Creating a life based on beautynstyle is not hard, building a wardrobe of beautynstyle does not have to be done overnight, in a week, in a year etc.. find one piece that inspires you and go from there, the important thing is that you start. That you start creating the image you want the world to see, that you start creating and living a beautynstyle lifestyle and mix a few surprises in to make it uniquely yours. Living beautynstyle is a journey not a destination, enjoy the journey.
http://designersblock.blogspot.com/ I could spend hours upon hours going through this website and blog. Di Overton is a master of design & inspiration and will keep you glued to her sites with her innovative and truly unique twist on everything from fashion to home decor. Not only will you be enthralled by Di but she will expose you to an international group of talented bloggers that will inspire and challenge you to create uniqueness in your own life. Don't let this one slip away, keep on going back because Di never disappoints.
365 days of style.com question of the week; What's Your Favorite Unknown or Little-Known Fashion Label?
www.365daysofstyle.com No, I have not always been stylish. I would say I was more of a follower than leader when it came to style. I may have been in style but I was not stylish. Stylish is when you dress according to what makes you feel good about you, it's reflected in your actions. Because when you feel good about how you look you act posed and confident and others respond to you in a more positive manor. Its as if you are saying "hey I know who I am and I am empowered by that". I would say I came into my own style wise when I was 25. I worked in a Los Angeles entertainment business management firm and I knew I had to act mature and confident, instead of the awed gawky young adult I felt like. When I wore certain clothing I noticed I acted differently. Classic chic made me look how I wanted to feel and it fit me. Style has to fit who you truly are. Style is like a truth serum if you are dressing for someone else and not your true self it will show in how you move and how you interact with others. Finding your style groove takes trial and error but when you do it feels oh so right. I do believe that there is a right style for everyone. Take Nicole Riche, I was not a big fan of hers until she started her fashion line and dressed in her modern bohemian way. All of a sudden she seemed a much better her, not like how she came across during her Paris days . I believe when she found her style she found herself. We can all find our better selves in fashion and style.
I remember an incident that happened almost 25 years ago that still reminds me of what happens when I
step out of my comfort zone when it comes to my choice in clothing.
I am a very minimal classic dresser. Give me a great fitting suit a few different tops, classic pumps and I am done. I love to advise others what to wear and I love to observe fashion in all media, but for me its the basics. Now I do step it up a bit when I need to but I like classic chic and it works for me. I feel focused and empowered by it's simplicity.
Back to my incident. My neighbor behind us saw me getting out of my car in a very romantic Laura Ashley dress. He felt he needed to come over and tell me how great I looked and wasn't this out of my normal "don't look at me style".
I just stared at him and at first I had no idea how to respond to that statement. "my don't look at me style"?
I thought about that statement and than I realized what an idiot he was and what an idiot I was to give his statement
any credence at all. My style was not androgynous it was Donna Karen, Perry Ellis, Calvin Klein with a twist of lace or stripes to make it uniquely mine. and I had plenty of attention from my husband the only guy I wanted to be looking!
As a makeup artist for Chanel, Dior, Lancome etc.. my makeup is always classically done and well polished. I am happy with my style and my look and it has always worked for me. Many people comment on how I am always pulled together but what they really see is a wardrobe that works easily with each piece and they are commenting on the simplicity of my look with a few unusual pieces to mix it up, to own it, to call it mine.
I hated that dress on me no matter how others thought it looked, it didn't feel good or right and that is what counts.
Be true to yourself and you will be comfortable and confident.
I guess my clothing reflects a person who has the style of an classically chic artist, the heart of a poet. and is most comfortable with the taste of simplicity.
If there is one thing Jennifer has taught me is that when you do something on your own terms you are more successful at the endeavor. She decided for her health to lose weight and she decided when and how. She looks fantastic (not Hollywood skinny) she is healthier, and she seems at peace with her heartbreaking family tragedy and the blessings of becoming a new mother and wife. I am empowered by Jennifer because when one woman is empowered she can teach others to be.
I love writing about beautynstyle and I love reading what others write about beautynstyle. For me I write more about beautynstyle from the inside out, what is in your heart and your soul should be addressed or dressed lol before your body is. A healthy and happy heart, a soul at peace ,a brain ready to take on the world and a body filled with passion to get up and go is what I hope for you. To help you achieve that I will bring you the most effective and useful resources I can find. 365 days of style, has a panel of style peeps that will be a wonderful resource for you and provides links directly to each style peeps site.
Like me I am sure you enjoy reading about what other people have to say and how they express & share their views of certain issues on beautynstyle that are important to all of us. www.365daysofstyle.com
Here is my first response to last weeks question that 365's Heather Claus sent out to the style peeps team.
Why Bother Looking Good/Dressing Well?
When you look good and are dressed well you reflect a confidence that others react to in a positive way. As studies have
shown and as the news has reported time and time again, those who are considered attractive (have a polished appearance)
get hired first, are paid higher salaries and in general get treated in a more positive manner than those who put no or little effort into
their appearance. Remember the studies always state those who are considered more attractive proving this is more
about being polished (those who make the effort of being put together) than about actual physical beauty. It would be
hard to find a woman who obviously makes the effort to take care of herself and puts the effort into looking polished
and not call her attractive.
Don't confuse looking good and dressing well as being the same as dressed up. You can look fantastic and be dressed well
in jeans and a tee shirt. Looking good is the combination of physical appearance, hair, makeup, clothing (not physical beauty)
and an inward feeling of confidence that comes with taking care of yourself.
What does it take to look your best? Pick clothing and colors that complement your body shape and are comfortable. You
know when you try something on if it is you or not. You can make any body shape, budget and level of fashion work with
good advice and the willingness to try.
Your hair styled to complement your face shape. Your makeup even just a little mascara,
lip-gloss & blush in the colors that enhance your skin tone and eye color. My number one beauty secret taking care of your skin.
Using the skincare products that address you skincare needs and fit your budget. Maybe you can't afford that $500 miracle cream but I promise
you there are fantastic products for any budget. For example Lancome or l'oreal? both have products to address all skincare needs
and both give you the positive results of taking care of your skin, although one is a department store brand and the other a drugstore
Skin that is nurtured and nourished produces an inner vitality that results in an outward glow.
So why bother looking good/dressing well? because you are worth the effort and deserve the rewards.
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I would like to introduce you to Chris Guillebeau. Chris is the perfect example of a life well lived but by his own rules. Join Chris on his journey and learn how you to can live a life that is based on your rules not those imposed upon us by others. http://chrisguillebeau.com/3x5/. Lets start a discussion on living life with out rules or at least living life based on the ones we make for ourselves. Of course these are not rules based on basic human kindness and decency those rules are non negotiable. This is about bucking the system of working 9-5, 5 days a week and staying in one place. This is about spreading your wings and being free of the standard way we are taught to live our lives.
Be Free and Be inspired Be open to new ideas and Be coachable and this could take you further than you ever thought possible. 40+ can fly as high and as fast as those younger if we believe we can.
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OK, we have all heard that 40 is the new 30 and 50 is the new 40. Great, but what the heck does that really mean for us smart, modern woman that are 40+? I have found very little on fashion,beauty,career,etc... advice for us when it comes to blogs. We may look younger than our mothers and grandmothers did at our age. We may have children that are older or younger than what was seen a few generations ago. We may be just starting, in the middle of, or thinking of changing careers. We represent a new definition of the "Middle Age". We have different needs than the woman who came before us. Together we are going to define what it means to be the Modern Woman 40+. Together we are going to discover all the wonders of the new "Middle Age" and we are going to forge a path for the generation that is right behind us.