12-11-17 THIS WEEK: 12 Things Every Woman Needs

December 11, 2017, 2:15 pm by MSP


We hate to admit it, but looks do matter. Our clothes aren't just something we wear; they help us make a good first impression-or not. Our clothing choice is what people see and part of what makes us unique. This is not to say you must have lots of money, or wear fancy clothes in order to make a good impression. Quite the contrary; it's more about appearing well put-together and neat and clean that matters most. Are you making a good first impression?

Every woman should do her best to look her best. Of course we all have days that this is easier said than done. But, stop and think about it: when we look good; we feel good. What wear wear matters. By dressing our best in colors and clothing that flatters us, we are putting our best foot forward.

Isn't it about time you stop worrying about what others think about you...and just be you? It's so liberating to not care about what others think and just be yourself. BE that woman you've always wanted to be. The time is now. The year is almost over, reflect on your style. Decide what you want to improve about your appearance and do it for you.


Discovering your true style is part of discovering your true self.

This discovery changes everything...from the way you stand to the way you interact with others.

When you are comfortable with yourself-it shows.

People can't help but respond positively when your inner-confidence is shining through! 


How's your first impression? As they say, "You never get a second chance to make a first impression". This means you should seasonally assess your wardrobe, hair and style. You don't want to get caught in a fashion moment and then stay there! 

Find your "uniform". Figure out what your style is. When you know what you love and what you look fab on you, it makes shopping easier and helps you avoid a closet full of trendy clothes you'll never wear. Figure out who you are style-wise and zone-in on clothes that reflect that.

For heaven's sake....clean your closet! Clear out that overcrowded closet, SYSter (I'm preaching to the choir here, lol)! You've got to clear out that clutter so you can SEE for the first time in a long time what you are wearing regularly and what you are not! More than likely only 20% of your clothes are worn regularly ! Determine which clothes you're not wearing and donate them to charity because these clothes are taking up valuable closet real estate. Perhaps it's those pants you're hanging on to because they were expensive, but don’t fit need to go (or go to a tailor for alterations). Remove the clutter so you can see what you really wear. 

This week in honor of the "Twelve Days of Christmas"... I give you "Twelve Things Every Woman Needs". Take these 12 things and rediscover your style, update your image, and finally be the woman you've always wanted to be! These aren't just style tips, these are lifestyle tips and challenges for a more confident you!


Order Your Personal Profile And Get This Week "Twelve Things Every Woman Needs"


MSP's Weekly Style Mission

Look years younger! Sounds too good to be true—kinda like an “infomercial” doesn't it? Well, it’s not. Groom your eyebrows and you’ll look years younger—or at least not so tired.

Your Style Mission: Take your bushy brows in for a professional eyebrow shaping. (At my salon the service is $19) A pro will shape and define your arches according to their natural flow and what flatters your face. A more polished (but not over-plucked) brow will open up the face, and once the base shape is established, maintenance means simply tweezing away any strays that crop up.

You’ll be so glad you did this Style Mission. In fact, I’d love to hear from you. Share your stories/testimonials about your “eye raising” experience and how you look (and feel) so much better. Email me at: missusmsp@yahoo.com

Before: Left Side    After: Right Side

P.S. This is the "perfect" style mission because FlyLady's habit for December is "Pampering"!



My Holiday Gift To You: Festive Style Tips

Since it's the season of giving and I've been so blessed by all your love and support. I want to show my gratitude.


I have put together a list festive style tips/outfit suggestions just for YOU!  From festive-casual to dressy holiday looks; I've got outfit ideas you will love. Use these suggestions to create your own festive look! 


Warm wishes and holiday blessings to you and yours!

Love, Leslie MSP 




What SYSters Are Saying


The first article I read on your MissusSmartypants website was one that suggested jeans for eliminating muffin tops. I took a chance and ordered the ones you suggested. They were perfect and AMAZING! Those jeans made me a complete convert to your site! Last week I lost the jeans in the laundry. I want to replace them but I can't remember where I got them or which jeans they were. Could you send me the article that suggested them so that I can re-buy my favorite, but now lost, jeans? I would be very grateful. Susan


Dillards NYDJ Barbara Jeans-sizes 0-16


From the MSP Style Forum...Thanks! I Loved Your Information About Accessories!

Thanks for your post on accessorizing. I recently went through my jewelry and divided it into spring/summer and fall/winter pieces. I put away the spring/summer for a few months and now find it easier to select items to wear with fewer to look through. I keep my jewelry displayed on an expandable, stretchy wooden coat rack which hangs on the wall near my make-up table. I bought a wrought-iron woman's torso, about 18" tall, at Pier One which is great for displaying my "fish-hook" earrings. I grouped colors together to help me coordinate with my day's clothes. I liked another reader's thought about how "putting ourselves together" is similar to creating a work of art. That's a happy image.

Babs, that sounds very elegant! A few months ago I bought a jewelry holder that hangs on the inside of my closet door and has a lot of little clear pockets. It's not something that doubles as decor, like yours, but it works great for organizing -- it keeps necklaces from getting tangled, and lets me see everything so I don't forget about it (out of sight, out of mind, you know!). Hadn't thought of dividing my jewelry by season, even though I do have some pieces that I don't wear all year round...hmmm.

Thanks for the good inspiration, Babs! I think getting my fishhook earrings up will make it easier to find them, and also to find matching pairs of studs left in the drawers!



Dear Leslie,

The MSP website is so helpful. For years I've pretty much 
freaked out when I had to accompany my husband on a business trip 
because I bought nothing for months, and then suddenly had to "look 
nice." It was always unsatisfactory and depressing.  

But the personal profile membership (for only pennies a day) has taught me how to look at clothes and consider what works for me, and to realize that it is a learning process and a planning process. 
It takes time, patience and the willingness to learn from mistakes. There seem to be fewer of those lately! 

Keep up the good work, and thank you for helping us master this wonderful form of self-expression!