What’s Special About You? Make the Best of What You Have!

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From BK on Flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0)

I have a simple little thing to tell you today:  Make the best of what you have.  Age doesn’t matter.  No matter what age, size or body type you are, you can always appreciate your good points and take care of them and play them up.

A long time ago, when my children were small, I had a woman come in to clean my house to help me catch up on things.  I was apologizing for some old parts of the house that I wasn’t able to replace because of the cost.  She reassured me, “Just make the best of what you have.”  Then she polished it up and when she was done, the whole place felt so sparkling and new.  I felt so much better; she made me happier about my house!

Your body can be like that, too, and your wardrobe. Continue reading “What’s Special About You? Make the Best of What You Have!”

How to Transform Your Outfits in the Fall

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Late Summer leading into Fall

Fall is here!  Early Fall is still tinged with Summer, so let’s enjoy the beginning of the beautiful Autumn season.  While we’re in between hot and cold, we want to stay comfortable.  And that means finding ways to wear clothes that look like Fall but feel like Summer, or to wear Summer clothes that feel warmer.  Following are some ways we can all dress between the seasons and look good doing it.  Age doesn’t matter!

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Here Are 45 Sure-Fire Ways to Rock a Kimono!

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Sophie velvet kimono at Anthropologie

A kimono makes a simple dress or jeans and a tee into something special, just like a blazer or jacket.  You can cover a body-conscious dress with a flowing kimono. On the other hand, a black lacy tank or any sexy camisole makes a kimono date night ready.  Throw a kimono over a hoodie and jeans outfit.  Use a kimono as a robe around the house.  Or try a kimono as a bathing suit cover-up!  There are so many ways to wear a kimono…age doesn’t matter.  Take this list, look in your closet, and create some new outfits for yourself!

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All About How to Love Your True Self

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Shauna, Kat, me and Gala at culmination of Blogcademy classes

Today, I’d like to introduce you to an enthusiastic young blogger who was one of my headmistresses when I first attended the Blogcademy to learn how to blog.  Her name is Gala Darling, and I have a few examples from her blog that I’d like to share with you because they are all about being your true self.  Age doesn’t matter.  Her articles are full of fun!

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How Your True Self Will Make You Free and Beautiful

This is all about why I chose the name “Your True Self” for my blog.  And why age doesn’t matter to your true self within.

I am captivated when I see bohemian styles in fashion, decor, parts of the world, and in ourselves.  By that, I mean our inner selves.

One day, I was reading an introduction to boho fashion.  It explained that the bohemian personality not only dressed in a freely creative way, but also was connected to nature and was a free spirit who expressed her true self in words, deeds and surroundings.  Not all bohemians are alike.  They each express their unique personality, tastes and opinions. Continue reading “How Your True Self Will Make You Free and Beautiful”

The Secrets of How to Live to 100

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I don’t know about you, but I want to have lifelong health for at least 100 years or beyond!  There are plenty of role models in this world letting us know that age doesn’t matter; it doesn’t have to stop movement, exploration, learning, beauty, self-expression.  Your true self is love, it’s wisdom, and it doesn’t stop.

With that in mind, I am presenting links to articles and videos on centenarians and how they made it to age 100 or more. Continue reading “The Secrets of How to Live to 100”

How Breakthrough Designers are Launching a Detroit Fashion Week

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Me at the Dime Store in the Streets of Old Detroit at the Detroit Historical Museum for the Fashion Massacre

The Fashion Massacre is a an annual fashion presentation based on the idea of having Fashion Week in Detroit.  Age doesn’t matter because the presentation is built upon self-expression and individuality.  The fashion shows focus on emerging designers in the Metro Detroit area.  The purpose is to fuse together a unique showcase of underground fashion and art that will contribute to Detroit’s driving force in the fashion industry.

Since the 1st Fashion Massacre in 2009, Founder Tyna “FANCE” Logan has been offering an atmosphere devoted to creative expression.  By merging the elements of Fashion and Art, she creates a unique experience each time. Continue reading “How Breakthrough Designers are Launching a Detroit Fashion Week”

Link Love: The Secrets of How to Age Gracefully

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My husband and I – happier than ever after 40 years together

The Freedom of Expressing Your True Self

“It’s this freedom that’s the key to becoming visible again. Not caring what others think is freeing. Expressing yourself any way you want is freeing. Having opinions, emotional wisdom, spiritual understanding…these things free you. And in freedom, we find power.” — quote by Jane Tara from her book The Happy Endings Book Club Continue reading “Link Love: The Secrets of How to Age Gracefully”

Who Are You? Free Your True Style

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Seeing Your True Self

I was struck by the fact that a couple of articles in the March issue of “InStyle” magazine were about being true to yourself.  That issue is central, of course, to my philosophy presented in Your True Self blog.  So, naturally, I would like to discuss those articles and give you the links:

http://www.instyle.com/fashion/caroline-de-maigret-style-essay

http://www.instyle.com/fashion/man-repeller-leandra-medine-personal-style-essay

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