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Fashionable Friday with Donna Roland: Happy New Year!

Wow!  Can you believe it is 2017 already?!  I guess it’s true – the older you get the faster time flies!  I trust each of you had a wonderful Christmas season.  I was blessed to be surrounded by family and friends and FOOD – lots and lots of FOOD!  I think I am still on a sugar high!

Do you have New Year traditions? Do you make resolutions?  I really don’t make resolutions but I do like to take this time to first reflect on the previous year and see what I have accomplished (I was so very blessed with such a busy and productive 2016 thanks to all of you!!) Then I like to take this new beginning and think about what I would like to do better in the new year.  I try to think of things I would like to do to make me a better person.  I think it is important that we all strive to always be better than we were the day before. 

We all hear “A New Year – A New You” but I really don’t like that.  I much prefer “A New Year – A Better You”.  You don’t need to try to be someone new.  God made you just the way you are and you are each very special and YOU-nique! Don’t try to be someone you are not.  Just try to think of ways you can improve on the amazing women that you already are. 

Maybe you want to lose weight this year for better health. Maybe you want to be more organized for better mental health.  Maybe you want to spend less and save more for better financial well-being.  Or maybe you want to spend more time with family and friends and enjoy life to the fullest.  These are always the top resolutions every year.  I love setting goals but the problem is we tend to set so many unrealistic goals that, unless we are Superwoman, we can’t possibly attain them all (at least not in the first month anyway). Then we become disappointed in ourselves because we didn’t lose 30 lbs after those first 2 weeks at the gym or the whole house didn’t get organized in that one day you set aside to do it.

I would like to encourage you to focus on making 2017 your best year yet!  Take some time this first week and reflect on the wonderful things that happened last year and be thankful for those.  Then take some time to decide what you would like to accomplish in the new year to make it even better. 

If one of the things you would like to work on is feeling better about yourself, I would love to encourage you and work with you to help you accomplish that.  Feeling better about how you look on the outside can reflect how you feel on the inside.  If you would like to dress in a more flattering and confident way by learning what your best colors are, how to dress for your body shape and how to accessorize in just the right way, contact me to schedule your very own Personal Style Analysis and let’s get started!  

If you are responsible for planning an event for your church or ladies group this year, I would love to be your speaker and share styling and fashion advice through an interactive and fun presentation! I would love to show everyone how to love the woman in the mirror! I have already been booking events this week and would love to add your group to my schedule. 

I am looking forward to sharing 2017 with you and giving you fashion & styling tips to help you become the best YOU that YOU can be!

Donna J. Roland
Certified Christian Image Consultant

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