4 items that will be make you impress on a first date

Going out on a first date always give us headaches and dizzy spells. You have butterflies in your tummy and  you are thinking of the right questions to ask and to stay composed and most of all you want to … Continue reading

Saving for a rainy day

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I for one find it difficult to save but I know that i have to say for a rainy day. As you grow older you have many responsibilities. One of my resolutions this year was to save as much as possible. For one to actually save, you have try and change your lifestyle as at times one incurs unnecessary expenses and you end up over spending. If you were to ask your role models and parents they would tell you that for them to actually acquire the assets they have today, they had to sacrifice something, for they knew that they had to provide some form of security for their children. On this article i will share a few pointers on how to cut down on your fashion budget.
 Clothes.
There is no need to keep on buying more clothes when your wardrobe is already full. If you are still trying to build your wardrobe, do start with the staple pieces like a classic blazer, jeans and timeless handbags. If you are buying you work wear do not be afraid to splurge as you are likely to wear the clothes for a long time. Also opt for second hand tops, you can spend a lot of money there.
 Shoes
I know most women are addicted to shoes, just do with what you have. Do not buy a new shoe for every event. Make sure you pick the neutral colours so that you do not have problem when you are putting an outfit together.
 Nails
If you can do without them it is fine as you will save close to $480 a year. With this money you can be able to start a small business or use it to pay for your stand instalments or be able to import a car (i.e excluding the shipping fees).
 Hair style
It is always better to buy 100% weaves. If it is $20 a packet you will need 2 for the whole year. Unlike buying weaves every month for $20 x12 months, which is $400 excluding the plaiting fees. You will save a whopping $200.
 Lifestyle
If you are fond of eating out a lot, you can cut it down to once a month. If say you eat a meal of $15 when you go out, and you go out 10 times a month. You will have saved $135. Also carry lunch to work, than having to fork out $3 everyday times 26 days. Also when going grocery shopping make a list so that you do not buy things you do not need.
* TIPs.
 For any money you get, save 10% of that amount.
 Use cash instead of your credit card.
 Never go shopping when you are stressed.
 Only buy what you need than what you want
 Have a savings bank account.

All the best as you save for something worthwhile.
Xoxo Imelda the Fashionista

6 beauty items every woman should have in their cosmetic bag this December.

Beauty has become a priority and every woman wants to look their absolute best. It’s called make up because, it is there to enhance your beauty and not make you look like  a totally new person. You always have to … Continue reading

Closet crisis ….let me solve it for you.

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Most women have a closet crisis week in week out year after year.Its time to break that bad bad to habit.The truth is waking up not knowing what you will wear to school or work can be very stressful,frustrating and nerve wreking.This is another reason why some people are always late for work,school,dates and appointments.It is quite obvious that they will not tell their boss or the person they were supposed to meet that they had a closet crisis,but trust me, they will definitely come up with an excuse.
Here are some tips to help you solve your ‘closet crisis’ .
1.First of all pick out six outfits for the week.The five outfits will take you through from Monday to Friday and the sixth outfit is an emergency or just in case the weather cases or if you change your mind in the morning.
In these outfits make sure that they are diverse and are appropriate for the events,that will be taking place on that day.Pick out a shift dress,a pencil skirt,a pair of slacks,maybe a suit,a mid skirt and matching shirts or tops that will go with the slacks and the skirts and most importantly blazers and cardigans so that you do not catch a cold.Make sure you pick out different colors so that dressing up in the morning will not be dreadful.
2.Pick out 6 pairs of shoes that will match with your outfits.pick a kitten heel,a wedge,a chunky court shoe,a pointy pencil heel,pumps and a sling back heel.Pick shoes that are comfy and that will go with the events that you will be having on that day.if you are to have a board meaning don’t pick the pump but a pointy pencil heel,it will not only make you look great but make you feel powerful that you can conquer the world.
3.pick out your accessories.You have to pick up you earrings,bracelets,belts,wallets.Make sure these accessories do not clash with your outfit but they complement them.The should bring that whimsical charm to you outfit.
4.Pick out at least three handbags that will complement you outfits.The handbag is the cherry on top of your outfit.Pick bags that you will be able to fit all your stuff and not a tiny bag that will make you have to carry a plastic bag{so not appealing} if you are a working woman.A tip is to have cosmetic bag that will contain your makeup kit,wipes,gloss and tissues,that you will just remove from one bag to another and your wallet so that you do not forget anything if you are changing your bags.Also it is always an advantage to switch your bags the night before so that you make sure you packed everything.
5.Also decide on the type of hairstyle that you will want to do the next day,if it’s a pony tail make sure you know where your scrunches are,if you are going to tong or blow dry your hair,know where the dryer and the tong are.
Enjoy a stress free week with no ‘’closet crisis’’ and you are guaranteed that you will be early for work this week.
Xoxo Imelda The fashionista…