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Look Great While You Are Losing Weight!

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At Colours for Natural Living I work with clients to create custom color wardrobe palettes for business and casual wear. The way we dress is closely tied to how we feel inside, particularly when our bodies are changing as a result of weight loss or increased fitness levels. When people are losing weight, there’s often a fear that they’re going to return to the size they were so they hold on to their old clothes. This is the perfect time to start cleaning out your closet and getting rid of what no longer fits. It will help you see that you’re moving forward towards your goals and make room for new purchases.

If you are still working towards your goal weight, dress the body you have now. Buy fill in pieces that fit well and make you feel comfortable, strong and confident. Shopping for an in-progress body can be challenging, but need not be expensive. Visit local consignment stores or shop outlet malls to find in-between items and consign some of the higher-quality clothes you’ve just cleared from your closet. Buy pieces that project your new image and speak to your emerging sense of style and confidence, rather than settling for purely functional items.

When you have reached your goal and are ready to create your new image and wardrobe forget about the numbers. Each store has a different size chart, a size 0 at one store could be a size 14 or 16 at another. What is most important is how it fits you and if it is the color and best style for your body shape. A proper fit will always give you the best results, invest in good quality basics.

I believe in enhancing your natural beauty and features through wearing the colors that best compliment your skin tone. It makes you look vibrant and healthy and everything will harmonize. It is easy to create a wardrobe capsule of 5-12 pieces in your best colors. Purchase pants, a skirt, jackets and blouses in solid colors that you can mix and match. If you love prints add in those items that will work with all of the solid colors. Accessorize with scarves and jewelry, or ties for men.

Both Dress for Success San Diego and Second Chance San Diego would welcome donations of gently used men and women’s clothing. Please contact me for more information on donating or consigning, 619-254-6807.

Brenda J. Harrison, Image & Wardrobe Consultant
http://www.ColoursforNaturalLiving.com

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Purse Suits for Success-Transforming lives!

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Many thanks to all of you who generously donated clothing and accessories for the recent donation apparel drive to benefit Dress for Success San Diego. Also thanks and appreciation  to those of you donated your time and helped make the event fun filled and rewarding.  The event was held August 31st at the beautiful Marina Village Conference Center in Mission Bay. We had 24 vendors, there was networking, shopping, opportunity drawings and people stopping by to donate clothing and enjoy a cup of delicious Point Loma Tea.  I am very proud to say the goal of 100 suits was realized and in fact exceeded! These are the items that were donated as a result of the event:

104 professional suits
307 pieces of workplace attire
23 pairs of shoes
16 fabulous handbags

Many of you asked, “When is the next one?” Next spring! However, for those of you who were unable to attend our fall event and wish to donate, I am still accepting donations on behalf of Dress for Success San Diego. Give me a call at Colours for Natural Living and we will arrange a day and time, 619-254-6807.
Great job everyone!

 

Hello Autumn!

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Autumn’s color palette is warm, deep and muted like fall foliage.
Knowing which season  you fall into will help you make wise shopping choices for clothing, jewelry, accessories and makeup. A personal color consultation will quickly tell you if you are cool or warm and which of the seasons you fall into.
Autumn’s image is one of  richness, spice and earthiness. Gold undertones are the best colors for Autumn women to wear. Shopping with a swatch wallet can save you time and money as you focus only on the colors that will best compliment your skin tone. Autumn’s best makeup choices are warm colors in shades of honey to copper to dark brown.
To schedule a Personal Color Consultation with a FREE Wardrobe Audit call,
619-254-6807
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