While my dressing is pretty simple, I jazz up my looks with accessories and the combinations of fabrics, textures and items I put together. Most of my clothing is what I call basics or classics.
So when I find something that works, that I enjoy wearing and that (and this is most important) I get compliments, I buy in multiples.
Here is how you do it. Once you find what works, go after it, but only buy it in colors and fabrics that go with whatever else you have in your closet. Pictured below are some of the multiples that I own.
There seem to be a lot of statistics out there for sizes on the American Women. These I got from a website for commercial use (such as retail, manufacturers etc). The average American women wears a size 14 dress and or pants. In fact it's 50% of the female population. The average bra size is 34B, shoes is 8 wide and the average height is 5'5".
That should make just about everyone happy.
Have a great day.
We recently went on a trip to Wyoming and Colorado. There are two things that happen to be when traveling. I don't sleep well and my beauty routine is not what it should be, plus the environment is different from at home. It's funny the environment I can deal with and the beauty routine as well. It's the lack of sleep that shows up on my face and really makes my skin look shallow and lacking in color. They say you never catch up on sleep but after last night's big snore I am not so sure that's true. I feel a thousand times better and happier today just because I got a lot of sleep.
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What is dressing "out of the box"? To me it's taking classic clothing and putting a spin on it. Not one piece of the outfit is outrageous, it's the way the people put it together that makes "it"Happen, makes it "out of the box."
I love the website Sartorialist it's all about street fashion, what people do with their clothes in real life. Here is the link. http://www.thesartorialist.com/. If you love clothes and not just fashion it's definitely the place to go for great ideas. Looking dapper, being classic but a bit out of the box is what it's all about. Below is a young women in Europe, now I am not promoting smoking, (absolutely not) just what a great look, putting together total classic pieces but the use of color is what makes it "out of the box."
I keep telling my clients that as you grow older make not only life but your look clean and simple. Wear classics, changing the color with fashion but staying within the palette as to what looks good on you and goes with the rest of your closet. Keep " bling" or "out there looks to accessories, that way you have a closet that has exactly what looks good on you and you alone, but you can up the fashion factor with your accessories.
I love the book "Parisian Chic" by Ines de la Fressange. She is so classic in her look she just changes things up with color and accessories. Here is what I am talking about, see what little effort she uses to make herself look current and yet you know who she is.
The last few days I have been watching the 60th Anniversary of the Queen of England. The Brits sure do love their Queen and why not. She is so regal, so stoic and has taken her role with so much dignity. I was so impressed with how much they really love her and she her country. Hats off to the Brits.
And then there was Annie Lennox a personal favorite of mine, one of many entertaining the Queen, wearing Angel wings.
Both ladies talented and wonderful.
As you know I have been researching this company to see where they stand with animal testing. I checked with PETA and the ASPCA and they are not listed there as being animal free testing. My guess is that the actual products are not animals tested but that some of the ingredients are animal tested. Remember what I always say if it's been tested on an animal it cannot possibly be good for you.
Products are expensive, cleaning products, makeup products, skin care products. They all cost money and some of them a lot of money. So I have over the last few years made things really simple when buying products and in using them. Over the next few days I am going to share what I do to save money for cleaning and for my skin and makeup.
Let's start with cleaning products. The other day we were behind a young women at Target who had a cart full of cleaning products. Not only were some what I would call toxic but they were expensive. I wanted to tell her that all she really needs is white vinegar and baking soda, and some Mrs. Meyers or Method all purpose cleaners. My whole house is cleaned with these products,
including scrubbing out the shower with a combination of baking soda and vinegar (think for old science class experiments). Yes there is like a mini volcano when you combine them but you end up with a really clean shower, tub or sink. So ditch all those strong toxic chemicals you use to clean and purchase the cheapest stuff you can buy. Baking Soda and Vinegar. More ideas tomorrow.