THIS… Is Why I Hired You!

We are in the season of weddings and I know you want to look good too, as the Mother of the Bride or Groom.  It is important for you to be able to enjoy the day and the lead up, with comfort and ease, knowing you look and feel great. You don’t have to be worrying about your outfit because… WE have put it together, together!

This is exactly what happened the other day. I took a client shopping for a dress for her son’s wedding. She knew she wanted elegance, not too fussy since it is at their farm, and she wanted to be able to move and dance in it. In other words, to look beautiful and still be comfortable.

The first step was covered… we know her colour palette. I know her body type and features.  Our saleslady was wonderful and so helpful, however, she kept showing my client styles that SHE liked. Finally, I said, just try it on and let’s see.

One, the fabric was too heavy. A satin that didn’t have movement. Yes, it was elegant but it had a fish tail at the bottom and was too tight on the legs. My client would never be able to dance, twirl and party in this!  Two, this dress had a smooth sheen to it. My client has curly hair, somewhat athletic features and the dress didn’t repeat that.

My client knew something wasn’t quite right (the dress did fit) and as soon as I explained the WHY it did not suit her, she got it!  In fact, she turned to me and said,” THIS is why I wanted you with me today! I knew you would give me honest opinions and know what would and wouldn’t work.”

Then, VOILA, a dress with shirring on the top that mimicked the texture in her hair, a stunning colour to match her vibrant personality (and blended with the wedding party colours), and best of all she could move in it. It was elegant, simple, she could vary the sleeves to cover her shoulders, the tightness in the bodice made her look slimmer and the crystal embellishment at the waist was a perfect touch.  After simple alterations of letting the bodice out a little and hemming the dress, she is set!

I know she is stepping out to fully enjoy the day.

Are you needing to buy a dress for a special occasion? Call me I am happy to guide you through the overwhelm.

I want to give a shout out to the dress shop: EDITH’S 1113 Finch Ave. West, Toronto,  opens at 10 am.  Our saleslady was Mahnaz, truly a lovely person, and a great help. Mahnaz also was right on when she said that some of the dresses we picked out would be too old looking.  She saved us time!

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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

8 Fashion Tips for your Changing Boomer Babe Life

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Are you a Boomer Babe? How has life changed for you?  Are there new things to dress for; new relationships, new jobs, grandkids, exciting adventures? You might be finding the old clothes just don’t seem right for current times. Where do you go for guidance and advice about navigating the next decade or two in fashion? Do you need some helpful tips?

When I talk to women 50 + I hear the same complaints… your bodies have changed and you feel out of synch with the clothes in the store. You are experiencing that “Menopausal Middle.”

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Make Lingerie Your Friend

sexy lingerieWhat does it matter what’s under your clothes if you’re sitting in a board meeting looking totally professional and in charge? It matters because the right lingerie next to your skin can make you feel better-than-great, confident and put together. Make lingerie your friend! You don’t have a lingerie wardrobe or wouldn’t even know where to start putting one together? No worries! I’m here to help.

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6 Sexy Ways to Dress For Romance

image consultant York regionLet’s face it…romance is a mood thing. Forget trying to find the latest aphrodisiac. Go to your closet instead! What makes you feel sexy? What makes you feel flirty? While you are searching through your closet,  put on some Etta James, Alicia Keyes (Girl On Fire) or Melanie Fiona ( Give It To Me Right) and let your sensual side be your guide. Here are 6 sexy ways to dress for romance especially with Valentine’s Day right around the corner.

1. Live out of the ordinary

Wear animal prints that bring out the wild side in you. You can wear them on the inside with your choice of underwear or on the outside with an animal print scarf, t-shirt, shoes or handbag. Rarrrrrgh!

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4 Timely Shopping Tactics for Fall 2013

8320799685_2dc0efd770You may have been waiting for the right moment to freshen up your wardrobe basics or to update your classics. Plan that shopping trip and get ready to stock up. Here are 4 timely shopping tactics for the 2013 fall season.

Classic shopping list

  • The moto jacket never looked better and there are many versions to choose from. The one you buy this year will be in style for years to come.
  • Loafers in flats or heels look great with the menswear fabrics of this season plus they’re comfortable and stable compared to a high heel.
  • The wrap dress created in the 70s satisfied millions of women with curves. Buy one in a color or print that flatters your natural coloring and it will be one of your classic go-to pieces.
  • There’s hardly anything easier than wearing a pantsuit. The matched pieces always give you a put together look in daytime or evening. Get one in a quality fabric and it will last for years.

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Spring and Summer Clothes Sale Shopping Guide – Plan Ahead

bigstock-woman-buyer-with-apparel-purch-48165227a copyIn my previous post, I shared a Sale Shopping Guide for buying your fall clothes. And while Spring and Summer may seem far away, I thought I would share these tips with you to help you make the most of your buying and planning purchases that will work with the clothes you have now and your budget. It’s important to plan ahead!

Spring Sale Shopping

Although the weather may be looking quite drab, with the perkiness of spring clothes lining the racks, you don’t want to wait too long to do some spring shopping.

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