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Whether you’re going on into town to meet with your banker, or you want to impress people at the next town hall meeting, it’s important to know how to dress to make a good impression. Having the right outfit can also make a big difference in how you feel about yourself.

Basic Pieces

You’ll need a few basic pieces of good quality that can stand up to multiple wearings and washings. Today, most farm girls can expect to have to make multiple trips into town for one reason or another, so you’ll probably want to wear something comfortable too. And a mix-and-match wardrobe can help you keep the costs down.

Here are some ways to save money on basic pieces:

  • Choose a couple of neutrals and one pop of color to change things up. For example, you can have a single pair of black pants that go with multiple tops, jackets, and scarves.
  • Shop at thrift stores and consignment shops for timeless pieces that never go out of style, such as a knee-length pencil skirt or straight-legged pants. You’ll be able to afford a higher quantity of these items at a resale store.
  • Shop end-of-season sales for pieces such as tank tops and sheath dresses that can be worn under blazers and sweaters.
  • Enroll in rewards programs with department stores to save money at the register.
  • Don’t be afraid of off-price retailers and discount stores for things to go with what you already have in your wardrobe. If you choose classic styling and make sure it’s wrinkle-free, no one will know where you purchased your clothes.

Accessories

Accessorize, but don’t overdo it. Here are some ways to embellish your outfit and still look professional:

  • A pair of pearl stud earrings gives you a polished, professional look.
  • If you need a pop of color, look for a scarf in a flattering color. You can wear it under your collar, around your waist, or tied to your handbag.
  • Instead of having a different pair of cheap shoes for each outfit, invest in a well-made neutral shoe in black, taupe or skin-tone to go with all of your professional clothes.
Attitude

Regardless of what you paid for your wardrobe, wear it with confidence. Hold your head up, smile, and be the first to extend your hand to introduce yourself.

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Tips to Avoid Body Breakouts

Although some people never seem to have an issue with breakouts over a significant portion of their body, other individuals suffer from this problem on a regular basis. Even if you are prone to body breakouts, you can take charge of this issue and reduce their frequency and severity. Use as many of the following tips to help prevent body acne of all kinds.

Hygiene

Let’s face it, we do dirty work. And if pimples, whiteheads, and blackheads seem to pop out frequently, you might want to give your hygiene routine a new look. After all, a good hygiene routine should involve more than just washing your hands after going out to collect eggs, particularly if you are prone to body breakouts. In addition to cleaning your face daily, you should include a weekly exfoliating treatment to help remove the dead skin cells that can clog your pores. You might also want to use soaps, cleansers, and body washes explicitly designed for people with oily skin problems.

Sleep

Many medical professionals recommend getting sufficient sleep each day. You’ll know you are getting enough sleep if you wake up feeling rested. If you are still tired, you probably need more sleep. During sleep, your body works hard to rejuvenate itself, which is essential not only to your body’s health but also to the health of your skin.

Healthy Diet

Did you know that eating a healthy diet can help you avoid body breakouts as well as keeping you fit and trim? A healthy diet is full of vitamins and minerals that are good for your skin. Eating fresh produce and lean meats will help to prevent body breakouts, partly because it avoids the fats and sugars that so often lead to clogged pores. If you want to keep your skin clear, you should avoid eating most types of fast food, sugary treats, and fatty meats.

Proper Hydration

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