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Are You Tidying Up With Marie Kondo?

Tidying Up with Marie Kondo

Ready to tidy and toss?

So here’s what I’m talking about. There is a new  Netflix series, “Tidying Up with Marie Kondo,” and it’s gaining lots, and I mean lots of attention and it all started with the great success of Kondo’s book, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up.

It’s so freeing and yes, fun to have an organized home.

Especially your clothing closets and drawers.

To be clear, I’m a wardrobe stylist and not an organizer, but when you’re closet is only filled with clothes that fit well and look great on you, you’ll find it easy to get rid of the pieces that “don’t bring you joy” and the outcome is always a better looking and more organized closet.

I especially like her tip on how to fold clothes and scarves in drawers. You can see her method in the post I wrote here, right after I had read her book.

 

 In order to get out the clothes that are unflattering, you need to know what to look for and to avoid, and that’s why last year I created a free closet clean out challenge called End Your Closet Shame and an on-line Course Dress Without Stress.  NOTE: The course is sold out now and will re-open in late spring.

Take a look at her book and Netflix show to get
you inspired to toss and tidy up.

How about it? Ready to tidy and toss?

Happy New Year

No Blahs… Only Bravos Allowed For 2018

Let’s not remember our failures over our successes.

 

Today I’m not going to give you any styling or shopping advice. Instead, please allow me to share my personal BRAVOS, and not tell you ANY of my 2018 BLAHS.

 

  1. I applied for the first time and was accepted to speak at the  NAPO, National Association of Productivity Professionals, conference in Chicago this year. It’s a big deal to be chosen and was one of my career goals.
  2. Forgot my iPad Pro in the security bin at the Milan Italy airport, and didn’t realize it until I was home the next day. My bravo is that even after 1 week of emailing, calling, and checking their online lost & found, I did not stop trying to get it back. After 1 1/2 weeks it showed up on their website, and it’s back in my hands. Never give up!
  3. Lost 5 lbs, and that’s just enough for me to have one less roll in my baker’s dozen.
  4. Had a very successful re-launch of my online course.
  5. Our daughter got engaged to a GREAT guy! Whew.
  6. Our son was a candidate for and received, via tough surgeries, a sci-fi RNS device to attempt to reduce his uncontrolled seizures. I’m only doing the bravo part of this story here…
  7. I had the privilege of working with 10 new clients in person and 15 more virtually. Their joy lifts me up.
  8. Met wonderful women via networking, many of whom are in the wonderful and intimate group  Entrepreneurial Woman’s Club.
  9. I have YOU as one of my readers and I thank you for that.

We ALL could use a bit of self-boosting, as we, myself included, tend to remember our failures over our successes.

So what are some of your 2018 BRAVOS? Please share in the comments space below, and let’s celebrate together.

Are Your Photos Telling You Something

Are Your Photos Telling You Something?

Nope, I’m not going to tell you that a picture is worth a thousand words, although it is…

Are Your Photos Telling You SomethingHere I am as a bridesmaid 31 years ago….please stop laughing and OMG, I have tan lines!!

 

Once you’ve composed yourself, take a look at some of your photos to see if the following stories could be about you.

 

Usually, after I give a presentation a few women come up to chat with me and tell me how they related to what I had shared with them. I love when that happens, and occasionally a few more will send me an email.

 

At a recent presentation, I gave to NAPO,  the National Association of Productivity  & Organizing Professionals at their annual conference, I told the story of what a woman who attended one of my previous talks had told me.

 

Her very funny story was that she realized she had a problem with her wardrobe when she went to renew her driver’s license, and after seeing the photo she realized she was wearing the same outfit 6 years later.

 

Now let’s agree that’s a lot of years to have the same go-to outfit, which explains why she hired me to help her transform her wardrobe and self-confidence to create multiple go-to outfits.

 

A few days ago a woman who attended my NAPO presentation, posted on my FaceBook page that she was choosing what to wear for a professional family photo shoot and that thanks to my presentation, she stopped herself from wearing the same top she wore for their last professionally taken family photo… wait for it…10 years ago!!!

 

There is nothing wrong with repeatedly wearing the same outfit. I do it ALL the time.

 

There is something wrong with repeatedly wearing the same outfit because you struggle to find something new, comfortable and flattering to wear.

 

Have you ever caught yourself wearing the same outfit for many years and wondered if you might have a problem?

 

Are Your Photos Telling You Something too?

 

We are on day 3 of my 5-day spring cleaning closet plan, End Your Closet Shame.

You can still get all 5 tips when you sign up here by May 18.

 

If you are one of the 200 plus women who signed up already, forward this post to your friends and family so they too can get the tips to help them get the clutter out, and help them make their closet a neater and happier space than it may be right now.

5 Tips to End Your Closet Shame ends in 2 days, but a less messy closet will last forever when you follow my 5 tips.

Are Your Photos Telling You Something

Tips for Finding The Right Bathing Suit For Your Body

It’s that time again, but have no fear.

https://2ndact.tv/get-ready-swimsuit-season-tips-feeling-good-bathing-suit-body/

Here I am again with Silke Jones of 2nd Act TV, sharing my tips for finding the right bathing suit for your body.

You’ll see and hear lots of great examples of what style bathing suits and cover-ups to look for.

No more hiding in a t-shirt and shorts at the pool or beach, while being miserably self-conscious.

Instead use my Tips for Finding The Right Bathing Suit For Your Body, and you’ll have fun in the sun, but don’t forget the sunblock.

 

Read below what Andrea sent me in an email, and you’ll know why my job is done.

Tips for Finding The Right Bathing Suit For Your Body“At the NAPO conference this week and I did a power shopping spree the day before I left on the trip at macy’s in town. .. thanks for teaching me to shop by color. It allowed me to quickly pick out clothes to try on and to not waste my time on stuff that would just not work. I picked out all the outfits I needed for a 4 day conference in about 2 hours.” Andrea Bowser Professional Organizer