The Secrets of How to Live to 100

You're never too old
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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

How to Spring Clean Your Beauty Products

 

In regards to your true self, age doesn’t matter.  You are who you are, your spirit is ageless, you can have lifelong health and make the most of what you have.  You just have to use it or you lose it!

But in regards to makeup, it just isn’t made to last.  Red lipstick gets rusty-looking, mascara gets gloppy and dried out, moisturizer turns moldy and smelly.  If you don’t use it, just lose it! Continue Reading

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 Your Friends Make It Easy To Be Healthy

This is a diary of the healthy lifestyle goals that my son, Chris, and I are making together each month.

Since it takes 21-30 days to develop a new habit, making a goal for the month ahead is an effective strategy.

Chris and I agree that making these monthly goals together and posting our results here for you to see helps us to improve our health.  I’ve always found that if I say out loud to someone what I plan on doing, I’m more likely to do it.  Because if I said I would, I feel responsible to follow through. 

Age doesn’t matter.  It’s never too late.  You can always make progress and actually reverse the signs of aging!

In April, my goal was to cut down wine and sweets to every other day.  Chris couldn’t think of a new goal, so he decided to maintain the progress he had already made on his healthy lifestyle. Continue Reading

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.

Colors that Harmonize with the Basic Color of Your Garment:

Basic Color – Pale             Secondary Color

White…………………………………….Black, blush, peach, baby blue & 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, pink, beige, dark gray, light gray, navy, aubergine

Pink……………………………………….Black, white, beige, purple, navy, gray, green

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

Mauve……………………………………Plum, brown, navy

Pale green…………………………….Dark green, red

 

Basic Color – Dark           Secondary Color

Black……………………………………..Terra cotta, beige, white, toast, pink, and clear shades

Brown……………………………………White, beige, black, orange-red, orange

Charcoal……………………………….Beige, black, all the pale and bright colors

Navy Blue……………………………..White, yellow, green, turquoise, raspberry, mauve, orchid, orange, rust, coral, pink

Dark Green…………………………. Sky blue, white, beige, bright red, pale yellow

Plum………………………………………Sky blue

Dark Red……………………………….Black, sky blue, beige

Basic Color – Bright           Secondary Color

Blue (with violet overtones)Black, white, bright green with a bluish cast

True blue………………………………….Black, white, navy, gray, taupe, green, orange, blue-green, blue-violet

Violet…………………………………………Ivory or cream, beige, tan or camel, golden brown, gold, gray, navy, yellow, blue-violet, red-violet

Red…………………………………………….Black, ivory or cream, beige, tan or camel, brown, gold, gray, navy, green, red-orange, red-violet, blue, white, blush, aqua

Orange………………………………………White, beige, camel, dark brown, gold, bronze, olive, blue, red-orange, yellow-orange, tomato red, forest green (for a 70’s effect)

Yellow……………………………………….White or ivory, beige or tan, golden brown, gold, gray, navy, yellow-green, violet, yellow-orange

Green……………………………………….White, black, navy, gray, taupe, blue-green, red, yellow-green

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Simple color wheel

This chart is just a basic guide.  For an in-depth study of how to use color in your wardrobe, see The Style Note.

Dear Reader,

I hope you find this chart useful!  Let us know if you try it, in the comments box below.  Under the comments box is a place to sign up for email to get future blog posts to come to you every Thursday and Saturday.  Feel free to share this post.  And please be sure to follow YourTrueSelfBlog on Instagram and Facebook.

My best to you,

Angie

 

 

 

40 Easy Ways to Get A Casual Chic Brunch Look

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Perfect for Brunch

Mother’s Day is right around the corner, and many moms will be taken out to brunch.  It’s a family affair calling for casual comfort, but it’s also a festivity celebrating Mom.  Age doesn’t matter.  Whether your kids are little or all grown up with kids of their own, here are 40 outfit ideas to make you look cool and comfortable.  Besides, you are loved!  Love makes you beautiful.  🙂 Continue Reading

How to Build a Spring/Summer Time-Tested Survival Wardrobe

Now that you have your winter wardrobe put away for the season (or soon, anyway…), it’s time to make sure you have the basic items you need for your spring and summer wardrobe.  Maybe you already have all or most of them.  I’m not one for paring my clothes down into a capsule wardrobe, but I do believe in having all the basics you’ll need.  Therefore, I’ll provide a list here of what you need to have on hand for the warm seasons to create outfits for every occasion.  Age doesn’t matter because all of these items are classic basics that are essentials that will go with everything else. Continue Reading

How to Style the Popular Striped Tee 75 Ways

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Woman in Breton t-shirt and trousers by Castaway Vintage, license CC-BY-2.0

Stripes are classic and are always in style, but they’re also trending right now.  When it comes to classics, age doesn’t matter.  And when it comes to trends, the old becomes new.

Stripes go with everything, just like leopard print goes with everything and blue jeans go with everything.  That’s probably why striped t-shirts are so popular.  There are so many things that you can do with them, that this blog post has 75 ways to style the striped tee. Continue Reading