We hate for things to come down to appearance, but on some level, your image will affect your ability to gain clientele. How you look needs to match what you do. A person selling construction materials would look silly showing up at a site in high heels and a business suit. By the same token, your best attire for a board room meeting with a CEO and his lender is unquestionably something from Joseph A. Banks. If you clean houses for a living and you pull up in a car that has moss growing on the grill and remnants of last week’s lunch in the back seat, you might be throwing up a red flag as to your competence. If you are an interior designer for high end business offices but when you meet with your client you’re wearing snagged polyester pants and a tube top, their confidence is going to wane. You don’t have to have a lot of clothes, but a well cut business suit and shoes that gleam will tell your investment clients that you spend your money wisely and tastefully and you will do the same with theirs. We live in the west so embrace it. A skirt and jacket from Pine Country Cowgirl Boutique, accessorized with one of their fabulous handbags will help you present your professional best without looking stuffy and never underestimate the power of a great hair cut. A cut that suits you and has a clean, unfussy look tells people you put your money where it counts, and you count more than anything else in your business.
So do you have your boots for the Rodeo yet? You know it’s this Saturday. Seriously girls! Get your feet in gear and get over to Pine Country Feed, where there are boots just right for your cowgirl feet. And while you’re at it, grab a hat for your adorable cowgirl head. Seriously!
We love having breakfast for dinner, so if you’re not doing the Leave it to Beaver thing of sitting around the breakfast table in your high heels and string of pearls each morning, these eggs are great with pancakes and sausage for an evening meal.
Whip one dozen eggs in a bowl with a whisk until all yokes are broken and the whites and yokes are combined. Add one fourth cup half and half, two teaspoons minced garlic, one teaspoon salt, two shakes of course ground black pepper and one cup of shredded cheddar cheese. Pour into a hot skillet of two tablespoons melted butter. Push the egg mixture around the pan with a spatula just until eggs are firm, (don’t overcook), sprinkle with diced fresh tomatoes before serving.
Eggs are a healthy source of protein, vitamin B12 and riboflavin, they are high in selenium which is an antioxidant AND they are low in calories. If you want to maintain the low calorie theme, skip the pancakes and sausage, and serve your eggs on a toasted, open face, whole grain English muffin with a side of sliced bananas, red grapes, and a chunks of cantaloupe. Enjoy!
I don’t know about you but…I remember my mom getting all dolled up to leave the house, even if it was just to go to the grocery store. She never drove without her driving gloves, she never wore anything but high heels in public, and she never left the house without her bright red lipstick that made her skin look porcelain white. Things have changed now and instead of high heels I sport cowboy boots, instead of red lipstick I wear shiny lip-gloss, and driving gloves, I’m not sure they even exist in Colorado anymore.
I’m not out to dress like my mother did, I’m more of a jeans and t-shirt kind of girl, however, she did have one thing right.
She never shorted herself when it came to looking like a movie star. She could have given Rosemary Clooney a run for her money any day of the week. She understood the value of the little details that make every woman feel like a knockout. The jewelry, the cute jackets, the perfect boots, the rock star jeans, and the “made for me” belt may seem silly to someone else but it’s far from it.
It’s okay to be glamorous, it’s not a waste of time, it’s not superficial, it’s a simple pleasure that makes us ladies feel like a million bucks and that is never too much to ask for!
- Cowboy boots: A certain swagger (economist.com)