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How to Improve Your Personal Style

An individual’s personal style is something that can set them apart and make them stand out in a room full of people. Even if you aren’t that into fashion, you can still develop a style that people can identify you by. Perhaps you’re wondering how you can improve your style and make it more interesting, or you’re at a point in your life that you’re hungry for change. Whatever the case, you can improve your style at any time you want to, just be open to trying something new. Here are practical ways that you can improve your personal style nevertheless.

Know What Look You’re Going For

Before you can actually improve your personal style, you need to know what exactly you’re looking to change it to. Identify what your personal style is presently and what about it is you want to improve. It could be that you wear too much black and feel like your style is too gothic and want to introduce new and vibrant colors to your wardrobe. Knowing where you want to go will give you an idea of how to g…

Product Review: Eco-Friendly Coffee Cup Sleeve from Beyond Quilts

A lot of Etsy shop owners and companies contact me to do product reviews, and I usually turn them down, because I don't have the time to promote giveaways at the moment. However, I wanted to feature the products in my Holiday Gift Guides.

I browsed through hundreds of Etsy shops and was drawn to Beyond Quilts because of the vast amount of products and fabric choices available. Owner and crafter Carolyn Pavlovic kindly agreed to send me a sample for review, and she let me pick exactly what I wanted!

My first choice was her Eco-friendly Coffee Cup Sleeve. I've been wanting one for a while now, and she has so many different fabric options. I'm usually very picky, but I couldn't even decide, so I asked her to just send me any of the modern styles.

She sent me the one pictured on the right. I totally love it! I imediately noticed how professionaly-made it is. It can be tricky ordering off handmade sites like Etsy. There is a huge difference between homemade and handmade. To me handmade is something of quality, made by an expert. This coffee-cup sleeve (and the gorgeous book mark she also sent) were absolutely high-quality pieces to the degree that I would order anything from Beyond Quilts with confidence.

When I asked Carolyn how she got started, it's no wonder how she is so skilled. She has been doing this for a long time.
Q: How did you get started selling handmade?

A: I have been making things with my hands since elementary school and got started about 10 years ago selling handmade items to friends when they began asking for me to make gifts for their friends. Then other friends and my daughters said "You should have your own shop online." I had no idea how to do it, so my web-savvy daughters set it up for me. I forced myself to learn how to upload pictures in May of 2010 and haven't looked back since. My sales are almost three times what they were a year ago for the entire year. Yippee!!




If you haven't gotten an order in at Beyond Quilts by December 17th, you can pay an extra fee for rushed shipping so your gift will arrive in time for Christmas. There are lots of items to choose from that are ready to ship. Click here to shop.

Disclaimer: I was not monetarily compensated for this review. I was provided with a product for review. All of the opinions above are my own.

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