The Top Bridal Trends for 2016

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It may not seem like 2015 was that long ago, but the dresses worn, accessories used and decorations picked are now a thing of the past. If you went to a wedding in the last few years, you probably noticed that many of the dresses and accessories that the brides wore had a similar look. Designers now offer dresses that are completely different and some fun accessories that work with those dresses too. Regardless of when you plan on tying the knot, check out some of the top bridal trends for the new year.

Show More Skin

When you think of traditional wedding dresses, you probably think of those elegant ballgowns that reach all the way to the floor and dresses that have sleeves covering your arms. Designers now want you to show off a little more skin on your wedding day. Strapless dresses, especially those with a sweetheart neckline, are particularly hot right now. Other brides prefer off the shoulder dresses that show off their necks and shoulders. You’ll even find shorter dresses that let you make the most out of your sleekly toned legs.

Think Outside the Box

Arabian women often wear mehendi art on their arms during their wedding ceremonies.Even if you have no Arabian heritage, you can still think outside of the box and incorporate your favorite heena mehndi design. Artists use a temporary ink like henna to create elaborate designs that snake down your arms and on other visible parts of your body. Go way outside of the box with a sari or another traditional piece of clothing that you wear during the ceremony or your reception. Craftsvilla offers a wide selection of traditional and authentic dresses and accessories that are perfect for your big day.

Make the Dress an Accessory

Are you tired of wearing heavy jewelry and accessories that weigh you down? An elaborate headpiece, tiara or veil might look great during the ceremony, but it can also poke you in all the wrong places. Instead of wearing a lot of extra accessories, make your dress the main accessory. Some of the hottest dresses now come with elaborate jewelry actually sewn into the material and accents like gemstones and sequins attached to the front and back. These dresses have so much bling that no one will notice you aren’t wearing jewelry. Rock any of these hot bridal trends at your upcoming wedding.

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Men’s Rings Are All the Rage

Although traditionally men have not been the target market for decorative rings, that trend is quickly coming to an end. More men are choosing to make a personal statement with jewelry beyond just a basic wedding band. As the stereotypes about rings being too feminine fade, men are feeling freer to experiment with this jewelry trend. Let’s look at some of the ways they are branching out.

Wedding Rings

Wedding bands are the one jewelry item most men wear. But where in the past they might have chosen a plain gold or silver band, ring options have expanded in terms of both designs and materials. Some men choose two-tone rings with patterns while others opt for titanium with a few small diamonds embedded in the top. As long as the look is masculine overall, there is no end to the designs that can look stylish on men’s hands. Top materials these days are:

  • White gold
  • Rose gold
  • Titanium
  • Stainless steel

Personal Rings

Another popular men’s ring is an affiliation ring, something that indicates a group, club, school or culture the wearer belongs to. These pieces of jewelry might show a Masonic symbol, a family crest or a high school mascot. Men who own rings designating a sports championship or military affiliation often wear them when dressing up for a special occasion. Other rings that fall into this category are:

  • Cultural rings such as rings featuring a Claddagh
  • College or high school class ring
  • Fraternity ring
  • Father’s ring with birthstones of his children

Artistic Rings

As the artisan movement heats up, there are a huge variety of artistic rings available that have a very masculine feel thanks to their rough-hewn look and infinite ability to be customized. This type of jewelry might contain an un-faceted version of the wearer’s birthstone or chunks of gold hammered into a pattern. The themes on artistic rings might range from skull-and-crossbones to a superhero symbol, depending on the preferences of the man wearing them.

Pinkie Rings

No longer the bailiwick of mobster types, the pinkie ring allows men to wear an understated piece of jewelry. Pinkie rings often feature faceted precious gems, commonly paired with small diamonds. Inlays, complementary materials and other fine details sometimes find their way onto these pieces. Again, pinkie rings are all about men getting a chance to show the world a bit about their personality, whether it’s quirky, flashy or subtle.

What Your T-shirt Says About You

A picture is worth a thousand words, so t-shirt designs and symbols say a lot about the individuals wearing them. To make sure that you are being well presented, you should be aware of what different symbols project. There are 3 common symbols to be aware of.

1. Popular Phrases

T-shirts with popular phrasing upon them spread the message of those particular phrases. As such, it is important that you are fully aware of the meaning and context of the saying and that you agree with it.

2. Sports Emblems

A t-shirt with your alma mater or favorite sports team plastered on it shows your commitment to the team. Other sports brand symbols can be thought of similar to popular phrasing in that they usually make popular or recognizable statements. Make sure that you do not mind being associate with those teams or branding.

3. Peace Signs

For years the peace sign has been readily accepted as a symbol of serenity and unity. Its strong roots in the culture of the 70’s also give it an old-school vibe. Considering these things, those who wear it are often viewed as eclectic and laid back.

It is important to be aware what the designs on your t-shirt are expressing and in turn what they say about you. By keeping these things in mind, you can be sure to where a t-shirt that fully expresses your unique style.
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Show Thanks and Love With Nicole Lee Handbags

I’ve never met a girl/woman who doesn’t like… let me rephrase that, doesn’t LOVE handbags. I have a 3 year old girl who gets giddy around adorable handbags/purses at the store! Handbags are a woman’s life extension. My husband would say I carry my house inside the store. I literally have everything I need in my purse to survive a day or two. A reliable handbag to carry my necessities is all I need. There is one handbag brand that I have personally tried and tested… that is Nicole Lee.

I have 3 Nicole Lee Handbags in my closet. So yes, this isn’t just something I acquired days ago but I actually own several of them. I swear but its durability, quality, cuteness and they are very stylish. I turned heads, women! And had been stopped several times on the street just to be asked where I got my handbag. LOL
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What is Nicole Lee?

  • Nicole Lee, an LA based handbag company, had its first launch in 2004.
  • Nicole Lee handbags have unique designs and funky details and is always pushing the envelope when it comes to hot fashion trends. Nicole Lee believes that fashion should be fun and refreshing.
  • Nicole Lee handbags are created with Top quality fabric and detailed craftsmanship, Nicole Lee handbags are not shy on the shelves. With aggressive and fashion forward designs, Nicole Lee aspires to take the world of handbags to a whole new level.

For this review, Nicole Lee sent me the gorgeous DOROTHY DREAM CATCHER PRINT SHOPPER BAG.

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  • Colors: Dream Catcher
  • Size: 19″ W X 13″ H X 5″ D
  • Drop: 9″
  • Strap: 30-58″ (adjustable/detachable)
  • Weight: 2.6 lbs

Be ready for summer with the Nicole Lee Dorothy Dream Catcher Print Shopper Bag.

  • Exterior features: made of faux leather, Nicole Lee’s Dream Catcher print on front, tribal print trim, rhinestone embellishments, gold-tone hardware, faux croc handles, zipper closure, back zip pocket, and Nicole Lee nameplate in front.
  • Interior features: zip wall pocket with NL nameplate at interior back, double open wall pockets at interior front, and diamond geometric print with NL logo satin lining.
  • Faux leather handles with 9” inch drop.
  • Includes adjustable and detachable 30-58” inch shoulder strap.
  • Color available is Dream Catcher.
  • For cleaning, wipe with damp cloth.

This Dorothy Dream Catcher Print Shopper bag is everything you’ll ever need in a handbag and more. The print is very unique. Something you will not find just about every wear like other handbags in stores. It is a total conversation starter. I can say that this handbag reflects my personality.

Practicality is also something I consider when I get a new handbag. I want something beautiful, stylish and of great quality without breaking my bank. And Nicole Lee handbags offers that. With so many styles, designs and sizes to choose from. You’ll surely find one that speaks to you.

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And as I have mentioned, I needed something that could possibly carry my entire house with me. Okay, maybe not my entire house… just some. The much needed ones. I am a mom! My handbag doubles as a diaper bag, snack bag and toy bag. If you are a mom like me you’ll understand.

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As you can see my Dorothy Dream Catcher Print Shopper Bag can hold everything. Well, that’s just half of my things right there though but there is plenty space left for more! Much more. The lining is gorgeous too. It has pockets for things that you use often like phone, lipstick, powder, chapstick, etc… So no need to dig through.

I can go on and on with all the reasons why I love Nicole lee handbags. I mean, come on, what’s not to love?! I suggest find it out yourself. Here’s a great chance for you to!

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Disclosure: “Financial compensation was not received for this post. A sample product/s was gifted from Nicole Lee USA. Opinions expressed here are my own.”

Buy the Coolest Shoes this Fall

photo not mine

photo not mine

Fall season is one of the most suitable times of the year to shop as most of the online fashion websites offer cool discounts on the most amazing range of products especially the shoes. If you are a shopper by heart who is always looking for an opportunity to make the most of your purchase decisions by getting good quality shoes at affordable rates then you should go over the following tips that would guide you on the same.

  • Select an appropriate website: Buying your shoes online can be a good choice as it will save your time and effort required to actually visit a shop. When buying your shoes online, you must make sure that you buy it from a website that offers quality products so that you don’t end up paying for shoes that last only one season. Websites like 6pm should be considered by you as it has a pretty good reputation in the market and the customers for selling quality products.

 

  • Check out a lot of options: While buying fall shoes for yourself, you must check out a lot of shoe types that the website is offering before you make the purchase decision. It would be smart to buy sturdy shoes that do not get damaged easily and can be worn at your workplace as well as on a special occasion without making you feel out of the place.

 

  • Make use of the additional deals: Many of the online shopping sites like 6pm offer special discounts and coupons to its loyal or regular customers – check them here. Some websites also offer daily deals to all its customers. So it would be smart to gain knowledge of various deals and discounts offered by the website before making the purchase.

 

  • Stick with the brands: If you are going to buy a daily use item like shoes then you must buy only branded products. Doing so would assure you that you are getting a good quality product that would last for years and would give you the option of using them as a casual wear at home even if they go out of fashion.

 

  • Seek other benefits: Before you actually decide to buy your shoes from an online store, you must seek out other benefits that are offered by it. Free delivery in your locality can be one of the benefits that would help you to save more of your hard earned money.

Fashionable Babies

lvWhen we say fashion, we automatically think of girl on Vogue, Elle and/or Marie Claire. Little did everyone know that fashion sense came early for some, well maybe more. Babies nowadays are very fashion forward. Have you seen babies in Levis’ jeans and cute Italian shoes and preppy cardigans?! Well, I have and I certainly think they have more taste in dressing up than I do.

Onsies have never been so cool and adorable. Today, out are the drab and plain, in are the cool prints and graphic designs. And shopping for this adorable, fashionable and certainly not boring pieces have never been easier. You can now Shop for kids fashion online. The choices are endless. Truly, it is just right for the little ones to wear the most adorable clothes there is. They will never be this tiny and adorable for long. Not that they will not be adorable as big kids… but now is the right time to play dress up with them. They are not so defiant at toddler age. As they grow bigger, they will surely insist on what clothes to wear. Haha!

As a mother of 2 adorable toddlers, shopping in store with toddlers in tow is a challenge. So thank God for online shopping. It has save me from unnecessary tantrums and and antsy toddler moments in public.

Top 5 Must Have Jeans

Denim jeans have been a wardrobe staple since time immemorial. But with the numerous number of styles and cuts and colors to choose, which ones are the total must have? Here are my top 5 must have jeans that every woman should have in their closet. They are very versatile and definitely can be worn by any body shape/figure.

1. Legging Jeans– This also called “jeggings” by some. Unlike your regular leggings made of stretchy fabric, jean leggings have more structure in them and can actually be worn out in public. It looks great with tall boots on!

2. Boyfriend Jeans– It is not something borrowed from your boyfriend’s closet; it is an actual pair you can get for yourself. J This slouchy pair of pants is a total must have. It is great to wear on day where you just want to be laid back and hang around BUT a great pair to dress up too! Roll it up and put a sexy stiletto on and a cute top. Voila! Girl next door vibe!

3. Ripped Jeans– This rock in roll type of jeans are so IN right now. The grungy, sexy look can be easily achieved with a cute pair of ripped jeans. It can be dressed down or up according to your mood.

4. Skinny Jeans– I don’t know about you, but skinny jeans is something EVERY woman should own. A nice pair that fits perfectly is the key. Just because it says skinny doesn’t mean only “skinny” ones can wear them. Skinny jeans are great. It will flatter your curves in all the right places.

5. Colored Denim Jeans– Colored denim jeans are in season. A splash of color here and there will definitely brighten up everyone’s mood. They are also prefect to wear during spring. Pastel colored jeans also looks great for that dainty, feminine spring look!

A great pair of jeans is worth investing in. Jeans will always be a wardrobe staple and will never go out of style. There is a perfect pair jean for every occasion. True Religion Brand Jeans are a great way to go.