1. Do try a new hairstyle…go ahead chop it all off; short is hot, hot, hot!
2. Do shop at my new favorite store called Papaya…it’s inexpensive, too.
3. Don’t pass up the regular clothing department when you are pregnant; just buy a larger size.
4. Do explore the hat department…big and floppy, cowboy, berets, fedoras.
5. Do make sure your pants are long enough for the shoes you are wearing. I saw woman the other day who wore dress pants that were about two inches too short…it wasn’t attractive even for a teacher.
6. Speaking of teachers, do try a little harder. I’ve seen so many who just stop trying to look attractive. You can be conservative and fashionable at the same time. Take a look at Banana Republic, Gap, Ann Taylor Loft, and the Limited.
7. Do try a unique, edgy belt buckle with a plain, white T. Visit Fosterweld.com for some of the most interesting metal buckles I’ve ever seen.
8. Do carry an embelished, metallic clutch with, well, pretty much every thing.
9. Do add braids to your basic hairstyles like ponytails, up-sweeps, and up-dos.
10. Don’t do it just because you see it on tv or in a magazine. Be yourself.
"I make no excuses for my diverse roles as a Rock Your Feminine Type Coach™ and Branding Expert, best-selling author, and crime thriller novelist. Yes, I do still chuckle a bit at the irony. I kick ass as a women’s biz coach by day and kill off vulnerable fiction characters at night. What the hell, it makes for some interesting dreams. I believe that everyone should pursue their passions no matter how out there they seem to be. One of those pure heart-fluttering passions for me has always been writing. Since I did, indeed, chase my dream of being a writer, I've published two non-fiction books in the self-development genre, co-authored an international best seller, and now I'm finally pushing my much-too-old-to-be-in-the-nest novel out the door and into the world. My whole world is empowering and I adore showing others how to live life unfiltered, whether I do that through the written word or my coaching work. I love my job!" ~Kellie R. Stone