I’m Decluttering My Life To Make Room For My Blessings!

Are you ready for your miracle?

…. I think I opened one of the best emails I have ever received this year! I subscribed to Baucemag.com to get some more #girlboss inspiration and although most of their posts are geared at people in the U.S…. Well, this one hit home!
Apart from being a Fashion Stylist – I am human! I experience all the things a girl experiences while trying to juggle the stress of being Self – Employed!
Family, friendships, broken hearts, health – you name it!
So here is something for you to digest.. I still am!

How cluttered is your space right now?

Like literally at this instant? Do you have weeks old laundry that’s due for a cleaning? Have you unpacked your luggage from your last trip yet? We all get a little reckless about “keeping neat” sometimes and we get it. Clothes gets shrugged off after a long day at work and shoes are tossed on the floor after stumbling in late at 3 AM. But did you know that all that physical clutter might be blocking you from something? That you might not be receiving the blessings you deserve because there’s just too much junk in your life
 
You see all that drama you have with your “frenemy”, the stress that you’re getting from work, the quips from your parents — they are all weighing you down. And when you’re weighed down, it’s hard to see what’s in front of you or what could be coming. It’s so easy to have your mind ruminate over past hurts and pains that desire to keep you stuck because your mental space is so clouded by it. You’re constantly thinking about “how much you hate your job” instead of sitting down, clearing out a path, and focusing on your game plan to get out of your “mess”. 

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Things To Consider When Shopping/Pulling For A Client.. #girlboss

I hope your following me on Instagram… If not then you missed this post! @ericafmstyle @byericamatthews

I get questioned regularly on “How to pull/get clothing from a brand?”

(Check out my YouTube for a step-by-step guide on how to do this! CLICK HERE)

 So here’s the scenario… You’ve managed to get an appointment to pull some clothing for a client – now the big question is..

“how do you choose what is right for your client?”

(I definitely think I’ll do a YouTube tutorial on this…)

So I am going to give yu some tips – in brief. On what you should consider when ‘pulling’ for a client:

Colour palettes

Body Shapes

Brand Customer/The Occasion

The Product focus (clothes must compliment key product/best features)

Clients Final Opinion

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Xxxo

I can’t Believe this happened #bruh 

Bruuuh!

It’s been a hectic couple of weeks for me and I’ve been trying to pull together my workshops for you guys along with juggle clients!

Can you believe.. I was in the middle of editing some newYouTube videos for you guys… And my laptop hard drive was erased *covers face*.

Onwards and upwards right? 

Stay tuned it’s coming soon! I’m doing all I can to make sure you guys are covered! 

Xxxo

Happy Monday! #MondayMotivation


A freelancer never has a weekend, but I’m glad I had tho one all to myself – kinda.

I thought I’d leave you with three of my favourite motivational quotes to get you through the week!

“Be strong, you never know who you are inspiring!”

@No matter where you are in life, you’ll save a lot of time by not worrying too much about what other people think about you. The earlier in your life that you can learn that, the easier the rest of it will be.”

– Sophia Amoruso

“A #GIRLBOSS is someone who’s in charge of her own life. She gets what she wants because she works for it. As a #GIRLBOSS, you take control and accept responsibility. You’re a fighter – you know when to throw punches and when to roll with them. Sometimes you break the rules, sometimes you follow them, but always on your own terms. You know where you’re going, but can’t do it without having some fun along the way. You value honesty over perfection. You ask questions. You take life seriously, but you don’t take yourself too seriously. You’re going to take over the world, and change it in the process. You’re a badass.”

Have an amazing week! Xxxo

10 Vogue Tips To Get Your Dream House! 

 

  1. “Over-decorating. It’s important to have visual pauses in rooms to create quiet moments.”
    —Ann Haagenson, divisional merchandise manager at Anthropologie
  2. “Too many different materials in the same space! I tend to be a materials minimalist. Reducing your materials palette is key to a clean, timeless look.”
    —Don Stewart, designer
  3. “One thing I always notice is that people are afraid to take risks at home. They play it too safe and feel paralyzed with too many choices, then their houses end up looking cookie-cutter with zero personality. I believe it’s important to try things out when decorating a home. Paint a wall a crazy color! Hang up a huge painting that you scored at a garage sale! If you get tired of the way something looks, change it up. I like to think of the home as a wet canvas; the process of home decor is ever-evolving. If you mess up and it looks terrible, you’ve learned something, right? The end result should match your personality.”
    —Justina Blakeney, designer, artist, author
  4. “Curtains mounted too low. Aim to mount them as close to the ceiling as possible—it will make the ceilings look higher.”
    —Katie Hodges, interior designer
  5. “People think that if they have small spaces they should use small furniture, and it’s actually the opposite. Volume will trick the eye and fill the space, making it all look more meaningful.”
    —Maria Brito, interior designer, author, curato
  6. “I do not find it interesting when an interior is either all classic or all modern. There needs to be a mix of pieces in order for a space to be interesting and engaging.”
    —Sara Story, designer
  7. “When there is no place to put your drink! It can be frustrating when extreme sparsity and prettiness have no relation to function.”
    —Todd Nickey and Amy Kehoe, interior designers
  8. “The biggest mistake is buying everything from one store or one showroom or one collection. This makes for an uncreative and uninspired interior. Instead, take a little time to research antiques and more artisanal  companies to add into the mix. It may take more time and effort, but the result is so rewarding.”
    —Sasha Bikoff, interior designer
  9. “My biggest pet peeve is seeing decor with an area rug the size of a postage stamp. So many people under-scale a rug, which makes a room feel smaller and unbalanced. Dining chairs should never fall off a rug when pulled out. If we’re scaling a rug for a room, typically we measure anywhere from 6 to 12 inches off the walls or baseboard.”
    —Anne Hepfer, interior designer
  10. “Being afraid to break rules. Sometimes ‘mistakes’ turn into the best design moments. Decide what you want to feel in a space, then let the design arise out of that idea.”
    —Kelly Wearstler, designer