Plus size coats – How to choose you first raincoat

Plus size coats – How to choose you first raincoat

Looking for the perfect plus size raincoat can sometimes be overwhelming. Especially, when you can find them in so many colors, lengths and designs. But maybe you are asking yourself why would you search for plus size raincoats? Maybe you just want to have a coat that is perfect for rainy weather or you just need a fun, functional, and new raincoat.

Raincoats probably remind you of school, like those plastic yellow macs that you needed to wear when was rainy outside. Not exactly what would you expect to be in trends right now. But today you can find various plus size raincoats that can be an incredible fashion statement. Street style stars, models and actresses, all of them are wearing raincoats in stylish ways.

After you have decided to buy a new raincoat it’s also very important to know how to wear it. We recommend going classic and choose a yellow trench style coat that will never go out of style. Try opting for a waterproof coat, not water resistant and avoid at all cost shiny raincoats that are cheap. Try and get a raincoat that has a feminine shape. The main issue with these coats is that they have a straight design and you will look like wearing your boyfriend’s jacket.

From luxury to budget, you can find various raincoats that can suit you. If you are a sporty person, you can opt for a grey raincoat that is both functional and stylish. Pair it with comfortable leggings and a pair of black trainers for a city casual outfit. Sporty raincoats are versatile and can be worn in various landscapes. You can wear them when you go hiking, walk through the city or for a romantically wine tour during cold months.

If you are buying your first plus size rain coat, we recommend looking for one in a dark color that is functional, stylish and travel-friendly. With a classic raincoat you can combine many clothes and shoes. You will never run out of style with a classic, yet casual rain coat.

How to choose a winter jacket

How to choose a winter jacket

What to look for when buying the jacket

Finding the right jacket is essential to an enjoyable winter season. Plus, it is better to have in your closet two or more reliable winter jackets that will keep you toasty warm when you’re out, than a collection of mediocre jackets.

You should know that the perfect winter jacket is out there, somewhere. You just need to find the right fit and style!

How to choose a winter jacket:

  1. The padding

Even though down and synthetic padding both have great warming properties, there are some differences, which make them suitable for different situations. To figure out which insulating material is best for you, think about what you are intending to use the jacket for and what weather conditions you are going to be exposed to most. For example, down filling provides most warmth in relationship to it’s weight and is easy to compress to a small packing volume. In severe cold, when the air is dry, down jackets are the perfect choice.  On the other side, synthetic padding is less sensitive than down. When the weather is alternating between snow and rain synthetic padding is an excellent choice.

  1. Look for quality

Before buying a winter jacket read carefully every label. Even some designer winter jackets can be made out of cheap acrylics, and sometimes the jackets that are advertised as made out of wool, have only one tiny wool percent.

  1. Make sure you have enough room to wear layers underneath

Having not enough room for layers underneath the jacket is the most restricting and uncomfortable thing on earth. You will end up by feeling like your arms are sausage stuffing.

  1. Make sure the jacket has enough pockets

A jacket, no matter how beautiful and stylish, can make you feel uncomfortable when you’re fighting your way through flurries of snow and have no place to tuck your hands.

  1. Functional or stylish?

No fashion on earth is going to be worth how cold you are every time you leave the house during winter season. Just pay attention to find something stylish that’s also insanely warm!

 

Make sure you’re winter ready! Shop smart and pick the right winter jacket for your needs!

Leather jacket for women

Leather jacket for women

Style ideas

When it’s getting warmer, you need something transitional, right? Also, even when it’s cold outside, you need more layers to wear with your big coat.

If you want something timeless and versatile that will suit any style, a leather jacket is the answer. A leather jacket for women can be the most versatile piece in any wardrobe, even if it’s real leather or faux.

Casual look

For a casual look wear the jacket with jeans, sweaters and pretty boots. Just think of yourself as model off duty and make as many combinations as possible!

The best way is to combine white with black. You can wear the jacket with a lace midi white dress and with some biker boots. This combo is so cool, and will make you look like a real star.

Another great combo for your everyday looks: style the leather jackets with some black jeans, a cashmere sweater and a brimmed black hat. As accessories you can add some overlapped bracelets or statement earrings. This look is casual with a bit of glam!

Business/Evening look

From office to a sophisticated occasion. It’s pretty easy to style a leather jacket with a pencil skirt and with an elegant shirt tucked in the skirt. Complete with a miniature clutch bag and some suede pointed-toe black pumps.

Have you noticed? Grid print pants are so hot right now! A studded leather jacket will look impressive if worn with a casual T-shirt tucked in your grid print trousers. Complete with some high heeled ankle boots and a red lipstick for a hint of color.

Opt for a blue leather jacket embellished with studs. This is perfect, too, for creative looks. Style the jacket with a midi pleated skirt in a metallic shade, combined with a blouse with a ladylike print. Complete this bright outfit by adding oversized sunglasses, peep-toe sandals and a neutral colored handbag.

Dark look

An all-black look is the perfect choice for those women who want to look sophisticated and dark.

You can get another sexy look by pairing a shortened black leather jacket with a dark grey long t-shirt, black leggings and thigh-high velvet boots.

There are many ways to combine a leather jacket. And if you’re willing and able to invest in one, you won’t regret it for sure!

 

Hooded jackets for women

Hooded jackets for women

Are you a fan of the white season? Well, if you are, then you probably own at least one hooded jacket. If you are not a fan of snow and cold, maybe a hooded jacket will change your mind. It is very important to make the right choices regarding the winter clothes. They must keep you warm, they must protect you against snow and sometimes rain, but on the same time they must make you feel comfortable. Hooded jackets are the best choice because they are casual and this makes them great for wearing at the office, for travelling or for visiting your friends.

How to find the right hooded jacket for women if you want to also be trendy?

There are a number of aspects that have to be taken into account when choosing a jacket. Of course that it in preferable to choose one that is made using a waterproof material and is on the same time warm. It should be of an appropriate length. A jacket that is just above your knees is the perfect choice, since this way, most of your body will be protected against anything winter can throw at you.

But how to also be trendy wearing a hooded jacket? Well, you can choose one that is of a very trendy color. Pantone just released the color of the year 2018 and you can choose it too. Violet is very popular anyway and will bring out your eyes especially if they are green.

Another way to make your hooded jacket fashionable is to choose one that has applied some fur. The color of the fur should be different than the color of the jacket. Generally, a dark colored jacket and a nude fur are a great option.

And we are not done. A fashionable belt can be the perfect accessory for a jacket. Make sure though the belt is appropriate for outdoor activities and that it is not too tight. A pair of gloves can be another great accessory for a hooded jacket. Some sparkles are a great idea also, but just as long as they are not too many.

From 2018, Romanian citizens are going to pay more on their electricity bill

From 2018, Romanian citizens are going to pay more on their electricity bill

Electrical bills for 2018 are going to be higher for the Romanian consumers

National Regulation Authority for Energy approved a request from Transelectrica for increasing the tarrifs with more than 28 % than the current one for the services provided since January 1st, 2018.

This increase of price for energy comes after Transelectrica gave dividents in advance in september, somewhere around 40 million euros, which normally need to be given only when a company is profitable. And of course, Transelectrica in not profitable, since they asked for a tarrif increase because of possible losses on the fourth quarter of 2017.

The refference tarrif increased with 2.67 per MWh, and this increase will be felt by the Romanians, with an estimate of 1 % increase in the final energy price. Maybe more, if the winter turn out to be a hard one.

Transelectrica is controled by the Romanian state, with a 58.68 % share.

Long coats for men

Long coats for men

How to style them right

For a woman, nothing is more attractive than a well dressed men which has style and attitude. For this reason and not only, you should always pay attention to what you’re wearing, regardless the season.

One of the most important rules when picking out any piece of clothing is to fit you right and to match your sizes. Being outwear pieces, long coats for men have some distinctive aspects you should take into consideration when picking out one.

Since you put it on top of anything else you’re wearing, you should keep in mind to choose a looser fitted one.

Think about how you would look if you’re wearing a suit and try to add a fitted long coat on top. Your shoulders would look disproportionate and there would be a chance that you couldn’t even close the buttons.

No matter what you’re wearing under, pay attention to proportions and sizes, especially around your waist, shoulders and arms. If you choose the right fit for you, your outfit will be impeccable.

Long coats for men are pieces which can be worn on top of almost any outfit. From formal wear to casual and relaxed outfits, a long coat will complete what you’re wearing and add a plus of style and class.

In contrast to a jacket, a coat will always make you look polished and dressed up, even if you choose to wear sneakers, a pair of distressed jeans and a hoodie under it.

If you’re new to this styling area and don’t know where to start from, go for basic pieces. Simple cuts, fine lines and neutral colors  will always pull you out of any fashion crisis without having to worry that you’ll look over or under dressed.

If you have experience with this type of piece and want to try a new approach, go for bold materials and heavy combinations. You can choose a mix between leather and wool for a statement appearance which won’t let you pass unnoticed.

What is versatile about long coats for men is that through them you can give a boost of style to your outfit, even if you’re wearing the most boring clothes under it.

Unusual weather in Romania

Unusual weather in Romania

Romania has experienced some unusual hot days in November. Temperatures have reaches 20 degrees Celsius in some parts in southern Romania, something quite unique in a region when November hits, it’s winter time.

Far more interesting is that just 200 km north, Transfagarasan and TransAlpine roads that go over the Carpathians at over 2000 meters experienced temperatures of -10 degree celsius and a ton of snow during that same period.

It’s maybe a sign that Romanians need to prepare them self for this season by keeping at least some light fleece sweaters in the back of their car on when they travel, since the temperature difference can be quite high in such a short distance.

Fortunately, here in Romania there are a lot of shops that have traditional wool sweaters that are warm and cozy to wear during the winter period. However, if just go some km south, that type of clothing might be to hot for a November day.

That’s why, as mentioned, it’s easier to have a small bag with you with some change clothes for this type of weather. Choose a long sleeve blouse with some cargo or chino pants for a relaxing day in town, but if the weather is getting worse, having a jacket or a sweater can save the day.

Also, if you are going for a mountain trip, get some proper gear for this. Some hiking boots for women with a strong sole and ankle grip, some pants that are cozy and warming, but that can easily dry in a night, a ski jacket and a long sweater to keep your body on a stable temperature.

And most of all, get some proper winter tires on your car, so you don’t get stuck on a  swirling road in the mountains for the night, maybe some car chains, a shovel and some food and water, just in case.

You never know when you’ll need them.

Sport shorts

Sport shorts

Sports short are cool, versatile, cozy – the perfect choice for summer days. If you like fashion, wearing sports shorts would not seem your first option. But if you know how to match them with various items, you can attain a relaxed and stylish look. We think that sports shorts are the best because they are insanely comfortable.

For the days when you would like to have a sporty, but stylish outfit the sporty shorts can be the best choice for you. Most of us like to feel comfortable, especially when we have busy days. You can wear them when you go grocery shopping, jogging or to the gym. But of course, if you know how to pair them with casual or even elegant items you will have an urban and feminine look.

Sports shorts are flattering because they look good on any type of silhouette, no matter if you are thin, have an athletic build or a curvy body. Depending on your preferences you can choose different fabrics. Thin women may like to wear gym, spandex shorts and curvy ladies would like the shorts to be a little bit longer and looser. If you would like to wear shorts with casual looks then you need to opt for a length that is appropriate.

What’s so amazing about sports shorts is that they come in various, bright colors. Black can be slimming, but a little bit of color will add spice to your outfits. Having cute, colorful clothes will make you feel excited and happy.

We think that sports shorts are versatile. Of course, you can’t wear them on formal events, but they can be the perfect transition from gym to a casual look. On the days when you don’t want to wear jeans, leggings or a dress, then a pair of sports shorts will be the best bet. You can make them look more every-day appropriate by matching them with a basic T-shirt and a pair of sandals or sneakers. This is the perfect outfit when you would like to feel super comfortable. On the other hand, sports shorts are great for any physical activity from basketball, running, workout at the gym, Zumba, cycling or Yoga.

Capri leggings

Capri leggings

Capri leggings usually end mid-calf or two to four inches above your ankles. If you don’t know how to wear them and you are about to give up on them, maybe you are right. This length has a terrible reputation because they can make your legs look thick and short. Having this said, we suggest you not abandon your capri leggings in the closet, instead learn how to style them.

Capri leggings can make you look slim, chic and modern. You just need to find out which ones are flattering your silhouette and also it’s important to pair them with the right items. But this season the overall look of Capri leggings is going to be trendy because they are geeky and stylish. We think that these leggings are also sexy because they are reveling a little bit of skin and the ankle bone. They look great paired with ankle boots, flats or sandals with straps. During summer days, capri leggings can keep you cooler, but they are also a great choice for autumn and spring.

If you want to overcome the effect of short legs when you wear Capri leggings then you need to wear high heels. Pairing wedges or pumps with Capri leggings is something that really works. You will have a pin-up, retro vibe perfect for a cocktail party. For tall women, we recommend ballerina flats, canvas sneakers, and sandals. We think that ballerina flats are the classic choice that is more appropriate for office looks. Sandals with straps are great during summer, while sneakers combined with capri leggings are perfect for a beach, casual outfit.

Our favorite way to wear Capri leggings is with a short dress or a tunic. This is a trendy look perfect for women of all ages. For a more elegant approach, add to your look a statement necklace or other feminine jewelry. A big necklace will make your outfit hipper.

Despite Capri leggings are well known for leg shortening characteristic, if you know how to wear them you can have beautiful, stylish, modern and feminine looks. What you really want is to have a balanced outfit and to achieve a flattering silhouette.

Corset tops for Halloween costumes

Corset tops for Halloween costumes

Start exploring the amazing world of corsetry!

Halloween represents the perfect time of the year – allows you to WOW your friends and look great, too. While there are thousands of ways to make your look stand out, we believe that the eassiest and sexiest way is to add a corset.

Corsets come in a wide variety of styles, colors and sizes, there is no doubt you will find something for you. They are laced to the natural shape of your waist, to accentuate the curves of your body. The perfect corset can make a woman feel very sexy, beautiful and powerful at the same time. Also, confident and comfortable.

The best part about the corset tops for Halloween costumes is that they are competely customizable, which means that whatever costume you want, with the help of a great corset you can make it happen.

Corsets can be added to many boring outfits for Halloween, and we assure you that they will make them look better than even before.

Wonder woman

For example, a classy superhero costume will become very sexy if you add a corset, instead of a simple top. Don’t let your Wonder Woman costume grow boring! Add rapidly a stunning red corset to jazz it up!

Meow!

Another popular costume is the classic black cat. Turn the costume into a standout by adding a black corset that will highlight your breasts.

Scary witch

Do you intend to be a witch for Halloween? Replace your simple blouse with a purple corset with spider applications. You will look sexy and scary at the same time!

Sweet bunny

For a sweet bunny look, opt for a white corset! Don’t forget your pinky nose and tail at home! You’ll look just like a movie star!

Greek goddess

Don’t just stop with these scary costumes. Instead, go for some hints of gold and create amazing historically accurate costumes. You can have the outstanding look of a Greek goddess.

Pairing a corset with your items it’s not that hard. Plus, it’s a great way to save money that you would have otherwise spend on an overpriced costume.

The possibilities are endless, you just have to get creative!

Mountain walks

Mountain walks

Here in Romania, we are blessed to have a lot of mountain ranges and some spectacular views.

Almost 30 % of country is covered in mountains, so from late March all the way to November, you can outside and walk on the mountain and have some fun and make some sport at the same time.

That’s why when I’ve got an invitation to go hiking in Ireland, I wasn’t quite keen on getting there. We do have some spectacular scenery here in Romania, what can I see there in Ireland ?

I did however wanted to get to Dublin in ages, so I did agree on a walking holiday in Ireland and purchased myself some tickets for Dublin.

Since Ryanair come to Romania, going from Dublin to Bucharest was easier and cheaper then ever, so I booked a flight and got myself on the capital of Ireland.

And of course, when I got there, it started raining. No surprise there, Ireland and UK are known for their rainy days. It didn’t bother me, since I arrived somewhere late in the afternoon, I just went for my hotel and got out to the pub and poured me some Guinness.

The next day, after a short walk around Dublin and two meetings with some friends in Dublin, I did meet my friend in Dublin, which explained me that we are going in the Wicklow Mountains for a three day trip. So I’ve listed and prepared myself for a 3 day trip… with more Guinness.

A bad decision, since on the next day we were leaving at 8 AM, not the perfect hour for a person that had some drinks a night before. But with some water and two aspirins, I got on my feet and started walking.

We were walking near the Liffey River and started climbing and climbing until we got on a high plateu, with Liffey River somewhere in the valley, which was quite impressive.

But the most amazing thing about Ireland does have to be the green. Everything there is always green, a lot of grass and some amazing level differences.

In those three days we’ve been on the Maulin and Djouce, coming back near the Powerscourt Waterfall and going back to Old Long Hill.

Was I impressed ? A bit. Still not the mountain ranges in Europe, but if you want to go and just explore the mountain and walk, Ireland mountain are quite nice.

Would I come again ? Probably. I do want to go on the highest peak in Ireland, just to have put the check mark on my mountain list. I do have to get on the south west part, so I’ll probably need more than a week for that.

But I thinks it’s worth it.

 

Backless dress for prom

Backless dress for prom

Dresses are great especially in the summer. You will be able to find that there are plenty of stores that have a large array of great dresses. Of course that there are some types of dresses that are more popular than other. Generally, the trendiest dresses are also the most popular. It is very important to choose the right dress and not all the time the right dress is also the trendiest. The prom is an important event and this is why you have to make the right choice. And since backless dresses are so popular, let’s see if you can wear them at the prom.

Backless dresses are great, but how do we choose the perfect one, especially if we need one for the prom?

Proms are of course one of the most special occasions in everyone’s life. But, even if you will be able to have fun, you should know that there is a dress code involved. Backless dresses can be a choice, but only if they are decent. One rule is that in case you wear a backless dress, it should be long, not short.

So, how to make sure you look great in a backless dress? Well, first of all, you should have the right figure, but this is not always mandatory since you can find plenty of underwear that is able to modify or slightly modify your figure. The shoes also play a very important role and you will be able to change the way you loom by buying a very different pair of shoes. They are important because at the prom you should be feeling comfortable, since you will be dancing.

The fabric used to make the dress is also very important. When purchasing a prom dress, especially from an online store, you will not have the opportunity to see how the fabric looks like. But, you can always read the label. The color of the dress is of course very important too. And since is a festive occasion, you should chose a happy color, a bright one, depending on your skin tone, of course.