In high school, she dated the cutest boy in class. She was voted college home-coming queen by a landslide. As a young career woman, she was a force to be reckoned with; charismatic and sharp. Now at age 45, she has gained 30 pounds and spends most of her days in sweat pants and extra large t-shirts. Why do beautiful mature women, let themselves go?
1. They don't have the time. Many women feel there are just not enough hours in the day to spend on themselves. The demands of family, work, and social obligations keep their schedules jam-packed. If time is a dilemma, try these time saving strategies: get a stunning low maintenance haircut, hang your clothes into fashionable ready to wear outfits, brighten up your face with a little mascara and a nice shade of lipstick, get fit by walking more and sitting less.
2. They don't have enough money. We are living in tough times with rising gas and food prices. Most women just don't feel splurging on themselves is justified. However, in tough times we need to be at our best just to cope. Try to limit your shopping to items that will supplement or update your wardrobe like, a new blazer, handbag or shoes. Color your own hair with color kits from the drugstore . Workout to television exercise shows.
3. They have low self -esteem. These are the women who usually say they don't care how they look or what others think. Unfortunately, judgments are made everyday about your competency, honesty, and intelligence based upon your appearance. The way you look could make the difference between finally getting the job you've been after, and not getting it. Make an effort to look your best. Show the world that you care.
4. They don't know how to put themselves together. When we were younger it was pretty easy to look good. You usually just picked up a fashion magazine and followed the latest trends. But magazines are usually geared towards women in their twenties and thirties. What is a mature woman to do? If you can afford it, invest in a personal stylist. A professional can help you develop a look that is uniquely you. If money is a problem, look for clothes that fit and flatter you, get tips on makeup from department store makeup artists, and check out exercise DVDs from your local library.
Leslie Smith is a self-proclaimed fashionista and a lifestyle strategist. She believes it is not how you grow old, but how you live young. Get more FREE tips on how to live a fabulous young life at her blog http://lifesnewpage.typepad.com/lifepage and website http://closetquest.org