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3 Ways to Up Your Game in the New Year

Happy New Year from my family to yours! I hope you all had a fabulous holiday and New Year’s Eve. As we strut into January with a tight hold on our New Year’s resolutions we may already have feelings of overwhelm and defeat. Yep, even on the 2nd day!  In my opinion, it’s not about hitting a weight goal, getting that promotion or looking like a “10” every time I leave the house. It’s about continuous growth in all ways possible to live a better, happier and more satisfying life. I’m not as far as I’d like to be, but I’ve come a long way, babes!

Happy New Year from my family to yours! Rayne Parvis, Goldie, Alley, Frida and Matt Parvis in Studio City, Ca.

Here are 3 easy way to be a “better you” by upping your game in 2018:

  1. Add a New Tool to Your Lifestyle: Write down 5 things you can learn that will make your life more stylish, fulfilling or a tad more awesome. What skill have you always wanted to have but have been scared to take the plunge? Pick at least one and do it! Sign up and pay for the training today. If you pay for it now, you will find time to make it happen. This may be taking a photography class at a local junior college, getting certified for that side hustle you’ve been thinking about or taking a sewing class so you can tailor your own clothes. Whatever your soul has been yearning for dive in. In December, I took a personal styling business class at School of Style. I’m already a certified Style Coach but the more I know about my craft the more I can give back to my clients and those around me. It’s always scary to invest a big chunk of change. My thoughts were what if I already know everything? What if it’s a waste of money? Blah, blah, blah. I was so inspired by learning new ways of doing business and services I’ve completely revamped my structure for Style By Rayne. Yay! 

    Rayne Parvis’ School of Style certification.
  2. Let Go of Whatever is Not Inspiring You: Before you can operate at your best, letting go of ill-fitting clothes, self-doubt, relationships you’re holding onto that no longer serve you or your universal purpose and whatever may be hanging out in your house…junk drawers, second bedroom that is filled with years of “maybe I’ll need that one day items” and/or storage units you’ve been paying monthly for that you haven’t been to in a decade. The less you are carrying into your future the more room you’ll have for new fabulousness. Whatever you need to do to get this done…do it darling! Take a look at a recent before and after a closet audit. Creating space is one of the keys to less stress for your mind. 

    Closet before and after with Rayne Parvis in Culver City, Ca.
  3. Hire Someone to Help You Be a Better You: When we try to save money and do everything ourselves we get less done. Admittedly, I am a total repeat offender in this category. I’m hiring a PR consultant to help me with PR…duh. Yes, I can sit there hour after hour, learning about this craft, read books on how to do it myself and spend endless hours researching who, what, when and where I should submit to. However, I don’t wanna! I’ve tried. I’d rather be shopping, volunteering or working on my business which I enjoy doing. What has taken me hours and hours to do, my PR expert knows the remedy and the future success recipe instantly. Another example, for my styling clients, I can take one look at a photo and know in under 3 seconds how we can improve their overall appearance. So, yes, hire that experienced expert to get you on your personal success track. Experts to consider; personal stylists(for real!), personal trainers, matchmakers, professional photographers for your business, branding agencies, nutritionist, professional organizers, dating coaches, interior designers and business coaches. Did I miss one? Leave in the comments below. 

May you all prosper and be a better you in 2018 and beyond. Check out my latest style expert spot, DATING, STYLE AND SEX RESOLUTIONS: EMPOWERING AIMS FOR 2018, on my dear friend and client’s award-winning podcast Girl Boner. No, it’s not as perverse as it may sound. It’s all about women empowerment in the bedroom and beyond. Woo-hoo! 

Rayne Parvis, August McLaughlin and Erin Tillman at Global Voice Broadcasting recording an episode of Girl Boner.

 

Bonus: Read You Are A Bad Ass and You Are A Badass at Making Money by Jen Sincero. She knows how to tell it like it is and get your badassery flowing. You all know I love self-help books to get you moving!

 

Is Green Really the New Black?

GreenerySpring is in full swing and it’s time to ditch our winter darks for pops of vibrant green. Or is it? On the latest issue of LA Fashion Magazine’s interview with yours truly I suggested green is the new black. However, I didn’t make this up out of thin air. I promise. 
From the article written by Gabriella Layne: 

LA Fashion Magazine: “GREEN IS THE NEW BLACK To follow suit with the garden feel of the season, the color of the season is undoubtedly green along with complimenting colors, according to experts at PANTONE. Prominently seen throughout SS17 runway collections including BOTTEGA VENETA and COACH, rich shades of green are paired with lush texture and intricate prints to create sleek yet dimensional looks.”

Me: “Considering PANTONE’s Color of the Year is Greenery, all shades of green are super hot this year. Colors, hues, and shades that are in the same family and pair well with Greenery are making it into our closets as well; blues, yellows, pale and bright pinks and a soft hazelnut neutral.” —Rayne Parvis

LA Fashion Magazine
Rayne’s 2-page feature in print from LA Fashion Magazine Spring 2017 issue.

I was just the”color” messenger. However, it was Pantone, an X-Rite company and the global authority on color and provider of professional color standards for the design industries, deemed Greenery to be the color of the year for 2017.

According to Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute, “While Serenity and Rose Quartz, the PANTONE Color of the Year 2016, expressed the need for harmony in a chaotic world Greenery bursts forth in 2017 to provide us with the hope we collectively yearn for amid a complex social and political landscape. Satisfying our growing desire to rejuvenate, revitalize and unite, Greenery symbolizes the reconnection we seek with nature, one another and a larger purpose.”

Rayne Parvis co-hosting on The Show & Tell Show with Caroline Elliott and women from Bunny World Foundation.
Rayne Parvis co-hosting, wearing Greenery, on The Show & Tell Show with Caroline Elliott and women from Bunny World Foundation.

Greenery is popping up in home decor, tech design, logos, fashion, beauty and in food and beverages. Grab something green and sport it with confidence! You may see less of it next year as the color of the year changes but the color will never go out fo style. May you receive all Greenery has to offer you in revamping, renewing and radiating. 

For more on my article feature on what’s in and out for spring with LA Fashion Magazine click here to download the full issue!  

To see a Greenery dress in action along with DIY, beauty, health and lifestyle tips for women  watch the full episode of The Show & Tell Show with Caroline Elliott Episode: 

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What to Wear After a Breakup

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Getting dumped or leaving someone sucks! Excuse my elementary school language but it’s the truth. It’s happened to me, your loved ones, co-workers, family and most likely you. Most of my clients are referred from matchmaking agencies and have had their heart broken by a divorce or past relationship. Putting effort into your appearance is a key factor in getting over the breakup and falling in love again, meeting new people and giving yourself a fresh start. 

What to wear to lift your spirits:

Uplifting Colors: Yellow, orange, turquoise, pink, blues and kelly green can evoke feelings of health, joy, spirituality, happiness and healing. If you’re not into wearing bright colors take a walk or buy vibrant artwork for your home or office.

Style Coach and personal stylist, Rayne Parvis, in Banana Republic Dress and faux fur vest. Photo by: Ryan P. Morgan.
Style Coach and personal stylist, Rayne Parvis, in Banana Republic Dress and faux fur vest. Photo by: Ryan P. Morgan.

Fun Gym Wear: It’s been proven that exercise releases stress and endorphins that can trigger positive feelings in the body and boost your mood steering you away from a depressive state. If you purchase eye-catching gym wear that you like, you are more likely get your butt to the gym, on a hike with friends or a walk in a park filled with beautiful scenery. Even a brisk walk can make you feel better and start the healing process. How cute, and in shape, is my girl Jeanette Ortega (pictured below)? Don’t you want to go boxing with her?/

Fitness author and gym owner, Jeanette Ortega, from Extreme Results Fitness in Northridge, CA.
Author, fitness guru and gym owner, Jeanette Ortega, from Extreme Results Fitness in Northridge, CA.

Something New: An updated hair style, color, lipstick, statement necklace or outfit, of course, will give you a boost of confidence. We all remember the scene from Sex And The City when Carrie Bradshaw goes darker! Pictured below are a few of my new items. I didn’t go through a breakup but I did want to get a fresh feel for spring!

Kat Von D lipstick and Lucky Star Jewels necklace.
Kat Von D lipstick and Lucky Star Jewels necklace.

In addition to your outer appearance check out Chris Seiter’s podcast and website http://www.ExBoyfriendRecovery.com. I recently was a guest on his show Ex Boyfriend Recovery where we talked wardrobe and all things “exboyfriendy”. You can subscribe to his site to be part of his community. Chris will welcome you with open arms just like he did me! Make sure to tell him I said “hello!”.  

My guest spot:

What to Wear When You See Your Ex (with Rayne Parvis) on Ex Boyfriend Recovery

Happy healing!

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