A friend recently asked me if she could wear her white jeans to a party after Labor Day.  Of course I said yes – as you know from my previous post, I have my own fashion rules.   But really, it’s all about what you wear and how you wear it.   And, just to be sure she didn’t end up in the local paper as a fashion DON’T, I did send her a photo collage of suggestions.  It all worked out.

So, I wonder.  Is there such a thing as a beauty DON'T?  Probably.  Does it apply to faking a sun-kissed glow?  Um, yes, if you go the fake-and-bake route.  Check out this photo of me and my friend Teresa in the early 80s.  Cringe.  My Jersey Shore tan + hair says it all.

But anyway, what about my pale, white skin after Labor Day?  Can I wear bronzer?   

I say yes.   I’m a big fan of bronzing all year round.  But again, it’s all about what you wear and how you wear it.  And, achieving that just right shade of color requires a bit of mixology.  


For a sheer, au naturel color that hints of a tan, mix a drop or two of MOODYBEAUTY oil with a bronzing cream or a medium-toned tinted moisturizer and smooth over your face, neck and decolletage.  Voila!  A lovely, golden glow on the outside and the inside. 

The perfect combination.                               

If you prefer to dust on a smidge of a tan, I particularly like Too Faced, Caribbean in a Compact, Sun Bunny Bronzer.  I love that it has a mirror.