Dressing Up and Owning It

What is the right dress for an special occasion? Birthdays, weddings, funerals, job interviews, parties, and any other special event or occasion there is. The answer is it depends. One factor is the dress code, the degree of formality of the event or occasion. It it formal or casual? Are there guests who are up there in the social ladder who will be gracing the event?

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It is best to keep elegant dresses in the closet. I believe there is a saying that it is better to be overdressed than underdressed. Is that right? An elegant dress can go a long way in an event or party. It is a matter of dressing up and owning it! Imagine wearing an Elegant Shift V neck Pleated Embossed Statement Midi Dress with minimal accessories so the focus will be on the dress alone.

Going to a holiday or cocktail party, a dinner event or a gala will require something dressier than your average attire. These occasions will give you the pass to push the glitz and glamour of what to wear. A midi dress, something with sequins, a flashy skirt, or a dress with embellishments.

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Flattering a woman’s curves and accentuating her good angles are very important in choosing what to wear. A green dress with 3/4 sleeves A-line and embroidered will give the woman an illusion of a small waist and longer posture.

Always dress accordingly for whatever occasion or event you are going to. For elegant and lovely dresses, affordable, too, there is kis.net where you can get it from. There are so many lovely dresses to choose from, all dresses made to highlight a woman’s beautiful body. There is a dress for every occasion.

A tip for every woman out there: make sure you have an elegant dress sitting in your closet for a special occasion. You just never know when you will need one.

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How To Plan The Perfect Family Day Trip

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One of the nicest parts of family life is being able to plan adventures and day trips to share together. It’s the best way to make memories, see a bit of your own country, and spend some time together away from gadgets and electronic distractions. But for a day trip to go as smoothly as possible, especially when small children are involved, one thing is absolutely essential – planning. The trip itself should be part of the fun, so try to build that into proceedings. And day trips are a really great way of spending time together if you can’t afford a vacation. If you can really get organised and use some great online tools and useful items, then you can really make the most of your day trip and just focus on having a great time together.

Set Your Schedule For The Day

Getting sorted with your ideas of what you want to do and where you want to go is the most fun part of any day trip. Hop onto your local destination website to research what attractions are in a reasonable radius of where you live to fit within a day trip – you’ll likely discover places on your doorstep that you never even considered before. It’s great to give kids an opportunity to contribute to this process and tell you where they’d like to go – it makes them much more involved. There might be seasonal events, special activities, farmers markets and other attractions happening at certain times of the year or week, so make sure to research the best day to go. Try to plan a schedule with parts that appeal to all parts of the family, from adults to kids, so everyone gets something out of the day.

Pack Your Essentials

A day trip checklist can be really useful for reminding you of what you want to take with you for your trip. Take account of weather conditions and make sure your family is dressed for whatever you may encounter, from packing bathing suits and space-saving microfibre towels, to ensuring that you have enough sun cream if it’s going to be hot. Make sure everyone is wearing comfortable shoes if you plan on doing some walking, take reusable shopping bags if you want to pick up some souvenirs, and give everyone a refillable metal water bottle to keep them hydrated. It’s also good to think about items such as a light down filled jacket to cope with any sudden temperature drop, a rucksack to hold essentials and a phone holster so that you can have your phone close to hand in order to capture some photos of your day.

Think About Refuelling

Plan your day around opportunities to eat and drink – either finding coupons for local restaurants or making sure that you pack a great picnic to enjoy together. Little children especially can quickly go into meltdown mode if they get hungry or thirsty, so stock up your bag with juice pouches, fruit and granola bars in case of any unexpected detours or delays. You’ll be glad that you did!

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Choosing that Signature Piece to Define Your ‘Look’

What’s your style? Feminine and flirty? Sporty and athletic? Dramatic and a little goth?

No we’re not describing Spice Girls personas, though if that’s your thing, cool! Everybody has that unique style and “look”; clothing and accessories that show the world their personality, conveys their interests, their aesthetic, and their unique charm at a glance. So what’s yours?

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Of course nobody these days has tons of cash to spend on clothes and accent pieces, do we? And yet, we all want to look fresh, unique and fun. That can be hard to do on a budget…but it can be done. We’ll tell you how to choose one or two signature pieces to define your look and show the world that creative, lovable spirit.

How best to go about choosing a signature piece? It’s easy!

Go Handmade

Got a friend who knits beanies? Does your little sister sell hand-made bracelets on Etsy? Are you really good at tie-dye? One creative (and affordable) way to find a unique piece that you know nobody else has is to custom-order something from a crafty person. Sites like Etsy can show you thousands upon thousands of cool hand-made pieces or you can go local and go to craft fairs, or just hit up someone you know! Better still, make it yourself! There’s nothing like a hand-sewn, knitted or designed piece that is one-of-a-kind, made just for you.

Glasses

If the eyes are the windows to the soul, then glasses are the shutters. Everybody needs at least one cool pair of sunglasses; if you’re like us, then you need three or four – one for every season and every mood. For others, who wear glasses full time, you might want to revamp your look. No matter your style – if you like cat-eye glasses with huge rims, sporty Oakley glasses, vintage coke-bottles or something in between, there are great styles available that will provide you with great eye protection while looking chic and trendy. Glasses are one of those things that complete every outfit, that you can’t be caught without. Invest in a great pair and you won’t have to replace them for years!

A Favorite Sweater

Everybody has a favorite sweater. Don’t have one? Well, you should remedy that immediately. A favorite sweater is just like that fave pair of jeans: you can wear it with anything, it’s incredibly soft and comfy, just putting it to your face makes you feel better about your day. Spend a little extra and it will pay for itself over time. Whether you like handknits, cashmere or something else entirely, a beautiful and comfy sweater will quickly become part of your everyday winter style.

Nice Kicks

Anyone looking to boost their fashion capital should invest in a great pair of shoes. If you’re sporty and casual, a pair of cool Vans or Converse are a great choice. If you’re more of a minimalist with a hint of an edge, maybe a pair of combat boots. For the practical and chic, a pair of loafers. If you’re all girl, or need to be polished and classy for your job, a pair of stylish, well-fitting heels can do the trick. You get the drift. It’s cool to bum around in cheap shoes most of the time, but always have at least one pair of shoes that make you feel amazing, that take your outfit into the stratosphere. Wear those shoes whenever you need a little boost!

With these simple style tips, you can make your wardrobe stylish and charming with just a signature piece or two. Best of all, you can do it without breaking the bank.

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Fun Gift Ideas for the Overgrown Child in Your Life

It’s so much easier to shop for kids than adults, isn’t it? For children, whether it’s a video game, a cool outdoors toy or even just a box of their favorite candy, they’re happy. Adults are much harder. None of us treat ourselves enough, so it’s hard to say what we want when we’re asked, and nobody wants to get a boring gift for someone they love.

Adults need to have more fun. We work hard, and one great way to combat all the various stresses of life is to take a page from the kids we know, and actually play.

The next time you need to get a gift for a loved one, especially someone who is in tune with their inner child, why not get them something awesome they can play with? Below, we’ve outlined a few cool toys that are great for children and children-at-heart alike, gifts both large and small:

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Crafts and Arts

There’s a reason that adult coloring books have surged in popularity over the last five years or so. Adults want to engage with their inner child, revisit their youth and engage in creative play that relaxes them and lets the stress melt away. Coloring is a great way to do this, but there are other cool, crafty things to get into as well! Finger painting kits, embroidery-for-beginners kits, miniature-food-making-kits (those are our personal favorite), even beginner’s sewing machines, are all affordable and super creative gifts to give that person in your life who wants to learn a new skill while having a ton of fun. And the best part is, these gifts have the added bonus of a finished project/treat at the end!

Vintage and Retro Games

These are always fun, and there’s no shortage of games on the market – whether you’re into old school games like Monopoly or Battleship, old-school toys like jacks or marbles, or something much more elaborate, like the awesome recreations of classic arcade games, there are so many things to choose from. Seriously, could there be anything more fun than heading to the basement to play a game of classic Pac-Man? The multi game arcade machine is insanely popular right now and not as expensive as you might think! Whether you’re into Nintendo, Atari or something else entirely, you’ll find the perfect one for you.

Get the Blood Pumping

Outdoorsy, physical games are a great idea for the overgrown child in your life. It’s the kind of thing that everybody wishes they indulged in, but never buy for themselves. Think basketball goals, skateboards, trampolines, horseshoes, even a nice road bike. These toys will last for years, give the added benefit of exercise, and you can jump in and play, too!

Why not try one of these ideas the next time you need to get a great gift for the adult in your life? We all love a good oil diffuser or cookbook, but these hands-on, downright fun gifts will bring so much joy to your loved ones, and deliver fun for years to come.

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Could A Pop-Up Store Boost Your Online Retail Business?

If you want to set up a retail business, online is your best choice. There are fewer overheads and you can get things started from home, so you do not have to raise as much startup capital and the risks are reduced. There are also a lot of great, cost-effective ways to market an online retail business using social media and pay-per-click ads. As long as you build a good website, design a good product, and market it well, you will be on the way to running a successful online store. However, there are some limitations to conducting your business in the online space and not venturing offline.

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There are still some people that don’t shop online at all, and that means that you are missing that market segment entirely. That’s why it’s a good idea to market yourself offline as well, and one of the best ways to do this is by setting up a pop-up store. It’s a great way to expose the business to traditional shoppers and boost your brand, and you may find that you pick up a lot of new customers. If you think that a pop-up store could help your online retail business, here are a few tips on setting one up.

Create An Experience

Pop-ups are great because they are not just normal stores, they offer an experience. The limited time scale makes it even more exciting to the consumer, but only if you are giving them that unique experience. For example, if you are an online retailer that sells premium coffee beans, don’t just set up a stall and sell your beans. Instead, create a small pop-up coffee shop where people can try the product, and they can buy a bag if they like it. If you are a clothing retailer, think about the lifestyle of the people that you are trying to market to. For example, if you sell clothes that people would wear on a night out, your pop-up could have a bar or club vibe to it.

Get The Right Payment Platform

If you’re an online retailer, you already know about cart abandonment, but you may not know that it’s a problem for physical stores as well. That’s why you need a quick and efficient payment system. There are some great payment services that offer a simple app, and then you can process credit card payments on the phone in your pop-up store. This saves you having to mess around with card machines and you can easily link it to your online payment system as well.

Build The Hype

Once your pop-up store is all set up, you need to build the hype in time for opening day. Try to start a hashtag and promote your pop-up on social media. Make sure to post regularly in the lead up to the opening to get people excited. This should get your existing customers to come down, and a full store will then grab the attention of people that are passing by.

If you find that sales are slowing down and your business a boost, a pop-up could be the answer that you are looking for.

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How Can You Find The Perfect Gift For Your Partner?

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When you’re in a relationship, there’s are a few occasions throughout the year that can fill just about anyone with dread: the times of the year when you exchange presents. Whether it’s a birthday, Christmas, or anniversaries, buying presents for the man in your life can be seriously intimidating. Sure, most guys will tell you that they don’t really care that much, and it doesn’t matter what you get them, but we all know that’s not true. After all, who doesn’t like receiving a thoughtful gift from someone they care about? But in order to make sure that you’re not constantly worrying, here are a few simple tips to help you find that perfect gift for the man in your life.

Listen for hints

When it’s getting close to a time when you’re going to be exchanging gifts, that’s what you should be listening particularly carefully to the things they’re saying. There’s a decent chance that they’ll be dropping a few hints here and there about what it is that they really want. If you find that they’re bringing something up over and over, or there’s something that they’re really trying to draw your attention to, then there’s a good chance that they’re trying to give you a subtle hint as to what you can get them. Whether they’re constantly talking about vape coils or they’re fixated on some new piece of clothing, it’s always a good idea to pay attention to these kinds of hints. Otherwise, you could end up missing something obvious.

Think about their interests

If you’re in a relationship with someone, then there’s a good chance that you’ll have a fairly decent knowledge of their interests. That’s great because then you’ve already got a built-in set of options for what to get them. Are they a sports fan? Then why not get them tickets to see their favorite team. Big into a certain band? Take them to a concert! Whatever your man is into, if you can base your gift around it then you’re almost certainly onto a winner.

Ask people who know them

One of the biggest mistakes that you can make is to spend time beating your head against the wall when you really don’t know what to get them. Instead of doing that, why not reach out for a little bit of help. Talk to his friends, his parents, his co-workers. Not only will these people be able to give you a better idea of the kinds of things that he might like but he might even have spoken to them specifically about something he wants. That way you can get him exactly what he wants without sacrificing the element of surprise. Sure, the choice of the gift should be yours, but there’s nothing wrong with getting a second or third opinion.

Of course, as much of a cliche as it might be, the truth is that it really is the thought that counts. Just think about what your man will like and don’t worry too much. Even if your gift isn’t totally perfect, the fact that you’ve put time and effort into it will show through and your man is almost certain to appreciate that above anything else.

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