Blazers and Jackets

  Blazers are a basic wardrobe staple that can be worn as a casual light jacket or as a part of a more conservative business outfit. But finding a blazer that provides the best fit or that flatters you as well as it could can be a bit confusing. The wide range of styles, cuts,Continue reading “Blazers and Jackets”

Dressing Without Stressing…The 100

   Although you should not necessarily avoid new trends that you actually fall in love with, it is important to fill your clothes closet primarily with wardrobe staples that can play the supporting role to those trendier pieces. Having a closet filled with staple pieces that “every stylish woman must own” will make it easierContinue reading “Dressing Without Stressing…The 100”

Dressing Without Stressing……There’s An App for That 

      I have also learned that there are many fashion apps and online shopping platforms that can help you keep track of what you own, teach me what to wear and what not to wear, and actually plan your outfits. these include… 1.  ClosetSpace…After adding the items that you already own to your profileContinue reading “Dressing Without Stressing……There’s An App for That “

Dressing Without Stressing…The “F Word”

This year I set out on a quest to simplify each area of my life,starting with an attempt to create the perfect 40-piece capsule wardrobe…a wardrobe that supposedly would… (1) eliminate the amount of time spent folding, organizing, buying and washing clothes (2) fill my closet with clothes that make me feel fantastic, that IContinue reading “Dressing Without Stressing…The “F Word””

Hostess with the Mostest…(looking the part)…Lips

    The right lipstick can take your makeup look from simple to splendid.  Supposedly women with olive skin tone like mine can wear a wide range of lipstick colors-from subtle nude to electric orange-because our skin tones are generally neutral. Yet choosing lip colors is a very personal thing that should take into consideration yourContinue reading “Hostess with the Mostest…(looking the part)…Lips”

Hostess with the Mostest…(looking the part)…Eyes

    Lately I have been researching organic products to replace the products that I have used in the past.  Here are the products that I have discovered and am willing to try first…   1.  Eye Primer… Organic eyeshadows are not exactly known for their staying power because they like to congregate near eye creasesContinue reading “Hostess with the Mostest…(looking the part)…Eyes”

Hostess with the Mostest…(looking the part)…Face

      If like me, one of your main goals for the year has been to live a simpler and more minimalistic lifestyle and to start practicing more “intentional” shopping of quality both “nontoxic” foods and products, you’re on the upswing of a learning curve. This learning curve involves finding more products and brands thatContinue reading “Hostess with the Mostest…(looking the part)…Face”

Hostess with the Mostest…(looking the part)…Tools of the Trade

   Part of being the hostess of a bed and breakfast, or any other job, is looking the part…projecting an image that makes people interested in you and whatever it is that you are doing… So these next few posts are going to serve as a basic framework to build my professional image around..la frameworkContinue reading “Hostess with the Mostest…(looking the part)…Tools of the Trade”

10 More Beauty Subscription Boxes for the Rest of Us

   An important part of creating the minimalistic stash is to weed out products that do not belong in your capsule makeup bag and learn to choose only those products that you will actually use. Subscription boxes offer the opportunity to to explore new beauty and makeup products from a number of popular and upContinue reading “10 More Beauty Subscription Boxes for the Rest of Us”

If You Are Going to a Bag Lady, First Choose the Right Bag

     Once you have begun assessing and streamlining your “Getting Dressed” routine…and melding together your minimalistic makeup menagerie… you should decide what products you should carry with you in your bag on a daily basis. For a minimalist, touch-ups during the day do not involve putting on a full face of makeup and luggingContinue reading “If You Are Going to a Bag Lady, First Choose the Right Bag”