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Slightly Surprising Fashion Trends for 2018 

Now that the weather has finally turned and warmer, longer days are with us I know a lot of you will be out shopping. You will be throwing out or stowing away your winter clothes and buying new items to wear this spring and summer.  As a result, I thought now was a good time for a simple fashion roundup post. So, I decided to pick out some emerging trends and share them with you all. As you will see, for 2018, there are some quite surprising items available that have come back into fashion and been reworked in interesting ways.

The jumpsuit is back

One of the biggest surprises is the return of the jumpsuit. Designers have been trying to bring them back for a couple of years now, but it looks like they have finally succeeded, in 2018. 

Quite a few mainstream clothing shops have included a few in their collections. Fashion World is one of those retailers. They are stocking a wide range of jumpsuits and playsuits, this year. Their layered jumpsuits and playsuits are especially interesting because the way they are styled ensures that they are quite flattering. 

The original jumpsuits fitted quite snugly. As a result, virtually every bulge showed. Layered jumpsuits do not do that because the top half looks more like a blouse. It is still joined to the culottes or trousers but has a fringe or pelmet so it hangs slightly away from the body.

A lot of women avoid wearing playsuits and jumpsuits because they are not sure how to get the fit right. If that is stopping you from trying them, I suggest you take a look at this article. It explains how to choose the right one for your body shape and make sure that it fits comfortably.

Light and floaty layers

Layering is one of the biggest trends for spring/summer 2018. It is quite unusual to see people wearing layers during the hot weather. In the past, layering has always been an autumn or winter trend. This year, it appears that we will all be topping off strappy tops with lightweight see-through blouses overlaid with a light jacket or something similar. Floaty layered, ultra-feminine dresses are also set to make a bit of a comeback.

Pastels stay

the color palette for the warmer months is set to stay more or less the same as last year. Pastels are set to be very much in vogue.

Although for offices and other workplaces where formal attire is the norm, the colors will be darker. Right now, there are lots of blue women´s business suits appearing in stores.

Non-stretch denim

After over a decade of wearing stretch denim, we are all set to go old school and start wearing 100% cotton blue jeans again. It appears that there has been a bit of a backlash now that skinny jeans are no longer fashionable. It will be interesting if this particular trend actually takes hold. Stretch denim is very forgiving. It really helps to hold everything in and smooth out some of the bulges, so most people look better in it than they do in traditional denim.

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Spring 2018 Shoe Trends

Now that the warm weather is on its way it is time to go out and treat yourself to some new footwear. Pretty soon, you will be able to put your boots away and get into sandals, pumps and other more lightweight styles of shoes.

As you can see, jdwilliams.co.uk and other retailers are already stocking a good selection. For 2018, there are some really interesting trends.

The return of the wedge

If you are looking for a pair of classic shoes that look just as good with jeans as they do with a dress or skirt, wedges could be the answer. There are plenty of configurations to choose from. For the spring, the open-toed ones are a particularly good option.

Slingbacks

Once the weather starts to warm up a bit the new style slingbacks are likely to prove quite popular. They are elegant enough to be worn to a party, yet look just as good worn with trousers for shopping at the weekends.

Loafers

If you are looking for a smart pair of almost totally flat shoes, you really cannot go wrong with a pair of loafers. This is a trend that started last year and seems to have carried over into this season. The styling is super simple and the color palette far lighter, so they actually look a lot more elegant than the ones that were on sale during the winter.

Minimalist retro sneakers

If you are a gym bunny, you are going to love the new style sneakers that are just starting to hit the shops. There is definitely a retro vibe going on, with classic Adidas versions leading the way. It is also worth taking a look at the Lacoste Straightest sneakers. They are very stylish, but should still be robust enough to be worn for the gym and other forms of exercise.
This year, the sneakers that are available in the shops are nowhere near as chunky as the ones we were wearing in 2017. They look and feel a lot lighter.

Plus, if you want something a bit more stylish there are quite a few options available. Take a look at Sketcher´s lace sneakers and you will see what I mean.

Chunkier pumps

Oddly, this year´s pumps are chunkier. The soles and rubber across the toe area are both thicker, which makes them look a lot more like sneakers. But, they should look great with the slightly wider leg jeans we are all likely to be wearing, in 2018.
White is the dominant color
At the moment, white is the color that is dominating. Virtually every shoe retailer is stocking them. White shoes are quite versatile because they can be worn with most other colors. However, you do need to take care of them. Leather or manmade uppers are not too bad, but keeping a pair of white sneakers looking good enough to wear is not easy. However, it can be done, all you need to do is to follow the advice that you find here.

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SHOPBOP EVENT OF THE SEASON SALE

Shopbop’s end of the season sale is here and you have early access! Get 20% off all orders under $500 and 25% off all orders over $500. Simply enter code EVENT18 during check out. Make sure you get to their site soon, items usually sell out fast.

Chevron Tote //  Mini Clutch
Quay Sunglasses  // Evil Eye Earrings // Sculpture Ring Set //  Wishbone Necklace 
Eyelet Blouse // Embroidered Dress
Palma Braided Slides //  Braided Pool Slides // Halle Slides // Leopard Mules

SALE DETAILS

  • When: April 10th, 2018 – April 14th, 2018 (East Dane ends April 15th)

  • What: 20% Off Orders Under $500, 25% Off Orders of $500 or More

  • Use Code: EVENT18 during checkout

 

Skin Tightening Technologies and Costs


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Contrary to popular belief, skin tightening is not a single procedure performed in a skincare clinic. It is actually a family of procedures. Therefore, if you want to treat sagging or wrinkled skin, you have to figure out which member of that family appeals to you and will yield the best results. You must also factor in both the short-term and long-term costs of each. For example, both radio frequency and various laser procedures can be used for skin tightening. Below is a brief overview of some of the most popular skin tightening methods and the things that determine their costs, as well as a brief overview of how skin tightening works.

The Common Threads Between Skin Tightening Procedures
Other than surgery, most types of skin tightening methods rely on cellular stimulation. That stimulation can come in the form of sound waves, special light frequencies, heat, or some combination of those techniques. But all of those techniques are designed with the same goal in mind. The goal is to encourage collagen to work more effectively. Collagen is a binding substance that helps to hold skin cells close to each other. Some skin tightening methods make existing collagen pull together, some cause more collagen to be produced inside the body, and some do both.

Lasers Are Common Skin Tightening Techniques
Among the most common forms of skin tightening procedures done in skincare clinics are laser treatments. However, not all lasers have the same designs. Skincare clinicians have used cosmetic-lasers with and without infrared technology for several years to treat wrinkles and sagging skin. Laser treatments also vary in strength and intensity. Therefore, your laser treatment must be tailored to the level of skin tightening you require.

Radio Frequency Treatments for Skin Tightening Can Also be Used
Radio frequency procedures are also popular ways you can reverse skin sagging. However, they tend to be milder treatments and less capable of reversing prominent wrinkles. You may prefer to have a more effective laser treatment, but it’s possible that you could be deemed at risk for side effects from it, such as burns and blisters. If so, radio frequency treatment presents a similar but potentially safer option for you.

Factors That Determine Skin Tightening Costs
There are many factors that can influence skin tightening costs. For example, if the clinician you go to has a well-established reputation and a variety of credentials he or she may charge more. The number and quality of the skin wrinkles and sags you want to treat will also make a difference in the procedure pricing. The age of the machinery can also make a difference. Clinics offering this year’s models may charge extra for their services.

The Total Cost of Skin Tightening Treatments
In general, you can expect to spend at least $1,000 on a skin tightening treatment and require at least two treatments. Depending on your age, the condition of your skin, and the part of the body you need to have treated you may need more. In fact, it is not uncommon for patients to have six or more treatments, Therefore, you must carefully consider the financial aspects of skin tightening before deciding whether to have it done.

Other Skin Tightening Consideration to Think About
If you are worried about the skin tightening procedure itself, do not be. Regardless of whether you have radio frequency or laser treatment your technician will keep you comfortable throughout the process. Both types of procedure area also quite safe and fast. Often you can complete a single appointment in less than one hour. Therefore, your schedule will not be disrupted too much.

Disclosure: This post was written by the client. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I personally believe will be a good fit for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255

 

How to Stay Sane During Stressful Times in Your Life

From work to dealing with family troubles, life can be incredibly stressful. Right when you start to think that you have gotten everything under control, life throws something at you that will undoubtedly stress you out again. Even if you are incredibly stressed, life keeps moving and you have to keep your mind clear in order to get everything done that you need to get done.

Staying sane in times of immense stress is incredibly difficult while being incredibly necessary. It can be very easy to get wrapped up in your own stress and anxiety, making you a very unproductive source in your own day. However, with the help of a few simple steps, it is incredibly easy to keep your brain focused and on track even in times of great stress.

Get a Good Night’s Sleep

A lot of times, great deals of stress can be caused when you do not get enough sleep. Furthermore, great amounts of stress can be alleviated when you start to get the right amount of sleep. This pressure can quite literally fall on the mattress you are using. You need to make sure that the mattress that you have is helping you in the ways that you need it to.

Depending on whether you sleep on your side or on your back, different mattresses will give you different effects. Depending on your height, weight, and sleep position preferences, a different mattress can make all the difference. By investing in the right mattress for your sleeping style you will get a good night’s sleep and ultimately relieve some of the stress that you carry through your life.


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Change of Space

A lot of the stress that you get from life can be solved by very minor changes made to your surrounding environment. By a change of scene you may be able to change your state of mind and alleviate some of your stress. By taking on a project that you have always wanted to, such as remodeling your kitchen with a company such as JT McDermott Remodeling Contractors, you can get an easy change of space that may change your stressful headspace.

There may be other surfaces either inside or outside your home that you may wish to change as a means to destress and keep sane during stressful times. The safety of your children as they play is always a major concern. This may serve as a stressor and add to the other stressors in your life. If you take time to replace certain flooring inside or outside of your house with safety flooring, you can be sure that your kids are safe. This will give you peace of mind and sanity as you work through the other stressors in your life.

Keep Your Finances Full

Financial problems can be a large source of stress in a person’s life which may cause them to be anything less than sane. Having a few extra dollars would make your life far less stressful and insane, but with everything going on in your life it may be difficult to find time to make those few extra dollars. All you need, however, to make a bit more money, is internet connection and a few spare minutes in the middle of your day.

There are many websites that list great services for online broker trading. These online broker trading services allow you the ability to deal with money and finances on your time. Because it is all done online, this way of making some extra money is incredibly professional while also adapting well to your stressful schedule.

Another way that you can make some easy money that will help to keep you sane online is by having your own website. All you need to do is find a website host that is reliable and works for you. By having your own website, you are completely in control of your schedule, your content, and the money you bring in. This easy way of acquiring online money is a great way to save up some money that will keep you sane when times get stressful.

Have Fun!

When people get totally consumed by times of stress, one of the most maddening thoughts is that everything that you do needs to address the stressful circumstances. One way to make sure that you stay sane during times of stress is to make sure that you take some time for you and have some fun! An easy, time efficient way to do this is play some online games.

Some online games will even offer you monetary prizes such as online casino games. With these easy online games you can destress and maybe even make some money in the process! The wonderful thing about online gaming is that you are not only limited to local casinos. You are able to access casino games from all over the world such as Norwegian casino games online. These fun online games can give your brain just enough time to relax, keep you sane, and allow you to continue through your day confidently.

Disclosure: This post was written by the client. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I personally believe will be a good fit for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255