Go Wild With Leggings

Summer is the best time to get adventurous and have little fun with your dressing. Afterall, you only have a few months to do so before autumn comes around the corner (and you know time flies right?).

Why try out cool summer fashion trends like printed leggings? The leggings available in the market right now are vast that you can get an overload of choices and end up getting tired just browsing through online.

In this post, we have curated some of the leggings that we think are the most quirky, cute and unique ones. Just remember to go easy on your top when you are wearing a visually intensive item like these printed leggings.

Unless you want to look like you just came out from the gym, it’s best is to match it with a plain long tunic or short dress that falls somewhere between your knees and your crotch. Wear something as plain as possible in a single color without any details.

Angel Leggings
Beautiful Angel Leggings

 

Galaxy Leggings
Color Intrigue Galaxy Leggings

 

Rose & Skull leggings

Rose and Skull Print Leggings

 

Floral Leggings

Flowers Print Leggings

 

Pharaoh Leggings

Egyptian Pharaoh Print Leggings

 

Tetris Leggings

Tetris Black Leggings

 

Blooming Blue Flora Leggings

Blooming Flower Blue Leggings

 

Cut-out Faux Leather Lace Leggings

Dual-tone Triangle-shaped Lace Leggings

For more awesome leggings, check out Romwe.

Jazz Up Your Winter Wear With These Pretty Tights and Leggings

Want to know what’s a better way to play up your winter fashion this year? With tights and leggings of course!

Winter is the best season to experiment with tights and leggings, not only do they give you a slimmer silhouette to balance out the bulky jackets and sweaters, they also come in interesting styles that you can easily create many different looks from. From the lacy ones to pop colors types and wild python designs that are made in material of every kind, there is really no lack of choices.

Every woman can certainly find the right type that suits their style, taste and personality.

If you find the terms ‘tights’ and ‘leggings’ confusing, here’s how to differentiate them:

- Tights are generally thinner than leggings, due to the thinner material used.

- Tights are not meant to be worn alone, but are best-matched with a short skirt or mini-dress and paired off with boots or pumps (think stockings).

- Leggings, on the other hand, can be worn alone as a bottom due to their thicker material, and can be matched with a long flowy tunic top or tight-fitted tank tops for those slim enough to carry off.

- Tights cover up the entire feet all the way up to the waist, whereas leggings usually end at the ankles or at the calves/knees for a capri look.

Depending on the type of winter, you can wear both tights or leggings in temperatures above 10 degree Celsius, anything below this temperature will probably need leggings because tights will be too thin to keep your legs warm.

That said, visual examples are the best way to understand what these all mean. HUE, the hosiery specialist, is just the right place to start shopping for your right tights and leggings of high quality. Here are some of our top picks from HUE.

Tights:

Leggings:

For more trendy styles and designs at affordable prices, hop on over to HUE.

Fimo Nail Art Canes

Here’s a post for all the ladies who are into nail art. The fimo nail art is the latest trend to hit the manicure and nail art industry. Fimo is a form of polymer clay made by German company ‘Staedtler’. Being a soft material, they are very versatile and can be used to make sculptures, beads and canes.

The fimo nail art canes are the latest nail art decorations to hit the market and they look like these below.

Fimo Nail Art Canes

Fimo Nail Art Canes

They look so colorful and yummy that we could eat them as candies! This is precisely why they are so popular because not only are they pretty and cute, they are also easy to use, perfect for beginners trying out nail art for the first time. If you suck at drawing on your nails, then these are the great alternatives to decorating your nails besides the usual stickers and beads.

All you need to do is to slice the cane in thin slices and stick them on top of your painted nails, then coat a layer of transparent nail varnish over to secure them. You can also add your own drawing to make your nails look more picture perfect. Words ain’t enough, so here’s some videos to show you how to use them and how they look like in real.

Here’s a video on how to store your fimo:

With these fimo nail art, you can easily experiment with different looks or let your imagination run wild by creating new works of art!

Get your fimo nail art canes at bargain prices over Lighinthebox.

Gorgeous Christmas Party Dresses That Can Be Worn More Than Once

Christmas is coming! In the midst of busy preparations in getting our houses done up and getting the right gifts for friends and family, we are sometimes left with lesser time shopping for our perfect dress for that Christmas party and family reunion dinners.

We came across some pretty frocks from Modcloth that might just fit the festive occasion. Unlike dresses with typical glittery and glam designs, these are not the worn-once-and-forget-about-it types, but rather, they are the kinds you can keep and wear them for other occasions or even for work. These are the dresses that will not go out of style, which give you better mileage and value. So here’s our picks:

Pastel Dress For ChristmasUS$ 92.99

 

Blue Bow Dress For Christmas US$ 74.99 

 

Floral Taupe A-Line Dress

US$ 124.99

Champagne Chiffon One-Shoulder Dress

US$ 87.99

Raspberry Lace Dress

US$ 47.99

Black Lace Party Dress

US$ 89.99

 

Black and Gold Brocade Party Dress

US$ 94.99

More fabulous Christmas party dresses from Modcloth here.

Black Friday Shoe Specials At Macy’s

Black Friday is here! For every savvy online shopper, black Friday is THE sale that shouldn’t be missed, because its the time where you can stock up on necessities, Christmas gifts and your other desires at a bargain. If you are looking for that special deal and amazing promos, Macy’s might just be worth the place to stop by. We popped over to the shoes section to have a look and immediately fell in love with some of these bargains here:

1) Off-white boots

These are great for creating a chic monochrome fall look. Off-white is not a strong color like pure white and they are easier to match. Simply layer a black cardigan or black V-neck sweater over a crisp white shirt, preferably leaving the cuffs uncovered, then wear a black skirt knee-length pencil skirt with black leggings and slip into a pair of off-white boots as such. The focus here is on the boots, so you will need to wear mostly black clothing to balance it out. The white shirt plays a supporting role and helps to make you look less dull. Voila! You’ve just nailed the look.

2) Glam Shoes For Christmas

What’s a better time than now to shop for a new pair of glam shoes for the upcoming Christmas party? This pair of peep-toe rhine-stones studded black booties might add that touch of bling that you need. It goes with a lot of outfits, such as dark blue/black skinny jeans worn with glam gold flowy tops, or a short dark purple mini dress. The trick here is to choose a bolder and brighter color outfit (think navy blue, red, silver or shimmery tops). Unless you are in for that all-black look, you do not want to look dull for Christmas. Remember to paint your toe-nails before you wear them!

3) Nude Pumps With Golden Toe Caps

These are gorgeous beyond words! Nude pumps are the in thing now and is fast becoming a necessity item every woman should have. Reason being it works fantastically in helping you to elongate your legs and giving the illusion of added height to your frame. The gold toe-caps add a bit of glam factor to the shoes, and with the interesting little zips on it, they stand out from the rest. They are so easy to match and practically go well anything. Wear them with your shift dresses, pencil skirts, below-knee or knee-length flowy skirts. You can also be adventurous in wearing bright colors or prints with it. Just don’t wear nude color clothes or clothing with color close to your skin tone, otherwise it will make you sallow and plain ‘nude’.

 

4) Classic Hounds-tooth Slingbacks

Hounds-tooth is a classic and evergreen design. Many designers like to use them (e.g. Chanel) and they never go out of style. Every woman should own a hounds-tooth item – scarf, pants, dress or shoes like the one below. They are very appropriate for work and might just help to boost your career by giving you a polished look. To be safe, you can wear them with black pencil skirts, black pants or white skirts and pants. Earth tones like grey or dark brown will go well with it too. The only thing you want to avoid when wearing hounds-tooth shoes is prints. If worn incorrectly, the prints on your outfit might clash with the hounds tooth prints, which can easily result in a cluttered and confusing image that can be detrimental to your career.

For more  bargain items, be sure to check out the annual Macy’s Black Friday holiday Sale. Its now on!

Gorgeous Italian Silk Scarves

Scarves are great accessories that can help to up the elegant factor – think Audrey Hepburn! That’s right, not only are they great as a head accessory, they can also look great on your neck, on your hips or even as a top, if worn correctly. Its a versatile accessory that you can wear to work or play, and did I also mention that you can accessorize your bag with a scarf tied at the bag handles?

Scarves go well with bags. In fact, the logic on bags applies to scarves. Women usually place more emphasis on the quality of their bags more than their clothes. That’s the reason why we go after designer bags because they give us better mileage, so the same goes for scarves. If price is not an issue and you are really after an elegant look, it pays to invest in a piece of fine quality 100% silk scarf with classic designs.

Pitsart’s scarves, made of 100% pure Italian silk, might just be it. They are not made in Milan, but in a lesser known area to people outside the fashion industry – the Lake Como district. It is a place famed for not just their breath-taking scenery, but also their fine and luxury silk production.

Lake Como

Lake Como (Image Courtesy: Glo-con)

And here’s some of the gorgeous creations from Pitsart’s studio:

Pitsart Silk Scarves Italy

Pitsart Italian Silk ScarvesPitsart Italian Silk Scarves

Pitsart Italian Silk Scarves

Pitsart Silk Scarves Italy

Pitsart Italian Silk Scarves

Pitsart Silk Scarves Italy

Pitsart Italian Silk Scarves     Pitsart Italian Silk Scarves

Pitsarts specialize in designing and creating fine scarves for both men and women and they come in several sizes – pocket size 30cm x 30cm, wrap size 30 cm x 150 cm, square size 70cm x 70cm and even up to larger sizes like 90cm x 90cm or 140cm x 140cm.

Learn more about Pitsart or contact Maurizio at info (add) pitsart.it to enquire about prices and wholesale orders.

(Images Courtesy: Pitsart)

Fake Collars

Following closely right after the bib necklace trend, we are seeing a spin-off from it -the fake collars. What are fake collars and how exactly do you wear them? Fake collars are like detachable collars with a button you can fasten at the back of your neck, while some come in the form of a necklace. Due to the fact that they sit high up on your neck, you should wear them with tops or dresses that have a high crew/round neck-lines (no V-necks!).

How To Wear Fake Collars

How To Wear Fake Collars

Fake collars are fashion accessories that will help add interesting details to your otherwise plain tops. They are great for giving your usual tops/dresses an instant makeover or giving the illusion of a completely new top. It can even turn them into more glamorous pieces, especially when paired with more fanciful pearl or rhinestones embellished fake collars. Plain color fake collars can help to create color blocking effect to your top. For example, if you are wearing a white top, pairing it with a plain black fake collar can create that chic monochrome look.

Here are some pretty fake collars that we recommend:

Chic Beads Chain Hand-made Black Fake Collar-US$5.41

Noble Style Elegant Crystal Gold Fake Collar Necklace – US$10.54

Faux Pearl Fake Collar Necklace – US$6.76

Sweet Bow Black Beaded Lace Fake Collar – US$5.41

Colorful Rhinestones and Faux Pearl White Fake Collar – US$9.19