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Ankle Pants: Tired of Jeans???




The Professional Touch Wins


Professional



VERSUS

Weekend Glamour




YOU DECIDE


Are you going out with friends for a special night?  Or having to present in front of a group or maybe you just want to appear polished?  Jeans are fantastic, versatile and comfortable yet do not always garner instant respect or come off as professional.   A pair of black ankle pants combined with a colorful blouse provides an instant tailored ensemble that is memorable.    I can hear some of you reading this, "It doesn't matter what I wear, it really doesn't. Seriously. I just want to look like everyone else"  However, newsflash, what you wear, how you hold yourself, how you speak conveys who you are.  Are you self confident?  Do you respect others?  Do you respect the event?  Are you a leader?  Or are you a follower?  Do you just conform and copy everyone else?  Or do you follow the road less traveled?  Do you want to stand out or fade into the woodwork?   Do you dress your age?  There does come a time when certain outfits do not look good even if you are stick thin.   Another topic for another piece. 

As I am writing this piece, I am listening to a You Tube video by an incredible woman,
Chelsea Smith, Pastor, Churchome, Kirkland, Washington who I met last week.  She is discussing how we often compare ourselves to others especially when perusing social media.  And, this comparison leads to emptiness and unhappiness. As a result, loneliness is on the increase as there is less daily physical community where you actually talk and see people.  Social media gives a sense of failure of not doing enough or being left out or missing out.  Think of your daily activities and ask yourself  the following.  Are you connected to people everyday?  I mean really connected by laughing, talking and sharing yourself?  Well, if not then maybe it is time to start.  Talk to people, smile and show your best self.  Act friendly and be friendly.  Be interested.  Interested in someone else is interesting.  If you just talk about yourself you have missed the point of two way communication.  Now, what does this have to do with owning a fashionable pair of black ankle pants?  Well, if you dress up, add a piece of jewelry, a scarf or a pretty top that you love and own - you will feel self confident and sparkle.  Remember you are unique and special and there is only one you!  

Jeans are again marvelous and I love them.  Yet, sometimes I want to step out in high fashion and appear professional and polished.   Don't you?  Don't forget to connect with others and to be present.  And, remember that social media is fake and what you see isn't always truth.  Don't compare ever. Truth is through physical connection.  Now for those black ankle pants, please!! 



My Favorites

Ankle Pants

Rag & Bone - In Black & Navy

Pair with pumps, ankle boots, flats and a pretty top.  And a scarf or simple jewelry and be ready for any event or activity.  Comfortable and flattering.  Fit is true to size. 

 Simone Slim Ankle Pants

Another terrific option for spring. 







J Crew - In Black & Navy


Faux Leather Leggings

For Flirty Fun






Spanx - Faux Leather Leggings 


Pair with a long blouse or sweater and over the knee boots for an memorable look.  Comfortable. 




SPANX Faux Leather Leggings




There you have it.  Trouser ankle pants or faux leather leggings to add to your wardrobe.  And, when you dress up and head on out the door, remember to smile, hold your head up and walk confidently.  Make an effort to connect with others by talking, smiling and laughing with the world around you.  Texting, instant messaging and email doesn't count.  Put the phone down.  Get up from the computer and get outside.  You need to be with people!  You can do it.  Be your best self and sparkle. 


"Happiness is enjoying the little things in life." 



Love,
Kim 



Forever Chic Style by Kim Hardwick











Lip Balms - Weekly Fashion Picks




Sunday, March 3, 2019



Bella Hadid for Christian Dior


Christian Dior Lip Balm's are amazing.  Lip Color Reviving Lip Balm hydrates, soften, in many shades and reacts to the unique chemistry of your own lips.  Can be used over or under lipstick or just alone. I have been using for years. They now have an expanded line of decadent hues.  Additionally, I just found out about the next generation of lip balms that contain a pearly glow.  The Lip Glow to the Max Hydration formula contains light-reflecting pearlescent pigments for a richer look.  Swipe over a red lip with the glowing balm and notice the subtle highlights that spring forth.    Both formulas contain mango butter to moisturize and protect throughout the day.   I am obsessed with both formulas. You will be too!


Lip Color Reviving Lip Balm









Lip Glow to the Max Hydration Color Reviver Lip Balm - Pearlescent Shine












That is it for now!  Have a wonderful Sunday and new week ahead. 


"Happiness is enjoying the little things in life." 



Love,
Kim 



Forever Chic Style by Kim Hardwick