Is your patio looking a little worse for wear? Rotten decking, cracked slabs and tonnes of weeds will never make your garden feel like an inviting space to sit. With spring on the way, why not start thinking of ways you can give it an upgrade, and get ready for some warm weather entertaining?!
A lot of people believe that being fashionable means compromising comfort. They believe that it’s just impossible for you to find that perfect outfit without experiencing a few blisters at the end of the night. This is not the case at all and it is now easier than ever for you to find the right outfit and without any discomfort at all!
Instead of reaching for your normal, plain sweatshirt, why don’t you pick one out that has a cheeky phrase on it? This is a great way for you to add some personality to your brand and it is also a great way for you to really stand out from the crowd. If you want to take things to that next level then pick out your brightest coat and have it hanging off your shoulders. To finish off? Wear that pair of super comfortable trainers. This is a great way for you to look cool and casual, not to mention that this look is really making a comeback.
Sweatpants are IN
Sweatpants in public may sound like every fashion guru’s worst nightmare. In this day and age, they are really trendy and you’d be surprised at how easy it is for you to make an outfit out of this. Don’t pair it with the grey hoodie you have at the back of the closet, and instead, pair it with a blazer or even a stripy top. This is ideal if you want to go for a crisp, winter look and you can even pair it with some white trainers. When choosing your sweatpants, black ones are the way to go but you can also find ones that have a design on them as well. Just don’t go too overboard, and remember that this look is all about simplicity. Read More
Walk into any high street store and you’ll see a section dedicated to vintage wear. Five years ago, this movement was only found in specialist retro stores that were looking to exploit a niche. Now, vintage clothing is everywhere and even the biggest brands are trying to jump on the bandwagon. You may have a selection of retro garments which you adore and can’t wait to break out again. As cool as they are, style isn’t the only reason vintage wear has skyrocketed in popularity in the past decade.
Here are a few more reasons behind the retro revolution.
Easy To Fix
Modern clothing uses new, stylish materials to get the best look, but fashion and practicality often don’t go hand in hand. After a session on the high street or online, you tend to find that the quality isn’t very high. Sadly, it’s the price you have to pay to look and feel your best. Vintage clothing uses robust materials that only erode after a long period. And, when they do, to hem trousers or dresses isn’t difficult and that makes them easy to fix. Of course, this makes retro clothing a big money-saver at a time when there isn’t a lot of green to go around.
Picture the scene. You’re at a party or on a night out with the girls, and someone walks in wearing the same outfit. And, it isn’t similar – it’s an exact match. All you can do is grin and bear it and try and stay out of her way for the rest of the night! Still, it’s embarrassing and stressful situation which most women want to avoid. Thanks to vintage clothes, you can because every piece is original. Retro designers are quirky and like to use textures and styles for dramatic effect, which should help to avoid awkward run-ins in the club.
Helping the planet is a massive deal in 2018 and shoppers are thinking about it more and more. An average consumer will no longer blindly buy an item based on price alone. Today, customers want to keep costs low, but they don’t want to harm the environment either. Purchasing old clothes mixes both and kills two birds with one stone. In layman’s terms, the industry centers on recycling a part of the billion pounds worth of used clothes Americans throw in the garbage. In a small way, shoppers can save the earth and look amazing. It’s a no-brainer.
There are hardly any other sectors in the fashion industry which make money on recycled items. Vintage is an anomaly because there is a market for collectors, and they pay through the nose for the right clothes. Typically, garments lose a dramatic portion of their value after the sale, just like a car. Retro outfits keep their value and even rise in price over time. Quite simply, a vintage customer can save money and then make it back which is impossible with high street gear.
Now you know the reasons, are you likely to join the growing crowd of supporters?
One of, if not the worst things that can happen for the health nuts among us is succumbing to injury or illness that throws your entire routine into a spin. However much progress you might have made will immediately seem like a lost cause, and what’s worse, finding the motivation and energy to get back on the bike or track or machine can be a challenge.
Your home is supposed to be many things, but one of the most important things that your home is supposed to be is comfortable. Unfortunately, ensuring that your home is at a comfortable temperature all year around can be difficult, especially if your winters are particularly icy or your summers are particularly fiery. It can also get pretty costly, which is something you might not be able to afford. Here are a few tips to help you keep your home at a comfortable temperature all year long. Read More
No one knows exactly what motherhood is going to be like until they have their very first baby. Even if you grew up in a large family and around a lot of young babies and children, it can still be quite scary to be expecting your first. After all, you won’t be able to pass your baby onto someone else as soon as it starts crying! So, as you can see, it is always best to arm yourself with as much knowledge as possible from those who already know what it’s like to be a new mom.
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Going back to work after having a baby can be incredibly difficult. You can feel like you are torn with a mix of emotions. Part of you may not want to go back to work at all. The other part of you may feel guilty for going back, or guilty for the fact that you are actually looking forward to it. Or, perhaps this time off work has made you anxious and you are even starting to question whether this is the right career for you? All of these feelings are entirely normal. With that in mind, let’s take a look at some top tips on getting back to work once you have had a baby. Read More
Your little swimming buddies greet you with a friendly face as you sprinkle their food in the tank each morning. Their colorful tails swish with delight as they fill their hungry bellies and wriggle up to the top of the water as they blow bubbles at you excitedly. You want your scaly pets to feel happy and comfortable in their crystal clear home, but how do you know they like their watery environment? They need a place to live which has a rainbow of fun, fresh water and safe hiding places to keep them occupied. Whether you’ve had your fish for a long time or they are a relatively new pet, you need to make sure their aquarium is fit for a fishy king. Read More
When we think about improving our homes we often turn to expensive renovations. Even if we know they’re going to cost a tonne of money, it’s still worth the money thanks to all of the assistance we get from expert contractors and the added peace of mind knowing that we have professionals working on our projects instead of our own amateur hands with limited knowledge. The truth is that as much as we love to have renovations done to our home, there will come a point where we simply can’t think of what to change that would be worth the money.
There’s no doubt that a clean home is a happy home, but staying on top of this task isn’t easy. After all, you are faced with a whole host of other life commitments while you’d rather spend your free time with the family. Therefore, finding a winning formula so that those cleaning duties no longer rule your world is essential. Read More