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2015 Women’s Swimwear Fashion Trends

2015 Women's SwimwearAs summer fades into fall 2014, we thought it would be fun to consider what lies ahead for 2015 swimwear and bikini trends. 2015? Are we crazy? Not really as most of the big swimwear manufacturers are already preparing their 2015 swimwear catalogs. Maybe you have a cruise planned in the winter or spring or will be traveling to another warm weather destination. But whether you’re soaking up the sun’s rays in Aruba, or on the French Riviera, the most crucial decision won’t be the SPF of your sunscreen (Always 50+ SPF by the way!), but which swimwear pieces you’ll be wearing.

While the accessibility of classic swimwear styles (and the fact that swimwear trends move relatively slowly) means it’s not a requirement, it’s still always worthwhile to learn what styles will fit well with spring 2015 trends. Whether it’s creating a bold statement or simply perhaps taking your personal style credentials to the waterside, an update for your bikini selections will make holidays and hot weekends all the more exciting and enjoyable.

Read on to find out what cuts and styles are in fashion for 2015:

Swimwear trends don’t exactly move at as fast a pace as the cycles in other fashion trends. That’s because it’s not an easy thing to reinvent the bikini or the monokini. With a strong need to balance functionality with sex appeal, designers are restricted as to what they can really do. Regardless of this, one piece swimsuits and bikini trends are definitely still impacted by other fashion trends.

Star Wars Lego – New Sets for 2014

Star Wars LegoThe initial sets that took my eye was the “The Phantom” and “The Ghost”. The reason I noticed these were because I hadn’t seen these spaceships before. It turns out that they’re featured in the new TV series – Star Wars: Rebels. Both ships include minifigures from the TV series, and both have a very unique look. “The Phantom” looks like a cross between a shuttle craft and cargo carrier. “The Phantom” looks like some sort of personal fighting craft, perhaps in a similar vein as the Millennium Falcon was to Han Solo in The Original Trilogy. I suppose all will be revealed later this month, as soon as the TV series premieres.

The following set I noticed was the Star Wars Snowspeeder, and this I almost purchased for my son. He loves Empire Strikes Back, and we have spent many an hour recreating the Battle of Hoth. This looks great, and I urge you to hunt it down if you’re into original trilogy Lego sets. Additionally it is included with Luke Skywalker, Dak Raltor (his gunner), along with a Snowtrooper. The speeder has two spring-loaded missiles, and also a rear harpoon hook/blaster.

If you want to go the whole hog, the next set I wish to mention would be the AT-AT (All Terrain Armored Transport). This also looks like the genuine thing, and you can move the head, shoot missiles (again, spring-loaded), open up the side hatches and set up the trap door Luke uses to ultimately destroy these four-legged walking tanks. This set has five minifigures, of Imperial variety.

Did You Know Bamboo and Hemp Are the Most Productive and Fastest Growing Plants on the Planet?

Bamboo and HempAmong bamboo’s great qualities is that it’s naturally anti-bacterial and it is also water resistant, which makes it a better choice than other hard woods that can stain or deteriorate when any kind of moisture gets in contact. It is also an extremely durable piece of material that is easy to move and has a natural golden colour. Bamboo furniture makes an attractive addition to your home or office, as well as helping our precious planet and animals. Bamboos are habitats for a number of endangered species, including the Giant Panda, so increasing bamboo growth helps them too.

Bamboo, being one of the world’s most prolific plants, is able to reach maturity in about four years, compared to the typical 25 to 70 years for commercial tree species. Though most people are generally familiar with this beautiful and graceful plant, the average person is usually astounded when learning that there are more than 1000 documented uses of bamboo. Bamboo is actually a tropical grass, with an extensive root system that sends out an average of four to six new shoots per year, naturally replenishing itself and growing to heights of 50 feet or more. Some bamboo species grow up to 4 feet per day and can be harvested every 3 to 4 years. As a result, bamboo is one of nature’s most sustainable resources since it is naturally regenerative. Bamboo is a plentiful, renewable natural product with many remarkable characteristics. It is natural and chemical-free and is grown without using pesticides or chemical fertilizers. Bamboo fibre is 100% biodegradable.

Another excellent natural plant is Hemp, often considered an environmental ‘super fibre’. Hemp fabric is made from the fibres in the herbaceous plant of the species Cannabis Sativa.

The Different Types of Leather Wallets for Men

Leather wallets for men have always been very important items when it comes to being practical. However, we have now stepped into a world where yes, these wallets are still used for everyday usage but have also become extremely fashionable in nature as well. We now see men who carry with them the most lavish and good looking wallets, only because these accessories have become style icons and for men to prove that they are up to date with the latest trends and designs, they carry these lush wallets with them. No doubt, original leather wallets do tend to be quite expensive. But with paying such a heavy price, one also has the guarantee that whatever they are investing in, is a one time investment and that the wallet that they are purchasing will remain intact for a very long time.

Leather WalletsFor that reason then, there are many different types of wallets out there that men can choose from. There was a time when there was a standard design that every man would be seen with. But today, with emerging fashion trends, the leather wallet has also evolved and today we see them in many designs, shapes and sizes. So the most popular design that most men tend to carry is the leather bi-fold wallet. One is able to understand the nature of this wallet by its name. It is a wallet that has only two folds to it, hence making it extremely slim and sleek in nature. It has two compartments in total where you can store money as well as important business cards and credit cards as well. Because of its slim design, this type of wallet is not heavy on the pocket either and that bulgy effect that we see in a man’s back pocket is no longer there with the introduction of this particular style.

The next type of leather wallets for men is the tri-fold wallet. Once again, one is able to judge the nature of this wallet by its name.

Online Shopping – What Are The Advantages?

online shopsYet another trip to the shopping mall! Tired of crowds, low inventory and non-existent parking?

My wife and I work too hard all week and do not want to waste any more of our valuable time than necessary. We needed a fast, efficient solution.

I wasn’t sure of the value of the online shopping experience, what with security, delivery, etc. But after a little researching we found that with the right resources not only have I found shopping easier and faster but a vast array of options and opportunities have given my wife and I more ideas and solutions then we ever would have found with an underpaid and an unenthusiastic sales associate.

One thing I’ve noticed online shops are faced with a greater challenge of developing and keeping shoppers. Contrary to what one might expect, online shopping is easier, faster and saves time. I’ve found that merchants are eager to do anything to make things right and turn a negative situation around after an online order has gone wrong.