Work Your Wardrobe With Karen: Image Sabotage Or Image Savvy?

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Your image is either holding you back – or propelling you forward. Check how you’re doing on this Image Insight Scale. I feel…

1. Sabotage

  • Stuck in a rut
  • I’m not getting all the opportunities or relationships I want
  • Undervalued and unnoticed

2. Status Quo

  • Comfortable and sometimes a little bored
  • Good about myself, but I want to be more
  • I want others to see something more in me

3. Savvy:

  • Excited about my potential and the opportunities that just keep getting better
  • I am a valuable person who makes the world a better place
  • Others see the best in me and respect me

How did you do? If you checked at least one in #1 or #2, you may need an image consultant like myself to help guide you in the right direction! My next article will teach you how to work your wardrobe from 9-5 and outline the do’s and don’ts of dressing in the office, so stay tuned!

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Karen Brunger, BHEc, AICI CIP
President, International Image Institute Inc.
Past-President, Association of Image Consultants International
www.imageinstitute.com

Cozy Street Style

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The weather’s been changing quite quickly, which means I’ve needed to progressively add layers each and every time I go out. On relatively warmer days, you can get away with rocking this outfit without tights, but warm socks and knee-high boots are a must. Layering is one of my favourite things to do with outfits because its easy to experiment with different colours and tones. Choosing different variations of grey can make a profound statement, just as much as wearing an extreme pop of colour.

So have some fun! And if you want to learn more about any of these beautiful fall products, just click on the links below! 😘

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Model: Gina Ybarra / H&M: Sweater, Socks, Scarf / Berlin & Son: Watch

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A Day Of Beauty With Kaitlyn: Fall Ava Dress

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Check out this beautiful dress I picked up from Cloakroom during summer. I wanted to write about it before the snow hits and this dress has to wait until next year to make another appearance. I fell in love with this dress as soon as I laid eyes on it. The colour, style, fabric and pattern were something I just couldn’t resist. This dress is definitely something you can wear in Summer AND Fall.

Here I paired it with some cute flip flops from ALDO but will be rocking this dress to my brothers rehearsal dinner this week with either some nude heels or some booties (depending on our weather of course.) I totally think this dress is a showstopper! Easy to dress up or down.

What do you guys think?

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Fall Inspiration: Amazing Street Style

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Click on the image above to learn more about her gorgeous cardigan!

October is a very visual month. The weather is changing, which means the autumn leaves are falling and you get a plethora of green, yellow, red and orange! 🍂 It’s an exciting season for fashion because it’s warm enough to wear loafers, ripped jeans and even the odd tank on a sunny day. However, it’s still cool enough to layer up in a comfy cardi, knee high boots and a fabulous hat.

This particular outfit is perfect for a fall day. A giant cozy cardigan, denim jeans and knee high boots that match an extremely chic Valentino tote. To top it off? A floppy hat that adds just enough juxtaposition from her cardi to focus on her perfect hair. Bonus points if the rope on your hat matches your lipstick! 😘

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Model: The Sweetest Thing / Cardigan: Dreamers by Debut / Bag: Valentino / Hat: BP / Boots (similar): Jessica Simpson

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Interested in her Valentino bag? Click on the image above to learn more!

A Day Of Beauty With Kaitlyn: Cloakroom

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“Love what you do and love what you wear” is a quote from my favourite fashion girls and owners of my favourite place to shop in Toronto. Cloakroom, in the Summerhill/Rosedale area, is a beautiful boutique store owned by two beautiful sisters, Meira and Tamara. They have been running the store for 5 years now bringing the latest fashions home from LA, Australia, and the UK. They are probably two of the nicest, warmest, and fashion forward people I have ever met, I know I can trust them to completely style me from head to toe.

Meira and Tamara believe in building a relationship with their customers creating an experience while they shop, which is something we at Spread absolutely LOVE. If you are in the GTA, you absolutely need to stop by this beautiful store and check out their clothes. If not, check them out online and do some fall/winter shopping. I just did and can’t wait to show you my new pieces from Cloakroom!

What’s next? We can’t wait to share with you Meira and Tamara’s Favourite Fall pieces that they styled me in. Brands to look out for: MINKPINK, Glamorous, DEX, and GoodHYouMan. Can’t wait to share them all with you ☺ xoxo

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Hats: Lovely Bird

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Scarves: Luxe

Model Monday: Comfy Cardi’s + Cammo

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It’s back to work today, which means we need something that can help you get things done! With the weather turning colder each and every day, it’s important to find items that can be layered. Cardigans are amazing. We could stop here since I’m sure most of you agree, but I’ll explain why. They’re styled, printed (can be), come in a variety of different fabrics and of course, they keep you warm.

This particular one from Marshall’s almost looks like a peacoat, which makes it stylish enough to wear to the office. To spice things up, pair it with some ripped denim, a neutral coloured bag and some awesome cammo loafers. And just like that, Boom – you conquered Monday.

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Model: Lauren Elizabeth / Cardigan: Marshall’s (Similar): Vince / Bag: Kate Spade / Loafers: J. Crew

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Linda’s Ramblings: London Fashion Week

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I came across this quote by Albert Camus that made me smile.

“Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.”

Lovely, isn’t it?

It’s getting cool where I am. I can’t help but feel a dab bit of sadness when the cool weather kicks in (can you tell from my expression?) Of course I recover almost immediately once I remember how much I love fall fashion! :)

For me, London Fashion Week is always the signal for the fall. I don’t know about you guys but I have made my list of must haves and have been drooling over them since. I just love them! The one I’m wearing is the softest mohair sweater I’ve ever worn. It’s by Givenchy. Tell me what you guys think of my pieces. Hope you love. ❤️

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