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20 tips to dress appropriately for work

Whether you like it or not, the way you look plays a role in your success in the modern workplace.

“The problem with appearance is that it translates to performance,” says Nicole Williams, a career expert at LinkedIn. “Even if your boss doesn't think that they're thinking any less of you, they will subconsciously think it.

“When you don't fit in, you're not as accepted and welcomed.”

And at some point, this could hurt your chances of getting a promotion.



Added by Alicia Piesse on November 25, 2016 at 2:21am — No Comments


Their whirlwind romance began with a chance meeting in Dubai where sparks flew; and numerous messages, calls and transatlantic flights led to a proposal in Paris. Their adventure continues as London-born-and-raised fashion designer Sherina Dalamal gears up to tie the knot with LA-based doctor Vaneesh Soni in November this year.

Having worked in the bridal industry for over a decade, Dalamal has saved folders full of cuttings that have been waiting to come to life. As the big day edges…


Added by Alicia Piesse on November 2, 2016 at 3:46am — No Comments

Wedding of the Week: Demi Gull and David Stanage

The couple: Demi, from Bellshill, works as an early years practitioner in nurseries while groom David, of Newarthill, Motherwell, is a self-employed courier director.

Where they met: Demi and David met in a pub called Franklyns in Bellshill when they were teenagers.

The wedding: The ceremony was held at St Gabriel’s Chapel in Viewpark on July 31, 2016. Their reception was at Glenskirlie House where they had exclusive use of the castle for their 146…


Added by Alicia Piesse on October 20, 2016 at 2:59am — No Comments

Ariana Grande And Mac Miller Getting Married?

Singer Ariana Grande and rapper Mac Miller are finally out about their dating lives and have disclosed that they do want to get married, even sharing details about their dream wedding.

Ariana Grande is known to be a bit private about her personal life especially after it went viral that she slammed Ryan Seacrest for prying about her dating life. So it came as a surprise when the young pop artist finally flaunted public displays of affection towards her new beau, Mac Miller. This…


Added by Alicia Piesse on October 11, 2016 at 2:35am — No Comments

Myleene Klass dresses for the heatwave in a pretty floral dress as she arrives at work

While London was enjoying a 32 degree heatwave, Myleene Klass made sure she was dressed to perfection for the warmer climate.

Heading to work at Global Radio Studios on Tuesday morning, the 38-year-old wore a pretty floral black dress which had colourful embroidery throughout.

She added some inches to her height with a pair of tan suede court shoes which added a formal touch to her ensemble.

A Klass above: Myleene was suitably dressed for summer when she was pictured wearing a pretty floral number on the way to the Global Radio Studios in London on Tuesday



Added by Alicia Piesse on September 14, 2016 at 3:38am — No Comments

Local wedding photographer uses campus as backdrop

Wendi Chitwood’s work incorporates more than just the people she photographs. The Bloomington resident said she embraces the endless trees and limestone that make IU’s campus distinctive.

Chitwood works at a variety of locations in and around the Bloomington areaand covers everything from weddings to family photos, but the sets for many of these photographs showcase the beauty of IU.

“When shooting on campus, I try to include the environment so that it’s clear where the photo…


Added by Alicia Piesse on September 2, 2016 at 10:28pm — No Comments

Money-saving moving tips for newlyweds

First comes love, then comes marriage . . . then comes moving into a new house.

The big move often comes after the big day. Whether you’re moving in together for the first time or saying goodbye to your tiny apartment and moving into a starter home, it’s an exciting — and often expensive — time.

Consider these tips to help streamline your move and save you money so you can fully enjoy the honeymoon phase in your new home sweet home:

Money-saving tips for newlyweds



Added by Alicia Piesse on August 19, 2016 at 4:18am — No Comments

Bridezilla Be Gone! 4 Signs To Watch For When Planning Your Wedding Day

Weddings have some of the most beautiful moments within them. It is a time when families and friends gather to celebrate love, reminisce about past memories, and let loose and have a good time. At the same time, they can be very stressful. As a bride you want everything to be perfect and to have a magical fairy tale ending. But unfortunately in life, everything is not perfect and a bride’s high expectations can lead to a let down, creating bridezilla moments.Having been in the wedding…


Added by Alicia Piesse on August 12, 2016 at 2:52am — No Comments

A big fat Malayali wedding

Just think of celebrating that most important moment in one’s life on a beach with the whitest sand and turquoise water or in a specially created setting with dancers, music and choice dining. These are not any longer stuff of dreams. A three-day wedding extravaganza, perhaps Kerala’s first destination wedding abroad was held in Phuket from July 8 to 10. And it proved to be truly a fairytale wedding.



Added by Alicia Piesse on August 3, 2016 at 2:06am — No Comments

Another pair of loved up solicitors share wedding story and snaps in national newspaper

They found it so difficult to find a honeymoon spot they hadn’t been to before they had to go to Guatemala


Images: bridesmaid dresses

A couple of high-flying London solicitors have unveiled their glamorous summer wedding story in the weekend press.

Thirty-three-year-old Olivia Schofield, general counsel at Creston plc, married her solicitor hubby Rob Walker, 32, in…


Added by Alicia Piesse on July 19, 2016 at 2:03am — No Comments

Wedding Planners Reveal the 10 Worst Things Brides Have Ever Done

Let's be real, weddings rarely happen without any mishaps or surprises. The combination of excitement and stress, plus tons of friends and family, just leads to some pretty crazy days. A recent AskReddit thread asked the wedding planners of Reddit to reveal the worst thing a bride or groom ever did, and their stories will make your wedding seem like heaven on earth." border="1"…

Added by Alicia Piesse on June 24, 2016 at 3:32am — No Comments

Dress Codes in Schools: Spaghetti Straps, Midriffs; Adults’ Need for Control

Welcome to spring in the school world! With the warmer weather, adolescents shed their winter feathers and, as in the current case in Woodstock,VT, adults navigate the perilous waters of spaghetti straps, bare midriffs and skirt length. As has been sharply pointed out by critics in the Woodstock brouhaha, the peril is nearly always expressed in female terms. Teachers at Woodstock Union Middle School convened a girls-only meeting to discuss this complex issue, creating a bit of a tempest,…


Added by Alicia Piesse on June 1, 2016 at 4:37am — No Comments

How to dress like a grown up with Sarah Mower

You couldn’t reasonably make a case for the return of Breton stripes - they’ve never really been away. They’re a permanent summertime fact of middle-class life. And that’s absolutely fine with me, for I confess I’m a Breton fanatic of the first stripe.

The first nautical T-shirt I can remember wearing was at the age of eight on a bucket-and-spade holiday in Paignton, Devon.

I dressed my own children in them for as long as they didn’t have a choice in the matter.

Show me…


Added by Alicia Piesse on April 25, 2016 at 6:15am — No Comments

Let's not forget that Mandya couple's wedding is secularism masking patriarchy

Individual choices are supreme. Enabling women and not interfering with their agency is an important goal for our society, and it is imperative that we understand that ultimately it is a woman's choice as to what she wants to do in her life. There cannot be any disagreement over this.

Source: unusual wedding dresses

But as we strive to reduce society's control over women, it…


Added by Alicia Piesse on April 20, 2016 at 3:32am — No Comments

Secret wedding at Bromsgrove Hilton hotel delights bride and groom

A few weeks ago I wrote about my decision not to get married in a church. And now I'm in the middle of planning my big day.

While most of us know what happens during weddings in churches, very few of us will have been to an alternative type of wedding. At first I found it very confusing, trying to get my head around all the different types of ceremonies and the process needed to book someone to marry us.

I sat down with Dr. Lorraine Mancey O'Brien, who is the Director of Marry…


Added by Alicia Piesse on April 14, 2016 at 4:45am — No Comments

BRIDES Chicago: 10 Things to Know About Planning a Windy City Wedding

Whether you're a a bride who's a lifelong Chicagoan or someone who's fairly new to the city, planning a wedding in a major tourist and event destination like Chicago comes with a special set of challenges. From managing logistics to choosing the perfect venue, here are 10 tips that every bride should keep in mind when planning her big day in the Windy City.

1. Have a clear budget.

Venues in Chicago can range from very cheap to ultra high-end, and in addition to the venue…


Added by Alicia Piesse on April 1, 2016 at 10:49pm — No Comments

See How This Musical Couple Turned Their Wedding Into a Rock Opera

For the musically inclined, this is one way to make your wedding completely unforgettable!

San Francisco-based couple Rebecca Bortman and Bryan Garza -- who together make up the rock duo Love, Jerks -- actually turned their September 2015 nuptials into a rock opera. The festivities were held at the appropriately titled bar and concert venue, The Chapel, where the couple tied the knot on-stage and later performed eight original new songs with the help of some backup-singing…


Added by Alicia Piesse on March 30, 2016 at 4:02am — No Comments

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