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55 Ways to Be Elegant 

I especially love #26 & #51.

1. Send thank you notes, always and to everyone.
2. Listen without interrupting
3. Have impeccable manners
4. Read on a variety of topics
5. Show restraint in expressing anger
6. Learn the art of conversation
7. Practice quality over quantity
8. Have one fabulous signature meal you serve guests
9. Remember birthdays
10. Go on picnics
11. Wear dresses & lipstick more often, and go on date nights
12. Simplify your life, your home and your calendar
13. Open the door for others
14. Remember that it’s more important to be kind than it is to be right
15. Drink hot tea
16. Don’t complain
17. Dress to travel
18. Be well traveled
19. Learn how to host a small dinner party
20. Don’t point out the mistakes of others
21. Wait your turn patiently
22. Chew each bite 20 times
23. Accept compliments graciously
24. Be quietly self confident
25. Be respectful of others
26. Have fresh flowers in your home
27. Buy a fancy dress
28. Don’t ever lose your joie de vivre
29. Be well groomed
30. Remember that money does not equal elegance, nor is it necessary to be elegant
31. Wear less make-up
32. Spray lavender on your sheets
33. Be positive
34. Learn to politely say no
35. Maintain good health
36. Don’t overindulge
37. Hold yourself to high standards
38. Think before you speak or act. Ask yourself, can anything good come from this?
39. Apologize quickly and sincerely
40. Have integrity, even when no one is looking.
41. Don’t speak ill of others, or gossip
42. Always take a gift to your host or hostess
43. Light candles in your home
44. Go for walks in the park on Sunday
45. Give others sincere compliments
46. Understand your own worth
47. Learn how to open a bottle of champagne
48. Do small favors for others, without expecting anything in return
49. Say please and thank you
50. Take the time to stop and listen to others, especially children
51. Take responsibility for yourself and your own happiness
52. Keep a journal
53. Give thoughtful gifts, rather than expensive ones
54. Less is more
55. Savor the moment

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P.S. I want to hear from YOU! What’re your favorite ways to be elegant? Comment below. xo

2 Comments on 55 Ways To Be Elegant

  1. This spoke to my soul well truthfully because I think it’s a blessing to pass this onto young ladies and even though I am old I am going to refer to this often thank you again for sharing

  2. I have a couple of personal ones to add that I think you’ll appreciate:
    -Spend time in nature.
    -Take time to relax with and love your pets.

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