How To: Style The Soccer Socks?

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First and foremost, I am really sorry guys for not updating this site, istarblog.com, with my series of post called ” How to” because I’ve been so much engaged with some of the tasks in both online and offline works and sorts that I needed to attend with. I hope you can understand me on that. LOL Anyway, I was again here to post up this new styling which I’ve found recently over the web though this type of styling for men are been trend already years ago and yet am pretty sure that most of you aren’t yet familiar with it or havent it try for yourself yet which on how to style your soccer socks. Actually, there’s an various of styling out in the web these days having the high sock as an main pieces, however, you must have to be considerable in your pieces to pick. I suggest you to check the photo on top where all the guys are rocking themselves on their each soccer socks. What do you think about this dope or nope?

Remember on styling on soccer socks must be pair off with on the dope shorts and you can either mic mic the styling of the guys at the up photo. But it’s not necessarily for the shorts because I’ve seen some styling too having the socks on sort of formal styling like how the guy below rock it.

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Maybe it’s really depend on what type or color of your sock is. And how comfortable your are wearing it. But on my own, I prefer to have it with shorts because I was in to shorts more than pants or jeans when it comes on my styling and fashion statements.

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Also, girls can rock on this styling too as their fond of wearing it like on the photo on the top. Nope! kidding aside. Girls are can be good in this too, because I’ve also seen some girls even today( fall is approaching ) are wearing this socks with their shorts on. Sorry! I cant  find any photo of girls rocking on the soccer socks as their fashion statements.

So – yeah! Sport finds can be also use at some casual either in formal styling. All you have to do is to try to mix and match things for you to have a great styling that might most people looking forward to.

Okay, that will be all for now and I hope you can find this post quite informative and helpful on your end as you seek sorts of information about what’s hot and not today in the fashion industry.

Finding the Right Engagement Ring for Your Loved One

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You are ready to “pop the question.” You have the place, the time, and you even came up with a brilliant idea of how to do it. Now, all you need is the right engagement ring. There are a few considerations to keep in mind in order to get the best fit for your sweetheart. And if you’re feeling adventurous, you can even create your own diamond wedding ring if you can’t find the right match in stores.

What will best fit your loved one’s personality?

It can be difficult knowing what ring will fit your sweetheart’s personality best. Is this person more outgoing or more introverted? Do they have an active lifestyle? For any kind of personality, the gemstone is a good place to start. When you think you have the right gemstone, the next step is the type of metal you should choose. Keep in mind that it is important to coordinate the band with the gemstone and your sweetheart’s personality. When you’ve chosen the engagement ring, choosing the wedding band will be a breeze. It is helpful to make sure the wedding band fits comfortably with the engagement ring, matches the design, and, of course, matches the personality as well.

If you’re going for something more distinct, engravings are a good way to add sentimentality and create a one of a kind ring. Custom designing the ring is another possibility for a completely unique look. In any case, it is best to try to match the characteristics of the ring with the character of your beloved.

What type of gemstone, shape, and cut should you choose?

Think about whether your fiancé prefers a traditional diamond or a colorful gem or both. Rubies, sapphires, and emeralds are popular colorful options. Next, consider what shape and cut would be best. The shape adds to the personality. Does a square shape seem suited to this person, or would something more tall and thin go better? The cut can affect how much the gem sparkles. Think about what sort of cut would resemble your beloved and still correlate with the rest of the design. As far as side gems are concerned, they can help emphasize the central gem and add sparkle to the ring. Something else to take into account is how well the gemstone balances with the band.

What is the best choice of metal band for your loved one?

It is helpful to pick out the type of metal that will go best with the lifestyle of your sweetheart whether active or not. There can be several types of metal to choose from. Some of the more popular metals are gold, silver, platinum, palladium, and tungsten.

  • Gold can be less expensive than platinum, is resistant to tarnishing, and can come in different colors such as yellow, white, and rose.
  • Silver can be less expensive than gold and is an excellent option if you prefer a white colored band.
  • Platinum can be durable, is resistant to wear and tarnishing, and is hypoallergenic.
  • Palladium can be less expensive than platinum, is strong, and resistant to wear and tarnishing.
  • Tungsten is durable, resistant to scratching and wear, hypoallergenic, and can be less expensive than platinum.

Finding the right ring can be tricky sometimes, and there are often many options out there. However, with these guidelines you can have a good starting point and be more able to narrow down the possibilities. Remember, it is helpful to match the characteristics of the ring with your loved one’s character.

Things to Remember When Shopping For Shoes

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Shopping for quality shoes is not easy. It’s sometimes better to just buy something that’s branded and expensive because at least you know that it’s durable and of high quality. But what if you don’t have the money to buy pricey shoes? There are some things to remember to guide you through the process. Always try on the shoes you like first before you decide to buy them. Keep them on your feet and walk around for a few minutes to see how they feel. Be sure that they fit perfectly and you feel comfortable wearing them. Check if the shoes can be returned before buying them.

Purchase from a familiar brand that you’ve worn before when shopping online. This way you already know your accurate size. If you have to choose between leather and synthetic leathers, it’s a no brainer that you have to go with leather. They’re biodegradable and more durable. Always choose quality over quantity. A quality shoe with quality maintenance should last a long time. You shouldn’t worry too much about the cost since quality shoes look better, lasts longer, and are more repairable. Thus, they’re a better long term investment.

As for good dress shoes which men should have at least a pair of, the soles should be stitched not just glued to the bottom of the shoes, at least a quarter of an inch thick, and is made of leather. Also, the lining is made of high quality calfskin or natural leather not synthetic materials. If you want to have stylish and top quality leather shoes, shop at Reef. They have some really beautiful and interesting models to choose from like the Reef Eland. It has premium full grain leather upper with distressed and vintage finishes, leather outsole with rubber enforce strike area, and premium pig skin leather lining. Plus, it’s handcrafted in Brazil.

Another model that’s worth checking out is the Reef Bantu shoe, what with its premium leather full grain upper with distressed and vintage finishes, molded wax texture cushion insole, molded rubber swellular traction out sole, slammed cup sole construction, and EVA compounds for odor management on the insole, among its features. I’m sure I’ll also look good if I wear the Reef Spiniker Mid NB. It has Reef molded rubber swellular traction outsole, removable and washable insole for function and travel, odor management EVA insole, molded wax texture cushion insole, and die cut leather labels inlay on the outsole.

 

Gayoon (4minute) x CeCi 2013 October Issue

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I dont actually know this girl here named Gayoon , who is one of the cover artists of the magazine CeCi as it for their October Issue 2013. I just randomly gets these photos over the web because I found them pretty cool and quirky in away on how they shoot these photos out in here. I am in to Kpop, yeah! but it isn’t mean that I should know all the artists behind it, I just have some few picks which I really pleased off to blog up here – so please bear with me then if I haven’t includes any further details about this beautiful girl here named Gayoon of the group 4minute.

I must say, these photos for the CeCi October issue was really terrifically made because look, it kinda way different or quirky enough than to the previous cover photos of the magazine, Ceci. I also have to commend the artist here,Gayoon, for the better portraying  that made the concept pretty strong in here. I’dk simply liked the styling too. It’s beyond on what I usually expecting it at the CeCi as they about to release their new month Issue.

Alright then, that’s it for now and please keep on checking the blog, istarblog.com, often for more fashion news and updates that may help you know on what’s hot and not for today’s fashion trends.

Swimsuit Sarongs From Fairwindssarongs.com

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The beautiful thing about women is that they come in all shapes and sizes, each uniquely lovely in her own way. Whether she is tall, short, slender, curvy, athletic, or anywhere in between, a woman’s physique can be her most beguiling asset. Knowing how to dress in a way that will flatter her own body type can only increase her allure.

When it comes to choosing swimwear, women often are unsure of which style best suits their figure. There are so many different cuts and styles available, and that just complicates things even more! Understanding the best type of swimwear to flatter her figure will help any woman achieve that confident look she’s going for.

Ladies who have a minimal bust line should try wearing a top that has embellishments like fringe, ruffles, or metallic accents. This extra detail will help add some volume to the bust line. Horizontal lines and extra thick lining of the top will add some fullness as well. Ladies with an ample bust should opt for tops that provide lift and support. Thick-strapped halters and under wire tops will lift the bust and help elongate her frame.

Women who have a curvy figure look great in bathing suits that that help cinch in the waist. Styles that feature a wide belt, color blocking, or an empire waist all help accentuate curves without adding bulk. Women who are pear-shaped can draw the attention upwards with a plunging neckline, or opt for a boy-short style bottom for extra coverage.

Another great way to play up swimwear style is to add fun accessories. A bright sun hat, sexy shades, fun beach tote, and a sarong will complete the pool-side look brilliantly! In fact, swimsuit sarongs from fairwindssarongs.com can bring the perfect element of sexy summer style to help accentuate any woman’s best assets, and even help camouflage certain areas that she feels need more coverage.

The most important detail of pulling off a hot summer look is to have confidence. No matter how she dresses, if a woman feels confident in what she has on, she can wear anything! Feeling comfortable and looking good go hand in hand, so it’s always a must to feel good in whatever she decides to wear.

W2beauty.com: Beauty at Your Fingertips

Nowadays, it’s not just women who are conscious with the way they look especially their skin. More men are taking care of their appearance by buying the best hair, body and skin care products available in the market. I believe that the secret to being healthy and having a good life doesn’t just lie in eating nutritious food or by exercising daily but by taking care of your outside appearance as well. This holistic approach likewise takes care of your well-being. Having said that, I sometimes look for online stores that sell high quality and yet affordable beauty products. I no longer wish to buy from the usual expensive brands but from other lesser known but equally effective brands.

I’m happy to have stumbled upon w2beauty.com, The Best Korean beauty shop. They sell skin, body, and hair care products as well as makeup from brands like Tony Moly, Etude House, Laneige, Skinfood, The Faceshop, Mamonde, Hera and many others. It’s great that they have a men’s category because a lot of online beauty stores only cater to women. Here you will find skin care, shaving and cleansing, and sun care products, makeup, and perfumes for the modern man. They have a wide selection of products but I was able to choose 5 that I would like to buy.

Collagen Moistfull Homme Multi Fluid Toner (150 ml)

The Collagen Moistfull Homme Multi Fluid Toner (150 ml) from Etude House is a multi-functional toner. It moisturizes men’s rough skin without the oily texture. It contains orchid with purifying effect, baobab fruit extract with its nickname of moisture tank, and collagen which is effective in making the skin firmer.

Collagen Moistfull Homme Multi Moisture Cream (50 ml)

The Collagen Moistfull Homme Multi Moisture Cream (50 ml) from Etude House contains orchid which purifies the skin, baobab fruit extract for added moisture, and collagen for a more firm skin. This multi moisture cream works more effectively after thoroughly cleansing the skin and after applying toner.

Collagen Moistfull Homme Moisture Skin Mist (200 ml)

Another product on my wishlist is the Collagen Moistfull Homme Moisture Skin Mist (200 ml) also from Etude House. Great for men with dry skin, this gel type skin mist makes skin softer. It has orchid,  baobab extract, and collagen peptide.

Engine Program Style Engine Wax

The Engine Program Style Engine Wax from Etude House is available in 80 g. This gel hair wax makes hair stay in place longer. It also adds shine to any type of hair whether it’s short or curly.

Moment Styling Good Guy BB Cream in 50 ml

I would also like to buy Etude House’s Moment Styling Good Guy BB Cream in 50 ml. It’s a hydrating BB Cream for men that provides sheer coverage with a moisturizing, radiant finish to naturally even out skin tone. It provides UV protection and has whitening and anti-aging properties. It’s best for normal to dry skin.

Trends: Short Bridesmaid Dresses

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A wedding is an important event for everyone involved. For the bride and groom, it marks the day where two people pair together for the rest of their lives. Their families are joined together as well through the act of marriage. The parents and grandparents of the bride and groom traditionally take a leading role when it comes to planning the wedding. Therefore, they want to see everything come together nice on the big day.

The groom has only a couple of big decisions to make before his wedding day. His first decision is choosing a tuxedo to wear at the altar. His second decision is to choose who his best man will be as well as his groomsmen. To guys, this is an informal process during which a few close friends are selected to join him to celebrate his big accomplishment.

Women have it a lot harder. There can be a lot of fighting and drama surrounding who the bridesmaids will be. Those who are selected want to look their best. If the bridesmaids are all wearing short bridesmaid dresses, they have to be designed in a classy manner that won’t outshine the bride on a day that is supposed to be all about her.

What I’m Loving Today

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There are many online stores that cater to menswear but among the best is Northern Threads. Established in 2006 in South Shields, England, the owners’ goal was to offer their customer base the finest designer labels around coupled with an offering of the highest level of customer service there is. Since then the business has expanded and to cater for a worldwide audience Northern Threads have established a great online store.

Shoppers will definitely be at ease knowing that they are buying from experts.

You can expect to find vast ranges of clothing, accessories and footwear; from world renowned brands such as adidas Originals, Armani Jeans, Carhartt, Ralph Lauren, Onitsuka Tiger and so many more.

 

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1.) Farah Vintage The Winchester Crew Knit – £85.00

2.) Edwin ED-39 Blue Watch Jeans – £110.00

3.) Barbour Thorn Shirt – £65.00

4.) Grenson Stanley Full Brogue – £200.00

5.) Laboratory Perfumes – £50.00

Browsing through the store, I saw some really great items such as the Farah Vintage Winchester Crew Knit, Edwin ED-39 Blue Watch Jeans, Barbour Thorn Shirt and a pair of Grenson Stanley Full Brogue all shown above. I’ve heard good things about Laboratory Perfumes too and I noticed Northern Threads stock it when I was perusing their site.

The Farah Vintage Winchester Crew Knit is a stylish crew neck knit which has a thick ribbing on the cuffs, hem, and neck and an insulating knitted material to provide warmth. They work well with those Edwin ED-39 jeans – I’m a big fan of Edwin and particularly the ed-39 style; versatile, stylish and they can literally be worn with anything, anywhere.This straight legged pair is 100% cotton, has a button fly, and has five pockets. Every man should also have the Barbour Thorn Shirt either in blue or white, this stylish shirt has a button down collar, button cuffs, and button chest pocket. You will definitely look stylish if you are wearing this along with jeans and impeccable shoes. Which brings me to another pick of mine; Grenson Stanley Full Brogue shoes, one of Grenson’s eldest shoes. An elegant hand crafted brogue with wing tip, and double leather sole. Any guy will look classy and handsome when wearing these shoes.

As I mentioned I also browsed through the Laboratory Perfumes section and saw the Laboratory Samphire 100 ml. Eau De Toilette. “This brings together the scent of fresh jutiner berries, citrus oils and lavender for a modern scent” well suited for the modern man.

I’d certainly recommend you take a look for yourself.

Fun Shopping at Dressale

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One of the most important if not the most important day in a woman’s life is her wedding day. Careful planning is needed to make everything memorable and perfect. Although it is hard, preparing the wedding will definitely be worth it once the end result is amazing. If you are going to do all the planning and preparation on your own, then it is best to shop at a one stop shop for wedding gowns, wedding party dresses, shoes etc.

Dressale (http://www.dressale.com) is a leading supplier of Wedding Dresses, Wedding Party Dresses, Wedding Accessories, Special Occasion Dresses, Wedding Favors, and Shoes. Here you can find many high quality products sold at very affordable prices. Their wide selection of gowns in different styles allow customers to have plenty of options. There is definitely a gown for every person. Wedding Dresses are further categorized into Beach Wedding Dresses, Vintage Inspired Wedding Dresses, Luxury Wedding Dresses, and Plus Size Wedding Dresses.

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Aside from Wedding gowns, they have Wedding Party Dresses as well and dresses for special occasions like Prom, Homecoming, Cocktail Dresses, Evening Dresses and many more. Among the wedding accessories they have are veils, headpieces, petticoats, handbags, bridal tiara and fascinator, wraps, jewelry, wedding shoes and many others. Dressale delivers worldwide and provides an average expedited shipping time of 3-5 days. Among the payment methods they have are Paypal and Western Union. PayPal can be used at Dressale.com to purchase items by PayPal account and Credit Card (Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express), Debit Card (Switch, Solo and Maestro) or E-banking.

Warby Parker 2013 Fall Collection

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Sunglasses are the one versatile above all accessories today. Because they can be worn in sorts of styling and in every type of season we may have. Yeah! sunglasses are usable than to the other main accessories available today in the market. Why do I say so? Because look, sunglasses are the main piece as we got this summer season, right? for us to have this protection from the sun hit and into ultra violate rays thingy which can affects to our eyes if we dont wear any sunglasses in each of our end. Also, sunglasses can be a great accent too on those black inspired fall and winter pieces, just look at the photo below on how the guys did rock their fall outfits with their sunglasses on. Indeed! sunglasses are cant abolish in the fashion industry because it’s fashionable and functional at the same time.

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This how you may wear your sunglases as we got into cold breeze of air seasons, fall & winter.

Recently, the brand Warby Parker ,one of the leading eyewear brand today, had released their fall collection 2013. You may see the preview on the very top photo. I must say, each frame are greatly made and the lenses was looking fine too. Actually, I dont have any idea yet or information in hand yet regarding this Warby Parker 2013 Fall Collection – though I used to work with them before for their campaigns and yet they haven’t sent me out anything additional details regarding this awesome collection. I instead encourage you to head up to their main website for you to be updated as they release the further details about this Warby Parker 2013 Fall Collection which they’ve cooked for us this coming fall season.