The Lakeside Selection: Our Choice of Favorite Items of the Week for the First Day of School

The first day of school is upon us! Just a few more weeks and the kids will be getting up with you to get their breakfast and catch the bus. We’re never as prepared as we’d like to be, but the first day of school doesn’t have to be a disaster. We put together a list of must-have products to make it a little easier on you. Here is this week’s The Lakeside Selection: Our Choice of Favorite Items of the Week for the First Day of School.camo-hoodie-kid

Signature Style He’ll be nice and warm wearing this Boys’ Camouflage Fleece Hooded Jacket. The full-zip jacket features the Highland Timber(TM) camo print. The fabric is designed for maximum breathability, with an anti-pill finish that makes the jacket durable and long lasting. Has two front slit pockets. college-fight-song-alarm-clock

Wake-up Call Wake up to your school’s fight song with a Collegiate Fight Song Alarm Clock! Instead of waking you with an annoying buzzing sound, this clock plays the familiar rousing song and flashes lights to the rhythm of the music. The face of the clock features your school’s logo. Has glow-in-the-dark hands and a 4-minute snooze button on top. girls-quilted-backpack

Travel Flair Girls’ Quilted Patch Backpack is great for travel, school or trips to grandma’s house. It features an embroidered apliqué design, made from a variety of solid and patterned fabrics, and embellished with buttons. It’s fully lined and has a roomy interior for all her things. The top closes with a drawstring, and a fold-over flap with a magnetic snap keeps it secure. She can carry it with the top handle, or with the adjustable 9″-18″ shoulder straps. girls-cotton-skirt

Inaugural Outfit She’ll enjoy twirling around in a Girls’ Embroidered Cotton Skirt. The pretty skirt features lace and embroidered sequin trim with a crocheted hem. It has a smocked and elastic drawstring waistband for a secure, comfortable fit. Imported.frozen-socks

Stylish Socks Keep your toes cozy in chilly weather with the 3-Pair Frozen Knee-High Socks. Each pair features colorful images of your favorite characters. Wear these socks while lounging at home or layer with leggings or tights.

For the first day of school, the last day of school and every day in between, shop The Lakeside Collection for a variety of products at practical prices for everyday needs.


Lakeside Selection: Our Choice of Favorite Items for the Week

The weekend is here and it’s time to unwind with a little shopping. We’re keeping it simple this weekend and it shows in our shopping cart. Here’s the Lakeside Selection: our choice of favorite items for the week.


Perfect for use all year ’round, 80-Light Solar String Lights charge during the day to light up at night. They automatically turn on at dusk and stay lit for up to 8 hours on a full charge. Select steady-on or blinking mode. Illuminate shrubs, gazebos, archways and more outdoors. Comes with a separate solar panel and hardware to mount it on a wall or stake it in the ground.


Huge and bright! Giant Sunflower Wall Decor brings cheer indoors and out. The brilliant yellow petals of this large piece of art will enhance the decor of your home. Ideal for a garden wall or patio.


This Solar Bug Zapper is a decorative piece that looks great while it eliminates all kinds of flying pests. Equipped with a solar panel and an LED light, it is a zapper you can put almost anywhere. It can stand on its metal legs in any sunny spot in your yard. The Bee and Ladybug can be wall mounted with the included hardware. The part that zaps the bugs is well protected by metal, so curious little fingers won’t be harmed.


MagneHealth Stretch Hematite Ring offers all kinds of potential benefits along with a fashionable addition to your jewelry. This magnetic ring may help with everything from increased energy and focus to an easing of various aches and pains, appetite suppression, and greater overall emotional balance. The elastic inner portion of the ring allows for a comfortable fit, even on swollen fingers or arthritic knuckles. The coated hematite gem has a pearl-like look, and the crystal rondelle accents and silver-plated beads add to its elegant style.


Lakeside Selection: Our Favorite Items for the Week

It’s Friday fun day! There are so many ways to spend the weekend, we’re letting the catalog help us decide what to do as we look for our favorite items for the week. Here’s this week’s Lakeside Selection.


The fun never ends with The Light-Up Bubbleizer! It blows bubbles nonstop since it never runs out of breath. Pull the trigger and watch the bubbles flow. Its transparent body lets you see the bubbles forming. Streaks of colored light illuminate each shiny bubble as it floats in the air. Comes with a bottle of bubble solution (1.69 oz.) and is easily refillable. Works with any bubble solution.


These colorful food covers slip over bowls, serving platters and casserole dishes with ease. This set gives you 96 of them in 3 different sizes at an amazing price! Each size features its own color to help you select the right one for the job. The covers are sheer, so you can see the food easily. Great for taking treats to work, the neighbor’s house, or a pot luck! Use them for storing leftovers in the fridge, and without the need to transfer food to a storage container, you’ll have fewer dishes to wash. Easier than fighting plastic wrap. Fits all shapes: round, oval and rectangular. Reusable or disposable.


Attract birds to your yard with this Solar Mosaic Bird Feeder. The pillar sparkles in sunlight, and at dusk it glows from the inside making the bird feeder a lively part of your nighttime landscape. A solar panel on top provides the energy for the light. Fill the tray at the bottom with seed, and the top canopy will protect it from moisture.


Style your hair with a different print or color every day with this Set of 6 Headwraps. The headwraps are a comfortable alternative to hard plastic headbands and can also be worn wide for use as head scarves. Elastic banding prevents them from slipping off, so you can wear them for workouts or other physical activities.


Give a fresh, new style to your picnic table and benches with this vividly colored 3-pc. set of covers. The durable vinyl covers prevent spills and dirt from reaching the surfaces and wipes clean easily. The edges are elasticized for a secure fit.

Etiquette: What to Wear to a Wedding


When attending a wedding, it is a sign of respect towards the happy couple to wear the appropriate clothing. Some cultural and religious groups have specific standards as to appropriate wedding attire, while others are not as strict on what you are allowed to wear. Emily Post, adviser on all things etiquette, gives the instructions for guests on what to wear to a wedding.

  • Formal daytime wedding – Women should wear a cocktail dress or dressy afternoon dress. Men should wear a dark suit coupled with a conservative shirt and tie.
  • Formal evening wedding – Women should wear a long evening dress or fancy cocktail dress, depending on local customs (gloves are optional). Men should wear a dark suit, or a tuxedo if the invitation specifies “black tie.”
  • Semi-formal daytime wedding – Women should wear a dressy afternoon dress, suit, or pantsuit. Men have the option of a dark suit OR a blazer and gray flannel pants with a tie.
  • Semi-formal evening wedding – Women should wear a cocktail dress or dressy pantsuit. Men should wear a dark suit.
  • Informal daytime wedding – Women should wear an afternoon dress, dressy skirt, or pants and a blouse. Men should wear a sport coat or blazer with slacks (tie optional).
  • Informal evening wedding – Women should wear an afternoon or cocktail dress. Men should wear a blazer with gray flannel pants or slacks (tie optional).
  • For women, hats or head coverings are optional, unless required by the house of worship or at the bride and groom’s request.

wedding-cakeWhat should you never, EVER wear to a wedding? Some say that’s a matter of personal preference, but Emily Post suggests otherwise. Here is her list of clothing items to NEVER wear to a wedding:

  • Clothing that is skimpy, provocative, suggestive, obscene, or just in poor taste.
  • Costumes – UNLESS you have been notified that it is a costume wedding and everyone else will be attired in costumes as well.
  • Blue jeans and t-shirts. Avoid denim in most cases; a denim skirt, shirt, or jacket is most likely not appropriate.
  • Any jewelry that calls attention to your own faith while attending services for another faith. It is important to have your own beliefs, but there is a time and a place for making a statement about religion, and someone else’s wedding is neither that time nor that place.
  • Baseball caps, sport caps, large decorative hats that block others’ lines of sight. Those are appropriate at the Kentucky Derby, but not at someone’s wedding.
  • Casual shoes or boots worn with formal or semi-formal outfits. Perhaps you forgot your fancy shoes at home – run out to Target and buy a pair of heels instead of wearing the dirty tennies you found in your trunk.
  • Sunglasses worn indoors (unless you have a valid medical reason for doing so).
  • Boutonnieres and corsages (unless supplied by the hosts).

If you follow these fool-proof guidelines, you will be an enjoyable member of the happy couple’s special day, instead of an eyesore who causes a distraction!

This post was written by a guest contributor for The Perfect Card Box, creators of patented locking wedding card boxes and card holders for all occasions.

Hot Trends: Five Ways Wear a Scarf

If you keep up with all the latest trends you probably own a scarf. This trend has gotten hot and everyone is wearing them in multiple ways. If you have a few of these fun accessories in your closet but aren’t sure how to use them, we put together five fabulous ways to wear your scarves and be confident.


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1.Slip Knot 

Likewise known as the classic European way of wearing scarves, this approach is typically made by those who are somewhat in a hurry and has little time to decide on how they should wear their scarves. To perform this way of wearing a piece of scarf, you have to do the following. First, you have to half fold the scarf, thereby creating a slip knot. Then you have to wrap the scarf around your neck. After that, you have to pull the loose ends of the scarf. You should then tighten and adjust the scarf as you like it.




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2. Loose Ends

When you are not satisfied with the slip knot way of wearing a scarf, you could try the loose ends method, which is great when it has gotten a little cold outside. For this, you just have to drape the scarf on your neck. However, take note that the loose ends should not be of the same length – one should be longer that the other. Then, you should wrap the longer end twice around your neck. After doing that, you have to tuck the end into the wrap, then pull the end out from the bottom. To secure the scarf in place, you can tie a single-knot, and then adjust it to conceal it.



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3. Looper

If you don’t want to look classic, then you can try the looper look. As you guessed, this is called a looper because it forms a loop. This can be achieved by draping first the scarf on your neck. Then you should proceed by tying a knot where the ends meet. After than cross the scarf to form an infinity sign or an 8. Then you have to loop the top circle over your head.





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4. Twist and Tie 

Simple and elegant, this way of wearing a scarf works by draping the fabric on your neck. Then you have to cross and wrap the scarf around your neck. After that, you need to tie the two loose ends. Then you have to ruffle the scarf and tuck the loose ends inside your garment.




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5. Relaxed Tie 

If you seemed to be restricted by the Twist and Tie, perhaps the Relaxed Tie would suit. Don’t worry about things like mix and matching, since this method suits any outfit you have. To achieve this, drape the scarf around your neck, resulting to equal loose ends. Then tie a loose knot and keep the center open on one side of the scarf. After that, you have the thread the other end through the loop, and pull it through. Finish by adjusting the scarf by pulling the shorter end.



Rebecca Vigil is a manager of a retail shop in Paris, France. When not at work, she engages in other activities like becoming college essay writer. She is still single and still available.

The 8 Best Fashion Trends Every Woman Should Have In Her Closet

Fashion-ClosetEvery year there are new fashion trends that are hot and trendy. If you are at a lost when it comes to knowing what you should have in your closet to keep up with the fashion world check out these 8 must have trends you need to have in your arsenal right now.

Leather is making a come back and it is easy to add it to your wardrobe through wearing skirts, blazers, leggings or dresses. If you already have a closet full of denim it may be time to add some leather to your wardrobe. Go with leather that hugs your figure perfectly and makes you look and feel sexy. If you can’t afford authentic leather look for pleather instead.

Nude Fabrics
Nude fabrics are a must have fashion trend all women should take advantage of. Especially, if you want a look that is sexy nude fabrics will allow you to be revealing and concealing at the same time. These fabrics are very versatile as you can wear them over a camisole top or over your skirt or a pair of jeans. This piece of clothing can also be used as an overlay material for a dress.

Monotone Look
Fashion experts around the world admit that the monotone look is definitely a must have. Try wearing different pieces of clothing in the exact same neutral color such as camel, beige, or pale yellow. The monotone look is one of the hottest fashion trends out right now, and it has the added benefit of helping you to look taller.

Fringed clothes are definitely a must have fashion as they can be worn with everything. Wear fringes with your dresses, pants, shoes, or jackets. Wear them on the edge of your clothes or shoes or you can wear them to cover up your entire piece.

Boyfriend Jacket
You can’t go wrong with an over-sized boyfriend jacket, as they are simple and the masculine look along with the volume at the shoulders will create a stronger looking posture and slim waist. Along with boyfriend jackets add a pair of boyfriend jeans to your wardrobe as well. Look for ripped jeans or take a pair of blue jeans you already have in your closet and cuff the legs.

One Should Dress
Nothing says elegance and style more than a nice one shoulder dress. This style will help add a whole new dimension to your current fashion.

One of the best fashion trends involves focusing on your waist. Go with large belts that are 5 inches wide or wider. Look for belts that have straps on the ends and that curve around the back and come back around to the front.

Jewel Encrusted Clothes
This fashion trend has long been used for denim clothes, but now you can find stones on just about everything. Look for tops, shoes, and even purses with stones or jewelry on them. To accomplish this same look you could even wear accessories such as necklaces that will look as if they are part of your clothing.

Try implementing these different styles as soon as possible. If you are on a budget there are always cheaper substitutes you can take advantage of. Get started with enhancing your wardrobe by executing these fashion trends. When your’e prepared to make a fashion statement head to where you will find all the most up-to-date female’s fashion trends such as their new footwear collection.

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Top 5 Fashionable Teen Gifts for 2013

teen-giftsTeen trends can change from week to week, making it a challenge to find something that they’re sure to love. With appearance being very important to them, and their wanting to look their best, the following affordable fashion gifts are sure to “wow.”

1. Jewelry
A special keepsake such as jewelry makes the ideal gift for a teen. In addition to it being a special memento that they’re sure to remember for the rest of their life, they’ll adore the sparkly bling. Rings, necklaces, bracelets, watches and earrings are all surefire gifts, and an online jeweler will have a wide selection of affordable options. An online jeweler is a great way to stay within your budget because they can offer affordable rates due to no overhead expense that a regular jeweler would have, thus creating opportunities for special online deals for consumers. Whether you choose cheap diamond rings, stone rings or a simple gold setting, you’ll want to keep your teen’s personality and tastes in mind when selecting your gift.

2. Handbag
Trendy handbags are another great gift idea for a teen. Whether you select a solid color bag with studs, a leopard print with unique chain, or a designer purse, she’ll love it because she can wear it with everything. No longer do you have to match your purse to your shoes. Today’s styles can be worn with everything and a flashy handbag can be a fun form of expression for them.

3. Designer Case for Phone or Tablet
Teens are never without their phone, eReader or tablet. Finding a decked out designer case to fit their electrical gadgets can complete their look, while protecting their valuables. The cases come in an assortment of colors and have studs, jewels and other unique ornamentation attached to them. Designer cases are also the rage and, depending on their favorites, you’re sure to find something that will make them squeal upon opening. You can even get it engraved with their name or special inscription.

4. Headphones
Listening to music or watching a movie on their laptop is a favorite amongst teens. However, today’s headphones have technology in mind and can often look out of place when worn. Headphone sets with a bit of bling make your music listening experience a dream instead of a fashion nightmare. There are a number of designer sets out there, but you can find more affordable options that look just as stylish.

5. Scarves
Accessorizing is important to your teen and a scarf can make a great gift idea. Scarves can complement any outfit and finish off your look whether you’re wearing shorts and a tank top or capris and a sweater. They also come in a wide selection of fabrics, colors, designs and styles. Teens also find a variety of uses for the wrap scarves, such as in their hair, around their neck, on their hip and looped through their jeans.

Teen girls are constantly up-to-date with the hottest trends and if you ask them what they want, they’re sure to tell you. Gift giving can be made easy by enlisting the help of an online jeweler and traversing fashion magazines for the latest styles.

Mother to 3 teens, Lisa Coleman writes to give some stylish but affordable ideas for gifts that any female teen would be sure to love. Super Jeweler is an affordable online jewelry store that offers a large variety of blingy items, from cheap diamond rings to a simple pair of earrings for the simplistic fashioned teen.

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Pick your Style Statement!

Oyster-and-pearlsNo matter what occasion it is, pearls will make you the talk of the party. It’s symbolic beauty and elegance is breath taking and empowers you to walk confidently.

Style is your statement or definition to define yourself. It is very important to wear or carry something to suit your whole personality or something you could carry well. It is helpful designers these days are educating what really goes awesome with their entire look and also help upgrade their aesthetics for further grooming. From clothing to jewelry, every single spec adds life to your look.

Pearls and Jewelry
Jewelry is one of the most eye-catching accessories among all. It enhances the entire glance of the charisma that you deliver. Pearls and jewelry walk hand in hand. Adornments with pearls give a very sophisticated and cherishing look to its design and help earn appreciation. Out of all kinds of jewelry, pearls stands high. It is astonishingly classy and gives a very elite look. A nice trendy accent with a Pearl Necklace Pendant is enough to catch the eyes of those around you. It is not only glamorous to carry simple and subtle pearls but it helps you gorgeously amazing. There are different styles in pearl necklaces like Bib Necklace, Rope, Collar, Matinee, Princess, Opera and Chokar etc. Each style is designed to bring versatility to necklace range. No matter what design you wear, pearls in them are enough to make others fall in love with it. Thus, it draws back attention to itself no matter what!!

Pearls are nature’s best gift for its women. It is a symbol of purity, grace and dignity present in different colors and sizes. With the growing demand of pearl jewelry, designers or pearl dealers have started harvesting them with great care and in depth knowledge, therefore known as ‘Organic Gems’. Artificially harvested gems are comparatively cheaper than those naturally found in ocean bed. HURRAY!! You don’t need to look desperate any more. Pearls like Akoya, South Sea, Tahitian Pearls are now available is very reasonable price range, color and sizes. Wear what you dreamt of and be the way you love.

Buying pearls is not an easy job. You need to have true knowledge and insight while actually going for pearls or else someone can take good use of your innocence. It’s best to approach for some of the trusted names for pearl jewelry. There are some renowned stores dealing in pearls since decades and delivers you the best of pearl jewelry at your door step. All you need to check their online gallery to pick the best of style, design and size when you are going to buy pearls.

Pearls are associated with motion, fluid or water energy. It is believed Pearls are best for those who are inclined towards water element. It goes well with young women or ladies who love to socialize regardless of what time they are hanging out. The best part about pearl accessories is that it has a pleasant room to accommodate any event type or hangouts. It’s simple but enriching, in short it’s the best among all jewelry lines.

Christy Reddy is an online blogger and passionate writer, she loves to discover more ways to describe her thoughts. She love to write on different industries topics especially for fashion industry.

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Emerald is Pantone’s Color of the Year: How can you incorporate the color this year?

I must say I couldn’t be happier with Pantone’s choice of color this year.  Maybe it makes me think of my Irish heritage or maybe it is the tranquil peaceful feeling green gives me.  Whatever the case the decision is in and the rich, bold emerald green is the winner!  “Green is the most abundant hue in nature—the human eye sees more green than any other color in the spectrum,” Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute, said in a press release. “It’s also the color of growth, renewal, and prosperity—no other color conveys regeneration more than green. For centuries, many countries have chosen green to represent healing and unity.”


Here’s how you can incorporate the color into your lifestyle:

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  1. Wear it

This color has been everywhere on the fashion runways! Here we have a real Lakeside Collections employee showing off this year’s hottest green color.  Yes at Lakeside we are on top of fashion, how else do we pick all our awesome Lakeside products!  Nervous about wearing all green?  That’s ok you can do just a green top or green jeans are really in too.  Or just accessorize with green earrings, necklace or a bracelet.  There are so many different styles available to mix and match to make your outfit gorgeous with this color.


Pantone Color of the Year 2013, Emerald Green

2.  Interior design

Since fashion ran with this color, so as well will the home decor world.  The rich jewel tone brings elegance to any room.  Just like your fashion wardrobe, accessorize this color in a pillow, rug, vase, chair or frame.

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3. Go bold and paint a room emerald green!


Lonny :: Interior Designer Miles Redd

Green is a soothing color, it represents nature and relaxing. Designer Miles Redd shows that this hue is a beautiful backdrop for a room with a mix of colors and pattern.  Whatever your home decor and fashion sense is, take advantage of this award winning color of 2013 and use it your life- you will love it!

Three Ways to Wear Jean Shorts This Summer

With the New Year of 2013 brought along a couple of new styles and looks that took the fashion industry by storm. From colorful, long flowing maxi dresses to short crop tops, these looks were built to stun and fascinate buyers. One article of clothing that continues to hit the top of the charts in popularity is none other than jean shorts.

Jean shorts can be worn in a variety of styles, but there are three main looks that are sure to be a hit this summer. Of the three alluring looks includes the following:

Hip Huggers: The first look you need to rock this summer features low rising shorts that hug the hips perfectly. It doesn’t matter what the color or cut is: bright and spunky hot pink shorts or rugged, torn jeans. Whatever low rising hip huggers you choose, they’re sure to be a hit. Pair these shorts up with a long, customized tee and a pair of cute sandals to complete the look.


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High Waist: High waisted jeans are all the rage this year. This type of look pairs up best with short crop tops as well as bandeaus, which just so happen to be the number one look this year. You can easily wear this outfit with a pair of sandals or high top sneakers, depending on your specific taste.


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Long Jeans: Last on the list of top three jeans to rock this year includes jeans that run down to the knees. These shorts look great paired up with a tight tank top of any color choice.


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Author Bio: Tiffany Faming is a freelance writer. She loves to write for Fashion, Home and Garden and money saving sites.