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In Celebration of Martin Luther King Jr.

On August 28, 1963, 300,000 people gathered on the National Mall in front of the Reflecting Pool in Washington, D.C. with one goal in mind — equal rights for all. What ensued was never to be forgotten. One speech by Martin Luther King Jr. and a march from the Washington Monument to the Lincoln Memorial exposed racial inequalities that plagued a growing nation. The march, commonly referred to as the March on Washington For Jobs and Freedom, is widely credited with spurring the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

Today would have marked King’s 86th birthday. That infamous march in 1963 wasn’t the first that he led, and it wouldn’t be the last. In fact, he was assassinated on the day he had planned to lead a protest march in Memphis, Tenn.

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Fashion Confusion

Accessorize correctly

Mixing and matching patterns and prints can certainly be a challenge, but that doesn’t mean it can’t be done. Just look at the women who wear the boho style – they’ve been mixing and matching prints, patterns, and fabrics with abandon for years! If they can do it, and do it well, then so can you.

With a new year upon us, it’s a great time to rethink old trends and embrace new ones. We’re in an age of anything goes, and the same can be said with fashion. The burning question is, “How do I do it and still look stylish?”

Here are a few tips to get you started on this fun, fashionable adventure:

1. Some patterns are so small they look like solids, so don’t be afraid to pair a skirt with tiny dots with floral tights and a block patterned shirt. The eyes can play tricks on us, and in this case, your skirt will look solid enough to pull off the entire outfit.

2. Keep it in the family by staying with the same color scheme throughout. You can boldly mix stripes and dots with abandon, as long as you use a mix of tan, taupe, red, and brown, for example. A brown and red plaid shirt pairs well with a tan blouse accented by a red floral scarf.

3. Don’t just stop with clothing; add accessories of different kinds to complement each other. Wear a mix of bangles and bracelets on one or both arms that range anywhere from leather to lace, and pearls to diamonds. Pairing stretchy pearl bracelets with silver bangles accented and a diamond studded clasp bracelet keeps it all within the color family (silver and white), and adds just the right mix you’re looking for.

So, pair that polka dot skirt with a striped black and white blouse, and break out your favorite floral patterned shawl to wrap around your geometric block patterned dress. You’ll turn heads in all the right ways and make a fashionable statement.

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These Boots Are Made For Walking

are a versatile shoe that can be worn any time of the year and in any weather – rain, snow, sleet or shine.  Depending on what look you’re going for, you might need a knee-length, calf-length or ankle boot.   If it’s raining or snowing outside, the right material is also important. So, how do you know what to get?  Because we know how hard it is to decide, we’ve taken some of the guesswork out for you.

What are boots made of?

You can find boots made out of  many different types of materials including leather, canvas, rubber, and sheepskin.  Boots are functional as well as fashionable! So if it’s raining, a leather or rubber boot is a good choice.  Sheepskin boots like the ones by UGG Australia® are perfect for keeping your feet warm in cold weather. For all-year wear, the western or cowboy boot is a great choice.  They’re perfect for walking through grassy fields during the spring and summer and snow drifts during the winter months.

 

What looks best with certain styles?

If your style is classic and tailored a moccasin or sheepskin boot isn’t going to look right.  A sleek, knee-length boot with a heel and pointed toe would work better paired with a form fitting skirt and cable knit sweater.You could wear a mid-calf or ankle high boot and mid-length skirt for the same classic look.

If your look is trendy or boho the moccasin or sheepskin boot is perfect for whatever outfit you decide to wear.  There’s a lot of room to mix and match with that style.  For an edgier style, you can’t go wrong with the ankle or mid-calf length biker style boot.  This is especially true for guys.  Paired with relaxed fit jeans and a concert T-shirt, guys can easily rock this look.

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The Long and the Short of It

Jackets and coats come in all shapes and sizes – just like people!  There are so many to choose from that it’s hard to figure out what works best with certain outfits, the weather and your taste.  You might wear two or three different types of coats in one day depending on the weather and what you are wearing.  So, what are your options for jackets and coats and which ones should you choose?

Long Sleeved vs. Short Sleeved/Sleeveless:

Pairing a form fitted long sleeve shirt under a puffy vest or short sleeve jacket in contrasting colors is a very popular look right now.  This look is perfect for those days that are nippy but not too cold.  On the other hand, when there is snow on the ground and a cold wind blowing, a long sleeve jacket or parka will work every time.

Long, Short or In-Between:

The length of the jacket or coat is just as important as the length of the sleeves.  You can achieve different looks and various degrees of warmth and comfort this way.  On really cold days, wear a long trench coat over your boots and jeans, or bundle up with a parka or quilted down jacket that reaches mid-thigh.  If the weather is a little warmer or you prefer a shorter length, you can find jackets that stop at the waist or mid-hip area.

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Guys Guide to Fashion: Warm for the Winter

Men are becoming more fashion conscious these days but sometimes they still need a little help in this department.  That’s where we come in.  Now that the cold days of winter are here it’s important that guys know what types of jackets to wear and what keeps them warm in all kinds of weather.

 50°F – 60°F:  If it’s a little bit cold outside with a chance it will warm up then a light jacket, hoodie or sweatshirt will do the trick.  Pair it with a long sleeved shirt, jeans and sneakers and you can shed the jacket or hoodie when the sun comes out to play.

40°F – 49°F:  There’s a bit of a chill in the air at this temp so you’re going to need something heavier than a hoodie. A jacket with a thick inner lining and zip-up collar will work to keep out the cold.  At this temp, it helps to layer underneath with a long sleeve shirt or sweater.

30°F – 39°F:  If it’s freezing, then you’ll need to be prepared for ice and snow outside.  Wear a heavy wool blend pea coat, coupled with a thick comfy scarf wrapped around your neck and gloves to keep your hands warm. You will be toasty in no time!

29°F and Below:  Anything below 30° and you definitely want to be bundled up in the right coat!  Layering also helps to keep you warm so it’s a good idea to wear a T-shirt under a thick long sleeve shirt or sweater.  Add a scarf, gloves and a cable knit hat or beanie to the finishing piece – a thick, heavy, quilted parka or coat.  You can find them with hoodies attached or collars that can be buttoned up for added warmth.

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GIVE ME THE UGG FEELING

Winter season is almost here and that means it’s time for boots and UGG Australia is the answer for this chilly winter. Not only are they warm but listen to this… UGG Australia has launched a fashion line that will keep you in style also. Like always you have your basics, but look even further for the stylish new line. OMG make sure to check the new styles they’re to die for:)
Look how the stars are wearing them:

 

 

 

HAVE FUN WITH THEM!

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