While I was in a book store Christmas shopping,
the title of this book caught my attention:
I ended up bringing the book home.
I haven't taken the time to read it from cover to cover, but I leave it on my nightstand and look through it before going to bed.
We all get in our slumps and need a refresher course every now and then. If you are a mom and are like me, you end up taking care and buying for your children (plus your hubbie) and rarely take the time to take care of yourself . I fall victim to this every holiday season/every winter. Except for a cardigan or two, I haven't updated my wardrobe (or myself) since it was warm outside.
My husband is as good as gold.
He encourages me to do things for and spend money on myself. He thinks that I have been taking care of others for so long and have forgotten about myself.
I do have a hard time with this.
I am much more comfortable doing for others.
The MAN goes shopping with me and just patiently stands, shuffles, blackberries and doesn't understand the whole process of having to shop for a pair of jeans.... try on 10 pair and end up buying nothing. Is there anything worse than shopping for jeans? If I were shopping by myself, this would be where I would go to the Lilly or Free People section and buy something for one of daughters.
Everything looks good on them!
I am certainly not a frump, but I definitely am not the person I ever imagined I would be.
I just need fine tuning, a little age camouflaging.
So back to the book:
According to the book, here are some things that everyone can do from to keep from looking like an OL
CUT SOME BANGS
They are instant chic and hide your forehead.
I have always had bangs -
I have inherited a few lines that all the Botox
in the world cannot correct.
LIGHTEN YOUR HAIR-COLOR YOUR HAIR
Hair color is our friend and as long as there is hair color, I will use it.
I get low lights and high lights every other month. I don't know how I feel about going lighter all over.... maybe this summer I'll give it a try.
WEAR CHIC EYEWEAR
(NO GRANNY GLASSES OR PLAIN GLASSES)
I have been wearing readers for just over a year - I don't know if they are considered chic, but I definitely keep them fun.
LOSE THE HEAVY EYELINER
The book suggested to not line under your eyes if they are puffy or if you have dark circles.
Since puffy eyes are my signature look these days :), I tried this and didn't line underneath them yesterday.
Everytime I looked in the mirror, I felt like I looked very plain.
WEAR SHEER PINK ON YOUR LIPS
(and don't line your lips with a darker color)
I am (was) more of a burgundy/berry girl, but I did try this today. I bought a pink glossy lipcolor and I love it!
WHITEN YOUR TEETH
100% true in my book - this one of the first things that I notice about a person
WEAR GOOD FITTING JEANS
no "mom jeans"
I don't wear mom jeans, but I still am searching for that perfect pair!
I do like being able to sit while wearing jeans... without cutting off my circulation.
SHOW SOME LEG
It ain't happening,
I gave up the tanning bed many, many years ago.
STEP INTO SOME SEXY HEELS
Do Danskos count?
One of my biggest pet peeves is bad posture,
just ask my girls and my husband, bless his heart.
People think you own the world when walk into the room standing up straight.
So these are a few of the things I've taken from the book so far.
What do you think?
There are a number of others I am curious to try.
I need to clean out my closet and get rid of a lot of things