Secrets of How to Look Special on Easy Evenings


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Printed Velvet Tuxedo Blazer from Anthropologie

For laid-back events when you’re going out but it’s nothing fancy, I’ve got lots of ideas.  You can take a plain and comfy outfit to something special…or even to something sexy yet classy.  When you keep it classy, age doesn’t matter.  With that in mind, here are 50 outfit combinations to inspire you:

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How to Dress Up Your Little Black Dress

A black dress, as we all know, is good for any situation.  If you don’t know what to wear that will fit into an event, choose a black dress.  Then you can dress it up or down, depending on the occasion and your taste.  Age doesn’t matter.  There are so many different kinds of black dresses to suit any age or body type or style.  Choose what you love and then make it yours with the accessories you add to it.  There are infinite possibilities…

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How to Wear Velvet Now for All Your Special Occasions

Velvet is a luxurious fabric for fall and winter, so it fits right in with festive events. This year, it’s a popular trend so it’s easy to find everywhere in everything from dresses, tops and bottoms to accessories of all sorts.  So age doesn’t matter.  Here are some ways to wear it:

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What Stretches Are Best for Desk Jockeys, Guaranteed?

I work long hours at a desk and it can become excruciating sitting in the same chair for hours. I try to listen to my body when it’s telling me I’ve had enough and take a break every hour. A break of five to ten minutes per hour of movement is what’s recommended. But, sometimes I just get into what I’m doing and keep going without getting up. I should probably set an alarm for each hour to motivate me to quit for a minute when I’m on a roll. For those of us who work in front of a computer for long hours, there are exercises that can help alleviate stress and strain on the body.

The following stretches target tightness all over: the chest, front of shoulders, back, hips, glutes and hamstrings. Do them daily, either together as a stretching routine or just one every hour or so as you break from your computer or desk, to stay limber. Remember to breathe evenly while performing each stretch. Move through your full range of motion, but never to the point of pain.

These are gentle stretches. If you don’t push yourself too hard, age doesn’t matter. But check with a doctor first before doing any new exercises if you have any doubt whatsoever.

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