Modern Ways to Wear a Leather Jacket

Once it hit the markets, owning a leather jacket became a must for everyone. No matter the age or the profession, the leather jacket simply doesn’t go out of style. And to add, it seems as if it works well with almost anything in your wardrobe. Whether it’s pairing with skinny jeans for the ladies or if you’re going for a smart, casual look, a leather jacket with hood is a way to go. With its longevity in your wardrobe, the question becomes: How can I wear it differently? How I stand out on that Friday evening? This article seeks to bring you some verifiable answers that you put to the test next time you go out. Use of prints and details… Read more “Modern Ways to Wear a Leather Jacket”

My Thoughts on the New Weight Watchers Beyond the Scale Program

I’ve been a Weight Watchers member for so many years that I’ve lost count and am a lifetime member, which means that I’ve achieved my goal weight. Once you’re a lifetime member, you’re always a lifetime member, even if you gain weight. The catch is that you can’t be more than two pounds over your goal weight or you have to pay to use Weight Watchers. That’s why I’m trying to lose a few more pounds, so that I can get back to my goal weight range and not have to pay. This week Weight Watchers released a new program called Beyond the Scale. I was around for the last change, from POINTS to PointsPlus. In that big change, Weight Watchers put more of an emphasis on healthy eating. They realized that if a banana was 2 points and a 100-pack of Oreo cookies was 2 points, everyone would eat the cookies. So even though fruits and veggies aren’t free of calories or sugar, they made them 0 points to encourage people to eat more of them for all the nutritional benefits. In this new Beyond the Scale program, PointsPlus have been replaced with SmartPoints, and the emphasis is even more on making healthier choices. The program is meant to guide members to not just lose weight, but to learn… Read more “My Thoughts on the New Weight Watchers Beyond the Scale Program”

Brooks LSD Lite Women’s Jacket

I’ve been on the hunt for a lightweight, rain-proof running jacket for spring and summer and ordered the Brooks LSD Lite II Jacket from Amazon, though the actual seller was Night-Gear. There are newer versions out (the LSD III and LSD IV)   and lots of colors, and the price varies depending on version and color. I really like the Brite Green/Black color I got, and the price can’t be beat. Fit- and feature-wise, this jacket is awesome and is just what I was looking for. I ordered a medium and found it very roomy and comfortable. While I don’t anticipate wearing many layers under it, I think a tight-fitting jacket might stick to sweaty skin in the rain. If you are in between sizes, I’d consider sizing up. Here you can see how roomy it is. The length comes to mid-hip and is ideal for me.It’s a little hard to see, but there are reflective strips at the bottom of both arms as well as the bottom of the jacket.… Read more “Brooks LSD Lite Women’s Jacket”