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Holiday Hangovers

So, the holidays are over and thank god! No more rushing to the mall or the grocery store for last minute tasks and no more Christmas spirit of thinking of others. Most importantly, no more endless holiday food of turkey, pastries, chocolates…and carbs!  I love my family and friends but Christmas giving time is over! It’s time to think about you.  Tis’ the season when we’re all inclined to think that it’s time to make changes in our lives, for the new year. We’re all wanting to eat better, exercise, quit smoking, etc… Around this time, we’re all inclined to feel like we need to make some changes in our lives, starting with a better diet and exercising more. But no matter how quickly you hit that treadmill, that feeling of bloatedness may still not go away. So, I’m here to help.

There are 2 types of resolution makers: those who are doers and those who are talkers…and I am both. I’ll eventually do, but since I am a procrastinator and shamefully poor at time management, I sometimes am a talker. For the latter, a talker, I have a solution. You can use fashion to cover the lil pooch and other lady bumps that grew over the holidays. If you are like me, and feel like you’ve gained 100 pounds over the holidays, then listen up. It’s all about choosing the right fabrics, patterns and most importantly, being comfortable.  Here are some of my suggestions:

A loose sweater but not too fitted. This way, it leaves enough room and space around the mid section without looking too bulky all around. It’s still stylish yet comfy. Pair with dark wash skinny jeans, or if you’re having a hard time fitting into old jeans, try some cotton/poly riding pants (not leggings) or a maxi skirt.

These modified version of riding pants are great because they do not look like basic leggings, which to me, look too young and slightly trashy when worn by women over 25. Instead, opt for something like these riding pants, with zippers on the bottom, adding some style and sophistication to any look. They work better than a basic legging because they are made of a polyester/viscose blend, meaning they will not be tight fitting and will hug your legs just right. A basic cotton legging, on the other hand, are tighter , thinner and show all lady bumps. To me, they look like undergarments – not a good look for older women. And impractical in Winnipeg winters.

So, there you have it. Your first bit of a fashion tip to help you get started in 2014, towards a new and improved you. Take it one step at a time. You’ll get there. I believe in you. 🙂

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