Friday, December 30, 2011

No Pattern Skirt!

I tried not to, but in the end I caved in! Yup, I got my "invitation" and went to Pinterest and JOINED!

If you are afflicted with the latest social networking craze...and are on Pinterest....follow me!

I'm still figuring it out, but it's addictive and time flys by just like it does when stalking (I mean, VIEWING) Facebook (yeah, I'm there too, LOL!)

On Pinterest you get to search categories like food, crafts...and of course style and fashion! It seems silly at first, but then it gets fun!

Sooooo....while on Pinterest I found this fabulous "pin" about a no-pattern skirt! Love it, so simple and DO-able! Give this skirt how-to a look, and enjoy her other how-to tutorial postings!

Skirt how-to information:

See ya on Pinterest...I'm there now!

Love, Leslie aka MissusSmartyPants

Monday, December 19, 2011

Bloggers come in all sizes

Personally, I've never been to a "Bloggers Night Out" but I'd like to go...especially after seeing this mix of beauties in all shapes and sizes at this gathering.

What's so great is: these are REAL women and they love fashion. They are all dressed so unique and each look fabulous in their own way! Take a peek and you're bound to see a woman your shape, size or height...

LINK to D.C Bloggers Night Out:

What do you think of this stylish group including Vivi from Heart, Print, Nice mix of stylish woman, huh? I agree.

I'm hoping to be invited to a blogger party one day (hint, hint). Gosh, I just got my "invitation to I didn't really want to join...BUT when they said I needed an invitation, well then I wanted to just because they said I couldn't belong right away, does that make sense?

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Only 8 days until Christmas!

Trying not to give an ugly scarf or miss-sized sweater again this year?

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A membership to the Personal Profile system gives recommended styles based on a woman's body type. Once logged in she is able to view complete wardrobe suggestions for her particular shape. MissusSmartyPants also includes a weekly style article. With these stylist tips and lots of encouragement-she can't help but look and feel fabulous!

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Sunday, December 11, 2011

A "Nutty" Beauty Secret

I LOVE coconut oil for cooking. It has good high-heat tolerance and makes everything taste yummy and bake flaky.

But did you know that coconut oil has many uses? Here are some out-of-the-Box uses for coconut oil. I found these online and thought I'd share them since I've used coconut oil several of these ways myself.

I first started falling in love with coconut oil, water and coconut milk and all its wonder when I began following Mark'sDailyApple website.This website is about a healthy living lifestyle and has changed the way I eat and exercise.

You may know all about the good fat in coconut oil and how cooking with it can be beneficial for your overall health, but did you know that it can highlight a certain part of your face? Check out these 10 not-so-typical uses for coconut oil...

Cooking at high heat. Ok, this one is more of a "normal" use, but since some oils are unsafe to cook with at high temperatures, coconut oil is a great alternative.

Try popping up some popcorn made with coconut oil 
and add sea salt to yummy--yet good for you!

Cheekbone highlighter. Apply a small amount on cheekbones over makeup. A slightly 'dewy' look is better and more natural than a dry cakey look.

Shaving "lotion." A close shave and a moisturizer at the same time.

Deep conditioning hair treatment. Rub a small amount of oil into hair (mostly at ends), comb through and put hair in a loose bun before bed, and wash out in the morning.

Eye makeup remover.

An all-natural facial moisturizer.

Massage oil.

Body moisturizer. Applied directly after showering or bathing, it helps retain moisture and is better for your skin than most lotions. I've applied coconut oil to DRY hands and feet at bedtime and it works like a charm. (Wear thin socks to let the oil you can walk around)

Hair flyaway tamer. Use VERY sparingly on ends or areas with flyaways.

Gluten free and vegan cooking. Another food one, but it adds a little something extra to a dish.

BTW, you can now purchase at my local Trader Joe's a 14 oz jar of coconut oil for $5.99! It lasts a long time too.

Source: Prevention Magazine

Monday, December 5, 2011

Sensitive to Hair Dye?

Here are a couple more hair tips (to wrap up "Hair Week" at

If you are sensitive to hair are a couple of tips to use when dyeing your hair or having it professionally done. These tips by the way were shared awhile back from my own personal Aveda hairdresser on my Blog Talk Radio show (the link was shared on my facebook page)

1. Add Sweet n' Low (5 packets). I know this sounds crazy, but my haircolorist insists there is something that makes the hair dye less harsh, yet just as effective.

2. Use Aveda's calming oil (available at on all of scalp and hair line prior to applying any color.

3. Get "double foiling" done. This process does not touch your skin...but yes, it's expensive to have done. However, the look is fabulous!

Your hair is your "crowning glory". So pamper yourself by finding a hairstyle that flatters you and adding color or highlights if needed.

Love, Leslie MSP

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1. Start with a feminine top 2. Pair with classy slacks 3. Ground with bold shoes 4. Finish with statement earrings ...