Choose a Messenger Bag

  • Comfort. You will have to carry your messenger bag, loaded with a number of items, and how comfortable the straps and design is comes on top of the list.
  • Storage. Size and placement of the main, auxiliary and side storage pockets and spaces is very important. The bag should serve the purpose of containing what you expect to carry, and slightly more when you need it to.
  • Durability. Purchasing a bag each and every day is no fun, regardless of the price at each purchase. You need a bag you can rely on, without having to collect the contents from the pavement every Monday morning.
  • Versatility. The number of ways the bag can be used determines utility. Can you go camping straight from the office, and can you turn the laptop compartment to carry a couple of clothes for a sleepover? A bag which interacts seamlessly with other luggage is also considered versatile.
  • Security. Does the fastenings, zippers and Velcro claps provide sufficient grip to protect the contents from loss? Do you have to remove your laptop at the security desk?
  • Professional look. A professional look comes into play, considering you may be forced to do your elevator pitch in the elevator or street, or get the call from your office on your way to coffee.
  • Weather proof. Changes in weather may come unpredictably. How capable is your bag from protecting the contents from the weather when you are not able to? Does the accidental coffee spill cost you a laptop and a bag as well?
  • Ease of Cleaning. The ease with which the bag can be cleaned is one major criteria for an excellent bag. In this feature, dirt-proofiness also counts, since no one likes a bag which has to be cleaned every weekend.

Wear A Backless Dress Properly

Cover and Support Your Bust

For a perfect look you need to cover and support your bust. The cool thing is that there are many types of bras that can help you to achieve this. One of the best bras that you should consider wearing is a low-back bra. This outfit wraps around your stomach thus providing your chest with plenty of support.

This bra is most ideal for you if you have a well-endowed bust. If you have a small or medium bust you should consider going for the adhesive bra. If your bust is too small, you don’t have to worry of wearing a bra – you can simply wear silicone gel petals on your nipple. The petals will smooth out the curve of your breast thus preventing the nipple from showing.

If your outfit goes around your neck and shows only a small portion of your back, you should consider wearing a halter bra.

Go Easy On the Accessories

Accessories tend to distract the eyes of the people looking at you. To ensure that people have unobstructed view of your back, you should avoid wearing heavy necklaces. If you have to wear earrings, you should wear dangling earrings that will draw attention towards your back.

Points to Note

To be part of the occasion always wear an outfit that is right for the occasion. For example, if you are attending a semi-casual occasion such as a bridal shower you should wear a sundress that has been cut-out at the back. If you are attending a formal event you should wear a formal dress that isn’t too provocative. For example, you should wear a floor-length backless outfit that is made from silk or satin.

Since many people will be looking at your back, it’s wise that you tan your back muscles in order to accentuate your muscles. All you need to do is to apply a light coat of a self-tanner.

Types Of Sleeves In Wedding Dresses

Long Sleeves

From the name, these are sleeves that reach all the way to the wrists. In some cases the sleeves extend past the wrists. If you have marks or you aren’t proud of certain parts of your arm, you should go for a long sleeved dress.

There are many designs that will give you an elegant look. For example, there are some formal outfits that come with sleeves that cover even the back of the hand. There are also other long sleeves that come with buttons that aid in making the sleeves narrow and easy to wear.

Flutter Sleeves

They are also known as butterfly sleeves. They are characterized by a fabric that has been attached to the shoulders of the gown and falls loosely over the arms. These sleeves can be as short as caps or be as long as three quarter sleeves. Regardless of the length, they are all made of a light, floaty fabric such as chiffon. This is to enable them to easily move and ripple even when there’s a slight breeze.

Bell Sleeves

They are elbow or three-quarter in length and are often fitted near the shoulder but widen at the bottom edge. It’s common to find some designs that achieve the bell effect by attaching a long ruffle to a fitted elbow-length sleeve.

Puffed Sleeve

It features a gathered fabric that has been pushed into a voluminous shape. There are many variations of this theme which includes: short, bishop, and Leg o’.

Take Care for Wedding Dress

Let’s face it most brides purchase their dress well in advance and unless you are paying additional storage costs to the bridal store from which it was purchased, keeping it in perfect condition will fall squarely on your shoulders. In order to know how to store your dress to avoid any irreversible damage from occurring, it is vital that you take a look at the overall design.

If your dress is one of those creations that is covered in beads; pearls; sequins or rhinestones or any other embellishment then chances are it weighs a ton. Well; close to a ton anyway; but the main thing to remember here is that you will need to store it in a flat position. To do this first lay the dress out on a white sheet which you can use to wrap over the dress and then slip it under a bed. However, if you have pets in your home this may not be ideal. Many wedding dress stores will offer special long boxes in which you can place your neatly wrapped dress and keep it safe from pets.

Similarly dresses that incorporate delicate inserts or thin straps that hold heavier fabric in place should also be stored in the “flat” position. If at all possible you can also fold the dress once wrapped in the sheet or if you only have a limited amount of storage space then you can roll the dress, which will result in fewer wrinkles as well.

Lighter less fancy wedding dresses can be hung normally in your cupboard, but if your dress is made from silk or a similar natural fabric then it will need to be able to “breathe”. The best decision is to spend a bit extra on a non-synthetic garment bag; or once again opt for wrapping it in a cotton sheet and storing it under a bed. Also ensure that these types of dresses are not subject to heat or direct sunlight. Of course polyester dresses are the easiest to store as they can hang for months in your closet without any dilemma.

A few days before your wedding you should hang your dress on a hanger; all creases may simply hang out but if not then hanging it in a steam filled bathroom may just do the trick. Another option is to rent a steamer specially designed for delicate fabrics; and can be taken with to the venue to ensure you stay wrinkle free all day.

Pick the Right Cap or Hat

Match face structure- As is the case with most fashion picks and accessories like cuff links, ties, pocket squares etc. it is important to match the physical structure. In the case of headwear, it is imperative that you need to consider the head shape and face shape before freezing on one that is perfectly suited for you.

Do not follow trends blindly- Movie actors, rock stars, models, rappers etc. are seen wearing a mélange of different kinds of caps, but it does not mean that blindly copying the in thing can guarantee a successful look for you. You need to ensure that what you are picking will do you justice and work well with your specific looks and style.

Keep your unique personality in mind-Express your unique personality by sporting a hat or cap that will complement your style sensibilities. As is the case in picking clothes or shoes, your own unique look and approach to style, including your lifestyle plays a huge role in this buying process.

Budget-Of course, this needs to feature on this guide. Today, one finds a vast range of headwear options to suit various budget ranges. Once you have a clearer idea of what exactly you would like to spend towards this purchase, you can find the options accordingly.

Brand impact- Buying a good quality accessory goes a long way in ensuring that you get durability, high quality as well as a brand that you can rely on. One finds many innovative and designer brands in the market, especially in the online space.

Research- Thanks to the expansive digital media, one can find all kinds of user reviews regarding specific products, categories or brands. Do some research on your own before buying your final piece.

Buy Trendy Skinny Jeans

  • Find the right brand or store– It is important to have access to an online store or a brand which features multiple options and size ranges. The more choices you have in terms of colour, the price range as well as the little design detailing, the better it is in terms of having more to choose from.
  • Body shape and size– In this fashion garment-one size does not fit all. So you need to be clear about your specific dimensions and try to find a pair that closely matches your unique body type. This is very important as good fit is always the key factor when you buy a pair of skinny jeans.
  • Quality and stitching– Buying a good pair is an investment that will be with you for a long time to come. So the overall quality of the fabric, along with the workmanship and the design factor goes a long way in helping you choose. The small details like the stitching quality and the brand value promise also needs to be examined.
  • Your unique fashion style– Your personality and personal sense of style has an important bearing on your final choice. If you look uncomfortable or awkward, then you are just following trends blindly, but not accentuating your personal sense of style or personality. Buy a pair that compliments your lifestyle choice and overall persona.

Awareness Wristbands

Get customized awareness wristbands embossed with the motto, “Bite into a Healthy Lifestyle” and wear them to remember your resolution. When balancing your schedule throughout the day, you have very little or no time to plan your next meal. Therefore, you may end up snacking on unhealthy food after a long day at work.

Awareness wristbands, generally made from silicone are non-allergic and comfortable, thus people wear them for a long period of time. They are available in a variety of options and are easy to customize as well. If you want to become a part of the national nutrition month and want to create awareness about the goodness of health food, you can easily do so with awareness bracelets.

By making some small changes in your diet, you will slowly start enjoying the healthy and nutritious diet. I suggest you to make the changes slowly over the month and till you reach the fourth week of March, you will see a boost in your overall energy.

  • Add a variety of vegetables and fruits to your plate to get a variety of nutrients. A colourful plate always looks more appealing, so snack on different fruits when you feel hungry.
  • Pack healthy food for lunch so that you have more control over what you eat and do not feel the need to eat something unhealthy during lunch hours.
  • Chew your food properly and eat slowly to give some time to your brain to realize that your stomach is full. It is important to chew the food properly for complete digestion.

Food nourishes your body; therefore, remember to make a healthy and well-balanced food a part of your daily diet.

So, celebrate this national nutritional month by challenging yourself to eat a healthy diet. You can avail a number of health benefits just by switching your diet from oily and fried food to healthy fruits and vegetables. So if you want to make a change and want people to know more about the benefits of healthy food, start by changing your own habits.

Silk in Vietnam

According to conventional wisdom in Vietnam, the country originally embraced the north of modern Vietnam and a part of what is now southern China. Silk is believed to have appeared in the sixth dynasty of Hung Vuong. There were eighteen dynasties of Hung kings Bang period who reigned in Vietnam from around 2879 BC to around 258 BC. From the list of 18 lines of Hung kings, many kings with the name Hung Huy Vuong reigned during the period 1712-1632 BC. So it may be deduced that sericulture began in Vietnam during this period.

As a clothing material, silk was ideally suited to Vietnam, a long narrow country stretching from a temperate north around the capital Hanoi, a thousand miles south to a tropical south around the largest city, Ho Chi Minh (formerly Saigon). Silk, with its low thermal conductivity, was found to be warm in the northern winter and cool in the northern summer as well as in the perpetual tropical heat of the south where its ability to absorb perspiration was also appreciated. And although silk was always expensive to produce and silk clothes were luxury items, they were durable, and if well looked after, they could be handed down from generation to generation, becoming family heirlooms.

Although silk production in Vietnam is on a much smaller scale than in China, Vietnam is the world’s sixth largest producer with an output of 550 metric tons. Much of this output is exported as silk cloth and sewn garments, the most famous of which is the ladies’ ao dai dress: a high-necked, figure-hugging, silk sheath with a high side slit to aid ambulation. In recent years, Vietnamese textile designers have produced many new attractive printed cloths and the ao dai has been evolved to ever greater beauty. After nearly four thousand years of development, the silk industry of Vietnam is still engaging the skill and imagination of its people.

Styles of Winter Hats

  • Canvas Wildfowl Cap: When it comes to wildfowl caps, Canvas is the best! Canvas can be really durable and this is what makes it the perfect hat to go to work with. It’s washable and so you will not mind it getting dirty when you need to get your outdoor chores done. It’s more of an informal cap and not suitable for a night out.
  • Toque/Chook: This style is better known as a beanie. This is the most common of winter hats and is available in many varieties. They are available in a wide range of colors, fits, fabrics, and prints. They are durable, warm, and can be used in nearly all situations and scenarios.
  • Hunter’s Orange Knit Hat: This is basically a beanie but it’s the color alone that sets it apart from the rest. This hat has a life saving functionality. When this hat is worn in the woods, you become visible from almost 17 miles away and this will make sure you are not seen as a target! Life-saving indeed! A must-have for hunters and explorers.
  • Ski Hat: Yet again, the good old knit hat has the best functions of a beanie. But this comes with some additional features which make it perfect to wear when skiing. It has braided strings in the end which can help with measuring how fast you are skiing, two optional extra strings that you can tie to your noggin and well designed ear coverings to prevent frostbite.
  • Wool Packer: There are a number of packer hats, but the only packer hat you can wear in the winter is a woolen packer hat. This hat is usually woven with beautiful designs and can protect you from snow and pouring sleet. This kind of hat is perfect for formal occasions like going to the church.
  • Cossack: The Cossack is by far the best choice for formal occasions during the peak of winter when you need the most warmth. It’s classy and can be just as warm as bomber hats. It gives the wearer a dignified and honorable look and has its sources in the southern areas of Russia.
  • Bomber Hat: There can’t be a better hat for the -20 weather conditions. The bomber hat is a must wear when there is prolonged exposure to harsh winter winds and blizzards.

 

Good Bespoke Shirt

Bespoke shirts are not created on a pre-existing pattern. Users have complete control on vital designing aspects like the kind of fabric used and the fitting of the apparel, etc. Users can also customize the shirt to meet their style and preferences.

Gone are the days when men were the least bothered with their looks. Today, men are forgoing those monotonous shirts and shifting their focus to something more stylish, such as bespoke shirts. There has been a surge in the demand for bespoke shirts, where people love to follow the latest fashion trends. Selecting an appropriate bespoke shirt can be a tough task, especially if you are an amateur. This is the reason why you should tread with utmost caution when buying one. When purchasing a bespoke shirt, insure that it has been designed to fit you perfectly.

A bespoke shirt should neither be too baggy or too tight. Ideally, the shirt should complement the silhouette of your body. It should have a fabric allowance of about 6 inches on the chest and 5 inches on the stomach. The fabric allowance of the shirt should depend on your build to ensure a perfect fit. This makes the apparel a perfect fit and ensures that the user is not stifled around the shoulders, chest or stomach.

Ensure that the cuffs of the shirt don’t move up your arm when you raise your arm above your head. On the other hand, the cuffs should not be too long so that there is no excess fabric on the sleeves of the cuff. In addition to this, the length of the shirt should be long enough so that the tail of the shirt hangs below the seat when you wear it.

  • Stitching – The shirt should have single-needle stitching throughout. Though the technique is time consuming, it provides strong seams that don’t wrinkle easily. It also has a positive impact on the durability of the fabric.
  • Fabric – Never compromise on the quality of the fabric. Ensure that the shirt is made of cotton as it provides greater comfort to the wearer.

These are some of the parameters that users should check when shopping for a bespoke shirt. This list is not an exhaustive one, and you can add more points according to your specific needs.