Becoming Fashionable With Clothing Accessories

While some women focus on buying the most expensive clothing they can afford to look stylish, fashionable women have realized that expensive clothing doesn’t make someone look their best. Instead, it’s the accessories and how the look all comes together that reflects both your personality and helps you look your absolute best.Clothing accessories, from handbags to scarves to what you put in your hair, can create a very fashionable look without the need to wear overly trendy clothing. Fads come and go so quickly that you’d constantly have to be replacing your wardrobe to try to keep up with all the latest clothing- but with the right accessories you can make every item in your closet look fashionable and complete.First, you will want to be sure you have a few “must have” items at your disposal to help create your outfits:
several belts, in a variety of sizes, colors and styles
scarves, in a few different textures and colors
purses and handbags
hair accessories (ribbons, decorative clips, ponytail holders)
shoes (a girl can never have too many different types of shoes!)
Once you have your accessory inventory built up, you can easily accessorize your outfits to pull together a complete, fashionable look that will impress even the girls in the latest, most expensive clothing from the trendy store in the mall!You will want to choose accessories based on how they coordinate with the colors, textures and fabric of the clothing you’re wearing. If you stock your “accessory inventory” with neutral colored items, you’ll stretch your budget and be able to create more looks with the same items. You can almost always work in accessories that are solid colors of white, black and tan; but having a few selections in more vibrant colors will help you add interest to your favorite black dress or pants suit! Try pairing a red hat, red high heels and a red purse with your black pants suit and you’ll be an instant fashionista!Keep your eye on the fashion magazines to see what women are wearing and how they accessorize. Are over-sized purses in style now, or tiny handbags? Do women wear stripes and floral prints together or are they keeping to more solid patterns at the moment? Most importantly- pick styles that you are comfortable with and that make you feel good because the better you feel the more confident you will be.Jewelry, shoes and belts help you further accessorize your outfits and pull a complete look together. You don’t need a lot of jewelry, but having necklaces in different lengths will allow you to wear a longer chain with a v-neck shirt and a shorter chain with a sweater. Having matching bracelets or earrings will help you pull the look all together for a polished look. Pairing a wide belt with skinny pants is trendy, and you can often create a whole new look just by changing the style of jewelry you wear.Here’s a trick that you can do with necklaces! If you want to help pull the focus away from your neck and face a bit, you can wear long necklaces as the eyes naturally will follow the line of the necklace.

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What To Expect When Your Pet Dies

Pets. We all seem to have them and they mean various things to each of us. Maybe you see your dog as your companion, someone to share your life experiences with; but the next person sees his dog as a work dog who needs to earn his keep by safe-guarding the family and the family home. Maybe you are a mixture of both. But when your pet dies, there are going to be feelings you need to understand and deal with.No matter how you view your pet, when that pet dies it will leave you with a profound sense of loss and sadness. Death is hard for even the most rational person to deal with, but when the death is your pet, you may lose your ability to think rationally. Most people feel that their pets are members of their families and their whole family grieves when the pet dies.Everyone experiences grief differently. We all know people who lose pets and seem to “just take it all in stride”. You never see them saddened or down. Then there is the person who simply falls apart at the loss of their beloved baby. We’ve all seen it. Maybe we’ve even been in that role ourselves a time or two.The rest of the world may not understand why you are having such a problem. After all, it was just a….dog….cat….pet. Haven’t you heard that before? Or your boss tells you to “just get over it” when you are upset at work. Unfortunately, the loss of a pet is extremely stressful and can have long-term effects on a person’s sense of well-being. You need to give yourself permission to experience grief and sadness. You need to know that it really is okay to be angry at your loss and saddened by your pets absence. You may even feel overwhelmed by circumstances if the loss of a pet coincides with some other traumatic experience.Grief is a process and it can last a short time, like a day or two, or it may take quite some time. It is not out of the normal to experience symptoms of grief up to a year after the event. So treat yourself and your family gently. Remember, your children may be experiencing death first-hand for the very first time. They will need your support and guidance to navigate through their fears and feelings.The only thing that will help you is for time to pass. Usually, getting another pet is not the answer; but once you have processed your feelings of loss you may begin to think of getting another pet–not to replace your lost friend but to keep you company in your time of loss.One thing you can do for yourself and your family is to make arrangements for your pet to be cremated or buried in a place you will be able to visit. If you opt for cremation, you will need to find an urn or container that you can use to keep your pet’s remains safe. If you decide burial is the way to go, you may wish to purchase a small plaque to serve as a marker to the grave. That way, you and your family can always find the spot when you feel the need to visit.Whatever you decide, you need to understand that suffering the loss of a pet is a trauma and will require time for you to heal. You will be angry, sad, tearful and various other emotions. You need to allow yourself to experience them and then move on. Your pet gave you unconditional love and acceptance. You have a right to grieve that loss.

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Being Smart and Savvy With Designer Inspired Handbags

These days it can cost a small fortune for a genuine designer handbag. Fashion handbags can easily reach into the thousands of dollars and lucky are those that can justify spending that amount on a fashion accessory. Luckily the handbag market has spawned a full collection of designer inspired handbags that feature designs very similar to the big names in fashion for a fraction of the cost. Sometimes referred to as knock-off or replica purses these stylish handbags allow fashion forward women to attain the look they want at a price they can afford.No matter what style of handbag you are looking for, you’re certain to find a designer inspired model that matches your unique taste. Totes, hobo bags, clutches, satchels, messenger bags and pouches can be found all over the replica purse market and come in a wide variety of designer styles and collors. Handbags available in the replica market are near identical to the originals and many people won’t ever know the bag you’re sporting is a knock-off.With the economy the way it is it’s getting harder to rationalize spending excessive amounts on fashion and accessories. But that doesn’t mean chic women need to sacrifice their sense of style. Instead women can save money and still look great by opting for designer inspired handbags that offer high quality craftsmanship, spot-on decorations and adornments and plenty of features to keep pace with today’ modern women.Other people who can benefit from replica handbags are retail store owners who want to provide their clientele with the latest fashions at prices that are affordable. Many wholesale handbag suppliers feature terrific lines of designer inspired purses that can be bought in bulk at discount prices. Don’t worry about not making a profit, when smart and savvy women get a look at these stylish purses and the low prices it’s an easy sale. Succeeding in retail takes foresight and knowing that people are pinching pennies to stay above water in today’s bad economy makes the decision to stock up on replica fashion accessories is a smart one.Looking great doesn’t mean spending a lot. While some women are slave to certain labels the savvy shopper knows that a replica handbag will still carry the chic style a woman wants from a purse without the eye-popping price tag. So if you’re a fashionista who needs a certain accessory to complete a outfit or a retailer who needs to buy wholesale handbags for a shop, check out the options in the designer inspired market.

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Lower Health Care Costs – What Some Companies Are Doing to Help

It’s not all bad new out there for Health Care these days. There is good news. You just have to know where to look for it unfortunately.Before the new health care reform, some insurance companies were already making concentrated efforts to lower health care costs. Health care costs are a responsibility of every player in the health care system including hospitals, doctors and other staff, insurance companies and yes, even “we” the patients. Costs are rising from several factors and we consumers can play a big role in helping to reduce costs.So what are insurance companies doing to help? One company has an independent service that works to help keep your costs as low as possible. How you ask? Some Companies are providing advocates that will make costs more transparent so you can make decisions that can lower your overall costWhat if we could know up front how much a procedure would cost? How many times do we just shake our head in agreement when the doctor advises that we need a specific test or procedure? Of course we want to follow doctors orders, but why do we proceed so quickly without even knowing what this could cost us in the end?Wouldn’t it be nice if we had an “estimate” of the procedure? Did you know for example that lab facilities vary widely in their fees for tests? By knowing what labs in our neighborhood charged for certain tests we could have more control and make a more informed decision that could positively effect the end cost of our own health care dollar.Some services even offered cash rewards for using their program to “shop” for specific procedures such as MRI’s, CT Scans, Colonoscopies and more. Upon reviewing this independent service I found these other benefits:1. Explanation on how best to use your benefits
2. Help you work through claims and billing issues
3. Negotiate with out-of-network providers
4. Clarify the amount you can expect to pay for health care services.Don’t forget that this was an independent company not affiliated with a specific insurance company. Insurance companies seem to be seeking to add this value to their plans to make consumers aware of services like these that can be a benefit to the entire health care system.

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Barriers to Health Care For Teen Pregnancy

Although teen pregnancy rates have been declining in the past, it is still a trend that is disturbing. With some having sex as early as 11-12 years of age, the chances of a teen pregnancy are increased. With teen pregnancy comes the need for health care. Unfortunately, there are many barriers to health care for a teen pregnancy.Education is a mustOne of these barriers to health care for the pregnant teen is education. Schools do not educate students about their bodies and the way they work. Parents tend to be uncomfortable about discussing sex education matters with their teens, so any information the teen may get usually comes from their peers. This is not usually an effective means of gathering correct information.Financial BarriersAnother barrier to health care for teen pregnancy is income, or the lack of it. Health care is prohibitively expensive for many adults, and even a teen with working parents may not have access to health insurance. When a parent has to decide between rent and food or health insurance, the medical needs are often overlooked. With access to education about pregnancy, and clinics available for teens with no health insurance, there might be a rise in teens seeking out medical care for themselves and their unborn child.Along with inadequate health insurance and low income parents, teens may face lack of transportation to a health care facility. Many 2 income families have one car, and no support system to turn to in times of need. Often health care is not available within a reasonable distance, or there may be no gas for the second car. Even if there is transportation available, a parent may not be able to get time off from work to take the pregnant teen to the doctor, providing the parent is aware of the pregnancy in the first place.Shame and FearThis brings us to another barrier to health care for teen pregnancy. Shame and fear in a teenager can be a powerful motivator for many actions they take. Shame for being pregnant, and fearful of the consequences they may face from a parent can influence a teenager in many ways. One coping skill that stems from these feelings is not admitting to the pregnancy, even to themselves. This, of course, can lead to the teen not receiving any health care until she has progressed far into her pregnancy. This only sets the teen up for possible complications down the road for her and her baby.With education of parents and teens together, perhaps we can overcome these barriers to health care for our pregnant teens. Communication for all can be a good first step in providing access to health care for both the mother and her unborn child.

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