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Keeping Your Child’s Bedroom Comfortable

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Whether you’ve just had a baby, or your toddler is growing up quickly before your eyes, you’ll want to know all you can when it comes to making sure your little ones are in a safe environment. Here are a few practical tips for keeping your baby or toddler’s room at just the right temperature.

Infant Sleeping Conditions

Many medical experts asserts that your infant’s bedroom should be between 68 and 72 degrees Fahrenheit. It’s important that the room is comfortable and not too warm, as the heat can increase the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. Check to make sure that your infant isn’t flushed, breathing too quickly, or sweating during sleep to ensure that the level of heat in the bedroom is safe.

Toddler Sleeping Conditions

Pediatric sleep expert Judith Owens asserts that toddlers and older kids can sleep in a slightly cooler temperature; between 65 and 70 degrees Fahrenheit. Owens also recommends that your child sleeps in a room that is as dark as possible.This prompts the body to release melatonin, also known as the sleep hormone. Of course, a small nightlight is okay for kids who are afraid of the dark.

It’s also a good idea to put your little one to sleep in an area that isn’t noisy, but may provide relaxing sounds like that of a fan or air conditioner buzzing. After your child has fallen asleep and you’re sure the bedroom isn’t too cold or too hot, it’s perfectly ok to maintain your average noise level around the house.

Check the thermostat closest to your baby or toddler’s bedroom often to make sure it stays at the right setting. If there have been changes in the weather or your little one has been sick, this can affect his/her body temperature, so adjust the level of heat or cool in the room if need be.

 

Overalls for summer

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Overalls represent a comfortable and relaxed alternative to a cocktail dress, but can be worn to a party at the pool. In the evening at an event, instead of long dresses, opt for a well-tailored jumpsuit in elegant shades of black or electric blue.

At the pool or sea, opt for a short jumpsuit with daring cuts. You can accessorize with flat sandals and metallic jewelry.

On weekends, wear a casual jumpsuit. It can be worn with heeled sandals or flat shoes.

Overalls how to wear this summer

Leather trending guide

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Staying up-to-date on leather and suede fashion trends takes effort and creativity. When favorite items come in expensive materials, the challenge becomes even greater. Is there a happy medium between what you might already own, and acquiring future purchases? You’ll want to stay on top of this season’s trends, but you also don’t wish to buy an expensive item that may be out of style in few months. You’ll be stuck then with a leather purse or jacket that is dated, and you might not want to wear.

The good news is leather and suede are simple materials that are here to stay. Coats, purses, and footwear have all stayed in style in one way or another. Since leather is such a durable product, the material itself is not going ever to be out of date.

Here are some tips on some new attractive looks, and how to review if the leather and suede items you already own can be dusted off and put back into the rotation.

Leather Jackets

Hands down, fitted, zip-up black leather jackets are very trendy right now. This might not be a ‘forever’ look. Do you have to have this look, though? If you love it then go ahead and splurge, but understand the risks – this might not be the look women are after next season.

Vegan Leather Hooded Motorcycle Jacket
Vegan Leather Hooded Motorcycle Jacket

Otherwise, a more classic look with simple lines and a more muted color might be a better option that can pass for the ‘in’ look today, but also be wearable next season. Getting to the back of your current closet, if you still have your leather jacket from the 90’s, take another look. This can also make another appearance these days; the grunge look is back!

Leather Handbags

Leather handbags will be in style one way or another as a classic accessory. Do you want the look that all celebrities seem to keep coming back to in the magazines? The bag that appears to be here to stay is the leather hobo style handbag.

Michael Kors Jet Set Medium Shoulder Tote
Michael Kors Jet Set Medium Shoulder Tote

These now come in all shapes and sizes, and can either be your all day carryall in a larger version, or a smaller bag for out on the town.These bags are versatile for all looks and work well with a feminine look as well as a more hipster, grunge look.

Leather Boots

There are so many boots to choose from today; the best advice is to make sure you end up with a pair you like and will go with items in your wardrobe. Slouchy suede boots are making quite an appearance right now, and may be a good option for a look that is in style, but will most likely be a wearable look for some time to come.

UGG Dree Leather boots
UGG Dree Leather boots

Make sure you pick boots that go with your wardrobe and can seamlessly be worn with pants, dresses and leggings. The slouch boot in suede is an excellent choice for this. What if this just isn’t your look? Leather boots are so varied; just make sure you pick a pair that you love and will wear.

Trend Alert – Leather Pants

Leather pants in a legging style are very hot right now. The upside is that they are an excellent unique look that is very much in style. The bad new is once this trend is gone, you will be stuck with a pair of pants that aren’t very versatile and might not come back into the mix of fashion trends for a decade or so.

David Lerner Clean Side Zip Leather Leggings
David Lerner Clean Side Zip Leather Leggings

These leggings can either be the real deal, or if you wanted to fake it and not break your budget, faux leather is the way to go this season. The good news is that if you do splurge, this trend is so popular you can wear leather leggings out on a fancy date, or to a concert at a dive bar and rock your look no matter what.

Leather and suede is a powerful look that isn’t going anywhere. By combining items you might already have in your closet with some of the unique items mentioned here, you will have a fresh, current look that will keep you looking your best this season.

Paying attention to what is ‘in’ right now, and deciding if a look will last – or is a flash in the pan – is a skill that as a customer you need to practice and use to your advantage. So get out there and make sure you are shopping stylishly as well as smartly.

Metallic skirt outfits with charm

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Metallic skirt pieces are on top this year. The metallic dress is versatile. It can be successfully matching outfits for any occasion. You can build an office outfit, a punk-chic casual outfit or an elegant and youthful. Whatever you choose to wear, you should know that metallic skirt will not lose its charm.

ABS by Allen Schwartz Dress - Cap Sleeve Metallic Skirt
ABS by Allen Schwartz Dress – Cap Sleeve Metallic Skirt
Tommy Hilfiger Striped Metallic Skirt
Tommy Hilfiger Striped Metallic Skirt
Flared Band Metallic Skirt
Flared Band Metallic Skirt
Lizzie Metallic Pleated Full Skirt
Lizzie Metallic Pleated Full Skirt

How to wear denim skirt?

The denim skirt is unconditional of our dressing room. It is worn for several seasons and we still never get tired.

Versions denim total look. You choose a skirt jeans dark enough and combine it with a clearer denim shirt.

We play with the contrast of these two colors. For shoes, we dress our feet in sandals. A large wicker basket, to finish our casual look.

Mid-length Versions.

We prefer the button front for a more feminine look. The denim skirt mid-length can be worn with sock to enhance the silhouette. It is complete with a white lace blouse and an oversized bag.

How to wear denim skirt?

Holiday Versions.

The denim mini-skirt is an incredibly sexy asset. Practical in the summer it joins with any T-shirt. We chose the same screen-printed for a fresh look. It’s the holidays, so we stay fresh.

Find Your True Self Through The Physiognomy of Curly Hair

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Very few things have stayed on the list of “Most Intriguing and Mysterious Things” throughout history as long as divination.

Though most people associate the term divination with fortune-telling, it can also be associated with the ability to pinpoint character traits accurately based on particular details of a persons’ different face.

Physiognomy is one of the hottest new divination trends.

Thought it is just starting to pick up steam with the masses, it has been a tool used to decipher peoples’ personalities since the dawning of time.

Find Your True Self Through The Physiognomy of Curly Hair
Find Your True Self Through The Physiognomy of Curly Hair

Ancient Asian and Greek civilizations used physiognomy to get the details on people on the sly.

The physiognomy of curly hair, straight hair, blonde hair, or brown hair all tell of different personality traits. The placement, color, and shape of your eyes, the shape of your face, or any of your other facial attributes will give away your real nature in a heartbeat to those familiar with physiognomy.

Physiognomy of Curly Hair

Individuals with curly hair are extremely good-hearted. They fill everyone around them with joy from their good vibes.

Affectionate and loving to those they have included in their inner circle, they are the glue for their close family and friends.

The physiognomy of curly hair also hints at a need to be kind to everyone they meet.

Souls that are filled with kindness through and through express their spirit through kind words and gestures to dear friends and strangers alike.

Physiognomy of Curly Hair By Color

Hair color also plays a part in understanding the physiognomy of curly hair for each person.

Black
Individuals with black hair are free, mysterious, and kind spirits.

Red
Those with dark red hair are forced to be reckoned with. They possess extreme physical energy.

Dark red hair can bring almost a “two-faced” persona to the table when combined with curly hair, as this color can often mean argumentative, cynical, skeptical, and angry.

Bright red-heads are fancy-free, wild, and filled with passion and creativity. Those with paler red hair are stylish, subdued, and firm.

Blonde
A blonde is equipped with an extremely strong conscience. Blondes can be naive and young at heart, but that is merely because they possess hearts of gold. Character traits of blonde hair when combined with the physiognomy of curly hair equals one of the kindest people imaginable.

Brown :
Romantic and adventurous, people with brown hair love to see the world and explore everything it has to offer.

Finding The True You

Does the physiognomy of curly hair match your personality accurately? Find out what the beautiful exterior of your face says about your inner self through the physiognomy of all of your facial features.

Grow Really Long Fingernails

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Face it, ladies. We all want long fingernails that are strong and long with lots of luster and sheen. Unfortunately, life gets in the way. Daily tasks transform our long fingernails into short nails, by making them brittle, cracked, and dry. Fortunately, though, these inexpensive, easy-to-implement tips will allow your fingernails to obtain that healthy look you have long desired.

Proper protection for really long fingernails

If you want your nails to look pretty, you have to protect them from the elements: unwanted chemicals, dry temperatures, bad habits, and daily abuse. So, next time you are washing the dishes, wash your kitchen utensils and dinner plates with waterproof rubber gloves on. This way, you will keep both bacteria and the detergent chemicals away from your long fingernails.

To prevent the dreaded “dry nail,” consider donning a pair of gloves next time you step out in wintertime weather. Not only do nails grow better in warm environments (like wool-lined gloves), keeping your fingernails out of subzero temperatures will minimize the chance that they become brittle.

5 Ways to Grow Really Long Fingernails
5 Ways to Grow Long Fingernails

Do Not Be Afraid to Moisturize

Like most women, I cannot live without my hand lotion. Not an hour goes by that I am not moisturizing. What I did not realize, though, was that rubbing some lotion onto your nails has the same moisturizing effect as it does on skin. Next time you apply your favorite cream, make sure to rub some on the cuticles and nails, and you will see healthier looking cuticles in no time.

Take Vitamin Supplements for really long fingernails

One of the most effective ways to transform your short nails is to take vitamins. Biotin, for example, is a b-complex vitamin that will help grow your nails straighter, as well as quicker, too. Biotin – sometimes referred to as Vitamin H – is also beneficial for the eyes and skin, making it a can’t-miss mineral for better health. Other nutrients that have long fingernails growing properties are folic acid, zinc, calcium, Vitamin A, protein, and Vitamin C.

Vitamin E

If you, like me, appreciate a good gel manicure every once in a while, Vitamin E is a necessary nutrient for sustaining longer, healthier fingernails. Not only does the “E” vitamin repair nail damage, but it also moisturizes your cuticles, and minimizes nail breakage.

Nail Straighteners for really long fingernails

For the chemistry buffs, nail straighteners are a short way to both strengthen and straighten your nails. Made of a protein called keratin (the same substance our nails are made out of), nail straighteners bond our nail molecules, creating a more robust, polished nail edge.

Wash Regularly

Along with regular moisturizing, wash and massage your cuticles frequently. Doing so will ward off nail-eating bacteria, as well as increase blood flow to the nail, which promotes faster growth of the nail edge. If you want to get creative, consider applying a few drops of coconut oil to your cuticles, and then place them in a bowl of warm water to soak.

After allowing them to soak for a couple of minutes, remove your fingernails, dry them with a cotton cloth, and repeat the moisturizing process. Doing so will add an extra layer of super shiny sheen to your cuticles.

Cut The Bad Habits

How many of you out there chew your fingernails? How many of you out there peel your fingernails when you are nervous? Well, as simple as it sounds, cutting out these bad habits is necessary to let your nails grow long. As a former nail biter myself, I found the best way to kick the habit was to toss in a piece of sugar-free gum whenever I got the urge to nibble on my nails. And, instead of ripping off hangnails, carefully remove them with a pair of clippers.

Growing long fingernails  starts today

Growing long, shiny nails is harder than it sounds. After all, life – and its chemicals, cold temperatures, and finger-intensive tasks – get in the way. Fortunately, though, following these tips will enable you to grow long fingernails without having to break the bank.

Dry Hands Thirst for Attention

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If you have ever experienced the irritation and discomfort of dry hands or skin, you understand how frustrating and unpleasant the ailment can be. Dry hands can have many causes but while some can be avoided, others cannot. Treatment for dry hands and skin can differ depending on the cause. I have compiled a list of reasons for dry hands and remedies that can be used to treat the problem.

What causes dry hands and skin?

Cold Weather: Cold weather presents itself as a dry skin culprit because of a perfect storm of circumstances. Winter weather has far less humidity in the air than Spring and Summer. On top of that, heating in the building is cranked up, drying out the air even further. This can lead to drying out skin as well.

Frequent Hand Washing/Harsh Soaps: Hand washing may kill germs and keep you clean, but soap can also dry out the skin and the more often it is used, the more your skin dries out.

Frequent Use of Cleaners and Other Irritants: Have you ever noticed that your hands pay a price for keeping your home clean? Everyday household cleaners can leave hands dry and flaky. Frequent use of any cleaning products (kitchen, bathroom, laundry detergent, etc.) can dry out hands as severely as any other cause.

Dry Hands

Pregnancy: It’s quite common for the hormones coursing through your body during pregnancy to suck the moisture out of your skin, leaving behind dryness and a scaly appearance in some cases.

Hot Showers: Unfortunately, hot water and steam from the shower can dry out your skin. It may feel good, but it’s robbing your skin of moisture.

Aging: As we age (yes, all of us), our skin loses it’s elasticity and becomes thinner, which dries out much easier than in your youth.

Sun Damage: Love the sun? Well, the sun does not like you. Sunbathers and people who spend a lot of time outside in the elements run the risk of dry skin through sun exposure.

Illness or Medication: Dry skin can sometimes be a symptom of an illness; Diabetes for example. There are also some medications that have dry skin as a side effect.

What can you do?

Use Gentle Cleansers: Mild cleansers can be found for specially made for dry skin and hands and should help prevent moisture loss in the skin. Cleansers containing glycerin would be another helpful recommendation, but this is not always easy to find at your local store.

Apply Dry Skin Creams: There are many creams and lotions for dry skin on the shelves, but dermatologists recommend creams fortified with glycerin, lanolin or other rich hydrating oils. Cetaphil, Pond’s, Burt’s Bees, and Nutraderm are just a few of the many products that are sold at varying prices. Lanolin is highly recommended because of its ability to lock moisture into the skin.

Natural Remedies for Dry Hands:

Vinegar: Apply vinegar to clean hands and put on a pair of gloves overnight for softer hands.

Olive Oil: Rubbing in a thin layer of grease over your skin after a shower replenishes the moisture.

Dry Hands Prevention:

Change your soap: Changing out your soap for milder versions will help keep your skin from drying out, especially when frequents hand washing is called for during flu season.

Avoid the sun: The sun causes nothing but damage. Wear a hat and apply sunscreen.

Wear gloves: Wearing gloves while using cleaners and doing work that may expose your skin to irritants is an excellent preventative measure.

Colder Showers: The cooler the shower, the better for your skin. It may not be comfortable, but your skin will thank you.

Despite the cause, dry hands and skin shouldn’t have to be endured. Finding a solution that works for you may take a bit of trial and error but there are plenty of options. For severely dry skin issues, consult a dermatologist for treatment recommendations or a proper diagnosis. Don’t tolerate the pain of dry hands another moment!

All About Tweed Material

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Tweed material isn’t just a traditional fabric used for real fall and winter fashions anymore. There are lots of elegant ways you can include tweed material in your wardrobe to make you winter-ready for anything from a day at the office to a social event.

Here are some tweed material tips you can start incorporating into your wardrobe right away.

Blazer

A tweed blazer can be extremely sophisticated, and there are plenty of things you can do to make the fashion piece especially eye-catching. First, make sure the piece is well fitted.

Chanel tweed material blazer
Chanel tweed blazer

The sleeves should reach your wrists (unless the sleeves are quarter-length) and the center of the blazer should define your midsection. The right fit is a must since the material is hefty and you don’t want your clothing to appear bulky.

It’s also a good idea to choose a piece that has charming accents like elbow pads or velvet trim on the collar and sleeves. You can wear this fashion staple with a pencil-length skirt or a pair of tailored pants for work, and accent it with a jewel-toned blouse or camisole that makes the outfit look brighter and bring more attention to your face.

For a more casual look, pair the piece with a pair of dark-wash jeans and a boots or booties in a neutral hue like black or brown. Finish the look with a brooch or scarf for added texture.

Tweed material Skirt

This piece can easily look matronly, so pair it with a pair of stiletto heels and a loose silk top so you’ll appear appropriately stylish if you’re wearing this look to the office.

Lafayette 148 New York Modern Slim Skirt - Cachet Tweed
Lafayette 148 New York Modern Slim Skirt – Cachet Tweed

If you choose to wear the skirt to a holiday party or a setting that is less conservative than the workplace, add a few strings of pearls to your outfit, or put on a red lip for the “edgy librarian” look.

Tweed Material Headband

A headband made from tweed material can immediately update your look. You can wear your hair up in a messy bun and use the fashion accessory to pull your bangs loosely back.

This sets the stage for you to showcase a smoky eye or a dark red lip.

Forever 21 Iconic Tweed Headband
Forever 21 Iconic Tweed Material Headband

Or, the band can accent loose ringlet curls. To keep from wearing too much of the same tweed material, try this hair accessory with a little black dress to make your look more interesting, or wear it with a pair of jeans and a chunky sweater.

Bag

The right tweed material handbag can make or break your outfit. Choose a fall or winter bag in an intense, vibrant color like burgundy or navy so the material accents will stand out.

You can even make the bag the highlight of your outfit if you’re wearing a black or gray pants suit or jumper.

Paparazzi PAPÀ RAZZI Medium fabric bag
Paparazzi PAPÀ RAZZI Medium fabric bag

Add a few silver or gold necklaces, a cropped leather jacket and wedge heels for an easy-going look that is still very polished.

Pump

A tall, black patent leather pump is a wonderful way to finish off a tweed material outfit. The shoes add a sense of refinement and structured style to the outfit, whether your clothing is form-fitting or has a bit of giving to it.

If your look includes light-colored neutrals like beige or pearl, a nude-colored pair of pumps will help bring the look together as well.

Tory Burch Cleo Tweed & Silk Bow Pump
Tory Burch Cleo Tweed & Silk Bow Pump

There are plenty of great places to find the fashion pieces that you want to bring your autumn or winter look together.

Check out the discounts for tweed material clothes at your local department stores, or search online for fashion inspirations that will show you how to wear the tweed material in a way that suits your personal style.

What to Pack in Your Adventure Travel Bag

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Whether you plan on section hiking the Appalachian Trail or camping out with friends, what you pack will play a large part in how much you enjoy your adventure.

Calvin Klein Packable Jacket
Calvin Klein Packable Jacket

We’ve compiled a list of some essentials that will make your trip more comfortable and help you fully take to your final destination.

Your Favorite Toiletries

While a basic toiletries kit with essentials like toothpaste, shampoo, and feminine hygiene products is a given, don’t forget to include some of your personal favorites.

Bringing some of your home comforts can help you feel more at ease in new environments.

Also, traveling can be a stressful as it is exciting, and if you can avoid subjecting your body to new products, then you just might avoid nasty allergic reactions while on the go.

Some things to consider are:

  • Nail care products
  • Your preferred skin care regimen in travel sized packaging
  • Vitamins and supplements
  • Aromatherapy items, such as essential oils or travel candles
  • Your favorite scent
  • Lip care products

Useful Gadgets

Whether your adventure includes a road trip on the main highways or heading into the wilderness day trip, having fun and useful gadgets on hand can kick up the fun factor several notches.

A GPS device is a must have if you tend to wander off the beaten path.

Or, if orienteering is more your cup of tea, grab a map or two and a compass and chart your course.

A watch will come in handy on hikes and camping trips where cell phones can’t receive a signal.

Fossil Georgia Three Hand Leather Watch - Teal
Fossil Georgia Three Hand Leather Watch – Teal

Multi-tools come in many sizes and with a broad range of accessories, and have the added benefit of fitting into any size bag or pack.

Whatever you decide will be most useful for your trip, there are gadgets for every occasion and in every price range.

Comfort & Cheer

Headed some place where the nights are cold and the days are hot?

Take comfort in layers!

Even if you’re headed to a warm location, pack a light jacket to slip on over a shirt and ward off the shivers when the temperatures take an unexpected plunge.

Camping almost demands a comfy fleece blanket to wrap around yourself at the fireside.

Kikkerland Adventure Flask
Kikkerland Adventure Flask

 

And a handy flask filled with your favorite spirits is the perfect complement to roasted marshmallows or conversations under the stars.

Fun & Games

Even the most exciting adventures are having lulls and downtime.

That’s where your well-appointed game kit comes in.

You don’t even have to get too creative here since the old basics are just the thing on these occasions.

Monrow Travel Blanket
Monrow Travel Blanket

 

We’ve compiled a quick list of activities to tuck into your pack, and you can tailor them to suit your tastes.

  • Small paperback books
  • Playing cards and dice with a little game book
  • Camera
  • Magnetic travel chess game
  • Journal
  • Sketchbook and good quality colored pencils
  • Puzzle books

Pick and choose from these essentials or bring them all.

Coach The Urbane Crossbody Bag In Pebbled Leather
Coach The Urbane Crossbody Bag In Pebbled Leather

 

There is something here for everyone to help you make the best of your trip.

Most importantly, wherever your adventurous spirit takes you, be curious and have fun!

Trench Coat – Transform Your Wardrobe

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If you’re looking to warm up in the cold weather while still maintaining a level of style, you have a few options.

I think that the best way you can add to your wardrobe during the colder parts of the year is by purchasing a trench coat.

These heavy duty raincoats aren’t made just for stormy weather.

DKNY Cashmere-Blend Belted Trench Coat
DKNY Cashmere-Blend Belted Trench Coat

A black or gray women’s trench coat can appear to be the height of fashion at a very affordable price.

The Perfect Trenchcoat

Trench coats can be made from:

  • fleece
  • blended wool
  • cashmere
  • polyester

A trench coat can also be made from a blend of any of these materials combined.

Cashmere is considered the softest and most appealing to many. It’s made from goat’s fur.

Selecting a trench coat comes down to personal preference based on your style.

The more contemporary designs are more attractive to many.

A leather trim belted coat can add a sense of contemporary style to a wardrobe.

Burberry Mid-length gabardine trench coat
Burberry Mid-length gabardine trench coat

You may be more interested in a wool-blended baby doll coat.

These are a button-down suit like coats that you often see models wearing.

Quilted puffer trench coats can be excellent for the winter months.

These coats keep you warm with fur lined interiors and soft fabric.

Many women’s trench coats are also hooded.

These coats come in many different styles and add an extra level of warmth for outdoor activities.

The key to finding the right jacket is looking at your wardrobe.

London Fog Double-Breasted Belted Trench Coat
London Fog Double-Breasted Belted Trench Coat

These clothes usually come in multiple colors when purchased online.

Size is important as if they reach below “skirt-length” they look more like dresses on some women.

Accessorizing

The best accompaniment to a trench coat is a scarf.

A red or plaid scarf and a black trench coat work great together when combined with matching pants and shoes.

Some trench coats are belted.

Some belts on trench coats can be removed and replaced with ones that match other accessories.

There are a limitless number of other ways to get creative when accessorizing a trench coat, so use your imagination.

You should consider purchasing a women’s trench coat if you are looking for a piece of attire that is both stylish and functional.

Trench coats capture the essence of style while providing necessary warmth.

Purchase a trench coat that enhances your unique fashion sense and accentuates your wardrobe.