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Come on, get classy!

An excerpt from this week’s newsletter,
in case you missed it…

Question:  I’m ready to change my look.  How do I give a classier impression with my hair, make-up, clothing and speech without seeming common or boring?

The first and most important part of being classy (and creating confidence and a great personal style) is appropriateness. You don’t have to be extremely buttoned up or conservative, just covered. Make sure your skirts and shorts come to at most a few inches above the knee. As a rule, make sure your “soft flesh” (upper thighs, rear end, breasts) are covered. Also, if you’re wearing one thing that’s body-conscious, keep the other things in your outfit more voluminous or structured.

Remember that you can be classy and fun at the same time. It’s all about wearing appropriate clothing in fun colors, textures or patterns, and wearing accessories that add interest to your outfit.

Being classy is all about creating confidence and style.

As for hair and makeup, remember that it should look fairly natural. Since you’d like to look more sophisticated, work with your natural coloring and hair texture. Take good care of your skin and hair. As for makeup, keep it demure. Save the high-drama, very dark or bright looks for evening.

As for speaking and moving around, you already know what to do. Just keep your head on your shoulders and be a lady. Remember, you have the power!

Love, CarolAnn

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Trends: expensive and messy or fun and inspiring?

My friend Katy over at ModlyChic runs a feature on the 4th Friday of each month called Friend Friday, where fashion bloggers comment on various topics.  Check out this week’s topic: Trends. Fashion week is coming… that means new trends and looks in the stores. To some, this can be an exciting opportunity to spruce up their wardrobe.Continue Reading

What I’m Wearing: Evening Networking Event

Business-Casual evening fun networking/educational event style… Sometimes it can be a challenge to find an outfit that is professional, beautiful, fun, and casual.  How did I do?? The Occasion: Wilmington Ignite – a networking and educational event designed to bring the community leaders together to improve the area and socialize. What I’m Wearing: Purple CamiContinue Reading

What I’m Wearing: Jazzy Event in Philly

The Occasion: Real Estate Open House -type thing at a new condo building in Philadelphia.  Jazz, Hours devours, networking, overall a fun excuse to get out of the house and to a party! I love to take advantage of the stuff that goes on in the local area.  It really is easy to find thingsContinue Reading

What I’m Wearing: Coffee House Business Meeting

Business-business casual-casual… The Occasion: Casual meeting with a business contact.  Catching up, talking about what we’re doing, discussing possibilities for working together. This was a little challenging because it was warm outside, cold inside, I wanted to look professional and also relaxed. What I wore: Patterned Pencil Skirt from Express Embellished plum tank from aContinue Reading

What I’m Wearing: Birthday at a Bar

I got ready for this outing in about 15 minutes.  I’m pretty proud that I came out looking this good with chlorine hair and no planning. The occasion: A friend’s birthday celebration out at a bar What I’m wearing: Top: Sequin v-neck from ???? Jeans: Calvin Klein Shoes: Cut-out booties from Payless What I’m Loving:Continue Reading

What I’m Wearing: Dinner with Friends

Hey All! How’s about an outfit post? I wore this little number to a get together at a neighbor’s house.  There were a total of 8 people there, with BBQ, Cranium [and Kyle and I were victorious, by the way], and sangria.  It was really hot out, so I opted for white cottony-ness, and putContinue Reading

Fun-up Your Business Casual Wardrobe

My fellow fashion blogger Kelly over at BlackDog Finds posted an invitation to explore the world of business casual style. “If you have any tips or ideas for creating interesting/creative business casual outfits please comment and share them with me!” I’d love to, Kelly!  First of all, you look great in black and white withContinue Reading

Empowerment Through Clothing For Women With Curves

Do you have a large bust?  Have you struggled to find clothing that is flattering and that fits your chest?  It can so hard to find clothing that is big enough to cover the bust line and to fit and flatter the waist line.  Often times, women with this shape end up wearing clothing thatContinue Reading

What Is Your Quirky Style?

I read an article about what to do when people question your fashion quirks.  Quirks and special touches are really what helps to create a personal style.  Whether it’s a fondness for clothing inspired by a certain era or person, a certain detail such as ruffling or a silk flower, or whether it’s an overallContinue Reading

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