Are you struggling with motivation?
I know I am! As a small business owner, times are challenging. As a Mom, times are challenging, too.
Let’s focus on what we can do and intentionally attract more of what we want into our lives.
Getting dressed daily with intention fires the imagination that starts the engine of manifestation.
Choosing Your Outfits
Are you choosing your outfits with intention?
I have been waking up feeling the weight of the world. Yet, I know I get to choose the conversation I’m having with myself. I use a meditation to set my intention, but I need more than that.
You can change the conversation you’re having with yourself each day by choosing outfits that will uplift rather than reinforce your negative feelings.
Each day, your choice may vary. You may want to feel powerful one day and at ease the next. You may want both in one day — it’s all within your grasp. Literally!
Choosing Your Colors
Are you using the power of color in your everyday wardrobe?
I start with color when choosing my outfit and it always has to do with how I want to feel on a given day. If I need strength, I wear burgundy. If I need to start fresh (like on Monday morning), I choose white. If I need to employ compassion (like today, writing to you), I choose pink.
Each color has a meaning. That meaning is influenced by your own memory and associations as well.
Use color as a nuanced barometer to dial up feelings you need or dial down emotions that are too much.
Most of the world has been dressing to dial down emotions — think of all the black people wear! It is supposed to be slimming and easy to match — and that much is true. But all one-color dressing is slimming and easy to match. It’s practical because it doesn’t show stains. That’s true about patterns, too.
Think about the way you want to feel and choose your colors accordingly.
Choosing Your Fabrics
Are you finding you’re craving comfort?
I’m reaching for soft fabrics right now — cashmere, knits, flowing silks or stretchy jeans. Honestly, this has been the way I’ve been dressing for a while now. I’ve been working from home for over 10 years and find little utility in the starched shirt or sharp crease.
With all the fear and worry out there, perhaps you can embrace the softer side of your nature, too.
Allow yourself some ease. Drop the armor and literally step into items that feel good on your body, support you and comfort you through this crisis — especially if you’re on the front lines!
Choosing Your Cuts
Am I talking about sweat pants? No, definitely not.
The power of getting dressed for your work day is in differentiating it from what you wear for relaxation.
However, there is ample room for jeans with stretch, open cardigans you can pull into a hug, loafers that feel like slippers and blouses that softly slide over the body.
Choosing Your Daily Look
How do you choose a coherent look that feels comfortable yet amplifies the best of who you are?
You get to choose what you’re going to amplify in your day-to-day by intentionally picking out the pieces that underline what is important to you.
When you focus each day on what you can control, you can mitigate your negative feelings and amplify the positive ones.
Try It Out:
Are you wondering what comfort and uplift might look like?
I have created a look for you above — just click on the link or photo above to shop!
Here are the elements of the look:
- Pink = compassion
- White = fresh starts
- Denim = grounded
- Soft cottons = grounded and approachable
- Wrap styling = love
- Open neckline = open and interested
- Magic eye necklace = protection
- Polka dots = wit and humor
Would you love a look like this for yourself? Book me for an Event Shopping appointment. As a small-business owner, I cannot give my services away for free, but I can offer you a discount if you book within the next six weeks. Use code newclient10 for 10% or $49 off.
Most Important? Stay safe and stay well. Thanks to our front-line workers. They are our s/heroes right now!