I had a meeting to attend yesterday, an important one. I’m in ‘begging’ mode…well what I’m actually doing is meeting with business’s to ‘ask’ for LOTS of product to fit out a charity project. Remember the ‘Under Our Roof Project’ I’m part of? It’s time to start getting organised and fit these houses out. We need everything from furniture to toothbrush holders to the ironing board.
Can you imagine buying EVERYTHING needed for a home? Uhuh, well I’m working on two homes and they need to be inviting, nurturing and functional for families undergoing medical treatment.
To say I’m excited goes without saying but I’m also a teeny tiny bit overwhelmed. I’ve written the lists of everything we need, made a list of contacts and written a pitch and now it’s time to get this party started!
So what do you wear when you need people to ‘listen to you’? I’m not a suit person and don’t do ‘corporate wear’. It might work for some but to be honest I need to feel in control but also feel comfortable because if you are feeling ‘not quite right’ in your clothes it shows. I need people in this meeting to sit up and take notice but I also want to be approachable and most importantly represent ‘me’ as well as The Hospital Research Foundation.
Colour makes a first impression, you could wear soft colours and come across…well a bit ‘soft’ orrr you can wear stronger colours that ‘imply authority and confidence’, it’s colour psychology. Colour is a powerful tool on the subconscious and can make or break a first impression.
Studies show that navy blue is the best choice to wear for meetings and interviews…it oozes success.
It’s confident, friendly and powerful.
Add a ‘little’ black and the message is even stronger.
Blue creates trust, have you ever noticed how it’s used (a lot) by financial institutions?
So I’m wearing navy and black with some white for friendliness.
I chose my print shoes mostly because they are comfy and a true reflection of me but also because the colour and print balance with the blue and add a touch of playful and creative vibe to my outfit.
If you look closely at the skirt you’ll see the print (ocelot) is the same as my shoes, a little style edge helps a girls confidence too. This skirt feels amazing with its elastic waist and stretch…perfect when you need to feel comfy. The length means I can wear it with flats, long boots and ankle boots giving me options and good dollar per wear. Ka Ching!
Now I’m no ‘suit’ so adding a statement necklace and bomber jacket complete my look but also says ‘friendly’ and ‘I mean business’ all rolled into one.
I have had this Harlow Borderline bomber jacket since late last year and I gotta say I’m getting terrific wear from it. I can wear it with jeans a skirt or over a dress. In the past I’ve styled it casual and up town funk…and I’m sure I’ll be wearing it in years to come (like most of my wardrobe). Even better is the trend of mesh is HUGE this winter, I’m seeing it everywhere so my jacket (ahead of it’s time) will serve me well.
So how did I go? How did I feel? See this smile…
I felt great, we nailed it and….they said YES!!!
YES, they said YES! I mean who wouldn’t, it’s such an amazing project! This is pretty huge, still some t’s to cross and i’s to be dotted but we have liftoff and I can’t wait to share more with you all. Oh and my lippy is MAC ‘Lady Danger’.
Til next time,
*HARLOW Borderline Bomber Jacket size 12-24 HERE
SEED Intarsia Tube Skirt fits up to a size 18 HERE
WITTNER Shade ocelot flat shoe up to size 41 HERE
TARGET Wrap Front Top size 8-20 HERE
*item sent to me for editorial consideration.
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