What is your Theme?

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Photo by Ramshackle Glam

I”m aware that it’s almost mid January, how in the world did that happen? But we’re going to talk about resolutions or lack there of. I’ve never been big into making resolutions, in fact, for many years the new year came and went, and that was that.

A few years ago, when I wasn’t feeling so inspired to teach, but I needed to teach, I started selecting a theme for the year. The purpose of the theme was to get me inspired, focused, and give me some kind of goal. And IT WORKED.

This year, I decided that I wasn’t just going to pick a theme for my teaching,  I wanted to pick a theme that could carry into everything that I do, that could give all my life focus and direction, and give me something clear to track.

Here’s why I like theme’s way more than resolutions.

So often when we make a resolution, we’re setting ourselves up to fail. We’re acting like if we make this resolution everything is just going to fall inline and we’re going to be able to do this thing.

Here’s an example. For years my husband and I worked out together ( we actually met at the gym, he was the personal trainer), so it’s fitting that exercise has always been a part of our lives and our relationship. Then three years ago, when I decided that I was going to quit my job, which set whole lot of things into motion, I stopped working out, because there just wasn’t time.

Fast forward to now, life has settled down a bit, I’ve realized that I’ve gotten a lot weaker, and I don’t like. I don’t like asking for help to carry things or open jars. While I love that my husband is here to help, I like to feel like I do things if he weren’t around.  So I asked if we could start working out again, 15 minutes a day, short and simple. So we started, and we were doing great, having fun, making progress. ( I went from doing 2 push ups to 3… I told you, I got weak). And then I got sick and just wasn’t feeling like getting out of bed to work out 6am, and out the window it went. If working out was a resolution, I’d already feel like a failure. Because the thing is, life happens, it gets in the way of our best intentions, and when we feel like a failure, it’s harder to restart.

So I pick a theme, because you can’t really fail at your theme. You’re taking steps towards it everyday, just some days those steps are bigger than others.

My theme for the year is communication. You may be thinking, how in the world does that relate to style, and I”m thinking , ” OH MY GOODNESS IT RELATES IN SO MANY WAYS. ”

Here’s the deal, your clothes, they speak. In fact they speak for you, before you have a chance to utter a word, and it’s pretty darn powerful when your clothes are saying, what you actually want them to be saying.

I want my clothes to say “

I’m strong

I’m independent

I’m creative

I’m playful and fun

I’m in charge

What we want our clothes to say changes can change by the day and situation ( I’m not trying to send all of the above messages at once), but it’s fun and empowering way to get ready in the morning.

You’re style impacts how you are treated. It communicates.

Today I have two questions for you. 

  1. What is your style saying right now?
  2.  What do you want your style to say?

Share your answers with me + stay tuned to learn how to make your style say what you want it to say.

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Having trouble looking cool?

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Leaving on a Jet Plane

 

Because you want to be grown up , but not too grown up. The neutral colors help you look like the mature women that you are, while the pop of green, flying birds pattern, and stylish boots give you a young edge. Bonus: the blanket scarf looks totally on fleek ( that’s me trying to be younger than I am, using a cool new slang term) and mature, but really, you can pretend that you’re still a little girl rubbing the sateen edge of your blankie across your upper lip, or was that use me?

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How to Pull off a Professional Pajama Day

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Some days all you want to do is stay snuggled up in your pj’s and watch Netflix while drinking a mug of something hot. But, just because you want to do something, doesn’t always mean that you can. Here’s an outfit for the days where you want to stay in your pajama’s but have to go to work.

Sweatpants + lose top + cute shoes + blanket scarf = as close as you’re going to get to wearing your pj’s to work.

Professional Pajama Day

 


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8 ways to Wear a blanket Scarf this Winter

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Make a Statement

 

Professional Traveler

 

Baby It's cold Outside

 

Festive Animal Lover

 

Coolest Cooziest Soccer Mom

 

Holiday Style

 

Sporty Boho

 

Coffee Date at the French Pastry with Friends

 

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How to love what you have in your closet

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You don’t have to buy a whole new wardrobe to love your style, you just need to re-imagine how you wear and combine the items that you already have in your closet. Having less, will allow you to focus on buying statement pieces that you love, and want to wear over and over again.

My jeans have a life cycle. New jeans are saved for wearing with shorter tops, once they rip, usually in the crotch area, because my bootee and thighs are the biggest part of my body, then they transition into pieces that I wear under long tops and dresses.

Summer and Spring dresses transition into winter, by becoming tops that I wear over my ripped jeans. This lady does not have a summer and winter wardrobe, it’s one wardrobe that transitions into each season.

Make a Statement

 

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How to look like a Professional Traveler

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Professional Traveler

If you’re planning to travel anytime soon, you know that you want to be warm, stylish, and comfortable. For extra warmth you could layer this dress with jeans or leggings. The blanket scarf is a great way to really make the outfit a standout look, plus you can snuggle with the scarf in the car, cab or plane.

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