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What is Perfume

What is Perfume

What is perfume? Perfume is made from either natural ingredients like the essential oils of plants or the musk of animals, spices and man made chemicals. The mixture of these ingredients are blended with an sd alcohol (which is a very pure form of alcohol) or oil.

shopping tips
Shopping tip 101 Shopping tip One of the best ways to stay focused while shopping is to take a picture with you out of one of your favorite magazines. If you take an image with you, not only will it help you and a sales staff to pull together the look you want, but it will also help you stay focused on what you came to the store for in the first place as well as save money.
Source your magazines-meaning pull out the information that inspires you, put it in a binder and recycle the rest. I started doing this when I was in college and it has been a lot of fun. It also saves time and space.


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I love womens shoes. I have no idea why I love them as much as I do. It is a true obsession.

All the girls in my family seemed to be afflicted with it, thought some have it more then others.

I thought for the longest it was some weird little oddity that only my family had.

Fabrics: What's on This Page
How to buy a Cashmere Sweater Why do Sweaters Pill? The Crease Test


Fabrics are so often overlooked when we read about a great new style or the latest fashion, but without the development of the spinning wheel we would all be packing skins on our backs.

We simply could'nt have made any progress without the creation of the infinate varieties of materials.
 Often when it comes down to making a decision about weather or not to buy a sweater the,  material plays an important role.

Cheap inexpensive clothing all have one thing in common. Lesser grade fabrics.  If you are out shopping and see two t-shirts that look the same but one is $20.00 and the other is $75.00 or more.

It could be the brand but often it is the quality of the material. Usually noticable to the touch. So the next time your out shopping , look at what the garment is made of.  It is almost always better to spend a little more and get something that will last (unless of course it's a fad).

The Crease Test

If you're concerned about wrinkles in a particular garment , say a pair of wool slacks or  a Jacket made of a  blended fabric of linen and cotton, it might be  a good idea to do a crease test . It's simple and takes a just a minute of your time Crush a handfull of  the material in your hand and count to 30, then release it. Now watch what happens.  If it springs back you're  good to go . If  it takes longer to recover you  will probaly should keep looking.

why do sweaters pill

Why do Sweaters Pill?

A big misconception is, only cheap sweater pill. Not true. Sweaters pill because there are different length fibers that naturally loosen with wear and migrate to the surface.

The fibers interlock with each other forming a small tuff or hairball. The best way to combat that is to either pick off the liitle tuff by hand each time you wear  the sweater, use a soft brush and use downward strokes to brush the tuff out or use a good quality sweaater razor .

How to Buy a Cashmere Sweater

white shirtHere are a few fashion tips to keep in mind when you're out shopping for a cashmere sweater or any high quality sweater.
  1. Label: Read the label carefully (not the tag). With that said, there's no guarantee that it has been labeled correctly but its a good place to start.
  2. Feel: it should feel soft to the touch, not scratchy at all if its scratchy you won't wear it. Also  cashmere and other fine knits will have a spongy feel.
  3. Choose a 2 ply:  A thin single ply sweater won't  keep its shape and won't last. Plys come in two's , hence 2ply, 4ply etc. The higher the number the bulkier not necessarily better.
  4. Seams: higher end sweaters usually have knitted panels not seams, particularly cashmere.  If it does have seems it should have a flat, knitted look.
  5. Color and sheen. Natural fibers take dye better then their synthetic counterpart. Look for richness and clarity of color. Darker colored sweaters are not quite as soft as lighter colored ones.


When were in a clothing store we usually don't think whether a fabric is made up of new or reclaimed fibers. I personally believe in going green, so I don't particulaly care, but for those who do, I thought you might appreciate this information.

Virgin Wool means new unused wool. Pure wool or 100% wool means all wool. Wool product means wool that it is a combination of new, reclaimed  and reused wool

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