Time Management 4 – Lazy Day

Travel Management – 5 – Lazy Day

It’s time to get a handle on your day and your style. This 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. In this episode we will stretch our style on a day where you are going to have to juggle things like a late breakfast and catching up on your DVR. Learn how to go from a sleeping in late breakfast to “Oh crap, now my friend wants to come over to binge watch too. I better go to the store to grab more wine.” 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.

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Get all the action steps together for each day, and on Day 5 you will put everything together. Click here.

This Dress is Your Happy Place: Instant Style Bliss Anytime, Anywhere

So you have a speaking engagement? Or a presentation to give at work? When you are not totally freaking out about it, you have moments of panic as you realize you don’t know what to wear for a speaking engagement. Should you wear a dress? Should you wear pants? Your thoughts are spinning, and you realize that you need to get to your happy place so that you can modify your talk and adjust your PowerPoint slides. You know, your happy place, where everything is beautiful and calm. It is the place you go to before you step in front of an audience to deliver your talk.

You also have a style happy place, and you can visit it anytime and anywhere. Your instant style bliss can be achieved by wearing a shift dress. You might have been expecting a more complicated process that involved hypnosis, a success coach, or, at the very least, a $5,000 gift card to Neiman Marcus. In actuality, you can probably procure a shift dress for under $50. Or maybe you already have a shift dress hanging in your closet that is totally flying under the radar.

So why is a shift dress the answer to your speaking engagement outfit ponderings? A shift dress is a short, sleeveless dress that essentially hangs from your shoulders. You don’t need to put on two pairs of spanks to wear them or do 1,000 crunches in your hotel room before you speak. It is feminine without really showcasing the feminine silhouette. It allows you to move freely. You don’t have to worry about a bulge or fabric showcasing all of your sweat because it is clinging to your body. These are things you do not have to worry about when you are about to speak in front of an audience.

If the sleeveless aspect of the dress does not appeal to you, you can add a jacket or a cardigan. If the showcasing your legs aspect does not appeal to you, you can add some fun tights. You don’t like wearing heels? Fine, wear the dress with boots. There are an infinite number of ways to style this so that you feel comfortable.

When you are wondering what to wear for a speaking engagement, choose a shift dress. You’ll wear it the first time and be so happy that you’ll return home and start buying up shift dresses online like they are going to be the new currency after the zombie apocalypse. Remember, instant style bliss is available anytime, anywhere. It is only a dress away, so shift into style bliss.

#ClosetConfidential: Your closet should feel like a boutique.

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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Your closet should feel like a boutique. Click here to see the closet.

♥ AJ

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Time Management 4 – Travel Day

Time Management – 4 – Travel Day

It’s time to get a handle on your day and your style. This 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. In this episode we will stretch our style on a day where you are going to have to hop on flight, endure the TSA, and hit the ground running. Uncover how to go from a flight to late night drinks. 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.

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You are remembered as special, even if your interviewer can’t quite put the finger on why you stand out. Click here.

#MakeoverMinute: Schedule a pedicure

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Do you have a minute? Of course, you do. Do something rewarding with that minute. Reinvent and reinvigorate yourself and your sense of style. I promise…it’ll only take a minute.

1-Minute to Chic
Your Instant Style Makeover:
Schedule a pedicure.

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Time: 0:15: Go to yelp.

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Time: 0:30: Find a well rated nail salon near you.

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Time: 0:45: Call the phone.

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Time: 1:00: Schedule an appointment – enjoy your pampering!

♥ AJ

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You are remembered as special, even if your interviewer can’t quite put the finger on why you stand out. Click here.

#Dress For Success

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Research and science is finally catching up to what we all know to be true, “Clothes make the wo-man”. True or false, does science, research, and statistics determine your future? Or is your future so bright you need to wear shades (designer shades of course, with matching jacket, purse, and shoes). Answer the poll below:

♥ AJ

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Are You Facing an Impossible Battle against Your Hips?

It was a different time then. A time when “She has some meat on her bones” was a compliment—you know, before having thigh gap and being built like a ten-year-old boy became the epitome of sexy. Now, having some hips can make shopping a psychopathic head game meant to break your will. (I mean, why is a size 4 the equivalent of a size 8 at some stores? Are they trying to cause you have a breakdown in the middle of Nordstrom?) However, in order to stop facing the impossible battle against your hips, we must harken back to fashion from the era where women were praised for meat on their bones. We need to bring back the circle skirt.

The circle skirt is a thing of genius because it creates an A-line silhouette. It easily and gently floats over your hips instead of clinging and helps to create an hourglass body shape. If you are unsure of what a circle skirt is, think of Sandra Dee in the movie Grease. You know, before she sluts it up in her all-black outfit at the end of the movie. However, this isn’t the 1950s, so your skirt lengths can vary a little. You can go from above the knee to a midi length for your circle skirt.

The circle skirt is also very feminine not only for the hourglass body shape it helps to create but also because of the movement. The circle skirt flows when you walk, and it twirls when you turn around. Creating movement in an outfit is what enables you to catch people’s eye as you walk down the sidewalk or down the corridor in your office building.

It can be made sexy by pairing it with a spaghetti strap tank top and heels. Or you can make it preppy with a button-down blouse for a work look. Or you can wear it with a sweater when you need to feel warm and cozy. Pair a circle skirt with a graphic t-shirt to create a sassy and trendy look. The outfit options for this skirt are endless, and you’ll never tire of finding more inventive ways to wear this figure-flattering skirt.

You can keep on eating your meat and potatoes, your fried chicken and collard greens, or your enchiladas with rice and beans. You need to keep that meat on your bones; otherwise, you won’t have the body shape to really leverage the power of the circle skirt. It is the only weapon you’ll need in the now winnable battle against your hips.