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How to Create Your Stylish New Year
December 26, 2014
Developing and creating your personal style is a balancing act. Comfort, budget, the esthetics of what looks good on you, and a dash of fashion trends to stay up-to-date, are all factors.
The end of the year is a good time to consider what can go to make room for the new.
I put small stickers with dates on them on garments I haven't worn for a while. If the sticket is there a year later, it's time for the garment to go.
Here are some tips for a well-organized closet:
If you can't do it all at once, do a section of the closet at a time. Create a space for, say, tops. Then try on, purge, and organize.
Or tackle a drawer as a first step. You can find narrow plastic bins to organize lingerie and socks at the dollar store, often in the kitchen section.
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QUOTE OF THE WEEK
"How simple and frugal a thing is happiness: a glass of wine, a roast chestnut, the sound of the sea. . . . All that is required to feel that here and now is happiness is a simple, frugal heart." — Nikos Kazantzakis
EXPRESSING THE GODDESS
When I was 16, I my asked parents not to buy me anything for Christmas. If they gave me the money, I would shop at the after-Christmas sales and get good value for the dollar. They did, and I did.
I still have a ski-sweater that would go for hundreds of dollars today, even though I never get to wear it anymore, and it has a moth hole.
Call me cheap, frugal, or practical.
When I splurge, it is all the more special for being a rare treat.
This year, if you can, set aside some savings for that special something you want. Perhaps it is a trip, an electronic, a spa treatment, or a meal at a terrific restaurant. Perhaps, like a secret Santa, you want to give a gift that matters to someone or a charity.
Whatever it may be, please enjoy that special gift to yourself with gusto.
Peace and blessings.
Enid Sefcovic, Publisher, Fashion After 50
3700 Inverrary Drive Fort Lauderdale, FL
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