STYLE TIPS FOR MAMMA’S
The Parenting Show
How to Pack for a Business Trip
There is a certain art to packing that very few people seem to have mastered. Instead, I find that people simply shove every piece they own into a suitcase and hope that they will be able to plan outfits once they reach their destination. However, with the increasingly expensive charges for baggage weight overages (not to mention the fact that you don’t want to waste your time away fussing over what to wear), it is worth planning ahead.
Your image is telling people a story about you whether you want it to or not. The great thing is, you get to write it. You decide whether they remember the story, or even want to read it at all. That may feel like quite a bit of pressure, but if we break it down you can see how much influence it gives you to decide what impression people will walk away from you with.
‘Tis the season… when hundreds of thousands of Canadians find themselves at the mall! So on this week’s DNTO we offer a little retail therapy – and look at the moments that shopping is anything but simple. Whether it’s the billionaire who found himself haggling with a street vendor, or the teenagers who had jobs in retail that presented them with challenging situations… what did you really get out of your shopping trip?
It’s never too late to start getting a clue about fashion. So how about a little back-to-school shopping? Suzanne Colmer of Your Shop Girl in Toronto gives us expert tips on dressing our age, in impeccable style.
We’ve all done it. There, at the back of the shelf, is the very last sweater in your size. Marked down 75 per cent, you grab it. Sure, it’s not the colour you were looking for.
Shopping is often on the agenda for a girls’ getaway and getting a new appreciation for the art is part of image consultant Suzanne’s group shopping experiences…
She Does the City
Style and Image Consultant Suzanne Colmer’s impeccable sense of style had its humble beginnings in the most unlikely of places – Scarborough. Yearning to break free from the monotony of the mall, Suzanne became a frequenter of the city’s downtown boutiques – constantly searching out the “perfect” pairings to her growing collection. Before long, a true fashionista was born
It’s January — in retail, it’s the month for deals, steals and increasing the limit on your credit card, stat! Wait, pause a moment. Think you need shiny rubber-look footless tights or a furry vest? Now may seem like the right time to go for it, thanks to extreme price slashing, but there’s folly in the impulse buy, says Suzanne Colmer of YourShopGirl.com
Josephine a Creative Life
A few months ago I had the pleasure of meeting Suzanne at workshop she hosted with Smithery Style. We learned how to understand and define our own personal styles, clean out our closets and shop for what we love and need rather than for what seems to work or is just on sale. It’s safe to say that this came at the perfect time for me as I was de-cluttering our home (aka my closets) to stage and sell.