Vested in Valentino

With Valentine’s Day almost here, it’s a good time to check and ensure you’re well vested.

Whether that be ventures, vocations, valentines, or Valentino – vetting your collective portfolio of all that you’re dedicating time, energy and resources to is very important. I firmly believe in regularly taking stock of all that vies for my bandwidth.

For me right now, the majority of time goes to furthering my business efforts, supporting my clients needs, developing my business portfolio, and diversifying my personal vocations (I’m working on my vocals – taking voice & piano lessons, and reading a ton to diversify my vocab), versus having a versatile social and personal life.

Life is about balance, and it’s easy for areas of view to overwhelm others. Making sure you are regularly checking in on where you’re vested helps ensure you don’t veer too far in one direction. I currently vet all activities, and investments against my goals, to evaluate if they are worth the time and resources – and just like stocks, I gauge what return they going to provide. I do this with meetings, opportunities, volunteer work, relationships, extracurricular activities, down time, clothing, spa services, and vacations. Being vigorous with vetting protects my time, and most importantly my energy – the older I get, the more I have less vitality for anything that doesn’t bring me joy.

As work is where I make my living, and fashion is what I adore – I invest significantly in my wardrobe – feeling like I’m well dressed for work goes a long way towards making work enjoyable. Feeling powerful and attractive seemingly makes the job easier for me (vs. the days when I’m working from home in gym clothes and haven’t put on makeup in days… not as productive).  For this work appropriate outfit that does spark joy and just feels pretty I’ve paired my favorite black sheath dress with a brocade Valentino jacket. I found this jacket this winter at NameDroppers and adored it. The oversized collar, the cropped bell sleeve, the luxe fabric in a beautiful ivory – it is not something that I have, and it’s not a typical basic. It is however a perfect piece once you’ve acquired the basics, and it’s time to start diversifying with classic and elegant verve. Matched with all my other basics, it elevates the look while still being very appropriate for the office.

So this Valentine’s Day– take some time to take care of yourself, and review what you are vested in, you may find it’s time to venture towards a new version and vision of yourself.

All my best,

Outfit Details: Jacket: Valentino Dress: Hugo Boss Purse: Prada Shoes: Miu Miu Sunglasses: Chanel Gloves: Overland Necklace: Pearls Earrings: Pearls Bracelet: David Yurman Hose: Leggs

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