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What To Wear To A Wedding 

When planning what to wear to a wedding, keep in mind the time of day, location and formality of the event (informal, semi-formal, formal, or white tie).

Here are some basic guidelines to help you make the right decision:

  • Do wear floral prints, pastels, or festive colors.
  • Do wear a dress or feminine pant or skirt suit/
  • Do wear comfortable shoes, especially if you are unfamiliar with the venue and/or terrain.
  • Do check with the bride if you have any concerns. She will appreciate your effort in helping to make her day perfect.
  • Don't wear white. Save this color for the bride.
  • Don't wear anything too revealing. Leave the plunging necklines and see-through garments for another occasion.
  • Don't wear black, rhinestones, or sequins during the daytime.

Check out our video segment below.

What to Wear to a Wedding

What to Wear to a Wedding

How To Shop Your Closet 

Largo, Florida - Certified Image Consultant Kelly Machbitz says that by making a few simple changes, you can actually shop your closet instead of a store.

She says the first thing is to get rid of what you don't wear.

Kelly Machbitz, Certified Image Consultant
“You don't want anything in here that you can't wear immediately. If it doesn't flatter you, if it's not your style, if it's not your color, if you don't look great in it, then get rid of it ”

Kelly says it's even OK to give away a gift. She says you can donate it or consign it, but just get it out of the closet. And for client Christi Kinman, this is the hardest part.

Christi Kinman, Closet makeover client
“It's very tough! You get used to having so much in your closet you think if you have a lot to choose from then it's easier to get dressed, but it's overwhelming to see all these go. Usually, I just stand there with my hand on my hip and stare until something comes to me and then I change about 10 times!”

In just a matter of minutes, Consultant Kelli can clear up that clothing confusion.

Kelly Machbitz, Certified Image Consultant
“So here's how you want to organize your closet. You're going to start with the smaller garments in front and work your way back. We have sleeveless, short sleeve. 3/4 sleeve and then long sleeve that way you can see everything at a glance ”

Kelly says clothes should be organized from lighter to darker and all facing the same direction. Shoes should be organized in clear, plastic boxes and stacked up top. That leaves room for all those accessories that can now be neatly stored in the hanging organizer.

The idea is if you can see what you have, you're more likely to wear what you have.

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Home Spa Treatments 

You are a new mom in desperate need of sleep. It seems like you have no time for yourself and your beauty routine has gone by the wayside. Here are some great spa treatments you can do at home with ingredients you probably already have in your pantry or refrigerator. In 15 minutes or less you can have shiny hair, glowing skin, hydrated cuticles, and a fresh look on the joy and beauty of being a new mom.

Homemade Hair Mask

Mix one ripe avocado with equal parts mayonnaise. Apply with fingertips from root to ends, cover with plastic shower cap and leave on 15 minutes. Wash with shampoo and rinse clean, dry and style as usual. This mask will leave your hair shiny and healthy looking.

Homemade Facial

Mix prepared instant oatmeal with 1/2 cup brown sugar and 1 tablespoon olive oil. Apply thick layer to face with fingertips avoiding eye area. Leave on for 15 minutes then rinse with lukewarm water. The oatmeal helps balance skin, the sugar helps exfoliate, and the olive oil is an excellent moisturizer. For oily skin, replace olive oil with 1 egg white. To help lighten dark spots, add 2 tablespoons lemon juice to oatmeal mixture.

For tired eyes, place moistended, cool teabags or cucumber slices over eye area for 10-15 minutes.

Home Manicure/Pedicure

Apply olive oil to cuticles and gently rub in with fingertips using a circular motion to soften and moisturize. Push cuticles back with orange stick if necessary. Apply moisturizer generously to hands/feet and dip in warm paraffin bath (available at Bed, Bath & Beyond, or other retail outlets). Wrap dipped hands/feet with saran wrap or cover with plastic bag and insert into mittens/booties. After 15 minutes, remove mittens/booties, plastic wrap, and gently peel off paraffin. Makes hands and feet feel soft and hydrated. Also a great treatment for arthritis. Polish nails with a soft pink color or clear polish so chipping is less apparent. Use a quick dry product such as Merle Norman's Salon Formula Quick Dry, which will dry polish in 60 seconds allowing you to go back to being the busy mom that you are.

5 Minute Makeover

Follow these tips for a quick, glamorous, five minute makeup application:

1. Start with clean skin.

2. Apply a tinted moisturizer to face with fingertips (I like one with sunscreen such as Merle Norman's Tinted Moisturizer with SPF 15).

3. Pat cream blush on apples of cheeks.

4. Place a cream eye shadow on lids. Avoid pink shadows as they can make eyes look irritated and puffy.

5. Line upper eyelids with dark brown or blue eyeliner.

6. To make tired eyes appear larger and more rested, line lower eye rim with white eye pencil.

7. Apply one or two coats of mascara.

8. Pink lip gloss looks good on all skin tones and finishes the look.

Spending a few minutes on yourself will not only make you look better, you will feel better. And everyone knows, a happy mom makes for a happy home!

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