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Dharma Revelation Sun Sunglasses

If you have been anywhere near the winter snow storms this year, you long for days filled with sunshine and warmth.  However, even though the sun has been scarce, you should be protecting your eyes with sunglasses throughout every season of the year.  Even without the glare of the sun, the snow has its issues when it comes to vision.

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Now, aside from the protection of sunglasses, they also make a fashion statement.  One such company that has a selection of stylish sunglasses is Dharma Eyewear Co.  Designed in Manhattan, this particular brand of eyewear is able to give you the choice of prescription and nonprescription sunglasses that will not empty your bank account. At Dharma Eyewear Co, they feel that everyone should have access to fashionable eyewear.

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One of my favorite styles at Dharma is the Revelation Sun sunglasses. It combines the boldness of the acetate upper frame with a sleek, metal- trimmed square lower lens to produce a serious and intelligent look that is modern, but also gives a nod to vintage.  The Revelation Sun comes in a timeless tortoise brown, called “Roadside Coffee” or a solid black upper frame, which is the Onyx.  The complimentary colored lenses are constructed of a shatterproof polycarbonate material, are polarized with 100% UV protection, and have both an anti-scratch/anti-reflective coating.  The adjustable nose piece makes it a personalized fit.  As well as all the quality details put into every frame, one of the best part is that they are sold at the incredible price of $99!

Dharma Eyewear Co. also helps you to protect your investment with a NY designed flat-folding case and a microfiber cloth specifically for cleaning, in order to keep them safe from damage and in a condition that will last you for years to come.  Also, with every purchase of Dharma Eyewear there is a donation of 5% for those who cannot afford needed eye exams, which makes it a “feel good” purchase for you too.

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Now, one huge question that is always on people’s minds, whether they are buying prescription glasses or sunglasses, is “Will they look good on me?”  Now, when you are browsing around an optical shop in person you have the ability to try on all the styles you want, but when buying online it can be a difficult choice.  At http://www.dharmaco.com/, they have solved that issue by implementing a virtual system using “Magic Mirror Software” that allows you to see an image of yourself with the frames that you have selected with the use of your own computer’s webcam. It works great, as long as you follow the full set of directions at their Virtual Try-on page. Honestly though, with a few easy steps, you can take and compare up to 4 images side by side at a time, making buying glasses online a breeze. Best part? You can even share the images on your Facebook profile, getting your friends green with envy before your new Dharma’s even show up in the mail!

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Rain Wear Accessories For Spring 2015

For those of us tired of wading through piles of snow and slush with the winter weather, the thought of Spring is a breath of fresh air. Even though the temperatures will be getting better and the sun will be shining more, we will still have to deal with some wet weather. The key is to be prepared with clothing and accessories that will make the transition smooth. At http://www.eastdane.com/, there is a selection of quality made outerwear and accessory items to get you through the rainy season.

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Even though you are probably dying to put away the heavy winter coats, gents, in the Spring you will still need a men’s raincoat for a little warmth and protection from the wet weather. One great coat for that purpose is the 2xH Brothers Wesley Jacket. It is a car-length coat that is constructed in a 65% polyester and 35% cotton weave that will give you some protection on those drizzly days. The deep navy color will fit into your own wardrobe seamlessly. The pointed collar and welt pockets keep the jacket’s look sleek.  It will run you $223, but is a great investment piece from year to year.

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Next, you will need something to keep your feet dry when the April showers hit. At East Dane, they have Hunter Boots which are a shorter length rain boot for $135 that are made of a waterproof rubber to keep your feet warm and dry while wading through the puddles.

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Another dressier option might be the AMI Vibram Sole Brogues that is constructed of glossed leather with decoratively embossed trim, but the thick lug sole is the key to keeping you striding through wet pavement. These are pricier at $460.

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Lastly, in order to keep yourself totally dry, you will need a good umbrella. At East Dane, expect a selection of handcrafted umbrellas under their travel accessories that have solid and telescoping handles to fit your need. My favorite is the dark green Fox Umbrella that is handmade in England with a wood crook handle, polished metal hardware, and a telescoping handle to transport more easily. It is $90, but has a handcrafted flair.

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How to Set Up Your Own Cigar Room

Prepared to graduate from fine tobacco lover to expert? Sooner or later, you’ll abandon the little box humidor on your study’s desk and opt for something more sophisticated in your display AND consumption of cigars.

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For instance, consider the sheer variety of fine tobacco products to take delight in. All of them are good but my all time favorite are the the grape flavored splitarillos. All of this fascination and taste inevitable leads to better stogie choices, a much bigger stogie humidor and maybe even a private stogie retreat. Consider these alternatives as your dedication develops.

Humidors which offer big-time stockpiling open doors and can offer both temperature control and humidification. Quality bureau makers, for example, The Humidor Store, StewartBeckwith and others can help you with the basics: regularly in rich wood completes with all-Spanish Cedar insides.

Blend humidors and wine/spirits basements, some with iceboxes for cheeses or different snacks. These can be truly favor and are regularly accessible from wine stockpiling groups. These are normally of top notch and typically extremely costly so be prepared to drop some serious coin.

A definitive addition to the fine tobacco aficionado  is the “stogie room.” Like the wine basement, its exceptionally built to comply with the right temperature and moistness necessities and can have capacity for a huge number of stogies – what’s more the armchair, extra large flat screen TV and spirits and snacks bar to appreciate them with. Simply make certain your arrangement likewise incorporates a top of the line ventilation arrangement.

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Top 6 Rookie Fashion Mistakes Men Make

If you are a guy reading this article, good for you! Too many don’t care enough about their appearance to bother, but those who do have a significant advantage when it comes to establishing expertise in the workplace and a good reputation with the ladies.

Guys have it easy compared to what women go through to look their best, but a lot of us still make some basic mistakes. Trim these fashion faux paus from your routine and get ready to turn heads.

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Improper Clothing Fit

It was on sale. You’ve lost weight, or gained it. You want to be comfortable. The most expensive, quality item will fail to flatter if it is the wrong size.

Whatever your reason for wearing clothes that are not a good fit, it is time to do away with these pieces. I think we can all agree that clothes that are too tight never look good. The mistake more men make is believing that clothes that are too large are acceptable. At best this looks lazy and sloppy. Even worse, it often makes you look slighter (if you’re already thin) or heavier (if you tend in that direction) than you already are. Leaving your shape to the imagination rarely works in your favor.

A nice, tailored fit emphasizes your strong features, looks professional, and helps you look your best.

Lack of Attention to Details

Men are not always used to thinking about accessories when the time comes to dress more professionally and create a wardrobe that includes more than sweatshirts with your college mascot splashed across the front. Belts, shoes, and socks are more important than you think to your overall look.

Belts and shoes should be the same color, and must be in good condition. Scuffed shoes and belts with stretched out holes need to go. Socks should be the same color as your pants. They seem like minor details, but don’t ruin the effect of that tailored suit with ugly shoes or a casual belt.

Overdoing It

You want everyone to know that you have style, we get it, but you don’t have to shout it from the rooftops. In other words, be subtle. The style that I see that is not subtle and should be left behind well before leaving your teens is brand advertising. If the most noticeable feature of your clothing is the brand name announced across the front of your shirt, it may be time for a make-over. Show the world that you have style without marketing for your favorite brand.

Other areas that men overdo it in? Hair product and cologne. Chose a style that suits you and can be maintained with your hair type without cementing it into place. As for cologne, just because you can’t smell it doesn’t mean nobody else can. If your standard scent is strong enough for you to tell it’s there, it’s too much.

Terrible Ties

This starts with the fabric that you choose. Move up from cheap polyester ties to a more pliable and attractive silk or wool tie. They will make it easier to achieve that nice knot, which becomes the second problem men have when it comes to ties.

The size of your tie knot should appear balanced with your shirt color and jacket lapel. The length should reach your beltline but not extend below your belt.

Pocket Bulging

You do not want people asking, “Is that an over-stuffed wallet in your pocket or are you just happy to see me?” The effort put into a great fit, coordinated accessories, and the perfectly knotted tie will all be wasted if you ruin the effect with pockets that are bulging with devices, business cards, and a wallet that is too thick.

Minimize what you carry in your pockets and use a briefcase if you really must have all that stuff. A money clip is a more attractive alternative to a wallet that tends to collect junk.

Copying Magazine Styles

You’ve seen women’s magazines and you’ve seen real women. You’ve noticed the differences. The same goes for men’s magazines. Since men are newer to the idea of fashion, they can be more likely to take something from a fashion magazine that is too outlandish or not suited to them and giving it a try. Be careful to take away only what will look good on you and be well received in the region in which you live.

Mark Greene is a writer for men’s lifestyle website Mens Axis and a fashion enthusiast who is currently living in Chicago, IL. Based in one of the most exciting cities in the world, Mark observes modern fashion and trends on a daily basis and likes to share styles that help men look their best.

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5 Ways to Enjoy Alone Time at Home More

For some people, a night at home alone is one of the best treats they can get. However, there are many people who have to spend a lot of nights at home alone. These people might find another night home alone to be depressing and a waste of their time. No matter what the reasons are, there are a lot of things that can cause a person to have a poor time when home alone.

This does not need to be the case for anyone’s night home alone. Everyone can find some ways to get more from their alone time and look forward to this alone time whenever they get the chance. These are some great ideas to help anyone get better use of their free time and help them live more positively every day. Here are five ways to enjoy alone time at home more.

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Get out of the TV rut

It is easy for people to spend their time watching the same TV shows and movies over and over again. Anyone can break their TV rut by trying something a little different. Even choosing a new TV show outside of one’s normal taste using Direct TV in Texas can make a huge difference and turn someone onto a show that will interest and intrigue them.

Catch up with out of town friends

Most people have friends or relatives that live far away from them. Time at home alone is the perfect opportunity to catch up with those people. Anyone can make a phone call, use video calls or any type of instant messaging to get a quick update on the lives of the people they care about.

Master a brain game

Time at home alone is also a great time to improve one’s self mentally. Playing brain games can help improve a person’s memory and help them perform better in almost any other aspect of their lives. There are a lot of brain games, anything from a Rubik’s Cube to a crossword puzzle, can keep a person focused and entertained for hours.

Make a list of goals

Many people feel that they do not have enough time in the day to figure out what they truly want to do with their lives because of their current job or other obligations. Anyone can put their time alone to good use to finally figure out what it is they really want to accomplish without the influence of others. Making a list of goals and intentions is a great start towards the path to a happy and fulfilling life.

Practice meditation

Meditation may not seem like the most productive way to spend time at home, but a normal meditation practice can have a lot of benefits in a person’s life. Anyone can create a space in their home where they feel safe and comfortable to clear their mind and focus on just being in the moment and happy with everything they have in their life right now.

 

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The Perfect Outfit For A Day/Night Activity 

Finding the right outfit that would seamlessly fit your activities from day to night takes proper planning and execution, however you don’t have to shell out a load of cash just to get that fashion runway look that you’ve been craving for. The right outfit that’s perfect for day and night activities are mostly composed of pieces that are flexible and comfortable. Here are some tips that can lead you to achieving the perfect outfit for a day and night activity.

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Summer dresses

Summer is still a few months away, but you can already use those summer dresses that you have stored in your wardrobe. Summer dresses are perfect for your day activities as they are usually made up of colorful prints and patterns that are also attractive to the eyes even at night. You can wear your summer dress in the day when you’re out shopping or meeting your friends out for coffee and all it takes is a simple coat or cardigan that you can carry around your purse to transform it into a stunning outfit that’s perfect for your night out.

The little black dress

Who says that wearing black during the day is pretty grim? You can always accentuate your curves with that little black dress that is considered to be a closet staple. While day dresses tend to be colorful and bright, opting for a black dress can give off a sophisticated vibe, making you appear like a strong, independent woman during the day and a sexy party animal during the night.

Flaunt your fave

What are the pieces that you love the most? This is the question that you have to answer in order to come up with a day to night outfit that would suit any type of activity. Planning is crucial when you are trying to figure out your outfit. Think of the things that you are going to do throughout the course of the day and determine the pieces that you will wear. Take a look inside your closet and bring out your favorites. Often, mixing and combining day outfits with night outfits can create a distinct look that will be perfect for any activity, at any time of the day.

Bling it up

Accessorizing can also help transform a day outfit into a stunning night ensemble. Accessories like rings and necklaces can help provide an extra oomph to your outfit. Try to put interesting pieces inside your purse and mix and match according to the activity that you’re going to engage in. Colorful necklaces are perfect for the day while silver and gold jewelries can add a sparkle in your night events.

Keep it comfy and casual

Being comfortable is something that you should definitely consider when you are thinking of the perfect outfit for day to night activities. Make sure that the pieces that you are going to wear are comfortable enough to be worn during the entire day. You can choose to keep it casual by donning a simple t-shirt and a pair of jeans. You can still look fabulous while feeling comfortable all over. You can always buy shoes and clothing online to find the perfect look that would be comfortable from day to night.

 

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Leather and Lace for Valentine’s Day (or any other day!)

No matter if you feel like being naughty or nice, the prefect Valentine’s Day, Anniversary Day, or any day you’re feeling the drive, is all about the details. Check out all the best sexy and sweet accents to get you ready for a sweet dinner or a steamy night out.

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kiss me kate spade earrings

Get yourself a stud! We love Kate Spade’s collection of sweet earrings perfect for any date night. Try the ‘Kiss Me’ gold earrings to give your guy a subtle hint or opt for a cute pink enamel heart.

Tory Burch's Kira Clutch

Tory Burch’s Kira Clutch adds a little ladylike sophistication. With a chain strap and envelope style fold over top, this sweet bag comes in this soft pale pink color called Rose Sachet is perfect for your romantic night out. Add it to an all black ensemble for a pinch of color or pair it with a darker shade of pink, it is Valentine’s Day after all.

Rose Bracelet by Monserat De lucca

We hate to be a thorn in anyone’s side, but we love a floral bracelet. This Rose Bracelet by Monserat De Lucca is absolutely everything. This sculpted golden rose wraps around your wrist for a delicate feline statement piece.

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Stella McCartney's Poppy Red Pokka Dot Ellie Leaping Balconnet Bra and Bikini Briefs7

Stella McCartney’s Poppy Red Pokka Dot Ellie Leaping Balconnet Bra and Bikini Briefs are sinfully sexy. With a sheer back and touch of lace, you’re sure to drive your man wild.

For Love and Lemon's sheer Heat Bralette

Or be even more daring with For Love & Lemon’s sheer Heat Bralette. This mesh bralette is embellished with sweet embroidered hearts and red straps. Perfect if you’re looking for just the right amount of naughty.

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