BE FAB FRIDAY! It’s All About The F’s {New Webisode}

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HAPPY FRIDAY FASHIONISTAS! 

I know what you are all thinking…“It’s about time Tiff!”  All good things come to those who wait.. patiently! LOL.  Trust me, I have missed making videos as much as you have missed seeing them. BUT, it’s been for good reason! Not only has my husband (cameraman) been traveling and crazy busy working on his own amazing projects, I have been focused on becoming a long-distant surrogate mama to a remarkable young woman, plus I’ve been working more with private clients. It’s been an art to keeping it all running smoothly and not to get spread too thin. I’ve been taking my own advice and taking regular “me” time!  That being said, the hard work is paying off and my SOS webseries (my baby) has officially become a toddler and TURNED 3 this month! {{{HAPPY DANCE}}} 

I feel like rambling so bear with me…

I’ve been reminiscing about this journey and wanted to encourage any of you who have the dream of starting a business out of a passion. Perhaps you have a message and want to share your voice with the world on a blog, but you are afraid. PLEASE start today! Whatever your passion or message is.. someone in the world needs it and we are all here to help the world in some way or another. Trust me, I was shakin’ in my wedge sandals when I posted my first rinky dink blog. It was about my fave mascara, Voluminous by Loreal. I crack up when I think of it now because I had soooooo much more in my spirit to share than just makeup tips. I still have much more to share! Look how fast 3 years has gone by. Don’t wait another day. I made a business plan, wrote a mission statement and just DID IT! Have I wanted to quit? A million times. What fuels me is YOU…..and the many women all over the world who may need a simple style tip or something deeper that reconnects them to Spirit. All of it is extremely important to me. Have I made mistakes? Heck yea! Ya dust yourself off and keep on keepin’ on. What is inside you that needs to be birthed? Every day that goes by, think of all the people missing out on your gifts.

Ok, back to FASHION! In the latest webisode, I share a handful of styles I think we can all incorporate into our Fall wardrobe without breaking the budget. Check it out:

 

 

Here’s a list of the items in the webisode. For under $200, I added these fresh new items from places like H & M, Forever 21,  Nordstrom Rack, Marshall’s + TJ Maxx. All other items are from my closet:

  1. Faux Leather Peplum Top, Forever 21
  2. Emerald Green Skinny Jeans, H & M
  3. Grey Zip Up Sweatshirt w/ faux leather shoulders, TJ Maxx
  4. Grey Long Sleeve T-Shirt, Marshall’s
  5. Olive Green Sweater w/ cutout Shoulders, Forever 21
  6. Chic Camo Jacket, Forever 21
  7. Rich & Skinny Torn Jeans, Nordstrom Rack
  8. Black Embellished Jeans, H & M

Stay tuned for my Fave Fall Accessories webisode! 

Please Like, Share, Pin, Tweet and Comment.

 

Have A Fab Friday!

Love, Tiff

WALK YOUR TALK {Plus Sunday Affirmations + New Style Webisode}

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Happy Sunday!

I trust you are having a beautiful weekend and have devoted some time to nurturing yourself.   There’s a saying I keep hearing lately and decided to explore it further on today’s post and that is “WALK YOUR TALK”, which basically means one  should not be different in their action and words.  We can also call it INTEGRITY.   Integrity is a concept of consistency of values, actions, methods, measures, principles, expectations, and outcomes.  I have been blessed by several women recently who are helping me with an important situation.  Daily, they exhibit true integrity and their actions actually speak louder than their words.  HOW REFRESHING!  Let’s take a look at the opposite or antithesis of integrity= Hypocrisy, which is inconsistency in one’s value system.  Other words that come to mind are shifty, mediocre, lazy, untrustworthy, and unreliable.  Those are definitely NOT descriptions any of us want to be labeled with.  I think we all encounter those who fall just a bit below the level of integrity that they are capable of and it can be disappointing, right?!   It could be as simple as not calling when they say the will.  Following through and keeping your word rate very high in my book!  What is your level of integrity?  Are there ways you could come up higher?  I’m sure we all can fall short at times, especially when we put too much on our plates or when life just seems to be a battle. 

THIS WEEK I WILL…..

  1. Keep my word.
  2. Follow through and stop procrastinating.
  3. Take a good look at myself and acknowledge any mediocre behaviors.
  4. Say nothing at all if I have nothing good to say. Keep my mouth shut!
  5. Be a consistent + reliable friend.
  6. Set a good example to everyone in my life.
  7. Take pride in being a woman of integrity.
  8. Forgive myself when I fall short and do better next time.
  9. Stop putting too much on my plate!
  10. Come up higher.
  11. WALK MY TALK!

As always, I would love to hear your 2-cents on this topic!

NOW FOR SOME STYLE TIPS! 

Check out my new webisode on one of the hottest looks for Spring…..

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Have a Successful Week!

Love, Tiff

 

HELLO MARCH {New Style Webisode}

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Hey Lovelies,

One of the questions I have been asked the most lately is how to start incorporating some fun Spring items in your wardrobe while it’s still chilly outside.  Here’s 5 simple ways to make a smooth + stylish transition:

 

Here’s the beauty products I mentioned:

Spring_nailpolish{Bright Nail Polish}

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{Loreal LeGloss in Watermelon Crush}

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{Rimmel London Kate Moss Collection #17}

PF_mineral wear blush{Physicians Formula Mineral Wear Blush in Rose}

neutrogena_airbrushtan{Neutrogena Micro Mist Airbrush Self Tanner in DEEP}

Loreal_sublime{Loreal Sublime Bronze in DEEP- gives you instant color + a touch of shimmer}

milani_baked bronzer{Milani Baked Bronzer in Soleil #5}

 

To celebrate Spring and You, why not treat yourself to a fun new accessory, pair of shoes or at least a new lipgloss this weekend!  It’s funny how happy my new emerald scarf makes me feel.  A scarf is an easy and inexpensive way to spruce up your wardrobe!

Remember to shop your closet before you hit the stores.  There are several styles that are carrying over from the past few seasons.

Share, Like, Tweet + Comment.  I always love to hear from you!

Walk Tall,

Tiff

STEP OUT OF CLOSET HELL AND INTO YOUR OWN SANCTUARY

Hi Angelic Seekers of Beauty, Style + Inspiration!

How is your June going?  I hope it’s filled with long lazy days sipping ice tea (or a skinny rita) with your bare feet kicked up and the warm breeze on your face! Ahhhhh–writing that made me want to go get a big glass of ice tea!  Has anyone tried a few “must rock” items from the last webisode?  I recently hit a new TJ MAXX in the valley (woohoo- there aren’t many in the LA area) and they carry just about all 25 of the items I spoke about.  They have the best selection of floppy hats I’ve seen! Go get you one asap!  I took a day off a few days ago and rocked my floppy hat at the beach.  It protected my face great, but unfortunately, I was so exhausted I fell asleep on my tummy and burned by tush.  Take note!

{wish you were here}

You spoke, I listened!

The most common questions I have been receiving lately is regarding CLOSET ORGANIZATION!  It seems we all have an issue when we step into this sacred space.  For many, it sounds like you are entering the Twilight Zone or Purgatory!  This must STOP! When I started producing my videos and came up with the name Sanctuary of Style it was because all of my girlfriends would come over to borrow clothes and we would “play” dress up.  Remember those times when you and your friends would get dressed together for a fun night out?  You help each other create a killer outfit and everyone walks out of the closet feeling beautiful, confident and sassy.  Of course, we can’t have our girlfriends over every morning to help us get dressed, but we can certainly create that experience EVERY SINGLE DAY! I know you’re thinking– Yea right Tiff.  Trust me, it’s true!  With a bit of focus, effort and planning you can create your very own closet sanctuary.  In this new webisode, I give you (3) simple steps to get your mind set in the right direction…

I want to hear from you! Comment and give me your two-cents.  What specific questions do you have about your closet?  I will be producing a few more webisodes on your new-found heavenly space so stay tuned!  Make sure to check in on the Facebook Page regularly and leave comments.  We have lots of random giveaways for “commenters”.

Are you following on Pinterest & Twitter?  I’m creating some fun boards.

pinterest.com/sanctuarystyle

https://twitter.com/#!/SanctuaryStyle

{gotta love the Maxx. hats + scarves from $12.99 to 19.99}

Girls, remember to rock your imaginary tiara everyday because you are a QUEEN!

Much love, Tiff


Tiff’s 5 Style Rules (take it all with a grain of salt)

Hey Party People!

I hope you all had a lovely Valentine’s Day with more chocolate, hugs and kisses than you could handle!  Can you believe we’re half through February? Before long we’ll be tossing the sweaters for sundresses!  I’m ready for some highlights and a tan myself. 

As always I LOVE the feedback, comments and webisode ideas you are sending in.   Several of you seem ready for a CHANGE and asked for tips on how to put together key outfits.  In the latest webisode, I give you 5 Simple Style Rules that I have lived by forever!  There will be several webisodes to come with more detailed outfit ideas!

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! 

FOR MORE, WATCH WEBISODE…

 

Remember, we can all take a bit of style advice from French women and French designers! 

Quality over Quantity.  Less is More.  Style over Trends.

Audrey Hepburn is the epitome of STYLE!

(even though she’s not French, she always wore Givenchy)

Just a few days ago, we lost a very talented yet very tortured soul- WHITNEY HOUSTON.  I’m sure like many of you, I have fond memories of dancing and singing along to her videos especially “How Will I Know”.  She was so adorable and I want to simply remember her that way. Rest in peace WH and God be with your daughter.

Sharing the love, beauty, style + inspiration,

xoTiff

 

P.S.   We had the trip of a lifetime in Aspen!  Big shout out to my BFF, Heidi and her hubby for the amazing hospitality!  We tore up the slopes in style, of course:-)

Travel + Packing Tips for the Fashionista

Hey Snow Bunnies!

Anyone hit the slopes this season yet?  I’m heading to Aspen for a MUCH needed vacay with my hubs and my BFF and her hubs!  As I started the chaotic challenge to pack and get organized as to avoid being charged $100 in extra baggage fees- I decided last minute to record it all on the Flip camera.   HELP HELP!  I’m a chronic over-packer, but I’m working on it!   With everything in life, it’s a work-in-progress so I tried to share as many packing and travel tips as I could.  I’m sure there’s some things I left out!  Hope you get a few things out of this that will be useful!    Here goes…

WATCH WEBISODE:

 

One of my favorite packing tips (which I forgot to mention in the webisode) is using GALLON SIZE ZIPLOC BAGS for anything from packing extra toiletries, socks, underwear, shoes, etc.  I keep a box of them in my closet for emergencies!  (Ok, so it may look and sound a bit “WT” but they really are my little lifesavers)

Don’t forget- a wise investment to add to your wardrobe is an over-sized Louis Vuitton handbag or tote.  This is my fave travel purse because it’s so light before you put anything in it plus it’s super sturdy!

FUN GIVEAWAY!  Upload of photo on the SOS Facebook page of you looking cute on the slopes.  One winner will be chosen to receive a fun surprise!  Ends Sunday, Feb 5 (Superbowl Sunday).  Winner will be announced on Monday, the 6th!

Read this slowly and allow it to sink in…

“May today there be peace within. May you trust that you are exactly where you are meant to be. May you not forget the infinite possibilities that are born of faith in yourself and others. May you use the gifts that you have received, and pass on the love that has been given to you. May you be content with yourself just the way you are. Let this knowledge settle into your bones, and allow your soul the freedom to sing, dance, praise and love. It is there for each and every one of us.” -Unknown

NOW READ IT AGAIN!

Standing tall in our power together,

xoTiff

MAKE THE CAMERA YOUR BFF!

Ho Ho Ho SOS Supermodels!

Do you have a love/hate relationship with the camera? 

Do you cringe when a friend tags you in a photo on Facebook?

Well, all of that is about to change!

During this time of year there are photo op’s every time you turn around whether it’s around the tree with family or toasting at a party with your girlfriends- so I wanted to share with you a few simple tips for taking YOUR BEST PHOTOS!   I started modeling at 14 and have had PLENTY of years of practice in front of the camera and learned what to tweak to help you look your most flattering + confident!  Luckily, these days with the digital cameras we can see it immediately and do as many retakes as we want!  Cracks me up when my friends and I take photos together,  we all want to check out how we look right away!  Screw how your friends look- we look at ourselves in the photo! You know what I’m talking about:-)

WATCH WEBISODE:

Now the camera can be your new BFF!

This is the S-Curve pose that Christie Brinkley made famous!  I love that she wasn’t a toothpick.  Remember, swivel the hips and bring the shoulders back around.  This is by far, the most transforming photoposing tip!

REMINDER FOR MY CHRISTMAS GIVEAWAY:

I will be offering reasonable PRIVATE SKYPE CONSULTATION + COACHING SESSIONS next year so I am giving one SOS blog subscriber 30 minutes with me via skype!  To enter you must be a follower or subscriber of this blog and send me a personal email to asktiffanyhendra@gmail.com with a short + sweet note saying you would like to spend 30 minutes with me.

FUN IDEA:

I shared this on Facebook and it really made an impact on several gals!  “NEW YEAR…TIME FOR A NEW RED WALLET! As the new year approaches- take the time to cleanse + organize areas of your life that need it so you do not take “clutter” and blockage into 2012. One place to start- HOW DOES YOUR PURSE LOOK? Is it filled with old receipts, gum wrappers? Is is tattered? WHAT ABOUT YOUR WALLET? A great gift you can buy for yourself this season is a NEW RED WALLET: “A new wallet symbolizes being ready to accept new wealth + colors in the red family draw prosperity to you.”-Feng Shui expert, Carol Olmstead.  I just got this new Michael Kors- I’m ready for more prosperity in 2012! Go for it girls!

Had to share this awesome quote from my bestie LeeAnne Locken-  “You are not a size, you are not a weight, you are not a color, you are not an age, you are not a trophy, you are not a doll, you are a HUMAN and you are BEAUTIFUL!! Never let others define you…you define yourself”!  Isn’t that a great mantra to carry into the New Year!?

I love getting comments + feedback- so don’t hesitate to let me know what you want to see!

Wishing you all a fun, fabulous, festive week ahead + a Very Merry Christmas!  Hanukkah began today so if you are celebrating– I wish you a HAPPY HANUKKAH!

Remember it’s all about us being more fabulous together! 

Love, Tiff

5 Fabulous Fall Styles (plus a few extras)

Hello Beautiful!

WooHoo!  Get ready to SHOP YOUR CLOSET!  Most of the looks for Fall 2011 are repeats and carried over from last Fall.  There are a few stand out colors for this Fall- MUSTARD GOLD & PEACOCK TEAL-  that you can simply add with a blouse or scarf.   In this week’s webisode, Stylist & Image Consultant, Hannah Hilburn and I give your our Top 5 Faves for Fall.

WATCH WEBISODE:

A FEW EXTRAS:

Everyone looks stunning in TEAL.   Get a beautiful blouse or scarf for an instant REGAL look- feel like a QUEEN!

Now this color is a bit tricky- MUSTARD YELLOW.  It’s the hottest color this Fall, but unfortunately- it doesn’t suit everyones skintone!  Make sure it’s vivid- not pale and muted.  Pair it with brown, khaki, metallic bronze or wine colors.


REMINDERS:

Win a super cute outfit from OTOMIX ACTIVEWEAR valued at $120.  Click here for details.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  I know we have all been directly or indirectly effected by this disease.  Thoughts and prayers go out to our Mothers, Daughters, Sisters, Aunts, Girlfriends and Co-workers.  Please remember your routine self exams!  *********************************************************************

“DON’T PLAY SMALL! STAND UP! TAKE CHARGE! You are doing yourself & others a disservice by catering your actions towards how you THINK others will react. When you are simply being yourself you will ATTRACT everything that is in alignment with who YOU truly are. You will be shocked to see who drops away. Their absence will leave a space for NEW & AMAZING relationships to enter your life. Just be YOU & let everyone else do what they may. You will be rewarded for your COURAGE”. – Jackson Kiddard

Sharing the beauty, style + inspiration,

Tiff

My Fave Workout Clothes: OTOMIX ACTIVEWEAR

Hey My SOS Sisters!

How is your October going so far?   I love the change of season- even though we don’t get much of it here in Cali-  there is still a refreshing change in the air, chillier mornings, everyone’s watching football (except for me) and pumpkins are for sale at the grocery store.  BTW, don’t forget one of my fave facials on the planet is the Pumpkin Facial – so after the kids are finished carving pumpkins- take the left overs and add a little honey and lemon. Your skin will glow!  I promise.

NEW WEBISODE:

In the latest SOS webisode, I take you on my photoshoot for the amazing fitness wear company, OTOMIX– my all time fave workout clothes!   We had a blast on the shoot.  I got to work with so many dear friends including actress/model/mommy blogger- Camille Anderson  and Vio Meyners beautifying us with her makeup brilliance!  When I moved to LA, Otomix was the first casting my modeling agent sent me on a little over 10 years ago.  If you look through old catalogs, I have every hair color and hair length imaginable-SCARY!   My fave items in the line are the PANTS!  Seriously, I have a few pair that are about 5-8 years old and they look brand new.  You know how faded black yoga pants can start looking after a few months?  NOT THE OTOMIX PANTS!  They hold their shape and color- PLUS, if you have long legs and find it tough to find workout pants long enough- then you have to try their lycra pants!

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My friends at Otomix and I decided to give away one of my fave jumpsuits from the DAZZLE GROUP.  The fabric is so comfy and the pants make everyone’s bootie look so cute:-)

TO ENTER:
1. CLICK LIKE ON THE OTOMIX FB PAGE: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Otomix/85582136830
2. CLICK LIKE ON THE SOS FB PAGE: https://www.facebook.com/sanctuaryofstyle
3. WRITE ON BOTH- Yes, both pages: “I want to dazzle in Otomix”

GIVEAWAY ENDS OCTOBER 31, 9011 at 12:00 midnight PST

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Are you itching to shop now?

Go to http://otomix.com and have some fun!

Remember to check out all the lycra pants.  My go-to pant is the Rio Boot Pant!

Sharing the beauty, style + inspiration,

xoTiff

Hmmm, can a woman’s arms be too ripped?

Hey SOS Vixens!

As many of us are in the quest to reach our goal weight and optimal fitness- how far is too far?  Can a woman get too ripped? 

Hmmmm?

In this candid,  behind-the-scenes webisode, Plus Size Expert Marcy Guevara and Makeup Artist Vio Meyners chat about whether or not female TV Hosts should reveal their bare arms on camera. They bring up how ripped Kelly Ripa’s arms are and if that makes her unrelatable to viewers.

WHAT DO YOU THINK?  COMMENT BELOW!

Here’s my two cents: 

I actually love a sexy, toned, muscular arm on a woman!  Over the years, I have gone through phases where I wanted really rock hard arms then decided I like the way yoga kept my arms long and lean without the bulk.  I gain muscle really easy and have to be careful with weights.  At the end of the day, we all have to be able to look at ourselves in the mirror and like that chick staring back at us.  Whether you prefer a more soft, womanly appearance or a strong, muscular look-  DO WHAT MAKES YOU HAPPY!   But, remember keeping our arms toned now will help how we look when we’re older.  You know the old arm wave and the bra overhang is not so pretty!

DON’T FORGET!  If you are subscribed to this blog, post a pic of yourself rockin’ your fave leopard print on the SOS facebook page and enter to win one of my fave leopard accessories!  Could be a scarf, belt, clutch…don’t miss out!

Sharing the beauty, style + inspiration,

Tiff xo