Trixie Tuesdays: Selling STUFF (TrishaTrixie Style)

So ya wanna sell your STUFF? From Aprons to Artist to Social Media Strategiest, no matter what you do, if you love it enough, you might decide you want to make money at it.

Selling items you make is not easy. Making a business out of it is even harder. Often I fight the comments of others asking me or stating to me that what I do is a”Hobby” not a business and on top of it all, I have to make sure I do enough, but not too much business to deal with the IRS (who always wants to dip their hands in my pockets it seems)

I am no expert, though I would say I have a pretty good handle on connecting, networking and marketing and that helps. It always surprises people when they ACTUALLY see how much work I put into my business. I would first say to you, be sure that you really want to do this. As I said before, it is NOT easy. But if you love it, you pull up your boots straps and do what you gotta do!

If you are doing it as a hobby, you might not desire to put in as much effort as I do. That is up to you. I will let you decide. I will say however all the things I am going to tell you have moved me from a mere online existence to getting my brand out there, getting traffic on Social Media, turning that traffic into buyers, and getting my brand known more and more as I go.

1-Products-The one thing I learned early on this year is that I need product. That sounds simple, right? But just having a small selection of product is NOT enough. You need to have product to sell to the customer. One drawing here or there or one apron was not enough. Last year when I was focusing on my art I sold nothing when I had 2 or 3 drawings. Once I had a variety of over 20 for them to choose from, I sold more. People want to see what you have and I think it relates to the fact they are not a one trick pony and don’t want you to be either.

Part of products is staying true to the brand. I have had a hard time with and struggling at times. People want me to make all sorts of things but if it doesn’t stay true to my brand I am only doing myself a disservice. Don’t stray too far. Stay true to the brand. Sometimes I have to eloquently say to people, “thank you for the suggestion, but that does not stay true to my brand right now. I keep that in consideration for in the future for if I change it.”

2- Networking- Just making the items will not work. Sadly they don’t sell themselves. People may joke that an item is so good that it sells itself, but in reality…it does not. YOU have to do the work. I network. I buy myself a stack of Business Cards from 123print.com or moo.com and then I take them out with me. I get all my Trisha Trixie cards from123print because I can hand out more because the cost is lower but I still get some amazing looking quality cards. I do design them myself and use hi resolution pictures so they come out the best. If you don’t know design, getting a pal, college intern from your local community college or design school will keep the cost down. I use Moo.com for all my Modeling cards. They are a higher cost, even using their templates, but I don’t mind because they are a higher quality and I don’t hand them out as much.

Get on local websites like here we have www.catchdesmoines.com, www.desmoinesisnotboring.com, and then there are Chamber of Commerce site in your local areas like Downtown Des Moines Chamber of Commerce and others. Get on their email lists if you can to find out where the events are. Then you MUST go to them. Go mingle, share your passion, talk about what you do, your excitement and passion will come across and people will want you card. If you are an artist, having a selection of cards with small showings of you art is a good idea. If you are a model, pics of yourself, and for me, I have a pic of me in one of my aprons. Show what you do somehow some way.

Get out there, meet others, hand out your cards and in addition a part of Networking is going to events where you listen to a speaker or learn something. Take the time to do these as well. It will further your knowledge and thus further your career if you are able to take away that knowledge and apply it to what you do. Plus as you get further down the line, you could be asked to be a guest speaker and sharing your passion on the other side of the coin.

3- Marketing-I am often teased that I am the QUEEN of Marketing and Networking. I wouldn’t go THAT far, but I will say a funny story. After awhile going to events and marketing myself so much I was at an event and my friend said to another person “This is Trisha Trixie, she is like the Princess Mafia Connection, she is cute and well connected!” I never laughed so hard, but I even used that to my advantage and started a Linked In Group. It hasn’t taken off much, but I don’t want to let it go, because it was cute and such a great idea.

The reality is, that Marketing to me is thought of in the same manner as Networking. To me they go hand in hand. But you CAN take marketing further. People need to see your items, hear about your STUFF and connect with you, somehow, someway. How YOU do that will be up to you. How I do it is through a variety of means.

Facebook Pages are fabulous to me. Make one for yourself. This is different than your profile. A lot of people refuse to connect with a Business Profile, they only desire to connect to a page. I am the same.  Get yourself a Business Page, but here is the key…USE IT! write a post at least once a week, engage in your followers, ask them questions, ask them their comments or ideas, start a conversation. Upload pictures of your products. If it is art, watermark is or make sure it is signed so no one steals it, if you have a business name or quote that is yours, trademark it by adding ™ behind it so you can start tagging it and in the event someone TRIES to steal it you have proof. If you are super serious about Trademarking or Copyrighting find out more about it and start applying for them. I have been through 3 Trademark Infringements and 2 Copyright issues on written items, it is not fun and the first few times I lost. But once you properly protect yourself, you will be ready for the next guy that tries to take away your items by calling it their own.

3.0-Marketing Ladders– There is a new thing I found. Now this doesn’t mean it is NEW, I just mean to say I have found it and I feel like I have struck GOLD! Promotional Ladders on Facebook. In the Search bar enter Ladders or Promote. There you go. Choose one and copy and paste your Facebook page into the ladder.

Here is how “I” do it so not to waste time. I set a timer for 5 minutes. Find a ladder I want to connect with for the night. Copy my page in the ladder or one the front page stating “Could use some love on ______ (whatever your page name is) then add the link. Then I like all the items ABOVE me. If I have the time still left I might delve into a few of them deeper if they peak my interests and make sure the GET NOTIFICATIONS is checked and ADD TO INTEREST LIST. When the timer goes off, I am done. Someone recently said to me “I spent over 30 minutes on doing Ladders the other night.” Well, then that was a waste of your time. The output to input from those likes ratio just got diminished by you doing that.  What will happen is others will come like you as well. Should you send a message? Well, I don’t. Again to me it wastes time. Do I get message from others saying “Like from so and so page”, yes I do and then I take a special moment to go LIKE their page and make sure the GET NOTIFICATIONS is on. Why? Because I KNOW it takes time so if they took the time to send me a message I desire to return the favor.

4-Beautification- Just making things is only the first step. I know I keep saying that but I want to get it through to you that there are SO many more steps. Get yourself a good camera or Camera Phone to take pictures of your items, or have a photographer friend help you out. Don’t post up grainy, dark or blurry pics of your items and expect them to sell. Would you buy an apron if you couldn’t see it? No, you wouldn’t. But you would be surprised how many people do that.  Also if you are an artist get yourself a good scanner. Taking a picture of your art is not the same as a good scan. If you don’t have one, save your pennies and go to Kinkos or Staples to have them scan it for you. Make sure it is above 300 dpi. I have them scan my larger items at 600 dpi. Then I can use that image on any site large or small and make it look my best. I keep a small thumb drive just for my Kinkos and Staples trips. I also add my images on there from my home so when I am doing a show, I can take them to one of those places and get print off done. I use heavy paper of 60 weight or higher.I tried 38 lb and they were too flimsy. Test out a few weights and see what sells for you. If it is black and white and you want them to color it in, a lower weight is fine because you can roll it up and pop a rubber band on it. The heavier weights I also buy Sleeves from Hobby Lobby and slide my prints into the sleeves and sell that way.

Making items look their best is beneficial.

Another fun way is PicMonkey. It is a fun photo editing and collage web software. But don’t go crazy. Remember THE PRODUCT is the most important. IF you add to many flashy items and embellishments and logos, then you can’t see what is being sold.  There is a free version but I spend the $5 a month to gain access to the extra fonts and embellishments.  I also create Facebook Banners there as well as many other uses. Save your money paying for banners and logo and try them out here first.

5-Other Social Media Suggestions- I think the number #1 way to get your message across is through Hootsuite or a program like it. I started out with ping.fm and once I saw Hootsuite I fell in love.  Again, there is a free version, but I pay a little more each money to be able to get my message across to more places. If you have the free version I would suggest, Facebook, Linked In and Twitter to connect to. If you pay for the expanded version, add Linked In Groups, and Facebook Pages, Facebook Groups, and Google Pages like I do. In one sweep I can add a message to over 27 places. Bam, one and done. Again, less time, more ROI, Return on Investment in time and money.

Which leads me to the other extras: Join Facebook Groups which connect you to others in your craft or what you want to do. I am in groups for models, vendor shows, art groups and more. I also am in Linked In Groups that do the same.  Then I follow people on Twitter who either are in my craft or could connect me to others. Google Pages are new but I have already found value in them.

You are already blown away now aren’t you. See I told you it wasn’t easy. But I have streamlined my processes to make it easy. First you need to invest some time perhaps a whole day once to get connected with these groups and get set up on sites etc. But once you have done the front work, then maintaining is the key.

I pick Mondays to usually do all the big things I need to do. Then whenever I write a blog, I copy it into Hootsuite and tada, it goes across to all those groups and Twitter feeds etc I added before.

I also (most of the time) write my blogs ahead of time. I got out of sync with that and am working on getting myself back into the groove. But I also have learned to forgive myself and not beat myself up if I miss one. If my followers bring it to my attention, I put one together, but everyone leads a life and they understand if I don’t get to a blog one day.

The best advice I received recently was from Susan, from Business in Blue Jeans   when she told me to blog about recipes and what aprons to wear with them and to talk about the world around Aprons. Connecting with others and talking about what you love is essential. I also have added my HOW TOs like today. I know I have knowledge to share and I think the business is more than just Aprons. It is about me, Trisha Trixie the persona and the Brand.

Focusing on this has been very successful for me and really drawn people in. I blog, I copy the blog to Hootsuite and Independent Fashion Bloggers, Then I share it on Google and Stumble Upon. My hits have gone from 100 followers in January to over 5,000 now!

6-Online, Tradeshows or Both- Where to sell your items is essential. I do sell online and sadly have jumped around trying to find the right niche. Etsy is great if you have a little of product and can afford to pay because they hit you with fees and costs going in and coming out, for you AND the buyer. I found out about Goodsmiths and at first didn’t think I wanted to sell there because it appeared saturated with Aprons. Once I saw the cost benefit I found it to be worthy for me. Under 25 items was free but again I pay the little bit extra to sell more products. Their tool is easy to use and within two hours of putting an item up it sold! Then I was SOLD, on Goodsmiths!

I also do Tradeshows. I wanted to apply for a lot more but some of the shows require Liability and the costs are too high so I have to step back for now. I am working on those things but found through Craigslist and the other pages I mentioned shows I can sell my items in. Also because I was in a few shows last year, they generally reach back to to interested vendors to see if they want to do it again.  So all I have to do is fill out application, send check and I am ready.

For Tradeshows though, you might need to invest in a booth, a Tradeshow Board or set up or find visually appealing ways to show your items. I don’t know that there is a WRONG way but I know the most appealing beings people in. Also I rotate my items around throughout the show. Then if people come back around they might see something they didn’t see before. That is usually when I make sales.

Some sell online, some only do shows some like me do both. There is a cost for shows but if you can sell over and above the booth cost I feel it is worth it.

Is it worth it?

In the end I ask myself it is worth it. Is the thing I am going to do, the time I put in, the show I am going to do etc worth it. IF I feel it would not be a value of my time or effort I don’t do it. ROI, Return on Investment for the time I put into something has to be worth the output. Sometimes, I don’t know that until I do it. I recently did a show that I thought would easily bank $200, yet instead I sold $45.  So next year, when that show comes back around I will either do something else or just not do that one. As well, I have spent time on adding my items to Chiq. com and Pose.com to see if that would gain more traffic to my site and sales. When it did not I slowed down or on another site I dumped it all together.

You might have to test a few things out to get your groove and niche together.  See what works for you, see what doesn’t. If it doesn’t try something else. Keep going, keep moving forward. Don’t let the hates and saboteurs get in your head. Jealous people tend to be the worst because they see you happy and making money and they aren’t so they want to disrupt your life. Don’t let them. And if you fail, get back up again. Many a businesses I know as well as myself didn’t work the first time. Others will scoff at that too. Let those comments and words roll off your back. All that matters is you, your life, your business and if you want to do it and if you are enjoying it.

7-Training & Learning, aka Extra Curriculum- I found a few sites and books helpful for me. I try to have some downtime on Sundays to read learn and do the things that will help me grow and still learn. Since I am an adult not in college anymore, we need books and perhaps online courses to help keep our ideas and mind fresh. Plus some of these courses have been great connections to other places.

These are ones I did that you might explore and see if they could work for you

Right Brain Business Plan- A creative Way

Goddess Leonie Business Guidebook

From Good to Great, Why Some Companies Take the Leap

You Inc, The Art of Selling Yourself

Working for Good

The Starbucks Experience: 5 Principles for Turning Ordinary Into Extraordinary

…as well I want to link you back to my PERSONAL Knowledge and growth that has helped me. I write about that and have all the links to these and more on my blog, please take the time to read it and investigate these sources further. CLICK HERE

I hope all of these have helped. If there are any questions I could answer, comment, message me etc. I am happy to help in any way I can…

Until next time,

Xoxo Trisha Trixie

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Trixie Tuesdays: Online Networking Hints, Tips and Tricks

I am going to try out a new blog day. When I had my web and social media business I used to have Trixie Tuesdays and I think it went rather well. I figured I would give it a go over here on my new blog and talk about things I would like to share.

For today’s Trixie Tuesdays I want to talk to you about Online Networking.

For starters: Ladders

I use these Social Media Ladders and Promote my Pages on Linked In and so far they have gone rather well for me.

I don’t want link to any certain one because I think many of them work and they each have their unique qualities.

In FB Search “Promote” or “Ladder” and see what you find. I generally go for the ones with the highest count number and link my page there, like the pages above where I commented and then comment “Liked all pages above”. When I receive a message on my page from someone who says they stopped by from a specific ladder I return the like.

For Linkedin I am a part of a variety of Groups that pertain to what I do, Vintage, Aprons, PinUp, Modeling, and Local Networking Groups.  On many of them they ask that you don’t over promote but generally have one discussion that states “Add you FB or Webpage here”. I take a gander at the pages listed before me, connect with others and like the pages I can.

On Twitter, I receive an email that says “Other profiles like ____” and it is someone I already follow. Now I follow a wide variety so depending on who it is telling me, decides whether or not I take the time to click on the link and follow them. If I have the time, I might do a shout out to them saying hi or “New Follow from @TrishaTrixie” and give them my handle back.

On Instagram, I look at what others are liking and maybe double tap a picture someone else liked and if I like the profile enough, I might follow it.  I sometimes Search for items like mine and find followers that way too.

What I want to impress is that this should NOT be hours of activity. This should be 5 or 10 minutes of your day.

When I tell people how I get more followers and contacts etc they says they do the same thing, but it “takes so long”.

I set a 5 minute timer and then allot this time for Online Networking.  When the timer is up, I am done. You do not need to spend hours doing these things. I take turns on what Social Media I spend doing this on. One day FB, One day LI, the next day Twitter and so on.

I also gain followers by Hashtagging or Mentioning. Hashtagging is when you add the number sign in front of something you want to call attention to. YES it works on Facebook too and is NOT just for Twitter anymore. For example #TrishaTrixie will show me any hits on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook that I or others have tagged. When someone wants to mention me they use the @TrishaTrixie and I see a mention on all Social Media.

This is not only great for tracking myself, by I SFS (which I JUST found out this week means Shout for Shout). I might tag or Shout out someone or a business and then if they shout back it is a SFS. It’s the “you scratch mine Ill scratch yours ” theory.

All of these have immensely helped me gain followers and comments and YES interaction. But one last thing about interaction is that you need to be asking for it. You can’t just post and post. Ask questions, ask for feedback, do polls whatever it takes to hear what others are saying. The more you engage, I feel the better relationship you end up having with your followers.

Well, there you go. There are some Trixie Tips for you for what works for me. I was a Web and Social Media Specialist for years and these are also things I would tell my clients. Now, of course that doesn’t mean it works for everyone, but many times

“What’s good for the Goose is Good for the Gander”

Until next time,

Xoxo Trisha Trixie

Selfless Shameful Share Promotion: The Facebook 1000 Giveaway!!

We are happy to announce our Website is now over1,241 likes! woo hoo!

We now need to get all you over to our Facebook Page to get more likes!

Once we reach 1000 likes on our Facebook we will have a SPECIAL Giveaway.

You could win ONE of the following:

  • One Apron
  • An Apron Addition
  • A pair of shoes from the Shoes Apron Additions
  • An Apron Addition Scarf

Just follow these rules:

Go to our Facebook page and LIKE us. If you already do, great do the next steps…

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Then select GET NOTIFICATIONS and SHOW IN NEWS FEED

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Next go to the arrow and select SHARE

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Then share with your friends, family, pages you own or groups you are in

Lastly, come back to the post this was attached to and state DONE or COMPLETE.

Each person who does this will have their names entered into a the drawing and a winner will be chosen WHEN we reach or exceed 1000 (not the 1000 person, once we reach 1000 or more)

Also we check so no fibbing as you will end up removed from the contest.

Happy Sharing!

Also if you have a page YOU need some likes on, post it in the comments on Facebook and we will come like and share you too!

SHARE THE LOVE!!!

MUAH! ~Xoxo Trisha Trixe

Throwback Thursday~Sexy Legs

Legs and their appearance have been an ongoing attraction for years. Not just recent years, more than  YEARS ago, actually ions of years ago. One of the most popular accessorizing of these lengthy and even the not-so-lengthy limbs has been hosiery.  According to Merriam Webster Online Dictionary the first known usage of hosiery dates clear back to 1739! Big changes occurred in the 1940’s with the seamless hosiery becoming more popular as silk hose were replaced with  nylon for use on “dressy occasions”. Actual pantyhose appeared in the 1960’s. Today both hosiery and pantyhose are popular. Here are a few I found most fascinating.

Thanks for taking a “blast to the past” & present with us.
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Spectacular Sunday~Shoe Ked!

Indeed it is a spectacular Sunday. I am a person of heightened sensitivity. I have Myofascial Pain Syndrome. I am unable to wear regular shoes due to the sensitivity in my feet. Tops, bottoms, sides, toes. The entire thing. My whole body, actually. But for today we are focusing on the feet.

The reason for our focus on feet is due to a recent incident. I was given a pair of shoes. Not just any shoes. A pair of Keds. Not just any Keds either. Hand designed Keds. Keds designed by Miss Trisha Hunter, our Fashionista, specially for me. And these shoes are special for other reasons as well. I love the way they look. They are adorable. You’ve got to see them. Oh…now? You want to see them now? Okay okay. Here they are:

 

Okay, I hear you. You are soooo NOT impressed. I understand. This is just phase 1 of the shoes. They were all blue and she added the white to the toes. Interesting effect. But she doesn’t stop there. Oh noooo. She added embellishments with just the right flair for my day job. Child Care Teacher! Would you care to see the finished product with all the cuties on them? ……I was hoping you would say that. Here they are!

 

Aren’t they just ADORABLE! ? And the extra boost is that I could wear them. I wore them the whole 8 hours of the day. I was nervous at first when my shift ended as I am used to having very tender and sore feet at the end of the day. You see, I had to resort to wearing thick soled house shoes at work as they are fuller and friendlier on my feet. That way there was no rubbing on my feet and a softer base to walk on. The problem was that the soles wore down so quickly and I had to keep buying new inserts or new house shoes.

With these little darlings though, I had no such issues. I was able to stand, walk, crawl, and wallow around with the kids and still walk at the end of the day. The first day the bottom of my feet had a very slight sore spot that I believe was due to the new foundation I was walking on. But since it was mild I forged ahead and wore them the next day. At the end of that day….no issues. Didn’t notice any tenderness with my feet or toes. And an extra bonus is that they are so fun to wear. The kids love ’em, parents love ’em, coworkers love ’em. Most importantly, I love ’em! Thank you SensaFashion for the kind gift. They have brought much joy to many.

You can see how happy I am to have them by this picture below:
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Now that’s a happy person!!! Again, THANK YOU SensaFashion!

I have been looking all over the web for these exact pair of shoes. They are Keds Stretch Pure Fit System shoes and are nowhere to be found thus far. I did locate a pair of Keds that appear similar to what I have. I may have to try them out. It is difficult with Myofascial Pain Syndrome to find comfort and a risk to stray from the tried and true.

I’ve examined my pair very closely to try discerning what it is that makes them so comfortable. Here are my findings. Look closely at the lines of the shoe and how they are put together.

They are a stretch shoe and there are no separations across the box for the toes. It is one solid piece. This leaves no seams to rub against the knuckles of the toes. I am certain that is one of the advantages. Unlike these shown below, which are also Keds .

This pair also has the addition of “breather” holes on the inside allowing fresh air in. Miss Trisha added a pair of stretch laces and I noticed there is a stretch band across the Achilles tendon area as well.
This is shown below:

The extras make this particular pair of shoes as comfortable for me to wear as they are a pleasure. Another thing I want to share with you is the motive behind these shoes for me. I love high heels. With the combination of the Myofascial Pain Syndrome and bulging discs in my neck and back, I am unable to wear the “pretty flats” and the “sexy heels”. That just wouldn’t do for Miss Trisha though. She firmly believes that everyone should be able to feel attractive in what they wear. That no one should have to settle for “plain and/or frumpy” (as I put it). So she set out on this venture to bring me a pair of shoes that I could and would enjoy wearing and I’d feel good in. Thanks you  SensaFashion..

This spectacular post has been brought to you by:
Corrina L. Hunter~Fashion Eye for SensaFashion

Try It Tuesday~It’s A Stretch

Good day ladies and gentlemen. I am here today to share some insight with you about  s-t-r-e-t-c-h pants/jeans. Years ago when I was a yungun…Okay, maybe that’s stretching things a bit. Let’s start over.

When s-t-r-e-t-c-h pants first hit the market I absolutely despised them. With a slim and trim body they were okay but I reserved doubts as it seemed only the tiny little beanpoles with no butt and no hips were the only ones that looked good in them. Mainly, I felt this way due to the excessive wearing of these items by obese people who bought them 2-4 sizes too small. Ew! Gross! Disgusting! (Before you lynch me know this, I am obese and speak from the heart. I’m not picking on people’s weight. I’m seeing the mirror.) Tiny bodies shouldn’t wear baggy clothes any more than hefty bodies should wear form-fitting clothing. (Just speaking my opinion. Not saying I’m right or wrong.)

The whole purpose of this dialogue is to encourage a more diverse way of seeing the coin from both sides. I recently received a pair of jeans that not only I fell in love with but my body fell in love with them too. Yes, you know it….they were a pair of s-t-r-e-t-c-h jeans!!! You can imagine my shock at this revelation. I could not believe I had not only tried on a pair of s-t-r-e-t-c-h jeans, but I actually liked those once dreaded items. And the bonus is:I LIKED HOW I LOOKED IN THEM TOO. And not just me. My coworkers liked how they looked on me too. It’s funny really. Our workrooms, in my end of the building, are separated by large windows and wall so we can see the activity in the room next to us. The gals next to me kept pointing and looking and talking my direction all morning. I thought:”Oh gosh, they hate these on me. They look awful. I never should have worn these in public.”

As it turns out, they were talking about me and my jeans and how they looked but it was all good stuff! They were admiring how nice they made me look. The way the jeans shaped my bottom into a much more appealing shape. How the held my tummy in/up better than my khakis. They were sure they’d never seen me wear blue jeans before. I was so flattered and thrilled and shocked at all this, I giggled and glowed like a teenager.

See below for some examples of what s-t-r-e-t-c-h jeans can do for you.

                               Wearing khakis                                             Wearing s-t-r-e-t-c-h jeans

                                                     
The khakis on the left just don’t cut it as they leave what I refer to as a “pouch” for the gut to hang loosely in. While the stretch jeans hold the body in, almost snugging the stomach, hips and thighs so they are staying where they belong. That is the beauty of s-t-r-e-t-c-h jeans. They look smaller when you hold them up but they stretch around you when put on. I want a dozen pair of these ZD boot cut stretch jeans in my size and each size smaller as I lose weight. 
Let’s take the focus off me and put it on some other examples. Discussing the pros and/or cons.
                                                                           
     
ABOVE: Both of these are poor choices. Let me explain. The pair on the left are almost straight down which meanse they are flared out below the knees. This leaves the wearer with a heftier look and it “stumps” the length and appearance of her legs. The pair on the right are also unflattering. They are stretch jeans but clearly too small for the wearer. Another issue this gal has to contend with is that they also snug around her legs all the way down to her ankles with is too close and emphasize the thickness of her legs. This also leaves an appearance of being too tight. Not what their bodies needed to look good.
  
ABOVE:These two bodies hit it just right. The fit is close without molding the body and all it’s unwanted curves. It follows the length of their legs closely without snugging them from the knees down. This lends itself to a visual of length. The mid to high waist line also lends itself to a vision of length rather than width. Excellent choices.
BELOW are two back views for us to consider.
This pair fit just right around the buttocks without being too 
tight and flattening the bottom. Good fit, good choice.
This pair has a nice fit too. A little looser which is okay. They still look nice as they curve 
around the bottom of her buttocks, hugging the curves in an eye-catching way.
Now, let’s take a look at those smaller sizes.
 I turn my head away every time I see this fit above. It sucks all the beauty out of the hips. Overly emphasizes the trunk of their body and does nothing good in my viewpoint. It wastes the appearance of a well-shaped body. The waistline is so low that it just disappears. For those with natural curves from waist to hip their shapeliness is cheated out of view. To me it’s as if their body has “dropped” visually leaving it heavy looking.
As for the views below……..
          
                              Mmmmmmmmmmm……mmmmmmmmmmmmmm……….mmmmmmmmmmmm!
Nice, sexy, alluring. Slim and trim and well-defined. The hip areas are just high enough that they don’t encompass the waist yet low enough they allow the natural beauty of the hip to show. The close fit along the length of the legs is perfect. Not too tight and not too loose. The addition of heels is a plus that adds an accentuated beauty to the entire effect.                        
                                             

One last addition to my commentary. Regardless of your size and age, there is a fit for each and every body shape, type, or size. You just have to find the one that’s right for you. “Try It”. If you would like some help on this feel free to message us:
Here in the comments,

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Spectacular Sunday~Connect The Dots

Polka dots have long been a favored pattern. You need to be careful though as they can make a person look larger that they are. Another thing to be watchful for is  the size and quantity of the polka dot pattern. Too many, too small can overwhelm your onlookers.

When wearing polka dots keep in mind what the appearance of your ensemble does for your body and your onlookers. You don’t want your look to be too busy and you definitely don’t want it to “enlarge” your body shape.

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