In 1978, I worked at a posh department store while attending the University of Houston. The Store had a strict dress code and its foremost decree was: ABSOLUTELY NO WHITE AFTER LABOR DAY. No one argued. It was simply status […]
Janna and I have given countless presentations to corporations, women’s groups, and other organizations. Often after speaking, Janna will remark, “I’ve worked with women for over 35 years. It’s impossible to tell them everything I know in one 30-minute presentation. […]
I can’t take credit for this week’s blog, ladies. My good friend, Janet, told me about a great way to sample lipstick colors before you buy–no need to go to the store. Try on lipsticks while sitting in front of your […]
I attended an event recently where I noticed a woman wearing such a striking shade of blue I had to compliment her on it. Her response: “It’s my POWER COLOR!” I began to wonder–what exactly is a power color? What […]
Your face is the communication center of your body. In QUINTESSENTIAL STYLE, we call the area from the top of your head to your shoulders “your personality pyramid.” It’s the easiest place to create a focal point for your signature style. […]
Dear Readers, I am away at a writer’s retreat this week, so I am reposting several of my most popular blogs, in case you missed them. Happy Reading! My all-time favorite blog seems to be this one on “How to […]
Of course it does, according to Patagonia, designer of outdoor clothing and gear for silent sports like hiking, climbing, surfing, skiing, snowboarding, fly fishing, and trail running. Not to be confused with fashion–style is a matter of choice. It’s […]
Mystery writer and friend, Nancy Jill Thames, recently sent me an article by William Piotrowski titled: 100 Ways to be Elegant (Without Depending on a Label). Jill and I both found it interesting that a man composed the list. I decided to see […]
It’s travel season, but your days of overpacking are OVER. Yes, Ladies, OVER! I am going to let you in on the secret to creating 30 stylish looks from 9 pieces of clothing. (And only two accessories.) All of which […]
Last week’s blog discussed the concept of dressing to create visual balance. The idea is to balance your proportions with the ‘eye,’ not the measuring tape. Because everyone has the ability to become a ‘visual shape shifter.’ This week I […]
Sharon White, co-author of Quintessential Style: Cultivate & Communicate Your Signature Look
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