Having children often means cutting the budget for our personal expenses to the bone. And, even if we feel a little superficial, sometimes we think back with nostalgia to those times when “go shopping” (READ) it meant gratifying our egos with clothes, accessories and cosmetics, not plugging the gaps in the pantry or the children’s wardrobe. But we can still feel better and more cured with some simple tricks.
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Treat your hair and make-up at home
We also cut without regret the costs of styling and make-up; if you want you can do everything at home, certainly without too many pretensions, but it can become a way to relax and have fun. If we are really inexperienced, let’s look at some tutorials on Youtube: we will also get an idea of which cosmetics are really essential for us to “self-manage”. Often the expense for products that last for months does not even cover that of a single session at the hairdresser or beautician.
It takes a certain willpower to do gymnastics at home, between housework and childcare, but even in this case the secret is not to take it as a duty, but as time just for us, to unload and free ourselves from daily tensions. Just a little bit of stretching to feel better immediately.
We don’t have a budget for designer clothes? And who has it, right now? But maybe we have a piece of luxury already in the wardrobe: a bag, a jacket, a skirt. We learn to wear it with everything, mixing it strategically with other low cost garments.
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We take advantage of the small breaks during the day to take a look at the fashion blog, taking inspiration from the photos of the outfits and recreating them at home with what we have in the closet. We will be amazed to see how many new combinations we can get without spending a single euro!
Let’s take care of our things.
Not only does taking care of clothes and accessories make them last longer, but they will also give us more the moment we wear them, and we will tire of them less easily. The same thing, if you think about it, also applies to the home: even in the absence of expensive furniture, a clean, tidy and well-kept environment immediately seems more luxurious.
Returning to the look, let’s not underestimate the importance of posture, which is often compromised by pregnancy, extra pounds and babies who want to be in their arms even when they weigh like calves! We try to pay attention to our position or our walk for at least a month: then it will come naturally to us.
A scarf can make even a very simple outfit special; moreover it is in itself a very trendy accessory. This year let’s buy them with colored polka dots, to combine in a creative and not so obvious way with our other clothes and accessories: they are so fashionable that they also replace a beautiful necklace.
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How many other excuses do we want to use to never put on heels? Unless we are pregnant, there are several occasions when we can wearing a heel that is not excessive, including the playground! So let’s dust off our old shoes that have been lying unused for a few years, and commit to wearing them more often. A high heel makes us look (and feel) immediately more slender and elegant.
Curated by Laura Losito