Weâ€™re already in mid-August and I just cannot figure out how this summer went by so fast. If youâ€™re like me, you want to try to get as much out of these last few summer weeks as possible (officially, thereâ€™s only six left!!). This means attending every great to decent open air concert, BBQ, rooftop cocktail party, sailing excursion, pool party, beach day, and anything that sounds even remotely summer.
In this installment of Suit Your Life, Iâ€™ll focus on those key summer items and garments Iâ€™ve used and plan to pull out again for every worthwhile activity we have left, including the Black Enterprise Golf & Tennis Challengeon Labor Day Weekend (Sept. 1-5) in Miami. It also doesnâ€™t hurt that most stores are having their end of season sales so youâ€™ll be able to rack up on most of these great items for up to 75% off. Thank me later. â€”Gardy V. Guerrier
Someone once asked me what I did for a living and I gave them the simplest answer I knew, "I panhandle, shop, and telemarket". A slightly more complicated answer is that I am the Co-Managing director of a nonprofit, Hearts4Haiti Global initiative (H4HGI) that raises funds through large-scale fundraising events, grants, and partnerships to create, implement, and oversee programmatic initiatives in Haiti. Iâ€™m also an image consultant that counsels individualsâ€”primarily men and corporate clientsâ€”on appearance, behavior, and communication skills through individual consultations, coaching, presentations, seminars, and workshops. Lastly, in my free time I write about my two passionsâ€”fashion and travelâ€”in my Suit Your Life column here on BlackEnterprise.com.