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Lady like !!!!

Today a good friend of mine who is into photography ( see her work here)  asked me “when a woman does a job that requires masculine/ athletic skills, or keeps her outdoors most of the time, how does she retain her femininity in our outlook and demeanor and still be taken seriously?
more so if she interacts with a lot of male colleagues/ customers/ vendors etc.”     got me into thinking and this is what my thoughts are –

  1. Balance

Balance both the elements (the masculinity and the femininity) so if you are planning to wear a girly blouse then wear it with a fitted neutral color trousers with juttis or loafers. Or if you are wearing a dress then maybe throw in a chunky watch or a briefcase Or like what I did here – wore a dress that had bold pinstripe and added a jewelry made of nuts  🙂 Textile patterns like houndstooth and pinstripes that are traditionally masculine shapes can be softened up with feminine colors and cuts

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  1. Drama

Bright colors, bold accessories and busy patterns in the outfit creates a visual interest , create the drama by not overdoing it but by knowing how much and where to place it on your body . Maybe just a bright shoe with the formals or maybe a polka dot belt on a grey or black dress

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  1. Outfit with a personality

When I do image makeover session I go through clients personality so when I am suggesting them outfits it suits their personality and thus looks authentic . So wearing one little thing that’s authentic to your style will keep you from feeling like a fraud.

”If you have to wear a suit, you can always add a stunning necklace or a vintage scarf you picked up at a flea market—just some little thing that lets the world know who you are.” – Elizabeth Nedeff

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4. You wear it ! You own !

After all it boils down to confidence, so be confident and own what you wear. There is room for all of us, in our own ways, to do the same in our wardrobe.

 

Love

Babita Jaishankar

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Glowing skin and yummy sunday brunch – My recipie for rosemary oil

Hmm, Sunday!! A day that is known in our house as massage day, a day everyone has to treat themselves a day of pampering 🙂 .

Massaging -A soothing, gentle, and potentially sensual way to relieve exhausted and fatigued muscles. Stroking or patting are the easy ways to massage yourself.
Making your own massage oil-
Almond oil / sunflower oil /coconut oil/ olive oil – any of these oil can be used.

To start the series – Today it is Rosemary oil.

Rosemary Oil-

Rosemary oil is one of the most popular oils. It has become important to us due to its various health benefits including its ability to stimulate hair growth, boost mental activity, relieve respiratory problems and reduce pain.

In “The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy,” Valerie Ann Worwood writes that the benefits of rosemary include relieving muscle soreness and pain. It also helps treat respiratory conditions, such as the common cold, sinusitis and flu. It also stimulates the central nervous system, thereby affecting the brain and promoting mental clarity, says Patricia Davis in her book, “Aromatherapy, An A to Z.”

Directions –

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  1. Coconut oil ( if you are  using this oil for body massage and olive oil if you are making it add flavor to your pizza or bread dough )
  2. Rosemary – I got the rosemary flakes from a local organic store.
  3. Glass jar – Pack the jar with rosemary flakes and then fill the jar with the preferred oil to cover the flakes.

Tightly close the jar and place the jar on your sunny window.

Use the oil as your massage oil, few drops in your hair conditioner, few drops to your bath water or to add flavor to your cooking.

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Yes, I did used the rosemary oil to bake my Sunday brunch bread too  🙂

So go ahead enjoy a glowing skin and yummy bread.

 

Love

Babita  Jaishankar

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