A Quick Guide To Buying A Leather Jacket

Buying a leather jacket is certainly a commitment as they have the potential to outlive you. This is why getting a good leather jacket is often seen as an investment and not one that should be made willy-nilly.

You may feel slightly overwhelmed as you begin your mission to find the perfect leather jacket for you, so we’ve put together a quick guide to help you along the way.

You get what you pay for (usually)

For the most part, with a leather jacket, you get what you pay for. In this way, you may have to pay a little bit more for quality leather, smooth zips, and precise stitching, but it’s going to be worth it in the long run.

We spoke to leather experts, Lakeland Leather, who said: “In the majority of cases, price equals standard when it comes to leather, so that’s worth keeping in mind before you buy a leather jacket. Sometimes you may end up paying for a brand where the name is more expensive than the quality, but this doesn’t happen too often.”

“In short, if you want to buy a garment which will stay with you for a long time, you may want to consider looking at the higher prices. If you’re just looking for a jacket to last you the season, those in the lower price range might be better for you.”

Look for topstitching

Topstitching is highly coveted in the leather jacket world. If you’ve not heard of topstitching before, it’s a decorative stitching detail which is usually found on the edges of seams and pockets, making the jacket more visually appealing.

If the topstitching on your potential jacket made with a thick thread made by German company Güttermann, it’s likely that you’re looking at a high-end jacket. If your jacket has thin or non-existent topstitching, it’s likely that it’s lower end.

Ensure that it suits your image

It’s easy to be a bit gung-ho when buying a new item of clothing, but with something as long-lasting and, let’s face it, pricey as a good leather jacket, it’s important not to rush in.

The best way to go about it is to go for a timeless style so that it will always be fashionable, perhaps a biker or a bomber.

Above all, your jacket should make you feel good about yourself and should be as comfortable as possible, so make sure that you try a few on and don’t just go for the first one that catches your eye.

Make sure you can look after it

Just like any leather product, a leather jacket needs to be adequately cared for in order for it to have a long life in tip-top condition. They’re an investment and should be treated as such, so you need to know the level of maintenance required before you make your purchase.

Because of this, you should always check the manufacturer’s label before you buy your new leather jacket. There are general care best practices which are appropriate for all leather products and you can read about them here.


Clinique Bonus Times

Clinique Bonus Times

In today’s world when everything is either too expensive or too fake, it is hard to find something that remains in your budget and also gets the job done for you but luckily, thank your stars, we have got not one but two good news for you. The first one being that Clinique offers wonderful deals and discounts with free gifts on the purchase of Clinique products and the second being that Macy’s store is going to be sponsored by Clinique to give out the bonuses.

Macy’s was established in the mid-1800s and started off as a dry goods store. It has flourished and grown so much over the years that it is now one of the top leading stores on an international level with more than 800 stores alone in the United States. The company has been working hard, day and night to deliver the best to its customers, listening and acting upon every important feedback and so now Macy’s, living up to its name, has made it easier on its customers to continue the tradition by sponsoring the Clinique Products line. Macy’s contains a wide variety of Clinique products whether makeup or skin care and fragrances for both men and women. The business orientated minds behind Macy’s thought it best to facilitate its customers further and to make it sound much better, they even offer gift and bonus items with the purchase of Clinique items from the store

Sometimes it is hard to drive all the way to a Clinique store, sometimes you are just unsure about what you want n what shade or maybe online shopping does not bring you as much satisfaction as it does when you see the product on the ground. Customers find it difficult to locate a Clinique store near them and just do not want to deal with the hassle and hence let the amazing deals just go by with a heavy heart. Well, Macy’s has fixed that problem for you.

Bringing to you exclusively not only the products from Clinique but also a chance to avail their bonus items and free gifts! Wherever you are, just head out to your local Macy’s store or shop online to avail the bonus items at http://cliniquebonustimes.com/macys/. All you have to do is purchase the said item to avail the bonus gift with it. There is a wide range of bonuses and items. Sometimes you get a free skin care set with the purchase of foundation (the skincare kit is available for all skin types) fragrances and many other products.

Though the news of receiving a bonus gift item seems exciting with a purchase, you might get worried about knowing when the time limit for the bonus runs out. That’s what http://cliniquebonustimes.com/macys/ helps you with. It keeps track of all the new and updated offers and displays the expiry time for the offer. Give your email and subscribe to get instant alerts on your phone for new deals every time. Be the first to know and glow.

LUCE180° Facial Cleansing and Anti-Aging Device

LUCE180° Facial Cleansing and Anti-Aging Device

It’s 2018, and if you haven’t yet tried a cleansing device you are seriously missing out. These bad boys remove makeup, pollution, and oil like none other, giving you a deep down clean you’d be unable to achieve with your bare hands alone. The Luce180° Facial Cleansing and Anti-Aging Device is something that can take your skincare routine to the next level. This device is made from bacteria-resistant medical grade silicone, and it has over 1500 little silicone bristles that gently pulsate while you cleanse. How many pulses, you ask? Up to 6500 beats per minute, to be exact! The 100% waterproof tool vibrates and cleanses deep down into pores, all while promoting lymphatic drainage and stimulating collagen and elastic production, as the pulsating motions are quite like a facial massage. It’s even hypoallergenic, making it a suitable option for all skin types including those with sensitive skin. The best part about the tool is that there are no replaceable parts, so there are no hidden costs to using the device over time. Not to mention, a single charge can last up to 300 uses. It also has a 5 year quality guarantee! Once you start cleansing your skin more thoroughly, you’ll start to see your other skincare products become more effective. Deep cleansing regularly seriously makes such a huge difference, so I recommend cleansing devices to every one I know.

Luce180° Facial Cleansing and Anti-Aging Device
by Luce
$110.00 (get 20% off with code WELCOME20)

OMG buy me THIS.

Montecristi Hats

Montecristi Hats - Panama Hats

If you’re like me, then you’ve got travel on your mind. I honestly have it on my mind 24/7, but especially now thinking of summery and warm destinations where I can switch up my style and wear outfits I wouldn’t normally wear at home. One hat that is synonymous with warm destinations are Panama Hats, which I only recently learned aren’t even necessarily unique to Panama. The hat has an interesting history related to a very famous photo of President Teddy Roosevelt at the Panama Canal wearing a distinctive hat, but in fact the hat was a Montecristi hat hailing from Ecuador. Obviously since the opening of the Panama Canal was such a monumental historical event, the context of the hat got lost in the mix. The Montecristi hat is made of toquilla straw which grows in Ecuador, and is handmade by artisans in Ecuador in the province of Manabi. Name aside, I can’t think of a better hat for a warm destination. You can wear the Montecristi hat with a suit, sundress, bikini, or literally anything else. Somehow, someway, they can look dressy and casual at the same time. Men and women look equally fabulous in them. Depending on your budget, Ecuadorian Hands offers a huge variety of Montecristi hat styles, trims, and weave quality, giving you truly the exact hat you’re dreaming of. They also come in a variety of natural colors and even pastel shades. Whether you go for something classic or something more ornate, I can’t think of a better pieces to finish off an outfit. And by the way, these hats ship free anywhere in the world!

Panama Hats
by Ecuadorian Hands
$49.99 and up (with FREE SHIPPING!)

OMG buy me THIS.

Capwell & Co. Milky Mint and Crystal Studs

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When it comes to affordable and on trend fashion jewelry, I am all about Capwell & Co. Today I’m really loving one of their latest collections – Mint To Be – and these super cute Milky Mint and Crystal Studs. For $18 it’s pretty much impossible to pass these stunning little studs up. The glass detail and minty color is perfect for spring!!

Milky Mint and Crystal Studs
by Capwell & Co

OMG buy me THIS.

Photo credit: Capwell.co



I’ve always been a huge Ray-Ban kind of girl and this season I’m excited to start expanding my sunglasses horizon! I’ve got my eyes (literally) on these fabulous Folding Wayfarers in Light Havana, which is basically their classic tortoise print. I think it’s a really nice change from basic black and will be perfect for those long summer days!

Folding Wayfarer
in Light Havana/Crystal Brown Gradient
by Ray-Ban


OMG buy me THIS.

Photo credit: Ray-Ban



Ok guys, what are your thoughts on creme blush? Do you love it, hate it, want to try it? I was recently watching a Pretty Shiny Sparkly video where she talks about this fabulous YSL blush, and I think I’ve gotta try it! It’s supposed to have this velvety feel and will make your cheeks radiate instantly. I think it looks pretty amazing and have bumped it to #1 on my beauty to do list!

Creme De Blush – Soft Blush
in Powdery Rose
by YSL


OMG buy me THIS.

Photo credit: Sephora