“She’s always so tough to buy for. She has everything. I really want to get her something special.” Do you have a friend/family member you feel that way about? I do. I love the challenge of finding unique gifts, but it can be tough at times. Unique and thoughtful goodies make a woman feel special and if you’re doing a white elephant gift exchange, these are the ones those ladies will fight over!
My Top 5 Hot Holiday Gift Picks are all things that a woman may not treat herself to, but you can!
USB Essential Oil Diffuser- Plug it into a USB port on your computer or in your car, add 2-3 drops of your favorite essential oil and the aroma will fill your room or car. Great for travel, too. $23
Best of Oat Milk Gift Set- This stuff smells amazing! Its one of my favorite treats. Deeply moisturizing with a lovely soft fragrance of milky clean. $20
Tassel Key Chain- A pretty leather detail to dress up the mundane (i.e. driving carpool… unlocking your office… finding your keys after searching for 5 minutes…). Lots of colors. $30
Initial Compact- For the woman who claims she has it all, this personalized compact will be a necessary addition to her purse. So cute!! $38
Scented Eye Pillow- Relax and unwind, anywhere, anytime with DreamTime’s Sweet Dreams Sleep Mask. This luxurious Sleep Mask completely blocks out the light, while lavender flowers are sprinkled inside to provide an aura of comfort and calm. I LOVE mine for naps! $15
Have fun with these and, by all means, share your favorites, too!!
Imagine you’re on a girls weekend away. You’re crowded in front of the hotel vanity mirror, sharing makeup and dishing about your favorites.
May I join in the party? As an image expert, I consult with my clients about poise, wardrobe, presentation, hair AND makeup. Makeup is always a hot topic and as I AM one of the girls… I wanted to open my makeup bag and share some of my favorites with you!! Click here .
I opened my bag. Will you open yours and share some of your favorites with us?
Your husband? Boss? Girlfriends? Audience? The right answer is YOU!! It breaks my heart to see women who are unsure about what to wear because they think they need to dress for a role. Now, don’t get me wrong, I’m not suggesting you wear a leather skirt and your rocker boots for a conservative business meeting. What I am saying is free yourself from the ‘shoulds’ AND be thoughtful about your audience. There is definitely common ground to be found.
Recently I spoke at a women’s conference in Boston. As usual, I highlight color as the most powerful element in your wardrobe. On the final day of the conference, a beautiful woman (originally from India) approached me wearing a bright green ruffled jacket. She thanked me for inspiring her to embrace color again. When she moved to the US and went to work for corporate, she felt she needed to wear subdued colors. I congratulated her for honoring her heritage and dressing in a fashion true to her! Her smile was contagious and she looked gorgeous.
At a recent Transformational Style One Day, one of the guests said she wanted to embrace more of her artistic side, but that her audiences were very conservative. The truth is, when we express our style authentically, we more easily attract our peeps. At first, she was a bit hesitant, but the more I encouraged her and she saw the logic – there was a sense of ‘exhale’. All she has to do is be herself. She’ll be more confident, aligned, credible and comfortable. She’s already got the beautiful thing going on!
Are you dressing in alignment with YOU or are you dressing a ‘part’? Tomorrow, I challenge you to choose clothes that suit YOU, not a role. Bet you’ll feel fabulous!
Tell us one small way your wardrobe can take back your culture or express who YOU are?