Monday, August 29, 2011

How to rock fall's little leather skirt

I am really going to be best friends with this skirt. I love this hot biatch. Fall is on the horizon and I am itching to ditch my flowy tanks and rompers for some chic fall pieces. Case in point. This bomb leather skirt. It's perfect enough to keep you warm on a chilly SoCal evening, but the cut is modern and sexy enough for all of your cocktail parties and birthday bashes. Lord knows I have a birthday to attend every week I feel like. Style this skirt with a sophisticated blouse and some must-have pointy toe heels and get out your catcher's mitt for all those compliments.

Essential #1: White versatile blouse. They have them from J.Crew to BCBG to H & M.

Essential #2: Brown leather skirt. Sophisticated cognac color in my opinion. If your feeling frisky get its black brother. Check out Urban or Anthropologie.

Essential #3: Bumble and Bumble Surf Spray.  You want to look polished but not like you're trying too hard. This breaks up that barrier and creates some sexy loose wave-age.

Essential #4: Suede pumps. Step up your shoe game for the win.  Nordstrom to Aldo..options are endless. I swear I've been finding some good stuff on too so feel free to start exploring.

Add some necklaces and a badass ring or a watch. This outfit rules.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

How you do one thing is how you do everything

1. Do you give yourself as much love as you give to others?
2. Do you take your vitamins regularly like you check your email regularly?
3. Do you allow people to speak harshly to you in the same way you allow your ego to say mean things to yourself?
4. Do you put the same quality of clothes on your body as you do the food you put into your body?

5. Do you follow through at work with the same committment as you do your weekly workouts?

6. Do you set up healthy barriers to keep negative energy out of your space in the same way that you mindfully speak positively of others?
Question #1 asks you to consider your amount of self love. We so often put the needs of others before our own. Doing this isnt providing you the foundation you need to support other people. When you forget about fulfilling your own needs so you can please other people, you are merely standing on top of a house of cards.
#2- You need to balance it out. Any kind of good energy that goes into your body can balance out the nonstop energetic exertion that you experience every day. If you dont bring in the good chi, the stuff you put out will be mediocre at best.
#3 - Be conscious of the way you speak to yourself. You are wonderful and perfect in this moment. If you want to make changes, do it, but love yourself along the journey.
#4 - You are what you eat, how you dress is how you present yourself and they both go hand in hand. You get oil changes to your car right? Do you ever detox or cleanse your body? Press the Re-Start button and jump start your health and your wardrobe. When your healthy and you feel good, you look good.
#5 - Dont stand in your own way. The only thing stopping you from reaching the next level in your business or physical capacity is whatever excuse your using to stay comfortable and small. Stay committed and be on track. Dont let anything slow you down. YOUR the boss of you.
#6 - Be mindful of keeping positive energy in your circle. Be kind to those you encounter and speak eloquently of others. If you're putting positive energy into your space, your light is brightening all negativity and darkness.
Be exceptional. Be positive. Be thorough. Set the standard and raise the bar