What comes to mind when you think of style? How do you define style? Perhaps a better question is, how do you define your style? Style encompasses the ‘how’ you do something. Style is not just how you dress or how you style your hair, but style is also how you walk, how you talk – your behaviors and mannerisms. And style all begins with how you think!
How you think about yourself and the world around you are fundamental in shaping your personal style. For example, an individual who loves animals and chooses to eat a vegan diet and abstain from wearing clothes manufactured from animal skins will have a different style than an individual whose priorities in life are not aligned in the same manner and therefore wears products made from animals. Neither is inherently right or wrong, just a personal choice that is reflected in their lifestyle and thus defines their style.
As you can see from the example above, thoughts are powerful in shaping your individual style. Are your thoughts positive or negative? These thoughts will lay the groundwork for all of your choices. Your choices eventually display themselves in how you dress, how you walk, how you talk and the activities and organizations you are involved in. Yes, these are all considered a part of your ‘style’ and your style is uniquely your own.
Additionally, style is expressed through body language, those nonverbal cues that subtly signal information to others more powerfully than words. Those subtle messages can communicate what is often referred to as ‘je ne sais pas’ which translated means “I don’t know.” However, when used to describe a person’s characteristics it means the quality of being or possessing something indescribable, as in “She has that certain je ne sais pas.” You may have also heard the phrase referred to as ‘IT’ – as in “She has the ‘IT’ factor.” This essence of style is not something than can be taught or bought. It is a state of being and is rooted in a person’s image of themselves – how they think about themselves and the world around them. This way of thinking permeates their every choice.
Your style is constantly communicating a message to the world about you. Style is the way of saying who you are without having to say a word.
What does your style communicate to others?
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You are on the journey to the crown. Congratulations!
Besides all the appearances, community service projects, keeping up your grades, searching for scholarships, maintaining a healthy lifestyle with proper nutrition and fitness, you have paperwork to fill out, in addition to going to class and perhaps work!
Your year of service to the organization that has crowned you as their Miss will go by fast and it is important to document your successes, lessons and anything else you may want to remember or share with others.
Whether your style of documentation life consists of creating a scrapbook, documenting in ‘Project Life’ style, video formats or some other system, it is important to tell the story once you have captured images from your life and journey to success.
Below you will find journal cards to use in your documentation. Simply print out, cut to use with or without the frame, journal the important information on the card and pair it with your documentation.
Feeling so very grateful for the men and women who have ever put on a military uniform!
Members of my family have served our country during war and peace time and it is not only because of their service but also the service and sacrifice of so many others that I enjoy the freedoms granted to me as a result.
In honor of Memorial Day, I have created these journal cards (3×4 and 4×6) to use in my scrapbook and am sharing them here with you to use as well.
Have a Happy Memorial Day and if you are a current or former member of our military, whether during war or peacetime, Thank for your service!
You are busy. You have goals. You need a way to organize your busy life and reach your goals. The Organized Miss was developed with you in mind.
To celebrate getting the site live and to motivate myself to keep working, I designed a free printable for you! I love gifts and sharing the planner stickers I make and use to help stay on task with my goals is one of the greatest gift I can give you.
I have been using planners in some form or another for years, but earlier this year I was introduced to the Happy Planner and took a big swan drive into pretty planning. Not only is it encouraging and motivating, it can be quite relaxing and therapeutic to design your day with colorful decorations.
This printable was designed for the Large Happy Planner, as it had been difficult for me to find many in that size. My struggle is your gain. Just click on the image below and save, print and cut!
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