In 2019, there's one phrase to describe fashion: go big or go home. Between neon and cheetah print being an icon of style, there's no being demure when it comes to fashion. And jewelry is an essential part of that. Jewelry can bring an outfit from a 5 to a 10. It can dress you up from day to night. Jewelry shouldn't be overlooked, and that's why it's essential to keep up with the ever-changing jewelry trends. Here are eight jewelry trends that every person should know:
1. Gold Hoops
Honestly, who doesn't love a good gold hoop? It goes with every outfit and makes you look classy and a little sassy. Some of our favorite gold hoop inspirations come from Selena Gomez, Hailey Bieber, and JLo. And the good thing is, hoops come in all shapes and sizes- so there's a gold hoop out there for everyone.
2. Coin Pendants
Circular jewelry is definitely in this season, and coin pendants are everywhere. Go big or go small, a gold pendant goes with every outfit and is sure to be eye-catching. They're also perfect for layering when you want to go for that stacked necklace look.
3. Crystal Drop Earrings
The perfect accessory to add some bling and class to your day. These can definitely get pricey, but you can find crystal drop earrings at H&M or Forever 21 that will surely do the trick.
Yes, pearls. Look around in your mother's jewelry bin, and I'm sure you'll find a few solid pearl pieces. Between pearl earrings, necklaces, and bracelets- pearls are back in style, and they are here to stay.
5. Rainbow Rings
It's 2019, which means the more color, the better. Stack up multiple rings on one hand- or even one finger- and your outfit will go from boring to bling. Don't be afraid to mix and match shapes and colors, for the more colors and vibrant your rings are, the better.
Earrings, necklaces, anklets... you name it. Shells are everywhere. Puka shells aren't just for the beach in 2019. You can find them gold plated and sparkling in just about any store. Puka shells are the hottest jewelry trend right now, so grab yourself a pair and get ahead of the game.
This industrial look comes and goes out of a style every so often, but right now it's in, and it looks like it's here to stay. From thick chains to thin ones, chains are a perfect way to make your outfit looks more grungy.
8. Colorful Hoops
We all know that hoops are in style, but that goes beyond just gold hoops, colorful hoops are in. Whether they're pink, green, yellow- you name it. Colorful hoops bring some life to any outfit and are sure to be a statement piece necessary for every person.
Wedding season is bringing us sweetness in the form of love and cakes! Gone are the days of plain, white cakes with a simple topper. These days, people are requesting wilder, bigger and more colorful designs. Just check out the cat cake!
Remember the commotion around the sugar tax awhile back? Yeah, we didn't know whether it would be useful and whether it's necessary or not. It turns out sugar regulations help us curb sugar consumption.
A University of Waterloo study tracked purchasing behaviors of 3,500 people over the age of 13. Fruit juice, in particular, gets hit hardest.
"Governments don't need to wait to implement these policies; they're already used in many other parts of the world and are successful in helping people make healthier food choices," said Rachel Acton, a doctoral student in the School of Public Health & Health Systems. "Many people don't realize that fruit juice can have just as much sugar, or more, as regular pop, and these types of drinks aren't always included in a tax when evidence shows that maybe they should be."
The study participants purchase foods and snacks in a variety of scenarios, with different sugar taxation levels and using various labels that warned them of the nutritional content in the food.
When tax levels increased, and when labels displayed the amount of sugar, saturated fat, and salt in the products, the study participants opted for healthier and cheaper options.
"One interesting finding was that the 'high in' labels proved to be most effective at encouraging purchases with less sugar, sodium, saturated fat and calories," said Acton. "This is the type of labeling system the Canadian government is considering, and has been already implemented in Chile."
These findings indicate that practices like taxes on sugar and prominent nutritional labels can reduce the prevalence of unhealthy diets and the chronic diseases that result from them.
It's officially Pride Month, and Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are celebrating with a tribute to the LGBTQ+ community. The royal couple shared a series of photos on Instagram to commemorate the holiday.
Meghan and Prince Harry are aiming to bring more awareness to the LGBTQ+ community and other social issues. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex promised they would only use their Instagram platform to advocate for issues important to them, which they seem to be sticking to resolutely. They even rotate their "Following" lists to revolve around charities they are currently involved with. Currently, the couple follows various LGBTQ+ accounts, including It Gets Better, Human Rights Campaign, the Elton John AIDS Foundation, the Trevor Project, and many more.
The series of photos they posted align with their current objectives, captioning the rainbow-inspired photos with "For the month of June, we 'proudly' shine a light on PRIDE." Their attempts of reaching out to more significant social causes do not go unnoticed, as they elaborate further by saying how "This month we pay tribute to the accounts supporting the LGBTQ+ community — those young and old, their families and friends, accounts that reflect on the past and are hopeful for a deservedly more inclusive future." Meghan and Prince Harry stand firmly in their beliefs and want to use their social media platforms for good.
Meghan and Prince Harry aim to make it clear the public of their support of the LGBTQ+ community. "We stand with you and support you. Because it's very simple: love is love."
Fashion furs are getting an overhaul with the high-end fashion houses. Chanel, Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Michael Kors, Versace, and Burberry recently announced they'll cease using real fur in their collection. And now, Prada Group announced their brands Prada, Miu Miu, Church's and Car Shoe will stop using animal furs in their products as of Spring/Summer 2020.
In their press release, Miuccia Prada states:
“The Prada Group is committed to innovation and social responsibility, and our fur-free policy — reached following a positive dialogue with the Fur Free Alliance, in particular with LAV and the Humane Society of the United States - is an extension of that engagement. Focusing on innovative materials will allow the company to explore new boundaries of creative design while meeting the demand for ethical products.”
“The Fur Free Alliance applauds the Prada Group for going fur-free," said Joh Vinding, Chairman of the Fur Free Alliance. “The Prada Group, with its brands, now joins a growing list of fur-free brands that are responding to consumers’ changing attitudes towards animals.”
This is a big step in consumer branding and fashion initiatives! And we're sure Stella McCartney, who started the wave in urging fellow designers to stop using animal products, is very proud.
We're all reasonably familiar with women foregoing orgasms or simply not reaching them because sex never fully gets them there. But what if you're just not motivated to achieve that orgasm in the first place? What if you'd rather read a book or catch up on an episode of your favorite show than have sex?
You're not alone. A lot of women are wondering why they're not in the mood that much and whether that's normal. The short answer, yes. There's nothing wrong with you for not wanting sex as much as media makes you think you should wish to. Whatever does not cause you distress and whatever you function well with is reasonable.
But how about if you're looking to up your desire? There could be a few explanations for the latent desire.
1. Consider the medication you're taking
If you're taking a certain medication for a chronic condition, your decreased libido might be a side effect. Do you remember if you had a different level of desire before starting the meds?
SSRIs are a prime example of a type of medication that negatively affects sex drives. A different kind of medication that might mess with your drive is a hormonal contraceptive. Anything that alters your hormones is grounds for an examination as that directly affects the female sex drive.
2. Girl, you're stressed
Stress is no joke. If you have a lot on your mind, sex might be the least of your priorities. It's hard enough as it is to be present in the current world, so if you have the added pressure of stress at work, with your health or in a relationship, it's going to manifest as a lower desire.
If this is a temporary situation, ride through the waves, and work on your stress best you can. If your stress is chronic, you should be addressing the issue first before you try to figure out what your libido is.
3. It might just be your hormones
Did you know that testosterone controls the female libido? A low level of the hormone typically disrupts natural desire. Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) is a hormone responsible for making testosterone, and women taking DHEA supplements found their love life drastically altered. The libido and sexual drives increased when the women took the supplement. Speak to your doctor about the possibility of a hormone supplement.
4. You might be bored or feel emotionally unsafe
If you're in a relationship with a partner and still feel the desire to masturbate but don't want to have sex as often, you might be experiencing emotional vulnerability mismatching. It could be that you feel pressured to have sex a certain way or put on a performance for the sake of your partner. Or you might be scared of telling them exactly what satisfies you.
Along the same vein, you might not be stimulated enough in your sex life. It might've merely become boring. This is your cue to try different things and see whether it sparks a different reaction from you.
5. It might just not be a priority
Women's priorities have shifted over the years. We are more involved in the workforce and global affairs. As a result, there's less time for thinking of sexy outfits to buy or how to fill empty pockets of time. If it's simply not a priority for you, then you're not alone. Remember, if it's not a problem and doesn't cause you distress, then you're healthy in your desires.
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