STYLE FYLE: Stay classy….PLEASE!

Published: February 7, 2013

Sometimes I wonder where the “classy” went when I take a look around and see how people dress – especially on off days and especially right now during the winter months!

Be it in the heart of Surrey or downtown Vancouver.  A night out on the town or just getting some chores done – why do we think it’s ok to leave the house without showering, no lip gloss or you know those pants – track pants or yoga pants – they are for working out – mall walking does NOT count.

And there is really no job where you don’t make an impression.  Even nurses look great in this city!  For the rest of us – no workplace will ever ask you to dress down!

It’s time for a little checklist:

1.  Do you smell?  Go home and shower after working out or if you just made a nice spicy dish – you probably smell.  Please for the love of butter chicken – get rid of the odor before the entire shopping line up behind you passes out.

2.  One make up item makes all the difference.  My mom’s favourite saying – do people not even have time to put some skin cream on before they leave the house?  She is the queen of lotions and has every product under the sun to get rid of dry skin.

Her best advice to me ever – a bit of lip color and mascara takes 5 minutes or less – no excuses. What if and you will run into someone you know.  It is that one time that they will think of you until the next time they see you.

3.  Facebook and tweet your real self – if you dress up all the time, full make up and hair and self portrait every second of “those” moments – try to re-create those moments when you leave the house too

4.  Hair is where it all starts and ends– don’t let the frizzy mess go as is and think it’s ok to be casual a few times a week.  Buy a nice hat or two or ask your hair dresser to show you fast and easy hair do’s.  Nothing more annoying than someone with really bad hair hanging around a coffee shop for hours.

5.  Respect yourself – it’s not just about looking good but it’s about respecting yourself.  Some of my favourite ladies in town – busy realtor mom of four or a political leader – always look presentable.

Some days I wish we could go back to the days of classy dresses and hats on a daily basis – be so much fun!

For now – let’s try to do get rid of the yoga pants and runners.  I will be the first to admit – it took a few close friends to point out the track suit and hoodies were becoming a bit too common – I hired a stylist who completely re-arranged my closets, helped me get rid of those clothes so I will not wear them all the time and replaced with easy to wear, fun items that not only look a whole lot better but also help one feel a bit better inside – especially when you thank your lucky stars your outfit works when you get a last minute call for a meeting!

By: Kuljeet Kaila www.KJmedia.ca

Style Fyle is brought to you by Ishara in Gastown

Tags: , , , , , , ,




Featured

guru-sacrifice

Indian guru lynched after beheading boy, 5, in suspected child sacrifice

IANS Guwahati – Simmering tension prevailed in Assam after a guru sacrificed a five-year-old boy to appease the God of death and was later lynched by…
Continue Reading »

PAK ATTACK

Officials: Gunmen hijack buses in Pakistan, kill 19 passengers and battle security forces

ABDUL SATTAR THE ASSOCIATED PRESS QUETTA, Pakistan — Around 20 armed men hijacked two buses in Pakistan’s southwestern Baluchistan province, killed 19 passengers and battled…
Continue Reading »

premature babies

Canadian pediatricians recommend letting 22-week-old preemies die. Should doctors try to save the tiny newborns?

TOM BLACKWELL POSTMEDIA NEWS Measuring just 10 inches long, Carter Lake should never have made it past his first few desperate hours outside the womb….
Continue Reading »

LOCAL NEWS

Food watchdog detains corn livestock feed from India over health concerns

By John Cotter THE CANADIAN PRESS EDMONTON — The Canadian Food Inspection Agency says it is detaining corn shipments from India used for livestock feed…
Continue Reading »

Canada set to deport Pakistani man accused of ties to terrorist group

By Colin Perkel THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO — A Pakistani man who amassed a collection of high-power guns will be deported as soon as Canadian…
Continue Reading »

Canada set to deport Pakistani man accused of ties to terrorist group

By Colin Perkel THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO — A Pakistani man who amassed a collection of high-power guns will be deported as soon as Canadian…
Continue Reading »

Don't Miss...

sexy legs and breasts

Men prefer brains over big breasts and long legs: Study

IANS London – What do men prefer, beauty or brains? According to a British evolutionary biologist, men prefer intelligence over big breasts and long legs…
Continue Reading »

blood sugar-desi

South Asian people poor at managing diabetes

IANS London – Limited knowledge of diabetes and the belief that the state of their health is out of their control has led to poor…
Continue Reading »

Aga Khan

PM Harper, Aga Khan discuss threat posed by violent extremists

VANCOUVER DESI Prime Minister Stephen Harper expressed his condolences to the Aga Khan Tuesday for the recent terrorist attack on the Ismaili community in Pakistan. The spiritual…
Continue Reading »

tallest man-India-desi

India’s tallest man spends his days in a cage-like structure posing for photos at an amusement park

VANCOUVER DESI Life is not easy for India’s tallest man Dharmendra Singh, who stands at 8-ft 1-inch, his height being the biggest barrier for his career and…
Continue Reading »

indian summer

It’s so hot in India right now the roads are literally melting

At least 1,100 dead in month-long heatwave THE ASSOCIATED PRESS & NATIONAL POST STAFF It’s so hot in India right now that the streets are…
Continue Reading »


Bollywood Latest

Sunny Leone

Celina Jaitley says Sunny Leone “drove me to seek legal help”

VANCOUVER DESI AND HINDUSTAN TIMES Indo-Canadian actress Sunny Leone, who was living in a house owned by Bollywood actress and activist Celina Jaitley, has been…
Continue Reading »

Ramleela Bollywood

Bollywood babe Deepika Padujone finds rumoured beau Ranveer Singh ‘incredible’ in ‘Dil Dhadakne Do’

IANS Mumbai – Deepika Padukone is “blown away” after watching Zoya Akhtar’s film “Dil Dhadakne Do”, and she is especially impressed by rumoured beau Ranveer…
Continue Reading »

Bollywood badshah tweets first look of Salman Khan's Bajrangi Bhaijaan

Bollywood gives ‘blockbuster alert’ post ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’ teaser

IANS Mumbai – There is style, glamour, action, energetic music and dance — all packed in one. The teaser of Salman Khan’s next “Bajrangi Bhaijaan”…
Continue Reading »