OK is NOT OK

There's a commercial on TV right now where a patient is in the hospital and asks the nurse what do you think of the Dr. that's going to operate on me and she says, he's OK.

The look on the patients face is priceless. Like what? What do you mean the Dr. is just OK?

Who wants a Dr. who is just OK, you want the best, right?

Is that how you're feeling about your wardrobe? It's OK. It's fine. I look OK.

If that works for you, wonderful. You probably don't need to read any further.

Or, is your personal style beginning to affect your self confidence when you walk into a room?

Years ago I took the Strength Finders assessment and it told me my #1 Strength was the Maximizer. (something you may not know about me...I LOVE self discovery)

Excellence, not average, is your measure. You are compelled to nurture it, refine it and stretch it toward excellence. You polish the pearl until it shines. I remember thinking, OMG that is what I do, I'm the Maximizer. .

Helping women Elevate their Image is what I do best.

It's not just what I do, but it's my passion to help women show up dressed oozing excellence instead of just OK. Never apologizing.

You may be thinking about the Reveal Your Radiance Style Academy and wondering, do I really need that program? Or is my wardrobe just OK the way it is?

What I've found over and over is that it's the little things that make a big difference.

Style Rut

I call it.....you don't know what you don't know.

  • You don't really know your best colors

  • You don't really know the best styles for your body type

  • You don't really know how to dress on purpose.

  • You don't really know what your personality has to do with your style?

  • You don't really know how to mix and match your wardrobe?

They may be little things on their own but combined they make a BIG difference in your "elevated image."

Learning and discovering all these little things in the Reveal Your Radiance Style Academy are tools that will serve you for a lifetime.

Wouldn't you love to quit the madness of filling your closet with clothes that are just OK?

If you are a little bit curious and thinking this really does sound fantastic.....let's set up a quick 10-15 phone conversation where I can answer your concerns and questions.

Visit: www.annettebond.com/revealyourradiancestyleacademy

Invest in YOU. A style system that will serve you for a lifetime.

I can't wait to chat with you!!

Call me Annette Bond

Give me a call at 425.868-1816 or email me at annette@annettebond.com to find out more.

Client Case Study, Meet Hannah

 

You may be wondering, what does an online course look like?

I will be giving you a glimpse inside the course over the next few weeks and what you will experience in the Reveal Your Radiance…30 Days to Dressing for Success.

But first we’re going to talk about WHY you would want to take the course. I will be sharing how I work with clients and you can decide if this is a good fit for you.

I mentioned last week that I would be sharing a "case study" on a new client that I am working with. I am thrilled to share this process and more excited that Hannah has agreed to take this journey with me and share her story with you.

Meet Hannah P., the owner of Solutions for Impact, LLC.

Hannah has worked in corporate America for the past 18 years and most recently Microsoft. Employees at Microsoft may dress as casually as they like, so needless to say she got into a habit of wearing easy, comfortable clothing without needing to worry or think about a traditional professional imageFast forward to the present where she is a business owner working with clients and other businesses, and therefore needs to completely overhaul how she dresses to portray the right professional image. 

For context, here is a little about Hannah’s business.

Solutions for Impact is passionate about empowering business professionals at all levels and owners to grow their businesses and improve performance through consulting, coaching, and training. 

Solutions for Impact differentiates itself by providing solutions that are realistic, actionable, easy to manage, sustainable and impact the bottom line. 

 They also educate clients throughout the engagement, empowering them to build and execute their own solutions in the future. 

Their solutions enable business professionals and organizations locally and globally to increase revenue (secure more clients, increase loyalty, expand markets and innovate), decrease costs (improve productivity and effectiveness, get results faster and do more with less), improve brand image and gain a competitive advantage.

 Upon meeting Hannah, she shared her struggles and objectives of us working together:

 

·        Finding comfortable professional attire is must!

·        I don’t want to be distracted or fussing with my clothing or accessories.

·        How do I mix and match correctly?

·        How do I know if it actually goes together?

·        Help me to understand how to dress at the right level without feeling like I have to be overly conservative.   

·        I want simple, yet stylish pieces that reflect who I am.

·        I know the value I offer intellectually and also want to feel like my clothes represent me.

·        How do I align my image with my “brand”?

·        I want to “show up” as the best version of myself in every way.

·        I want a makeup routine that isn’t a complicated or time-consuming process but looks professional.

 CAN YOU RELATE TO ANY OF THE ABOVE STATEMENTS?

 Many people ask me, "What does an image consultant do?"

 Are you going to come in my closet and throw everything out? 

 Are you like the… fashion police?

Let’s take a peek into Hannah’s journey where you will learn more about how I coach and teach my clients to be the BEST version of themselves.

Hannah: Before our first session, I had a phone meeting with Annette so she could understand more about who I am, including specific words that describe me at the core.  

Using this information and her expertise, Annette guided me in finding the color palette and key signature colors that compliment my eyes, hair and skin, as well as match the person I am at the core.

 I assumed my color consult would be as simple as picking a few colors I love and that are flattering with my skin. Very quickly, I realized that what Annette offers is really an art that goes in far more depth than I would have imagined.

Annette educated me along the way and showed me the true power of color. I now see it through an entirely new lens. 

In just one session, I have a very different understanding of “style.”  Annette customizes every aspect for each individual person so they feel the most true to themselves and that they have brought out their best aspects (internally and externally). 

 I truly believe that Annette already “gets” me and am really looking forward to our next sessions together.

                                                                             BEFORE PICTURE

   

   

Annette had me bring my existing makeup to the session.  I really appreciate this approach since we weren’t starting from scratch requiring an entire new makeup collection.

She showed me how to apply it to be the most flattering for my features.

Hannah loves RED – that tells me a lot about someone. Hannah is draped with the Earth Red swatch.

We tempered the redness in her skin and warmed it up with her new color palette – Sunset. We also added a new lipstick color that went beautifully with her color palette and skin tone.

I taught Hannah how to utilize the color wheel when using her eye, hair and clothing colors to be more Impactful. (part of her business name)

                                                                             AFTER PICTURE

Join me next week with Hannah as we:

·        Select updated Glasses

·        Have our closet visit – where we will talk more about color combinations, create outfits that are in harmony with her body type and coloring, find her missing gaps that are hindering her from optimizing her wardrobe and document the “go to outfits” for specific business interactions. 

Reveal Your Radiance...30 Days to Dressing for Success

 

 The time has come. 

I am approaching my 6 year anniversary with Definitive Style by Annette Bond.  Since conception in January 2011, my vision has been to add an invaluable online service to my offerings but I didn't know exactly what it would look like. 

 I have been waiting patiently and the time is now.

 With today's technology the time is now to step into the world of online and utilize this opportunity to touch more lives and give you the convenience to learn from the comfort of your home.  I am so excited to bring this invaluable new tool to you.

 An Online Personal Style Course is coming January 9, 2017.  More info to come. 

 Reveal Your Radiance...30 Days to Dressing for Success

 I pulled out some old journals to reminisce what I was thinking prior to debuting Definitive Style. I learned that not a lot has changed to where I am currently today.

 I have always had a passion for sharing my gift of helping others to dress they're best, that is be the very best version of you.

 Educating on how to wear color so that it compliments your natural coloring and the psychology associated with each color. 

 Keeping my followers current and educated with the new styles each season through my monthly newsletter.

 And sharing my expertise in make-up application from my Mary Kay days. I wanted to bring all my gifts to one place by helping the entire woman - in 2011 Definitive Style by Annette Bond was conceptualized.

 I discovered early in life that God wired me to help others look and feel more beautiful. 

 He also wired me to work with women, of which I have been doing for the past 30 years. (I do work with men on a referral basis)

 This past year I have begun using a new tagline, Reveal Your Radiance. What I realized is that yes, I help others style amazing outfits but what brings me to "my happy place" is seeing others begin to see themselves as more beautiful and confident than ever before.

 We uncover the "real you" and allow you to shine in your own way.

 What I have learned is that we all ultimately thrive when we can feel comfortable in our own skin, forget about what we're wearing and do what we do best. That is my objective with every client.

 When I began the vision for Definitive Style I told myself that I was only going to operate from my strengths.  I continue to make that a priority today.  Since 2011, I can proudly say that I have definitely grown as an image expert and entrepreneurial business woman.

 Since 2011 I have invested in myself to be the very best image expert, so I can serve you with excellence.

  • Certified Color Image Consultant with More Alive With Color since 1985
  • I studied with Brenda Kinsel, a 30 year veteran in the image business, 2011-2014
  • Certified as a Corporate Image Consultant in 2015 
  • Certified in Menswear Apparel in 2015. 
  • Certified with the Association of International Image  
  • Consultants, AICI CIC - 2016 
  • Most recently, Certified as a Fashion Feng Shui Facilitator - 2016. 

 As you can see you're in good hands with training and qualifications.  I may be an image expert, but my true passion is to lead and guide you to understand "who you are" and empower you to be you.

 I help you to Reveal Your Radiance. We go on a journey together and I walk you through a process that allows you to uncover all that's been waiting to shine.

 Mirroring back the naturalness that is already there such as your beautiful golden hair or sparkly blue eyes.

 It's my job to help you discover all the treasures you have hidden and let you shine brighter.

 I also believe in respecting and loving yourself first. If you can't accept your body then you will never accept how beautiful you are. I have found myself working with so many body types especially those who hated shopping because they thought they could never find anything that fit.

 I believe in looking at the entire picture of who you are. Your image tells a story about who you are and I'm there to make sure were telling the right story.  

 And last being purposeful and intentional on how you show up every day. 

 Did you know that your image is a tool that you have complete control over? 

 You can use your image to influence business interactions just like you do a good communication.

 I invite you on my journey over this next month to learn a little more of what I do and how I work with my clients.  I am excited to share a case study with you beginning next week, so stayed tuned.  

 In the meantime, I wanted to share my before/after picture, all I can say is, "I LOVE the woman I'm becoming. 

 I love the learning, the growing and best of all I get to share it ALL with YOU!

2011 - My first head shot. My most recent in 2016

Rent the Runway: Rent the Dress, Own the Look

Rent the Runway: Rent the Dress, Own the Look

On the red carpet or in the office, best-dressed can bust your budget. But now, the latest online shopping trend allows users to rent a dress, and own the look. "I think it's actually kind of awesome," said Annette Bond, owner of Definitive Style by Annette Bond. She is a personal image consultant with 30 years of fashion industry experience.

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