Fashion Friday!

Kaftans are dresses that are long and very flowy. Most people think of them as African wear, but they are worn by many cultures going back to the 14th century. They come in bright colors and usually have lots of embellishments. In the past they were worn for special occasions, but today kaftans are worn for any occasion by young and older women alike. You can wear them to the beach, to a wedding, to a special night out or during the day as a casual outfit. The sky is the limit. I’ve found lots of different styles of kaftans for you to consider. See below.

 

Fashion Friday!

Summer Feet

I was at the salon this week getting my bimonthly manicure and pedicure when I thought about all of the cute sandals that I want to wear this summer.  As my nail lady massaged my feet and applied a great smelling foot scrub, I realized how important it is to take care of my feet if I want my feet to look good in my summer shoes.

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Our feet and hands are just as important as the clothing we wear.  They can make or break an outfit.  There are so many different color combinations and nail art that can give us whatever look we are going for.

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We should only wear sandals that fit properly .  Toes should not hang over front of our shoe nor should our heels spill over the back of the shoe.

Toes should be either perfectly polished (no chips) or nail polish free.  If you can’t go to the salon and get a pedicure, you can always do it yourself.

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Heels should be pumiced to reduce hard yellow calluses.  Scaly, rough looking heels are a turn off and take away from the look of your shoes.  There are many do it yourself feet scrubs that can be used to give you that smooth, clean look. I’m sure you’ve seen the commercial for the Amope foot pedicure tool.  It’s the one that shaves all of the dead skin from your heels.  I decided to purchase it and try it out. It actually does work.  I was very satisfied with my results.  You can use it on dry or wet skin.  Also, shave the hairs off your toes if it is more than fluff.

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Never ever wear hosiery with sandals.  It’s not a good look and it’s hard to walk with your feet sliding because of the hosiery.  Have corns attended to by a podiatrist, if necessary.

Remove toe rings toward the end of the day if your toes have a tendency to swell.

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Treat your feet regularly with foot soap if you suffer with ‘smelly feet’.

Pamper yourself with regular pedicures this summer so that your feet will look great in those great summer sandals.

Fashion Friday!

Plus Size, Fun Size!

most of you know, I love to shop.  I don’t mind going to several stores and coming out with nothing but ideas.  I also love to online shop.  I can be in the comfort of my own home and search for the items I want.  Some of my plus size friends have told me that they would like to find more online websites to shop.  So I’ve put together a list of 7 online stores that carry Plus Size clothing.  There are more stores now that carry plus size than in the past.  They realize that this is a large (no pun intended) market and they don’t mind spending money on items that will fit them well.

7 Websits for Plus Size Fashions:

Nextmia.com

Nextmia.com has lots of chic fashions for plus size women, including dresses, outerwear, bottoms, tops, swimwear and lingerie.

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Boohoo.com

This site carries great dress up fashions forward pieces.  Their options include dresses, skirts, jumpsuits and more.

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Missguided+

Missguided+ caters to sizes 16 – 24 and have fun sassy British fashions for women with curves.

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Fashion to Figure

They carry trendy fashions for plus size women with great colors that pop.

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ASOS.com

ASOS sizes go up to size 24.  They have affordable plus size fashions that are super cute.

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Torrid.com

Torrid.com offers a wide variety of plus size fashions in sizes 12 to 28.

Now, you too can enjoy shopping in the leisure of your own home.