Style Tips for a Spring Wardrobe Tune-up!

Spring Wardrobe Tune-up

Your wardrobe needs you! We’re in the midst of a fashion season change. Get ready for the Spring season but also take care of the items you’ll be packing away. Here’s a to-do list for you to focus on this month.

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Innovate and Extend your Brand with Information Products

tt_beb_info_product_audio_series_01In this time of innovation, it has never been easier to create, promote and sell information products. An information product is just what it sounds like! Your awesome expertise recorded for the benefit of others in a format that can be downloaded or emailed.

•    Brand extension – your product extends your brand and adds credibility.
•    Expert Status – Clients are impressed with products.
•    More speaking engagements – Those with products get booked first.
•    Gives a taste of your expertise – may convert potential clients.
•    Passive income – You create the product once and sell it many times.
•    Excellent bonus for new clients or those signing up for your programs

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How Do You Sparkle?

GOLD BACKGROUND 42270637_sYou have thought about your personal brand, you have put it out into the universe, now have you considered how others think of you? What is the first impression people get when they meet you? What do you leave them thinking or feeling after your first encounter?  What do they think or feel when they have not yet met you, but have seen your Facebook page, LinkedIn profile, or your website?

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Style and a Smart Phone Go Hand in Hand

Marion G graphic Print 2Today’s phones are truly a smart way to save time. Here are seven innovative ways they also help keep you stylish.

1. Take pictures with your phone of the number or formula of your makeup essentials. Refer to the photos and pick up the exact shade of lipstick, foundation or nail polish you need.

2. Did you forget to bring that gift card again? Take a photo of the gift card SKU number right when you receive it. Most retailers will punch those numbers into the register if you lose the card, or will reissue it if you have the SKU number.

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Four Ways to Make Your Mess Your Message

There’s a misguided belief that in order to be experts in our chosen field, we have to know everything. We have to never have failed. We have to have it all together. We have to be perfect.


When I first started my PR business, Studio 4 PR, I often felt like a fraud because I was just starting out. A wise business coach once said to me, “You only have to know a little bit more than the people you’re serving.”

The perception that clients expect you to be perfect is so off-base. Because, if perfection is something worth striving for (and I don’t think there is such a thing), then how does one get to be perfect? By failing! Over and over again. Success is a journey, not a destination. Sure, it may happen faster for some than others, but there’s a lot of learning that takes place when we’re still a mess that your clients can benefit from.

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How to Wear Shoes This Season – Part 2

Because there is no simple “it” shoe this season that will make all your outfits look updated, this week let me introduce you to three more options and how to style them with clothes you may already have. In Part 1, I showcased how to wear Mary Janes, Ankle Booties, and Classic Pumps. This week, for Part 2, here are nine additional outfits that showcase three more shoe styles…Menswear-Inspired Oxfords, Sneakers and Tall Boots.

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How to Wear Shoes This Season

How to Wear Shoes This Season – Part 1 of a 2 part series         

Shoes and boots are going through a major makeover this season. There’s no simple “it” shoe that will make all your outfits look updated. In order to introduce you to options and how to style them with clothes you may already have, I’m providing you with a detailed shoe guide. In Part 1, here are nine outfits that showcase three different shoe styles. Check out Part 2 next week for more styles.

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What the Award Season Can Teach Us about Fashion

marion red carpetThe award season has started. All eyes will be on the stars watching for fashion hits and misses. Luckily most of us will never feel the pressure of walking the red carpet with millions of people watching. While we’re taking in the spectacles of music, TV, and movie award shows, here are some things we can learn from those red carpet warriors.

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3 Ways to Create Your Own Book FAST!

You may have already an written blog posts, eBooks or special reports and posted on these your website as a free thinkingopt-in offer. But many entrepreneurs find just getting started to be one of the greatest challenges they face once they set their minds on writing. The one thing you need to decide first is what your goal is. This is where it all begins.

The Basics

If your goal is to simply have a book to use on your website as a free gift to visitors for opting in to your newsletter or eZine, then this can easily be done in a just a couple of hours. It’s really unbelievable how easy it is to put together a 5-10 page basic eBook or special report to use for this purpose and it’s a great way to get your feet wet if you’re just launching a new business or just want to try your hand at writing.

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Beautify Your Closet

We visit our closets once, twice, maybe even three times a day to assemble outfits that will represent our best selves. Marian G Jan pic4Is your closet supporting those efforts or is it uninspiring and not reflecting your personality, lifestyle, or goals?

Closets are easy to neglect especially when no one sees them but you. Just because it remains hidden from view doesn’t mean it can’t be beautiful and inviting. Won’t getting dressed in the morning be that much more pleasant if it is? Create beauty with these five steps.


Begin decluttering your closet by first removing all dry cleaning plastic bags. Next get rid of all mismatched hangers. Settle on one hanger style that suits you and will look good in your pretty closet. The purpose of your closet is to hold your clothes so anything that doesn’t relate to getting dressed needs to find a different home. Your closet is not a place to store skis, old clothes, or holiday ornaments: out with the excess baggage!

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