Month: January 2017


It takes courage to be beautiful.

Sample Outfits: Networking Event

I met up with some local businesswomen yesterday for a networking event with NAPW.  I was privileged to have a few minutes to speak, and took some questions afterwards. There were two ladies with whom I spoke and gave quick color/style ideas to, and I spent a pleasant half-hour this morning on polyvore picking out sample outfits.  This is how style works with your … Read More Sample Outfits: Networking Event

Five Things

Hat tip:  Lauren Messiah What five things do you want to convey through your personal presentation? Are you conveying those things, or something else? It’s an excellent exercise – writing down those five words.   And the second part of that exercise – being honest about, “am I conveying this?” I know that my daily life doesn’t require me to dress up and get … Read More Five Things

Could your clothing be toxic?

I belong to the American Sewing Guild, and enjoy my time at meetings.  Today I was speaking to a college instructor who was talking about a class she’d taken on modern textiles – from which she returned horrified.  Apparently many modern textiles are actively bad for us. I knew that fast fashion contributed to environmental damage and I knew about factory conditions in the … Read More Could your clothing be toxic?

Pinterest Hair

I tried the following hairstyle via pinterest today… But when I got to the source site, I noticed that it was intended for thick hair.  I might have long hair – but it’s not thick. Well enough, I gave it a go anyway. Does it look like the picture above?  No.  My braids wouldn’t fluff out at all, and therefore the whole “airy” look … Read More Pinterest Hair

Online Bra Shopping

I’ve always been skeptical of online bra shopping – considering how much work I do in real dressing rooms to find a well-fitting bra, I don’t expect to find anything good online.  The whole, “mail it back if it doesn’t work” business doesn’t appeal to me.  (I’m not sure why, it’s less of a pain than driving to my nearest high-end lingerie shop). I … Read More Online Bra Shopping

New year, new you?

I’d like to challenge that concept.  Instead of a “new” you – how about finding the woman you are inside and bringing her to the forefront?  As a journey, this offers fascinating discoveries.  As a resolution, you’re more likely to stick with dressing like the woman you are than a woman you are not. If you haven’t picked up my e-book, “Wardrobe Communication:  Mastering … Read More New year, new you?