featured attendee from this Fall's workshop is
Brenda from Sioux City,
Iowa. At 25 years of age and a paralegal
assistant, jewelry and jackets are her best
friends. These wardrobe additions increase her
professional presence. This jacket (borrowed from
my closet for demonstration purposes) provided great
guidelines for Brenda when she shopped and purchased her
own jacket later that same evening. The necklace
is in proportion to her petite 4' 11" frame.
Jewelry is not good or bad -- it's just "right or wrong"
for your body in terms of serving your
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Before and After
- Sometimes it's difficult to put our finger on it...but
we know immediately when something is "dated."
Your Image, branding and success can often be thwarted
by old school and dated logos. I am big fan of
Dental CMO for my dental clients and their practice
branding. CMO's videos are the best I have ever
seen. Check them out for yourself -
Gets Really Dirty -
think the dirtiest thing I have in my house is my
luggage. There is no way to protect your luggage
from all kinds of exposure to dirt and grime once it
leaves your side and is checked onto your plane.
Remember that the wheels of your luggage have traveled
in oil and street filth so don't put your luggage up
bed or furniture unprotected. Here are some
helpful instructions for cleaning hardcover travel
START - Mix dish-washing liquid
- Dip a lint-free
cloth in the cleaning solution.
- Clean the suitcase
with the wet cloth.
- Remove any sticky
marks with an eraser.
- Treat any scratch
marks with toothpaste.
- Remember to clean
the wheels...and give your handles and suitcase
surfaces (inside and out) a wipe with
- Wipe and dry the
inside with a towel.
Fighting the Signs of
I consciously work on 2 things to
combat the signs of aging.
Over 60 years
of age, I know that mobility is a key factor in helping
me age well. I work out 4-5 times a week when I am
not traveling and much of that time is spent working on
keeping my T spine agile and my knees bending. The
other piece I work on (to not look old and sour) is the
smile on my face. We can easily feel like we are
smiling - but in terms of how others see us, we can also
look both serious and unapproachable. Bottom
line? The grey might take over our hair color, but
we can smile and work on our posture and flexibility to
combat the immediate impression that we're no longer
Would That Feel Like?
my line of work people hire me to give them
information - they know that and I know that.
What matters most is if I can figure out how they will
best receive that information so they can put it into
practice. I have recently worked on "turning my
statements around" as though someone was saying that
sentence to me and then seeing what THAT feels like.
Sometimes I go ahead with my original thought, but many
times after "turning it around," I rephrase it or don't
say it at all. Put yourself in the place of your
listener and see what you think.
Style Tips On
Instagram? - you bet. We get our
information from so many different sources. One of
my favorite stylists is Omor Okagbare with Nordstrom in
Scottsdale, AZ. His recent post of these 4 favorite Fall
& Winter shoe selections is spot on. Shoes are
one of the top two common mistake areas that I find men
frequently make. Men's shoes can be a bit on the
pricey side it's true, but they tend to last longer and
stay in style longer than most shoes for women.
Give it a go, men. Curious as to the other common
mistake area I frequently find with men?
I bring many
items as "giveaways" when I present my course, How
To Look Like A Million...Without Spending
It. Some of the attendee favorites
are the scarves and necklaces. I have started to
show my audience how to mix and match textures and
patterns when it comes to wearing jewelry and scarves
together. This white necklace would look fabulous
inside the opening of a crisp white blouse and the scarf
could be folded to lay down the front of the
blouse. Often the more you layer, the more
interesting and bold you can make a plain backdrop
look. The key to mixing and matching prints is
that they must have contrasting patterns. This
flower pattern is contrasting in size and pattern to the
large check scarf you see behind it.
is your sunglasses style?
One of the more
difficult things to purchase can be sunglasses.
It's easy enough to see ourselves as others see us when
we look at photographs -- but when we are in the store
and looking at a small mirror, it can be more
challenging. A very large round lens can be
slimming while a reflective lens will add an additional
energy to the overall statement. These sunglasses
have a reflective pink tone to them and go well with
skin tones and nail color on the pinker side.
Someone with yellow undertones might chose a darker
brown or green reflective lens.
We Just Think
We Know What We Look Like - but until we look
at ourselves from all sides, we really don't have a
clue. I VIRTUALLY COACH clients who want input on
existing clothes in their wardrobe or suggestions for
new purchases. I request they send me photos of
themselves wearing their clothes from all 3 sides. Of
course you need some help with photo taking for these
but well worth the effort for an efficient coaching
Virtual Coaching is easy to purchase
and to schedule. For many clients, this wardrobe
evaluation helps them weed out what doesn't flatter them
and more importantly understand why a certain style
doesn't work and become clear on what works best.