Brunch and Style Party @ Style Room 326

Style Room 326 Brunch and Style

I spent the first weekend of this year at the Brunch and Style Party at Style Room 326Style Room 326 is the first of its kind members only wholesale, retail fashion showroom for women.  Owner Teresa Wilkes Washington hosted a group of fashionable, professional women for an afternoon of brunch, mimosas and fashion conversation.  It was an awesome experience.

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Teresa Wilkes Washington, Owner Style Room 326

Each participant was asked to bring an item of clothing that they had not worn.  Teresa and the other women in attendance provided excellent fashion advice on how to style the pieces and offered suggestions on how and where to best wear the selected items.  It was like having a group of your closest best friends in your closet helping you pull outfits together.  Did I mention that there was also endless mimosas?

In addition to talk about fashion and proper foundational garments (all of us women need that conversation at least once or twice in our lives), there was a makeup artist on hand to assist us in trying out different looks with our makeup.  Honestly, no matter how old you are what women doesn’t enjoy playing or experimenting in makeup from time to time.  Remember the mimosas?

All of us let the event with wonderful parting gifts which included a membership to the showroom.  I will definitely be using my membership this year.  There are some excellent options and the opportunity to shop in an environment where there are no crowds or overbearing sales people makes the shopping experience more enjoyable for me.  If that is your type of shopping I recommend that you stop by Style Room 326.  I cannot guarantee that there will be mimosas, but there were mimosas at the Brunch and Style Event.

If you have never been to Style Room 326, I suggest you go by, take a look at the amazing fashion they have and sign up for your membership.  The membership is affordable, so don’t worry about breaking the bank.  If you follow Teresa or the showroom on social media you will always see Teresa modeling pieces that are available in the showroom, pieces that you will not see on everyone.

Style Room 326 offers many benefits to its members.  The ability to gain first access to exclusive fashion shows, shopping for classic, timeless pieces for your wardrobe and the ability to do so in an environment that evokes fabulous is what Style Room 326 offers.  Teresa has done an amazing job of curating a fashion experience, that will have you coming back for more and waiting for the hottest new arrivals.  If you have a passion for fashion, then Style Room 326 should be at the top of your shopping list.

Style Room 326 is located at 1722 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago or visit their website http://www.styleroom326.com

 

Be Blessed, Be Fabulous!

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Mental Health Awareness Month

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We are approaching the end of the month of May, and if you knew it or not, May is officially, Mental Health Awareness Month.  There are so many things that could be address or discussed regarding this issue, however I feel that it is important to note one simple thing:  Mental Health Matters.

No matter you race, color, creed, religion or financial status, Mental Health Matters.  We all have moment of the need for mental health treatment, and the real issue is that not many of us seek that treatment when we need it.  We turn to substances, people, things or we go into avoidance mode.  Because we don’t know how to deal with things, we choose to simply not deal with them.  This serves no one.  It definitely does you no good.

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I too have had moments where I have been depressed, down, extremely sensitive and unable to adequately express my emotions.  I have been to counseling, and as a therapist and coach I have counseled others.  I know hurt pain, loss, rejection, loneliness,  sadness and grief.  I have watch loved ones die, I have seen the effect of addiction and I have had to make medical decision for my parent not knowing if he would live or die.  At some point in time we all endure some or most of these things and it takes a toll on our mental health.

As we near the end of Mental Health Awareness month, I want to let you know that you are not alone on this journey.  There are people who are here to listen to help and to just be there if that is what you need.  I have some amazing friends, those who will just hold the phone while I cry, those who take me out for ice cream, and those who know those things I may be ashamed or embarrassed to share with anyone else.  Other than going to see my therapist, who may not always be available when I need her, these people help me to survive.  They are my life line.

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My advice would be to seek help if you need it.  If you don’t feel like yourself, if you feel loss, down, discouraged, if you lack the energy or the desire to do anything or go anywhere, you need to consider talking to someone.  You do not always have to go and find a high priced prestigious therapist.  There are lots of free resources that can get you started on your journey to healing.

The first place to start is with your health insurance.  If you have health insurance, contact you insurance provider and ask about mental health services.  For most employer provided insurances the information may be on your insurance card.  If you are uninsured or if your employer does not provide mental health services organizations such as NAMI: National Alliance on Mental Health have locations around the world that can assist you.

The second thing I would suggest is to build a support system.  Find people who will avail themselves to you, people who will listen and people who will be encouraging but not participate in a pity a party.  People who will help you move past the rut you may find yourself in.  And also be ready when you can to reciprocate when needed.

Finally, do not let stigma keep you from receiving the help and assistance you deserve.  Know that there is nothing, absolutely nothing wrong with mental illness or asking for help.  Millions of people suffer daily and while many do not receive the care or treatment they deserve, millions are speaking up and speaking out daily.  You are not alone on this journey.  It is absolutely ok to ask for and receive help.  Most of the time it is only a phone call away.

Be Blessed! Be Fabulous!

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