A full-length mirror should be in each of your homes, and preferably near where you get dressed every day. But, did you know that your mirror could be lying to you?
Real Simple Magazine had a small blurb regarding how you place your mirror so that you see the ‘truth’ in your reflection.
Very simply, do not lean your mirror against a wall or door, as that will artificially make you look slimmer and taller, and you won’t see the actual way your clothes look on you.
Be sure to place or hang your mirror flat against a door or wall, and leave the looking younger, thinner and taller to me. The right fit, as well as the style of clothes, will make you look great for real.
Don’t let your mirror lie to you.
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Please answer the following questions and note how many have YES, as an answer:
1. Are you one of the many talented and successful women entrepreneurs who are not sure that your professional wardrobe is properly representing your accomplishments and talents?
2. Do you feel that you look out of style or lack any style?
3. Do you look into your closet and you see that you have plenty of clothes, yet it takes you hours to figure out what to wear for business and personal events?
4. Do you feel self conscious about your appearance in the clothes you are currently wearing?
If you answered yes to more than two of the above questions congratulations! This is great news because you are now aware that you are smart enough to realize your success and income depend upon a variety of factors, including what you wear.
I discovered thru a FaceBook friend, this excellent advice for professional speakers, although it applies to executives and entrepreneurs as well. “When you come out to speak, realize that your attire and demeanor are conveying a message. You want to make sure they are consistent with the message of your brand.” John Rasiej, Developer of the Speak Louder Than Words System
Look at magazines like More and Real Simple for inspiration for polished, stylish and professional looks for women. Read blogs and articles with professional wardrobe advice from professional wardrobe stylists such as myself as well as various news organizations, such as this article in Huffington Post for Women. This particular article echoes a lot of tips I give my clients and readers on a regular basis.
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—Chris Makell, Danbury Ct.
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As a wardrobe stylist, I just had to share with you a great article that I read in Real Simple magazine about where to find the best deal – outlet or off-price retailer.
I myself have never been much of a fan of shopping outlets, as just like the article states, much of their merchandise is made for the outlet itself, therefore not the big bargain they want you to think you are getting.
Typically the merchandise made for the outlet is of a lower quality and although it can be fun to go from store to store, I find that you can still get a better deal at off-price retailers such as TJ Max and Marshalls.
Based on my personal and professional wardrobe stylist shopping experiences, I still find that I get the best buys at retail store sales, and it is always worth checking out on-line sales too. On-line shopping is also a lot less exhausting than outlet shopping, allowing you more time to organize your closet and create some new outfits with your bargain purchases.
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I’ve given the suggestions as to what to pack for as long as a week and with only a carry-on suitcase in other posts, but it is also important to know how to fold the clothes so you make the best use of a smaller amount of space.
I only took a few lingerie items, as they are easily hand washed in the hotel room, there is no need for more than 2 bras and perhaps 4 pairs of panties, I use the space in my shoes, which are in the shoe bags on top of my clothes, to stuff panties, socks, makeup, jewelry, etc. Since I was going to London, I knew packing an umbrella would be wise, and it did come in handy as you can see here.
Note, that the top portion of the suitcase is empty. that is where you can pack all your makeup and toiletries, in clear bags, so as to easily access them if needed for security purposes.
Above are the clothes I wore for my flight and packed with the handbag I used for my laptop, magazines, wallet, and a few other items I wanted to have handy on the airplane. If traveling to a tropical location, you can use the same bag for beach or pool use. Always think in terms of double duty.
I created a video for you, that shows how to fold clothes for packing a suitcase. I show each step of how I folded my clothes into a bundle. I got this great packing style tip from Real Simple Magazine.
LOVE your tips! Thanks to your how to pack a carry on suitcase tips, I was able to pack for my 15 day destination wedding and honey moon using only a carry-on suitcase! Of course, I am carrying my wedding dress onto the plane separately.
—M. Vizvary Ct.