Monthly Archives: February 2012

What’s in this Spring?



Although we’ve been having some pretty nice Spring weather, unfortunately its still Winter…..BUT Spring is right around the corner! We’re getting a couple more minutes of daylight each day, the weather has been fabulous (considering I live in the midwest and its February!),  AND new Spring clothes are beginning to come out in the stores!! I haven’t started my Summer/Spring shopping yet but I will soon.

While reading magazines, seeing advertisements, looking at fashion shows and walking through the mall, I’ve noticed some new trends for the new season.

I know it may seem as though its too early to be talking about shopping for spring/summer clothes BUT in the “Fashion World” everything is in production no less that 6 months to a year before consumers see it. *confused face?* Meaning: The new clothes that you’ll buy for this summer were thought of, designed, and put into production a year ago; the clothes you’ll buy for Fall/Winter 2012 are already (more than likely) in production, and the designs for Spring/ Summer 2013 are probably being finalized right now (well not right now, right now but you know what I mean)! Anyway not that you cared to know any of that, I just though I’d let you in on a little “Fashion Fun Fact.”

So, here are some trendy styles, silhouettes and colors that many designers used for this Spring and they’ll probably find their way into your closets!

*Color Block and Stripes (clothes, shoes and accessories)

*Polka Dots

*Neon Colors, Yellow, Oranges and Tangerines

*Peplum shirts, skirts and dresses

*Floral print…even on footwear (of course, its the springy thing to wear)

*Midriffs (so get that tummy tight!!)

*Sequin bottoms (tops, shorts, skirts, pants, AND footwear)

*Retro styles (60s & 70s)

*Nautical/ Sailor look

*etc, etc.

There are more fashion trends for Spring/Summer 2012, but these are just the ones that many designers and some companies have been focusing on.

“Consumers look to spring for renewed energy, optimism and the promise of a brighter day,” said Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute®

Hope you all enjoyed… get to shopping!!!



***Outfit of the Day***

***Outfit of the Day***


  • Black Drawstring Tunic style blouse (worn with a black cami underneath)
  • Black Leggings
  • *Option 1 for shoes: Black pointed toe flats with bow (for a dressy look)
  • *Option 2 for shoes: Black riding boots (for a more casual look….really cute!)

*Fashion Tip: Outfit can be accessorized with long silver necklace, a nice watch, silver bangles, etc. (Black and silver always look good together)


  •  Black Drawstring Tunic Shirt: JCPenney from Nicole Miller’s line……Oh I got the       shirt on sale too
  • Black Leggings: Old Navy….bought them on sale as well!
  • Black Pointed toe flats: Express
  • Black Riding Boots: Shoe Carnival



  • Well when I wore this I wore the riding boots with a long silver heart necklace, and silver and black watch. I got several compliments when I wore it, very simple and chic!

Women Of Color In Public Relations

How to find, charm, and keep corporate sponsors


Corporate sponsors seem to be everywhere in today’s world. Take the Olympics, for example. Hard to imagine what the skating rink would look like without those ubiquitous banners touting fast-food restaurants and telephone companies. It’s not just the big events that draw sponsors, either. Small, local events—10K runs, award dinners, neighborhood festivals—usually have a slew of corporate logos in the accompanying literature.

Why is corporate sponsorship so prevalent? Quite simply, it makes money. Done correctly, it can make a lot of money and build important relationships. Done poorly, it can cost money and waste many people’s time.

I’ve put together a 9-step guide that offers tips on soliciting, acquiring and retaining corporate sponsors. It is by no means a “definitive” guide, but it is a good starting point. The guide was written with small- to mid-size events in mind, however most…

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