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Royal Fashion Hacks

What hacks do Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton and sister in law Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle use?

I have heard the royals can be clever and resourceful but adding small curtain weights into the hem of the Queen’s dresses (yes meaning it has to be re-hemmed or the dress is tailored for her).  I usually wear a pair of shorts underneath if I wear a skirt, and the first time I did that wasn’t because of weather. I did this as I was going to my first school dance and good thing I did. The boys were running and then sliding across the floor on their backs trying to look up skirts! When they did it to me, I laughed at them and asked what they think they see.

Before I get on to the Royal Hacks, I must touch upon the hats. Obviously used during special occasions, like Weddings, the Horse races (they even do it in Kentucky) but Is this the English’s way to let their Freak Flag Fly?

Those hats, one thing as an American, I don’t understand why some go from dainty to so

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50 things NO woman over 40 should own

I came across this

50 things no woman over 40 should own

 

and wondered if I might have any of them. The only thing is, what if I do have some of these things? What if I don’t actually look over 40?

can I get away with having them and using them?  I decided to post the link as I’ve seen people on the street that forget about 40! They look in their 60s or old and dressed like they are in High school.

What of the items on the list do I still have?

(Not quite) Uggs…. don’t have uggs, just slipper boots one in which I even had re-soled as I wear them so much as they keep my feet warm when it’s cold and my feet don’t feel like they are sweating in them. The other pair is really warm and usually have to take off. So as mom calls one of them my ‘viking boots’ I won’t be getting rid off

*Scrunchies, I don’t really use them but I can also re-use them for things other than my hair.

My aunt made a couple for me with a then favorite hockey team. Also sometimes they work well for a ‘ribbon’ on a gift.

Honestly, I used to just wear them as a bracelet most of the time.

Claw Clips I don’t have many but I do have a few one or two in which a friend gave me. I have really thick hair, and it I think ends in the back of my kees (or close to) So these I will NEVER get rid of no matter what. They actually Hold my hair. Plus people still think I’m in my 20s-30s!

Leggins the only pair I have is a pair I bought for Halloween a couple years ago. They are black, but they have the skeleton legs printed on it. Not sure if they make me look skinnier but really I don’t think they’d look flattering on me during the daytime!

(sort of) Corkboard  It’s currently on the wall behind my door. Not used for anything in particular and I’ve been meaning to clean it up a bit. mostly I just stick this or that on it until I need it. Honestly I don’t even remember what’s on it aside from push pins, maybe a couple of novelty keychains hanging on it. Once I get it cleaned up Coupons, invitations, appointment cards will go on it. Frankly, I think EVERY home should have a cork board or some dry erase board.

Blatant Logos– I think the only thing I have like that is shirts of my favorite bands as well as sports teams. I never really shopped for any specific brand on purpose;  however certain things well I used to love the MUDD company jeans and purses. I had found a couple of Steve Madden brand purses in a store we used to have everything was supposed to be half off.  Would you believe I got a couple of their purses for like $5-$10 dollars! Oh, Currently the ONLY Brand/logo I look for is Sketchers. If I have anything else with a brand name (or logo on it) it wasn’t ‘t On purpose. (For instance… I was at a Thrift store and saw a black purse that was just my taste. When I switched my items to the purse, I noticed it was the Fossil brand. My mother likes those Le sport sac bags That’s really the only thing brand name she actually gets. Sometimes she’slucky enough to find one in a thrift shop. I was lucky enough to find one with cats on it for her as we love cats, and I’ve always had one since I was 3 or 4.

Key Chain  I think the only thing on my 2″ keychain ting is my keys, those store tags, oh yeah and I DO have one thing on it that is heavy but it’s on there for a reason, I could use it as a weapon if I think I’m in danger. For those of you that know of Norse Mythology or have watched the Thor movies, a friend of mine (now passed on) gave me a Mjolnir (Thor’s hammer) keychain. Tho’ I guess being it gets destroyed in the Ragnarok movie, maybe I should take it off, but as I said is useful.

Tassels– well I don’t think I have any but the only time I like them and are not in the way, is when they are a zipper pull.

 

DIY nail art… does this include nail stickers that are holiday themed? I mean as long as one does not wear it to work then you are ok, right? I do my own nails be it polish or manicure. I do include decals sometimes, i even have that crazy stamp thing that has the design disks. (There should be a product review on it)

Beat up bras  I am SO VERY  GUILTY OF THIS. Now I don’t really use regular bras,I usually always wear sports bras as the fastener in the back on the regular ones always bothers me (I have back problems and since jr. high I try to avoid wearing regular bras) I do have one or 2 regular bras (which at this point probably won’t fit but I can’t always find the sports bra I like and now they seem to be making them like regular bras!) my only thing is once they start getting streched and  worn out, is when they start feeling comfortable for me.  (but then I never really cared what people think of me anyway) i would suggest, however, to save one or 2 of your ‘worn out’ bras ones that are comfy but you wouldn’t wear out. They can be used around the house when company comes or you stay over at someone’s house.

Charm Bracelets see the ones they show I don’t know if I have one of those other than a Halloween themed one. And then one I made with a Canada/Toronto theme as I went there.  My problem, however, is what about the other ‘charm’ bracelets. Like those (I think it was called Italian charm bracelets) they were square or those pandora charm bracelets. Or what if I do have one as pictured in the slideshow, what if you can’t hear it though does that make it ok to wear then?

Wristlet I have one or 2 I use depending on which one it is one for when I just go to a family gathering or the basic one that looks like a large coin purse i use to throw keys, and a few thing in if I go next door to a neighbor’s house. Also if you just love a wristlet so much, re-use it as a cosmetic bag!

Low-rise jeans  Yeah Good luck on that. I try my best to find normal regular jeans but that’s not always easy. Maybe it depends on your area, or the store but I’ve totally given up on buying new jeans. I just buy what I can find I like at a thrift store the reason is, if it fits you from there, then it shouldn’t shrink. Also quite honestly pants are a necessity so to me buying any jeans even a no-name brand for over $20 is just a no -no. Also be it a new pair or used from the thrift store, either way, it’s still hard to find my size but at least (so far) they are less than $10. Plus i see it as unless you wear junior or petite size pants, then you shoudn’t be wearing low rise anyway.

Peasant Blouses– Yeah I do need to get rid of the ones I have but I’ll have to see, maybe one i can keep for a Viking themed costume! But then again maybe it isn’t a ‘peasant’ blouse. (It doesn’t look like what the girl in the picture is wearing anyway

Dust Ruffle– oh man I did away with this AGES ago. i hate them,. They are nothing but a way to injure yourself trip pver it, stub your toe on the leg its hiding. Besides… I hate ruffles, I hate the word ruffle. Actuallly I think I stopped using one before the 90s. But I’d love to travel back to the 90s!

Stuffed animals HELL NO am I going to hide my bed decor! Honestly, My wall is cold and I have my bed pushed against it as that was the only way to get enough room in the room. I use the stuffed ‘pets’ as insulation as well as a body pillow. Also, I change them up depending on my mood or season. I have a few for Halloween, a couple for December and so on. heck, my mother even has a few on her bed.

‘junk’ jewelry I still have some of this from past years heck, I might even have a couple things from when I was little. I also make my own ‘fashion’ or costume jewelry (whatever you want to call it) I’ve sold some of it to the people at our bank, I make not only for adults but for children as well. Oh, and my Colored Pencils, markers etc are for coloring as well as writing in my journal or handwriting letters. I just think it makes it look nicer.

Single Socks If you are not a creative person, and won’t be able to make it into a change purse or something else. I usually use them as a rag for dusting or ONLY wear them in the house when your feet are cold so you don’t have to dirty a pair.

Shot glasses– mmm what about say one of your favorite band, another of a favorite show, a couple souvenir ones from Planet Hollywood and hard rock cafe? Oh and the one my friend sent me from Salem Mass. of some HEx place? mmm do I have one of my favorite hockey team?

Holey pants… I do understand if they are your favorite pants, I think I went through my senior year of H.S. in one pair of jeans… i can understand if you yearn (like me) for the 90s again. Or just like the look but if you are BUYING those jeans already with holes… you are jsut a plain idiot! You are PAYING for them to be that way rather than it naturally happening and looking better!! WHY would someone’s jeans get holes in them on the top or back of the thighs? if anything if they put a hole in the butt that would be a spot that gets worn (if like me i the 90s) hung out at the park a lot. The knees ripped open, the butt got worn and at one point had a big hole in the crotch area. When I couldn’t wear them anymore you could have said they up and walked out on me! Also I may be 41 but mentally I think I’m still in my 20s heck sometimes I think I’m still in my teens. (or so wish)

 

 

They even included a link for the guys as well! 40 things no man over 40 should own

 

How To Look Like A Million Dollars Even If You Aren’t A Millionaire

We all know Millionaires have their eccentricities but their fashion much of the time I question more than my own.

 

Source: How To Look Like A Million Dollars Even If You Aren’t A Millionaire

Necklines, there’s Trashy and there’s elegant…be elegant.  If you wear those platform shoes around me and fall or anything in front of me… YES I AM laughing at you. They look ridiculous

size is my problem… a lot of the time I can’t find a comfortable women’s t-shirt. No matter what size I can fit into Xl or double the shoulders always feel so small. Also I like air flow I always feel hot and tighter clothes make it worse. Also I have some super over large shirts and sweat shirts to wear around the house. They just feel more cozy than a regular nightgown (plus if I have a last minute guest, no matter how big the shirt is I’m sure to have one that will fit you! Then I have a larger zippered sweat jacket that I have so in case I wear something under it but its from Canada so likely I won’t get cold in it, (unless I go upstate)

under the combining colors, that blazer does not look navy blue, it looks black and to me, nothing looks wrong with it. Those not crazy for what the girl in the black & white outfit is wearing. Too boring…

 

as for the jewelry… even if you wear all one type of metal/color limit up to 2 rings on a hand. (your engagement/wedding band on one & 2 on the other if you must. For me it just looks like you are showing off and therefore telling the muggers to do so.

 

Winter Chill without being chilly

Winter Basics

Layering

*Socks-my feet and hands as soon as the fall weather comes, usually always feel cold to the touch. I can take it on my hands to a point, but normally go nutty at home trying to keep them warm in booties, socks or both together! So if  I go out, I usually wear a pair of the novelty socks (that are at least calf high if not knee or over the knee high) as they usually fit tight but comfortably and then I wear one of my white knee high socks  and if helping out in the snow, one of my dad’s thick heavy Tube socks. Some people even were the fuzzy socks (which i usually use for slippers)

Leg Warmers– I wore an old Neon green pair to work when it was super cold (hey my knees sometimes wouldn’t want to move when it was really cold) so I got picked on for wearing them, but know what? I was the warm one while I saw everyone else outside freezing their (Male or female) you know what’s off!

*Jeans – jeans with a relaxed fit  (NOT Skin Tight) will keep you warmer as they will retain some of your body heat.
 (if you have to walk, or take public transportation to work….)
You need a pair of long johns Quite honestly I always found them itchy, then one year my dad no longer fit in his, and they were soft so I use the set I have from him (as I usually only wear them when I know I will feel cold.. Or wore them when I used to work outside)
*T-shirt – Short or long sleeve ….again remember you are only layering. It’s best to keep a t-shirt on under your winter clothes this way you can cool off once inside. Usually if I’m wearing my leather jacket, I just wear a short sleeve t-shirt!
*Sweatshirt or ‘open’ sweater (you can button or zip) over it
(if in an office the open sweater would be proper attire, as its not just casual comfortable but also a bit formal yet dressy, some of the girls I used to work with would keep a sweater close by during the winter.)

Accessories

*Hat or ear muffs
*Scarf    (if in colder climate you might want not just the scarf but one of those face masks
*Gloves (I usually start to keep these in my purse now)
* a bigger purse than you’d use during summer. (Room for stuffing your winter layers in.) (because you may have to bring your work shoes with you)
Boots something that can be worn daily but will keep your feet warm. Don’t be one of those people I laugh at for falling on ice because you are wearing fashion boots, and not something to keep your butt literally safe. Check my new boots if you haven’t yet! Not only will they go well under or over your jeans (or whatever pants.. I have yet to try them with a skirt of any sort) for everyday casual wear but with their rubber sole, they will also help you keep from slipping better than those fashion shoes. These are great for this time for them, at least in New York as it hasn’t snowed yet, where I am, but parts of upstate it has. These are good for little to medium snow.  Quite of bit of those I know has complimented me on them. They liked them, then were amazed they had a pocket in each! Great for a Starbucks card for a nice hot mociato while shopping! or as the post says, emergency money, key anything to hide even!)

4 Reasons To Invest In A Leather Jacket

I’m not vegan more like farminarian as I only eat the 3 Chicken, beefs and pork. But Even if you are Vegan There are Faux….leather jackets. They are the ONLY jackets I’ve ever found worth wearing during the winter! They keep you warm, I used to have a biker jacket in the 90’s (the picture in the link is a fair resemblance, only I bought a men’s one as all the girls were like cut offs) but since I can’t seem to find one like that I like (they all look fake even the real ones.. Not sure if it’s because they look matte, or just aren’t the same black color mine was …which I got from a Wilson’s suede and leather) I bought one of the ones for the ‘crotch rockets’ as I call them (like the Ninja or Ducati bikes)  I think this one is even warmer then my biker jacket! This one not only does it keep me warm but heck I normally have to unzip mine all the way, if not take it off!

5 Ways To Brighten Up Your Winter Wardrobe

Liven up your winter wardrobe by adding a fun pop of colour. Take inspiration from these bloggers and experiment with bold and bright outerwear, embellished accessories and patterns that make a statement.   Look 1 Bold Scarf View the Original Post / Follow Fashion Squad on Bloglovin’ Look 2 Statement Outerwear See the…

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How to wear ankle booties with jeans {part I: three ideas}

Happy December! And welcome to part one of a two part series, all about how to wear ankle booties with jeans. Today, we’ll look at three different…

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7 ways to spot a fake designer handbag

Now where some have shoe collections, I’m a purse collector! (in a sense) I get rid of mine slowly and then when I do I end up missing them so I don’t just get rid of them that easy.

Honestly If I only had 2-5 purses then I might understand having one expensive one for dates, family gatherings etc. (Or just the ‘perfect one’ for the spring/summer, as I only have about that many purses for that time of year.) I need a bigger sized purse as I usually carry around my kindle fire, and if not then a book and a note pad, besides the wallet, a pen and a few other items. (Honestly for me it’s the smaller things that make it heavy!)

If you are like me, You really don’t care if you have a designer bag, but in my travels, it looks like everyone has one.

One year I came across a yard sale and saw a  cool ‘Patchwork’ Coach purse (never saw one like it) and a hard shell Louis Vutton
tote. I checked them out a bit, and unlike past fakes I had seen and when I’ve looked in the actual stores to see what the linings, tags etc looked like. I thought these were real!!! The Louis Vutton tote even had the wallet in it! So I got the 2 purses and wallet for $20! (Images included are a close likeness to those I found)

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