I love helping people feel good by looking great on the outside and boosting their confidence. However, notice I said “boosting.” Having self confidence in my opinion is not something that a person gives you, but helps you to expose what you already possess. It’s about being able to recognize it and to be willing to make some changes.
Change is not something that is always something easy to do, yet it needs to be done in order for you to grow and reach your potential. At the end of the day, I can help you look like a million bucks, but if you don’t think you are worth it, no one will believe you are either. You need to tap into the things that make you feel alive and worth living.
Be encouraged by motivational messages from speakers like Lisa Nichols and Tony Robbins and others. If all else fails, you have the Word of God. The Bible is your instruction for life and in it you can find encouragement. Pray and ask God who He has called you to be and don’t be afraid to be bold and be confident walking in it!
I strongly believe that fashion is all about self expression. You know the phrase, “First impressions are everything,” well they may not be EVERYTHING, but they definitely will have you wondering! Now sometimes even the most well dressed have their days in which they just don’t feel like getting dressed and just want to be comfortable without all the “extra” stuff. However, dressing comfortable doesn’t mean that you have to look like you don’t care about your look.
Take my photo on the left for instances, if you never met me or knew anything about me, what would be your first impression? Now what about the second photo? Which looks well put together? Sophisticated? Business like? Fashionable? I hope that everyone agreees that look #2 is the best and hopefully it says “I’m about my business!”
At the end of the day, no matter how you look, someone is always going to have a comment to say. If you are dressed too nice the question then becomes, “where does she think she’s going?” If not dressed up enough the question then is, “what was she thinking?” In any event, my personal motto is that I would rather be overdressed knowing I look good then being under dressed and not presenting myself at my best.
Always remember to dress with a purpose. Dress the message you want to convey. A little accessories and makeup can go a long way. You can be running errands and still look good doing them. Workout clothes are so fashionable now they could literally be worn almost anywhere!
Looks aren’t everything, but if first impressions truly are your first impressions. Do you know what your look is conveying? Be confident, smile and know that what you wear is also telling a story…your story. 😉
Jacket-Forever21/Tank-H&M/Skirt-Nordstrom/Pumps-Nine West/Accessories- A gift!
With 4th of July comes not only a time to celebrate our Independence Day, but a time most share creating memories with family and friends at the beach, cookouts and more! Just incase you are thinking about what to wear, check out a few of my hand picked favorite patriotic pieces that are sure to show not only how stylish you are, but how much you love your country too! 😜
Nordstrom Billabong $54.99
Nordstrom Crossover Clutch $25
Nordstrom Socialite $75
Nordstrom Birkenstock “Madrid” Sandal $29.95
Nordstrom Trixxi Romper $45
Nordstrom Kate Spade Cameron Street Shoulder bag $199
Nordstrom Vince Camuto Evel Sandal $69.50
Zara Premium Collection Dress $49.50
Zara Striped Skirt $39.99
Zara Halter Top $25.99
Zara Bow Skort $22.99
Zara Skinny Jeans $29.90
Target Xhilaration top $17.99; matching bottom $14.99
Target Missimo embroider top $19.99; matching bottom $19.99
Target Mossimo seersucker halter one piece $39.99
Target Sea Angel plus size maillot one piece $44.99
Target Clean Water Stars and Stripes wrap one piece $39.99
When it came down to me finding a cute and flirty dress for my event, I knew I would be able to find one at Forever21. Everytime I go into the store I see nothing but a sea of colors. I went to a few of my other favorites stores prior that included H&M and New York & Co. and of course I bought nothing needed for my event! Lol. I will say that the items I did buy were definitely needed basics for the Fall season and were on sale!
I also did not find my dress until literally the day before, which I know is last minute but I like to think I work well under pressure! 😉 I’m not a huge fan of asymmetrical dresses, yet when I saw this one and it was also an easy wearing wrap style, I needed to have it! Talk about stepping out and trying something new (I also think the older I get, the more I am prone to revisiting styles I didn’t think I could wear).
What do you think?
Dress, Wedge Sandals & Jewlery-Forever21
I may have never served in the military, but I do think I look cute in this military inspired jacket! I love how I can wear it to create several different looks including this one with this fabulous hat! I had been looking for a hat for a while that looked just right and was inexpensive. I found this one unintentionally while shopping for a tank top at Forever21.
I bet you can’t guess how much I paid…5 bucks! Yea I was surprised too, especially since they are usually $15 and up. They say good things come to those who wait and I couldn’t agree more!
Military Jacket & Hat-Forever21/Sleeveless Jumper-Kohl’s/ Earrings-Nordstrom/Combat Boots-Target
When I first saw these pants I wasn’t sure whether to get them or not for two reasons. The first reason was they were not a style that I was use to wearing. I admit, when I first saw these pants I didn’t know if they were pajamas or joggers. It wasn’t until I tried them on and found that I loved the fit and the pocket detail, that they were a must have!
The only other problem I had was that they were blue printed. Unless it’s denim, my first choice is not to buy blue because I am always thinking “what do I have that would go with it?” I tried to find other colors that were available and in my size, but the only other option was predominately white with a black print and that was not going to work.
Needless to say, I went ahead and chose the blue print. As you can see, I had no problem finding a top to match! I’m starting to like seeing myself in this shade of blue. What do you think? 😜
Cardigan Sweater-H&M/Printed Joggers-Sears/Tank-Forever21/Pumps-Nine West