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Do you have a belt but you’re not a belt person? Try starting off small! Try a thin patent belt over a dress or wearing it a bit higher than your natural waist. You’d be surprise how it looks. Of course, some say that 1 type of belt isn’t for everyone. But there are ways to wear belts despite your size or shape. Nowadays, belts are made of so many materials, fabrications and textures than the earlier years. Most people when shopping for a belt grab the first Black belt they see. Next time your’e belt shopping try pulling a Grey or Red belt for yourself instead of the classic safe choice of Black. I love Black belts as well, but sometimes your belt boldness can help your ensemble. The Belt population is so eclectic now that there really is a belt for every occasion.
Here’s a few tips:
*Have Belt problems? Want to Enhance those curves try wearing a chunky styled belt. This will help give you the look of an hour glass figure while using your already natural curves.
*To give more attention to your already thin waist line, wear narrow to medium belts. you can also wear broad belts.
* Have a very thin frame and narrow waist but don’t want to draw attention? Stay away from broad belts, this draws more attention to your narrow waist. Instead, try wearing skinny belts with textures or beads, etc.
I have travelled quite a bit, and know that it is not always easy to pack those necessary items. What I’ve learnt to do is to have a small emergency pack. This pack includes items that you deem necessary in terms of travel. This bag should not be larger than an 8 1/2 X 11 sheet of paper and able to fit inside of your carry-on.
Here is an example of my smart travelling bag especially for long flights:
* Eye drops or Visine
*Important contact numbers/codes: Keep a list of numbers on a small index card sized piece of paper. You will be surprised how prepared this makes you especially if you don’t have enough energy in your phone to access those numbers.
Of course we all have hi-tech gadgets but, if by any chance need to use a pay phone or forget to type important numbers in your phone you will always have these numbers at your convenience. i.e., the hotel name and phone number you are staying, a close friend or emergency contact, embassy or consulate number, your primary physician, your connecting flight/departure info (in case you forget).
*Small dry cloth (wash cloth) Depending on the “class” of your flight you may or may not be given a refresher. If you aren’t here’s what you can do: All you need is a Ziploc or clear sandwich bag: Right before you land ask for a cup of hot water, then soak your cloth in the cup.
Wait for a few minutes, carefully wring out slightly and wipe the wet cloth on your face and hands. Sometimes I will add mint or eucalyptus oil for a quick mini facial instead. This will help you relax but also refresh you from the long or even a short flight.
*Lip balm/Chap-stick: C’mon everyone can always use this!
*Oral-B brush ups: everyone knows that after a flight the first thing you want to do other than use the bathroom is to have fresh breath. Take advantage of this and put it in your smart bag.
*Energy bar or small flat snack that doesn’t require refrigeration. (this is especially needed if you have low blood-sugar) This way you can still eat during your wait for those unexpected delays. I also bring peanuts, almonds, pretzels, etc.
*Your favourite kerchief or small scarf (this should be thin enough to fit inside your smart bag) *Women: use this scarf if you are cold or for an emergency. On one 12 hr. flight, I did not have time to change into a new suit again. I had to run to a meeting as soon as I landed. I freshened up on the plane and took off my blazer and used my scarf to create a new outfit. It gave me a new look, instead of the basic power suit I had been wearing. *Men: Try putting a new tie or kerchief in your smart bag in case you need a quick style change.
*Hand Sanitizer: Use it! Need I say more?
*Q-tips: put a few of these in your bag.
*Backup pair of contacts or glasses (this is something that you may put in your checked bag but make sure you have this in your carry-on in case something happens to your luggage)
*Safety pins: I generally carry 2 safety pins in my smart bag. You never know who might need this. I had to use it for my in flight neighbour when the button on her blouse came off. This was a quick fix if you didn’t bring your handy sewing kit and can help remedy your ensemble until you can make it to the local tailor.
*Baby wipes or Clorox wipes: This also helps to cleanse those germcovered armrests, tray tables and payphones if you are using them. Kill the germs… because there are plenty floating around frequented airports and air travellers.
This is a great start for your smart emergency bag. Add some of your other personal favourites that you think you’ll need.