April 18, 2018-Lara
Can we talk about this footwear trend for a minute? It’s like everyone got together and decided it was finally OK to usher in the return of the ’80s power shoe. And if you thought the style was just having a fleeting moment, think again. One Pinterest rep confirms that “slingback kitten heels” are up 56 percent since last year and are only gaining more traction. Here, the top five trending styles on the platform.Read More
TABITHA SIMMONS ‘RISE’ SLINGBACK PUMPSBehold the perfect transitional shoe. A closed toe keeps out any lingering chill, while the open back lets you pretend that spring really is around the corner. Another bonus? They’re actually walkable. Tabitha Simmons is a contributing editor, stylist and mother—so it’s no wonder her shoes are just as wearable as they are chic. And in a cool pastel blue, they tick all the boxes.
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JEFFREY CAMPBELL ‘SIAYANA’ KITTEN HEELSMid-heels were seen on nearly every discerning dresser during Fashion Month (when it wasn’t snowing, of course). And given the likes of this disco-inspired pair, we think the style will be hitting the wedding circuit next. Set on a wooden kitten heel and topped with light-catching metallic leather, the pair even makes sense when combined with unexpected pieces like frayed jeans for a compelling high-low mix.
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PAUL ANDREW ‘CELESTINE’ SUEDE SLINGBACK PUMPSWhite pumps are still this season’s most in-demand, versatile shoes. Made from smooth leather, this Paul Andrew pair has an elasticated slingback strap (read: comfy) and is a good investment for any stylish woman looking to elevate her nine-to-five look.
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This pair needs no explanation. There are ten different color options, all under $150. I mean, what are you waiting for?
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BALENCIAGA ‘KNIFE’ SLINGBACK PUMPSBalenciaga’s “Knife” mule is the shoe the style crowd is obsessed with. Mary-Kate Olsen wore hers as a bridesmaid and Leandra Medine penned an entire post about them. Updated for the new season with a flexible slingback strap, this green pair is already low in stock on Net-a-Porter, so we recommend you act fast.
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April 11, 2018-Lara
We’re always dreaming of lazy days in Central Park, walking the city sidewalks at night under a blanket of lights and petting all the Frenchies along the way. And we can’t help but crave the fresh style of a New York City woman just as much as we’re craving whatever trendy new food creation she’s having for lunch.Read More
For this reason, street-style icon Babba C. Rivera has styled five looks that not only prove that dressing like a New Yorker isn’t just about wearing head-to-toe black (though, of course, some black must be involved) but also show you that five essentials are all you need to channel the city’s effortlessly chic vibes.
Oh, and having a sweet four-legged sidekick never hurts, either.
HEELS YOU’LL ACTUALLY WANT TO WALK IN
It’s true that wedges are a city girl’s best friend. Take a cue from Babba and wear them in a mesmerizing color (like this bold red that keeps the shoes from feeling too practical). Pair them with a midi skirt from the opposite side of the color wheel for a coordinated but striking look. An easy yet eye-catching outfit like this one is cute and comfortable enough to wear all day long—a magic formula every New Yorker always has in her back pocket.
SUNGLASSES THAT PULL AN OUTFIT TOGETHER
Living in the city means the majority of your time is probably spent en route. So a chic pair of sunnies to protect you on the go is a nonnegotiable. And while versatility is key, Babba’s ultra-stylish pair is proof that changeability most certainly does not equal boring. One thing every NYC girl knows: The bolder the glasses, the better to brunch.
SNEAKERS THAT DO ALL THE TALKING
Honestly, this entire outfit speaks to us. But it’s the platform sneakers that are making a true NYC statement. Paired with snappy suiting (take note of the shape of those cropped trousers), they keep this polished look feeling all kinds of cool and not at all corporate. Babba’s outfit masterfully mixes casual and formal pieces all in one look, a style NYC girls practically invented (here’s looking at you, commuter shoes).
AN ELEVATED BACKPACK FIT FOR THE OFFICE
Feast your eyes on this chic little bag that’s stealing the spotlight on Babba’s already incredible look. Skipping through crowds, weaving through the subways and navigating the line at the juice bar are all done easier with a sleek backpack. A cool blazer, an asymmetrical dress and black sneakers are a great base for this NYC essential that is a perfect marriage of wearable and unabashedly chic.
A MINI CROSSBODY THAT KEEPS YOU HANDS-FREE
For the nights (or even days) when you can’t be bothered with a tote, a sleek crossbody bag is a New York staple. Besides, all you really need are your phone, MetroCard and multistick anyway, right? Babba’s bold look takes it a step further by going high contrast. Her gorgeous cobalt jumpsuit makes her bright-red bag stand out even more, showing off all its fun little details, like the elongated shape and cute metal charms.
April 09, 2018-Lara
We might not always drop cash for the latest Chanel release, but that doesn’t mean we don’t want to know what’s trending. These five bags rose to the top this season for their interesting hardware updates, nostalgic resurgences and fashion-forward silhouettes. Read on and consider stretching that spring budget or simply take notes 'cause they're just so pretty.Read More
THE ‘BLUEBIRD DISC BAG’ BY JW ANDERSON ($1,455)JW Anderson’s punk-inspired hardware has been a favorite of the fashion world for a few seasons but this new iteration is making us fall in love all over again. The circular silver barbelladds just the right amount of toughness to the pretty robin’s-egg blue suede.
THE ‘RUNAWAY SHOPPING TOTE’ BY FENDI ($2,390)Not since the counterfeit episode of Sex and the City have we seen such Fendi logomania. But the Italian fashion house is the latest brand to see its trendsetting's stock rise. So really any bucket, satchel, clutch or top-handle tote will win you major style points.
THE ‘SOUVENIR LOGO BELT BAG’ BY BALENCIAGA ($1,890)Belt bags and fanny packs aren’t going away any time soon, so if you weren’t in on the trend before, now might be a good time. Hot tip: Balenciaga's covetable new charmed version actually looks best when worn across your chest instead of around your hips.
THE ‘BOBBY 23’ BY BOYY ($1,100)Be still, our colorblock-loving hearts. BOYY has been causing a stir with its oversize buckles and unexpected color combos with fashion editors, influencers and buyers alike. BOYY’s ‘Bobby23’ specifically is the ideal size to keep you from changing purses (and losing keys) frequently.
THE ‘JOHNNY’ BY DANSE LENTE ($380)We were hard-pressed to find an influencer this fashion month who didn’t have this structured bucket bag on their arm at one point or another. Call it the Céline effect, but evidently minimalism still has a place among the charms and logos and, uh, piercings in this season's trend landscape.
April 08, 2018-Lara
‘Decluttering’ has been a hot topic in the world of home organization and design lately, and while there’s been plenty written about the effect decluttering can have on your mental well-being and stress levels, there’s another place it can start to have a positive impact on your life: your wallet!Read More
Starting a closet purge is the first step towards learning to let go of a bunch of stuff you don’t need anymore, and a great way to get all of it out of your house is to sell it! Consignment shops like Plato’s Closet or websites like Poshmark make it easier than ever to get cash for the gently-worn clothes you’re not going to wear anymore, and will go a long way towards freeing up space in your home. Let’s start by getting your closet decluttered, and then we’ll help you figure out what to do with it all:
Start by going through everything in the closet and asking yourself a few crucial questions, like:○ Do I love this?
○ Am I going to wear it?
○ Does it still fit?
○ Does it project the image I want? Can I wear this in front of other people? (This one tends to be a real deal-breaker for a lot of indecisive thinkers.)
Once you’ve found an answer for those questions, start finding other places to keep them all. Set up a storage bin or even just a big cardboard box to separate the stuff that’s getting sold or donated from what you’re keeping, and make sure to keep the box somewhere you’re not likely to lose it.
As for everything you’re keeping (which hopefully isn’t much), it’s time to make your closet a little cleaner and easier to get through. Put up some closet wall shelves and sort your remaining clothes by type, size, seasonality, or whatever works best for you—just remember to make a planand stick with it. Otherwise you’ll find yourself in this mess again sooner than you know it.
Getting rid of it allFrom here, let’s decide what you want to do with the clothes you plan to get rid of:○ Can you sell it directly? Is there anyone you know that’s always buying clothes for craft projects or just likes thrifting? Can you unload some of it more quickly that way?
○ Where can you take it to in town? Does your city have a lot of consignment shops or resale stores you can take them to first? This tends to be the easiest method, and you’ll usually end up walking out of the store with money you didn’t have before.
○ What about a yard sale? It might not always be the right time of year, weather-wise, but a great resource for selling off unwanted clothes is to throw some tables in the driveway and hold a yard sale. It’s the reason your parents held them, and you’d be surprised how much less stuff you’ll have afterwards.
Finally, just remember to keep all of your stuff separated. If you’re taking them to a store to sell, a lot of them require clothing to be freshly washed and bagged neatly, so break out the laundry bags and get folding. Otherwise, you’ll at least want to separate items by type (shirts, bottoms, etc) to make them easier for your friends/potential customers/both to sift through.
April 03, 2018-Lara
Your beauty cabinet is filled with all sorts of jars and bottles that tout fancy skin care ingredients like retinol, hyaluronic acid and ceramides. But what about good ol’ vitamin C? This powerful antioxidant can brighten your skin, reduce the look of dark spots and help fight the first signs of aging. It’s the ingredient your products are missing and you most certainly shouldn’t be without. In an effort to narrow down your choices, put Sephora’s top-rated vitamin C products to the test so you don’t have to.Read More
OLEHENRIKSEN TRUTH SERUM
“Unfortunately, when I’m not wearing foundation, my skin tone is uneven and pretty dull, especially in the winter. Since my skin lacks any natural glow, I was curious what kind of effect this vitamin C serum would have on my face. My combination skin usually skews more on the oily side, so I was relieved when the silky formula was absorbed almost immediately. It has a light orange scent, which made me hesitant at first because I usually don’t care for scented skin care products, but this didn’t bother me at all. After two weeks of use, I’ve definitely noticed my skin tone is evened out and more radiant. Plus, it feels smooth to the touch. I don’t think I’ll be going foundation-free to the office anytime soon, but I’m definitely on the right track.” – Rachel, editor
KIEHL’S SINCE 1851 POWERFUL-STRENGTH LINE-REDUCING CONCENTRATE 12.5% VITAMIN C
“I really wanted something to add some heavy artillery to my stock of keep-me-young-forever products, so this anti-wrinkle serum seemed like the right choice. The first time I used it I was surprised that it seemed more like a lotion than a serum, but it absorbs way faster than a moisturizer and you can still layer a moisturizer on top of it without feeling like a grease ball. My favorite part about the product is that you can feel it working the moment you rub it onto your face—it kinda tingles for a hot sec. I felt like it was waking up my skin to take it from dull to bright. With that, I’ve happily added this serum to my morning and bedtime routines, and my skin feels smoother without feeling totally dry. Also, the citrus fragrance is a lovely wakeup call in the a.m.” – Dara, senior editor
SUNDAY RILEY C.E.O. RAPID FLASH BRIGHTENING SERUM
“I selected this brightening serum because I was hoping to fade some stubborn dark spots from old pimples. Since adding it to my regimen in the morning and at night, I’ve been surprised to find that the discolorations are diminishing fairly rapidly. I like that the serum is hydrating and light, and it smells fresh but not overpowering (kind of like tangerines). The vitamin C products I’ve used in the past have irritated my skin, but I haven’t had any adverse effects with this one. After two weeks, I have a nice glow and fewer dark spots, and my fingers are crossed that I’ll never have wrinkles.” – Katherine, editorial assistant
PETER THOMAS ROTH POTENT-C™ POWER SERUM
“I’m quickly approaching 30, so anti-aging, wrinkle-reducing products are always on my radar. I’ve been meaning to give a vitamin C serum a go for a while, but I didn’t think anything could top my nightly retinol obsession. I was so wrong. I chose Peter Thomas Roth Potent-C™ Power Serum because I’d heard it’s more powerful than other vitamin C serums. Go big or go home, right? I’ve been using it morning and night, right after washing my face and before I put on moisturizer so it can sink into my pores and get the job done. I’ve only been using it for two weeks, but I already notice a huge difference in my skin—it’s tighter and brighter. It has the consistency of a light moisturizer, so it’s really easy to spread over your whole face with one or two pumps, and it doesn’t really smell like anything, so it isn’t overwhelming. It’s safe to say I’m a vitamin C convert. I’ll definitely continue to use this as part of my daily skin care routine.” – Brianna, editor
DR. DENNIS GROSS SKINCARE C+ COLLAGEN BRIGHTEN & FIRM VITAMIN C SERUM
“My skin is combination-dry (read: prone to dullness), and in the past year or so, I’ve started to notice a gradual loss of firmness. Le sigh. So naturally, I gravitate toward anything with the word collagen in it, and I’ve been hip to vitamin C’s antioxidant powers for a while now. (I also noted CoQ10 in the ingredient list for this firming serum, even though I don’t entirely know what it does.) I found that one pump was plenty for my face and neck, although if I were including my décolletage as suggested, I might need two. The gel-like consistency is easy to spread and not tacky like some other serums I’ve tried, and there was zero stinging or irritation after applying. Within a few days, my skin’s characteristic winter blah-ness had definitely diminished, and a week into the trial, my sister mentioned that I looked ‘different’ (in a good way) but couldn’t put her finger on what it was. Two weeks in, my face does seem brighter and a little bouncier—despite the fact that I’ve been sleeping horribly—and I’ve even noticed that a few acne scars are fading. Will I continue to use it? Anything that can fend off the impending signs of aging for a little longer—and that doesn’t require needles—is a win in my book.” – Carolyn, senior editor
April 02, 2018-yavonna
There was a time when he would only wear dinosaur T-shirts and the same light-up sneakers day in and day out. But fast-forward and—gasp—he actually has a real sense of style. Now it’s your job to foster it. Here, six staples to buy that’ll make him look sharp.Read More
SPORTY SNEAKERSLow-rise Adidas trainers, but make ’em tiny. You son’s shoe game can be so much more than Velcro or slip-ons. A great pair of kicks is a mood booster for people of every age, and your son will feel even better about whatever he’s wearing with a sporty finishing touch on his feet.
A MODERN PASTEL SUITThere’s nothing like seeing your kid feel his best. So this spring, bolster his confidence with a sharp suit he’ll actually want to wear to all of your family events. Look for one in beachy teal—like this number from Appaman—that’s equal parts cool and classic. With hems that can be rolled up and a matching jacket with a pop-up pocket square (read: one he can’t lose), this mini suit will take him from weddings to “dressy” parties and every occasion in between.
Appaman fine-tailored suit ($166); Appaman tailored dress shirt ($53)
A FASHIONABLE BACKPACKWhen it comes to school style, go for a size-appropriate, structured book bag that can also do double duty as a sleepover companion or travel carry-on. Keep it young and fun with a bright color or pattern he’ll be proud to wear to class every day.
A PAIR OF COOL SHADESEncourage your son’s budding sense of style with a go-to accessory: sunglasses. A sophisticated Wayfarer frame is timeless and will make him feel suave.
Toucca Kids ($49)
A SMARTWATCHOur argument for a wearable tech timepiece is twofold: 1) He’ll never miss a text from you, and 2) It’s techy, it’s modern and he’ll love being able to show off all its capabilities to his friends.
PAJAMAS FIT FOR A SLEEPOVERA random pair of gym shorts and an undershirt don’t feel appropriate for a night at someone else’s house, but anything too babyish will make him feel awkward. So skip the fitted set and go for wide-leg bottoms and a coordinated long-sleeve button-front top. Comfort minus embarrassment equals a style win.
Derek Rose ($105)
March 29, 2018-Lara
It’s that time of year! The Easter Bunny is about to make his rounds. Have you decorated your Easter eggs yet? Get the whole family involved with these easy steps to Easter Egg decorating.Read More
Prepare Easter egg dye. You can buy Easter egg dye in many craft stores and prepare it according to the package, or make your own. It only takes a few minutes and a couple of ingredients. Here’s how:
Mix 1 teaspoon vinegar with 1/4 teaspoon of food colouring. Pour the dye into 3/4 of a cup of water. Use a different cup for each dye, and be sure there is enough water in the cup to cover an entire egg.
Wash eggs and hollow them using a pin and the blow-out technique (this is a job for the grown-ups). Hollowing the eggs allows you to keep them for next year, and ensures if you break one, you won’t have a big mess to clean up. Note: You could also hollow your eggs after they have been dyed and dried. Here are the steps for hollowing an egg.
Use tongs, a spoon, or your hands to gently place the eggs in the dye. Remember, the longer you leave an egg in the dye, the deeper the colour will get. Allow eggs to dry completely (you can use a cake rack or a carton). You can also thread a wire in the hole of a hollowed egg to lower it into the dye and to help keep it submerged. See the process for dying eggs here.
After the eggs have dried, repeat the same process with another colour, if desired. Again, allow eggs to dry completely.
The eggs are now dyed, but you can continue to decorate them. See here for some fun and easy ways to decorate your Easter eggs. With so many options, every egg will be a unique mini-masterpiece!
March 27, 2018-Lara
Organic Bouquet is a mission based gift retailer which sells eco-friendly flowers and gifts. Wrapped in biodegradable materials, these gifts are perfect for any occasion and the proceeds go to saving the environment. With partners in India, Ecuador and Columbia, Organic Bouquet has received positive customer feedback.Read More
Women love flowers. I try to avoid gender stereotypes, but it's true, we do. With so many flowers to choose from, there's a bouquet for every woman and occasion, be it surprising someone you really like on the first date with lilies, or an elegant long-stem rose collection for your 25th anniversary. A blossom literally is the reproductive structure of a plant, so it's pure animal instinct that has lead us to associate blooms with love and romance. Read on to learn how to choose the best flower for your leading lady.
1. What To Look For
Staring at your computer screen at pages and pages of floral options listed on an online retailer can be daunting. There are tricks to pick out the right bouquet, but there's one pro-tip to rule them all: learn what your partner likes. What's the easiest way to do this? Simply ask. It doesn't have to be an awkward question, and if you're in a long-term relationshipyou likely already know the answer. After a date, when walking hand in hand down a street, just ask your lover, "So what's your favorite flower?" Trust me when I say she'll be delighted, and eager to share her answer.
Once you know this, choosing the right flowers is easy as pie. As they say, give the people what they want, so to start, look for your partner's favorite flowers. Unless you're showing up at your shared home with a bouquet in hand when using a floral delivery service, be sure to include a vase, so she has a home for her new gift and isn't scrambling to find a large container to fill with water. Look for freshly cut flowers or those that have still not fully bloomed (online retailers such as The Bouqs will advertise this feature), so she can watch them blossom.
If shopping in person, you'll be able to see with your own eyes what looks fresh and what looks like it's on its way out. You want a full vase of flowers that will last a week, not some stems that will mold on their third day in your home. To find flowers in your budget, you need to select the proper retailer (and we'll help you with that). A dozen roses can cost anywhere from under $30 to over $100 depending on where you shop. The most important thing to look for when selecting flowers is something that will make her feel loved and beautiful. An easy trick to doing so is when browsing a floral selection either online or in person, is to think of your partner when looking at the flowers, and trust your instinct. You'll know when you've found the right one.
2. What To Avoid
As noted, people can be particular about flowers. This is why it's a good idea to ask. For instance, I adore baby's breath alone, but like my red rose bouquets without them as filler. I know, it sounds so picky and pretentious! While I would never complain if someone gave me a dozen red roses complete with baby's breath, I'd be even more appreciative if my partner or new lover had adorably asked me how I like my flowers first.
As a general rule of thumb (unless this is what she does like) avoid floral arrangements that come shaped like objects or animals, such as puppies, because despite their best efforts they can come off a bit tacky and get jostled in shipping. You don't want the love of your life to open a box of flowers to find a deformed dog. Stick with bouquets, and inquire about their freshness so ensure the flowers last.
3.Choosing the Right Flowers
Buy roses for romance. Roses, especially red roses, represent passion and romance.
If giving red roses has become an expected tradition in your relationship, you might change things occasionally by giving them in a different color, such as orange or coral, or mix another flower into the bouquet. Think about mixing roses with tulips or with asters, which are known as the love flower. Consult a florist for ideas.
Learn what different colors represent to ensure you are sending the right message. Purple symbolizes love at first sight. Orange represents desire while yellow conveys a feeling of friendship.Pink blooms show gratitude and admiration and are a good choice to send your mother or favorite aunt.Give a mixed color bouquet if you aren't completely sure of what you want to say. The expression of feeling remains subtle and the mixed colors are bright and cheerful.
March 26, 2018-Lara
PatPat is an best online store for Kids Baby & Toddlers Diapering. Every parent wishes the best for his child, but he also needs to keep an eye on the budget. PatPat offered you best high quality Kids Clothes with best lowest prices. Say goodbye to the middleman! By working directly with product manufacturers, they offer some of the lowest prices in the industry. No dealers. No wholesalers. No high price tag. Every parent wishes the best for his child, but he also needs to keep an eye on the budget. That's Why PatPat care about money they offered best lowest prices for their customers.Read More
Parents may consider the wishes of their children when buying clothes, but they should pay particular attention to the functionality of the clothes. What else is important, you can learn below.
Tip 1: When buying children’s clothing you should use the criterion of “quality”. The sensitive children’s skin needs the best materials. By the way cotton is still the most popular material because it is the least likely it to contain harmful substances.
Tip 2: If you want to make sure that the clothes are safe for your child, you should wash them before first use, just as well as towels, linens and other home textiles. Thus, you can exclude that some residues of substances might irritate the skin of your kids. Furthermore, the smell of freshly washed clothes is great!
Tip 3: Even if you think that you know your child’s clothes size, be careful, when making this purchase. Very often parents cannot judge well and buy clothes, which then turns out that they are not the right size for their child. It would be better for you to be informed about how they can be returned and how you can get your money back. Usually clothes, bought online, could be sent back within a 2-week period.
Tip 4: If you are unsure about the size, always buy kids clothes in a slightly larger size. Even if the child cannot wear clothes now, at a later stage, these clothes will certainly be appropriate for him!
Tip 5: In principle, the kids can still express their own wishes when buying clothes. Of course, ultimately parents decide whether this or that piece of clothing to be actually bought. Some kid’s clothes however do not have the fashion appearance, but they are very functional. You have to decide what you would like for your children, but experts believe that functionality should always be in the foreground. This is the case for example with children’s waterproof clothing.
March 21, 2018-Lara
Bye bye, heavy knit sweaters! Hello, light and breezy everything. Spring is upon us and it’s time to embrace one of our favorite trends- FLORALS. To get you excited, we’ve rounded up some seriously sassy styles that are super affordable. Keep reading for floral fashions we all need this spring. You can choose floral fashions on shein.com. From what started as a small group of passionate fashion loving individuals in North Brunswick, New Jersey in 2008, to a multinational team, SHEIN has grown immensely to what it is today. The SHEIN girl is fashion forward yet classy, effortlessly cool and unafraid to venture into different styles.Read More
1. Sheer Pink Floral Sweater
It may not be time to pack all your sweaters away, and that’s why we love this lightweight, sheer pink floral sweater. This loose fitting top has dropped shoulders and bishop sleeves in a romantic pink floral design. This would be perfect for a date night, and so easy to pair with jeans.
2. Floral Surplice Maxi Dress
Modest enough for family or church events, but stylish enough for brunch and shopping, this floral maxi is a must for Spring this year. The neutral colors also make it a perfect cross over through summer and fall, and make pairing with sandals or heels a breeze.
3. Floral Short Sleeve Tie-Neck Blouse
A relaxed fit and flutter sleeves make this tiny floral print blouse perfect for the everyday mama. Coming in white, pink and a navy this blouse is easy to pair with jeans or shorts, and has a looser fit to keep you comfy all day.
5. Floral Print Halter Maxi
This halter-style maxi is perfect for warmer Spring days, and the darker print makes it an option for a night out on the town. The stitched top and center slit definitely make this a sexy option for any girl!
March 19, 2018-Jennifer Dorothy
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Picking Toys for Babies and Toddlers
1.Choose stimulating objects for babies up to 1 year old. Look for toys that will engage developing senses, such as toys with bright colors, simple patterns, different textures, and squeaking or rattling noises. Plush toys with embroidered eyes, large stacking rings, rattles, and toys which allow babies to press buttons or sort shapes are all popular options.
2.Select tactile toys for children between 1 and 2 years old. At this age, children are learning to explore their world. Choose brightly illustrated books made of pasteboard or cloth, bathtub toys, unbreakable mirrors, or anything that makes noise.
3.Choose toys that will allow babies to mimic the activities they see around them. Dolls, pretend kitchens, workbenches, and toy phones and tablets are always a hit!
4.Look for musical instruments. Babies love to make noise, and playing instruments helps children learn cause and effect as well as develops their love of music. You can find simple musical instruments like drums, kazoos, xylophones, and keyboards at any toy store. Get down on the floor and show them how it works, and they'll be making beautiful music before you know it.
5.Try interactive indoor toys for children that are 2 to 3 years of age. Allow kids to get hands-on and stimulate their imagination with toys like play dough, large crayons, a pegboard with big pieces, brightly colored books with music, or a dollhouse. These are especially great options for a rainy day.
6.Buy dress up clothes. Toddlers love to play pretend. Look for clothes which will allow them to dress up as their favorite superhero, princess, or TV character. You can also think of different professions to help you come up with outfits, including police officers, astronauts, chefs, or nurses.
7.Look for outdoor toys for children ages 2-3. It's never too early to encourage an active lifestyle. Sandbox toys, sidewalk chalk, sturdy cars and wagons, balls, bubbles, and sprinkler toys are all fun options.
8.Pick toys which encourage artistic expression. Allow children to get creative with building blocks and interlocking plastic blocks, play dough, blunt scissors, large non-toxic markers and crayons, finger paints, and sewing cards.
9.Choose toys which connect children to the world around them. Look for toys which represent character your children are familiar with, like an action figure with their favorite superhero or a plush toy from their favorite cartoon.
10.Look for skill-building toys for 4 to 5 year-old children. Kids this age enjoy playing with modeling clay, battery-operated toys, stencils, simple children's musical instruments, books, and 9-24 piece jigsaw puzzles.
March 19, 2018-Lara
Awishdeal Sportswear Limited is a financially sound company. Launched in 2009, we aim to be the biggest soccer jersey wholesaler in the world. They have their own factories and shops, doing production, processing, distribution and wholesale business. Their products are distributed to all over the world. Their mission is customer first, quality focus and service oriented. Here are some useful advice for you choosing the right soccer jerseys:Read More
Soccer Jerseys are an important part of playing soccer for a team. They can help players identify each other by both team color and player number. They can also be used to reflect the team spirit or mascot. Soccer jerseys should be uniform across the whole team so that both players and the audience can recognize who is on which team. They are usually made in a lightweight, mesh fabric so that the player doesn't get too hot.
Soccer Apparel Materials
Cotton was the original fabric of choice for soccer apparel prior to man-made fibers coming onto the scene. The primary issue with cotton is its tendency to absorb body sweat. This, of course, results in a heavy, wet jerseys and shorts that chafe the skin and restrict movement. Waterlogged cotton can cause the wearer to overheat in warm weather because air can't circulate properly. In cold weather, wearing wet cotton can cause the body temperature to drop.
For those reasons, the fabric most often used in the manufacture of soccer apparel is 100% polyester or a polyester blend of nylon, rayon, acrylic, and other fibers with moisture repelling properties. Since these man-made fibers are hollow, they're more effective at wicking sweat away from the skin, resulting in a cooling effect. This material is lighter in weight than cotton and dries quickly. An additional bonus is that poly cotton blends don't shrink after washing and drying.
Since the largest area of the body covered by a single article of clothing is the torso, the right choice of jersey is critical for maintaining proper body temperature. Depending upon climate and level of play, jerseys are available in different weights and may or may not include porous mesh.
Typically, professional and school teams buy custom jerseys with team logos, colors, and possibly advertising. Each player's name and number is put on the back of the jersey. The team manager then bears the responsibility for balancing need and budget. For most local and children's play, the uniforms will have team coordinated colors with individual numbers and sizes that are randomly assigned.
Depending upon local weather conditions, consideration should be given to compression shirts worn underneath the jersey. These fit tightly and provide an extra layer of warmth that can be discarded as play intensifies or as air temperatures rise. More serious players prefer the addition of compression shirts to reduce muscle vibration, which promotes fatigue. The added warmth also cuts down on muscle and joint injuries.
March 19, 2018-Jennifer Dorothy
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Although confidence is the key to rocking any swimsuit style and looking hot on the beach, sometimes that confidence can hardly do magic, if you don’t choose the right swimwear for your body shape. Swimsuit shopping may seem a long and difficult process, but once you know your body language and pick the style that flatters your silhouette, you instantly become a hottie beach bunny and get one of those it figures that everybody admires.
Luckily nowadays swimsuits for women come in a myriad of shades and shapes and there is a fabulous style for any figure type and size. All you have to do is study your silhouette and know what is good for you and what not, and not just what you like and want. To help you on your swimwear quest, here are a few style tips to keep in mind when you wonder how to choose swimwear to flatter your figure.
Know Your Body Shape
The principle rule in finding the best swimsuit for you is to know your body shape. If one swimsuit style looks great on your friend, that doesn’t mean you will also shine in it. If you don’t know your body shape, measure your hips at the widest point, waist at the smallest point and boosts at the fullest point. Once you know the sizes, compare with these interpretations of body shapes:
Pear, spoon, bell or A shape (triangle upward): Women with wider hips than both the waist and bust, have pear body shape. Pear shaped women tend to have larger rear, a small bosom and robust thighs.
Once you know your body shape, you can focus more easily. These are some great swimwear tips for you to consider while purchasing a swimsuit:Swimwear for a Smaller Bust• Think a top with ruffles, frills or draping at the bust, as this will add volume and balance out a flatter chest.
• Instead of choosing a simple string bikini, pick structured underwire bikini tops with padding.
• To add interest into your beach look and create the illusion of an hourglass figure, go for retro-inspired one-piece swimsuits with inbuilt cups or a halterneck that draws in the waist.
• Another great idea is to try sporty bathing suits with modern cutaways. This is especially great for those having a straight up-and-down figure.
• Avoid any additional embellishments or ruffles, as this will make your bust appear unnaturally bigger. Instead go for simple and sleek designs.
• One of the best swimwear styles for women with a large bust is the one featuring peplum or frill at the hips. This will balance out the volume on top and create the illusion of a smaller waistline.
Swimwear for Bigger Hips
• To shift the attention from your wide hips, look for bottoms that sit across, not below them.
• Avoid any boy-short cuts, as they tend to make the hips look bigger.
Swimwear to Slim Down a Stomach
• To disguise lumps and bumps, try bathing suits with shirring or gathering at the torso.
• Go for a tankini, as this type of swimwear covers the stomach, but also lets you breathe well, unlike the clingy one-piece styles.
• A monokini with cuts at the sides can also balance out your figure and create the illusion of a flatter stomach.
• If you choose a one-pieces style, go for a dark colored one or a swimsuit featuring all-over prints, as this won’t show every contour underneath. However, avoid a swimsuit with horizontal stripes, as they make the tummy appear bigger.
March 18, 2018-Jennifer Dorothy
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Lighting is a subtly powerful thing. It can impact everything from your sleep schedule to your brain power. So it’s understandable that you want your home, the place you presumably spend a big chunk of your life, to be lit nicely. But there are so many different options to choose from. Here’s a basic guide to get you started.
The right lighting can make you feel relaxed or productive, but beyond that, there’s function. Certain types of lighting serve a specific purpose, and when it comes to your home, you want the right type, depending on the purpose of your room. To optimize your home’s lighting, first consider how you’re using each room.
Step 1: Consider Each Room’s FunctionGenerally, lighting function falls in one of three categories: ambient, task, and accent.General or Ambient Lighting acts as the overall lighting of a room. It illuminates all of the room and is considered the room’s “natural light”.
You might use a chandelier, pendant light, track lighting or wall sconces to create ambient light that fills the room.Task Lighting lights up a work or reading area. You want this lighting to be brighter than your ambient lighting, so the contrast focuses the light in the specified area.
Desk lamps and under-cabinet kitchen lights are common task lighting options. But pendants and track lighting can be used for task lighting, too, but it depends on how you layer the lighting in your room, and how bright your bulbs are (which we’ll cover in a bit).Accent Lighting highlights a particular area, like a work of art or a bookcase. It usually creates shadow around the object for a dramatic effect. Wall lights and landscape lights are common accent lights.
Step 2: Choose the Right BulbsYour bulb is your light source, so the type of bulb determines what the light will look like. Different bulbs perform differently, and there are four basic types:
Incandescent: These are the traditional bulbs most of us have used for decades, and they’re starting to phase out in favor of more energy-efficient options. They produce a warm, glowing light.
Compact Florescent Bulbs (CFLs): These use 75% less energy than an incandescent bulb. They also last longer. They usually emit a cooler tone, but you can find them in a range of brightness levels and temperatures. It’s worth noting that CFLs do contain mercury, and while the amounts are small, they still require more careful handling and disposal, says National Geographic.
LEDs: These are just as efficient as CFLs, but they can last up to three times longer. They used to be mostly used for task lighting, because they only provided a harsh, direct light, but like CFLs, they’ve come a long way. They now offer the same look as incandescents, but they’re efficient, they’re less hot to the touch, and they last a long time. For these reasons, they can also be more expensive, but there are utility rebates available.
Halogen: Theese give off a bright, white light, similar to natural daylight. Great for task lighting. They also use 10-20% less energythan an incandescent bulb.
Step 3: Pick Your FixturesNow that you know the function of your lighting, how bright you want it, and what temperature you prefer, it’s time to pick the best type of fixture for optimizing all of those factors. Here are some common fixtures, along with how (and where) they’re typically used:
Ceiling mount fixtures: Pretty standard for ambient lighting. The House Designers say they’re ideal in entry foyers, hallways, bedrooms, task areas, stairways. In hallways, they recommend spacing out fixtures every 8 to 10 feet for adequate illumination.
Chandeliers: When used for general or ambient lighting, they’re best used in dining room or or bedrooms.
Wall-mounted fixtures: These are usually sconces. They can be used in any room for ambient, task, or accent lighting, depending on where you put them and what kind of bulb you use.
Pendant lighting: Used for task or general lighting, they hang from the ceiling and are equipped with shades to avoid glare. They work best over dining room tables, countertops or other work areas.
Recessed lighting: Again, recessed lighting can be used anywhere for general, task or accent lighting. It all depends on how bright they are and where they’re located.
Track Lighting: You can use track lighting for pretty much anything, too. It’s especially versatile because you can often move the individual lamps around and point them in whatever direction you want. This might be as an accent to highlight some artwork, or you might just use them to illuminate the whole room.
Table lamps: Great for accent lighting in a living room or task lighting in a bedroom.
March 15, 2018-yavonna
If there's one thing we know in this life, it's this: wearing green on St. Patrick's Day is really hard. You can find chic clothing at rosewholesale.com. Here're more useful information for you below:Read More
Yes, they say we're ALL Irish on St. Paddy's Day and wearing green is highly encouraged (and it's even the easiest day to wear green, as Jimmy Fallon points out), but what if you own a closet that solely consists of black sweaters? Then things are bound to get hard, right? Well, not really. With the luck of the Irish on your side (and a trip to the mall), you can easily pull off that green-on-green outfit if you find the right pieces to suit your style.Whether it's bell skirts or peplum tops, Irish hues are fun colours to have in your wardrobe. Pair envious green shades with leather leggings and sheer white tops for a subtle statement. Layer your green button-up shirts with striped or solid dresses for that laid-back look, or go even more bold with a daring jumpsuit.
If green isn't your thing AT ALL, choose simple green accessories instead of clothing items. From hats to scarves, faint green details can take your minimal black and white outfit a long way.
And to really avoid getting pinched on the festive day, pair your shamrock greens with white, black and gold accents — whether that be shoes, jewelry, handbags or belts.
A unique accessory！A great way to add some interest to your look is to use a pop of color in your outfit. And green can definitely be a color that pops!
Consider wearing an accessory that incorporates the color green. You can go big by wearing a bright green scarf, or you can keep it subtle by wearing a ring that features a green jewel.It’s up to you!
A patterned shirt！If you work on St. Patrick’s Day, you might be concerned – you want to wear green and look professional at the same time.
If that’s the case, look for a dressy top that features a green pattern. You don’t have to wear solid green – even the tiniest bit of green will do.
Whatever you decide to wear, don’t be afraid to have fun with it. Chances are, your co-workers and loved ones will all be wearing their own St. Patrick’s Day outfit too!
March 13, 2018-Lara
The temperatures are starting to rise, daylight saving time is here. All of this can only mean one thing: Spring is in full force! Spring represents renewal and rebirth. The warming weather revitalizes plant life, adding color to the drab outdoors. Dress yourself for the season by adding color and life back into your wardrobe. Start pulling out breezier materials that can keep you cool as the weather warms up. You can find your own spring clothes at Roaso, the international online retailer of fashion and beauty.Read More
1.Finding Spring Fashions
1Aim for bright colors and patterns to give your outfit some style. Light colors give a cheerful, happy, and fresh look to spring fashion. Dark colors, however, tend to feel like winter. Ditch the black and navy items and go for something yellow, blue, or green instead.
Pastels are always a go to in spring fashion. Sea foam green, lilacs, and pale yellows add pop to any outfit.Imagine wearing the color at a picnic, or out on a walk in the garden, and ask yourself if the colors fit the scenery.
2.Stock up on neutral colors. Spring is all about color, but you need a good stock of neutrals to match things with. Neutral tops also carry over well into other seasons, making them a worthwhile investment.
Neutral colors include tan, gray, navy, white, and brown.Use white for a classy spring look. It can be dressed up with sweaters and accessories, or you can play it down as a casual piece by keeping it unadorned.
3.Dress in layers. Spring is characterized by quickly changing temperatures, so be ready for whatever nature throws your way. Always bring a sweater, cardigan, light jacket, or pair of leggings handy -- it is always easy to take off layers if you get hot.
4.Aim for lighter fabrics. The increasing heat means you need to ditch the heavy winter clothes for something more comfortable. While cotton is always popular, you have several other options for spring fashion as well.
5.Know that floral patterns are always in style during the spring. When the flowers come out, people love to see more flowers. Big floral dresses, shirts, and even pants are in style come March no matter where you live.
March 12, 2018-Lara
A Californian inspired and designed swimwear brand, Cupshe has captured the imagination of women all over the world since beginning in 2013. Born out of a deep affection for the simplicity of beach life and the love of traveling to exotic regions, Cupshe marries aspirational elegance with affordable fashion to create swim collections designed to inspire you to live life on the beach.Read More
They hold fit, fashion, fabrication and function paramount in our design and production processes. Their goal is to inspire confidence and beauty with refined and affordable swimwear. They strive for timeless elegance that flatters every body.
You can always expect amazing prices, premium quality fabrics and flattering silhouettes for every body. Here are some tips to help you feel as cute as you look this summer.
1. Be Realistic
What are you actually going to use your suit for? You're going to be looking for a whole different suit if you're searching for something to SUP in, play beach volleyball in, swim laps, or just lounge by the pool. Figure out what your favorite summer activities are and go from there. Sure, a bandeau top is going to look so cute and prevent visible tan lines — but if you're planning to hit up the water park a bunch of times, you're probably going to end up flashing a bunch of people. Be smart!
2. Think About Your Body Honestly
Sure, wearing a fatkini is a nice goal to have for yourself or wearing a low-rise plus size bikini or a tankini or whatever it is that you've always wanted to rock on the beach. I'm all for pushing our boundaries when it comes to what we feel like we're allowed to wear, but if you're not comfortable and feeling confident in what you're wearing, then you're never going to wear it.
Why buy a cute suit and then have it live in a rumpled ball in your closet? What's going to be the happy medium between those two? What's considered "ideal" or "pretty" by the mainstream shouldn't dictate how we feel about our bodies, but it can and it does. Show me a person who is 100 percent content with how they look at all times and I'll buy you an ice cream cone.
3. Think Outside The (Big) Box
While there are millions of different ways to have a body, there is generally only one particular make of each swimsuit design. Womp womp, sad trombone. This means to find the perfect suit, you're probably going to have to search in more than one place to find something that suits your unique bod.
Some good places that you may have overlooked: Specialty swimwear shops outside the mall, online independent companies like Nettle's Tale's body-positive swimwear, vintage shops (have a seamstress or tailor replace the lining), and sporting goods stores.
4.Know Your Body's Actual Shapes
Understanding your body's curves and edges is beneficial when trying to asses what shape or silhouette of suit you're looking for. When people tell me they're "pear shaped" and can't find a suit, I always ask what being pear shaped means for their body. Often we find the problem is that they can't find something that fits over their hips and thighs without gaping in the waist. See how that's a much easier problem to solve than thinking your whole body is causing you trouble?
5. Embrace Separates
If you're having a hard time with the matching tops and bottoms thing because you can't seem to find something that's just right for your chest that's not just sagging off your butt at the same time, turn to two separate pieces. You don't just have to put things together because a store tells you to or wear two things in the same size, even! Find something that fits and that you think looks great, even if it means having pieces in two different styles, sizes, or from two different stores. Rules? What rules?
March 11, 2018-Jennifer Dorothy
Cell phones have become very versatile now a day. There are various amazing accessories of mobile phone in the market. One of the largest ranges of the amazing accessories for the cell phone is mobile covers such as iphone covers, iball flip covers. The mobile phone cover is very beneficial tool to protect your mobile from numerous adverse effects such as abrasion, dirt and scratches. Additionally, mobile phone cover helps to carry the mobile comfortably. Even though, you need to keep some points in mind while purchasing a mobile cover.Read More
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The phone covers are made of various unique materials like rubber, hydrocarbon polymer, fiber, plastic, synthetic leather, leather etc. You may select from a large range of variety like fancy, simple and stylish mobile cases. We are going to you some information of materials of mobile cases.
Real Leather material
There is a wide range of leather cell phone cases like stylish high quality leather pouches and simple leather covers like iball flip covers. The cellular phone cases are made of real leather which is durable, reliable as well as strong. The material of Real leather is environmental friendly, hence it has no harmful effects. The real leather of phone cover gives an eye catching look to mobile. Leather covers are the perfect shells for Blackberry, iPhone, and Samsung to protect them from bumps and scratches.
Hydrocarbon Polymer material
This kind of material is utilized to make covers of mobile such as iPhone, HTC etc. These covers are very famous in ladies and girls. Hydrocarbon Polymer material made phone covers adds the beauty to mobile and protect from numerous adverse effects.
You can find plastic material made mobile covers in numerous attractive graphic designs, colors and patterns. These plastic made mobile cases attract others. You may choose a plastic mobile case from a wide variety of these plastic made covers. They provide environmental protection against dirt, scrapes and bumps. These plastic cases are light weight and durable, strong, and affordable.
Metal or Iron
Metal or Iron are also utilized to make mobile cases or covers. Metal or Iron cases are hard enough to protect your lovable phone. However, they are less attractive than plastic and leather mobile cases.
You can choose Cork made mobile cases for your phone. The kind of material looks like leather. Cork material made cases are very strong, durable and provide good protection to your mobile.
Usually, Silicon material can be utilized in making the skin of cell phone. If we talk about its properties, then you can find it acts as non-toxic and high pressure-resistant. Silicon made mobile covers protect your cell phone from scratches, scrapes and moist. They provides eye catching look to your mobile.
March 07, 2018-Lara
International Women’s Day is upon us. This year’s theme is PressForProgress, “a strong call-to-action to press forward and progress gender parity.” In the spirit of the holiday, Fortune asked ten powerful women how we can all press forward—and to share with us their favorite pieces of advice. Here is what they said:Read More
From left: Sophia Amoruso, Diane von Furstenberg, Kristen Bell Getty Images(3)
1. Kristen Bell, actress and co-founder of This Bar Saves Lives
“Cher once told me if it doesn’t matter in five years, it doesn’t matter. When Cher tells you something, you listen. I find myself consistently applying this to many areas in my life. It’s really helped me learn to focus my energy on the things that truly matter, and how to let go of the smaller things that don’t always deserve the amount of attention we give them.”
2. Diane von Furstenberg, fashion designer and activist
“The most important relationship you have in life is the one you have with yourself and once you have that, every other relationship is a plus and not a must.”
3. Valerie Jarrett, former senior advisor to President Obama
“The best advice I’ve ever received is to push yourself outside of your comfort zone.”
4. Tina Tchen, Michelle Obama’s former chief of staff and Time’s Up campaign leader
“No one else will care more about your career than you.”
5. Ellen Kullman, retired chairman and CEO of DuPont; co-chair of Paradigm for Parity
“No one gives you power. Don’t wait or ask for permission. You have to take it. Just go get it done.”
6. Sophia Amoruso, founder and CEO of Girlboss
“My dear friend and colleague, Neha Gandhi, editor-in-chief and COO of Girlboss, once told me that ‘failure is not something to be feared; it is something to be cherished and celebrated.’”
7. Sarah Robb O’Hagan, CEO of Flywheel Sports
“My Dad always told me, ‘nothing ventured, nothing gained’. He would remind me that playing it safe, and waiting for things to come was never a good recipe for success. He believed that you had to be willing to take risks and believe in yourself in order to see what you were truly capable of. It is timeless advice that has worked at so many different moments in my life. From my first job out of university when my application was rejected causing me to create a new path, to the many times in my career when I was willing to relocate to new countries and cities in the pursuit of new experiences.”
8. Esther Perel, psychotherapist and author
“Sometimes, the right thing to do is to leave, and sometimes, it is to stay. Every choice has its consequences.”
9. Brooke Baldwin, CNN journalist
“Embrace being uncomfortable. Revel in it. And when you get too comfortable… then it’s time to start looking for your next adventure.’”
10. Julie Smolyansky, CEO of Lifeway Foods
“Invest in yourself and a healthy lifestyle everyday. How and what you eat, the way you move and rest your body, the things you say to yourself; body, mind, and spirit…it’s all connected. If you want to go live your best biggest life, have the most powerful impactful, purpose-driven life, you need to be at your strongest, most-nourished self.”
March 07, 2018-Jennifer Dorothy
Happy International women’s day 2018: International Women’s Day, celebrated on March 8 every year, is dedicated to celebrating womanhood and their political, cultural, social and economic achievements in society. The day also stresses on gender equality. The day has been embraced by the world and is increasingly associated with equal rights for women and feminism.Read More
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Interestingly, even before the world had started observing March 8 as ‘International Women’s Day’, it was celebrated in socialist and Communist nations.
It is was later in 1977, that the United Nations adopted the idea. Every year, UN celebrates the day with different themes and the theme this year is #PressforProgress.
Although the day is not associated with any one group, it brings together several governments across the world, non-profits and charities, and many women welfare and empowerment organisations, each one of them focussing on celebrating womanhood.
International Women’s Day in 2010 saw the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) bring to limelight the mental and physical hardships of women which were the result of armed conflicts and humanitarian crisis. Again in 2011, former United States President Barack Obama had declared the month of March as ‘Women’s History Month’.
On Election Day 2016 it was white, at the Emmys it was black, and on International Women’s Day, which lands on Thursday, March 8, it’ll be purple.
Purple is the official color of International Women’s Day, founded more than a century ago after some 15,000 women marched in New York City to demand better working conditions and voting rights.
The current iteration of the day is intended to celebrate women’s social, economic, and political achievements and to call for gender equality.
And given the variety of ways different nations celebrate the day—from marches to cultural outings—there’s not an obvious wardrobe choice. The official International Women’s Day website, IWD.com, has you covered there. It explains why purple is International Women’s Day’s shade of choice:
In the past year and a half, women have relied on clothing color as symbol of protest. It started in earnest with women wearing white on Election Day 2016 to pay homage to the historic nature of the contest, which saw Hillary Clinton run as the first female candidate from a major political party. Similar to U.K. history, white was an official color of the U.S. suffrage movement that took place early last century.
Clinton supporters, in particular, latched onto the #wearwhitetovote movement after the candidate appeared at the third and final presidential debate in an all-white pantsuit. (She also wore white to the final night of the Democratic National Convention.)
Women have also relied on black in recent months as a nod to the #MeToo movement and as a statement against the abusive behavior of men. Female film industry elite famously wore black to the Emmy Awards in early January, flooding the red carpet with dark ensembles in a sign of protest against Hollywood’s institutionalized sexism.
Democratic women in Congress picked up on Hollywood’s cue, donning black for President Donald Trump’s State of the Union speech in late January in protest of sexual harassment.