4-17-17 THIS WEEK: Casual Yet Stylish

April 17, 2017, 3:30 pm by MSP


Casual, Yet Stylish

At MissusSmartyPants.com each and every week your Personal Profile membership gives you tasty tidbits of style advice. Since knowledge is power, MissusSmartyPants wants YOU to be empowered and take control of your wardrobe so that you can totally "own" your own brand of style!

Wait a minute...I get it! You know that moment, when the lightbulb comes on in your head, and suddenly you "get it"? Thanks to MissusSmartyPants you'll have more of these. You will find yourself being able to put-together stylish looks based on your body type and your lifestyle. This will make you feel energized like nothing else. It's that "Aha" moment with your style that you've been waiting for. Now you "get" how to design a basic wardrobe plan, build upon it...then easily find something something stylish to wear. Nothing feels better than having rocking style!!!


No matter your age, shape, size, or unique body proportions... 

MissusSmartyPants gives you useful style advice!


At MissusSmartyPants.com you get practical style advice you can use! This week is no acception. This week is: Dressing casual, yet in a super-stylish way!

Since most women have an informal lifestyle and wear casual clothes a majority of the time, it's only fitting (pun intended) that this week's concentration is on "casual attire". We all want to look good in a casual sort-of-way but sometimes is we dress a wee-bit too casual and perhaps a tad sloppy. Well, not anymore! Not after this week's article (available to members this Thursday).

If you work outside the home; your job may require a dressy-casual type of look. What's too casual? What constitutes a too dressy look? When it comes to the "rules" of dressing casual, we are left to our own devices of not knowing when we are too dressed up, and when we are too casual. Relax, help is on its way.


What do these 3 casual outfits have in common? 



This week your Personal Profile membership explains the "ABC's" of casual wardrobe building!


There are several keys factors every casual outfit should contain. This week, I'll tell you HOW to create casual looks that are "dressed down" yet classic chic. You'll learn what every casual-chic outfit MUST contain--and what to avoid. With lots of photos of what-to-wear & how to wear it...it's full of...REAL STYLE ADVICE YOU CAN USE! 


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MSP's Weekly Style Mission


This week’s Style Mission is to GET one item your closet or makeup drawer is still missing. 

Get one item marked off your "what I need" list! Don’t get carried away—you only need to get ONE item marked off your list.


Here are suggestions of what your closet or makeup drawer might need:

__Get a set of new makeup brushes. (OR wash your brushes w/ gentle face wash...when was the last time you cleaned them?)

__Try Soma “Vanishing Edge” panties! Soma Vanishing Edge Cotton/Modal Blend Brief

__Get a new supportive bra (including a professional fit) 


__Take your pants or skirts to the tailor for hemming or mending

__Update your “Style File” (see photo at bottom of this page) with articles that inspire you (a ‘control journal’ of MSP style articles/shopping guides, Seasonal Colors & other fun style stuff) You’ll want to save this week’s article that's full of lots of photo examples of casual chic outfits!!!

__Buy a large-faced (inexpensive) wristwatch to add a modern edge to your daily wardrobe....


__Purchase a pretty spring scarf in your Seasonal Colors...It will look fab now and into the fall!

I’m sure there are other things you can think of. Make a list and see if you can "check" off just one of these needed items on your list. There's no hurry...after all, it's a style journey.

Love, Leslie MSP

What SYSters are Saying

MSP: I am loving the more detailed style articles lately! 

Since subscribing, using your advice has helped me pare down and revamp my wardrobe. I am finally wearing clothes that look great and project the look I want. These in depth articles are really helping me to polish my look and I have been getting compliments left and right that usually have the word "gorgeous" and "classy" in them. As a tired busy lady with a fuller figure, it has been years since I've gotten feedback like that. But it has helped me to remember how vibrant and choosy I used to be with my appearance.

I joined MSP because I needed help dressing my new shape after two kids and I realized I rarely took the time to look put together unless it was required.  Now I feel confident because I know everything in my closet looks good on me. Not to mention the colors! What a difference a color palette makes! You were the first to tell me I am a Winter and I doubted at first, but once I gave the Winter palette a try, I was amazed at how it made by skin glow and hair shine.  Thanks for the inspiration and the patience to be picky until I find the items and colors that enhance me the way I am right now.  -Islandgrl


MSP HERE: Dear "Islandgrl", 

You are welcome!

Thank you for sharing your story. I appreciate your kind words because I put a lot of effort into the weekly posted articles. It is my hope that each article will have a positive impact on every SYSter's wardrobe. 

The fact is, when you look good, you feel good!

Love, Leslie 

P. S. These 4 articles are currently are posted online in all 5 body type Personal Profiles 

1. Fast Figure Fixes

2. Swimsuits 2017

3. Shorts, Crops, Capris

4. Hairstyle Update 



I love getting the MSP profile emails! I have been reading everything
 you write each week faithfully. I have made a notebook for all the 
great weekly articles and style helps. I decorated a pink cover for 
the notebook. 

I wrote you an email last week and asked why you suggested a certain
 style for my body and you quickly replied to me. You knew I had not
 tried any of your suggestions and called me on it. You told me what I 
really needed to hear, get off my butt and go and DO what you say! It 
was not until you told me to go and TRY the clothes on that I really
 went and did it!

 Before I was only making a notebook and loving it, but not improving 
the way I looked. 

I missed the most important part, using what you say 
and find the clothes that make me look thinner and younger. Yes I got
 a compliment that I look hip and younger! That is something to hear
 when you are 48 years old.

 I figured I would do what I have always done, nothing. I was raised by
 my grandmother and she was one tough cookie and very stern. I know she 
felt burdened by raising me since my mother was no where to be found.
 I could never measure up to her. My way of dealing with the stress and
 lack of confidence was to do nothing. You called me on it, and I paid 
attention because you told me in such a nice way. Thank you for your 
gentle nudge! 

I am taking baby steps to follow the profile and it has helped me in 
so many ways! I am making changes that I never thought possible. I am
 thankful for your help.

Thank you, Shelley


MSP HERE: Shelley,

Thank you for sharing your testimonial about getting off your “franny” and doing something to improve your style. By taking it one step-at-a-time you are now seeing those changes you have always wanted.

We all need a gentle nudge every now and then. It takes more than a pretty “Style File” to get your style going, but it sounds like you are on your way!

Hugs, Leslie MSP


Do you have a “Style File” full of inspirational photos and style ideas?  


Dressing is like child’s play…

Dear Leslie,

I've been subscribing to your service for a couple of years, and I have been happy with my new style (where I had none before).

 When my 4 year old asked me if she could pick out my clothes for work tomorrow, I hesitated.  Then, I agreed, reserving the power to veto.

To my delight, she's been going into my closet and picking out lovely outfits, including shoes.  

I'm attributing this happiness to you because:
1) Even when my weight fluctuates, my closet ONLY contains clothes that fit me right.
2) Everything in my closet feels good to me, and looks good on me.
3) My clothing colors complement each other.

I couldn't make any of those statements two years ago!!!
 There's probably also some natural talent in play, in that she's not putting florals and plaids together.  But having a closet full of clothes that fit right, feel good, and look nice together gives her a great base to work with!

Thank you, Linda


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