Denim Jackets are Not Just for Casual Friday!

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Dear Hearts:

As you may already be aware, when it comes to fashion, every day is a good day to look fabulous! Whether it is Monday or Friday, I take the time to make sure that my looks are fitting to my style and appropriate for the occasions, but there are some times when you have to dare and break the rules.

One of the items that is fun to wear is a denim jacket. The denim jacket is not just for casual Fridays, ladies. The denim jacket which is known as a rebellious, fun, and “good girl gone bad” item can be seen on bad girl rockstars like Rihanna, and super chic ladies like Carmen Diaz. Always in style and always part of a trend, denim is the go-to item for the chic and fabulous.

What I love about the denim jacket is that it can be worn with…

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Making a Statement Without Saying a Word

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Dear Hearts:

Do you remember the motto from the Exclamation perfume, “Make a statement without saying a word”? For those of you darlings that may not be old enough to remember the 80’s brand, the words are very valid to this date and will last until infinity.

It is not always important to make a statement with words. Statements can be made in your body language, your hair and of course, your clothing.

When it comes to your clothing choice, it is always best to wear what makes your feel good but most importantly, what looks good on you. This is why most women wear a well-tailored suit.

Now that we have approached the wonderful spring weather, I say ditch the suits and get stylish in clothing that is professional and fun.

Here are two looks that I think are perfect for the office, a lunch meeting, or whatever business…

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Surround Yourself With People That Will Only Lift You Higher!

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Dear Hearts:

I will be honest with you. The road to success whether it is business or personal is not easy and in some cases, it can be very tough. There is nothing easy about life and the challenges that are thrown at you from day to day. Some are easy to accomplish, others are not. This is why I believe it is so important to surround yourself with people that are on your side; people that are going in the same direction as you; people that make you a better version of yourself.

Sometimes it is easy to get swallowed up by negativity and complaints. Do you know how that happens? It happens when you are surrounded by negative thinking people. Sometimes they are referred to as “Debbie Downer” You know the person that sees the glass as half empty. She never has an encouraging word and she always…

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“Normal Can Be So Boring”- Wisdom from Marilyn Monroe

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Dear Hearts,

When I read that Marilyn Monroe quote it rang in my head like a million bells going off. I have never been a normal gal because being normal is not being noticed.

  • Just imagine, if Marilyn would have been so concerned about her weight, would we know her for the iconic dress blowing up in the air?
  • If she played the normal role, would we have seen her face in the movies?
  • If she remained a normal gal, would she have sung that sultry “Happy Birthday” to the then president, John F. Kennedy?

Okay, you get my point. Normal does not always get the success that you think you deserve, but sometimes thinking outside the box get you the well-deserved attention you want and need to seal the deal to success.

Let’s start with the normal idea of dress in the corporate office. It is expected that women…

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Step Out of Your Comfort Zone

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Vgirl postDear Hearts,

Let’s get one thing straight: If you want something you have never had, you got to do something you have never done. That means that you have to step out of your comfort zone and make things happen.

If you are comfortable, you aren’t growing. The greatest rewards come from doing something outside of your comfort zone, pushing the limits, and doing something different.

I was used to an hourly job, a paycheck I could estimate to the penny.  I was a single mother that moved to a new town and I was stepping out of everything I was used to and counted on.

Then an opportunity came along that would entail my income to be straight commission. We all know that commission payments can be very risky, but I had to weigh my options. Do I let the opportunity pass by or do I take the leap…

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There Is No Elevator To Success So You Have To Take The Stairs…

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Dear Hearts,

Wouldn’t it be amazing to jump in an elevator, push a single button and rise to the top of your career in a matter of minutes? Unless you are extremely lucky, success and goals do not happen this way. There is a lot of learning ahead and sometimes that learning comes with life lessons that may be hard to swallow but necessary to absorb.

The most rewarding accomplishments come from the biggest challenges and struggles you go through in life. Challenges and struggles are stepping stones in your journey to the top of your career. If life challenges were all easy, then your accomplishments would never be as rewarding. Embrace them, learn from them, put them in your fashionable purse and then move on!

On your stairway to success it is so important to stop and take a look back at the steps that you have climbed to…

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Wearing Heels to Seal the Deal! The Best Shoes to Wear To a Business Meeting

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Dear Hearts,

In the business world predominantly filled with men, we as women are encouraged to be strong and wear a tough skin in order to be taken seriously in a “Man’s World.” This is true not only in business but also in fashion.

Tailored suits and slacks are the obvious choices for the boardroom, but as women we don’t want to lose of feminine edge. Most women like to express their feminine side in really amazing shoes. But are stilettos appropriate for business? Can we wear heels and still be seen as an equal?

My mantra is this, “Wearing heels can seal the deal!”

Hearts, don’t be afraid to make a statement with your heels. They can be just as strong as any shoes that a man wears. The height that heels can give you is powerful. It is all in how you carry yourself and being sure that…

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