This is such a great use of the same color in a solid, striped, and floral ensemble. I love when my clients shop in their closet (she owned every piece) and get creative by mixing patterns. This beautiful use of coral uplifts the visual image, brightens skin tone, and looks great with a neutral pant or skirt. Love it!
My clients teach me… http://ezinearticles.com/?What-My-Clients-Teach-Me—Contd&id=7016571
Color, color, color! It doesn’t matter what size, weight, height or age you are there is nothing that perks up an image like the right color. That goes for men, too! What’s your best color?
Make a list of 3-5 things you would do with an extra 15 minutes in your day.
Do you feel like you never have enough time to get everything you want done? TIP: Try getting up 15 minutes earlier every morning and using that quiet time to do just 1 task. Tempted to hit the snooze button? Here’s my friend’s strategy: Set the coffeemaker to begin brewing one minute after your alarm will go off—but don’t leave the pot beneath the basket. That way you’ll have to get up to avoid a soggy mess. Let me know what works for you firstname.lastname@example.org
First, you want to have a vision of how you want your work and living spaces to look and function. To achieve that goal you need to be able to change your behavior. To maintain the system you put in place. Outside In Organizer and Makeovers suggests: Limit replacing consumable items until your supply is nearly depleted. At the end of every return everything to it’s designated place. Observe items you don’t use for 3-6 months. If after 6 months you haven’t needed them take action – donate, recycle, discard. The reasons why some people aren’t able to stay organized may be because (1) they didn’t adhere to the “rules” of their system, (2) there wasn’t an internal or external reward for maintaining the system, or (3) they didn’t change the contributing behavior (for instance, procrastination, unnecessary shopping, or attachment to objects). For more information contact Denise 760-809-8851.
Having your basic pieces in neutrals such as white, black, grey, beige, etc. are the perfect way to start to expand your wardrobe. Not only can you add colors, but you can add prints, mix fabric textures, and don’t forget to mix the neutrals, too! This one is a great khaki jacket, print top, and white crop pants. The blue in the print top picks up the eye color but wait…I’d add a bright orange purse, black sandals, and wood jewelry pieces! How to mix it up: 1. Wear the same tops with bright blue jeans and heels. 2. Wear the print top and white crop pants with a black sweater. 3. Look for pieces you already have: a skirt, a jean jacket, etc. You get the idea, have fun with it.
Take advantage of those rainy days and pick one project you would like to start and finish. It’s important that when you finish, you reward yourself for getting it done.* Remember the Outside In Organizer and Makeovers approach: 1. Sort – put all discards into recycle, shred immediately. 2. Keep – is it something that requires action? If so, put it into your tickler system so that it is scheduled. If it is something that you need to save, Can it be scanned? ** 3. Reference – is it informational, only? If you discard it can you find it on the internet? If so, discard it. *TIP #1: Time who long it takes you to complete the task. This will give you an idea of how to schedule future projects. **TIP #2: Remember that your task is to sort, not to set up a new file system. Make that a separate project so you get this one completed. You will be more productive.
Sound familiar? For some people the very idea of letting go of an item is very difficult and even emotional. As an Organizer I often hear my clients thank me for helping by “giving permission” to donate or discard things. Sometimes it’s compassionate coaching, and using guiding questions to help the client make the decision. Other times it’s tough love… setting up rules or parameters for what stays and what goes! The beauty of the process and working together is when the noticeable shift occurs and once the client sees and literally feels less burdened by their stuff, they use that new energy and momentum to continue the process even when I am not there with them! I love it and so do they.
You’ve seen the shows on tv, magazines devoted to organizing, you’ve signed up for the Outside In Organizer and Makeovers newsletter…but you still struggle with letting go of things in your home or office. You are not alone. There are many reasons why getting rid of things is challenging for people: “I spent a lot of money on this.” “I might need it someday.” “I can’t get rid of it my (relative or friend) gave it to me.” “I’m saving this for when I lose those last 5 pounds.” “It makes me happy to look at it.” “It reminds me of happier times.” Do some of these sound familiar? They are real reasons for people and as a trained, experienced Organizer I know that helping individuals through the process uncovers more than space! My advice? First of all, accept that this will be difficult at first but that as you go through the process you will gain both insight and momentum. Second, set up rules for yourself, for instance, organizing guru #Peter Walsh suggests turning your hangers in the opposite direction. If you wear it, turn the hanger back the way you typically have it. If after 6 months the hangers are still facing the opposite direction, it’s time to consign, donate, or trash! Sounds silly but rules that you set for yourself are very helpful. Let me know what works for you, send me your ideas and questions.