Styling Tips to Help You Stop Stressing About Dressing

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Want To Eavesdrop on What To Wear?

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Listen in on what to wear.

Marnie Swedberg, founder of, asked me to share my wardrobe styling tips for her Blog Talk radio show Marnie And Friends.

You can listen to the Interview on iTunes, while cooking, working, or even when trying to decide what to wear. Actually, that may be the best time to hear what I have to say.

There are lots of tips in this show, so don’t keep them all for yourself. Please share this recording with your friends and family, especially the ones you like and love.


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What to Wear, How to Wear It & Why It Matters

During this hour with Marnie and Scarlett DeBease you’ll discover:

  1. The #1 thing that will maximize your first and lasting impression with everyone you meet, on and off stage.
  2. How to get past being distracted by your appearance, and why failing to do so can ruin and otherwise wonderful presentation.
  3. Wardrobe strategies regarding color, style and size.
  4. How to pre-read the message any outfit will send to others, before it’s too late.
  5. Three ways to take an outfit from ordinary to extraordinary.
  6. How to shop to maximize your wardrobe potential.
  7. How to apply humor, instead of dread, when deciding what to wear.

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“Thank you for helping me get on track.  I was so overwhelmed by what I had in my closet, but now I feel better about going into my closet and getting rid of what doesn’t fit right. I am grateful for the time you spent with me and look forward to having you back, to go over my fall/winter wardrobe. I knew I wanted to make a change; I just needed a wardrobe stylist to help me. It was perfect timing that you presented at the Somers Library when you did.
Someone up there must of been listening to me and sent you into my life.”
Thank you again Scarlett.” Terri Gorman

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Who Can Help Me Play Dress Up With Gayle King?

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Gayle King Speaking at WOW 2014 Forum

I have had a goal for the past four years to show Gayle King how much more fabulous she can look off the air, and sometimes on as well.

I have seen her in The Westchester Mall, but did not bother her, have mutual business acquaintances, spoken to her at a C.U.R.E. fund raiser, but got interrupted just as she asked me what I do……I’m still not over this. I feel that one day I will have the pleasure of showing her how fabulous she can look, using the many clothes she already owns, but worn differently than she does now.

When my client, Jane Pollak, told me she was speaking at the Wow Forum 2014 held by the Northwest Connecticut Chamber of Commerce in Torrington Ct., and that Gayle King would be the keynote speaker, I knew I just had to attend. Finally, I might have a chance to finish my conversation with Gayle King, hear her, Jane Pollak, and a number of other fabulous women speak and inspire myself and fellow attendees.

Well, Ms. King was delayed by an hour and a half, so she spoke and ran, and I lost my chance again. She was charming, relatable, informative and intelligent while she spoke, but had to be helped up onto the stage as her heels were stilettos. Although she said it was her bad knees that caused her to need help to get up on that stage, I am not convinced. She also kept tugging at her dress so it would not keep riding up. She was slightly distracted by the tightness of her dress,  and I found myself distracted from what she was saying while she was on the stage.

I would love the opportunity to show Ms. King, how she can wear her beloved bright colored clothes in flattering and no need to tug at ways. Oh how I long to show her that there are shoes that are sexy, flattering and comfortable, without going from one extreme to another. Ex: Stilettos to flip flops.

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Ouch: The wrong shoes to wear while speaking


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Gayle King loves bright colors

On the other hand, Jane Pollak was looking stunning and never had to tug or need help to walk, and she too was wearing heels, but the not the kind that gives you nose bleeds.

Jane was fully focused on her talk and audience, never distracted or uncomfortable. Looking good should never have to make a speaker feel antsy or preoccupied with how she looks or if a seam, knee, or button may pop.

Sorry about my fuzzy photography.

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Jane Pollak at WOW 2014 Forum

My clients who are speakers, authors and coaches always have an outfit to wear that will make them look and feel that they command the room and stage, and still have room for lunch in their waistlines. Bet you know that feeling.

So, what should women wear when speaking?

1. Shoes that add some height, but do not hurt or cause blisters. They exist, and my clients and myself own a few pairs.

2. Tops, dresses, pants and skirts that lay smooth on the body so they do not ride up or make you think that you cannot eat a thing till you get home and rip off your clothes.

3. An outfit that reflects a speaker’s authority, authenticity and accomplishments.


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