Are you over 40 and has this happened to you lately?
You caught a glimpse of yourself in a shop window.
All at once, this image made you feel frumpy.
You are not alone in feeling like this. Many women over 40 can feel stuck in a time warp when it comes to their style.
Perhaps it's due to the same hairstyle that saw you through the 80s, 90s and naughties.
Your same old, same old, makeup routine, with the exact same eyeshadow, mascara and lippy.
The same cheap, home brands that make you feel safe. Not too showy. Not too 'out there'.
You and your style have become predictable and boooo-riiiiinggg!
Ma chère amie, don't you think it's high time for an upgrade?
It could very well be the perfect time in your life for this long overdue change in your looks.
- Children more independent
- Spare time to spend on yourself
- More cash for treats
- Getting promoted at work
- New, more-fulfilling, better paying job
- Starting your own business
What you want, and desperately need, is a style upgrade.
With more time and money to indulge on you, your unglamorous style will transform into a discerning, exquisite one.
This new upgrade will be a perfect match for your promotion, new job or new business venture in order to project a professional and successful image.
Don't you feel it’s high time to show yourself some love? And no, you are not being selfish. Like the proverbial ripples on a pond, your abundance and joie de vivre will spread to others in your entourage.
Are you ready for your transformation?
Go from drab to fab, from budget to private jet.
Get ready for take-off!
These are simple and easy steps to your luxurious transformation. But it's only the beginning.
Think about the new image you wish to embrace: wealthy, luxurious, elegant, chic.
Take stock of what you no longer like nor want in your new look. It could be your overall appearance, or only part of it.
What would you like to change?
Declutter your closet (Get The Tidy Closet for all the organisation and motivation you'll ever need).
Go through your things.
Get rid of all that will no longer fit your new image. Remember, no more dowdy clothes. No more items that scream 'poor me'.
Make a list of the quality pieces that will replace them.
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You decide whether to upgrade your wardrobe all at once or little by little. I imagine that if you are upgrading for professional reasons, you will want to do this straight away.
Enhance your looks. Feel great. Feel special.
Have your hair cut or restyled in a salon.
Say au revoir to your DIY hair colour kits. Leave it to the professionals to update your hair colour to one that is less harsh.
Get a rejuvenating facial in your local beauty salon.
Book a day at the spa for various beauty treatments, massage, sauna, the works!
Declutter your jewellery box.
Sort out your jewels, real and costume.
Only keep the very best and the much-loved.
Think gold, platinum and gemstones.
Make the right statement.
On a final note, do not feel sad about the lost time. Even a beautiful butterfly has spent time out of sight in a chrysalis. When it does emerge, its beauty is even more apparent.
Yours will too.
Looking forward to hearing about your new upgrade! Please let us know in the comments below.
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