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How fashion shopping will look like post lock-down

I do most of my shopping online and I have done so for many years. It is a lot easier for me to shop online and have my items delivered. I am still learning how to drive, so moving around isn’t the easiest. However, even if I could drive, I would still prefer shopping online. Going from shop to shop is draining even when I am fashion shopping alone. So my shopping life won’t change at all post lock-down. I will continue shopping online whenever I can. However, for those who love shopping in the stores, window shopping will change once the shops open here in the UK. I have gotten a few emails from various stores and I can picture the changes already. Many people have taken to online shopping as expected, and I believe the demand for online shopping will carrying on increasing even after the restrictions have been lifted because of the ease and convenience.

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No changing rooms

Changing rooms may likely not be back in most stores post lockdown for many reasons. It would be harder adhering to social distance rules with changing rooms. I was never a fan of changing rooms. There is a whole post about how I hated using changing rooms back in the day. So I won’t be missing this hight street feature when it becomes unavailable. One thing I wonder about is how returns will be carried out post lock-down.

Hand cleaning stations

In some of the emails I got, hand cleaning stations will be introduced all over the stores. There will likely be a hand cleaning station at the entrance of every store and all customers will have to disinfect their hands before shopping.

Limit to number of customers in the stores

There will be a limit to the number of customers that will be in a store at every given time. This should be expected to stick to the social distancing rule or it will be impossible to shop the sales rack for example and keep your distance.

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What do you think of these post-lockdown measures for fashion shopping? Do you see the trend for online shopping carrying on post-lockdown?

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Engagement Ring Styles By Nation & Culture

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The wedding process is very similar in many nations but looks a little deeper and you’ll find each has its own nuanced and intricate culture regarding the subject of holy matrimony. The process begins when the woman says yes and the man places an engagement ring on her finger. This is where you can make the first clearly discernible difference in cultures as engagement rings from different nations have their own designs. Let’s take a look at what these differences are and what they mean.

1800s imperial France

During the 19th century, the French were going through the ‘long’ century. This is when major movements in art, politics, architecture, and music, were rising to define France as a beacon of culture. Imperial France had a particular look about it if you study fashion, interior design, and jewelry. This has continued to the modern-day with engagement rings. The most common design touches of a French engagement ring are pink and gold colors, usually round stones and smaller stones encrusting the central stone. Rose gold is very popular in French engagement rings because it hits two birds with one stone. The main stone should be surrounded by smaller stones, which makes the ring look almost like a flower. Take a look at art nouveau styles to get a gist.

The American boast

America is pretty new to the engagement ring style scene. However, it’s clearly being led by one of it’s most populous cities, which is Los Angeles. Here you can find engagement rings that are made in the famous boastful nature of the culture. The RoyalT is 18kt gold, a rectangular stone, encrusted by smaller square stones going down the band. You can change the shape of your stone if you wish but the Los Angeles Hollywood style demands you keep the largest style, which is the rectangular emerald shape. The material is yellow gold and the stone is set on a plinth that is designed into the ring. Two smaller stones sit either side of the central stone, elevating the diamond in a boastful manner.

Japanese silver style

Japan is also new to the engagement style scene. The most notable historic engagement ring styles come from the UK, France, Italy, Spain, and Portugal. However, Japan is giving these nations a run for their money, with its incredible cherry blossom silver engagement ring. The central stone is usually a sapphire, which allows the bouncing light off the silver band to pirouette in the central stone for a lot longer than gold. You can also have smaller stones in the cherry blossom leaves, such as rubies and aquamarine. 

 

The contemporary style

Nowadays people are very conscious of how jewelry is made and gemstones are at the heart of this discussion. Many people would rather not have an engagement ring that has a gemstone because of their eco-friendly beliefs. In that case, the modern eco-wood styles are something you should consider. 

What kind of engagement ring do you want to have? Will it pertain to a particular nation and or culture? Consider all your options and do a lot of research before making up your mind. You only get one shot!

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Celebrity Fashion – Celebs Giving Me Fashion Inspiration

As a fashion lover, I am forever on the lookout for fashion trends to follow. I love keeping up with celebrity fashion because the celebs give me so much fashion inspiration. I have not shopped for any fashion item for myself for weeks now but I can always shop my closet when I see a stylish look. This 2020, I have been inspired by so many stylish celebs giving me fashion inspiration. Here are so of my current favourites celebrity fashionistas –

Celebrity Fashion – Celebs Giving Me Fashion Inspiration

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge

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Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge is a very stylish woman. Her feminine and effortlessly chic style rocks my fashion world. I am always inspired by her looks. She is clearly a style icon and I am a huge fan of her personal style.

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex

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Meghan, Duchess of Sussex is another fashionista. I have been a huge fan of her personal style since her acting days. She has a great sense of fashion and her pieces always look amazing on her.  This stylish woman gives me loads of fashion inspiration.

Victoria Beckham

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The celeb fashion list won’t be complete without the only and only Posh Spice. Victoria Beckham is the Queen of fashion. She always looks amazing. I would love to be a fly on her wardrobe; I bet her collection would be eye popping. Her fashion line gives me loads of fashion inspiration too! I love everything it represents.

Gwen Stefani

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Gwen Stefani is another stylish celeb I really admire. I always love anything I see on her and I get a lot of fashion inspiration from her looks. This stylish American singer is a style icon and she knows it! No wonder she is always on the best dressed list.

Angelina Jolie

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Angelina Jolie is another celebrity that gives me loads of fashion inspiration. She always looks amazing whenever she steps out even on her dress down days. I love her stylish fashion sense. She gives me fashion and style goals all day, everyday.

Jennifer Lopez

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I love me some Jennifer Lopez. She is one of the most stylish celebrities. Her fashion sense gives me so inspiration. I love how she can pull almost any look off effortlessly. I love seeing her on the red carpet, her dresses are always super stylish. Jlo gives me loads of fashion inspiration.

What do you think of these stylish celebs? Are you a fan of any of them?

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