Mean Girls – Are You One Of Them?

19 Oct

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I bet you’ve never thought of yourself as a mean girl.

You’re loving, kind, supportive and encouraging to everyone you know.

BUT

What about yourself?

Are you loving, kind, supportive, compassionate and encouraging to you ……or are you mean?

Fat, flab, short, too skinny, saggy, too pale, old, too tall, wobbly, too freckly, bulges, chunky and wrinkly.

They’re nasty, ugly, bullying words.  When we use them to describe ourselves they conjure up images in our minds and they make us feel lousy.

I’ve heard and seen them all – in the fitting rooms and on my questionnaires.

“I hate my flabby arms”

“I’d love to wear dresses but I have too many fat rolls on my stomach”

“I can’t wear skinny jeans because of my short chunky legs”

Mean, mean and mean.

How can you possibly feel good when you speak to yourself like that.

Why do we do it? Why do we refer to ourselves in such an awful way. We’d never speak to one of our loved ones like that, so why do we treat the one person we should love and care about the most, in such a cruel way?

I’m challenging you to stop.  At least for one month.  For the next 30 days every time you find yourself about to refer to you in a negative way using an unkind word, pull yourself up and choose another word to use.

Be conscious of your vocabulary and see if you can break the self critical habit.

Instead of using one of those ugly words replace it with something like…

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Voluptuous, Curvaceous, Soft, Statuesque, Petite, Mature, Athletic, Lean, Fabulous, etc, etc..

You get the picture..now give it a try.

*You might like to read this interesting piece on Gwyneth Paltrow’s, Goop newsletter titled, Figure of Speech: How The Words We Choose Shape Our Lives.

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You Don’t Have To Wear Color If You Don’t Want To

17 Oct


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Don’t let anyone tell you you “should” or “need” to wear more color. It’s perfectly fine (and in fact chic) to only wear grey, black, white, camel, beige, cream or navy.

Always wear what makes you feel authentic and confident.

Don’t ever feel pressured to wear anything that isn’t you…and your style.

Just make sure you keep it interesting and stylish with textures, shapes, fit and decoration.

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And of course if you love color, go for it..

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Style At Any Age

14 Oct

I took some time off last Friday to spend the afternoon with my Mum and Dad in the country. It was my Mum’s birthday. I bought her a pair of white boyfriend jeans and after we’d been to lunch we went home and played around with some ways she could wear them.

She didn’t have any white bottoms in her wardrobe so they added something fresh and different and gave her quite a few new outfits. This was one of the combos we put together.

(While she will wear the jeans cuffed they’re a little bit long and need taking up – but you get the gist)

For anyone wondering whether they are too old to wear…

1. A leather jacket
2. White jeans
3. Boyfriend jeans
4. Sneakers

Mum’s 75!

Mum’s wearing..
Jeans – Trenery
Linen t-shirt – Trenery
Scarf – Trenery
Leather jacket – Armani Exchange
Sneakers – Kmart

Read: “It’s not what you wear, it’s how you wear it” here

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How To Cuff Your Jeans

7 Oct

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Updating your look doesn’t always mean having to buy new clothes.

It might be, particularly if you’re on a tight budget, that new clothes are not a priority at the moment.  It could even be that you have plenty of clothes already, but you need some fresh ideas.

Clothes can be altered, dyed, reinvented or simply worn differently.

One thing to try is cuffing your jeans.

Play around and try different ways of cuffing to determine what works best for your leg length, shape and style.

Try rolling them neatly.  (You might even want to press them like these ladies below) 

Or just turning them up to expose your ankles, like I’ve done here

Be prepared to make mistakes.  If you leave the house, catch a glimpse of yourself and think this is not working – just don’t do it that way again. Try something different.

It’s when we never experiment and don’t make changes that we stay stuck. Remember,  if nothing changes, nothing changes

Don’t roll your jeans too high that they become three quarter length…which we all know is a length that is not flattering for most.

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