Dress for Dating Success: Clothes to Attract the Man of Your Dreams

In order to attract the man of your dreams, it helps to dress in a way
that honors your beautiful body. When I use the word “honor,” I don’t
mean you should dress like a nun or hide yourself in an ankle-length
skirt and a turtleneck.

But you should wear only clothes that make the best of your unique
shape. Too many fleshy women (and there are lots of men who prefer robust
females over skimpier lasses) are currently wandering the planet in
low-rise jeans and tank tops, which results in a phenomenon known as
“muffin top.” In other words, they’re walking around with a wedge of flab
over their waistbands. Not a good look.

Before you hop on whatever trend they’re pushing in InStyle magazine,
ask yourself if the look works for you and your beautiful body. I once
read an interview with the actress Sela Ward, in which she said she
chooses clothes to show off her amazing flat stomach but avoids items that expose her flabby thighs. You see, nobody’s perfect!

The key is to emphasize what you do have and to detract from what you
don’t. Buy only the clothes that you know you’ll put on over and over
again because they make you feel fantastic. Think twice about any garment
heralded by women’s magazines as “must-have” items. The only
“must-haves” in life are oxygen and self-esteem.

Which brings me to my next subject: When you go out to a club, a bar or
a party, you will notice that 3/4 of the other women are half naked.
Yes, some of them look quite good half naked (while the other half look
quite scary), but dressing provocatively often attracts the very guys a
woman would do better to avoid.

Put it this way: If you don’t leave anything to the imagination, you
usually attract a guy with no imagination.

At the end of the day, you don’t want to attract a guy because he
thinks you’re hot. You want to attract a guy who likes you for you. Dress
sexily but subtly. You don’t want your clothes to scream, “I gotta find
me a man tonight!”

Dress comfortably. If you feel comfortable, you’ll look comfortable,
and that’s sexy. Here’s an example: Once upon a time I went to the beach
with some friends who actually have melanin in their skin. They took to
their blankets in their cute bikinis, while I (so pale I make Snow
White look like Grace Jones) sat beside them wearing Levis, a long-sleeved
shirt, and sunglasses.

Out of nowhere, a gorgeous, well-toned man appeared (the type of guy
you see in suntan lotion commercials) and asked me, the freak on the
beach, what I was reading.

“Wuthering Heights,” I said.

“Really?” he asked. “I just finished Jane Eyre.”

And so began a little romance.

Still bewildered, I told my male friend B. this story years later. I
didn’t understand why this Adonis chose Glow-in-the-Dark Terry over the
dark lovelies in bikinis.

“I understand completely,” B. responded. “The beach was crawling with
girls in bikinis, and you presented something else. A little mystery.”

“In a pair of Levis?”

“Yeah,” he said. “The guy probably thought, this girl is different. I
want to talk to her.”

Does this mean you should throw away your bikini? Heck, no, especially
if you look good in it. But the point is, be true to yourself. Dress to
make the very best of your unique and beautiful body.

You’ll attract men who are looking for someone special for a change.

A Book Review: The Naked Foods Cookbook – The Whole-Foods, Healthy-Fats, Gluten-Free Guide

If you are like me, you have read and heard much about eating healthy, non-processed foods. I have read many great books and websites. Frankly, most of the time I am overwhelmed with the task. Like many, my family has budget and time constraints that add to the difficulty of the task. While looking for a different book, in fact, I came across this title – The Naked Foods Cookbook – The Whole-Foods, Healthy-Fats, Gluten-Free Guide to Losing Weight and Feeling Great by Margaret Floyd and James Barry and decided to check it out.

There are many recipes in this book, but before we discuss those, I want to talk about the first part, “Let’s Talk Shop.” In this part, Floyd and Barry present four key principles to introduce “Eating Naked.”

  • The closer it originated to you, the more naked it is.
  • The more it was grown in harmony with its natural environment, the more naked it is.
  • The closer it is to its original state, the more naked it is.
  • The less we do to it, the more naked it is.

They further explain naked foods in Appendix B with a chart giving the good, better and best choices for each food type as well as “okay” and “steer clear.”

I especially like the next part – “In the Naked Kitchen” – where they describe the different parts of the kitchen, the appliances and equipment with their recommendations. Next, they discuss “Naked Cooking Techniques” such as sautéing, steaming, boiling, grilling, broiling, baking and roasting. They briefly discuss food-preparation techniques that make foods “Better Than Naked”: soaking, sprouting and culturing or fermenting.

Reading this part was very encouraging, as they explained everything well and let us know that it was okay to go as fast or as slowly as we can.

Finally, in part two, there are recipes. First, they have recipes for the basics to be used in other recipes in the book. This includes making soup stock from different kinds of bones. Next, they have a section for “Better Than Naked” covering whey and cultured cottage cheese, yogurt, condiments and more.

In the next section, I found the first recipe that we tried -“Sweet Potato Breakfast Hash” – which was a hit at my house. I am looking forward to trying some of the gluten-free pancakes.

Other sections include; Salads and Sides; Sauces, Dressings and Dips; Soups and Stews; Main Dishes; Sweet and Savory Snacks; and last, but not least, Desserts. Each recipe has categories at the top: in a rush, vegan, vegetarian, omnivore, or “pescatarian;” Make it Once, use it lots, Better Than Naked, raw, everyday or impress the neighbor, In the Appendix A, they have provided two, one-week of menus for “best case scenarios” and “in a hurry.”

While there is much that I can use in the book, I was also happy to see that some of the suggestions are things that we are already doing.

Breathtaking Open Back Wedding Dresses Scoop

For you brides to be, it is really vital to look beautiful from every conceivable angle. So does your dream dress. If you are looking for some clean, modern styles to get dressed up on your big day, look no further than open back wedding gowns to exude superb fashion. Seen as a splash of smash hit, these dress styles are now a hip trend for glamorous style statement. Then in this article, hopefully you will get inspirations from the breathtaking open back wedding gowns scoop.

The disputed open back wedding dresses are undeniably smoking hot! It is fact that open back styled wedding dress ranks among the smoking hot trends for bridal looks in 2011. But there is still someone who probably holds the religious belief protest that these dresses are too voluptuous to be decent wedding gowns due to their nearly naked back. However, many other fashion addicts beat back with confidence that open back wedding dresses can be also elegant and even modest as long as the front look is full. Then which side will you stand at?

Whatever perception you hold towards on these backless dresses, it can not be denied that these dresses are all the rage at this moment. You may detect many high fashion designed dresses of this type in haute couture collections. Moreover, chances are you will have a wide selection with these stunning back styled dress.

The open back design looks beautiful on sheath styled dress and the next silhouette choice would be mermaid. However, more and more fashion trends with respect to open back glamour are viewed on A-line and ball gowns styles as well. Check out the below inspiring open back wedding gowns and these creative back design must tickle your fancy.

Draped Allure: Love how this sheath gown exudes a luscious style from the back. The draped strap gives off a witty flavor to the elegant tempting look and the draping slim chain just adds interest. This sleek but glamorous looking wedding gown is set to turn the chapel aisle into runway. Swoon!

Chic Cutting Trick: This mermaid gown gives us a breathtaking vision from the chic cutting back detail. The strap edge is artfully cut to ooze a tasteful style. The back strap looks really tuneful with the train, a beautiful back look!

Beading Criss-Cross Beading Style: A spectacular scene from the back! A superb modern stunning bridal look! While the criss-cross spaghetti straps are enhanced with beadwork, the floral applique added on the side as well as the bottom trim liven up the entire look and accent it with romantic elegance.

Flowing Strapless A-line: The little cap shaped veil as well as the ethereal rosette on the hair highlights the sense of fashion. Along with a chic featured sash to accent the natural waistline of this flowing style, this sweetheart strapless A-line gown also gets a nice back look. However, probably this back detail is most common but decent to team up the entire look.

Strapless Mermaid with Ruffles: This trumpet mermaid dress presents us a spectacular vision from both back and the front. The ruffled edges of the neckline as well as the back bottom seem a spotlight to signify its distinct beauty. However it seems the wearer should be careful but it is a nice try, definitely!

Tinged Wedding Dress with Subtle Open Back: This canary yellow tinged wedding dress with a subtle open back detail is meant to defeat all. Involve long white bridal veil to accent the wedding theme, the ensemble look will be marvelously extravagant and impressive. Also never forget the sliver headpieces and matching earrings to spice up the look with glamour and glitz.

Keyhole Lace Sheath: This v-neck embroidery lace gown would be your best bet to flatter your self-effacing extravagant beauty. Look at the front, the v-neck design is fabulous and the skirt design is creatively beautiful. Then take a glance at the back, the appearance would be even more splendidly tasteful, the keyhole open back details blend lace trims for added style. A superb fashion choice for sure!

Halter Wedding Gown with Open Back: This silk chiffon halter wedding gown must tempt brides with front draping and open back. Thin straps at back add interest and bring this stylish look up to ultimate. With no compromise on modest elegance, this dress also fit into an alluringly stunning look.

Open back wedding gowns will never fade away to express a bridal fashion sense with glamour. Never shun away from this trend, you can find either elegant, modest or super hot styles in this range. What’ s more important, you will get an amazing achievement to show off your edgy fashion sense.