11-23-20 THIS WEEK: Get Out of Your Comfort Zone

November 24, 2020, 6:57 am by MSP


As we move towards the end of the year...it's a good time to assess where you are thus far.

How are you doing with your style?

Examine your life thus far. Right now, take a moment and think about life. What does lving a good life mean to you? Are you succeeding or do you feel you are coming up a bit short? What things do you still wish to do? Do you have any regrets? What can you do to make your life better?

Lately, I've been pondering this topic of "life" and something amazing happened. While browsing fashion websites, I somehow stubbled upon this video. The Good Life Project. I immediately paused. It asks 29 people to explain the meaning of a good life. As you can imagine you get 29 different answers! These people share their opinions with heartfelt responses that make you really think: "Am I taking advantage of every day I have?" Take a listen and see how you define a "good life". The Good Life Project video

Live your good life by getting out of your comfort zone. There are many ways for you to do this. It can be a physical challenge, a personal challenge, a "pay it forward" challenge, or it can be with your image!

This week at MissusSmartyPants you get a list of ways you can transform YOUR STYLE. Most of these suggestions are not things you would normally think about or even consider--but then this is no ordinary week! As your stylist, I want you to be the best you can be...and you'd may be surprised what is holding back your style.

Being "middle age" or older is the time for you to look and feel confident. By now, you've had many years and a variety of experiences, goodness you've earned it! Your wardrobe should reflect ageless and timeless style while at the same time reflecting your personal strength. At this time in your life you are going through transitions, both mental and physical and sometimes feel a bit invisible. That's the last thing you want! The answer to this dilemma is in rediscover clothing that reflects who you are as a woman. It's time for your image to be relevant and fabulous!


Join MissusSmartyPants

It's time For An Amazing Self-Transformation!


MSP's Weekly Style Mission

This week's Style Mission is: Wear an A-line skirt!

This week wear an A-line skirt. WHY? Because it's one of your best 'figure fixers' ever! If your hips are narrow OR if your hips are curvy--this skirt (dress) A-line style will make it look "perfect" and more balanced.

Don't have an A-line skirt? Consider adding it to your running list of needed "wardrobe basics" you carry with you in your handbag. Your best A-line skirt would be one in a solid color (perferably dark color) that you could wear year-round! Perhaps you'll run into this 'figure fixing' skirt on a sales rack?

Wear a versatile A-line skirt with dress pumps (for work or church) OR wear it with opaque tights and stylish flats for a more casual look! Take on this style mission (challenge) and wear an A-line skirt this week!


This flattering A-line skirt has slimming pleats in a pretty metallic fabric...just perfect for adding holiday sparkle!


Via MSP's Facebook page: "I am grateful for the advice you give. I take advantage of your free tips. I have started shopping in my closet and gotten compliments from several friends about looking put together and the accessories I use with necklaces etc. All because of you. This is all your fault I have a folder I keep catalog color ideas and clippings of outfits in. Same with an email folder when the dept stores try to entice me with outfit pairings and coupons by email. i have always had a lot of clothes, but now I am creating outfits. Thank you for all your help. I am grateful for you. Leeanna"

What SYSters are Saying

Dear SYSter Leslie,

First, I want to take this opportunity to tell you how much I am enjoying and benefiting from the advice you give each week in my personal profile.  I have not had to spend nearly the time or the money that I feared would be required to give my wardrobe a lift!  I am now receiving regular compliments on my appearance that I credit directly to you!  

Thank you! Karen


Dear Leslie,
Thank you for helping me improve my style. I never knew what style was. I grew up missing a fashion gene or something, lol!

With your website I am now learning how to dress my shape and it makes such a difference! Not only do I get compliments at work, someone asked my opinion about a purse. I could not believe it! My life is changed for the better!

I have a question about bras as I am still learning these girl things. You have mentioned how wearing the proper size bra can make you look better in your clothes. I need to replace my bras, mine really are pitiful looking and I have put this off long enough.

Can you tell me how long bras last and how many bras should I have in the first place?

Thank you for offering for this wonderful service! Donna

MSP HERE: Dear Donna,

Your bras will last a full 12 months IF you do the following:

  • Purchase quality bras
  • Rotate at least four(4) bras so that each of them gets equal wear
  • Never wear a bra two days in a row. Let the elastic “rest” a day
  • Hand wash (w/ baby shampoo or lingerie wash) OR machine wash gentle. NO Woolite (this oil-based product ruins elastic) If your machine has an agitator (put bras in a laundry bag)
  • NEVER put your bras in the dryer!
  • Don’t use them for working out; wear sports bras
  • Store them neatly to preserve the molded shape of the cups

Purchasing quality bras gets expensive, so it makes sense to make your investments last. One of the best ways to do that is by washing your bras in lingerie bag on a gentle cycle. The bag keeps them from twisting-up and stretching out in the wash.


Your silhouette will look slimmer when you are wearing the correct size bra (The fact is: 8 out of 10 women are NOT wearing the right size bra) so if it's been awhile since you have purchased a new bra, ask a sales associate for a professional fitting--don’t guess your size!

Love, Leslie MSP

P.S. I will do a article in the future about bras and how to get your right fit...stay tuned!