Why I Decided To Write A Book

WHY I DECIDED TO WRITE A BOOK May 29, 2023 Why I Decided To Write A Book I’m a very creative person, so my imagination is always going full of ideas. Even as a child my imagination flourished and I would have all these great adventures with the white knight saving the princess and the women super hero kicking butt were just a couple of the things I would play pretend. When I went to Middle school  and High school I auditioned and got into the preforming arts school across town. I was accepted for theater. Later I took dance and videography. I led a lot of the productions for our schools morning announcements. In college I considered continuing my love for being behind the camera but life took a different path. We all know how that is. Even still in college I enjoyed my creative writing classes, though I am terrible at grammar and spelling, getting to be creative again was refreshing.  A couple years into college I met my husband. Skip to a few years later we now had two children and I was a stay at home mom. It was not my plan but I had some medical issues such as chronic pain that kept me from working. I decided to keep my sanity with my husband traveling all the time and having two young children I would start creating again. I did some little crafts with my daughter to start but I decided I needed more so I took on things like sewing, crafting projects that I could decorate with and more. I did keep up with many crafts but I also kept up with writing. Little things on the side nothing I wanted to show anyone just getting the ideas out of me. I got lots of inspiration from dreams. I have kept a journal off and on over the years just to get the hand to paper feeling. I continued my crafting but I didn’t focus on writing because I was too scared to show anyone. I was worried of being judged for my english skills. I also didn’t feel like my word knowledge was large enough to write descriptively. So I continued on with the easy stuff.  Several years past and we moved from Ohio to Kentucky and while we were building a house we stayed in an apartment. Unbeknownst to us the garage we had put some of our belongings in to store had a leak. Our house was finished being built and we hired a moving truck to help us. As we were loading the moving truck we discovered the leak and our wet belongings. I was so freaked out. We had to throw a lot of things out that day. Somethings we could tell had water damage but we didn’t know  how bad the damage was so we took them to the new house to be gone through. We unpacked our house and I was tossing things left and right. I was terrified to go through. the boxes of memories. I had tons of things from the kids growing up and some things from me growing up. Plus I had special family items my mother had given me. It was time to go through it all and there was so much mold. I just started crying. Christmas ornaments from my childhood from different family members that could not be replaced were destroyed. Baby items of the kids were still wet and stunk of mold.  I came across important papers of mine including a special story I wrote in college about my daughter I want to give to her someday when she got older and all of my special writings that I loved in a terrible state you couldn’t even read them. I was distraught and still to this day it hurts. After that I decided to take a break from writing and after awhile I lost total desire to write. I felt like I couldn’t even come up with ideas. Time passed by and after a few years I decided to start a book club in out neighborhood. As I started reading more the ideas started flowing again. I decided to start writing again but still had no plan to show anyone. I wrote a little here and there but didn’t really put effort into it just goofing around. A few more years went by and we are now to the present. One day I’m scrolling through social media, I am looking at everyone’s pictures on Facebook and I stopped at this person I had never seen before and saw her post were she stated she was writing a book with the help from and Academy and that she could help others write a book too. I got goose bumps! I thought this can’t be true, there has to be a catch and I almost scrolled on, but something inside of me said just message her and ask her what it’s about. I sent her a message and as I starred at it I thought this is pointless. Then her messaged popped up and I got super excited, we messaged back and forth and I asked a bunch of questions. She told me she could connect me with the leader of this academy to learn more about it. I was beyond excited, but there was still a part of me that didn’t believe it. I got the information of the women at the academy and set up a meeting with her. I didn’t tell my husband, I always tell my husband stuff, but I didn’t want to say anything if it was all fake.  I spoke with the woman from the academy and I don’t even remember the questions I asked her. It was real! I couldn’t believe it and after we got off the call I was giddy. Now I had to figure out how to tell my husband about it. There was a fee and It we

Why I Became An Image Consultant

WHY I BECAME AN IMAGE CONSULTANT October 5, 2023 Hello, I’m Sara Rivman and there are two passions that fuel my existence: helping others and expressing my creativity. It has been my mission to find ways to create not just for the sake of creation but to make a positive impact on people’s lives. For many years, thanks to the support of my amazing husband, Jeremy, I was able to be a stay-at-home mom for my two children, Kylie and Connor. Still, I found pockets of creativity in the beauty and fashion industry. Unfortunately, most of my roles revolved around selling products, which didn’t fulfill my true calling. I yearned for work that allowed me to be both creative and helpful, making a meaningful impact on people’s lives. As my children Were getting into their teenage years, I had decided it was time to  start my own small jewelry business. I put my heart and soul into crafting beautiful pieces. However, I soon realized that the true value of what I created went far beyond its price tag. Instead of selling my jewelry, I chose to donate it to charities supporting women who needed a little luxury in their lives. For 20 years, I faced several medical challenges. Rather than letting pain hinder me, I used it as motivation to dive deeper into my passions. About seven months ago, I made a significant decision to elevate my creativity.  I wanted to make a substantial impact in the beauty and fashion world. I began by enrolling in numerous classes, enhancing my knowledge and skills. This newfound motivation led to the birth of Sara Rivman LLC. In this venture, I became a personal stylist and style coach, but with a unique twist. My primary goal was to help women discover their unique beauty and personal style, both inside and out. So I delved not only in outer styling but also into skincare and makeup, ensuring that my clients received a holistic transformation. This is why I became an image consultant. My process starts by going through my clients’ existing wardrobes, helping them understand what works best for them and what needs a refresh. I teach them the art of applying products and creating makeup looks, instilling confidence and empowerment.  To me, personal style isn’t just about standing out; it can open doors to better jobs, higher salaries, new friendships, and even love. When you feel amazing, you exude confidence and power. And while I know I found my passion, I know my journey doesn’t  stop here!  I wanted to make an even broader impact. This is how “Spree For Those in Need” was born, a charity event with a simple mission: to provide homeless women and teenage girls with clothing that would make them feel good about themselves. Through donations, my hope is that this event will allow these individuals to “shop” for items that empower them, because I believe that everyone deserves to look and feel their best. All of these things have led me to an exciting path I want to share with you, dear readers, first! I  am in the beginning stages of launching my own fashion line, focusing on redesigning pieces. I take existing items from various sources and transform them into something new and upscale. I know I can take pieces from drab to fab. While my clothing line is still in its early stages, I’m excited about its launch in early 2024. You can stay updated by following my blog and checking for more details. Something you can also check out is the page I have in the magazine, The Cincinnati Style Report. My goal is to use my passion, creativity, and love for others to change lives and make a difference in the world. My story is proof that one person’s determination, creativity, and love for others can create a ripple effect of positive change.  So, remember to be bold, be chic, be glamorous! This post was crafted by the company Oak and Ivy LLC. https://www.oakandivyllc.com/

Fall 2023 What To Expect For Fall

WHAT TO EXPECT FOR FALL 2023 November 1, 2023 I hope you’re as excited as I am for the fall season! It’s the perfect time to update your wardrobe with the latest fall and winter collections from top designers. Plus, with the biggest sales of the year happening right now, you can stock up on holiday gifts for your loved ones. This year’s color palette is all about jewel tones like deep purples, rubies, and sapphires. Of course, neutrals are always a classic choice, but why not add a pop of emerald to spice things up? Leather pieces are everywhere, from skirts and pants to tops and jackets. And don’t forget about strap-back heels, the must-have shoe of the season! If you’re looking for something cozy, sweater dresses are a great option. I personally love a good cable design, and knee-length turtleneck dresses are perfect for everyday wear. Colored sweaters are also a great way to stay warm while expressing your personal style. For a more formal look, try dressing up a blazer with leather pants or a knee-length skirt. Or, keep it casual with jeans and knee-high boots. And of course, no fall wardrobe is complete without a big fur jacket or wool trench coat. I hope these tips help you create the perfect fall wardrobe that keeps you warm and stylish. Keep an eye out for my upcoming holiday sales! Check out these stores for some great fall looks: Nordstrom, Eloquii, Zara, Banana Republic, Mango, Reformation, and Lane Bryant

Winter 2023 It’s A Fashion Wonderland

ITS A FASHION WONDERLAND November 30, 2023 As the cold weather sets in, our hearts warm up with the memories of cozy winter nights. Wrapped in soft and comfy clothes, we sit by the fireplace with our loved ones, sipping hot cocoa, watching holiday movies, and enjoying each other’s company. It’s the time of year we look forward to the most—to reconnect with those who matter the most. This winter, let’s make sure we’re not only warm and comfy but also stylish and cute. Take a look at this season’s styles and see if you have something similar in your closet. And if not, don’t worry; there are still plenty of holiday deals to take advantage of. So let’s cherish the warmth of this season and make the most of every moment spent with the ones we love. Wow, it’s that time of year again! This is the perfect opportunity to stock up on trendy pieces and timeless staples. And the deals, oh my! It’s hard to navigate through all of them, but don’t worry; I’ve got you covered. Let’s break down where to find the best holiday style and the deals you should be on the lookout for. Black Friday came early this year, and the deals were insane! But did you know that some stores offered deals even before the big day? It’s all a strategy, but hey, we’re not complaining! My advice for snagging the best deals is to purchase popular items a bit early or wait until Cyber Monday. Trust me, you don’t want to miss out on those must-have items. But don’t worry if you’ve missed out on the deals; there are still some happening, but they’re ending soon. However, this means we can expect new stock to come out soon! Keep an eye out for new styles hitting the racks, and be the trendsetter that you are. And if you’re looking for deals on new items, watch out for flash sales. Exciting news! I’m offering a special deal for the month of December. If you purchase a shopping spree package, you’ll receive $100 off the Cherish Your Closet Package or a whopping $175 off the Wardrobe Transformation Package. That’s 50% off either package! Don’t wait too long to book your session; this deal is only valid until Christmas. Get ready to have your new clothes styled and your closet transformed. Let’s make this holiday season one to remember! Now on to what you really came for in fashion. The items I chose to share are so classy and chic that you will definitely be turning heads! A red dress is the holiday go-to, and you can enjoy it even on Valentine’s Day. This red dress at Jluxlabel is so sexy for a price of $69.99. This dress will be the talked-about look at the office party, the friend’s holiday get-together, and the date with your love. No matter where you go in this, all eyes will be on you. Show off that sexy body while still being classy. Just copy and post this link to get it in a variety of colors. If you need help on how to fix yourself up for this dress, from accessories to hair, message me. I want this dress! Micas always has cute items with some edge. I wish they had plus sizes. The reason this dress is so different is because of the buttons. The metal silver buttons all the way down, along with the pocket flaps, bring it to a whole new level. I love the classic rib knit that is a winter staple, but with all the extra detail, this could be casual if you throw on some gym shoes with a ball cap and a jean jacket and are totally chill, or if you had the right booties and some multi-strand chain or large chain necklace, you could dress this up for a night out. If you don’t unbutton it too much and it’s not too tight, you could wear this at a casual office. Don’t wait on this; at a price of $38.00, you can’t pass it up. If you need help with finding the right chain and shoes, I’m here for you. Go to this link and get it now I mentioned it in my last blog, and I’m sharing it again because it is still hot. This gold skirt, with its light flowiness, is great for all occasions. Dress up, dress down, paries, date night, office, its so versatile. With a simple black top and some gold jewelry, you will be starred at the whole time you are wearing it. At Zara, for $45.90, you need to run for it. It does have a matching top, but I would pair that with something else. The top just isn’t my favorite, but if I put it with something else and styled it up, you would have a good look for that too. I can help you style the items apart and even together. If you have an eye for fashion, you can style anything.  They are not sold together but here is the link for the skirt and then you can see the top I used to hate turtlenecks, but now I really like them. They give off a look of class and refinement. No matter where I see them, when I look at the top or dress, I think it looks professional and fancy. This top in particular has some extra flare to it, which I love. The cabling of the sweater is styled so well and really stands out in the best ways possible. The puff sleeves are the biggest new style that I love to see on tops. There are two types of turtle necks: one is the single layer that just raises up the neck and stops, and the other is the kind that is long and folds over. Now the cowl neck is still going strong, and its still really comfy. If you are not ready