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VIDEO: Comfy Clothes Chic 1 – Fleece

Comfy Clothes Chic 1 – How to Wear Fleece You can have both style and comfort. Learn how to wear fleece and style the most comfortable pieces in your wardrobe. Let’s chillax and give thanks to our extra comfy clothes that are like chicken soup for the fashionista soul. Toss aside your high heels, throw out your Spanx and relax into these stylish ensembles. This episode will show you how to wear fleece stylishly and dive into an extra comfy fleece: See the two stylish outfit ideas using fleece (starts at 3:42 in the video) Enter to win one of the scarves shown (at 9:01 in the video) Here my story about someone who offered me comfort when I needed it (starts at 7:17 in the video) Share the slideshow with someone special via email or social media   Use this link to share the slideshow and enter to win a scarf: […]

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Cute Outfits Articles August 10, 2018

7 Tips That Will Make You a Stronger Professional Speaker

People may tell you to practice your diction, use body language effectively, and how to give a dramatic monologue pause. However, there are some things that you didn’t not learn in your public speaking training. There are some things you can only learn from going around the clock (or speaker podium) a few times.

 

These seven tips will help you to become a better speaker.

 

  1. Don’t wear a gray cute outfit.It doesn’t matter if your outfit for your speaking gig is super cute. If it is in gray tones, you may want to rethink that. Gray is known to bore people. It can make them passive, uninvolved, and all of a sudden experience a lack of energy. That’s not exactly what you are looking for with your speech.
  2. Consider wearing green. Green is restful for the eyes and produces the least amount of eyestrain. If you want to capture all eyes on you (and have them rest on you), consider wearing green.
  3. Make sure you take a look at yourself close up and far away. You want to look good for photos and videos that may be taken from the stage. However, after your talk, people may want to take photos with you or come up to introduce themselves. You want to look fabulous in all photos.
  4. Consider wearing orange. This color is energizing and stimulates brain activity. It will help if your visual appearance matches the words that are coming out of your mouth in order to spur brain activity, which is a wonderful side effect of the color orange.
  5. Carefully choose colors on your marketing materials. As mentioned earlier, avoid gray, and don’t wear a gray outfit in your marketing materials (this rule apply everywhere, not just for your on-stage persona).
  6. Manicure is a must. Remember, you may be shaking a lot of hands after your talk. You don’t want to be perfectly coiffed in your photo while your nails are looking rough.
  7. Make your eyes pop on your marketing materials. Do you know what colors look great on you and will make your eyes pop? If not, you can learn or watch our Eye Candy to learn this simple trick.

 

All of these tips coupled with any public speaking training will make you a stronger speaker (and please avoid a gray outfit, even if it is a gray cute outfit, while you are on stage).

 

Source: Science of People, https://www.scienceofpeople.com/color-psychology/

 

Look Book - Inspired Outfit Ideas August 9, 2018

LOOK BOOK: Comfy Clothes Chic 1 – Fleece

Need to know what to wear with fleece in your closet? This look answers the question with a great weekend look that will help you feel comfortable, yet stylish. You’ll love the compliments you receive in this grey fleece.

This outfit was inspired by what to wear with fleece from episode one of the video style series, Comfy Clothes Chic. You can watch the first video by clicking here. You can follow the series, Comfy Clothes Chic on our YouTube channel or on the blog.

 

More Ideas for what to wear with fleece:
  • Wear this with a pair of boots
  • Wear with the jeans from the Issa Style Recipe Card
  • Pair with black jeans for a sleeker look

 

What Compliments Could You Expect From This Outfit:
  • “You look fabulous!”
  • “I love your purse”
  • “I don’t look like that when I wear fleece”

 

You can see all the looks from the Comfy Clothes Chic series by browsing through the Pinterest Board.

 

Remember, you can do this! You now have all the ideas you need for what to wear with fleece.

 

♥ AJ

Business August 7, 2018

Career Corner: Real Estate Marketing Strategies – The Importance of Having Industry Role Models

Throughout the course of human civilization, what really has kept us going is following the footsteps of those that are successful. Call it survival instinct or sheep psychology, following someone has played a major role in bringing us where we are now. In real estate marketing strategies, you could apply any tactic, but once you see that it didn’t pay off for someone before you, you would back off immediately – the survival instinct, you see.

Why should you have a role model?

Psychological motivation plays a key role in bringing us forward and in strengthening our resolve. If there’s any place you can get enough motivation, it is from someone who is known to do best in your industry. That person could be alive or not, but you could learn a lot from his or her life for the times to come. 

Decisions

When we tend to decide something, we all look for guidance. In something so important as real estate, decisions matter the most and that is why having a role model could help you choose this from that. You could be easily guided into the future and could have a better insight into everything. 

Inspirations

Growing up in the real estate industry as an agent requires you to take steps that might otherwise be thought of impossible or hard. It is the inspiration that could drag you through your tough times and set you apart from the rest. You could actually have someone at your back who gives you his or her valuable advice. 

Possibilities

A mentor or a role model is the person that has the ability to tell you what’s right and wrong for your career. He could give you valuable insights aided by data, stats, and his own experience to help you discern possibilities from possible pitfalls in the industry. 

Starting out on your own might be seen as daunting, but having a role model is what drives a person in his or her career ahead. So, why don’t you have one?

Impact

Role models have a deep impact on not only our thought process but also our whole being. They are the ones that influence everything we do and do it for the best of us. 

Sometimes everything that’s needed is an impact that could shake us to our core and jolts us awake to take actions that could prove fruitful in the long run. The influence of a single person could cause revolutions and this is what role models are for. 

If you think you are lagging behind in the investment that you’re making or the property that you are thinking of selling, you should look at what your role model would do in the instant? 

That way, not only your career would see a boom but also your overall personality. 

If you are looking for a role model, you should start off by looking at the most successful people out there in your industry, no matter if they are living or not. It is time you work for your best interest and one way to do is having a role model. Those role models can help you craft effective real estate marketing strategies.

Videos Packed with Outfit Ideas August 2, 2018

VIDEO: Comfy Clothes Chic 1 – Fleece

Comfy Clothes Chic 1 – How to Wear Fleece

You can have both style and comfort. Learn how to wear fleece and style the most comfortable pieces in your wardrobe. Let’s chillax and give thanks to our extra comfy clothes that are like chicken soup for the fashionista soul. Toss aside your high heels, throw out your Spanx and relax into these stylish ensembles.

This episode will show you how to wear fleece stylishly and dive into an extra comfy fleece:

  • See the two stylish outfit ideas using fleece (starts at 3:42 in the video)
  • Enter to win one of the scarves shown (at 9:01 in the video)
  • Here my story about someone who offered me comfort when I needed it (starts at 7:17 in the video)
  • Share the slideshow with someone special via email or social media

 

Use this link to share the slideshow and enter to win a scarf: https://tinyurl.com/y77sk9b5

 

What to Wear Advice from Fashion Authors August 1, 2018

3 Things You Are Messing Up On With Your Style Strategy

Want to learn more about style and how to wear what you have, 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.

You may be messing up on these three crucial questions and it is preventing you from uplifting your wardrobe. This August post is about the fabulous style advice given in Nina Garcia’s book, The Style Strategy: A less-is-more approach to staying chic and shopping smart. August is the where you start thinking about back-to-school and your fall wardrobe. Sometimes you can dismiss your warm and cuddly clothes as pieces that will not make stylish outfits, but that is not correct. You need to learn how to use what you have. Follow our Comfy Clothes Chic video series to learn how to wear what you have in your wardrobe. For example, items like fleece, hoodies, and thermals can create amazing outfits. Episode 1 is all about how to style your fleece.

The number one question that she says to ask is “What do you have?” If you want to know how to wear what you have, pair your fleece with a pair of stylish jeans. In dressing down, the accessories are what will help you to elevate the outfit to stylish. Carefully choose your handbag and other accessories.

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 grabbing a hot chocolate with extra whipped cream and making this a fabulous fall read.

Style Book Club Questions:

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

  1. When was the last time you really looked through your closet to see all that have?
  2. When was the last time you were grateful for your current wardrobe?
  3. What items in your wardrobe have you dismissed as not stylish enough because they are your comfortable clothes?

 

More from this author Nina Garcia

More from this book, The Style Strategy: A less-is-more approach to staying chic and shopping smart

Follow the Style Book Club board on Pinterest

 

♥ AJ

 

P.S. What better way to use what you have than participate in the Annual Sample Sale event if you are a Style Sorority members. All members are invited to participate in the Annual Sample Sale event.

What to Wear Articles July 27, 2018

How Important Is the Color of Your Workout Clothes to Your Workout?

My toe hurts! All my gym clothes are dirty! I think that was a UFO I just saw in the sky! If aliens are coming, I don’t need to do crunches. It is so easy to come up with excuses for not to go to the gym. Therefore, we need every possible tool at our disposable to help keep us motivated and ready to hop on the treadmill or bike or at least get our card swiped at the gym. Your decision about what to wear to the gym may be making it easier to throw in the towel on gym day.

 

What you wear to the gym can either help motivate you or make you want to spend your entire gym time in the sauna. If putting on pajamas can help signal to your brain that it is time for sleep, then putting on gym clothes can help signal to your brain that it is time to work out.

 

However, even if you are wearing the right gym clothes, you might be wearing a color that is sending the wrong signal to your brain. Recent research on how color affects your mood has some interesting insights that can transform your workout and make you renounce your crown as the Queen of Excuses.

 

For a workout, you would want a color that has an energizing effect. Orange is found to be the color for stimulation and enthusiasm. It has been shown to have actual physiological effects, such as increasing the oxygen supply to the brain and stimulating brain activity. Overall, orange produces an energizing effect, which that is exactly what you need when going to the gym seems as likely as you going to the moon.

 

You don’t have to be dressed head to toe in orange or get mistaken for the Great Pumpkin. You can find little touches of orange to help get your blood pumping and bring joy to your workout.

 

The next time you wake up on a morning that you are supposed to go to the gym, before you feel your forehead to check if you have a slight temperature to see if you can blow off your workout, place your workout clothes within your line of sight. You’ll see your orange hoodie, and maybe you’ll be more motivated to get up. You might also find that you run further, jump higher, or hold that yoga position a little longer when you are wearing orange. Your decision about what to wear to the gym is not final until you have asked, “How can I add some orange to this outfit?”

 

 

 

Source: Science of People, https://www.scienceofpeople.com/color-psychology/

Videos Packed with Outfit Ideas July 26, 2018

NEW VIDEO STYLE SERIES TRAILER: Comfy Clothes Chic

Get Outfit Ideas for Comfy Clothes

 

You can have both style and comfort. Learn how to wear and style the most comfortable pieces in your wardrobe. Let’s chillax and give thanks to our extra comfy clothes that are like chicken soup for the fashionista soul. Toss aside your high heels, throw out your Spanx and relax into these stylish ensembles.

Look at all the extra comfy clothes we are going to focus on in this style series.

 

Cute Outfits of Celebrities July 25, 2018

STYLE PROFILE: The Cute Outfits of Huma Abedin

The Huma Abedin cute outfits rule would be… wearing a bright colored striped top with white jeans.

 

 

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The Huma Abedin cute outfits rule would be wearing a bright-colored top with white jeans.

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 Huma Abedin.

 

 Name: Huma Abedin

Occupation: Former Political Staffer

This is one of her featured cute outfits because…

bright colored loose fitting striped top with white jeans

You can recreate this cute outfit by…

looking for how you can pair your striped tops with white jeans (bonus points if you also pair it with adorable ballet flats).

♥ AJ

 

 

 

P.S. If you want more outfit ideas for your ballet flats, check out our YouTube video, The Ultimate Guide to Wearing Ballet Flats: https://youtu.be/PukYIXBz5Xk

Videos Packed with Outfit Ideas July 19, 2018

WRAP UP: Style Rewind Style Video Series

In case you missed it, catch up on the entire video style series, Style Rewind. I believe this is called Binge-Watching! Not quite like binge watching the all seven seasons of The Good Wife, but you will want to learn how to wear vintage inspired pieces and mix and match decades to create outfits follow this series.

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.

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