The skirt has many different possible outfit combinations and fashion statements. There is the, ruffle, the A-line, the pencil, the mini and others. The pencil skirt can be worn to add femininity and elegance year-round. It is not stuck in one season, with a little creative thinking you can make it work in even the coldest weather.The pencil skirt is also very versatile for day and night wear. It is similar to the plain white blouse, in that it can be worn for a day at the office and for a party later. For day wear, you can try a pencil skirt with one color and a blazer in a different color to draw attention to yourself. You can wear pumps with the pencil skirt as well, to add weight and elegance to the outfit.If you have a fancy dinner or a night out with friends, leave your blazer and grab a trendy oversized clutch and some stilettos. This will produce more night-out look and less work day look. The best way to wear the same clothes every day, but different outfits is to know how to make many different combinations of outfits from your clothes. Wear different accessories, according to your mood and the occasion.Combine different purses and shoes with your outfits. Go for a different look every day. A little imagination and you will have your friends thinking you went on a shopping spree, when you are actually wearing the same clothes as before.If you wear jeans to work, switch up your look with an added jacket and different accessories. And at night, ditch the jacket and change your accessories appropriately. If you like the popular, tunics and miniskirts, wear the tunics with pants to work.And for that girl’s night out, use the tunic as a mini dress with high heels or platform shoes. Scarves can be used as well, to transform old outfits into new looks. For the office, tie the scarf into a fashionable design around your neck. At night, you can use the scarf as a trendy belt or even as a skirt.You can wrap two corners around your neck and the other two corners should go around your waist. Color schemes are different with every woman, but black and white are the supreme colors this year.You could wear colors to work, and save the more alluring black and white for your night life. For vacationers, you will need to change your look from vacation wear to night wear. A beach cover-up dress can be changed into a dress with heels and accessories.Finally, your makeup should not be the same for work and night life. For the day, convenient and conservative makeup is fine. But for night, add a high blush tone, use loose powder to eliminate shine on your skin, and apply eye shadow in interesting colors like silver and gold.For fragrances, use floral and light scents by day and by night, wear a stronger more attractive scent. Finding the right look for every occasion can be difficult, but don’t feel that you have to run to the store every time you need a new look. Mix and match your clothing and accessories to create great day and night looks without spending a penny.
The dog clothing market is huge. People used to buy dog clothes for a specific function such as a warm sweater, for a tiny dog to wear in cold weather. Some dog fashions are beneficial for our dogs. There are dog boots that protect your little dog’s feet from ice, cold, snow or even rock salt. Some dogs just do not like their feet getting wet, so rubber boots are great for them. Dog coats and dog sweaters protect our tiny companions from losing heat in the cold weather or from indoor air conditioning. Dogs such as the hairless Chinese crested need clothing to protect them from the cold or sun, so having a wardrobe for your little dog is necessary for some pets.Many people buy wonderful clothes for their beloved pet strictly for fashion. Some just want their pampered pooches to look as good as they do and feel money is no object. Celebrities certainly were instrumental in making dog clothing popular, by showing their pets wearing fantastic outfits and accessories. Clothes designers have got on the bandwagon. They are now designing and making fabulous clothes for our wonderful dogs.Many dog owners love special holidays such as Easter, Christmas and Halloween, so they can dress their pampered pets in Santa suits, ghost outfits or even as cupid. Often pets enjoy the attention they get from their owners dressing them up and pampering them.Unlike years ago, there is a huge, varied selection of pet clothing and accessories because of the market demands. No longer just for smaller breeds of dog, there is clothing available for both large and smaller dogs that keep your pet dry, warm or fashionable. Our pets are such a valuable and loved member of our household and give us unconditional love. In return, we feed and shelter them and love them back. We have now added ‘clothe them’ to this. Because domestic breeds have adjusted to our environment standards, they require more protection from bad weather just as we do. Many of the smaller breeds lose body heat fast, so protective clothing helps reduce this loss.When shopping for dog clothes remember there are dog boutiques and shops that specialize in everything from daywear dog fashions, designer dog clothing, cold weather wear, to unique and fabulous evening dog clothes. Make sure you have extra room in your drawers or closets for your pets clothing. Better yet buy them their own dresser to store your pampered dog’s outfits.Many of the doggie clothing boutiques allow owners to bring their pets in when they are choosing clothing for them. This way you see what the outfit looks like and have the fun of seeing others with their cute dressed dogs. Just like our clothing, dog’s outfits come in sizes from extra, extra small to extra large. Make sure that whatever outfits your decide to purchase, they fit your dog properly. Safety is extremely important, so dog outfits should have nothing that a dog can pull off or injure him or herself on.
Growing a small business is a topic that any business owner should be interested in. The difference between growing a small business or just floundering around comes down to a few different aspects.How much planning do you do? Growing a small business takes a lot of planning, A lot of regular planning. The most successful businesses all take planning very seriously.From day one you should set aside time on a regular basis for strategic planning. I recommend having a formal planning session. I might be biased, but if you hold at least quarterly preferably monthly board meetings you are forced to do strategic planning. By holding regular board meetings growing a small business will happen. You also gain the advantage of looking critically at your business on a regular basis. Which bring us to the following question.What kind of measuring system do you have in place? Being able to have access to the vital metrics of your business on a regular basis is how you stay on track. What metrics to monitor is something that is different for every business. There are some core items like your P&L and balance sheet that all businesses should keep an eye on. Others might be profit per customer, profit per employee, referral rate, complaints per customer and complaint resolution time. This is a very short list. Start figuring out what metrics will be most beneficial to your business. Don’t worry about finding them all out at the beginning just start with a few. Growing a small business is going to take a lot of measurements. Make sure that you are measuring the key aspects of your business.What kind of systems do you have in your business? How scalable are they? Small business systems are critical to growing a business. If you’re holding regular planning sessions (board meetings) you need to have systems get consistent results from your actions. Systems are the central nervous system of your business. Systems relay all the information to and from the board. Your business board is where all the key decisions come from.Small business systems take a lot of time to develop and should constantly improve. A desirable system will create consistent results regardless of who is performing the task. An example, give the system to a new employee and they will complete the task with the same result a seasoned employee delivers.Working as a business broker I see that an average business that sells for 1-2 times net profit has no formal systems. The businesses that fetch higher multiples always have formalized systems in place.When you’re not doing business planning working on business systems is one of the best ways to spend your time.Take action! Taking action is vital. I see so many aspiring business owners who attend seminars, read books, attend networking events and even claim to be a business owner. The one thing they are lacking is action. All the planning in the world isn’t going to mean anything if you don’t take action preferably massive action. Growing a small business doesn’t happen over night. If there is no action it’s never going to happen.There is a lot more to growing a small business than this short article contains. If you set yourself up correctly from the beginning, or make the appropriate changes to your current business. You will find one of the most personally and financially rewarding things you do is growing a small business.