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28 Nov 2010 Sweaters With Impeccable Style
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Sweaters are such an integral part of winter wear. The Intriguing thing about a great sweater is that it enhances and brings out your true personality. The sweater has become much more than just an article of clothing. Sweaters are worn in many circles as status symbols, much like other pieces of outerwear.

The cardigan sweater is a popular fashion item today and can be paired with jeans or khakis for a stylish look. These were first made popular way back in the 17th century by the French and in the British Isles with the fisherman of the times. There are different variants of the sweater which became popular over the years including the cardigan, crew neck sweaters, turtleneck sweaters and pullovers.

Cardigans are a good choice for both women and men and can be made out of nearly any kind of material, though if you’re using the sweater for added warmth, you will want to choose the more traditional materials – wool and fleece. Sweaters are worn to show your mood, your intentions, and even your level of confidence. You can find a distinct style for almost any occasion!

28 Nov 2010 Eloquent and Charming Wedding Bell Favors

If you are looking for elegant winter wedding favors for your precious guests, there is nothing better than a pair of mini wedding bells. The chill of the winter months, the jingle of Christmas bells and the romantic spirit of the wedding celebrations are perfectly encaptured in these mini bell favors.

These are also at times referred to as kissing bells and are a very inexpensive and romantic favor to give to your guests. Bells will ring joyfully on your wedding day, when a single kiss at the altar changes your life forever! Bells come in various shapes and sizes and there are actually many different types of bell wedding favors.

You can add a personal touch to the wedding bell favors by tying a ribbon or lace around it. Attaching hang tags or mini cards with the details of your wedding would personalize them even better. Some bell favors have unique bell handle designs such as heart, bride and groom or castle and you can choose one depending on your wedding theme.

28 Nov 2010 Winter Wedding Favors and Decor

Winter wedding can be gorgeous and spectacular if planned the right way. Moreover the right tips and appropriate planning can help you save a lot on weddings during these chilly months. The main attractions of this glitzy event are the winter wedding favors and decorations. A winter wedding livens up a bleak and dreary season with bright colors of rich jewel tones such as purple, forest green, ice blue, silver and white.

For your guests tables, iridescent or frosted glass balls and pine cones look great. To save some money, you can pick up Clearance Christmas items to make your centerpieces. Try floating tea lights in a shallow dish of water for twinkling table decor. As for winter wedding favors,  you have choices galore. From snowflake theme ornaments, place card holders, candles, bottle stoppers to personalized beverages and snowfall glass coasters—the list is seemingly endless.

The bright décor and the elegant favors should warm up your guests’ hearts on your special winter event. Winter weddings bring to mind visions of icy landscapes and romantic candlelight. Use natural decorating elements like a cedar, pine or birch branch wreath for your decorations to give the venue a lively look. Dazzling winter wedding favors provide the perfect ending to a winter-themed wedding.

28 Nov 2010 Warm Outerwear for the Winter
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In winter, fleece sweaters and jackets are the most popular forms of outerwear as they keep you warm and cozy. Dressing up in style for your holidays is made easy with fashionable outfits in bright colors and shiny shell fabrics. The traditional style of course focuses on leather and animal prints. Ruffles and duffle coats with fur trims are for those who prefer the contemporary style.

Layering is a great way to stay warm and look great this winter. Vests come in several varieties like soft shell and quilted. These can be used under a suit jacket for a professional look. Hoodies also make great winter wear as they have a soft supple outer layer and blocks the wind

Traditional pullovers and cardigans also impart a smart look if the right colors are chosen. You can find a large array of distinctive styles and designs in sweaters and a choice of necklines to suit your personality. Cashmere sweaters and sporty coats are versatile and add a touch of class. But whichever piece you choose make sure you go with breathable fabrics and something that is insulated yet stylish.

14 Nov 2010 Looking Glamorous This Holiday Season
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Winter is just around the corner! The leaves are falling from the trees, the days are getting colder and shorter, and the shops are flooded with all kinds of snugly jerseys and big coats. With so many parties coming your way including the Christmas and New Year, choose the perfect outfit for each occasion and spend a little time getting glam.

If you don’t have time or the budget to put together whole new outfits, you can simply jazz up and reinvent a few of your old favorites. The forecast for the chilly months ahead is luxe, tactile textures and sophistication. Pretty nude, skin and peach are the colors of the season.

As for outerwear, leather jackets are in this season. Cardigans, sweatshirts and tights are an easy way to freshen up a winter wardrobe. Go with the layered look like a jersey with a sequin top. A jersey under a tailored jacket is great for wearing to your workplace. Invest in some glamorous outfits this season to keep up the party look from head to toe, indoors and outdoors. Try mixing fashion genres by wearing long, dressy skirts with classic simple t-shirts. There are seemingly endless choices on what to wear, and which fashion trends to follow.

14 Nov 2010 A December Wedding

Are you planning on a wedding around Christmas? Then you will have two reasons to celebrate on your wedding day! When planning a holiday wedding, you want to incorporate a holiday theme into your wedding without making it be a major focus of the attention.

For winter weddings happening in December, you can pick unique wedding colors like burgundy or olive green which are a little different from the usual Christmas red and green. When picking wedding favors for a holiday wedding, this is where you can get into the holiday spirit and add a little fun!

The sheer beauty of winter weddings and the elegance of wedding favors that utilize themes of snow, ice and other aspects of a frosty winter are incredibly unique. Give your guests a personalized package of hot cocoa mix. Like cocoa, coffee and tea also are terrific winter wedding favors. You can give personalized coffee mugs, tea bags or a variety of other coffee and tea related favors.

There are options galore when it comes to choosing winter wedding favors. Snowfall glass photo coasters, silver kissing bells, snowflake candles and more-the choices are seemingly endless. These thoughtful and affordable holiday favors are sure to be a hit and will touch each guest’s heart this holiday season.

08 Nov 2010 Winter Fashion 2010 – Wearable and Chic Trends

With winter just round the corner and the cold nip in the air, elegant fashion lines and chic options dominate the winter fashion trends this year. The fall/winter 2010 must have fashion trends are the most popular fashion styles this season, styles which will make you stand out and look fashionable. Because choosing the right fashion style is definitely not easy we have selected some of these must have fashion trends so you can make sure you have the trendiest wardrobe.

Pants are definitely a fashion item which shouldn’t miss from your wardrobe as they are comfortable, stylish and come in a variety of styles to suit different body shapes and fashion styles.

Velvet leggings are here to stay. They are stylish, comfortable and fabrics like velvet and corduroy keep warm during winter. Choose colored leggings if you want to adopt a more stylish and fun look.

Dresses and skirts are a hot fashion trend this winter. There are a variety of styles available and exude the feminine beauty the best. You can choose a monochrome color or choose a fabulously printed dress or skirt if you wish to add a little bit of extra spice to your outfit.

The military jacket will be a staple piece for this year’s winter wardrobe. Whether worn in a masculine or feminine way, the military jacket is a must-have item this winter.

From cloaks and capes to knee-high boots and leather, these fashion pieces will keep you rocking this winter.

06 Nov 2010 Holiday Events – A Time for Celebration

Holiday favors are so much fun to give and receive. There are a variety of holiday giveaways available, yet some are more popular than others. Planning for a holiday event might look like a daunting task, but if you know where and what to look into-it would all be a breeze.

First thing you need to come up with is the guest list. Next would be the food – if it’s enough for all of the guests. A theme wouldn’t be a problem for you since you have the holiday to base the theme one – allowing you to focus more on the preparations and your hosting duties. Party favors are something that is a whole lot of fun to shop for. Holiday favors mostly incorporate the spirit of Christmas and winter and can be elegant giveaways for your guests.

While winter brings a beautiful icy landscape filled with snow and pine trees, some continue to long for the colorful rush of spring. For the lovers of rolling green hills and the fresh scent of honeysuckle in your family, offer them a touch of the months to come with these “A Winter Holiday” Personalized Seed Packets.

You can also deck your halls with personalized “Vintage series” family holiday signs. Choose from Santa’s Elves or Santa’s Reindeer and personalized with your first names, family name and year.

There are numerous favors to choose from. Browse through online gift stores and select items that are in tune with your guests’ liking and your budget.

06 Nov 2010 A Snowflake Themed Wedding

Snowflakes are a beauty and a joy forever. So why not make it the central theme for your winter wedding? They were innocent, complex, sharp and rational. Snowflakes are the flip side of a steaming cup of hot chocolate after a hard day at play. In one word, they are the essence of any gorgeous winter wedding.

Snowflake wedding favors are thus elegant, classy and beautiful. Your guests will certainly appreciate any of the beautiful snowflake wedding favors you set at their places as a token of your gratitude. These favors also make great additions to your table settings for holiday parties and get togethers. Snowflake favor boxes with chocolate or soap, snowflake design place card holders, “Please Be Seeded” Snowflake plantable Seed Place Card Favors, snowflake bottle stopper in shimmering gift box are some examples of the wonderful selection of winter favors that are sure to match your party theme.

A snowflake theme can mean snowy white elegance or a festive wintertime romp. Spend some time on creating wonderfully creative snowflake centerpieces and memorable favors for all to enjoy. By taking time to plan and shop for snowflake-theme related items, you can put together an amazing combination of snow-season elements for your special day!

02 Nov 2010 The 70s Inspired Style
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70s fashion began where the 60s left off. The 70s fashion was marked by  women choosing their clothing freely. The fashion trend chart indicates the return of many styles that were a hot craze during the 70s. We all want that vintage vibe in our wardrobe and the 70s fashion trends are showing up on the runways today. There are many ways to get lots of wear out of your key seventies outerwear, by taking them from ’70s boho to a more sophisticated ’70s look.

Flowing maxi dresses, high-waist flare pants, disco minis, chunky platform shoes and sexy hot pants will be dominating the spring summer 2011 fashion trends! The 2011 spring/summer 70s inspired fashion trend manages to combine modernism with vintage styles to produce clothing that is unique and stylish.

The pant styles of the 70s era has made a big comeback. Bohemian styles such as peasant blouses, loose floor-grazing skirts and colorful sweaters are being used in creations featured on the spring/summer 2011 runway shows. The basic idea behind recreating the 70s style is to mix and match different vintage style fashion items until you find the perfect style outfit for you. To complete your vintage look, accessorize your outfit with belts, hats, handbags and most importantly the right shoes as all these details can really make a difference.