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3 Stylish Ways to Wear a Blazer by Forever 21

Nowadays we crave convenience and versatility in our everyday lives, and your wardrobe shouldn’t be an exception! There are a few staple items that you need in your closet that will fit almost any occasion. You might have it sitting there right now and not even realize what it can do! We’re talking about the blazer! Blazers are no longer exclusively just for menswear or for professional business attire. You can easily turn what is typically reserved for a serious workplace atmosphere into a women’s casual blazer by just switching up a few elements.

Dress it Down with Denim

Move seamlessly from desk to dinner by complementing your blazer with a pair of mid-rise skinny jeans. Keep it simple with a subtle faded wash or create contrast with a distressed design. Adding jeans into the mix is the perfect way to achieve a dressy casual look. Next, slip on a cute pair of pumps with a pop of color to complete the look. Don’t forget to accessorize with a pendant necklace and a pair of rhinestone drop earrings!

BYOB: Bring Your Own Blazer

It’s the classic Friday night dilemma. You are invited to a party, but you just can’t seem to figure out what to wear. Your usual choices seem tired and unexciting. Instead of rushing to the mall to buy a new outfit (or canceling your plans altogether), why not mix and match what you already have? A pair of paperbag shorts with a sport coat will give you a break from your normal party attire and give you a preppy yet dressy ensemble that even Serena van der Woodsen would be jealous of! Wear a form-fitting top underneath for a sleek look, or be bold and daring by sporting a lingerie-inspired cami. If you’d like the crisp look of a blazer but the ease of a dress, opt for a double-breasted blazer dress!Complete this look with a pair of chunky ankle booties and a cute clutch.

Leggings to Seal the Deal

Even for days that you crave functionality and comfort, the blazer will fit right in. For a casual day out with friends, dress up your typical oversized graphic tee and leggings combo with a sleek blazer. Complete the look with a cute pair of slouchy boots and eye-catching duster earrings and call it day!

You’ve been holding that sports jacket hostage in your closet for too long! It’s time to shake things up and breathe life into your wardrobe. You can have new outfits without spending any money just by creating new looks with clothes that you already have. The options are endless! Whether you’re a denim fanatic, a party fiend, or leggings lover, that blazer will become your go-to piece for every occasion! 

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6 Ways to Make Your Outside Wedding Even More Special!!

Tips for decorating your outdoor wedding venue.

(BPT) – While it’s been popular in the past to bring the outdoors inside using trees and floral arrangements, a recent trend for many wedding venues is to create a homey space outdoors. Guests don’t need to rough it just because you’ve chosen to host your ceremony or reception outside.

Your outdoor venue can become more comfortable, as well as more stylish, with just a little help from Rental HQ.

1. Cover your chairs. Seating can be made more comfortable and look much more elegant than you might expect, whether your venue is a park, a beach or a backyard. All it takes is stylish chair covers, which can be easily rented to accommodate any size wedding.

2. Dress up your tables. Rented linens provide an essential touch of class to any outdoor venue, setting the right stage for your tableware and special centerpieces. Choose colors to complement your reception’s theme and floral arrangements or any other decor.

3. Protect against the elements. Plan for the time of year in your area and you can weather almost any circumstances. Even if the forecast is warm and sunny, you’ll still want a tent and/or table umbrellas, if not to safeguard against a possible shower, to tame the sunshine. You can even rent misting fans to help your guests stay cool. The outdoor wedding section of Rental HQ is a great place to get ideas and research your options.

4. Provide a foundation. A variety of flooring will ensure the safety of the bride’s train and sure footing, even for those sporting heels. Rentable floor mats and decking can help guests navigate the terrain from the parking lot to the venue. Multiple choices include tiles, carpet, turf or even a portable dance floor that can turn your backyard into a nightclub.

5. Light up the night. For an evening outdoor event, stringing lights or lanterns is often insufficient. You’ll want your guests to be able to see — and photograph — your special day. Renting adequate uplighting for your nighttime reception is a must-do. Focus on important areas such as the dance floor, the table where the cake will be presented, buffet tables or special floral arrangements. Choose LED lighting specially made for outdoor events, which is waterproof and will not create too much heat. You can choose different colors to create magical effects.

6. Homey furniture. Consider renting a few couches or comfy chairs to create a seating area where older family members can gather and greet guests, or your tired bride or groom can put up their feet for a few minutes while they chat with family and friends. Stage the area with a coffee table set up with the guest book so guests can sit comfortably while they jot their well wishes to the married couple.

Any outdoor wedding can be made special, no matter what the decor. To find a rental store near you or to research furnishings, lighting or other equipment you might need, visit the wedding section on RentalHQ.com. Planning for your special day is easier than you think with all of the right tools at your fingertips.

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5 Ways to Properly Pack a Suitcase

If you take less and pack efficiently, your trip will be easier.

1. Make a List—Strategically
The key to making sure you take what you need is to start with a packing list, says Jennifer Snyder, a certified professional organizer who often helps clients pack for trips. The list should not include everything you might need but rather the items that you will need, including clothing, electronics, medications, toiletries, and documents such as your passport. Bonus: Take your list with you on the trip so that nothing gets left behind when you’re packing to return.

Think through your itinerary day-by-day, check the weather, and be realistic about what you’ll do while away. You don’t need a week’s worth of workout clothes if you’ll go to the gym just twice.

2. Think Tetris: The best way to fit everything into one bag: Fill every inch of space. For example, footwear should be stuffed with socks. Then lay your shoes together heel to toe at the bottom of your suitcase in a plastic shopping bag to protect clothes from dirt.How exactly you arrange everything in your suitcase is a matter of personal preference.Here are some popular strategies:

  • Roll your clothes. This helps to maximize space and minimize wrinkles.
  • Use packing cubes. These smaller bags help you keep your clothes compact and your outfits ordered.
  • Try the bundle technique. Carefully wrap each article of clothing around a central core, with underwear and T-shirts at the center, and large tailored items like blazers and dresses as the outer layer.

3Save room with travel space bags

You’ve probably seen the infomercials for the magical space-saving bags that can shrink bulky clothing (like sweaters and jackets) into a small, compact unit. Get the travel version of these bags and you’ll save space and keep your clothes organized and wrinkle-free. These Compression Bags for Travel don’t need a vacuum to operate. Normal zip-lock bags in various sizes can also be used to achieve a similar effect for much less money.

4. Rolling vs. Folding

Rolling your clothes creates neat little packages that fit well in your case, while folding invites wrinkles wherever the fabric doubles over. Rolling works best with soft fabrics like fleece and thicker materials like denim. If you have an item that picks up wrinkles even while hanging straight in your closet, sorry, but rolling won’t stop it from creasing. For very wrinkle-prone clothes, a special kind of folding might actually be a better solution. Spread out one half of the item on the bottom of your case, place rolled clothes on top, and then fold the top half of the item over the rolled clothes. Doing it this way avoids the sharp folds that crease.

5. Know your airline’s baggage rules.

Assuming you are traveling by airplane, you must know the rules for carry on and check in luggage. There is nothing more frustrating than having to check what you thought was a carry-on item. Also, the carry-on luggage rules differ from airline to airline. Do call yours and confirm the weight and types of items allowed. Avoid looking on third party websites as their measurements and rules could be outdated. Once you know your airline’s weight restrictions, aim for the bag to weigh on the lower end of the allowed weight. Weigh your suitcases on a weighing scale at home before leaving for the airport. Here are some rules:

  • Check in bags -2 pieces 50 lbs each
  • Carry-on bags-one purse or laptop case, an additional bag that can fit in overhead bins or underneath seats.
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5 Pieces Every Woman Should Have In Her Wardrobe

  1. The Little Black Dress for the sole purpose of seducing men. Most women have one in the recesses of their closet. This is the dress that is just a little too short. Just a little too tight. One that hugs curves you never knew you had. One that looks as if it was made for your body and your body only. One that makes you feel sexy the second you put it on. It has to be simple. All black, no buttons or ornamentation.  

2. As one of the few closet staples you can actually wear year-round, jeans are the piece of apparel that everyone owns at least a few pairs of and has years of experience wearing.

3. Tee Shirt – Having a great basic that you can pair with skirts, pants, or jeans really alleviates a lot of stress in the morning. Plus, if your cheap shirt falls apart in the wash, fades, stretches out, or shrinks up, you will end up spending more money re-buying poor quality T-shirts over and over again instead of just investing in a couple more expensive ones.

4. The right blazer will feel snug but not tight. It won’t limit your range of motion, and it will make you look professional, confident, and empowered. Blazers come in all cuts, colors, and styles.

Not to mention, they can be worn many different ways!

Throw a blazer over those favorite jeans of yours and a retro t-shirt. Keep it work-friendly on top of a simple sweater and some matching pants. The possibilities are endless, but the blazer is what completes such looks.

5. Classic Trench Coat – Think of this as an investment piece—you’ll wear it forever, even if you fluctuate in size. Look for a classic A-line silhouette that will cinch you in at the waist and wear it over everything from suits to jeans.

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Ugly Christmas Sweater Party

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 – For those who like to wear their holiday spirit front and center, it’s the most wonderful time of the year. But it’s also the season of charity, so why not feel good by making a fashion statement that’s socially conscious as well?
No doubt, there are many sources that sponsor holiday clothing collections, but savvy shoppers can support a variety of causes in a quest to win the Ugly Christmas Sweater Party, or make a splashy holiday statement.
Some strategies to get a smile, while staying warm and comfortable this season and donating to a worthwhile charity, include:
* Sweaters: The Ugly Christmas Sweater has become a must-wear for any holiday party. Those who embrace the sweater party spirit can do something extra this season by browsing ugly holiday sweaters at iEDM.com
Whether you don one nostalgically or ironically, it’s wearable joy and a great way to spark up a conversation. With themes ranging from Grumpy Cat to PacMan, Grinch and Alice in Wonderland, they have plenty of options for your next Christmas party.
If you’re throwing your own Ugly Christmas Sweater party, you may want to consider picking up a couple of extras for guests who dare to show up without one.


iEDM donates 5 percent of its holiday profits to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital to support its research and treatment, and support families with children undergoing treatment.
* Hoodies: Not feeling the Ugly Christmas Sweater theme??Why not wear an Ugly Christmas Hoodie instead?
These iconic staples to anyone’s wardrobe can be stylish and versatile and be the perfect ensemble to a party.
For a truly unique holiday hoodie, companies such as Epic Hoodie have a wide selection of colorful hoodies and a curated collection that showcases the original work of artists, each of whom receives a portion of every sale.
These Ugly Christmas hoodies are handmade in the United States using eco-sustainable inks and fabrics.
Have a raver on your Christmas list? iEDM has just what you’re looking for with its rave hoodies in all kinds of colors.
* Onesies: If you’re unsure what to wear to your office Christmas Party, why not make the ultimate splash and rock a vivid, comfortable, and eco-friendly adult onesie? Onesielife is a first of its kind, all-over-print streetwear onesie company.
Bonus? All onesies are handmade in the USA, and this retailer donates 5 percent of every purchase to the nonprofit Children’s International, which provides food and services to children in need around the world.
Whatever your need this holiday season – be it an Ugly Christmas Sweater for a party you’re attending or throwing, an Ugly Christmas hoodie to keep warm or wear out, an adult Christmas onesie to be the envy of any event, or a gift for your favorite raver – you can find everything you need here.
To learn more about these unique collections, visit iEDM.com, epichoodie.com, and onesielife.com.