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When most people think of domestic violence they generally think of black eyes, concussions, broken arms and more. They think of a man and a woman physically fighting with the children crying. This falsehood tends to make all of us think that we don’t know anyone who is being abused, but we do. There is emotional abuse. Remember when our mother would tell us that “words hurt”. They do, and so many victims (usually women) are victims of a verbal and emotional domestic abuse, not physical abuse. Most victims think there is no one out there to help them, but there are a number of places that are available
Even as the victims seek assistance, they seek a way for a fulfilled life after leaving the abuser. They are looking for a ladder to help them climb out of a life that has left them with little or no job skills to support themselves and sometimes their children. They are looking for the The Laddder Alliance.
The Ladder Alliance provides women domestic violence victims or low-income women with employment skills that will enable them to be self-reliant, independent and to lead successful lives. They are enrolled in classes that are taught by professional educators and business people. Their classes cover computer, professional and life skills that include Excel, professional writing and customer service.
This program offers a full size clothing boutique with new and gently used professional clothing that are “purchased” by the students not with money, but earned professional rewards (being on time, assignments, etc.). There is also childcare assistance and even homework assistance for the children if needed.
The Ladder Alliance offers several programs. They offer basic computer skills training and professional office skills training. The cost for this is $20 or less covering all course material.
To find out more about any of the programs, the sites where classes are available and any other questions, call 817.834.2100 or go to Ladder Alliance. There are several volunteer opportunities available.
Remember “thisisyourbestyear”–climb your ladder to success, then extend a hand to help someone else.
Keep living, and you will keep learning. This is just a small addendum to my 5 tips for having a great vacation especially when you are away for more than 5 days.
Again it will depend on your accommodations. I don’t like bringing back luggage filled with dirty clothing. When staying at timeshares there are laundry facilities so there are no worries. But what if you are staying somewhere where there are no laundry facilities or you just don’t want to do laundry? Here is my suggestion.
- Throw Away Clothing! What am I talking about? You know that blouse, those pants, that skirt, dress and yes that underwear that has been sitting in the closet or drawer for some time. Wear it and throw it away. About once a year when I was wearing pantyhose on a daily basis I would go through the drawer they were in and throw away every pair that was open, and start again.
My new rule since having Lifestyle Consierge help me get my closets and drawers organized is when something new comes in, something old or not being used comes out. If you do the throw away clothing then you will have room in your luggage for all of the great new stuff, or at least you have started cleaning your closets and drawers. It’s a win-win situation.
Remember “thisyourbestyear” why spend it doing laundry after your great vacation?
NEIMAN MARCUS ANNOUNCES CAROLINA HERRERA AS RECIPIENT OF
THE NEIMAN MARCUS AWARD FOR DISTINGUISHED SERVICE IN THE FIELD OF FASHION
Neiman Marcus announces that world renowned fashion designer Carolina Herrera will receive the Neiman Marcus Award for Distinguished Service in the Field of Fashion on September 16, 2016 at the Crystal Charity Ten Best Dressed Fashion Show and Luncheon at their flagship store in located in downtown Dallas.
“We are delighted to present Carolina Herrera the Neiman Marcus Award for Distinguished Service in the Field of Fashion,” said Karen Katz, CEO of Neiman Marcus Group. “Few designers have accomplished this as gracefully as Mrs. Herrera.”
Past honorees of this award include HSH the Princess Grace of Monaco, Estée Lauder, Coco Chanel, Oscar de la Renta, Giorgio Armani, and Miuccia Prada. Stanley Marcus, the co-founder of Neiman Marcus won the Award in 1995. It was presented to him at a Neiman Marcus gala in Dallas celebrating his ninetieth birthday.
*Since 1952, the sole purpose of The Crystal Charity Ball has been to support children’s charities in Dallas County. Members of The Crystal Charity Ball Committee have raised more than $130 million for more than 140 worthy beneficiaries over the past 60 years
I love it when people say they are the same size they were way back when. At this stage of life I am probably about the same size I was before l had children. Even saying that the weight is distributed differently, you know not sitting like it use to unless of course you have visited your local cosmetic guru to have some work done, then it is probably sitting higher.
As we have become women of a certain age, we don’t want to look like our mothers and Lord forgive us surely not like our grandmothers when they were our age. Sadly though for most of us we can’t look the way our daughters and granddaughters look. Seriously Beyonce and her mom may be about the same size, but there is almost a 30 year age difference. One is Blue Ivy’s mom and the other is her grandmother.
Remember when you go shopping the sales lady is nice, but her job is to sell. She may tell you that you can pull something off, and you want to believe you can, but please look in the mirror. As we mature unless we are a dancer, have good genes or have always exercised and even then we may not avoid the inevitable–we sometimes just have to let some outfits go. Hey it may be time to try something new.
Remember “thisisyourbestyear”. Same size or not, check the mirror before you leave home.
Great designs to choose from, try on, sip champagne and have great girl talk. What could be better? The pop-up Sip and Shop was held at the Art7 Gallery with beautiful art work (TAC: Small Works) showcasing beautiful accessories, jewelry and clothing designed by talented designers Gia Rodriguez (Gia Rodriguez Designs) and Tendai Tawonezvi (NeoBantu).If you were unable to attend the event, you can shop them online at: http://www.giarodriguez.com and http://www.neobantu.com. Be sure to look for similar events in your area.
When you decide that you are going to let your new gray neighbors meet the rest of the neighborhood, you must take other things into consideration–jewelry, attitude, clothing fit and more. Gray hair does not make you look old, but if you have gray hair and the girls (breasts) are not sitting right, then you need to find your correct bra size.
I can remember when Oprah had a person who came on the show and measured her–even Oprah needed some help. So if Ms. O needs a little help, maybe we do to.
After a month of mammograms, sonograms and MRI’s I decided that the “girls” could use a new dress or two. What I did was to go to a store–Dillard’s to find a person to measure me correctly. You need someone who has the time to actually measure you, and talk with you about what you are looking far.
All women know that shoe size changes because our feet change. The maker of the shoes may make them differently. Maybe you gained and/or lost weight, that affects your shoe size. The maker of the shoes could be the problem. You can wear one size by one designer, but another size with another designer. That’s the way it is in bra sizing. You’ve changed, and so have the “girls”. Sizing can vary by brands and/or type as the picture below illustrates.
That’s what happens to the “girls”. You’ve had children, you gained and/or lost weight, you do weight training (which helps to keep the girls perky) and you are over the age of 35. Some people suggest you measure yourself at least once a year.
After you find the correct fit and make your purchase, it is important that you take care of your bras. Most women do not hand wash anything now. If you are washing bras along with everything else you need to put them in a lingerie bag and wash them on the delicate cycle. This will help the bra keep its shape. If you have a place to let them dry naturally that will help with the longevity of the bras.
I decided it was time to buy, and lo and behold, the bra lady as I like to call her was my former student. She measured, looked and remeasured. Then came back with a group of bras for me to try on. The very first one was not what she thought it should be. Even though it was the size she measured, she did not like the fit. She had me raise my arms up, then outward, she tugged on straps–then went outside and came back with a different size in the same bra.
After the initial sticker shock (I am a bargain shopper) I left Dillard’s with new Wacoal bras, to go along with my clean report from the mammograms, sonograms and the MRI’s.
Remember “thisisyourbestyear”. Don’t forget to have your girls checked out.
Bigger, better and bolder–that’s how Fashion X Dallas opened its fashion week. The show is being held at the Fashion Industry Gallery (F.I.G.) in the Arts District. All guest were given an opportunity to be photographed on the red carpet.
There was champagne and hors d’oeuvres in the VIP lounge where you could get up close and personal with the designers that were presenting. Each night will bring a different group of designers to meet and greet.
Fashion X Dallas featured up and coming designers the first night. The final night will feature winners and runner-ups from the hit television show Project Runway: Mychael Knight, Melissa Fleis, Laura Kathleen, Anthony Ryan Auld, Daniel Esquivel, Jeffrey Sebelia, Korto Momolu, and Michelle Lesniak. If you are a fan of the show, you will probably have a favorite.
The gallery provided an opportunity for some shopping with pop-up shops featuring everything from jewelry, clothing, accessories and more. Some of the designers showing their work were Laura Ginsburg Pierson, Mitchel Primrose, and Marcus Andrews among others.
Fashion X Dallas offers a wonderful, exciting evening. You can learn more about the event and still buy tickets at: http://fashionxdallas.com/
Remember “thisisyourbestyear”–why not do it with style?
While in a meeting a coworker stopped by to give me this wonderful gift. She gave me this beautiful Cromia Italian leather handbag.
I have been smiling all day!! Going back to work just got better! Take a look at http://www.cromia.biz/en to see this gorgeous line.
That’s my Texas A&M Commerce water bottle on the desk next to the purse. Go Lions!