12-18-17 THIS WEEK: Wear This Not That

December 18, 2017, 2:27 pm by MSP


Sassy and stylish! Isn't that how you'd like to be described (regardless of your age, height, size, shape, etc.)??? This can be YOU when you know which styles work for your body, and which ones don't.

You'll also be considered put-together and polished when your clothes fit you properly. Proper fit and in styles that flatter your shape make you appear 'balanced' because the fit is right...but, how do you know you've got it right?


This week's article "Wear This, Not That" explains what to look for in regards to fit for your body's shape!


Alter, alter, alter. Sometimes correct fit requires an alteration--or two. It's also true that some women require more alterations than others. This is especially true if you are very tall, petite, or your body shape is very 'specialized'. Failure to get needed alterations makes you look sloppy --so why would you not pay for an alteration that will make you look like a million bucks? Men don't hesitate to have their pants hemmed up, or sleeves length altered--why not you?

Don't settle. The truth: for years women have been sold a fake bill of goods. We settle for less than good fit because we believe "ready to wear clothing" really is ready-to-wear. We believe clothes we should be able to wear clothes right off the rack! We end up settling for a less than perfect fit. Why do we "make do" with a too tight waistband or pants too short and never feel quite right in our clothes. Even worse, we might feel there is something wrong with us. Ill-fitting garments makes us feel our body is not right--when in fact, it's the clothes that are not right!

This week's Personal Profiles will highlight proper garment fit. Stop guessing or wondering how something should fit you. See examples of correct fit this week. But first, start by letting go of those old clothes (still inside your closet) that don't fit. It's time to build a wardrobe that make you feel like a million bucks!


Love the woman you are today! 

With a Personal Profile learn about proper fit and look better than you have in years!


MSP's Weekly Style Mission


This week’s Style Mission is to get in your closet and “mix it up”! 

There's nothing to buy–just use your creativity and mix up your clothes until you make a new outfit!

This week, set aside 15 minutes to mix-up your clothes & accessories. This "mixing" will help you create new ways to wear the same things.



For example: try on a jacket you always wear with the same pants, instead with your printed skirt—then, add a long strand necklace that never gets worn—voila! You've got a new outfit! 

(Try all new creations on in front of a full-length mirror to see if they work prior to running out the door). I recommend doing this exercise the night before when you set out your clothes for the next day.


With a little clever forethought... you’ll make new outfits from the clothes you already own. 

It only takes a little time and your creativity... (jazzy music & a glass of wine might also help, LOL). 

Happy wardrobe creating!

Love, Leslie MSP

What SYSters are Saying

Hi Leslie,

I just wanted to thank you for everything you've taught me.  I've been a subscriber for 6 months and have learned so much.  I just can't believe it.  Everything you said is true. Which by the way, it's very difficult to find a "product" that is worth its value such as yours.  I'm a type A and I was skeptical how much you could help me.  After all I was thin enough to wear pretty much anything I wanted, right?  Well, that's partly true.  I could wear anything but did I feel and look great?  No, I didn't and now I certainly do.

I got my hair cut per your suggestion for a square face and have even changed my hair color to reflect my “new” autumn coloring.  I particularly also love your suggestion of buying the things I love.  I recently came back from a vacation and gained a few pounds.  My first instinct was to grab something baggy but I thought no, MSP says put on something that will make me feel beautiful.

When I feel beautiful I take better care of my self.  I'm back to watching what I am eating and know I would have hated myself for gaining the weight I did (about 7 lbs) but you know I don't feel that way today.  I know that if I continue to take care of myself the extra weight will come off and I can still feel pretty until it does.  

Your system is so much more than looking good on the outside.  It’s about feeling good on the inside.  Something that is finally happening at this age and this weight.  Who would have thought?  You have been so helpful and I am so grateful for everything I have learned.  

Again, I want to express how rare I find a product that is really worth its value.  If anyone out there is debating on whether to use this service, please do it.  I have saved money, feel wonderful, and look beautiful.  I have more than enough clothes to wear and for once feel that I have and am enough. 

Leslie, you're the best.

Love, Joy


Hi Leslie,

I signed up for MSP two weeks ago and I'm loving your personalized style program.  

I wanted to thank you because today I had (what is for me) a big step.  Even though I have all the head knowledge and know all the steps to cleaning out the closet, I have not been able to get motivated to make a dent. However, the regular messaging from you is very reinforcing and somehow when I heard you say "edit" your wardrobe, that term really helped make it less painful.  I was able to embrace that and I brought 15 items to consignment today and they took them all.  I also filled three shopping bags of clothes and shoes for donation.  I have lots more to go, but your encouragement got me to make the first leap.  

Thanks for all you do!

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