Up-Leveling Your Casual Style

What does your casual wardrobe feel like?

A disaster?

Frumpy?

Needs help?

Does it ever feel like your casual wardrobe gets put on the back burner?

What I've found is that if you're not intentional to attend to your casual wardrobe it tends to go by the way side. You make do. But not loving it. 

And that not so positive thought you're thinking.....oh it doesn't matter, I'm fine with what I have begins to eventually erode at your self-esteem.

You're a quality woman, your casual wardrobe deserves to feel amazing whether you're working or playing. 

It’s never just about the clothing, but rather what the clothing empowers you to do or feel.

TIPS to Elevate Your Casual Wardrobe!

Spring is approaching and it's your opportunity to refresh and renew your energy and that includes up-leveling your Spring Wardrobe.

Is your casual wardrobe ready to step into "sophisticated casual" so you can show a newer, shiner version of YOU!

If you've been thinking, it's time to make some changes, you're in a style rut or just need a wardrobe reboot, I'd love to be the one to help you.

Let's have a conversation Annette!

I'm sooo excited to meet you!

Are YOU Using Style as a Strategic Business Tool?

We've all heard the phrase Dress for Success. And many of us think of it as old school. As much as we want to say the phrase Dress for Success is not relevant, your clothing is telling a story.

Your clothes don't define your character. Your clothes don't ultimately define YOU.

However...Your clothes narrate a story. A story about who you are. Your clothes almost always define who you are whether that is impressive, indifferent, or lacking.

When I met Hannah a year ago, Hannah knew she needed help with her clothing style as she stepped into her new role as an entrepreneur. Business professionals hire Hannah to coach them on how to stand out amongst others to earn more recognition, opportunities, and financial compensation. www.solutionsforimpact.com

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"My challenge is finding attire that is simple, yet has style and reflects who I am – I know the value I offer intellectually and also want to feel like my clothes represent me so I “show up” as the best version of myself in every way." Hannah Pelley

Dressing Intentionally or I like to say, "utilizing your image as a strategic business tool" is an aspect many business owners may not think about.

Hannah Pelley invested in her style message. It is authentic and represents www.solutionsforimpact. Every time I see Hannah she makes me smile with her elevated style confidence.

As you can see in the picture not only did she elevate her personal style but it influenced her non-verbal style - posture and self-confidence.

Is it time for you to Up-Level Your Personal Image?

Do You Feel Like You Need a New Wardrobe?

I was at Tempo and Nordstrom in Bellevue, WA this week picking up spring clothing to showcase at my speaking engagement for the Overlake Hospital Auxiliary group.

I think I am like a kid in a toy store loving all the new colors, styles and accessories that are out for spring.

One of the tips I will be shared with the ladies is, what do you have in your closet from last year (that is last spring) that really worked for you? Vs. feeling like you need an entire new wardrobe.

A piece that you felt confident in.

Maybe you received a lot of compliments.

It fit really well.

It became a great go-to-piece.

Maybe it was a great pair of pants or sweater.

 

Pull a piece from your closet and ask yourself, how can I refresh this piece with a new color, an accessory, or what do I need to add to give it that Spring 2017 current feel?

Check, Stripes, Floral, Stripe & Floral mixed, Check and Floral mixed - Have FUN with your new spring pieces.

Confidence - begin with a wardrobe piece that you already feel confident in.

ONE piece- take ONE piece and add your uniqueness.

If you've thought about the two of us working together in the past and know it's your time....

I am planning a small intimate Fashion Feng Shui hands on training session at my home in Sammamish, WA for 8 magnificent ladies who truly desire to Reveal Your Radiance. I'm excited to announce that I have set a date for this one-of-a-kind workshop.

 If you would like to be considered for one of the 8 spots, let me know below. 

The date will be Saturday, May 20th from 10-3pm.

The Secrets Of Working With An Image Consultant

 

Going into Annette’s Definitive Style program I was completely uneducated in style.   

I had left Microsoft where I could dress casually and started my own business, Solutions for Impact LLC where I needed to dress highly professional.  After 10 years of being at Microsoft,

I found that I needed an entirely different wardrobe and to be educated in how to put together great outfits that were still “me” and understand which ones were best for specific meetings or events. 

Then I met Annette Bond.  I signed up for and completed her Signature Program and am amazed that I went from one end of the spectrum to the other extreme end.

My experience and journey with her has been incredibly valuable and educational.  Through my 18+ years of working with executives at Fortune 100 companies, I have been blessed with experiences that have given me very strong business acumen.  

To prove a point, I humbly tell you that I have won global awards for my best practices and other companies have adopted them since they are so impactful.  Given this, as a business professional I feel strong about the value I bring. 

Before working with Annette, my external appearance didn’t match or reflect that value or who I truly am at the core

Through working with her and learning, I now have the tools and knowledge needed to consistently ensure that my external image is aligned with what I have to offer. 

It has enabled me to build a stronger brand and feel more confident about how I look and “show up.” 

I’m not distracted by items that don’t fit correctly or are what I think I should wear but don’t feel like “me” or wondering if I choose the right outfit for the occasion. 

I feel and am more empowered.  

For the first time, I humbly tell you that I consistently get positive comments on my outfits. 

I say “Thank you. Have you heard of Annette Bond?” since it is all due to her.  In fact, I think I have become better at giving an elevator pitch about her offerings than my own.  When I truly believe in something, I want everyone to know about it so they too can experience it and gain all the positive benefits. 

I am so glad I invested in myself early in starting my own business by signing up for Annette’s Signature Program.  I completed it just in time to publicly launch Solutions for Impact LLC.  It is an understatement to say it has been well worth all the time and money I spent to improve my image. 

I was excited about everything the program promised to deliver.  In the end, it actually delivered 2-3 times the value I expected (and I have high standards). 

As a side note, Annette runs her business in such an extremely professional way that it is obvious that she pays attention to every detail of what she provides in the client experience. 

She made me feel like royalty

If you are a business owner and pay attention to the way she runs her business, it is like having a mentor teaching you best practices.  I was lucky enough to get the benefits from both perspectives.

A public note to Annette specifically – Thank you for a fun, professional and educational experience.  You provided more value and impact than I will ever be able to articulate to you. 

Thank you for choosing a career where you provide such an incredible service that really does make a difference in people’s lives – how they feel about and represent themselves.

Empowering people is a key component of both of our business and it feels amazing to be on the receiving end of that.  The results of our work together on my image has already had an impact on my business since I have been able to use it as a tool when meeting with clients and presenting at seminars. 

I will truly miss our time together but always have your voice in my head guiding me as I think “What would Annette do?” 

Hi I’m Annette!

As a certified Personal Image consultant, color expert and Fashion Feng Shui facilitator I am dedicated to helping you reveal your radiance and dress with style and intentionality for your professional lifestyle. 

I am passionate about supporting you so that age, shape, or size are no longer in the way while aligning your style with the real you.  So you can walk into the world with more confidence and make a great first impression that is authentically yours!