Diamonds used to be a girl’s best friend. Used to. The days of asking a woman to marry you with some huge expensive soulless rock are definitely over dear readers. At this day and age, I think it´s just completely demode to base your engagement ring choice on an old status symbol. Hell, you shouldn’t even wait to be asked. Go ask if he wants to get married, just choose the rings yourself
I think we all hold an opinion of them and those are incredibly varied among the people I have talked to. Since entering the market there has been no escape, aggressive advertisements thrust celebrity bums and toning shoe brands right down our throats. Or you know, maybe I‘m being a tad dramatic – its not like other consumer goods are promoted via low key advertising.
I have a confession to make or should I say statement to make: I do not own a pair, I have not tried on a pair and I have no immediate plans of changing / rectifying that situation. But as I keep seeing new brands emerge and more people wearing them in the streets, I can only assume that this all happens for a reason. So the following is just an introduction to brands that I‘ve come across who have products in this newly invented category. Some you’ll know, some maybe not. [Read more...]
Dressing for that important interview can get a bit nerve wracking. You want to look your absolute best, feel confident, and be ready for any questions thrown your way. Every job is different which makes the appropriate attire for that interview different. This article will give you specifics on what to wear on an interview for a position as an X-ray Technician.
Don’t Wear Hospital Scrubs to an X-ray Technician Interview
X-ray technicians may work in hospitals, medical labs, private health centers, and other types of clinics. It is best to look into the field a bit and get to know others that are X-ray technicians and understand their job description. Get a feel for what they wear on a daily basis. Most xray techs wear some sort of scrubs or hospital attire. However, this not something you will want to wear for your interview but it is still good information to know about before interviewing for the position. An X-ray technician’s job is an important one. Their main purpose is to assist the radiologist with the proper images for the use of diagnosis or treatment. It is important for the technician to provide quality images on a consistent basis for the doctor to provide a proper diagnosis. X-ray technicians operate both large and small equipment to capture pictures of a patient’s bones, organs, and soft tissues. After they collect their data, they then deliver the data to the doctors.
A Professional and Conservative Look Are the Way to Go
It is crucial to dress professional for any type of job interview, especially one in the medical profession. You only get one chance to make a first impression so make it your best. A professional, clean, and classic attire will instill trust, confidence, and dependability to the interviewer. Make sure to offer a firm handshake and appear trustworthy and confident. Dress very conservative, a nice tailored pant suit or skirt suit for women is appropriate, and a full fitted suit for men will make the best impression for this type of interview. Make sure your shoes are polished and in good condition. If you have long hair, it is appropriate to wear it up or off your face so the employer can take a good look at you. Men should always have a nice clean shave before the interview. Remember, this is a health profession position, so you will want to look as clean and well groomed as possible. Also, be sure to wear appropriate color suits as well. The classic colors to wear that gives off a professional and conservative vibe are black, navy blue, and gray. These colors do not stand out and they show your possible future employer that you take this interview seriously. You can always add a subtle touch of color but never go overboard. You want your possible employer to remember you by your skills and how you can benefit their clinic or company to be the most important thing.
Also, remember to be prepared for any possible questions the company may have for you. Look over your experience and be ready to discuss any past jobs or credentials on your resume that make you qualified for the position. Dressing your absolute best can build your confidence, remind you to smile, and get you that X-ray tech position you really want.
If you are planning to visit Hawaii soon or currently live there and concerned about what to wear in Hawaii or how to dress in Hawaii, then, read this article. Except you are scheduled to visit the summits of Mauna Kea or Mauna Loa, leave all of your winter clothes at home and unwind. There are some effective clothes to wear so you can rapidly get into the strength of Hawaii and take pleasure in your stay in Hawaii.
Wear thick comfy and cool, loose-fitting clothes for general relaxing and sightseeing. In Hawaii, trade winds blow across the state continuously, which assists level the moisture. These carry the usual 15mph to 25mph winds. However, Kona winds are the total conflicting of trade winds. This assists the humidity and creates the air decayed and may drive volcanic fog across the dissimilar islands. Be certain to watch for the local climate and terms to decide the style of your clothes for the day.
Wear a cap if you are fond of. Caps are a showpiece and are a fraction of the outdoor lifestyle of Hawaii. Try to discover a straw hat, baseball cap, or visor. Do not search for touristy hats since they formulate you stand out.
Dress with a print aloha top that can be bought in all profiles and in mixed or solid colors and models. Aloha tops may contain special emblems that attract you or may even be a talk piece on the seashore sidebar. Florid patterns in daring vivid colors are abundant and suitable. The fabric is your option. A blend of polyester-cotton is better so you are at ease all the time. A civilized Aloha short may cost you approximately $30. Females have additional variety to decide from. There are multicolored bridle style, tube tops, sun dresses, and the admired Muumuu style. Prices diverge from $35 to $55. T-shirts are acceptable at all times, but you are supposed to be respectable at all times and not thunderous.
Wear pants or shorts almost anywhere you set out to in Hawaii. Men are supposed to wear spotless cargo shorts for travelling around. Women may wear loose fitting multicolored Capri pants or beaded pants that will stay them at ease during the hot days and mild evenings. With or with no belt is your option as well, but feel smart when consuming out.
Wear comfortable sandals or shoes if you are fond of. Slippers and deck shoes are accepted as well. Try to dress in an earth pitch or unbiased color. The red grime on a few of the islands such as Kauai will permanently tarnish white shoes.
Wear the exact swimwear such that men can wear the loose one, and women can wear the one that is not so barren.
Tips on what to wear when living in Hawaii
Think grouping and spinning colors and models without resembling a circus joker. People who live in Hawaii wear many different things.
Hawaii has temperatures that range between 60 degrees Fahrenheit and 70 degrees Fahrenheit during the wintry weather, whereas the summer season can range between the mid 70 degrees Fahrenheit and 80 degrees Fahrenheit. So, wear clothes accordingly.
If you make a decision to purchase some clothes in Hawaii, you can find astonishing bargains off the compressed path and at passages.
Slip on your favorite Jimmy Choo or Christian Louboutin as I walk you through my world of fashion, accessories and styling. Being an ardent fashion designer, working in the industry for long ensures that I could provide a glimpse down the lane of fashion clothing, jewelry, shoes, and accessories, and the present trends that are stated to at last last this season; fashion keeps on changing you see. A middle-aged woman, working as a fashion designer and blogs about her experience in the glittering industry, requires creativity at its best. That being said, I constantly feel that the ever-so-changing line has offered enough room for every budding and aspiring designer to display their creations.
My store that is located in Redmond, Washington area is a house of fashion in its true sense. Every year we produce some of the most eye-catching items including clothing varieties that really haven’t been as much repeated in the past six years. For the number of sketches that we create every day, over a 100 every month, only a few of them about 15-16 get selected to be part of the couture line that season. Our designers are constantly sketching and try to find out how to accentuate the jewelry styles in precious metals, stones, and more. Often that kind of endeavor is rather time tasking, but the ultimate styles are really alluring. Last year, there was an increase in precious metal prices; however, that actually made us raise the costs. But the best-selling jewelry still had many takers, which makes me so glad.
Redmond is a bustling city and the fashion culture here is absolutely top-notch. It isn’t that kind of overlapping style that would have otherwise made fashion boring. I’d rather focus on the quality and make of the product had I not been a part of the fashion industry, but this is where it sets us apart – we offer the most intricate detailing and designs that fascinates. I am a single working woman and it’s engrossing to see how my vision transforms into reality. It is really a boost to my venture as we’ve gone online and clients absolutely love it! The rise in the prices of precious metals, silver especially hasn’t quite caused the traffic to rollback. As is with a design and make that you believe in, fortunately our customers have stayed back to shop with us even though the prices have increased.
The shoes and accessories have also been going strong, that makes us busy though! But, it is amazing to find that people have recognized our designs and encourage us to strive further. I have been traveling to distances in search of ideas and find the exploration highly intriguing. The fashion clothing trend this season is a mixed package of comfort and style. The 90s style slip dresses is in, white shirts and jackets (except for black) is ruling the fashion runway this year. Also, a great style that we loved and have introduced in our line is the large trousers, which is a welcome respite from the figure hugging skinnies. The fashion jewelry trends this season is promising and we’ve made sure to introduce “radiant orchard” in our silver jewelry line.
If you’re anything like me, you feel uneasy if you aren’t matching your nail polish, earrings, or make-up to your outfit.
Well, admittedly, I take it one step further. I have to match my outfits to my car. If you saw my car, you would think I am a mother of five as I drive a large SUV. This actually isn’t true. Although my mother and father keep pestering me about starting a family like my other friends, she says “you already have the car, why not start the family.”
The truth is, I love my oversized car. I drive a large dark colored SUV, and I love to match my outfits accordingly.
Just in case there are any others out there, I have put together some tips for matching your outfits to your cars.
- if your car has chrome wheels, you want to wear something that doesn’t clash with it. You don’t want to wear gold if your wheels are chrome, it looks tacky, instead, just wear a dark blue, black, or red to compliment your chrome wheels.
- if you have a light colored car like yellow, light blue, pink, light green, etc. wear a color that would go well with it. If you have a yellow car, try wearing dark blue. If you have a pink car, try wearing white. If you have a light blue car, try wearing dark blue or red. I think these colors go well together. You will too.
- If you have a dark colored car like dark blue, black, dark red, or brown (god forbid), DO NOT wear dark colors. They will clash and just look terrible together. You are going to want to wear light colors. If you have a black car like me, wear pink. If you have a dark blue car, wear light blue or red. If you have a dark red car, wear white or light blue. This is also an instance where you can wear gold or silver. But you definitely do not want to wear both silver and gold because they do not look good together. They will clash!
- You are not going to want to out dress your car or let your car out dress you. If you drive a truck, unless necessary, don’t try and throw a cocktail dress and heals. If you drive a convertible, don’t throw on sweats or jeans. Let the skin show girl! We know there is nothing sexier than us girls showing a little skin in a convertible in the middle of summer! Also, if you are single like me with no kids and you still drive a large SUV, you aren’t obligated to dress the part. We are still single and like to have fun, we can still dress the nines and show off our fun, single side.
Lastly, don’t try too hard. If you do, everybody can tell. I know what you’re thinking: matching your outfit to your car is inherently trying too hard. Well, if you use subtle colors, and not loud colors, nobody will think that you’re trying too hard. You’ll just look good.
It makes me stand out as my own individual person and typically gets me more compliments, which always feel good.
One of these situations is at work, especially when your work has a very strict uniform code.
For instance, nurses have very strict clothing guidelines, because they need to be clean and be wearing clothing that also has utility to do their job well.
One of the few things that nurses don’t have specific guidelines for are their shoes (besides being comfortable, safe, and a certain color – we can work with that).
So if you are a nurse, you probably need to wear either white or black shoes to match your bright royal blue scrub.
Because most nursing scrubs are a light in color, it doesn’t make sense to wear black shoes as that will contrast way too much. Always go with either a bright or dark color scheme because mixing and matching will not look good when working with scrubs.
Now, if I am completely wrong and you work at the one hospital that has black scrubs, then black is probably the better choice for you.
Back to light scrubs. Scrubs are typically a shade of blue or green depending on the hospital and department of your facility, but white will go with both of these shades of color.
Second to style, the most important thing to look for is comfort. Let’s face it, you’re standing all day and if you want to look good every day, then you need to be comfortable, especially at work, when you need to focus on your job.
I came across a great site that reviews the best shoes for nurses and you can read Sandy Foster’s blog to get a very detailed list of reviews for you to browse.
Most nurses opt to just get tennis shoes in ordinary white or black that are comfortable and don’t even think about style, because they don’t know any better.
It’s not their fault! If you keep looking o know where to look (wink!) then you can find some pretty great looking shoes that are also comfortable.
If you’re looking for the best nursing shoes, then you can look at the best site I know for nursing shoes and you will be sure to find not only shoes that match your color and comfort requirements, but also look great, too.
Before I end the article, there is a point to be made. If you need to buy shoes for work, there is almost ALWAYS an option for a better looking shoe.
You just need to put in the effort to find them by searching online or looking a bit longer on Amazon or Zappos for shoes that meet your specific requirements.
For the nurses out there reading this article now, leave a comment with a link to any stylish shoes you have found that are comfortable that you use for work.
I remember back in the day when I was afraid to dress the way I wanted to. The fear of judgement by my peers was crushing, and I was hindered. My style also suffered – I think if I just dressed the way I wanted to I would ultimately have looked much better – just taking a look at the photos from my junior high and high school career are proof of that. I have since learned that just dressing the way I feel like is a much more powerful statement and also comes off as more natural.
Things that have definitely helped me to shape my own style are the influence of my friends as well as online portals such as Tumblr and Pinterest. I mean, there is just SO much style advice that you can glean from browsing Tumblr. You get access to so many photos at once, and so many different styles. I particularly like to browse the themed blogs that people have up, such as action sports and skateboarding.
Another way to get fashion advice and ideas is through online fashion blogs and look books. It’s a pain if you’re at a cafe with a slow internet connection, but I digress. One thing I really like to do is to bookmark all these blogs and sites and browse through them on my lunch break with my iPad.
The other thing that is so great about using the internet for fashion advice is that there is such a huge range of styles. From high fashion to gay fashion, to everything in between. There’s something for everyone, and 1000 Tumblr blogs for each taste and sub fashion niche.
Having easy access to these inspiration sources is also helpful for people who want to buy what they see right away using the internet and online shopping resources. It’s so easy to use these sources to find small brands that are creating trendy new stuff that you know you won’t see ten other people wearing when you go out (I have this problem with a lot of big store items such as things from H&M. I hate it when someone is wearing my shirt at the same party!).
Online shopping makes it easy to have your own unique style and break away from the crowd. The thing about online shopping, however, is that you really need to be careful who you do business with. Make sure that the online store you’re buying from has the appropriate amount of online security for their site. You can find more information about online computer security programs such as Spyhunter 4 and Norton 360 from several blogs. It’s very important to educate yourself about the risks, and be vigilant about checking on your credit card bills.
Overall I really find that the internet has helped me to expand my scope in terms of being creative with my own personal style and having fun with it. It’s cool to stand out and have your own personal “calling card” of sorts in terms of what you wear. I want to stand out from the crowd a bit, but look good doing so.
I’ve been working in the fashion industry for twenty years now. I’ve always specialized in avant-garde fashion design as I like pushing the boundaries of fashion and challenging the status quo with my work. It goes without saying that my latest work, my runway for New York Fashion Week, is in line with my previous statement. Everyone who’s updated with fashion news knows what I did for my show on New York Fashion Week. I know many people don’t understand what I did, and so I am writing this blog post to make things clear for everyone. Hopefully, people get to understand what it was I was trying to do when I had victims of personal injury model for my newest collection of shoes. I decided to hire personal injury victims for the campaign for my newest collection of shoes for two reasons that I’m going to reveal in this post.
Back when I was just a teenager, my older sister got run over by a negligent driver. Due to my family being poor back then, we initially had a hard time paying for her medical bills. Thankfully, there were already many personal injury lawyer Toronto firms that offer their service to clients on a “no win, no pay” basis back then. Through the help of one, we were able to pay off our dues. Of course, while many a spinal cord injury lawyer are able to help personal injury victims recover from their physical injuries, many of these people still end up facing psychological difficulties as a result of their disfigurement – I witnessed my sister struggling with such difficulties when we were younger.
My reasons for hiring personal injury victims to walk my runway were to make personal injury victims feel beautiful no matter the degree of disfigurement they suffered and to challenge society’s concept of beauty. I believe that everyone is beautiful. No matter what “imperfection” a person has, they are just as beautiful as the world’s hottest supermodel. People shouldn’t feel bad about having physical characteristics that aren’t “flattering;” what matters above all else is inner beauty. Unfortunately, the fashion industry keeps on ignoring this. The industry continues seeking to promote impossible standards of beauty. People can say that the fashion industry is in the business of making people feel bad about themselves. Still, I have hope that the fashion industry can still change for the better.
One of my blog’s readers who actually got the message I was driving across with my runway actually messaged me a couple of days ago, and her message reads:
“Thank you, Lena. Thank you for showing the world of fashion that one doesn’t have to have physically flawless to be beautiful. I, too, actually have a severe disfigurement which I got in a car accident when I was just a young girl. When I saw so many women with disfigurements walking your runway, I ended up crying so hard. It made me realize that I really am beautiful, and that I shouldn’t feel bad about having a severe disfigurement. Hopefully, your campaign touched other girls as much as it touched me.”
I hope so, too, Lena. Everyone deserves to feel beautiful. If people always tease you and call you ugly, don’t feel bad. You know full well that you are more beautiful than them. Beautiful people don’t put other people down. Again, I really hope this blog post clears things up for the people who were confused by my latest campaign.
I’m lucky to have a career that a lot of people find mysterious and alluring. What can I say? I’m blessed.
That said, I have a lot of people asking me questions about fashion.
The second-most common question I get is, “Have you met anyone famous?” The answer is–yes! Sometimes. Some are nice, and some are mean.
But far-and-away, the most common question I get is: “How can I start a career in fashion?”
So, because I’ve explained it a thousand times, I figured I’d put it online, and refer people here. Here’s how to get started in a career as a…
Hairdresser: First, you need to figure out if you’re going to figure out what you want to focus on. Many hairdressers focus solely on men; others focus solely on women. After you do that, you’re going to want to find a barber school or a hairstyling academy that will suit your needs. Schools such as Paul Mitchell offer an excellent education, as do a couple of other places (Milan Institute and Marinello both come to mind).
As with all of these careers, learning to become a sought-after hairdresser takes a lot of work. Not only do you need excellent coordination, you need a great eye for fashion, and an ability to see what’s coming next. People think that they can get good cutting their friends’ hair, but that’s not enough. You need thousands of hours of training to become a talented stylist.
Jeweler. People are surprised to learn that becoming a jeweler requires a lot of physical strength. It’s true–in order to bend metal and jewels into configurations that are pleasing to the eye, you’re going to need a lot of hand strength–and you’re going to need to get your hands dirty. Perhaps more than any other fashion industry, a career as a jeweler is very physical.
If, however, you have an eye for design, the career can be a great place for you. There are certain cities that have great jewelry schools (New York City being one of them; London being another), so you may have to relocate in order to learn the trade. Other skills are easier to learn–everyone, everywhere has hair, so you’ll always be able to learn hair styling locally–but creating jewelry may require you to move.
I personally have a love for jewelry. Fashion–particularly clothing–is passing, but gold and diamonds and gemstones are forever.
Shoe Designer. I am always surprised at how many women want to design shoes, but have no idea what the process entails. There is a great deal of physics and math involved in designing footwear, and it’s not as appealing as many people think. As with jewelry-making, the materials can be difficult to work with, and as leather is the main material you’ll work with, so if you don’t want to use animal products, designing shoes may not be for you.
I mentioned that hair styling is a great field to get into, because you can learn in almost any city, but shoe designing is not so easy. As with designing accessories, you have to relocate. And if you want to go to a top-of-the-line academy, those are all in Italy. Some people decide to study shoe design just for the trip to the Mediterranean!
Accessory Designer. Of all the careers I’ve listed, “accessory designer” is by far the area where you can be most creative. You can take pretty much an material, and create a design for an ornament on any part of the body, with any color or function you choose. If I could do it all again, I might have focused more on accessories.
What is most fascinating to me is that every culture uses accessories to beautify themselves. Not all cultures use gems, but all use items found locally–either animal bone, beads, shells, or simply whatever is nearest and not being used for other purposes.
For most of the professions above, I recommend going to school and getting trained properly. However, I think some of the best accessory designers have no education, and create from the materials around them. If you have the urge to become an accessory designer, find materials from your area and begin creating things. You might be able to make something incredible, and given that internet shops are so easy to set up, you might be able to start a company from your own home!
Clothing designer. If you’re not a fan of competition, then designing fashion is not for you! Take it from someone who’s been there: the hours are tough, the people are mean, and the pay–at least at the start–is awful. But even though all that is terrible…
It’s important. If you truly care about fashion and about making people feel beautiful, you’ll stick through the tough times and make your vision known to the world.
So that’s my advice, when people ask me “How do I get started in the fashion industry?” I tell them: You just do it, and you don’t let anything stop you!
A purse is literally a woman’s best friend, it accompanies her everywhere she goes, be it to meetings, dates, games or even to church. Most women carry around a lot of clutter which not only frustrates them when they need to fish out something really important, but is also detrimental to their health. Research has proven that carrying heavy purses can interfere with a woman’s posture by exerting unnatural loads on their spines. Everyday, many people are faced with the question; What accessories should a woman carry in her purse? Besides the most common accessories, the following are the most important accessories a woman should carry in their purses.
1. Cash for emergencies.
Irrespective of the amount of money you have in your credit card, it is still recommended to have a small amount of cash in your purse. You may run into situations where your credit card just won’t swipe and you really needed the item, or it has gotten lost or even to pay for a cab. There also are these shops that don’t accept credit cards too. Keep a small amount like a $50 bill in a small compartment of your purse. Always remember to replace it as soon as possible whenever you spend it, to avoid getting embarrassed and inconvenienced it future.
2. Tampon or pad
Sanitary towels and tampons are very important even when you have not reached that time. There have been numerous situations where a friend or colleague needed it and forgot to carry it, this is probably the time that the washroom dispenser will be out of order. You could make that person’s day by coming to her rescue when she needed it most.
3. Essential makeup items
Having a basic makeup kit in your purse enables you to go from formal daytime look to a relaxed evening mood with a few strokes of a brush. Essential makeup items such as lipstick, mascara, powder, sunscreen and some concealer will enable you to fix your face in a few seconds. So if you plan on going for dinner or having a drinker after work, you don’t have to go back home to fix your look. Just use some lipstick, concealer and mascara and you are set.
You do not have to be a smoker to carry matches around. Having a box of matches can help you in situations like when you want to get rid of that thread hanging from your outfit or get rid of bathroom smells when you do not have an air freshener. You may also want to assist that guy at the bar trying to light up a cigarette, who knows, maybe friendship could blossom between you two. Carry a lighter if possible or a set of waterproof matches would be ideal.
5. Basic sewing kit
Most women have probably been in situations where a button suddenly fell off your blouse and button. Any woman who has ever experienced this knows the embarrassment a person feels when suddenly your body is getting exposed and generating unwanted attention. Having a sewing kit in your purse can save you from such a situation, if you can’t find an extra pair of buttons sewn in to the seams in side your blouse or pant, you can use a safety pin to hold it together.
6. Hand sanitizers
Using a cart at a grocery store or touching any public surface such as door handles, lift control buttons or even an ATM exposes you to millions of disease causing germs. Even shaking a stranger’s hand or sneezing into your own hands exposes you and those around you to these germs. Squeezing a hand sanitizer into your hands protects you and your children from these germs.
7. Accessories for your Hair.
Having items for your hair like pins, clips, bands and combs can help you avoid a bad hair day. At times, the weather can change from cool to very hot, hence your hair gets very uncomfortable and you do not have anything to tie it up, this can be avoided by carrying hair bands or ties. It can also help you when your hair is slightly messed up and you have to go for a meeting, having a comb will get your hair looking great in a jiffy.
Suddenly having a headache can dampen what would have otherwise been a bright day. It is prudent to have some aspirin with you so as to get rid of that headache and get back to what you were doing.
9. A pen and a notebook
This is important when you want to write down a phone number or directions and your phone is dead. A small notebook or writing pad will do just fine.
10. A pocket knife
Having a pocket knife with you at all times can come in very handy. They can get you out of many sticky situations, and help you do mundane things like cut fruit.
As winter inches closer to spring, I have become increasingly more eager to share all my latest designs for one of my favorite seasons. After all, we are approaching the time of year for rebirth and renewal. I cannot express how important it is to reflect the world around you in comfortable and trendy fashion. Why not match your outfits to our beautiful earth’s blossoms? I don’t believe there is any color more suitable for spring than the finest pastels to compliment the beautiful flowers blooming this time of year.
I know this can be a very difficult, yet exciting time of year for all my career-oriented women. It is exciting because it gives us the chance to change our wardrobe, and start the New Year in the latest new fashions. Yet it’s difficult to find the time to browse, shop and purchase an outfit (or three) that can make you look and feel great this season. It’s also very hard to find suitable fashions to wear while you work, because most of your time is spent at the office. This is quite the dilemma because we all know every woman loves to feel pretty, and one of the best ways to make ourselves feel good is to dress in style. But without the time to shop, we are left to sift through a sea of online advertisements or department stores to find the best clothes of the season. Often times this leaves us paying way out of our price range just to get the shopping deed done, so we can get back to work. After three years in the workforce, I decided it was unacceptable to not spend time finding the best fashions for myself.
As a working woman myself, I am very aware of how difficult it can be to constantly update your wardrobe each new season. That is why I recommend finding affordable season-specific fashions that will allow you to mix and match your wardrobe throughout the year. Not just the year, but also the years to come. How often do we buy a ton of new clothes, only to find ourselves wearing a couple pieces from our new purchases? I don’t know about you, but I find myself in this position quite often.
To aid you on your seasonal shopping journey, I’ve compiled a list of seasonal-outfits for my catalog with photographs taken by my awesome photographer friend in Austin named J. Bell. You can see some of the beautiful photos at his website. I chose to hire him because I believe he is one of the only photographer’s capable of truly capturing the essence of a trendy professional woman.
Let’s face it, we want to do more than look good, we want to feel good too. So why not find a few new items to add to our wardrobe, that we can mix and match with some of our older pieces? You don’t have to invest in an entirely new set of suits each year. Why waste the money, when you can incorporate the old with the new and create fresh new styles that will have all your co-workers asking where you find all your trendy clothes? So follow me, dear readers. I’m in the business of looking and feeling good, and as a professional woman who loves fashion; I believe it is my duty to show you the way to affordable seasonal fashions with my latest design catalog.
Accessories are just as important to the world of fashion and to women as the clothes they wear. Gold jewelry is one of the most purchased accessories because many women love how versatile it is. However, there are more metals that are just as precious as gold and just as desirable. Silver is also considered to be valuable, and some women like to wear it for more than just its value, but also because silver often reflects more of their personality than any other precious metal including gold. There are certain silver jewelry items that every woman needs and that will be an indispensable accessory for years and years to come.
So, What Silver Jewelry Should I Have in My Wardrobe?
Silver Hoop Earrings
Sometimes a woman wants to dress more casually, and if she has gold jewelry, then that does not really go well with casual clothing. Silver jewelry can add just a sparkly touch to anything, even a pair of jeans, and silver hoop earrings can do that for every day clothes like jeans, button down shirts, or black or grey knit pants with a knit shirt.
Stud Earrings Made of Silver
Many women will wear different kinds of earrings depending on things like the length of their hair. For women who have short hair, silver stud earrings are more popular. There are many different kinds of stud earrings, but some women prefer just a plain silver style that can be worth with formal clothes for evening, business-type clothes for work, or just casual fun clothes that are worn on the weekend hanging out with friends.
Silver Stud Earrings With Precious Stones
Precious stones can add a little more formal touch to a pair of stud earrings, and when women cannot find what they want, they look into custom jewelry makers. Custom silversmiths can be contacted, or a message can be left with their phone call answering service, to see if they can do custom jewelry with precious stones like topaz, amethyst, citrine, and other colorful stones.
A Beautiful Silver Necklace
In addition to just contacting custom jewelry makers for silver earrings, women also speak to the answering service of jewelers about silver necklaces. Typically, silver necklaces can be made with turquoise for a more Native American look, but sometimes finding silver necklaces with stones other than turquoise is not always easy, which is why women often seek out jewelry makers to have sets of earrings and necklaces made, and they can usually get them made for a reasonable price.
A Silver Tennis Bracelet
One major feature about silver that women often prefer is the fact that it is less expensive than gold. Silver bracelets are very popular, especially what are known as tennis bracelets, bangle bracelets, and charm bracelets. Silver tennis bracelets, with or without precious stones, are often one third the price of gold tennis bracelets, and women love the fact that they can also be a lot nicer looking than gold ones. Some silver tennis bracelets can even have diamonds in them, which will still make the bracelets a lot less expensive than gold and diamond tennis bracelets.
Invest in Silver Jewelry for Your Accessory Wardrobe
Jewelry is one of the more preferred accessories to make any outfit even nicer, and both gold and silver jewelry are often chosen depending on the style and color of the outfit. Silver jewelry is the choice of some women, but not because of the color, but because of the fact that it is more inexpensive than gold. Because silver is less costly than gold, women often buy different kinds of silver jewelry, and even have custom pieces made if they do not find what they are looking for. There are certain pieces of jewelry that women need to own, and nothing can complement an outfit better than the beautiful brilliance of silver.
Getting married is no small task. There’s always a lot to do for both the bride and groom. Whether that’s sending out invitations, picking the wedding venue, finding good/clean entertainment, or anything else, planning and having a wedding is a very involved process. And if that wasn’t enough, this is when most brides want to look their best.This is where my job can get real interesting!
Way more often than not, brides who ask for a wedding dress usually plan on shaving off a few inches between getting themselves measured and having a final fitting. My recommendation is to try to be as close to your goal weight/size as possible prior to getting measured.
Not only will you feel better throughout the process, but it makes the job of us designers so much easier to know exactly what size and measurements we’re going to be designing for.
Now of course, we aren’t talking about swallowing extreme diet pills or taking other extreme other approaches. Hopefully you have a few months to prepare for your special day, so this is the prime time to make a healthier lifestyle change.
Here are 4 tips from the diet program by Jonny Bowden:
- Prepare with Good Habits
- Flip On Your Fat-Burning Switch
- The Food Reintroduction Test
- Fine Tune Your Plan for Life
One thing to remember though is that your diet and exercise regime need to be closely looked at. I’ve seen far too many cases when I’m promised that certain measurements will be at a certain size and they simply are not when it comes to the final fitting.
With this in mind, it is best to start a journal to track everything you eat. A great online journal is great online food journal but of course you can use any other method you like. With whatever method you pick you should now be tracking and recording every bite you take and even everything that you drink. This alone is often an eye opener. At best it is a record of what should be changed and how. Also, the simple act of writing a food diary can help you lose weight because you then realize exactly what goes through those lips every day.
Importance of Breakfast
Another big one is to not skip breakfast. If you do, you will crave a sugary snack around mid-morning. Breakfast is a great meal and starts your metabolism off to a good day. Eating breakfast can actually help you lose a few pounds. It also gives you the opportunity to start the day eating well and healthily.
How about having a nice green smoothie for breakfast a few days a week? This will incorporate some fresh raw organic fruits and some good leafy greens. You can also add some flax seed or flax seed oil to the mix or some protein powder. This not only is excellent for your body but it is a lot of food and the smoothie should be sipped slowly. This is a great way to start the day if wedding weight loss is your goal.
Having a smoothie and/or a vegetable juice is actually something that I do regularly for lunch. If I know that I’m going to be busy working on a design I’ll plan ahead and bring in a juice that I can drink. This saves me some time from having to go out and find something and it also helps me to keep focused on my project.
Lunch, Snacks and Dinner
For your other meals, the classic lunch salad is the way to go. If possible prepare it yourself and definitely prepare the dressing. It is simple to mix a little olive oil, lemon juice and salt and pepper and that has fewer calories than those dressings in a bottle. Also beware of fat-free or low-fat commercial dressings. Many contain quite a few chemicals and really are not that healthy of an option. Either way, don’t overindulge on dressing.
When preparing dinner it’s a good idea to remember that a little protein and some veggies are ideal. This could mean fish, chicken, turkey or any other lean meat. Here are some good protein sources that are healthy:
- Milk, Cheese, and Yogurt
- Pork Tenderloin
- Lean Beef
One thing to take into consideration is that you should also watch your portions. If you follow all, or at least most, of these suggestions then you’ll be well on your way to healthy wedding weight.
I know that for me personally, maintaining my weight is somewhat important. It’s also quite important to my clients if they have me design a dress or outfit and they want to wear it down the road.