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How to dress well with little money and few clothes?

Se vestir bem

Dress up with little money and few clothes today is not a sacrifice, but it was the only option I had during a time of my life.

If you don’t know my story, read these texts:
 [Tweet “Minha relação com o que eu visto se tornou parte do meu processo de auto-conhecimento. Hoje, mesmo podendo ter mais quantidade [de peças], I choose to have more quality. “]
  • But, how?
The amount of clothing items that I have doesn’t make a difference because I’ve lived with the incredible amount of 18 pieces. Well before the Cabinet and capsule of fashion minimalism.
There was a time that I shared a pair of “out” with my sister and the rest of my clothes were donated, most came from cousins, Church, neighbors … Is the perrengue that we learn to turn around!
Since 2012 I choose to keep my closet with “few” pieces, varying the amount according to my moment of life. Therefore, in the current consumption pattern, it seems that I always have few clothes.
But, mathematically, it’s possible to form 153 looks of the day by combining 2 parts, of a total of 18. That calculation falls on the ENEM, see? Combinatorics.
It is an exercise in creativity and to get to know my wardrobe to optimize the combinations.
With some basic examples that I apply every day gets easier to understand that my idea of how to dress well with little money and few clothes.
  • Colors
I love basic colors, blue, black, pink, grey and white. Have basic colors helps to not have problems in time to combine all colors “talk” and it is easier to mix.
If you like more colorful open the Cabinet and look for what parts can combine. Think of combinations that you’ve never tried it, try it and see how you feel.

Prove your clothes in a variety of ways, take a day to go in front of the mirror and get to know your body and its parts. Enjoy and get ready, making the donation Baggie with the parts that are just doing volume in the closet.

  • Combinations and adaptations
Have you ever thought about wearing a dress as blouse? Think you can’t? Look here:
How to dress well with little money?
A simple dress, with good fabric and a pattern that I loved in relief that I’d only use with ease in end-of-year party. But, with a superimposed he turns a blouse.
[Tweet “Adaptação é a palavra chave quando a questão é se vestir bem com pouco dinheiro e pouca roupa.”]
  • Repeat, combine and reuse
We need to accept that repeat clothes is not ugly! Who loves repeats <. 3
One of the pieces that I repeated until the lining tearing is my white blazer. Make combinations of various styles with him, since the jeans with sneakers, even the most chic socialzinho.
Another cool thing in time to dress up with little money and few clothes is to mix prints. My choices are simple not to miss.
I mix shirt stripes and polka-dot pants, put a stronger color in your shoe or belt and ready, changed the face of my clothes.
  • Let’s talk about shoes!
Buy templates that I can use with most of my clothes and that are suitable for my day to day. I have always (at least) 1 black pumps and keep the jumps between 6/8 cm are comfortable.
Another secret to dressing well is to make good choices. So, choose clothes that show your style and not only fashion.
Oh, all the photos of that post show pieces that I repeat a lot, some have already been to goodwill and other here in the closet with a few years of life.
An update: I lived with 18 pieces in a period where I was starting to work on a telemarketing firm, not hide my poor source here on the blog. Was the difficulty that I have learned to buy my clothes conscious that even having money and being able to HAVE more, it doesn’t take much to dress well.
It’s not a project, okay? That’s how I like to live.
So, the parts I have are of higher quality than those of the old days and cost more expensive but buy brand X or Y makes no difference. The quality and the fit is what determines the investment, not the label.
The mathematical model of Combinatorics is an incentive to think outside the box, out of his desire to have more and to USE MORE and BETTER USE.
How to dress well with few clothes?
  • Possible combinations
In a cabinet with 18 pieces it is possible to have: top 7 and 12 bass parts, using dressed as blouse and as skirt.
    • Without repetition you have: 84 possibilities for look of the day.
    • With repeats the possibilities increase to 153 (approximately).
Saw shirts vests, overlays of dress + skirt + shirt dress, dress + pants and etc.
A lesson I learned from my closet of 18 pieces was less pants and more options of tops/shirts. At the time I was wearing too many clothes won and there was no option to choose, but the hint:)
Do you still think you can’t wear well with little money and few clothes?
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How to start dietary re-education?


When I decided to start the reeducation of eating habits, I knew it wouldn’t be easy.

But, if you came here thinking they’ll get tips already, hard-to-reach steps know that my dietary re-education is far less complicated than many people preach around.

I was “too thin”, with 1.70 m already weighed less than 45 kg and had difficulty gaining weight.

But, with age, the life and hormones crazy won 25 kgs. Of these 25 kg, 15 kg are above the indicated for my body type.

I feel huge, dead tired, sleepy and have a hunger for 10 caged Lions.

These symptoms are a warning, but turned up health problems and allergies that made my life change a pressing need.

  • Changing habits:

To start the reeducation of eating habits I had to take the decision to change my habits. Little by little, I identified the villains of my life and got everything (really).

My worst habits were drinking a lot of soda, eating too much sweet, don’t make every meal a day and sleeping less than 5 hours.

When I say a lot was very even. I drank at least 600 ml of soda a day, plus a sweet quantity equivalent to 1 kg of refined sugar.

After weeks of denial, I went to the second stage.

  • Seeking a professional:

Do medical follow-up with examinations regularly, but this journey started the reeducation of eating habits have a nutritionist was what changed me.

The search was not easy, with much research I came to the indication of a great nutritionist who changed my way of looking at food. She explained every detail of my feed and how I could improve it.

Then came the hardest part: the homework. When I had to put into practice the changes alone.

I started doing simple things that everyone can follow day to day:

  • Replace coffee for tea. Take a maximum of 3 small cups of coffee a day.
  • Decrease the soda, taking only 4 cups on the weekends.
  • Decrease the refined sugar in all things.
  • Change the common chocolate 80% cocoa chocolate.
  • Drink more water every day.

As I always lunch in a restaurant, I’ve been eating salad and avoid sausages and fast food. I started to cook quick dishes at home, to prevent the delivery of pizza.

It seems a small thing, but it was a very difficult process for me. I have a palate well childish and I don’t like to associate food with suffering. But, with these simple changes I lost 3 kg in 3 months, without suffering and without starving.

Oh, I still like candy, hamburgers and all that I love, but with a lot more balance!

I’m still on another journey to complete my dietary re-education: find a physical activity that I love. Hopefully, soon, more here!

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All about nude!

I've had a nude shoe (won a brand honey) and used until the jump break and give more repairs. But, I was wondering if that was the nude tone ideal for me, you know?

Not that the color were ugly, but wouldn't "nude".

Nude is an adjective in English which in literal translation means "naked". The nude is a color tone, as pale beige or Tan, which corresponds to the skin tones giving the appearance of nudity.

I started to search and I was obsessed with mini the infinite possibilities of a nude. Between Nail Polish, shoes, clothes and makeup there are more shades of nude than dream of our vain philosophy.

I'm in search of ideal nude tone for my skin, so I began to study and train my eye. Despite the color variations, this method goes for choosing Nail Polish, lipstick, clothes, shoes and even base.

I don't like quoting rules, but in this case I follow this little rule of thumb:.

The ideal nude tone should not contrast too much with the tone of the skin. If contrast ceases to be nude, right? 😉

My skin is a little yellow Brazilian India faded, some say cold, some say it's hot … As I am no expert I don't know! I'm in olhometro, testing and proving to see what tom is neutral.

For those who have hot, nude tones with reddish or yellowish background, are harmonious. Have cold skin, pink, gray, beige and even the blue/white.

For many years I thought I was just nude beige/skin color. But, I have found that there are at least 50 shades of nude serving on my skin, shocking huh?

Starting with the Pantone chart of skin tones:

Shades of Nude-skin tones

Pantone colors 13 and 14, are cooler and red. 15 color is almost neutral, tending to the hot. 17 and 19 colors are warm, Gray and Brown, respectively. The last color, 19, is black with bluish background cold.

Among these 6 colors of skin tone there are a myriad of sub tones and other nuances. Why to find a base nude, which stay perfect in our skin tone, need to test many colors.

The ideal nude tone base needs to join with the skin in a way that is uniform and that they do not see the color of the base. I never found one so perfect for me.

Has this line (below) of The Body Shop that has nuances with minor variations between the tones, but unfortunately does not sell in Brazil.

This Fashionista text shows several brands who has invested in various shades of nude. (click)


Bases in shades of Nude

Nude bases for all the skins is "new in Brazil" have some brands investing in more colors in the color chart, but we're still crawling.

One of the options we have is Clinique Chubby in the Nude-I showed a bit of Chubby family here-which has 10 color options.Nude-Nude tones base Clinic

With shoe I'm standing on the issue of my skin tone. I still haven't found my perfect nude shoe. I have on my wish list a pumps and a nude sandal, two things I don't have, do 1 year that I'm looking to buy and I don't think:(

The most common tones of nude shoes are these below, that do not meet a good portion of the population right?

Tom-de-nude-ideal _ shoe

Now, with nail polish, lipsticks and clothes is a little easier by two factors: we have more colors available in the market.

I always mix 2 lipsticks to get a nude near the tone of my skin. If you have your mouth tom masi purple, as my base pass before applying the lipstick:) helps leave more nude!


Following the rule of contrast and paying attention in the undertone color is easier to find your perfect shade of nude in any aspect. I think nude chic, elegant and he won't wear off while Kate Middleton wear:D

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How to start a dietary re-education?

The title of this post could be as a life change? Why when I decided to start my nutritional re-education, first I needed to decide and agree to change my life.

I was a little too thin, but with a few extra pounds appeared routine and, if not very overweight, I don’t like feeling “fat”, or the eternal sleep, fatigue, and hunger of 10 Lions tonight.

These symptoms were already a warning, but heavier reflexes came from poor diet: health problems and food allergies.

1. Changing habits:

My dietary re-education began with the decision to change my habits gradually. I started with my worst habit: drinking a lot of soda, eating too much sweet, don’t make every meal. I’m aware that it only made me bad and I’ve gotten used to decrease these habits until I went to the second stage.

2. Seeking a professional:

I already have a close medical follow-up, do tests regularly, but this journey started a dietary re-education is a nutritionist is a must.

The search was not easy, I’m curious I don’t like eating just because you like to understand every detail of what I’m doing. With much talk I got to the indication of a nutritionist linda and that changed my way of looking at food and explained every detail of my inadequate power and how I could improve it.

From these two points, my strong decision for change my habits and professional help, I started doing simple things:

  • replace coffee for tea (I’m still addicted to coffee, but today take an acceptable amount).
  • -decrease the liters of soda by little cups only on weekends.
  • reduce the sugar in all things.
  • change the common chocolate 80% cocoa chocolate.
  • increase the amount of water (I never drank water, not ever!)
  • meals outside the home I have a more balanced dish with salads, a portion of meat and avoiding the sausages and fast food.
  • at home I spent eating homemade quick dishes such as omelets and salads and avoid the delivery of pizza.

Seems not much right? But, for a life like mine that was almost impossible and it is still a personal improvement process very difficult.

It’s not easy, but with these simple actions I’ve already lost 3 kg in 3 months, with zero pain and without starving. If you came here thinking you’d have incredible tips, hard-to-reach steps know that dietary re-education is far less complicated than a lot of people fold out there:).

In addition, I’m in another parallel journey which is a complement to my dietary re-education: a physical activity that I love and I will soon count more here!

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Review | Tresemmé Smooth Keratin

Hair without frizz for 48 hours is the “miracle” that the TRESemmé line Keratin Smooth promises.

I prefer not to use the hair dryer every day, live with frizz of hair in a relationship of “I don’t care” and “I want to die”. Always seek ways to control frizz of hair without spending a fortune.

During a stay in the USA I bought the TRESemmé line Keratin Smooth to test. I love family-size packages and bring shampoo and conditioner from 739ml. The 236ml thermal protection Spray and the infusion of Keratin Serum with 97ml, for the low price of $15 dollars.



The line is on sale in Brazil full-after a delay.

First positive point: the line has little sulfate < 3

I’ve been using for over 1 month and I can say that the Keratin TRESemmé Smooth surprise!

At first I noticed washing my hair shinier and fluffy, in addition to the delightful scent that gets in.

I have used all the shampoo and the Conditioner every day and when I want a hair more worthy use the Serum and the thermal protector. To get even, I conclude with the diva dryer and the effect is great!

Hair, bright and with a lot of movement.

shampoo and conditioner

Believe me: great product with nice price!

Even here in Brazil you spend about 50 R$ and brings home the miracle of hair without frizz.

The formula is simple: keratin and silicone microparticles that form a protective cover on the wires. Then the rebels settle down wires and can’t climb:)

My favorite product of the line is the Serum.

I can use 3 different ways and has a watery texture raise doesn’t weigh or let the greasy wire.


To dry your hair in the wind: Apply one pump of infusing Keratin smoothing Serum on hand, give a little Spitfire and step locks in hair length down. Brush and let dry.

Dry hair: use as concentred and step in the wires sticking out of the top of the head, just a little.

With the dryer: the excess water with a towel, untangles the wires and I spray the smooth flat iron Keratin smoothing spray all over your hair. Then dry with dryer from top to bottom to give the smooth effect and end with a pump of infusing Keratin smoothing Serum on hair length as concentred and Polish.

The line really delivers the hair without frizz, moisturizes and gives much brightness to the hair.

A cheap market finds: TRESemmé < 3

The Brazillian packaging has different colors, but the formula is the same as (from what I’ve seen here on the website of TRESemmé).