Signs You Need to Update Your Style

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Updating your style is something that everybody does from time to time, but it can be tough to know when the time is right. Here, we’re going to give you a few hints that should help you to pinpoint the signs to look out for.

Read on if you want to be able to spot the signs that it’s time to update your style:

Sign 1: You No Longer Feel At Home In Your Clothes

The first sign to look out for is not feeling quite at home in your clothes anymore. Clothes that you loved a few years ago may not be right for you now, and that’s ok. The key to always feeling and looking great is to wear clothes that are always ‘uniquely you.’ Personality and needs change as we age, and this means that our clothing tastes change, too. Just because you have always dressed a certain way doesn’t mean you need to continue doing so. If it’s time to change, do it! It can be scary, but change can often mean exciting and happier times ahead if only we take the leap.

Sign 2: You’re Struggling To Find Things To Wear

Perhaps your closet is full but you’re struggling to find things to wear. This is a sure sign that you need to overhaul your wardrobe and style. Your wardrobe may be chock full of fast fashion and trends that are no longer ‘in season.’ This is why you should avoid fast fashion and trends at all costs! It’s much better to buy something you truly love and spend a little more on it if it’s well made and you know it’ll stand the test of time.

This goes for your jewelry too. You should always have pieces to pair with your wardrobe, so check this out if you don’t have much right now. Building up a great jewelry collection will ensure your outfits look polished no matter what.

Sign 3: Your Outfits Don’t Suit Your Lifestyle

If your lifestyle has changed, then of course you should look into updating your style. If you used to love nothing more than going shopping in a pair of heeled boots, but now you have 2 kids in tow, it’s probably going to be much more difficult as you’ll be running around after them. Your outfits should always suit your lifestyle or you just won’t feel good in them. Remember, you can still be comfortable and stylish – you don’t have to wear huge heels or uncomfortable pieces to look fashionable!

Sign 4: Your Clothes Feel Dated

Ask yourself: if this was in stores now, would you buy it? If the answer is no, then you need to throw it out and update. Trends do tend to come and go, so you can sometimes get away with keeping quality items if you know they are going to last. However, dated items often just take up space in your wardrobe and you never end up wearing them again. It’s best to let these things go now so you can make room for pieces you truly love.

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5 Fundamentals for Securing Your Wedding Day Wonders

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Every bride to be has images of their perfect wedding day in their mind from the moment they get engaged. Whether you’re wearing white or you’re carrying your favourite flowers in a beautiful crafted bouquet, there are many different element you need to consider. If you’re looking to host a wedding with the wow factor then you need to focus on the finer details first and foremost. Everyone wants their wedding day to be full of wonder, but right now you need to start looking into the fundamentals. Before you can add the finishing touches, it’s important to focus on the following elements.

  1. Picture Perfect Images

It is so important to find a photographer who is able to capture your personal style effortlessly. Sometimes you can be persuaded into hiring someone who isn’t quite your cup of tea. In order to avoid this, you might want to look into these perfect moment wedding photos. You might be able to grab some inspiration from here, so that you can envision your own images on the big day.

  1. A Vibrant Venue

The place in which you and your other half say ‘I Do’ is incredibly important. A vibrant venue that is bursting with character and personality is essential, so that everybody on your guest list is able to have a wonderful time. Spend some time visiting a whole host of different options and you will soon be able to discover the best one for you both. Consider how many people you might need to invite, so that the size is all taken care of.

  1. Fabulous Food

It’s no joke that most guests come to a wedding looking forward to amazing food. Whether you’re offering canapes after the ceremony or you’re splashing out on a gourmet three course wedding breakfast, there are so many fabulous options to choose from. You might want to attend a tasting evening with your other half so that you can make these important food choices together.

  1. Divine Drinks

Choosing the drinks for your wedding is super important. People want to be well hydrated and topped up with plenty of champagne! Why not choose your own signature cocktail for the big day? You can ask the wedding venue if they can serve it as a special at the reception bar.

  1. Marvellous Music

The music that is featured in your wedding is arguably one of the most important decisions you will need to make. Your wedding music should contain thoughtful songs that mean a lot to you both. From your first dance to your ceremony music, you should spend a lot of time listening to different options.

Now that you understand everything that makes a wedding day special, you will be able to start making all important decisions. Don’t rush the process otherwise you might look back with a few regrets. Spend plenty of time mulling these thoughts over with your partner, so that you are both on the same page throughout. Once you have made your final decisions, the fun can begin with the finer details.

Taking a Step Into the Unusual in Carlsbad

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When you choose to go on a vacation, you want to go somewhere that’s going to wow you and make you feel like you’re the first ever visitor. It’s why people head into unknown corners of the word; they want to see somewhere untouched and unused by the masses. They want to feel like they’ve discovered a hidden secret, one that no one else knows about.

Nestled by the coast in North County San Diego is a small town called Carlsbad, and it’s one such place that’s tucked away from the rest of the state – the perfect escape for a beach vacation. Known as “The Village by the Sea”, this town spans 7 miles along the Pacific Ocean and as San Diego is home to some of the best US weather, Carlsbad itself receives over 250 sunshine days every year. When you want a vacation that’s warm, interesting and on the beach, Carlsbad gives you everything that you want – plus more.

Finding the hidden gems in Carlsbad isn’t hard, but it’s interesting, and there are so many things to do in Carlsbad that you won’t have anticipated when you first visit. Below, you’ll find some of the most unusual gems that Carlsbad can offer you, from property to places to visit. Let’s take a look at some of those unusual places below.

  • Paradise Shores. You can rent any house you like on Airbnb, or settle for a hotel to stay in for the duration of your vacation. Paradise Shores is a 5,800 square foot beachfront property that sits on half an acre of land. The Agua Hedionda Lagoon is where to go and Paradise Shores has a private sandy beach, a pool and jacuzzi for guests to enjoy. You can find a full array of water sports equipment available to use and the private beach even has its own sound system to enjoy.
  • Agua Hedionda Lagoon. Carlsbad has several lagoons to enjoy and Agua Hedionda, where Paradise Shores is located, is the most popular to visit. It’s so good for watersports, including paddleboarding, kayaking, wakeboarding, jet skiing and waterskiing. It’s visited throughout the summer but because San Diego is blessed with sunshine most of the year, there really isn’t a bad time to visit this lagoon.
  • Calavera Lake’s Cave, Volcano & Labyrinth. A 110 acre preserve, you get around four miles of biking trails and hiking trails to explore in detail. There is a 400 acre reservoir that is a home to hundreds of different species of plant and animal, and most of these are considered to be endangered due to the development of the area destroying the natural habitat. The cave that you can visit was used as a rock quarry in the past, and Mount Calavera itself is a 22 million year old volcanic plug. It’s extinct, don’t worry, but the plug formed when magma hardened on the vent on an active volcano, so it was once a rumbling force of natural energy. Did you know that there are only 3 volcanic plugs in Southern California? Well, now you do and this is one of them! The labyrinth is a must-see, as it’s man-made and you can find out more about it here.
  • Batiquitos Lagoon. Those who love the natural world and hiking will love the picturesque area of hiking trails and wildlife that add to the Batiquitos Lagoon. The trails are 3 miles long and while it’s not the place to do water sports, it is somewhere you can walk peacefully and just drink in the views.
  • Flower Fields. If you’re going to visit Carlsbad at any point in the year, make sure you’re here when the Spring months roll in. the Flower Fields are simply incredible to enjoy when in full bloom, between March and May particularly. You can admire the rows of Giant Tecolote Ranunculus that fill the field and you can buy tickets online here. You can even go on a tour of the Fields and learn a little about the history of it. You are also allowed to take a wander on your own but bring your camera; those close up shots of the flowers in bloom aren’t to be missed. They have been a staple for the county since 1965 and over the years, there have been thirteen colours cultivated to bring you this natural beauty that you see today.
  • U-Pick Carlsbad Strawberry Company. It’s one of those summer activities that families love to get involved in, and picking your own strawberries is delicious fun for all. You pay a little more than you would at a grocery store, but the strawberries have a freshness that you won’t find in your average produce aisle. You are right next door to the Flower Fields, so you can make a whole day of being in nature with your family. Sure, LEGOLAND is something to be visited, but there’s something wonderful about going away from the regular attractions and getting involved in the natural world.
  • Antique Shops. The Carlsbad Village has more than enough to stroll and grab a bite to eat, with tons of boutiques to choose from and visit. However, the antique shops off of State Street in the Village is where you want to be to discover some of the best hidden gems in the town.
  • Lhooq/Exrealism Rare Bookstore. Alongside the antique shops is the quirky rare bookstore, where you can sip an espresso with your new (old) books that you buy. It’s definitely not what you would expect to be in a commercialized area of town, but browsing the rare books can mean you find something of a keepsake.

All of these hidden areas may well be something to be seen in Carlsbad, but it’s also the place to go for some major attractions. LEGOLAND and the aquarium, the K1 Speed racing course and even hot air balloon rides are all on offer in Carlsbad. There’s something for everyone and you need to consider it for your next vacation.