Feel Confident: Walk Tall, Even If You’re Short!

elevatorshoesFor as long as I can remember, I’ve been a short person. At 5 foot 1, most of my friends throughout school were much taller than me and it was a sore point during my childhood. But alas, I was cursed to be short and there is no cure, right? Wrong – enter elevator shoes.

Just because the rest of the world normally towers above you doesn’t mean that you can’t feel more self-confident and add a couple of inches to your own height. When you try a pair of shoes that offer a little bit of lift to your stature you will notice your walk becomes a little more confident and you are able to stand eye-to-eye with your friends and colleagues.

Even though there is nothing wrong with having a shorter body style there might be instances that you wish you could close that gap just a bit. Standing straight and walking tall might change any insecurities you might have felt in the past.

One thing to look for when shopping for elevator shoes, otherwise known as height-lifting shoes, is their appearance. Along with an increase in height, is that they can ‘look’ like elevator shoes. Some have an obvious thick hell and square toes. If you can find something tapered that looks less like a specialized shoe it will probably stay in style longer and have a more appealing look. As with most things you probably get what you pay for in elevator shoes. You will want them to look good, be comfortable to wear for long periods of time and to last.

Some shoes will be able to add anywhere from two to five inches in height and still have comfort and can deliver the important support you need while wearing them also. There are hundreds of styles on the market so you don’t have to feel like a shoe with lifts can’t be attractive. You can find everything from dress shoes and casual shoes to workout wear. Almost every style can be found by the right company in a taller size.

Along with increasing your height elevator shoes can also help improve your posture and offer the necessary support needed to keep your gait smooth and your stature straight. When you are feeling a little taller and standing up straight, you will have a feeling of positivity and well-being that you may have never known before.

5 Tips For Looking Good On A Budget

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You don’t have to wear the top most expensive brands in the world in order for you to look your best. You may think that branded premium clothes would look best on you, but it really is not about what you wear and all about how you wear it. If you are tired of spending a lot of money just to look your best, then follow these easy steps to looking great on a budget:

Don’t Stick To One Trend

The thing is about trends is that they introduce people to the best of designer clothes and show them what to buy in regards to brand names. The same look could be achieved by taking a picture of a celebrity you like wearing the trend you’re interested in, then working on finding suitable alternatives to each piece of the outfit. If you don’t want to keep changing trends every month or two, you should work on creating your own style. A style that flatters your body type, and makes you look and feel your best.

Get Your Measurements

The worst thing you can do to yourself is wear clothes that are too small or too big. Go to a tailor and get your measurements in order to shop for a size that will work for you in all different pieces of the outfit together.

Only Buy Hygiene and Beauty Products From Drugstores

You don’t need to go to the best make up store in the world to achieve a beautiful look. The products available in drug stores are healthy enough and can be used just as well as any brand name. Drugstores sell everything for much cheaper, and the results are just the same.

Go Shopping In Thrift Stores

There are so many different thrift shops located all around your city. It is not only fun, but a smart idea to go over them once every month or two to check for new stuff everyday. You will always find something to buy in a thrift store and that’s just the way it is with those places. Hidden treasure island is what I call my local thrift stores.

Don’t Over-Dress

Buying a lot of new clothes will result in you wanting to try everything out. The important thing is not to mix too many colors together and stick to only two solid colors per outfit. Check out this great article from the Chicago Tribune about finding a fashionable outfit on a budget: http://www.chicagotribune.com/lifestyles/style/sc-fash-0309-spring-trends-on-a-budget-20150310-1-story.html.

The Budget Fashionista

Street Style Day 3 - MBFWA S/S 2013Exquisite fashion can be achieved on a budget by following a few helpful tips. These tips are no secret, it is possible to hone your fashion skills with planning. Dress for success, fun or entertainment and do it with great style.

Thrift and consignment stores are a treasure chest, if you possess the know how. Look for shops that advertise “name brand” or “gently worn” clothing. Impulse buying is taboo, shop with intention. The avid bargain hunter is successful because they know what they are looking for and they know where to purchase it. After shopping at a particular store once or twice, you will know whether to return on your next shopping trip or not. It is important to not sacrifice quality.

Department Stores that sell name brand, more expensive clothing are famous for end of season sales. You can purchase a sweater for winter at the beginning of spring. You may not be able to wear your find for several months, but you purchase it for a fraction of the original price. Also watch for special holiday sales, such events offer a great opportunity to buy quality clothing at a great savings.

When dressing on a budget, it is important to have several essential items. Every closet should have a crisp, white, cotton blend blouse, an elegant blazer, a “little black” dress, a classic pair of black pants, a pair of denim jeans, a timeless pair of pumps and some slip on sneakers. For the professional office style, wear the white blouse, blazer and a pair of dress trousers, then match the same white blouse with denim jeans and slip on sneakers for a Saturday spent with the family.

Nothing is more tasteful than the “little black” dress with a small white sweater to a casual affair or dress it up with pearls and pumps for an evening on the town.Personality is added with the accessories you choose. A strand of pearls, some colorful, trinkets on a fine chain, chunky wrist bands or delicate bracelets, belts, purses and many other items add flair and individuality to your outfit. Whether purchasing a quality, expensive item at a bargain sale or thrift shop or finding an inexpensive garment that is made well, your style and clothing can be elegant, fun or professional. Dress for success, make your clothing an investment in good taste and savings.