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Plus size valentines day lingerie

St. Valentines day has its origins in the pagan customs of the third or fourth century BC and coincides with the Fertility Festival of Ancient Rome, over time the festival was Christianised and became a festival in celebration of love rather than lust.

In 1537 King Henry VIII decreed by Royal Charter that all of England would celebrate Saint Valentines Day on February 14 and most of the world now celebrates the day by exchanging cards and tokens of affection. Of course one of the most common gifts to give your lover on Valentine’s day is lingerie

Why buy Lingerie for Valentines Day?

Valentines Day gifts should be intimate and special tokens of love. Lingerie perfectly matches that requirement, making the recipient feel special and bringing pleasure to the gift giver as well. A well-chosen Valentines lingerie gift is also a thoughtful present, showing you have taken time and care in selecting something the recipient will appreciate.

What type of Lingerie makes the best Valentines gift?

While the obvious answer is “sexy lingerie!” Sexy doesn’t necessarily mean skimpy thongs and barely-there bras! A woman looks and feels her most sexy in flattering underwear which feels good against her skin, enhances her figure and is clearly high quality, we are confident that you will find what you’re looking for when you shop for lingerie online with Ennia Lingerie. Sensual and chic underwear that can be worn every day, whether for a romantic meal out or to make her smile at work is a far more thoughtful present than a black feather-trimmed baby-doll which will be worn once and then be buried at the back of a cupboard.

If you want to make the best of both worlds and buy sexy Valentine’s lingerie online which will also become an everyday favourite why not try a set of beautiful deep red Leavers lace lingerie such as our Grace Range, and add a sexy pair of Grace Garters to your order, or why not say it with flowers and order the beautiful rosy pink and very feminine set of Gabrielle Lingerie, and include a thong for special occasions as well as a pair of traditional panties for everyday? Gabrielle is currently on special offer so you don’t have to spend a fortune to get exclusive, quality lingerie when you buy Ennia.

Also if you really want to impress you cannot go past the ever-popular Ilisha set, a stunning Valentines lingerie set in fiery red and black and again made from the most exclusive place in the world, Leavers. You can buy everything she will ever need in this range as there are two options available on the thong and panties and also you can include the wonderful suspenders and garters all of which are suited particularly to night-time wear and those special occasions.

The traditional colours for Valentines lingerie are red the colour of lust and passion, ( Ilisha, Sara, Samantha , Grace, Fiesta and Greta which was inspired by the fiery passion of the Flamenco itself), white with it’s pure and innocent appeal Rebecca, Marianne, Rowena, Natalie and pink the traditionally feminine colour. Pink is also associated with Valentine’s day since the burial of St Valentine when the Pink Almond Tree came into blossom.

One of our most romantic sets of lingerie has to be the Anna range in dusky grey with candy pink Leavers lace. This range has a comprehensive range of items including the cheeky shortie, the chic French culotte and a body top to die for. We also have some stunning pink sets in our sale items, the Lysette range and the Monique both feature the exclusive Leavers lace at unbelievable prices again proving that with Ennia you don’t have to spend a fortune to get top European exclusivity.

You could consider buying lingerie in a colour to match a special outfit; the Danielle range is truly beautiful and comes in shimmering champagne, Hannah comes in a fabulous blue or Crystalle features stunning fresh green embroidery. We also have some fabulous ranges which feature subtle and delicate floral patterns such as the Alexa range with its tiny violet flowers or the Aphrodite with its pale blue flowers giving it an ethereal quality which would not disappoint the goddess of love and beauty herself!
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Advice for men;

What type of Underwear do women want?

Men often like sinfully dark coloured underwear but be warned however that while ladies like to be spoilt most women are at heart quite practical and if your loved one has no dark blouses or t-shirts to wear over the sexy black lingerie she would probably prefer something a little more subtle so she can enjoy your presence on a regular basis!

Classy ladies appreciate classy lingerie, but they also appreciate your making the effort to choose something that is appropriate for them. Many younger women like to wear lingerie that is designed to be on display with sexy Leavers Lace edging to peek out of a neckline. Curvy ladies may prefer a full cup bra than a couple of silky triangles held together with elastic, and petite ladies may like a bra which subtly enhances their figure, however, be warned unless you know she wants one most woman would rather not receive a wonderbra as Valentine’s gift!

Ennia has a huge range of bra styles to suit every lady from the cleavage-enhancing balconette and plunge bras to the unpadded bras which many women prefer to wear. The Joanna range now features a gorgeous unpadded bra in blue-grey Leavers lace to add to the already ever-popular set of lingerie. We also have a number of half-padded bras which can be a stunning compromise between padded and unpadded.

Thongs are sexy and Ennia thongs are also very comfortable, but many women don’t like the feel of thongs or g-strings for everyday wear – if your lady falls into this category why not try a pair of beautiful and sexy lace shorties or our range of panties instead? (including thongs or g-strings)

Lace is both attractive and luxurious, but make sure you choose high quality lace such as Leavers Lace which is comfortable to wear and sophisticated – there’s nothing worse than scratchy cheap lingerie against the skin or lace which shrinks when washed.

Advice for ladies;

Why buy lingerie for yourself for Valentine’s day?

First and foremost because you deserve it! New underwear makes you feel sexy and if you feel sexy you are sexy, so treat yourself to a new bra and panties, or to a full set with suspender belt and garters, and enjoy feeling sexy and sophisticated without spending a fortune!

You can also buy your self some underwear as a treat for your Valentine. Men love to buy their wives and girlfriends sexy Valentines lingerie in part because they love to see you looking so amazing, so why not choose your own lingerie and wow them with your new look after (or during!) a sultry evening this Valentines Day.

Lingerie to excite your partner need not be overpriced fluff whether they like black lace lingerie or white bra and panties you can buy quality lingerie at Ennia at a reasonable price that will set their pulses racing.

If your still not quite sure why not view all of our Full Lingerie sets, just click on the link you’re bound to find something your partner will like.

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How to Sell a Diamond Ring UK

Most advertising campaigns by De Beers feature their famous slogan ‘A Diamond is Forever.‘ Consequently, women seldom sell a diamond and often feel uncomfortable buying diamonds previously owned by other women. There is a sentimental aspect to diamonds that is very different from other tangible assets like boats, houses or automobiles. However, there are occasions when consumers need to sell their diamonds and, unlike the used car market, there is not a well-developed method for consumers to sell their diamonds.

As a consumer, you face some unique challenges when trying to get the best price for your diamond in a safe and comfortable manner. Your starting point is to know exactly what you are selling. This is much easier if the diamond has a grading report from a major laboratory like the GIA or AGS. You have more of a challenge if there is no formal grading report. In this case, you need to find an independent appraiser who can evaluate the diamond and determine its quality and potential value.

Once you know your diamondís specifications, you can find the current retail asking price by checking with online retailers to see what similar diamonds are selling for in todayís retail market. It is unlikely you will be able to get the going retail price for your diamond. Selling your diamond at 80% to 90% of that amount would make it sell quicker. Be realistic about your expectations. The lowest cost online retailers, not the expensive jewelry stores with double the price, set the value of your diamond.

You now know your target price and simply have to figure out how to find the right buyer for your diamond. There are several options available to sell your diamond and you need to determine which is best for maximizing your money and safety while minimizing your time and effort.

Your first thought might be to go to the closest jewellery store or pawn shop and sell them the diamond. The key to remember here is that they do not need your diamond. They can get all the diamonds they want on the wholesale market. The only reason they will buy your diamond is if the price is a fraction of the wholesale price.

They hope you need the money badly enough to take 25%-50% of what you could be getting for your diamond elsewhere. They might offer you a little more if you ìtrade upî to something in their display case. However, this often results in you paying more for the new diamond and receiving less for your diamond than if you sold it elsewhere.

Several online brokers specialize in buying diamonds and estate jewellery from consumers. They typically have you ship the diamond to them so they can determine the amount they will pay you. All too often, this amount is much less than their preliminary estimate so you must either pay the return shipping or accept their price. If your main priority is getting money fast, this is a valid option. If your main priority is getting top dollar for your diamond, there are better selling methods available to you.

Auctions like eBay are very popular for selling jewellery items but there is so much low-quality jewellery listed, it is hard for a potential buyer to find your quality diamond. You are competing with jewellery retailers whose entire business is selling on eBay so they are experts at writing the descriptions (often with exaggerated quality), taking impressive pictures and shipping their items.

Even if a bidder does find your item, the odds of getting your target price are slim to nil because other retailers are advertising items with similar descriptions for about half the amount you want. Notice I did not say they are advertising similar quality, just similar descriptions. Do a search for diamond rings with GIA grading reports and you will see the vast majority of diamond rings have paperwork from sources you have never heard of before.

Other effective ways to find a buyer are classified ads in local newspapers and bulletin boards at church or work. The challenge is reaching enough people to find at least one buyer willing to pay your price. You have to be careful when doing this kind of transaction, especially if selling to a stranger. Do the transaction in a safe place and be sure you have a valid form of payment. You do not want to hand over your diamond and end up with a phoney cashiers check or bad personal check.

Some jewellery stores and online retailers will sell your diamond on consignment. Online retailers with a local presence have an advantage in that they have large numbers of diamond shoppers on their website plus walk-in traffic that can see your diamond in person. They also have lower overhead and prices so you can get a bigger share of the selling price. With jewellery stores often marking up prices over 100%, your share is likely to be less than half of the selling price.

Just be sure to get a written description of the item you are giving on consignment and the minimum amount you will accept for your diamond. All too often sellers are not being able to get their jewellery items back from a store or only receive a fraction of the amount they expected from the sale. However, if you have patience and a low priced, trustworthy retailer to broker your diamond, you have an excellent chance of getting an excellent price for your diamond without the hassle and safety issues of selling it yourself.

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Plus size wedding dresses with sleeves

Everything about you should be perfect on your wedding day, from your hair, down to your toes. If you are a plus-sized girl, though, your bridal gown may be a challenge for you.

It is always a challenge for a plus-sized woman to get the right clothes that would look good on her curvaceous frame, so it might be the same when you go and find the right plus-sized bridal gown for you. But never fear! With the proper planning, you can get the plus-sized bridal gown that is just perfect for you on your wedding day!

Before You Shop for Your Plus-Sized Bridal Gown

Making a few preliminary decisions before you go shopping for your plus-sized bridal gown will go a long way in making your shopping expeditions less stressful and more enjoyable. In planning ahead of time, you will save yourself plenty of headaches and heartache as you go about picking your dream bridal gown.

What are these preliminary decisions that should you make?

  1. Give yourself time to select the right plus-sized bridal gown for you. Ideally, this should be within six to nine months. Why so long? This is because it is never a good idea to rush through selecting a bridal gown. You will end up with a bridal gown that you do not like, and because you do not like what you are wearing, it will diminish the shine that you should have on your big day. Your wedding day is the day that you should be confident about yourself, and wearing the right bridal gown helps a lot in doing that.Plus size wedding dresses with sleeves
  2. Figure out what kind of bridal gown would look good on your plus-sized frame. Your bridal gown should be a dress that will flatter your curves, mask the width of your hips and accentuate your cleavage. For example, an A-line skirt would work better than a full skirt in hiding your hips. The fabric of the dress should drape your figure rather than cling to it. A halter or a sweetheart neckline will do well in drawing the eyes to your sexy cleavage.
  3. Decide on the theme of the wedding. If you will have a destination wedding or a daytime wedding, you would not need a fully formal bridal gown. If the wedding is to be an evening affair, on the other hand, you will need a bridal gown done informal styles.
  4. Ask yourself what you want your look to be on your wedding day. Do you want an upswept hairdo? There are some styles of bridal gowns that work better with upswept dos. Do you want your arms covered or do you want to go sleeveless? Do you want beading and lace, or are you foregoing the embellishments on your bridal gown?

Making these type of decisions can be difficult, but if you make them before you start shopping for your plus-sized bridal dress it reduces the stress and headache that you may encounter during the process.

Shopping for Your Plus-Sized Bridal Dress

After you are done with making the decisions that you need to work on, then it is time to go out, make a round of the stores and shop for your plus-sized bridal gown. Where should you go shopping? You should go to stores where you are allowed to try on the bridal gowns that catch your eye. The only way that you would know if a bridal gown is just right for you is by trying it on.

Trying it on is also the only way you will know if the bridal gown you are looking at is comfortable for you. It is not enough for your bridal gown to look beautiful on you; comfort is more important than beauty.

It affects your confidence as a bride if your bridal gown keeps hitching up, is too tight to breathe in or bites at your sides. If the bridal gown that you want is your size but is not comfortable, go ahead and get one that is one size bigger.

Because you can get your bridal gown altered to fit you perfectly, after all. In fact, you should consider taking the bridal gown you bought to a tailor and have it altered so it really fits you. It is the next best thing to getting a bridal gown that was designed just for you.

If Money is a Concern

The perfect plus-sized bridal gown should not break your wedding budget. It is not necessary to get an expensive bridal gown, especially if you cannot afford it. If money is going to be a concern when you get your bridal gown, you can make your choice among bridesmaids’ gowns that look elaborate enough to pass for bridal gowns, as long as these gowns are in shades of white.

You can also comb thrift stores. Thrift stores have a great selection of secondhand bridal gowns that you can choose from. If your choice happens to be a secondhand bridal gown, you can take it to a tailor to have it altered. After a few alterations and after some time at the dry cleaners, your secondhand bridal gown will be just like new.

The Last Word

Always consider that all the guidelines you encounter in choosing a bridal gown, especially if you are a plus-size woman, are just guidelines that are meant to help you select your bridal gown. These are not rules that are set in stone.

So, if you fall desperately in love with a bridal gown, ignore all rules and do not leave the store without buying it. If you do not buy it, someone else will, and you will regret not being decisive enough to make the purchase when you should have done so.

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Plus Size Sexy Lingerie UK

It is well known that feminine shape varies a great deal. History tells us that it has always been so!

Throughout the ages, what’s been fashionable for the shape of the feminine body has gone from one extreme to the other. However, the charming feminine body has always been subject to what happens to be covering it and history shows us that it’s been covered in many different ways. Also, different parts of the feminine form have been intensified, obscured, reduced, increased by the style of the current fashionable adornments.

We’ve witnessed some unimaginable extremes, from devices that required a small army to coerce the unlucky fashion victim into, to the flimsiest, most whimsical mere flutter of a garment. Let’s take a look back in time at how sexy lingerie has developed and how it got to where it is today.

First of all, let’s get some terminology sorted out. Thanks to the world’s most amorous language, we now almost always refer to feminine ‘underwear’ as ‘lingerie’ – unless we’re being derogatory in which case, depending on where you reside, you can fill in the blanks!

When we (at least us of the male persuasion) think of lingerie, we think of a flimsy material embellishing the feminine body in a way that gives us a hint of the delights that lie underneath. But the ‘first’ lingerie, probably from one of the Ancient Greek islands, was far different. These captivating Greek women used a boned corset fitted tightly around the midriff, not for support or even for a ‘slimming’ effect, but to attract their men by showing their thrusting breasts in a most conspicuous way. Probably not what we would call lingerie today but with much the same desired effect.

As time rolled on, the feminine form took on new ‘perfect’ shapes dependant on the in thing. As each ‘perfect’ form emerged, adornments were designed and brought out to embellish and accentuate that desired shape. The culture of the society dictated whether the breasts, the bottom or both would be highlighted and revered. You could argue that nothing much has changed!

During Medieval times it was thought that the natural form and shape of a woman should be constricted and that the breasts should be firm and small. This state of affairs was probably fine for those built naturally that way but perhaps not so good for those of a more ample construction. Many different sorts of the corset were worn with the single purpose of flattening the breasts and/or the bottom. It has been said that, in order to draw attention to that part of the anatomy that shouldn’t draw attention, some women wore tinkling bells around their neck to remind the menfolk of the delights that still lay beneath.

The ‘modern’ corset is attributed to Catherine de MÈdicis, wife of King Henri II of France. She enforced a ban on broad waists at court attendance during the 1550s and had a questionable effect on women for the next 350 years.

The Renaissance saw another change in the preferred feminine shape. Women now required cone shaped breasts, flat stomachs and slim waists. In order to realize this look, they also needed to employ maids or family members to dress them because the cinching up of their corsets was done from behind and required much effort.

Due to this unnatural method of acquiring ‘perfection’, Doctors and other notaries made the case that these corsets confined women’s bodies so tightly that their internal organs were being damaged and their ribs were being permanently misshapen. Around that time it was common for women to blackout or fall into a swoon. This was usually put down to their delicate nature but, in fact, it was because they simply found it very hard to breathe! There are many accounts of women dying because of fatal punctures to vital organs due to this practice.

In the early 18th century the whalebone corset still kept women tightly bound but the artistry that reflected the times was painstakingly incorporated into clothing and the corsets were decorated with charming ribbons, lace and embroidery. A part of this lightening up was the fact that it became fashionable for the breasts to be pushed upwards to the point of almost popping out.

Towards the end of the 18th century, the corset was being worn by the gentry, the burgeoning middle class and even by nuns in convents. It was often proudly displayed by its wearer because it was a visible outer item of clothing at that time. In itself, it was an object of beauty and ornamentation and its display was part of social courtesy.

However, as people became more educated and aware, they started to question and critique many things including art, politics and, you guessed it, in thing. Backed up by professional people like doctors, public opinion became such that boned corsets were actually outlawed in many countries.

By the early 19th century, a much softer approach to the feminine shape became popular. The in-thing still required the support that the old corset had given so it returned with more elaborate methods of construction. Boning was still used in small sections which allowed for better and more comfortable movement.

The in thing at the time was for a more separated look for breasts and a corsetiere by the name of M Leroy (who designed the wedding corset for Marie Luise of Austria when she married Napoleon Bonaparte in 1810) designed a model which he called a ‘divorce’, allegedly because of the ‘separation’ involved. The most significant aspect of this perhaps, was the fact that women were able to dress and undress themselves due to more elaborate lacing methods.

During the 1840s the extremely exaggerated shape for women caused whalebone to make a comeback with huge hoops and crinolines that were covered with all kinds of fabric and fineries. Unfortunately for women, it became the in thing to have waists small enough for a man to put his hands around and the need for even harder waist-cinching became the feminine nightmare of the day.

It wasn’t long before hoops and crinolines were replaced by the soft ‘S’ silhouette. This style still used the corset but added a bustle to the back creating an exaggerated posterior. Once again it was the women who had to suffer for in thing, needing to stand most of the time due to the cumbersome bustle on their posteriors. Obviously, men found this appealing because it gave them more opportunities to stare at the sexy women with their large bustles.

As more innovation came to in thing design, greater varieties of corsets were brought out. During the morning, a lady could wear a lightly-boned corset for promenading, an elastic corset for riding sidesaddle, a boneless corset for a trip to the beach and a jersey corset for riding her penny farthing. The corsetry industry was in its heyday!

Towards the end of the 19th century, the corset supported not only the breasts but also the newly developed stocking. Stockings were held up by garters and suspenders which were then attached to the corset. These devices, although a triumph of design, probably added yet another frustrating dimension to the in thing-conscious feminine of the day.

By the beginning of the 20th century, corsets were being laced down as far as the knee. But many people didn’t like that style, and in thing, designers were leaning towards an uncorseted, more free-flowing style. Sexy lingerie was about to take a whole new dimension. With the advent of the industrial revolution and the introduction of the sewing machine, Germany and France opened the first corset factories.

In 1910 New York socialite Mary Phelps Jacob brought out a new type of brassiere. Not satisfied with the corset stiffened with whalebone which she was meant to wear under a new sheer evening gown, Mary worked with her maid to stitch two silk handkerchiefs together with some pink ribbon and cord. It was much softer and shorter than a corset and it allowed the breasts to be shaped in their natural condition.

Mary Phelps Jacob was the first person to patent an item of underwear named ‘Brassiere’, the name derived from the old French word for ‘upper arm’. shortly after, she sold the brassiere patent to the Warner Brothers Corset Company in Bridgeport, Connecticut, for $1,500 (over $25,600 today).

In 1917 the United States War Industries Board asked women to stop buying corsets to free up metal for the production of war materials. This step released some 28,000 tons of metal, sufficient to build two battleships.

Allegedly the success of the brassiere is due primarily to the Great War. The Great War changed gender roles forever, putting many women to work in factories and wearing uniforms for the first time. Women needed practical, comfortable undergarments. Warner went on to rake in more than 15 dollars from the brassiere patent over the next thirty years.

The other thing to consider in the downfall of the corset was that The Great War had taken its toll on the number of men. This meant more competition for finding a man so women needed to look their sexiest!

With the Roaring Twenties and its sophisticated parties, in thing was turned on its head, the boyish look was in. The pursual of flat chests and stomachs along with straight hips and buttocks led to the creation of the liberty bodice, the chemise, and bloomers which were loose-fitting and light. For the first time, pastel-coloured underwear appeared to replace plain old-fashioned white. To enhance the boyish look the first brassieres were designed to flatten the breasts. What happened to the corset? The posterior part that held up the stockings was shortened and became the suspender belt.

The full-figured look came back in the 1930s. The feminine look once again became the in thing. Women were encouraged to look well-proportioned with a full-figure while remaining fairly slim in the hips. Now women had a full set of underwear to help with the image: breast-enhancing brassieres, elastic suspender belts, not forgetting the girdle, which kept all the curves in their designated place.

The 1930s also saw one of the biggest advancements in the underwear industry when the Dunlop Rubber company developed Lastex, an elastic, two-way stretch textile made from the fine thread of a chemically modified rubber called Latex. This could be interwoven with fabric which allowed the industry to make underwear in a multitude of sizes to appropriately fit a woman’s body.

The arrival of World War II and its shortages meant that Germany was unable to import the fabrics they had used before then and their industry failed. Forever inventive, people started making underwear knitted at home out of materials to hand. Not the sexiest of lingerie but at least they kept warm.

After the war underwear consisted of basic brassieres and suspender belts. This was acceptable to many women but the teenage girl, just coming out of the hardship of the war years, became a target market. These young women couldn’t wait to blossom into women and wearing lingerie was a fantastic step towards achieving that goal. The German underwear industry brought out lingerie sets that appealed to these young girls and the industry never looked back.

In the UK, the underwear industry was trying to create something new and cutting edge. Women were bombarded with all kinds of undergarments and top clothing to help them look sexy. The film producer Howard Hughes brought out a new brassiere, a special wire-reinforced design for Jane Russell. This caused the censors to throw a tantrum about miss Russell’s breasts being blatantly exposed all because of Hughes’ terrifically innovative brassiere improvements.

The 1960s was a bad decade for the underwear industry thanks to the rise of women’s emancipation movements. Feminists burned their brassieres and many lingerie manufacturers were forced out of business. However, Lycra had just been developed and women began to wear tight-fitting leggings. The iconic in thing item of that decade, however, was arguably the sexy little mini-skirt and the demand for bikini briefs. Famously, for a scant moment in time, topless swimsuits and topless dresses were the rages. But, unfortunately for most men and fortunately for the in thing industry, they were merely a ‘flash-in-the-pan’!

The 1980s saw the wire-reinforced brassiere become the number one bestseller. While these are still very popular today, the best-seller at the moment is the push-up bra. Statistically, the average woman in Europe owns six brassieres, one of which is a strapless bra and one is a colour other than white.

The modern feminine shape varies and is not as susceptible to fashion trends as in previously. However, the charming sex will always looks breathtaking in sexy, slinky lingerie!

So, there we are. From the push-up corsets of ancient Greece to the push-up brassiere of today. Sexy lingerie? Nothing ever really changes!

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How to Clean Leather Handbags at Home – Best Conditioner

Leather has been a favourite textile all over the world for thousands of years. It was used in England, Germany, France, as well as many other countries to make luggage, clothing, shoes, handbags, and other products as different cultures saw fit. The Indians used leather for their clothing, shoes, boots, jewellery, blankets, and homes.

The Indians made their leather look more colourful and appealing to the eye. They added beads on their boots and shoes, colourful dyes decorated the outside of their teepees, and feathers ornamented their leather headdresses. The Indians found many ways to accessorize their leather.

Today we have become accustomed to using leather for many aspects in life such as soft italian clutch bags, handbags, purses, shoes, clothing, coats, hats, jewellery, luggage, wallets, and fanny packs. It is so easy to choose what we will wear and carry with what. We have so many styles, colours, and different grades of leather to choose from. All we have to do is go online or to a mall and buy what we like. It is as easy as that.

Your ensemble may be easier to accessorise than you think. For instance, we use a certain style purse such as a clutch purse to wear with our evening wear. Trendy handbags and sporty purses will embellish your jeans and a tee. While a fanny pack or a backpack/bookbag will work well on an adventurous hike or to a theme park. Or how professional would you look carrying a fine leather briefcase walking into a corporate business meeting? The way you accessorize your outfit says a lot about your personality.

Another way to accessorize your wardrobe could be with leather jewellery such as a choker or leather necklace with a slide or beads on it. Leather jewellery is very stylish in today’s fashion world and when you think about it, it has for quite some time.

There are many ways to use leather to dress up your day, whether at work or at play. These are just a few ideas on how to accessorize your wardrobe with leather.

How to clean your Leather Handbag

There are general rules for how to clean leather. So how to clean the inside of a leather purse will differ from how to clean a leather purse from a thrift store. In the same vein, how to restore a faded leather handbag requires different skills from if you’re trying to clean a leather purse from a jeans stain.

These rules apply to how to clean car upholstery, belts, purses, jackets or other clothing, as well as furniture, luggage, and leather shoes. All leather needs an environment that is not too wet, not too dry, not too hot, or not too cold. Any extremes in the atmosphere can cause irreparable harm to the hides.

Because leather is a natural fabric, it needs to breathe so using this leather milk is a great start as it can almost be described as the holy grail of cleaning leather handbags and purses.. Store leather in a cool area where it can have air circulating around it. Its colour can also fade if it is kept in full sun. Furniture should be placed carefully in a room to avoid exposure to direct sunlight. Cars with leather seats need to be stored in a garage to preserve the colour and to avoid permanent marks from the sun shining through the windows in the same pattern daily.

Leather can also dry out over time. Exposure to heat or direct sun can hasten this drying process. Moisture can and should be restored to the leather by rubbing in conditioners on a regular basis. This conditioning also helps leather repel some substances that might soak into a dried-out piece.

Removing stains can be a challenge for leather goods. Only use products that are specially formulated for safe use on leather. Always test the product on an inconspicuous spot to see if its use will change the colour of the item. If the garment is one of a set (for instance, one of a pair of gloves) treat both items to maintain a colour match. Small spots may respond to the careful application of alcohol, corn starch, or cuticle remover applied with a cotton swab. This last suggestion will work by removing a thin layer of the leather, so be careful to test in an inconspicuous spot on dyed items. A water-stained garment may be saved by wetting the entire garment to attempt to match the new colour.

An expert may need to be consulted to discover how to clean car upholstery that has unusual or extensive stains. Following a regular maintenance schedule and wiping up any spills immediately should keep the interior of the car attractive and comfortable.

Certain natural leather finishes can be permanently stained or turn a different colour if exposed to too much water or other liquids. One key rule is to clean the piece immediately before a substance has a chance to soak in or dry onto the hide. Homeowners should not panic or look the other way when their leather furniture is spilt on or marked because they are unsure how to clean it.

Leather, because it is a natural fabric, should be maintained by washing at least twice a year. This washing should be done gently, by hand.

  • Use a mild soap or a saddle soap.
  • Create suds in a bowl and apply the suds to the leather surface with a soft cloth or sponge.
  • Do not use soapy water.
  • Be careful to keep the cloth barely damp — not wet.
  • After washing, buff the leather item dry with a second soft cloth.
  • Do not try to dry the leather item near heat, as this will cause the leather to become brittle and possibly shrink.
  • After washing and drying the item is complete, rub a good leather conditioner into the fabric.
  • This conditioner serves to protect the leather from spills or stains and helps keep it soft and supple.
  • If unsure about using a leather conditioner, the manufacturer’s directions will explain how to properly use it.
  • Clean leather by hand, gently, with the proper products, and this fabric will last for years.

What to Clean Leather Handbags with

Leather is a very durable material and needs to be cared for. To care and protect your leather handbags, backpacks, wallets, fanny packs, etc., you should use good quality water and stain repellant to help prevent stains and dirt build-up. For best results:

  •  Apply protecting products just after purchasing and three to four times a year thereafter as needed.
  •  Keep your leather moist with high-quality leather lotion.
  •  Do not use any cleaning products on any leather that is not made specifically for leather.
  •  If your handbag or other leather product is suede, use a cleaner that is made for suede.

Some cleaners that are made for leather may not be for use on suede. A good rule to go by is to always follow the manufactureís directions and always test any protection and cleaning product on an inconspicuous area first.

When wearing or carrying leather, do not spray perfumes, hair spray, body sprays, or any other harmful products near your leather product, it will damage it and stain it from the harsh ingredients. Your leather product may be cleaned by simply wiping with a clean, damp cloth. Do not use soap or any chemical products. If there are stains that are too tough to get out, consult a professional leather cleaner.

How you store your leather is very important. Leather must be stored in a breathable container such as a cotton bag or wrapped in a cotton fabric. Do not store your leather in plastic. This may cause your leather to dry out. Store in a well-ventilated, cool, dry place and keep away for excessive heat or dampness such as attics and basements. This may cause your leather to crack from the heat or to mould from the dampness. By using some of the methods mentioned above may keep your leather looking great for many years to come.

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Over Bump Bootcut Maternity Jeans – Comfort For Expectant Moms

Unlike many expectant moms years in the past, expectant mothers right now have extra choices for his or her maternity wardrobe, and these choices embody maternity jeans.

Over Bump Bootcut Maternity Jeans

Why Purchase Maternity jeans?

Individuals have all the time considered jeans as the final word garment with regards to consolation. That is hardly shocking, provided that jeans first originated as a part of the working man’s apparel. Within the olden days, solely blue-collar staff wore jeans mainly because jeans permit them to do their jobs in comfort and since they’re very sturdy.

Jeans additionally give its wearer some flexibility with regards to type. For an informal look, a lady can merely match her jeans with a T-shirt and a pair of sneakers, after which she is sweet to go. If she is aiming for an extra trendy look, she will put on an aesthetic shirt along with her jeans, placed on boots or heeled footwear, after which prime the look with some jewellery and equipment. The purpose is that she will create any look she desires along with her jeans simply by mixing and matching tops, footwear and equipment.

Consolation and suppleness are what made jeans an important garment in any girl’s wardrobe. It doesn’t matter whether or not she is pregnant or not. Sporting maternity jeans will give a lady the consolation that she wants throughout this particular and delicate time of her life. Common jeans aren’t designed to present this consolation {that a} pregnant girl wants. Sporting maternity jeans additionally let her proceed to enjoy along with her sense of fashion regardless of her rising stomach.

Selecting Flattering Maternity Jeans

Similar to common jeans, maternity jeans are available in a wide selection of suits, cuts, types and washes. There are additionally embellished maternity jeans for girls who like their jeans with embroidery and beading. There are such a lot of choices accessible to pregnant girls now with regards to maternity trend, and so she ought to make the most of the alternatives at her disposal as a lot as she will.

It is vital for a pregnant girl to decide on the maternity jeans that match her properly and flatters her physique. As comfy and as informal jeans are, they’ll simply expose the issues of a lady’s determine if the jeans don’t match her. They may reveal each curve that she would quite conceal.

The identical applies to pregnant girls. An expectant mother may be very delicate about the way in which her physique seems and the way her stomach bump adjustments the form of her determine throughout her being pregnant. If she is worried about wanting bloated in her maternity jeans, she will keep away from that by selecting a pair of maternity jeans that matches her properly and is simply excellent for her.

The identical ideas about shopping for garments in response to the form of 1’s physique apply to purchase maternity jeans. Slender girls are nonetheless higher off with straight lower jeans that can emphasize their slimness and their lengthy legs. Boot lower maternity jeans are nonetheless the mode for plus-size girls as a result of these jeans lend a balanced look to a curvy physique.

Most maternity jeans, nonetheless, have a low waist or are hipsters. Maternity jeans of this type permit extra room for a pregnant girl’s rising stomach.

A Few Concerns When Shopping for Maternity Jeans

Although maternity jeans are available in all types of cuts, suits and types, there are some varieties of maternity jeans that may present probably the most consolation for a pregnant girl. If a lady desires to put on maternity jeans throughout her being pregnant however has points relating to consolation, she will hold the following tips in thoughts whereas searching for maternity jeans:

1. She will purchase maternity jeans made with stretch jeans. Because the title implies, stretch jeans is softer and extra versatile. The material adjusts to its wearer’s actions, thus offering additional consolation.

2. Maternity jeans ought todevelop” with its wearer. This solely implies that it ought to be adjustable to accommodate a pregnant girl’s rising bump. Adjustable maternity jeans typically have aspect panels, inside waist cinch, in addition to buttonhole extenders. Adjustable maternity jeans are sensible for the pregnant girl on funds as a result of it means she doesn’t have to purchase new ones when she grows too massive for her jeans.

3. Maternity jeans with a jersey abdomen panel present a better stage of consolation for some pregnant girls.

The place and When Ought to One Purchase Maternity Jeans?

It’s advisable for girls to begin shopping for maternity jeans as soon as they’re on the center of their first trimester. Looking for maternity jeans that early might help rather a lot in avoiding stress for pregnant girls.

The most effective locations to purchase maternity jeans are boutique shops focusing on maternity trend. Attendants, there are skilled to help the pregnant girl whereas she makes her alternative of what maternity jeans to purchase.

There are additionally glorious on-line shops the place a pregnant girl should buy maternity jeans. One ought to ensure that these on-line shops have a return coverage in case the jeans don’t match.

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How Can We Reduce the Risk of Online Shopping?

Shopping is an activity that is necessary in our lives. Many people spend a small percentage of their day doing some type of shopping, be it for food or some other essential items. Online shopping is when a consumer purchases products or services through the Internet. Approximately 68% of online British shoppers say they think internet shopping saves them time.

We’ve all heard how great shopping on the Internet can be, and that you can get things far cheaper, as the shops don’t have to pay expensive overheads. At the same time, most internet users express discomfort over a key step in online shopping and sending personal or credit card information over the internet. The good news is that consumers are now taking proactive steps to protect themselves to ensure safe online shopping.

Here are a few informative tips about online shopping that Iíve learned through my experiences.

  1. Before you give your payment information, check that the Internet connections you will be using are secure and that the website encrypts your card number so it canít be read by others.
  2. Always print out your order confirmation and save your receipts into a separate folder marked ìreceiptsî, even if you lose or misplace your paper receipt you will have a back copy up should you need a refund.
  3. Some con artists try to lure consumers to their fraudulent Web sites by using corporate names or Internet addresses that are very similar to those of legitimate, well-known companies.
  4. ShopSafe is a consumer guide for online shoppers. All shops listed on ShopSafe have had their security, delivery, range of goods and prices checked. If you ever have any difficulty communicating with a merchant who is listed on ShopSafe, all you have to do is contact them and they will do their best to contact that merchant on your behalf.
  5. Remember, before you make a purchase or a payment, read the information on the Web site regarding your right to stop payment or the company’s refund and return policies for damaged goods or faulty service.
  6. Check the web site to make sure there is a privacy policy posted, and that you’re comfortable with the way your personal information is treated under that policy. Also, only provide the minimum information needed to complete a transaction, don’t divulge your Social Security number, credit card number, address, phone number or other personal information unless you’re sure the Web site is legitimate and you know why that information is needed.
  7. When shopping online through a Web or online auction site, look for a feedback section on the site to review comments on the seller based on previous transactions.
  8. Don’t do business with any retailer that does not provide its physical address and a contact telephone number for customers.
  9. While youíre shopping online and you become dubious about a merchant, if the Web site appears to be suspicious or if the offer seems “far too good to be true,” trust your instincts. As my mother used to say ‘when in doubt, don’t‘.
  10. Search for trustworthy businesses using keywords that are part of the business name or that describe the products or services they offer this will ensure that they are legitimately selling the product or services they are advertising.
  11. If you should receive an email claiming problems with your order or account, and asking for your personal financial information, do not ever respond to them, legitimate businesses will never send this type of email to you.

If people’s worries about the security of personal information were eased, the pool of online shoppers would be greater. It is so easy to compare prices, there are no queues and plenty of parking spaces online. One important piece of information about shopping online and paying online from homeóit can be safe and easy, but before you begin to shop online, you’ve got to do your homework, don’t be fooled and entrust your personal and financial information to just any Web site.

 

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Choosing the Best Sports/Fitness Tracker for Cycling

For some reason, sports or fitness tracker for cycling are usually large and have a rugged appearance. Even a woman’s sports watch with a basic heart rate monitor for monitoring the optical heart rate is typically more rugged in appearance than a more formal dress style timepiece.

Probably the first and foremost consideration when selecting a fitness tracker for cycling is to understand what the purpose of the watch is for. Rather than just opting for the first apple watch or Fitbit Versa you can lay your hands on, you should consider what else you need it for and what other features it has.

Do you need it to have GPS tracking? Will battery life be an issue? Do you need an activity tracker? What kind of display are you after? How often do you check the time?

Some of the popular brands – like the Fitbit ionic, Fitbit blaze, Garmin Fenix, Fitbit Versa, Garmin forerunner and Fitbit charge – all do this and more. So they are not just wrist-based fitness trackers but come with a lot of additional features included.

You may say that the purpose of choosing a sports watch is because you participate in sports, but that doesn’t necessarily require you be restricted to a particular type of watch. The way to look at it is that those who participate in the sport of tennis may prefer a watch that appears more like a bracelet than a rugged timepiece.

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What to look for in a cycling watch

Size

A sports watch will usually be somewhat larger than watches intended for more formal occasions, however, watches, in general, have grown larger over the past few years. Choosing a sports watch that is not large enough on the face of the watch to easily place and read all the features is a waste of money. At the same time, choosing a large bulky watch can interfere with playing some sports, and can even be dangerous to the player in others. Catching parts of the watch on other objects is hard on the watch and may cause injury to the wearer as well.

Dial

The dial should be large enough to easily read the numbers and view the placement of the hands. A luminous dial is helpful in some situations. Placement of the hands or the digital readout should be done with readability in mind. If there are other features on the face of the watch, they should be intuitively placed and easily seen. Hands versus display are a matter of personal preference.

Water resistance

Obviously divers, swimmers or those who work in moist weather conditions will want to review the water resistance level in the watch options they are considering. If you are a diver, keep in mind that most sports watches are water-resistant to some degree, but you shouldn’t assume that a 50-metre depth watch will be okay at 49 meters.

Materials

Almost all sports watches are made of either stainless steel or titanium. Hardened titanium is beautiful and durable as is stainless steel and much less expensive than watches made of precious metals such as gold or platinum. Gold is easily scratched so would be less desirable for a sports watch. Stainless steel is the preferred choice for most sports watches.

Band composition

The composition of the band typically is metal, leather or synthetic material of some type, such as plastic. You should look for a band that fits your wrist correctly, no matter what the style of the sports watch is or what the composition is. Any watch that is too lose will tend to catch on objects while the wearer is active. A watch band that is too snug will never be comfortable to wear and will tend to rub or chafe the skin of an active wearer.

Crystals

The watch crystal is generally not an option on a sports watch or any other. You will find the harder the substance the better quality the crystal. Synthetic sapphire is the typical choice, as they are next to diamonds in the hardness scale. Less expensive watches will typically use mineral glass or even plastic. Mineral glass is coated so as to make it more resistant to scratching.

Weight

The weight of a watch for an active sports enthusiast can become critical. If you are wearing a watch that weighs above 100 grams you will begin to feel the weight of the watch on your wrist. Unfortunately, not all watch manufacturers provide information on the weight of the watch in the specifications.

Quartz vs mechanical

The decision about whether a quartz or mechanical watch is preferable to you is going to be linked to the price you are prepared to spend on the watch. Lower priced and lower quality watches typically will have a quartz movement while higher quality and higher-priced watches will nearly always have mechanical movements. The exception may be where the case of the watch is made of a precious metal.

Extras

Some add ons include a stopwatch, a calendar and clocks from other time zones or alarms for example, but these items are simply personal preference items.

In summary, finding the perfect sports or fitness watch is a matter of determining how the watch will be used and how it will look and feel on your wrist. Checking the quality level of the watch will be critical unless you are planning to replace the watch periodically. Finally, the price of the watch will be an important factor in choosing the ideal sports watch. You may want to think about looking for a quality watch that has been cared for if you want the best quality for the price, but you lose some assurance of the condition of the watch in this instance.

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Beach Shoes are the New Summer Fashion Trend

Beach shoes have evolved significantly over the last few years. Gone are the days when flip-flops and Birkenstock’s (remember that not all Birkenstockís are waterproof so choose the ones youíll wear to the beach wisely) were your only option. Though who can really live without a nice comfy pair of Birkenstockís or 12? Today there are all kinds of shoes made specifically to wear to the beach.

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From netted athletic shoes made for running and walking just along the edge of the water to jelly shoes, flip-flops, and dozens of varieties in between it is now more than ever possible to not only have shoes that are practical to wear to the beach but fashionable as well.

A nice pair of Birkenstock’s says the wearer is wisely more concerned with quality and comfort than following trends. Impractical beach shoes or those that are likely to need repairs after coming into contact with water and/or sand say the owner has more money than sense. And shoes that are funky and fashionable and made for the beach say the wearer is fashionably chic.

When choosing the right beach shoes for you it is important that you consider what your beachside activities are going to be. If you want to run along the shoreline, you might want to purchase a pair of the beach-friendly athletic shoes that are relatively new. If you want to be fashionable go for some of the trendy beach shoes, if you want the ultimate in comfort go for a nice pair of Birkenstockís, and flip-flops are always an old fall back that have been the shoe of choice of beachgoers for ages.

Originally posted 2016-10-23 19:50:53.

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When should a Women Wear Cocktail Dresses


Cocktail dresses, also called as cocktail gowns, are worn by women when invited for a cocktail party. Women also wear them to events like semi-formal, prom, or and to other formal occasions. The most popular cocktail dress of all is a little black dress, but they also come in all shapes, sizes and length.

Selecting a Cocktail dress might be tricky thing, but having knowledge about yourself and your body might help you to do that. You should consider the current trend, your wardrobe and your height while selecting a cocktail dress. Your height is important because depending to trends height of a cocktail varies, some are knee length, while others end around two inches above the ankle also called as tea length cocktail dress, and ankle length called as ballerina length but this is also associated with evening gowns and difference hard to tell. Materials used for cocktail dresses vary from silk to satin to chiffon it’s totally your decision which you prefer.

When invited to attend a benefit or event held by a charity or other association, a cocktail dress is probably the attire you should be thinking of. Sometimes deciphering what sort of wardrobe to raid is as simple as reading the entire invite. More than likely, you will find phrases, such as casual dress, semi-formal attire or formalwear required on the invitation. Moreover, the last resort if you are unsure is to call the phone number that is included on the invite and ask to make sure.

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When should a Women Wear Cocktail Dresses

Got an invitation for an occasion, don’t know what to wear don’t worry. Invitation should give you a clue to what sort of occasion it, like if invitation comes through a mail, occasion is for a casual dress, if invitation is through mail, you should be in need of a cocktail dress.

bags attending a cocktail party, you shouldn’t wear a sequinned gown they are for a more formal occasion, such as a wedding or anniversary party. Cocktail dress lengths can range from a mini length to something that stops above the ankles. The type of material sends a message – satin and silk are popular choices, accompanied by flattering jewels, handbags, and other accessories. The shoes that you select can also set off a cocktail dress – especially if you are sporting a shorter length and the shoes become an important focal point.

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When choosing the color of your cocktail dress, you should keep in mind that during the summer season, floral prints, light pink, sky blue, pale green and yellow, as well as other pastels look good during this time. For a winter get-together, grey, crimson, black, dark brown and dark blue cocktail dresses are quite flattering. And for one of the number one tips regarding cocktail dresses: do not try to fit into a dress that is cut too low or is too tight; the results could be disastrous.

 

Originally posted 2016-09-22 10:23:14.

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