Here are this week’s Life Pro Tips.
1. If you need a suit and don’t have much budget then $20 at Goodwill with $50 of alterations will look a hundred times better than a $70 suit.
Cheap suits are cheap because the store can sell them to the maximum number of people with the fewest variations. That means making them boxy, and adding baggy trousers.
If you can get a suit that fits in the shoulders (the one place it can’t be cost effectively altered), then it can be made to fit you by shortening the sleeves, slimming the waist and adjusting the trousers.
Celebrities look good in their suits not because the material used is especially good, but because the suit has been altered to fit them right.
If you take your Goodwill suit to an alterations tailor (your local dry cleaner will recommend one) then the bulk of your budget is being spent on making it right for you rather than on the initial acquisition.
2. If a company says, I can’t pay you too much now, but if you stick around you’ll be greatly rewarded… Leave. They’ll just dangle it like a carrot if you want a promotion.
3. When picking your dog’s name imagine what screaming it in your neighborhood will sound like.
4. Don’t share photos or videos while out on vacation.
I know it’s tempting but it just dawned on me right after I posted a photo with the caption: “on a well needed 3 week vacation”.
I quickly took the photo down realizing how I was pretty much setting myself up to get robbed while being hundreds of miles away.
I know some of us really want to share the views and experiences while on vacation but it’s best to just post those photos/videos after you’re back home.