How to Get Good at Layering Bracelets

I love layering:  layering clothes, necklaces, bracelets, rings, anything!  But that doesn’t mean I do it very often or that I’m good at it.  It takes some playing around.  I need tutoring and inspiration.  Perhaps you do, too!  Age doesn’t matter.  So here goes an exploration into how we can layer bracelets… Continue reading “How to Get Good at Layering Bracelets”

What to Pack for a Long Weekend in the Sun

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I like a long sarong skirt, but this one is perfect for a beach vacation as a skirt, halter top or coverup

I’ll be heading off again soon to a four-day beach vacation.  Girls just wanna have fun!  Age doesn’t matter.  We all could probably get a little more organized, too!  (If you already are organized enough, please share with us in the comments section how you do it!)  Here are my tips on what to take when you go. Continue reading “What to Pack for a Long Weekend in the Sun”

How to Pack the Perfect Suitcase

 

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Packing cubes by En Tsai on Flickr (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)

If you’re going out of town for the holiday and need some tips to get everything to fit in your bag (age doesn’t matter, we all face this dilemma), I have a great 10-step process for you!

I just went on a vacation with my husband for our 35th wedding anniversary. I always pack too much “just in case.”  I actually did remove a number of things before packing this time, but it was still a tight fit.  I haven’t even tried the packing cubes yet, but I love how the technique shown below works! Continue reading “How to Pack the Perfect Suitcase”

How to Easily Chart Out Colorful Outfits

A color chart is a fun tool to use as a starting point when creating outfits.  You can mix colors to your heart’s content to express your true self, or use the chart I have put together for you below.  When using the chart, just choose a piece of clothing in a basic color and see what colors are indicated to go with it.  Color is art, and art is beauty.  You can consider yourself a work of art every day; age doesn’t matter.  Have fun!

Angie Cox of the fashion blog YouLookFab.com commented after viewing the Spring 2017 Ready-to-Wear collections, “As far as colours go, I saw it all. Colours seemed to be making a stronger statement than neutrals. From the happiest brights, merriest mid-tones and softest pastels, through to earth tones like mustard, jewel tones like emerald, and greyish mid-tones like mauve, sage green, and air-force blue. They’re remixed in all sorts of combinations, so having a high affinity to colour mixing is in your favour.”

The following chart can help simplify your color choices. Continue reading “How to Easily Chart Out Colorful Outfits”

How to Clean Out Your Closet for Spring: 6 Easy Steps to Start Now

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Clearing out Winter Clothes

Welcome to a place where age doesn’t matter and you can just express your true self.

A couple of years ago, I came across an article by Alison Syrett at Lucky Shops (now defunct), “How To Clean Out Your Closet For Spring:  Six Easy Steps To Start Now.”  I tried her system because it broke down the seasonal wardrobe changeover into one task a week for six weeks.  It made the whole job easy to complete.  I loved it so much, it is now how I switch my Winter wardrobe to Spring. Continue reading “How to Clean Out Your Closet for Spring: 6 Easy Steps to Start Now”

Pulling the Shades: Color Chart

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Colors that Harmonize with the Basic Color of Your Garment

Basic Color – Pale             Secondary Color

White……………………………Black & all the dark and bright shades

Pale beige……………………….Black, browns, reds, greens

Pale gray………………………..Browns, dark greens, dark gray, red

Sky blue…………………………Browns, dark greens, raspberry, purple, beige, dark gray

Pink………………………………Beige, purple, navy, gray

Pale yellow……………………..Black, navy, brown, gray

Mauve……………………………Plum, brown, navy

Pale green………………………Dark green, red Continue reading “Pulling the Shades: Color Chart”