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Mama Used to Say...Be Your Own Brand. A Little Book of Common Sense on Style, Self and Body (Volume 1)

By Sheila Coates


 How many times has a situation arisen over the years where you would hear your Moms voice in the back of your head passing on wise wisdom? Well, this little book is your Moms voice in writing everything your Mom didn't tell you about style, self and body! Sheila P. Coates brings her creative flair to real lessons her mama taught her as she was growing up and dealing with issues that all young girls deal with when confronting a changing body, boys and learning to  be themselves!  The first in a three book series, laugh as you share what  Mama Used To Say...  with your mom, daughters, friends or any young girl or woman who needs encouragement. You'll smile as it brings back memories of your own mom and stories growing up.





What Are You Trying to Say With That Outfit?  
My Mom truly believed that you could speak volumes without saying a word with your clothes. From time to time, when I was going out, I would get dressed and ask my Mom what she thought about what I was wearing. Sometimes I received a straight forward answer but then there were those times when she would ask me, Well, what are you trying to say with that outfit? At first that question threw me for a loop. I thought, what am I trying to say? Well, I hoped I was saying,  I'm cute or I look good. This is when I learned that there was a little more about what clothes can say than just looking cute or looking good. She wanted me to always be aware of that fact and be aware of what I was projecting with my clothes. (Definitely something our young women need to understand). She made me realize that what you project is how you'll be perceived and clothes can support that or distract from that. So I always made sure I was aware of what I was saying (before I opened my mouth) from head to toe.