Monday, March 25, 2013

Be A Fabulous Diva On A Limited Budget

Hello Divas!!!
We all want to look great but sometimes that is not the easiest thing to do because we have limited funds and unlimited wants.

You don't actually have to spend a lot to look great. You just need to make very wise purchases and spend the money to get quality where it counts. You need to invest in a good, well made bag but it does not have to be expensive.

I got a bag similar to this one at Sam Moon for under $40 and it serves as my everyday bag. This bag has taken a lot of hits but it still looks good. It is fashionable enough to look nice when I am all dressed up to teach but it also is casual enough to not look out of place when I am wearing jeans and a blouse to go go class.

I am not really into purses but I was told a lady needs to have at least one nice purse and I think this does well for an everyday bag.

This bag is the perfect size to carry one or two textbooks if I need to but it is not too big so I don't feel like I am carrying a giant purse around all the time.

Another thing you can do is to shop the clearance racks when looking for clothes.

Most people seem to forget that the clothes on the clearance rack are the same clothes that were on the regular racks just a couple of weeks ago.

There is nothing wrong with waiting a few weeks for the clothes to go on clearance so that you can pay less. I will ALWAYS head to the clearance racks when I enter a store because I would rather pay $10 for a blouse that has been out for two weeks than to pay the full price of $35 the day it hits the store.

You will still look great....just a little later than the rest of your friends. The only problem with shopping the clearance racks is that you may not get the size you want or the color that you want because of the timing of the clearance.

I say don't worry about that..there are TONS of clearance racks to look through at other stores and you don't need to have every single item that comes out.

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Goddess Dress Alert

Hello Divas!!!!

I love goddess dresses and you should too...since they make you look like, well a goddess.

This one is simply amazing and looks great for a formal event.

And this is a little more casual without looking too much like a costume!!

Monday, March 18, 2013

Bold New Basics!!!

Hello Divas!!!!

I know we all think of the basics as being plain colors like black and white or even beige. It is time to shake up that way of thinking and introduce some bold new basics.

Patterned pants.
Patterned pants may just be the new basic when paired with a neutral top.

Try to match one of the tones in your pants with the shade of the top used...but try to stay clear of using a black top all the time.

Nautical stripes.
Stripes have always been in style and they are back in a big way this season.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Looking Good Is About Your Surroundings Too

Hello Divas,

Many Divas think that looking great is only about the way you look, the clothes you wear and your makeup and accessories.

That is all good but looking good needs to spread to your surroundings as well. Does your home look good?

I know some Divas who look great in person but their bathroom counter looks like this

This is not really appropriate because it is just messy and it is not the best look for a lady of class.
Or does your bathroom look more like this one?

There is a place for everything and everything is in its place, making things easier to find and having a generally neater appearance. Having a neat bathroom also makes it MUCH easier to get ready in the morning because you do not have to deal with a lot of clutter and you can easily see where everything is.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Blazer Time

Hello Divas!!!

I recently attended an event where the dress code was business casual. This means I did not need to wear a full suit but I did need to dress very nicely because we were having dinner with prominent leaders in the business community.

I ended up wearing a blazer that I borrowed from a friend but this got me thinking that I needed to get a blazer of my own.

I think a blazer adds an air of elegance and professionalism without coming across as stuffy like a full suit jacket.

I am definitely on the hunt for a few blazers myself and while I want a black one that I can pair with everything I would love a red one since I like bright colors.

Friday, March 8, 2013

Check Out Plato's Closet

Hello Divas!!!!

If you wish to sell your clothes quickly you may want to check out Plato's Closet. They accept clothes at about 35% of the value on the you don't have to wait until the clothes sell like with traditional consignment stores!