Archive for March, 2011

Can Wearing Pretty Lingerie Make You Feel More Confident?

Sunday, March 27th, 2011

I have to say that I’ve gone through different phases in my life with regards to lingerie. In my 20’s my undergarments were amazing. I spent so much money at Victoria Secret and everything had to match, always. An ex of mine was from Europe and he couldn’t believe how inexpensive our lingerie was here in the US. Most European women put a lot of time, money and thought into their undergarments.

I do have to say that after being married for many years and being a mom that I allowed both my sleepwear and my lingerie to lose its pizzazz. I don’t know why or how this happened. It was slowly over time. As I was packing for a business trip I realized that I would be embarrassed for anyone to see my less than glamorous boudoir apparel.

The solution was to practice what I preach with my clients. I went through my under garments and sleepwear and threw away everything that no longer served me. Wow it was a lot. This forced me to purchase some new items that made me glamorous and sexy.

I had forgotten how great I feel lounging around my bedroom in some cute pajamas. I think I sleep better.

Here are some things that I discovered from wearing nice lingerie.

  1. I feel sexier and more confident just knowing that I’m wearing something nice and pretty.
  2. I feel as though I have a secret that no one else knows what I’m wearing under my clothes.
  3. I like wearing it for me. So what if no one else sees it or if my husband doesn’t notice. It makes me feel special and I’m worth it.

We recently stopped at Anastasia’s, Bath Body Boudoir for our VIP Fashion Tour and everyone appreciated the beauty of the store and the beautiful garments. Some of the comments I heard people say were things like “I love this I just wish I had someone to wear it for” or “I would get this if I had a better body”. Ladies what I would say to that is dress for yourself and no one else. If you don’t have anyone special to show off your garments for there is nothing like being prepared for the future. Love and appreciate the body your in today. We can be our worse critics. Realize that goddesses come in all shapes and sizes.

Never Shop on Price Alone

Sunday, March 13th, 2011

Ok so first hear me out on this. I love a great deal just as much as the next person. Finding that beautiful white leather St. John coat for 90% off made my day. I loved the coat before I knew what a great deal it was. What I’m trying to say is that you’re better off purchasing fewer items that you love than purchasing items that are ok just because they are a bargain.

If you have a pair of pants that were ok but a great deal at $10 but you only wear them once is that a good deal? What about a pair of amazing pants that fit you great that you purchase for $100 and you wear all the time because the go with everything. So if you wear them 20 that’s only $5 per wear. Which is a better deal?

I recommend that when you’re out shopping you select items to try on without looking at their tags. You don’t need to know how much it is right now. Just focus on items that catch your eye. As you’re trying on you’ll have two piles, one for the items you like and another for items you don’t. When you’re done trying items on you will then review the items you like and decide which ones you liked the most. Now you can look at the price of each item. You may also want to take the items to a price scanner in the store or to a cashier to verify if any of the items are on sale. So when deciding which items to purchase take the amount of money you’ve budgeted and be sure to stay within that when making your selections.

Never go into debt for fashion. Purchase the best quality products that you can afford. I recently went shopping with a client who only shopped on sale. This resulted in her having a closet full of clothes that weren’t fabulous. She didn’t love them nor did she feel fabulous in them. We went shopping and her instructions were to not look at the price tags. She decided to purchase everything she tried on that day that she loved. When we were checking out she said she couldn’t believe she was going to purchase a blouse for $89. She usually would not have even tried on an item at that price. However she loved the way this blouse made her feel. It fit her great and was the perfect color for her skin tone. To her delight the blouse was on sale for only $19 it just wasn’t marked on the tag. This scenario was repeated for several of the items. She was elated and will never shop the way she used to.

So remember to shop for how items look and make you feel and not based on price.