Not too long ago, my parents needed HVAC repair in NYC becaues their heater stopped working. They had me look for a repair company for them, which I did. It didn’t take long for the company to fix the heater. After it was all done, my parents wanted me to help them clean out the house. They wanted to get rid of some stuff in the attic, and since I have so much muscle, they wanted me to do all of the heavy lifting. As I started looking at some of the stuff in the attic, all of my old memories began coming back.

I found my old stocking that my parents made for me. The stocking was used around Christmas time and they would hang it up and on Christmas day, there would be little candies inside of it. It reminded me of so many times that I’ve woken up on Christmas morning. We weren’t exactly the richest family, so we didn’t have a lot of presents, but we had a lot of good memories and the stuff that was in the stockings really helped us fell as if we had gotten a lot of stuff. It was a joy to see it.

I also found some of my old comic books from when I was a kid. I didn’t think about how much they would be worth when I was getting them, but since finding them, I looked online to see if I had any gems in my possession. As it turns out, some of my comic books were worth a lot of money. I wasn’t sure if I should trade them in for money or keep them because they brought me a lot of joy over the years. It’s something that I don’t want to do, but I will if I have to someday. I think I’ll hold on to the comics for a little more time.

LGBTQ rights is a hot topic constantly in the news. The world is waking up to accepting sexual preferences that were once taboo. Discreetly meeting the desires of men and women alike is easy when you call escort services in Utah. Now is the perfect time to take advantage of activities that will broaden your horizons.

Most of us have fantasies that we’re afraid to talk about, let alone make a reality. All of use have at some point questioned our true sexual nature. Now you can experiment with dating relationships without committing yourself to a person or lifestyle. Why live with curiosities when you can test the waters?

Like many people, you may have admired the bodies of people of your own gender. Imagine the pleasure of a soothing massage followed by a passionate kiss with a same-sex hottie. The first encounter could release tension you’ve been suppressing for years. Instead of being bi-curious, be bi-experienced.

Role playing is an excellent way to heat up an evening. Maybe you’ve dreamed of what it would be like to be submissive to a master dressed in leather. Listening to the voice commanding you regarding every movement frees you of responsibilty. Or maybe you want to be the person in control of a collared companion.

Men often fantasize about playing school with a well endowed girl in a plaid skirt. Will she be naughty, nice or both? A voluptuous maid prancing around your house is a great treat. You know that she’s too seductive waste time cleaning. Continue reading

I put out a call to my friends on social media and told them that I had to go and get shower doors in Queens NY where I was going to get a new one and I had to have someone come to my house to help me measure them. I had no idea how much money it was going to cost me to get the door delivered but I figured if I could have my friends come help me then that meant that I was going to be able to save money on the delivery. Instead of only having a few friends show up, I ended up having friends of friends show up and they made me use all of them to help upgrade my bathroom. I do not have a lot of room in my bathroom to work, but I knew that my friends would make it work somehow.

I wanted to make sure that we were going to have a good time so I went out and got different things to help make our experience fun. Continue reading

 

If you are headed to the beach this weekend, not to bask in the sun but to play beach volleyball, the first question in your mind must be: What should I wear? An athletic beach swimsuit should mainly do three jobs: covering just enough, staying in place and stand-up to elements like sweat. You do not want to cover your entire body in such scorching heat or even wear a teeny-weeny bikini because of those athletic moves. After playing volleyball, you might as well want to do some surfing and need a sporty swimwear so that you do not have to worry about exposing butt or breast while engaging in fun activities. Top A swimsuit top comparable to sports bra will support your breasts, keep you covered and act non-restrictive. Women should opt for tops with a built-in bra to restrict their breasts from taking a beating as they pounce and jump.

Go for a top that is higher from the front because a low-cut might make you spill out. Bottom A bottom with high-cut is considered very fashionable for athletes to make their legs appear longer. Just make sure that the back of the bottom is full coverage, or else you will end up flashing your butt cheeks to the audience at the beach. Straps Since the bathing suit material has the capability to stretch or shrink after repeated wears, it is advised to opt for adjustable straps. Both, wide straps and racer back look fashionable as well as restrict straps from falling off the shoulders. Fabric Fabric is also one of the important considerations.

Spandex and nylon combined provide a greater durability. For surfing, it is advised to wear boy short bottoms or shorts made of poly microfiber to keep your butt covered. Bikini If you think you have an amazing body, go ahead and wear that teeny-weeny bikini. However, it may not enhance your volleyball abilities but will definitely become an eye candy for the audience. Glue Most contestants use body glue to hold the edges of their sporty swimwear in places. The glue strongly attaches the suit to the body, also available in waterproof. It can be peeled off when a person is done wearing a swimsuit.

However, this glue is not advised for swimming purposes because this liquid latex glue should not get wet. Some glue can also lift up the breasts or buttocks, enhancing the shape of your body. Olympics After the 2012 Olympics, the rules for Volleyball players changed a little bit, keeping in mind players coming from a culture where bikinis are not considered suitable. They are allowed to team up sleeved tops with shorts; no longer are they restricted to wearing skimpy bathing suits. Now you know the techniques athletes use to hold their suits in place.

 

As women, we often have a considerable array of dresses which we allocate for formal occasions like weddings, office meetings and presentations. However, we also have an array of dresses which are most suited to parties, nights out and just having fun.

There is a massive difference between these two, from the fabric and the components utilized in making them to their appearance and shape. Whenever you go to your event, whether it is casual or formal, you will likely desire to be wearing something which stands out and draws glances from the other persons in attendance. As such, you may wish to shop for striking dresses which are certain to draw attention. If so, then online is your most convenient bet. There are numerous benefits which you will obtain from purchasing your party dress or your formal dress online. First, there is massive convenience when purchasing or shopping online. For example, all online stores are perpetually opened.

This means that you may shop for your dress any time you wish, be it afternoon or four in the morning. In addition, these stores will open throughout weekends and on all holidays. With local stores, the opening hours are typically limited for around eight or nine hours each day; and on weekends, extremely few remain open. If you would like your dress quickly, online stores are the most ideal means. Second, online stores are synonymous with bargains and low prices, and are incredibly diverse. Formal dresses are virtually always expensive, particularly the ones which you may don to an event at work and impress all the present executives.

As such, numerous owners of these dresses are often required to save for lengthy periods to afford them. Thus, their collections of these types of dresses might become limited. With party dresses, the ones which are more affordable are often similar in design and quality. For virtually every party or in nearly every club, there are those ladies who wear matching dresses, even though they might not know each other. To avoid this, the costly dresses are the ones which numerous ladies opt to purchase. By purchasing online, you may ensure that your dresses remain unique and affordable. For a formal dress, you may look through the various online stores which sell them.

You could even settle for a single online store; the variety which you obtain is still more immense than virtually all local stores. This means that you are more than likely to obtain the impeccable formal dress, and the cost will be considerably low. This is because online stores typically offer special discounts, seasonal bargains, gift cards and coupons, all of which significantly lower the cost. With a party dress, an online store is also ideal as it will offer such an immense variety of dresses that you are extremely unlikely to find someone else with a matching dress. Due to these and more reasons, online stores are impeccable for purchasing your party or formal dress.

 

Today?s world is the outcome of Renaissance, a cultural movement that spanned roughly the 14th to the 17th century. Renaissance, which erupted in Italy in the late middle Ages and later spread to the rest of Europe, had renewed the doctrines of philosophy, art, literature, science, and religion, the impacts of which are felt to this day. Precisely, Renaissance was a movement of practices and ideas to which specific groups and identifiable persons variously responded in different times and places. However, even significant revolution had seen in the fashion of that era. Renaissance costumes, for instance were bright in colour, visually enchanting and expensive. So, usually aristocrats were seen wearing Renaissance costumes regardless of the cost.

Renaissance costumes remind you of the existence of kings, queens and Knights in the medieval age. Costumes comprise of bodice, gowns, shirts, hats, leather boots, suede boots, Celtic coats, deluxe monk?s robe, and jewelries in a variety of styles, shapes, sizes and colours. Of late, Renaissance costumes are found in Renaissance fairs and they are often worn by people to mark the celebration of Halloween (the evening of October 31, celebrate in the United States, Canada, and the British Isles by children going door to door while wearing costumes and begging treats and playing pranks). Put simply, Renaissance era costumes can be worn by anybody, irrespective of age and sex.

Renaissance Costumes: Available Worldwide

By some estimates, there is a boom in the demand of Renaissance costumes due to a number of factors:
? Costumes fit easily
? Available in a number of colours
? Suitable to attend parties and festivals
? Mark of an aristocracy

Retailers and wholesalers, thus make a bee-line in the European market to fetch antique pieces of Renaissance costumes in bulk to their respective regions. Unfortunately, buyers find them quite expensive when purchasing from department stores. As a result, online retailers have come up and sold Renaissance costumes at pocket-friendly prices. Online stores collect various designers? costumes of Italy, French and England for you to choose from, all of which depict the social and cultural life of the late middle Ages.

 

The New Year is here and with it, the “new look” in teen fashion. This Spring and Summer’s fashion trends are big, bold, loud and proud. The styles are a bit of a throwback to the 1980’s, leaving behind everything bad and bringing back only the good. From bold, beautiful plaids in purples and browns, to spangly danglies jewelry, to chunky footwear, teen fashions for Spring 2009 have a lot to say.

Colors – The colors for Spring 2009 teen fashions are vibrant on the one hand, and classic on the other. Turquoise is the latest shade of blue to hit the runways, showing up in everything from prom gowns to tankinis, hats to scarves. Bright fuschia is the year’s hottest pink. Combine turquoise and fuschia and you’ve got an eye-popping, traffic stopping outfit that could come straight off the runway. On the more laid back fashion scene, navy is turquoise’s hot blue cousin. Whether a jacket or a swim cover, if it’s navy blue it’s going to be in demand. Brown is another of the Spring’s main colors. From handbags to formals, brown continues to be the “new” black for fashion. Coming in the middle of the two color extremes is purple. From deep, royal purples fit for princesses the world over, to more subtle shades of violet, purple stands in the gap, offering you choices that could be either vibrant and bright or laid back and classic.

Prints – From bold and big, prints are a big item in this Spring’s fashions. You’ll be seeing paisleys on everything – tops, skirts, dresses, bed linens, purses, even sunglasses with paisley swoops on the ear pieces. And the bigger the paisley the better, it would seem. Stripes are on the move again, as well. And not just any stripe – big, bold, wide stripes in big, bold colors. Brown and turquoise dtripes can be seen racing on t-shirts. Big stripes of bold purples and fuschias are marching their way across skirts, skorts and shorts for Spring and Summer. Not so big, but no less bold, polka dots of every hue can be found on items as varied as dresses fit for Sunday dinner at Grandma’s to socks so cool your feet will never be the same. Oh, and for those of you who prefer your dots big, a few designers have taken the plunge to create dresses and longer skirts you’ll be pleased to call your own. Plaids are making a noise, too. Everything from this Summer’s tube tops to next Winter’s wool coat can be had in plaid. Like their other cousins in the print scene, the bigger the better, with larger checks winning over smaller ones.

Styles – This Spring and Summer’s fashions are like watching Miami Vice reruns or Madonna’s breakthrough videos. It would appear that everything old has come new again. The skinnier the jeans, the better, at least for this year’s fashion. (Pegged jeans are even making a come-back, for those who don’t care for the stick-legged look.) Dresses and skirts are sporting “bubble hems” – wide bands of elastic that hug the thighs allowing for the rest of the skirt to drape above. Ruffles and criss-cross draping on blouses and dress bodices would make any Material Girl feel right at home. (Check your mom’s closet – chances are she’s still got one or two of her ruffled blouses hanging around.) Paired with today’s colors of turquoise and fuschia, the newest in teen fashion may have your mom wondering if you time-traveled back to her days in high school, minus the big hair and shoulder pads, of course.

Jewelry – No outfit is complete without that “perfect touch” and bling is definitely the thing among teen fashion. As with the bolder colors and prints, teen jewelry has gone big, bold and beautiful, too. Cuff bracelets are in, in a big way. Big, plain cuffs are fine, but sparkly, studded cuffs are better. Necklaces have also gone bold, with large pendants and beads. If you don’t like the big look, go for layers – many of the new styles are made of several pieces put together. Designers create the same effect with smaller chains and strands, layered over top each other. Eco-friendliness and eco-awareness have their place in teen fashion, too. This year’s jewelry features bone, wood and fresh water pearl, along with natural stone pieces, such as jade, turquoise and onyx. Earrings and rings are all about charming – charming charms, that is. And they need to make a statement, as in having something to say. The most popular styles of charms are “emo” or expression charms, touting the wearer as “moody” or “peacfeful.” The spangle has to dangle, ya know?

Footwear – Clunky is funky. While you’ll still find an occasional pair of flip-flops in a designer’s line, clunky and chunky heels are stomping their way to forefront of teen fashion this Spring. Boots with 2 inch heels, wedge sandals, even clogs are getting the “thick” treatment. Strappy seems to be snappy for dress shoes. From Mary Jane’s in sparkling silver to gladiator sandals in bronze, straps are showing up everywhere, too.

With its bold, bright colors and its “bigger is better” attitude about everything, teen fashion seems to be all about making a statement this year. Not only will your fashion choices have something to say about who you are and what you’re like, your clothing and accessories will have things to say about themselves, too. We’re big, we’re proud, we’re beautiful – just like our wearers!

 

If you are a lover of things soft silky and lacy there is great news for you. Those frilly frothy petticoats are back in fashion once again with all their frilly lace and crinoline. Once the preserve of rock and rollers or square dancing clubs petticoats are now a great accessory for all you fashion victims out there. So check out the deepest depths of your wardrobe and dig out those netted petticoats or crinoline numbers that are buried in there. If you chucked them out to the charity shop years ago you had better get out there and get yourself another one (or two) or you really will be a fashion victim.

What a wow outfit a frilly petticoat will make when teamed up with patterned tights, old lace up boots and your leather jacket. Goth or what? Or maybe your prefer your petticoat to evoke a more feminine aspect in which case you will go for a more girlie look. Try something in white lace that peeks just below the hem of the skirt and gives the odd flash of some sexy smooth silky stocking tops. But don’t blame me if you have to beat the boys off with a big stick when you go clubbing in that get up.

They also look and feel fabulous worn under those shiny satin party frocks. Again you could wear silky stockings or tights to add to the appeal of such a fetching outfit. Whatever you decide one things for sure, you will cause a stir and turn a few heads into the bargain girls. These kind of outfits will really come into their own when the dancing starts and you let those petticoats twirl up around the waist. Stand by to repel boarders because the male fraternity will be wide eyed and rearing to get to know you better. There is nothing like the site of a lady wearing all that frilly lace and satin to get the male pulse racing.

Whether you oppt for feminine sophistication and elegance or pure sex appeal you can be sure to achieve the desired effect. Petticoats are evocative of a bygone age when women where perhaps considered a little more gentile and this is reflected in these delicate garments. They don’t have to be short either because they can be worn to great effect under a sensuous silky ball gown or prom dress for a full floaty effect that will sway with your every movement. Dressed in that style you will be a real cinderella or the princess of your dreams.

If your big day is coming up soon you may want to consider wearing a full hooped bridal petticoat under your stunning dress. Those yards of pure white shimmering satin will float on a bed of crinoline and polyester swaying around you with every move you make. Wearing such a lavish and feminine garment under your dream dress will make it a real fairy tale wedding to treasure for the rest of your life.

So whatever you decide to do with your petticoats girls remember that fashion is all about having fun and looking good. If you are wondering just where to get started with your petticoat collection don’t stress. The internet is an amazing tool and you will find anything you could ever need online. There are lots of specialist petticoat and lingerie stores that will take your order online and deliver those frilly delights direct to your door. Have fun, live a lot and enjoy wearing those delicious petticoat styles.

 

Summer is the time to take a break. You know. Kick back your heels, raise your feet on a stool and relax. Time to loosen up and go for breezy comfort.

There is no need to forgo your stylish image. These 5 comfortable pieces let you stay in style. At the same time, they offer your great mileage.

1. A comfortable white shirt.
Get a men’s style white shirt and wear it with khakis, jeans or a pencil skirt. That roomy classic goes with virtually everything in your wardrobe. For that sultry siren look, you could secure the shirt under your bust with a knot instead of buttoning it up. Or you could wear it as a super comfortable sleep shirt.
You could get a new white shirt from the stores or you could raid your guy’s wardrobe for a gorgeous white shirt.

2. A pair of jeans.
If you fit into your favourite pair, that would do for summer. Nothing beats your favourite, broken in jeans when it comes to comfort. If your jeans are a tad too tight, go get yourself a new pair that fits. Well fitting clothing look better and make you look slimmer than too tight clothes.

3. Bright, roomy, summer dress
A loose fitting dress in a bright color is a hot look every summer. This is especially evident for Spring/Summer 2008 if you watch the designer fashion shows. One thing about the tent dress or roomy, loose fitting clothes that do not define your waist is that unless you are really thin, you would look fatter in them. Modify the look by adding a sash or belt around your waist to define your figure. That way, you’ll look amazing.

4. Tank Tops
With summer’s scorching heat, who needs sleeves? A sunblock would protect your skin so you can bare your arms in a breezy, sexy, tank top.

5. Skorts
That’s a cross between a miniskirt and shorts which are pretty hot right now. Like both shorts and miniskirts, you would flaunt your legs in them and by highlighting your legs, you make them look longer. Skorts offer you the feminine look of a very short skirt without the risk of wardrobe malfunction should you bend over.

Do you know that string bracelets have recently become the most fashionable jewellery? For several seasons, they have appeared in the collections of renowned designers and have swiftly won the hearts of stars and artists! No wonder – such jewellery has many advantages and is a great way to emphasize your individuality. How to wear string bracelets? Learn a few practical tips for styling with their use!

String bracelets – what are those?

String bracelets are subtle, everyday jewellery. They consist of a decorative cord on which various charms are placed. This type of ornament is a great idea for a stylish decorative element for women of all ages. They will also work well for teenagers and children. Interestingly, men can also wear such ornaments, combining them with a variety of styles. Bracelets of this type can be worn for various occasions, they can also be worn every day. How to wear string bracelets and what is their phenomenon?

String bracelets – why are they worth wearing?

The popularity of string bracelets is not accidental! This type of jewellery is fashionable, comfortable and extremely universal. What’s more, it often allows you to express your ideas and interests. Due to the adjustable size, a string bracelet is also perfect as a gift. String ornaments are usually much cheaper than classic jewellery, so creating your own collection of this type of accessories does not involve a significant expense. How to wear string bracelets and what styles do such accessories fit?

How to wear string bracelets?

Universal string bracelets are a great accessory for both everyday outfit and slightly more elegant suit. They will look good as everyday jewellery for work or school, as well as a pretty ornament combined with a fancy dress, which is perfect for such occasions as family events or weddings. How to wear string bracelets? These types of accessories are available in almost all colors, which allows you to create many interesting compositions. They look equally good in neutral and contrasting shades.

String bracelets – one or several?

How to wear string bracelets so the stylizations matches the current trends? You have full freedom in this matter. String ornaments are worn both individually and in sets. These types of bracelets can be boldly worn in combination with jewellery made of other materials. They also look interesting when combined with a watch or large, interesting rings. Importantly, this ornament is actually universal – it works perfectly for everyone. In recent seasons, compositions consisting of several bracelets, which allow you to create unique combinations of colors and charms, were very popular.

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Do you love designer clothes? If yes, you are among the millions of people that window shop in the 5th Avenue shops of New York or who circle items within fashion magazines every month. Unfortunately, most of us don’t have the thousands of dollars needed to purchase each one of these complete outfits that we are in love with. For an affordable option to buy designer clothing, consider searching for used clothing items in stores or online.

Many people that have designer clothes only wear the item once before selling it or donating it to charity. Many consumers view their clothing as disposable and several sell clothes that have not even been worn. With this in mind, if you know where and how to shop, you can find some great bargains on the designer clothes that you are looking for in re-sale shops and online.

The quickest way to shop for designer bargains is to search online. Popular online auction sites such as ebay have entire sections devoted to used clothing items for sale. The site separates the used clothing by category, such as shirts, pants, coats and jackets, women’s, men’s and children’s. Within each category of used clothing, you will be able to search specifically within the category, by price and from when the bidding is ending. If there is a specific designer or name brand that you are searching for, you can simply type that name in to search the entire website for related items.

If you find items that you are not ready to bid on, you can watch them to see what prices people are bidding at for that item. If the item is within your price range, you can place a bid. Always keep in mind the cost of shipping when you are bidding so that you are taking into consideration the entire financial picture when you are making your purchases. It is also recommended that you search the buyer’s recent feedback to get an overall picture of the quality of their listed items.

There is also an extensive list of online consignment shops that sell designer used clothing. If you are more interested in searching for specific items and purchasing them immediately instead of bidding for them, this is a great option to consider. You can use your search engine to locate “used clothing stores”, “used clothing”, “used designer clothing” or simply type in “used” and the name brand of the item that you are looking for. An extensive list of stores offering that designer and anything similar will come up for you to browse. When you are considering a purchase, be sure to evaluate the site’s shipping policy, their payment options (make sure that they are secure), their recent feedback and their credibility before completing the sale.

Searching online for designer used clothing is a great way to find the clothes that you love at prices that you can afford. There is a great chance that someone in the world is selling the exact item that you are looking for.

 

Romans were the first to wear a garment which has a somewhat resemblance to modern day underwear. They used to call it subligaculum. It might be of interest to note that the Egyptians and the Greeks never wore underwear at all!

Long baggy drawers called ?braies? made their appearance in Europe in the 13th century. Those who were better off wore chausses over the braies to cover their legs. Modifications of braises and chausses went on all the while and by the time Renaissance found its way in Europe, braises had become shorter and more form fitting and chausses began to look more like modern day hoses.

Braises had codpieces which allowed men to urinate without removing them completely. Over time people started using thicker and thicker codpieces for greater protection and to secure their modesty.

Henry VIII of England however gave these codpieces a revolutionary twist. He started using a heavily padded, bizarre shaped codpiece not only to highlight the shape of his private parts but also to use this part of the garment as a pocket to carry odd small bits of essential items! It became a rage in the fashion world during those times and carried on till the end of the 16th century.

In the 1930?s a quite revolution took place!

Easy elastic bands were innovated and companies such as Jockey and Hanes began selling underpants with elastic bands and called them boxer shorts since they resembled the gear worn by professional boxers.

The word underpants also made a triumphant entry into English dictionary.

With the advent Jockey Y-vent briefs in 1934 underpants went through a metamorphosis. For the first time an easy to use diagonal vent was introduced instead of flaps and codpieces. Two years later, ?kangaroo pouch? underwear which had a horizontal vent arrived in the market but could not compete with the diagonal vent types which were preferred because of their ease of use.

World War II witnessed another quantum leap in the underwear world. For the first time the soldiers were issued colored underwears as the white ones were too conspicuous when hung out to dry! Thus began the era of multihued undergarments.

The end of the War saw the discovery of a preshrinking technique called sanforization. Before this people had to buy underwear one size larger to allow for shrinkage during washing!
1947 saw the introduction of another fabric called nylon tricot and the 50s and 60s saw a sea change in how the underwear was perceived. Rainbows rained on under garments and prints and color combinations became bold and wild. Another new fabric called Lycra Cotton saw the light of the day in 1960.

Underwears started become smaller and tighter!

The 1970s and 1980s saw the entry of designer labels such as Calvin Klein, Sauvage, Ron Chereskin, and Tommy Hilfiger and underwears became a fashion and a fun item. Briefs became briefer, bolder and newer fabrics were introduced. About the same time, use of sex as the overriding theme became prevalent in all the advertising campaigns.

This overemphasis on sex saw a queer trend catch on since the mid-90s ? that of not wearing any underwear at all! Underwear was perceived as the final barrier to sex, and not wearing underwear was a turn on for many. This practice of freeballing (freebuffing, in case of females) or going commando is practiced by both the sexes and is a very ?in? thing now a days