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Using Headphones Under $50 to Accessorize an Outfit for Work or School

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Accessories play a very important role in enhancing and beautifying your entire outfit. Even if you are wearing a simple outfit for work or school, accessorizing it in right way can make it stand out too. Whether you are going for work or school, you can accessorize your outfit or uniform in a right way to grab attention. Choosing right earrings, bracelet, eyewear, bags and shoes can help you to transform your entire outfit. Here are some of the essential items that you must have in your wardrobe for accessorizing your outfit:

#1: Headphones Under $50

This is one that people don’t often think of, but there are so many styles of headphones available today in so many colours. They range from the very expensive (think those rose-gold Beats by Dre) to the earbuds you can find at the dollar store, but there are lots that are under $50 that not only look cute but also provide good sound quality. For example take a look at sites like BestGear.org, a lot of those headphones come in models other than basic black. A pair of vibrantly coloured headphones can be a super cute accessory for your work or school look, and as a bonus you get to listen to your favourite music or podcast!

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#2: The Right Pair Of Earrings

There are different types of earrings available in the market, such as studs, geometric, hoops, chandelier and many more. Of course, for a daytime look when you are heading for work or school always look for something simple yet stylish. Studs and hoops will be the best option for your work and school outfits. But you can always try out different shapes and sized in these 2 types. Even geometric earrings of short length can look great with your school or work outfit.

#3: Bracelets Or Watch

You can choose a layer of many thin bracelets as your accessories for your school outfit. It definitely adds a texture and chicness to your entire look. If you are wearing a full-sleeve or three-quarter sleeve uniform to your school, then choose 2 or 3 bracelets only. On the other hand, it is always better to opt for a stylish watch along with a thin bracelet when you are going to work. It adds the elegance and smartness to your outfit.

#4: Choosing The Perfect Pair of Shoes

You can never ignore what a perfect pair of shoes can do to your outfit. It definitely has a power to uplift and enhance your entire look. For your daytime school uniform you can opt for some two-tone ballerina flats for a stylish and comfy wear. Also, you can choose metallic sneakers which is quite in style now or even a floral lace-up footwear to accentuate your outfit. But for the work outfit you can choose a stylish nude pumps or a beautiful wedge-heel shoes. These will go perfectly with your corporate outfit.

#5: Bags Can Do Wonders

One of the best accessories that can do wonder to your outfit is a beautiful and stylish bag. For the school goers a metallic backpack or floral backpack can look amazing. Even the pastel colored sling bags or a studded handbag will go great with the school outfits. For your work, you can carry a beautiful tan or nude tote bag which is quite in style now. There are even some really elegant oversized handbags available in the market that can accentuate your overall outfit.

Conclusion

Besides all these, a pair of stylish sunglass, hair accessories and rings can be great options to accessorize your entire outfit. But do not go overboard as it may look a bit overdressed too. Keep it simple and stylish all the time. Even if you are choosing a chunky pair of earrings for your outfit, keep other accessories simple and sleek.

Travel Deals for New York Fashion Week for Our UK Friends

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Are you curious about New York Fashion Week? Do you want to know about the events? New York Fashion Week is an exclusive affair, but there will be many cool events that you can attend. Some of the city’s best shops are arranging parties and events for everyone. These are free events celebrating beauty and fashion. If you are looking for some free public events, you can go to some of the ones listed below.

Travel Deals for Visitors from the UK

If you want to attend New York Fashion Week but are across the pond don’t worry, you can still come without having to mortgage your house. There are great travel deals from companies like Travelocity and Expedia on DiscountGo. Remember that you definitely don’t need to hire a car in New York, public transit or the city’s famous taxi cabs will be more than sufficient to get you around while you are there. Plus who wants to deal with driving on the wrong side of the road?

Speaking of Travelocity.com, we found Travelocity’s promo code that saves you 20% off site-wide on hotels. We wanted to share it with you. This works for both. U.S. and U.K. customers.

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Events & Parties around New York Fashion Week

Simply Inc NYC Fashion and Beauty Conference

This is a free event organized by Simply Inc. to offer a day of networking and learning packed with the appearance of the celebrities of different industries including blogging, fashion, beauty, and technology. You will get some useful tips for blogging, fashion, and technology. You can check the panel discussion on “Changing the World: Empowering Your Community for the Better” and “Blogging by the Numbers: Using Analytics to Sell Your Influence”.

Break NYFW

In this event, you will get the first pick of online retailer Break’s Fall/Winter selection. Besides, it will feature a few accessories from some women-led brands. You will also enjoy the live art by painter and illustrator Andrea Smith. If you love fashion and art, you should join this event.

NYFW with Sam Edelman

As mentioned earlier, this Fashion Week will be a grand affair and you will have a lot of options to explore the art, music, and fashion. But if you are looking for a free event, you should join the Sam Edelman NYFW bash at his store. You will have the display of accessories, lingerie, shoes, and apparel for spring and you can also get custom denim embroidered with Denim Therapy. You will love the pair of booths as a percentage of the sales will go to the United Nations Women for Peace Association.

Style Dimension

Style Dimension is known for the emerging fashion trends and fashion week happenings. The technology brand that has a partnership with WWD is going to introduce “The Style Dimension”. It will be an exciting and engaging summit that will use the best technology to showcase many new things happening in the fashion world. As it is a free event, you can be a part of it to explore the technical part of the fashion.

Pericura 2.0

This event will be organized by Moxy Times Square for the New Yorkers. It will be free and will be based on beauty. Performing artist Alice Longyu Gao has developed a partnership with Moxy Times Square to offer a neon art exhibit and millennial pink inspired by the instant photo boots in Japan. It will be a Harajuku-inspired space comprised of 400 pink fortune cookies and waving cats. Besides the display, visitors and guests are allowed to book beauty services from the artists in residence including Japanese celebrity stylist Etsuna Otsuka and hair stylist Kahh Spence.

SmartGlamour Runway show

SmartGlamour, an NYC clothing company, will be hosting a body positive catwalk event to launch its new collections that will feature women’s trendy look for all the sizes and shapes. You will have complimentary wine as well.

In addition, there will be paid events that you will need to book online in advance. You can do some research online about the events, venue, and cost.

Use Hosting Coupons To Save on Server Costs

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The thing about 3-d modelling is that is requires a lot of storage information to make up a 3-d model of something. And if you’re in this industry, or any tech industry, you know that the #1 expense for a startup company is server expenses. This can make or break your company, especially at the beginning, so we want to give some tips to you entrepreneurs to implement before you start scaling.

#1 Use Hosting Coupons Whenever You Can.

Whether you use AWS or GoDaddy, use whatever promotions you can at the very beginning to lock in as much bandwidth and storage as possible for as long as possible. Renewal discounts are rare and not as good as initial signups, so you should lock in your price for multiple years (if possible).

If you go with GoDaddy, here are places to find hosting promo codes:

 

For Amazon’s AWS, you can try this one:

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#2 Have an Emergency Fund

This saved our company, even though I wanted to spend it earlier. A project we were testing wasn’t working, and we ended up canceling a meeting with a VC investor out of it. We scheduled a follow-up appointment once we got the project working properly…but then the investor cancelled the appointment. We couldn’t get anyone else to take our calls, so we ended up having to wait for 4 more months. If one of our partners hadn’t protected that emergency fund in the early days (when we thought the money would last forever), we wouldn’t have made it.

#3 Beware of Scope-Creep

This is the natural inclination for a project to expand. You want your product to do more things: if we add this thing, then it can do this as well! . It can be procrastination manifesting itself, or it could be a way of distracting you. Either way, it keeps your focus off the main goal: build a product that will sell. Make the minimum viable product work, and then these additions can be things that you release later, under the guise of a ‘model 2.0’ release, or an expanded feature. But for now, focusing on one thing for a very long time is the best way to build a company that has a chance at success.

#4 Bootstrap It

If you can, do it. Companies get caught up in the VC rounds of funding and the pre-revenue stage of development. But if you can get your customers to fund your growth, do it. Why? For one, you’ll get immediate feedback on what is working and what isn’t. You’ll know if you’re working on something that people will actually want.
Secondly, it means you can keep more equity for yourself and your founders. VC Funding isn’t free, after all, and you’ll end up giving up lots of control and revenue to these investors.
It’ll also give you the kick in the butt you need! If money isn’t coming in unless you do something, then you’ll do it! There’s no safety net here to fall back on when you bootstrap your company. If you’re someone that needs a kick in the butt sometimes, then bootstrapping is by far the best way to go.

Shout Outs!

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People We Wanna Thank:

Now that we’ve been acquired by a major tech company, we wanted to extend some thanks to organizations, investors and people that have helped us along the way:

  • David Jones – a great and close friend that first registered our domain name back in 2013. Our CEO didn’t know how to do it. David even said that he used a godaddy promo code and only spent $1.99 that first year. Thanks for your sacrifice David!
  • Sequoia Capital – They provided capital during our first round of investing.
  • NVCA – The national venture capital association.
  • David Jones – Again! Our website went down for a bit because we forgot/didn’t know how to renew our domain name. Luckily we called David and he renewed it for us. He…you guessed it…bragged about a godaddy renewal coupon he used.

Tales From Inside the New Megacompany

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big-office-phisix-coAs we mentioned before, Phisix.co has been bought out by a major tech company. The purchase happened over a year ago now, but I’m still getting settled into the ‘working for a mega-tech company’ role I’m supposed to play. I thought I’d use my old website to do some venting. I think this will be helpful for all those aspiring entrepreneurs out there whose primary goal is to be bought out by a big company like Google or Apple. There are upsides, but there are also downsides to the whole process.

The money is, of course, spectacular. But that doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t still use a Travelocity promo code when booking flights and hotels. Don’t forget where you came from. If the tech company expects you to come work at their headquarters and fill in an office. If you’ve never worked in an office environment before, this can be a challenge. How do you motivate your employees? What happens when there’s communication problems (99% of all office problems). These might be things you have to deal with down the line. I didn’t, and I took courses on office management in my spare time to get better at it. And I am better. I mean I’m not great, but I’m definitely better than I used to be.

Learn to Master Coffee.

It’s a staple of every office. After all, everyone is sitting down for 8 hours and need to be alert (ideally) the whole time. Keurig machines don’t cut it: the coffee is terrible and it’s not befitting of a tech company. We suggest getting some quality coffee beans and getting your own grinder. The smell of fresh coffee is sometimes enough to motivate a whole office. I suggest doing some research on coffee grinders that are quiet and not messy (resource: http://www.konacoffeebeans.org/best-coffee-grinders?).

Get a good coffee maker too. This is your lifeblood you’re brewing! Something like the Technivorm Moccamaster. Seriously, it’s a ‘I’m not messing around’ type of coffee maker that’ll make your office life much more palatable.

Learn to Master People.

This one I’m still working on. I have a few people working under me, and we have a vague description of what our mission within the company is. Really, we’re probably all working on a 20 minute presentation to the higher-ups that will end up being rejected and I’ll end up with a sweet payout. Kind of like Bighead on Silicon Valley (highly recommended).

But seriously, I have a tendency to offend them when I give them feedback. I’ve learned that I need to give harsh feedback, but I need to introduce it with a complement. Seriously, it changes the whole game. “You’ve really helped me appreciate the link between AI and driving, and I’ll always appreciate that. But this tech isn’t ready for the road because of various moral quandaries that AI can’t begin to solve.”

I just made that up. Please don’t think that’s a clue for where I work.

Appreciate your Parking Spot.

The parking spot was, for some reason, a big part of my negotiations. I am really grateful now, because it is a sweet spot. It makes all the difference in the world. But the spot next to me? It belonged to another guy like me: sold his company two years ago, got a spot, and it was recently ‘rescinded’ by the company. Now he parks with everyone else. I’m appreciating the sweet parking spot I have right now, because eventually the tech company that giveth will soon taketh away.

And, well, that’s it. I don’t have any big life-changing epiphanies to share with you. Other than life goes on after you successfully achieve all your dreams. You’re still breathing the same air, talking with the same voice, going to the bathroom…all that. So appreciate what you have now, because the big tech buyout won’t solve all of that for you.
Peace.

Legacy of Phisix.co

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New Technologies in the Wake of Phisix.co Are Changing Business

As we mentioned on our homepage, we have been acquired by a major online retail website, as our 3-d modelling system has been proven to be incredibly effective and could revolutionize the experience of purchasing clothes.

A few of our engineers went on to work on other projects. We wanted to shine a spotlight on a few that truly promise to revolutionize online business (and business in general).

1. Jet.com

Could it take Amazon.com down? Jet.com uses a proprietary pricing algorithm to prices goods not only below what Amazon.com does, but even offers Amazon coupon codes in a brazen attempt to demonstrate just how powerful their business model is.

For years, Amazon.com has the been the ‘disruptor’ when it comes to e-commerce. Brick and mortar stores have been complaining for years that Amazon.com takes an unfair advantage of these stores. But what Jet.com is proving is that the e-commerce world will never slow down to compete fairly with off-line retail stores.

Prices and efficiency are only going to increase.

This rivalry between Amazon.com and Jet.com reminds me a bit of the story of the tortoise and the hare. Amazon.com was so far ahead of the business world that it got complacent and went to sleep. Well, it’s about to be surpassed…

2. Shapeways

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With Shapeways you can upload any kind of 3-d image (at least one that isn’t protected by copyright) and they will print it for you and send it to you. 3-d printing is a revolutionary tech that will change many, many fields in the coming years. But Shapeways makes it simple and easy to print anything you desire.
Once the ability to print lots of different materials (i.e. copper wiring, plastic, different metals, microchips, etc.), we’ll have a cosmic shift in how our economy works.

How Our 3-D Modelling Works

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It’s So Much Easier Than You Think!

So you’re interested in what Phisix.co can do for you, but have no idea how you could possibly get a 3-d image of you made without costing an arm and a leg?

It’s so much easier than you think. And you can thank your smartphone for it!

Step 1: Take Pictures of Yourself.

You’ve been preparing for this since the inception of the smartphone!

But in all seriousness, the high resolution and detail of today’s high end smartphones means that you can take five pictures of yourself at different angles and we can compute a 3-d model of yourself for our service.

Keep in mind that this will only work with uncompressed, high resolution smartphones. So when you send us the photos, send us the uncompressed (sometimes called ‘raw’) images.

Supported smartphones: iPhone 5S, iPhone 6, iPhone 6S, HTC One, Samsung Galaxy 5;

These are the photos we need:

  • front-facing full body photo
  • Side-facing full body photo
  • Back-facing full body photo
  • Front-facing hips-to-head photo
  • Side-Facing full body photo.

And that’s it! Our lab will take the photos and use that all data to create a 3-d model for you. Send us the photos via our contact form. Don’t worry, all images will never be made public or used in any way other than for imaging purposes.

So How Do I Shop For Clothes?

This is the fun part. Hundreds of websites have added our imaging technology to their clothing lines, which means that we have 3-d models for these clothes. Just look for our Phisix.co seal on participating websites.