The Classic Travelling Case for Holidays

You’re going away from the ‘madding crowd’ of deadlines and more things to do than time available. You’re going to relax, and connect with friends and family.

Packing for a holiday needs a bit of planning to avoid arriving unprepared or without an item when you arrive at your destination. Do your laundry a few days before you need to pack to ensure that the items you want to take with, are clean and ready to go. Have a single colour to form your base and only add in two or three items to form a contrast. This will make for easy packing and stylish outfits. The one-week travelling case:

  • 2 to 3 pairs of shorts
  • 1 pair of jeans
  • 1 plain tailored shirt
  • 1 printed coloured shirt
  • 3 plain T-Shirts
  • 1 graphic T-Shirt
  • 1 polo shirt
  • 1 hoodie
  • 2 swimming shorts (if going to the beach)
  • 1 pair of loafers
  • 1 pair of good sneakers
  • 1 pair of casual shoes
  • 1 belt
  • Boxers for each day
  • Socks
  • Sunglasses

This classic travelling wardrobe will cater for the lazy days, the evenings out, the odd mishap which holiday’s bring like spilt coffee, and if the weather should turn a bit chilly; at all times allowing you to look your best.

Yours in promise
Charlene

 

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Buy What Excites; Don’t Just Shop

“Buy what you don’t have yet, or what you really want, which can be mixed with what you already own. Buy only because something excites you, not just for the simple act of shopping.”  – ― Karl Lagerfeld

Clothing must be comfortable; complement your body shape and make you feel good. Whilst clothing is a necessity, it is also an extension of your identity.

When shopping for a new clothing item, always consider your existing wardrobe and how this new item will enable you to mix and match creating new looks with what you already own. Do not buy for the sake of buying. Buy because you enjoy the shirt, the pants, the jeans, the t-shirt and how it makes you feel.

Wearing clothes which fit well and boost your mood, is guaranteed to help you perform your best at work and to relax more socially. Your confidence will be higher. Dr. Baumgartner, in her book “ “You Are What You Wear: What Your Clothes Reveal About You” writes that “when you dress in a certain way, it helps shift your internal self”.

You are worthy of feeling good in what you are wearing; take pride in how you assemble each outfit each day. Walk tall in clothes which are well cared for and which make you feel good. It has been proven that dressing in this way improves your productivity and ability to relate to others. If you just throw any old thing on and don’t care how it sits or it is creased; it impacts how you feel about yourself, on how you work, and how you interact with colleagues and friends.

Classical colours and clothes that have demonstrated over time to work because they suit different occasions and body shapes, are a must in your cupboard. Have a staple of classics and add those one or two items which excite you, to make them trendier and lift your spirits.

Yours in promise and blogging

Charlene

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The One T-Shirt Your Wardrobe Needs

The T-Shirt is a wardrobe staple that can be dressed up or down; it can add to an outfit or tone an outfit down.

A plain white or charcoal or black or navy T-Shirt can be worn on its own with jeans for a casual look or it can be worn under a jacket to create a smart casual look with either jeans or chinos.

But,

it is the graphic T-Shirt displaying artwork that lifts up a pair of jeans or chinos paired with or without a jacket to create an effortless style for an evening out with friends or for that afternoon social event.  

It is a statement making T-Shirt which embraces you, your preferences and your identity.  Your graphic T-Shirt can range from an iconic brand or music band or a voice regarding our environment or other.  It can also be an Art Print T-Shirt where the graphic is an artwork.

Reon wearing pPromise#1 Art Print T-Shirt

A simple graphic T-Shirt, where the colour of the T-Shirt is offset by a single coloured artwork, is a wardrobe addition every man should have.  It gives your basic wardrobe mix that quintessential look.

 Yours in promise and blogging
Charlene

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The Rise of the T-Shirt

One of the most versatile items in our clothing wardrobe is the T-Shirt.  When our favourite T-Shirt becomes worn and faded with a few holes, we tend to relegate it to being worn at home for comfort and for those odd jobs around the house.  We hold onto it until we really need to let it go.

The T-Shirt had humble beginnings.  It started as an undergarment which laborers would shorten the sleeves of in the late 19th Century.   In 1913 the United States Navy had them manufactured and issued as standard undershirts.  In 1920, Scott Fitzgerald named it in his book This Side of Paradise; and in doing so, the humble T-Shirt formally entered the English Dictionary.

In 1950, as Stanley Kowalski in A Streetcar Named Desire, Marlon Brando wore a white T-Shirt.  He redefined the American male look.  It stopped being seen an undergarment.  It was found to be a very comfortable clothing item.  By the 1970’s the T-Shirt became the canvas for music bands and anti-war protests to print their logos and messages on.  It became a messaging canvas.

 For us at Pomegranate Promise, this loved clothing item – the T-Shirt, is more than just a messaging canvas, it is an art canvas.

 As a wardrobe staple and must-have clothing item, the T-Shirt is here to stay.   It fits most, if not all occasions; it all depends upon you and how you wear it.

 Yours in promise and blogging,
Charlene

(photo by: Samad Ismayilov)

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Hello…

Our first Art Print T-Shirt, pPromise#1, is available for purchase!  So is the original doodle art and the signed canvas print.  In total 51 prints, of which 50 are T-Shirts and 1 is a canvas print.

We have gone live with a concept mulled over several times; a concept that would not go away.  A pesty concept which kept infiltrating the mind and fueling the imagination of possibilities.  Instead of stifling it we realised it.

We decided to work with a decentralised business model promoting small business, leveraging of expertise, and to encourage active aging by engaging with retirees who bring not just know-how but also wisdom to a new way of working. As an online business we knew we had to have the fundamentals of a traditional business in place. What a journey!

It has been one filled with joy, enthusiasm, despair when things have gone wrong, relief when the wrong is remedied and the anticipation of going live.

 A just started journey, we are a long way from our destination.

The learnings have been enormous and there are many more in store for us.  There was no team until the phone calls started to find out who could help with building this concept and take it to market.  An amazing and unique team came into existence. 

Hard work alone would not have made this possible; working with a team and incorporating each one’s ideas has.

What a privilege to work with such amazing minds and energy.  A blessing and gift from God.

Thank you to everyone involved in taking Pomegranate Promise live and launching our first Art Print T-Shirt.

Yours in promise and blogging,

Charlene