Looking Good

August 26, 2013

in the generous life

From The Generous Wife archive:

I have this friend who always looks great (and she’s nice too!  Sheesh!).  Anyhow, I realized one day that she must just “make time and energy” for it.  We all have our priorities and the same 24 hours to use (and, honestly, it just peeves me when appearance becomes a god), but there is something about taking care of yourself and looking good that is healthy. (Thank you, Mindi!)  :-)

That said, let’s take some time to consider self care and dressing in flattering ways.  Go through your makeup and wardrobe and get rid of the ugly stuff (y’all know what I’m talking about) and things you never use or wear (it’s always nice to slim down possessions).  When you make new purchases, go for the flattering styles and colors.  If you don’t know what looks good on you, ask a friend to shop with you.  Do some research with self help books or websites (if someone knows of a good site, please leave a comment with this tip and share).  Consider different clothing styles, try a new lotion, change your hair color, or cut back on (or increase) the amount of jewelry you wear.

The worse that can happen is you’ll find out you don’t like something and you have to try again.  The best is that you find a style that you really like and you feel pretty. (Husbands have been known to be blessed by just the attempt.)

The difference between try and triumph is a little umph. Author Unknown

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{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

Sara August 26, 2013 at 9:02 am

puttingmetogether.com has some great tips for the fashion challenged under her “building a remixable wardrobe” tab. :-)


LeeAnn August 26, 2013 at 10:01 am

http://www.fashionforrealwomen.com has excellent tips on finding what looks good on you and building a wardrobe.


Lori - The Generous Wife August 26, 2013 at 10:02 am

Sara, thanks for the resource. Here’s the link:


Janet August 26, 2013 at 11:31 am

There’s lots of good (free) advice on http://www.missussmartypants.com/, and if you’re willing to pay, you can get specific advice for your body type.


Ann August 26, 2013 at 1:56 pm

Jill Swanson is a Christian (it’s always encouraging when the styles featured are modest :) and you can sign up for her email fashion tips (monthly?) She also has a book that I’ve had on my Amazon wishlist for awhile.



Mel August 27, 2013 at 8:25 pm

Your husband appreciates the effort. I know sometiems i don’t worry too much when I am at home. But i know he likes it when i am dresed up a bit.


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