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Ask Tamara: Boxing Day Tips

Sunday, December 25th, 2011

Tomorrow is Boxing Day!  Who’s going shopping?  After years upon years of working retail on Boxing Day, and then experiencing the unadulterated joy of being able to go shopping on Boxing Day instead, I have some pretty hard-core tried and true Boxing Day Shopping rules. Or laws. Whatever.  Follow these guys tomorrow and enjoy a […]

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Ask Tamara: How to Dress for a Holiday Party at Home

Friday, December 23rd, 2011

The annual office parties, cocktailers, and dinners out are always fun (and expected) this time of year, but not all entertaining happens at a banquet hall or restaurant.  Sometimes, the best holiday venue is at home! I love low key Holiday and New Year celebrations. There’s something about setting a cozy mood and gathering your […]

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Ask Tamara: Presentable PJs

Thursday, December 22nd, 2011

OK, before I even begin I can hear some of you saying: “Are you going to take away my baggy sweats? Do I have to look good when I SLEEP??” I have a few answers to that but suffice it to say that during the holidays, there are plenty of occasions when giving a little bit […]

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Ask Tamara: Dressing For Dinner Out

Wednesday, December 21st, 2011

The Holiday Season seems like it should really be renamed the ‘Social Season’, doesn’t it? Bookings upon bookings with friends, family, co-workers, ex-co-workers…the calendar gets full pretty quickly and figuring out how to keep those ‘going out’ outfits fresh can seem overwhelming.  Tis the season to have fun again, so try creating an outfit that’s trendy […]

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Dress Codes Decoded: Office Holiday Party

Tuesday, December 20th, 2011

Oy! The questions that whirl around this question each year – and the gossip that happens afterward! For work parties, I follow two simple rules: Remember that the first word in ‘Work Party’ is work. Yep, this is a test of your ability to combine a fun, festive attitude with your professional reputation Simple and elegant […]

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Make This Year Your Best Year Yet!

Friday, December 16th, 2011

If you’re thinking about how to make this year your best ever, addressing your personal image can be a key to unlocking that success.  5 Reasons to Work with An Image Consultant Build confidence! Being in control of your image, knowing that the details have been cared for, helps provide confidence and ease no matter […]

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Dress Codes Decoded: Business Casual (men)

Thursday, December 15th, 2011

The Business Casual dress code is the norm for super casual offices.  At this level, denim can be worn and even more colours and fabrics can be used compared to the Professional level of business attire.  This level of business attire is also known as “Casual Friday” for Corporate and Professional executives.  This look is […]

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Dress Codes Decoded: Business Casual (women)

Monday, December 12th, 2011

The Business Casual dress code is the norm for super casual offices.  At this level, denim can be worn and even more colours and fabrics can be used compared to the Professional level of business attire.  This level of business attire is also known as “Casual Friday” for Corporate and Professional executives.  This look is […]

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Dress Codes Decoded: Professional (men)

Monday, December 5th, 2011

The Professional Dress Code is the most commonly seen level of business attire.  At this level, suits are optional, the rules loosen a bit more, and it’s possible to inject more personality into your daily dress.  Overall, the look should give off a comfortable vibe but still remain professional and maintain a ‘down-to-busines’s attitude.  As […]

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