New You... The Best You, You Can Be!
As the holiday season, with it's magical decor, multiple social gatherings and a few helpings of turkey and fixin's, comes to a close, many of us feel compelled to make resolutions to realign aspects of our lives. We aim to clean the house more often, put a few extra coins in the piggy bank, floss on a daily basis, reduce coffee and red wine consumption, and on and on.
We Like You Just The Way You AreEvery January 1st brings with it a string of diet and exercise commercials, enticing us to transform into a "New You". Many of us have tried this option (perhaps a few times) and wonder, "can there be any true success with such unrealistic measures?" Instead, this year, may we suggest following some easy advice - advice based on positivity - to help you get to know and enjoy "you".
1- Start Each Day With a Compliment
Yes, we know this may sound like "new-age, googli-goop", but we promise it works! Take a moment every morning to offer yourself the positive reinforcement that you regularly offer to others. "I have a beautiful smile," and "Red is definitely my colour," and "I look terrific in these pants!" You will be surprised at how quickly you will become accustomed; and soon enough you will see how one small compliment can drastically improve self-esteem.
2- Align All of Your Parts
This one is an oldie, but a goodie: Whenever possible, do a posture check! It is a proven fact that good posture helps create and maintain a positive attitude, can help us appear slimmer and improves the look and fit of any garment.
3 - Ask And You Shall Receive
We have all been there: wandering around a store in search of a that perfect item, getting more annoyed and upset with each passing minute. Unfortunately, this type of search is rarely ever fruitful. Why not save time and frustration by asking for help?Expert consultants know the ins and outs of his/ her store, and can readily suggest a cut/ fit that will flatter. Look to his/ her expertise to guide you in selecting the right essentials and extras for your wardrobe, without you feeling pressured to buy. Plus, if you are able to develop a rapport with a store/ expert consultant, s/ he can help make future shopping trips stress-free and successful.
4- Consider a Style Concierge Appointment with Shepherd'sShepherd's Style Concierge program is a complimentary (free) service that is time-effective and offers you uninterrupted, one-on-one time with one of our expert consultants. Call or email to book an appointment and, before you even step foot in the store, we will have a delightful variety of pre-selected items waiting for you. Whether you have an upcoming wedding/ special occasion, are in need of a Packably Perfect travel wardrobe, or are looking for the perfect 'it' item or accessory to perk up your wardrobe, we are here to help, with zero pressure to buy.
5-Know Thyself to Style Thyself:
Do you have a closet (or more than one) filled with clothing, but have nothing to wear? Do you have garment after garment with tags still attached? Do you know which shapes, cuts, and proportions are most flattering for your body shape? Do you want to know how to pull together a look that is on-trend and age-appropriate? The more you know about yourself, the more confident of a shopper you will be. A Body Shape & Style Consultation is focused on helping you understand and appreciate your shape, as is (no weight loss needed!). We help you highlight what you love the most about your body, and personalize an approach to styling based on your body shape, personality, lifestyle and budget. The knowledge (and printed notes) you go away with will help you choose the right garments (no matter where you shop), saving time and money. It is our absolute pleasure to answer any questions you may have about our Style Concierge and Body Shape Consultation services, so please do not hesitate to call or email. firstname.lastname@example.org, or 613-789-7400 Have a wonderful New Year, and we look forward to seeing you our newly expanded flagship location at the Ottawa Train Yards.