TIP OF THE DAY NO. 66 – NOT TO BE WITHOUT!

TIP NO. 66 – NOT TO BE WITHOUT!

A WHITE BLOUSE – is an absolute must. It is one of the most adaptable garments you can own. It is suitable for any time of day and coordinates well with all colours and styles, and  is the natural partner of suits. It will always be the answer to any emergency or unexpected invitation, and makes any woman look younger.

To avoid being without a white blouse (because it is being washed or dry cleaned), it is a good idea to have two – or more. Since you will wear this is a garment more than others, it will not be a wasteful duplication.

See you tomorrow

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TIP OF THE DAY NO. 49 – CAN WOMEN LOOK BETTER?

TIP NO. 49 – CAN WOMEN LOOK BETTER?

Never before have we had as many clothes, and options – what to wear–  than today. So why do we seldom see a well dressed, well put together woman? (by the way this is also true for men?)

Doing some research and people watching, I came up with the following 3 reasons:

1. FIT – most garments don’t fit well – too long, too tight, too loose, shoulders not in the right place, sleeves too long, too baggy

2. CONDITION OF CLOTHES – wrinkled, out of shape, snagged, (I know the wrinkled look is in, but nothing replaces an ironed, crisp looking shirt).

3. COORDINATION – Brown pants, a red and black plaid shirt and a blue jacket don’t look good together – the I saw wearing it really did not care – she must have just thrown these items on, without even looking in the mirror.

Nobody makes all three mistakes, but even one is enough to prevent a woman from looking well dressed. But it is not difficult to correct these missteps – paying a little attention, taking a little more time to check things out – or like we say today be more in the NOW when it comes to looking your best.

See you tomorrow

                         Brigitte

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TIP OF THE DAY – 21 LOOKING GOOD AND DRESSING WELL

TIP NO. 21 – FINDING A MATCH

You might have items in your wardrobe which don’t have a mate.  Like that wonderful skirt you bought in a sale, but you don’t  have anything that really matches –  so it is hanging in your closet not serving its purpose — and when you try to find something that can go with it, it will be hard to remember the exact tone of beige, or without having the skirt, to know how a top you are looking at is the right shape  —- not too long, not too loose——not the right color!

The only way to get it right is to take the item you want to match  to the store, find what goes with it and try it on together. I know it is a bit of a nuisance, but the effort will reward you with a new outfit.

See you tomorrow

           scan0004-2                                Brigitte

LOOKING UP-TO-DATE WITH? THE LATEST COLOR – CAMEL

Harper's Bazaar

Hello Everyone   

          Is this the year your winter coat needs replacing? If it is, don’t think of buying another black one. The colour of the coming season is CAMEL   

            You can only buy a coat or a whole outfit as seen in the picture here.
           In the next picture the colour is combined with the new military look
Tommy Hilfiger
 

    

          

    

    

    

    

    

–   and Camel is a very easy to combine with –  Grey and brown   

    

    

    

    

    

    

Harper's Bazaar

             -and surprise, surprise with RED   

-and not just in clothing – it can be done with accessories like these   

   

                    And best of all, these colours, Camel, Red, and Grey go separately, or combined with what we all have in our wardrobe BLACK! So while you are out shopping, remember these colours, and maybe a red handbag is just what will bring your look up-to-date.   

Until the next time   

STAY WELL AND LOOK YOUR BEST

20 STEPS HOW TO AVOID MISTAKES IN YOUR WARDROBE # 12 AND #13

            Hello Everyone

            Has the heat kept you out of the stores the last few weeks? I know the worst thing to do , when we are all hot and sweaty is to try on a pair of pants, or anything else. But while you might be waiting for the cooler weather to take advantage of the sales, we can learn a little more on how to avoid a mistake.

            # 12 BUY OUTFITS OR SEPARATES THAT GO TOGETHER.

            Do not buy only a skirt or only a top. (Exception: if you are buying a piece to match something you already have.) Often a top and bottom are designed to be worn together. But when you buy only one piece you might never find a match. If you cannot afford a whole outfit or two matching pieces, discipline yourself to wait and save until you have money to buy what goes together.

          #13. TAKE TO THE STORE WHAT YOU ARE TRYING TO FIND A MATCH FOR.

          When you want to find a blouse for your new gray suit, wear it to the store and try the blouse with it. Or if you need a skirt to wear with your cream-colored shirt, take the shirt and put it on when trying the skirt you’re consider buying. This way you can avoid coming home with a blouse that doesn’t fit the style of your jacket, or a skirt that looks wrong with the cream-colored blouse.

           No, don’t be hard on yourself by thinking you should know. After all, it is difficult to remember colors exactly or to see what styles go together unless you see them in front of you. I remember a customer of mine, who each time we went through her wardrobe, brought out a skirt she had fallen in love some years back. Whenever I hinted that it was time to let it go, since she had not found a match in last 4 years, she answered: “Don’t worry, one day I will.” and so we hang it back. But eventually, I don’t remember if it was year five or six, she greeted me by saying, “This skirt is really starting to frustrate me, let’s just get rid of it.”

            So, don’t let a skirt frustrate you, just make sure he has a mate when you buy it.

Until next time

          STAY WELL AND LOOK YOUR BEST