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What’s It All About?

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Every new year we are inundated with weight loss, fitness and plastic surgery infomercials seeming to promise us the world.  But is it really about the number on the scale, or a body fat %, or the circumference of our tummies, hips and thighs? Those are personal questions that I can’t answer for you, but I will answer them from my perspective.

I certainly don’t define people by those things and have no room in my life for those who would define me by them.  Doing so would mean our worth lies in the sum of our numbers.  But full disclosure, when I’m not as fit as I’d like to be, or my clothes are fitting a little too snugly, I don’t feel my healthy best, and I have a tendency to shrink back, hide and avoid.  Pretty sure hiding and avoiding won’t lead to a highly fulfilling life.

So then what is it all about? For me it’s about staying active and healthy enough to live the life I want to live without obsessing over exercise, food and my weight. The number on the scale or how I look in my clothes doesn’t make me the person I am, but feeling healthy, fit and attractive does help me be the person I want to be.  And that’s what it’s about.

Master Life Coach Stacey Andon and I would like to help you figure out that same question.  Please join us on Saturday, January 20th from 10am-1pm at The Manor Tavern and Start Your 2018 Soul-Full!

Are You Showing Up as the Real You?

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Several years ago, when I made a style presentation to an accounting firm, I wore a business suit because a) I thought it was appropriate/respectful and b) I thought I should mimic what people in the firm were wearing.  But the business suit absolutely did not represent the true me, and here’s why: it wasn’t authentic, my style by nature is much less structured.  I only wore the suit once – for that presentation. I did however mix and match the blazer and skirt with other separates to create new looks. This helped fuel my desire to be creative and unique, two important components of what I now call my style intention.

As I became more confident in my personal style, I started wearing dresses and un-suits (burnt orange top, black skirt, black cardigan) for presentations, but I still wondered if I should present in more “official” corporate attire. I consulted my friend and Life Coach Stacey Andon (pink sweater).  Stacey validated what I instinctively knew, but hadn’t been ready to grasp: authenticity always wins. My sister Val made a great point too – she said, “Of course you’ve got to be respectful of your audience, but by also being authentic, you’re more interesting.”  Sold!

Professional Skin Care Therapist Jen Coakley (red tank and boot cut jeans) of Jenskin Studios is drawn to bohemian styles. Her hubby Pat is also a big fan of Jen’s boho look, though his feelings wouldn’t be hurt if she were to just say NO to mullet-shirts (thank you Jen Snyder 😉) and long shirts with jeans. Let’s just say Pat wants Jen’s backside to make more of a showing. So….. Jen and I came up with a look that’s true to her, while also making Pat a happy camper.  She’s so dang cute! You’re welcome Pat.

Do you feel your current wardrobe truly represents your authentic self?  Do you have pieces you wear just to fit in or because you think you’re supposed to wear them? What if you could get rid of the should’s and supposed-to’s in favor of being you all the time?  Please join Life Coach Stacey Andon and Personal Stylist Wendy Wright on Saturday, September 30th, as we invite you to DISCOVER YOUR AUTHENTIC MAGIC.

Style Chats for Your Business or Group

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If you, your staff, employees, co-workers or business associates answer a big, fat YES to any of the following questions, then a Wright Fit Style Chat may be just what the doctor has ordered.

*You struggle knowing what to wear for an important meeting or presentation

*It takes you forever to pack for a business trip

*You find the term “business casual” baffling

*You want to present yourself in a professional manner, but you’re not sure how to do so

*Getting dressed for work creates a lot of stress in your life

*You want to feel more confident in how you present yourself to the world

What is a Style Chat? It’s a fun, interactive and modern twist on the traditional Dress for Success type workshop.  It’s held at your business or organization and we offer 30 or 60 minute Style Chats on the topics of Creating Your Authentic Style or Creating a Capsule Wardrobe.  Participants will better understand why their relationship with their clothing and look, is indeed, very important to their self-confidence and success.  They will become clear on what they want to present to the world via their style choices and whether or not their current wardrobe is up to the task.  Participants will learn how to edit their wardrobes to meet their needs.  In short, the Style Chats will help participants take some of the stress out of getting dressed.

If a Wright Fit Style Chat sounds like it could be the right fit for your business or group, please let us know.  And by all means, please feel free to tell your boss or Human Resources Director you think a Wright Fit Style Chat would be a perfect Lunch-n-Learn, morale boosting event for your business or organization! (wink wink)  Ooohh, we also offer an insightful 60 minute Style Chat teaming up with Life Coach Stacey Andon!

For  more info on The Wright Fit’s Style Chats, please check out the video, visit thewrightfit.net or drop me a line.

Thanks so much!

Loving Your Smaller Wardrobe Can Help the Environment

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This article What Actually Happens to Your Donated Clothing, by Dr. Joseph Mercola, was truly eye opening.  So much so, I have a new respect for those who make, sell and purchase Sustainable fashions. And while I’ve never purchased clothing with the intent of wearing it once or twice and then throwing it away, I will be more cognizant of the purchases I make.

This article also gave me an invigorated appreciation for the Capsule wardrobe concept.  A Capsule wardrobe is a smaller wardrobe made up of versatile, mix-n-match pieces that you actually love to wear.  Take a moment and think about what’s in your closet right now.  How much of it do you actually wear?  When you shop, do you have a plan and a list of what you need? Or do you shop aimlessly and then find you are left with a bunch of separates that don’t work with each other? If so, it’s time to make getting dressed less stressful.

Here’s an example of a very basic Capsule wardrobe.  Why not go into your closet and see if you can create something similar.  Remember, you want the majority of pieces to work together for wardrobe maximization!

 

  • 6 shirts
  • 5 bottoms
  • 2 dresses
  • 2 jackets/blazers or cardigans or your favorite layering piece
  • 2-3 subtle statement necklaces or earrings or bracelets
  • 2 silky scarves (for work)
  • 2 casual scarves
  • 6 pairs shoes (including booties or boots) – athletic/work/casual/dressy

Now that you have a good base, challenge yourself to create new, mix-n-match outfits – with what you already own – for the next 5 days.  That is what I call pre-planning! This act alone could take tons of stress out of your life, especially if you’re a wait until the last minute to get dressed kind of person.

After your wardrobe inventory, if you need to purchase a few items to complete your basic capsule, you’ll be doing so as a more informed consumer.  Thanks Dr. Mercola!  And I’d love to hear about or see the incredible outfits you create. You can reach me at wendy@thewrightfit.net.

Pssssst…. need a little more help? Consider this awesome workshop!