It’s Time 1 – Errand Day

It’s Time – 1 – Errand Day – Cute Outfits for Running Errands

It’s time to get a handle on your day and your style. This brand new series is all about learning to manage your day and your style through the use of flex pieces that allow you the flexibility to easily flex from one activity to another on your busy day. Yes, you can even create cute outfits for running errands.

In this episode we will stretch our style on a day filled with errands. How to go from walking the dog to dinner out with friends.

The secret is your flex pieces… so choose them wisely.

Here is the link to the survey: http://tinyurl.com/n3fczx8

Once you complete the survey, you will receive the link to download the shopping guide.

Get the shopping guide to shop for some of the flex pieces and learn how to create cute outfits for running errands

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#ClosetConfidential: What does your foyer and closet have in common?

It is not enough to just love the clothes hanging in your wardrobe, you should also love where they sleep at night… your closet. Shopping in your closet can be as fun and beautiful as shopping in a luxurious boutique. Uncover the confidential (and not so confidential) secrets of beautiful closets, so you can tell your beautiful new blouse “Bonne Nuit.”

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A decorative bowl is not only for the foyer, you can also use it for your closet. Click here to see the closet.

♥ AJ

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Will These Coats for Pear Shapes Push Your Style Profile Higher

Maybe you look at your social media feed during spring and summer and think, “Oooohh, I love that skirt,” “Perfect sandals,” and “I look so cute in that tank top,” and then in fall and winter, you scroll through your photos and think, “Why does someone dressed as Mrs. Potato head have the exact same coat as me? Oh wait…that’s me. That lumpy, bumpy Mrs. Potato head impersonator is me.” You knew you were pear shaped, but you didn’t know you looked like that. Now, you need to quickly spread the word that your social media accounts have been hacked and delete all of those photos. There are less drastic measures you can take. Yes you can’t do anything about your past photos, but going forward, you can raise your style profile during the colder months of the year.

If you want to avoid repeated trips to the emergency room for frostbite and hypothermia, you are going to need to wear a coat outside. If you have a lot of curves, are in possession of wide child-bearing hips, and have buns that would even make Sir Mix-A-Lot do a double take, then bundling up for the cold weather is even more challenging. If you don’t choose wisely, you’ll look like you have more saddle bags than the cowboys and their horses combined in The Magnificent Seven.

There are two strategies for you. Let’s call them bisect and belt. The bisect strategy involves bisecting the vertical line your body’s silhouette. Without having to strain your brain and think back to high school geometry class, this just means that you wear your coat open. The edge of the coat where it opens creates a vertical line down your thigh and essentially provides the illusion of appearing slimmer. Neat trick, right? When you’re getting ready to walk into a room or take picture, just unbutton or unzip your coat and you’ll appear more proportional, taller, and slimmer.

The second strategy is a belt. Get a coat that has a belt. Why? Well, it draws the eye upward toward your belted waist, and the rest of the coat will lightly float and lie on your hips. A belt is essentially performing the same function as an A-line skirt or dress, which we know are complete God-sends to pear-shaped women everywhere. So all you need to accomplish that is a coat that includes a belt, and viola! You have created an A-line silhouette.

So this winter, when you are bundling up to stay warm, don’t forget to bisect and belt to raise your style profile unless you want to be prepared to blame and shame. How dare the Chinese government hack your social media accounts…again!

NEW VIDEO STYLE SERIES TRAILER: It’s Time

 

It’s time for a new video series and this one will help you get a handle on your day and your style. Check out the trailer. Episode 1 starts next week. It will be all about bringing some flexibility into your wardrobe through the use of flex pieces. This first episode will show you how to flex your style on a day filled with errands.

♥︎ AJ

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WEBINAR TESTIMONIAL: “Everyone tells me I look elegant and they even associate my new look to me having a new relationship. Lol. I just feel good about ‘me’. “  – G. Williams. http://www.stylerescueplan.com

#ApparelADay: Fedora

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Fedora: a low, soft felt hat with a curled brim and the crown creased lengthwise.

♥ AJ


WEBINAR TESTIMONIAL: “Everyone tells me i look elegant and they even associate my new look to me having a new relationship. Lol. I just feel good about ‘me’. “  – G. Williams. http://www.stylerescueplan.com

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#Compliment of the Day: You are Brave

Compliments are a great way to boost your confidence and so are affirmations. Compliment of the Day combines the best of both worlds. Subscribe to the Blog, Facebook, Google Plus, or Twitter to get a regular dose of compliments.

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“You are brave”

Use the pre-recorded affirmations so you can brainwash yourself to confidence and healthy self-esteem. Click on the audio bar below to hear the loop of Compliment of the Day or click (or right click) this download link to save to your computer and/or mp3 player.

 

Don’t know how to use affirmations? Click here to go to this informative blog post to learn more.

♥ AJ

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#ClosetConfidential: Are fresh flowers and candles too much for your closet?

It is not enough to just love the clothes hanging in your wardrobe, you should also love where they sleep at night… your closet. Shopping in your closet can be as fun and beautiful as shopping in a luxurious boutique. Uncover the confidential (and not so confidential) secrets of beautiful closets, so you can tell your beautiful new blouse “Bonne Nuit.”

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Are fresh flowers and candles too much for your closet? Now way Jose. Click here to see the closet.

♥ AJ

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Fixed wardrobe planning: Dependable monthly style improvements http://pickupyourstyle.com

CareerCorner: Is This Real Estate Marketing Idea Headed for Extinction?

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Let’s visit real estate marketing ideas of yesteryear. Once upon a time in the land of neighbors bringing over casseroles, lemonade stands run by 5-year-olds, and before the word Kardashian was ever uttered, you could depend on your friends, family, and neighbors to help spread the word and market your real estate business.

Now, the landscape has completely changed. Or has it? You can still use your friends, family, and neighbors to help you market your real estate business, but you just need to put a system in place to help you. The old-school concept of a simple thank you can help.

The last time that someone sent you a referral, did you thank them? Did you place a thank you phone call, type a thank you text, or send an e-card? If you can’t remember the last time you received a referral, then you may know why your phone hasn’t been ringing.

You should put a simple business policy in place that states how you will handle referrals. Every time you get a referral, you perform some action. This one simple real estate marketing idea will help you to resurrect your referrals. However, there is still more you can do. Remember, we are no longer in the age of malt shops. We are in the age of Kardashians, and that means the b-word-branding.

How can you say thank you that is uniquely you and consistent with your brand? Bonus points if you can find a way to say thank you that will get other people talking about how sweet, amazing, and surprising your gesture was? The reason why this is so important is that your circle of friends, family, and neighbors talk to each other, and if they tell someone about your gesture, that person will be inclined to also try to send you a referral.

Here are the steps to making this real estate marketing idea a success:
1. Determine your brand.
2. Brainstorm thank you ideas that are consistent with your brand.
3. Choose the thank you idea you will implement.
4. Will this idea get people talking? If not, go back to step 2.
5. Implement this as your business policy/practice.
6. Inform your assistant and/or staff of the new policy and enlist them to help execute the new policy.

If you are looking at the steps above, the key step is determining your brand. That is how you get to millionaire real estate agent status. This is what is going to make you unique and stand out. The implementation should definitely get your family, friends, and neighbors talking. If this still doesn’t work, try another strategy from the Kardashians. It is three letters followed by the word tape.

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Create a Work Wardrobe to Match Your Hot and Cold Clients

We all have clients who can’t make a decision if their life depended on it, like Mr. “Wait, I want the one house with the walk-in closet,” Ms. “But I also liked the one that had the guest house, and Mr. and Mrs. “Is this all the properties you have to show me?” The life of a real estate professional has many rewards, but the clients can sometimes cause you to Google if you’d receive the death penalty in your state for murder.

You have enough indecision to deal with in regards to your clients. You don’t need to also deal with indecision in regards to what to put on in the morning for your 8 a.m. showing to Mrs. “We decided that we no longer want to make the offer.” You should have ready-made outfit templates. The red blouse goes with the plaid skirt and boots unless it is cold outside, and then, you can wear it with your pea coat and wide-leg gray trousers.

The more hot and cold clients you have to deal with, the more you need to conserve your brainpower by minimizing decisions and having go-to work wardrobe solutions. Let’s say the brand colors of your company are navy, red, and white, and like any superstar real estate professional, you try to coordinate your wardrobe with your branding. So here are some ready-made outfit templates.

Your Red Blouse

  • For your fall and winter work wardrobe: Wear with jeans, brown boots, and a navy blazer.
  • For your spring and summer work wardrobe: Wear with a white pleated skirt, red high heels, and a navy purse.

Your White Pleated Skirt

  • For your fall and winter work wardrobe: Wear with tan knee-high boots with a navy turtleneck sweater.
  • For your spring and summer work wardrobe: Wear with a denim blouse, red high heels, and a red purse.
  • And here’s one last tip to protect your hot and cold clients in unexpected rainy weather: Always keep two umbrellas in your car. Your clients will come to know you as the real estate professional that is always prepared.