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style hacks every woman should know

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  1. Elizabeth Kelly says:

    As an “aging woman”..I thank you for your style and makeup tips. Some days a woman just needs a little pick me up.

  2. Gina D from Texas says:

    On the clothes freshener tip – the items won’t smell like vodka?

    Lots of great ideas. Definitely need to get me a purse organizer! Changing out purses is a chore! 😉

  3. Susan Blakey says:

    Awesome tips, Beth! I love the scarf-over-the-head tip.

  4. Thanks for the tips, Beth.
    Very informative.

  5. Janet says:

    Love all of these hacks!! The scarf?? Brilliant!

  6. Joanie says:

    Hi Beth
    Thanks for the great and useful ideas. You’re the best!

  7. Amanda says:

    Fantastic tips, Beth! Vodka is so versatile – can’t wait to try the solution. 😀

  8. Carol says:

    Must remember the vodka/water tip! Remember when fitting rooms had those little net hoods for ladies to use when trying clothes on? Well, maybe that was more for their hair dos than not staining garments. I’m not sure.
    Best tip for any woman of any age is “lead with your smile.”

  9. Penny says:

    I love my Purse organizer, too. Timesaver, for sure and when traveling a space saver for all those “little things” that you will need but your suitcase is already full.
    Love your “reminder” series, for the clothes, closet and “hacks”. Where did you find those terrific velvet hangers, I need some!
    Thanks always Beth, what a treat to see your email in my inbox, and your reminder to check out your next video.

  10. Susan M Evans says:

    Hi Beth,

    Thanks so much for these style hacks. While I knew some of them, I had never heard of the purse organizers. It’s now on my list of must haves. Love your style and personality!

    Take care,
    Susan

  11. Annmarie says:

    Hi Beth. Would you please send me your chicken soup recipe? I lost the first one. It’s so delicious!
    Thanks
    Annmarie

  12. Catherine says:

    Loved your outfit. Especially the earrings. The info was great too!!

  13. Nancy says:

    Great tips Beth….Thank you!

  14. Cathy Eischeid says:

    Re: vodka
    I keep several misters of 91% alcohol around the house and in my purse. Because it is antibacterial (vodka, not quite) I can kill the source of odors in clothes and in shoes, too. Saturate the interior of your shoe and let dry overnight. It’s a huge help! It works equally well on clothes. I use it to sanitize my shopping cart handle and my hands as well. I spray it on my feet after I sand and buff them to make sure I don’t get an infection. It also kills ants on kitchen counters without leaving a toxic residue. Actually, it kills all kinds of critters without leaving a poisonous residue. 91% alcohol is my best friend! I have better and more fun uses for Tito’s, 😉

  15. Anne says:

    Beth, I have to tell you that you look fabulous in your green dress with red shoes! I think it’s my favorite picture of you. Thanks for all the great style advice! Anne

  16. sharon Select... olsen says:

    I love the purse organizer! Ordered already, Thank you!!!!

  17. Lindsey A says:

    Added those pretty shoe clips to my wish list!

    In my purse, I use a series of cute and fun little canvas or coated fabric zip up clutch type bags, one for collapsible hairbrush/lip-balm type stuff, one for keys, one for post-its/pen, etc etc.

    And thanks for the vodka/water tip – I run hot (esp with hot flashes!) and can get sweaty in CA, so that odor removing tip is a great one!

  18. KC Post says:

    What the heck is a “hack” did this replace the word tip? Did your Mom actually say hack? Maybe it’s regional?

    • Beth Djalali says:

      hack is a real word that’s been around for ages. probably since computer hacks came into existence since they modified or simplified the way we use computers. now we use hacks for style, interior design, whatever. not sure what region you refer to as i grew up in the midwest then lived all over the world until i moved to Athens five years ago.

  19. Andrea says:

    Love these hacks, Beth.

    I changed all my hangers to velvet and wood. I love the velvet for space, ur also for slippery fabrics – no more finding your precious silks on the floor.

    I have always used a neutral Lysol spray for upholstery due to scent allergies that Fabreeze etc. send into migraine territory.
    I would love to try the vodka for portability, but am wondering about water marks and residue. What has your experience been on delicate fabrics and blouses?

  20. pam iaquinta says:

    I LOVE today’s post! Saving it to my .reading list for when I need these tips.
    AM going to try the vodka spray and then have a martini. LOL

  21. Susie N says:

    Best post on the best blog ever! Some hacks were new to me, some I had heard but forgotten so it’s great these all in one place! I’ve forwarded this to lots of girlfriends 😁

  22. Victoria Ashley says:

    Where is the olive green shirt dress from?I love it.

  23. Cynthia says:

    Thanks for the helpful hints, especially about using a rubber band to help you fit into too tight pants.
    My method to prevent makeup spilling on my clothes is to first get dressed, wrap a hand towel around my neck, fasten with a long hair pin, and then apply my make up🙂.

  24. Lisa says:

    Such great fashion hacks. I always love your hair, but that little extra poof in the photo with your green dress and jean jacket is so nice. You know the old adage,
    “the bigger the hair the closer to God”!

    I had some super big hair in the eighties. I commonly state they were my “poodle years”! One bad perm after the other.

    Love your posts and videos. Your blog is solid!

  25. Carol Owens says:

    Hi Beth,
    I never leave comments on the blogs I read but I just had to tell you how much I enjoyed this and felt like I truly got useful information from it. I hope you will do this more often. Thank you.

  26. Kathleen McDermott says:

    An inexpensive shower cap (like the kind you get at a hotel) is ideal for trying on clothes when shopping or putting on any pullover top at home. Just put it on backwards, I.e. over your face, and don your pullover. Works like a charm.

  27. Lisa says:

    Thanx for the style hacks. They are all so useful!

  28. Katherine Ann Allan says:

    Beth,
    Thank you so much for sharing your “hacks” such basic but clever ideas.
    Your mother was a smart lady, it runs in the family.

  29. Nancy A Reed says:

    great deas for style hacks. I am going to try several of them.

  30. Jan says:

    I inherited an old wooden armoire from my great-grandfather that stood in a shed for a longer time. It smelled a little strange in the beginning, but I used vodka to wipe the inside of it and the smell disappeared.

  31. Lorel Blameuser says:

    Do you have a style hack for dry cleaning wool berets. All the local cleaners are not accepting wool accessories to clean.

    Love your hacks, fashions, beauty, etc.

  32. Emily Cullen says:

    Hi Beth,

    Where do you buy your jeans?

    I am 5’4 short torso and legs and have a hard time finding jeans that fit.

    Thanks, Emily

  33. Cyndi says:

    Love these – especially the silk scarf…I used the waistband extender way back in the 70s when I was pregnant- works great.

  34. Magdalene says:

    I am glad that I stumbled on your site on google. Your style hacks are what i need right now.

    I always stain my outfit with my makeup. It is worse when my top is a turtle neck. So, I will definitely be using this hack.

    Thanks, you look amazing

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