These days, bathrooms are so much more than just a bathtub and a toilet. They are one of the major selling points in a house and for good reason. Everyone wants to walk into a beautiful bathroom in the morning. So what can you do to make yours better? There are hundreds of possibilities, ranging from full on renovations to cheap little touch ups that can make a world of difference. Everyone has different tastes and expectations, of course, so the real question is, what do you want out of your bathroom?
For those with a taste for a slightly older, elegant style, additions like a claw footed tub could do wonders for your bathroom. But a freestanding tub does not have to be claw footed to be elegant or stylish. Browse through just about any home improvement website and you will find limitless options for tubs in all sorts of styles from modern to quaint. A new bathtub can alter the whole dynamic of your bathroom and give it a fresh new look. Click here to find more information on bathtub installation and get your bathroom renovation started a.s.a.p.
Once you have your new bathtub installed, why stop there? Maybe your counters and sinks could use an upgrade to match. They’ll probably look pretty plain next to your new tub otherwise. Upgrading to granite or marble counters can bring the look of your bathroom to a whole new level. If you are not so sure about your cabinets anymore, maybe you could even rip them out to be replaced with a stunning new vanity. With a few glass shelves artfully places below your mirror and some attractive storage baskets beneath the sink, it’ll feel like a completely different room.
Aside from just making your bathroom look beautiful, you might want to throw in a few new features as well. If you have any plans to change up the floor, it could be worth your while to read up on what it takes to install heated flooring. It’s not a new invention by any means, having been around for a great many centuries now, but it has certainly been optimized a bit for the modern world. Installation is actually not as difficult as many people expect it to be and heated flooring is an amazing feature to add to your bathroom. Keeping your feet toasty radiates warmth to the rest of your body as well, which is quite the comfort in the early mornings when you’re still trying to drag yourself out of bed. There are few who could ever argue against the benefits of sprucing up your bathroom with such a project. Not to mention the fact that you get to update your floor to match the rest of your upgrades!
Oftentimes women are unsure about how to dress especially while serving a mission. As a sister missionary, your mind probably reverts to very conservative black and grey outfits always including long ankle length skirts. Regardless what some individuals may say, it is imperative to remember that you can dress cute yet modest at the same time. It just might take a little bit more of an effort. Being modest can say a lot about a woman’s character. She respects herself and values her morals so she dresses appropriately and doesn’t try to draw unnecessary attention to herself. When a woman feels confident in her own body, she can be so much more beautiful than when she doubts herself and value. One source for LDS sister missionary skirts is Sister Missionary Fashion. Not only does this company have modest clothing but it is very affordable. They have skirts, dresses, tops and sweaters and even outerwear. I know that outerwear can sure come in handy if you are serving in a cold place. Chances are that when you look at their clothing you will be surprised at how trendy and cute it is. Something that the Church has been trying to implement is the sister missionaries wearing more colorful and trendy clothing. They want the girls to be fashionable. This might come as a shock to some of you who assume as sister missionary wears long black or grey skirts and very little color.
This is an attempt to not seem like nuns and to not stand out so much in a crowd. When looking for modest clothing keep in mind that you want to cover it up. When shopping for skirts, look for ones that are knee length or longer. There is absolutely nothing wrong with knee length or longer skirts. It is very easy to find trendy knee length skirts at places such as Downeast, Nordstrom, Macys or Sears. They can come in a variety of colors, designs, and even material for different times of the year. Bottoms aren’t the only place you need to be modest. Remember your tops when trying to dress modestly. Avoid shirts that are extremely low cut or revealing. It is true that first impressions are important and how do you want people to see you? You are acting as a representative for the Church for crying out loud. A tip for making tops more modest is to layer. Not only will you be more modest, but you’ll also be warmer in the winter. I know I sure love to layer up in the winter time. I feel that modesty is not only important to look nice and presentable, but it really does say a lot about your character and what you value. People will be drawn to you. If you really care and respect your body, then dress to portray that message. Show how much you respect and value the Church by how you dress. So remember that you can be modest and cute at the same time and be a great sister missionary out there representing the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.
With the number of potential employees applying for every position available, the interview process has become vital in allowing you to present yourself in the best light. One of the most important aspects of the interview you should consider is how you dress. Dressing for success in an interview just might be that little something extra that helps to get you the job. Here are some tips to consider when dressing for a job interview:
- Begin with your personal hygiene. First impressions are important when you are meeting with prospective employers. Begin by making sure that you are well groomed. Start with a shower and finish with a shave. Using quality men’s shave cream and a quality razor will allow you the closest shave possible for that clean cut look. Also, when preparing for the interview, it’s a good idea to ensure that your hair is neatly cut and trimmed as well.
- Choose your attire wisely. When making that all important choice about what to actually wear to the job interview there are a few things you should consider. First, consider the company and the actual job position you are applying for. You want to ensure that you are dressed to represent yourself to meet those specific requirements when you first meet a potential employer. Second, consider how much more respected and how much more refined dressing in your best helps you to act. It has been shown that men that dress in suits exhibit much more confidence and class when meeting with others. The most common interview attire should include a well tailored suit, a business appropriate tie, and fashionable accessories including any jewelry items and footwear.
- Finally, consider your accessories. It’s a good idea to carry with you a fashionable case or folder. This folder should be equipped with paper and pencils so that you can take notes or bring a list of questions with you when in the interview. An attractive folder also provides a place for you to carry your resume with you.
Whether you are dressing for a six figure job interview or simply applying for an entry level position, the key in dressing for an interview is to make sure that you are presenting your best self possible to any potential employers. Choosing the appropriate clothing, making sure that you are well-groomed and most importantly coming in with a good attitude will go far in making a good first and lasting impression. In an environment where casual Fridays and flip-flops have become the norm, it’s important to remember that the way you dress and present yourself at your interview not only lets a potential employer see your best, it also shows them how important you value their time and the employment opportunity they are offering.
Looking classy and chic during the winter season does not have to be expensive or challenging. It is easier to work with a limited budget and wardrobe this season because you can layer and mix clothes to create many different outfits. All you need are a few staples and you can create endless possibilities. You can instantly transform an outfit from casual to dressy by adding a layer or accessories. Here are a few winter staples that will make you look sophisticated and trendy all season.
Skinny Jeans are an absolute must-have for the winter season. A nice pair of skinny black jeans can be the starting point for any outfit. Wear them tucked in riding boots and an oversize sweater for a casual look. Change into an embellished tank top and platform pumps and you have an outfit for going out.
A heavy and warm coat is a necessity for the cold days a winter. Purchase a sleek coat that will work with both casual and dressed up outfits. There are even some long wool coats that will convert into a cropped jacket by removing the bottom half. A versatile coat is all you need for the winter season.
Sure, we’ve all heard of the LBD, but, this winter all you need is the Little Black Leather Skirt. A black skirt can be used for so many different occasions and will never look like you’re wearing the same thing. Pair it with a girly chiffon button down and flats for dinner with the in-laws. You can wear it with a lace top or an embellished blouse, fishnet tights, and pumps for a girl’s night out on town.
Keep your neck warm with a high quality scarf. Not only will it protect you from harsh winter days, it will also make any outfit look classy and refined. A designer scarf worn with inexpensive clothes will make your get together look very sophisticated and chic. Scarves have been in for a while, even since fall 2011 fashion trends. They continue to add a little extra style to any outfit.
Another very versatile item is a pair of comfortable wedge boots. According to www.trendnstylez.com, they can be worn for a casual day around town and then paired with an edgier outfit for a night time look. If you are going on a trip, it is the only pair of shoes that you’ll need to pack. Look for a pair made with high-quality materials, such as leather and suede. It is also important that they are comfortable, easy to walk in, and a color that will match multiple outfits.
Author bio: Morgan’s friend Marissa Douglas wrote this article. She enjoys running and swimming in her spare time.
This is a guest post by Chris Hodgson, editor of iwritestyle.com.
Okay so obviously sweaters are at the core of holiday style- the uglier the better. Socks are also getting in on the action-
The Holidays are a great time to throw practicality and attempts to look respectable out the window and try to look as ridiculous as possible. Ugly sweater parties or other equally hilarious themed Christmas parties.
In all seriousness though booots are a class winter item that you should have, they’re practical, comfortable, and they look great with a simple pair of jeans.
Ok, now back to weird holiday clothing- beanies with the pom are actually making a comeback. Well I can’t say they were every actually gone, but they aren’t frowned upon as much as you might think and many brands are pushing them this season.
So whatever your style, feel free to let loose this holiday season and where the ugliest clothing you can find and then you’ll have pretty much nailed it.