March is the beginning of spring the beautiful flowers begin to bloom, and the bright green leaves make their entrance. I am easily confused by all of the trees that have similar blooms and shapes. Trees such as the Dogwood and the Bradford Pears have the same look and gorgeous blooms. To me they look alike, but if I keep watching them for a few days after the blooms come out, I can see which is which. The truth about the tree is discovered as the blooms fade away and the tree starts to produce its fruitâ€¦or like the dogwood, no fruit at all.
How many times have you watched a great commercial or have seen a well done advertisement and thought to yourself, "This is the company that I want to shop at, work for or give to? Then upon visiting the store or talking with the people, you learned that all you saw was not at all what you could now believe. The world of double talk and confused truth is getting harder and harder to differentiate. Politicians make false promises, people claim to be one way but their life reflects something totally different and companies project one image when their employees project something else.
In my line of work, I have the privilege of turning Fashion and Style into a statement that says the truth about the person who is adorned in clothing or styled according to the company dress code. Fashion and style are the Personal Billboards of life. Every single person is a walking sign which advertises three things:
- Who they really are
- What they really believe
- What they really want
You can watch a person long enough to tell what type of fruit their life will produce. Fashion can only cover up the truth for so long; eventually, the real person will come through the clothes, and their image will either match their BRAND or their image will be false and the Brand will become clouded. This is true in personal attire, corporate attire and dressing for special events. I love helping people and companies turn their fashion into a consistent message as their personal brand, or helping companies and people see that their brand is not being properly reflected by their fashion and style. Either way, I help people and companies create the best Branding Program for their success in life or business. How about you? It is March and spring is around the corner. Ask yourself a few questionsâ€¦
- Does your fashion reflect an OLD YOU?
- Is your corporate image archaic and incomplete?
- Does the most visible part of you reflect who you really are and what you or your company stands for?
Perhaps it is time for some spring cleaning, for a reevaluation of your overall image at home or at work. MODA is here to help people and companies turn what people see into something they trust and believe. March is here, let's get together and ignite some romances at home, improve some careers at work and turn your Fashion and Style into an authentic message for you and your business.
We would love to help you to clean out your closet, create a wardrobe that says what you want it to say and encourage you to be the best you that YOU can be! Today is the perfect time to book your spring consultation - it is complimentary and easy!
President and Founder
The Rules of Fashion?
When it comes to fashion, rules are meant to be broken. If you meet a 'stylist' who tells you that there are set rules across the board for certain fashions...you should RUN. This is the same as meeting a hair stylist who can't tell you about the best cut for your bone structure...RUN.
No ankle straps on shoes?
No cropped pants?
No stripes on clothing?
No bright colors to be worn with black?
Let's stop with the muss and fuss of rules - rules are like opinions and you know what they say about those. Fashion is meant to be expressive, fun and something one uses to create a unique style and Personal Brand. You are a walking billboard and your 'fashion' helps to communicate a message to others about who you are and what you believe. There are very few rules I live by - when I give a corporate or even small business seminar, I will of course list a few general 'suggestions' as I can't consult with everyone personally in a group setting. Not every 'suggestion' is meant to be followed by every single person.
So this spring, express yourself! When in doubt, if you LOVE it, wear it!
We talk a lot about Personal Branding and Image...this month, we are taking a different approach and suggesting a few outfits for every type of 'date' you may encounter this spring...whether with your husband or on a blind date - look your best to feel your best!
Visit the Museum
Comfort matters...you don't want to look like you are trying too hard but you still want to stand out! Use color to brighten up the day and to be noticed.
Wine Tasting Tour
Nothing is easier here than a casual cotton day dress. Be bold with color and wear some wedges to give yourself a lift - we all know what a little height does for our bodies, right? This dress is your 'shorts alternative.'
Perfect opportunity to show your femininity as you walk around all the beauty nature has to offer. A pair of flat strappy sandals with some jewels are the perfect alternative to a boring leather shoe. Remember, accessories like belts and beautiful earrings are not meant for night time only - use them all day long!
A perfect chance to show you are not too serious, right? Bold color blocking and a statement making necklace are perfect. Why wear jeans when you can look even cuter in a colorful pant? You don't want to get too dolled up and look like you are trying way too hard - so opt for a pant in a bright color!
This is when you want to show that you can 'hang' and not be too high maintenance. An easy, simple dress in a blue shade is the way to go. A natural looking bag and wedges simply say I am comfortable in my own skin - I like to look great but I don't have to get all dolled up on a Saturday morning to feel great.
Dinner on the patio at your favorite restaurant...(If you're in Nashville, try the Bound'ry!)
This is your time to shine! Stand out from the crowd and wear some white. It is bright - it says I'm confident, feminine and not afraid to take risks.
(All pictures courtesy of Nordstrom.com)
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