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The Best Leather Accessories For A Lady’s Wardrobe

You might not give a lot of thought to the material that your accessories are made of, but many people will only settle for the best. When it comes to accessorizing, whether it’s a jacket or a belt, leather is one of the most desired materials, if not the most. You can guarantee that leather products have been carefully crafted and will last you a long time. If you love leather, there are lots of accessories that will never go out of date. So invest in some of these leather items and enhance your wardrobe for years to come.

 

Shoes

It’s much better value to buy a quality pair of leather shoes that will last you years. If you need to buy a new, cheap pair every few months, you could end up spending a lot more over the same time frame. Much like many other leather accessories, there are lots of styles both men and women can buy that will never go out of date. They might be practical shoes for walking or outdoor pursuits, or they could be smart ones for the office or going out. Although people often say you need to “break in” a pair of leather shoes, you should look for some that feel comfortable almost right away.

Belts

Belts will always be useful whether it’s for a practical reason or just to add something extra to your outfit. Although they were originally meant to hold up your pants, they have other uses too. Women can use them to bring in a dress or shirt at the waist when they need to give their figure more definition. Leather belts make smart accessories to wear with suits or smart casual outfits, but they’re also fantastic for everyday use too. Leather belts with big buckles are especially fun, whether you wear them with a pair of jeans or around your waist with a floaty dress.

Wallets

Although some people don’t bother with wallets anymore, they’re essential to keeping all your money and cards organized. You can go without, but you’ll struggle with more than a couple of notes and a card. Your wallet goes through a lot, getting thrown about in your bag or sat on when it’s in your back pocket. That’s why leather wallets are best; they’re sturdy and will last longer than other materials. And, of course, they look smart. So you don’t have to be embarrassed when you take out your wallet at a business meeting.

Bags

It may be women who supposedly have an obsession with bags, but leather bags make fashionable accessories for men and women. Briefcases and satchels are perfect for work and other formal situations. And then you have handbags and “manbags”, which are ideal for taking anywhere you go. A couple of decent leather handbags are a much better investment than a closet full of cheap bags that don’t last a year.

Leather is definitely the material to go for if you want stylish, timeless and durable fashion accessories. It’s worth paying a little extra for excellent quality.

 

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Summer Maternity Dresses by Tiffany Rose

Inspired by Kate Middleton’s style?  Tiffany Rose is Britain’s go-to special occasion maternity outfitters. Whether you’re attending a summer wedding, a spring time garden affair, a costume-y occasion featuring a Smiffys fancy dress or two, or just looking for something stylish which can accommodate your growing baby bump, Tiffany Rose has got you covered. Don’t believe us? Check out below some our favorites for every mommy-to-be.

Lizzy Maxi Dress in Monochrome Forest

The Lizzy Maxi Dress in Monochrome Forest is every Southern Belle’s dream.  The dark under bodice trim adds interest to the dress and draws the eye upward. Floaty sleeves, a deep v-neck and a streamlined silhouette will make you the belle of the ball (or backyard barbecue).

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To add a little drama and style to your pregnancy, might we suggest the Lola Maxi Dress in Mirage Blue.  We love the elegant neckline of this long dress and the thick straps are perfect for hiding your maternity lingerie.  The rich color combined with a touch of shimmer will look good on any complexion, at any stage of pregnancy.

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Dress like a star in the Daisy Gown Long in Black and Silver.  This lace dress boasts being worn on the red carpet at Britain’s BAFTA awards.  No matter if you’re attending a premier or watching as someone else walks down the aisle, you’re sure to wow as shimmery silver fabric peaks out of daisy detailed lace.  With a black sash to emphasize a “demure bodice” and just the right amount of swish, this dress is perfect for any dressy occasion.

Check out TiffanyRose.com to see more maternity gowns for all four seasons!

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Spotlight: GENTS watches

Time to find out about the fine colleagues at GENTS and their even better accumulation of timekeepers. When they couldn’t discover a timepiece that satisfied our requirement for a classy and quality plan that didn’t burn up all available resources; they took it upon ourselves to open a boutique watch store offering a propelled accumulation of extravagance men’s timepieces that where up-to-date, as well as moderate.

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Conceived in Sydney, Australia – GENTS offer an extensive variety of Skeleton, Tourbillon, Quartz, and Chronograph timepieces – none of which with a sticker surpassing $100. Our central goal is to make style moderate. They accept that each man should resemble a noble man, and our trust is to move a group of men to look & live like GENTS.

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Our capable design caretakers work all day and all night to guarantee our accumulation is dependably unmistakably contemporary and extraordinarily a la mode. With strict criteria for the timepieces they offer coordinated with our enthusiasm for finding pieces from just the best planners over the globe, they make it straightforward for you to enhance your wrist with a quality watch that will have all types of heads turning!

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Men’s Unusual Spring/Summer Runway Fashion

In every one of the runway shows, whether it is originating in London, Paris, Milan, Los Angeles, or NYC has their collection that are meant to be bold and “attention-grabbing”, but the clothes just don’t seem to translate well to everyday life.

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One such example is this outfit by Yohji Yamamoto.  Eggplant is a great color, but this one is a purple nightmare.  The design reminds me of the “Spirograph” children’s drawing toy that produced repetitive curves with plastic gears.  The overwhelming design makes it impossible to see any of the seaming details and the bagginess of the jacket and pleated pants just seem to swallow up any body definition.  I also have to say that between the grey, multi-peak bucket hat, the shiny gold dress shirt, and the purple Velcro sneakers, I find the accessories as disturbing as the suit. Finally, and stop me if this is too mean, but the model himself could definitely use some curly hair solutions to address whatever that is going on with his hair…

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Next, is a men’s runway outfit by Givenchy is classic black and white for Spring-Summer that makes me think of one of Cruella Deville’s dalmations.  The use of the print on the top and bottom is too busy and makes the details of the multi-pockets on the front just about disappear.  It may have been a really cool looking coat and more wearable if it was in a solid color, but I don’t see too many men that I know who would walk around town in this look.  I do, however, like the black boots.

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Last, but not least in the “unusual” category is this red, white, and black Damask pattern suit with two female figures on the chest of the jacket and explosions of color down both arms and legs. The bold red pattern is overlaid by a window pane sketched in black.  I have to say that the first thing that comes to my mind is “matador”.  The cut of the suit is fantastic, but the pattern is just too distracting.  I don’t see this suit making in into many men’s closets voluntarily.

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Custom Springtime Clothing Labels To Better Your Brand

When you have a brand of clothing, no matter what kind it is, you always are looking for ways to set it apart from the competition. Once people become familiar with your brand, it is immediately recognizable. One finishing detail that may not be thought of as very important, but is, is a distinctive label. If you put your heart and soul into your designs, then why would you want a generic label to finish off your article of clothing?

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At Clothing Labels 4 U, they have a great selection of custom clothing labels to fit your needs. They offer woven cloth labels in a Damask, taffeta, satin, and semi-Damask weave, as well as iron-on labels and organic cotton printed labels. You can take your brand logo and company name, designing a custom label that will not cost you and arm and a leg. At www.clothinglabels4u.com there is never any set up fee and have low minimum orders for every customer.

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The prices for these custom labels are so good that you could even do something fun like change the colors of the labels from season to season. Why not choose a bright colored label to celebrate the Spring and Summer seasons? I great pop of color on your custom label will attract the customer’s attention and bring them in for a closer look at your garment.

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Whatever you choose to put on your label is totally up to you. The design team at Clothing Labels 4 U will assist you to come up with a creative and even witty design that will express what you want your customer to know about your brand. They will even send you some samples to make sure that it is exactly right for you before you place the larger order.
These are a few examples of custom clothing labels from very happy customers that have ordered from www.clothinglabels4u.com and you could be one of them too!

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7 Ways to Show the Family Your Love this Spring

Every family loves each other unconditionally. This may seem like an obvious conclusion, but most people still like to be told that they are loved by their family members even if they already know it. This recognition strengthens their bond and makes their relationship even stronger.

Spring is the perfect time to start fresh and encourage new grow in every aspect of life, including family relationships. Anyone can use these ideas to express their love and do something special for the people they care about most. Here are seven ways to show the family your love this spring.

7 Ways to Show the Family Your Love this Spring

Replicate a favorite movie scene

The movies are a great inspiration for anyone to create a scene that is not only dramatic and entertaining, but also full of passion and creativity. Anyone can use offers from Direct TV to practice a scene from their family’s favorite movie and create a little play that the whole family will love. One parent can even get the kids involved to do this act for another parent as a surprise.

Pack some special lunches

Making a lunch to take to school or work usually seems like a boring task that people have to bear every single day. Anyone who wants to show a little extra love can surprise their family with special lunches that include some unique touches to brighten their day.

Praise their efforts and hard work

Everyone is always working hard every single day to improve their lives and the lives of their family. Many people feel that their work for their family or the accomplishments they achieve every day go unnoticed because they never get any recognition. Anyone can prove their work is worthwhile by simply getting congratulations every day.

Make a favorite meal or dessert

If lunches are not an option, another fun idea is making a special nightly meal or dessert. Including this in the regular routine is a simple way to show you care.

Create a new family ritual

Too many families are running around with their daily tasks that they forget to make time for family togetherness. Anyone can plan a new weekly ritual that the family can follow every week to get more quality time together. Weekly board games are a popular and fun tradition to start.

Support their passions

Everyone, especially children, will have new ideas that they are passionate about. Most parents may not completely understand or agree with these ideas, but they should positively support them all the same to show their love for their kids.

Spend more time with them

The simplest and best way to show the family that you care is to simply spend more time with them. This can be easily done through the weekly ritual, or just by being more present when at home with the family. Everyone can try putting away their phones when at the table for dinner, for example, to be more present in the conversation about everyone’s daily happenings.

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4 Luxury Watches and What They Say About Your Sense of Fashion

In modern times, the wrist watch has come to be accepted as a symbol of one’s sense of fashion and financial status.

Most people who buy luxury watches are not merely interested in telling time. They are keen to make a statement about their sense of fashion.

Men especially don an expensive watch to show that they have expensive taste. A luxury watch on a man’s wrist is the first indication that the man can afford the finer things in life. As such, a luxury watch is one sure way to get a lady to notice you.

For most men, the watch is probably the only jewelry in the attire. It is therefore imperative to don a bold time piece that will make you stand out while at the same time complementing your style. You can find a wide selection of luxury watches on http://www.essential-watches.com/.

Below is a selection of luxury watches that will say volumes about your sense of fashion:

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The Timex watch

Timex is a classic watch that says you are cultured. A Timex also shows you are reliable. If you are wearing a Timex, your clothing should be classy, but not fancy.

Casio

A Casio says that you lead an active life and you require a reliable and durable watch. It could also say that you are more practical, and fashion is not the first thing on your mind. Your main goal when wearing a Casio will be correctness of time.

On the flipside, a Casio fits well with branded sports gear. If you are at a sports event, wearing a Casio as part of your sports attire will show you have high end taste.

One thing you must never do is pair your Casio with formal attire, even if you don’t care about fashion.

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Rolex

It is a universally known fact that the Rolex is a very expensive watch. Because of this fact, you make a better statement about yourself if you are not showy about it.

Showing off your Rolex states that you lack class. One thing you need to know is that if you are wearing a Rolex, you don’t need to show off to get it noticed. People will just notice.

If you have a quietly-intense personality, the Rolex was made for you. This is because people who exude intensity approach things with an air of nonchalance. Pair your Rolex with a well-cut suit and your look will speak volumes.

IWC Schaffhausen

An IWC is a classic, but unlike the Timex, it has a rugged appearance about it. It is a great all-purpose watch that goes with all occasions.

If you usually find it difficult to pair watches with clothing, an IWC will make it easy for you and you will end up looking very classy without any effort at all.

Besides your ability to afford one, buying a luxury watch will make a positive fashion statement and portray your personality. A Timex might suit you better than a Rolex. At other times, a Casio might be better suited for the occasion. Try them out and decide which one says what you want to say about yourself.

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