All Dressed up for Homecoming

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September is simply around the corner, so it’s back to school again for most students. But, more than school in itself, what students might look forward to more, is the wide range of experiences they get from the different extra-curricular events in school.

One highly anticipated event in the United States around this time is the Homecoming. A tradition where alumni return to their schools to reconnect with their alma maters, the Homecoming activities usually revolve around a sports game (i.e., football, etc.) culminating in what is popularly known as the Homecoming Dance. But, while the dance is considered the main event by most, it is by no means the only worthwhile activity of Homecoming. Indeed, the celebration comprises a slew of fun-filled activities packed into a week-long celebration.

Here we look at the different Homecoming activities and what to wear to these events.

Pep Rallies / Tailgate Parties / The Game

Pep rallies are held to cheer the school team to victory. Participated in by marching bands and cheerleaders, these rallies are attended by the students and teachers and are held days before the actual game. A tailgate party, meanwhile, is held in the school or stadium parking lots right before or after the sports game. Food and drinks are served near or at the back end of parked vehicles, such as pickup trucks and SUVs.

What To Wear 

Show up wearing the school colors. Try to stick to the dress code if there is one. It can range from a simple same-color scheme, Hawaiian theme, glow theme, etc. The idea is to infuse the event with the school spirit to show support and pride for the team.

Homecoming Parade

The parade is a procession of alumni, faculty, students, and local community members walking, dancing, or riding on cars and floats along a designated route. Various school organizations and clubs also participate with the marching band, the sports teams, and cheerleaders. In addition, school and community spectators are welcome to watch along the sidewalks.

What To Wear 

If you’re part of the parade, chances are there is a uniform or dress code you need to follow. If you are a spectator, then come as you are. Wear something you feel comfortable standing around or sitting in. Jeans, school sweatsuits, shorts, and trainers are the norm. Jazz up your attire with a cute skirt, a dressy blouse or top, and boots. If the weather is a bit nippy, don’t forget to don a warm jacket.

Homecoming Dance

The highlight of Homecoming is undoubtedly the Homecoming Dance, which is why it is almost always featured in American teen movies. Unlike the prom, where only juniors and seniors attend, the Homecoming Dance is more inclusive. First-year students can go to the event, and it’s also a more casual affair, as the dance is usually held in the school gym. So get decked out in a dress and dance to your heart’s content, with or without a date!

What To Wear 

Be sure not to wear a long formal gown or a dress that is too short. A cocktail dress in just the right length hugging your curves will give just the right oomph and make heads turn in your direction. So start prepping now and thumb through the latest catalog or have a look at a website of 2022 homecoming dresses.

So what are you waiting for? Show up, take part, dress up, and have fun! Homecoming is one memorable event you will look back on with a smile and a lightness in your heart.



Ideas for Stylish Women’s Suits

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I have been into women’s suits for many years. There is nothing like a sharp-looking suit that can take you to the office during the day, and out for dinner in the evening. Suits have been in vogue for decades and the fashion trend is definitely not going anywhere anytime soon. Tailored women’s suits are versatile and flattering when you shop for the right pieces for your body shape and your lifestyle. If you are searching for ideas for stylish women’s suits, here are some style tips to help you create that power suit look you may just fall in love with.

Mix and match colours

Contrary to popular belief, wearing a suit does not have to be boring. Mixing and matching your suit pieces will most likely help you stand out for the right reasons. I think it is super stylish to blend two different colours together. A red jacket paired with a white shirt underneath,  black trousers, and heels would look super stylish. If you are thinking of updating your wardrobe with something classic, this tip is for you. The options are endless when you wear your suit pieces as separates.

Check the length of the skirt

Skirt suits are great for the office. When shopping around for a new skirt suit, make sure you are happy with the skirt length and that it suits your body type. I like midi skirts for work, minis and maxis don’t work for me. One is way too short for the office, the other swallows me up. This is why I double-check the length of the skirt to ensure it is midi, and that it suits my figure.

Shop for quality women’s suit

I saved the best style tip for last here. If you only follow one tip on this list, ensure it is this one. You want to shop for quality women’s suits from reputable retailers. The last thing you would need is to find out you have spent money on a suit that would not stand the test of time. Like many things in this life, when it comes to shopping for a great tailored suit, always go for quality over quantity.

Suits can be worn in many different ways and to many different places. There is a stylish suit for every woman. All you have to do is to shop around until you find the perfect set.

 

 

 

How to Pick Your Fishing Clothing

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For all the fishing enthusiasts out there, trying to decide on the best gear to bring when we go out can be a challenge.  After all, we want to ensure safety, comfort, and practicality.  How do we even get started on preparing to do this activity?

Well, for beginners and pros alike, there are certain things we should do each year before we go out to our favorite local river, lake, pond, or even ocean for some of us!  If you want to learn more and are completely new to the hobby, consider checking out this article, and then keep reading here!

Research Local Laws and Regulations

While it would be nice if we could all go out and start to fish whenever we want to, that is simply not the case.  In most places, especially in the United States, you need a fishing license.  Luckily, they usually are not more than twenty dollars, meaning it’s still an accessible hobby for fans of the outdoors.

That being said, just investigate how it works in your state and county.  Prices and the length that they are valid for vary based on where you live.  Also, check how many fish you are allowed to keep and if there are any protected species where you are.  Looking at invasive species can also be valuable, so you know if you shouldn’t release a certain organism back into the water.

Decide on Location

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Once you’ve got your license and know the rules in your area, figure out where you want to go.  You see, different species can be found in different types of water.  Freshwater versus salt water is a big one, of course.  However, there are even variances between lakes and a river!

Obviously, this will play a significant part as you determine where you decide to go.  Decide what you want to catch and why you’re catching them, to begin with.  If you want food, certain spots might not be right for you, for example.  Your skill level will also be a factor.

Is there Etiquette?

You may be surprised to learn that there are some unspoken rules you should follow when you go out.  You can find some here, https://fishanywhere.com/blog/fishing-etiquette-dos-and-donts, but it’s not entirely a comprehensive list.  This is because some locations will be different.

One of the biggest ones to remember is that you shouldn’t crowd other anglers.  What do I mean by this?  Well, a good rule of thumb is to give other people about fifty to sixty feet of space.  Talk about a big bubble – but it’s polite to do this so you aren’t competing too much for catches.

A few other things to remember will relate back to the first point I made.  If the area you’re in is catch-and-release only, someone will notice if you aren’t following that.  The type of bait or tackles you use might also be restricted, as some areas are limited to artificial ones only.

Is There Proper Gear?

As you can probably imagine, there are some features you should look for as you pick your gear.  The first thing we think of is usually the rod itself, along with the line, bait, and hooks.  Many people have storage options for them as well, making the journey to and from much easier.

However, what about what we wear?  Well, when it comes to fishing clothing, comfort is key.  Certain fabrics, for example, can suit this purpose better than others.  It might not seem very important, but if you want to get as much enjoyment as you can out of the hobby and do it often, this might be something to invest in.

Find water-resistant articles to wear if you think things will get wet.  It’s not likely that you won’t have at least some splashes when you’re fishing, though, so it’s probably safer to air on the side of caution even if you’re very skilled at angling.  The breathability of the fabric should also play a part in your choice.

This is largely due to the difference in weather patterns across the country.  I can’t tell you how it will be outside when you decide to go angling.  If you live in a hot area, you will probably do better wearing some shorts and a t-shirt with absorbent materials, for example.  However, in the cold, long sleeves and a sweatshirt will serve you more.

There’s a certain amount of this that is down to personal preference and your own sense of style, too.  While fashion might not be your top priority, you don’t have to settle for anything you hate.  There are plenty of retailers that offer functional but stylish clothing designed specifically for this hobby, so keep your mind open as you shop!  Hopefully, you can find what you need!

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