Sunday, December 26, 2010

What's a Good Relationship?




Ladies and Gents, a good relationship is one that you work at.  It's one that you are will to give and not always take.  It's when you want to always make sure that your partner is happy and in turn that makes you happy.  A good relationship isn't about being selfish or thinking of your needs all the time.  Most of the time ladies you are the giver in the relationship, but when you have a man that truly love you then you will no longer be the one who is always giving.  He will give you anything and he will do anything to make you happy and that's when you will know that your relationship is a good one.  Also, as women we need to know when to let the man lead and know how to follow.  If you want a relationship that's full of love and kindness know when to stand up and when to submit. 

 And, Gents you have got to started looking at women on an individual bases not as you pass relationship.  Know when you have a good woman and treat her like she is.  Gents, if you have a woman who always make sure that your needs are taken care of that's the one to stick with.  You have to understand that she will always be there for you and you need to let her know you will always be there for her.  All a real woman wants is a man that cares for her and only wants to be with her.
 
Ladies and Gents, time is precious and you can't get it back so spend your time with the person you plan on spending a lifetime with.

So, a Good Relationship is give and take both parties must be willing to work at it and know that this is worth working on.  What you put in is what you will get out....

TIP: If it's not going towards marriage then what's the purpose in having a relationship. 



Sunday, December 5, 2010

For Colored Girls The Movies

 

 A Picture of True Colored Girls

Kimberly Elise character shows how strong black women is and can be.  When looking at this women acting you would think that this was really going on in her life.  You can tell that she has master her craft and she will be one of the most remembered actresses of our time.  She showed how even as an African American women and mother you have come to the end of your robe you have to still pick yourself up and go on because there's always someone out their you can help.  There's nothing more to say other than she really really did an outstanding job of acting in this movie.

Janet Jackson character was a very strong business woman who's husband was on the down low and didn't think he was gay.  And, she ended up with a disease that she got because he was unfaithful and didn't want to admit what or who he was.  But, I have to say she played her part like a pro and in the movie she showed how much you have to go through know matter how much money you make.  So, many people say marry for love and things will be alright, but that's not always a true statement.  She played her part with class and style I don't think anyone else could have played this role better than she did.  This part was made for her and she really worked it.

Loretta Devine character was the one who had to learn to love herself before she could love someone else.  It took her a minute but she finally got and got rid of the man that didn't mean her know good.  She show how women are romantics at heart, but sometimes they fall for the wrong kind of man and then they take advantage of them.

Phylicia Rashad character was the one who have a lot of wisdom and she knew what needed to be done, but she just did have the guts to do it all.  I would say she was the glue in the end that made sure everything would be alright.

Whoopie was just great and made you truly believe that she was the character.  Nothing more needs to be said.

Everyone of these ladies played there parts well and know one will ever be able to take that from them...

This movies is a must see movie for not just African American Women but all women should see it.  I really think that these ladies really made this movie work.  While watching this movie with friends I cried and rejoiced but most of all I reflected on things I've seen so many women got through.  It doesn't matter if you live in the penthouse or the project there's always issues that can bring women together.   

Tyler Perry really did a wonderful job of picking the actors and actress for the movie.  Well Done Mr. Perry, Well Done!!!  This will be in my video library when it comes out on video....



Thursday, December 2, 2010

Tips for Winter Lips

In the cold months, when your lips tend to get extra dry, keep balms accessible.  Stash one in the bathroom, your purse, your gym bag, the car, and an office drawer.  Also recommends applying lip balm every time you wash your face and whenever you feel tempted to lick your lips.  Licking them will only cause further dehydration, so resist the urge. 

Take this tip and use it to the fullest...

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

The Color of Lipstick The Fits Again Woman (RED)

Tips On The Perfect Red Lip

Having great red lips are every girls dream so take these tips and work them...

  • Fill in lips with a liner that your lip color...
  • Apply color straight from the tube just in the center of lips...
  • Using a lip brush blend the lipstick equally to the outer corners...
  • Blot your lips for a nice finish look...
  • To make sure no color gets on your teeth, wash you finger, and apply a little Vaseline to your teeth....
  • Add a little gloss to your lips to get that shine that shows off how perfectly red your lips are....
For the natural finish fill in your lips with a red pencil and add some lip balm and you will have the matte look that will last all day...Remember, having your lipstick applied correctly makes a great difference in your look....


Saturday, November 27, 2010

Hair Extension



Some people think it's just putting pieces of hair in your own hair and making it longer.  That's not all that goes along with having extension in your hair.  There's the care of extension also there are different types of extension.  Did you know that wigs are also extension?  I know some people may say know that's not true, but it's because a wigs are something you put on your head to make your hair look longer.  You have all types of wigs (lace fronts, half wig, etc.) toppers which just cover spots were you want your hair to look fuller in those thin spots.  Then their are braids this is when you add hair in that allows you to have cornrow, or single braids. This hair comes from bundles of hair that let you use the hair individually....  Then theirs clip ons which are pieces of hair with clips at the top of then so you don't have to mess with hair glue.  The clip-ons can be taken out every night just as a wig can be taken off every night... Theirs also what is called a weave and their are some many different ways for those to go in such as sewing, glue, etc..  But ladies when you wear extension make sure that they look natural and they match the color of you hair...  And, if you are putting something else in your hair to jazz it up stop over doing it.  The glitter is just to much so please please stop it unless it's a Holiday party you're going to...

Friday, November 26, 2010

Make Up Over Kill


Make up Applied Correctly


Make up Applied Wrong in Every way

Ladies, make up isn't or shouldn't be a mask it should be an accessory to show off your natural beauty.  And, Ladies if you don't know what you should be wearing on your face then wear as little make up as possible.  When you have the right skin care routine your natural skin will glow without a lot of make up. Maybelline has this new line that's a mousse foundation and it's great and looks very natural when you put it on your skin.  Now, let's talk about how to wear that eyeshadow.  Your eyeshadow should never be so bold that your eyes enters a room before your do.  What I mean by that is that you shouldn't look like you just put on the war paint and you're ready for battle.  If you're looking to impression with your look then I promise you that wearing your make-up and eyeshadow heavy isn't the way to do this.  All this does is let others know that you have self issues and this is the way you think beauty should look and that's not true.  When you do your make-up think about this if you look like a clown take it off and reapply it again.  All, I'm saying ladies is you're all beautiful made and you have a individual look so don't hide behind cakes and cakes of make-up or eyeshadow. 

Remember, when it comes to make-up less is always more....Tell me what you think about this subject I look forward to your comments.. 



Thursday, November 25, 2010

BODY SHAPERS

Women and Men new best friends... if you want to look great this season but don't have the time to lose the extra weight then I have your answer and new best friend for the holiday season.  It's called the "BODY SHAPER".

Body Shapers, hide a multitude of sins and shows off all of your assets.  If you're looking for a smaller waist line, slimmer bootie, smaller thighs or want to get rid of all that back fat for the day then you need a body shaper.  There are so many shapers out today you don't have to have surgery to get that hour glass figure or that flat belly and love handles that men worry about.. Check out all the different ones they have out in stores.  Also, you don't have to spend lots of cash to get a great quality shaper, believe me I know.  I've had the very expensive ones and the least costly ones and I couldn't really tell the difference.

 Here are Just a Few to Look at:

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

First Impression Are Lasting

Ladies know matter what people may say First Impression are the one people always remember.  If you are going out this holiday season you need to make sure that you looking like a million bucks at all times. 
 
So, Here are a Few Suggestion if it's just Dinner with the Family
  •  A pair of dark blue jeans and a button down shirt (white), a nice pair high heels and blazer with color.

  • Ladies, if you are going to a dinner that's like a party then pull out the little red or black dress and don't forget to wear very bold accessories to pull you outfit together.

     
  • Nothing looks better Women then a sleek and fresh hair style that you've always wanted.
 

  • As for your jewelry pearls work with everything and they always make your outfit look classes ..
  Remember, don't over or under dress this holiday season because looking good is very important and again First Impression are lasting.  Check with someone who will tell you the truth about what you are wearing and won't lie to you.  Take these suggestion and have a wonderful holiday...

Thursday, November 18, 2010

The Housewives of Beverly Hills



I've been checking out the Housewives of Beverly Hills and these women are totally off the chain. 

 First, there's Camille she acts as if she can do know wrong but she plays mind games with the rest of the women.  She doesn't act like she a wife she acts more like she's an airhead mistress and I see why her husband is only interested in the kids.  She needs to grow up and get a life.  She's upset because Kyle said that know one wants to be around her without her husband when the truth is know one would even know who she was if it wasn't for here husband. This woman is absolutely crazy she wants attention from everyone because her husband isn't interested in her at all.  

Second, there's Kim who doesn't have a back bone at all.  She wants to live in a fairy tale with her kids who really just want her to get a life.  Kim, thinks that she can act dingy and know one will call her out when really she has low self-esteem and really can't stand on her on without a family member telling her what to do.

Third, there's Taylor who's lips come in the room before she doesn't.  This woman is a plastic surgery nightmare.  What was the deal on her little girls party because I don't think it was about the child it was more about Taylor and her friends.  This chic is another one who's husband doesn't really care about paying her any attention.  My thing is how much nip tuck do you need before you husband will send time with just you. Tonight, when she went to see her husband backstage he didn't want her back there with him at all.

Forth, Lisa I like her because she really doesn't care what is really going on with these ladies but they have know clue.  Lisa is all about her restaurants, family and those dogs.  She doesn't have a lot going on in her life right now maybe it will change soon.

Fifth, Kyle should just be honest and say that she doesn't think Camille should be apart of there group of friends.  I think that Kyle thinks because she can boss her sister around she can do the with everyone else.  And, even though Camille is crazy Kyle needs to let it go and just stay away from Camille because this could mess with her husband business relationship.

Six, Adrienne just get a new weave because that one isn't working for her....   Well, I guess money can't buy you a good weave..

Check in and tell me what you think about the "Housewives of Beverly Hills"

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Girl Power Is The Best Kind of Power

I was reading a book called "The Girls Guide to Building a Million Dollar Business" and the author was talking about how as women with hold ourselves back from being successful.  And all I could think was how true that was.  As women we have been taught that we need to be a man to be a success in this world, but that's not the true.

As women we are the back bone to every successful person on this earth.  If not for women there wouldn't be a President to run this country or a Bill Gates, Donald Trump, Sean Comb, and many other successful men.  Ladies we are the foundation and we keep this world running because support, take care of everyone and we are always there with a shoulder to cry on.  Ladies we set the standard for what this world is going to become so let's started showing our young ladies that there's nothing impossible for them to do in this world. 

We are women of many colors, shapes, and backgrounds but the one thing we all have in common is that we are WOMEN.  So, stop short changing yourself and be the mother, business women, and sister that you can where mint to be and make the difference in another women's lives.

These are just some of the faces of mothers, sisters, wives, and business owners....

Monday, November 15, 2010

Being a Strong Woman

What do you call a Strong Woman?

"Who's Back Do You Stand On"
 Rosa Parks    Mahalia Jackson - May 17, 1957, Prayer Pilgrimage for Freedom in Washington, D.C.  Daisy Bates and the Little Rock Nine    Tina & Ike Turner - Proud Mary
A sister, mother, aunt, cousin, business owner, nurse, doctor, housewife, nanny, and so many many other names.  Do you know who came before you to pave the way so that you wouldn't have to go through drama of being told your just a woman and you ain't capable of being a success.  Tell me who's back do you stand on is it the mother or grandmother that stood in the gap for you.  The one who took the verbal abuse or physical abuse so that you wouldn't have to.  Or is it the woman who deserve to be the CEO of the company but took the back seat to the man that wasn't even half as qualified as she was to hold the CEO position.  Who's back do you stand on? The woman who's the housewife that never gets credit for raising our future President.  Maybe, it the little old lady that welcomes you to the Wal-Mart and she has to be there because that's her only choose.  Could it be that we as women walk around everyday and never think about about who's back we stand on to be where we are today.  I want to thank every woman I know that I have stood on back to get here like my mother, my grand mother, my aunt's, Rosa Park, Josephine Bark. Walker, Alice Walker, Toni Morrison, Shirley Chisholm, Pam Grier, Tina Turner, Diana Ross, Oprah Winfrey and so many more.  As young women we have always being told to find a good man and marry him and you'll be happy.  But, that's not the truth and the first person you have to get to know is yourself and once you have discovered who you are then and only then you will be happy and whole. 

Remember, this ladies life is full of ups and downs but if you know who you are you can do anything on this earth and you can have anything you want.  In this day and age you have to "REMEMBER WHO'S BACK YOU STAND ON" and then you have to make them proud of your achievement.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

The Slingback

This shoe is the very definition of timeless, elegance, and versatile style that garners winks and instant respect it's your choice depending on how you choose to incorporate this staple backless heel.
Slingbacks, will give you sophistication and the ease of slipping them on and off, and they work with anything from your skinny jeans to your cocktail dress.  They're punctuation at it's best triple duty in conservative workplaces and at traditional social events, and they travel abroad well when creativity and multifunctional guide smart packing.
These shoe will give your legs the long and strong look that every women love to have. 



Sunday, November 7, 2010

Starting A New Business

When starting a new business you must do a lot of research.  If you don't do the research you will never know the ups and downs of the field in which you are going into... Here are some tips for having a successful business start-up...
  • Networking:  You must network with others people in your field and related fields...
  • Sounding Board: This is a person that you can talk to about what's going on in your business and they will listen...
  • Mentor:  (Totally different person) This person is successful in building there own business and can tell you what you need to do to grow your business successfully.  They can tell you about some of the short comings....
  • Remember, everyone aren't going to be happy so, don't tell everyone about your business...
  • Plan:  Most important of all is write a "PLAN" you can't go forward if you don't know where you're going to....
  • Goals:  Set goals for you and your business have a short term goal (1 yr.), mid term goal (5 yrs.) and a long term goal (10 yrs. plus) this will keep you on track.
  • Dream Board: This is a board that has all the things you want to do in your life and in your business.  Once you have achieved those dreams make another board...
Remember, life is to short for you to say I will get to it next year because next year isn't promise to you.  So, live your dreams now and work your passion.  In the beginning it will take a lot of your time, but in the end you will have what you have always dreamed of.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

It's That Time of The Year

Coat Season Is Here....

When you look in your closet what do you see when it comes to your
 coat(s)?

These are just a few tips for coats of the season....

  • Trench Coats are always a classic coat to have in your closet.  This coat will never go out of style and if you have the basic colors such as black, blue, or brown...
  • Pea Coats are also another classic coat that will always look great....
  • Double Breasted Coat are made for you ladies who are smaller up top and slimmer shoulders....
  • Single Button Coat are made for ladies with wide shoulder....
  • Long Coats are for those ladies who are taller....
  • Waist Length Coats are made for shorter women and it will still make you look taller than you really are.  And, that's always a great thing.....
Ladies, it's always great to have more than one coat in your closet.  You should have a least a coat for everyday, special occasion, and that cute one that's the show off coat.  Yes, I said show off coat because every women should be able to show off a little in her life time.

Monday, November 1, 2010

How To Make Your Eyes Stand Out

To make eyes really stand out, wear an eye shadow that's the opposite of your eye shade on the color spectrum:



  • For the darker eyes you should wear a blue shadows
  • Hazel Eyes should wear colors like lavender and plum tones
  • Earth Tones are better looking on green eyes
  • Brown colors look great on blue eyes

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Beauty Tips

Create Your  Perfect Look....

Here are some tips for you to always have the perfect look before leaving home in the morning...

  • Your traditional cleanser may not get your skin as clean as you need it to by...So, if you wear full coverage foundation or sunscreen (sp 40 or higher).  Use a massage cleaning oil to get rid of hard to remove make-up. Also wash your face with your regular cleanser to make sure you get all the make-up off...
  • Dry skin consider changing up your routine and washing your face with dandruff shampoo instead of regular cleanser once a month...
  • Apply the cleanser directly to your dry skin, then rinse.
  • If you want to have beautiful eyes you will need a great cream eye
  • Don't sleep in your make up because it will start to put lines in your skin...

These are just a few tips to having great skin and keeping it looking great....

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Couple of Tips for What kind of Hat fits You


Hats aren't just for the summer or when you are having a bad hair day.  They are for all occasion as long as you know to put the assemble together.  You don't have to look like a model when you wear your hats just look good.  Make sure that your hat not only fits your head but it also fits your face.  If you are wearing a round and your face is round that wouldn't be a great match.  All that does is make you face and head look bigger. You can wear a round hat but it can't fit close to your head it needs to be a little bigger and rounder like the hat in the picture.




Now, this hat is made for the lady that wants to look sexy and stylish at the same time.  When your face is of a square shape the dip to one side is best for you look.  It gives you cover for the bad hair day without you looking bad. 


The TIP of today is hats are great for all occasions just make sure it right for you head and face.

Friday, October 29, 2010

Elements of Style "Jewelry"

Women in Your 40s

Now things are getting dramatic.  Your collection is a brilliant brew of wild, elegant, and all round dazzling pieces ( At least mine is). 

Here are some Tips you and your jewelry...
  • Chunky is a good thing:  Large, demonstrative looks can often pull your whole ensemble, together like a substantial, sculpted gold cuff played against a stark black dress.
  • Something old, something new:  Add vintage like gems and edgier fare to your jewelry box is a modern way to dress.
  • Layers:  Layers and layers of pearls, thin gold chains or a beaded necklace work best against black.
  • Rings: Oversize rings are a jewelry that's here to stay
These are just a few tips you can wear and look great while wear them.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Theme Parties

Today, I was at a theme party and it was great to see what everyone had on.  But, there was some people who just looked a hot mess.  A jersey and short are great unless you put on stocking with high sandals on then you really need help. 

This is the tip:
  • Don't look like the clown of the party unless the theme of the party is clowns.  That's the tip of today.....

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Kitchen Island

Design Pointers for Planning a Great Kitchen

  • Start with the look You want:  You can match existing cabinets for a unified look. And a portable island and it will become the focal point of your kitchen
  • Map the island's footprint:  Bigger isn't always better.  You'll need to be able to open the dishwasher without blocking traffic, or reach the range without a long walk.
  • Plan for seating:  If you have the space make it so you have some hangover so peoples legs will be able to comfortably at the island.
  • Remember the trade-offs:  Built in appliances and sink use up under counter space and can get in the way if you use the way if you use the island as a serving area.

  • Pick your height:  Standard counter height is 36" but 42" bar height surface hides the view of kitchen clutter from a family or dining room.

Friday, October 22, 2010

How To Dress When There's A Dress Code

Black Tie Affair

This the time to carry out the fantasy of who you want to be or who you want to look like.  Wear bold colors, wear fabulous jewelry, wear anything that helps you make a statement and a grand entrance.  This kind of event requires that a man wear black tie attire, but this is the time for you to come out of the cocoon.  Don't be just another woman in a long black gown jazz your look up and be different.  You never want to blend in with everyone else be the one who sets the standards.

Dressy Casual

This means pants are okay but no jeans.  Fun tops are great but please don't wear T-shirt.  It's always great to know what kind of event you are going to and that will determine your outfit.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Renovating Small Spaces

When renovating a small space you must remember that dark colors will only make the space look even smaller.  You should always get pieces of furniture that will make the room appear larger than it really is.  Your walls should be a lighter color and you baseboards and crown molding should pop this will make the room look longer and taller.  Make sure that the room is a reflection of you and your personality because if it isn't you will never enjoy spending time in it.  And, you renovated the space so that you would be able to enjoy it and show it off to friends and family.  It takes time to figure out how you want the space to look and the pieces of furniture you really want so before you take on the project plan, plan and plan some more.  Because if you don't know where you are going with the renovation you will surely go over the budget.  And, once you have made up your mind don't change it because that will only make the renovation go on longer than you or the contractor planned.  So, get up off that chair and started doing the renovation you've been thinking about for months or even years.

And if you don't know where to started start with the small things that you can do yourselves and then move to the bigger ones that you may need help with.  Don't be afraid to ask for help from your friends and family because most of the time they may know a better or quicker way to get to your goal.  While HAPPY RENOVATING!!!!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Shapers Are The Way To Go



These days you don't have to worry about not having those smooth curves in your clothes I have great News it's called a Shaper!!!!!

body sharper, slimmers, etc.. they have them for all shapes and sizes.  And, it changes the way you look in every outfit.  There's nothing to be ashamed of even those who tell you they aren't wearing them they just wake up and look that way most of the time aren't telling you the truth.

Not only are they good for smoothing you out in your clothes they also support you back very well.  You can also wear them when you are working out to sweat a little more.  So, you see they can benefit you in every way.  You can find them in lots of store and you don't have to break the bank to have one.  The next time you are out shopping take a look and see if you can find one for yourself.  I recently lose a lot of inches and the sharper has helped me smooth out my curves and everyday I'm thankful that someone came up with them because now I can benefit from them everyday if I want to.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Office Style

ForThe Girls in Your Office..

One of my saying that I saw and I try to live by:  If I am reinventing my business life, I will also reinvent how I dress for it....and it does not always have to cost a fortune to look good.

What you wear speaks volumes about you to your current and prospective employers.

Dressing 101

Ill-fitting or too-tight clothes and casual ensembles make you look lazy or sloppy. "If you are wearing a blouse, absolutely no cleavage, and if there is any gap between the buttons, put on a shell underneath.

A few basic office fashions for women: a black suit, black dress, a gray skirt and a few solid colored shirts.
Appropriate casual dress includes "blazers, sports jackets, collared shirts, pressed trousers, casual skirts(nothing above the knee) and smart casual trousers, and  sweaters. Women who wear sundresses to the office must keep a cardigan or jacket at their desk so that they can throw it on if they have a client meeting.
'If you wear open-toed shoes or sandals, make sure your toes are manicured.'  No matter how good a job you are doing, looking the part is very important. People will never forget if you look sloppy,'"
When it comes to dressing for an interview, the consensus is that conservative is best. "Dressing conservatively means you care on a couple of different dimensions,". "One, you're making an effort; two, you're making an effort not to offend; three you're polite and respectful."

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Make-Up Shouldn't Look Like it's There

Ladies, let's talk about how you wear your make-up.  Make up should be an accent not a whole new face for you.  Me and a girlfriend were talking the other day about how some women wear to much make-up to the point where if they decided to go a day without make-up you would never know who they were. What we were saying is when you have on make up it shouldn't be the only thing that people talk about when they see you come in a room or leave out of a room.  There's lots of bold colors for you to wear but you need to think about what and how you put make-up on.  Your make-up should be light and natural it should never and I mean never look like it's just layered on your face.  This is when it look likes you are hiding something like bad skin, uneven skin tone, etc..  Also, you must clean your brushes at least once a week and change out your make-up at least 3 to 4 months.  Bacteria is something you need to be aware of because it can cause your skin to break out and that's not what you want to happen. 

So, Ladies think of it like this if your make-up doesn't look like you don't have make-up on then you have on to much.  Take it off and started over again!!!!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

What's The Correct Way To Dress When Going Out Doing The Day

"The Way You Dress is the Standard that You Set for Yourself..."

Over my many years in this fashion industry I've learned that the saying "First Impression is a Lasting Impression".  Most people don't think about how their look will effected the way people see them or judge how qualified they are to help them in a professional environment.  What you put out is what you get back in this world.  It doesn't matter if you are a business owner, entrepreneur, or a homemaker you need to always look your best because you never know who or what will come you way to change your life.  You may say that it doesn't matter what you look like you can still make a difference in someones life. That's not the truth I wish it was but it's really not people are attracted to the way you look and speak.  Yes, my friends it's the "Way You Dress is the Standard that You Set for Yourself".  So, please check yourself out before you leave the house.  You don't always have to be dressed to the hill but you must be dress to impress at all times.  Take it from me just try it for 30 days and see how different people will treat you.  If it doesn't work comment 30 days from now and let me know what happens. Good or Bad I want to know what happens with you 30 days makeover.

Monday, October 11, 2010

It's Not About The Money

Fashion is expensive, Style isn't: 

Some of the most stylish girls I know are certainly not the wealthiest.  Ironically, it's ofter the girls with less money who seem to understand style the best.  Maybe it's because they are forced to be picky and can't slavishly follow the trends.  Maybe it's because they have perfected the art of mixing their more expensive items with their cheaper finds.  Or maybe it's because they know where to splurge and where to save.


Cheap Thrills:

  • White Hanest T-Shirts:  Laid back and great for mixing.  Best when taken from your boyfriend's or husband's drawer
  • L.L. Bean Tote:  Simple, chic, and functional
  • A White Button Up:  Will go with anything
  • Khaki Pants:  Perfectly classic. Just don't go pleated
  • Vintage Pieces:  Cheapest when taken from your mother's closet 
 

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Animal Prints

Ladies Ladies Ladies, when you are wearing animal prints make sure you are wearing the print not the print wearing you.

Make certain the item you reach for compliment you whatever age you are, as it can easily overpower your look if you aren't careful.  Here's a tip for each age....

Twenty Something

The limit on wearing any print, from cheetah, leopard, zebra, tiger, or giraffe, are far off in the distance.  If you are skinny girl try an animal legging beneath a solid tunic.  You may want to push the envelope a little and wear a animal print miniskirt, which can boost a simple black jacket and black knee boots to new style heights.

Thirty Something


A wrap dress calls out from the wild.  Younger women maybe losted in such a full bodied print.  You on the other hand, have seen a bit more of the world so it's okay with the curves you have.  Since the statement will be large, nearly head to toe, go red, black, or flesh-toned with your accessories to tastefully balance the look.

Forty Something


You need to get your hands on a wonderful animal print trench coat or jacket of great quality.  These coats paired with a fresh white T-shirt and black pants give the look of endless style.

                                                                                
 Fifty and Beyond
  Animal Prints are very old to you.  So you need to get a smaller accent piece.  Your shoes or a wide belt would be great in the animal print on top of a cream or black skirt.  Or maybe a simply long, silky scarf in a metallice animal print of you choose.  This is style done correctly.


Saturday, October 9, 2010

Your Bra and Panties Can Make or Break Your Outfit

 The Most Important Part of Your Outfit

I was out shopping today and there it was the four cheek in one under garment. 

 I don't know why any lady would purchase under garments that don't fit her bottom or wear under garments that are too small.  It's not an attractive look know matter what you may think all it does is show how little you know about putting you clothes together.  Don't be afraid of a thong it can give you that smooth look and makes the item you wear look awesome such as pencil skirts, form fitting dresses or a great pair of slacks.  It's really not a sexy look it's really a very tacky look and it always take away for your outfit.


Also, ladies the other thing you must watch out for is purchasing a bra that is to small.  There's a difference between push-up and to small.  And when you are wearing a bra that is too small it shows.  You ask how do you know if your bra is too small?  Well, when you breast are hanging out the top, side and the bottom it's really time for you to purchase a new bra.  Not only is your bra too small it should be very unconformable because you have to keep adjusting it.  So, to help you feel better and help you stop wearing those to small bras and saying there push up bras because they aren't.  A push up bra lifts you up and fits your breast very well and nothing will be hanging out they will just be pushed up correctly.   So, remember your under garments or just as important as your out garments.

And please stop going to work looking like you don't have a clue to what you are wearing.   You should always look professional when at work it could make the difference between getting a promotion and staying in the same position forever.


Remember, when you are wearing white clothes put on black under garments.

Friday, October 8, 2010

How to Look at Shoe Styles when Shopping

Can a Woman have too may pairs of shoes? I think not.  However, you can't afford everything, so here is some advice to help you choose what to put in your closet and what to just lust after in the shop.
Platform Soles
  Platform Soles are an absolute godsend for any woman.  They allow you the sky scraping height o a serious stiletto, but with some much needed added comfort.  Here's how it works:  the extra height given by the platform sole of the shoe is taken off the ridiculous height of the heel. 

Straps
Ankle straps may add security when you're out and about, but they have a horrible habit of turning your lovely ankles into thick, and chunky.  An ankle strap is perfectly great as long as it's at the top of your foot, well under your ankle.  No higher!!!
Boots
High top boots for winter is an essential part of your wardrobe and it's easy to dress up or down.  Make sure the length finishes just below your knee.  Any high could look trashy and any lower will make you look short.

Pumps
Nude colored pumps are an invaluable addition to any wardrobe.  They can be worn with any outfit to any occasion and have serious leg lengthening capabilities.  A pair of black pumps are also a wardrobe staples, look for patent ones rather than matte black leather.  The shiny leather is ultra glamorous and very practical.

Wedges
Wedges are the answer to every woman's prayers.  They give you the height and the glamour of high heels, but with stability of a little kitten heel.  If you have wobbly ankles and are really nervous about wearing heels, Wedges would be the heel for you to have in your closet.




So, ladies when choosing you next pair of shoes remember what I've said here....Great Shoe Shopping




Thursday, October 7, 2010

Hosting A Dinner Party

When you are having a Dinner Party it's a
Great thing to have a theme for Your Evening....

"Here's a few Tips"

  • Make sure you are a happy Host/Hostess
  • Great Music and a Calming Evironment
  • Warming Trays for the Food so it all will be hot when serving to guest
  • If you can afford it hire a Chef so you can really entertain your guest
  • Great Food, Drinks, and Desserts will keep party going
  • Make sure that you check the guest list to keep up with who's coming
  • Make sure you have thank you gifts for you guest when they leave for the evening

These things will help you have a well put together dinner party....

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Timeless Style on a Shoestring Budget




Elegant Home

When you started changing your homes look remember this it doesn't have to break the bank for you to have an elegant home...  Here are some TIPS to help:
  • Always check discount and antique stores
  • Have a budget of what you want to send before leaving home
  • Have pictures of what you would like for your rooms to look like
  • Don't purchases at the first store you go to shop around for bargains
  • Some of the things you want in your home you can do yourself so figure out what you can do so that money can go to something else.
  • The more you save in one area the more you will have to purchase in another area
  • Remember, that some sales people will say anything to get you to purchase with them and unless they can give you 50% off an item then go look at other stores and if they have the better deal you will be back

Remember, these things and you will find that you will always stay within your budget and have everything you would...Happy SHOPPING!!!!