Hello Gorgeous – Putting your best self forward…

 Hello Gorgeous, I am not sure you are aware of Ellen Whitehurst, she is an Better Life Expert and Shui-astrolger.  I love to have any information that will help me in the month to be bolder or hide under the covers.  She has a Fashionista Corner on her monthly news letter and everything I have been saying is right here.  I love it when the planets are in sync.  So read on and enjoy.  This does say for job hunting but it applies to everyday wardrobing.                         *Okay all you recent college grads now about to go looking for your first big job in the big, wide world, this one’s for you. And for anyone else out there pounding the pavement in search for some payment for your passion. I’ll start by reminding that it only takes TWO SECONDS for someone to form a first impression of you, and, yeah, although first impressions ideally shouldn’t be based on our looks alone, well, unfortunately that’s not the reality. We are living (and hopefully soon working) in a competitive work so any advantage you can bring to the party, all the better. Enter Feng Shui! Here are some tips that will allow you to get a leg up while also getting that all important proverbial shoe through the door: • Before heading out the door do be sure to organize your entire closet. Remove any clothing that needs addressing or mending as well as clothes that no longer fit you and/or things you haven’t worn in a long while. Give them...

Hello Gorgeous – Who are you?

I know it is an interesting question.  This is some what of a departure from fashion and style, but not really.  I have been reading this book from Debbie Ford that has a new book out called “Courage” Overcoming Fear & Igniting Self – Confidence.  Powerful title, right, and she lives up to it.  I have always loved both her and Marianne Williamson.  They expose themselves to help others be the best them they can be and use their experiences to tell a tale of love for self that is if taken to heart and you do all the lesson’s you will come out on the other side better for it.  It is a must read for every women.  If you are not familiar with Debbie Ford she also is responsible for the Shadow Effect.  She just goes to the core of who we are.  The pages are not filled with blah, blah, blah.  The stories of women and what they had gone through and Debbie’s own story will have you looking at your own story.  We all have a story, a past that pushes us forward or keeps us stuck.  When I hear of some of these and other courageous women that have made a difference it makes me want to be a better me.  If there is one thing I know for sure is that we are all worth it.  How we feel about who we are is the person we show to the world.  To be authenic no matter who that is, warts and all is beautiful. So I urge you to check out this book:...

Hello Gorgeous – Old is New Again

I am sure you have noticed but they recycle styles and just something to make a little edgier or toned down.  Have you ever thought of adding lace or a sheer fabric on a top or jacket to update it?  Some of the styles have the elastic at the waist or hips (I do not need anything else at my waist or hips). I took it to the  cleaners who is going to take the elastic out and put a hem in it for me and it will be flowing and not clinging.  This is an easy fix for $10. i love the tYou have to think outside of the box and mix it up. If you cut up something that is old and your never wear what is the worst that can happen?  You throw it away…  There are no rules when it comes to mixing.  It can actually make you look very hip instead of dated.  Make sure you look in the mirror front and back and if you are still not sure take a picture.  This may also give you some insite to your style and the beliefs you have about style and fashion.  It can hold you back from being the fun flirty women you...

Hello Gorgeous – What if the Colors for this season are not for me?

Hello Gorgeous, Are you curious how to pull off the trends if you do not feel the current colors are for you.  First do not be a slave to fashion   (seriously I found this picture from fashion week) One of those colors that is not for everyone is Tangerine.  However, you can still pull it off.  I personally love the navy with the tangerine.  So for instance if you can wear navy (which most can) then choose a fund sandal with tangerine in it or a handbag.  If you have a handbag you love then find a scarf that has tangerine in it and tie it to your handbag.  This way you are not making a full on commitment to tangerine and it is a small in vestment.  This is a great way to incorporate fund colors into an existing wardrobe. Take a look at sites like Aldo, Zappos and Nine West for ideas on color. Here are some examples below....

Hello Gorgeous – What is your Jewelry Style?

Do you love bling?  It is the easiest way to accessorize and jazz up and outfit.  I personally do not like everything matchy.  Your jewels should make a statement, not hide or blend in to much. It also gives you more flexibility.   I love all bling but especially turquoise to snap the color, it goes with most everything.  This season with all the different shades of orange the turquoise looks really hot and fun.  Your bracelet, necklace, earrings and rings do not have to match and it shows your individuality.  It is great way to express who you are without breaking the bank.  There are a ton of cool jewels out there for you to choose from.  If you have jewels already then experiment with outfits you love or you think make need a little something extra.  If you are new to adding jewels then a shopping trip should be in your future.  Again experiment with color and styles you like and that speak to you.  Those are the pieces you will keep and wear for years to come.  Bring a couple of colors you love to wear and see how the contrast works. Now throw on your favorite dark wash jeans and favorite top and denim jacket and have some fun.  Need some company, give me a RING to help find your...