I was at a luncheon last week, and was fascinated by a woman executive as she entered the restaurant. She was dressed and groomed to the nines: well-tailored suit, perfect makeup, beautiful hairdo. However, what really caught my attention was how she walked: Very awkwardly. She was wearing shoes with heels so high that she
When I was very young, I tried my mom’s perfume for the first time. In fact, I got carried away with the spray! I remember my father looking at me with his nose scrunched up, because I had overdone the scent. He said “Perfume is meant to enhance, not overwhelm.” Wise advice that I have
In the world of precious stones, cut accounts for 40% of a gem’s brilliance and perceived value. So it can be with your professional brand. The correct cut of clothes not only improves the fit, but can make all the difference in how you look and feel, and how you are perceived. Choosing fit over
A big part of “success” is feeling more confident and less stressed. This includes your wardrobe, and creating a system you love and trust. One that supports you, and makes you feel good and on top of your game. A successful system gets you where you need to go, on time, and looking your best!
Have you ever been in a hurry, and rifled through your closet full of clothes, only to stress that you have nothing to wear?? A big part of success is organization and time management: Getting your hands on what you need, when you need it, and getting out the door, on time—unhurried, un-flurried, and looking
I am often asked (primarily by women) for tips on dressing for success. “Success” doesn’t only include acing a job interview or asking for a promotion. A big part of success is time management: Getting where you need to be—unhurried, un-flurried, and looking your best! One accessory which can help you get ready quickly and
If there’s one fashion tip I can give you during the holidays, it’s this: Keep your outfits simple and elegant. When you’re dressing for a holiday event, don’t over accessorize! The rule of thumb is this: the more embellishment on your outfit, the less jewelry/accessories you need to add. So, if you’re wearing a dress
I was at a function the other evening and noticed a woman wearing rings on almost every finger, a multitude of bracelets and necklaces that clanged loudly, and big dangly earrings over a busy floral-print dress. While no one likes her bling more than me, there are still rules of thumb when accessorizing your outfit.
Of all the tips I can give for dressing with confidence, the most important is this: Wear clothes that fit you properly. Here are a few do’s and don’ts to help you: Do wear pieces with a flattering cut. Like a precious gem, cut accounts for 40% of perceived value. Do buy items that fit
I am always puzzled by women who choose to wear heels that steal their confidence. We’re talking shoes with heels so high that the wearer wobbles and always looks in danger of toppling over. In fact, many of them do. I’m all for fashion, but not if it makes you uncomfortable and unsteady on your
One of my favorite shows on TV is Say Yes to the Dress, on TLC. I love the workplace atmosphere. Who wouldn’t want to be surrounded by gowns and tiaras all day? It feels like a fairy tale. One thing I’ve noticed more lately is the use of the word “perfect.” The brides-to-be use it
If you’ve ever wondered why you love shopping so much, here’s one reason you may not have considered: You’re in the “zone.” Meaning: the present moment. Nothing and no one else exists when you’re on the hunt. You’re just focused on the activity of looking at and buying things: those beautiful, supple, leather shoes that