Saturday, January 31, 2015

Link

As I hope I have helped you realise, character is the most important part of being a lady. And so making sure you build a good character, with firm foundations, is essential. One lovely website I recommend is http://www.theproperlady.com. This website has lovely advice for almost any situation, as well as lovely ideals to think on throughout your day.

Henry David Thoreau

You cannot dream yourself into a character: you must hammer and forge yourself into one.

The Art of Conversation

It is difficult to make conversation with strangers, especially if you are shy, like I am. Theglamoroushousewife.com offers tips of the trade on every subject, from grooming to dining to decorating. Here is a link to their lovely article on how to be a good conversationalist, whether you know someone or not.

A Consideration on Consideration

I must say that, if I had to choose just one thing that would be the key to being a lady, it would be consideration. And not just helping someone out when they need it. I mean, considerate in every facet of life. Remember little details about people, like what their favourite flower is, or how they take their coffee, or when their anniversary is. Ask about their life specifically when you greet them, and make sure you listen closely. When driving, make sure to follow both the spirit and the letter of the law. Think before you speak, and don't hold a grudge. The world is ugly. Don't make yourself ugly to match. I guess it all boils down to the Golden Rule.
Many people will agree with me that a person who is not considerate is a very grating thing, and no-one wants to be with a person like that. Mould yourself into a truly considerate person, and you will have the true essence of a lady.

Link

A proper lady knows how to entertain. No excuses. But that, as we all know, can be more stressful than anything. So here is a cheater. For the best tips and tricks, click here.

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Southern saying

Strong as oak, and sweet as honeysuckle.

Link

A real lady knows how to make a proper glass of iced tea. And I mean real iced tea, not Lipton cold brew. Whether having a friend over for brunch, or hosting a tea party on the hottest day of summer, a good recipe for iced tea is an essential.
For the recipe,  click here.

Catchphrase for the Reine de Naples Collection

In every woman, there is a queen.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Lauren Stover, The Bombshell Manual of Style

Most of all, a Bombshell enjoys her own company. She is not afraid to be alone.

Lauren Stover, The Bombshell Manual of Style

The second concern is her makeup. Under no circumstances does the Bombshell want her face to get wet. She will cover her head with a scarf or magazine if no umbrella is present. Men have been known to walk several blocks out of their way to keep a Bombshell's head covered and she has quite a collection of business cards to prove it.

Friday, January 23, 2015

Link

Is it your dream to become a '40s femme fatale a'la Rita Hayworth? Click here for some top hints on the best ways to do so.

Recommended reading

Stuff Every Woman Should Know by Alanna Kalb. Copyright 2010.
This book includes everything from how to check your oil to how to dress for your body type. A comprehensive guide to the most important necessities to becoming a well-rounded lady. Plus: it's pocket-sized for easy transportation! Definitely worth the purchase.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Matthew Arnold

Conduct is three-fourths of character.

Safe Counsel, Professor B. G. Jefferis, M.D., Ph.D.; and J. L. Nichols, A. M.

If the boys are savages, we want (the girls) to be their civilizer. We want her to tame them, to subdue their ferocity, to soften their manners, and to teach them all-needed lessons of order, sobriety, and meekness, and patience, and goodness... Seek ye then, fair daughters, the possession of that inward grace, whose essence shall permeate and vitalize the affections, adorn the countenance, make mellifluous the voice, and impart a hallowed beauty even to your motions. Not merely that you may be loved, would I urge you this, but that you may, in truth, be lovely- that loveliness which fades not with time, nor is marred or alienated by disease, but which neither chance nor change can in any way despoil.

Safe Counsel, Professor B. G. Jefferis, M.D., Ph.D.; and J. L. Nichols, A. M.

Beauty and style are not the surest passports to womanhood - some of the noblest specimens of womanhood that the world has ever seen, have presented the plainest and most unprepossessing appearance. A woman's worth is to be estimated by the real goodness of her heart, the greatness of her soul,  and the purity and sweetness of her character; and a woman with a kindly disposition and well-balanced temper, is both lovely and attractive, be her face ever so plain, and her figure ever so homely...

Frederick Perthes

The government of one's self is the only true freedom for the individual.

Safe Counsel, Professor B. G. Jefferis, M.D., Ph.D.; and J. L. Nichols, A. M.

Have the courage to cut the most agreeable acquaintance. - Do this when you are convinced that he lacks principle; a friend should bear with a friend's infirmities, but not with his vices.

Safe Counsel, Professor B. G. Jefferis, M.D., Ph.D.; and J. L. Nichols, A. M.

An author is known by his writings, a mother by her daughter, a fool by his words, and all men (or women) by their companions.

Safe Counsel, Professor B. G. Jefferis, M.D., Ph.D.; and J. L. Nichols, A. M.

The world is full of ignorance, and the ignorant will always criticise, because they live to suffer ills, for they know no better.

Max Factor

A woman who doesn't wear lipstick feels undressed in public.

Stuff Every Woman Should Know, Alanna Kalb

From sniffing my way through an upscale perfume boutique to cornering a car salesman for valuable bargaining tips, there's one thing I realized: No matter what you're doing or who you're talking to, stand up straight, pull back those shoulders, and smile. It works, and it's called confidence. Don't have any? Fake it.

Monday, January 19, 2015

Just a thought

Talk about what you're passionate about, instead of complaining about what you don't like.

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Just a thought

Talk about what you're passionate about, instead of complaining about what you don't like.