Hit Pause, Then Hit Play…Whenever You Are Ready.

I think we can all relate to this sign above right now.I took this photo above in January on the way to a Flyers game. I remember how I thought it was so funny at the time but little did I know this picture would completely describe the world we are in right now, where everything is bit sideways and messed up.

I hesitated to send anything related to my job because honestly it just didn’t feel right. And neither did I. Like most of you, I’ve gone through a myriad of emotions that feels like one of those rides at the boardwalk that people throw up on. I feel terribly guilty saying this but there is nothing I have wanted more over the past year than to be able to hit a pause button. Everything was just going too fast, too sloppy and I felt like I was falling further and further behind in my job, my relationships with family and friends and an ongoing struggle with my own challenges. When they closed the schools and it was confirmed that we would not be going on our long planned family trip to Hawaii I actually breathed deeply for the first time in a long time.

I am an introvert who thrives on downtime. It allows me to recharge my batteries. But it’s hard to feel good about something that is hurting so many people both physically and financially. And when I think about families who are truly suffering through this I feel a crushing feeling on and in my chest. When I watch the news too much I feel true panic and anxiety to the point where I feel like I cannot breathe at all. And yes, of course this then makes me panic that I have “It”.  I’ve never been more scared. I’m scared for my family, I’m scared for my own health.   

When I think of how many humans have had once in a lifetime plans, hopes and dreams destroyed, or have watched their opportunities disintegrate my heart hurts. And I feel terrible that I’m enjoying having my family captured into our own bubble. Right now in this moment we are all here under one roof and they are all safe. We’ve had dinner at home together more this past week than we have in probably the last 6 months. We’ve slept. My house is finally clean. 

Conversely, I’m scared that all these revelations we are all having now will be forgotten and the world won’t change. The very definition of faith is believing in something you can’t see and I believe that there is a chance to change, except I don’t know what exactly that change looks like. 

Our normal has been challenged. Patterns will fall, some will break and some will build anew. I’m feeling that pressure that many of us our feeling that we need to take advantage of this time because we don’t know how long it will last. I want to be honest and tell you that I’ve had productive days and I’ve had days that I slept all damn day. I’ve had days where I’ve ate well and exercised and then I have days that I poured a glass of wine at 3pm. Personally, I think whatever anyone wants to do during this time is their business and there is no right or wrong way to be. Do you want you need to do. Let go of guilt and let go of pressure. I’m working on grace and how to give forgiveness to myself in this time where everything, good and bad, is temporary. 







 So that’s my emotional rant that I had to get off of my chest and out of my head so that I can help others get back to normal. I had a conference call today with other stylists who pointed out that some of our clients may really need us right now. 

Some of you are now getting on virtual conference calls, or perhaps just figuring out to be dressed comfortably but still feel pulled together enough to be productive. You may want to clean out and organize your closets or switch your closets over from winter to spring and feeling overwhelmed with how and where to start. You may be craving retail therapy but  probably have questions on the safety of ordering packages the same way people are nervous about takeout meals and materials that may or may not carry this awful virus. 

I’m here to help! If you want to learn how to look your best for top-up dressing for virtual call (yes slippers and sweats are okay for the bottom half if you keep that half off camera!) then I can help you create some go to looks with accessories and the best colors to put your best face forward when face timing your coworkers.  We can do a conference call in your closet and do editing, put together outfits or help you get organized. If you have an online closet with me I can virtually update your outfits and look book. And of course I can always create your own personalized shopping lists to take advantage of these online deals while still shopping thoughtfully for your own wardrobe. Basically, I am still here for your personalized needs so that each service with each client is customized completely to you. No charge for any phone calls if you want to discuss a service and how it would work. And if you have always wanted to work with a stylist but never thought you had the time this is actually the perfect time to try out a session with me. Even if you have random styling questions about specific items in your wardrobe I am happy to go over any of them with you. We will get back to getting dressed and getting out of the house and I know we will want to all look our best when we can finally get back to going out to eat, having celebrations with friends and family or simply sitting at your local favorite coffee shop with a good book. 

Because I know times are uncertain and stressful financially I am offering any virtual face time sessions at a discount rate during this time. One hour virtual sessions will be only $80 instead of the usual $100. Thank you all, especially if you are still reading this very, very long email! I miss all of you and can’t wait to get back into your closets. Take care, stay safe and remember to stay in your lane and do whatever you NEED to do right now. 
Much love,
Suzie



When the weather is gray and gloomy (like today) this song makes me so happy. I love the words and hopefully it can help you too. 

Lyrics
Feeling good, like I should
Went and took a walk around the neighborhood
Feeling blessed, never stressed
Got that sunshine on my Sunday best
Every day can be a better day despite the challenge
All you gotta do is leave it better than you found it
It’s gonna get difficult to stand but hold your balance
I just say whatever ’cause there is no way around it ’cause
Everyone falls down sometimes
But you just gotta know it’ll all be fine
It’s ok, uh-huh
It’s ok, it’s ok
Feeling good, like I should
Went and took a walk around the neighborhood
Feeling blessed, never stressed
Got that sunshine on my Sunday best
Somedays you wake up and nothing works you feel surrounded
Gotta give your feet some gravity to get you grounded
Keep good things inside your ears just like the waves and sound did
And just say whatever cause there is no way around it
Everyone falls down sometimes
But you just gotta know it’ll all be fine
It’s ok, uh-huh
It’s ok, it’s ok
Feeling good, like I should
Went and took a walk around the neighborhood
Feeling blessed, never stressed
Got that sunshine on my Sunday best
Feeling good, like I should
Went and took a walk around the neighborhood
Feeling blessed, never stressed
Got that sunshine on my Sunday best
Source: LyricFind
Songwriters: Forrest Frank / Colin Padalecki
Sunday Best lyrics © Create Music

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