I was in Adelaide Hills last week. It was beautiful, it reminded me a lot of the landscape in Colombia. It was freezing, but I knew it was going to be cold so I packed 4 coats and a jacket- because believe me, I feel the cold. We had a full day of wine tasting planned so I knew we were going to be in the open quite a bit, so I needed a lot of warmth.
Feel the fear and do it anyway…
How many times have you heard this? I believe that on an intellectual level we all know it, however, it is hard to move forward when you are stuck in the emotions of your fear.
I am going to start today, by saying this: It is super important to know that looking good doesn't have to cost a lot of money, be uncomfortable or take a long time every day.
In theory, I am trying to 'stay away from food' but I just spent a weekend in the Adelaide hills enjoying some wine. Then we went to Sydney to celebrate my in law's 50th wedding anniversary. So today IS the day I start with some brisk walks by the beach in the mornings and a more balanced diet. Wish me luck ;)
After a few days on holidays and eating all that crossed my path, I found myself not fitting into my clothes very well...
A few weeks ago, I talked about how a top with unique style can add so much fun to your wardrobe. Today's top is one of my favourites because of its uniqueness.
It has an unusual print and hemline and a combination of femininity and creativity that is just perfect for my style personality. It really feels like me!
The lengths of tops and jackets are easily noticed because their hemlines often create contrast with the colour that you are wearing on the bottom (unless you are wearing a monochromatic outfit). Hemlines create horizontal influences, making you appear shorter and/or wider if they are not placed at the right position.
If you are like me or many of the women I talk to, you might have found yourself in a rut of always wearing the same 'combos'. Always 'x' top with 'y' pants and the same shoes...No wonder we get bored with our wardrobe even if we own a lot of 'stuff'...
Handbags!!! Ohh I love them. I used to change my handbag every day but now I am a bit more practical and use the same one for a longer time. However, as the weather has been cooling more down here in Australia, I felt like pulling out my orange handbag for a week.
Let's talk about flat shoes! As much as I love my heels, lets' be realistic. I can not wear them as much anymore..as my mother predicted. So very slowly, I am turning to flats more and more ;) There are a few important things to know about flat shoes:
Did you know that the best necklines for you will depend on your face shape, neck length and the balance you need to create with your torso and your hips?
When creating a work wardrobe, most women use black by default. If you are one of them you might think it is easier, but trust me adding colour is so easy when you wear a lot of black and it can totally transform the way you feel. And you still look professional!
I love comfort above anything else when it comes to dressing up. I know...the shoes...maybe that is the bit I sacrifice at times. I LOVE heals. I remember a time when my mum used to tell me that at some point in my life I was not going to be able to walk around all day in my super high heels...I just thought she didn't know what she was talking about... turns out, mum was right...
Believe me, there is nothing complicated about picking out an outfit in a few minutes! But I understand you might think differently. When you expect your wardrobe to work by some art of magic without having planned it, you are going to end up feeling very disappointed.
Winter is now in full swing in Australia. I do not enjoy the cold weather, except for that initial part when I get myself familiar with my forgotten winter wardrobe! It is always exciting to find things I didn't even remember owning or that I bought at the end of the last winter and are brand new.
I woke up this morning to an email from a client. I was literally left in tears (happy ones) after reading it...You know, some days I wonder if I am good enough, if I am making the biggest difference I want to be making in peoples' lives...if...if...Then every single time I receive a 'sign' from God and the universe that reaffirms I am on the right path. I grew up Catholic, but I don't think I ever understood spirituality.
I have mentioned before how much I love jumpsuits. But for many years I didn't own a single one... I just could not find one that worked for my body type. However, I persisted, I was determined to find one that worked for me. And with jumpsuits coming back in fashion in the last few years I started finding more suitable silhouettes.
I love my dresses! They are so easy to wear. And they can be so versatile, especially when combined with jackets.
I totally love black jeans, they are so versatile! You can easily dress them up or down. As I have mentioned before the darker the jeans the more dressy the outfit will look, however, even if dark, ripped jeans will always be more casual.
Last week I was in Cannes, attending an event with my mastermind partners and coach. 4 intense days of training, learning and up- leveling! So much fun! But to kick off the event we started with a soiree and the theme was red carpet Hollywood. I was so excited about the theme as it just seems right to dress up when you are in the French Riviera