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The Last Minute Thanksgiving Outfits That Are Guaranteed To Hide That Bloat

Thanksgiving= lots of food. Simple. Don’t rock a tight dress that makes you look 9 months pregnant with the worlds largest food baby, try one of these cute last minute thanksgiving outfits instead.

They are 100% guaranteed to hide that bloat. Meaning that you can look and feel great whilst indulging on that turkey.

High Waisted Skirt & Plaid Shirt

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A plaid shirt is to Fall, what a bikini is to Summer! Be seasonally appropriate in a lose and lovely plaid shirt.

High waist style skirts are a fantastic way to beat that 5 course food baby. Choose a pretty tulle number to contrast with the plaid shirt.

Oversized Sweater Dress & Scarf

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An oversized sweater dress is like a Thanksgiving miracle. It skims over any bumps and bloats, meaning that extra slice of pecan pie you ate is nowhere to be seen!

Best of all, most fashionistas own an oversized sweater dress, making it option when it comes to last minute Thanksgiving outfits.

Scarf it up!

A neutral hued sweater will look wonderful with a grey or oatmeal colored scarf.

Paisley wool scarf and floral wool scarf

Boho Dress & Boots

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If you fancy something a little less Wintery, a loose fitting bohemian print dress is a fantastic option. Embroidered details and drop waist patterns are on-trend and totally full-tummy friendly.

Add ankle boots for a cute and stylish look.

Peplum Top & Jeans

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When it comes to nailing last minute Thanksgiving outfits, it’s all about choosing the best pieces you already own. Anyone who already owns a peplum top will know that it is an absolute saving grace for those bloated days.

Team it will slim fit jeans that are not too tight for a balanced look. Finally, add a bit of detail with a neck tie.

Scarf it up!

Our exotic silk scarf will add a colorful flair to any Thanksgiving Day look.

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Velvet Wrap Dress

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If your family get quite dressed up for Thanksgiving dinner, opt for a wrap dress. These babies are made to be slimming! Alongside this, they are also easy to loosen if you do get a little bloated.

Warm velvet dresses are a wonderful way to stay cozy and chic.

Loose Linen Shirt & Jeans

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Bring a little ooh la la to the dinner table with this oh-so-French oversized button up and jeans combination.

Add a silk neck tie for a side of je ne sais quoi with that turkey.

Scarf it up!

The artistic print silk scarf was made to look Parisian.

Oversized Sweater & Midi Skirt

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A bell sleeved sweater is a must-buy for this Fall. For a bloat-appropriate Thanksgiving look, layer up a long and oversized sweater with a tighter fit midi skirt.

The tighter fit of the midi skirt will balance out your proportions whilst the sweater skims flatteringly over any lumps and bumps.

Open Blazer & Statement Scarf

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An open blazer will skim over your tummy, whilst a statement scarf draws attention away from any unsightly bloating.

Add comfy jeans and loafers for a look that you will feel great in all day long.

Scarf it up!

A patterned scarf, such as the stripe print scarf will add an element of fun to your look.

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A Decade in Scarf Styles: 1970s

If the 1970s had to be summed up in one accessory, it would undoubtedly be a scarf. From the paisley-print pretties of the peace-out era, to the sparkling turbans of the Studio 54 scene, the 1970s were ruled by scarves!

Whether you’re looking to add a little 1970s flair to your style, or you’re addicted to everything retro, here’s the 1970s decade in scarf styles summed up.

The Hairband

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70s big screen queen Goldie Hawn sure knows how to rock a hair scarf. Rather than wearing as a tight turban or wrap around, the boho beauty wore her scarf lose, allowing it to tumble down among her golden curls.

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The Head Scarf

Those looking for a more statement look wrapped a printed scarf around their entire head.

The bold prints were often accompanied by statement earrings, smoky eye makeup and brightly colored lips.

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Above: A shot by David Bailey for a 1973 issue of Vogue.

A bohemian print blue scarf looks wonderful against blue and white pin stripes. This subtle pattern clash is given an edge with large hoop earrings and beautiful glossy lips.

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Blue

Paisley wool scarf

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Exotic, chunky gold jewellery was often used to compliment vibrant printed hairscarves.

Get The Look

Exotic silk scarf

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Joanna Lumley is looking fabulous decades before her ‘Ab Fab’ days.

Teaming a bold print dress and matching scarf was a popular option in the 1970s.

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Floral paisley silk scarf

Long & Loose

Long and loose scarves were often worn over printed dresses or with open jackets. This was a fantastic way for men to indulge in on-trend prints too!

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This shot for Vogue shows that two scarves can indeed be better than one! The clashing colors look fantastic with the neutral camel and gray palette.

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Multicolor scarf and exotic silk scarf

 

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This stylish gentleman shows that scarves aren’t just for ladies! This quirky geometric print scarf really softens the tough leather trench coat.

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Geometric print scarf

 

The Turban

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Who can forget Studio 54 queen Bianca Jagger and those sparkly turban headscarves?

The disco queen teamed her sparkly hair pieces with statement chokers and an abundance of sequins.

Get The Look

Solid color scarf

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This matching turban and silk dress just screams luxury!

The Pirate

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Rock queen Debbie Harry wore her scarf tied around her head pirate style.

The Neck Tie

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Farrah Fawcett was the pioneer of the 70s ‘All American preppy girl’. That flicked out blonde do’, those high waist jeans and impeccable tailored suiting make her one of the most iconic fashion figures of the late 1970s.

So how exactly do you wear your scarf like the original Charlies Angel? Take a life out of Farrah’s stylish book and wear your silk scarf wrapped around short and tied in a neat knot at one side.

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Artistic print silk scarf

As A Belt

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Stevie Nicks’ style is almost as iconic as her Fleetwood Mac hits! She is commonly referred to as ‘the queen of rock’, but we honestly think she is the original queen of boho.

Stevie often wore belts as scarves, which complimented her flowy and feminine pieces.

Get The Look

Striped print scarf

Love vintage scarf styles? Keep a look out for the next in our ‘decade in scarf styles’ series! Or see this in-depth piece on the history of scarves.

 

 

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14 Secret Santa Gift Ideas For Co-Workers

It may be the most wonderful time of the year, but when it comes to gifting co-workers, even the most merry office worker can turn into a downright Grinch.

After all, you’ve spoken to Christina from HR about twice and from those conversations all you know is that she knows how to change a printer cartridge.

Get ready to scream ‘joy to the world’ as we bring you 14 fail-safe secret Santa gift ideas for co-workers.

1.For Anyone

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If your office feng shui is practically non-existent, take a literal leaf out of the book and gift your co-worker a plant. If they can’t deal with the commitment of looking after another living thing, an artificial plant is always a great idea!

2.For The Office Fashionista

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This Kate Spade desktop calendar is a fantastic way to add a designer edge to your co-workers desk.

3. For The Workplace Clown

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This desktop slingshot will provide giggles and entertainment for the entire office.

4. For The Intern

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Fresh out of uni, your office intern will find this elephant letter organizer adorable and useful!

5. For The Office Homeowner

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Whether your co-worker has owned a home for 30 years or they have just bought their first property, this table runner and place mat set will be a huge hit.

6.For The Big Boss

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Give your boss a relaxing gift they can enjoy in and out of the office such as this shoulder massager.

7.For The Traveler

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We all have that co-worker who seems to be jetting off somewhere exciting. This carry on cocktail kit will make their next work trip far more enjoyable!

8. For The Colorful Character

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Add a bit of color to your co-workers desk by gifting this hand embroidered tissue box cover.

9. For The Techie

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Tech lovers would be happy to jazz up their desk with this chic, Scandinavian speaker set.

10. The Serious One

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There’s always someone in the office that seems overly serious. Pun mugs and cat-shaped paper clips will not cut it with this one, but this personalized pen holder will.

11. For The Caffeine Head

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Coffee lovers will adore the festive charm of this Starbucks fireside holiday gift set.

12. For The Boho Colleague

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This floral embroidered pillow cover is the perfect secret Santa gift for your hippy workmate!

13. For The Girly Girl

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Is Rebecca from accounting sugar and spice and everything nice? This Lush sweet Christmas gift set will please her inner princess.

14. For The Manly Man

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He enters the office, farts and then scratches his arm pits. Lovely. Luckily, this Global Beer Guide book will please him without insulting his masculinity.

Want more gift ideas? Our range of hand embellished Indian decor will please even the most difficult colleague.

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9 Home Decor Mistakes To Avoid Like The Plague

Thought the plague was left in 16th Century London? Make these home decor mistakes and it could be dwelling in your home…

Here’s the home decor mistakes that you need to avoid like the plague.

1.Decorating Each Room As A Separate Entity

Imagine you’re walking into a home and are welcomed by a stunning bohemian-chic living room. You turn the corridor and see a 1920s style chandelier and shabby chic furniture. You walk into the bedroom and see a clean white space with a few modern cream furniture pieces. Confused yet?

Long story short, it’s important to imagine your home as one large book with many chapters. Although each chapter may vary slightly and build on the previous chapter, the overriding themes, characters and narrative voice remain the same.

Decide on an overriding theme, style, or vibe you want for your entire home, then build on this through the different rooms.

Decorate each room randomly and you’re left with a jumbled jigsaw puzzle that doesn’t quite fit together.

If you can’t decide on a home decor theme, check out our handy guide.

The home below has carried the neutral farmhouse theme through various rooms beautifully:

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2. Scrimping On The Details

When you’ve splurged on a large item, it can be tempting to go for the cheapest possible option when it comes to the smaller details. For example, combining $600 curtains with cheap plastic rods, or finishing off your new kitchen cupboards with cheap hardware.

Don’t.

Although you may think the small details go unnoticed, they will make the larger and more expensive pieces seem cheap and nasty.

On the other hand, a quick way to improve your home is by updating small details such as hardware, door knobs, taps and curtain rods.

Imagine how much this stunning marble kitchen would be ruined by cheap hardware…

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3. Wrong Rug Sizes

Pea sized rugs under sofas look utterly ridiculous. On the other hand, there’s nothing worse than a rug that is so huge it swallows up a whole room! A rug may be a relatively cheap decor piece, but choosing the wrong one is one of the most common decor mistakes out there!

If using a rug under a piece of furniture, opt for a rug that is larger than the piece itself. The rug should create an adequate frame around the furniture piece.

A perfect example is this bathroom rug below, which fits perfectly in the space between the bath and sink.

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Our bohemian print table runners make great decorative rugs for those areas that need that little something extra.

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From left: exotic Oriental table runner, Saree border table runner, hand painted deluxe floral table runner

4. Not Taking Location Into Consideration

A beach style home is going to look ridiculous in the middle of Manhattan. On the contrary, a farm style house is going to look ridiculous decked out like an industrial city pad.

Take your location into consideration and draw inspiration from this.

5. Too Match-y

Although we previously stated to run your theme throughout the whole home, it’s important that your home isn’t too match-y.

Rather than waffling on, we’ll let this photo do the talking:

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Too much of one color, print or texture can be a serious eye soar.

Instead, add a varied palette, accent pieces and different textures to create an eclectic and welcoming look.

Our printed pillow covers are a fantastic way to add variation to any room.

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From left: floral embroidered pillow cover, jacquard damask pillow cover, damask throw pillow cover

6. No Prints

Scandinavian minimalism may still be all the rage, but you can still nail this home decor trend with a few prints here and there.

Lack of prints will look boring, clinical and cold. And who wants that?

Here’s a wonderful example of how you can keep your decor minimal but still embrace prints:

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Solid geometric pillow cover, elegant dahlia pillow cover, jacquard paisley pillow covers

7. All Furniture At The Same Height

Some may think that furniture of the same height together is the way to go. On the contrary, it’s one of the biggest home decor mistakes out there! Furniture on one plane of vision looks flat and an make a room look smaller than it actually is.

Here’s a fantastic example of using different sized furniture to add interest:

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8. Bad Lighting

Even the most Pinterest-worthy room can be totally ruined by bad lighting. Avoid lighting that is insufficient, overly yellow or sickly.

9. Clutter

Clutter is literally the home decor devil!

Although many home owners think of clutter as ‘mess’, clutter can come in more organized forms. Common unsightly clutter includes too many ornaments or decorations, an overkill of photo frames, or simply too much furniture.

Stand back and assess each room and consider if there is enough clean space to keep it chic and tidy.

If you can’t bear to part with anything go by the old mantra ‘out of sight, out of mind’. Check out our hidden storage space ideas.

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Are you guilty of any of these home decor mistakes? Shop our range of on-trend Indian decor pieces to give your home an on-trend makeover today.

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Christmas Planning: FAQS Answered

Want to know when to start shopping or put up your Christmas decorations? This ultimate Christmas planning guide answers all those sticky common questions.

Christmas? I hear you scream in surprise. It’s the start of November!

True. But the malls are already decked out in giant snowflakes and twinkling lights, Advent calender’s are at the forefront of every grocery store in town and I swear that we heard ‘Last Christmas’ playing on the radio yesterday…

As the temperatures continue to fall and the evenings get a little frosty, we can’t help but feel a little Christmas joy every time we see a speck of tinsel or stray fairy-light.

Not sure how early is too early to start planning for the holidays? We answer the FAQs everyone wants the answers to in our Christmas planning guide…

When Should I Put Up My Christmas Decorations?

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Ah… the age old question. How early is too early? Traditionally Christmas decorations are put up on the first day of Advent, which is the 3rd of December. Despite this, many Holiday fanatics put up their decorations and tree in early-mid November.

If you’re planning on having a real tree this year, don’t buy it until December the first. Any earlier and it will have biodegraded to a pile of fallen pine needles come December 24th!

When Should I Start Christmas Shopping?

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According to time.com, 30 million American’s had already started Christmas shopping by September the 30th. Before you start panicking, we’ll let you in on an even crazier fact: 30% of American’s have not finished their Christmas shopping until Christmas Eve! Eeek!

Unless you like feeling like a sheep in a meat market and elbowing your way through hundreds of unorganized husbands and boyfriends to snatch that last perfume bottle for your Mother in Law, don’t leave it until the last minute!

We recommend starting your Christmas shopping whenever you feel like it (duh). However, it’s sensible to be finished by the around the 20th to avoid the last minute Mall-panic!

If you hate crowds and rude retail staff altogether, why not do the majority of your Christmas shopping online? After all, there is far more variety. Here’s our Christmas gift guide to get you started!

Here’s some of our fave gift ideas for Mom:giftsformom

1. Paisley Wool Scarf

2. Paisley Embroidered Pillow Covers

3. Elegant Dahlia Pillow Cover

4. Hand Painted 7 Piece Table Runner and Placemat Set

5. Hand Painted Duvet Cover Set

How Much Should I Spend On Christmas Presents?

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This one’s a little controversial. For many, the thought of buying a family member or friend a $10 gift and receiving a $50 one can be pretty embarrassing. We don’t mean to sound like your preachy Aunt here, but it honestly is the thought that counts!

For some buying expensive Christmas gifts can be too much of a financial strain and it honestly isn’t worth putting yourself and your family through hardships for the sake of a slightly better present.

Disturbingly, one in three Brits put their Christmas gift splurges on credit. American’s aren’t much better and rack up an average debt of  $986 per household. Our neighbours down under buy almost half of their Christmas gifts on credit.

At the start of your Christmas planning, set yourself a strict budget for presents and stick to it!

As a guideline, the National Retail Federation reports that the average American spends $462 on gifts for family members.

Ready to start planning your Christmas? Check out our range of stunning hand crafted Indian decor items that are perfect for gifting.

 

 

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