Be bold. Stand out.

In everything you do, professionally and personally, your aim is always to stand out in some way. To progress in the business world, you need to get yourself noticed in some way, naturally. One small but helpful way to stand out in life, is to wear rich colours. A striking colourful ensemble that works for you will instantly be noticed in plenty of situations. Once you find a bold, rich colour that works for you, it can work for you in the boardroom at work, or in your personal life to help you get noticed by a potential partner. Before you go and find the right colours to that work for you, there are some important tips to keep in mind: First of all, make sure that YOU stand out most of all instead of your clothes. People should be looking at you, not what you’re wearing, which is an important distinction to remember. Now, when finding the best colour for you, choose a colour that complements your skin, hair and eyes. If you’re unsure what the answer to this dilemma is, hold the garment up near your face. See if this enhances you or brings out dark circles around your eyes or near your lips. The right colour will look like a perfect complement. For the office, choose one bold colour in the workplace, not ten. Don’t go overboard. But for play, go ahead and add pattern with colour, and experiment. Don’t be heavy-handed with your fashion choices though, or you could end up looking like a fashion trainwreck. If you need some inspo of rich colours to add to your wardrobe, these options are perfect as we transition away from summer and into fall. For work For play   These are just a handful of examples, find the right colour that works for you and use it to your advantage as much as you can!

Client Spotlight: Sharon G. (Part 3)

I’m very excited to share one of my fabulous clients with you, today. Sharon was so much fun to work with, and was completely open to my coaching and advice. In the second post in this Client Spotlight series, we shared how we ended up doing an awesome photo shoot with Sharon. Now she has amazing new head shots, like a boss. Sharon can use these in SO many different ways. Here’s what Sharon had to say: What were you most uncertain about ahead of the shoot? I have never had photos of me taken like this before. I’ve done family photos, grad photos, etc. and I felt a bit vain doing this particular shoot. What did you think of your hair and makeup – done by the very talented House of Tin Salon and Makeup by Bean?   I loved the whole process. Bean does such a fabulous job – I really felt beautiful. Tin did a great job on my hair. I thought I looked like myself – only better!   What did you think of the looks that we pulled together for you (from your own closet + that blouse from Seldom Seen)? Everything that was put together were all looks that I would actually wear on a daily basis, so it was perfect. How did you feel as you were being shot by our professional photographer, Dale McMillan? Initially I felt a bit uncomfortable and embarrassed – what was I doing there? I’m not young and model-like! Dale made me feel less awkward and is a miracle worker. I’m not particularly photogenic and the pictures are fantastic.     For your Like a Boss photo shoot, you’ll recall that there was a bit of prep ahead of time. Was this useful? Very useful – there were no surprises at the photo shoot and no time wasted. It was professional and fun. Why do you feel that people should take the time to have professional head shots photos taken – with professional hair, makeup and styling? Professional head shots showcase the best you and are a great confidence booster!   When are you getting your Like a Boss head shots done?

Pattern on pattern for ho hum winter days

It’s the middle of winter. Ho hum. Black and grey is everywhere. What’s even more boring is the head-to-toe dark uniform people trudge to the office with during this time of year. Yawn. Don’t get me wrong, black is very sleek and sophisticated but it can get a bit monotonous during these chilly, dark winter days. For a more upbeat look, opt for colour and pattern. Here’s a surefire way to pick up the pace during these long, cold January workdays. This will certainly turn heads and brighten soem faces as you enter the office. Both my outerwear and tights have colour and pattern. Yes ladies, instead of reaching for your boring, piled (I know they are) opaque black tights, deck your stems out with these plaid ones.  They’ll certainly add a skip to your step.  Maybe that’s just me though…           Here are some picks for tights and nylons that are office appropriate (including the ones I’m wearing): I’ve had this jacket for quite a few years now so you won’t be able to find it but here are a few of my favourite patterns coats for chilly winter days: