Fashion

Fascinators are like light-weight headbands which are used to partially cover the head, and, in most cases, they are like a substitute to the traditional hat. In earlier days they were worn on formal occasions such as weddings or horse racing. Now, you can find women wearing them even in casual meetings and outings as a fashion accessory. Still have no idea about what fascinators are? Then try to recall the royal wedding of Prince William and Catherine Middleton. They wear the fascinator in their wedding party and you can even find some fascinator in every western wedding party. Most of the female guests were wearing them. Now a racing fascinator is the one which is generally worn for racing events.

What is the relation between the racing and the fascinator?
Racing originated several centuries ago with the advent of the monarchs and kings. It still remains just as popular event today. Racing involved a lot of money and it was considered a game of the rich. The women, who came to see racing wore fascinators. With the passage of time it became a tradition and racing fascinators became a rage. Since the rich group of people wore the racing fascinator, the fascinators became a mark of status, fashion and class. From the kingdom to the current time, women use the racing fascinators to execute status and these fascinators not only increase their status, and project them in a proper way, but the racing fascinators can also protect their hair from dust and dirt.

So why wear a racing fascinator?
• It can provide great depth to your outfit. Does your outfit lack a little something, but you can’t figure out
what it is? Just wear a racing fascinator and you will find a changed look instantly.
• It won’t matter even if the rest of your outfit is boring because the fascinator will keep the attention.
• Racing fascinators need not be exclusive to racing and people can use them on other events too.
• They make you look fancy and attractive.
• You can showcase your creativity and personality by customizing your racing fascinators. Fascinators are always considered as a best fashion accessory and people can easily carry them.

How to wear them correctly?
• Usually racing fascinators are worn at the right side of your head. So, unless the design is symmetric, make sure that the fascinator is on the right side.
• The color of the fascinators should be lighter than your outfit or you can choose the same color fascinators for your racing events. (This is a bendable rule and exceptions can be made)
• Choose a fascinator that matches your face structure and jaw line.
• A suitable pair of earrings and a neat hairstyle is compulsory. Long, hanging earrings may distract the attention from the fascinator and you can wear some diamond studs with your racing fascinators.

• Make sure the fascinator fits your head and is suitable and appropriate. It should not be too large for you. You can find different types of fascinators available in the market and you can choose the best one according to your face style such as if you have round face then you can choose the rectangle fascinator. For more details, you can contact the fascinator designers and they will assist you to choose the best one for your upcoming event.

Often racing fascinators are expensive and sometimes even cost more than your entire outfit. So, research well and pick them with care. Fascinators definitely bring a positive energy to the room. They make heads turn. So, turn your “Mad Hatter” mode on and go get yourself a racing fascinator.

Guest post by: Amelia Varley

It’s the most…. Wonderful time… of the YEEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA-R! 🎵

It’s CHRIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIISTMAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAS! 🎶

Wheew! 😅 … that was a workout for the ol’ diaphragm & toes, get me?!

(I think I’m drunk on my own saliva #TooMuchInspiration)

Today’s my first day of annual leave and I’m spending it blogging. Good luck to all of you, you’re REALLLLLYY in for it, today! I’d press the red “x” button soon, if I were you. ☺️ Save yourself!!!!!! 🌽💚

So, like, Christmas Jumper Day occurred on the 15th… Didn’t it? The answer is yes, yes it did. I turnt up for the occasion in and around a Christmas jumper – from Debenhams.

Debenhams is a British department store. Then again, it’s probably isn’t even British, ’cause like – sorry to break it to you, but – I ain’t the founder or connoisseur of the whole rigamarole of Debenhams (as a company) thing. All I know is, I go there, buy stuff and leave. That’s a universal, yet also British, thing.

Places you can find a Debenhams = England (definitely), Ireland (probably), Scotland (again, probably) and Whales (probably not). #BobMarleyAndTheWailers HAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH! #FreeWillly

(How have I not dyed – my hair – yet????) < one of life’s greatest miseries or mysteries, depends on which way you look a tit.

Back to Christmas jumpers, which I’ve yet to try jumping in… Maybe tomorrow ’cause I heard tomorrow’s a  great day for jumping to stuff – like: CONCLUSIONS! 😇

Hope Bae ain’t married yet because I’ll tell you something for nothing… “WHAT HAVE YOU…” is for THINGS not PEOPLE. Don’t let PEOPLE have Bae, because I might do something like cry myself to sleep and watch Bridget Jones. #WEEPING!

OMG! Bridget Jones makes herself look like a spinster when she gets more action than me. What the fudge? Good luck to her is what I’m saying!

Why do I keep getting side-tracked?! Christmas. Jumpers!

I bought an “All the Jingle Ladies” jumper as reference to that special Baeoncé not yet in my life and it’s definitely the best Christmas jumper I have ever purchased. 👑🎄🎅

This jumper from The Collection sparkles with festive charm. Made from a super-soft knit, this lightweight piece features an ‘All the jingle ladies’ slogan embellished with sequins and bells that chime.

Debenhams have won at the Christmas jumper range competition this year.

When you are all ready to set the stage on fire with your ballet performance but the only thing missing is the perfect dress you visualised yourself to be wearing. It can be an addition to this frustration if all the local ballet stores just do not have the type of dress you want. To avoid all this confusion, it is a great idea to look for the dress you want on an online ballet store. An online ballet store has a wide variety of designs and styles available as it is functioning on a large scale. For people who have never shopped for ballet clothes online, it may seem to be a little confusing, but in reality, it is extremely simple.

ballet outfit

Online Ballet Store

Here are a few tips for beginners to get a perfect outfit from an online ballet store:

  • Ensure that you are up to date with your measurements: You need to know your body measurements accurately. In a local store, you can just try on an outfit and decide the fitting size. But that would not be possible in an online store. So, you will have to take the help of your measurements and the size chart to determine the size of your required outfit. As you may already be aware that the sizing of various manufacturers may vary, do not neglect the size chart. Always compare the size chart provided on the website of the online ballet store and only then place the final order. If you place an order for the wrong size, the outfit may fail to fit as required.
  • Read the details of the outfit: Do not get lured by the pictures of the outfit. Read all the details of the material provided along with it. The outfits may appear attractive in the pictures but may not be of the cloth material that you require. So never get carried away just by the pictures. Also look for all the other details you may require.

ballet outfit

Online Ballet Store

  • Do not shy away from asking questions: Just like a local store, an online ballet store has several representatives available to solve your queries about their products. So, if you have any questions of the features of any outfit, ask them straight away. They will help you out and thus, you can have a happy shopping experience.
  • Go through the customer reviews and research materials: Ensure that you go through the customer reviews of the product. This is a feature that is not available in local stores. So why not take advantage of it? Look at the reviews to determine how satisfied the customers who have already bought it are. This will give you a clear idea of the quality of the outfit. Also, look into the type of material. It would be really frustrating to receive a dress that looks amazing but feels like sandpaper on your skin. As you are unable to touch the fabric and distinguish the texture of the outfit by looking at the pictures on an online ballet store, it would be advisable to familiarise yourself the fabric content before hitting the buy now button.

 With these tips, you are all set to buy your perfect new ballet outfit from an online ballet store. All you need to take care of is the date of delivery of the product. As it is an online store, it may take a little time for the item reaching you after you have ordered it. So, make sure you do not procrastinate on the buying process and treat it as a priority instead. Make sure you look into the return policies on the online ballet store and schedule your purchase with a margin of a few days before the performance.

This blog post was guest written by Mary Mathis. Follow her on the links provided below.

#heatwaveUK

We are in the middle of a glorious heatwave! If you know Wiley, you’d also know that he’d be very impressed… However, I wish I could say the same for some of you (who aren’t). Having said that, I can see why, because England doesn’t get much (if any) sunshine. Also, it doesn’t help that the heat we’re accustomed to is sticky, humid and muggy.

So, this post is targeted at those of you who are not fans of this weather and are looking for ways to keep cool. Below, you will find lists of things to do, wear and eat which’ll help to some extent.

Disclaimer: I cannot say that the majority of these tips aren’t common-sense related. Then again, at least I have some…

  1. Invest in a fan or air conditioner and switch it on (that’d be a start, wouldn’t it?)…
  2. Stay hydrated by drinking water or plenty of cold beverages.
  3. Purchase some cooling spray and apply it whenever or wherever you are, I choose MagiCool. Alternatively, a spray toner from LUSH works just as well.
  4. Stay in shady areas when in parks (under the tree is best).
  5. Spend your entire Summer in Waitrose or Iceland as the big branches have AirCon inside. 😉 If that’s not your thing, stick to hanging out inside the freezers of the frozen food aisles… 😆
  6. Go on holiday to the North Pole. (Bit farfetched but then again, YOLO!)
  7. Close your blinds/curtains to avoid the heat of the sun from warming up your room.
  8. Open a window or a door… LOL, top tip, that!
  9. Make Jell-O and freeze them, followed by an ‘eat them’ session.
  10. Consume plenty of ice cream/ice lollies.
  11. Refrigerate everything – your veg, your chocolates, your fruits.
  12. Eat salads, sandwiches or sushi and avoid hot food. You could even try Gazpacho for starters and yogurts and trifles for dessert.

Things to wear in Summer:

  1. Tops and shorts (obvs) or soft cotton tops etc. Wearing loose fitted clothes stops them from sticking to your body when you’re out & about.
  2. Avoid wearing black (even though it is the best colour of clothing) because it attracts the sun.
  3. Sunscreen. Vital. Don’t leave your abode without it… Apply, apply, apply – keeping applying and reapplying.
  4. Sunglasses to protect your eye sockets and balls (slightly graphic and anatomical with my choice of terminology but there you go).
  5. Umbrellas. Believe it or not, umbrellas were used to shelter people from the sun before they were used to shield us from the rain…
  6. BB creams and soft moisturises instead of thick ones and full makeup. It’s inevitable that we will sweat – so nobody wants blocked pores and melting makeup. Stay moisturised or risk skin chapping/chafing and whatnot…

Miscellaneous things:

  1. Shower. I mean, it doesn’t take much does it? Water + your body + some shower gel = hygiene and keeping the people around you happy (and their nasal passages & sense of smell in tact). Lovely.
  2. Don’t complain. I don’t know if you know this but we do not have the luxury of round the clock and all year round sunshine.,, Yes, it’s hot but it won’t last so – don’t complain. Relish in it and embrace it!
  3. Go out to outdoor pools, the beach, BBQs… Honestly, life is too short. Do fun stuff, go out to funfairs, theme parks, town shows, festivals etc.
  4. Take regular breaks at work (when possible) to enjoy the sunshine.
  5. It doesn’t matter how, but just – get some of that Vitamin D. The right amount of it and when done safely (using sun protection), it can prove very beneficial for your mood, your skin, your hair and overall health and wellbeing.

Have I missed anything? I’m sure I have, so get in touch via the solar panelled comments section on my page and we’ll make some photosynthesis worthy communication.

If you thought that the sheepskin slipper was only for the elderly, then, think again, because these pair of shoes are trending and come on a number of styles today, especially for women.  With the range of options available, it can be a daunting task, which requires a lot of time and patience to buy it. Women’s sheepskin slippers, which are made of high quality material, price more than the normal slippers, and you must check the size, shape and weight of the slipper before you buy them.

Sheepskin Slippers

Women’s Sheepskin Slippers

About Sheepskin leather:

Full Sheepskin footwear is the best buy for any buyer.  The reason is because its offers the wearer warmth, comfort, and durability. Furthermore, the sheepskin used is often nice and thick, that is why it is most recommended for people who are looking for relaxing their feet in winters.

  • Sheepskin slippers are classic footwear that never go out of style. The fine quality of sheepskin, even for women’s sheepskin slippers, makes the footwear feels wonderful on the feet. Unlike other fashionable footwear, women’s sheepskin slippers do not take time to break into it and your feet does not have to wait to get used to the material. Thus you will never have any sores and cuts on the feet in the first place. The natural sheepskin material is cool and soothing on the feet, enabling you to work for long hours without feeling tired.
  • Sheepskin slippers are fashionable even with the traditional touch in them. Other than their stylish look, they are hygienic as well due to their antibacterial nature, hence, preventing infections from forming on our skin. Sheepskin slippers keep the feet healthy. They can use it all day long without any rashes forming on the feet. This footwear is also ideal for you to wear when your feet have blisters and cuts as it is soft and soothing to the skin enabling it to heal comfortably.

 

Women's sheepskin slippers

Women’s Sheepskin Slippers

  • Sheepskin slippers, for women and men can be worn in all types of weather conditions, making them a preferable choice for those who hate to frequently change their footwear according to the weather. The airflow into the shoes through the pores keeps the feet cool in the summer. This also prevents the feet from sweating, thus also obstructing infections from forming on the feet. During winter, these shoes insulate the feet from cold air and the monsoons do not affect the material, as it is able to absorb sweat and moisture.
  • Since the women’s sheepskin slippers are available in many varieties and colors, you can actually choose these for formal as well as for informal occasions. They are available in black, brown, light beige and many other colors, which make it easier for many women to wear them even for corporate meetings. The surfaces of the slippers can be knitted or else, they can also be plain.

It is a proven fact that wearing footwear made from natural materials is always good for the feet’s skin as opposed to footwear made from fabricated materials like polyurethane. This is especially true in the case of women. Sheepskin women’s slippers give a very soothing touch to the skin, unlike leather shoes, which most people opt for. The cost of sheepskin slippers vary according to the quality of the material, and women can choose these slippers for wearing in many occasions.

Sheepskin is a material that is better than leather. Additionally, it is available in the most attractive shades and models and a size that fits your feet is easily available. So, why wait? Order them now from a sheepskin slippers store, and enjoy wearing this trendy and comfortable footwear right away.

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