The Lincoln Park Conservatory is gorgeous. Even when it's 2 degrees outside in the Windy City, the conservatory is a constant 75 degrees.
leg warmers - because we were required to wear skirts to school - even when it was zero degrees outside.
It's true. Happy people are so gorgeous to me, even when they're not "gorgeous" by society's standards.
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This handsome double-breasted raincoat ensures you'll look your utmost stylish even when it's pouring with rain. Crafted in Britain by Cooper and Stollbrand, renound for their passion for handcrafted garments, this raincoat features real leather detail and an ipad pocket, making it the ultimate city coat. $488.82
Luke: "Everyone has choices to make; no one has the right to take those choices away from us. Not even out of love." "But that's just it," Clary said. "When you love someone, you don't have a choice... Love takes your choices away." "It's a lot better than the alternative." - City of Ashes
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A must for football fans, these supersoft and comfy thermal top and bottoms feature the Manchester City F.C. logo. They can be even tumble dried for added convenience. Our thermal ranges have been developed to help beat the cold when the weather turns chilly. 2 part set Crew neck, long sleeved thermal top with stitch detail, Manchester City F.C. £10.00
A great way to break up the monotony of a classic design is to add little extra details. It might be lace, trim or floral accents – it could even be fancy crochet like this dress has. The bodice is made in a traditional halter-style that fits around the neck and the straps are made from gorgeous crochet. The straps come together in the back to secure the top of the dress in place in a very fashionable way. The bold print in the dress is multi-colored so that it's easily coordinated with a variety of accessories. The smooth, slinky skirt creates a beautiful silhouette when worn. So stylish! What will you wear it with?
Fanciful Flower (Personalized Water Bottle) - Used to be that only athletes carried a water bottle and only when they were training. Now most folks have a bottle on their belt, in their purse, briefcase or backpack. It's not only become a healthy choice but a fashion statement. So enters artist, Leslie Sigal Javorek, with this gorgeous original digital painting of a soft, highly stylized flower evoking feelings of movement, energy & magic. Personalized with your name or other message. 2 sizes.
Intricately done beadwork can make a beautiful design even prettier. This dress is an example of what we mean. It's made in a traditional sheath-style and features wide straps, a V neckline and gorgeous beaded detail down the front. The straps change into a braided chain design and almost cross in the back. The straight skirt is made in multiple layers of contrasting fabric, which creates a lovely effect when worn. The floor-length hem extends into a pretty mini-train, which adds the perfect finishing touch to the design.Product Details:-Made from elastic woven satin, chiffon-Wide straps-V neck-Sheath-style-Intricate beaded-Straight skirt-Contrasting layers-Floor-length-Corset-style closure
Every girl dreams of being a princess. Thanks to this gorgeous gown, you can look like one on your wedding day. It's made in a very ornate Rococo style, featuring a strapless bodice with a cinched waist, and heavily embellished golden appliques and beaded trim. The A-line skirt is wide and full and is made from countless pieces of net fabric that, when combined, sort of resemble feathers. The back of the gown extends into a gorgeous and elegant sweeping train – just like those worn by the royals!Product Details:-Made from net and satin-Beaded appliques and trim on bodice-Strapless-A-line skirt with many, many layers of netting for fullness-Sweeping train-Available in sizes 2 to 26 in the colors shown in the pull down menu below-Custom alterations are offered on this product for an additional fee-Train length: 5cm
Pregnancy doesn't mean you have to forgo style. This gorgeous dress is just one example of the many maternity formal fashions we have in our product line. It's made in a toga style with a one shoulder bodice. The strap is embellished with lovely floral rosettes that cascade down the front. It has an empire waist, which is very flattering to any body shape. The long skirt falls in clean lines, wrapping your legs in luxurious fabric. The chiffon is light and airy so it moves beautifully with you when you walk. A gorgeous gown for a bridesmaid or any other formal occasion.Product Details:-Made from chiffon-One shoulder bodice-Empire waist-Floor-length-Fabric rosette embellishments-Available in sizes 2-26 in the colors shown in the pull down menu below-Custom alterations are offered on this product for an additional fee-Check the “tailor made” box for tailoring options $$102.99
Pregnancy doesn't mean you have to forgo style. This gorgeous dress is just one example of the many maternity formal fashions we have in our product line. It's made in a sheath style with narrow straps and an empire waist, which is very flattering to any body shape. A pretty coordinating sash accentuates the waist.The long skirt falls in clean lines, wrapping your legs in luxurious fabric. The chiffon is light and airy so it moves beautifully with you when you walk. A gorgeous gown for a bridesmaid or any other formal occasion.Product Details:-Made from chiffon-Narrow straps-Empire waist-Floor-length-Coordinating waistsash-Available in sizes 2-26 in the colors shown in the pull down menu below.-Custom alterations are offered on this product for an additional fee.-Check the “tailor made” box for tailoring options. $$78.99
It's not often that you look at a coat and say, “WOW!” - but that's exactly what happened when we saw this one! It's a fabulous coat – something of a cross between being for royalty and that of a ring master in a circus. It features a wide, turn down collar that's trimmed in gold and gorgeous gold embroidered detail on the lapels. The lapels are also adorned with a rose and golden chains and feature the same golden trim as the collar. The coat has a button front closure that features a double row of gold buttons on a placard with straps. The cuffed sleeves have golden trim and even more golden button embellishments. The skirt of the jacket is full with lots of pleats and folds, but not overly bulky. Just beautiful!Product Details:-Made from wool -Double breasted-Military style-Long sleeves with cuffs and button embellishments-Button closure down the front with gold buttons and placard-Available in sizes M to XL in only color/style shown-Custom alterations are not offered on this product.Because of the turn of the market, the detailed accessories such as lace, button and satin ribbon etc., will have extremely slight difference with the product pictures; However, those slight difference will not affect the whole style of the costume.
If you ever wanted to wear a rainbow, this dress could be as close as you'll come! It features a strapless bodice in a floral print pattern and sweetheart neckline. A wide waist sash and silk flowers adorn the mid-section of the dress, leading up to the focal point. The focal point is, no doubt, the fabulous A-line skirt. It's made from yards and yards of multicolored tulle that create a fantastic rainbow effect. The skirt flares out at the hips and is lightweight so it sways with you when you move in a gorgeous display of color. Who couldn't love this dress?Product Details:-Made from tulle and other material-Strapless bodice in a printed fabric with sweetheart neckline and zip closure-Floor-length, A-line skirt -Waist sash and silk flower embellishments-Available in sizes 2 to 26 in the colors shown on the chart below-Custom alterations are offered on this product for an additional fee.
It's hard to find a dress that dazzles and shimmers, but once you do, you're sure to fall in love with it. We did, when we saw this dress! It features a strapless bodice with sweetheart neckline and shimmering beaded accents throughout. A coordinating waist sash with a floral rosette wraps under the bustline and again at the waist before trailing off to one side. The floor-length skirt is full and created in a traditional A-line shape. The skirt features the same shimmering beaded accents as the bodice, which twinkle in the skirt like tiny stars. Just an absolutely gorgeous gown for any occasion.Product Details:-Made from net and other materials-Strapless bodice with double sash, floral rosette and shimmering beaded accents-Floor-length, A-line skirt adorned with shimmering beaded accents-Available in sizes 2 to 26 in the colors shown on the chart below-Custom alterations are offered on this product for an additional fee.
Sometimes a girl just wants to wrap herself in luxurious fabrics and enjoy how they feel against her skin. This is one of the few styles of dresses that allow you to do that. It's made from fabulous chiffon fabric and features a strapless bodice with sweetheart neckline. The bodice has a contrasting strap that features a large bow with bead embellishments. Chiffon overlays wrap the bodice from either side creating a wing effect down the sides of the dress. The full A-line skirt is comprised of more lovely chiffon fabric that lays in soft folds against your legs before pooling at your feet. A cathedral-length train of even more chiffon trails behind the gown and moves graciously when you do.Product Details:-Made from elastic woven satin-Strapless bodice with sweetheart neckline and one mock strap with bow and bead embellishments-Floor-length A-line skirt-Cathedral-length train-Available in sizes 2 to 26 in the colors shown in the chart below-Custom alterations are offered on this product for an additional fee.
25 Manners Kids Should Know #1: When asking for something, say "Please." #2: When receiving something, say "Thank you." #3: Do not interrupt grown-ups who are speaking with each other unless there is an emergency. They will notice you and respond when they are finished talking. #4: If you do need to get somebody's attention right away, the phrase "excuse me" is the most polite way for you to enter the conversation. #5: When you have any doubt about doing something, ask permission first. It can save you from many hours of grief later. #6: The world is not interested in what you dislike. Keep negative opinions to yourself, or between you and your friends, and out of earshot of adults. #7: Do not comment on other people's physical characteristics unless, of course, it's to compliment them, which is always welcome. #8: When people ask you how you are, tell them and then ask them how they are. #9: When you have spent time at your friend's house, remember to thank his or her parents for having you over and for the good time you had. #10: Knock on closed doors -- and wait to see if there's a response -- before entering. #11: When you make a phone call, introduce yourself first and then ask if you can speak with the person you are calling. #12: Be appreciative and say "thank you" for any gift you receive. In the age of e-mail, a handwritten thank-you note can have a powerful effect. #13: Never use foul language in front of adults. Grown-ups already know all those words, and they find them boring and unpleasant. #14: Don't call people mean names. #15: Do not make fun of anyone for any reason. Teasing shows others you are weak, and ganging up on someone else is cruel. #16: Even if a play or an assembly is boring, sit through it quietly and pretend that you are interested. The performers and presenters are doing their best. #17: If you bump into somebody, immediately say "Excuse me." #18: Cover your mouth when you cough or sneeze, and don't pick your nose in public. #19: As you walk through a door, look to see if you can hold it open for someone else. #20: If you come across a parent, a teacher, or a neighbor working on something, ask if you can help. If they say "yes," do so -- you may learn something new. #21: When an adult asks you for a favor, do it without grumbling and with a smile. #22: When someone helps you, say "thank you." That person will likely want to help you again. This is especially true with teachers! #23: Use eating utensils properly. If you are unsure how to do so, ask your parents to teach you or watch what adults do. #24: Keep a napkin on your lap; use it to wipe your mouth when necessary. #25: Don't reach for things at the table; ask to have them passed.
They used to use urine to tan animal skins, so families used to all pee in a pot & then once a day it was taken & Sold to the tannery.......if you had to do this to survive you were "Piss Poor" But worse than that were the really poor folk who couldn't even afford to buy a pot......they "didn't have a pot to piss in" & were the lowest of the low The next time you are washing your hands and complain because the water temperature isn't just how you like it, think about how things used to be. Here are some facts about the 1500s: Most people got married in June because they took their yearly bath in May, and they still smelled pretty good by June.. However, since they were starting to smell . ...... . Brides carried a bouquet of flowers to hide the body odor. Hence the custom today of carrying a bouquet when getting Married. Baths consisted of a big tub filled with hot water. The man of the house had the privilege of the nice clean water, then all the other sons and men, then the women and finally the children. Last of all the babies. By then the water was so dirty you could actually lose someone in it.. Hence the saying, "Don't throw the baby out with the Bath water!" Houses had thatched roofs-thick straw-piled high, with no wood underneath. It was the only place for animals to get warm, so all the cats and other small animals (mice, bugs) lived in the roof. When it rained it became slippery and sometimes the animals would slip and fall off the roof... Hence the saying "It's raining cats and dogs." There was nothing to stop things from falling into the house. This posed a real problem in the bedroom where bugs and other droppings could mess up your nice clean bed. Hence, a bed with big posts and a sheet hung over the top afforded some protection. That's how canopy beds came into existence. The floor was dirt. Only the wealthy had something other than dirt. Hence the saying, "Dirt poor." The wealthy had slate floors that would get slippery in the winter when wet, so they spread thresh (straw) on floor to help keep their footing. As the winter wore on, they added more thresh until, when you opened the door, it would all start slipping outside. A piece of wood was placed in the entrance-way. Hence: a thresh hold. In those old days, they cooked in the kitchen with a big kettle that always hung over the fire.. Every day they lit the fire and added things to the pot. They ate mostly vegetables and did not get much meat. They would eat the stew for dinner, leaving leftovers in the pot to get cold overnight and then start over the next day. Sometimes stew had food in it that had been there for quite a while. Hence the rhyme: Peas porridge hot, peas porridge cold, peas porridge in the pot nine days old. Sometimes they could obtain pork, which made them feel quite special. When visitors came over, they would hang up their bacon to show off. It was a sign of wealth that a man could, "bring home the bacon." They would cut off a little to share with guests and would all sit around and chew the fat. Those with money had plates made of pewter. Food with high acid content caused some of the lead to leach onto the food, causing lead poisoning death. This happened most often with tomatoes, so for the next 400 years or so, tomatoes were considered poisonous. Bread was divided according to status. Workers got the burnt bottom of the loaf, the family got the middle, and guests got the top, or the upper crust. Lead cups were used to drink ale or whisky. The combination would Sometimes knock the imbibers out for a couple of days. Someone walking along the road would take them for dead and prepare them for burial.. They were laid out on the kitchen table for a couple of days and the family would gather around and eat and drink and wait and see if they would wake up. Hence the custom of holding a wake. England is old and small and the local folks started running out of places to bury people. So they would dig up coffins and would take the bones to a bone-house, and reuse the grave. When reopening these coffins, 1 out of 25 coffins were found to have scratch marks on the inside and they realized they had been burying people alive... So they would tie a string on the wrist of the corpse, lead it through the coffin and up through the ground and tie it to a bell. Someone would have to sit out in the graveyard all night (the graveyard shift.) to listen for the bell; thus, someone could be, saved by the bell or was considered a dead ringer. And that's the truth....Now, whoever said History was boring