4-11-22 THIS WEEK: Life Changing Style Advice

April 11, 2022, 10:31 am by MSP


What happened to you? You’ve been wearing the same styles for some time...and now you are bored with your lack-luster style. You know you must step-up your game, but you seem to only buy MORE of the same things! It's frustrating when you don't know where to start.

Life happens and you get stuck in a rut. Perhaps you need a complete "re-do" of your style. You could spend thousands of dollars (if you have it) on a personal stylist, but honestly you prefer to re-make your style quietly-all by yourself.


Yup. Life changing style advice is a mighty big claim...

However, these 20 tips are ones you should check off in order to update your appearance!


Use this week's list of style 20 tips to re-do your appearance. Check them off, one by one. Be honest with yourself. Believe you deserve to look your best; then one baby-step at a time; it happen!



Renew Your Style with a MSP Style Membership!


MSP's Weekly Style Mission

You know that one item you always LOVE wearing? Go grab it right now!

This week's Style Mission is to figure out WHY you like this one particular garment. Why does it gets worn so often?

Ask yourself questions like these...

__It fits me well.

__It is classic and can be worn almost year round.

__It makes me feel fabulous (happy, comfortable, slimmer) every time I slip it on.

__The color looks great on me.

__The color works with most clothes I wear.

__I get compliments when I wear it. 

__It projects an image I want to project.

__It flatters my body because...


This "thought provoking" Style Mission will help you mindfully select similar items next time you shop!


Dear MissusSmartyPants...

Thanks to MissusSmartPants (Leslie) my earrings are well organized. A while back she showed packing earrings in a 7 day medicine holder for a trip.

I decided this would work really well for all the time and it does. I can now find the earrings I want with no searching. Thanks for all you do! Carole

Here is a photo of my organized earrings...


Missus Smarty Pants, I subscribed just a couple of times several years ago. I've benefitted​ tremendously. You have saved me hundreds of dollars, and I still use your advice daily. I found out why the petite shirts weren't working... I'm long waisted. I know better than to wear loud stretch pants. I'm a C type. Even if every single person I know dresses this way, I it's not right for me. This alone will save me tons of money. In fact, I can't think of one single style question to ask because I was taught well by YOU.

Thanks so much!!! You rock!!!! Laura



I just wanted you to know that I have had more compliments and owned fewer clothes than ever before since I joined you.  I love the liberating feeling of having “permission” to ditch clothes which don’t make me look or feel good even if they are not worn out and they still fit!
I did one of the style missions last week. It was using a black animal-print scarf which I had tried to wear the week before but with THAT outfit it made me look too “dumpy” for some reason – proportions all wrong (although I am still amazed that I was able to notice this for myself!).  It was left hanging on the wardrobe handle ready to go in my next charity shop bag.  However, when Friday came around and I was off to work in a plain black v-neck jumper and jeans – it was just the thing to lift my look.  My boyfriend even commented that I looked very “French” and stylish and I also received several compliments at work…on a Friday!  

AND I listened to your radio show for the first time last week - wrote down your list and then went straight home to see how many items I could cross off out of what I had already.....and there were more than I expected.
Thank you for all of your help and wise words.  I have never been known for taking care of my appearance or putting together outfits – and now it is becoming part of my daily routine – helped by the fact that I lay my clothes out the night before………
Thank you so much
Rocking my SYSter style in the UK



I am loving your weekly style articles and my personal profile dressing tips.  I do have a question though. A few times when discussing accessories you have mentioned attaching a brooch to a chain and wearing it around the neck as a pendant. I've tried this and find that the brooch slides back and forth and doesn't stay in an upright position.  Is there a trick to attaching it to the chain so it won't slide on it? I love this whole idea of using a brooch this way because I have so many of them but I just can't figure out how to keep it in one place on the chain.

Thx. Leslie. Janice


MSP HERE: Dear Janice,

I love hearing that you are enjoying your weekly Personal Profile and its dressing tips.

As far as attaching a brooch on a long necklace as a pendant, I think the reason I’ve been successful is I’m using a thick chain that is textured (rope-like). Perhaps the reason your brooch is sliding around is because the chain is thinner and not textured. Try a thicker chain and see how that works out.

Love, Leslie MSP