If you’re getting started with meditation and you have no clue if you are doing it right, WHO CARES? Be wrong. Be bad at meditation and right then, you’ll get good at it. It’s the Buddhist gift of it all. I promise.
When I started meditating, I spent 90% of the meditation wondering if I was doing it right. Did it need to absolutely silent? Am I sitting right? Why’s it so uncomfortable? I read a ton of books, took classes, and literally tried to get an A in meditation. What actually worked though, was my willingness to be wrong and to continue to show up for it every day.
Every morning, I spent 10 minutes tripping out that I couldn’t meditate. About 6 months into it, I decided WHO CARES?! I WILL lay down on my back and call it meditation. I WILL meditate while the trash is being collected even though it’s insanely loud. I WILL put crystals on my forehead when I meditate. Once I “broke the rules,” meditation became my own.
Maybe you’ve been wondering what you can do while in quarantine to help others. Maybe you’ve been really considering (better put, procrastinating) reorganizing your closet for a couple of years.
And the truth is if you don’t do it now while home 24/7, you’ll probably NEVER, EVER GET TO IT.
I sometimes need moral support as I start to dive into a task I’ve been putting off, so I’m starting with a closet edit. Here’s what’ll happen in the edit:
BREE JACOBY is going to tell me what to get rid of and what to keep.
(Score, I can’t make those sorts of decisions right now).
BREE JACOBY is going to give me tips on how to wear what I already have.
(Yes, I will be shopping inside my own closet exclusively for a bit here).
BREE JACOBY is also going to come up with a style vision for me.
What I’m most excited about though is that I’ll end the call with a few bags of clothes to donate. Above finishing something I’ve been meaning to do FOREVER, this is one way that I can give back with what I have right now. It’s one thing that I can do while I’m doing nothing.
We think its so important that you feel like you have a closet thats functional only filled with with things you love! You know the saying, less is more? We believe it to be true! When you have a closet of clothes that aren’t in color order or an overwhelming amount of clothes that are all similar, it leaves you feeling unsatisfied. Then, you think this to yourself, “I have nothing to wear!” To avoid the dreaded feeling, what we suggest is to buy things that make sense together (outfits) and to do a closet edit once a year.
Get some bags out for your donation pile and go ham. Here is how:
Bree Jacoby’s Rec’s
1. Keep the colors in your closet together. Sometimes we get asked if it matters long sleeves with short sleeves long dresses with short dresses? My opinion on that is it looks a lot cleaner keeping colors together vs style of the items. Keep sections in your closet organized by type ex: Jeans, Tops, Jackets all together. Then, organize it by color within those sections. Voila! You are off to a great start.
2. If you haven’t worn an item in over a year or two, ask yourself why. Is it the style? Is it the fit? Can it be tailored? If your answer is, I do not know how to wear it, Pinterest is a great option for ideas on how to pair that specific item with something. You can get some ideas from our page. If it doesn’t fit because it’s too big, then maybe it needs to be tailored with our friends of Hemster .
3. When you can’t tailor the item and it’s outdated, not in style and it just is down right not flattering, I say take a hard PASS on it! We call that a donate item!
4. Wishlist items should be last on your list. When you now have edited what doesn’t work for you, its super clear to see what you need (insert: sigh of relief!) Make a wishlist for yourself of the things you now need. We have a whole way of edited, so email us should you need anything!
What does a nude stiletto and a navy suit have in common? They are classic, timeless and always come in handy! I find classic pieces to be essential and always my go-to’s for everyday wear. These are the pieces I can constantly count on to never let me down and always make sure I look put together.
I like to add my own personality to my style and find my own distinct and comfortable way of dressing. When I am styling our clients and members or even teaching my styling team, I always make sure they understand the importance of basic, classic and timeless pieces. Asking yourself, does my “blank” go with my “blank.” Classics just never let down and always make every occasion work. Creating your own personal style needs to be unique to you and make you feel confident. We all know the feeling in us when we love that outfit we are wearing. Confidence is an energy. People can feel that when you walk in a room. Confidence all starts with what you wear and how you feel about yourself.
One thing we get asked a lot is, what are the top 5 things every wardrobe needs for both men and women. When we are working with clients, most of the time they are people starting over and looking to rebuild their wardrobes. Regardless of where you’re at with your wardrobe there are clothes I suggest you own in your closet if you don’t already. Here is the breakdown for men and for women.
Tailoring fitting clothes – most important!
1. Custom Tailored Navy Suit
2. Custom White Button Up
3. Custom Navy Sportcoat
4. Dark Fitted Jeans
5. White cool, causal sneakers
1. Black Leather Jacket
2. Black Fitted Jeans
3. Nude Stiletto
4. Cocktail Dress (any color but black is a must!)