Sunday, September 29, 2013

Crossing Your Legs

I was taught to cross my legs like Sofia Loren in this photo. I think it is much more flattering than the way most women cross their legs. You should never move the crossed leg up and down while sitting. Keep your legs together like this an...d keep them still. Sophia Loren goes a little further. She lifts her legs just a little bit. She says it keeps them from looking fat. She is photographed so much I suppose that is an issue for her.

Saturday, September 28, 2013


I think our knees look better and slimmer when we wear hosiery. I've noticed in most of the pictures of Kate Middleton that she is wearing hose, usually in a "body match" shade. I think sheer to the waist pantyhose are the most comfortable. You can wear a control brief under or over them for tummy control if you need to. Hose also keep your shoes from rubbing the delicate skin on your feet, creating corns and callouses. Hose also make you look more "dressed." I'm weary of the bare leg look. Showing every vein, freckle and imperfection does not contribute to a cohesive look.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

September Facebook Posts

You know those perfume samples that are stuck in most fashion magazine pages? Don't throw them away. Open them and put a few in your car and closet to freshen the air with a very light scent.

Buy your shoes first when shopping for a special event. Your foot comfort is very important if you have to do a lot of walking or standing. It's also important if you plan to dance the night away!

On page 56 in the October issues of "More" magazine there is an article entitled "Is Your Makeup Aging You?" by Holly Crawford. She starts with "What Ages You" then "What Turns Back Time" as the answer. There are three pages of good advice. "More" magazine is for women over 40 who want to keep up with their health and beauty as they age.

If you find a garment that fits but you don't like the fabric, you can use it as a pattern. Buy fabric that you like and take it to a seamstress or sew it yourself. I've talked to two women who have done that and they love their new creations.

Most people don't understand how celebrities manage to look so wonderful on the Red Carpet. They have "people" who take care of their appearance from head to toe. Hairdressers, manicurists, cosmetic surgeons, personal trainers, yoga instructors, dieticians, nutritionists, personal stylist with connections to high end designers, personal assistants, nannies...the list goes on. The average American woman doesn't have the resources or the ability to devote so much time and energy to looking their best.  I can give you the contact info for people who can help you with a make over or a special event.  E-mail me:

Job Interview Tips

If you or someone you know will be applying for seasonal work at Walmart or other retailers, here is some advice. First go to "Google" and learn the history of the business from the beginning to today. Make sure your clothes are clean and press them with an iron to make an even better impression. Take a shower, use deodorant, wash and style your hair and brush your teeth. Wear very little make... up. Pants should not be too tight around the bottom, skirts should come to the knee if not longer. Tops should not reveal any cleavage or belly AT ALL!!!! Clean and polish your shoes. Don't wear perfume or cologne. Put your hands in your lap and keep them there. If you "talk with your hands" it could be distracting to the interviewer. Don't talk about family problems in an attempt to gain their sympathy. Look the interviewer in the eye and keep your answers to their questions brief and to the point. Don't talk about your previous employment in a negative way. They will assume you will trash their company too when you leave. If you get the job, arrive 10 minutes before time to clock in. Don't talk about the company or it's employees to co-workers. Look your customers in the eye, smile and act like you care that they have taken the time to come into "your" store. Keep your work area clean and neat even if it's "not your job." Greet your supervisors when you arrive and ask how they are doing. After they say "fine" etc., stop there and don't tell them how you are doing unless they ask. IF they ask say "very well...thank you for asking." End the conversation there and get to work. Come back from meal breaks early. Don't start looking at your watch or horrors...your hour before you get off work. It would be best to not have your phone on you while at work. Nothing is more annoying than to see someone on your time clock using their phone. Ask your supervisor if there is anything they would like for you to do before you clock out. Don't hang out after you clock out and talk to people who are still clocked in. If you see trash on the floor pick it up. Flush the toilets that need it and wipe off the basins when you use the restroom. Make people feel good by complimenting them in some way. Never have a "pity party" at work. It will prompt your coworkers to do the same then everyone will get depressed. If you are a cheerful, helpful, part-time employee you might impress the supervisor enough to recommend you for permanent work with benefits! Be the best worker you can be if for no other reason than the good feeling you will have each time you clock out.

Beauty Is...

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Plus Size Jeans Fit Guide

Everything you ever wanted to know about plus size jeans.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Be Thankful

When I hear women criticizing their bodies it really bothers me. Not for the typical reasons but something much deeper. I've known women who have lost breasts and parts of their faces to cancer. I've seen women in the military that have lost limbs. I wish women could make peace with their bodies and invest in nice clothes that fit them properly. Stop looking at what you feel is wrong and start counting the blessings of your healthy, functioning body.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Keep a Hammer in Your Car!

I caused a bit of a ruckus today at Kroger's. When I got out of my car I noticed a beautiful Bird dog in the car next to mine. The windows were rolled up and the doors locked. As I stood there deciding what to do, a gentleman saw the look on my face and came right over saying "is that a dog in that car?" I said "yes" and then realized the car was running. He told me to call 911 but I told him I wa...s going in and ask the people at the Service Desk to make an announcement over the PA system first. He said he would stay with the dog. I went inside and saw the Kroger employee cashing a check for a woman. The man behind the counter asked to help me and I said "Someone left a dog in their car and the motor is running." The women next to me said "That's MY dog and he's FINE!" She waved the money at me and said to the person behind the counter "what........I've been in her maybe 3 minutes?" All three of us said in unison "You NEVER leave an animal in the car when it's so hot!!!!!" She got louder and more abrasive and said the AC was on and there was a bowl of water in the car. I said "I don't NEVER leave an animal or child in the car like that!" She stormed off after telling me that she does it all the time and she didn't have time to take the dog back home before she ran her errands. I went to the door to see what was going on and the gentleman that had been at the car was coming in the store with a man and woman. They all had pained expressions on their faces. The gentleman said "Can you believe that woman used the F word on me and told me to stay out of her business?" The other couple said the same thing, so the woman must have cursed at all three of them. Then the gentleman said "She's mad because she knows were are right and she is wrong."

I keep a hammer in the trunk of my car. If I see an elderly or disabled person, a child, an infant or an animal locked up in a car on a hot day, I won't wait for the police if the situation is critical.

White Shirt and Jeans

This is such an easy look to put together. It can be dressed up with black heels, a black jacket and a string of pearls. It can be jazzed up with a big statement necklace, leopard print shoes and a brown leather belt with a large buckle.... If you roll up the sleeves it will always look chic and modern. Men's white shirts are usually better quality than women's. If the shirt tail is too long just tie it at your waist or tuck it in. If you want a dressier look, choose dark wash jeans instead. Add lots of small bracelets or a big cuff style bracelet after you've rolled up the sleeves. If you wear a jacket then turn back the cuffs on the shirt over the sleeves of the jacket. Medium size hoop earrings look best with this outfit if you wear glasses. Dangling style earrings are too formal so pearl or diamond stud earrings work well too.

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

"Hot" or Not

I attend a lot of events. They range from sports to black tie. I'm always amused by women who truly believe they are the hottest, sexiest women in the room. I would be lying if I said I didn't wish for something to happen to humble them. Maybe trailing toilet paper stuck on their stiletto heel as they exit the Ladies room. Perhaps I would delight in watching them trying sit down in their short, tight dresses without flashing her dinner companions. I know I would have to stifle a giggle or two witnessing a gal who stomps across the room in platform heels because she didn't practice walking in them at home. Quite often I've been forced to divert my gaze as a woman in a low cut dress has bent over to chat with someone at my table. It's even worse when it is an older lady who has wrinkled and spotted skin on her décolleté. (Cover that sh_t up!).

I hesitate to go down the fashion road where motorcycle riders are concerned. For some reason motorcycle riding has given women permission to let it ALL hang out even if it's not pretty. Honestly, someone needs to snap a photo of the way some women look from behind while they're on the back of a bike! No....I'm not going to suggest a sign with "wide load" written on it. That's the male riders favorite thing to say as those women ride by.

I believe a lot of women are in deep denial regarding their physical appearance, their age and their style. Good taste has taken a back seat now that it's "anything yourself.....wear whatever you want a Cougar!" 

Buy a full length mirror and take a good look at your backside before you leave the house. Bend over and see what the rest of us are forced to look at. Be tasteful...not trashy. No one cares if you think you're Hot!