This maze of small streets and tiny alleyways may look small compared to the other great shopping venues in the UK, but the stores are mostly upscale, first-class and very fashionable. One prime shopping venue is the Regent Arcade, which houses a lot of great shops all under one roof. The arcade is elegantly decorated with flowing water ornaments, beautiful plants and soft, piped-in music. It’s the perfect ambiance for purchasing designer wear from Patrick Cox, Moschino and Versace.
The Lanes hosts many classy clothing stores that cater exclusively to women or men. For instance, there’s Karen Millen, where the ladies can purchase clothes for evening occasions and special events, and Reiss, where the gentlemen can get their fill of … Read the rest
When thinking about good carryall bags, most people think of style, quality and durability. They head to the store with the desire to find a bag that fits their needs. A good bag must be able to carry everything that an individual wants in it. Durability is vital as no one wants to spend their time repairing or returning poorly made items. Therefore, it is far better to spend more on a quality duffel bag, than a cheaper made one.
Owning a versatile bag that anyone can be proud of is important. Everyone wants to look their best and dress to impress. As someone who has to travel a lot, it’s important to find a carryall that really can carry … Read the rest
Convertible dresses are designed from various materials and each of them has something special to offer. Those knit in jersey patterns look just as elegant as chiffon or silk or satin apparel. Even when it comes to color, the convertibles are operable over a vast selection of colors. If you want to use them for various occasions it is better off to go for a monochrome. If cocktail parties or semi-formal occasions are part of your calendar, you can negotiate the convertible best in a black color.
If you have seen Gentlemen Prefer Blondes or even the likes of Roman Holiday, you will quickly envision how Marilyn or Audrey have epitomized the convertible dresses. At the end of the day, … Read the rest
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!
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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 … Read the rest
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
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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.… Read the rest
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 … Read the rest
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 … Read the rest