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Steps to Making the Country Look Your Own

May 6, 2019 — by Valeriya Vimon

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Without any doubt, the country style has always been popular, especially with men. And if you, like many other men have a thing for the country clothing pieces, today it is easier than ever to implement it to the extend that it would be comfortable to you. All you need to do is to choose the right pieces and combine them the right way, simple as that.

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The Steps to Incorporating the Charms of the Outback in Your Outfits

April 8, 2019 — by Valeriya Vimon

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Australia sure has plenty to offer to every traveller, whether it’s sandy beaches you’re after, perfect surf spots, unforgettable dining experiences at some of the many restaurants famous for the savoury meals and patisseries with mouth-watering pastries, but given the vast territory of scenic rocky parks and red deserts, the Outback is one that keeps attracting many with its wild beauty.

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Age-Wise Style: the Best Types of Skirts for Older Ladies

April 3, 2019 — by Valeriya Vimon

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The temperature is quite high, the wind is hardly ever present and the sun is scorching hot, so yes, this can only mean one thing — it’s just the right time to bring your array of skirts in the game. Being a cornerstone of female fashion, skirts seem to be at their most stylish once summer comes around. Filled with rich colors and seasonal textures, there’s a lot to love about the summer fashion season, but what types of skirts are the most popular this time of the year and which ones are most appropriate for older women?

In order to find the right model of a skirt for your age, style and body construction, it’s important to choose the right cut for you. Don’t you agree that when you feel your best, you look your best? So ladies, take a look at my ideas and hit the online stores. It’s time for a change. Let’s take a look at the most popular types of skirts for older ladies that you should definitely consider adding to your closet.

Maxi Skirts

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If you are tall and trim you probably love the great choice variety of long skirts for older ladies. These cute pieces are usually made with a looser fit and hit right at the ankle, covering up your legs and making you feel stylish and casually dressed up. They can help keep you warm well into the autumn months when paired with tights, and keep you cool during the summertime when combined with sandals. If you are a petite woman, however, you should be careful how you style up and wear long skirts for older ladies. Due to their length, some maxi skirts may overpower your stature. Luckily though, with a little hemming, even the smallest among us can find a good maxi skirt and make it work well with their height and figure.

Midi Skirts

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Falling just past your knees but not quite to the floor (somewhere about the mid-shin), the midi skirt is another popular choice for older ladies to wear during the summer time and early autumn. Its classic length has seen a resurgence in popularity over the last decade and I think it’s here to stay. Without a doubt, it is the most flattering skirt style for any body type – it is classy, chic and shows that the woman wearing it has a great sense of style. Whether a straight cut or swing, every older woman definitely needs a good midi skirt in her collection.

Pencil Skirts

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Pencil skirts are an easy and affordable way to class up any outfit. If you are not that tall, you’ll love the way a pencil skirt will make you look. These models usually come in a just above knee-length and just below it, helping you keep proportion. Certain skirts can also make your legs look longer and leaner, depending on their model and make.

 

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Country Fashion for Men: Step Up Your Style With Cowboy Boots

March 12, 2019 — by Richard Dawson

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Once regarded as traditional riding boots, today’s country style boots are quite different in their design and are here to help you make a daring fashion statement. These are ideal for those of you who want to get in touch with their country western side. From a distance, cowboy boots look like a quality leather shoe, and up close is when their distinct advantages start to show. Let’s investigate!

Their popularity is widespread and for good reasons. First of all, country boots have a unique shape. The toe of the boot can come in square, traditional, snip or rounded shape. Second, their appealing design adds height to the werarer. A feature that is always in favour of any man, regardless of how high he is.

Next, for those of you who like boots with unusual designs, you can be sure that country style boots are the right choice for you. A cowboy boot is rarely bare and plain. Quite the opposite, most often they come in a variety of styles and models from which you can choose the one that pairs well with your fashion preferences. They can feature everything from leather tooling to contrast-coloured stitching and bright colours. They are memorable and eye-catching for sure.

After deciding to give this type of boots a chance, you should inform yourself well about how to wear them. There is a general rule that you shouldn’t overdo it with more western themed items per outfit. So, once you put on your boots, it is better to combine them with jeans and jacket, rather than with a cowboy shirt and bolo tie. It may look like you are wearing a costume if you are not in the American Southwest area. Try to see them as informal wear, not as workwear, and strive to style them appropriately.

For instance, country style boots look great with collared shirts that can either be plain coloured, or more patterned. Be advised that light blue jeans are not supposed to be your first choice to combine with cowboy boots. You should instead go for darker models. Next, jackets. Very often cowboy boots go hand in hand with jackets, since they balance out the casual boot style in a way that a shirt on its own can’t. You can opt for more dressier jackets, or if you prefer, cowboy boots look great with denim or leather jackets too.

An additional option is to combine your cowboy boots with a long trench coat. This combo can put you in the center of attention a lot more, if that’s what you want. And, lastly, when it comes to accessories, one of the more obvious choices are belts. Just make sure you don’t go over the top with a huge silver buckle with turquoise inlays, or a rattlesnake skin belt. Just opt for a simpler one that can still complement the style perfectly.

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How to Look Cool in the Cold: 3 Steps to Accessorizing this Autumn/Winter

March 8, 2019 — by Valeriya Vimon

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While the rain and dips in temperature remind us that we’re slowly approaching autumn, many of us begin to rethink our cold-weather wardrobe. No short skirts or flowing sundresses – does that mean we’re sentenced to hide behind layers of clothes for the next 5-6 months? Well, even though the cold weather might not allow you to show much skin, it’s still a great chance to show your sense of style by introducing more accessories to your looks such as scarves, hats, gloves and more. That being said, if you’re looking for tips on how to accessorize this season, this is your guide.

Play with Texture

The drop in temperature always calls to bring the more textural clothes out of the closet. Materials with texture are great for keeping you warm, which is why the typical autumn and winter fashion trends can range from cosy knitted jumpers to extravagant faux fur vests, depending on your preference. That being said, accessories made of textural materials also fit the cold-weather trend. From scarves with chunky knits to suede gloves, wool berets, wide-brimmed felt fedoras, there are plenty of lady accessories that can keep you warm and stylish at the same time.

Don’t Be Afraid of Prints

The best way to deal with the gloominess is to uplift your outfits with colourful prints. Judging by the trends that dominated the other part of the globe, floral prints are going to be the biggest trend this autumn/winter season. While animal prints are a timeless cold-weather trend, this year they are going to be extra wild. Whether it’s leopard, zebra or cheetah – the more graphic and colourful your lady accessories are, the better. However, when accessorizing with prints, be careful to not overdo it. Never mix different prints, and only use one or two printed accessories per outfit.

Stay in Charge with a Large Bag

For every woman who depends on a large collection of things to get through her day (and that makes all of us!), I’ve got some great news. This season will be all about lush and spacious bags. While miniature shoulder bags and clutches dominated the past months, now it’s time to make a delightful contrast with large fall handbags. An oversized bag has an effortless, cool girl vibe and is designed to fit your essentials and even groceries if you will. From totes with tassels for a bohemian vibe to leather shoulder bags for a classic look or briefcase-backpack hybrids for a more intellectual touch– there’s a plethora of handbags to make your own this season.

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The Steps of Decorating Backyard Wedding

January 18, 2019 — by Valeriya Vimon

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Who doesn’t like to have a dreamy wedding? After all, it’s the big day of your life, and you want it to be perfect, your own fairy-tale. Looking for a practical solution, however, one that would save you from a great deal of expenses and stress, the idea of having a backyard wedding sure is a dream come true for many but it can be a challenge when it comes to decoration.

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3 Steps to Choosing the Right Tap Dance Shoes

January 15, 2019 — by Valeriya Vimon

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As one of the coolest forms of dancing, tap dancing is a unique way to move your body and improve your fitness level. To give this hobby a try and to make the most out of it, first and foremost – you need a pair of quality tap dance shoes. A good pair of dance shoes can make a world of difference in your performance, so do your homework before you go out to buy your first pair.

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The Detail Not to Overlook: 3 Steps to Buying the Right Wedding Tablecloths

December 7, 2018 — by Valeriya Vimon

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You have chosen the music, decided on the flowers and menu, but there’s still something missing. That’s right – the tablecloths. Choosing tablecloths for your wedding ceremony is similar to preparing yourself for a party. If you are dressed in a specific dress – short, long, casual or formal, the next thing to do is choose the right bag and pair of shoes that will complement your dress the best possible way. So, naturally, when deciding on this accessory, it is important to consider the rest of the accessories in the decor scheme.

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How to Be a Better Skier – the Steps to Take for a Safer Experience

October 31, 2018 — by Valeriya Vimon

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Are you planning a vacation to the snow-covered mountains? Great for you! Being on the piste and feeling the wind rush through you as you head down the slopes at a high speed is a thrill in itself. As a matter of fact, it is this thrill what makes people wanting to go back to the slopes year after year, especially those who prefer the more extreme elements of this sport.
However, as enjoyable as it can be, we can’t ignore the fact that, like most sports, skiing comes with a certain amount of risk. Falls are bound to occur, regardless of how good of a skier you may be, and collisions are relatively common. So, before you venture out to the slopes, it is essential that you have the right ski safety gear and know how to properly use it. Here are the basic pieces of protective equipment you should bring with you every time you head to the mountains.

Ski Helmet 

When it comes to preventing life-threatening injuries, a ski helmet is the most important piece of equipment you should wear. For the ultimate protection, get a ski helmet that fits you properly and make sure to keep the chin strap properly fastened so that it stays securely in place. Don’t assume that your football or bike helmet will do the job fine because they won’t. Get a real ski helmet that has all the right features and enables ventilation.

Knee Guards and Back Protectors

Skiiers, especially beginners, usually end up with bruised knees that swell really fast. For that reason, it is smart to invest in a good pair of knee guards. You can choose from the two types – rigid and squashy. The rigid type has become a bit old-fashioned after the invention of the squashy model. Besides absorbing impact better, squashy knee guards also mold to your shape, helping you maintain better stability.
While back injuries are not the most common type of injury related to this sport, they do happen and can be extremely serious when they do. In the past, people used to avoid back protection due to the fact that it is rigid, heavy and uncomfortable to wear. However, the great advances in technology have made it much more comfortable to wear. Nowadays, back protectors are created with more flexible materials, they fit better the shape of the back and follow your movement. Available in different models, including vests and jackets, the style you choose will depend on your personal preferences and needs.

Protective Shorts

Protective shorts are padded and they help protect your back and hips from injuries. They are designed to protect the coccyx which can be excruciating if knocked or landed upon, but they also help protect your thighs and hips in case of a fall. As a beginner, you will probably spend quite some time in the snow and this may result in a cold bottom if you don’t have enough insulation. Protective shorts often come with enhanced thermal technology which is a really good addition.
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Three Steps to Choosing the Perfect Pair of Sandals

October 10, 2018 — by Valeriya Vimon

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Spring is here, summer is coming and you can’t wait to set your feet free from wearing boots and feel exhilarated in your new pair of sandals. Sandals are the perfect wear for going to the beach, having a stroll in the park or hanging out with family and friends in the backyard. They are excellent for work as well. However, buying a pair just because they look cute or modern is a huge mistake. If they are not comfortable, they can cause foot problems which can lead to chronic problems such as corns, callouses and even problems with the lower back. So, in order to choose the perfectly comfortable sandals, here are the three steps to make (pun intended).

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3 Steps to Picking Out Great Skate Style Shoes

September 10, 2018 — by Valeriya Vimon

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When you’re just getting into skateboarding, you usually don’t worry about other pieces of gear other than your skateboard. However, with time you’ll discover that your skating style depends on a lot more factors besides the board. Like for instance, the shoes. As a newbie, you might wonder “Do I really need special skateboarding shoes?” Truth is, you can ride in thongs if you like, but skate style shoes are specifically designed to help you skate better. They give you grip, flexibility, protection and comfort – everything you need to master those cool tricks. So, without further ado, here’s how to choose great skate style shoes.

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Comfort at the Workplace: The Steps to Ensure You Have It

September 4, 2018 — by Richard Dawson

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A great deal of our life is spent on working. Some of us love our jobs, some of us hate them, regardless of which group you find yourself in, comfort always makes things better. You’re probably wondering now why is comfort at the workplace so essential?

First things first, it lessens stress, and as a result it improves the well-being, reducing the risks of health issues. Then again, it also makes the workplace a happier one.

This can be achieved in several steps: comfortable shoes, proper posture, reduction of noise and eye-strain. Starting with the workwear shoes, it’s advisable to look for specialised retailers that can offer versatility of brands combined with convenient prices.

Depending on the job itself, you may or may not be in need of extra safety in the form of composite cap footwear, but what no worker can do without are breathable shoes that keep feet dry, safe from perspiration which mean there’s no chance for athlete’s foot, and lightweight to reduce fatigue so no matter how much time you spend on foot, you don’t get tired easily.

Slip resistance is another property of quality workwear shoes as it translates to traction in varied terrains, accompanied by midsoles contoured to the foot’s natural shape. Okay, now that you know the importance of great shoes, and how to choose them, it’s time to pay attention to your posture.

Often we experience aches and pains that might appear to have nothing to do with posture, but chronic improper posture can lead to serious health problems, from disc generation, to back, neck, and shoulder aches, including persistent headaches, digestive trouble, and stress.

If your work required sitting hours on end, make sure you have an ergonomic chair, and try alternating between sitting and standing from time to time. It’s recommended to mind the posture no matter the job you have, remembering to keep the shoulders back, and avoid slouching. Something so simple can change your work experience for the better.

Often, we don’t realise the damage we’re doing until it’s done. This applies to the hearing and eyesight too, not realising consistent exposure to loud noise or eye-strain is doing a lot of harm. Sometimes noise can disrupt our work without realising it affects our productivity.

You have to have adequate ear protection, like headphones or tampons and suitable eyewear depending on the job, whereas office workers need to make use of natural light during the day and task lighting when working at night.

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3 Steps to Buying an Elegant Evening Dress for the Mother of the Bride

August 17, 2018 — by Valeriya Vimon

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Time flies so fast – one day you are holding your baby girl in your arms, next thing you know she is already old enough to be a bride and have her own family. Just like all mothers, you too have been anticipating this special day. Your baby girl will be the star of the night without a doubt, but you as her mum also need to shine next to her. What this means, of course, is a gorgeous dress, subtle makeup, and a nice hairdo. With the extensive range of mother of the bride dresses you can find in the stores, there’s no way you cannot find a good one – just make sure to keep the following tips in mind.

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3 Steps to Choosing the Right Dance Attire

May 17, 2018 — by Richard Dawson

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Whether you are practicing in the studio or performing in front of an audience, having an appropriate dance wear is a must, especially since this type of clothing is made to accentuate each of your moves. In the light of that fact, your dance wear clothes play a great role in how you will perform and nowadays there is a dance wear for every type of dance. You can choose from an array of different types of dance shorts, top crops, fabulous leotards, tutus, gymnastics leotards, lyrical dresses, dance accessories and so much more. All of these things can be found in every specialized online store, just make sure it is reliable and offers quality yet affordable dance wear clothes.

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