TIP OF THE DAY 54 – BAGS, BAGS, AND MORE BAGS

Hello Everyone

The other day I was waiting to get into the bus, when the woman who was coming out had trouble doing so because the four bags that hang from her shoulder and on her arms made it difficult.

Watching her I was wondering why she had four bags? Looking at the bags,  I saw that one was full,  another half empty, and two seemed to have nothing in them at all, and they were all handbags, not tote bags or shopping bags.

After that day I started to do a little research by looking at other women, and I found out that the average is 3 bags per woman.

And some of these bags I saw slung over the shoulder were very heavy, which is not a good thing for your posture in the long run.  I know you need your cosmetics and personal things, and maybe you have your computer in one, and your gym clothes in another, but what do you have in the other bag.? 

And having said this, not everyone has a computer to carry around, or goes to the gym, so what is in those bags? And why do we need them? Is there no way to reduce what we carry around every day? Or are these bags a kind of security blanket?

If you don’t want to look overloaded, or ruin your health by carrying around what you don’t need,  reduce the bags you carry – two bags should be all you need – and one will even be better.

Until the next time

                           STAY WELL AND LOOK YOUR BEST

                                                            Brigitte

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20 STEPS HOW TO AVOID MISTAKES IN YOUR WARDROBE – #1 & 2

“Hello Everyone!” today we are going to look at the first two,  of the 20 most common mistakes women make when it comes to their wardrobes – and let me start with a story about my friend Wendy.

She couldn’t wait to show her friend Linda the beautiful top she had bought on sale that morning. She rushed home to change before Linda arrived. Once at home, Wendy quickly unwrapped her purchase, cut the labels, and changed into her new blouse. Admiringly she looked at herself – but what about those pants? They really didn’t go with this blouse. Frantically she went through her wardrobe looking for a skirt or a pair of pants that would match. After several tries Wendy had to admit that she had nothing to match her new top. Disappointed, she took it off. She felt depressed. This wasn’t the first time she had bought something that she couldn’t wear with anything in her wardrobe. And worse yet: for many items she had never found the right match. These garments, filling up her wardrobe, made her feel helpless. With all the clothes she had, she always felt that she had nothing to wear.

Wendy was not alone. Most of us have a lot in our closets. Yet how many times do we stand there helplessly wondering what to wear. And many women believe that if they had more money their problems would be solved. NOT SO! Money alone is not the answer to your wardrobe problems.

But don’t despair. These costly and depressing mistakes can be avoided. How???

By planning your wardrobe and by developing good shopping habits.

Let us start with planning your wardrobe, and the first step is:

1. TAKE INVENTORY OF YOUR CLOSETS.

This means taking everything out of your closets, out of your drawers, and off the shelves – including shoes, handbags, underwear, and all other accessories. There will be quite a few items you’re in doubt about. So ask yourself:

–         Does this still suit me?

–         Do I still like it?

–         Do I still need it?

To answer these questions – of course, it helps to have a friend, or wardrobe consultant to do it with you, but alone or with somebody, the next step is:

2. TRY ON ANY GARMENT YOU ARE IN DOUBT ABOUT.

Do you still feel good in the plaid skirt you bought two years ago? If the answer is yes – keep it. If the answer is no, there must be someone who could use it

Once you have decided what to keep, look at what is left in your wardrobe and think what you would like to add to it, or what you need, and of course you must keep in mind your lifestyle and professional needs.

I know this is a tall order and I will give you some time to do it, before going on to the next step – and don’t feel discouraged if you can’t do it all at once. Depending on the size of your wardrobe, you might have to do it in stages.

Please let me know how you are doing – bbnnic@gmail.com

Until next Monday

STAY WELL AND LOOK YOUR BEST