A Tru Diva always has something to wear!


I live in an apartment. I have one closet in my bedroom and one closet in my hallway. I probably had about two hundred outfits and 100 pair of shoes, boots and sandals between those closets. Yet, I would wake up in the morning and say to myself, I have absolutely nothing to wear today. Then my self talk would kick in and I would say to me, “What is your problem? You have a million and one things in the closet and you have nothing to WEAR?

I always thought the solution was that I needed a bigger place, you know, those walk in closets that celebrities have? The real problem: I had too much stuff. I had clothes that I brought back in 1985 that I had worn probably about 5 times over 24 years. I could never imagine getting rid of anything in my closet.

Now, this is where I make a confession. I am a shopaholic. I buy things even when I don’t need them. It was/is a way to make me feel better about myself. And it did, for a little while, and then I would have to go shopping again. It has only been recently that the light bulb finally came on. It took a while, but I finally realized that buying/having material things really didn’t define who I really was and/or made me feel better about whom I am. I learned that it is my family, my experiences and adventures, my hopes and dreams that define who I am and give my life meaning. It may have taken 49 years for me to get to this point but I am realizing who I am. I am so looking forward to the next 50 years of my life and making all of my dreams come true.

I am still a shopaholic and will probably be so for the rest of my life, but now I have a plan for when I go shopping. If it's not on my list, it doesn't go in my closet. So now when I wake up in the morning, I always have something to wear.
How did I finally find something to wear in my closet? I took the advice of one of my favorite fashion gurus, Tim Gunn. In his book “A Guide to Quality, Taste & Style”, Tim advises that we should pull everything out of our closets, try everything on and then put them in one of 4 piles: The Soul- Stirring Pile, The Repair Pile, the Give-away Pile and the Throw-Out Pile. After going through my closet, I was able to Give-Away/Throw-Away more than 50% of my wardrobe. The remaining clothes in my closet are those that speak to my soul and which allow me to feel my best when I get dressed in the morning. If you wake up in the morning thinking “I have nothing to wear” and you have plenty of clothes in your closet, maybe you should think about making a change in your life.


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A Tru Diva Knows

Did you know that “A Tru Diva” knows that she doesn’t know everything? A Tru Diva surrounds herself with positive people doing positive things. I am in the process of planning my business: an online handbags, shoes and accessories boutique. I know that I don’t know everything, so I have surrounded myself with women who are creating positive things in their lives and in their communities.

I invite you to join me in getting to know these fabulous women and in creating your Fabulous Life. Check out the following organizations and get your “Tru Divaness” on.







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Welcome to the Diva's Closet

Hello. Welcome to “The Diva’s Closet”. Come on in and hang around for a while. See what’s in my closet.

I love being “A Tru Diva”, inside and out. I live life on my own terms and try to always be true to my inner voice. I still have work to do, but I am always in the game. I turn 50 in just 36 days-let the PARTY begin. I am looking forward to this 2nd half of my life. In fact, I’m starting now. Why wait?

I LOVE SHOPPING. I am a Fashion Diva. I have a style all of my own. My style can be described as Classic, Chic, Stylish and Unique. What I don’t want: trying to look like I am 21 or even 31. I like Classic clothes accented by bold and unique accessories. I am a Shoe Fanatic, Handbag Hound and Jewelry Junkie.

I won’t mortgage my future to look good. I love being a financially fit Diva. I live with a spending plan. I make a list of priorities (shopping and traveling) in my life and I set aside money every month for those priorities. I always pay myself first (savings) and then pay my other obligations. I shop consignment stores, outlets and one of my personal favorites, Ebay. I don’t exceed my spending plan unless I am willing to sacrifice in another non-essential category! I have learned some great shopping secrets that I’ll be sharing (shhh –don’t tell anyone), so you don’t have to spend a fortune to look like a fortune.

I am also a traveling Diva. The world beckons me and I heed the call of its siren. I want to experience all that life has to offer and a Diva has got to look fly when trotting off to the four corners of the world.

I hope you will join me on this adventure and if you have any questions or comments, please let me know.

So step on into the Diva’s Closet and let our journey begin.


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