Thursday, May 28, 2015

A Run For Your Money: The Revival of Pantyhose and Stockings

Remember when you were younger and your Sunday outfit was not complete with out one important piece of clothing? How about when you would see your grandmother getting ready to go out for the day? You probably swore you would never wear them again if you had the choice but now they are making a comeback!

They look good on women of all types and shades!
You guessed it! Panty hose and stockings are back in style making them the perfect way to make your legs look ageless during all seasons. Personally, I feel like an expert on this subject since I served on the Arch Society for the University of Georgia this past year. For the ladies, our uniform consisted of wearing off-black panty hose for every assignment we worked no matter what time of year it was. At first it seemed like an unnecessary hassle but now, I cannot live without these nylons in my life. Between the way they make your legs glow when you wear them and the pizazz they add to any outfit - this is a must have in your wardrobe.

4 out of 5 Perfectly Polished College Staff members
agree: Stockings are the perfect accessory.

No need to spend a lot of money buying products like bronzing spray or tanning lotion to give your legs a beautiful glow. Use panty hose or stockings as your new leg concealer. They are also good to even out your skin tone and hide any discoloration you may have received from the bumps and bruises of living life.

Worried about getting the most bang for your buck? Experts say that with the new technology available, panty hose and stockings are more durable than ever no matter what the cost! Finally, you can put away your clear nail polish and go out into the world without worrying about unsightly runs ruining you panty hose after one wear.

Bonus fact, the Duchess of Cambridge herself Kate Middleton wears panty hose with 99% of her outfits. If her royal style isn't enough to quiet naysayers then I don't know what is! So do not worry if you are not a little girl whose parents dress her or an elderly woman, panty hose and stockings are one article of clothing that every woman should equip her closet with!

Comment below and tell us your opinion on this subject!

Check out Good Morning America's segment on panty hose by clicking here!

Friday, May 22, 2015

Meet Our New Intern, Elizabeth Tarver!

Hey there! My name is Elizabeth and I'm a summer 2015 graduate of the University of Georgia with Bachelor of Arts degrees in Public Relations and Sociology. I have been with Perfectly Polished for 3 years and no that is not a typo. I am from Augusta, GA originally, and started my days at Perfectly Polished and the Etiquette Leadership Institute at the age of 19 during my sophomore year of college. Growing up in Augusta, we had a similar program to Perfectly Punished called Social Inc. and I was apart of the program from 6th grade up until my sophomore year of high school.

Coming to Athens, I would look for ways to connect my favorite things from my upbringing and build upon them in college. That's when my freshman mentor, Taylor Lavelle, introduced me to Ms. Lassiter and Perfectly Polished which was actually created using Social Inc. as an example. And the rest, they say, is history.
This fall, I will be attending the University of Georgia School of Law to pursue my Juris Doctor, which means I'm blessed to spend three more years in my favorite city with my ELI/Perfectly Polished family! Over the summer while I wait to begin school, I will be putting my degrees to use and working on revamping the Perfectly Polished and Etiquette Leadership Institute brand so don't mind our progress and let us know what you like along the way by liking, commenting, and following us on all our social media sites!

Thursday, May 14, 2015

NEW Day 4: #TalkingThursday

Happy National Etiquette Week! Today is...


Have you heard of Phone Stacking? It's a new game to get people talking to one another of instead of being focused on their phones! Whether you're out to dinner or just hanging out with friends or family, challenge everyone to stack their cell phones on the table. First person to check the phone pays the bill! Here are the rules...

 Start the game after everyone has ordered.

 Stack phones on the table.

 First person to check a text or call loses!

 Loser pays for all the food!

 If no one is tempted, everyone wins and just pays for his or her food!

Come back tomorrow for NEW Day 4!

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

NEW DAY 2: #TastyTuesday

Happy National Etiquette Week! Today is...


Let's talk dining etiquette and table settings!

Bread plate & drink

Make a b and a d with your hands. B is for bread; D is for drink. Your left hand makes a b...bread plate goes on the left! Your right hand makes a d...drink goes on the right!

Forks, knives & spoons

How many letters in the word "fork"? 4.
How many letters in the word "left"? 4.
Your fork goes on your left.

How many letters in the word "knife"? 5.
How many letters in the word "spoon"? 5.
How many letters in the word "right"? 5.
Your knife goes on your right.

S&P, together forever

Salt and pepper are "married"—you never pass one without the other!

Come back tomorrow for NEW Day 3!

Monday, May 11, 2015

Happy National Etiquette Week!

NEW is here again!

May 11-15 is National Etiquette Week, an event founded in 1997 by children's etiquette consultant Sandra Morisset. What a great way to celebrate the importance of courtesy, civility, and good manners—not just once a year for a week, but in the little, ordinary moments that make up everyday life.

So, how are we kicking it off?


For excellent examples of Modern Manners, check out our favorite book - "Modern Manners: Tools to Take you to the Top" by Dorothea Johnson and Liv Taylor. (We'd love it even if Dorothea Johnson, founder of the Protocol School of Washington, hasn't called us "the nation's most outstanding source of children's etiquette training"!)

"Modern Manners" is now being translated for readers in Russia, Poland, Saudi Arabia, Japan,'s a good time for you to find a copy, too!

We'll see you tomorrow for NEW Day 2!