"Forget the rules, if you like it, wear it"
I don't know about you, but "life hacks" are everywhere; on Pinterest, DIY websites, or magazines and catalogs. I used to think "hacks" had a negative connotation, like someone who is not good at their job, or "hacking" someone's computer or national security. There's not a formal definition of "life hacks" in Webster's Dictionary, but I did find an informal definition:
Life-hack: a usually simple and clever tip or technique for accomplishing some familiar task more easily and efficiently.
With that being said, I decided to come up with some Laura of Pembroke Hacks. Ideas for styling your wardrobe or home in an easy, yet fashionable way. So here goes:
LOP Fashion Hacks
LOP Fashion Hack #1 - Get rid of deodorant stains on your clothing by taking the foam from dry cleaning hangars and rubbing it on the stain.
LOP Fashion Hack #2 - Roll up old magazines and put in your tall boots to keep their shape.
LOP Fashion Hack #3 - Accentuate your assets: Great legs, wear shorter hemlines. Great arms, then go sleeveless. Shapely shoulders, wear off the shoulder or cold shoulder tops.
LOP Fashion Hack #4 - We love Peplum tops. Choose a slimmer bottom, like pencil skirt or skinny or narrow jeans.
LOP Fashion Hack #5 - A well-cuffed jean. To show off a great pair of shoes or boots, make a long cuff right at or right above your ankle bone.
(If your jeans are loose fitting, roll your cuff instead of making a large fold).
LOP Fashion Hack #6 - A scarf not only adds function by keeping you warm, but can also add color and pattern to your outfit.
LOP Design Hacks
LOP Design Hack #1 - Add some color to your room by changing out your pillows.
LOP Design Hack #2 - If you're having a holiday party, instead of lighting a fire in the fireplace, Place lighted candles in the fireplace. The look is elegant and the room won't get too warm for your guests.
LOP Design Hack #3 - To make a room look larger add mirrors.
LOP Design Hack #4 - When in doubt, add a large mesh ribbon when decorating for the holidays.
LOP Design Hack #5 - A patterned area rug can add color and texture to a room.
LOP Design Hack #6 - Small side table that are open and tiered add flexibility for storage and can add display space. Smaller round tables are perfect for those difficult corner spaces. they can also double as a nightstand beside your bed.