Sep 25, 2019

Opt For Sweater Dresses to Look Cute This Fall

Fall season is already here. Girls, have you checked your fall wardrobe? Once colder months come, one fashion statement that always hit is the sweater dress. Many fashionable women love these knitted or crocheted dresses for its required warmth, attractiveness and versatility. Created in various designs and types, you can wear and style versatile sweater dresses for different occasions from hanging out, dating, attending parties to going to work this fall.
3/4 Sleeve Knit Mesh Patchwork Two-Piece Dress
Party sweater dress from
Sweater dress can beautify every figure, whether you are petite, thin or plus sized. The key to look good in knitted dress is balancing the figure. If you are thin, you can choose fitted type like half-collar slim sweater dresses featured below. Such fitted sweater dress also suits those who are petite. While women with larger figure can rely on loose sweater dresses in more light weight knits which not less chic.  
Half-Collar Slim Beaded Knit Sweater Dress
Casual slim sweater dress from dresssure
To create lengthened look, sweater dresses with necklines such as turtleneck, v-neck and cowl neck should be your choices. In other words, dresses that highlighted on the neckline or upper body will make your figure look longer. 
High Waist Pocket Single Breasted Sweater Dress
Sweater dress for work from dresssure
What is more, you can create different looks with layering the sweater dress. For work, putting on formal blazer over high waist pocket sweater dresses  would be great.  Pair your mini sweater dresses with pipe pants or skinny jeans and you are ready to hang out with friends. Loose mini sweater dresses above slip dresses will make you adorable. Well, have you got other ideas? 
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Sep 21, 2019

5 Things to Know While Dating Someone in Recovery

Dating can be confusing. First dates can be awkward, relating to another person can be difficult, and building trust is a challenge. However, dating can be even tougher if you are dating someone in recovery. If you aren’t in recovery yourself, you may have some questions and concerns. Here are 5 things to know while dating someone in recovery.
1. Figure out what their recovery looks like.

If this seems like a trivial detail, think again. Recovery is a life long process, and a person who is actively treating their disease will often put their recovery before their relationship. After all, without a program of recovery, the person may not be able to form and keep intimate relationships.

Most people in their first year of recovery are advised to stay out of relationships during their first year of recovery. When people first get sober, they are vulnerable, and it is important for them to focus on their recovery. If a relationship gets in the way of that, they may push their recovery to the side and become susceptible to relapse.

You will want to make sure that the person you are dating is actively going to meetings, surrounding themselves with a sober support group, and uses healthy coping mechanisms to keep their recovery strong. You want to ensure that their foundation in recovery is strong. If the person you are dating is newly sober or isn’t involved in a recovery community, you may want to think twice about getting involved with them. After all, if they relapse, it can take a serious toll on your relationship.

2. Educate yourself about addiction and recovery.

Whether you do some online research or attend an Al-Anon meeting, its important to learn about addiction and recovery. This knowledge will help you better understand the person you are dating.

Addiction is a disease, meaning that remission, or relapse, is a possibility. However, a person that is vigilant about treating their disease is more likely to stay sober. You can learn about the signs of relapse, what makes people susceptible to addiction, and what kinds of activities support a sober lifestyle.

You can also learn about your partner or dating prospect’s past in addiction. Let them tell you their story. Listen and learn about what they have been through. Not only will it allow you to know them better, but it will build trust and understanding between the two of you. This can help set a healthy foundation for your relationship.

3. Learn about their triggers.

Triggers are anything that reminds a person of previous trauma or past situations. They may provoke an intense physical or emotional reaction, such as anxiety. When someone gets sober, they begin to feel many of the emotions that they have numbed for a long time. Some of these emotions will be unpleasant, and certain events, places, or things can set off an emotional trigger.

Being aware of another person’s emotional triggers can help you avoid exposing that person to things that will trigger them. Whether it means avoiding a certain bar or parties, being aware of your partner’s emotional triggers can help you take their feelings and needs into consideration.

Most triggers are not permanent. Over time, as a person in recovery heals and learns how to cope, they will break the mental association between their situations and their feelings.

4. Find out how you can support them.

While you can’t fix anybody, especially an addict, you can support them. If you and the other person both work long hours and he or she needs to go to a meeting when you want to spend time with that person, it's important to be understanding. Let the person know that you support their recovery and what is best for them.

Sometimes, supporting his or her recovery can mean canceled plans, cutting dates short, and a little self-sacrifice. If that is something that you find yourself unable to handle, dating an addict in recovery might not be the best choice for you.

5. Set healthy boundaries.

Addiction doesn’t happen overnight and neither does recovery. It takes people in recovery time to heal and adjust their behaviors. Unfortunately, this means he or she might make mistakes and act out on old behaviors from time to time. Therefore, when dating someone in recovery you will want to make sure to set healthy boundaries.

Make it known what behaviors are acceptable and which ones are unacceptable. If his or her behaviors are unacceptable, being in recovery should not serve as a scapegoat. Instead, a person in recovery should treat you with the same respect that you would expect from anyone else.

Dating Someone in Recovery: Are You Ready?

Evidently, there are many things to keep in mind when it comes to dating someone in recovery. It may seem overwhelming at first, but most of these things are simple aspects to having a healthy relationship. All relationships will have ups and downs, but as long as you are prepared and committed, you can get through whatever the relationship throws your way.

Hailey is a recovered alcoholic who advocates breaking the stigmas that surround mental health and addiction. Her passions include writing, hiking, and volunteering at a women’s shelter.

Sep 16, 2019

How to Throw a Unique Bachelorette Party

Fall wedding season is here, and as maid of honor, it’s time to get party planning. Although there are plenty of events to prep prior to your bestie’s big day, your time to shine is the bachelorette party. You’ll be celebrating the bride’s last night of single life while also bonding with her host of bridesmaids and bffs. There’s two things to keep in mind with when hosting a bachelorette party:

1. Make sure the bride-to-be is happy. The event should be a celebration of all the things you love about her and a night she’ll look back on fondly. Don’t plan anything that would make her feel uncomfortable, bored, or like the party is more about your interests than hers.

2. Consider the guest list dynamics. The bride is likely to choose bridesmaids representing different areas of her life, so the bachelorette party may be one of the first times everyone in the bridal party is meeting each other. Part of your job is to help everyone feel included and have one of the best nights of their lives.

You have an opportunity to come up with a memorable and unique bachelorette party that will match the bride’s personality and break the ice as you get to know everyone. We’ve got some great ideas to get you started.

Whimsical Wine Tasting

Break out the bottle for a fun-loving wino bride-to-be. Not only will a little alcohol help to ease the flow of conversation, but there’s also so many ways you can spin a wine tasting party theme - they don’t have to be classy and refined all the time. To bring a little whimsy to the event, try one of these character bottle pourers or get everyone a wine glass lanyard so they never have to worry about being wine-less. A whimsical bachelorette wine party will have all the guests laughing, chatting, and celebrating the bride-to-be.
Photo from Chris’s Stuff

Henna Tattoo Hens’ Night

This could be the night to try something new with your group of girls and get some wedding henna. Historically, henna ceremonies have been used in South Asian nations as a pre-wedding bonding and beautifying ceremony, bringing together women from both sides of the family for the first time.

If you aren’t much of an artist, try a henna tattoo kit with everything you need, including sticker stencils that will yield perfect results. This option works as either your whole event when you throw a henna party or as a part of your beauty regime before going out on the town. Either way, doing henna together creates memories to last a lifetime and leaves everyone looking and feeling beautiful.
Photo from Mihenna

A Twist on Vegas

A Las Vegas bachelorette party is a classic, but there’s more to Vegas than booze, strippers, and gambling. For a truly wild night in Vegas, it’s time to bring out the big guns - yes, the actual big guns. Take the bridal party to Machine Guns Vegas where everyone gets a chance to try out submachine guns, sniper rifles, and more. When you book their bachelorette package, Machine Guns Vegas throws in a pass to Thunder from Down Under for everyone in your party. You’ll still get the infamous Vegas experience but with much more firepower.
Photo from Machine Guns Vegas

The Crafty Bride

Does your bride-to-be love all those DIY Pinterest ideas? Then consider hosting the bachelorette crafty party at a class where everyone in your group gets to craft something to keep as a memento of the night or even work on a combined gift to present the bride at the end of the night. Yaymaker (formerly known as Paint Nite) has several private events options where you can select from hosted classes in paintings, terrariums, candles, and more. Creating together has a way of strengthening group bonds and forming lasting memories.
Photo from JTMultimidia

Wildest Night

Some brides may want a wild night on the town or at home, but for the kid-at-heart animal lover, the wildest night is a bachelorette party at the zoo. Many zoos in the US and around the world are now offering 21+ events where you come after the zoo is closed to regular guests for cocktails, wandering the park, and even some up close and personal encounters with the animals. Check out your local zoo for an event or see these options if you’re near Los Angeles or San Diego.
Photo from The San Diego Zoo
Any way you plan it, your bachelorette party is sure to be one of a kind thanks to the bride-to-be’s personality and interests as well as the group of friends she’s assembled for her wedding. Be sure to customize the event to the attendees, and you’ll have a winner - a unique bachelorette party to be remembered fondly.

Written by Krista Bornman, author of Born to Singh - blogging an American woman’s life in India with her Sikh husband and their puppy.

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