While clicking around online, I came across this eye-catching picture of an stairway. Now this is a way to make an entrance!
As you can see, the monochromatic color scheme (the use of varying shades of the same color), can be stunning for both wardrobe and home decor.
Would you try this look in your home?
It's that time of year when students are heading back to school! As you know, more and more schools are now going to school uniforms, more so than when I was in school.
Admittedly, it can be a little easier when our children are in uniform those five days of the week. Let's just say that it makes school shopping for them a LITTLE easier! But what are some ways that we can help their individualized style to shine through-- without breaking the rules?
Here are some quick tips for helping your students with their "School Style":
First of all, be perfectly clear on what's allowed (colors, styles, etc.) and what is absolutely NOT... This is a very simple foundation to establishing their school wardrobe.
Next, it may help to understand, from your child, what styles they like and which ones they don't-- and why. Like us, they may feel better, and often perform better, when they are wearing what is most comfortable (and appropriate) for them. Whether you oblige or not is up to you, but at least you will know what their personal opinion is.
Finally, use the liberties that your child does have in the dress code to play up their style. For girls, that may mean searching for different types of coordinating head bands, socks, or tights. Boys may choose to establish their style by "prepping it up" with sweater vests or even bow ties, if allowed.
So brainstorm a little! Remember, school uniforms shouldn't always have to be BORING.
What have you done to help your children still be able to express themselves, even in school uniform?
Let's help each other out... Comment below!
Organize and Stress Less
I don't know about you, but when things around me in my everyday life are generally organized and clean, I feel less- stressed and a lot more relaxed. It seems as though I can even think a little clearer.
However, I recently heard that one misconception of doing a closet audit, is that you will be forced to throw everything away and start from stratch. (like on "What Not to Wear") Not true! Yes, it probably will involve parting with some things, but there is usually a lot that you can do with what is left. That is one of the reasons that they are left. They work for you and are versatile. So don't be afraid to get your closet audited. Trust me, at the end, you'll be so glad that you did.
Now if you're a self-starter and are determined to get organized, once and for all, there's help for you. I can walk you through four easy steps to organize that closet or any other room in your home. Read more here (www.practicalstyleandspaces.com/online-consulting-programs.html)
Begin the path toward a little more relaxation!
So do you notice a difference when the surroundings around you are calmer?
Are you calmer?
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