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Dressing Up Tips for Plus Size Women

It’s no mean feat rearing and raising a family that sometimes you tend to neglect yourself along the way. In my case, I’m guilty of this. I haven’t given enough time for myself or at least look after my own health. The last thing I regretted was gaining those unwanted pounds over the years. 

Photo taken from my fitness journey post

With the excess pounds, and yes, age too, it got to a point where dressing up become so difficult. It is frustrating to look for the right style and hues of clothes to wear. Even if I don’t go out often, having a few pairs of pants and presentable blouses can bring out the confidence in you. 

I’m glad I was able to find this very helpful tip: How to Dress Up Tips for Plus Size Women from wikihow.com.

Choose pieces that draw the eye to your best features.
Wear fitted clothing to flatter your figure.
Play around with trends that you like.

Here’s the basic tips summary. You can check the page for more wardrobe advice

If you’re overweight and you want to build a strong wardrobe, use light colors to draw people’s eyes to areas you like while camouflaging your least favorite attributes with dark colors. Stick to small prints, since large prints can make you look bigger, and choose diagonal and vertical stripes over unflattering horizontal stripes. You can also wear well-fitting, supportive undergarments under your outfit to prevent unflattering lines or bulges! Keep reading for tips on having a successful shopping trip. — wikihow.com 

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3 Unique Baby Shower Gift Ideas

If you have been invited to attend a baby shower for a friend, you obviously want to bring the perfect gift. Cute baby clothes are a go-to since they are fun to shop for, but it is likely that the mom-to-be is going to be inundated with clothing, much of which the baby will never even get to wear. If you are stumped on what to give, here are some unique gift ideas that your friend will love.

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Books

Children’s books make great baby shower gifts. Give books that you or your own children loved for a personal touch, and write a message inside on the title page. Reading to babies has numerous benefits, including building memory and vocabulary skills, so your gift will help the new baby to grow and to develop mentally.

Willow Tree New Life

Interesting Keepsakes

A lovely keepsake, such as Willow tree figurines, is a heartfelt gift that you friend is sure to love. Choose one with a baby theme, or one that represents her pregnancy. A small item like this is easy for your friend to place anywhere in her home, and will make her think of you whenever she sees it.

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A Pregnancy Journal

Your friend may have a baby book to fill as soon as the baby is born, but a journal that she can fill out while she is pregnant can also be fun and useful to reference down the road. Should she experience another pregnancy, she can look back through her notes to remind herself of how she felt and what she was doing at certain stages. 

Picking the perfect gift for a soon-to-be-mom can be tough, especially if this is her first child. However, there are many fun ways to surprise your friend if you want something unique that isn’t on the gift registry. 

Keeping motorcycle gear fashionable

We all know that riding a motorcycle can be very dangerous especially with the increasing volume of traffic on the roads. Poor quality road conditions, reckless driving and selfish attitude are some other contributing factors to the increase in road accidents involving motorcyclists. However, wearing the proper safety gear can increase your chance of survival and lessen injuries in case of possible motorcycle crash or accident. These days, motorcycle safety gear not only protects but are also designed to be fashionable.

Safety helmet – this is top on the list of safety gear for motorcyclist. A safety helmet protects the head, the face and the brain from impact in case of a crash or accident. A full face helmet with visor protects from insects and particles that may get into the eyes while riding. Make sure that the good quality helmet fits your head properly and snugly. If you have a big head, you may have to buy one from websites selling extra large motorcycle helmets. Helmet that is too tight can be very uncomfortable or even painful.

Motorcycle jacket – these jackets are usually made from leather to protect the skin from abrasion from possible accident or crash. Good quality motorcycle jackets for women and men are mostly water resistant and suitable for all weather conditions. Some are padded and are armored to protect the back, chest, elbows and shoulders. A good fitting jacket should not restrict the arm movement and should fit snugly around the body. You can visit any of the motorcycle apparel websites to look out for cheap Alpinestars jackets that are both of good quality and fashionable.

Leather Gloves – this is important for the protection of both the hands from abrasion and impact in case of an accident or crash. They enable the rider to get a better grip of the handlebars and the waterproof materials also keep the hand warm in cold weather. These days, riding gloves comes in varieties of designs and fashion.

Motorcycle pants – many motorcyclists may prefer to wear jeans but a layer of jean material is not enough to protect your hips, knees and shin in times of accident. Wearing proper water resistant and abrasion resistant motorcycle pants equipped with paddings or armors is important for added protection. These pants should not be lose nor too tight to restrict leg movement.

Riding boots – this is for the protection of the ankles, and other delicate bones of the feet. These boots should have an ankle support, a tough heal and toe box, with non-slip sole and oil resistant.