In addition to what a woman says, her non-verbal body language, often speaks louder than her words and it also changes how we you see yourself.
What we say to ourself matters, and way too often we don’t talk nicely to ourselves.
So, STOP it!
Time to, as Madonna once sang: Strike A Pose…Strike A Power Pose.
When you put your hands on your hips, in the now named wonder Woman Pose, you send messages to your brain and to other that you have confidence, power and strength.
You’ll get respect and self confidence, and the proof about how body language affects how others see us, can be seen in the TedTalk: Your Body Language Shapes Who You Are by social psychologist Amy Cuddy in her 2012. She shows how “power posing” — standing in a posture of confidence, even when we don’t feel confident — can affect testosterone and cortisol levels in the brain, and might even have an impact on our chances for success.
Her Ted Talk is getting close to 36 million views!!!
But, Horrors, Power Posing Can’t Work For Some Women, If:
Clothes don’t fit well, as her hands will be busy pulling and tugging at herself.
Her shoes hurt…OUCH.
She hates how she looks in her clothes.
Keeps wearing the same outfit, over, and over, and over, and get the picture?
Lacks the skills to take steps to increase self-confidence.
How you hold and pose your body, transforms the message you are sending to the room and to your inner confidence.
In her talk, Amy Cuddy states that “Tiny Tweaks Can Make Big Changes”.
I would like to tweak her statement and ask:
What’s stopping you from tweaking your wardrobe?
I’m really, really good at tweaking, not to be confused with twerking, which I cannot and will not do.
Virtually or personally, I’m here to help you to stylishly strike a power pose and represent your business and career the way you should be seen and heard.
So go ahead, no-one is looking: go Strike A Power Pose.
Before I worked with Scarlett I had a closet full of clothes and no idea how to put them together. After just a few hours of working with me in my home, my closet was organized, all the clothes that didn’t work were gone and I had lots of outfits pulled together, that make me feel great when I walk out the door. She went though my bags, my jewelry and without me buying one new thing I feel, based on all the compliments I get, like a million bucks. Belinda Wasser Rocket Girl Solutions
Don’t you hate how some clothes look like they have bumps in them and stick up and out on your shoulders?
Follow these tips to rid yourself of hanger bumps.
The temps will start to dip soon and you will find some of your clothes a bit lumpy on the shoulders if they were not hung properly.
Now is the perfect time to get your tops, jackets and sweaters that you have on hangers and re-hang using one or both of the following tips.
Sweaters should either be folded or hung as in this ingenious method I found for you on a cool site called SnapGuide.com. So clever and smart.
This shoulder shaper from Ikea, will fit over the slim hangers I recommend in my closet organizing guide, despite Ikea saying they are for their hangers. Professional organizer Betsy Krobot found them for my client, who I found had some clothes that badly needed padded hangers.
These shoulder shapers will also be great for your coats and jackets, which sadly we will all be wearing soon…too soon and hopefully without hanger bumps
I never knew how much Jennifer Aniston and I had in common.
Oh, not that the paparazzi follows me around and is endlessly commenting on my looks, or because I am a celebrity and the world just can’t get enough of me.
But on how we both are fed up with the unrealistic, unfair and unkind judgements women are subjected to over and over again. We share the belief that Body Shaming has got to stop, and speaking up is one way to make that happen.
Women are constantly getting the message from magazine and TV celebrity profiles, that anything resembling a ‘normal’ body shape should be labeled as fat or pregnant.
Yeah people, we ladies have tummies, fatty deposits all over our bodies and skin not a tight as it once was, which in all honesty is NORMAL!
“For the record, I am not pregnant,”. “What I am is fed up.”
“I resent being made to feel ‘less than’ because my body is changing and/or I had a burger for lunch and was photographed from a weird angle and therefore deemed one of two things: ‘pregnant’ or ‘fat,’ ” she continued to write.
So let me tell you how I really do have something in common with the rightfully fed up actress.
When I was in my 20’s, I booked a massage as a treat, after a long and grueling 3 day business retreat.
Keeping in mind that I weighed about 20 pounds less than I do now, my body shape was pretty darn close to Jennifer Aniston’s.
Upon entering the spa, my masseuse asked me, “do you know if you are having a boy or a girl?”
Once I collected myself, I responded with “I’m having a burger with fries.”
See, I told you Jennifer Anniston and I had a lot in common.
Created for those who would like to work with me and receive my personalized tips, but just aren’t ready to have me in their closet or take their clothes off.
I hear all the time from women who really want to work with me, but just aren’t ready to go all the way.
And then it hit me…I’ll create a styling tips & tricks event for a very small group of women and make it a really special day. And I did just that. On Friday September 16 in Ridgefield CT., I will be hosting a jam packed 1/2 day of personalized styling and shopping tips that will totally transform how you choose what to wear & buy. Limited to just 10 women.
If you attend my Scarlett Image Styling Event, then:
*You’ll discover why certain clothes do or don’t look good on you.
*You’ll find out what you can do to highlight your best features and hide those that you are less fond of.
*You’ll realize it is not about what size you wear, but what you wear.
*You’ll walk out knowing how to dress to look and feel confident.
*You’ll know how to choose the right clothes and accessories perfect for YOU.
*You’ll learn what styles and labels you should look for when shopping.
*You’ll get the answers to your “what should I wear” questions.
You can save $100 if you register by 8/1/16 but only while spots are still available. Early Bird price $297 till August 1, 2016. Price increases to $397 on August 2, 2016.
“Scarlett has provided me with a completely new vision for how I dress. After working with her remotely, I was armed with the knowledge I needed to let go of clothes and accessories that didn’t serve (or flatter) me any longer. I have transformed from the person who walks out of stores empty handed or worse with the wrong silhouettes and colors purchased, into someone who has a clear vision for what works and what I need to pull together outfits. Scarlett is a joy to work with and her recommendations were spot on.”
Above is what a virtual styling client said after working with me.
Imagine how great your benefit will be, working with me in person on 9/16/16.
Learn more about it here: http://bit.ly/29vAhv8 & feel free to contact me if you have questions. Scarlett@ScarlettImage.com
Early bird Special: Price increases to $397.00 on August 1, 2016.
Check out these arm cover ups in the online newsletter, which I am a contributor to, The Three Tomatoes. They use fabulous Helen Mirren as a perfect example of how a woman maintains a high level of class and glamour, yet always has her upper arms covered.
I even made a video a couple of years ago on the subject of our, less than pageant ready, upper arms.
It’s not you – it’s your clothes…because you never learned the specifics that will allow you to transform what you choose to wear and buy.
Stress no more, because now you can get what to wear advice that you can easily follow, while laughing as you learn in my recently published book, Stop Stressing About Dressing. Get your copy here on Amazon.
I thoroughly enjoyed this quick read on how to look and feel great every day. I’m a protege of Scarlett’s and find her tips and explanations invaluable in this slim volume. “That’s why I should wear more ruffles!” is one small reminder of why particular textures, colors and necklines flatter some and not others. Scarlett is a genius in this arena and generously shares her fashion secrets with us mere mortals. I highly recommend Stop Stressing About Dressing to all women, particularly those of us over 50. Jane Pollak
There they go again, telling us what colors we must wear to look ‘in style’ for the next season.
The color Guru Pantone has named Oak Bluff as one of the must wear colors for fall.
Looks like mustard to me, and I must add that it is an extremely difficult color to wear near the face for most women, especially brunettes.
So if you must add mustard, oh I mean Oak Bluff to your wardrobe, please do so from the waist down. I just can’t give what to wear advice for women, without also giving what not to wear suggestions.
Me, and I’m not bluffing, will be sticking with ketchup…oops, I mean red. Why? Well, red is a color that works for me, and won’t make me look like a condiment.
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“For eight years, I worked as a freelancer, and dressed either for at-home comfort or for events. Now I was embarking on a corporate job that required a new wardrobe. Or so I thought. Scarlett put together my existing separates into creative, stylish looks; she helped me donate the pieces and suits that were a là mode when I last worked in an office, and identified colors, looks and pieces to fit my figure and fill in the gaps.” Jennifer M. Brown, V-P and Publisher, Knopf Books for Young Readers
Here you can read about how to like what you see in the mirror.