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 Рyou probably smell.  Please for the love of butter chicken Рget 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 Рno 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

Canada-Desi-sexual assault

Watch Ontario’s stunning, startling ad to combat sexual assault and harassment

ASHLEY CSANADY NATIONAL POST A half-limp young woman struggles against a man peeling off her jean jacket, one hand held above her face, a bright…
Continue Reading »

Sexual Assault-Facebook-SkyTrain

Facebook hero calls out alleged SkyTrain pervert, urges victim of unwanted touching to press charges

NICK EAGLAND VANCOUVER DESI A woman who witnessed what appeared to be undesired sexual touching on a Canada Line train Thursday is being hailed as…
Continue Reading »

Gordon Campbell

Former B.C. Premier visits Aga Khan’s French estate (with photos)

VANCOUVER DESI His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan received former B.C. Premier Gordon Campbell at his estate in France on Wednesday, according to The Ismaili….
Continue Reading »

LOCAL NEWS

Canada-Desi-sexual assault

Watch Ontario’s stunning, startling ad to combat sexual assault and harassment

ASHLEY CSANADY NATIONAL POST A half-limp young woman struggles against a man peeling off her jean jacket, one hand held above her face, a bright…
Continue Reading »

QUEBEC-WOMEN-FERTILITY

Want in vitro treatment? Must vow you have had lots and lots of sex first

THE CANADIAN PRESS Quebec women who want government-financed in vitro fertilization will have to sign a statement saying they have been sexually active for a…
Continue Reading »

Sexual Assault-Facebook-SkyTrain

Facebook hero calls out alleged SkyTrain pervert, urges victim of unwanted touching to press charges

NICK EAGLAND VANCOUVER DESI A woman who witnessed what appeared to be undesired sexual touching on a Canada Line train Thursday is being hailed as…
Continue Reading »

Don't Miss...

Harrison Ford saviour

Hero surgeon who helped injured Hollywood actor Harrison Ford

IANS Los Angeles – Indian-American spine surgeon Sanjay Khurana was playing golf Thursday when a single-engine plane crashed on the course. The pilot was none…
Continue Reading »

banned in India-sex-soft porn-erotica

‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ banned in India (with photos, video)

IANS Los Angeles – American erotic romantic drama “Fifty Shades of Grey” has been banned in India. The country’s film censors decided the raunchy film…
Continue Reading »

immigrants-work-study-bc-career

Canada-wide initiative helps immigrants find work in fields for which they have prepared

LARISSA CAHUTE VANCOUVER DESI When Manbir Randhawa immigrated from India to B.C., she knew she‚Äôd have to ‚Äústart from scratch‚ÄĚ in order to land a…
Continue Reading »

Desi-weird news

Doctor’s afraid to release baby who ‘spontaneously combusted’ to his mom

VANCOUVER DESI Doctors in India are reluctant to release a baby who ‚Äėspontaneously combusted‚Äô to his mom, fearing she suffers from an attention-seeking syndrome, Britain’s…
Continue Reading »

Surrey farm-food bank BC

Volunteers rally in support of God’s Little Acre Farm after food banks refuse donations

JENNIFER SALTMAN VANCOUVER DESI Volunteers are rallying around a philanthropic Surrey farmer after local food banks refused to accept his food donations and questioned his…
Continue Reading »


Bollywood Latest

Khans

Even God can‚Äôt bring Bollywood’s Khans together, says filmmaker Farah Khan

HINDUSTAN TIMES Choreographer-turned-filmmaker and TV show host Farah Khan might be good friends with all the three Khans of Bollywood ‚Äď Shah Rukh, Salman and…
Continue Reading »

Punjabi-Sikh

Bollywood superstar Dharmendra is a “die-hard Punjabi,” says daughter Esha Deol

IANS Mumbai – Actress Esha Deol, who has taken on the role of a judge on “MTV Roadies X2″, says her father and Bollywood superstar…
Continue Reading »

The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

Indian superhero, gangster drama by Dev Patel in offing

IANS New Delhi – After garnering kudos for his acting prowess, British actor of Indian descent Dev Patel is ready to take the next step…
Continue Reading »