Monday, May 4, 2015


DEAR Missus Smarty Pants,

I cannot believe the compliments coming my way.  I am 62 years old and about 30 pounds overweight, but people are frequently saying “you look sassy,” “you looked very pretty at our meeting,” “have you lost weight?”  I haven’t received these kinds of remarks since I was 40.  And they’re coming from my colleagues and friends who are 30 years younger than I am!

What a difference proper fit, style, proportion and color make.  Systers, I’m probably preaching to the choir here, but never believe that style is irrelevant.  People will listen to you and pay attention to your message when you are pleasant to look at. Why not make an effort to look good?    

It costs very little but a little time, and it’s time very well spent.   

Thank you, thank you, Leslie for your knowledge and generous sharing of your skills.

Best regards and all my thanks for helping me dress for my body type, Carol


MSP HERE: Hi Carol, 

Thanks for sharing your style testimonial. Having great style at any age gives a woman such an uplifting feeling - and you are living proof! 

Carol you are so right, "People will listen to you and pay attention to your message when you are pleasant to look at.  Why not make an effort to look good? " Your words say it all. 

Love, Leslie MSP


Proper fit, style, proportion and color...PLUS weekly tips like these from MissusSmartyPants.com


Tuesday, March 3, 2015

A "PSA" from MissusSmartyPants.com

Some days we need a hug and a positive affirmation that we are enough--just the way we are. Sure, we've got our "imperfections" but they are part of what makes us uniquely who we are. We must therefore relax and accept ourselves first, before we can move forward or make changes in our life.

Accepting yourself first allow you to share yourself enthusiastically with others. When your inner light shines through amazing things begin to happen.

As a fashion stylist, I believe women are most beautiful when they truly love and believe in themselves!

Sunday, February 15, 2015

A Wardrobe Extending Trick to Try!

As a fashion stylist, I recommend always wearing a "completer" piece. What's a completer piece, you ask? A completer piece can be a variety of items from your closet. From a classic blazer, a denim jacket, to a vest--or anything else that adds an extra "pop" to what you're wearing-even a bold accessory will do. 

It's the "completer piece" that takes a basic top and bottom and makes it into an "outfit".

Yet, there is another way to e-x-t-e-n-d your core wardrobe. Wear two dresses at the same time. This clever wardrobe-extending idea works quite well when one a sweater dress and the other is a shirt-dress. 

Below, is an example of what I'm talking about...wearing your clothes in different ways to extend your wardrobe. You'll add more style while NOT needing to buy more clothes! There you have it, bam. Style crisis solved without any outlay of cash.


Thursday, February 12, 2015

Are you still wasting precious time on "body hate"


"Fully enjoy the wonder of each moment"...I saw this quote as I was scrolling through my Instagram phone app. It made me take pause because not everyone is privileged to grow old and gray. We are lucky to be alive! Live each day like it's a gift to YOU-not something to begrudge! 



STOP WAITING ON THE SIDE LINES OF LIFE! Join in and be your best person--for you. Whatever is holding you back (read: excuses) not enough money, need a better job, need to lose 20 lbs. need to declutter your closet first...WHATEVER it is-release it and start living your life today! 

STOP THE BODY HATING! IT DOESN'T WORK!

Dearest MissuSmartyPants,

About 6 months ago I purchased my personal profile (I'm a very curvy B) and learned a lot but didn't put any of it into practice until about 3 months ago.

Finally, after years of HATING my body and crying whenever I tried clothes on in a dressing room, I am able to look in the mirror and stand tall! I accept the flaws with the idea that I can improve by going to the gym, eating better, and more importantly, I can finally ACCEPT that I have assets as well.

This is HUGE for me because I am finally able to take pride in my appearance instead of just throwing on whatever was available. I’ve now lost almost 20 lbs because I’m more aware of my body and want to take care for it. Wow your style help was the turning point for me!

Thank you so much for encouraging me to love my shape. Deb



***What are you waiting for?! Time to love yourself...and dress for today!
 





Monday, February 9, 2015

Small Changes, Better Style

Wow Leslie!

I can't believe the difference in the clothes from my own closet since receiving my personal profile newsletters.

It has been so amazing to go to my own closet and find "new" clothes. I've altered the way that I put outfits together and what a difference it has made!

Twice this week I was asked if I had lost weight and that I looked nice!
I was wearing the same clothes that have been hanging in my closet but instead of trying to hide behind them I gave Missus Smarty Pants a try and followed her advice (I'm a B). 

I even feel like I've lost 10 pounds just by making these simple changes. Thank you, thank you for this "aha" moment and showing me how. I look forward to many more profile newsletters full of tips and guidance!
Fondly, Angela


Monday, January 26, 2015

Is Your Neckline Too Low?

Every woman wants to look well put-together. You certainly aren't going to look that way if your neckline is gaping open!

Here are 2 ways to deal with a neckline that's too low:


 Below, a sparkly post earring has been used to hold the neckline in place
What other "clever" style tricks have you tried? Please share!