What a crazy, busy month - and it's barely halfway done.

On Friday, March 8th I hosted a table of good friends and clients at the annual Dress for Success "A Vegas Night in Black and White" at the Hyatt Regency Coconut
Point. With me were Connie Sims, Diane Ellis, Kelly Cleaver, Lynn Johnson, Nancy DeBoer, Stacy Gordon, Sue Case, Terry Frith and Wendy Camacho. I'm proud to say my table donated over $1,000 to Dress for Success! Thanks ladies!
Having crazy fun!
Also keeping me busy is moving my studio space. As of April 1st I will be located inside the IntegraLife Spa which is next door to my current space. I have been a client of the spa for a dozen years getting all my facials, waxings, massages, etc. from their talented staff. It makes sense for us to join forces.

I will no longer be selling the wraps, scarves and jewelry I currently have so I have priced all those pieces at 60% off. This provides an opportunity for you to come shop with me before the end of the month and get some great goods at an even greater price. I will continue to carry my skin care and cosmetic products and I will continue with the Judy P line of tops.

I won't be able to hold the last workshop on March 25th because I will be in the middle of painting and moving. I apologize for any inconvenience.

I hope you are enjoying our beautiful weather; enjoy now before the humidity sets in. And send good vibes for no humidity at all until after May 4th! My daughter is getting married on Sanibel Island May 4th and we want sunshine and a cool breeze.

Come see me before the end of the month and take advantage of my sale. And after April 1st, come see me in my new place - same building, same floor, new door.

Since I can't hold the "Six Easy Steps to SW Florida Style" workshop this month, I'm providing the information here.

To have a wardrobe that provides maximum workability and to ensure you have the key items necessary to take you through any and all occasions, make sure you have these six items ready and available in your wardrobe.

A classic white shirt (or blouse)
The shirt should be pure white, soft white or ivory depending on your color palette. The shirt should be simply tailored, with long sleeves and a collar, and of the best fabric you can afford. If you can do it, have two of these shirts, one in a cotton/poly blend and one in a silk blend (for dressier occasions). Wear this shirt with jeans or any pair of pants, or a skirt. Add some shine and sparkle with jewelry and a fab pair of shoes for a dressier occasion, or add earrings only and a pair of flats or sandals for a more casual occasion.

A pair of dark denim jeans
You need a pair of jeans in the darkest wash you can find, with a straight or just slightly flared leg, and with very little detailing. (Grommets and top stitching make the jeans more casual and therefore, they don't work as well for dressier occasions.) Wear these jeans with a beautiful silky blouse, some fab jewelry and a great pair of heels and you can go almost anywhere in SW Florida. Pair the jeans with the white shirt or any tank top and a pair of sandals and you are ready for a more casual day.

A pair (or two) of neutral pants
Your best neutral color will always be the color that most closely approximates your hair color. Dark brunettes will do well in black, dark navy or charcoal. Gray haired ladies should go for a shade of gray (or navy). Red heads need to look to the golden, warm browns. Blondes will want either camel or taupe depending on whether they are warm blondes or cool blondes.
The pants should fit perfectly and have a straight leg with few details. The simpler the design, the more versatile the garment is. Wear these pants with the white shirt or any blouse in one of your best accent colors. Wear these pants out to lunch, out to dinner, to the theater or to a friend's house.

A Jacket
Choose any well-tailored jacket, or blazer, in one of your favorite neutral colors. Make sure the jacket fits you well and is the right length for your proportions. Wear the jacket over the white shirt with jeans or pants (or a skirt) or pair it with a tank top in one of your favorite accent colors.

3-4 Tank Tops
Choose your favorite accent colors and have several tank tops or "shells" in those colors ready and available at all times. This provides a flattering color up close to your face and any of your accent colors will coordinate with any of your neutral pants and/or the dark denim jeans.

A Fabulous Handbag
The handbag has become the "it" accessory. Yours should be proportionate to your scale and in any color of your palette. We no longer use only neutral colors for our handbags; although a neutral handbag such as black or brown or taupe is always a good choice. Today, some of the best handbags are red or yellow or green or purple. Your handbag doesn't need to match anything else you are wearing. But it should be consistent with your body type and your scale. Have fun and enjoy picking out a new handbag for this Spring/Summer season.
Image Presentations Available

Do you belong to an organization, club or social group that meets regularly to listen/learn from guest speakers?
Call me to book an Image Matters presentation for your group. The presentations are always informative, entertaining and just plain fun! 
The most requested topic is "Look Good and Feel Great . . . with Color!" Many other image-related topics are available, such as 
"SW Florida Style", "Fashionality" and "Accessorizing with Ease." 

All presentations are tailored to fit the needs/goals of the group.  You could be the one to introduce Image Matters to your group - and be a STAR!

Call me at 239-454-0044 to discuss.