Personal Brand

  • How Your Work Wardrobe Affects Your Personal Brand

    First impressions are, and always will be, important. Especially when it comes to building your personal brand. Your work wardrobe is a direct representation of who you are, whether you want to believe it or not, it reflects how you run your business…..To an extent, anyway. Whether you work from home, work at an office, or you attend regular networking gatherings, your work wardrobe plays a role in the success of your encounters. Dress for success is true to its word. If you’re debating on whether or not you should wear your loafers to the next marketing meetup, check these signs of how your work wardrobe affects your personal brand. Determine Your Audience It would be hard to address all the individual niches out there. Each niche has its own set of rules that dictate what is and isn’t acceptable when it comes to work wardrobe. While the idea of… Read More

  • 5 Tips for Finding the Perfect Blazer

    I’ve always loved the way the perfect blazer can pull together an otherwise ho-hum outfit.  It can make a low-key casual outfit infinitely more stylish.  The perfect blazer is also a great piece to help you transition into fall, you can easily wear a favorite summer outfit and throw on a blazer to get wear out of it as you move into fall.  I got my first blazer in New York City, shortly after graduating from college, it was a fitted black corduroy blazer.   Now corduroy is a casual fabric, but in the right color it can look more formal.    I must mention that I am talking about a blazer and not a jacket that is part of a 2 piece suit, which can often be worn as a blazer.  I will often wear the jacket of a 2 piece suit without the suit skirt or pants, but I… Read More

  • The Importance of Creating a Compelling Personal Brand

    We all have a personal brand, whether you want to believe it or not.  Some of you may not know this but my background is in marketing and branding.  I am the co-founder and CEO of Online Profile Pros, where we daily help people create their personal brands for their dating, career and social life.  I have been asked numerous times to go into greater detail about personal branding and why it’s important for everyone.  I will also be introducing Personal Branding packages for a more in depth offering than the do-it-yourself offering at Online Profile Pros.  I still love talking about style, beauty and travel and I will continue to create blogs and videos on those topics, because that is my personal brand.  When I can, I will to relate those posts to the importance of your personal brand and bettering yourself. A great personal brand is the foundation of… Read More

  • Tips on Creating a Professional Wardrobe from a Capsule Wardrobe Expert

    My cousin will soon be graduating from college and is planning to work in a professional, corporate casual setting in New York City.  She asked my advice on creating a professional wardrobe, so asked for help from my blogger friend and capsule wardrobe expert, Shelbi Samuelson.   For those that aren’t familiar with a capsule wardrobe, according to Wikipedia: “A capsule wardrobe is a collection of a few essential items of clothing that don’t go out of fashion, such as skirts, trousers, and coats, which can then be augmented with seasonal pieces.”  Shelbi came up with a go-to list of starter pieces for a professional wardrobe. Tips on Creating a Professional Wardrobe: When making any professional transition in your life whether it’s graduating from college, going back to work after having a baby or getting a promotion, you should consider having these core pieces in your professional wardrobe. To get started,… Read More

  • Secrets to a Classic Wardrobe: Black Pumps

    I’m starting a new segment on my blog called “Secrets to a Classic Wardrobe”, where I will discuss staple, classic wardrobe pieces that you will have for years.  One major wardrobe classic are black pumps.  I got my first high-end pair of simple black pumps in 2007 and I still have them.  I’m wearing them here:     How do you keep your high-end items looking great for years?  Check out my How to Recondition a Leather Handbag for tips, these tips can be used for anything leather from shoes, belts and handbags.  Here are my tips for finding the right black pumps: Know your budget and stick to it.  If your budget is $150, find the best shoe you can for that price.  I would suggest going to online stores like The Outnet and Saks Off 5th.  There you can find higher end pieces at a reduced price.  Here are some… Read More