2-17-20 THIS WEEK: 3-Steps to Casual Chic

February 17, 2020, 5:10 pm by MSP


Excuse me, for jumping on my soapbox for a moment. I have to say, it really upsets me that fashion magazines are more about selling ad space and copies than they are about actually helping women! These shiny magazines aren't cheap either. You spend good money, then end up with a bunch of ads for things you can't even afford--and that's just crazy. What a H-U-G-E disappointment. You were lured into buying this magazine by the promise of an article that looked like it would help your style or suggest something new and fun--but instead you got nothing


Instead of sales pitches and/or product placements of clothing and makeup you can't afford (like $400 dress slacks or $200 face lotion-what a joke)

...Use MissusSmartyPants for real ideas you can use. It's simple: helpful style suggestions ...and this week's no different!


Since most of us live in relaxed, casual clothing a majority of the time...this week's article about "casual attire" will be so helpful for the woman that never feels stylish in her casual clothes.

We want to look good, even when our attire is casual a majority of the time. If we work outside the home; our job states the required dress code, which is usually dressy-casual. But, what the heck is "dressy casual"? It's so confusing to look nice is a uber-casual work environment! When it comes to "rules" of dressing, we are left to our own devices so we either end up too dressed up, or way too casual.


I have an awesome 3-Step plan to help YOU make every outfit "casual-chic"...

It's a no-fail way to dress!


What are the key factors to creating casual-chic looks? This week, how to create casual looks that are "dressed down" yet chic using my 3-step plan. You will learn the key elements for dressing casual-chic. With lots of photos of what to wear. IT IS REAL STYLE ADVICE YOU CAN USE! 


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MSP's Weekly Style Mission

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

This week go out and get just one of them marked off your list! Don’t get carried away—you only need ONE item marked off your list (okay maybe two, lol!)

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)

Nordstroms has the BEST selection like this pretty one: Wacoal Basic Beauty Contour Bra-5 colors, many sizes!


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

__Update your “Style File” 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!

I’m sure there are other things you can think of. Just make a list and see if you can "check" off 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


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 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