If we’re going to spread any joy at all over the holidays, we need to feel less stressed and more in control.
We still don’t know what we don’t know about the aging brain. But what we do know is 100 times more than we did 10 years ago. And at the rate research is going, we’ll know 100 times more than that in half as much time.
Feng Shui is a Chinese term meaning “wind and water.” Though the Chinese have practiced the art for centuries, it’s more than local wisdom, it’s universal common sense.
Buy Less Love it More: As stacks and racks of “gift” items fill the stores, it’s easy to forget that gifts should have meaning beyond a seasonal obligation.
Every women who gives a darn needs to be able to pull a stylish party look out of her closet at a moment’s notice. It’s what we call a “cat suit.”
It’s hard to play the clown when you have to run the circus. As any hostess will tell you (if you don’t already know), by the time we’ve planned the party, invited the guests, decorated the house, and prepared the food, the first guests could be within minutes of ringing the doorbell. If you haven’t given some thought to what you’re wearing you may be in for a last minute closet meltdown.
So what does a practiced party princess have on hand to transform herself into a gracious composed hostess? If there aren’t already, there should be some items in your wardrobe that can form the backdrop for an instant party look.
Every women who gives a darn needs to be able to pull a ‘cat suit’ out of her closet at a moment’s notice. This is a head to toe look, usually in a dark or neutral color that becomes the canvas on which you build your party look.
The elements of a ‘cat suit’ typically include basic items like updated jeans in a dark rinse, a pair of dark pants or even a dark skirt with matching tights (black is a no-brainer). On top, go for a simple pullover, with or without sleeves in a fabric like stretch lace, cashmere, or a silk blend. It should have an uncomplicated jewel or ballet neckline.
Think of your cat suit as the bones of your outfit. Once you have it one it’s easy to add the Cha-cha-cha.
Read about it in Every Party Princess Needs a Cat Suit.
Holiday Resolution #1 : We’re done eating stale cookies and dried out cake from the supermarket. From now on, every sweet that passes our lips has to be exceptional. We found some luscious gifts with style that are worth every calorie.