Trying to balance my life with all of my family issues while working is not easy.  My biggest challenge is trying to deny the temptation of falling into the black hole of sweat pants and sneakers on rough days.

Throwing on a beautiful necklace and/or scarf really helps me to feel better.  I know that fashion cannot cure an illness but it can certainly brighten your day.  That’s the beauty of fashion -- it does so much to improve you self-confidence and emotional state.  As I always say: “When you look good, you feel better.”  You walk differently, you express yourself more confidently, you smile more, you say hello to strangers - it’s an ego booster.  Fashion is more than most of us think.  It says so much about you.  My goal is to help you find your style -the style that works for you and makes you feel the best about you.

Your clothes should frame you as the true masterpiece that you are.  Your clothes should display you and bring out the best of you.  You should know what works for you and wear it.  Fads come and go and adding a few trendy pieces (age appropriate) should only enhance your style, not change it.  Your wardrobe should not consist of all trendy pieces; a few pieces here and there will keep your style up to date and fresh.  I love vintage pieces; however, I have my staple pieces that I pair with vintage pieces to keep it modern and nice.  

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As discussed in previous columns, the fit of your clothes is very important.  Know your body type and wear clothes to accentuate it.  You can achieve this by trying on everything, seeking someone’s opinion before buying it -- well ask a few people.  Just because your girlfriend looks great in it, doesn’t mean you will too.  Shopping and finding the right fit can take some time, but it’s worth it.  Find what works for you and make it happen.  We all are unique masterpieces; display your work of art.

Attitude is what you wear whether you’re aware of it are not.  When you look good, you feel good, and when you feel good you look good.  Confidence is attractive on everyone.