2011 Style Calendar

This is a fabulous free gift from the Shy Socialites and Trillustrations.

Pages of tips, ideas and activities to help you develop and be comfortable with your own personal style in 2011.

The 21-page kit includes a 12 month calendar, wardrobe inventory pages, lined writing pages and more.

If you would like your copy, please write to info@shysocialites.com and request the Style Calendar

Happy 2011!

Holiday Social Planner – A Gift for You

'Tis the Season!  Well, the Shy Socialites think every day is the right season to celebrate, go to lunch with friends, visit family and donate our time and talents to causes we care about. Yet, this time of year there are so many wonderful things going on, it is easy to lose track of when and where!!  Print-out this tidy and fun little sheet and keep in in your planner binder*, on your bulletin-board, refrigerator or in yourglove-box, a quick glance will let you know when, where, and what! A free gift from your friends,

 

P.S. if you prefer a PDF, please write to us and we will be happy to send that. info@shysocialites.com

Soup Tureen


This classy white soup tureen will add the finishing touch to your dinner party and can be used year round!

Free Printable Shopping Lists

Have a closet full of clothes and nothing to wear?

Those jeans that are too snug, that blouse that is too big, that cute sweater that your aunt gave you for your birthday but you've never worn because it's not quite you. Whatever the reason is we all end up with clothes in our closet that we just don't wear. Well now is the perfect time to gather your girls for a Fashion Swap!

Hosting your own Fashion swap can be easy and a lot of fun. Here are some tips to make your swap a success:

  • Send out invitations a few weeks in advance. Keep a list of the people who rsvp and call them a day or two before the party as a friendly reminder

  • This type of gathering can work well with just a few of your closest friends or if you've got room you can invite as many people as you wish. Just make sure you have plenty of space for all those clothes!

  • Serve cocktails and appetizers. Or make it a potluck and have everyone bring a dish of their favorite bites.

  • Make it a formal affair if you choose. Ladies love to dress up, however sweatpants, t-shirts and comfy attire are easier to change clothes in so keep this in mind if you decide to set a dress code.

  • Have a few dressing "areas" set up around your house. Bedrooms and bathrooms work well of course but you can also set up a folding screen in your living room. Make sure you have at least one full length mirror available.

  • If you want to make the exchange fair, hand out tickets or pennies to your guests when they arrive. Give 1 ticket for each item of clothing they bring. 1 ticket is good for 1 exchange. 2 or 3 tickets may be given for high end designer labels.

  • Have separate piles for different types of items ie: tops, bottoms, shoes, accessories.

  • After socializing and having a few cocktails its shopping time! Have everyone dive into the piles and pick out their favorite items. You can all go at it at once or you can pick names out of a hat and shop in an orderly fashion. However you do it you're sure to have a blast. Have a fashion show to show of your new looks.

  • Donate leftover clothing to a women's shelter, goodwill or other charity.

These parties are a hit every time and a fun way to trade out your unworn clothing for FREE! Host a party when the seasons change or whenever you think your closet could use an update.