Summer of Slow- Lessons Learned Weeks 2 & 3

The biggest lesson I have learned, so far,  in my Summer of Slow, so far, is ironically that “I’m not so good at slow.”

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Posted On July 11, 2018

Happy 10th Birthday, Chase Courtney Brown.

Chase Courtney Brown

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Posted On June 26, 2018



When I was pregnant with Ryder, I decided I wanted to cut my hair off into a pixie. My hair was half way down my back and it didn’t “fit” my personal style…at all. Most of the time it wound up in a ponytail, because I was never cool enough to master the top knot.

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Posted On June 20, 2018

Summer of Slow- Week 1

 I was in a meeting in early May, when my executive business coach asked me, “If you could have anything in the next 3 months, what would it be?” A thought crossed my mind and it was so unlike “me” that I was going to deny it or say another answer. He then proceeded to say, “not what you think you SHOULD do or NEED to do, but what do you WANT?” So in an effort to be honest with my feelings, I blurted out, “A break. I want a summer of SLOW.”

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Posted On June 15, 2018

A Numbers Game

Numbers. We love numbers. We love to follow them, let them tell us others and our own importance.

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Posted On May 30, 2018

The Basic Essentials of an Effortless Summer Capsule Wardrobe

Sometimes the thought of being limited to only the 12 items in your modern capsule collection is daunting. Most of us love choices. Options. Like a salad bar. Sometimes we're in the mood for ranch, and sometimes balsamic is where it's at. Does that mean that we still don't put lettuce, cucumbers, onions, and tomatoes as the base of your salad? No. Because the basics don't change. Just what we put on top does. 

With that in mind-- for our Summer Capsule collection, we decided to mix it up! (Pun intended!) We wanted to essentially give you four basic capsule wardrobe elements for summer- and show you how to mix them together and seperate with extra "toppings." 

If you've ever stood in front of your jam-packed closet and exclaimed "I have nothing to wear!", the capsule wardrobe is calling your name, sister. Simplify your choices to make getting ready a breeze. Here's the basic four pieces a great 2018 summer capsule wardrobe can be created around. 

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Posted On May 14, 2018

Stepping into the light.

A fog. A heavy fog that you can feel pressing on you. Have you ever felt that there was something keeping you from being what you know in every cell of your body that you’re destined to do? That bright, piercing desire to go from where you are to where you desperately want to be… and there’s just something in the way. Something big.  Something you can’t quite see through or around. But you can nearly feel whatever is waiting for you on the other side.

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Posted On May 11, 2018

Dancing Affirmations & Why I Remind Myself to Say I Love You.

She was pulling out all of these amazing dance moves, utterly confident in front of the camera, laughing and dancing. She kept saying, “Watch this move” and “I’m such a good dancer.” And as I watched her and she spoke I thought, “Yeah, you are! Amazing. So cool and poised.” When it was my turn, it often took me multiple times to get the “take” and I awkwardly pushed myself through, trusting in the editing process.

After we finished filming the video, I expressed my thanks and complimented her on her sureness. And she said to me, “Thank you. Did you hear all of the affirmations I was giving myself to get through?”

 Talk about an aha moment.


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Posted On May 01, 2018

Personal Strengths and where to find them.

This week at Cents of Style we have been taking the Clifton StrengthFinder’s test and learning about individual and company strengths. I have witnessed an interesting phenomenon as we have actively had conversations about the personal strengths the test revealed.

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Posted On April 03, 2018

What Is The Gift?

My one little word for 2018 is ALLOW. I’m working on allowing for the year and my life as it unfolds. I’m working on letting go of the resistance, remaining and being okay with where I am right in this very moment--which happens to be in my sweats, nursing a diet coke, in front of my computer on a Saturday afternoon.
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Posted On March 17, 2018