Ingénue

Sweet Ingénue Characteristics: Youthful Beauty Sweet, gentle, soft, graceful, youthful, modest, shy, considerate, supportive, creative; usually well appreciated. Often compliant about following fashion. Katie Holmes Your Look: very feminine, but innocent vs. sexy Wardrobe: graceful, modest, simple, youthful Hair: soft, feminine, flowing Your Motto: Lighten up, girl; I’m fine! (Always choose light, girly, fine fabrics, … Continue reading Ingénue

The Secret to Confidence: Understanding Yourself

Every child wants to be loved. Little girls long to be seen and heard and to belong to something greater than themselves. We need to know we are valued. Boys do, too. They need adventure and challenge. They long to be strong and courageous and to be needed. Yet we all have image issues at … Continue reading The Secret to Confidence: Understanding Yourself

What is your Personal Presence?

Many factors have made me hyper-sensitive to family dynamics recently: My pastor has been preaching a series on relationships, I am preparing for a mother / daughter event, I am finishing up a child’s book about the six styles of children, and most significantly, cancer has invaded my strong, influential father and I am getting a lot … Continue reading What is your Personal Presence?

2 Wise Ways to Shop on a Budget

There are two well-known nuggets of wisdom that will help anyone stay on a budget when grocery shopping. They are also brilliant policies for anyone shopping for clothing: 1. Don’t shop hungry An empty belly makes the mind less focused. It is human nature to kick into survival mode when in any physical need. If you are … Continue reading 2 Wise Ways to Shop on a Budget

To Manicure or not to Manicure

The Beauty of Branding your Image is that when you know your style, you know your general guidelines for what to wear… even when it comes to nail polish. Colors trend and services change, but just as with your wardrobe or makeup, there are specifics you should always follow. Here are the general guidelines for … Continue reading To Manicure or not to Manicure

What to Wear for the Bold Beauty

The Gamine Beauty is a strong, witty, hardworking, witty woman who is driven by justice. She has an eye for detail and a passion for purpose. No grass grows under her feet. If there is work to be done, the Gamine girl will get it done. Or she will tell someone to do it. If … Continue reading What to Wear for the Bold Beauty

What to Wear for the Delicate Beauty

There’s something very attractive about the innocence of a child. Just being around a joyful little girl enjoying her playtime can lift the dreariest of attitudes and encouraged the depressed. That’s what it’s like to be around a Confident Ingénue. ingénue | ˌanjəˈno͞o, ˈänjəˌno͞o | noun an innocent or unsophisticated young woman, especially in a play … Continue reading What to Wear for the Delicate Beauty

What’s “In Style” for the New Year?

My only resolution this year is to blog more about what to wear (#What2Wear). While my greatest passion is helping women to understand their heart and find their confidence, I also feel it is very important to represent your heart accurately with your image so that other people can put their confidence in you. There’s … Continue reading What’s “In Style” for the New Year?

3 Reasons Your Style May Be a Combination Img.ID:

A little girl had  dream to become a gardener. She loved the many shapes, sizes and textures of flowers and wanted to grow them herself. It can’t be that difficult, she thought. “I will keep them in rich  soil, make sure they get lots of sun and water them every day.”  It didn’t take long … Continue reading 3 Reasons Your Style May Be a Combination Img.ID:

3 Reasons Image is a Bigger Issue for Some than it is for Others

After 33 years of helping women with Image Issues, I have come to the conclusion that there are the three reasons that the Beauty Battle is bigger for some than it is for others: Some people are raised in an environment that challenges their authentic style and confuses their ideology (like the Ugly Duckling we … Continue reading 3 Reasons Image is a Bigger Issue for Some than it is for Others