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VIDEO: Style Rewind – 5 – 1990’s

Style Rewind – 5 – 1990’s – How to Wear a Plaid Flannel Shirt This style series is called, Style Rewind. Let’s turn back the style clock and dust off these vintage pieces in your wardrobe. What is old is new again! Let’s get ready to travel back through time. This fifth and final episode is a time warp back to the 1990’s. This episode will show you how to wear a plaid flannel shirt: Shop your closet or your mother’s, grandmother’s, or aunt’s closet for a circle skirt See the outfit at 3:09 in the video for how to wear it with a colored leather jacket in episode 4 See the 1990’s grunge inspired hairstyle in the Hair Rewind (starts at 7:58 in the video) Follow these how to wear style tips and you’ll receive decades of compliments on these items Use this link to watch the hairstyle tutorial for this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=onrXf85D62k

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Business July 17, 2018

Career Corner: How Important is it to Pay Attention to the Details as a Real Estate Agent Under Training?

Real estate agent training is something that would gear you up for all the ups and downs of the real estate market. There are many brokers that offer training and you’d have to get educated by acquiring state licenses; however, there’s something which you need to focus on before you call yourself a real estate agent. 

The details. Why are they important?

Any leader you see today has an unflinching nag for details. You’re going to find some heavy literature on that by just entering the keyword in a search engine. The answer that so many leaders value details is because it is their foremost opportunity in educating themselves about the dynamics of their customers, the market they are operating in, and the future that is coming ahead. 

Yes, online marketing and every other type of it could give you the required boost. But all of your spending and investment on them would go in vain if you don’t pay attention to the minute details. It is these details that act as windows to the world of knowing what buyers think, how sellers interact, and what are the links or factors that make a person the best real estate agent around?

Attention to small details give huge results

You must have heard about emotional intelligence. One of the reasons why a brand owner succeeds in getting his business in the top ranks is his ability to delve into the details of the emotions of his clients – in your case the people involved in selling and buying properties. When you have that ability, you can target your resources towards bringing out the factor that could take you closer towards the major motivator – emotions. 

When you constantly apply this tactic, you could eventually be termed as more reliable because your clients would find it unwaveringly easy to communicate with you. Now, this is a huge result you want, don’t you?

Details render accuracy

Even if you apply every strategy in your pocket in, for example, pitching a property forward for sale, you would only be seldom successful. In fact, if you don’t know the details of everything, you would succeed at all. 

 

Why?

 

Because the job of a real estate agents revolves around accuracy – how he commences as a professional in a deal, how he perceives it, and what does he do to make it possible? And, that accuracy can only be achieved if you pay close attention to details. 

Small details are fuel for efficiency

Even a wrong spelling of a name could encourage negative feelings in the hearts of your clients. Well, you might think twice about the previous sentence, but it is true and that’s what small details are supposed to be. 

Efficiency, therefore, is directly related to the way you approach all the details of a deal. If you have everything top notch, you could win over the hearts of your clients (all of them searches for professionalism in you) and vouch for a lucrative career as a real estate agent. 

So, make it possible for yourself to cultivate a habit of looking for the details and valuing them. Make it a part of your real estate training and see what fruits it bears for you.

Outfit Ideas Articles July 13, 2018

A Painless Way to Create Cute Outfit Ideas Based on the Movie Pretty Woman

We all have a favorite scene from this movie. Is it when she is singing a Prince song in a gorgeous, oversized bathtub? Is it when she does the Arsenio-style arm pump at a polo match? Or when Rickard Gere pretends to close the necklace jewelry case on her finger?

 

Whatever your favorite scene is, we love this movie because it is a fairytale complete with Prince Charming and a damsel in distress. We also love it because it has one of the best all-time movie makeover scenes that includes putting a snooty Beverly Hills sales girl in her place. (Is it just me or do you wish you could also re-visit people in your past and say to them, “Big mistake!”) Even though this movie is now decades old, there are some great Pretty Woman outfit ideas you can take into the real world. This is painless advice that will not cause you to have to go out on a Beverly Hills shopping spree.

 

 

Scene One

Vivian Ward: “You’re late.”

Edward Lewis: “You’re stunning.”

Vivian Ward: “You’re forgiven.”

 

When in doubt, wear a cocktail dress. You’ve been invited for an evening out and are not sure what to wear. A cocktail dress always works. It is a little bit fancy and a little bit casual because it’s short. The takeway is that to be stunning with the Pretty Woman outfit ideas playbook, wearing a cocktail dress is a good option.

 

Scene Two

Vivian Ward: “In case I forget to tell you later, I had a really good time tonight.”

 

In this scene, she is wearing a floor-length red gown, white gloves, and a borrowed, insanely expensive necklace. The outfit idea inspired by this scene is that if you want to have a really good time on any night, wear a red dress. This advice is so good that I am going to follow it tonight to go out for dinner.

 

With an event you are invited to, such as an anniversary dinner, date night, or first date, if you want to have a really good time (so good that you have to say thank you in advance), go put on a red dress.

 

 

Scene Three

Vivian Ward: “I want the fairytale.”

 

For this scene, she is not wearing a stereotypical princess-style dress when she is saying she wants the fairytale. Instead, she is wear a suit with a white button blouse. This reminds you that whatever fairytale you are hoping for, whether it is a significant other, a business, a baby, to lose weight, or a style makeover, you have to get down to business and not settle for anything less than the fairytale ending you want. However, the Pretty Woman outfit ideas for this scene is creating a suit with shorts. All you need is a jacket and shorts. It is a fantastic outfit for looking professional and getting down to business but also reminding yourself not to take it all too seriously.

 

You could take your black shorts and pair it with a white blazer and top to create a pulled-together and memorable outfit. Or take your khaki shirt and pair it with a navy blazer, white button-up blouse, and tan wedges for a leg-lengthening ensemble.

Look Book - Inspired Outfit Ideas July 12, 2018

LOOK BOOK: Style Rewind 5 – 1990’s

This is the perfect outfit for a weekend where you want to feel cute and adorable. This outfit is  trendy because of the denim jumper paired with a plaid flannel shirt. You’ll love the compliments you receive in this flannel shirt.

This outfit was inspired by 90’s inspired outfit ideas from the fifth and final episode of the series, Style Rewind. You can watch the fifth video by clicking here. You can follow the series, Style Rewind on our YouTube channel or on the blog.

 

More Ideas for 90’s inspired outfit ideas:
  • Wear the plaid flannel shirt with just a regular denim skirt
  • Wear with the red circle skirt from episode 1
  • Create a more urban look, with a black pencil skirt

 

What Compliments Could You Expect From This Outfit:
  • “You look adorable today”
  • “I have a shirt like that. I should wear it like that”
  • “I would have never though to pair those things”

 

You can see all the looks from the Style Rewind series by browsing through the Pinterest Board.

 

Remember, you can do this! You now have all the ideas you need for 90’s inspired outfit ideas.

 

♥ AJ

Cute Outfits of Celebrities July 6, 2018

STYLE PROFILE: The Cute Outfits of Anne Hathaway

The Anne Hathaway cute outfits rule would be… pairing an unexpected asymmetrical hemline with a prim and proper pussy bow blouse.

 

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The Anne Hathaway cute outfits rule would be pairing an unexpected asymmetrical hemline with a prim and proper pussy bow blouse.

You may love her or you may hate her, but you gotta give it up when she wears a cute outfit. This post provides a style profile for the many cute outfits out there and the women that are wearing them. This post features a cute outfit of Anne Hathaway.

 

 Name: Anne Hathaway

Occupation: Actress and Singer

This is one of her featured cute outfits because…

of the unexpected asymmetrical hemline paired with a prim and proper pussy bow blouse.

You can recreate this cute outfit by…

Pairing an asymmetrical hemline with a pussy bow blouse.

♥ AJ

 

 

 

P.S. Anne Hathaway certainly makes a statement in this outfit. Newsletter subscribers and Style Sorority members will learn more about how to make a statement in the upcoming style series and case study, Make a Statement.

Videos Packed with Outfit Ideas July 5, 2018

VIDEO: Style Rewind – 5 – 1990’s

Style Rewind – 5 – 1990’s – How to Wear a Plaid Flannel Shirt

This style series is called, Style Rewind. Let’s turn back the style clock and dust off these vintage pieces in your wardrobe. What is old is new again! Let’s get ready to travel back through time. This fifth and final episode is a time warp back to the 1990’s. This episode will show you how to wear a plaid flannel shirt:

  • Shop your closet or your mother’s, grandmother’s, or aunt’s closet for a circle skirt
  • See the outfit at 3:09 in the video for how to wear it with a colored leather jacket in episode 4
  • See the 1990’s grunge inspired hairstyle in the Hair Rewind (starts at 7:58 in the video)
  • Follow these how to wear style tips and you’ll receive decades of compliments on these items

Use this link to watch the hairstyle tutorial for this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=onrXf85D62k

What to Wear Articles June 29, 2018

Booker vs. Your Media Kit: What You Need to Book That Gig

In the battle of the booker versus your media kit, your media kit needs to win so you can get that speaking gig. However, you may not know what to wear in your media kit in order to win that battle.

 

First and foremost, you need a picture of yourself—not a picture of yourself that was cropped from a family photo taken at Disneyland (although some people may mistakenly think you are a thrill seeker with the Matterhorn in the background). You need a professional photo—you know, one taken by an actual photographer (photo booths don’t count). And yes, you may even have to pay for the photo unless you have a photographer friend or family member.

 

I’ve convinced you that you need a photo. Next, you must decide what to wear in your media kit, which includes the clothing you should actually be wearing in the photo. Oh yes, you have to think about this, too.

 

If you could take all the bad media kit photos and put them online, it would be the largest but least-visited Instagram profile of all time. So many bad ones are out there, but you will not fall into that trap.

 

You may want to think, “Well, I’ll get up the morning of my photos and just wear whatever is clean.” Resist that urge to take the easy way out. Resist the urge to have a media kit photo that makes the book put you in the maybe pile. You want to be in the yes pile, and it’s even better if you can make it into the “Hell yes!” pile.

 

What gets you into that maybe pile is when you decide to plain jane it. (“Well, this is okay. This looks fine. There is nothing wrong with it…”) Well, there is nothing right with it, either. Wear something you are excited to wear. Wear something that if someone is looking through media kits, it will make them pause and think, “This is different.”

 

Colors

What to wear in your media kit is first grounded in colors. And your colors are going to be dependent on your brand, your hair color, and your eye color. Color is the easiest way to catch someone’s eye. However, black and white can look gorgeous as well. Just know that most of the other people will be wearing black.

 

Details

I talk about this often because this is an area where most people fall short. They don’t pay attention to all the little details that add up to wow. You can learn more about the importance of details in this video.

 

 

In your media kit, you will need other things, like recent press releases, a letter of introduction, and video or audio clips. But the first thing the eye will be drawn towards is your photo and it may be deciding factor that determines the success of your media kit. Will your media kit deliver a winning punch that gets you a gig? Or will your media kit get tossed out and you don’t even get the chance to compete?

What to Wear Advice from Fashion Authors June 28, 2018

New Low Price! June is the Month to Score Spring Sandals at a Discount

 

Want to learn more about style and what to wear with spring sandals, but don’t have time to read all the books?  Then the No Reading Required Style Book Club is for you. Get all the best tips from the best sellers of style.

This June post is about the fabulous shopping advice given in Jacqui Stafford’s book,The Wow Factor: Insider Style Secrets. June is the best month to shop for spring sandals that are now on discount. You can snatch up many stylish pairs for almost nothing. The Style Horoscope style video series provides more advice on the best months for shopping.

If you want to know what to wear with spring sandals, select a simple shift dress or a circle skirt as featured in videos 1 and 2 of the Style Rewind video series. A shift dress in a pastel color paired with a gorgeous pair of sandals is the perfect wedding guest look for a spring or summer wedding.

If you want to read the full book, be sure to read my Amazon book review first here. So although this is not a real book club, there is nothing stopping you from making a Summer Solstice cocktail and making this book a great summer read. The only thing that would make it better is if you also score some fabulous spring sandals as a result. Your pocketbook and your closet will be grateful.

Style Book Club Questions:

Self exploratory questions to help you know if this what to wear advice is for you.

  1. How often do you wear sandals?
  2. Are your current sandals so old that they look like they could have belonged to Moses?
  3. Do I own a wow pair of sandals?

 

More from this author Jacqui Stafford

More from this book, The Wow Factor: Insider Style Secrets

Follow the Style Book Club board on Pinterest

 

♥ AJ

 

P.S. If you want to know the power of shoes sign up for our monthly webinar, From Frumpy to Fabulous: The Style Rescue Plan for Smart Busy Women. Visit our Events page. Here’s what Grace W. had to say about the webinar, “Everyone tells me I look elegant and they even associate my new look to me having a new relationship.”

Look Book - Inspired Outfit Ideas June 25, 2018

LOOK BOOK: Style Rewind 4 – 1980’s

This is the perfect outfit for a fun night out. This outfit is totally cool and totally stylish. You’ll love the compliments you receive in this jacket.

This outfit was inspired by 80’s inspired outfit ideas from the fourth episode of the series, Style Rewind. You can watch the fourth video by clicking here. You can follow the series, Style Rewind on our YouTube channel or on the blog.

 

More Ideas for 80’s inspired outfit ideas:
  • Wear with black trousers for a wear to work look
  • For a trendier, wear to work look pair with black ankle pants
  • Create a more urban look, with a black pencil skirt

 

What Compliments Could You Expect From This Outfit:
    • “That is an awesome jacket!”
    • “I don’t think I am cool enough to wear that jacket!”
    • “I love that color!”

 

You can see all the looks from the Style Rewind series by browsing through the Pinterest Board.

 

Remember, you can do this! You now have all the ideas you need for 80’s inspired outfit ideas.

 

♥ AJ

Videos Packed with Outfit Ideas June 21, 2018

VIDEO: Style Rewind – 4 – 1980’s

Style Rewind – 4 – 1980’s – How to Wear a Colored Leather Jacket

This style series is called, Style Rewind. Let’s turn back the style clock and dust off these vintage pieces in your wardrobe. What is old is new again! Let’s get ready to travel back through time. This fourth episode is a time warp back to the 1980’s. This episode will show you how to wear a colored leather jacket:

  • Shop your closet or your mother’s, grandmother’s, or aunt’s closet for a circle skirt
  • See the look at 3:43 in the video for how to wear it with the wedges in episode 3
  • See the 1980’s inspired crimped hairstyle in the Hair Rewind (starts at 6:56 in the video)
  • Follow these how to wear style tips and you’ll receive decades of compliments on these items

Use this link to watch the hairstyle tutorial for this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HSqugbTmUyI

What to Wear Articles June 15, 2018

You’re Not a Plain Jane – His Parents Should be Thrilled

When you first start dating someone, meeting the parents for the first time is a big step. You wonder if they will like you. You wonder if they are going to be slightly crazy, or maybe they used to work for the CIA and have a lie detector hooked up in the basement. And of course, you wonder about what to wear to meet the parents.

 

You want to look nice, you want to look put together, and you want the parents to think, “She’s a catch!” But you don’t want to look too sexy or too high maintenance. But you also want to be yourself; you don’t want to misrepresent yourself. You want them to like and accept the real you. With all of these conflicting objectives, what is a gal to do?

 

In this article, you will not find the perfect outfit to wear. But for whatever outfit you choose, you can learn how to make it the perfect choice. That is the answer for what to wear to meet the parents. We just have to take you from being dressed to being well dressed, and we are going to do that with accessories. These little touches done in the right way will communicate volumes.

 

For this meet-the-parents wardrobe plan, you are going to aim for three accessories. One of those will be earrings, and depending on your personality and what you are wearing, they can be simple studs, large hoop earrings, or statement earrings. If you do statement earrings, remember that your other accessories need to be smaller.

 

I usually prefer either a necklace or a bracelet but not both. That is just my personal preference, but by no means is that a hard and fast rule. So here are some of the options:

 

  • Necklace and a watch
  • Watch and a bracelet
  • Necklace and a ring
  • Bracelet and a ring

 

The options listed above will be the easiest combinations. But there are many other accessories you could choose, such as a brooch or scarf. In warmer weather, you could choose an ankle bracelet or a toe ring. But remember that your aim is three accessories.

 

Become an expert in accessories and you can go from dressed to well dressed so that no matter what you settle on for meeting the parents, they will be thrilled to meet you because you are not a plain Jane. You are well dresses and seem to be the perfect match for their child.

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