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How to Shop in The Sale and Make Savings!

Happy New Year and decade to you!

I hope the Christmas and the festive season brought you lots of Joy and fun!

A brand spanking new decade is a great opportunity to start well, try something new and continue in a progressive manner throughout the year.

Regardless of what phase you are currently in, our team of stylists are keen to help you start well by showing you how to make real savings when shopping in the sale.

If you are up for fabulous bargains in the sale, here are some key tips to get you saving:

  • Plan ahead!
  • Review and think about your current Winter wardrobe.
  • What needs replacing? Which pieces are on their last legs and will need replacing next year?
  • Are there pieces you wear but you don’t like or feel good wearing? Is there anything you wear that doesn’t fit or flatter you?
  • The winter sale is the perfect time to snap up key winter wardrobe pieces a year ahead: coats, boots and bags etc. You can buy these wardrobe staples at up to 70% off in the sale and make fantastic savings.
  • Go on; get planning ahead!
  • Go with a shopping list!
  • Once you’re through with your planning session which highlights what key items need to be purchased, a shopping list is the next step!
  • A shopping list ensures you are focused on what you need, minimising the temptation to make those expensive sale purchases, that take up space in your wardrobe and rarely get worn.
  • Go armed with a clear shopping list!
  • Better to give!
  • The joy of giving gifts to family and friends at Christmas is one I absolutely love.
  • List all the important people in your life, their birthdays and those celebrating anniversaries and special milestones this year.
  • Purchasing gifts in the sale is a great way of making savings, because they are purchases you will make, but you can do it now with the with amazing discounts in the sale.

If this all sounds great but you don’t have the time or the inclination to rummage for bargains in the sales.

Good news! Our Winter Sale Starts today and ends on 31st January 2020.

25% off all Personal Shopping booked and facilitated this month:

  • Half day Personal Shopping was £300, now £225!
  • Full day Personal Shopping was £500, now £375!

Contact us today to make actual savings in the sale!

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Conscious Giving – Small Business Saturday UK

Welcome to the most sparkly month of the year!

In recent years, the UK has emulated many “traditions” from our American “cousins”:  such as Halloween, Black Friday and now Small Business Saturday.
Of these, my favourite is Small Business Saturday which takes place tomorrow 7th of December 2019 across the country. It’s an amazing initiative that encourages consumers to support small, local and independent businesses. It’s also the busiest shopping weekend of the year!

Small Business Saturday UK 7th December 2019

Christmas is the season of giving and sharing with friends and family.  So why not give consciously by gifting your loved ones with style this Christmas.

We have beautiful gift certificates ready for your loved ones:

  • Colour Analysis £99 – Look youthful by learning to wear your best colours!
  • Wardrobe consultation £199 – You’ll benefit from a capsule wardrobe you love to wear curated by one of our stylists via our management and decluttering services.
  • Personal Shopping £300 – Enjoy a fun half day in the shops with a trained personal stylist who will select a super flattering wardrobe for you; that complements your lifestyle.

Get in touch today to give consciously this festive season!

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5 Festive Dresses

Hello there,

Hope you are keeping warm in one of the coldest autumns we’ve had in years!

We are fast approaching Christmas, and now is a great time to get your festive outfits ready so you are fully prepared for those social events.

Here are my top 5 festive dresses that will see you through all Christmas and New year festivities:

1. Day Dress

There is so much to do in the run up to Christmas, from school plays, carol services to Christmas shopping. A flattering day dress is the perfect antidote for such busy days.

Go for a casual knitted dress during the day. They are super versatile and comfortable. You can dress them down in flat boots as you run around doing your Christmas shopping and dress them up in heeled boots for smarter evening events. Either way you’ll look effortlessly stylish and feel warm in a knitted day dress.

2. Christmas Day Dress

Your Christmas day dress serves many purposes! It needs to be comfortable, special and practical. Avoid bellowing flute sleeves, we don’t want the gravy all over you. Christmas day is a long day, so something easy to wear and expandable is ideal.

A soft velvet dress with a stretchy waste is perfect to ensure you feel special capturing precious moments with your family, and comfortable once you’ve over indulged in all those delicious festive delicacies.

3. Party Dress.

This dress must me fun! A sparkly dress with sequin or glitter is perfect. It may sound like a dress for a 5-year-old girl, but every woman irrespective of her age deserves to have fun with her clothes and feel youthful. Steer clear of prints and anything too dark and dreary, remember Its a party! 😉

4. Drinks, Cocktail and Dinner Dress

Go elegant for festive drinks, cocktails and dinner. Satins, silk, lace and velvet are luxe fabrics that ooze sophistication and elegance. Opt for midi or knee length dresses to show off those pins sensually.

5. Desk to Dinner Party Dress

This season is all about, suiting and separates. Be brave in a tailored suit or chic jumpsuit. Dare to be unconventional!

*With so much to do in the run up to Christmas, we’d like to take the stress of deciding what to wear off your hands by offering you a selection of 5 festive dresses for just £100.

3 simple steps for your personalised 5 dresses:

1. Simply fill out our style questionnaire here: https://goo.gl/forms/S6lprY5DDfp0UG423

2. Our online stylist will follow up with a call or email to understand your social diary and festive wardrobe requirements.

3. We’ll send you 5 selections online that flatter you, so you look and feel fabulous this festive season. (btw it does all need to be dresses. Skirts, tops and trousers can also be selected for you)

Contact us today for your 5 festive dresses for just £100

Email:  Style@potential-u.co.uk

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Personal Shopping at Home

In the spirit of new beginnings, we have something New to announce!

Today we are launching our Personal Shopping Home Service!!!

Our Personal Shopping Home Service is perfect for busy bees with time constraints, who are unable to make it the shops. We help you build your capsule wardrobe, freeing up time for other things you love. Our trained personal stylists will deliver your dream wardrobe to you in the comfort of your home or office. We’ll be on hand offering style advice and guiding you to select the most flattering pieces for your lifestyle.

How our home personal shopping service works:

  1. Simply book a time slot convenient to you. (We work late evenings till 10pm)
  2. We deliver your dream wardrobe to your home or office. Our trained personal stylist will be on hand to assist you with your choices.
  3. You only keep and pay for the clothes you love. We’ll take care of the returns for you.

Our team will have you looking your best, whether you are looking for: a stunning party dress, stylish work wear, a seasonal update or a cool weekend wardrobe; delivered stress free in the comfort of your home or office, with our stylist in person to assist you.

Get in touch today for your dream wardrobe at home or work!

Website: http://www.potential-u.co.uk/

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Elevate your Autumn/Winter Wardrobe.

Hello there, I hope you have settled back in nicely into life, work and school…..

With warmer summer days giving way to cool autumnal weather, and London Fashion Week behind us, it’s time to start to plan what we are wearing for this season.

I’ve got the lowdown of key pieces that will elevate your wardrobe for Autumn/Winter 19/20.

Colours of the season

The stores are bursting with earthy autumnal tones and colours. Hues of brown is this season’s neutral tone, with bursts of forest green, coupled with pops of red and amber to accentuate the warm tones.

Key Pieces

This season is all about statement skirts and suiting. Gone are the days of wearing boring suits. This season’s suits are colourful and bold; colour is no longer reserved for Spring/Summer.

From feminine pleated skirts to bold suiting, it’s time to have fun with your wardrobe this season!

*My team and I are here to help you transition stylishly from Summer to Autumn/Winter. We will help you sort out your wardrobe, by detoxing and managing it; so dressing up is a stress free blissful experience.

We will also update your wardrobe, by taking you on a fun shopping experience; infusing the warm colours and styles this Autumn/Winter.

Get in touch today to elevate Your Autumn/Winter Wardrobe!

Website: http://www.potential-u.co.uk/

Email:  Style@potential-u.co.uk

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BBC…3R’s

Hello, I hope this year has started off well for you.
I had the honour of being invited to the BBC to share my nuggets on how to improve our style this year….
How we dress matters, it not only affects how we feel about ourselves but how we are perceived. Stats tell us that first impressions are made within 4 seconds of meeting a person.
For a winning style personally or professionally, here are my 3 R’s to improving your style this year:
Review. Release. Restyle.
 
Review!
 Most of us are “creatures” of habit, we tend to wear the same looks year in year out. We aren’t aware of what suits us, so we are inclined to stay within our comfort-zone.
Our trained personal stylist will empower you with skills for life by Reviewing your colours and bodyshape. We will equip you with how to wear colours that give your skin a natural youthful glow. We also teach you clothing styles that best flatter and complement your bodyshape and proportions.

Step out of your comfort zone and let us Review what complements you best with

 
Release!
In nearly 11 years of styling clients and decluttering thousands of wardrobes, I’ve only seen 2 client wardrobes that weren’t overflowing with clothes. And ironically most of us only wear only 20% of our bulging wardrobes….
Are you hanging onto all those clothes for nostalgic reasons? Clothes that no longer fit or flatter you? Or perhaps they are dated or ill-fitting?
We will help you Release clothes in your wardrobe that don’t make you look or feel good.
Clear your space by booking a Wardrobe detox consultation and we will help you embrace a flattering capsule wardrobe this year:
Restyle!
Majority of us tend to wear clothing styles we are familiar with day in day out, which leaves little room for inspiration. Our personal stylists  Restyle you by exploring and injecting something different into your wardrobe this year.
We save you time, stress and ensure you don’t waste money on clothes that do nothing to uplift you.

Try someone NEW! Restyle and make a great impression this year by booking some  Personal Shopping with us this season. 

 

**Connect with us today to Review, Release and Restyle your wardrobe this year**

 

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The beginning of anything you want……

Happy New Year!
My wish for you, is that 2019 is filled with: happiness, love, peace, good health, and success.

At this time of the year we are inundated with clichés and resolutions of all things new: New year, New you, New diets etc. Truth is, our calendar has changed and anything ‘New’ we desire starts with us….
Whether you want a new home, new job/business, new relationship, new mindset or even a new style, everything starts with you doing it!
So, if you’d like to look great and feel confident inside out, we’d be delighted to help you improve your personal style this year.

Start 2019 off confidently with 20% off all our services:

Personal shopping Let us create your stylish capsule wardrobe this year with a some Personal shopping Half day was £300, now £240. Full day was £500, now £400.

Colour and bodyshape Analysis For a natural youthful glow, find out your best colours and the most flattering styles for your bodyshape with a Colour and bodyshape Analysis consultation, was £150, now £120.

Wardrobe detox Let go! Declutter and clear out that bulging wardrobe this year with a Wardrobe detox consultation. Was £200, now £160.

Wardrobe management Maximise your work, rest or play looks effortlessly, without buying new clothes with Wardrobe management consultation. Was £200, now £160.

*Sale ends on 28th February 2019. Sale price is applicable for bookings and consultations made before our sale ends. (Fees exclude travel)

 

We would love to be a part of your style journey personally, professionally or socially this year!
Connect with us today:

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The gift of style

Let’s change the way we do Christmas; swap those socks, perfumes and scarves for a unique gift of style.

Style is a gift that uplifts, boosts the receiver’s confidence and saves precious time.

Our beautiful gift vouchers start at just £100, which you can use towards a Colour Analysis consultation, for a fun session Personal Shopping a Wardrobe consultation or any of our Personal Styling services.

For a fabulous ending to 2018 and perfect start to 2019, gift your family and friends with a unique gift of style this Christmas.

**Contact us today to give a unique gift of style this Christmas**

(Our beautiful gift certificates start from just £100)

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10 lessons in 10 years of Business:

10 years ago in trepidation, on the 13th floor in my work office, I packed up my box to leave city working life to embark on the world of business and birth Potential U.
Here are a few lessons I’ve learnt along the way:

1. Network network network! The road to your own business can be very lonely. I remember in my 2nd week of business, I secured my first radio interview and none of my family or friends listened; I was distraught. With all my friends in 9-5 jobs, I realised I needed to be proactive, so I made a conscious effort to network with women who also ran businesses. I’ve made many business associates and some great friends along the way.

2. Be current. When I started out in business 10 years ago, Pinterest and Instagram didn’t exist. Technology and social media has evolved so much; it’s important to stay one step ahead of the game! I sought the advice of my mentee (who is a social media influencer), to update my social media skills. Stay current, be adaptable and keep on learning!

 

3. Passion pays! I am just as passionate about my business today as I was when I first started 10 years ago. I thoroughly enjoying helping my clients feel confident in their skin. Find your passion and make it work! Life is too precious to stay in mundane unfulfilling jobs. One of the most poignant words I heard at a business event was: ‘Have one foot in your dreams and one in reality’. So we really put an effort in organize this business events and parties, and we even get services as  popevents party rentals, to get the best equipment and preparation for these events.

4. Be authentic. We are best at being ourselves, so be you. People buy people, so connect from your heart, but use your head too . Remember your valves and don’t lose them in this microwave world. I hold my values and beliefs very dear. I have managed to remain true to them despite numerous temptations and the fluid demands of the fashion/business world…..

 

5. Tenacity and perseverance! I’ve learnt that the road of business isn’t always smooth, it’s dotted with many highs and lows. As I have navigated this road, I’ve learnt to enjoy the highs, stand during the lows; knowing that they don’t last long. Business is indicative of life, so you need perseverance and copious amounts of tenacity.

6. Rest and relaxation! Coming from a 13year city career as an accountant, these words were foreign to me. I worked crazy hours in the city and continued like this when I started my business. I was determined to work hard and make it work. I remember going to my good friend’s wedding in the Caribbean in my first year of business, where I spent most of my time on the beach with my mobile checking my business emails and not enjoying the holiday at all. After running myself down and suffering from exhaustion, I have learnt to rest, use my out of office and work smarter. Now when I go on holiday, my mobile is the hotel safe, while I top up my vitamin D on the beach 

7. Ask for help and support. Still trying to master this one. Asking for help isn’t a sign of weakness, it’s a sign of strength and realising you can’t do it alone. Your friends, family, network of associates make up a village that help to nurture and grow your business.

 

8. Know your strengths and weaknesses. When you start out in business (irrespective of the industry) you will be everything: The accountant, salesperson, administrator, marketing and PR, etc. As you grow in business, learn your strengths and weaknesses, and delegate other roles to the experts. The perfectionist in me is still learning to let go 🙂

9. Serve your customers. Treat them with care, listen to their feedback, nurture your relationship with them and ultimately; serve them. Stats say that its easier to gain repeat business from your current clients, than to attract new clients. I never close off a job until I’ve heard my client’s feedback. It enables me to grow and make any necessary changes.

10. Be thankful! It’s a privilege to do a job I love and for 10 years. I’ve seen many people start in business who aren’t here today. I have met and styled thousands of clients over the years. I am invited into their homes to manage/detox their wardrobes (which is pretty intimate if you ask me). They trust me to take them shopping and to revamp their image. I am sought to deliver corporate presentations and style masterclasses. My advice is called upon by the media and fashion houses. If we look around us, there are many reasons to be thankful and I am exceedingly grateful for 10 years in business. Thank you!

What to wear this Autumn/Winter…

The days are darker but your wardrobe doesn’t have to be.

When the seasons change, we are inclined to go for the usual dreary dark colours, which doesn’t do much for our mood or complexion….

This Autumn/Winter is all about bold bright colours.

Let’s perk up your style in this seasons colours and looks:

  • Floral print Kimono coats are fabulous! Bring Spring/Summer flowers into your autumn/winter wardrobe in this great transitional piece. Wear with a plain top and jeans for a super cool look.

 

  • This season is all about warm colours and woodland tones. Red, green, mustard, camel will warm your skin up beautifully this Autumn/Winter

 

  • Boho print dresses will take you from day to evening effortlessly. Wear with ankle boots during the day and with heels on those social evenings.

 

  • RED! All shades of it: Scarlet, rusty, burgundy, ruby and cherry red are must haves this season. Go on be brave!

 

**Update your look this Autumn/Winter, book a Personal shopping consultation and have your bodyshape analysed for FREE! (worth £49)**

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