WHAT ARE YOU LOOKING AT? #MondayMotivation

 

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HOW DO YOU SEE YOURSELF TODAY?
HOW DO YOU ENVISION YOUR FUTURE SELF?
DO YOU EVEN HAVE THAT VISION?

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One of the 1st topics we tackle when I work with women -once they are ready to hire me and be more intentional about their growth- is to get clear on the vision for their life and the woman they want to become. When I hit rock bottom and started turning my life around, I took some time to craft a personal mission statement. This is a powerful exercise to help you to cut through the static, get your eyes off of what everyone else is doing and get focused on your purpose/mission/destiny.

As a woman thinketh, so is she. 

(Really pause for a moment and ponder that. Whatever and whoever you think you are… you will be. Check out this great video by Oprah!)

Nothing lights me up more that seeing a woman finally decide she’s sick + tired of shrinking back and is ready to be her most unapologetically fabulous self. She has  felt paralyzed as if her stilettos were stuck in cement and is finally fed up with marinating in her junk. There is nothing more powerful that a woman who has made up her damn mind!

Where are you looking today?

Stop trying to emulate (which is a fancy term for copy) someone else’s vision. I get it, it’s easy to become distracted in our world of perfectly photoshopped Instagram grids. Everyone else’s vision is smack in our face 24/7 and being shoved down our throat. You have the choice what you take a bite of and ingest. We can celebrate someone else’s vision and purpose instead of trying to copy them. You were given your own set of awesome, badass, unique gifts and so was that other gal. Get your own vision, put blinders on, cut the crap and go after it with all your gumption, all your gut, all your grit.

 

VISION: as the act or power of imagination; mode of seeing or conceiving (love that.. like being pregnant/expectant); unusual discernment or foresight.

FORESIGHT: the ability to predict or the action of predicting what will happen or be needed in the future.

 

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Oh, and remember to breathe and have fun for cryin’ out loud.

Enjoy this process and do what YOU love!

 

 

 

Big thanks to @sarahkatmitch for the fun pics! 

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SOS LIVE VIDEO: Tiff’s Favorite Fall Styles

 

Happy FriYAY!

You fabulous subbie sistas enjoyed last week’s LIVE YouTube video so I tried it again! This one is on the longer side because I actually try on the clothes. Several ladies commented that they would have loved seeing last week’s tops on the body. I’m a guinea pig and will try anything… well, almost! All that said, plan to watch when you have a moment to sit and grab a glass of wine or cup of tea. Join me in the sanctuary closet for some style inspo and some spirit inspo as I share my heart, as usual. I touch on what an impact StyleCon made on me and will get a post up next week with a recap of the empowering day.

 

 

 

What was your favorite look?
Thumbs up or down on these type of videos?
Next week I’m planning on a Fall accessories LIVE video.
Comment + share if you want me to keep them coming!

SOS Went LIVE On YouTube: FALL 2017 TOPS

 

Hello Loves!

Have you seen the LIVE videos YouTubers are doing? I thought I would try something new and give it a shot. This is a great way to continue giving you beauty + style tips from the Sanctuary without the tedious camera/lights set up and hours of editing. We will still continuing to do fun, produced videos– but, I plan to work a LIVE video into my schedule weekly as well.

This first LIVE video was on the fly and a bit all over the place, but it’s real and raw.  I’m loving everything this season and show you a few hot tops for Fall. I’m figuring out how to actually put on some of the outfits so you can see the fit. Perhaps wear a black tank or shell and try things on over it?

Let me know what you think! Everyone on YT commenting that they really enjoyed it.

What would you like to see next?

Want to see more videos like this?

Love to hear your feedback.

 

5 Fall Styles You Can Wear NOW!

Happy Last Weekend of August,

We are all so ready to put away the flip flops, maxi sundresses and shorts, but Mother Nature is not cooperating here in the South. All of the September mags are taunting us with rich colors, suedes and faux fur, but I’m sweating just thinking about putting on a shearling coat right now! The temps are still fluctuating in the 90’s here in Texas, but we can begin to incorporate a few of the hottest Fall styles into our wardrobe while still keeping comfy and cool.

Here is what I’m pulling out of my closet NOW:

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1) FRINGE HANDBAG:

Can I just tell you how happy I am that fringe is still holding strong? I’ve been wearing a fringe bag all of 2015 so if you haven’t tried the trend yet- this Fall is the time to do it! As the temps drop, rock a fringe jacket, but not at the same time as the bag. TIFF’S TIP: One fringe item at a time please! You don’t want to look like a bad country singer.

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2) 70’s SKIRT:

I’ve always loved the snap up 70’s skirt and had one years ago. Dang it, I wish I still had that skirt!  From a denim midi skirt to a suede mini, this is the IT skirt for Fall 2015. TIFF’S TIP: Add a modern blouse or blazer (instead of doing head-to-toe 70’s) to keep from looking like you just walked out of a thrift store. 

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3) AMPLIFIED WHITE BLOUSE: 

The white blouse is a wardrobe staple and I better find a great one if each of your closets! Ya hear. But, this Fall it’s all about the romantic girlie vibe when it comes to any type of blouse especially a white blouse. Try one with ruffles, statement sleeves, embroidery or oversized collars. I love this frilly one from Zara! TIFF’S TIP: Go for more modern frill instead of oversized ruffles to keep from looking like Capt Jack Sparrow. 

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4) SUEDE BOOTIE:

You know I am obsessed with booties! I am also obsessed with suede so I am stoked for it to explode this Fall on everything from boots, booties, handbags, skirts and jackets. To keep your legs cool while it’s still warm out, grab a fab pair of suede booties then switch to knee high or over-the-knee when it gets cold.  TIFF’S TIP: Don’t forget to spray your new suede items with a suede protector. I have forgotten this in the past and ruined some amazing suede shoes! BooHoo. 

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5) FLARES:

This is my absolute favorite pant this year. Flared jeans and slacks lengthen the leg and allow your calves to breathe. My favorites are by J. Brand because the denim holds you in like spanx and are so flattering. (I get compliments every single time I wear mine!) TIFF’S TIP: I cannot stress enough the importance of the length when you wear flares. If they are too short..well, JUST DON’T DO IT! This cheapens the look and will actually shorten your legs. 

Remember to shop your closet before making unnecessary purchases. Which of the 5 will you start wearing NOW?

I’ll be back with a longer list of my Fall favorites via video! I’ve been doing my “research” and have comprised a great list.

Blessings for a Spectacular September!

Take some time to set your intentions for the month and take it a step further and visualize how you want the remainder of 2015 to play out. Staying stylish is important to feel confident and put your best image out into the world, but you MUST start with your spirit first. Our outer world reflects our inner world! 

SET YOURSELF UP FOR SUCCESS, SISTA!

Love, Tiff

4 Ways To Keep Up Your Look As A New Mom by Guest Blogger Allison Taylor-Moseley

Style is a frame of mind. It’s expressing who you are at a particular time in your life. Ask yourself, “Where am I in my life and does my personal style fit my current lifestyle?” I’m an Austin based jewelry designer, wardrobe stylist, and new mom to a 4 month old baby girl. I basically live in jeans, tees, and my favorite wedges these days. My “getting ready” routine has really changed! So, I’ve rounded up the 4 ways I keep up my look as a new mom…  

  1. Have at least 1 fabulous pair of jeans that fit you like a rock star (and make you feel like one). Even if you wear them everyday, you know you’ll look good! They’re durable, easily cleaned, and you don’t have to shave your legs as often! Plus, you can dress them up or down. Wear them casually with tees, tanks, and flats, or dress them up with blouses, blazers, and heels. I have 3 pairs in high rotation: a pair of cropped colored denim, straight leg dark denim, and a flared light blue. Don’t buy duplicates; you gotta mix it up!
  2. Build a wardrobe with a foundation of essentials and stick to a color scheme. This allows you to easily mix & match your pieces to make a variety of outfits. Getting dressed will be easier and you’ll avoid the dreaded, “I have nothing to wear” syndrome when you have the basics. Don’t be tempted by too many trendy items, which are hard to style. A great color scheme is blues, greens, and reds (pick shades that work for your skin tone).
  3. Buy stylish statement shoes, even if they are flats, sneakers, or low heels. Shoes are a quick & easy way to add a stylish touch to the most basic outfit. It could be a fire engine red patent leather flats, animal print wedges, a bold pair of oxfords, brightly colored sneakers, or a gorgeous pair of low-heeled pumps. Let your shoes make a statement!
  4. #1 MOST IMPORTANT TIP: Don’t give up on yourself; do your hair & make-up! I find that when hair and make-up are done, everything just looks more “put together”. Even when I haven’t showered or I’m feeling down on my looks, if my hair and make-up are done, I’ll feel great!   So, here are my tips:
    1. For hair, learn to create a quick up-do that works for you. For example, learn to braid it, curl it, pin it back, or tie it in a bun in 10 minutes or less. Find a creative way to use a scarf or hat on bad hair days. For me, I curl my hair 2 or 3 times a week. Instead of washing, drying, and curling it every day, I’ll use a shower cap and just refresh the curls with a little spray wax the next day.
    2. For make up, get yourself a 5-minute make-up routine. Mine is: Foundation, concealer under eyes, blush, 1 eye shadow, powder, mascara, gloss.
    3. Bathe at night. I save a lot of time by bathing at night. In the morning, all I have to do is hair & make up! I also find it very relaxing and nurturing to my soul to bathe at night. It’s like I’m washing away everything that happened that day and getting into bed with a fresh start.

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Above, is an example of one of my favorite “mom” outfits: Fabulous Denim (Black Orchid), Colorful shoes (Nike), a graphic tee (Zara). For more outfit inspiration, visit my instagram. And, let me know if you have any questions!

XOXO Allison

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Allison Taylor-Moseley is a personal stylist, jewelry designer and new mom living in sunny Austin, Texas. Her jewelry collection is made with precious metals & colorful gemstones with the goal to make style as effortless as possible. The pieces make great wardrobe staples and are designed to be layered with each other, worn alone, or paired with other styles of jewelry to suit your personal style.

SOS is excited to be giving away a unique Taylor-Moseley design in the popular Stocking Stuffer Giveaway this Dec!  

Browse the collection NOW! 

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Stay Cool & Chic in the Office {New Style Webisode}

Hey Fellow Fashionistas!

Many of you have been asking for new style videos and today is the day! Thanks for being patient. I must admit- I thought I was all tapped out with style tips and started getting burnt out on it all. My right hand is in pain for a week after editing a video and I was starting to lose creativity. I realize I have to put in the grunt work and won’t have to edit everything forever. I don’t know how full-time computer graphic artists do it. Just keepin’ it real. I have so much more inside me to share than just shopping & style tips and many of you have expressed how much the motivational candid vlogs inspire you. That makes me so happy. But, I realized this is par for the course when you’re on your path & purpose. We have to take a breather and a step back in order to regain clarity of purpose, rekindle the flame and gather energy for the next part of the journey.

There have been many times since I started SOS that I wanted to quit. I cried to my hubby a few weeks ago because I felt like I was in limbo and being stretched to my limits. I wondered what was to come next. I had just passed on a publishing deal for my book and that broke my heart. It just wasn’t a ‘fit’ for me and my mission. I actually got mad at God. WHAT DO YOU WANT ME TO DO? I prayed…. and yelled a bit. Then, like always, I’m given peace and perspective. I thought of all the women who have written me saying how the blog & videos helped them transform and feel more confident. That is what motivates me to keep on keepin’ on!  SOS isn’t for me, it’s for you.

The TD Jakes quote came to mind, “Whenever God pulls back a bow, the arrow is going to go further than it’s ever gone before.”  I share this with you all because I know there are many of you who are feeling stretched right now. Summer is nearly over and the kids are going back to school. Schedules are changing and you are the one who has to keep it all going smoothly. The world is so fragile and we’re getting horrible news daily. Don’t allow the stretching or the shaky feelings to derail you from your purpose. Do not give up. Take a beat. A time out. Then get ready to go farther than you ever have before. WooHoo! 

Ok- enough of that. Ready for the new video complete with a brand spankin’ new intro!?  I’m so excited for the new look and vibe. I have to thank my hubby for supporting me and pushing me to take things to the next level. He cares about all of you sistas as much as I do! I read him the messages you all send me and it inspires & touches him to keep helping me.

Just as we need a ‘makeover’ from time to time- so does SOS. Hope you like it…

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H&M Black Sleevless Shirt

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Forever 21 Harem Pant

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Target Bomber Jacket (on sale now!)

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Sheath Dress with Peplum

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Stay tuned for more Fall webisodes coming soon! 

I want to hear any video ideas and topics you have. 

Strut It Sistas,

Xo Tiff

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P.S. Don’t forget the ReJuve MD giveaway ends this Friday the 15th. 

Win the serum & eye serum I mentioned in the new video! $264 VALUE!

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TO ENTER: 
1. Follow ReJuveMD on Twitter @ ReJuveMD 
2. Follow Tiff on Twitter @ TiffanyHendra 
3. Tweet “Rejuvenate my skin” with the hashtag #RejuveMD
4. Tag both RejuveMD & Tiffany on the tweet! 

If you don’t want to wait to find out if you won- ReJuve MD has set up a special discount for SOS’ers

15% OFF one product: promo code at checkout SOS15
20% OFF for both products: SOS20 

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GOTTA ROCK THESE 25 {Video Replay}

Hello Sassafrass!

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From the BBQ, beach, pool party or vacay, you will be set for Summer with these 25 items! Although the video is a repeat from last year, the items are all still super hot and here’s a list of more current styles I’m loving: 

  1. Panama Hat from  J. CREW
  2. Bendable Floppy Hat by SAN DIEGO HAT CO
  3. Lightweight Scarf. Love this one at NORDSTROM
  4. Dangle Earrings. Great selection at TARGET
  5. Chunky Colorful Beaded Necklace. Great selection at TARGET
  6. Bangles. TORY BURCH has great styles.
  7. Crochet Pieces like this beautiful DVF dress.
  8. Flowy Tanks. Love this tribal print tank from NORDSTROM. 
  9. Denim Chambray Shirt. This one by J. CREW is perfection.
  10. Maxi Skirt. ANTHROPOLOGIE has beautiful styles.
  11. Nautical Striped Tube or Tank from H&M
  12. Caftan or Tunic Swimsuit Cover Up. Great styles at NORDSTROM.
  13. Solid Color Swimsuit like this one from J. CREW
  14. Romper. Cute style from MICHAEL KORS
  15. Maxi Sundress. Lots of cute ones at FOREVER 21
  16. Bold Floral Prints. Super cute dress by ASOS 
  17. Capri Cargo Pant. Great style at MACY’S 
  18. White Jeans. Love mine from H&M
  19. Flowy Linen Pant. Chic Palazzo styles at ZARA
  20. Wristlet. Love the little Gucci styles at NEIMAN MARCUS
  21. Tribal Print Bag. Love the backpack styles at TARGET 
  22. Brown Leather Belt. Great election at NORDSTROM
  23. Nude Patent Wedge. These by JIMMY CHOO are gorgeous & timeless.
  24. High Heel Flip Flops. ALDO has the best selection.
  25. Sunglasses. Love my new aviators from DVF.

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If you live in the DFW area, make sure to get your beautiful bronze UV-free tan at SkinSpaMED. 3 Mystic Tan sessions for ONLY $30. Make sure to check out their laser hair removal services to stay bikini ready all summer! 

The 2 winners of the Summer Kickoff Giveaway will be announced Friday Evening, June 6th. You still have time to enter! Details HERE.

STRUT IT ALL SUMMER SISTAS!

Love, Tiff