Fantasy Wardrobe Friday: Fall Classy Plaid

 I decided I wanted to start a new regular segment on my blog by utilizing Polyvore. I call this “Fantasy Wardrobe Friday.” Basically, it’s a collage of pieces I wish I had in my closet, hence the words fantasy wardrobe. What woman doesn’t dream of more clothes in her closet?...more

Why You Need a Personal Shopper #1: You Desire a Look That Screams Leadership

I am unquestionably one of those people who enjoys helping others. For the past several years enjoyment manifested itself professionally, where as a trainer, I helped others maximize their use of social media to promote a brand product, idea, cause or personality.Nowadays I’m helping others find their personal style or look of leadership as I like to call it....more

Outfit of the day

Friday Favorites...Halloween

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2014HAPPY HALLOWEEN ...more

Simplified Wardrobe Outfit #1

Ok, so yesterday I explained what a capsule wardrobe is and how I recently went through the process of simplifying my own wardrobe. If you missed that post, you can catch up on it here. Today, I am showing you one of the versatile outfits I came up with for my new simplified wardrobe. This outfit is almost all clothes I already had, just hadn't put together before....more

Simplified Wardrobe Outfit #2

Ok so I have to say that I'm kinda uncomfortable with the whole taking pictures of myself thing, but I'm putting myself out there with this little wardrobe series just so you can get an idea of how I simplified my wardrobe and the outfits I ended up with.Today you are seeing my 2nd outfit, but you may notice I have used the green scarf again.  The best way to make a simplified wardrobe work for you is to find basic items that you can wear with multiple things.  This plaid scarf for instance goes with all my neutrals....more

Chasing The Good Life

Attaining the good life... can it be boiled down into a formula?  Many say it is the intersection of 4 things: Health, Wealth, Love and Happiness....more

My October Stitch Fix: FALLing in Love Again

It's STITCH FIX TIME! Am I a little excited? YES I AM! Am I making super corny puns in the post title? Heck, YEAH! That's right: There's shouting. And arms waving. And even a bit of booty shaking. Because I LOVE doing these posts, and hearing back from you guys! ...more
I love that jacket! Here's my latest fix: http://www.balancingbedlam.com/stitch-fix-review-3/more

Looking the Part

While I've had my share of regrettable fashion choices (you can ask my former boss about the summer I cycled through 12 different colors of the same t-shirt dress), I've always considered myself a rather stylish person. I love dressing up, and I'm a big believer in the idea that what you wear influences how you act. So the minute I found out I was hired for a new teaching job, I knew it was time to hit the mall....more