Sweet 16


“Sweet!”…a phrase that’s interchangeable with other phrases like, “Awesome!” “Cool!”, or “That Totally Rocks!”

Sixteen…the number of accessories the perfectly “decorated” DoAhead Diva needs!

Shari Braendel in her book, Good Girls Don’t Have to Dress Bad shares an incredibly simple but effective tool for always wearing just the right amount of accessories.

 I’ll share an excerpt from a guest post Shari made on Hearts at Home. The version of her checklist here at DoAhead is oversimplified but it does the trick.


  1. Watch
  2. Ring (Wedding)
  3. Ring (Fun)
  4. Bracelet
  5. Necklace
  6. Earring
  7. Earring
  8. Shoe
  9. Shoe
  10. Pants or Skirt
  11. Top- 1 point for plain
  12. Top-Additional point if print
  13. Jacket or Sweater
  14. Nail Polish
  15. Makeup
  16. Hair (if you’ve been complimented lately!)


As a DoAhead Woman who’s constantly on the go I swear by this technique.

I don’t count to sixteen on the days I clean my house or weed the garden.

But three to five times a week this DoAhead gal steals one last glance in the mirror…

She invests 16 seconds in an “accessory count” …

and BAM!  Sweet Sixteen!


(For a thorough overview of these tips go to www.jillsavage.org/?p=633 or better yet, check out Shari’s book!)


YourDoAhead Friend,

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