It is snowing and icy pretty hard and heavy here in Iowa. I was supposed to do a Gig for the Iowa Farmers today but the roads were pretty bad and growing up in California I don’t drive well on these roads., so I stayed in. Of course that changed what I was going to wear. (Don’t you hate it when that happens?)
Here is what I ended up with instead of what I planned (which for those who wonder was going to be a little hick and country style)
I have been trying to add a little bow tie here or there for my pal Danny who does Bow tie Wednesdays into my outfits. Since we are stuck inside today I thought I would throw on one of my bandanas and add a little bow-tie but my bow-tie wanted to fly away today instead. It isn’t QUITE Rock-A-Billy but kind of. I threw on my Green Old Navy Cargo pants, my black casual sweater from Vanity and my bandana I got them cheap for $1 at Walmart (Yes I braved Walmart for bandanas) and what you can’t see is my fuzzy slippers.
Stay warm and there is never a reason to NOT look cute or be comfy. Even when I am dressy I try hard not to wear things that hurt my feet are uncomfortable. What’s the point? That’s not fashionable to be in pain to me. Enjoy your SNOW DAY if you are having one.
What are YOU wearing on Wear it Wednesday today?
New for SensaFashion Mad Men Monday & The Vintage Vibe. I will post a little bit about Mad Men or my new book Mad Men Fashion File (My Favorite TV Show) and something Vintage on each glorious Monday.
Many times in life we look up to people as Leading Ladies. Though I feel it is great to look up to others I love the fact that in Mad Men’s Fashion File Book it talks about being our own Leading Lady.
Rita Hayworth said
“All women have a certain elegance about them which is destroyed when they take off their clothes.”
Clothes make the women as much as they make the man. The right fit, the right style, the right colors even can make you feel like a model, a super star walking down the red carpet, or a movie star.
Here are a few steps to getting that leading lady look:
- Hair Do
- Do you hair, a stylish bandana, or ponytail with a ribbon or string can even make a difference
- Throw on some earrings or a scarf or a chunky necklace
- Think outside the box or under it, when you feel good under there I truly think you feel good everywhere
- Have at least of a couple of different styles of bags to go with outfits
- Tights, Nylons, Stockings, Thigh Highs, get them wear them, show those gams!
- It’s ok to wear men’s things. Androgony is hot right now. It’s always hot. Wear his shirt. his suit, add a vest. Then pair it with a ruffle top or something. Mix match or all boyish you choose.
- Really they are. Add tights, leg warms, boots. Tada!
- Add a heel. A heel you can walk in and feel sexy in. If you trip every time you wear it, that’s not sexy.
Each day stand in front of the mirror. Think positive about you. The you that you are RIGHT NOW. Point out the parts you do like. Find something I don’t care. Look at your clothes as an expression of yourself. If they don’t fit, get rid of them. IF they kind of fit but you just need that something, get it. Bag, hair tie, jewelry get it. Waiting until you lose weight, then set a goal. for every pound, get that item. Whatever.
A leading lady walks into the room with style and grace
A leading lady embodies the room the minute she walks in the room
A leading lady has an air of confidence
A leading lady is comfortable in her own skin
A leading lady not only captures but demands attention
A leading lady is someone worth listening to.
A leading lady has appeal
A leading lady is witty
A leading lady is effortless
Many of you know, but my favorite leading lady is none other than Audrey Hepburn. She loved Pink, Butterflies, flowers, and was fun and flirty. Yet many considered her a leading lady.
To start off our weekly Spectacular Sunday posts I have arranged a variety of very spectacular fashions for you. These are from all around the globe and truly are
What is all the hype about the IFB Fashion Conference you say? Well, it is the place we we as fashion bloggers mark our spot as as IFB states “solidify our place” as a Fashion Blogger. We get to meet all these famous people, learn from them, from their mishaps and misfortunes as well as what worked and helped them succeed. We get to meet other Fashion Bloggers we have been tweeting with and Facebooking with and put faces and names together. I love how IFB says it is like Day Camp.
This will be my first year. For one I just found out about IFB. I didn’t even know they existed until this year. I happened upon someone else’s blog and sadly I don’t know who. I was searching online for some fashion seamstresses in my area and saw it on someone’s blog who DOESN’T live here and was like What is that? and after further investigation fell in love at first viewing! I signed up right away and started diving and delving in. As soon as I saw the IFBCON was but a few mere weeks away I started figuring out means and ways to get there.
At the tail end of last year I made the leap to get back into modeling full time. A few years a go I had SensaFashion as a business and had GRAND PLANS for this Blogging and Designing business and even met with a StartUpCityDSM a company here in Des Moines but plans fail to execute in my favor so I put it on the back burner and moved into a different direction. They helped me realize I wasn’t ready and though I felt like I left with my tail between my legs they did me a grand favor.
At the beginning of this year I reawakened SensaFashion and my Fashion Blogging, as well as my Design business and other services I offer. Things are moving forward well and fast and furious already and it isn’t even the end of January.
I tell you all this because it goes into why I feel it is important for me to go to NY now at this time and this moment in my career. With these new changes and how well things are doing for SensaFashion I did some demographic research. At the beginning of the month/year I was only reaching 32 people a day and now before the end of the month I am reaching over 600 people a day. That is without connections, without ads, without help. Where is the bump coming from? Independent Fashion Bloggers. I am nearly sure of it.
Yes, I do believe my constant marketing and knowledge being a Social Media Strategiest has played a huge part, but I truly feel IFB has made a difference in my life and to wait and miss this opportunity I think would be a HUGE disservice to me and my company and my brand.
In the past few weeks changes have already begun taking place. I took a leap to say no to someone who was sucking the life out me and focus on my business and doors flung themselves open to me. I shared my design to a Bakery who is opening their doors to the public and they loved my Vintage Apron and Shirt Dress Design from my new line and placed the first order. A site that is widely known here http://www.desmoineisnotboring.com asked me to write a few pieces about the before, during and after of IFBCON as well be their regular Fashion Blogger (of which I am completely thrilled btw). I now have one Executive Assistant and two interns who also write on the blog with me and things are going swimmingly well. Life is moving along better than I could have EVER imaged and I have a pretty good imagination!!
(I think Disney-esque my friends say)
I can’t wait to go to IFBCON. I can’t wait to learn and grow and take my business to the next level. I know, I just know deep in my heart and gut that going to IFB will help me to do that and get there. I am a leaper. I take chances. I know and realize not everyone feels this way. But I will say to you and encourage ALL of you who can, get your tickets to IFBCON.
I think it will change your life.
It already has changed mine.
For every last Saturday from of the month we are going to have a few Survey Saturdays to get a feel for what you need, have and what we can do for you.
For this Month’s Starting Survey Saturday we want to start out by figuring out what Shape we all are. I know for some that is a touchy subject but don’t let it be. Shapes are just shapes. They can change. And knowing your shape can help you get the best clothes that will fit you and make you look the most flattering.
Please take the time to fill out this Survey and help us to know your shape!!