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The Value Of Proper Workplace Attire & Business Fashion

April 2nd, 2018 by The Fashionable Housewife



suit and tie

The things that are often seen as less important can actually play a powerful role, and one strong example in this situation is workplace attire. Regardless of what type of business activities you may be conducting, dressing for the part does matter, even if you might believe it or not. There are several aspects that you should be aware of, when it comes to the business blue of proper workplace attire, and the following details will clear things up for you

Accepting the reality – people judge you by appearance!

As much as you might want to believe that those around you value your capabilities, the way you talk, act, and how good you are at what you are doing professionally, the harsh truth is that the majority of individuals judge someone from their appearance, upon first meeting them. Subconsciously, someone will link the way you are dressed to your level of success, and if your professional activities involve regular interactions with new people, focusing more on your attire will be necessary. According to expert Feras Antoon, you can give the illusion to someone that you have reached a peak level in your career by simply changing or improving your style. Someone is more likely to take you seriously if you are wearing a tuxedo instead of a plain t-shirt and pair of jeans. Reliability, success, professionalism are all things you can be expressed through your choice of outfits, so why not use this to your advantage?

What you wear impacts your confidence!

Although you might not initially think about this particular detail, as soon as you start concentrating more on your workplace wardrobe, improving your self-esteem will be a natural outcome. Because you are dressing as the respectable business person you are or aim to be, your confidence will be automatically boosted. This factor could also influence, over time, your skills and business decisions, because with increased self-confidence, you will be more likely to reduce the fear of failure that may usually deal with when pursuing certain business goals. A confidence increase can start with your appearance and move on towards other sectors.

A clean look is a sign of respect!

Last but not least, your etiquette can also indicate the leave of respect you have for those you interact with for business purposes. Regardless if you are a successful enterprise manager, business owner or just a regular employer at a corporation, a polished, clean look is always seen as a sign of respect towards your counterparts, and towards yourself as well.

Considering these factors, you can clearly understand why the clothes you put on can matter for your career. Although your entrepreneurship skills and knowledge are the ones that will help you make it in your field of practice, dressing for success remains an extremely important ingredient in the way you are perceived by those you come in contact with. By starting to value more your attire, you will soon notice how this can positively impact your professional life. Make the most of these tips and no longer let bad choices of wardrobe affect your image in the business world.

Is Beard Balm Good For Your Beard?

April 12th, 2017 by The Fashionable Housewife



Are you looking for some product to groom your manly beard? If yes, then this article will help you discover myriad of options available to spruce up the untidy muddle beard mass.


Oil vs. beard balm: which is good?

Indeed, choosing your care depends in part on the length of beard. Applying a beard oil or balm is unnecessary if you have a 3-day beard or a little longer. You would not benefit 100% from the benefits of your product.  A short beard is defined as a beard grown for 3 days or a little longer. It concerns people who wear this type of beard for a question of style and consequently by choice. These days, the supply of beard care is more than flourishing. In short, you want to take care of yourself and your fleece. And you’re absolutely right except that you have to do it intelligently.


Why Use Beard Oil

The beard oil will nourish and moisturize skin and hair. It also has a structuring power, but less important than that of a balm. One of these main roles is also to soften the hair, make it softer. The beard oil is interesting to use from a certain length or from the moment when some hairs begin to move and that a few drops of oil can restore a homogeneous shape to your beard.


Why use a beard balm?

To begin, a small amount of balm is taken with the finger that is rubbed between the hands until a texture more liquid, oily. Then apply it to the beard, making sure to penetrate well. Note that a balm is used mainly to structure its fleece. And for that, it must have a certain length. It should be known that the hair of your beard does not all go the same way. Those of the chin part (or the goat if you prefer) push down, they bring and they give an impression of length. The hairs that lie between the goat and the maxilla pose more problems. In this case, it is interesting to use a beard balm to structure your beard and give a homogeneous whole.

The beard balm can be quite suitable for any type of beard but it is more suitable for long and mid-length beards that really need moisturizing and to be capped. During the day, you can always pass a blow of brush in your beard and it will be immediately disciplined thanks to the balm always present. The lesser beards can be satisfied with beard oil that will suffice for their skin and their hair.

However, men who experience external aggressions may need a shaving balm to protect their skin and hair. For example, if you do a lot of motorcycling without a full-face helmet or you are working outdoors, the beard balm is just right for you.


The use of balm is done in 4 simple steps:

First of all, you have to scrape the product through the nail of your thumb. Take enough to be able to modulate your beard with ease. If you do not know how much to use, go ahead step by step until you get a conclusive result. Heat matter in your hands Apply your balm on all your beard by massaging your skin, not forgetting the mustache, to penetrate the product well Then model your beard with your favorite tool (hands, comb) to fix the hairs rebel and have the look you want So, your beard is nourished, hydrated and capped in just a few minutes thanks to your beard balm!  The beard balm is best suited for men with a rather long beard with rebellious hairs. But since we know that all tastes are in nature, we recommend you to test a shaving balm of our selection and a shaving oil to know what you like best and which is best suited to your facial fleece!

When your beard needs moisturizing, you naturally head towards shaving oil. Practical, it corresponds to all types of hair. But have you thought about the beard balm? This product, less famous than oil, is yet perfect to take care of your beard and fix it! The beard balm has several functions.

First, it allows you to structure your beard and to discipline the most recalcitrant hairs thanks to its styling power. For this reason, it is recommended for medium and long beards! Then, it obviously moisturizes and nourishes your skin as well as your hair. But its action does not end there: the balm acts as a filter and protects you from pollution, UV and temperatures. Depending on the season, your beard will remain beautiful and shiny thanks to the protective properties of the shaving balm. Finally, it also gives more volume to your beard and scent if the product you use contains perfumes.

Time For Some New, Spring Kicks

March 29th, 2016 by The Fashionable Housewife



Spring is here and it’s time to hide away your winter boots and put some new shoes on! Footlocker has a great selection of new arrivals including your favorite brands like Nike, Asics, Under Armour, Adidas and more!

I was looking at Footlocker coupons on Groupon when I noticed you can get 15% off your order! I always check out Groupon before ordering online so I can find the latest coupon codes and deals on the websites I shop on most.

Here are a few sneakers I’m considering for the spring season…
nike roshe

Ah yes. The Nike Roshe One. It’s a classic sneaker. Almost like Converse chucks, but cooler. These are super lightweight, thin, breathable and comfortable as anything. These are a great choice for warmer months since they look great with shorts too.

under armour kicks

These Under Armour Clutch sneakers are so sleek. I love that the sole is black. You could literally wear these with a suit, coat and tie and go undetected. under armour sneakers

The Under Armour Stephan Curry 2 Low  are probably my favorite though. Lightweight, neutral colors that will go with everything and that modern design that sets them apart from the crowd.

Whatever pair you decide to get, please just don’t wear tube socks with your sneakers when you are wearing shorts. This is just NOT a good look for anybody and I see way too many men make this mistake. Really dudes, don’t be lazy. Nobody wants to see your socks! EVER. Do yourself (and the rest of society) a favor and get some ankle socks like these Nike Dri Fit No Show Socks from Footlocker.

Be sure to check out Groupon for FootLocker deals and coupon codes so you can save on the hottest spring trends in footwear for your whole family. If you want save big on clothing and accessories, too, don’t forget to check out Groupon’s list of deals for Kohls.


Great Savings At Old Navy

April 23rd, 2015 by The Fashionable Housewife




It is that time of year when the seasons are changing and you want to update your wardrobe. You are on a budget, watch what you spend and look for sales and any type of discounts you can find. Being online will help you find these discounts for sure. One place where you will definitely get your money’s worth is Ebates.ca.

At Ebates.ca you will be able to find the stores that you trust and shop with. For example you love shopping at Old Navy because you can shop for the whole family. You love their clothes and their prices. Ebates.ca offers you Old Navy Canada sales when shopping online with them.

In addition you will receive cash back from them when you reach the minimum of $5.00 which they will send to you every 3 months. So if you are not member, hurry up and become one so you can start saving. All you need is an email and a password to get started.

In addition to Ebates.ca you can continue to save at Oldnavy.ca. You will see the variety of clothes and accessories they have for your entire family. Why go surfing around the internet when you can stay on one site and shop for everyone. Do yourself a favor and check what Old Navy has to offer at least once a week as their specials do change.

You can use the Old Navy 2015 promotion code when you shop online to save even more. What makes shopping for Old Navy online is that you have gone into their stores and you know what they sell or how their clothes look and feel. The way your pair of pants may fit or how a blouse may be cut. I don’t know about you but for me that is a huge plus.


Whether you shop online with Ebates.ca or at Old Navy. You know, that particular skirt or that shirt you are interested in will fit perfectly. That color blue on that dress is the color blue you want, no surprises. You also know when shopping online with them, you are shopping in confidence and know that your personal information is safe and secure.

I am here to tell you that Old Navy has great deals for kids of all ages. From your toddler who is starting to walk and you need to buy shoes to the 5 year old who will need school clothes when they start kindergarten.

So relax, sit down, have your coffee or tea and start shopping from home. One more thing, don’t forget to use the Old Navy Canada online coupon that you have, before you go to checkout. The more you save the more you can spend.

Knot Brothers Ties Invents Fashionable Clip-on Ties!

March 5th, 2015 by The Fashionable Housewife



Stop wasting your time trying to craft the perfect tie knot. You can waste up to 30 minutes watching YouTube videos and reading instructions on how to tie a fancy knot. Don’t bother! You have Knot Brothers Ties on your side now.

knotted tie

Knot Brothers Ties give you that ultra polished, bold look with zero frustrating. Just strap on the adjustable, patent pending neck band and you’ll be lookin’ fine in seconds! Choose from popular knots like Trinity, Tulip, Eldredge, Artichoke, Viper and many more.

Choose your color, choose your knot, choose your length and get ready to look amazing!

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