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"A piece of clothing should be like a work of art." Rosita Missoni


Inspiration and creativity are the cornerstone of any great endeavor or idea. I learned in my youth that they are several ways to achieve a goal. If you want the Bogner ski jumpsuit then you need to work.  There wasn't any other path to getting what I wanted.  So I worked during high school making money for what I desired and for college. And, felt fulfilled in achieving my goals. Additionally, many believe that if you always follow the path prescribed then you will achieve the outcome you desire.  For instance, if I get good grades, follow the education system for college dotting all the i's and t's as demanded along the way, I will be very successful.  Is this true?  For many yes, yet others who follow a slightly different path can become extraordinary. Take Bill Gates, who didn't finish college but followed his passion instead.  We all know the outcome. Those that think "out of the box" or "go around the rock in the road" usually find achievement or completion of a goal.   In other words, don't let someone tell you can't do something.  And, don't rely on someone else to make your dreams come true.  You are in charge.

What else makes a person feel satisfied? The actual art of learning something new or working on a project for hours combined with the ability to play well with others and to communicate succinctly.  The Wall Street Journal recently stated that communication in business is the number one priority.  The ability to write well plus speaking is required and expected.  Writing doesn't mean short texts. You also must also be willing to things that do not pertain to a job description.  Why?  You cannot create, become or achieve without starting at the bottom.  What is worthwhile takes grit, creativity and gumption to know that your dream, your goal takes hard work and one plus one often means one hundred.  In other words, seek out your creative mind, think broadly, think critically from all angles and walk with a purpose.  Remember creative achievement can be derived by what you deem worthy such as a career, a hobby, a mom etc. And, while you are at it - have a little fun with apparel.  After all it is the sunshine season and this is your life and your adventure. 


Pretty in Polka Dots


Casual: Wear with a white tee-shirt and white sneakers.
Dress: Wear with a white blouse, belt and nude pumps.









7 For All Mankind Polka Dot High Waist Ankle Jeans



Vivacious in Vibrancy

Color is back in a big way this summery season.   A vivid hue brightens any day.  Aren't you ready to put away grey, blacks and browns?   So dull when the flowers are blooming, the sky is full blue, sun is shining and the world is in full blossom.  And, if it is raining where you live a little color goes along way to add glitter to your day.  







Jazz Up in Jersey

Feminine sleeve twist drenched in dazzling hues



Gibson x Living in Yellow Poppy Puff Shoulder Tee










 Color Me Up 

Finish with colorful hued jeans.







JEN7 by 7 For All Mankind Fray Hem Cropped Skinny 





JEN7 by 7 For All Mankind Fray Hem Cropped Skinny


The world is indeed your oyster.  You can be anything you want if you put your mind too it.  Sounds simple right? Of course, it isn't. After all, why do you want life to be easy?  Great feelings of accomplishment always come from your own efforts.  Hard work, persistence and imagination will put you on the road to success.  Don't wait to get started.  Put on your thinking cap, dream big and get to work.  And, while you are at your art desk of life add sparkle with a few color pieces, polka dots or anything that inspires you.  Life is an adventure. 


"The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly without fear for newer and richer experience." Eleanor Roosevelt



Until Next Time! 

Kim 



Forever Chic Style by Kim Hardwick

















Summer Hats




Cover Thy Face!


"The most beautiful face in the world?  It's your's" Estee Lauder









Sunshine, swim suits, shorts, capri's, strappy sandals and white tee shirts are indeed staples of summer fun.  Additionally, a flirty and fabulous hat or two is essential for beauty and protection.  It is important to protect your skin.   Now, I know we all love the sun and the feel of the glorious rays on our skin. We crave it and need it.   However, too long in the sun can have disastrous results that leave us looking like a lobster and overly baked.  More importantly, your skin becomes dry, wrinkled and splotchy.   We all know where this story goes.  Let's be protective and respectful of the sun and our bodies which we live in.   Here is my favorite brand of sun hats for the upcoming dog days of summer. 



Eric Javits 

High quality, excellent 95% UV/UVA sun protection, packable and naturally stylish. 


The Fedora - Hollywood






Broad Brim - Love Mine!


Eric Javits Daphne Broad Brim Fedora

The Classic 



Eric Javits Classic Squishee Packable Fedora - Several Colors





The Straw - The Classic









Eric Javits Corfu Packable Squishee Straw Hat




Eric Javits Cannes Squishee Straw Hat


The Fringe - Flatter Yourself






Eric Javits Fringed Squishee Packable Floppy Hat





So Audrey



Eric Javits Antiqua Squishee Tropical Sun Hat - Several Hues



The Sensational Swim - Nothing better than Swimming!




Eric Javits Squishee Champ Custom Fit Visor - Several Hues







Eric Javits Squishee Halo Hat - Circles Head



The Queen - Did you Say Venice? 

Perfect with the LBD - Little Black Dress


Eric Javits Gondolier Boater Hat 





There you have it!  The best hat brand on the market to protect thy self from the rays of sun.  Get ready to enjoy the spirit of the season.  Embrace happy times ahead with blue skies, sunshine, friends and family get together's.  Ah, tis a glorious season.  Don't forget to be kind.  In a world of upside pineapple cake, a little kindness either written and verbal goes along way to your fellow man.


"Sometimes it takes only one act of kindness and caring to change a person's life" Jackie Chan


Love,

Kim 



Forever Chic Style by Kim Hardwick