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When you think of exploring Malaysia. Mount Kota Kinabalu and Kuala Lumpur may be the first destinations that spring to mind.

One of the lesser known hotspots is Johor Bahru.  Fantastic for shopping, dining and as well as being home to Legoland Malaysia,  Johor has something for every intrepid explorer.

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Like most parts of west Malaysia, the climate is generally hot and humid with a mean temperature ranging from 27-30 degrees. Wet during the inter monsoon periods from April to October, during the rest of the year Johor is usually dry with occasional showers.

Accommodation is varied in style and expense but staying near the heart of the action isn’t difficult and there are many a budget hotel nearby Legoland Johor Bahru, The first 1st International Park in Malaysia, it opened in 2012.  Like its worldwide counterparts you are guaranteed a fun, if pricey, day out.

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An alternate is Danga Bay, the largest recreational park in Johor and location of choice during the festive season. Easily accessible through the network of main roads makes this place a frequently visited spot by the locals and tourists alike.

If the feel of the sands between your toes is calling the 22km long Pulai Desaru Beach is beautiful. Offering up a jaw-dropping view of the South China Sea with tropical rainforest backdrop. Sibu Islands also offer sun and fun with various activities including fishing trips and jungle trekking.

Shopping is a must in Johor with several malls on the have-to visit list. City Square Johor Bahru, Aeon Tebrau City, Holiday Plaza and Plaza Pelangi all offer various brands at affordable prices. Grab a bargain at  the Johor Premium Outlet, a haven for the designer brand buff.. Packed out a weekends it’s important to get there early.

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Food in  Johor s incredible with an enticing array of seafood that offers the fruits de la mer as fresh as they could be. The Grand Straits Garden Seafood Restaurant is one of the most reputable Chinese restaurants in Johor. The variety of seafood on offer here is amazing. If you can deal with Live seafood tanks offering you the option of choosing your dish from tank to tummy then it’s the restaurant of choice for the freshest seafood around. Dining costs a little more but it’s well worth it.

Locals also frequent the Ark Restaurant, an all-you-can-eat steamboat eatery. This place allows you to try a variety of foods for a set price, and a reasonable one at that. If you long for a taste of home, the place to go is the George & Dragon café. Hailing the best best steaks in town and the desserts are none too shabby either. You will always to pay more for Western food so try to be a little adventurous.

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Getting around is limited on public transport to buses and taxis, which can work out quite pricey so best to hire a car in order to get to all of the place of interest on offer.

So consider Johor and marvel at this jewel in Malaysia’s crown.

If you are looking for a fun-filled and seasonal break this winter, why not treat yourself to a long weekend in beautiful Vancouver? Vancouver is a city of contrasts, where the wilderness is never far away, even if you are in the heart of the urban sprawl. So sit back and relax and read on to find out what you can do for a 48-hour stay.

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Trip Preparation

 

As you are traveling under such a short time constraint, it’s best to do a little preparation before the weekend you travel. This should include checking that your passport and documents are present and correct. Some travelers will need and eTA to gain access into Canada. To see if this applies to you, you can find out more, by clicking the link.

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It is also worthwhile checking out what season activities are available such as ice skating or skiing. You will want to plan your time well, so you get to experience everything in the city that you want to do. Luckily below you ‘ll find a guide to the things you won’t want to miss.

 

Exploring The Wilderness

 

First of all, you will be able to get out and enjoy the mountain ranges. This is perfect if you are into walking or running. There are also organized tours and trails that you can make use of like the Tofino Plane Crash Hike. This is where you get to go on a stunning and challenging walk to the site of a downed plane.

 

It is important that you are aware of the safety information when you are in the countryside. This is because the weather can get pretty extreme during the winter. If the snow is coming down and you still want to get out and about to explore the surrounding areas, then it might be best to do it by dog sledge or snow cat.

 

There is also the opportunity to go caving or climbing depending on the weather conditions. Of course, it’s is always recommended that you pick a professional company that offers these experiences. That will ensure that they know the terrain well, and are up to date on any safety concerns.

 

Do you want to escape all the hustle and bustle of modern society by staying out in the wilderness? But so you need little more style that a traditional tent and bucket situation? Then try out a site that offers glamping.

 

If you choose to glamp, you can spend the night in a hidden tree house at Shuswap Lake. They come complete with your own wood burning stove to keep warm, a rocking chair and a draped bed. Who said when camping you have to rough it?

 

Nightlight

 

As a big and bustling city, there is plenty to do in Vancouver once the sun goes down. You could try your luck on the roulette tables at the casino or dance the night away in one of the many clubs like Caprice or The Roxy.

 

Then there are some more cultural things to do. Check out the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra. They play in sites across the city such as the Anvil Centre, Michael J. Fox Theatre: and St. Andrew’s-Wesley Church. Or, you can catch one of the many dramatic performances like Christmas presence at the Pacific Theatre. Or the Christmas Carol at Capilano University.

 

If you are looking for a more traditional night out with drinks and dancing, then Granville Street is a good location to try out. Craft beer joints and pubs can be found here. But be warned it is often full of students that get a little rowdy after one too many beers

 

If you are looking for a more classy socialite focused hangout, then why not try Yaletown instead. There you will find the well-dressed elite sipping on cocktails after a hard days work. Quieter but more refined than Granville street you can spoil yourself with a little luxury while still having a great time.

 

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Of course, no winter weekend in Vancouver would be complete without sampling some of the delicious local cuisines. As it is a coastal city, Vancouver is well known for its high-quality seafood.

 

One of the best places to try the bounty of the sea is at the Blue Water Cafe. It has an interior like a French bistro with black and white tiles, low-level lighting and crisp white tablecloths. So, you may be surprised to discover that it serves sushi as well as traditional seafood dishes. But when the fish is sourced from your doorstep, why not.

 

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There is also the five sale restaurant, which is located right on the harbor. It’s easily spotted as it actually does have five canvas sails affixed to the roof. Well known in Vancouver for its seafood, it has a more a la carte vibe. Choose from lobster bisque, caviar, carpaccios or even oysters if you are feeling really luxe. Of course, there are delicious stress and desserts for those who don’t want to indulge in the fruits of the sea.

 

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Also if you find yourself by the harbor in the day, you can always pick up some delicious deep fried fish and chips from the food shack Go fish. OK, so it’s not so much at the high end of things, but it’s fresh, crisp and delicious. So it makes the perfect lunch on the go.

 

City Activities

 

If the cold weather is too much for you and you’d rather stay in the city and check out the things to do there, then you are in luck. That is because there is plenty that you can fill your days with in Vancouver.

 

How about exploring nature in a more civilized way by visiting the VanDusen Botanical Gardens. There you will find a rose garden in the English Tradition. You will also be able to explore the maze and other botanical delights.

 

If you have a credit card that is just burning a hole in your pocket, then you might want to head over to Robson Street. There you will find all the big name and luxury stores, so you can shop your heart’s desire. Or why not head over to SoMa or South Main to the non-locals, there you will find some quirky antique shops and stylish Canadian boutiques.

I don’t know about you, but I’m not enjoying the autumn weather. It makes the trip to work painful, and it affects all our weekend plans. And as well as this, there are pumpkins everywhere; is is necessary for everyone to have pumpkin soup at this time of the year? Therefore, autumn is the perfect time to get away and do some traveling. However, it’s hard to know where to go this season to have an enjoyable holiday. After all, you don’t want to visit somewhere that’s going to be just as cold as where you are now. Therefore, here are some of the most amazing places to visit this autumn.

 

Lisbon

 

If you fancy enjoying some last-minute Mediterranean sun, you can’t go wrong with a trip to Lisbon in Portugal. It’s still warm during fall so you can enjoy some heat away from your hometown. As well as this, it’s less expensive to find a hotel to stay in during autumn. It means that you can stay in a charming hotel in the city without having to splurge the cash. As well as spending some time on the beach, you can do some sightseeing at the fabulous National Azulejo Museum. Remember to take your camera as you will get some beautiful photos in Lisbon during the fall.

 

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Morocco

 

A lot of people don’t consider Morocco as somewhere they really want to visit. But it should be on your radar as there is so much to see and do. And as well as this, the best time to visit is during autumn, so it’s the perfect place to escape to now. The warm weather means you can head to the beach for some sunbathing in November! Also, the markets are amazing, and you will buy plenty of items to take home with you. The food is also incredible; you need to try the sizzling meat skewers! You can also expect some fantastic service while you are staying in Morocco. A lot of people don’t realize how great typical Moroccan hospitality can be. You can check out my previous blog for everything you need to know about visiting beautiful Morocco.

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Florida

 

If you are looking for the sun, you should book a trip to sunny Florida. The sunshine state stays hot all year round. Therefore, you can enjoy some hot weather on your holiday. You can either head to the Florida Keys or Miami, if you are looking for some amazing beaches. Or have some fun at one of the many parks at Walt Disney Land!

 

Paris

 

When you head to Paris, you are always going to find a lot of people in the center. After all, it’s one of the most popular cities in the world. But going there in autumn, you will find it a lot quieter. In fact, it’s a pleasure to walk around and look at the top landmarks without the hustle and bustle of thousands of people. And you will find hotels bring down their prices, so you will get a good deal if you head to the city of love this fall.

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You can check out this feature for more places to visit this autumn to escape the bad weather.

 

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So you’re trying to choose your next travel destination. There are so many factors to consider. Weather, culture, safety, affordability. You want to be able to afford the trip without breaking the bank, but you also don’t want some bog standard trip that will leave you yawning. You’d like a break from the chill of home. You want to try out new foods. You want to be able to walk the streets without fear of harassment. So where do you head? Well, Malaysia would be a good place to start.

Malaysia is a cultural hub, with influences from cultures across the globe. There’s a range of delicious cuisine on offer here. Restaurants serve Mexican, Chinese, Continental and Malaysian dishes that will leave you full but still wanting more. Beyond delectable cuisine lies architectural genius and marvelous displays of historical artifacts. Beautiful churches and museums a plenty. Take time out to take a look at St Paul’s Church and the Sultanese Museum in particular.

Whether active or sedentary, there are places and activities that will fulfill all of your wishes. Vast areas showcase clean beaches, vibrant rainforests, impressive waterfalls and beautiful landscapes. If you’re on holiday to relax and recuperate, lie back in a hammock with a fruity cocktail. If you’re restless and always need to be doing something, there are plenty of alternative options to basking in the sun. Go on treks or try out snorkeling. Immerse yourself in the natural beauty of the region.

Maybe you’re a shop-a-holic. If so, you’re in luck. Kuala Lumpur is one of the shopping capitals of the world. The city’s huge shopping complex offers everything. From designer brands to handmade trinkets. Amazing discounts, offers and sales are frequently available to travellers. If this sounds right up your street, book a hotel room in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Saving Money

Believe it or not, all of these things are relatively affordable. You just have to be smart with your spending and make choice purchases as you go. Here are a few tips and tricks to make great savings on your Malaysian holiday.

Book Accommodation Early

It’s frequently the case that the earlier you book, the greater savings and discounts you can get. Check out price comparison sites for good deals. Remember that you can often bargain. Prices are often negotiable and some hotels and rooms to let will negotiate prices. Especially if you are staying for a week or longer.

Indirect Flights

If you’re not in a rush, you might like to consider indirect flights. These are often cheaper. They might see you stopping over in a different location for a few hours as you change flights, but the saving is often worth it.

Peak Times

Avoid peak times. This is when prices go through the roof. If possible, don’t travel during school holidays, as the travel industry takes advantage of parents who only have select slots to get away for a summer break.

Cut Back On Excesses

Some things just aren’t necessary. Extra leg room might be more comfortable, but that money can be better spent somewhere else. Pack light to avoid excess baggage fees. Many of us overpack and realize we’ve barely touched some of the things we’ve taken on holiday with us.

Have you ever wanted to just stare at the most beautiful islands on Earth? Here they are, in their full glory.

 

Maui, Hawaii

 

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Maui is one of the most unusual islands in the world. It sits atop a 10,000-foot volcano, but don’t let that put you off. The island plays host to many of the traditional tourist attractions, including golf and scuba diving in its warm Pacific waters. The island is also a great place to hike, thanks to the elevation of the central volcanic mountain. Along the way, you’ll discover waterfalls, black sand beaches from the volcanic ash, and marine life. Many people who venture to the island also enjoy watersports, including surfing and windsurfing. There’s even some fashionable shops.

 

 

Andaman Nicobar, India

 

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The Andaman Nicobar Islands are a chain of more than 300 islands over 1,000 miles off the east coast of India. They’re famous for their dense tropic jungle and unique wildlife. In fact, the islands host some of the most unusual species in the world, being so far away from the nearest land.

 

 

Bora Bora, Pacific Ocean

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The island of Bora Bora is a tiny volcanic island in the middle of the Pacific ocean. It’s just six miles wide and two miles long. James Cook, the eighteenth-century British explorer, called the island the pearl of the Pacific. And he wasn’t joking. Here you’ll find warm waters and a lagoon that circumnavigates the island. The primary industry here is tourism. Here tourists get to enjoy some of the most magical island experiences in the world, including swimming with fish. But because Bora Bora is so isolated, it costs a lot of money to service it with supplies. As a result, the prices are high. If you want to go to this little spot of paradise, you’ll have to save your money.

 

 

Galapagos, Pacific Ocean

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The island of Galapagos isn’t just a beautiful tropical paradise. It’s also an island that had an enormous bearing on the future of science. It was here, more than 100 years ago, that Charles Darwin was inspired to think up the theory of evolution. Since then, his theory has stood the test of time. As you might expect, the wildlife of Galapagos is truly unique. It’s nothing like the life found throughout the rest of the world. It evolved separately, along its own path.

Galapagos is an island around 600 miles to the west of Ecuador in South America. There’s plenty of opportunities to enjoy the unique wildlife on the island at the Charles Darwin Research Station. There are also many white sand beaches teeming with island life. For the adventurous, a trip to the island’s Sierra Negra volcano is always a treat.

 

St. Martin, Caribbean

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No tour of the world’s best islands would be complete without a mention of the Caribbean. St Martin represents all we associate with the Caribbean: laid back lifestyle and wonderful weather. But it’s an island that also has it’s own interesting history. The island is carved up into two parts. The north is controlled by the French, the South by the Netherlands. In the north, you’ll find beautiful food and high cuisine. In the south, you’ll find casinos and a healthy nightlife.

Fashion is a creative outlet that allows us to express ourselves to the outside world. So if you’re lacking in confidence, your outfit will give you away almost instantly. Believe it or not, the contents of your wardrobe have the ability to increase your confidence levels. They can transform you from shy and quiet to wild and outgoing, simply by changing what you wear and how you wear it. Unfortunately, many of us don’t realize the correlation between clothing and our personality. So we continue to wear clothing that doesn’t make us feel fabulous or that suits us. This can quickly make your wardrobe uninspiring and your love of fashion may even begin to wane.

Thankfully, there are plenty of things we can do to become confident dressers starting today. Take a look at the following hacks that all fashionistas use.
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What’s the occasion?

If you feel under or overdressed for a particular occasion, this can have an adverse impact on your confidence. So before you start getting ready each day, question what the occasion is. You might be heading to work or going on a blind date. Knowing the answer to this question is vital in ensuring you choose clothing that looks good while also being appropriate. If you’re unsure what you should be wearing, relax! You can talk to your boss about what they consider to be appropriate workwear and use this to influence your style choices. You can look at blogs or videos that offer advice on date night or wedding fashion. There are also plenty of insightful guides online which can make choosing the right attire much simpler. Take a look at realsimple.com/beauty-fashion/ to help you get started.

 

 

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Another option is to ask your friends for their opinion on your potential style choices. Their input will be invaluable and could stop you from wearing something you regret. Why not host a mini runway show where you can try on potential outfits in their entirety. This will not only let your friends see the overall look you want to create, but also allows you to see how comfortable it is to wear. High heels, tight jeans and dresses which are too short are all things that can affect how you feel in an outfit. If you don’t feel at ease or experience discomfort, it will be easy to tell. So be realistic about your outfit choice and never wear anything that is painful to wear. That way it will be impossible for you to feel anything but happiness and confidence.

 

Photograph yourself

People who lack confidence in the clothing they wear are often unsure about what their personal style is. If you fall into this category-don’t panic! Finding your own style is not as difficult as you might think. Start by looking in your wardrobe and look for items or colors you have multiples of. This is a strong indicator of the kind of clothing and colors you find enjoyable and comfortable to wear. Now you know what the key items in your wardrobe are, it’s time to start experimenting. Fashion is all about fun and pushing your boundaries. So start teaming these staples with other items in your wardrobe. For instance, your favorite band t-shirt might look good with a pencil skirt or when worn over the top of a maxi dress. You can wear it tucked in, knot it or even layer it underneath strappy tops and dresses. For more ideas on styling, see Popsugar.co.uk

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Whenever you find a combination that you feel amazing in, take a photo of it on your phone. You can then use this as a reference in future when you’re stuck for outfit inspiration. You should also do this when trying on clothes in a store. Look through the photos you have taken, and it shouldn’t take long for a signature style to present itself. Whether your style is glam grunge or vintage queen, start looking for more clothes and accessories that suit your more defined look. Doing this will also make it easier to determine what styles and colors don’t work for your body shape and skin tone. Knowing this will help you avoid making a fashion faux pas in future.

 

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Don’t forget what’s underneath

One of the simplest ways of making you feel more confident about what you are wearing is by prioritizing what’s underneath. We all have hangups about our bodies, which can profoundly affect our self-esteem. From muffin tops to cellulite, these issues can stop us wearing the clothing we long to wear. But wearing the right undergarments can be a simple way of temporarily masking some of the imperfections which may be holding you back. Spanx products are a fabulous choice that can help smooth out your body and make your clothing look better. A well-fitted bra can also help you do this while also improving your posture too. If you haven’t had a bra fitting for a while, use the useful guide on barenecessities.com.

Another option is to consider removing your hangups or improve their appearance. That way you won’t have to feel self-conscious when wearing tight dresses or short skirts. There are many ways in which you can do this from applying anti-cellulite creams but there is nothing better than good old exercise and healthy eating There are also non-surgical cosmetic procedures you can try, such as coolsculpting which can tone your body too. You can find out more about this online at liposuction-sandiego.com/coolsculpting/.

Just remember that your flaws are what makes you unique and unlike anyone else. By removing every imperfection you may have, could stop you from being you.

 

 

Take what you have learned from this guide and use it to start dressing more confidently each and every day. The boost that your personal style gives to your self-esteem will be hard to ignore. It may even get you that promotion or give you the push you need to talk to your crush. So never leave the house feeling down about your outfit choice ever again.

 

Thanks to Mairéad Duffy who attended this event for me in NY while i was stuck in GA :(

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The first of the runway shows in the Lower East Side for Art Hearts Fashion, presented by the AIDS Healthcare Foundation, took place on Monday night. The location was the stunning Angel Orensanz Event Space, a 19th century gothic revival synagogue. Its balconies, dramatic arches and high vaulted ceilings, illuminated in a host of colors that contrasted with atmospheric shadows, made the perfect setting for a runway show.

However, things didn’t begin smoothly, which was due to begin at 6pm.  At 7.15pm the doors were still shut and a massive queue stretched down Norfolk Street. Fortunately Fashion Week is one of the few times when waiting around is bearable, as there are so many outlandish outfits on display, and as it turned out, the night was well worth the wait!

First up was Hale Bob, with their trademark bohemian chic prints, bright colors, silks and velvets. The collection contained a lot of loose-fitting, floaty pieces; mixed materials and a kaleidoscope of colors, particularly turquoise. They also featured some dark jumpsuits.

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Ibrahim Vukel, up next, was quite the opposite, showcasing a fabulous collection of close fitting gowns in strong colors- white, black and red predominantly. Cut-out sheer panels featured heavily.

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Sanja Bobar was last of the first round of shows, with the biggest collection thus far, in white, cream, dusty pink and gold tones. Her gorgeous range of evening and bridal gowns showcased lots of floaty sleeves, and flattering trumpet, a-line and mermaid silhouettes. There were lots of low backs, high necks, applique designs, and again cut-out sheer panels were prominent.

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After a break, the shows resumed with a dramatic collection of designers, beginning with Fernando Rodriguez. Once again the collection was heavy on sheer panels, with mostly white and gold colors, with some striking azures. Flowing chiffon sleeves and high necks were visible also.

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Elochee followed, and the show took an androgynous, futuristic turn, with more structured designs, panelling, boxy shapes, harder lines and many geometric patterns and long sleeves. Shades of black, white and grey featured, with dashes of mustard.

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Willfredo Gerardo was the final collection of the night, with a dazzling display of luxurious, full length gowns and jumpsuits. Spectators were treated to lots of sparkling silvers and blacks, sheer fabrics and plunging necklines. A hush descended on the room in anticipation of his crowning piece, and he didn’t disappoint, with a spectacular black and silver ballgown. Modeled by the stately Anna Kile, its sharp sweetheart neckline and fabulous full skirt was the highlight of a truly memorable night.

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The weather has started to cool, the nights are getting longer, and the leaves are turning burnt orange – it’s officially fall. Fall is one of those seasons that it can be a real struggle to get your style right for, mainly because of the constantly changing weather. One moment the sun is shining, the next the wind picks up, and it begins to pour.  Fall fashion may not be that easy to get right, but below are three cute, quirky outfit combinations that will work well.

 

 

1. Button-up skirts and oversized cardigans

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Button-up skirts are all the rage this fall and come in a range of styles and materials. The two most popular designs are straight and A-line, with the most popular materials being denim and suede. For a stylish and smart fall look, pair a button-up skirt of your choice with a tucked in top. This could be short sleeved or long-sleeved, it doesn’t matter – roll neck styles tend to work well. Add a pair of tights and an oversized knitted cardigan, as well as a few well thought out accessories. This look tends to work well with flat shoes or a pair of heeled ankle boots. If you’re in need of some new shoes, check out the deals and discounts that are available online – there are plenty to choose from. From Famous Footwear coupon codes to deals and discounts offering free shipping, there are lots of options. It’s just a case of selecting the one that works best for you.

2. Skinny jeans and a knitted jumper

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A staple fall look, skinny jeans and a knitted jumper  is a look that a lot of use turn to when the cooler weather sets in. It’s one that’s comfortable, cozy, and looks good on almost everyone. However, when you wear the same thing day in, day out, it can get a little dull. To liven up this fall staple, look for knitwear with a difference. Pieces with patterns and prints can work well, as can jumpers of different thicknesses. As well as wearing chunky knitted designs, look out for some fine knit pieces. These are ideal for those days when the weather is cool but not cold enough for a thick jumper. To add a little extra style, consider adding a printed scarf and some standout pieces of jewelry.

3. A pinafore dress and woolen tights

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This year, pinafore dresses have really come into their own. As there are so many shapes, styles and designs to choose from, it can be hard to know which  style to rock!  As a rule of thumb, Ignore traditional fashion “rules” and find one that is both cute and comfortable. There are various materials to choose from, from stretch cotton to cord. There are also lots of different colors and designs to pick from. From plain designs like navy and burgundy to all sorts of geometric and floral prints. Team your pinafore dress of choice with a plain or printed tee or long-sleeved top and a pair of leggings or thick tights. For colder weather, woolen styles tend to work best. As for shoes, for a casual look,  Converse-style trainers tend to work well. Or, for a more formal look, ankle or knee-high boots are a good option. If you get cold easily, top this look off with a cozy knitted cardigan.

 

 

 

So there you have it, three cute and quirky outfit ideas that are perfect for fall.

 

 

Back-to-school shopping is in full swing- From the metallic accents to the bold pops of color, the super chic desk accessories below will work for any workspace and will have you rocking that fierce Fall 2016 office decor style. Happy accessorizing!

 

1. ban.do Rose Gold Stars Sticker Pack ($8): You can totally rock stickers in the workplace. Jazz out everything from your laptop case to your binders with this shiny rose gold sticker pack.

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2. Design Ideas ClipNote Desk Organizer ($12): Keep track of mail, office memos and business cards with this desk organizer shaped like a giant paperclip. As fun as its design is, it’s also *pretty* practical.

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3. Kate Spade Strike Gold Stapler ($28): Boring office supplies are a thing of the past with this fancy stapler. You can breathe new life into this everyday item with an acrylic and gold design.

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4. Anthropologie Easel Desk Calendar ($68): If you prefer a desk calendar, consider this stunning easel one. It comes with 13 sheets of gorgeous colored calendar paper.

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5. ModCloth Tone Day at a Time 2016-2017 Wall Calendar ($30): Brighten up your office or cubicle with this colorful wall calendar. It features a different set of gorgeous hues to complement each month.

 

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6. ban.do Deluxe Hot Stuff Thermal Mug But First Coffee ($18): Take your morning cup of joe to go with this thermal mug featuring stylish gold lettering. Its design is every bit as cool and collected as you’ll be when you bring it to work.

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7. Poppin Small Metallic Journal ($8): Classy and elegant, this metallic finished journal is the stationery must-have come fall. Its modern gleam of copper will tie right into your autumn-inspired arsenal of back-to-school goodies.

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8. Urban Outfitters Message Board + Magnets Set ($39): Use magnets to display important reminders on this clear message board. It’s big enough for your memos but small enough so it won’t take up space on your desk or end table.

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9. Poketo Gradient Checklist ($6): Don’t risk forgetting anything important! Jot down memos, grocery lists and more on these beautiful gradient checklist pads.

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10. Tom Dixon Brass Clips Set in Numbers ($28): Avoid unnecessary clutter with these organizing brass clips. The numbers give these ordinary office supplies a unique and stylish twist.screen-shot-2016-09-12-at-1-55-17-pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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1. Sheer Skirts and Cozy Cardigans: Never underestimate the power of a few hard-hitting closet basics. This getup is a bonafide sartorial powerhouse with its impeccable mix of off-duty essentials and show-stopping statement pieces. The unexpected mix tones down the skirt’s scandalous vibe, creating the ultimate balance of high and low.

 

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2. Leather Slip Dress and Bell-Sleeved Top: A ’70s-inspired twist on a ’90s style staple? Yes, please! A bell-sleeve top and leather slip dress unite for an It-girl-approved ensemble that’s just as edgy as it is effortless. Throw in a bright crossbody bag and signature shades for good measure.

 

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3. Graphic Sweatshirt and Skirt: Comfortably cool is what you’ll be demanding of all your ensembles after giving this sports chic outfit a once over. Classic sneakers and a graphic sweat bring a street-chic edge to a flowy printed skirt, ensuring you get even more wear out of your dressier duds. For extra style points, team the athleisure-inspired ensemble with a ladylike bag and wind-tousled locks.

 

 

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4. Maxi Dress and Slides: If one-and-done dressing is your signature move, this two-second ensemble will feel right on cue. Toss on a printed maxi dress and a pair of embellished slides, and you’re ready to hit the ground running. For max perfection, style alongside a statement belt and an oversized clutch with plenty of room to stash your everyday essentials.

 

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5. Laid-Back Suiting: Proving that suiting doesn’t have to be stuffy, Tine Andrea went bold in the color department with a vibrant shade of cobalt blue, then jazzed things up with a graphic tee and sneakers for a getup that exudes effortless cool. Your new on-the-clock signature? We’re thinking yes.

 

 

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6. Rib Knit Top and Trousers: If this bold and bright #OOTD is any indication, sweater dressing is about to step up its style game a good five notches. A rib knit zip top and corresponding belted trousers are probably the sneakiest and most stylish alternative to rockin’ sweats outside the house. Tone down the throw-on-and-go vibe with elevated accessories, like embroidered heels and a statement bag.

 

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7. Pajama Dressing: We’re down with any outfit that boasts this much roll-out-of-bed-and-go appeal. Pajama separates look straight-up chic when dressed up with of-the-moment heels, elegant baubles and a timeless structured bag. Bring it.

 

 

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8. Oversized Button-Down Shirt and Cropped Flares: Any outfit that can pull double duty like a pro is a winner in our book, and this minimalist getup doesn’t disappoint. With a sleeveless blazer in tow, this button-down and cropped flares combo nails the concept of on-the-clock chic. It segues seamlessly into after-hours territory with a simple untuck and tousling of tresses. Throw in a studded clutch and you’re golden.

 

 

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9. Hoodie and Leather Pinafore Dress: Been wondering just how to give your tried-and-true hoodie a bit of extra panache? Take a note from Linda Tol and rock it under a statement dress (we’re partial to this luxe leather number) for an unexpected #OOTD that’s straight-up sass, especially when there’s a pair of red-hot ankle boots thrown into the mix. Now this is athleisure at its finest.

 

 

This post was originally published on Brit.co

 

 

 

 

This post is sponsored but all opinions are my own

Who doesn’t love a spa day, I know i do! But unfortunately i don’t have the time or money to do them that often.

Thats why I love Groupon, although they can’t give me more time Groupon CAN save me money

Groupon offers plenty of different types spa treatments Including deep tissue, Swedish and couples massages

Plus you can get a extra 25% off your first purchase through Groupon

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Here are a few of my tips to have a relaxing spa day

-Pick yours spa well-Groupon allows you to view reviews from people who have purchased the same spa treatments you are interested in

-Make sure to arrive early so that you get to experience your full treatment

-Make sure to silence your phone so you can be distraction free

-See if you can find a complete spa package so that you can get a full day of pampering

-Drink plenty of water the day before and during- the last thing you want is to feel dehydrated and groggy after your day of pampering

 

Along with spa services Groupon also offers restaurant, hotel and getaway package  so why not turn your spa day into a weekend pamper session with the girls

 

 

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Easy Flowy Styles

Rent the Runway’s flowy dress styles—like the “Spice No Secrets Dress” by Keepsake and the “Cobalt Floral Swing Dress” by Julia Jordan—will have you breathing easier and keeping cool this month!  check out these flowy styles and more designer styles at Rent the Runway for  your upcoming summer events.

Keepsake Spice No Secrets Dress

Julia Jordan Cobalt Floral Swing Dress

STYLESTALKER Blue Ribbon Asymmetrical Shift

Badgley Mischka Fuchsia Lace Bell Sleeve Shift

This week marks the start of school/ work in georgia- so this week I am bringing you some office appropriate looks that are both fun and functional while still keeping a vintage style

MyMorning Routine*

1.Juliet  Navy Polka Dot Tea Dress- Lindy Bop

2. Comfortably Chic Kitten Heel in Black  -Pin up girl

3. California Sean top in red – Pin up girl

4. Studious Snow Owl Brooch – Erstwilder

5. Sandie Black Shrug- Lindy Bop

6.Beebop  Black White Stripe Rockabilly Top- Lindy Bop

7.Classic Hardware Retro Swallow Pin in Black – Pin up girl

8. Classic Saddle Shoes in Black and White -Pin up girl

August in georgia is still very much summer1 I love the hot murky start of the year <Sarcasm> Because of the crazy hot weather, most places are air conditioned to a frigid temp. so even if its sweltering when you leave in the morning, throw a cardigan in your bag or you will regret it by lunch!

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This Astronaut Brooch from Kateslittlestore is just adorable?

What do you think of my friday finds? what are your friday finds this week?

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Summer may be winding down but Rent the Runway is heating things up again with their annual Clearance Sale. Many of the dresses and accessories included in this sale are priced at up to 75% off!

This sale runs now through August 31st , but do yourself  a favor and check out the  Rent the Runway’s Clearance Sale today because styles and quantities and sizes are limited.

Clearance Sale Styles

Shoshanna Megan Dress

Moschino Pop It Off Sheath

Narciso Rodriguez Napa Dress

Elizabeth and James Monet Flower Maxi

Trina Turk Anargosa Desert Dress

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