Don’t get all hoity-toity over our fascination with the Royal Wedding. A little peek at the tabloids is just the thing to counter an overdose of Proper Royal Protocol, especially at a time when ignoring a Pop Culture phenomenon takes more energy than acknowledging its entertainment value.
Why didn’t anyone think of this before? It’s a brilliant breath of fresh air and ingenuity.
When the temperature rises, white can at least keep you looking cool. It reflects light which is why it’s a tropical favorite, and why sweating is less noticeable.
It’s light reflecting properties make white less forgiving than darker colors. Here are 10 tricks on how to wear white flawlessly.
Wear White With Style: Continued From Part 1
Beware of the White-Out. White on white is fine, and you can mix your shades of white, but cut the glare and wear colored shoes, bags, and accessories. Even the bride wears something blue.
Check the grin-through. This is the term for when the pockets or lining of white garments show through. It may solve the problem to just have the pockets removed, but first make sure the garment is not too see-through
Don’t wearing white to a wedding. It’s the brides color and it’s her prerogative to invite others to wear it, (the bridal party for instance). A white blouse is OK if it’s worn with a colored suit.
Don’t wear white underwear. It’ll shine through like a beacon. Wear nude or flesh colored, the closer the color of your underwear is to your skin tone the more it will disappear.
NEVER wear white hose. Even nurses don’t so it anymore. If you’re under 5 you get a pass on this one. If you’re a bride…maybe.
1. Calvin Klein linen shirt jacket, $70.
2. Turquoise Cat Eye Sunglasses, $16.
3. Calvin Klein sheer cotton boyfriend shirt, $50.
4. Stripe Canvas Tote, $38.
5. Chico’s Stretch Belt.
6. Ann Taylor, white cotton trousers, $98.
7. White loafers, Bass, $98.
8. White dress, Chico’s, $99.
2. J.Crew, Fedora, $58.
3. Fossil Stella Watch, $79.
4. Talbots Linen Skirt, $99.
5. Archie Canvas Messenger Bag, Zappos, $89.
6. Talbots White Roll-up pants, $79.
7. Eileen Fisher belt, $128.
8. Nine West bold yellow kitten heels, &79.
9. Dooney & Burke white tote, $238.
10.Pour La Victoire, thong sandal, $182.
Diets work. From the balanced to the bizarre; if you carefully follow a diet you’ll lose weight. Once you stop, there’s a high likelihood of gaining it back. It’s a frustrating cycle to bounce between dieting, overeating, and eating normally. Life is too short to never enjoy French fries without guilt.
To create some renewed personal momentum for Spring 2011, I decided to start with one style tweak (hair), a physical & mental challenge (Bikram), a healthy diet adjustment, and a BIG self-esteem boost. What’s on your agenda?
1. Short hair, new color AND round 2 of the color story that will eventually result in going gray. No firm commitment on going gray. If I don’t like it, I don’t have to keep it.
2. Bikram Yoga, 48 classes in 60 days. My favorite parts are the first and last breathing exercises. Everything in between is sweat, humility, and determination. So far, skin looks better and jeans are looser. Expecting mental changes
3. Less wine. Sigh…
4. Stop taking ‘no’ for an answer, or at least, stop taking ‘no’ personally.
5. Stick with all of the above for 60 days. Then re-evaluate.