Growing up, I used to have the dream of becoming a ballerina. There was a time I’d invent a dance of my own or start imitating the prima ballerinas I’d see on TV. My parents enjoyed my shows, I loved the attention I was getting, so logically I kept insisting on ballet lessons.
I still remember the first day at the ballet studio vividly, my mum taking me there, carrying my cute equipment. Instead of being afraid of the challenge like most girls there, I was all excited and couldn’t wait to start practicing.
Not all of us have the slim figure or youthful look, and that’s alright, because beauty is versatile. Of course, it takes the right clothing pieces to show off this beauty in the best way possible, even if you’re ageing and plus size.
Some of the basic and most diverse pieces of clothing every woman should make use of are the jackets because other than being the outer layer, protecting you from the weather in the colder days of the year, they’re ideal for covering your troublesome bits in a flattering way, with a stylish touch at that, year-round.
A quick search of ladies jacket designs online and you’re sure to stumble upon many options, and those timeless pieces that never go out of style make the ideal investment to complement any of your outfits, no matter whether it’s casual, classy or chic. Read More
A couple of years ago I started getting these awkward foot cramps whenever I spent more than two hours walking. And now when I’m looking back, I’m not even surprised. I mean, I used to be a blind fashion follower, so naturally, whenever I saw shoes that I liked, I made sure to have them in my closet, without paying too much attention to the features they had, or they didn’t have as a matter of fact.
Australians are making it big in the hospitality businesses, and it should come as no surprise considering we are a nation with foodie culture, while at the same time we are known to dream big when it comes to becoming our own bosses.
What this means is the climate is ideal for joining up the hospitality industry, either with a café, restaurant, pub or the like, yet given that competition is also on the rise, more than ever, you have to have in mind it takes a great deal of preparation, and most importantly investment, to succeed.
Ah, the timeless question: what to wear to a formal event? If you’re a woman, formal wear usually involves a certain type of a dress or skirt, either floor or mid-length. But what if it’s a particularly chilly winter evening? Or, the idea of putting on a formal dress is just not appealing for you? Can a pant suit be an acceptable outfit to wear to a formal occasion? If you ask me, totally! And in some cases, pants can even be a much better choice than a dress. Check out some reasons why the pantsuit is the new elegant dress! Read More
There’s no doubt that uniforms are powerful tools for most businesses, but they are an especially important factor for hospitality businesses that deal with serving food or drinks to guests. Unlike “softer” businesses, like those in the retail or corporate industry, uniforms used in pubs, cafes, and restaurants need to be as hard working as their environment is. On top of that, they also need to be attractive – considering how great presentation is important for making a good, lasting first impression. As such, choosing the right uniform for your hospitality business can be a lot more complicated than it seems.
Let’s have a chat about coffee, over coffee (I’m having my cup as I’m writing this). It’s not surprising to see why there are so many coffee addicts: it’s energising, and just what we need to get us on our feet in the morning, especially for those of us who aren’t morning persons.
Have you heard about this remarkable organic fabric that provides so many environmental and health benefits? I’m talking about bamboo – the best thing since sliced bread. To many people the idea of wearing bamboo on their bodies can sound a bit unusual. After all, isn’t bamboo this sturdy material that floors, furniture and even bridges are made of? Yes, it is. But bamboo is also a very versatile natural resource which can be transformed into fabric that’s unbelievably soft, comfortable and healthy for the planet and its inhabitants. Here are just some of the benefits you can expect to receive if you enrich your wardrobe with organic, bamboo pieces.
Supreme Comfort Everyone Can Afford
Life’s too short to put up with uncomfortable, scratchy clothes. But no average person has the money to buy high-end luxurious fabrics their whole life. So, if you’re looking for the softest and most comfortable fabric which also comes with a reasonable price tag, bamboo is the answer. Once you discover the luscious feel of bamboo on your skin, you will never want to go back to cotton or a different fabric again. Whether it’s bamboo womens tops, baby clothes, or men’s socks, this fabric offers supreme comfort for the whole family.
Extremely Breathable and Temperature Regulating
But what are comfy clothes if they make us feel sweaty and clogged up inside? Most clothes today are only fairly breathable. And if they’re breathable, then they are not that great in keeping us warm. And this is where bamboo beats every other fabric. Clothes like bamboo womens tops, leggins, and underwear are extremely breathable and moisture-absorbent. If the clothes your body comes into close contact with are made of bamboo, it means your skin will get stay dry and fresh longer. Incredibly useful if you’re busy and you have no time to change clothes throughout the day.
But not only is bamboo breathable, it’s also highly adaptive to the body’s heat. The structure of its fibres allows bamboo to keep the body refreshingly cool when it’s hot, but also cosy and warm during colder temperatures. This makes bamboo clothes unique pieces which you can wear all year round without having to worry about temperatures.
Anti-bacterial and Hypo-allergenic
We spend the most of our days in clothes, so naturally you’d want only healthy fabrics to touch your skin. But chemicals are commonly used as part of the manufacturing process of many fabrics, and can remain around even when the fabric is transformed into clothes. All that moving around creates friction that unleashes the toxins which can cause various irritations if you have particularly sensitive skin. Prolonged exposure to these toxins is even found to increase the risk of skin cancer.
On the other hand, the production of bamboo fabrics does not involve any chemicals whatsoever. Bamboo has the inherent ability to be anti-bacterial and pest-resistant which is why it doesn’t need to be chemically treated. The plant itself has a natural protective agent called “bamboo kun” and most of it remains preserved even after the plant has been transformed into fabric.
Every woman knows that a good handbag is something that doesn’t come around very often. Usually, we will find some great ladies handbags on sale, you will pick one out you really like, you’ll try it out and it will either end up falling apart, not being convenient enough for all your things, or just end up in the back of your closet. A perfect handbag not only is made well, convenient, but it also has to look good on you! Below we will be going over a few things you can do next time you find ladies handbags on sale so you don’t pick out another handbag that sucks!
First things first! When you pick up a bag that you like, you should think about what you need to carry in it, what outfits you have that will go well with it, and how you will wear it. Think about where you intend to wear the bag like through the city during the day or maybe you need a going out to the club kind of bag. It should be safe to say that you’re not going to use a clutch to carry all your things during the day, and you probably wouldn’t take a giant tote to the clubs. Think of what you need a bag for and choose the style accordingly. Read More
While fashion in general is an ever evolving matter, there are some pieces of clothing and accessories that you simply need to pay more attention to and really invest in both time and money. These are mainly pieces that you would combine with all your clothes and shoes and would consider wearing on multiple occasions. Talking about winter season, these would include your winter equipment for cold weather such as a scarf, gloves, hat, the never-getting-old poncho and a good quality handbag winter style.
However, just because this is a set of ladies fashion accessories winter can’t pass without, it doesn’t mean you should get whatever you first stumble upon in stores or online offers. Instead, decide you’re going to invest a little more this time in the name of quality, durability and timeless sophistication.
A good quality scarf made of cashmere or high quality cotton is the type of accessory you first think of when you leave the house for any occasion; whether it’s to protect your neck from the cold wind or to place it over your shoulders along with a nice dress for a night out, we all reach for it. You should have exactly three scarf styles in your ladies fashion accessory closet: one mono-coloured (make it either black, beige or red), one with print of your choice (leopard, flowers or something similar) and one completely decorated with either letters, geometric figures or some other colourful design.
The only type of gloves that is worth investing a considerable amount of money in, are leather gloves. Leather goes well with everything and every style, even sport elegance. Make sure you get two pairs: one mono-coloured, preferably black or dark brown, and one colourful, maybe red or beige. General rule of styling: don’t go for colours with short life span on things you want to last for a lifetime.
3. A hat
While the beanie is the all-times accessory connected with winter, it’s not the type of hat you can wear as the ultimate style element. As a styling addition to your combination, you need a wide brim hat; one made of a warm, cozy material that screams winter warmth, preferably in black or beige. The hat needs to be easy to combine with your handbag and shoes, so don’t wander too much with the colours.
4. A poncho
The poncho has always been present on the fashion scene; it’s just that these last few seasons it’s a little more trending than ever. Wear it over a very warm knitwear, or over a leather jacket; the poncho’s purpose is to provide a stylish and very fashionable cover as well as protection from wind and cold weather. Have in mind you’ll have to combine the poncho with your leather jacket, your boots and handbag, so make sure you pick one in beige or black and use it for more than one season.
5. The handbag
No confusion here – a good quality handbag with a sturdy construction and a good material like leather for instance, is a no-discussion topic when it comes to investing in clothes. Just make sure you pick one in a colour you can combine with most of your shoes, jackets and other accessories and do not compromise on the quality just to save a few dollars. Trust me, that would be a terrible waste of money.