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Pretty & Practical

Pretty & Practical

If you have not already prepared for the change of season with a style update for you and your home Here are my top 10 picks.

1 To begin take a few hours to window shop and visit your favourite stores and see what is being offered for fall, take note of what you have back in the closet, no more duplicates allowed – edit by wearing what you already have, do not stock up, and only buy something that you really love, looks great on you and if it will work with what you already own. Don’t forget undies, hose, jewellery and accessories. Do this seasonally for your home as well as your wardrobe.
2 Update your image with some style. Take a white shirt or blouse and change the buttons for contrast, red IS hot for fall and it looks good and gives YOU a different look from everyone else wearing the same white shirt. If you do not want to go the trouble of changing all the buttons, just change the top one for a really interesting design or a vintage button.
3 Polish all you leather pieces. Use a non-coloured polish for handbags, wallets and belts and colored for shoes and boots.
4 If anything needs to be repaired or tossed, do it before you need it. You will look polished and well groomed.
5 Go through all your skincare and makeup especially lip colour and sort through it all, now is the time to edit and update. You will feel good and look even better.
6 Start taking some vitamins a good multivitamin, some vitamin C to ward off colds this fall/winter. Colds seem to strike especially once school starts and take any others that are appropriate for you.
7 Buy at least one trendy item in one of the colours of the season; it will make your wardrobe feel fresh.
8 If you have to buy a coat or any other winter item, look now as you will still have your choice of what’s available and often the price is better.
9 Start applying a good hand cream up to your elbows and feet just before bed and you will have softer, more youthful looking hands and feet in no time.
10 Sewing Kit – You may have all you need on hand to make up a handy kit for small repairs. Just gather up some needles thread and small scissors with a button or two. Check your junk drawer in case you have one left from a hotel stay. Keep in a small cosmetic purse and add to it as you need to.

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