Friday, 28 September 2012

Dos And Don'ts Of Winter Fashion

"Basic Ski Caps, fedoras, newsboy hats, and bowlers keep heat in foolishness out... "

Bracing for the onslaught of wild winter weather  with hats, gloves, sweaters, and scarves is rough stuff. And it's a particulary treacherous time of year for letting your style take a nasty slip and fall. However, wearing a homemade hat with a pom-pom  is no easier than sliding  on a sleek ski cap.

The Dos Of Winter  Fashion 


  • Stick with a classic winter hat
Classic Winter Hat - Credit: Gap.com
There once was  a time when gentleman roamed the land, and no, they didn't don heinous headwear . Somewhere along the way , novelty hats that supplied funtionality for facing  the extreme weather became an excuse for turning into a walking advertisement for grandma's knitting circle . The cottage creations may be warm, but they are far from fashion friendly. fortunately, simple solutions exist : Basic Ski Caps, fedoras, newsboy hats, and bowlers keep heat in foolishness out.

Avoid : Ear muffs, ear warmers, pom-Pom hats, anything made by a so-called friendly or family member.

  • Wear -- and take care of your -- leather.
Winter Leather Jacket - Credit: Mackage.com

Synthetic fibers aren't the only way to battle the elements . Long before made man made nylons faux furs and poly plastic fire hazards were rugged fabrics there was leather. And high quality skins along with thier specially treated friends, namely suede and patent leather, were (almost) made winter-ready. Despite serious hesitation to exposed garments constructed of these pricey materials to rain and snow, they were actually given the ability to take a beating . It's just takes proper maintenance, of course.

Here’s how to keep you looking sharp in leather during the winter -- and how to keep your leathers from looking like hell. Water-repellent sprays for leather goods help provide preventative action against potentially damaging moisture. Once indoors, dry shoes off and use a damp cloth to stop the formation of pesky salt lines. If it’s already too late, a simple mixture of equal parts water and white vinegar will do the trick. As for suede, kneadable erasers and toothbrushes can help wipe away scuffs and stains as well as restore the fabric’s lofty texture.
Avoid: Cheap leather, drying radiator heat, salt-wielding neighbors


  • Layer with a vest
Winter Vest - Credit: Moncler.it

Vests are the ultimate layering piece. In its infinitely strange if not genius arm-amputated design, the vest can be one extra barrier against the cold or act as a final finishing piece on slightly warmer days. Throw it over the typically untoppable sweater to keep your limbs covered and core toasty. The key here is to keep everything equal. Pair chunkier sweaters with similarly sturdy vests and finer gauge knits with leaner, lightweight ones.

Avoid: Oversize vests, sweaters with reindeer and/or Douglas firs


  • Learn to tie your scarf
Winter Scarves - Credit: Macys.com

Scarves were meant to be wrapped around the neck, one of the primary places the body releases heat. And there are three simple ways to wear them. The Parisian -- obviously the most fussy of the family -- is created by folding the scarf lengthwise and pulling the two ends through the loop created on the opposite side. It’s the snuggest fitting method for maximum warmth. The more casual once-around knot works by placing the scarf on the neck with one side slightly longer than the other and then wrapping it around and through the loop. And if it’s not quite that cold yet, keep the once-around loose and limber. Caution: This route only works with longer scarves.

For more on this topic, check out our article on how to tie a scarf.

Avoid: Throwing one end over your shoulder like a Christmas-clad Peanuts cartoon character.


The Don'ts Of Winter Fashion

  • Wear an Oversize Puffer Jacket
Puffer Jacket - Credit: SSense.com

Big, beefy jackets had their heyday years ago -- and they didn’t get any second looks back then either. Intuitively, it makes sense that thicker means warmer. However, toting yourself around town with more rolls than a pack of hot dogs isn’t the way to do it. You’re better off layering with several well-fitted pieces than a single jacked-up jacket. And for those who just can’t resist puffing up, there are more sensible and slimmer options these days. 
Solution: Insulate-lined peacoats, padded and quilted jackets



  • Trek around in UGG boots
Ugg Boot - Credit: UGGAustralia.com

A phenomenon occurred in the footwear world circa 2004, and it wasn’t pretty. UGG boots traveled half way around the world from their native Australia and landed Stateside on the famous feet of Kate HudsonSarah Jessica Parker and Jessica Simpson. The line of unisex booties from the land down under is still trying to gain ground among men. But, as much as the clunky yet oddly feminine footwear has been kicked curbside by most discerning dressers, they still present a threat to the male foot come cold weather time. Perhaps Sydney should stick to what it knows best: beaches with bikinis.
 
Solution: Sorel boots


  • Bulk Up
Bulky Sweater - Credit: iStockphoto.com

Packing on extra pounds is the last thing anyone needs this time of year. And while adding armor to battle the cold is critical, it’s unnecessary to turn yourself into a shapeless heap of heavy layers. The main problem is that bulk can gradually snowball beyond control. It all starts with an oversize knit under a thick sweater. Then, a massive ankle-length wool coat finds its way into the ensemble turning an otherwise idyllic winter wonderland into a catastrophic clothing avalanche. Picking pieces that are fitted and constructed from modern lightweight fabrics like Thinsulate does away with the need for anything busting at the seams with duck feathers.

Solution: Thermal tees, cashmere hoodies, tailored topcoats, not leaving the house for six months

  • Mix and mismatch athletic gear
Winter Gloves - Credit: Columbia.com

Different missions in life call for varying plans of attire attack. You would never wear seersucker shorts and Havaianas to a wedding. So, why put on a dowdy fleece with a suit? Indeed, it’s occasionally acceptable to infuse technical gear into everyday winterwear -- a nylon vest under a tailored sportcoat would work well. However, using your ski jacket with its zipper-dangling pass for a night out on the town is a downhill disaster. The same applies to winter gloves. Get separate sets for work and play.

Solution: Invest in a slim wool coat, a heavier nylon jacket with removable layers, a versatile raincoat, and if you’re the sporty type, at least two pairs of gloves.




Tuesday, 25 September 2012

Some Of My Dream / Fav Plants List

Hello to all my friends & follower... How are you???
I hope all of you are in good condition....
well for me, Im currently busy with study & works...
I kinda not updating my blog for long time >< so sorry ,, Now Im trying to update it back ~^^

Well, My today topic is about my dream  fav plants / flower list~^^
hehe..

I'm mostly found it in internet & books....
so Im kinda interest with them and I hope I can find & have it in future >w<~!!


Prayer Plant
( Maranta Leuconeura )
 JJ : I'm very love the colour & the leaf pattern...gahhh dying~~~ ><





Honey Plant
( Hoya Carnosa )
JJ : One of my dream plants, To me it very2 unique & nice, hehe one of "Must-Have-In-My-Garden" someday  :3 hehe....
fleurs de Hoya carnosa en extérieur



Jasmine Plant
( Jasminum polyanthum )
JJ : hehe I love this plants, ~Imagine this plants Climbs On the wall or on the door entrance~ wow
so heaven like ~~><!! hahaha



Flowering Stone
( Lithops Pseudotruncatella )
JJ : Im really want this cute cactus ><!!!!




Heliconia Sexy Pink
( Heliconia Chartacea )
JJ : some people already have this plants,, awww Im so envy them,, I want it too~~~~



Floradora
( Stephanotis Floribunda )
JJ : If I have this one,,,,Im sure want to stay in the house for whole day...
^^!!



Peace Lily
( Spathiphyllum Wallisii )
JJ : I already got 1 of this plants,, the fragrant is so nice & yes I wish I can plant them in large quantities someday >< Hwaiting Jae ^^



Pokok Harum Sundal Malam
( Polianthes Tuberosa )
JJ : I accidently saw this plants in Nursery  & buy it cause attract by  the fragrant smell...
hehe I didn't realised until people tell me what this plant name^~^ wow lucky me,,, it's the 3rd time blooming~^^ but I also wish someday I can plant it in large quantities someday~^^





Queen Of the Night 
( Epiphyllum Anguliger )
JJ : I want this one so so so Much 
The fragrant us so.... Oh My~~~><~!!
You should have this plants at your home!!



Last pic for today is

Marimo 
( Chlorophyta )
JJ : I got this plant as a gift from my big brother >< love it.. really thankful
& thx to my bro so much hugs .... Now the journey to buy a big size one ~^^!!





Well that all for today,, to list all of my fav plants ,I dont think It can be done in short time,hehe  Plus I still dont know if I will attract by many new plants in future hehe
for plants lovers out there lets have a chit chat together~^^ I love to know people with same interest with me ~^^  Hugs
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