SHOPPING FOR YOUR SPRING WARDROBE

LOOK BEFORE YOU SHOP

It is Springtime and we are ready for some new clothes. But before you rush out and put your credit card on the counter look at what is in your wardrobe  – put the sweaters aside and take out what you wore last spring and summer, including shoes and handbags.

Do as I say and not as I do – I just bought a bright turquoise bag, because I thought I needed a new summer bag, only to find out that I have a very nice multi-color one I bought at the end of last summer. No, there is nothing wrong in having two bags, but maybe you want to spend you money on something you need more?

Don’t forget to try on what you have – we often remember a blouse looking very nice, only to find out that we don’t like it anymore.Or that something does not fit anymore – so weed out your wardrobe by trying on what you have, and eliminate what you don’t feel comfortable in -yes, even if you have not worn it much – don’t accommodate your clothes, they have to work for you by making you feel comfortable and confident.

Boston Proper Catalogue

Now to what you buy, keep in mind that everything is bright this season – really bright.  But since you can’t and won’t even want an all bright wardrobe, add a bright blazer to wear with your jeans

And look at the shoes in this picture – wedge-platform shoes are the latest look. And they are more comfortable than you might think. I just found a pair that feel like slippers – the wedge allows you to have a higher heel which is offset by the sole.

Cache Catalogue

Another way to add color are prints – the choice we have is pretty and very varied – really for every taste. A pretty patterned top will bring a business suit up-to-date.

I know it is a little work and you will need an afternoon to do what I am suggesting, but knowing what you have in your wardrobe, and what goes with what will save you time and money in the season to come.

Until the next time – I want to wish you

     A HAPPY EASTER WITH LOTS OF COLORED EASTER EGGS

                                                AND

                                     HAPPY PASSOVER

        STAY WELL AND LOOK YOUR BEST

                                      Brigitte

GETTING DRESSED IN THE MORNING

Hello Everyone

You got up late – the children are slow to eat their breakfast – a phone call from your mother takes up time – you are being pulled in different directions – but you have to get dressed to go to work – ‘oh, what will I wear today?’ You are standing helplessly in front of your wardrobe wondering.  Finally you pull out something  and hope it will look alright.                                                                                                 

                         Bad start of the day!

But you can change this by taking 15 minutes the night before  to decide what to wear the next day. It does not take more, maybe even less.  If you know your wardrobe well, you can also do it by thinking about it. But the surest way it to take out the items and try them on, or as a girlfriend of mine does,  lay them out on the bed to see how that top looks with that skirt. – It will also prevent you from discovering in  the last-minute that a button is missing or that there is a spot you had not noticed before.

However,  to be really sure try it on – and when you have decided,  hang it separately so you can just slip into the next morning. No, please don’t tell me that ‘we never know what the weather will be like the next day’ – because it never chances too drastically from one day to another and if rain has arrived all you have to do is add a raincoat.

And if there is no emergency in the morning, knowing that your clothes for the day are waiting for you, gives you time for an extra cup of coffee or to sit down with your husband for a few minutes to wish him a good day.

Once you get into this habit, it will not only guarantee you a good start of the day, but also a day when you feel confident about yourself and your appearance –and don’t forget to add the shoes!

Until the next time

                                        STAY WELL AND LOOK YOUR BEST

                                                                                  Brigitte

PANTIES – SEXY AND USEFUL?

Hello Everybody

Since we were looking at sexy bras yesterday, let’s now see how the right panty can enhance our hips and thighs.

                                             

Illustration No. 1 – a very skimpy style, like G-strings or the type held together at the side with a bow or ring, is a great look for SMALL HIPS AND THIGHS

ILlustration No. 2 – If your thighs are not as slim as you would like them to be, always choose a style that is cut hight on the outside, exposing part of your hip. This will make your legs appear longer and slimmer. Stay away from boy-leg cuts; they are not only unbecoming but they make your legs seem larger than they really are.

Illustration No. 3  good for MEDIUM SIZE HIPS AND THIGHS. The wide elastic band on top helps to hold you together and gives a better shape under pants.

Illustration No. 4 – If your hips are large and you are looking for a sexy panty, consider culottes, slit up the side. The advantage of the slit is that it gives room as well as flare to the panty without revealing too much of the leg. Stay with darker colors, they will also make your legs look slimmer.

Illustration No. 5 Many women are unhappy that they don’t have a curvier bottom – but it is easier to cope with a flat one than a big one! So unless you need a waist-high style for a particular outer garment, avoid this type as it will make your rear look even flatter. Instead select lace fabrics to add volume, and buy panties slightly bigger than you need. The extra room will create the illusion of more.

NOTE: Whatever style panties you wear, be sure to get them big enough. Asking for a size 4 (sizes of panties are different from dress sizes) may make you feel better than asking for a size 6, but most of the time the bigger size will be more flattering. Nothing looks worse than a spare tire created by the elastic cutting into your flesh at the waist or legs. This applies even to a very slim woman.

Until the next time

                               STAY WELL AND LOOK YOUR BEST

                                                                     Brigitte

A BEAUTY PRODUCT NOT IN A BOTTLE OR A TUBE

Hello Everyone

Today I want to share with you my latest discovery on how to improve your look. Seeing its benefits I can say without hesitation that it must be one of the best beauty products I have found. It makes me look relaxed and happy, and it gives me a feeling of luxury. And if that is not enough, it takes extra good care of my hands. Broken fingernails are something of the past and so is dry skin or shipped nail polish.

By now you must be wondering what this miracle product is, and how much it costs? Well, it isn’t a bargain, but how can it be considering all the wonderful things it can do. I admit that without it I would save $120 a months, and for that money I could buy a new blouse or sweater. I did consider it, but then I came to the conclusion that a new blouse or sweater could do nothing for me when I look exhausted.

Sorry for getting carried away and keeping you in suspense, but I feel like a different person since I found Tania  ——– She is a dark-haired girl, 5’6 inches tall with a lovely disposition and strong arms to take care of my apartment. She comes twice a month, and I pay her $60 per visit.

Before finding Tania I was a person who wanted to do everything herself. But now having her help, I rather go without a new dress than not having Tania in my life. When I feel overwhelmed by having to take care of my apartment, I think of next Wednesday when she comes; and I relax and appreciate that I am not alone in a task that can overwhelm any woman who works and has a family.

If you worry about finding the right Tania – don’t! Just put out the word, with your neighbors, or other people who have a help. Soon some nice person will come and offer her services. If she is not to your satisfaction, you will find somebody else. Since Tania started, three other women came and left me their card -‘ just in case’ they said.

Should you still  be in doubt, let me reassure you that the shine of your sparkling house will be reflected on your face.

Until the next time

                              STAY WELL AND LOOK YOUR BEST

                                                           Brigitte

DRESS TO IMPRESS – read part of my book everyday

Hello Everyone

Today we are going to finish reading the Introduction to

     Now to your body. In order to know what to do about a large bust or thin arms, you must first be aware of your assets and liabilities. And so to help you to get to know yourself well, I would like you to fill out the chart below. Standing in front of your full-length mirror, pull in your stomach and stand straight. Start with your shoulders; don’t accuse them of sloping when bad posture is the culprit. Examine yourself carefully and circle the appropriate adjectives.

     And please don’t forget to answer the last two questions, regarding your best features and what you don’t like about yourself.

     When you have completed the list, check it thoroughly. You will find that you have more assets than defects. And don’t feel depressed about something like heavy thighs; most defects (or what appear to be defects) can be corrected or minimised through diet, exercise, better posture, better care, or more attention to detail. There are very few things that are impossible to correct, and even those are easier to live with once you know them. Being aware of your body will help you buy the clothes that will make you feel and look more attractive and confident.

This is all for today – please come back tomorrow and read about THE IMPORTANCE OF  COLOUR, PRINTS, AND FIT.

Until then STAY WELL AND LOOK YOUR BEST

                                                                                              Brigitte