Did you have a mini breakdown in your closet this morning because among the cram packed clothes you “didn’t have anything to wear”? Been there, done that. You try a few things on that end up on the floor, the heat rises to your face, you can’t control it, you may drop a curse word (or 3), you yell at your reflection in the mirror and now you have to reapply deodorant. WHEWWWW. EXHALE. One of the ways I keep my sanity in the closet is to dress for what mood I’m in. I think we get so confused by what we see in the magazines, on celebrities and fashion bloggers that we get paralyzed when we try to put on our own outfits. It’s great to get inspiration from stylish people, but then make it your own!
Wear the hot pink shoes.
Wear the high pony.
Wear the polka dot skirt.
Try that thing you’ve been hesitant about. You know that “thing” you have tried a few times, but weren’t brave enough to actually leave the house wearing. Ok, yes- it may not work. But HEY— it might just be TOTALY FABULOUS! I’m often asked to describe my style. Hmm– The only way I can think to describe it is “Multi-Personality” because I dress for my moods. One day I’m feeling like a rocker chick, the next day boho and the particular day of the above photo– I was thinking of those fun Elvis movies from the 60’s set in Hawaii. Loved the actresses (his love interests) wardrobes in the 60’s! Bold floral prints are everywhere right now so go try it.
But, most days I’m channeling the 70’s era mixed with a few current trends. I’m grateful that being a self-employed TV Host/Coach I have the liberty to wear whatever I want. I get it, many of you may not be able to wear a Def Leppard concert tee to work, but you can certainly express yourself in your personal life.
What about you?
What’s your style?
Stuck in a rut?
Last Saturday I did my yearly Spring closet shake up. Usually I do this by March, but with all the traveling I’m a bit late. Its takes energy and creativity so do this when you’re feeling it so it’s fun instead of overwhelming. Put on some fun music and shake it all up. Pull things out that haven’t moved in a while. Try them on. Mix and match. That floral jumpsuit in the photo is actually 2 years old. I forgot I even had it until I shook up my closet and found it hanging behind a bunch of long dresses.
Just remember– Do you! Do your thing! Don’t feel like you have to be a style sheep and do what the masses are doing. Don’t buy labels just because everyone else is. Clones are so boring. It’s great to get inspiration but then make it your own.
YOU CAN’T BUY STYLE!
Just because that dress is a label and cost $2K doesn’t mean it looks great on everyone.
Thanks to Real Housewives of Dallas and Twitter, we have several new style sistas in the sisterhood! Welcome to my hood! A few ladies have mentioned going back through the old blog posts and videos. It’s so fulfilling knowing that all the content I’ve shared over the past 5 years is still empowering women. Someone asked what my personal style rules and I thought “I must have a video for that” and voila, I sure do! Even though this was filmed in 2012, these rules still apply:
STYLE RULE #1: Never leave the house without a little sparkle or bling around your face!
If I’m heading to a workout or running to the grocery store, I always add a diamond CZ stud earring. This just adds a little life around your beautiful face!
October starts tomorrow and thank God the temps finally starting dropping this week. I haven’t really wanted to think about Fall fashion because it’s been boiling most of September. How can we think of faux fur, boots and fun scarves when the only thing that is comfortable is a tank or maxi sundress!?!
I browsed through my style videos and came across this one highlighting timeless black items and thought it’s the perfect time of year to dust them all off! These are investment pieces that all need to live in our closets.
Also, being the end of a month and the beginning of a new one I challenge you to take some time to reflect and re-examine your goals.
Let’s make October outstanding. There’s only 90 days left in 2016. What do you need to do differently in the next 3 months?
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Kirin Christianson, founder of Red Haute Mama, is a FORD/RBA Model, Mrs AZ America 2012, Philanthropist. Beauty and fashion blogger who shares her beauty secrets, love of BEAUTY food, and sparkly shoes.
As we approach one of the most important holiday weekends, I pray you & your family are richly blessed. I am not ashamed to say I need Jesus. What He did for all of us is the reason I’m able to be here doing what I do.
Join me in welcoming the month of May! Woohoo! Summer is around the corner. I trust you all had a beautiful April. I’ve been busy setting up the new studio, did my very first speaking engagements, took the most fabulous girls trip and started a new volunteer program teaching a small group of homeless pregnant women! I swear, the minute I wrote that blog about getting out of your CZ (comfort zone) last month- opportunities opened up for me to take my own advice. Funny how that works! Getting out of your CZ awakens so many different emotions ranging from excitement to anxiety to pure bliss. Your spirit is truly IGNITED! Don’t get me wrong– I have been to the point several times this month where I wanted to literally “crap my pants” and had to just face the fear, put on my imaginary Depends Underwear and GO FOR IT! It’s very liberating and I highly recommend it!
Join me for the month of May- I challenge us all to START making the necessary tweaks to our life to make it a whole lot more AMAZING! My dear girlfriend Julianna Geldien shared a fantastic “to-do” list of 31 positive things we can all do to IGNITE THAT SPARK and I had to pass it along to you! Are you ready…..
Start spending time with the right people. (stop hanging with the negative Nelly’s)
Start facing your problems head on.
Start being honest with yourself about everything.
Start making your own happiness a priority. (being a martyr is not pretty)
Start being yourself- genuinely. (stop caring what other people think about you)
Start noticing and living in the present.
Start valuing the lessons your mistakes teach you.
Start being more polite to yourself.
Start enjoying the things you already have. (you’ll get more of it)
Start creating your own happiness. (happiness is inside of all of us- we just need to unleash it)
Start giving your ideas and dreams a chance. (you are preggars with possibilities- don’t abort your dreams before their you give them a chance to grow)
Start believing that you’re ready for the next step. (just step out and go for it..even if it’s a baby step)
Start entering new relationships for the right reasons.
Start giving new people you meet a chance.
Start learning from others and appreciating others gifts. (let go of pride + ego)
Start cheering for others victories.
Start looking for the silver lining in tough situations. (there’s a lesson in every circumstance)
Start forgiving yourself and others.
Start helping others and get your mind off yourself. ( this is the best natural anti-depressant)
Start listening to your inner voice. (it will always take care of you)
Start being attentive to your stress level and take short breaks.
Start noticing the beauty of small moments. (when you get a grin from a baby)
Start accepting things when they are less than perfect.
Start working toward your goals and dreams every single day.
Start being more open about how you feel. (remove the mask and keep it real)
Start taking full accountability for your own life. (stop the blame game)
Start actively nurturing your most important relationships.
Start investing your energy in the things you can control. (stop wasting time on things beyond your control)
Start focusing on the possibility of positive outcomes.
Start realizing your unique gifts + talents. (stop comparing yourself to others and what they can do)
Start noticing how wealthy you are RIGHT NOW. (you are so blessed)
Let’s all focus on one thing per day and regroup on May 31st to assess any changes, blocks or shifts that happened. So exciting!
Get ready for your light to shine brighter than ever!
I am BEYOND excited to start shooting webisodes again and thank you for hanging in there with me during this transition! I sense everything is going to a new level and I look forward to this next chapter with you all. Don’t hesitate to shareany topics you want to see! I love getting ideas and feedback.
Remember, I’m all about giving you the tips to help you look good on the outside as well as “inner beauty” tips to help you feel good on the inside ! True, genuine and lasting beauty requires the dual-approach. We can’t focus only on our outer appearance and neglect our spirit! Cheers to keeping it balanced and I have made it my mission to help you do so.
With tons of love, Tiff
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