Male vs Female buttons

Hey lovelies, 

Ever wondered why the buttons on the male shirts were places on the right and that of the ladies were placed on the left… I bet some of you didn’t even know that. 

I have always wondered why… 

During my research too it is said that the same feat applies to zippers (Ie, male on the right,  female on the left)  I’ll take note from now. 😋

It’s true that there internet is a wealth of knowledge but… 

This one proved to me that the internet is a round about too… There were theories that just didn’t even add up to me.
After much research (and being forced to watch cat videos and YouTube links 😏) I finally chose the answer that seemed more realistic and reasonable.

Historians say,  in ancient times,  clothing held weaponry, it was easier for men to slip their hands in and pull out their guns hidden in the shirt with the dominant hand without it being caught in.

It also applies to swords,  gentlemen wore their swords on the left so it could be drawn from the right hand. And if a jacket buttoned  was on the right.. It wouldn’t be a smooth sail to get the sword. 
(I don’t believe I’m writing medieval) oh well!
As for the women,  when buttons were invented. The woman wearing the shirt wasn’t necessarily the person buttoning it… Buttoned clothes was for the wealthy.
Wealthy women back then didn’t dress themselves.
That means the maids had to button it… And it’s more convenient for  the buttons to be on the left when someone had to button it.

Understandable enough?  I took this for my answer probably cos I was tired of research. Lol
Men’s shirts have buttons on the right, women’s on the left. 


Youre welcome 



Toodles

Bhotchocolate 💜

20. Photograph of the town i live in.

Hello guys…
So im Nigerian.. *that should be obvious i hope* and i live in Abuja.
Here are random pictures from Buzz Nigeria …pictures of Abuja…

My couldnt have done even close to this …google is your friend😂😂😂😂😂😂

This is “Abuja in HD” 😂😂😂
Anyways, Tomorrow Yall
Toodles

Bhotchocolate💙❤

17. What you would find in my handbag

Heyyy lovelies,

So today… Im writing about what i always have in my handbag. I just feel some of them are unnecessary..but i always do carry them all.

1. Handsanitizer.

2. Lipbalm/lipgloss.

3. Hand cream.

4. Eyedrop.

5. Nail file… I have the softest nails in the entire universe.

6. Wallet. Duhh!!!

7. Business card…yea well, this is either in my bag or in the wallet.

8. My phone charger. 

9. Bag tissue.

10. Lollipop/chewing gum  (70 percent of the time, i have lollipop in my bag… Yea and my statistics is probably not correct😂😂😂😂😂😂) 
Every other thing found in the bag is normal.

Toodles

Bhotchocolate♥
Dont forget to drop a comment.

5. Favourite Quote.

Hey guys!!!

Its day 5 of our 31 days blog challenge…*bigggg smileeeee* (dimples out)

Day 5 is 9th April 2017

My favorite quote/saying is from the Bible.

Yess…it is my favorite saying/ verse/ quote….everything!!!!

For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.- Jeremiah 29 vs 11

Tomorrow Yall

Toodles

Bhotchocolate♥

Above all else, guard your heart for it affects everything you do.- Proverbs 4:23

3. Blogging: When and Why?

Hi hotties, 

Its day 3 of my 31 days blog challenge and its getting quite exciting for me… Im beginning to surprise myself too😂😂😂😂.

Day 3. 7th April 2017

So yea, i started blogging because i always thought i had a thing for writing and im a bit experimental…and craftsy handsy…so yea i needed a place to just write, share ideas and talk.this was 4 years ago… February or March 2013 … 

My first post, it seemed like i was lost in a maze. Yea…4 years down the line and still very excited.


Remember to drop a comment..or a question..if youd like me to write on any topic.

Toodles

Bhotchocolate♥

When I dare to be powerful, to use my strength in the service of my vision, then it becomes less and less important whether I am afraid.” — The Cancer Journals

You shall not be ashamed.

Hi guys!!!

Today, i want to motivate you…like always…

This week,God will lighten your face and you shall not be ashamed ~ Psalm 34:5
Sometimes our faces and hearts are darkened and heavy with sadness, depression, fear, insecurity, indecision, problems, …sometimes its our own doing like malice, hatered, grudge…but God has a promise this week. “he will lighten my face and I shall not be ashamed”.

 Im holding on to this word this week.

What are you holding on to this week?

Toodles

Bhotchocolate💜

I am not discouraged, because every wrong attempt discarded is another step forward. -Thomas Edison

SCARFS : Different ways to rock your scarf.

Hi lovelies,
I just love how well turbans and scarfs are used to beautify and emphasize an already beautiful look, or even change the entire picture of the outfit. Girls are not playing.*snap*

While preparing to go to church two weeks ago, I needed to complete my “ankara look” by actually tying the scarf, very unlike me, my scarf is always in my bag or left at home. I felt so good and looked like a “complete” outfit , after that “epiphany”😕😕😕I decided I was going to add scarves to my outfits henceforth (and not so much as just on my head😂😂😂).

I particularly love how scarves are paired as turban to finish up a complete English look, that is Savage📸 and always noteworthy in my books. In my opinion, adding a scarf is the best way to easily make an outfit chic without the whole “trying too hard to accessorize” feel.

Try your scarf :

1) As a headtie/turban: This is what comes to mind when you first hear the words “scarf”, the ultimate save a ‘bad hair day’, “we are all tempted to try it” look. But to pull this off, you should have your hands on ways to tie your turban. Here are some looks to try.

   
    
    
 

2) On the neck: Up until my research for this post, I didn’t even know there were these many ways to tie a scarf in the neck. Feed your eyes.

   
    
 
And here are some outfits with this method 

    
 
Can’t wait to try this last look.

3) As a belt : This method is quite fashionable, but it takes a certain level of fashion forward thinking to pull this off.

   
   

 

4) Layering/ Under the belt: Love this.

   
   

There are a lot more ways to include scarfs in your everyday look,

   

  

Feel free to share your scarf styles 

Toodles

Hotchocolate ❤️

“Money doesn’t buy elegance. You can take an inexpensive sheath, add a pretty scarf, gray shoes, and a wonderful bag, and it will always be elegant” ~ Carolina Herrera 

Credit: Pinterest 

TABLE ETIQUETTE 🍴🍽🍵🍷

Hi lovelies,

I stumbled upon a very interesting website recently and decided to make a post with excerpts from the site. After going through series of their write ups on dinner etiquette and its likes, I just kept laughing at myself 😂😂😂…. I still have a long way to go in figuring these things out, let’s learn more together. We can put our spoons to rest.

Do visit them, they have a whole lot of articles on etiquette.

Below is a brief write up copied from the website.

  


NAPKINS 
*Placing the Napkin in Your Lap. Place the napkin in your lap immediately upon seating. If there is a host or hostess, wait for him or her to take their napkin off the table and place it in his or her lap. (An exception to this rule is buffet-style meals, where you should unfold your napkin when you start eating.)

*Unfold your napkin in one smooth motion without “snapping” or “Shaking” it open.

*Don’t Tuck the Napkin. Don’t tuck a napkin into your collar, between the buttons of your shirt, or in your belt.
*Using the Napkin. Use your napkin frequently during the meal to blot or pat, not wipe, your lips. Blot your lips before taking adrink of your beverage.

~Temporarily Leaving the Table : When leaving the table temporarily, put your napkin on your chair. If the chair is upholstered, place the napkin soiled side up.
~Placing the Napkin at the End of the Meal :At the meal’s end: The napkin is loosely folded at the end of the meal.If a plate is in the center of your place setting, when leaving the table lay the napkin to the left of the plate.


WINE TASTING ETIQUETTE

Once it is poured into the proper glass, it’s time to evaluate and enjoy the wine. Evaluating wine involves four basic steps – looking, swirling, smelling, and tasting.

Step #1 – Look. Holding the wine glass up against a white background, such as a napkin or table cloth, to evaluate its color and clarity. Red wines should range in color from deep purple to brick red. White wines should range in color from lemon gold to golden amber.
Step #2 – Swirl. Swirl the wine in your glass to aerate it.
Step #3 – Smell. Put your nose in the glass and take a deep breath. Older wines should have subtler aromas than younger ones.
Step #4 – Taste. To taste the wine, fill your mouth about ½ full and subtly swish the wine around.


WHEN TO START EATING

At a small table of only two to four people, wait until everyone else has been served before starting to eat. At a formal or business meal, you should either wait until everyone is served to start or begin when the host asks you to.

  

HANDLING UTENSILS

The continental table manners style prevails at all meals, formal and informal, because it is a natural, non-disruptive way to eat.
Hold your fork in your left hand, tines downward.

Hold your knife in your right hand, an inch or two above the plate. 

Extend your index finger along the top of the blade.

Use your fork to spear and lift food to your mouth.

If your knife is not needed, it remains on the table.


PASSING THE FOOD

Pass to the right. One diner either holds the dish as the next diner takes some food, or he hands it to the person, who then serves herself. Any heavy or awkward dishes are put on the table with each pass. Special rules apply to passing salt and pepper and passing bread and butter.


RESTING UTENSILS

When you pause to take a sip of your beverage or to speak with someone, rest your utensils by placing your knife and fork on your plate near the center, slightly angled in an inverted V and with the tips of the knife and fork pointing toward each other.


TOASTING ETIQUETTE

The first toast given during a dinner is normally offered at the beginning of the meal.
Traditionally, the first toast is offered by the host as a welcome to guests.
Toasts offered by others start during the dessert course.
Remember, good etiquette is simply good manners.

Toodles

Hotchocolate❤️

“Manners are a sensitive awareness of the feelings of others. If you have that awareness, you have good manners, no matter what fork you use.”     Rita Mae Brown

Culled from etiquettescholars.com