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Inverter Appliances

We’ve invested in some inverter appliances to conserve energy and lower our monthly expenses.

They were a bit pricey, but we are after the long-term benefits. Fortunately, we got them during a mall-wide sale (for the ref) and online sale for the three other items.

These purchases are not an overnight decision. Hubby and I have been discussing it for quite some time now. 

We bought our Samsung Digital Inverter refrigerator about five years ago to replace our two-decade old ref. 

Last December, we purchased two more inverter appliances – an electric fan and a microwave oven. Both are necessary devices at home. We regularly use the microwave oven to reheat food and sanitize food delivery. 

But what exactly inverter technology does to home appliances?

Based on the 101appliance.com website, an inverter is a device that controls the frequency of the incoming electrical current that goes to the appliance, thus consuming less electricity. They also tend to make the appliance more durable as the motor or the compressor is used less.

The website added that inverter technology is more efficient, has a longer lifespan, and has a silent operation. While inverter appliances cost more upfront than non-inverters, the savings in electricity and a longer-lasting motor will pay you back in dividends as time goes by.

Hubby said the appliances helped reduce our electric bill by approximately P500 – P800 per month. It means we have additional funds to buy groceries, vitamins, and maintenance meds.

We also bought an automatic washing machine last month. Although it’s not the inverter type, it’s still energy efficient. We are only using it for a month, but we noticed a decrease in water consumption from 24 cubic meters (in December) to 18 cubic meters this month. We are expecting a lower water rate by the end of the month.

We replaced our 11-year-old manual washing machine, so doing laundry now is a breeze. We are keeping the old washer as it still functions. 

(Big thanks to N for her contribution to this project.)

Fashion Styling Tips for Plus-size Women

It is every mom’s frustration to wear stylish slim clothes if they are on the plus-size part. If you have similar concerns, don’t worry. You can still look chic by knowing what to wear and avoid. 

These are some ways to look stylish while you are on the heavy side. 

  • Avoid wearing baggy clothes that will make you look bigger. Go for clothes that compliment your shape and body. As you try on dresses, be sure that it fits correctly because too tight clothing will reveal your lumps. 
  • On the other hand, you can easily hide love handles by wearing the best shapewear for women. Shapewear comes in different designs and styles depending on the occasion and clothing style. Note that figure-flattering clothing would not be complete without the aid of shapewear.
  • Pick clothes that are simple and elegant without loud designs because they will also make you look big.
  • Highlight your assets by wearing proper clothes. For example, if you want to hide your hips, then choose pants that will hug them. If you have a slim waist and want to flaunt it wear a belt to accentuate it on a dress but do not wear a wrestling singlet.
  • For moms who are too conscious to wear jeans, they can wear waist and thigh trainers to slim down their thighs. Based on 3 in 1 waist and thigh trainer reviews, it can assist you with fitting easily into body-hugging dresses, jeans, and skirts. It gives you an hourglass bend in an instant. 
  • Choose darker shades of clothing (black, blue, purple, brown) to hide the flaws and create a slim figure. Remember, lighter colors such as white and khaki can add pounds and make your appearance bigger. 
  • If you love skirts, an A-line skirt with below the knee length works well with moms on the heavy side. This design creates the illusion of a balanced, hourglass proportion. 
  • As mentioned, shapewear minimizes lumps and bumps. Moms should own a piece or two in their closet. It’s practical to buy quality body-slimmers. 
  • In addition, if you are looking for the best deals on shapewear and waist and thigh trainers in various shapes and varieties, check out www.sculptshe.com. They are on sale right now. They offer up to 50 percent discount on all their products. 

Look Stylish Working from Home

You may not be going back to the office just yet, but this doesn’t mean you skip wearing suitable clothes while working from home. 

While it is comfortable working in your pajamas, you can still wear the stylish clothes sitting in your dresser for a while now. Remember, some jobs don’t require one to be in front of the camera during zoom meetings. So, pjs and other comfy clothes are just fine.

When it’s time for you to be on cam for a work-related meeting, a comfy casual dress or pants with a slick top will do. Make sure the clothes fit and flatter your body type. 

Some casual dresses sale elevate your style or complement your acquired sense of fashion. 

There are times you find it hard to choose from your wardrobe, so stick with classics. You can mix and match the following classic clothing items. They are timeless and can go with any occasion. 

Little black dress. If you love knitted fabrics, you can choose knit dresses black as an alternative. Jeans, these are forever wardrobe stable. One of my favorites, too. Cashmere sweater, basic cardigan, white dress shirt, black blazer, wool coat, plaint t-shirt, printed summer dress, and leggings. 

The fabric should matter in choosing the pieces for your work clothes. You can’t go wrong with cotton fabric if comfiness is your prime consideration.   

If you are looking for more trendy dresses, www.dressvy.com offers a lot of styles and designs for you. 

The website has 85 products to purchase. It carries all the following classic clothing items such as the newest items; hot trends, sweaters, dresses, tops, bottoms, jumpsuits, swimwear. It also sells accessories, elegant wear, sport style, and best seller items. 

The trendy camisole crop top with a blazer is a hit for young ladies. 

They are on sale right now. They offer a 50 percent discount on 239 products. Take your pick.