Newsletter: Issue #026 October 2011

Style Snippets

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Jane's Jottings

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I've been amazingly busy since the last newsletter (all good)!

Firstly, after a mammoth effort I am delighted to announce the launch of our ebook "Your Personal Style Formula".

This month I'm also very busy with in-person style consultations (my busiest month yet), which is great! I think it's partly because, on some days at least, the Sydney weather feels as if it's almost Summer, or Spring at least! 

I love seeing you, so do keep on making those appointments. 
Don't forget I am always happy to help with seasonal wardrobe audits, shopping, and even packing for special trips!

If you can't get to see me and would like help with "shopping your wardrobe" to create new outfits within your existing wardrobe, or you need help creating a conscious shopping plan have a look here.

I've only had time to answer one of your questions this month. I'll try and get to more next month.

Enjoy this month's Style Snippets. Until next month, all the best


PS I always welcome your feedback, so please contact me with anything you'd like to see either on the website or in this newsletter (reply to this email or use the Contact Me link below).

Conscious Shopping

What kind of shoppper are you? Many women I see are not good at shopping. Do you, for instance, often end up with...

  • "Wardrobe orphans"? (Items that don't go with anything else in your wardrobe), or
  • 1 top in every color they've got, or
  • Buying things you never wear (the price tag is still on)?

These are not good shopping strategies! They indicate shopping without a plan, that is, the opposite of conscious shopping!

Jill Chivers of Shop Your Wardrobe recently went a year without buying any new clothes or accessories. In the process she learnt how to "shop her wardrobe", that is, she learnt how to make better use of what she already had by mixing and matching to create new outfits. 

Now that she is allowing herself to buy new items she has developed both healthier and more effective shopping strategies. She shares those strategies with you. Find out more here.

  in this issue
Jane's Jottings
Your Questions Answered
Product & Service Updates
Tell Your Friends

Style Snippets Back Issues
  fundamentals of style
Understand and wear your best colors

Know your body shape and proportions

Dress to flatter your shape
  follow me on...



Your Questions Answered

Each month I pick 1-3 questions I've been asked that I think other readers will be interested in and publish them here. You can ask me questions or share your style story either directly on my website or through my contact me form.

Q: How to tackle big breasts and a tummy? 

A:  I've given this reader some tips that should help.

>> Read my answer...


Product and Service Updates

NEW! Your Personal Style Formula eBook

It's been a labor of love, and it's finally ready! I'm delighted to announce the launch of my first ebook, in collaboration with fellow image consultant Jane Allen of Styledge. I'd also like to give special thanks to Margaret Byron and Carol sa Pereira for help with editing and proof reading -- their advice and suggestions have greatly improved our ebook.

We've created "Your Personal Style Formula: Discover your signature style" to help you with an important aspect of improving your appearance that is often missed. It's why I've identified it as a separate step on my "6 steps to style" approach. 

The 6 steps are...

  1. Great grooming (hair, makeup, fit and condition of clothes)
  2. Wearing your best colors
  3. Dressing to flatter your body shape
  4. Developing your personal style
  5. Regularly reviewing and auditing your wardrobe resulting in a shopping plan
  6. Shopping to your plan.

With the basics of grooming, colors and dressing for your shape under control, consciously developing your personal style lifts your appearance to another level. It makes you think about who you are and how you want to be seen. When you then express your personality in your appearance you gain confidence and others respond to you in a more positive way.

Jane and I really hope you enjoy our ebook!

>> Click here for more about Your Personal Style Formula ebook

>> For details of all my services click here


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