Staying Professionally Chic In The HeatWritten by Eileen Hammel
Whether you live in a warm climate year round or you are just trying to survive summer’s heat till autumn’s cool arrive following quick and easy professional style tips will keep you cool and have you looking professionally chic in any heat. Wardrobe Select fabrics that are natural / man-made blends that consist of at least 51% natural fiber, such has a 55% cotton 45% polyester blend. This will give you coolness of a natural fabric without wrinkles. Choose jackets with ¾ sleeves. They are cooler than full sleeves and more professional looking than short sleeves. Light and bright colors works well in warm weather but do not use loud bold color combinations and prints. Dress in layers to adjust to high heat outside / air conditioning inside temperature changes you will experience. A ¾ sleeve jacket over a sleeveless shell or a summer twin set is are excellent solutions for temperature changes. A cool alternative to pantyhose are thigh – highs they allow air to circulate better then pantyhose and will keep you cooler. Wear slightly larger jewelry it will give you a more polished look. Instead of a simple pendant on a chain try a triple strand of pearls. Avoid plunging necklines, extremely short hemlines, sheer fabrics, cloth handbags and briefcases, open toe shoes, sandals and flip flops.
Can You Imagine A Beautiful Life?Written by Nancy Hill
Imagine waking up one morning to find that you are using your unique talents in a fully satisfying way, that you feel wonderful in your body, and that your life feels rich and complete.
Now ask yourself, how much time and money have you spent trying to live up to cultural ideal of female beauty? Every year Americans spend over $40 billion on dieting. People put massive life energy into studying latest diet, planning menus, agonizing over food choices, depriving themselves, and doing forms of exercise they don't even enjoy. There is so much more to life than endless quest to make body look like cultural beauty ideal.
It doesn't have to be that way. Before dieting craze began, people defined themselves much more by who they were and what they did in world. They spent their life energies enriching world around them instead of spending their time trying to look beautiful. They focused on their family, their community, and their unique talents.
Today women are subtly taught to define themselves strictly by how they look. And look we're taught to desire isn't even obtainable. Only 5% of women are underweight, yet 87% of actresses we see on television are. And models? Not only are their photos heavily airbrushed to remove any "flaws", they generally stand 5'9" and weigh 110 pounds. The average American woman, at 5'4" and 140 pounds just isn't ever going to look like that plasticized model no matter how hard she tries.