Archive | June, 2013

Beauty Boot Camp Makeover Weekend Retreat!

24 Jun
How would you like to spend an entire weekend with some wonderful ladies learning your best colors, how to dress your body shape, how to apply your make-up,  the best hair style for you, how to accessorize, how to organize your closet and so, so much more?!!
Beauty Boot Camp
Well grab your sister, your mom, your daughter, your best friend or come alone and meet new friends and join me an my friend, Shari Braendel, for a total weekend makeover!!
The shopping capital of East Tennessee, Sevierville borders the most visited National Park in the United States, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, and is home to theatrical productions, attractions and restaurants that run along the parkway making Sevierville a tourist mecca.  Sevierville is also home to internationally known singer, songwriter and entertainer, Dolly Parton.

You will spend the entire weekend with Shari Braendel, America’s premiere Christian Fashion Expert and Author of “Good Girls don’t have to Dress Bad” and myself, Donna Roland, a Certified Christian Image Consultant and Professional Organizer as well as our Boot Camp Makeover Team.

I hope you will join us August 23-25, 2013 in Sevierville, TN. Cost is only $359 for an awesome weekend of Fashion and Fun! This includes your hotel stay for Friday and Saturday nights, breakfast on Saturday and Sunday, workbook, color swatches and a weekend full of workshops with priceless information that will teach you how to make the most of your God-given assets – from the best styles and fashions for your size and body shape to your best colors and how to use them!

This isn’t just an exterior makeover – it’s a soul-makeover . It’s learning how to see yourself the way God sees you!

We will limit capacity to 40 women maximum. At our last two camps we had over 12 states represented at each one. Once you reserve your spot with us, we take care of the rest.  You will only be responsible for your transportation to and from the event and meals not covered in the package.  

Spots are filling up fast!  We already have ladies registered from 8 different states!
Grab your girlfriends, sisters, moms, daughters or co-workers and make your plans to join us for an experience you will never forget! Register at today! 

Feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

Do you know your Body Shape?

20 Jun


I know this is probably your least favorite topic but we must talk body shapes so you will know how to dress for your specific shape to look your best.  To look your best you need to know what your body shape is and how to dress for it so that your body looks proportional. It’s all about balance and proportion. The only worse topic would be discussing shopping for bathing suits (so we will save that for another week)!

If you have heard me speak or have been following my Blog, you know that I was trained under the guidance of Shari Braendel, speaker and author of the book Good Girls Don’t Have to Dress Bad.  Shari invented the bod-x system for defining body shapes so that is what I will explain here.

There are four basic body shapes and wherever you gain your weight determines your specific body type. Most women gain the majority of their weight in one of four places:

b – belly

o – upper midriff and bust (think overly endowed)

d – derriere

x – evenly gain all over or balanced

Yes, it is possible that you might fit into more than one category and if that is the case you will want to follow the guidelines for both but usually you tend to gain more in one of the specific areas listed above.

I am going to give you the descriptions of each of the four body types so that you will be able to decide which one best describes you.

body type b:

  • Balanced shoulders and hips
  • Gains weight in belly
  • Fuller waist or muffin top
  • Straight figure
  • Not too much in the rear

body type 0:

  • Overly endowed bust
  • Rounded on top, bust, and upper midriff area
  • Full figure
  • Nice legs
  • Usually size 14 and up

body type d:

  • Gains weight in hips, thighs, and derriere
  • Narrow waist
  • Small to medium width shoulders
  • Minimal bustline
  • Full bottom

x body type:

  • Shoulders and hips are balanced
  • Narrow waist
  • Gains weight evenly all over
  • Ideal weight
  • Balanced proportions

It is important to know that you are beautiful just as you are but most all of us have some challenge areas that we would like to make less obvious and I will give you some tips on how to do that — next week.  Yes, you will have to make sure and follow my Blog next week so that you can find out how to dress more balanced!

Remember, if you are having trouble deciding which body type you are, it might be a good idea to contact me for a Personal Style Analysis and I will test for your best colors, do a body type analysis, explain how to accessorize for your frame shape and give you tips on dressing your very best.  Or maybe you want to hire me to take you shopping too!  Feel free to contact me  through my website at for more details on how to do this.


Choosing the Perfect Sunglasses

6 Jun

Well now that summer is upon us and the sun is shining brightly, we all need to protect those baby blues (or greens, or hazels, or browns).  Of course we need sunglasses to protect our eyes from the sun’s rays but we also want them to look good on us too!  So how do you choose?

They come in all types of stylish styles and colors and shapes so have fun experimenting with them until you find the perfect pair (or two).  You can really make a fashion statement with the ones you choose so step out of that box!

As with regular eyeglasses, it is important that you choose the right frames for your face shape.  The most important thing to remember when choosing is to make sure the proportions are correct.  Also don’t forget to pick a color that goes along with your dominant color characteristics.

Oval face shape:

If you have smaller features, make sure you choose smaller frames and if you have larger features you will want to choose larger frames. You can wear geometric, rectangle, cat eye and butterfly styles.  The goal is to stay in balance and proportion with your face. Oval faces usually have balanced proportions so most any shape is going to look good.


Paula Abdul

Square face shape:

It is important that you find frames that are wider than the fullest part of your face.  Since you have more sharp angles to your face, make sure you choose frames that don’t have hard angular lines but find ones that are round or oval that will soften those strong features. Good choices for you are round, cat eyes, semi-rimless and narrow ovals.


Paris Hilton

Round face shape:

Just the opposite of the square face shape – since your face is round, you will want to choose frames with a more angular look.  You probably have fuller cheeks so you will want to choose frames that make your face look longer and thinner.  Good choices for you are octagonal, rectangular or square. Stay away from round frames that will exaggerate the fullness in your face.



Heart shaped face:

For your heart shaped face you will want to make sure that your frames are wider at the bottom than they are at the top so it will balance out your face shape.  You will want to choose glasses that add width to the bottom and draw attention downward.  Round edges are good to soften the wider part of your face.  Other shapes that are good for you are butterfly and cat eye shapes.


Audrina Patridge

So go have fun and try on a few pair to see which ones flatter your face best!

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