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Designer Winter Jackets

Aviator style jackets

Just as it was last year, the Aviator inspired style is one of the huge must-have looks this season. The basic essential item in this look is the Aviator style jacket. These usually feature sheepskin lining and a high or over-sized collar which makes it an ideal winter jacket. Vintage biker-style or bomber jackets with large collars also give you this same look. This season, a lot of Aviator jackets have an off-centre zip fastening as an extra feature. For the full aviator style, why not get some sheepskin ankle boots or thigh-high boots also work well with this look. Leather gloves and a thin, single-coloured aviator-style scarf, will complement and complete your outfit perfectly!


Arguably, the fashion item which has made the biggest come back in 2011 is the cape. This piece of clothing was particularly dominant in France towards the end of the 1800s, particularly for women but men also had a few styles to choose from. Today, most capes are extremely practical with convenient and comfortable gaps or vents which allow you to move your hands outside. However, many women have found that carrying a handbag when wearing a cape can be particularly tricky. The best solution to this problem is to stick to taking a hand-held clutch bag when wearing a cape, so you don’t have to worry about dealing with any straps. The longer style capes are very elegant while the shorter ones can easily be teamed with skinny jeans and a scarf for a more casual look.


The parka, formerly better known as the anorak, is usually hip-length and features a hood lined with either natural or fake fur. Recently this jacket has also enjoyed a great come-back. Longer-style parkas, sometimes knee-length, almost always have deep side pockets ideal for keeping your hands warm. Wax padded parkas with belted, cinched waists and a fur-lined hood were everywhere in the shops last year and it appears the trend has continued this year. Available in various colours and lengths, these¬†women’s parkas¬†really will help keep you cosy this winter.

Embroidered Hand Bags

Before diving into the details about these excellent products, it is a wise idea to first review the history and types of embroidery available to the consumer. It is this writer’s conviction that a working definition of what embroidery means is necessary. The best available definition for our purposes here is as follows: embroidery is the stitching of artistic designs in strands of thread and/or yarn on a fabric with the use of a needle. It may include such items as metal strips, beads, pearls, sequins, and quills. It is no surprise that very intricate and delicate embroidery designs are frequently performed manually by highly skills artisans. For such reasons, handmade embroidery is popular and quite coveted. However, it is almost always more expensive. It is also possible to use sewing machines in the manufacturing of embroidery, in order to control such costs of production. This is often done with embroidery which employs larger scale production and then later targets wholesale avenues for distribution.

The underlying foundation fabric and the placement of stitches (as it relates to the fabric) determine much about the final piece of embroidery work. However, embroidery styles are very numerous and unique one from the other. Some styles would include Crewel, Chinese embroidery, cross-stitch, phulkari, and many others. Therefore, embroidered hand bags also come in these same kinds of styles. Embroidered hand bags can display sport French knots, couching stitches, lazy daisies, looped petal flowers, Japanese ribbon stitches, stem stitch roses, split stitches, and straight stitches. Threads of differing colors are used to give a special look to the embroidered hand bags. It is interesting to again note that very often sequins, beads, stones, gems, seeds, and ribbons are sewed in along with threads. The purpose of this extra effort is to make the embroidered hand bag more attractive. In doing this, an artistic impression for the customer is hoped to be achieved.

There are a number of embroidered pictures and/or symbols available on Chinese embroidered hand bags. This writer has found this to be true from his own personal investigation. There is the handmade cloth bag with a Chinese character stitched on the front side in an attractive way. Other bags include a completely, fully covered beaded display with a zipper on top. One style of bag is fully covered with beads and a lovely butterfly picture is stitched on both sides. Other bags have magnetic snap closures, cute pumpkin pictures on each side, fashionable flowers, pink flowers, twisted straps made of steel in decorative ways, and others come in many different colors. These are all selections available in the Chinese Embroidered Hand Bag Collection from the Asian markets.

The personal selection of an embroidered Chinese hand bag seems to be very popular and in good taste these days. The bags are ample enough to carry most things women want with them. They are also quite attractive in regard to one’s own desire for an Asian appeal. A thoughtful customer will view the choice range with consideration. Then they will make their best selection based upon their own personal feeling about the hand bag. Wishing you a happy and lucky shopping experience!

Bearpaw Boots

The Classic Collection

The Classics are really just that- they are classic, featuring Bearpaw’s most original, elegant styles and designs. Most of the boots in this collection are simplistic and plain in appearance, and many come in the classic colours for boots: black, chocolate, charcoal and brown.

Their interior is covered with soft sheepskin fur, and most have exteriors made of high-quality suede. The outsoles are made of durable rubber for long-lasting tread and secure footing.

Their styles make these the perfect boots for a casual, smart look with a stylish edge to it. Examples of the more popular names featured in this collection are the Bearpaw Emma, the Victorian, the Eva, and the Abigail.

The Knits Collection

The knits are truly one of my favourites in the Bearpaw Boots collections. As the name suggests, they feature a combination of classic styling and knit-textured and knitted shafts and uppers.

These come in gorgeous solid, metallic and multi-coloured colour patterns. If you’re someone who likes to mix colours a little in your wardrobe department, you’ll definitely have the most fun with many of the styles in this collection. Some of the popular names in this collection are the Bearpaw Constance and the Bearpaw Knit Tall.

The Exotics Collection

Feel like taking a walk on the wild side? These will take you there, with an exotic line-up of fur boots trimmed with Fox, Rabbit, Coyote, Goat and Curly Lamb. The Exotics are my absolute most favourite because they scream for attention like a really noisy, fluffy poodle dyed in pink.

They provide luxury and a fashionable look. Do go for these if you enjoy to dress up and find the attention fun. The most sought after boots in this category include the Bearpaw Boetis, the Kola and the Mukluk.

The Men’s and Kid’s Collections

All of the collections I’ve briefly profiled above feature boots for women, which are the bulk of the shoes produced by Bearpaw. However, this is by no means to say that Bearpaw manufactures only for women; they have very unique and stylish boots for men and kids as well.

The men’s boots are a little more rugged, made up of a variety of leathers including Tumbled Full Grain, Crazy Horse and Oily Pressed Suede. They are trimmed with buckle detail, stitched vamps, and sheet rubber mudguards and toe caps, and also come with the comfort features of a sheepskin lining and wool, to be uniquely masculine yet stylish. The most popular include the Bearpaw Dream, the Alta, the Stowe and the Mark.

The Bearpaw unique styles don’t end there; they extend to youths, toddlers and even infants! They come in wide varieties of styles and colours to choose from, that include basic classics, studded trimmed uppers and fun, printed suede exteriors, perfect for the age group range. Some of the most sought after are the Bearpaw Abigail Kids, the Emma Kids, the Emma Youth, the Dream Kids, the Stowe Boy and the Eskimo Kids.

Wear Double Breasted Suits For Men

  • Determine Your Body Type– While the double breasted suit looks best on men with medium to tall builds, it can be worn by any body type. However, in order for this type of suit to work well with other builds, it must be tailored to your torso. When the waistline of the jacket is brought in, your shoulders will be much more prominent. This technique, along with the overlapping lapels can reduce the appearance of your waistline.
  • Count The Buttons– When the lapels cross high over your chest, with a smaller opening for the neck, you know you have a true double breasted suit. These suits are designed with buttons on each side of the jacket and one additional fastener on the insider of the jacket. Six buttons are generally the maximum number of buttons on the outside of the jacket, however.
  • Choose Fabrics and Colours That Are Versatile– Double breasted suits for men are a conservative, but timeless option, but if you want to wear them often, you must choose colours and fabrics that are versatile. Wool is typically used for these suits, and allows them to be worn from fall to the late days of spring. When choosing a colour and pattern, opt for a pinstripe or windowpane pattern in dark navy, black, or grey. Pinstripe works well for the business needs and evening events. Windowpane patterns will give you a light a sporty look due to the cut. If you only have one suit, skip the patterns. Go for a solid navy suit that will allow you to choose several different options for accessories and ties.
  • Make Sure To Balance– Balancing double breasted suit jackets and trousers is extremely important. Without the right balance, your jacket could appear too heavy and imposing. Make sure you pair it with trousers that have a pleat at the torso or a heavy ankle cuff.
  • Coordinate– With only a small area at your neckline, the right tie and dress shirt is critical. These provide a focal point for your outfit. With formal events, opt for a French cuffed dress shirt and a coordinating, eye-catching tie. Cufflinks are also a wonderful option for this attire. They will show off your personality and provide additional class and style.

Cheap Wedding Shoes

I do not recommend Wedding Boutiques for shoes. These are specialist Wedding retailers and will stock a selection of shoes to compliment the Wedding dresses that they have in stock. If you purchase your shoes for the Happiest Day of your life from the same boutique that you have bought your dress from they will often not be sold as a matching set and will be overpriced. You could often find something comparable on the High Street or even available online but if you do opt to purchase online make sure you order from a retailer with a good returns policy and that you have adequate time for a different option if they are unsuitable or even worse never arrive.

Consider making your own shoes. Buy a plain pair of shoes in a suitable style and decorate them yourself. There is always plenty of tips and advice available online You can buy decorations such as beads, imitation pearls, etc from specialist craft stores and with a little imagination and some handiwork you can make the shoes that you want at a fraction of the cost of a designer pair.

Have you considered an alternative to what are considered traditional Wedding shoes? A long dress with a trail will often mean your shoes are obscured from view anyway so in theory if you felt comfortable you could wear almost any choice of shoe beneath your dress. There are many shoes such as ballet flats and court shoes that would be perfect to wear to get married although they are not considered specifically as Wedding shoes.

Try to shop clever and look for sales on the High Street where you may be able to pick up a real bargain. End of line and out of season shoes may be available very cheaply if you have an eye for a bargain. Large Department stores often have sales of footwear that will be appropriate for wearing with a Wedding dress. eBay is also worth looking at as many stores also have eBay shops that are discounted.

A final option to consider for cheap and affordable wedding shoes is to look for a used pair because after all they will still be relatively unused but often such shoes have sentimental value and although they have no real practical application as everyday wear, many women will want to keep their shoes as keepsakes just as they will treasure the dress they wore for matrimony.

Skinny Jeans and Ankle Boots

Picking the Right Skinny Jeans

Skinny jeans can be flattering on any body size or shape. The trick is choosing jeans that fit. The jeans should hug your legs but not be so tight that they pinch or create unflattering bulges on your hips or thighs. Jeans that have plenty of stretch are a great pick, as they will move with you and won’t pinch. Dark colors such as deep blue or black are more flattering on most people than lighter washes.

Choosing the Ankle Boots

Pick ankle boots that are the same shade as your skinny jeans to make your legs look super long. For example, wear black boots with black jeans. When you tuck the jeans into the boots, you eliminate the division between the two pieces, making your legs look longer.

Bring attention to your boots by choosing a funky pattern or a contrasting color instead of matching the color of your jeans and boots. If you feel particularly bold, try a pair of animal print boots or a bright shade of blue with black jeans. Since the boots are a bold and loud color or print, keep the rest of your outfit calm and neutral.

Almost every style of ankle boots looks great paired with skinny jeans. You can try a pair of lace-up ankle boots or a pair that have zippers in the back. The style of the boots can determine whether or not you are dressed up or down. Flat boots that you pull on are great for a relaxed, comfortable look. To take your outfit out on the town, try a pair of high-heeled ankle boots.

Pulling the Look Together

Once you’ve matched your jeans to a pair of boots, it’s time to finish the outfit. To balance out the sleek fit of the jeans and boots, try wearing a tunic on top or a long open-front cardigan. Carry a large purse and try on a pair of sunglasses and you will be ready to go.

Vintage Handbag

A vintage clutch is a cute gift for a co-worker or friend who you go out with after work. Just attach a little tag that says “To friends, to fun, and to happy hour. Happy Holidays!”

Do you have plans with friends for New Year’s Eve? Get her an evening bag for Christmas with a note that says, “Looking forward to celebrating with you!”

Totes make a great gift for lots of people.

A friend who just had a baby and is looking for a stylish way to schlep around all that baby stuff. “To keep you looking stylish, (even when you have baby drool on your shoulder).”

A niece who is in school. “A stylish school bag probably won’t help your grades, but at least it will make the other girls jealous.”

Someone who’s New Year’s Resolution is to go to the gym. “Here’s to feeling good, and looking good!”

For your chic and sophisticated friends, there is the classic 1960s black Jackie O purse. “To Camelot! When I think of style and sophistication, I think of Jackie Kennedy, and you. Merry Christmas!”

No matter who it is, there is definitely an appropriate vintage handbag that would be a thoughtful and affordable gift for anyone of your friends, family, or colleagues.

Now where do you get a vintage handbag? If you are shopping for someone who lives out of town, shopping online is efficient, both in terms of ease of shopping, and ease of shipping. Vintage e-stores, eBay and Etsy all have a plethora of affordable and unique options. You can search for exactly what you want, a snake skin clutch, a retro tote, a vintage cross body bag, which can save you a lot of time going from shop to shop. Another bonus of shopping on line is that you don’t have to worry about wrapping and shipping. Just have the vintage handbag sent straight to them. If its for someone local, try shopping your local thrift stores, and vintage stores. Be sure to choose stores in wealthy neighborhoods for the best merchandise selection. Oh, and one last vintage gift giving tip, take a little extra care when you wrap a vintage gift by adding a hand made gift tag, or using recycled wrapping paper, so it comes across as a personal and environmentally friendly gift, rather than a used bag.

Evolution of Pajamas

Pajamas have come a long way since their modest beginning as a sleepwear. Many variations in pajamas have made them the fashionable garments. Lounging pajamas are one of the good examples of successful variations of traditional pajamas. These drawstring and loose pajamas are now coupled with a sleeveless or sleeved jacket (without cuffs) and are worn as a pair. Some of the world famous designers have also launched their line of trendy pajama designs.

Some of the most famous and commonly used pajama varieties are footed pajamas, funzees, beach pajamas, capri pajamas, hostess pajamas, etc.

Pajamas which are essentially designed for comfort are made up of materials such as soft cotton (flannel), warm wool, luxurious silk, satin and synthetic fibers such as lycra, nylon, polyester, etc.

In cold regions, pajamas are mostly made up of wool. Cashmere is a popular wool variety used to make pajamas which are worn in US, UK and other European countries. Cashmere is considered as a high end product because of its quality. It is very soft and warm.

Cotton pajamas are absorbent, comfortable and soft. Silk not only gives lustrous appeal to the pajamas, but also acts as a natural fire retardant.

Pajamas, popularly called as PJs, jammies and jimjams are considered a style statement by youth. Besides, they are also popular among all the age groups. They have evolved from sleepwear to perfect and fashionable daywear. They are available in different designs with narrowed leggings, etc. They can be coupled with sweat shirts or tunic tops and can be sported as a casual daywear publicly.

Besides the latest cuts and designs of pajamas, they can also be made to look trendy and unique by adding sports images, floral prints, polka dots, customized messages, floral prints, stripes and the list goes on. One can also find pajamas plainly designed with different colors. The usage of prints on pajamas also evolved over the years.

Pajama has travelled a great distance overtime and across the globe. Yet, comfort, the basic feature of a pajama, is still untouched and is to stay for a long time to come.

Elastic Waist Pant

The design of Elastic Waist Pant is different from the traditional apparel. You can find that this type of product would help you a lot in bringing yourself convenience. The pants are designed with elastic waist because they can be taken off very easily. For people who have difficulties in controlling their excretion or egestion, this type of pant would help them a lot in going to the toilet quickly without making their pants dirty. Yes, this is one of the reasons why some of the patients would have to put on this type of product while they stay in the hospital. Even after they leave the hospital, they are still advised to take this type of pants for their convenience in home.

In recent years, the designs of Elastic Waist Pant are improving as well. You would find that there are more and more companies which have tried their best to produce the Elastic Waist Pant which contain some buttons. People can still wear and use the pants even though they do not take tie the buttons. But they would find that the buttons would help them fix the pants in a better way. Therefore, some of the people who wish to have a more secure experience of wearing pants would find that this type of modified design of pants would be a good choice for them to consider.

Since most of the buyers of the Elastic Waist Pant are group buyers from hospitals, it can be a bit difficult for people to look for the retailers of these products. They might need to get the products for their home usages but they might encounter difficulties in searching for these products. One of the solutions that they can consider is to go online. In the internet world, there are more and more sellers which try to sell the medical health products, including the adaptive clothing like this type of Elastic Waist Pant. The sellers in this internet world would try to let customers know more about the features of each type of Elastic Waist Pant. Therefore, it would help them more to study for the right type of clothing.

You have to understand more about the size of Elastic Waist Pant that you are going to purchase. Many people fail to identify the right size of the pant and it can cause trouble. It is because the elasticity of the product plays an important role in ensuring the pants would fix on your body firmly. Therefore, you should try your best to check about this before you buy.

Clothes Shopping on a Low Budget

Spend smart

A simple step to dress with style on a low-budget is to buy separate articles of clothing like pants, skirts, tops, and jeans that can easily be mixed and matched together. This makes it possible to be creative and make multiple outfits at a lot less cost compared to buying a complete outfit that gives less flexibility. Plus, it can benefit to buy bags in a neutral color so that it is easy to match with several outfits.

Versatile jewelry

It is possible to choose a wide range of jewelry that can match with virtually anything. Jewelry in shades of copper, blacks, gold, and silver are quite versatile and easy to match with many different styles and colors of outfit. Plus, even jewelry purchased from low-cost stores or superstores can look fashionable, so there is never a need to spend a ton of money in the process of accessorizing an outfit.


Most of the superstores or even small outlets have special deals available at different times throughout the year, so it makes sense to visit the preferred store’s website and sign up to their newsletter. This increases the chance of being first to know when the sales start and also to receive coupon codes that are only released to signed-up members of the newsletter. By receiving the advanced warning of when the sales are going to take place it is easier to get prepared and budget and plan accordingly.

Online retailers

Online retailers have a lot less overheads compared to the brick-and-mortar stores. The lower day-to-day running costs of the purely online business means the stock can be sold at the more attractive rates which is a great benefit for the shopper. Plus, online retailers aren’t restricted by floor space in the shop to showcase their collection of clothes. So, the online retailer can have a much wider collection of clothes on display, including out of season stock, which is often discounted to speed up the ability to clear those items.