Did you know the right shoes can make you feel powerful? Just ask Cinderella. A shoe that makes me feel extra sassy is the bootie. What exactly is a “bootie”? It’s basically any boot that is cropped short around the ankle area. I stumbled upon a few fabulous pairs from Nordstrom Rack last week and just had to share them with you in this candid video:
My 4 Must Have Booties For Fall 2016:
1. BLACK SLOUCHY. “Laurel” Kristen Cavallari for Chinese Laundry
If you had to pick just one, I highly recommend getting this Kristen Cavallari for Chinese Laundry “Laurel”. Seriously, I have no idea how I have been living without these. Thanks Courtney Kerr!
2. PURPLE OR BURGUNDY SUEDE. GX By Gwen Stefani
3. NUDE/TAN SUEDE SLOUCHY. Dolce Vita
4. BLACK CHUNKY LUG SOLE. Kendal & Kylie for Steve Madden
Make sure your bootie game is strong this season!
Rock on with yo bad self,
Speaking of boots…
Honoring all the brave women & men who have served.
TGIF! I want to end the week with an inspiring passage from an awesome book,Shift Happens!by Robert Holden, Ph.D.
One step is all it takes to find your bridge– one “YES”, one act of courage, one radical thought, one shift in perception, one dare, one prayer, one moment of forgiveness, one apology, or one phone call. Remember, you are the alchemist. The world mirrors your intention, your trust, and your faith. Either you can wait, or you can start walking.
Unless you choose happiness,
you will wait forever for it.
Unless you bring a new intention,
the outcome will be the same.
Unless you let go of your past,
you will not see the present.
Unless you drop your defenses,
you will never reach safety.
Unless you first commit to her,
you will not see her beauty.
Unless you first commit to him,
he cannot be the one.
Unless you are ready to love,
you will not find love.
Unless you give up your ego,
you will not discover your spirit.
Wishing you a weekend full of fun and refueling! Dance across the living room to an old Madonna song. Take a bubble bath and sing at the top of your lungs like Julia Roberts did in Pretty Woman. Pick up a bouquet of your favorite flowers. Watch the squirrels play in the backyard.
Is it still summer-like temps where you live? It has been ridiculously HOT HOT HOT here in LA so I’m sure you sisters down in my home state of Texas are still rockin’ the flip flops and sundresses too. Hopefully, in the next few weeks we will all get a break from this heat and be able to wear a pair of slouchy boots at least. My leather jacket has been sweetly calling my name for the past few weeks, “Yoo Hoo Tiffany….Hey, Tiff….I miss you. I’m lonely. Come out and play!”I admit- I do have separation anxiety from it, but it will have to keep hanging there all alone for now. Luckily, there are a few simple tips for transitioning our wardrobes as the temps do slowly begin to drop. LAYERING is the first option to think about and I show you a few simple tweaks in this week’s webisode:
Every once in a while, a book affects you so profoundly that it must be shared! I love it when that happens, don’t you? (Thanks LG!) “The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari” is an inspiring, fun and thought-provoking MUST READ! There are a ton of A-ha’s and words of wisdom that will feed your mind + spirit and get you on the path to living a more RADIANT LIFE. I know you will love it as much as I do. Here are a few great excerpts:
“But it is a perfect world, and you have a perfect life. You do have the power to control your day. You do have the power to think good thoughts. You do have the power to live your dreams!”
“Do not just read anything. You must be very selective about what you put into the lush garden of your mind. It must be immensely nourishing. Make it something that will improve both you and the quality of your life.”
“When you erase fear from your mind, you start to look younger and your health becomes more vibrant.”
Do you have a topic you would like to see a video on? Comment and share….You have my ear sista!
How are you doing so far with this week’s affirmations?
ARE YOU READY TO GET YOUR GLAM ON + AMP UP THE FABULOUS THIS FALL?
Good- let’s cut the small talk and get down to business. You will see several hot trends in the magazines this season and there are a few looks that just do not translate into real life (ummm, yea– those little collared shirts look best on a 3 year old)! So, I have narrowed it down to the TOP 12 STYLES that we can all rock for Fall….
WHAT WILL YOU DEFINITELY ROCK THIS FALL?
The changing of seasons is a perfect time to reevaluate certain aspects of our lives and make the necessary changes to be better than ever, keep balanced and set new goals. If you simply start with clearing the clutter in your closets and drawers you will find that it will help motivate you to de-clutter other areas of your life. (Like setting a firm boundary with that Drama-Queen girlfriend who drains the life out of you)
There is only 4 more months in 2012, what goals did you set for this year that you have let slide?
Is there a new workout class, book club or workshop you want to attend? Book it!
Assess what areas of your life are taking up too much time + energy and distracting you from your priorities.
What areas could use a good deep cleaning in your life?
One fashion goal I am setting this season is to make more of an effort to get ‘dressed up’ for Fall. I become pretty lazy during the summer and tend to live in boring basics and I have lost my “fashion mojo”….I want to get it back! (Life is short so go ahead and wear the red shoes, lipstick or blazer. Be Bold)
Who is feeling that magical transition to Pre-Fall? As much as I completely Love (I mean seriously L O V E) summer, I equally love that change in the air as the seasons begin to change. For me, it is always a fun time of year because my birthday is always that final summer celebration and let me tell you– I had an AWESOME birthday and was royally spoiled by family and friends complete with a quick jaunt to Vegas. This leads me to this week’s topic= ENERGY + INTUITION. Now, I truly love getting out of town for a sec no matter where it is, but Vegas is a whole other cup of tea. It’s not my fave place on the planet, but I can seem to find fun wherever! There are people, people and more people in Sin City and I often leave feeling an “energy drain” from the crowds. Do you relate to what I’m talking about?It’s as if someone took a vacuum hose to my gut and sucked out all my positive energy. So I’ve spent the past few days refueling. If you are like me and “feel” other people’s energy and vibes to the point that it drains you- here’s a few tips on transforming the “energy drain” back into a positive feeling and get your vibrancy back! If you are overly “empathetic”, you probably deal with this issue because you are like a SPONGE and absorb people’s energy:
PROTECT YOURSELF. Before heading into the masses, stop- say a prayer and ask to be shielded with white light from the top of your head down to your tippy toes. Ok, this may sound corny, but God will protect you!
BE AWARE. Take notice of how you feel in a certain environment and around certain people. Do you crave your “comfort foods” after being exposed to negative people or do you feel like drinking more? This is important to be aware of because we are physically trying to correct an emotional issue. (I have a touch of social anxiety and “feel” peoples energy very quickly so I tend to grab for that extra glass of wine to deal. I don’t recommend it- just being honest)
RINSE IT OFF. Believe it or not, a hot bath or shower can “cleanse” you of negative energy. Washing away negative energy will release you from “carrying” that energy and keep you sane. Let all the negative energy go right down the drain!
PLEASE comment and let me know if you deal with this and if you have found a great remedy that works for you!
Switching Gears to a Fun Fashion Topic!
I will be taping a few Fall inspired webisodes this week to give you the 411 on the “must have’s” and also the things you can skip! As a self-proclaimed Texas “boot girl”, my fave fave fave thing about Fall is a GREAT BOOT! Just about any style of boot is hot this season. What is YOUR fave type of boot? Wedge, Bootie, Motorcycle, Over-the-Knee?
Here are a few great affirmations for the week ahead posted by our Style Sisters:
I WILL not put up w/ ANY NEGATIVITY! -Teri
Feeling like the little engine that could…I WILL be a light. I will be productive. I will give and receive beautiful energy. I will be a blessing. I will honor the divinity within me.-Teia
I WILL begin each day by being grateful for my many blessings.-Dianna
I WILL flirt!-Diane
I WILL never give up and dream big!-Kay
I WILL start to wake up earlier and give my time to God before I go on with my day as I lack in that area sometimes as well as do something nice for my self at least once a day.-Christina
I WILL wake up every morning with the thought that something fabulous is about to happen!-Cheryl
I WILL spend time daily in prayer and turn to God when I need peace instead of distracting myself with things that ultimately don’t matter. -Kari
I WILL spend more time on me!-Jo
I know too well what it’s like to live a life of low self-esteem and even a shame-based life….this is why I started SOS. ALL women deserve to live the life of their dreams no matter where they started in life…..we can all end up someplace beautiful, successful, powerful, positive and abundant! It doesn’t matter where you start, but with belief + effort we can all end up someplace totally fabulous! Make sure to share SOS with your girlfriends.