Aaah . . . a new year. A clean slate. It’s the greatest gift ever. Lying before you:
365 days sparkling with promise
52 weeks of momentum for your dreams
12 months of sweet, sexy possibility
But instead of writing up a list of hard-to-keep resolutions, I have instead created an inspiring new mantra for 2014. (Drum roll, please.)
“This is the year of YOU – only sexier.”
In fact, I am dedicating this year’s blog to helping you achieve that very notion. I’ll reveal my best mojo-raising tips and sexy-savvy tricks PLUS offer up some fun, hands-on activities to shake things up a bit. You need only to decide that you’re game. Game to be the happiest, sexiest, most confident version of yourself – ever. Ready to roll?
I just have one question: What are you gonna wear?
Yup. You read me correctly. If you’re like me, what you wear and how you look totally dictates how you feel. If I’m wearing shlubby sweats I just plain feel shlubby. My friend told me about a major “aha” moment she had a few years back: She’d always worn these cute jeans with a T-shirt and one day decided to upscale them with a silky blouse, hot boots and a turquoise statement necklace. She remembers feeling transformed. “I knew I looked hot so my confidence shot through the roof. I walked into a party like I owned the joint.” I love this!
That’s why the first Mojo Mission of the year is a little wardrobe makeover. I’m not talking about a complete overhaul, but a thoughtful fine tuning. Are you with me? I want everything you reach for in your closet to be something that makes you feel good when you slip it on. Stuff that makes you shine not just on the outside but on the inside, as well.
Let’s do this together in four steps:
1) Assess and Prepare. I want you to stand before your closet and close your eyes. Just take a moment to envision your sexiest selves through the years. What have been your fashion hallmarks? Which of those looks still feel great when you think about who you are right now? Which looks should be kissed goodbye to remain fond (or not so fond!) memories?
2) Sort and Discard! Get three garbage bags. One for alterations, one for donations and the last for true garbage. Start trying things on to see how they make you feel and to gauge how they currently fit you. Is that over-sized shirt just something to cover up your perceived imperfections? Do not dream of telling yourself that you’ll start trying to look sexy 5 pounds from now. You have loads of assets that make you look great today. Accentuate them!
3) Restock! This is my personal fave. Explore magazines, surf the internet and do lots of people watching. Take notes. Take note, too, of what your wardrobe seems low on. Then, grab the girlfriend you think has the best style sense and hit the stores together. Even if you find just one or two new items that give you that sexy lift it was worth it.
4) Rock it! Enjoy how that silky dress feels on your skin. Notice how sexy your curves look in those slacks. Strut your stuff in those hot boots. Get your mojo running and wear your clothes with confidence. You will feel like you – only sexier.
With loads of love & affection,