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Mary Wellis

1. When do you feel at your most attractive?

I feel most attractive after a bath and when I get up in the morning, before any stress of the remainder of the day.

2. Do you notice women on the street? If so, what sort of women do you tend to notice or admire?

I enjoy looking at women in the street, particularly women that is dressed in a fine and flattering business suit, cocktail dress, or casual embellished jeans and T-shirt, with her hair up or curled, applied makeup in radiant natural colors, and a soft popular body spray or eau de perfume, because many women don't make these efforts so these women have more character and care more about tthemselves.

3. What are some things you admire about how other women present themselves?

I admire women that use flattering fashions that make them appear more fit, able-bodied, healthy, beautiful, easy to look at, and successful in relation to her activities and purpose at that time.

4. Was there a moment in your life when something “clicked” for you about fashion or dressing or make-up or hair? What? Why did it happen then, do you think?

Surprisingly, I felt an affinity with a fashion when I found a group of sleeveless T-shirts with built-in sport bras. First, I had no visible brassiere straps. Second, they provided the support needed to be comfortable whether I was walking or napping, and I knew I would look fantastic because heads turned when I decided to try some of them on.

5. What are some shopping rules you wouldn’t necessarily recommend to others but which you follow?

I caution persons to choose colors, sizes of patterns, and the lines, whether fitted, wider at the bottom, top, or hips, or straight, to appear beautiful on their bodies, not because they flattered mine, even if we are friends.

6. What are some rules about dressing you follow, but you wouldn't necessarily recommend to others?

I caution persons to work within their budget for the month, buy item that they will use many ways a long time, save impulses for low-cost bright, shiny or fancy leather accessories to perk up their outfits.

7. What is the most transformative conversation you have ever had on the subject of fashion or style?

Someone told me that wearing something she expected never to wear made her life exciting when she got bored of her usual styles. I tried it, like versatile casual to formal T shirt with lace for the entire back, and large metal studs on a short cocktail dress fitted at the bottom, and discovered styles and social opinions that I never expected I would enjoy.

8. Do you have a unified way of approaching your life, work, relationships, finances, chores, etc.? Please explain.

I make a budget, save ten percent at my deposit of my earnings first when I can, pay my rent, bills, then decide on my activities for the remainder of the month.

9. Are there any clothing (or related) items that you have in multiple? Why do you think you keep buying this thing?

I several jeans and spaghetti strap tops with built-in bras. I buy them because they are durable and comfortable at work or in my yard.

10. Have you ever successfully given someone a present of jewelry or clothing that you continue to feel good about?

I gave a pair of extra-strength stretch leggings and stretch shrug because I knew they were comfortable and recommended theoretically for her disability.

11. Is there any fashion trend you’ve refused to participate in and why? 

I've refused to wear severe cleavage at work, and raise the garment to make a more modest, less revealing line at company parties.

12. Can you say a bit about how your mother’s body and style has been passed down to you, or not?

My mother was small with small bones, almost like her porcelain doll. I have many of her fashions from her estate, especially suits with pants and jackets and formal gowns, but her waist was higher than mine so I can't use her fashions that are fitted at the waist easily.

13. Have you stolen, borrowed or adapted any dressing ideas or actual items from friends or family?

I asked permission to try my younger sister's casual style at a dine and dance instead of a gown as I did usually. She encouraged me to wear her tight, even tighter on me, slim hip height blue jeans and semi-transparent knit hooded sweater with my heeled shiny patent vynil navy blue shoes to a local dine and dance after the birth of my second child. I wanted to see how persons would react, which she thought would be help me become more popular.

14. Was there a point in your life when your style changed dramatically? What happened?

I decided that comfort was as important as being beautiful, so heels could be shorter, didn't need to be stilettos unless they were comfortable and healthy for me during the time that I wore them. Now, I'm shifting to sport wear instead of more formal classical pant or skirt and jacket suits as become more involved in labor, post secondary studies, and traveling with a backpack

15. Is there anything political about the way you dress?

No, but I avoid wearing cultural and religious fashions, because I feel women have adequate subservient, and need to become less dependent, fearful, and more independent. My only exception is jewelry, which has or replicated monetary value.

16. Please describe your body.

I'm short with narrower shoulders than my hips, a typical slightly pear-shape, with about thirty pounds more than my body mass index needs really, so that I avoid clingy clothes, or cover the tight area at my abdomen and buttocks with a hip length slightly looser T-shirt, cardiac, or sport jacket in a similar or coordinating color that correct my appearance.

17. Please describe your mind.

I'm have an intelligent and inquisitive mind, attitude with existential realistic perspectives, and study topics that I experience frequently. I avoid trouble such as harmful and illegal abuse of substances, and correct personal ignorance and misconceptions of my associations because they cause inconvenience, unnecessary expense, and distrust, negativity and slower to less progress ultimately.

18. Please describe your emotions.

I'm positive, practical, sensitive, sympathetic, compassionate, and helpful when I can help him or her, it will benefit me, and won't hurt me.

19. What are you wearing on your body and face, and how is your hair done, right at this moment?

I'm dressed n a fleece sport suit with pants and matching long sleeve polo pullover jacket with a short front zipper, long sleeveless top, sleep bra, underpants, and holed rubber "crock" sandals for work nd relaxation at home in late evening before bed.

20. In what way is this stuff important, if at all?

I wear a sleep bra after a reccommendation from my patrician that agreed with my grandmother's instructions to always wear a bra, in bed too, to retain my youth. All my later doctors in the communities where I've lived agreed that this is a practice that all women should do, but few do.

21. With whom do you talk about clothes?

I discuss clothes rarely, and feel that my rules for dressing are the foundations that all persons use for wellness and success, or seek. so, when someone asks me why I ear anything, I feel that their inquiry is a request for information or a consultation.

22. How do institutions affect the way you dress?

I ask what is their dress code or general guidelines if none is developed to my employers, schools, conferences, and partiesalways and dress accordingly or slightly more formally.

23. Do you think you have taste or style? Which one is more important? What do these words mean to you?

Yes, I enjoy fashions that persons admire and have good value, but only as safe for where I'll be and what I'll be.

24. Do you remember the biggest waste of money you ever made on an item of clothing?

I bought some clothes because I expected to lose enough weight to for the garments to fit flatteringly, but my weight remained stable because that is hoe I feel most comfortable, have energy, and have my best progress financially and socially, so I expect am admired.

25. Are there any dressing tricks you’ve invented or learned that make you feel like you’re getting away with something?

The hip length slightly looser top, cardiac, or jacket makes my dimensions appear average and healthy, while hiding my excess weight to the observer, which I know is getting away with an illusion of less weight and good proportions and height because new associations don't guess my excess weight until they see me in a style that allow observation of it directly instead of indirectly.

26. Do you have style in any areas of your life aside from fashion?

I enjoy decor accessories, furnishings, bedspreads with coordinating curtains or beds-in-a-bag so everything matches and coordinates. Natural wood, landscape, fruit, copper, and pioneer themes are my personal favorites. Practicality, savings of costs, and environmental conservation are beautiful to me too, so portable, mini, and space-saving appliances are pleasant for me to experience and see.

27. Can you recall some times when you have dressed a particular way to calm yourself or gain a sense of control over a situation that scared you?


28. Would you say you “know what you like” in the area of fashion and clothing? If so, do you also know what you like in other areas of life, that is, are you generally good at discernment? Can you say where your discernment comes from, if you have it? Or if you don’t have it, why or why not?

I research and study my prospective interests thoroughly and sometimes consult with a doctor, more experienced friend, professional that may use this fashion, or community member that may have a reference before trying any new fashion that I'm uncertain about.

29. Did your parents teach you things about clothing, care for your clothing, dressing or style? What lessons do you remember? Or did you just pick things up?

My mother taught me many lessons and told me differencesand reasons for these between fashions at work, school, work, and social events.

30. What sorts of things do you do, clothing or make-up or hair- wise, to feel sexy or alluring?

I like an underside bra with some padding that is designed to help the uplift and long stomach panel to control my abdomen and remind my body to use good posture.

31. Many people say they want to feel “comfortable,” or that they admire people who seem “confident.” What do these words really mean to you?

Their body feels well and they feel positive and able to succeed in their activities and associations.

32. If dressing were the only thing you did, and you were considered an expert and asked to explain your style philosophy, what would you say?

Practical beauty promoting wellness will help you stay young.

34. What do you consider very ugly?

Too many colors nd patterns that fight for attention and cause the appearance to seem disproportionate, confusing, injurious, and rude.

35. Are you generally a good judge of whether what you buy will end up being worn? Have you figured out how to know in advance?

Usually, if I choose a good fit and try it on.

What’s your birth date? 
Where were you born and where do you live now?

November 1, 1960.

Say anything you like about your cultural/ethnic/economic background.

I'm Canadian, with a bilingual education front Grades 1-12, then most of my experiences in English-speaking activities.

What kind of work do you do?

Office administrative work 9 years,
Tourism hotel, restaurants, and convenience store clerical and customer service 5 years

Are you single, married, do you have kids, etc.?

Single, have adult children that are married, living in their homes, and have children, and single.

Please say anything you like about yourself that might put this survey into some sort of context.

I'm semi-professional and a student in a Bachelor of Business with a major in e-commerce.

How do you feel after filling out this survey?

I couldn't finish because there are too many questions, but they are thought provoking.

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