Did You Know…The Greatest Fear For Women Over 50+?

We are given to believe most women just worry about ageing and getting wrinkles and lines.

However, most women over 50 toss and turn worrying about how they will survive financially in their later years. We are living longer and with divorce so prevalent and more widowed women, it does lend cause for concern.

What does this have to do with fashion and style?

I am here to remind you that your clothing choices can support you in looking smart, savvy and relevant!

Are you looking to keep your current job?

Are you being interviewed for a job?

Do you own a business?  Are you in network marketing and are building a team?

I can help you dress to attract in clients and therefore more success. I can help you dress to build your confidence so you can step into your possibilities.

Confidence, self-esteem and looking current means you are not dismissed because of your ‘age.’

Here are several steps to begin:

  1. Sign up for my newsletter and receive tips and ideas.
  2. Book a complimentary “Discover Your Style” call.  We can get to know your needs and situation better. You can ask me questions.
  3. Visit my website www.imageconnections.ca and download all my free offerings. There are many ideas for you to build on.
  4. Purchase my e-book “From Closet Chaos to Wardrobe Bliss.” It is full of ideas and questions to walk you through a closet edit and makes you think before you buy! $9.97
  5. Register for the master class,”GET THE MOST… from the clothes you already have.”

You will discover how to make wardrobe modules that will simplify getting dressed each day. I show you how to build professional modules for work too. You receive templates and the Key to 3 on how to look pulled together. You will refer to this class over and over again!

I too have wondered where I will be when I am 70. It is good to speak with a financial advisor and voice your concerns. Let your family know how you feel too. The last thing to do is think you are alone.

Yours In Style,

Karen

Weekend Warrioress Outfits! = WWO

What are YOU doing this weekend? I am in Thunder Bay and exploring the city. Or… walking at Mission Marsh or Centennial Park, all with the Grandkids and maybe a Grand-dog too.

This means comfortable shoes and layers since we usually start out in the morning and it heats up by afternoon.

(LOL… maybe! It is Thunder Bay!)

I used my Wardrobe Module Chart to help me plan and pack for the week I am here.

You TOO can get this when you register for my Master Class,” GET THE MOST… out of the clothes you already have!”

** Register here

Why is this class $97.00? It is a Master Class. It is one of the foundational components you will use over and over again. In other words… IT IS WORTH IT AND MORE!

Here are some comments from after the class.

“I want to get into my closet NOW! I am so excited to put things together.”

“It’s so simple. Why didn’t I think of that before?”

“You de-mystified mixing and matching for me. I am impressed.”

I hope you follow me on Facebook too since I often do a Facebook live from various places when I travel. If you get the chance to visit Thunder Bay, you can try out some of my favourite places. The International House of Tea, The Mystic Garden, The Madhouse Restaurant (for Fish tacos!!) and many more. Watch my videos!

www.https://facebook.com/KarendorlandImageconnections

I would love to see photos of what you did on the weekend and what you wore doing it!

Here is the link to register for the course, “GET THE MOST… out of what you already have.”

Down at the beautiful waterfront in Thunder Bay and morning wake-up companions.

Yours In Style,

Karen

It’s Not Too Late!

Well here we are heading into July already and even thought the weather has been sporadically sunny, the general energy is that of slowing down to enjoy summer.

This may free up some time for you to do some editing in your closet.

This Spring, I offered a complimentary download called, “Wave Good-bye! 21 Reasons to Let Go!”

Many women say they can’t get started, the job is too big, or they can’t let go of things. This download gives you 21 baby steps to take so you don’t have to tackle it all at once unless you want to.

** Download it here!

It isn’t too late to de-clutter your closet. In fact, it’s never too late!

Perhaps you will discover a new way to wear an item. For example, how about pairing your jean jacket over a dress or summer skirt?

Maybe you will find a treasure in your jewelry box, like a statement necklace, that will update a t-shirt or top.

** Click here for your GIFT of Wave Good-bye. 21 Reasons to Let Go.

And… if you are kicking back on a rainy day, watch my webinar 3 Golden Closet Rules.

You will be inspired even more!

Yours In Style,

Karen

From PREDICTABLE to PDA!

I just had a wonderful conversation with a woman, explaining what it is I do, since she was over to interview me before signing me up to speak at their store. Our conversation gave me the idea for this story.

I was so happy to know she loves wearing colour and therefore really stands out in her family.

She is sad that her sister lives in black and yoga pants. And… she said that now her Mother has retired, she has given up!

“She is PREDICTABLE and BORING. All she does is throw on a pair of pants and a t-shirt! She has lost a reason to dress with some interest since she says she is ONLY at home.”

”What message is her Mother sending to herself, her husband, her family and her friends?” I ask.

“I have given up.” is her look!

Is that you? Are you predictable, plain and boring to yourself and your family?

I am here to hold your hand and take you out of that rut! Have some FUN in your life and in your closet!

Join me Tuesday June 27 @ 7 p.m. EST for a Masterclass called, “MAKE THE MOST of what is already in your closet!”

I am here to take you from predictable and boring to PDA! PRETTY DAMN AMAZING!
Here are 2 pictures of women over 60 on my trip to Italy. They look PDA!

YOU ARE PDA! Life isn’t over at retirement or after you have children, or after you turn 50.

Time to invest in yourself because you are worth it! Invest $97.00 NOW!

Here is what you get:

  • Live webinar from the comfort of your home.
  • Recording so you can refer to it again and again.
  • Step by step instruction.
  • Templates on how to create a module.
  • Follow my mix and match formula.
  • The secret KEY of 3!
  • Follow up group Q & A call.

Don’t give up!!! I am here to hold your hand and walk you through.

**Register here

MAKE THE MOST… of what you already have in your closet.

Tuesday June 27 @ 7p.m. EST    only $97.00  ( compared to having me one to one for $297.00)

SAVE $200!

I look forward to seeing you there.

Karen

YOU Could Have This Too!

Hello from North Bay. I zipped up for three days to help my sister and of course to swim and visit. Also, it was to escape the extra hot, humid weather of the south.

It takes me minutes to pack because I follow a formula that I am about to REVEAL to you too!

I brought 2 pair of capris and 3 tops with me. One is long sleeved for the evenings and cool mornings.

I wore a long summer dress as I drove here because I don’t like to wear constricting waist bands in the car for a longer drive. Besides it can serve as a bathing suit cover up and if I wanted something for going out for dinner, I am all set.

Join me Tuesday June 27 @ 7 p.m. EST, for my online Master Class, “MAKE THE MOST… out of the clothes you already have!”

**Register HERE

Wouldn’t you love to pack in minutes because you are able to mix and match your clothing easily?

You have the pieces collected into modules for business, casual, exercise, special events, so you can quickly lean in and reach for them?

This what you will receive:

  • Live webinar to watch the presentation and ask questions.
  • Recorded webinar so you can refer back to it over and over.
  • Step by step instructions.
  • Templates on how to create a module.
  • Follow my formula to mix and match effortlessly.
  • Follow up Q&A to answer your questions.

You deserve to look and feel great on your weekend getaways! I would love to walk you through HOW you can do that.

Looking forward to sharing my BEST class SECRET with you! See you Tuesday June 27 @ 7 p.m. EST.

Only $97.00 for this best kept formula, which will lead you to SAVINGS in every area of your life!

** Register Here!

Yours In Style,

Karen

Weddings… Beach, Garden, Traditional… OH MY!

Whether you are Mother of the Bride or Groom, or attending a wedding this year, I am sure you have asked yourself, “What am I going to wear?”

You are not alone. Now with all the various locations and times of weddings, it can be even more confusing.

I am here to guide you with 3 tips to get started.

(1) Location, location, location:

Where the wedding takes place plays a big part in what is appropriate to wear.

A wedding in a big hotel or even a country club is going to be more formal.

A beach wedding is more casual and a garden wedding will be in between.

If the wedding is outdoors, consider wearing a long sundress and beware… no spiked heels since you will be sinking into the sand or grass.

(2) Time of day:

The key here is that night-time weddings are dressier.

Daytime weddings are informal or semi- formal. You can wear a 2 piece suit or top and satiny type of skirt, or a cocktail dress. It is best to avoid wearing black to a daytime wedding.

DON’T go ultra casual to a wedding… it is the Bride’s important day so respect her and the occasion!

(3) Invitation specific:

Many invitations specify the type of attire, yet you may still be wondering.

Casual: This may mean a beach wedding, a BBQ, a barn? These may not mean a long dress, however, it still means you need to dress up and the big change will be the shoes.

Cocktail: Here is pretty straight forward… a cocktail dress is the most appropriate. This also generally means it is not a floor length gown.

Black tie: If the invitation says Black Tie, you will see floor length gowns, yet you can be elegant in a cocktail dress, especially if it comes to the knee. Add your accessories here to take it to a higher level.

White tie: This is as formal as you can get!!

Casual dresses are from ZuZu Fashion Boutique in Barrie.

    

Need help to look and feel fabulous at a wedding this year? Call me 905-775-7486 or email: Karen@imageconnections.ca.

MAKE THE MOST… of what you have in your closet!! HERE IT IS!!… special on-line course.

Bored of the same old?

Frustrated because you don’t know what to wear?  Every morning is wasted time rummaging in your closet? What is it costing you in money wasted on clothing not worn? In time? In frustration?

The definition of insanity is… DOING THE SAME THING OVER AND OVER EXPECTING A DIFFERENT RESULT! Instead of running on the same wheel each day, join my on-line class.

In this class:

  • I teach you how to mix and match.
  • Create wardrobe modules so you get MULTIPLE outfits from clothes you already have!
  • Make the most of your clothing investment = SAVE $$
  • End the frustration of not knowing what to wear OR wearing the same things over and over = SAVE TIME

Invest $97.00 and discover multiple outfits you never knew you had!  Tuesday June 27 @ 7 p.m.

REGISTER HERE:  http://imageconnections.ca/make-the-most-of-what-you-have-in-your-closet/

 

 

How to Make Summer Event Wardrobe Worries Disappear

Summer is fast approaching and with it comes weddings, BBQ parties, pool parties etc.

As a fashion and wardrobe coach, I hear from my clients about the things that stress them out and getting dressed for summer events is one of them.

I want you to feel at ease with yourself and stress-free. Let’s see if I can help you do that!

“I’m worried about looking appropriate for an upcoming event.”

Events can be a bit tricky, as you’re not only dressing for the event; you’re dressing for the venue, the people, and the weather. The first thing to do when starting to plan your look for an event is to study the invitation. Does it have a dress code on it alerting you to the type of outfit you should be wearing? Is the invitation design formal or informal? Every invitation holds clues for you.

The next thing you can do is research the location of the event. Google is your friend here. Look up what the weather will be like during the days you’ll be there or how the weather normally behaves during that time of year. What will also help is to look at the venue’s website for photos of previous events held at this location. Even though you may be attending an event in a barn, you may see by the photos that elegant parties are the norm.

By researching these different factors, you can more confidently figure out an outfit that you’d feel comfortable in and one that would be appropriate for the setting as well.

Of course, if you have been following me, you know I will recommend that you wear outfits that compliment your skin undertone and your body shape. Those alone will help boost your confidence.

Need help putting outfits together? Call me. I would love to assist you! 905-775-7486

How would you like to have style input every day? For less than buying a cup of coffee?

STYLE For Your SOUL membership site is coming soon. You will have:

  • access to videos
  • fashion templates
  • a private community of other Style Soulistas
  • FREE style webinars
  • Style training
  • Monthly Q&A calls
  • A roadmap of systems and practices because style is a journey of self-discovery

If you follow my videos on Facebook, I would love it if you would comment and share the ones that strike your fancy! www.facebook.com/KarendorlandImageConnections

 

 

Hey Mother Nature!! What the Heck?

It is Friday April 7th, as I write this and I awoke to a huge layer of snow!

What the heck??? Enough I say!

Well I decided to do something about it and thought, as a group we can have an influence. You know… energy in numbers!

Ladies… its time to take charge and send a message to Mother Nature! “We want spring!”  

Let’s move from this to wearing this.
(thank you Jenny DiPietro for modelling this out and Fashion Wear Boutique)
        

I figure if we look it and start wearing some fun outfits, maybe she will concede.

We have heard it takes 21 days to form or break a habit. Well I am counting on 21 days to bring on consistent warm weather, so we can play in our spring and summer clothing.

Join me by following my 21 day STYLE prompts. Download the 21 days and have some fun choosing your outfit around the prompt for that day.

It’s all about having some fun and putting a smile on your face which is like a ray of sunshine all on its own!

Click on this link to receive your FREE 21 day SPRING INTO STYLE prompts.

Share it with friends!

Post your style of the day on my facebook page… www.facebook/imageconnections.com

Or post your picture and follow me on Instagram @Karendorland

Don’t Give Your Booties the Boot… 5 Tips on How to Wear Booties.

You’ve seen them in store windows and on women of all ages: booties or shoe boots as I call them.
They look cute on others but you aren’t sure if you can wear them.
You have doubts. I bet I can guess what you’re thinking. Am I too old to wear booties?
How do people wear booties with socks?
Should I get a slouchy one or a slim one?
What kind of pants do you wear booties?
Will they go out of style?

Lots of questions but lucky for you, I have lots of answers. Booties offer style solutions and they are not going out of style anytime soon!

  1. If you choose booties in a colour such as burgundy, teal or red, then connect the colour to your outfit in another piece of clothing or an accessory.
  2. Booties in light colours, such as sand or taupe can be worn with winter white or similar taupe colours.
  3. They also look great with darker denims or pants as a contrasting colour, especially if you are tall and can spare the height.
  4. Choose a bootie that relates to your hair colour, so it brings the eye of the observer up to your face and hair. This will tie almost any outfit together.
  5. Booties in metallic shades can add glitz or glamour or dressiness to any outfit.
  6. Ankle booties that are low cut in the vamp are great for slim over-the-knee pencil skirts. This bootie style elongates the leg.

Have some fun trying on various styles and wear an outfit you think you would like to pair them with.
Or… call me ! I am happy to go Bootie shopping with you!

What’s happening at Image Connections:

  • I have been loving the interaction of the participants in the 21 Day Style Challenge. We have discovered Style Words and I have them “thinking.”
  • Join me every Sunday at 7 pm EST, on Facebook LIVE. www.facebook/imageconnections  for my live session called STYLIN SUNDAYS.
  • My on-line style course… “ Set Your GPS to Fantabulous… a 7 Step System to looking Savvy, Sexy and Stylish over 40” will begin March 28. Spots are limited because I want to give participants as much personal interaction and guidance as possible with me.
  • 20 regular spots available and 10 VIP… register on my website www.imageconnections.ca

I would love it if you post a picture of your favourite bootie on my Facebook page.

Yours In Style,
Karen

 

What’s LOVE Got To Do With It? 3 Ways to Bring Love into Your Wardrobe

Wouldn’t it be fun to wake up every day and put on something you love? Wouldn’t it brighten your day and make you feel happy?

That experience is absolutely possible.

I’ve got a few ways you can use that powerful love force and infuse your wardrobe with it so you’re happy to meet the day.

  1. Shop for what you love

In order to have a wardrobe that’s filled with what you love you may need to change up your shopping habits. If you’re shopping on the run, you may be grabbing “just any old thing” rather than allowing yourself the time to try things on, look in the mirror and ask yourself the question, “Do I love this?” Or if you are taking the time to try things on, are you settling for the same old thing instead of exploring new possibilities? The best thing to do is give yourself some time to explore and have fun with clothes. Don’t settle for “okay” when you could enjoy clothing pieces and accessories that put a smile on your face every time you wear it.

  1. Display what you love

People have collections of things they love. It could be figurines of specific animals. Maybe it’s a wall of framed horticultural prints. Some people fall in love with a city and want to be reminded of it all the time. You can take those subjects you love and look for them in prints. How about a blouse with your favorite flower or a knit sweater with the image of your favorite animal woven in? Or a scarf depicting your favorite city? Many people gain much pleasure when they adorn themselves in things they already love.

  1. Satisfy your love of details

Look at your wardrobe or look through a fashion magazine. Are there details that you just love? Maybe you love vintage details. You may fancy lace, ruffles, bows, tucks, appliqués. Maybe you love urban details like studs, fringe, or grommets. Indulge your love of details and look for new ways to have them in your wardrobe. If it’s studs you like, look for them in handbags, shoes or boots, or on the hemlines of skirts.

LOL… can you guess what I LOVE to collect as a pattern in my clothes?

My goal is to have every woman LOVE who she sees in the mirror!

If you need some help to find the love in your closet, call me I would LOVE to help!

Are you up for a challenge? Then join me…

  1. Step Into Style 101… a 21 Day Style Challenge. Here is where you get a sneak peek into how I work one to one with clients. Jump into some of the questions and see what you discover. Try taking some baby steps into change. I will be right beside you because I am offering a private facebook group where I can answer questions and give more tips.

Both of these are FREE!! So register today!  Here is the link http://imageconnections.ca/step-into-style-101-21-day-challenge/

Thank you for sharing and liking my videos and remember I am also on Facebook LIVE on Sundays at 7 pm, EST. My show is called STYLIN SUNDAYS.

Happy Valentines Day and Thank You for being on this Style Journey with me!!