Monday, June 17, 2013
Wednesday, June 12, 2013
This is a milestone birth year for me. In December I will turn 40. The halfway mark. The middle of the road of life. It is exactly six months until I turn the big 4-0!
I've been mulling over doing this series for weeks. I was going to do it during the forty days leading up to my big day but I fear I'd forget all of the
profound stuff I want to say. Besides, there is something else I'm thinking about doing during those forty days.
Now, there won't be anything earth shattering it will simply be my truths, lessons I've learned, things I like, people I love, things I know for sure about me.
Wednesday, June 5, 2013
Monday, June 3, 2013
Wednesday, May 29, 2013
Tuesday, May 28, 2013
Monday, May 27, 2013
Sunday, May 26, 2013
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I actually found this article via a blogger I follow, Erica B's D.I.Y. Style. The article, The Lost Art of Dress, is about master dressmaker and professor Linda Przybyszewski. She basically discusses how many people don't dress with care any longer. It sparked a memory of when I was young and how my grandmother always stayed fresh when she stepped out of the house. Her clothes were always freshly ironed and she NEVER EVER EVER stepped out of the house without foundation garments: slips, girdles, GOOD bras.
The women in my family made most of their clothes so the clothes were always tailored to their bodies. They taught me how to dress for my body and how to do it tastefully. There were never booty shorts, shown midriffs, walking out the house with a scarf on your head, in pajamas or house slippers. NONE of that mess flew. They always told me to "care about how you look." I often repeat this same statement to my own daughters. I firmly believe that when you look good you feel good, you hold your head higher, your stride is longer and more purposeful.
I don't mean you have to be dressed to The Nines all of the time but are you and your clothes clean and wrinkle- free? Do they fit properly? Are you showing any of your unmentionables, places or undergarments? Is your hair nicely coiffed? Are you dressed appropriately for the occasion?
Care about how you look.
Saturday, May 25, 2013