Hello, my Loverlees. Hope your weekend is going great. It's still pretty cold here in Metro Detroit, with temperatures slightly bearable last week (above zero). We're in for another plummet to the minuses on tomorrow so, here we go again.
Anywho, it makes for good writing weather because it's too cold to go out.
For some of my Bellas, you already know about my forthcoming ebook on style entitled "How to Add Style to Your Everyday Life with Little or No Money. "I've enlisted the contributions of some of Blogdom's finest style makers to help inform our public on how to look and feel great about themselves.
So today, I'm giving the public a sneak peek of what's to come. Here's an excerpt. Enjoy!
Chapter 2 - Why You Got That On?
A woman should be two things: classy and fabulous. Coco Chanel
Just because it fits, doesn't mean You should wear it!
When you go on that shopping spree to purchase that important ensemble, please remember one basic truth: Just because it's your size, doesn't mean You should wear it!
What is this crazy woman talking about? You might ask. Size and fit are too different animals. The "number" does not determine the cut, form, length, etc. that is best for the wearer. It's merely an average assessment, or a general idea of how large the garment should be. It doesn't necessarily take into account your body type or unique measurements. You can purchase two pairs of slacks in different colors that appear to be of the same "size," and there will always be a difference (however slight) in how they fit. But aren’t they both a size 10 or 12? That's what the number says...
Dressing rooms are there for a reason. Use them. Use the all around mirror to see how you look from every angle. Does the dress pucker? Does the jacket hang properly? Is it the right length for your body type? These are questions you can and should answer before you leave the sales clerk your weekly paycheck. If it's too tight, leave it in the store. You know that dress is too short. Put it back! Don't wear something that you have to pull and tug on every time you sit, stand, turn, or breathe. Poorly fitting, too tight jeans are NOT, I repeat, are NOT SEXY. Why you got that on? Butt crack is not a fashion statement! Ladies, please, I am not Cisco. I DON'T WANT TO SEE YOUR THONG!!!! Stop watching Maury Povitch and Jerry Springer for fashion tips! Whew…
Looking good does not have to be a major undertaking. It also doesn't have to cost a second mortgage on the house. Even if you do need a major style renovation, do a little at a time, making subtle lifestyle changes. Polish your fingernails a lighter or darker shade. Style your hair differently (hairstyle mags are a must-have if you want to know what cut best suits the shape of your face). Take advantage of a free department store makeover and learn what makeup is best for your skin tone. Exercise—get strong, and healthy. Learn to love who you are right now. Remember, you are a work of art, made in the image of a Loving God. Enjoy yourself and make sure your life is filled with love and balance. You can't just work all the time. If you feel better about you, looking better will come naturally. You'll do it because you want people to get to know the best you, the real you, the confident you. The Stylish You. Develop good habits and learn how to entertain yourself and lift your spirits on a budget (more about that in the Stylish Pick-Me-Ups section).
From upcoming ebook: "How to Add Style to Your Everyday Life with Little or No Money."