February 13th, 2013
Cass Love, an Austin Singer/Songwriter posted this on Facebook and I’m honored to share with all. She sums up what my goal is all about.
This past week I had the honor to spend two mornings with Bonnie. We went through every piece of clothing that I own, if you know me you know how insane that is. I still fit in my clothes from high school and college and thus had not gotten rid of much of them. She narrowed my clothes down to what I actually wear, what works together and fits who I am today and my lifestyle, and now FITS into my tiny closet! She also helped me put together clothes I never would have thought of combining and accessorize them in a fun way that is totally ME.
This purging of clothes ended up being a major therapy session ridding me of past people and experiences, false ideas I had about the person I am ‘suppose’ to be and dress like, and cleared clutter not just from my closet and drawers but from my mind and heart. This has led to a purge, organization, and minimization on all fronts of my life, and is opening up the creative floodgates for me again.
I have always needed everything in my environment clean, uncluttered, and pleasing to all of my senses before I write lyrics, music, or embark on a new project. Maybe it’s just me but if you are a creative type, perhaps you understand.
I am beyond excited about what the future holds, what adventure and song is next, and truly embracing who God made me to be without shame or excuse, cover up, self imposed limitations or sabotage.
Thank you, thank you, thank you, Bonnie! Love Cass Music Info
October 10th, 2012
Today you can put stripes and plaids together or for any patterns for that matter. For an edgy look it’s a great look to put a soft flowing skirt with a denim or a leather jacket. Similar to telling a bride, “something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue” . How do you do it? Try picking different patterns by going to a second hand store and adding it to a new part of your wardrobe. Look in the mirror and ask yourself if you feel comfortable wearing the different fabrics or patterns together. You’ve got to OWN your Style!
September 5th, 2012
“I REALLY want to wear a skirt but I’m so used to wearing pants…how do I wear a skirt and feel confident?” During my company presentations and private consultations I hear thoughts from men and women who want to “get out of their rut” when I ask: if you could wear something different than what you are currently wearing what would it be?
How do you do it? My response BABY STEPS and HOW do you as an adult take baby steps?
1. Buy a shirt or skirt or something you would like to try but haven’t been able to wear (Keep the price tag attached until step #3)
2. Wear it around the house, look in the mirror, try with your different clothes or maybe you have to buy an extra piece of wardrobe to wear with and ask yourself how do I look? (i.e. funky, old, too immature, sassy, etc).
3. When you pass baby step 2 remove the price tag and wear it among a small group of family or friends or out to dinner with your partner. See if they make any comments and take them with a grain of salt. Good comments take in honestly and Bad take to a certain extent and possibly in one ear and out the other.
4. If you feel almost confident after baby step #3, wear it out for a public occasion.
I suggested to the woman that wanted to wear a skirt to start by wearing black shoes, black tights and black skirt because it will give the illusion of pants. Once she gained confidence in wearing this style she can remove her tights and show her legs (by the way she had nice looking legs). I spoke with her recently, she did it and she is now off and running!
July 11th, 2012
A male client of mine signed up today at Nordstrom & applied for their credit card.
One of the best perks is $100.00 worth of Free Alterations PER YEAR! Nordstrom Rewards
February 8th, 2012
Some people think updating their image (whether for an interview or dressing in the work place) is not that important. Comments I’ve heard include, “I need to be comfortable and no one should tell me how to dress” and “if they don’t like how I look then I don’t want to work for them” or “they should like me for my skills, not my appearance” and lastly, “I don’t judge others on their appearance so they dare not judge me.”
What people don’t realize is they are selling themselves each time they meet with someone whether peers or clients.Most of us use sight first to make judgments in our everyday life. Consider what you do when buying a home. The house must have “street appeal.” If people see a well groomed home finely landscaped it can encourage them to take a look on the inside. Or look at two cupcakes on a plate, same flavor but one is frosted beautifully and the other is smashed. Even if the smashed one tastes better most people will likely choose the nicest looking cupcake (unless they’re really hungry and decide to eat both).
How can you assure you are sellable? Look at yourself in the mirror before heading off to work or going to an interview. Be totally honest with yourself and ask if you look professional from head to toe? What would others say about your look i.e. sloppy, too sexy, too young, too frumpy? People may treat you as they perceived you, it’s generally a given.
Consider your “street appeal” when developing and creating your image. What does your image communicate to others that are judging you at first sight?