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Fashion trends of 2014

Fashion trends of 2014

Fashion Trends of 2014

Fashion trends change quickly, the styles and the way people dress are continually being updated and changed. We have looked through all the trends and styles for fashion of 2014. Browse through our custom list of the most common and recognized styles of 2014.

1. Jewelry 

Watches, rings, bracelets, wrist bands. Jewelry has been a very popular item throughout 2014, weather it be multiple rings or bracelets, jewelry has considerably made its appearance. Many people are now using jewelry in a personal way, small rings, bracelets, stacked up, etc.

2.Yoga & Gym clothing

This is arguably the biggest trend of 2014, yoga pants & gym wear. Everybody has heard or owns at least one pair of lulu lemon pants, this recent trend has brought a massive increase to the health & fitness industry following the rise and popularity of yoga pants & leggings.

3. Bucket Purses

Bucket purses & bags have become rather popular over the last couple years due to the fact that they can hold A LOT of stuff and still look fashionable. Bucket bags are useful for almost any occasion and can go well with a lot of outfits.

4. Large Coats

Large coats, along with yoga & gym clothing are both huge fashion trends of 2014, why large coats? Large coats are very comfortable and warm which is perfect throughout the cold season, large coats also save you time picking for pants considering the large jacket will cover below your waist. Large coats are also expected to be a huge trend throughout 2015 as well, so hold onto your extra large jackets!

fashion trends in 2014

fashion trends of 2014

 Comment what you think the top fashion trends of 2014 were below.

Best Winter Recipes

Best Winter Recipes

Best Winter Recipes

Winter is a beautiful time to relax and enjoy the little things in life. Winter is also a perfect time to bake and cook which is why we have provided you with the most popular winter recipes. 

 

10 Best Winter Recipes

10 Best Winter Recipes

1. Creamy Hot Cocoa 

Hot Chocolate is most comforting drink during the winter season. This recipe is very simple and easy to make and will taste fantastic. 

It’s old fashioned, it’s comforting, it makes the kitchen smell wonderful.

Ingredients:

  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1/3 cup boiling water
  • 3 1/2 cups milk
  • 3/4 teaspoo Vanilla
  • 1/2 cup Half and Half Cream
  • 3/4 cup White Sugar
  • 1/3 cup Unsweetened Cocoa

(Makes 4-5 Servings)

Directions:

Combine the cocoa, sugar and pinch of salt in a saucepan. Blend in the boiling water. Bring this mixture to an easy boil while you stir. Simmer and stir for about 2 minutes. Watch that it doesn’t scorch. Stir in 3 1/2 cups of milk and heat until very hot, but do not boil! Remove from heat and add vanilla. Divide between 4 mugs. Add the cream to the mugs of cocoa to cool it to drinking temperature.

 

Winter Recipes

Best Hot Chocolate Recipe

Winter Recipes

2. Best Fluffy Pancakes

Pancakes are easy to make and taste delicious whether it be for breakfast, lunch, or supper.  Our fluffy pancake recipe is sure to amaze you.

Tall and Fluffy

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons white sugar
  • 3/4 cup cups milk
  • 2 tablespoons White Vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 Egg
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter

(Makes 4-5 Servings)

Directions:

  1. Combine milk with vinegar in a medium bowl and set aside for 5 minutes to “sour”.
  2. Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a large mixing bowl. Whisk egg and butter into “soured” milk. Pour the flour mixture into the wet ingredients and whisk until lumps are gone.
  3. Heat a large skillet over medium heat, and coat with cooking spray. Pour 1/4 cupfuls of batter onto the skillet, and cook until bubbles appear on the surface. Flip with a spatula, and cook until browned on the other side.
  4. Enjoy
Fluffy Pancakes

Fluffy Pancakes

Fashion Style in 2015

Fashion Style in 2015

Fashion in 2015

The world of fashion blogging has exploded in recent years due  to the increasingly popularity of social media  such as Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest. Fashion blogging has become a very powerful way of promoting new styles & popular trends.  Very useful information can be found on fashion blogs such as the newest and most popular trending fashion styles.

Fashion trends change drastically throughout the years,  today we are going to look current trending styles and even look into what  will be popular for fashion in 2015. Prepare your wardrobe for the following 2015 style trends.

Fashion in Media 2015

Fashion in Media 2015

1. Wearing Extra Large Coats

Why the large coats? Getting an overly large coat acts almost as a pants and looks beautiful. Wear a pair of leggings or tights with an extra large coat will look awesome and stylish for 2015.

2. Casual Sports Wear

Why the sports wear? Not only is sports wear comfortable, but it also brings out your physical beauty and can be worn very casually. Successfully wearing sports wear casually can be a key part in trending fashion during 2015. Take a look at some pictures below to gather some ideas for your wardrobe. 

3. Aspen Chic

Why the Aspen Chic? What is Aspen Chic? Aspen Chic is an updated trending style that will be increasingly popular throughout 2015. Aspen Chic can be seen as an ‘updated’ 70’s look. View some pictures below for a better idea. 

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Welcome to Familiar Fashion

Welcome to Familiar Fashion

Welcome to Familiar Fashion

No one brings fashion home like Familiar Fashion. We have our team sift through all the latest and greatest trends in fashion so that we can bring them home to the entire family. Here at Familiar Fashion your voice dictates what the hot fashion is and what’s not. The plain truth is that no one knows better than the customer. Your satisfaction keeps us in business, and mixing and matching all of our fashion choices combined with our great service keeps you coming back.

Handbags
How about a white Calvin Klein leather handbag perfectly chosen to match the office or out in the city center displaying your fashion choice. With this bag you will look sleek and sexy.

Pumps anyone?
Can you even beat the Jessica Simpson platform pump? Or maybe you prefer the wild colors found on the Steve Madden Cythiaa dress pump. Either way you can find the pump exactly right for you here at Familiar Fashion!

Exclusive Dresses
Dresses can be a girl’s best friend. Whether they are sweet and proper or short and sexy, everyman likes a lady in a dress. Try our BCB Generation Women’s high neck dress for your next sexy outing. From formal wear to an evening out with the family you will be able to find the right dress here.

Fine Jewelry
Every girls know that jewelry can set off any outfit and a simple change of jewelry takes and outfit from the work place to dance floor.
You know who you are and you know the message you want to send. We have faith in your choices and strive to be there for your wants and needs. A man can just throw on a suit and with a clean shave he is done but we ladies have to work for it. It takes a keen eye to pick out the real winners, the ones that tell who we are. The seasons come and go drifting by us and presenting a different fashion need for each of them. In the cold of winter our scarfs need to work with our coats and our hats with our gloves. The cold needs to respect the style of the lady who can pull great warm fashions off.

Then as the rain follows the snow so does spring follow behind winter bringing with it all the pretty spring dresses and open toe shoes. Summer will demand a new fashion all of its own. You will not surrender to the sun beating down upon your silky skin. You need more than just fashion this time of the year. All the beauty aids to keep the skin young and fresh are waiting here for you. Fall finds the fashion savvy girl sporting jeans and jackets. Then the fashion and beauty cycle starts all over again. We will be a major part of your fashion world. We understand you and your passion for fashion.

Womans Trending Fashion Tips

Womans Trending Fashion Tips

Over the years fashion has changed incredibly, the ‘norms’ of clothing and how people dress has also dramatically changed. Familiarize yourself with today’s fashion by reading our list of trending tips.
Women Fashion is constantly changing, stay tuned for our list of new, trending fashion tips.

 

1. Tucking pants into boots. 
This very easy tip allows you to more easily combine outfits to fight the cold winter season. Tucking jeans or leggings into boots is a very quick way to make your outfit fashionable and trending.

Womans Trending Fashion Tips

2. Choosing the right necklace for a shirt.
Accessories are one of the best ways to turn a normal outfit, into a trending fashion outfit. Necklaces are a great way to do this but finding the right necklace for your outfit isn’t always easy. The picture below shows a basic guideline for choosing the proper necklace

Womans Trending Fashion Tips

3.Tights under ripped jeans
Not only is this a great way to stay warm in the cold months, but this is also an awesome way to stay fashionable during the winter with summer clothing items.

Womans Trending Fashion Tips
Inexpensive perfect gifts for co-workers

Inexpensive perfect gifts for co-workers

 

Perfect gifts for co-workers.

Need a secret Santa gift, or perhaps a birthday gift for a co-worker? View our list of handy, very useful gifts that any worker would love to get!

1. A To-Do list mug ($13)

Yes, these do exist! This gift is perfect for coffee/tea drinkers, and it is extremely convenient. Starting prices at only $12, you can’t go wrong with this perfect gift for a co-worker. Description: The mug looks like a yellow notepad with a dry erase marker included — it’s a portable place for your co-worker to organize his or her daily tasks.

Inexpensive perfect gifts for co-workers

Purchase this mug for just $13 here

2. Pensee Memo Sticky Roll ($16)

A very portable sticky notes holder. Your co-worker can use the edge to tear off as much as they need, which is perfect if they are always “borrowing” another Post-it.

Inexpensive perfect gifts for co-workers

Purchase this perfect gift here

3. Smartphone Stand ($11)

If you are someone who always uses/needs their phones you will understand the importance of having one of these on your work desk. Continuously pulling and putting your smartphone into and out of your pocket is something nobody likes.

Inexpensive perfect gifts for co-workers

Purchase this smartphone stand here

4. Office organizer ($20-25)

Now your co-worker can keep supplies and important documents safely stored and organized. Wood organizer features notched handles to easily transport bills and office supplies to any desk or work area.

Purchase the Office Organizer here

Inexpensive perfect gifts for co-workers

gifts for coworkersComment your favorite gifts for co-workers below!

Items every woman should have

Items every woman should have


Every woman  needs casual items to wear on these cold days.

Here are some very important items every woman should have in her wardrobe:

Boots: Boots are an essential accessory that can compliment almost any outfit, you can wear tight jeans, while leggings will also work perfectly fine. Apart from that, you can also pair your denim skirts with these boots. These boots will actually save your feet from rain and early snow in the winter season.

Leggings:  Leggings are extremely comfortable, apart from being comfy, leggings will compliment and look great with most outfits. Leggings are very casual and can be mixed into several different items.

Hoodie: Hoodies are essential for the winter and fall months not only to keep you warm, but to look fashionable. Choosing what type of hoodie to wear is very important (yes, there is different types of hoodies believe it or not!) Hoodies range from heavy to light, crew neck to hooded. Wearing a casual light hoodie can look awesome with your fall / winter outfits!

Purses and handbags: It is imperative for women to have different types of handbags with them (there are several different types of purses and handbags) . Purses, clutches, oversized handbags, beach bags and stylish wallets should be a part of your closet, view all the different types of purses and handbags with images here

Items every woman should have
Create a Better YOU

Create a Better YOU

Do

  • Start to think about anti-aging regimens in your daily routine. Research has shown that collagen and elastin (which gives our skin fullness and elasticity) decrease as early as age 25. Daily use of antioxidants and exfoliating cleansers with glycolic/salicylic/azelaic acids is recommended.
  • Use a broad spectrum (UVA/UVB) sunscreen daily and remember to reapply every two hours with sun exposure.
  • Eat right. Consume plenty of fruits and vegetables rich in antioxidants, healthy whole grains, lean protein, healthy fats (avoid trans fats and saturated fats) and water. Avoid processed foods and those high in sugar and sodium.

Don’t

  • Go to bed with makeup on. Start forming good cleansing habits that you can carry with you the rest of your life.
  • Use the same acne products that you were using in your teens. They can cause the skin to become red, dry and irritated. As your skin ages, find products more suited for adult skin.
  • Use tanning beds — UVA rays enhance skin aging and skin cancer risk.
  • Use products containing alcohol, parabens, phthalates, sulfates, synthetic fragrances or synthetic dyes.
Trending Womans Fashion

Trending Womans Fashion

Today’s Lady with Familiar Fashion
The world of today’s lady has changed a great deal over the past 50 years. Now we have offices and careers to think about and these decisions certainly affect our fashion choices. As much as we are the strong and intelligent women of today we can’t help being that fun and sexy girl deep inside. No lady wants to lose that part of herself. Many times it’s that little spark form deep inside that lights our way and makes us who we are. We need fashions that are discreet, proper, and fit for all occasions, but that doesn’t mean we can’t have a dash of playful or a pinch of sexy sprinkled in to our wardrobe. In fact when you really get down to it, we don’t want to reflect the fashion of the day but rather have the fashion of the day reflect who we are.

Here at familiar fashion we have all the same desires and passions. Those desires and passions have driven us to bring some of the best in ladies fashion and beauty to the forefront of the industry. For the lady who needs to cover several situations in one day please take time to consider one of my personal favorites, The Anne Klein cap sleeved scoopneck solid dress. This little beauty quickly became one of my fashion weapons and that’s the reason we are offering it to you.

This darling little dress is just long enough to be proper for the office while giving just the right glimpse of leg. Worn with a low heel and a single strand of pearls you will look very professional at the office, however after the work day has gone you can simply change the shoes to an elegant high heel coupled with a lovely silver necklace and earring set and you just went from business lady to sexy lady and still keep all the class.

At familiar fashion we are not trying to set fashion trends but rather deliver fashion that expresses who you are and the way you want to see yourself. Take a look at our Zeagoo Woman’s Bohemian sleeve loose shirt. Slacks with a business collar quickly becomes casual and colorful by just dawning this top. Business becomes sassy when you chose the fashion. You are sweet, stern, stable and unpredictable, a grown woman with a little girl still living inside. We provide the fashion that brings out the inner you. Nothing is more beautiful than the flower that blooms.

Top 5 Immune System Boosting Nutrients

Top 5 Immune System Boosting Nutrients

The immune system is one of the most important parts of the human anatomy. Your immune system is your body’s defense against infection and illness. It recognizes the cells that make up your body, and will try to get rid of anything unfamiliar. It destroys germs (bacteria and viruses) and parasites.  Many people suffer from poor immune system function, and this can stem from nutrient deficiencies.

Top 5 Immune System boosting Nutrients

To ensure a healthy immune system these nutrients are essential:

1. Omega-3 Fatty Acids – When your body comes in contact with a germ, your white blood cells go to work and attempt to destroy it. Studies have found that omega-3 fatty acids act like stimulants to white blood cells, increasing their activity rates. In addition, omega-3 fatty acids are inflammation fighter and may help the immune system reduce irritation when illnesses and injuries occur. Dietary sources of omega-3 fatty acids include fish, flax seed, walnuts and soybeans.

Top 5 Immune System Boosting Nutrients

2. Beta-Carotene – A type of A vitamin, beta-carotene is needed to manufacture the cells in your body that act as killers, targeting and destroying germs. In addition, beta-carotene is an antioxidant and supports the immune system by lessening the oxidizing effects of free radicals. Orange vegetables like carrots and sweet potatoes and leafy green veggies like kale and collard greens are rich in beta-carotene.

Top 5 Immune System Boosting Nutrients

3. Vitamin C – Studies have found that vitamin C assists the immune system in several ways. It is needed to produce white blood cells and functions as an antioxidant. In addition, it is used to make interferon, a substance that forms a protective coating over body cells to keep viruses from getting inside and infecting them. Dietary sources of vitamin C include citrus fruits, all colors of bell peppers, leafy green vegetables and cruciferous vegetables like broccoli.

Top 5 Immune System Boosting Nutrients

4. Vitamin E – Another antioxidant nutrient, vitamin E is needed to produce many different types of immune system cells, including those that fight cancer and bacteria. Vitamin E is very easily found as it is found in many different types of foods, including seeds, nuts, broccoli, mango, tomato, kiwi and spinach.

Top 5 Immune System Boosting Nutrients

5. Vitamin D – Although we most often associate vitamin D with bone health, this vitamin is found in many of the immune system cells and is required for the immune system to function properly. Studies have found that vitamin D deficiency puts people at an increased risk for autoimmune diseases, conditions in which the immune system malfunctions and attacks healthy body cells. Vitamin D is mainly produced by the human body in response to sunlight, but it is found in small amounts in some foods, including cod liver oil, salmon, tuna fish, beef and calf liver and egg yolks. Many dairy products are also enriched with vitamin D.

Top 5 Immune System Boosting Nutrients

Some more proven ways to boost your immune system can be found here