Posts Tagged ‘clothes that make you look great’


By Vernalee

As women, nothing is more pleasing to our eyes than a good looking man who walks and talks with an air of confidence.
Yes, it is correct that we women are men watchers!
Just for the record – Watching the other sex is not a trait exclusive for men.
So for the many guys in my reading audience, this one is for you!
Here’s the list of 23 things that men should have in their closet:
1. A no-nonsense navy suit.
2. A gray suit.
3. The only tie you’ll ever need.
4. A white dress suit.
5. A chambray shirt.
6. A blue dress shirt.
7. A polo shirt.
8. An oxford cloth button down.
9. A clean white T-shirt.
10. Raw denim jeans that get better with age.
11. Chinos that fit just right.
12. Two really good belts.
13. Long lasting loafers.
14. A respectable pair of white sneakers.
15. Chukka boots you want to chuck away.
16. Boots that can handle a hike.
17. Black dress shoes.
18. A packable down jacket.
19. A bad pea coat.
20. A less serious sport coat.
21. A cashmere sweater.
22. Sunglasses that go with everything.
23. A stainless steel watch.
Now that the outline has been provided, achieving that tailored list may send you to the store.
Either way, hats off (since hats were not on the list) to a good look.
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PostHeaderIcon Weight and see / My changing wardrobe

By Vernalee

I didn’t have to be told that I primarily wore black, gray, navy, and burgundy; with black being the predominant color. Conservative colors for a conservative woman! Black is very slenderizing and that was my goal… exactly. I wanted to look at least 10 pounds smaller.

My styles of choice were selections that covered up what I didn’t want to see. It stands to reason that I did not want others to see what I did not want to view myself. I was a cover girl. I’m sorry. I misspoke; a cover-up girl more accurately described my wardrobe choices. If I found a flattering style, I purchased tons of the same selections. I can wear something out easily. There…you have it!

My fashionista daughter said, “Mommy, wear more vibrant colors.” When that line grew old, she garnished it up with flair by saying, “Embrace your body, and accentuate your curves.” Unfortunately, I didn’t know how to do that. I was a cover-up expert. I covered up bulges, weight gain, and unsightly body configurations. Remember? Wardrobe accentuation was not my strong suit.

I occasionally asked my fashion less conscious son. I heard the expected diplomatic response. “Mommy you look great; in fact – stunning.” Did I expect anything different? Of course, he is always brutally honest!

Admittedly, it’s hard to break habits. I needed help. Getting in shape was a priority. What a novel idea! Thank you Jennifer Hudson and my precious children for helping me to think! On the bright side, I am eating better, exercising more; I am enhancing my wardrobe slowly, but surely. I am wearing lively colors even if it is a splash with scarves and accessories. I am getting there! Just call me work in progress. Hopefully, I will make noticeable improvements toward becoming a better and svelte image. We will “weight and see!”

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