3 Last-Minute New Year’s Eve Outfit Ideas December 30th, 2012
With 2012 coming to a close, it’s time to go out with a bang by rocking an awesome outfit on New Year’s Eve!
However, if you still have no clue what you’ll be wearing tomorrow night, don’t worry! We’ve come up with three sparkly and stylish head-to-toe NYE looks – hair and makeup ideas included. Simply scroll on down to check ‘em out:
Outfit Idea #1: Cozy Night In
Product Info: Sweater- Last Call by Neiman Marcus, Jeans- Dorothy Perkins, Headband- Forever 21, Shoes- Minnetonka, Blush- Bobbi Brown’s “Washed Rose”, Ring- Topshop, Nail Polish Strips- Sally Hansen’s “Kitty, Kitty” | Photo: ELLE
If your NYE plans consist of lounging with friends or fam and watching the ball drop on TV, you’ll want to wear something cozy and low-key that still packs a stylish punch. Opt for a striped knit sweater with sequined detailing, because, in our opinion, every NYE ensemble needs a little sparkle. Add a pair of jade green skinnies as well as some super-comfy studded moccasins.
Style your hair into a chic, low bun — similar to the pic above — then accessorize that ‘do with a braided metallic headband. Shimmering blush will give your cheeks a rosy glow, while leopard print nail polish strips are a fun and low-maintenance touch. Finally, show off that mani with an oversized cocktail ring.
Outfit Idea #2: House Party
Product Info: Top- Nordstrom, Skirt- Forever 21, Earrings- Miss Selfridge, Nail Polish- Deborah Lippmann’s “Cleopatra in New York”, Tights- Target, Bag- Aldo, Shoes- Kohl’s, Eye Makeup- Topshop | Photo: ELLE
Whether you’re near campus or back in your hometown, odds are that someone you know is throwing a New Year’s bash. If you plan on attending a house party this year, wear something bold that’s sure to stand out in a crowd, like the outfit above.
To get this look, start with a black blouse – this one mixes chiffon and velvet to create a luxe look – and pair it with a pretty metallic skirt. Lace tights add a feminine vibe, while deep purple pumps lend a pop of color.Accessorize with gold chain earrings and a unique fur-trimmed bag.
As far as hair and makeup goes, mimic Natalie Portman’s look by styling your hair into soft waves and sporting a sultry smokey eye. For the finishing touch, paint your nails a gorgeous black-and-gold shade.
Outfit Idea #3: Fancy Night Out
Product Info: Blazer- Forever 21, Dress- ModCloth, Shoes- Zara, Nail Polish- Essie’s “No Place Like Chrome”, Eyelashes- Nordstrom, Earrings- BaubleBar, Bag- DSW, Lip Stain- Revlon’s “Crush” | Photo: ELLE
If you’re attending a super-fancy NYE soiree, first of all, we’re jealous! Secondly, this is the perfect time to go all out with a sparkly, glamorous, “look-at-me” outfit. This gold sequined frock is the epitome of glam, and styling it with a tuxedo blazer creates a polished, party-ready look. Add a pair of platform pumps and sapphire blue stud earrings to continue the dressy look, then accessorize with a whimsical bow-shaped clutch.
Wearing your hair to the side complements the dress/blazer combo, while chrome nail polish gives your digits an awesome mirrored effect. Next, try wearing some false lashes for a movie star-worthy look. Finally, a deep red lip stain adds a pretty dose of color that won’t need reapplying.
How do you plan to ring in the new year? Do you like these outfits? Which one is your favorite? Are you planning to recreate any of these looks? As always, leave a comment below and tell us what you think!
Outfit Ideas: 4 Ways to Wear Your Favorite Flannel Shirt November 8th, 2012
As a CF reader, I know you’re all privy to the wonderful benefits that layering can bring to your cool-weather wardrobe. Well, one of my favorite layering tools located in almost every girl’s closet is a cozy, worn-in flannel shirt.
In this post, we’re taking everyone’s favorite staple item and remixing to create a few new outfits with pieces you probably already own. Read on to check out some style tips!
The mere thought of a flannel button-down shirt makes me think of sipping hot chocolate by the fireplace in an earthy log cabin. And yes, I watch way too many movies.
Play up this wintery vibe by layering your flannel shirt with thick cable knit sweaters, utility jackets, denim, leather, or pretty much anything you find in your closet. A mix of different textures and fabrics will give you the most chic, street style-y kind of look. Below, I paired a red flannel shirt with a cream colored boyfriend cardigan, worn with skinny cargoes and topped off with a fur-lined denim jacket. Finish the look with a pair of boots and a few no-frills accessories, like this leather bracelet.
Night On The Town
Most girls would never think of a flannel shirt as being appropriate for girls night out — but your most comfortable shirt can absolutely work: All it takes is a little bit of dressing up!
A flannel shirt can look amazing with the sleeves rolled up to 3/4 length, unbuttoned a bit (maybe even to reveal a lacy cami), and tucked into a skirt. Be creative with the skirt — anything from a fitted bandage skirt to a leather A-line skirt, or even a hi-lo skirt like the one pictured below can work! The two pieces juxtaposed together will look bold and funky, and will be even more awesome with statement earrings, heels, and a glamorous clutch. Just don’t act too surprised when the Sartorialist appears out of nowhere to snap your picture!
If you look at my past CF posts, it’s no secret that I’m absolutely crazy for the ’90s fashion renaissance we’ve been experiencing. This, of course, is the era that flannel shirts are most closely associated with. There’s a way to get a cool, grungy ’90s look without looking sloppy or overly dated, though!
To start, try layering a flannel over your favorite graphic tee. If a concert tee is a little too Kurt Cobain-esque for your liking, go with any other graphic tee in your closet! Balance out the look with a pair of skinny-cut colored cords. Finish with a pair of sneakers and — if you’re feeling really daring — a bowler hat.
Outdoors and Cozy
Of course, probably the second strongest association people have with flannel shirts is a burly man chopping wood in the countryside. Well I know this sounds insane, but we can make “lumberjack chic” a cute look — I’ll prove it!
Quilted vests are amazing for staying warm in harsh winds, and can be worn either inside or outside of most winter coats. Wear one on top of a flannel shirt for an outdoorsy and functional (but still super adorable) look. Finish with a pair of comabt boots, a beanie, and chic fingerless gloves. You’ll look perfect for playing in the leaves, going to a bonfire, picking apples, or pretty much any fun (and slightly cliche) fall activity!
How do you wear your favorite flannel shirt?
I shared a few of my ideas, but now it’s your turn. What do you like to pair your flannel shirt with? How do you feel about these outfits? What other winter staple can you not live without? Would you ever wear a flannel shirt with a skirt? What about open over a graphic tee, like the grunge ’90s trend?
Leave us a comment and continue the conversation!
Medical Dissertation: Some Fresh Ideas to Use in the Paper December 23rd, 2011
Medical dissertations are among the most popular papers nowadays. They are often written by the students, scholars, and doctors, as far as the concern with human health is constantly growing. Medical dissertations constitute a great part of dissertations in the world.
However, this fact increases the risk of failing to write an interesting medical dissertation. Since all the important health issues have been discussed for centuries, there is almost no possibility to stay original and fresh.
For this reason, writing a medical dissertation can become challenging. The scholars are worn out, and they have no more idea about how to improve their medical dissertations and make them special. The next list contains several idea about how to do it:
Use your own examples. As a rule, the authors of the medical dissertations discuss the results of work of the other scholars, who studied the topic for a long time. However, the thing that can make a medical dissertation unique is one’s own examples for different cases. Try to be original and show that your medical dissertation is trustworthy.
Use visuals. In order to impress the readers, it is worth using visuals in a medical dissertation. Indeed, both medics and ordinary readers will feel more encouraged to read a medical dissertation in case it is illustrated.
Present results. Your medical dissertation has to make a significant contribution to the science as a whole. Your task is to demonstrate the significance of the results. Try to present the achievements of your research in a way that would impress the readers. Make them believe that your medical dissertation is the only work that achieved such results.
What to Wear to the Library: 3 Cozy Outfit Ideas October 19th, 2011
There comes a time in the life of every college student’s life when we’re faced with the inevitable: the library. I’m not talking about a trip to check out a few books for a research paper — I’m talking a full-on, day-long, marathon study session at the library.
Whether you’ve got an insane midterm schedule or you just procrastinated on a project, you’re bound to spend some time in the library during your college career. And while the library isn’t a fashion show, there’s no reason you should show up in sweatpants, UGGs, and a ratty t-shirt. After all, when you’re dressed in sleepwear, it’s that much easier to daydream about your cozy bed!
The key to dressing for the lib is to find a balance between comfort and “real” clothes. You want to make sure that you feel motivated to tackle your workload but are comfortable enough to stay seated for at least a few hours. Read on for some tips to make dressing for a study session a little easier.
Tips on Dressing for the Library
- If you’re going to wear leggings, be sure they’re THICK and that you wear a long top. If you only take one thing away from this article, let it be this. I (gasp!) don’t see anything wrong with wearing leggings as pants… as long as the leggings are very opaque and thick enough to give you coverage. And when in doubt, it’s always better to go with a top or cardigan that goes well past your butt.
- Keep the “loud” accessories to a minimum. Those bangles that let everyone know when you’re half a mile away? That charm bracelet that jingles every time you move a finger? Leave those in your dorm room. Loud jewelry is annoying to everyone else in the library, and I personally always have to take off my wrist jewelry whenever I’m working at a computer for a long time. Accessorize with earrings, necklaces, or scarves instead.
- Wear shoes you can slip in and out of easily. Again, maybe this is just my personal preference, but I love to sit cross-legged or stretch out in chairs when I’m studying. By wearing shoes or boots that don’t have straps or zippers, you can easily switch study positions as often as you like.
- Dress in layers. The library thermostat at my college is notoriously bipolar. One floor is like the Sahara, and the very next floor feels like Antarctica. To combat this, wear layers! Tank tops, cardigans, and scarves will help you stay stylish and able to focus on your work no matter what the temperature is.
Outfit 1: Cozy Colors
Outfit 2: Comfy Classics
Outfit 3: Studious in Stripes
What Do You Think?
What do you wear for a day at the library? Do you have any tips for dressing for study success? What kind of activities would you like to see covered in “What to Wear There?” I’d love to hear from you, so be sure to leave a comment!
Dissertation Proposal Help: Several Ideas Where to Find It October 1st, 2011
Many students face a number of challenges while writing their dissertation proposals because of inability to find reliable dissertation proposal help in time. As a result, they can make wrong decision, start writing in the wrong way, and share false suggestions in their paper. To prevent you against such disaster with your dissertation proposal writing, let us share several secretes of where you can find trustworthy dissertation proposal help.
Online sources are available 24/7
- Address some custom writing companies who are eager not only to provide you with dissertation proposal help but also to prepare this work for you in case you are pinched for time;
- Visit official student forums where students as well as tutors can provide you with the necessary amount of dissertation proposal help;
- Make use of Internet databases where numerous past works are stored: such dissertation proposal help should inspire you to start writing.
Communication as a source of dissertation proposal help
- Consult your tutor and ask him/her to explain all unclear points of your dissertation proposal writing process;
- Talk to your fellows who should also complete this type of work;
- Visit libraries and ask librarians to provide you with the sources where reliable dissertation proposal help may be found;
- Communicate with your parents who can also share their own experience with you.
As you can see, there are many different sources with dissertation proposal help around. Your task is to choose the most appropriate and use dissertation proposal help. Mind that you have to do much work. You have deadlines, and you should meet all of them. Good luck!
Are your weeks feeling a little… flat? Nothing soothes the pain of the third consecutive hour of Chem lab or that monotonous summer job like the promise of something better waiting around the bend, so why not get your favorite people together and start a mid-week (or mid-month) tradition?
Here are a few ideas to get you started!
There’s not much reason to try new foods or cook a big meal when you’re dining solo, so talk your favorite people into doing a little weekly (or monthly, if you’re nervous chefs) dinner party. You can each bring something yummy, take turns cooking for each other, or make it a group activity where you all mess up the kitchen together.
Lucky for you, I’ve got some great ideas about starting a dinner club (and ideas to spice it up!).
…and a Movie
If dinner’s not your thing, why not start up a weekly movie night? It’s a great low-key activity, so you can invite anyone (handy if you’re looking for a reason to sit cozily next to your crush without being too obvious!) and you can take turns choosing the week’s film so you get a good taste of new genres, or stick to a theme like classic black and whites, the “Brat Pack” 80’s movies, or a marathon of James Bonds.
The NY Times list of the Best 1,000 Movies can help you start your list!
Love books but hate textbooks? Starting up a casual book club is a fun way to make sure you fit some non-required reading into your schedule, and its kind of nice to share your opinion–good or bad–without being graded on it. Just be sure there are some comfy chairs and snacks involved.
Share your favorites and your to-read list on Goodreads and find something you can all get into!
Need something even easier to plan? Just get together to watch your favorite show. Pop some popcorn, secure the remote from your roomie, and enjoy the latest episode of The Voice.
Don’t worry if you missed last week’s episode, Television Without Pity can catch you up with funny, snarky reviews.
Still looking for more? Catch up on my previous suggestions for fun & easy get-togethers (for guys and girls), or come up with something on your own. Your mini-party can be anything from building a (legal!!) bonfire to working out en masse–just make it social, and make it fun!
Car Thesis: Some Ideas that Will Help You to Write Them May 31st, 2011
One of the best ways to find ideas for car thesis is to make a research on the Internet. However, there you can find some general topics. But to disclose a general topic in the car thesis is a bit difficult. So, after you have gathered all possible ideas, it is high time one used brainstorming. Write down all your ideas for, then think about the most interesting and important ones for your work, after that, try to narrow the topics and make them more specific. Thus, you will have something for writing car thesis.
However, if you still do not know what you can write about, then look at the list of possible car thesis topics below.
- The widest area for car thesis’s topics is the development and history of the car industry. You can concentrate on the invention of the first car and developing of the industry starting with this point. You can also describe in the car thesis the emergence and the developing of any car company or automobile corporation. The Internet is full of such information and you will have no handling the essay on such issue.
- The other possible topic for your car thesis is the exploration of new ways that automobile corporations find to be competitive in this industry. You can take the most famous companies that exist for many years as an example and explore their success in the car thesis.
- Automobile innovations are another great topic for the car thesis. You can disclose the essence of such innovation as electric cars. Write about their invention, their industry developing and the benefits of their usage. You can also provide your ideas on the issue in your car thesis.
Your car thesis may be devoted to the problem of cars and their influence on environment. Tell about the pollution and the necessity of alternative sources of energy.
Thus, the choice is very vast and you can write a great car thesis.
When you need to write an art practice essay, you may be experiencing a writer’s block. At first sight, art practice essays may seem a difficult task to fulfil since art has always been considered something complicated and far from understanding of general public. However, writing art practice essays is much easier than you think. Just follow our art practice essays guide, and make sure your art practice essays are an enjoyable experience!
Art Practice Essays: Idea 1
As it is known, art comes in many forms, and therefore you are free to choose from a wide range of arts to discuss in your art practice essays. For example, one of the most recognized forms of art is painting. In your art practice essays you may trace the role of painting in everyday life of people and the significance given to painting centuries ago and nowadays.
Art Practice Essays: Idea 2
Another idea for your art practice essays is to write about a special period in art. You may choose to focus on a specific form of art in the Baroque period, for instance. Or you may discuss the general artistic principles of the period and how they apply to works of different forms of art: painting, sculpture, and architecture.
Art Practice Essays: Idea 3
It is not infrequent that different elements of art are discussed in art practice essays. As an option, you may choose to focus on a specific element of art and trace its development in different genres and styles of art. For example, you may dwell on the role of line and color in the paintings of the Classical and the Romantic periods, as well as during Impressionism.