A Blazer for Women

If there’s one item that should automatically be included in every woman’s wardrobe, it’s the blazer. Strong not just in the versatility department, a blazer also has that vaguely magical ability to make you feel confident when you need it most — like when meeting your boyfriend’s parents, going on a job interview or brunching after a big night out. Even though a blazer is pretty much a non-negotiable wardrobe essential, that doesn’t mean it’s easy to find the right style for you. To find one that you’ll wear for the next decade, you’re going to have to be prepared to roll up your sleeves and start searching. Luckily, I’ve made it easy for you. Read on for my tips for finding the perfect blazer.

Buy to Match Your Lifestyle

First things first, it’s important to narrow in on what you need your blazer for, as there are so many different styles you can choose from depending on where you’ll be wearing it. Consider the different occasions on which you’ll wear it — to work, school, out to lunch or on dates. Chances are, your average blazer will work for most of these occasions, but you’re looking for the cream of the crop. Your lifestyle will define the color, shape and details of the ideal blazer for you.

Fit the Shoulders

A well fitting blazer is one that perfectly molds to your shoulders, highlighting your frame without appearing too small or too oversized. Unless you’re going for a boyfriend look, make sure you carefully check the shoulder seam when trying on a blazer. The perfect fit should end right where your shoulders do and not be too short or too long.

Consider Sleeve Length

While getting the right fit on the shoulders is non-negotiable for me, I’m a little more relaxed about sleeve length. If the sleeves of your blazer are just a bit too long, you can always roll them up (even better if there’s contrasting lining). But avoid any blazers that are too short — you can get away with a slightly longer sleeve, but never too short. This, once again, comes down to where you plan on wearing your blazer. If it’s a polished work look you’re after, you might want to make sure the sleeves are the right length so you don’t have to fold them.

Pick the Right Button Location

The location of the buttons on your blazer determines its overall look and feel — high gives a more mature look, while lower will appear more relaxed. For me, the perfect location of the buttons is just below your lower bra line or just below your bust. This allows your blazer to be comfortably buttoned up without feeling too uptight.

Be Smart About Color

For a blazer that takes you from work to the farmers market and everywhere in between, you’re going to want to stick with a minimalist hue, such as black or navy. This will ensure that it goes with everything in your wardrobe, thus increasing its wearability. Once you’ve found the perfect staple blazer, you can then look at more trend driven pieces in various colors, such as a pastel colored blazer for spring. But make sure to get the basics right first.
Go for Timeless Details

When it comes to stitching, lapel and button details, you’ll want to pick a blazer that is simple and timeless. After all, you’ll want to wear this for the rest of your life, right? Stick to gold, black or matching buttons, and opt for simple stitching that isn’t too trend driven. A slim lapel and collar will also transcend seasons.

Go for Quality

When shopping for your new blazer, focus on finding a quality piece that will last, rather than a cheaper item that won’t stand the test of time. With that in mind, spend as much as you can afford (without going overboard, obviously) on a style that’s made from sturdy, natural materials that you’ll wear and wear. I suggest looking at J Crew, Madewell, Banana Republic or Club Monaco. These stores have classic pieces that will last. You can also look in designer thrift stores to get your hands on high-end pieces for a steal.

How to Get Grease Out of Clothing

Grease is stubborn stain to get out of clothing. In a regular wash, the dirty, black part of the stain may be removed easily, but the darker-looking spot may remain. Pre-treating can help to prevent the permanent staining of the garment.

Instructions

Fresh Stains

  1. Place a few drops of hand dish-washing soap on the stain. Dish-washing soap that is advertised as a formula for cutting through grease works best. Rub the fabric together lightly to distribute evenly.
  2. Dampen a sponge in warm water. Rub the soap into the stain gently, in a circular motion, saturating the stain to the edges and through to the back of the fabric.
  3. Allow the clothing to sit and pre-treat for as long as possible. Leaving the garment overnight is best, but the dish soap should cut through the stain in less than a few hours.
  4. Start the washer on the warm temperature and small-sized load settings. Allow the washer to fill completely and add 1/4 cup of all-purpose cleaner. Add the clothing. Wash the garment separately to prevent any damage or leaching of stains to other clothing in the wash. Do not dry.
  5. Wash again using typical laundry detergent. This will remove any residue of the soap or stain. Older, Set-in Stains
  6. Treat the area with a small amount of oven cleaner. Saturate through the clothing, soaking through to the back of the fabric.
  7. Dampen the sponge and work the cleaner into the stain well. Scrub lightly from edge to edge.
  8. Allow the cleaner to sit on the stain for around 15 minutes. Oven cleaner is strong and could damage clothes if left on fabric too long before washing. Set a timer to prevent over-saturation and damage to the fabric.
  9. Start the washer on the warm temperature and small-sized load settings. Allow the washer to fill completely and add 1/4 cup of all purpose cleaner. Add the soiled clothing.
  10. Wash the garment separately to prevent any damage or leaching in the process of washing. Wash it again with standard laundry detergent to remove any cleaning product residue.

Stuart Weitzman Capsule Collection on ShopBazaar.com

Today Stuart Weitzman’s capsule collection with Harper’s Bazaar launches. The exclusive collection is now available via ShopBazaar.com. Weitzman co-designed the new footwear line with four of Harper’s Bazaar’s editors.

“We are delighted to partner with Stuart Weitzman on the first-ever capsule collection specifically created for ShopBAZAAR,” says Carol Smith, Vice President, Publisher and Chief Revenue Officer of Harper’s BAZAAR. “The BAZAAR reader considers shoes a crucial element—and often the defining element—of her individual look. This collection reinforces ShopBAZAAR’s position as a leader in online shopping and ownable style.”

The four style capsule collection includes the perfect shoes for spring, including strappy sandals, stiletto pumps, slides and metallic flats. Each shoe embodies the individual style of the Bazaar editors and are priced from $298-$398.

The four shoe styles:

“The Nudist”-Fashion Market and Accessories Director Nicole Fritton co-designed this leg-lengthening black linen shoe with a streamlined silhouette as a new take on one of Stuart Weitzman’s most popular designs.
“The Rosy” -Style Director Joanna Hillman co-designed her rose gold sandals for optimum comfort and street-chic appeal.
“The Flames”­- Executive Accessories Editor Sam Broekema put a fresh twist on the classic pointy-toe pump in a pimento orange shade.
“The Riviera” ­-Inspired by this season’s lineup of slides, Senior Accessories Editor Amanda Weiner updated a sporty sandal in a rich vecchio nappa leather with a utilitarian sole and slightly lifted heel.

“Through the years, Harper’s Bazaar has always been such a fashion bible for me, so it was an absolute thrill to be the first to collaborate with their editors on this exciting project,” said Stuart Weitzman. “From sky-high stilettos to chic flats, there is something for every woman in this capsule collection.”

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Oscars 2014 Prettiest Red Carpet Dresses

One of the most exciting parts of The Oscars (and any award show, really) is seeing what the celebrities are going to bring to the table (or carpet). This year, at the 86th Academy Awards at the Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood, California, that took place yesterday, March 2, fashion critics and fans were overall pleased with the fashion that hit the red carpet.

While there were some celebrities that made us think “What were you thinking?” others were so stunning that we couldn’t help but put our televisions on pause and stare at them.

Celebs like “12 Years a Slave” star Lupita Nyong’o, “American Hustle” star Jennifer Lawrence and “Gravity” star Sandra Bullock awed audiences with their gorgeous gowns on the Oscars Red Carpet.

Luckily for some of the stars and best-dressed of the Red Carpet, like Blanchett, Bullock and Nyong’o, they were able to show off their flawless dresses when accepted awards for some Academy Awards. All 86th Academy Award winners are:

  • Best Picture – 12 Years a Slave
  • Best Actor in a Leading Role – Matthew McConaughey (Dallas Buyers Club)
  • Best Actress in a Leading Role – Cate Blanchett (Blue Jasmine)
  • Best Actor in a Supporting Role – Jared Leto (Dallas Buyers Club)
  • Best Actress in a Supporting Role – Lupita Nyong’o (12 Years a Slave)
  • Best Animated Feature – Frozen (Chris Buck, Jennifer Lee, Peter Del Vecho)
  • Best Cinematography – Gravity (Emmanuel Lubezki)
  • Best Costume Design – The Great Gatsby (Catherine Martin)
  • Best Directing – Gravity (Alfonso Cuarón)
  • Best Documentary Feature – 20 Feet from Stardom (Morgan Neville, Gil Friesen, Caitrin Rogers)
  • Best Documentary Short – The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life (Malcolm Clarke, Nicholas Reed)
  • Best Film Editing – Gravity (Alfonso Cuarón, Mark Sanger)
  • Best Foreign Language Film – The Great Beauty (Italy)
  • Best Makeup and Hairstyling – Dallas Buyers Club (Adruitha Lee, Robin Mathews)
  • Best Original Score – Gravity (Steven Price)
  • Best Original Song – Let It Go – Frozen
  • Best Production Design – The Great Gatsby (Catherine Martin, Beverley Dunn)
  • Best Animated Short Film – Mr. Hublot (Laurent Witz, Alexandre Espigares)
  • Best Live Action Short Film – Helium (Anders Walter, Kim Magnusson)
  • Best Sound Editing – Gravity (Glenn Freemantle)
  • Best Sound Mixing – Gravity (Skip Lievsay, Niv Adiri, Christopher Benstead, Chris Munro)
  • Best Visual Effects – Gravity (Tim Webber, Chris Lawrence, Dave Shirk, Neil Corbould)
  • Best Adapted Screenplay – 12 Years a Slave (John Ridley)
  • Best Original Screenplay – Her (Spike Jonze)

The show, hosted by the very funny and overall loved Ellen DeGeneres, was claimed to be an overall great show, with very deserving Academy Award winners.

Net Neutrality Threatened by Trump Administration

Tom Wheeler, the former chair of the FCC, used his final speech before stepping down to warn businesses and consumers that their choice of cloud services and business applications could be severely limited if the incoming administration strikes down the 2015 open internet order that he and his group put in place. This order positioned the FCC’s net neutrality regulation that prevents Internet Service Providers from slowing or blocking traffic on their networks. This gives all traffic equal opportunity and speed and prevents network favoritism.

Wheeler also showed concern for the Internet of Things, an area of economic growth that is quickly becoming top of mind to many businesses and policy makers in Washington.

“[T]he growth of the internet of things is another area that depends on the open connectivity of those things,” Wheeler said. “If ISPs can decide arbitrarily which IoT device can be connected, or favor their own IoT activity over their competitors, the bright future of IoT dims.” Wheeler continued, “As everything goes into the cloud, the ability to access the cloud free of gatekeepers is essential. If ISPs get to choose which applications and clouds work better than others in terms of access, speed and latency, they will control the cloud future,”.

Wheeler’s position may not be a surprise now but given his past as a lobbyist for the cable and wireless sector his support of net neutrality may come as a shock.

Bill Wilson, a consultant for Broadband Landing, said, “Wheeler may be underplaying the seriousness of the situation. Net Neutrality is the biggest deal that no one really understands. If consumers and small businesses actually realized what the internet would look like after it was bought and sold by large corporations that was be worried. This would be all that was being talked about.”

Wheeler has the same question many businesses do, namely will Trump dismantle a policy that is clearly working? With republicans openly opposed to net neutrality things do seem dire for the policy.

Wheeler’s speech not only acts as a warning to the incoming administration but also clearly attempts to widen the scope of the net neutrality debate as a whole. Consumer impact of the open internet order is almost always the lead in any discussion of net neutrality but here Wheeler’s focus was on the danger to businesses and their increasing use of cloud computing. Interruption or the slowing of these services is a bit more destructive than a video playing slow. Businesses might be required to completely change back office management systems. A company like Salesforce.com could have their customer base divided between users that have an ISP that allows their traffic and ISP’s that won’t. Situations of this type could be repeated across many business services. If AT&T buys a firm that provides CMS to sales and marketing groups, it is not unthinkable that they would show preference to this firm over others.

Wheeler specifically calls out Verizon and AT&T for the “zero rating” programs that give some companies free access by not charging customers for the data they use. While this isn’t the feared “Fast Lane” net neutrality has been trying to avoid, it may actually be worse.

Wheeler finished his speech with, “It now falls to a new set of regulators, to a new FCC and to those who advocate before it and the Congress to determine the road that they want to take from here,” Wheeler said. “We are at a fork in that road. One path leads forward and the other leads back to relitigating solutions that are demonstrably working.”
While the fork in the road analogy fits, it’s actually a bit more drastic than Wheeler makes it seem. One road leads forward and the other leads back a decade and then off a cliff into a hole filled with alligators.

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Ideas for Wedding Table Linens to Match Your Style

Wedding table linens include a variety of things such as wedding tablecloths, place mats, napkins, and runners. Table linen can be made from many different fabrics and is available in variety of patterns, sizes and colors. If you are planning wedding decorations, dressing your table has a great impact on overall ambiance of the event.

Traditionally, table linens were usually made up of damask or heavy white linen. Today, market offers huge in terms of table linen options to match the decor of your home, work places as well as parties. Polyester tablecloths are usually much preferred for quality and durability. Ã, If you are planning to buy table linen for your wedding, it is advised to keep following things in mind:

  • If you are planning to buy wedding tablecloths, it is important to consider as many options as you can. You can check out various online stores to know all the available options in the market. You can choose table linen in standard white color as well as in many different dramatic hues.
  • It is also significant to measure the size of your table before you proceed to purchase wedding table cloth. The size of your table cloth and napkins will be depending upon the size of tour table.
  • You should also consider the lighting while choosing wedding table cloths. There are many things to consider such as venue of the event; indoor or outdoor, theme of the event; formal or romantic, time of the event; day or night etc. For instance, if you wish to create romantic atmosphere in dim light, you can choose gold or glittery tablecloth for truly dazzling effect. If your wedding venue is near beach front, you can prefer to buy tan or blue tablecloth or table runner.
  • Some of the most preferred colors for wedding cloths are white, black, ivory, burgundy, and chocolate. Your caterer may also provide wedding table linen. However, if you want to bring your own effect, it is better to make selection yourself. Besides, buying table linen on your own will be cost effective as well.
  • If you have appointed a wedding planner, you can consult with him for selecting the table linen colors that work well with the party hall, where even will be hosted. You can use your imagination and creativity to make it more interesting.

There are many online stores that offer an exquisite range of fine quality polyester tablecloths. It is advisable to browse reputed online stores to buy wedding table cloths at competitive prices. If you find it truly confusing, it is better to buy one wedding tablecloth, runner or napkin to make exact comparison with your venue. It will surely give you the better idea.

The Best Way to Clean Cotton Clothing

The chances are, if you own clothing, some of it is made of cotton. T-shirts, athletic socks, jeans and numerous other articles of clothing are often made of cotton. The soft fabric, according to HowToCleanStuff.net, is quite durable and can handle a powerful cleaning. The best way to clean cotton clothing is a simple process.

Spot Treating

Check your cotton clothing for spots before washing it. If you notice any stains or spots, consider spot treating them. The best way to perform spot removal is to purchase a product specifically for spot treating; spot treatment products come in an applicator with a narrow tip to treat a small area at a time while working the stain out of the cotton fibers. Follow the instructions on the bottle before washing your cotton clothing. Spot treatment will allow you to remove stains that would otherwise not be removed with a normal washing.

Cleaning Agents

The best way to clean cotton clothing is through use of detergent. HowToCleanStuff.net recommends using regular clothing detergent with color safe bleach if so desired. For white cotton clothing, you may be able to use chlorine bleach; check the tag on your cotton clothing to determine whether or not bleach is appropriate. Also, to keep cotton clothing soft, use a fabric softener. If conservation is important to you, the best way to clean cotton clothing will include concentrated detergent (a smaller amount goes a longer way than regular) or an all-natural “green” detergent.

Washing

Using a washing machine is the best way to clean cotton clothing. For white or light cotton clothing, choose warmer water if you feel your clothing needs extra washing. For darker colors, always choose cold water because hot water will cause the dyes in the cotton fabric to bleed, leaving you with faded clothing. If your clothing is delicate (like lingerie), choose the “delicates” or “hand wash” setting; for other cotton clothing, HowToCleanStuff.net suggests the “normal wash” setting on your washing machine. For the green-minded, always use cold water to prevent using extra energy.

Drying

To dry your cotton clothing, TheFabricOfOurLives.com suggests hanging the following clothing to dry: embellished (like with beads or graphics), delicates or dark denim. For all other cotton clothing, TheFabricOfOurLives.com recommends following the instructions on the the care tag of your garment when determining the tumble cycle of your dryer. When in doubt, tumble dry on the “low” setting to prevent shrinking or fading.

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In picking out the best cz snowflake pendants bracelets for a woman, it is to the highest degree essential to recognize what stores or locates possess the to the highest degree varying set out of choice. Uncover yourself to multifariousness in fashions, stuffs, and ideas. After scrutinizing the samples, narrow down your options that reflect the spare time activities, work, and personality of the recipient. Do not give a woman who is functioning in the corporate world dark brown leather bracelets. Instead, go for cz snowflake pendants Herve Leger white bandage dress bracelets drawn of platinum, soft steel, or premium silver. Look At classy and standard conceptions as essential alternatives because they could be applied on any time of the day and for a immeasurable of roles. You may own some text or endearment engraved on the inner side of the bracelet like her name, symbolization of her profession or zodiac, or her gospel in life. Be sure to get the correct circuit of the proper wrist of your woman. The bracelet must not be excessively long or too short. Invariably take into mind that to the highest degree women do not wish to pass so much time in the sustainment of their adornments. The bracelets must bring her specialty and courage thus you must not elect to purchase her one that is in of thin stuffs.

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  • Sterling silver ID wristbands
  • Titanium, leather, and gold bands with engravings
  • Silver toned braided bracelets

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Types of Dresses That Make You Look Skinny

No matter what your weight, you deserve to look beautiful in dresses. Sometimes, creating a flattering look is about smoke and mirrors. Dresses should draw attention to the best part of you and cover the parts of you that you like least. Regardless of your body type and the dress you choose, make sure you choose the proper fit and wear undergarments that flatter.

Wrap Dress

Fashionistas and stylists agree that the wrap dress is universally flattering. Introduced by Diane von Furstenberg in 1972, the wrap dress is usually made in a lightweight knit print. It wraps around your waist, highlighting the smallest part of your shape. It also creates an automatic V-neck. A wrap dress with an A-line skirt gives the illusion of an hourglass figure. Select a small print, which is more slimming than a large print.

Dresses With an Empire Waist

An empire waist creates a line right under the bust, an area that is usually a slim part of your torso. Drawing the eye to a small part of your body will make you look slimmer. The empire waist will also draw the eye up toward the bust. Pairing the dress with eye-catching jewelry will draw attention to your neckline, too. You can find a dress with an empire waist with an A-line skirt or a pencil skirt that skims the hips instead of flaring out.

Dresses with Ruching

Ruching is a gather of fabric. You can choose a dress that is ruched from top to bottom, or you can choose ruching for the waist. It may seem counter-intuitive to wear a dress with gathered folds of fabric, but many figures are flattered by ruching that draws the eye toward the center of the body or toward a narrow part of the body. Ruching may also have the effect of concealing figure details behind the fabric.

Sheath Dress

Although you may think that a bigger dress will hide your body, it just makes you look heavier. The sheath dress skims your body and accentuates your curves. The sheath can be paired with a long jacket to camouflage wide hips. Or pair your sheath with a wide belt to further accentuate your waistline. Don’t be afraid to choose color when buying a sheath dress. Instead of basic black, a pastel or jewel tone that flatters your complexion will put the emphasis on your face.

Style Files: Gilded Color

Think metallic only stretches the realms of gold, silver, copper and bronze? think again. This spring, metallic color is embracing all the lustrous colors of the rainbow to create a coalition of gilded color.

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These metallics are shimmery, shiny and not to mention chock full of colorful regalia that lend favor to the flashy styles of the 70’s and 80’s where flashy and flamboyancy was the norm.

Embrace gilded color this season with these on-trend favorites…

1. Lanvin Sleeveless Jacquard Dress $2,332 farfetch.com

2. Alice + Olivia ‘Taryn’ Dress $684 mytheresa.com

3. Casadei Pink Platform Pumps $540 thecorner.com

4. River Island Pink Metallic Shift Dress $75 riverisland.com

5. Sophie Hulme Shorts $400 thecorner.com

6. Giuseppe Zanotti ‘Nero’ Heels $995 couture.zappos.com

7. MSGM Metallic Floral Jacquard Mini $445 net-a-porter.com

8. SUNO Metallic Jacquard Dress $362 theoutnet.com

9. Topshop Metallic Sunflower Skort $84 topshop.com

10. Alice + Olivia ‘Foss’ Dress $440 neimanmarcus.com