Friday, November 16, 2012

Fashion Trends of Women’s Clothing Mix and Match

With the coming of different festivals, people's love for fashion trends also increases. Have a look at the people and the cheap clothing stores around you, large variety of cheap women clothing get in your sight. It is difficult for us to decide which to choose, so here I want to share some tips of women’s clothing mix and match on selecting our favorite items for our closet.


As it’s still winter and a bit cold while spring is so far, we need thick clothing to keep warm, the women’s sweaters are always the best choices for us. We have different kinds and materials of sweaters like pullover sweaters, cardigan sweaters and knitted sweaters to choose from.


The oversized sweaters are recommended for the first place. A red sweater can bring you good luck and activity.



On the other hand, if you love normal and quality sweaters instead, a white pull over crew neck sweater must meet your needs.



Matching with cute leggings and tights, this is the best choice for you.




And for the girls who like to keep fashion and stay out, the kind below is just what they want.




To hang out in the street, a cool black short coat will make you special to gain attention.




Not only the coats, leggings and sweaters mentioned above, there is still many other feature clothing for us to follow the fashion trends. Big sites like Amazon.com and BuyTrends.com supply selected cheap clothing with the latest fashion trends. The latter is promoting wholesale clothing online and has extra discounts on the volume. Take a glance to find your way and your style.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Stylish skirt Suits, Show Your Beauty in Cold Weather

Though it gets colder and colder, the love of beautiful skirts can never be affected. However it is not hard to keep style and warmth at the same time, below are the perfect fit for this season:



Long sleeve dress plus thicken yet stylish leggings, or you may wear leather skirt with leggings, if you go with boots, that will make you hot and warm at the same time.









Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Tight Coats Are out, Loose Sweater Coat Are in for This Winter

Tight sweaters are out for 2012, loose sweater coats are the most in fashion for this winter, how to make yourself fashionable and hot? Below are the tips to follow.



Chic sexy wild leopard patterned loose sweaters, is a good choice whether it goes alone or with t-shirts.



It is a good choice to wear short loose quality sweaters with skull head pattern, so sexy, and light, goes well with pencil pants, so comfortable and so natural.



Knitting, hot hollow out sweaters, decorated with simple wooden buttons, simple v neck, loosely designed.



Knitting, hot hollow out sweaters, decorated with simple wooden buttons, simple v neck, loosely designed.



Irregular dolman sleeve sweaters, with long back, bright color splicing, and decorated by geometric patterns, plus the numerous hollow holes, so sweet and adorable.



The design is simple, but the highlight is the sequins on it, so shining, so eye catching.



This sweaters looks simple and loose, but it is partially hollowed out, and is decorated by the fur at the hollows, so adorable.



The lacework at the sweep is the finishing touch of this piece, the soft feeling of lace is always the favorite for ladies.



This is a must have piece for this autumn and winter, the big holes so special; the loose design fits ladies of all figures, and the color is beautiful.



Small hollows and cashmere makes the item breathable, and the key design is the puff sleeve, which helps to cover the big arm, and the bottom is tightened, it fits ladies of various figure types.

Source: BuyTrends Blog

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Top 5 Clothes Silhouette For This Winter

The trend for this winter is not color, but silhouette, the disigners for the runway show spare no efforts in demonstrating the silhouette, such designs as round shoulder, slender waist show perfect figures and elegant curves. Below are 5 carefully chosen silhouettes which are the hottest in this season.

Y line



The shoulder is exagerated, and is tightened at waist, starting from the waist, below is straight line, which is a typical Y line, or you may call it an inverted triangle. The exaggerated shoulder helps to rebuild the figure for slim ladies, and is full of retro style in the 60s.

O line



The most in trend for this winter is the soft round sleeve, compared with the triangle, O line is more effective in decorate the shoulders and rebuild the figure, golden ratio will be made with a pair of pencil pant, the empire waist design is the best for ladies with plump tops and slender waist. The fashion stores like Balenciaga、CELINE are dedicated in building round shoulders.

A Line



A line overcoat is the clothes with scattered shape or the inverted tulip, this silhouette emphasizes the waist line, and the sweep may be in trumpet shape. Or it may utilize a belt to demonstrate the waistline, which help to avoid the bloated image, and show off the curves of women.

H line



H line has always been the design of overcoats, which is characterized by the neat cutting, high quanlity material, help to build capable temperament. Black, gray and khaki are still the majority colors, you do not need to worry about the plainess, which can be reinforced by the bright colored pencil pants and floral print pants.

S line



Peplum is still popular after the summer, which are now made of wool or cotton. Peplum helps to improve the figures of ladies with glasshour shape, so it is a favor for Kim Kardashian, from summer to winter. This new look style, optimize the curves, and so shining and stunning on the runaway show.

From: BuyTrends.com
Source: http://blog.buytrends.com/top-5-clothes-silhouette-for-this-winter/

Friday, November 9, 2012

Discount Season for Thanksgiving Shopping Tips

Thanksgiving discount season starts from the day right after Thanksgiving, and is named Black Friday, it is the most crazy shopping day for Americans. All retailers have been preparing for the promotions and sales in this discount season, and are ready for all shoppers. Now the discount season is starting, below are some shopping tips for you.

1.  the 5th avenue



The 5th Avenue, located in cental Manhaton, New York, and borders the 47 Street, is the core street of USA, and is the most famous high level business street. It is ranked one of the 10 street with the highest leasing cost.  No one will vist New York without  coming to the 5th Avenue.  The fashion brands here are so irresistable, each time you pass by the shop-windows, you are attracted by the shining and glittering goods. So go shopping at the 5th Avenue is a great pleasure in this discount season.

Saks Fifth Avenue is the online store of the brands in the 5th Avenue, the address is:
saksfifthavenue.com

The online stores of the stores in the 5th Avenue, covers almost all the top brands in 5th Avenue. The online store covers the designer goods, with all categories, and everything about the middle and hign level cosumer goods, and they are classified by designer, price, gender, categories ect. The pictures online are very clear, there are details pictures take from different viewpoints for most items, and there are clear sizes. For garments, there are models wearing them and show how to wear them, so clear.

At the same time, the online store Saks Fifth Avenue will show all the promotions of the offline stores, which help you to know the discount activities at first time.

Advantages: one stop service for high end goods, and they provide clothes for your pets, food too. When your good value is over $150, you are eligible for free shipping. Which makes it a great deal.

2. Boston



Boston is a small town with concentrated business area. If you are looking for high end products, then you can start from Boston Common. Right to the south of the park, there located the Four seasons hotel, the Bristol lounge is a place where you can enjoy the top afternoon tea. And neighboring are the independent stores of Herm├Ęs、St. Johns, Escada, La perla ect. Newbury, the core business district is located at the west of the park. And you can take the metro to Arlington, where you can find high end stores like  Chanel, Armani, Cartier, middle level stores like Kate Spade, DVF and lower end stores like Banana Republic, Zara, M.A.C.

Those designer stores are located in the classic England buildings, this is a great experience for you apart from the shopping experience.

In addition, there are many independent stores on the street, at the east and west side of this street, there is a 2nd hand second time around store respectively, which sells 2nd hand clothes, bags and shoes.

Advantages: Discount ongoing all year round, so there will be bigger discount for this discount season.
Disadvantages: The styles are mainly for the current season.

3. Macy's



The online site of Macy's is:  macys.com
From fashion clothes to daily utility, all are available online, and are updated simultaneously with the offline store of Macy's.

There are around 800 Macy's in USA, and the online store of Macy's covers almost all the top brands on the 5th Avenue, including garments, bags, shoes, jewery, houseware ect.

If you are crazy about online shopping, Amazon.com, Zappos.com and BuyTrends.com are good places for you, BuyTrends.com offers more than 10,000 garments with the latest fashion, and there are new products updated continuously, the price is quite reasonable.

4. Outlets



The pervade Outlets is another good place where you can find great discount items apart from the business areas and designer stores. Loehmann’s, Marshalls, TjMaxx, Ross and Burlington Factory are large discount stores in USA, where the Americans can buy cheap quality items, disregard the styles may be not the latest, but the price is quite competitive.

Woodbury Common Premium Outlets
Location: 498 Red Apple Court Central Valley, NY 10917

Las Vegas Premium Outlets
Location: 875 South Grand Central Parkway Las Vegas, NV 89106

USA Local brands recomendation

There will be greater discounts for USA local brands such as Coach、Kate Spade、Tory Burch,because there will be more discounts during this season, make them so appealing and irresistable.

From: BuyTrends.com
Source: http://blog.buytrends.com/discount-season-for-thanksgiving-shopping-tips

Friday, September 28, 2012

Holiday Break for Carriers

The China National Day Holiday and Traditional holiday Mid-Autumn Festival is here, the holiday break is from Sep29 to Oct 8. During this period most of the companies, stores are closed, people are traveling thousands of miles  to enjoy  family reunion, and have a great break.  So do the carriers, the carriers won't work during Sep 29 to Oct 6. Which means during this period there will not be any shipment, and shipment will resume starting from Oct 6. We are still working during this period to  accept and process orders.

Below is an introduction to Mid Autumn Festival:

Mid-Autumn Festival


The joyous Mid-Autumn Festival, the third and last festival for the living, was celebrated on the fifteenth day of the eighth moon, around the time of the autumn equinox. Many referred to it simply as the "Fifteenth of the Eighth Moon". In the Western calendar, the day of the festival usually occurred sometime between the second week of September and the second week of October.

This day was also considered a harvest festival since fruits, vegetables and grain had been harvested by this time and food was abundant. With delinquent accounts settled prior to the festival , it was a time for relaxation and celebration. Food offerings were placed on an altar set up in the courtyard. Apples, pears, peaches, grapes, pomegranates , melons, oranges and pomelos might be seen. Special foods for the festival included moon cakes, cooked taro, edible snails from the taro patches or rice paddies cooked with sweet basil, and water caltrope, a type of water chestnut resembling black buffalo horns. Some people insisted that cooked taro be included because at the time of creation, taro was the first food discovered at night in the moonlight. Of all these foods, it could not be omitted from the Mid-Autumn Festival.

The round moon cakes, measuring about three inches in diameter and one and a half inches in thickness, resembled Western fruitcakes in taste and consistency. These cakes were made with melon seeds, lotus seeds, almonds, minced meats, bean paste, orange peels and lard. A golden yolk from a salted duck egg was placed at the center of each cake, and the golden brown crust was decorated with symbols of the festival. Traditionally, thirteen moon cakes were piled in a pyramid to symbolize the thirteen moons of a "complete year," that is, twelve moons plus one intercalary moon.

Origin

The Mid-Autumn Festival is a traditional festivity for both the Han and minority nationalities. The custom of worshipping the moon (called xi yue in Chinese) can be traced back as far as the ancient Xia and Shang Dynasties (2000 B.C.-1066 B.C.). In the Zhou Dynasty(1066 B.C.-221 B.C.), people hold ceremonies to greet winter and worship the moon whenever the Mid-Autumn Festival sets in. It becomes very prevalent in the Tang Dynasty(618-907 A.D.) that people enjoy and worship the full moon. In the Southern Song Dynasty (1127-1279 A.D.), however, people send round moon cakes to their relatives as gifts in expression of their best wishes of family reunion. When it becomes dark, they look up at the full silver moon or go sightseeing on lakes to celebrate the festival. Since the Ming (1368-1644 A.D. ) and Qing Dynasties (1644-1911A.D.), the custom of Mid-Autumn Festival celebration becomes unprecedented popular. Together with the celebration there appear some special customs in different parts of the country, such as burning incense, planting Mid-Autumn trees, lighting lanterns on towers and fire dragon dances. However, the custom of playing under the moon is not so popular as it used to be nowadays, but it is not less popular to enjoy the bright silver moon. Whenever the festival sets in, people will look up at the full silver moon, drinking wine to celebrate their happy life or thinking of their relatives and friends far from home, and extending all of their best wishes to them.

Moon Cakes

There is this story about the moon-cake. during the Yuan dynasty (A.D. 1280-1368) China was ruled by the Mongolian people. Leaders from the preceding Sung dynasty (A.D. 960-1280) were unhappy at submitting to the foreign rule, and set how to coordinate the rebellion without being discovered. The leaders of the rebellion, knowing that the Moon Festival was drawing near, ordered the making of special cakes. Backed into each moon caked was a message with the outline of the attack. On the night of the Moon Festival, the rebels successfully attached and overthrew the government. Today, moon cakes are eaten to commemorate this legend and was called the Moon Cake.

For generations, moon cakes have been made with sweet fillings of nuts, mashed red beans, lotus-seed paste or Chinese dates, wrapped in a pastry. Sometimes a cooked egg yolk can be found in the middle of the rich tasting dessert. People compare moon cakes to the plum pudding and fruit cakes which are served in the English holiday seasons.

Nowadays, there are hundreds varieties of moon cakes on sale a month before the arrival of Moon Festival.

Different Celebrated Forms

mid-autumn festivalFor thousands of years, the Chinese people have related the vicissitudes of life to changes of the moon as it waxes and wanes; joy and sorrow, parting and reunion. Because the full moon is round and symbolizes reunion, the Mid-Autumn Festival is also known as the festival of reunion. All family members try to get together on this special day. Those who can not return home watch the bright moonlight and feel deep longing for their loved ones.

Today,festivities centered about the Mid-Autumn Festival are more varied. After a family reunion dinner, many people like to go out to attend special perfomances in parks or on public squares.

People in different parts of China have different ways to celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival. In Guangzhou in South China, a huge lantern show is a big attraction for local citizens. Thousands of differently shaped lanterns are lit, forming a fantastic contrast with the bright moonlight.

In East Chia's Zhejiang Province, watching the flood tide of the Qian-tang River during the Mid-Autumn Festival is not only a must for local peple, but also an attraction for those from other parts of the country. The ebb and flow of tides coincide with the waxing and waning of the moon as it exerts a strong gravitational pull. In mid autumn, the sun, earth and moon send out strong gravitational forces upon the seas. The outh of the Qiantang River is shaped lik a bugle. So the flood tide which forms at the narrow mouth is particularly impressive. Spectators crowd on the river bank,watching the roaring waves. At its peak, the tide rises as high as three and a half meters.

Legends

There are many beautiful legends about the moon in China. the most popular one tells how a goddess named Chang'e ascended to the moon.

A long, long time ago, a terrible drought plagued the earth. Ten suns burned fiercely in the sky like smoldering volcanoes. The trees and grass were scorched. The land was cracked and parched, and rivers ran dry. Many people died of hunger and thirst.

The King of Heaven sent Hou Yi down to the earth to help. When Hou Yi arrived, he took out his red bow and white arrows and shot down nine suns one after another. The weather immediately turned cooler. Heavy rains filled the rivers with fresh water and the grass and trees turned green. Life had been restored and humanity was saved.

One day, a charming young woman, Chang'e makes her way home from a stream, holding a bamboo contaiver, A young man comes forward, asking for a drink. When she sees the red bow and white arrows hanging from his belt, Chang'e tealizes that he is their savior, Hou Yi. Inviting him to drink, Chang'e plucks a beautiful flower and gives it to him as a token of respect. Hou Yi, in turn, selects a beautiful silver fox fur as his gift for her. This meeting kindles the spark of their love. And soon after that, they get married.

A mortal's life is limited, of course. So in order to enjoy his happy life with Chang'e forever, Hou Yi decides to look for an elixir of life.He goes to the Kunlun Mountains where the Western Queen Mother lives.

Out of respect for the good deeds the has done, the Western Queen Mother rewards Hou Yi with elixir, a fine powder made from kerndls of fruit which grows on the tree of eternity. At the same time, she tells him:If you and your wife share the elixir, you will both enjoy eternal life. But if only one of you takes it,that one will ascend to Heaven and become immortal.

Hou Yi returns home and tells his wife all that has happened and they decide to drink the elixir together on the 15th day of the eighth lunar month when the moon is full and bright.

A wicked and merciless man named Feng Meng secretly hears about their plan.He wishes chang eHou Yi an early death so that he can drink the elixir himeslf and become immortal.His opportunity finally arrives. One day,when the full moon is rising, Hou Yi is on his way home from hunting. Feng Meng kills him. The murderer then runs to Hou Yi's home and forces Chang'e to give him the elixir, Without hesitating, Chang'e picks up the elixir and drinks it all.

Overcome with grief, Chang'e rushes to her dead husband's sied, weeping bitterly.Soon the elixir begins to have its effect and Chang'e feels herself being lifted towards Heaven.

Chang'e decides to live on the moon because it is nearest to the earth. There she lives a simple and contented life. Even though she is in Heaven, her heart remains in the world of mortals. Never does she forget the deep love she has for Hou Yi and the love she feels for the people who have shared their sadness and happiness.

Another legend explained the role of the Old Man on the Moon, the Divine Match-maker. The Chinese believed that marriages were made in Heaven but prepared on the moon. The Old Man on the Moon tied the feet of young men and women with red cords for marriage. Thus a maiden made offerings and prayed to him during the Mid-Autumn Festival, hoping that some day she would ride in the red bridal sedan chair.