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June 2014
2014 June Savvy News
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Well, it's time to get out the summer duds and open toed shoes.  Yay!!  Spring and Summer are for sure my preferred time of the year.  Lots going on here in the next month.  I am finishing up my year as President of AICI which is bittersweet.  It has been a lot of work but I also have enjoyed it.  It has been a wonderful experience for my career.  I am also getting ready to head to Dallas for the annual J Hilburn conference.  If the man in your life still hasn't experienced J HIlburn I highly recommend you take a look.    A gift certificate for Father's Day might just be the perfect idea.
Does FIT really matter?

The other day I was driving along and saw this woman walking down the street wearing the cutest dress I have seen in awhile. 
But I also noticed that it was not a flattering dress on her at all.  One thing many of you have heard me say many times is that all trends are not for all bodies.  I am a firm believer that fit is the key, and really the most important thing to look at when making purchases. 

So what are the important things to consider when out shopping or looking at trends?

1.  Don't be married to a size or a number.  I can honestly say that I can wear a size 4 to a size 10 depending on the store.  Now those of you who know me well KNOW I am NO size 4.  You want to make sure that the clothing items skims your silhouette.  If the number bothers you, just cut out the tag!

2.  Really take a look at your body in the clothing item.  Often times if I am shopping alone I ask the sales person to take a picture of me.  A picture won't lie to you.  You will either love it or hate it.  If you hate it in the picture chances are you won't wear it and it will sit in your closet as you wonder....."why am I not wearing this cute dress?"

3.  Remember what your body shape is and that you want to dress for it.  For example, If you are bigger on the bottom and smaller on top you want to make sure to balance out your top by adding volume there.  When you are holding a dress out and thinking "oh, isn't this cute!", I want you to really look at in terms of the line designs and focal points.  What stands out to you, and will what stands out hit your problem areas?   Will it look nice on YOUR body? 

4.  Sometimes items just need a little tweak to make them just perfect!  Alterations from a tailor are common for some of you but it might feel like a hassle for others.  What I want you to remember is that off the rack clothing is cut based on measurements of models...not YOU!  So, think about it, that fabulous dress you love that isn't just right could be AMAZING with a few changes. 

If you remember nothing else, remember that FIT is key.  If it's trendy but unflattering people will only remember is that it was unflattering not that is was a cool and trendy item.  If you dress in clothing that is a perfect fit you will WOW them!
Style Secrets!

If you have been wanting to come to one of my workshops here is an opportunity.  June 12th I am teaching Style Secrets in Walnut Creek at the Laptop Lounge.  Come learn tons of tips and tricks as well as how to make a fabulous first impression.  Click the link below for more information and to register. 

I am woman hear me ROAR!

I recently was thinking about how I have been blessed to work with so many of you.  Some have made total life transformation in terms of your image.  I want you all to think about how much courage it takes to actually make changes to your image.  For some of you that means colleagues or friends making comments and taking notice which could feel overwhelming or down right intimidating.  BUT YOU did it and I am so proud and I thank you for letting me help you and trusting in me. 

So what to do now with all this self confidence?  Well what about capturing the new you in photos?  I think we can all agree we love looking at our old skinny pics...oh, come on, you know you do!  Lily Dong offers a photo session that will capture your new fabulous look we have created and capture your inner beauty. There really isn't a better way of celebrating YOU then being able to go back and see your awesome changes.   Here is an example of some of her work.
Carrie LaShell
Such Savvy Style
Certified Image Consultant