It’s still cold out but spring is right around the corner…literally!!! Today I am going to write about trends for spring 2014 in the workplace and how women in their 40’s can pull off this look—hey, if you are in your 20’s or 30’s there is no law that says you can’t follow these trends yourself—just sayin.
Trends add excitement to your wardrobe so don’t ignore all of them. Designers work hard to come up with these fashions and trends. Pastels are still out in full force and with white can look very sophisticated. Classic button downs resembling a man’s shirt paired with a great pair of jeans or wide trouser is very chic right now. Knee length skirts are back—don’t even think about hemming yours and if you did let it out…at least for now. Some designers are making skirts even longer than just knee length which can give us plenty of mix and match options! Floral patterns are trending right now. While I am not a fan of florals, they should be worn separately or you may look like you got dressed with one eye open and you may get a few glares at the office. Why be the center of distraction? I found a great article to give you all a head start on some fashion work trends for spring! http://images.businessweek.com/slideshows/2014-02-27/2014-spring-fashion-office-style-guide. While I do not really follow all trends, what works for one may not work for others….i drum to my own beat!!!!
What will this year bring? Go listen to the song Feeling Good on your player…..welcome 2014 with a smile.
Whenever you read a newspaper or magazine are you drawn to the horoscope page? Millions of people are born on the same day- is it really possible to read something unique about yourself? The Barnum Effect is what psychologists describe as the temptation to read personal meanings into a general description. Sixty years later writers still rely on this observable human trait. Horoscopes say the same thing year after year, and people don’t even notice it. They give meaning to otherwise random events in our lives. If you can blame it on Mars or Saturn, one will feel less responsible for them. An example would be able to keep a job or a partner. Some people don’t like that events are random, so horoscopes offer people the comfort of predictability. With that in mind, I have attached work horoscopes for the New Year. Enjoy them and don’t look too much into them. Most importantly….do not rely on them..http://astrology.horoscope.com/horoscope/dailyhoroscope/index-career-horoscope.aspx
A great new side dish…
Thanksgiving is right around the corner. I thought I would hit one out of the park and give you all an amazing Macaroni and Cheese recipe. The recipe is such a hit I just had to share. Ever have those friends that find something great and like to keep it a secret…not me. Pasta and cheese casseroles have been included in cookbooks since the early 14th century. It was first found in an old medieval cookbook named Liber de Coquina and described as fresh hand-cut pasta sandwiched between a mixture of melted butter and cheese. Thomas Jefferson had his first encounter with macaroni while in both Paris and northern Italy. He even commissioned the American ambassador to Paris William Short to purchase a machine to make it. Long story short, Thomas didn’t think the machine was suitable enough so he imported a macaroni and cheese machine and served “macaroni pie” at a state dinner. As a result, in the United States July 14th was branded “National Macaroni and Cheese Day”. Getting back to my recipe, I actually didn’t make it up but found it searching on the web. http://www.terrancebrennan.com/pdfs/pastas/Macaroni%20and%20Cheese.pdf. I hope you all enjoy it and you don’t find it is too much work to make. Let me know how it was!!!
Happy Thanksgiving!!!! Enjoy!!!!!!