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2 Sep

SoFortWorthIt LOVES Style

Growing up, I lived for designer clothes and labels. I subscribed to several popular fashion magazines and when Madonna’s popular song “Vogue” hit the charts, I immediately struck a pose.

I fondly remember going on wardrobe-shopping trips to Dallas with my mom, attending Chanel and Escada fashion shows while in college and even having made-to-measure clothing starting in high school.

Christian Lacroix
With my mom at one of my bridal showers, wearing Christian Lacroix, 2000.
Rocking a collection of 80's threads with some Janet Jackson inspiration, 1989.
Escada Couture
Escada Couture for a sweet 16th birthday, 1990.
Ralph Lauren
Sporting classic Ralph Lauren my freshman year of college, 1994.
Adrienne Vittadini
Strutting Adrienne Vittadini and big gold accessories on the Stella Solaris, Greece, 1993.

My style growing up, and to this day, is very similar. I love a good novelty print, and I put my money towards timeless pieces, which allows me to wear my stuff for years. Yes, I have many articles of clothing in my wardrobe that I’ve been wearing for more than 10 years. I know, blasphemy, but I tend to lean more towards the frugal side of shopping. If I’m going to spend the money on high quality, long lasting threads, I want to stretch that dollar far.

Libertine
Libertine can be worn with just about anything, Neiman Marcus, 2016.
Escada
Dressy casual Escada pant suit for an evening event, Cook Children's, 2012.
Sheridan French
Sheridan French is the perfect attire for a private concert, Vegas, 2013.

Most days you’ll find me sporting athleisure-wear in and around town. I like to refer to this as “carpool fashion”. Although I’m mostly a casual gal, I always enjoy special occasions when I get all dolled and put on the dog.

I’m so excited you’re joining me on the front row at the show! I know you’ll love what I have to share with you in SFWI Loves Style! From affordable garments all the way to ridiculously over priced couture, I’ve got you covered from head to toe!

SoFortWorthIt is all about THAT LOOK! From classic staples to the newest on-trend items, I love it all! If you’re interested in collaborating, contact partners@sofortworthit.com and we’ll strut our stuff around town!

1 Sep

SoFortWorthIt LOVES Wellness

I am super excited to offer a wellness section on SoFortWorthIt! I’m passionate about health, living life to the fullest, and taking great care of myself to ensure that I live a long and prosperous life.

With that said, you’re going to absolutely love the topics discussed. From healthy recipes to organic and natural products, all the info is here. Plus, I’m sharing my experiences and what I’ve learned from health seminars and institutes, and it will blow your mind! “Knowledge Is Power” is my motto, and we are going to be powerful.

Josh Axe, The Truth About Cancer, 2016.
Dr. Joseph Mercola, The Truth About Cancer, 2016.

Straight up, I am going to be totally honest here. I am not a health professional, nor do I have a degree in anything related. What I do have, is a lot of knowledge on wellness. I don’t know everything, but I am pretty keen on healthcare diversity and passionate about continued education.

Here’s the skinny of my fat. I grew up with ADHD, and it wasn’t easy. The prescription drugs I took had many side effects, including loss of appetite and depression, which led to a seriously unhealthy relationship with food. Taking these drugs long term as a child has also greatly affected me as an adult. 

In middle school, I developed PANDAS from several bouts of streptococcal infections, which triggered OCD tendencies. After seeking treatment at 25, I was formally diagnosed and started OCD therapy for several years. Even with the tools and skills I’ve learned, I still struggle with ADD and OCD to a degree. It’s a constant battle I have to live with. Let me just say, having a very patient and supportive husband is a huge blessing.

Very patient and supportive husband!

When I was in high school, my mom introduced me to the three-week Life Transformation program at the Hippocrates Health Institute in West Palm Beach. This was the beginning of a beautiful journey about healing the body with raw vegan food. The seeds planted way back in 1993 have grown and blossomed into a love of learning about alternative health and healing. Since my first visit to HHI, I have been back many times over, learning new things and trying new foods each time. 

I bet you’re wondering right about now if I am vegan or not… Truth is I primarily eat a plant based diet, but I do enjoy wild caught fish and high-grade organic animal protein on occasions. Locally, I purchase ALL our meat from Burgundy’s on West 7th. It’s been over seven years since I’ve eaten factory farmed meat. I also recently gave up dairy and gluten. I only indulge (excluding factory farmed meat) for special occasions or while traveling. Life is too short to miss out on all the fun!

So, there you have it in a nutshell. As a family, we take a holistic healthcare approach. Although there are many schools of thought, natural options before mainstream medicine is how we roll.  I do want to say, we are not against conventional medicine, there are, of course, times when it is necessary.