Dressing For Fall Travel

No matter where your travels take you this season, we have some great options to keep you warm, dry, and comfortable.

Now that it’s Autumn (and it’s finally cooled off), you want to make sure you have some layers available. One of my current go-to’s has been Dare 2b‘s Women’s Loveline II Core Stretch, a pull over the head, half zip sweatshirt. It’s not your mom’s sweatshirt, however- soft, warm, lined inside with a quick drying/water repelling outside, it’s pretty tough as well as functional. It comes in several color options, and is easy to care for as well. The price is right at $22, and it’s easy to pair with your running gear or toss on with jeans etc. The more options, the better, and it’s just the right weight for the fall season or to layer under your clothing as it gets colder.

Craghoppers has comfortable clothing for the entire family that protects against UV rays, insect bites, and even digital theft. No matter if you are out in the woods, in a national park, or on the city streets, these clothes are easy to wear, match, and keep you protected on all sorts of levels.  The Nosilife Pro Trousers for women havd a slim fit, but not too slim, with several pockets that zip closed to keep your valuables safe. The fabric is soft and quick drying, so quick showers or muddy patches won’t be an issue. They are also generously cut around the ankle for boots should you want to wear them.  The long sleeve NosliLife Erin Long Sleeve Shirt is breathable and quick drying as well, and the entire NosiLife collection is also insect bite repellent. Who needs all the bites that so often accompany time in the great outdoors? Not you, that’s for sure. Prices vary, visit https://www.craghoppers.com/us/
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Top Women’s Fashion Trends For Fall

When you’re a busy mom, you probably don’t have time to scour the pages of Vogue for the latest trends, and even if you do, they might not necessarily be realistic for your life.

With that being said, it is fun to feel like you’re on-trend at least some of the time as a mom, so below is a brief rundown of the top fashion trends for fall 2017. They’re some of the trends that will actually work for real women’s lifestyles, rather than the ones that look like they’re exclusively reserved for the catwalk.

Statement Glasses

A lot of us moms need glasses for one reason another, whether it’s for working on our computers long hours, or just for general vision correction.

Regardless of why you need them, let them be your must-have fall accessory. Shop retailers like Glasses Gallery to find some of the best trends that will completely change even the simplest of outfits. Some of our favorite trends right now include round frames, tortoise shell patterns, and unisex glasses.

Bright-Colored Faux Fur

Most of us probably aren’t heading to school pickup wearing real fur, both out of principle and because of the price, but luckily there are some great faux fur options that are budget-friendly and lots of fun to experiment with as the weather cools.

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What Should You Wear When You’re On The Road? 3 Tips That Can Keep You Comfortable & Looking Good

When you’re traveling on the road, you need to be as comfortable as possible, particularly if you’re spending a lot of time at the wheel.

Whether you’re on a bus tour, you’ve rented an RV from Outdoorsy, or you’re driving your car across the country, you need to wear clothes that make your trip as comfortable as possible.

So what should you wear when you’re on the road, and how can you stay stylish while you travel from A to B? Take a look below to find out:

Wear Flat Shoes

If you’re on the road for a long time, you will need to wear flat shoes. Shoes such as these not only support your feel a little more than shoes with heels, but they’re a lot more comfortable too.

Your flat shoes don’t have to be plain or dull ones, they can be as bright and as sparkly, or as sophisticated as you like, but they do need to be flat.

Think about the last time you wore shoes that weren’t comfortable, it’s likely they hurt your feet. If you’re on the road for a long time, painful feet will make the whole experience a little worse.

Do your feet a favor, and wear flat shoes, that you can slip on and off when you want to.

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Karina Dresses Look Good On Everyone- Win One Here!

Disclosure: I was sent the below product free of charge in order to review it. No other compensation was received. The opinions above are 100% mine.

Being top heavy, dresses are sometimes hard for me to find and fit into. My chest is always my first consideration, and if there is a zipper or buttons involved, that complicated matters quite a bit. Not that I am currently a slender woman, but whether at my slimmest or largest, when you have a chest as large as mine, no one makes clothes to fit the top, middle, and bottom all at the same size and you end up in a bag or at the tailor.

Karina Dresses are made in Brooklyn with microfiber blend fabric which is imported. Each Dress has four way stretch, is machine washable and come in limited edition solids and prints. The selection of dresses in constantly changing because the dresses are produced in small batches right in their Brooklyn facility, which means you will never (likely) run into someone in the same dress, and you get a dress made in the USA.
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How to choose the best Orthopedic Shoe

If your day ends when you are tired, and your feet are aching, there are chances all these problems are coming from your shoes. When you have shoes that are not fitting well on your feet, you will end up with heel pain, hammertoes, bunions, back problems, and calluses. You will prevent foot pain if you use the right shoes. It is only a reputable dealer that understands the constituents of a good shoe that will possess it in the store. It is vital for both feet to have the right measurements from the toes, ball of the foot, and the shape of the foot.

As you continue aging, you need better heel fit and more toe room to ensure comfort and stability. A shoe is not supposed to hurt you, if it does, then it is not the right one for you. The fact remains that feet change with time. Arches continue to get weak, causing the toes to elongate. The room in the shoe needs to be evenly distributed to avoid stress. You can get brands that fit in many sizes and widths per style. However, you will find stores many having selected sizes and styles they can sell most.

Genuine orthotic shoes come with a firmness design in the arch, cushion and heel support to contour the feet, and promote comfort and proper balance. Authentic shoes will give you more stability and a more sure foot. Putting on the right pair of shoes will help the whole of your body, and not just the feet. The hips, knees, ankles, and back depends on the proper foundation that comes from stable shoes.

As a matter of fact, people will benefit from the additional stability that comes from their shoes regardless of whether they are pre-molded or custom orthotics. They also provide excellent support by adding orthotics that may or may not be of use. Each foot can be unique from the other. Many individuals who have comfort, stability and flat fee issues will benefit from orthotics as they offer a better-contoured footbed. An orthotic shop serves well it customers by having different proper fitting shoes.

What do you look for in the shoe while buying?

The recurring theme in the field of orthopedic shoes is purchasing the right shoe as it is a sound investment. The search needs to start with your own feet and what is in your closet. You need to stand barefoot on cardboard or paper to ascertain the actual shape of the foot. You can take all the shoes from your closet one by one and fit them on the drawing. It is most probable that the shoe will comfortably fit on the drawing. Shoes that cause pain are most likely heels for women and narrow and short for men.
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Travel Light With These Easy To Pack Products

Headed out for a weekend, or perhaps longer? With all the restrictions on how much you are allowed to pack (or even how much space you might have in your own car or luggage), it’s best to pack light, and with versatile pieces.  These are a few of our current favorites.

Icebug, one of my personal favorites in shoes and boots that can hold up and take quite the beating, has recently put out a new style of sneaker. While it would be more convenient and easy if it had a name with letters that formed, perhaps, a word or two, these are found by their call number, which is DTS3 RB9X GTX. I know.

However, they are super cool shoes, and wildly comfortable. I love the color and the style- it’s nice to wear shoes that are nice looking, lets be honest. But even better, they are soft, supportive, and really hold up. They deal with mud, slush, and rain with no problems at all, and your feet stay dry. The Icebugs have done me equally well hiking, running, going to the gym, and running random errands around town. Something else I love? They have this cool “Boa lacing system” that lets you slip your feet in, then just twist the knob (best way to describe it) on the front tongue until you like the way it fits. Pull it straight back to release- this makes on and off at the airport (or wherever) fast and easy.

These are waterproof (don’t go scuba diving in them, but in all sorts of weather your feet stay dry) and have soft padding in the collar and tongue, as well as ergonomic soles. These tend to run small, order up as suggested by the website. You can order at https://us-shop.icebug.com for about $180.

For workout to headed out, check out Nuu-Muu. They make this item they call the original “exercise-and-everything-else” dress. Not only is it good to wear from the gym to the PTA meeting (or wherever life is taking you today), but the colors are both vibrant and beautiful, and there are quite a few options available.
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The Ultimate Winter Gear for Your Kids

As you head out into the blustery, winter-y weather that has descended on many by this point, you will want to make sure the kids are well equipped to handle all that mother nature dishes out. Here are some of our favorites for your snow days.

One of the most important winter wear items is a durable, water resistant coat. The Dare 2b Boy’s Dedicate Jacket is a coat for both daily wear and for serious outdoor play.  Girls Entrust Jacket also available- same jacket, different name. It not only wears well, but has all sorts of features that your kids will love. It has a waterproof outer layer, and is made with a breathable 4-way stretch fabric. The hood is detachable (but doesn’t fall off) and has an elastic trim, making adjusting it easy. The coat also has internal mesh pockets, and all the pockets zip (so not as many lost gloves and whatnot). It has bight reflective details, making spotting your child on the trails or during snowball fights even easier.  Available at http://www.dare2b.com/ for about $140. Infant snuggler suits (one piece coats for babies) available for about $50 each.

snow gloves

You will want sturdy gloves- it’s hard to play outside very long with cold, wet hands. The Jr Rascal Glove by Seirus comes in fun options like skeleton, zombie, and Digi (think video game/Minecraft looking), and feel as good as they look. Kids will like them because they are fun, you will like them because they are functional and do their job well. They are windproof and water resistant, and have Heatlock insulation to keep little hands warm. They feature a gauntlet cuff that cinches easily to help keep ice and snow from getting inside, and have SureGrip on the palms and fingers to help them hold onto whatever they are trying to keep in their hands. Most gloves are really slippery, this is a cool and useful feature. For about $30 at https://www.seirus.com

snow boots

For snow trekking, you will love the Icebug Myoko BUGweb GTX.  These boots are fantastic- and yes, they have adult shoes and boots. You will love them that much. I have had Icebugs myself for several years, and my son and I agree they are both comfortable to wear and great at keeping your feet warm- we both really like them.  These boots are cut slightly higher then the ankle, and keep you warm with fleece insulation. They have a GORE-TEX® outer shell that will keep your child’s feet dry. They are easy to put on and take off- any parent that has had wars with snow boots will appreciate the double Velcro that kids can adjust themselves. No one will complain about sore feet in these boots- at least no one I’ve met. Available for $169.95 at http://icebug.com/us
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pediped® Reveals Limited Edition Web-Exclusive Styles @pedipedfootwear

baby shoes

Award-winning children’s footwear brand pediped® has just launched launching their Limited Edition style. You can purchase these limited styles on their website at www.pediped.com/limitededition.aspx

The Charlie Herringbone and Faith Snake limited edition Originals® baby shoes have a small run of 72 pairs each. Each pair in this exclusive series will come with an individually signed and hand numbered card.

Dressed in a brown and tan herringbone pattern with chocolate leather accents, Charlie is sure to bring a sophisticated and classic style to any baby’s wardrobe. Wrapped in sparkly and colorful faux snakeskin with a large black velvet bow accent, Faith exudes major chic attitude and is here to grab all the attention.

Don’t miss the opportunity to own one of these Limited Edition styles! The 144 pairs are expected to sell-out quickly so keep an eye on the pediped® Limited Edition webpage to make sure you grab your pair.

About pediped®
Exceptional quality, unsurpassed comfort, and distinctive styling have made the award-winning company the fastest growing children’s footwear brand in the United States. pediped® footwear has been awarded the American Podiatric Medical Association Seal of Acceptance for the promotion of healthy foot development, and preeminent orthopedic medical professionals, Dr. Mininder S. Kocher and Dr. Thomas W. Vorderer, deem pediped® shoes an excellent choice for parents/caregivers who want their children’s feet to develop naturally and healthily. pediped® has received numerous industry awards and accolades including recognition from Earnshaw’s, the premier media resource serving the children’s market. In 2015 pediped® was recognized by the Footwear Industry Awards as the Children’s Footwear Brand of the Year and Best Children’s Shoes by Prima Baby Magazine. In 2016 pediped received a National Parenting Product Award, the Cribsie Awards honored pediped with Best Toddler Kicks, Earnshaw’s recognized pediped® with an Earnie Award for Best Footwear, and pediped received a reader’s choice award for Best Footwear from Baby & Children’s Product News.
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