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Personal Style Redefined

21 Oct

I was browsing in Anthropologie yesterday when I came across the book, I Love Your Personal Style: How to Define and Refine Your Personal Style by Amanda Brooks.  I purchase the book, since it hit on a topic that I’ve occasionally thought about the this year, my personal style evolution.  Every since I can remember my style has revolved around showing off my legs.  I have always believed they were and are my best asset, at 5’9′ I’m taller than your average woman.  I remember thinking long and hard about what to wear when I was going out with my sisters (I have 3 beautiful sisters) and trying to differentiate myself from them.  In my mind, my legs were the key.

Now that I’m older I continue to wear clothing that highlights my legs, which is easy when you live in Florida like I do. Back in the day 🙂 when I worked, my style of dress for the office was classic with a modern twist, now I like to mix several styles.  Here are a few highlights from the author Amanda Brooks on personal style and how to find it:

  • Personal style is a look that is all your own.
  • Embrace yourself and your history.
  • Self-confidence is good for both your soul and your style.
  • Celebrate your creativity, express your different moods, and show off all the faces of your personality.

I believe your personal style will shine through even if you change your look from day-to-day.  Now that I’m not in a structured work environment, I am having fun experiment with different looks, and shopping in a wider range of stores from vintage clothing boutiques to Bloomingdale’s.  I don’t feel any pressure to conform to any rules or trends.  Also, I don’t feel the need to dress like a “wife” ow that I’m married. In the book, there is a section on things to consider when you are working on defining and refining your personal style, one being age.  Amanda writes:

“The word ‘appropriate” gives me the chills and has nothing to do with age when it comes to style.  Women look best when they wear what they look good and what works for their budget and lifestyle.  Everybody’s style evolves over time, but if you know what works for you and what you like you will never have to worry about dressing “appropriately” for your age.”  Not that is some great advice!  Gotta go, I’m headed off to the Bahamas for the weekend…. What should I wear on the plane? :=)

Have a great weekend!


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A Testosterone Break, A Belt, and David Yurman

26 Jan

For the last three days Dr. B has been working from home.  He is spearheading a project, and four of his employees are working on it with him.  This is the first project of its kind that his company has undertaken, and he and his team decided to work on it out of the office.  So….They have been at our house working out of our living room.  Don’t get me wrong, I’m very excited. This project is very significant.  But….5 men, 8 hours a day, for 3 days 😦  I did my wifey duties and had bagels, fruit, and coffee ready for them every morning.  The last two days I have been up in the office “hard” at work on my assignments for class.  But today, I decided I needed to get away from all the testosterone, so I went to the mall  🙂  Where else can you go where there is more estrogen than testosterone. LOL!

My trip wasn’t in vain.  I found the most bad arse belt on sale at Anthropologie ( love that store).  AND, the best part of my “mini-hiatus” was finding my birthday present thanks to Roger in Bloomingdales. (Yes, I’m one of those women that gives their husbands a wish list).  It’s  David Yurman enhance, with a carved cable design.    I tried it on and it looked beautiful with the necklace Dr. B brought me for Xmas.   When I returned from the mall Dr. B and his team were still working away.  When I walked in the door Dr. B asked me, “did you find something you liked?”  LOL! That’s my husband, he knows me well.

So what think, ya or nay to giving your husband a wish list, and when it comes to buying you presents, does your husband get it right?

The Anthropolgie belt. Not the best picture, especially on top of my "Beverly Hills Babe" t-shirt. 🙂

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