Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Travel Tips

Pack light is the advice one always gets. My advice, don't pack light, pack smart. Pack things that are mix and match-able. When I pick specific outfits beforehand, I get bored with my clothes. Being on vacation and being bored with your clothes is not a good combination. But if you throw in some outfits that could be combined in several ways, you always get the opportunity to make it a little different each time you wear it. And who knows? Maybe it will go with that pair of earrings you bought at the tourist shop!

Some other things to remember:
~You can wear more than just jeans on vacation.
Skirts are great - they come both casual and dressy. Nice slacks are good choices for evening activities.
~Buy a travel steamer!
Ironing is sometimes bothersome, and if you can't pack exactly right, you have lots of wrinkles. Jiffy Steamer has a great travel steamer. (Let me know if you're going to buy one, I can help you out).
~Take a variety of clothes with you.
Often if you're going to a new place, you don't always know what goes on in the local life. Bring a variety of dressy-ness for activities that may be planned or unplanned!

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Dressing Up 2

So it's getting to be that time in our relationship . . . you all know the time . . . it's meet the family time. But even with the pressure of meeting parents and family members, you must always remember to dress the part! Here's my example of practicing what I preach . . . I attended a church meeting with Soren, meeting one of his favorite role models, his mission president. I dressed the part. :)

Tuesday, August 7, 2007

Dressing Up

My boyfriend and I recently had the opportunity to go to the Utah Festival Opera and watch The Most Happy Fella and Showboat up in Logan. Not only were both phenomenal performances, but we had the opportunity to dress up for the event. Which is interesting, especially because the "older" generation thinks that "dressing up" is a foreign idea to my generation. But I have good news for all, not only were stares in our direction because we might have been one of the few younger couples there, but we also might have been one of the best dressed couples there.
Which is exactly what I like to be.
So, the moral of the story is, it's okay that people look at you. I'm kidding.
But the importance of learning how to dress up is valuable. Unfortunately, too many people judge others by their "covers" and looks and you should always be putting your best foot forward, and also your best look. So get out and do something fun and DRESS UP!

Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Money Money Money

Usually when people want me to go shopping with them they get really worried. They assume because I enjoy wearing nice clothing, I spend lots of money.
Here's a hint: I'm a college student, and therefore, I'm broke.
I shop on the sales rack!
Now that worries people too! They think if you shop sale, you shop trash. Not so. Pick your favorite store, figure out their cycle - when they get new shipments in, how often things go on sale. If you are a common size, sometimes you can afford to wait the two weeks until it goes on sale. If you're lucky to ever find your size, sale racks may not be for you and you may pay full price. Always shop end of season sales. You may not be able to wear them for a season, but you saved money, and if it isn't trendy, it will last you more seasons to come!

Note - If you are on a deadline - you need a dress for tonight or a sport coat for that party tomorrow, good luck shopping sales, you might pay the price for late notice!