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The 60s Fashion and How to Style It

The 60s spells the era of colour, fun and the free spirit where self-expression was encouraged. Actually the 60s is known for breaking fashion rules. And it’s only natural that the 60s fashion keeps reappearing in the trends today. It has been a source of inspiration for many women. If you’re one to try out some 60s fashion this year, here are some ways you can do that.

 

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The A-line dress

In the 60s, A-line dresses were a hit. They’re comfortable, chic and very colourful. In the spirit of the fun and liveliness of the 60s, the A-line dresses had bold designs.

To steal the look, get yourself a vibrant coloured a-line dress with raised hemlines. Most outfits of the mod style are simple and styled with a pair of pumps or short heeled shoes. Don’t be afraid to choose bold colours to achieve the look.

 

Fashionable miniskirts

The miniskirts were first featured in the 60s. This was in rebellion to the conservative styles that didn’t allow ladies to show much of their legs. Miniskirts were a bold statement of the free-spirited style of the 60s.

To style this look in today’s day and age, pick a miniskirt with bright colours. Feel free to experiment with different patterns and pleats. You can layer your miniskirt with a simple long-sleeved blouse or a crop top.

 

The Hippie style

Although the hippie fashion reared its head towards the end of the 60s, it was a clear sign of what the 60s stood for – freedom. The hippie style is characterized with floral prints, fringing bell-bottoms and peasant blouses.

If you want to copy this style, get yourself a pair of high-waisted flared jeans and a colourful crop top. Another alternative is to get a floral print blouse layered over a denim miniskirt. To add more of the hippie vibe to your look you could throw over a tasseled bag.

 

Introduce bolder prints

The prints of the 60s were striking, colourful and bold. The 60s had a range of patterns and prints from floral to tie dyes to checks and stripes. There was an extremely brave play of colours you never thought could match but there were a lot of monochrome pieces as well.

To pull of this look all you need to do is to go for all the bold and vibrant prints you can get your hands on. Whether you mix and match a pair of patterned bottoms with a solid coloured top or decide to wear the same print from head to toe, you’ll be keeping the 60s vibe alive in your outfit.

 

Embrace brightly coloured tights

Tights were a big thing in the 60s and of course, the more vibrant the colours the better. The tights were worn with miniskirts and short dresses and the colours mainly added contrast rather than compliment the miniskirts and dresses.

To recreate this iconic 60s vibe, get yourself a pair of brightly coloured tights or long stockings and layer them with a cute miniskirt. Experiment with different coloured tights and stockings as well as with different styles of stockings like lace and netted stockings.

 

What do you think of the 60s Fashion? Are you a fan?

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10 Things You Can Do To Create a More Fulfilling Life

We all want to live a fulfilling life, and in this sense, having a life that is harmonious and stable is of imperative importance.  See, we all enjoy the fireworks of life, such as the fun nights out, romantic holidays and the like. But these are often short bursts of happiness that don’t mean as much if you’re not operating from a stable base of having a harmonious life.

In psychology, there’s something known as Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs which expands on this principle. It states a hierarchy of emotional, physical and practical needs that must be met in order to feel fulfilled in life.

 

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Whilst this can be an interesting model to look into, this article offers a lighter insight into practical things you can do create a more fulfilling life.

 

  1. HOME

Having a solid sense of home is imperative to a more fulfilling life.  If you think about what home is, it’s ultimately a feeling of security, safety and belonging that makes you “feel at home”.  It’s not necessarily living in the fanciest house with most opulent fixtures and fittings or magazine worthy interior design.  

Home is a “safe place” that should be somewhere you feel peaceful, comfortable and grounded.  In this sense, keeping on top of your home is pretty important as it’s hard to feel at peace when your home is untidy or cluttered.

The saying “tidy house tidy mind” rings true with most people. Many find it much easier to feel good about life when they are living in a clutter free environment.  If you’ve ever been in a situation where the washing up is piling up on the counter, then whilst it isn’t a big deal, in the real world – the emotional impact of this can be disproportionately high and affect other areas of life.

 

  1. FINANCE

Whilst it’s not necessary to be rich in order to live a fulfilling life, it is important you have an income that is under your control.  In addition, being in control of your financial situation – even if you’re in debt – is paramount to feeling fulfilled in life.

See, a lot of times financial situations can feel like a snowball rolling down a mountain side, getting more and more out of control. And when this happens, we tend to bury our head in the sand as we can’t cope with the increasing stress of the situation.  

That said, one of the most important things we can do to feel good about ourselves and live a more fulfilling life is to keep on top of our finances. And the essential ingredient to this is a feeling of being in control. Both in terms of of the income you bring in and in terms of the management of your financial situation.

 

  1. EDUCATION

There are many ways to learn, and education isn’t limited to an academic course at a university.  The key to a more fulfilling life is a feeling of progress. That could be studying an electrical engineering degree or learning how to make a particular backdrop for your fashion vlog. Learning is learning, and the more we feel we are making progress, the better we feel about ourselves and the more fulfilling our life becomes.

 

  1. HEALTH & WELLBEING

Many people consider health and wellbeing to be at the foundation of a fulfilling life. Yet so often we find ourselves taking our state of health for granted until it’s diminished. And it’s only at that point we tend to appreciate what we had all along.

Therefore, in addition to taking care of your health you also want to take the time to appreciate the gift of health that most people take for granted.

 

  1. PERSONAL APPEARANCE

The better you feel about yourself, the more fulfilling your life will become. And whilst there are daily maintenance tasks such as brushing our teeth that we all should be engaging in, there are little treats such as facials we should have once in a while to keep on top of our appearance, particularly as our skincare changes with ageing.

Then, in addition to your physical appearance, the clothes you wear convey who you are on the inside. So being comfortable and confident with your own unique sense of style is important. As the more you feel like you are expressing who you truly are, the more fulfilled you will feel within yourself.

 

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  1.  YOU TIME

If you’re depleted and exhausted then life is not going to feel fulfilling. Moreover, you enter a vicious cycle where you end up being grumpy and irritable with the people you love. So taking time out for yourself is vitally important. Whether this is a regular exercise class, indulging in a particularly hobby, or simply having a candle lit bath with your favourite box set playing on your laptop.

Similarly, in addition to “you time”, if you’re in a relationship then you’ll want to make some “together time” too. As often the fun, laughter and intimacy can evaporate from a relationship if it is not tended to. Like a fire, it needs fuel in order to keep alight.

 

  1. MINDSET & EMOTIONS

Fulfilment has a tendency to work from the outside in. Which means no matter how good your circumstances are on the outside, if on the inside, you feel lousy then you will not be fulfilled.

Mastering your mindset in this sense, is critical to fulfilment, as the thoughts you think create the feelings that you experience, which ultimately create your life experience. So be sure to shift your focus on the positive, spend time appreciating rather than complaining, and be gentle with yourself.

 

 

  1. LEARN TO LOVE YOURSELF

The majority of people, today, when you scrape beneath the surface seem to be suffering from a lack of self-esteem or self-worth. In this sense, more self-acceptance is the remedy which means loving yourself the way you are. And not setting up rules such as “I will feel good about myself when X happens…”

There’s a tendency to look to the outside world to fill an inner void, which almost always fails to work. For instance, we feel unappreciated and lonely, therefore, we indulge in a shopping trip to take the edge of these feelings.

Now, we’re all guilty of distracting ourselves from time to time, but distraction can become unhealthy, if it leads to a dissociation from how we truly feel inside.  The best way to feel better is to acknowledge the feeling exists and then ask yourself a question – what needs to happen in order to feel better… then listen… it’s as simple as that.

 

  1.  STOP DOING THAT WHICH HURTS YOU

We are often stuck in a trap where we keep doing the same things but somehow expect different results.  When you think of the metaphor of having physical pain, there’s usually something that triggers this pain, aggravating it, and similarly there are things that soothe the pain too.  In a nutshell, you simply want to stop doing the things that are hurting you, and this way, you will have a more fulfilling life.

 

  1. GET RID OF NEGATIVE PEOPLE

In that vein, there are sometimes negative and depleting people in life that we hang around, either through choice (e.g. friends) or necessity (e.g. family).  If you want to have a more fulfilling life then you need to get around more positive, nourishing and encouraging people that have the capacity to support you rather than drain and deplete you.

 

In summary, creating a more fulfilling life is often about feeling in control of yourself and nourishing yourself from the inside out. It is about making progress, feeling good about your body, eating healthy food, and taking the time you need to relax.   

 

How do you create a more fulfilling life?

 

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4 tips to consider when relocating

If you’re thinking about making a move to another city whether that be for a new job, to start a family or a change of atmosphere then there are many factors you need to take into consideration before making the move. If you are struggling on what to conclude in your moving checklist then continue reading to hear 4 of the best tips you need to consider when relocating.

 

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Location

Researching the area you wish to move to is an essential part when planning on relocating. You need to take into account many different aspects such as the crime rate, local schools, availability of public transport etc. The location you move to needs to make you feel safe as well as having all the different aspects that fit in for your needs and requirements.

 

Employment

If you haven’t already sorted a job for when you move, it is crucial you know about the employment market in the city you are relocating to. Look into jobs that are suitable for your particular field of interest as some places have greater amount of jobs available in that industry than others. Always do your homework and create a new city checklist to keep in mind what you are looking for.

 

Properties

Once you have chosen the perfect area for you to move to, you need to familiarize yourself with the properties available. Taking time to research the property market can help with choosing the best home that is financially suitable for you. Laurus Homes Development are a great service to use if you’re thinking about moving to the Cheshire area.  The average yearly house prices in March 2018 were £245,703 and are increasing every year by 2.59% which shows they are a good investment opportunity.

 

Lifestyle

Another aspect to take into account is does the area fit to your needs and requirements? For example in Cheshire there are many attractions that can keep the whole family entertained such as Chester zoo, The Ice Cream Farm, Blue Planet Aquarium and Go Ape. Yet if you are looking for a more peaceful lifestyle then somewhere surrounded by country side and nature may be the best option for you.

 

What do you consider when relocating?

 

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