When blogger Elaine Parisi spots something extraordinary, her response is: “Oh My Gosh!” Elaine says, “Life should be special–make it OMG worthy.” I started thinking about her statement and wondered what she meant–make life OMG worthy.
My take on Elaine’s advice is that life should embrace joy–every day. Joy that can come from the simplest pleasure–a redbird on the porch, a stunning sunset, a steaming cup of coffee, a trip to the farmer’s market with a friend.
But notice Elaine’s exhortation:”make it OMG worthy.” She doesn’t say wait for joy to come to you, she says “make it happen.”
Creating joy is a choice we make each day, to live in the moment, and live with full intention.
It was my joy to interview Elaine and find out more about her amazing life and her “quintessential” style.
Can you describe your personal style using 3-4 words: “Tailored, classic, simple elegance.”
How did you go about cultivating your own unique style? “My grandmother owned a specialty boutique for many years. She had great style and I was fortunate enough to learn from her. She was never afraid to tell you how something looked and what you could do to make it look better. A tuck here, a tuck there. Everyone should have a tailor that can make adjustments for a better fit.”
Elaine says, “Look to the experts. Quintessential Style is a great read for those seeking to up their game in the style department. I have half-a-dozen books that have helped me sharpen my style over the years.”
Who are your style role models:
What is your favorite must-have jewelry accessory? “I have always loved gold jewelry (even through the big silver craze). My gold hoops are a staple in my wardrobe, as are my gold bangles.”
How do you think style extends into other areas of our lives other than dressing? “I tend to decorate the same way that I dress. My decorating style is an extension of me: classic and eclectic. That’s also a good description of my wardrobe.”
How important is it to discover your personal style? “I firmly believe that we need to learn what flatters our own body type and personal coloring. I know the styles and colors that look best on me, and the way to wear clothing that creates an illusion.”
When I asked Elaine for some words of wisdom–some final takeaway–she writes:
“Less is more… a motto I should have adopted years ago.” –Elaine Parisi
So many thanks to Elaine for inspiring us all to make our own lives more OMG worthy!
Find more of Elaine’s lifestyle tips and sign up for her blog at OMG Lifestyle.com.