TIP NO. 69 – LOOK AT COLOURS IN THE RIGHT LIGHT
When shopping and trying on clothes to find out if a certain colour is good for you, try to look at it in daylight. Artificial light changes colours. Go to the door of the boutique or to a window in a department store. If this isn’t possible, check it at home. If you find the colour is unbecoming, take the trouble to return it. Don’t compromise when it comes to your looks.
By the way the contrary is true when buying an evening dress or a garment worn mainly in artificial light: try it on in that light. Many colours that look well in daylight appear drab or ugly in the evening.
See you tomorrow
TIP NO. 32 – BUY SHOES WHICH DON’T HURT
When we fall in love with a pair of shoes, and the salesman says, “Sorry, we don’t have them in eight and a half” – we convince ourselves that size 8, which we are trying on, really doesn’t feel so tight, even if our big toe is going to sleep.
Here are a few ideas to help you get the right size:
-Buy your shoes in the afternoon, or after you have been on your feet for a few hours -in the morning when your feet are rested, they will be half a size smaller than later in the day.
– See if there is an area that is not carpeted in the store – and walk there for a minutes, you will feel the difference – a soft carpet makes every shoe feel so much more comfortable
– and most important – when the salesman says, “Don’t worry they will stretch.“ DON’T BELIEVE HIM! (Check in your wardrobe how man shoes you have which didn’t stretch!)
– the shoes you buy must feel so comfortable that you would like to walk out of the store with them –
Don’t compromise – you owe it to your feet to give them a comfortable home.
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I am interrupting my 20 Steps to tell you about a new arrival in department and chain stores – BEDBUGS. They are no longer only in beds, they have come a long way, they are now living in stores. We have to fear meeting them in sweaters or, yes, underwear. Victoria Secret encountered a problem. Of course, they took immediate action to solve it. And Abercrombie & Fitch closed one of their stores for two days, and many other retailers are trying to nip the problem in the bud by taking preventive measures.
I must admit my heart goes out to these retailers. They have not asked or done anything to deserve the visit of bedbugs. I remember a time when they were in beds. I even remember that when I was a child, to the horror of my mother, we found some in our beds. And I don’t remember an exterminate coming, but I can still see my mother turning our beds over and under every morning and evening to find them – and then they were gone!
Well, that was then, and this is now. Now bedbugs have found new ways to attack us. I am not squeamish, but I would not like to worry about having a visitor in the seams of my new bra. So what is there to do? To tell you the truth, I don’t know! Maybe I will wait to go shopping again until this problem has been solved and the stores give us the green light!
In the meantime, let’s look at our wardrobes and maybe by putting things together differently we can live with what we have until the coast is clear.
Of course, if you don’t live in New York City, and the bedbugs have not come to your town, this will not throw a curve ball into your shopping spree. But for the unfortunate women of Manhattan, we have to be patient. Instead of inviting bedbugs into our home by going shopping – let’s wait.
I will continue with the 20 Steps next week
STAY WELL AND LOOK YOUR BEST