Shine at any Business or Social Event Part #1

When you attend various events for networking it sometimes can be difficult to navigate through the entire process. Figuring out what to wear and even what to say can be a bit challenging. The following are a few quick tips that can help you shine as you Eat, Drink, Talk and Mingle.

Whether you are in a business or social situation, always dress appropriately. Find out in advance what the attire for the event is. If you’re ever unsure, always dress in moderation. Choose something that’s not too dressy and not too causal. A middle of the road wardrobe choice is great.

You Have Got to Be Kidding Me- J Lo's Gold err... Dress

Now I don’t usually say too much about what celebs are wearing but I just couldn’t keep this one to myself. Jennifer Lopez really went to the left what the “golden dress” she wore to the Golden Globe Awards. One look and I immediately though of the green Versace number she wore back in her Diddy (Puffy, Puff Daddy) days. But that was several years and a set of twins ago.

Don’t get me wrong showing off one of her best assets (her beautiful skin folks) is definitely a plus. I believe if you’ve got it then flaunt it honey. But this dress was just a bit too naked. And although her body is definitely banging for a mommy of twins, one wrong twist or bad camera angle has her looking a little roly-poly around the middle. Not so hot (according to Hollywood starve yourself standards).

So after so many years of great hits on the red carpet she and her glam squad (I’m really wondering if any of her peeps told this girl NO) has literally pulled the rug out from under her. To the critics I don’t know which got more attention her dress or her wedding ring-less finger.

Oh, but you know what? Maybe this was all part of the plan – to get folks talking about her. If that’s the case then well done it worked!

Etiquette Expert Opinion:
Jen is a celebrity she can afford to make this fashion mistake while “at work”. Don’t try this at home honey. Heading to a work related event? Less is more – true. But less dress sometimes will equal a hot mess.

New Year - Same You...Just Better

Happy New year folks. It's about now we all get wind under our feet and decide to turn over a new leaf, do some things different, be better. It is possible... for the first few months then kuput!!! We loose steam and in many instances we just quit.

Don't beat your self up, just jump back up dust yourself off and start over again. Don't be so hard on yourself and don't be hard on others.

A couple of really popular "Resolutions" for the New Year is one, the lose weight commitment and two, get that work out going. Ive got some etiquette tips for both.
Read my, Sweatiquette - Using Your Manners at the Gym. And another great resource is Delightful Dieting - for the Dieter and Their Friends. They're sure to help in your endeavor toward a better you.
Read on Enjoy and be well!

Leaving on the Jet Plane

Me dropping Chris off at LAX

Chris and the band is leaving today for Norway. I'm sad. I'm really going to miss him. Gotta keep busy...
ETIQUETTE EXPERT OPINION: Airplane etiquette tip - Once you are settled into your seat. Politely introduce yourself to your seat mates if you do not know them. If you are a talker. Watch for major body language. You'll know if they want you to shut up. If you want them to leave you be - just say so. "We'll it was nice chatting with you, I'm going to rest/read my book/watch the movie now."