How many times do we put off doing something or decide we're not going to because it'll be uncomfortable or painful?
I've always wanted a tattoo, but haven't because I don't think I can bear the pain!
I've given birth twice and the pain was unbelievable and that thankfully I've never experienced since!
Some people put off going to the dentist, even if they're in pain as they know it'll hurt some more just to get better.
How many times do you say, I'd love to wear high heels, but they're too uncomfortable? Or you see other women wearing heels and say "How can she walk in them!"
You probably don't even give wearing heels a second thought, you just assume it'll hurt to wear them so you don't bother.
I'm likening this to a smear test I had recently.
How many women put off having a smear test because its uncomfortable. I wasn't looking forward to my appointment, but I knew I had to have it done.
But as I walked out of the clinic, I realised that so many women are reluctant to having a smear test just like wearing heels.
It's uncomfortable, its embarrassing, etc and put off making an appointment.
The fact that tests are only required every 3 years (if you're aged 25-49) and every 5 years (if you're aged 50-64) makes it worse. You could've moved house in that time and not received the letter reminding you that your next screening is due.
Having the test and then also waiting for results can be annoying too and most women put it off for years or don't see the importance of it.
A young woman is more likely to remember to post her latest selfie on instagram and will make sure she does it, then ensure her smear tests are up to date.
I'm not saying wearing high heels are important like a smear test or good for you like eating vegetables and drinking water daily, but for the sake of an hour at an event or a few hours having cocktails, most women say no to heels, even though they secretly wish they had them on!
If this is you and you'd love the idea of wearing heels but think they're too uncomfortable, just try a pair on! They don't have to be sky scrapers or even stilettos! Most high street stores stock heels with a wider fit or with a chunky or block heel.
Try them on in the store and walk up and down. If they're too uncomfortable, then leave them. At least you tried.
And if you're the lady who avoids having a regular smear test, please find out when your next test is due and get it done. It's only a few minutes of discomfort that can save your life.
It's also less painful and less embarrasing than wearing stilettos all day and falling over.
We first paid attention to this look on her wedding day, which is no surprise being the most important day of her life and when the entire world stood still! Remember!
I'm talking about her subtle hint to the world that she is her own person, with her own style.
The 'boat-neck' or 'bateau' design gave her wedding dress a slightly off the shoulder look and added an elegant feature to the gown.
Critics are saying that she broke the royal protocol, I'm thinking she probably thought "screw the rules"!
Whatever the reason, Meghan has bared all or shown a subtle hint to her shoulders and neckline on and since her magical wedding day.
So is this her signature look?
Or could it be that she is cleverly highlighting her favourite part to place less emphasis on an area of her body she doesn't love as much?
Whether it is or it isn't, Meghan is clearly comfortable showing this part of her body.
Is it her favourite? Who knows. But, she is certainly owning the look.
So what about you? Which part of your body do you love the most?
I bet you can quickly tell me the parts you don't like! Let's not focus on this as it can put us in a negative place and we're not going there.
Let's focus on the parts you love.
A good first step to loving your body is finding one thing you love about it and loving it hard!
Show it off!
Make it your signature look!
What is the favourite part of your body that you like to show?
Is it your shoulders like Meghan? Your legs like Tina Turner or Carrie Underwood?
When you know the part or parts you love, shopping for clothes becomes so much easier as you will know the looks and pieces you enjoy wearing the most.
Whatever and wherever your favourite part is, find it and own it. Make it yours.
I think Meghan is doing a very good job at owning this look with style, elegance and grace.
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Do you ever get bored of your look or wish it to look a little more polished?
You may also wish to go from a casual to a smarter look with little effort.
By adding a few key pieces to your outfit, you will instantly feel stylish and confident.
You honestly don't need to splash out on designer pieces to look more stylish and put together!
There are so many ways to do this, but these 6 pieces are my go-to items when I want to instantly and effortlessly elevate my look. The best thing is, you don't have to wear them all at the same time as each piece on its own will make you feel stylish and fabulous!
These items are also 'wardrobe essentials' and worth investing in as they can be worn season after season and mixed with the latest fashion pieces.
Add them to pair of jeans or a plain t-shirt dress and watch the magic happen!
A White Blazer
A blazer is a wardrobe staple that can be dressed up or down. Regardless of your personal style, a blazer has a home inside your wardrobe.
Whether you choose to wear a blazer with a pair of jeans and flats or with your favourite LBD, a white blazer oozes class and elegance!
Structured Handbag or Tote
Another wardrobe essential, a structured bag or tote in leather or suede, is worth investing in. You can use a structured bag whilst wearing your gym wear and you'll still look like you mean business!
A Statement Necklace
You can take a plain t-shirt dress from day to night with a statement necklace! They can dress up your favourite LBD or look dressed down with casual footwear!
A Red or Bold Lipstick
You can wear a red lipstick with a plain white t-shirt to elevate your look and give you confidence.
A red lipstick not your thing? That's ok! Choose a bold shade in your favourite colour to instantly brighten up your look!
When wearing a bold lipstick, keep your make up minimal for the day and vamp it up at night!
Black Suede Court Shoes
Whether flat or a killer high heel, a black suede court shoe can make your outfit look more stylish and polished.
A black suede court shoe can add a stylish flair to your skinny jeans or a 'she means business' look with a pencil skirt. Either way you will ooze style and elegance!
A Classic Watch
A classic watch with a simple face adds a minimal but classy look to your outfit.
Wearing a classic watch adds an instant lift to your look and pulls everything together to look more refined and polished.
So there you go! My 6 pieces that are guaranteed to upgrade my outfit and elevate my look in an instant.
There are so many ways and pieces to use that can have the same affect, and you should choose what works for you and makes you feel comfortable at the same time.
Do you wear any of the pieces featured? Or what pieces do you wear to upgrade your look in an instant?
I'd love to know!
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