Halloween’s origins date back to the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain (pronounced sow-in). The Celts, who lived 2,000 years ago in the area that is now Ireland, the United Kingdom and northern France, celebrated their new year on November 1. This day marked the end of summer and the harvest and the beginning of the dark, cold winter, a time of year that was often associated with human death.
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Celts believed that on the night before the new year, the boundary between the worlds of the living and the dead became blurred. On the night of October 31 they celebrated Samhain, when it was believed that the ghosts of the dead returned to earth. In addition to causing trouble and damaging crops, Celts thought that the presence of the otherworldly spirits made it easier for the Druids, or Celtic priests, to make predictions about the future. For a people entirely dependent on the volatile natural world, these prophecies were an important source of comfort and direction during the long, dark winter.
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To commemorate the event, Druids built huge sacred bonfires, where the people gathered to burn crops and animals as sacrifices to the Celtic deities. During the celebration, the Celts wore costumes, typically consisting of animal heads and skins, and attempted to tell each other’s fortunes. When the celebration was over, they re-lit their hearth fires, which they had extinguished earlier that evening, from the sacred bonfire to help protect them during the coming winter.
The basic design for a clutch bag is an articulated frame with a cloth bag wrapped around it. You pull it open at the top. They are meant to be held or clutched and their basic idea is easy and convenient access to whatever they might contain. Besides, they come in a wide variety of materials, colors, and patterns, so if you just keep looking you’ll be sure to find one that matches your dress perfectly.
Most clutch bags are fairly small, about the size of a men’s wallet, though some can also be bigger. Generally, they are meant to carry small essentials like lipstick, a makeup kit, and maybe a bit of cash. They don’t usually have straps and are supposed to simply be held as part of a dressy outfit.
Most clutch bags are in small size, which makes them easy to lose. So remember to keep an eye on your bag and remember where you left it last.
A chic clutch bag is this season’s essential accessory choice. From big and chic, to small and elegant, we are seeing them everywhere! But how to choose the right one that can make you stand out in this fall? Here are some top tips from fashion editors:
Small & oversized fashion clutch purse
A small clutch purse is simple and elegant and it seems to say “I’m just hanging out, wandering, not in a hurry, and don’t need to carry much… and don’t I look cute?” they are definitely still in style. And the extra-large, soft, oversized clutch is also welcomed those days. We just cannot resist the temptation of oversized clutch purses since they kick any outfit up a notch and add a sense of whimsy.
Try trendy clutch
Accessories are a fun way to play with fashion, and can be inexpensive too. In fact, we recommend if you want to try a new trend, try the trend through your accessories and with a new clutch purse — since you don’t have to make a style commitment! Just try a trend for a season and see how it goes. If you love it, you have a newfound style; and if not, pass on the “trend” and stick with what you love!
“We will start our ‘Reward Project’ – give away $1,000,000 in the way of free bags, coupon code, or gift card during this Christmas shopping Season to our customers to thank them for their constant support.”
NEW YORK, Sept. 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — 2012 Christmas shopping season is coming! This shopping spree led people to spending money in droves from last week, giving a fantastic finish to what is already the best holiday week for retail since May. “I am calling it a recovery beginning, so we plan to start our ‘Reward Project’ – giving away $1,000,000 during this Christmas shopping Season to our customers to thank them for their constant support,” said Joyce Chen, the chief executive of Fashlets.com.
We live on a cutting budget time. So planning ahead is an important part of being able to survive. As August exit and September roars in, I am busy making a list of people who are buying for and what my intentions are for spending. This is how we are able to afford a decent Christmas by planning early and starting in September.
Set a budget
The first thing I do each year is make a list. Each name is listed with an amount next to it. I try to stay around $20-$30 a person, except for my parents, which is approximately $50 per set. My rough budget is $400, which leaves room for a little overspending.
Pick discount items or clearance
I am a discount and clearance shopper. Each time I visit online stores, I always pay attention to those things that are marked down. I don’t always find a deal but when I do, I scoop it up.
Buy from a popular store
I pick up all my designer handbags, tissue paper, and fashion accessories from popular stores which have well reputation.
Two gifts a month minimum
In order to ensure I have gifts for everyone when Christmas rolls around, I make sure to stick to a minimum of one gift purchase per pay period. I buy at least two gifts a month, making this a requirement starting in September helps me to spread the budget out and not have to skip a bill payment at the last minute.
Each year I look forward to July because it makes it seem like Christmas isn’t so far away. I enjoy bargain hunting and trying to stay well below budget. Each year I end up with more savings than the year before. Last year our budget was $400 and we only spent $315. I saved $85 and were able to hit the after-Christmas sales!
Hey! Guys! Fall is coming! Are you ready to be the focus? Have you refreshed your wardrobe and looks? Today let us have a look at those hot element for fall 2012.
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From a flirty pink flush to a bright cerulean wink, a pretty spectrum of attention-demanding hues takes center stage with this season’s hottest fashion trends.
It is said that “It’s the look after a morning of skiing, an hour in a hot tub, or some good sex”. What do U think?
Prints Seemingly lifted straight from a bespoke men’s cravat, the new prints turn basic pieces into something worth talking about. Whether neatly geometric or retro-ish paisley and blooms, it’s all worth a shop. Highly recommended this print handhag from fashlets.com.
Item name: Dasein leopard floral printed satchel
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Item name: Rustic Couture Zebra Flower Clutch, Kiss lock opening
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Buy link: http://www.fashlets.com/Animal-Prints-Bags/Rustic-Couture-Zebra-Flower-Clutch-Kiss-lock-opening-NL9-ZRF-818-TN.html
Hope you enjoy a great fall 2012.
As a smartest shopper, it is really the time for you to prepping for fall 2012 by starting shop musts now. See the following musts and elements that chose from this season’s fashion trends.
★Fashlets.com★-Fall Trends – Pinks
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Don’t let the vivid hues fool you: They’ll still match everything in your closet. Unlike the staid nude or black pump, the fanciful style feels at its best when done in pink designer leather handbag or luxurious cobalt shoulder bag.
★Fashlets.com★-Fall Trends -Brights
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Prints & Patterns
Bespoke by nature, the hot style lends itself to cheeky symbol in animal skins, prints, and patterns.
Although fall is still on the way, people in New York seem have well prepared for the coming cold weather. The following are their cold-weather innovations:
Turned-up collars, snoods, and turtlenecks draw eyes to the neck as a seasonal place to play with color and volume.
★Fashlets.com★-Fall Musts & Styles