Welcoming Fall!

Whether you call it autumn or fall...it is so beauty filled best of all!

Florida is cooling a bit it was 90 today….and I do mean just a bit and I couldn’t be happier!!!

I can’t wait to smell fall. I can’t wait to drink a  cup of warm apple cider.

I long for putting on a pashmina cozy scarf in a new hue.

So can’t wait to pull out my all my leather and cozy fall sweaters!

My lips and nails long for  deeper sexy hues!

I can’t wait to pick out a pumpkin and some seasonal plants at the farm stand for my front door.

I so look forward to the children Trick or Treating at my door.

My mouth can’t wait for the pumpkin seeds I will make in my oven from scratch.

I will truly enjoy  making my own Pumpkin Pie face mask!

Fall, fall I love you best of all…What makes YOU happy to welcome fall?

Share with me! I LOVE hearing from you!

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How To Speak to a Crowd

 

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First, do a little prep before you do a presentation.

 

Get a good night’s sleep. Stay away from that cup of anything Starbucks! You may simply be nervous or caffeine wired up that they you cannot sleep. Instead, try sipping some hot chamomile tea or take a supplement that calms the muscles and nerves called Magnesium.

 

The day of your speech or presentation, eat a good but not heavy breakfast. Keep it light but hearty like an acai yogurt bowl or steel cut oatmeal. If you eat too much you will want to take a nap and feel no energy. If it is a luncheon or evening presentation, pay particular attention to what you eat too.

 

Drink water and stay hydrated. Do you know liquids help your brain think better, you will be more on your toes? This is especially true when you have to take a test or an exam too.

 

Bring honey and lemon throat lozenges you never know when your throat may get that annoying tickle in the throat and a coughing fit comes on.

 

Do not forget to brush your teeth if possible BEFORE your talk and carry Altoids to the rescue.

Guys and gals. Do not’ wear shoes that are brand new. Nothing feels worse than sore feet. Be comfortable in a pair of shoes that are broken in and that are in pristine condition.

If you happen to get the dreaded nervous red flush on the face and chest before you speak…. Apply a CC cream. This cream is unisex and it covers and corrects your skin and calms down the red or pink flushed appearance. No more red.

Ladies…wear a bolder lipstick and cheek color and eyeliner or mascara is necessary. You want to be seen from a distance. If you are in a conference room or small luncheon meeting, lighten up a bit on these.

Guys you can wear a dash of tinted moisturizer to even out your complexion.

Add some guy liner or manscara.

However, not as heavy as Johnny Depp in the pirate movies. A little goes a long way.

Really, they all work and define your eyes and fine-tune your complexion. If you are prone to DRY lips. Apply lip balm. Nothing worse than crusty dehydrated lips.

Do not over do on aftershave or cologne. It can be over powering and you never know who has allergies in the room. You want them to remember you and what you said…Not your fragrance.

Smile as you open up to your audience with your presentation. A smile is better than wearing a Rolex watch that they most likely will never see.

A smile invites them in. Also, tell a little story about yourself or a fun joke that will fit in to what you have to say. If you are nervous…picture the audience is naked. This is a speaker’s tip that works as unusual as it may sound.

Above all, engage your audience, work the room with your eyes, and smile! Do not just look one direction or at a few people in the audience. Show everyone you care about them by your eyes and glance at as many people as you can. Eye contact is key.

After your speech…thank your audience and ALWAYS have your business card ready to give. Never be without it. It is like a mini billboard of you. Add your social media info.I also  find a picture is worth a thousand words. Ever since I added my photo on my business card and website business booms even more. People want to see who they are doing business with and put a face with a name.

I hope this helps you put your best forward and always know this. My words of wisdom: “YOU are a star no matter whom you are so …Shine brightly!”

An AMAZING Shirt just for HIM!

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A whole new concept in dressing for guys(and gals!)

STRESS FREE SHIRTING. Shop: http://www.magnaready.com for their back story. Hall of famer Johnny Bench baseball pitcher wears them…he will LOVE it too.Instead of buttoning a real button the shirt closes with a small chic magnet.EASY for people who can’t unbutton or button their shirts with ease.The things we take for granted!

Created by a woman of course for her husband who was a pro college football coach to players who play in the NFL.

If you know of anyone who has Parkinson’s disease or any other condition…spread the word.This shirt is amazing!!!

Consignment Shop snob …no more!

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I am a boutique kinda shopper.

Wherever I have traveled in and out of the USA I HAVE ALWAYS been attracted to the boutique not the department store. While I like them and started my career in amazing Bloomingdale’s Department store. Boutiques have my heart.
I also have never been one to buy used,slightly worn by anyone clothes. I never borrowed my sisters or friends clothes or accessories.I felt strange in consignment shops. I can shop for hours in an antique mall looking at and buying old things. But NEVER stepped a foot in a consignment store.

One day last year my husband had business in Amelia Island a beachy resort town. I met this woman whose daughter owned a consignment shop.She looked so stylish and quite the fashionista.I loved her style. I had to know where she shopped and before I could ask she told me. Her daughter was a woman business owner like me and owned the shop she gets most of her wardrobe from. I visited that shop that day in a sweet happy yellow cottage and what did I see a candy shop of fashion like my candy shoppe of glam and beauty. I fell in love! Instantly.

The selection was awesome, the styles were from designer brands to dept. store brands to the girl next doors wardrobe.THE PRICES were the bomb! PRICES I could not believe!
Now, you know one of my fashion secrets! I not only have become an avid shopper at this consignment shop (have not ventured to others) I am shouting it from the rooftop to any women who will listen. While I really don’t think I was a snob perse, I did frown upon buying these gently worn, got tired of clothing that women bring to a consignment shop to consign.

I learned not all clothes and fashion accessories are used. Some come from stores that have closed or close-out or from ladies of high society who simply have more clothes in their closet than they really need. I also discovered you can save money, have style and look gorgeous too~

This is my jacket…my most recent purchase. Don’t you love it? It cost me $18.00 NOT $800.00 but $18.00 I can dress it up and dress it down. I love it.

My secret place by the way? Only FIFI’S Amelia Island Florida! Jessica and her style team will hook you up. I hope next time you pass our town you stop and visit her cottage of fashion. Oh by the way, I don’t consign my clothes but you can sell your clothes too. BUT THAT’S another blog!
Life is short and it can be expensive…enjoy it one deal at a time.