should have include stackable metal bangles, oversized hoops, a sleek nose ring, cocktail rings, earrings and pendants to match every dress, anklets and armlets. Although the trend keeps changing but these jeweery articles come in handy whatever the trend be.

Most of the trends in artificial jewellery are celebrity inspired. 1990’s, when Raveena Tandon brought the trend of hoops, girls all across the nation were wearing hoops like their favorite star. Similarly all celebrities these days, on or off screen, can be seen with large elaborate earrings which make earrings the latest fashion fad these days.

Women of all ages and economic strata seem to be influenced. From young

Carnival Accessories

  • Beads
    Mardi Gras is known for elegant and inspiring costumes and funky beads. The current fashion of colors for the event is deep purple, radiant gold, and festive green. The three colors represent justice, power, and faith respectively. From themed medallion necklaces to layered fancy bracelets, beads are the trendiest accessory of this season.
  • Masks
    When it comes to masquerade masks, the choices are endless! From full faced Bauta masks to eye covering Columbina pieces, Venetian masks never go out of fashion – This season, they have come back with a bang! Party goers can choose from a wide variety of exquisite designs featuring luscious colors, sparkling glitter, flowy feathers, and daring curves.
  • Cloaks
    This year, the Mardi Gras scene will be all about making a grand entrance, and for that, there is nothing better than a mysterious hooded cloak to compliment your Venetian masquerade mask! This costume is designed for all those daring souls who like being the center of attraction.
  • Leather Masks
    That is probably the newest and the most happening trend of this year’s party season. Not everyone likes a splash of color or glitter over their face – some like it

Styling ‘Tall’ Body Types

Over sized is Disastrous!

First, avoid everything that will hang off your body, i.e. over sized clothing. If you wear baggy or poorly fitted clothes, you will give the appearance of being too thin and sloppy. Well, at times you need to buy bigger sizes to cover your long body, but that extra fabric is not something you need.

Go for the Right Fit!

Second, you need to stay away from everything that is extremely fitted. This is especially important if you are a big and tall guy. Extremely tight clothing will make your longer torso appear disproportionate, and this is definitely not desirable.

Select Taller Versions of Clothing

Third, when selecting dress shirts and even polos, go for ‘taller’ versions that will tuck inside your trousers. It’s really easy to find longer shirts these days. All you need to do is visit a big and tall apparel store that offers taller versions of clothing and doing this will save you from looking strange.

One thing taller guys can do and bigger peeps can’t is wear horizontal stripes. Wearing shirts with horizontal stripes gives the illusion that your body has more mass

Tutu Du Monde

Tutu Du Monde is inspired by a daydream – a simpler time in a far away land, where girls can play and dance, dress-up and make-believe. Every tutu, dress and accessory is designed to be elegant and timeless, delicate and couture. On top of that, every Tutu Du Monde piece is made to last and is extremely comfortable to wear. Each piece is dreamed up and designed in Australia by Andrea Rembeck, then handmade in India. It is then sold internationally through boutiques in Australia, United Kingdom, United States, Middle East and Asia. With a huge following of loyal customers, Tutu Du Monde is one of the top boutique brands for vintage flower girl dresses and special occasion dresses for girls.

In 2005, Andrea Rembeck put her fashion career on hold to stay at home and raise her daughter. During that time she made a discovery that would change the course of her life. Andrea’s daughter, Alyna, is a girly girl who was growing up fast and hated even the idea of pants. She insisted, “I only want to wear dresses, Mom! Can you please find me a tutu?” Andrea looked all over for something special for

Sterling Silver Earrings

Sterling Silver Hoop Earrings. OK ladies, we all know what hoop earrings are. For many of us, they are our signature look. They’re a staple in our jewelry wardrobe, easy to wear and, most importantly, they are classic. If you were to look up the term ‘classic’ in a dictionary, you would probably see that it is used to identify a work of art, something that has been determined to be of the highest quality over a period of time. When it comes to earrings, hoops have certainly maintained their status through the years. Whether you prefer large hoops, which are ideal for women with long hair, or smaller styles that give your ear just a touch of pizzaz, nothing keeps you in the ‘circle’ of fashion better than a hoop earring.

Sterling Silver Stud-Style Earrings. These earrings are designed to be small and dainty, but still give the ear plenty to sparkle about. From cubic zirconia styles that are designed to imitate diamonds to ball studs and other designs, stud earrings are lightweight and comfortable. Because they are designed to sit on the earlobe, they do not dangle and you never have to worry about your

Tricks Dress to Look Slimmer and Taller

  • Rule 1: Wear tighter fitting clothing. I don’t mean clothing that is too small; I mean clothing that is not baggy. Baggy clothes add to the illusion of stubbiness, whereas clothing that is more fitted will emphasise lines and give you a slimmer appearance. Despite how much you may despise them, skinny jeans can also draw your body shape in and have you looking taller. These work best for those with slender legs, whereas boot leg jeans are great for those with more muscular legs. Give the skinny jeans a go, though and feel the difference.
  • Rule 2: Create a vertical line. This can be done by wearing v-necks tops, vertical stripes and dressing your top and bottom in similar colours. If you prefer a different coloured top, match your shoes to your pants, creating an elongated vertical line and the illusion of height.
  • Rule 3: Dress in darker colours, such as navy blue, black, bistre, chocolate browns and bottle green. Not only do they create a slimming effect, as we all know, but also offer a heightening effect. This works well for point 3, too. If you’re layering, which also helps create a taller appearance,

Hearing Protection

For many applications I use ear plugs because they don’t get in the way of wearing a hat and they can’t get knocked out of place like ear muff style hearing protection. For really noisy work, I wear ear plugs and ear muffs. An overlooked advantage of ear muffs is they keep your ears clean while doing dirty work. It’s been a long time since my mother checked behind my ears or said something like, “There’s so much dirt in those ears, you could grow potatoes.” So, I’m on my own with respect to keeping my ears clean. Ear muff style protection for my hearing helps me do just that. I use them during especially dusty conditions such as:

  • roto-tilling the garden
  • grinding metal
  • cutting material with power saws
  • working outside in the wind

The difference in cleanliness is remarkable. If you think about it, dust and dirt are just two forms of foreign objects that shouldn’t be in your ears. Using ear muff style hearing protection for your ears could help prevent other larger objects from getting in your ears as well. The first thing that comes to mind are hot sparks from welding and grinding.


Dressing Tips for Important Occasions

Dressing for an Event

When you are dressing up for a business casual party make sure that you look classy and polished. Men may wear a collared shirt with twill cotton or khaki trousers while women can wear a nice blouse with a tailored jacket along with a formal skirt or trousers. The most formal evening will sometimes call for a ‘Cravate Blanche’ dress code if you have a high profile job which requires you to attend royal ceremonies and balls. Women are expected to wear ornate ball gowns and the long gloves that usually go with it are optional these days. If it is an opening night, gala dinner or a charity event, the ladies have an opportunity to flaunt their figure in a beautiful floor length evening dress.

A Job Interview

Dressing appropriately for an interview is very important and it is one of the occasions where you will receive points based on how you present yourself to the interviewer. Both men and women can wear a nice suit along with appropriate shoes. Women also have the option of wearing a pencil skirt with a nice formal shirt or a blouse. While a

Jewelry Beads for Summer

Acrylic Beads: acrylic beads are one of the most popular and least expensive of the jewelry beads. They not only come in a variety of shapes and sizes, but also come in a wide range of colors, to include red, yellow, black, purple, pink, blue, green, orange, clear, assorted. Sparkling acrylic beads have the lustrous sheen of crystal. With many colors and shapes available in these fabulous beads, you have a large range to choose from, including colorful acrylic, transparent acrylic, antique acrylic, CCB acrylic, crackle acrylic, drawbench acrylic, imitation acrylic, printed acrylic, spray painted acrylic, plating acrylic, etc.

Tibetan Style Beads: Tibetan style beads are deeply loved by many people. They contain Tibetan silver beads, bead caps, toggles, hangers and pendants. From small to large, cube to round and lots more, these charms will add color and mystery to your designs. There are eight kinds of Tibetan style beads according to their colors: silver ones, antique silver ones, black ones, golden ones, antique golden ones, antique bronze ones, red copper ones, and platinum plated ones. One of the most mysterious Tibetan style beads is Tibetan style dzi beads. Because they are magic, many people believe that