Not that I am like a budding fashionista or anything, but I have come up with a short list of rules of fashion for your reading pleasure. *I am by no means calling any person out, just my thoughts that I choose to share with you fine people*
Rule One: Don't Trust Women That Don't Wear Heels.
You may wonder why I feel this way. Well, I'll tell you. Heels hurt. They take commitment to wear. You have to have confidence, tolerance and a commitment to wear them. Those are all good qualities for a woman to have. If you can't handle to pain of heels, you cannot handle the pain life brings. If you can't commit to wear uncomfortable shoes, you can't commit to a friendship.
Rule Two: Sparkles Make You Feel Better
Think about it...sparkles are shiny. Shiny things are bright and fun. You cant be sad, mad, or upset if you are shiny and fun. (Sparkles can be rhinestones, glitter, sequins, etc.)
Rule Three: If "Bootyliscious" can fit on the butt of your shorts, chances are that's not a word to describe you.
In fact, don't wear anything on your butt in public, unless you're under the age of 10.
Rule Four: Just Because It Fits, Doesn't Mean You Should Wear It.
Hi, I'm a big girl. I know you want to look cute, and I am aware of the things you can find in the plus size stores. However, just because they sell it, doesn't mean you have to buy it. Trust me, you will look better if your clothes fit.
Rule Five: Never Underestimate The Power Of Spanx.
Unless you are an Olympic athlete, a stick figure, or a hardcore exerciser chances are a pair of Spanx will be your friend. You don't have to be a size 24 to benefit from Spanx. They just make you less jiggly and wiggly and give you a pull together look. They can be uncomfortable, but hey, beauty is pain.
Rule Six: Attitude and Respect Make You Look Better.
Everyone looks better with a smile. And if you are rude, it doesn't matter if you have a pretty face or nice clothes.
Rule Seven: Confidence is Key
If you are confident people will be confident in you. When you are unsure, people will be unsure of you. This goes for more than just fashion, it goes for everyday life. If you don't believe in yourself, others won't believe in you either. If you don't feel confident when you look in the mirror, change into something that will make you feel that way. And when you are feeling extra low remember GOD MADE YOU AND HE DOESN'T MAKE JUNK. YOU ARE FEARFULLY AND WONDERFULLY MADE (PS. 139:14) AND THAT SHOULD BE ENOUGH TO GIVE ANYONE CONFIDENCE!
Rule Eight: "Shoes always (ALWAYS) make the outfit" (ok so I may have borrowed this idea from Clinton Kelly's book Oh No She Didn't! but I couldn't agree more and the thoughts that follow come from my head).
You wear a simple black dress and black flip flops. That's cool, but think about how red pumps would make that outfit pop. Or even better fun shoes! Fun shoes make you fun. Always wear fun shoes. Fashion over function! And remember the wise words of CoCo Chanel "A woman in good shoes is never ugly". Wear good shoes.
Rule Nine: If It Doesn't Go With Anything, It Goes With Everything
Don't be afraid to step outside the box and take a risk. As for shoes, jewelry and handbags--if it doesn't match--you're golden. Add a pop of color with your choice of accessories and you'll be glad you did. (Disclaimer: I'm not talking brown shoes and a black belt. I'm talking a purple shirt, jeans, and red shoes. Or a yellow purse with a red dress.)