Inner Style or In Her Style

I'm Going To Make Everything  Beautiful…

That Will Be My Life -unknown

Flying home from Thanksgiving in Chicago, this writing came to mind.

Family is simple (yet baffling), maddening, hysterical and beautiful. It’s like being in a city you want to love, but can’t quite navigate.  Why are there not better road maps? How did I get here?  I must have taken a wrong turn and ended up in "rough conversation territory". This can lead to earning a serious speaking infraction or worse.


Being with people I love, makes me to pay attention to who I'm being. How I “show up” as a sister, mother, wife, daughter and woman means something to me.  Over the past 6 years, I’ve done a lot of introspection and personal work. With the help of loving, patient family and friends, caring paid professionals and my willingness to endure personal painful discomfort, I now believe my path is a joyful one. 

What’s your path?  It’s one of the first questions I LOVE to ask my clients.  What’s next for you?  If you could be doing anything right now, what would it be?  These thoughts are very much a part of the person you project to the world.  Your appearance is the final touches to what you’re up to inside.  

I am not a therapist, although one of my clients writes “Wardrobe Therapy” when making note of a check, but I have experienced the gift of “getting” that I needed to take a hard look at myself and my vision for a life,  so that at the end of the day I find myself grateful. I believe, this experience is a plus when working closely with people, in any capacity.

In the end, I am passionate about personal vision. I love to have fun and not take certain things too seriously. Working with my clients and experiencing them happy, is a blast. Getting, that they like who and where they are, makes my day.


There’s more to style than meets the eye…. it goes all the way to your heart.





Sunday 11.29.15

Catherine Shipman