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.
Something happened last weekend that really shocked me! I was going out dancing with friends and I was looking through my wardrobe for something to wear.... and then, THE most undesirable thing happened....
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'.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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'.
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.
Today we are talking about how to wear 7/8 trousers in a business environment and still look corporate/ businesslike?
I am going to share with you today my favourite outfit formula! Let's get right into it!
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 ;)
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.
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?
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%
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 ;)
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
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.
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.