Outfit of the Week: I prefer quick and easy to put together outfits

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Outfit of the Week: I prefer quick and easy to put together outfits

Who said looking good means that you have to be uncomfortable? I only wear fabrics that are stretchy and feel great on my body. I might put myself through some discomfort sometimes with shoes but that is a whole other story ;) In the end, I love looking good but I am a fan of easy, effortless, quick and definitely comfortable outfits.

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Outfit of the Week: A Total Twist

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Outfit of the Week: A Total Twist

I have decided to jazz things up a tiny bit today, because really? It is almost the end of another year. This is the time I start looking back and thinking about what I have or haven't achieved. However, this year I want my focus to be more about the woman I have become and less about 'the things I achieved'. 

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Exciting things are happening!

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Exciting things are happening!

I am still in shock that it is almost December already. This year truly disappeared through my fingers. Between planning the wedding and all of the travel it just flew by.... I guess I just had too much fun!

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Outfit of the Week: Casual, Comfortable and Stylish

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Outfit of the Week: Casual, Comfortable and Stylish

From my conversations with many women,  I have heard how there are no good clothes in their size, there are no great shops in "Perth" (change to your city ;), or there are no good colours out there at the moment... the list goes on and on with a series of excuses to justify the lack of excitement about the clothes they own.

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The truth you need to hear....

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The truth you need to hear....

As women, we can get so obsessed with the parts of our body we don't like. Things from not being at our ideal weight, being upset with the new wrinkles that are appearing or feeling defeated when the new grey hairs start setting in.

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Outfit of the Week: Weekend Outfit Formulas

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Outfit of the Week: Weekend Outfit Formulas

I hear from my clients all the time how they have their weekday/ professional outfits sorted, but that when the weekend arrives everything becomes more complicated.Today I am sharing some ideas for weekend dressing. Notice that you can dress all outfits up by adding heels and accessories, or down by changing to flats and simpler accessories.

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It's time to celebrate your awesome self!

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It's time to celebrate your awesome self!

I have a bad tendency to resist celebrating my accomplishments. I have become really good at being grateful for everything, but terrible at saying hey Alba, well done! Not good! Especially when I preach about it and teach people to do this for themselves!

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Outfit of the Week: The race that stops the nation

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Outfit of the Week: The race that stops the nation

If you are not in Australia you might not have heard about Melbourne cup.I remember the first time I 'lived it', (13 years ago when I arrived in Australia!) I was wondering what was it with all the hats and with all the people being so overdressed for a week day. It is always on the first Tuesday in November and the events that lead up to the big day are referred to as 'Spring Carnival'.

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Outfit of the Week: Patterned Pants

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Outfit of the Week: Patterned Pants

We are talking pants with patterns today. As a woman with a pear shape (My hips are wider than my torso- I am a size bigger on my bottoms than my tops), pattern below my waist is not my ideal. However, I love how there is always a way around the science of what looks best on your body shape.

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Celebrate with me please!

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Celebrate with me please!

My business turned 8 years old this week! I can not believe it! I have gone through so much in this time. I must say I am pretty proud of my commitment to growth and happiness. It has not come easy... on the contrary it's often been the opposite. But with persistence everything is possible ;)

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Outfit of the Week: What your clothes have to say.....

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Outfit of the Week: What your clothes have to say.....

It is no secret that your image speaks volumes about you. How you dress sends a silent message to people and they will form an impression of you based on what they see. The outfits below, for example, are all professional and very feminine. They are in soft colours. They create a contrast level that is low (at least the top part), as all the colours are close to each other in intensity.

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Be trusted and remembered

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Be trusted and remembered

There is no secret to this. People connect with other people they like and trust. Your presence is the energy you bring with you when you walk into a room. It will determine if people like you or not and it will affect the results you get in life and business. But how can you create a presence that is authentic and has you being remembered?

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Is anybody listening to you?

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Is anybody listening to you?

Did you know that people will form an impression of you within the first 3 seconds of meeting you? Crazy, I know! Either we like it or not this is the reality. Studies suggest that 55% of that first impression is created based on what we see (your clothes and body language), 38% based on how you sound-tone and volume and our words take just 7%

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Outfit of the Week: Night Out Outfits

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Outfit of the Week: Night Out Outfits

I get asked by my clients all the time about how to dress for a night out. So I decided to share some ideas today.In this picture I was in Miami reunited with my kindergarten friend (left) and her sister last December. Yes, we've been friends for 35 years ;)

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Persuasion is not Manipulation

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Persuasion is not Manipulation

In my life and my business, I am all about being genuine and authentic. I know that having a magnetic personality makes things flow easily for you in your life and business. Being nice doesn’t only feel great, but brings more nice things to your life. What we put out comes back at us

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You are different and that is your strength

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You are different and that is your strength

It took me years to understand this.When I first moved to Australia I noticed pretty quickly that I was different. I sounded different, I looked different, I think differently. And believe me I did not like it. It took me years, and starting a business to realise that what makes me different makes me memorable! And that is a good thing.

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Are you allowing people to see your true personality?

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Are you allowing people to see your true personality?

Being scared of being judged and criticised gets in the way of us fully sharing with the world who we are. We have an epidemic way of thinking that we are not good enough – even if we think it secretly at times.When you get comfortable and feel happy with who you are and what makes you unique, how you feel and how people perceive you, you can be transformed in no time. 

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