Nurturing Beauty Style Secrets Blog: Personal style Archives

Two Sharks, Three Styles, Four Lessons

At first glance, fashion for business women may seem pretty straightforward and structured, but the truth is that working environments are as diverse as the individual businesses and the people in them. While you need to appeal to your company’s protocol, there is always wiggle room in there to add your personality. The trick is standing out in a way that makes everyone happy.

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What Not to Wear to the Gym

Whether you are firmly entrenched in a regular workout routine or you have made a New Year resolution to get moving, the topic of what to wear while you are working out is always timely.

I’ll be honest. I have not been a fan of working out. I know for some people it’s a must and they cannot imagine not doing it, but that has not been true for me most of my life. Continue reading…

Is Black and White Flattering on You?

It seems that nearly every season black and white, despite the fact that it is one of the hardest contrast levels to pull off successfully, is touted as the go-to color combination.

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Stop Slouching: 7 Steps to Better Posture

Stand Up Straight! We’ve all heard it (thanks, Mom!) and we’ve all said it to someone at some point. We’re talking, of course, about posture. Continue reading…

How to Create a Cozy Winter Wardrobe Without Wool

If you live in a cold climate you know how much we rely on wool when it comes to staying warm. Coats, hats, sweaters, scarves, gloves, socks, blankets: you name it, it’s made of wool. It is also a less obvious example of animal suffering in the fashion industry, and as a result, it is often overlooked or misunderstood.

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What You Can Learn from Three Top Fashion Icons over 40

Hollywood is definitely youth-obsessed and so it is not surprising that we hear more about young Hollywood actresses like Jennifer Lawrence and Emma Stone than the three super stars below (although Oprah is certainly in a class all her own!). The younger stars are fresh and new, but more seasoned stars have a wealth of knowledge and life experiences to share and they offer wonderful reflections of what women over 40 can be… fashionable and fierce! Continue reading…

How to Look Great on Any Budget

Believe it or not, money is never the reason you don’t have a wardrobe you love. I know it’s so easy to think, “Oh, if I only had more disposable income I would look as good as so-and-so. She has the money to buy anything she wants!” Continue reading…

Three Tips Joan Rivers Taught Us About Personal Style

While she may have had a sharp tongue with her “What were you thinking?” fashion statements on Fashion Police, Joan Rivers was still a positive style icon in many ways. Aside from being the foundation of such transitions (whether you love them or not) as Kelly Osborne and others, her own style and beliefs have a few nuggets that you may not have seen on the red carpet but which were in her personal and professional beliefs about life, style and self.
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How to Choose the Right Shoes to Make Your Legs Look Longer

You purchase an outfit at the store, get home and put it on. All is going well until you add shoes. You stare at the mirror wondering why suddenly the outfit doesn’t work. You try standing differently. You even try a different pair of shoes or adjust your posture. It doesn’t help. Finally, with great dismay you take off the garment and stick it back in the bag to return to the store.

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How to Get into Fall Without Fail

The chill in the air is starting to re-enter into our daily lives and the ads for back to school are now so consistent they can be ignored like the other ads.  It is fall.  But while you pack away the bathing suits and shorts, how do you move into fall with style?

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THANK YOU so much for yesterday’s workshop. I’m still absorbing the information. Actually, I think it’ll take me a few weeks to absorb it all! I am also very much looking forward to doing my home-study. I had gotten as far as the first activity, and forced myself *not* to read ahead without doing the exercise! 

I think the most amazing part for me about “Totally You” was the feedback that I got from you combined with the feedback from the others! I really had no idea that I come across as ‘soft’ as I do (as I am!) and with all 3 of you saying it I really do not question it. I learned that I need to add a gentleness a nd luminosity to my wardrobe that is now almost totally lacking. And also subtract some of the brasher elements that I currently have. 

At home we are at the beginning stages of decorating (furniture, paint, curtains), and my words have already clarified a few things I had been having trouble with. 

It is a great pleasure to be with someone as she lives her vocation, and I am grateful to benefit from your talent! I also love reading your blog/newsletters. So… what can I do? Spread the word! You bet I will! 
Deborah Coffey