When is the last time you looked in the mirror and thought, “Damn, I look good!”? Or felt sexy or beautiful? We, as women, take care of so many other people and get so caught up in our day to day lives that we forget to stop and take a moment and do something nice for ourselves.
It’s not about being selfish- it’s about being conscious of how we treat ourselves. How can you really expect to take care of others if you can’t even take 5 minutes for yourself? Moms especially have a hard time with this one. Set a good example for your kids by showing them that you’re important too.
Going out with the girls or on a date? Here are a few simple tips to help you feel fabulous again!
1. Take time to actually get ready. Have your baby sitter come over an hour earlier to give you some extra time just for you. Do your hair, put on makeup, paint your nails.
2. Put on a pair of heels. Nothing makes a woman feel sexier than a great pair of heels.
3. Leave the “mom bag” at home. Grab a cute clutch and go. All you really need is your cell phone, keys, a credit card or cash, and some lipstick.
Think back to the last time you felt sexy. What was it about you then that made you feel that way? I challenge you to find your inner diva, once again. But this time- welcome her, hold on to her, and bring sexy back- even if it’s only for one night.
Found that perfect item? Is it worth the price? Think about this: cost per wear.
For example, If you need a dress for a fancy event and it is $300 and you only plan on wearing it once- cost per wear: $300. If you find a pair of jeans that fit you like a glove and are $200 but you plan on wearing them 200 times this year- cost per wear: $1. (And as far as jeans go, if you do find that perfect pair- BUY THEM! If you can afford to buy two pairs- do! One to wear with flats and one to wear with heels.)
Granted, you can’t substitute the jeans for the fancy dress. However, if you decide you will only wear the $300 dress to this one event- maybe you should look for one that is less expensive or a dress that will serve multiple purposes.
This will help to put your purchases in perspective of how much an item is worth to you based on how often you think you will wear it.
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This is a once a year opportunity that is definitely worth checking out! This year Fashion Denver is partnering with TAXI to offer fabulous finds by local artists in a very urban setting. Get started on your holiday shopping and pick up a little treasure for yourself!
Need a little pick me up this Spring? Go shopping! Yellow is one of the hot colors for Spring and you don’t have to look very hard to find it. Every shop I’ve been in lately has a nice selection of yellow clothing, handbags, accessories, and shoes.
Not everyone is a big fan of yellow clothing and it can be a hard color to wear. However, if you want to add little sunshine to your wardrobe- you still can. Introduce yellow in small bits and pieces such as a handbag, bracelet, or a fun pair of shoes.
Remember- your accessories don’t have to match…they just have to “go”.