Newsletter: Issue #028 December 2011

Style Snippets

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Jane's Jottings

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Well, here we are at the end of another year. I hope you had a good one! I also hope you're not too stressed out in this week before Christmas?! 

The good news is it's not long to go before it's too late to worry about what hasn't been done yet! I find that no matter how organized I think I'm going to be I'm always stressed this week before Christmas. Then the day's here and there's no point in stressing about what didn't get done!

Have you got what you're wearing for your various festive events worked out? I share a tip or two with you in this newsletter.

Have you bought all your presents yet? Here are some last minute gift ideas for both males and females. I'm also pleased to announce a special offer on both the men and women's eStyles programs. And don't forget to get my "Your Personal Style Formula" ebook before the price increase on 1st January.

I've also answered another great reader's question

Enjoy this month's Style Snippets. Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Until next year, 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).

What Are You Wearing to Festive Events?

Have you thought about what you will be wearing on Christmas Day yet? And for other Christmas social occasions? If you spend about half an hour in your wardrobe identifying the clothes and accessories you will wear to each of the social activities you know are coming up it will help you feel calmer and more organized in one aspect at least.

Plan to choose outfits that flatters your...

  • Coloring
  • Body shape
  • Personality

Also make sure it's suitable for the occasion - think of the venue, the people you'll be with, the time of day and the level of formality.

Make sure you try the outfit on with the accessories you plan to wear, especially if you haven't worn that outfit for a while. You don't want to find out it doesn't fit, isn't clean, or needs repairing right before your event is about to start!

christmas day dress What I'll wear on
Christmas Day

For instance:

  • A cocktail dress works well for more formal evening occasions
  • For smart casual evening events a maxi dress, or dark flowing pants with a glittery top will work well

This is what I'll be wearing this year on Christmas Day.  (Please excuse the terrible photo, but I hope it gives you some idea of what I'll be wearing!) It's a Jane Norman dress I picked up in the UK earlier this year.

We're having friends around to our place for lunch and the forecast is for a high of 26C (79F) with a 40% chance of rain.

Last Minute Gift Ideas

Accessories make good presents and can be purchased both in local stores and online. 

Ideas include costume jewellery (such as necklaces, earrings, rings and bracelets), hats, purses, wallets, bags and even shoes.

However, if you're worried about choosing an accessory that will be liked and used you need to understand a bit about the person and how to choose an accessory.

Another great option is to look for gift certificates, this can be for accessories, books, or pretty much anything. Online gift certificates are particularly useful if the gift recipient doesn't live near you and you want them to have the gift for Christmas. Or perhaps you can't get to the stores or you can't find the items you're looking for locally.

I offer gift certificates for all my services.

Other ideas include ebooks such as "Your Personal Style Formula" ebook or one of the other ebooks I recommend.

  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: Clothes to suit sway back and saddlebag thighs? from Sarah of Birmingham, UK

A:  Sarah thinks of herself as having an unusual body shape and is having trouble finding clothes to suit her particular figure features. I've identified what I believe those features are and how to deal with them.

>> Read my answer...


Product and Service Updates

Gift Certificates

If you're looking for gift ideas for Christmas think about the gift of a makeover. If the gift receiver is in Sydney: I offer gift certificates for all my in-person services, either for the whole service or for an amount that you specify.

If the gift receiver is not in Sydney: I offer gift certificates for my online color analysis service ($145 + $15 postage and packing + $15 postage insurance) either for the whole service or for an amount you specifiy.

Another alternative is a gift certificate for the eStyle program for women or the eStyle program for men

>> Contact me to order gift certificates for my services (order the eStyle programs through the links above)

eStyle Program Special

I'm pleased to be able to offer a Christmas special on both the women's style program and the men's style program.  These programs show you how to dress to flatter your body shape. 

Enter the code: XMAS11 in either version of the program for a 20% discount, this is a saving of US$17.80 on the regular price. This offer is valid until 31st December.

>> Click here for the women's style program

>> Click here for the men's style program

Your Personal Style Formula eBook Price Rise

If one of your New Years resolutions is to improve your appearance in 2012 discover how to discover and develop your personal style with my ebook "Your Personal Style Formula: Discover your signature style".

Please note the launch price of US$23 will increase on 1st January 2012 to US$27, so if you've been thinking of getting it do it now to save $4. 

>> Find out more and order here

>> For details of all my services click here


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