Friday, November 30, 2012

Take Your Holiday Dressing Up a Notch, Part 5

When I post photos of gorgeous vintage evening gowns and party dresses here on my blog or on my Facebook or Pinterest pages, one of the most common reactions I get is, "Why don't we dress up like this any more?" It is a shame that our society has become so casual that a pair of jeans and a t-shirt will suffice for most social occasions. Instead of bemoaning that fact, however, why not become part of a change back toward more formal dressing? An easy way to start is to amp up what you wear to all the holiday parties and get togethers you'll be attending in the next month. This week, I'll be looking at ways to accomplish that.  Choose one or more of these ideas, but don't do them all at once please!

When is the last time you booked an appointment with your hairdresser to have a special coiffure done for a party?  It used to be when a woman received an invitation, she would immediately schedule an appointment at the beauty salon for the day of the party so she could look her best with a fancy up-do.  If the last time you did that was for your prom or wedding, why not pamper yourself and make an impression on your fellow party-goers with a fancy hair style?  Trust me, it will be fun!