Category Archives: self esteem

Yokini Swimwear: Sexy & Flattering Swimsuits for many figure types

Finding figure flattering swimwear is as much an art as it is a science. To rule out some of the mystery in finding the perfect swimsuit for you I am dedicating a series of blog posts to do just that! This is always a popular topic this time of year and I want to make your search as effortless as possible. For each of the main figure types I want to highlight my top 5 recommendations to best enhance that figure so you feel confident, sexy and comfortable wherever your summer jaunts may take you.

Check out the following links for past posts on bathing suits:

But I have a surprise. This first post will be dedicated to a relatively new line of swimwear that I believe can flatter almost every figure and swimwear occasion. Why? It all boils down to the proprietary fabrication and design of the swimsuit bottom. I present to you ladies, Yokini swimwear convertible bikini bottom!

 

The vision behind Yokini Swimwear came from the idea that a more mature woman  can still wear a sexy two piece swimsuit with confidence and style. The unique Yokini bottom enables a woman to adjust the fabric to fit her lower body like a glove. Any problem areas in the hips or tummy instantly disappear when multi- layers of control stretch fabric are concentrated directly on the area.

Sound too good to be true? It isn’t. I had the pleasure of sampling the line myself and I love it! I now have a bikini with a convertible bottom that I can wear so many ways depending on my mood or the occasion—all the way up so it looks like a one piece, at the waist for a retro look, as a banded bottom so it looks like your regular bikini and (really cool!) like a skirt so it also acts as an instant cover up.

Check out this HOW TO WEAR VIDEO

Regardless of how you choose to wear it, it is extremely figure flattering and comfortable because the fabric is breathable and very stretchy. If you are bottom heavy you can wear it as a skirted bikini to minimize your hips and thighs. If you have a tummy, you can wear it retro style and swim with confidence. If you are curvy, you can wear it as a low rise banded bikini for maximum sex appeal. If you have a more boyish shape, you can wear it like a sexy one piece or sportier style.

Convertible swimwear is not new. But what is new here is that the bottom really can be molded various ways on your body for a completely different look. And the idea that this can go dramatically from a one piece look to a skirted one is very innovative.

Inspired by yoga wear, the Yokini bikini is designed so every woman can start feeling sexy, confident and stylish in a bathing suit. Flaunt It on the beach, the pool or on the volley ball court!

Next up: The 5 most figure flattering designs for bottom heavy women.

Natalie Jobity, Elan Image Management, image consultant. Author: Frumpy to Fabulous: Flaunting It. Your Ultimate Guide to Effortless Style

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Show your body some TLC: 4 Self-Care Tips

Today I finally indulged myself with a 75 minute massage from my favorite spa. As I was being massaged I felt my body breathe a collective, ‘ahhh!’ and I couldn’t help but think to myself, why don’t  I do this more often? The truth is, as women we are guilty of not refueling our ‘vitality’ tank as often as we should. I struggle with this myself. We put our well-being, health and self-care last and suffer the consequences.

This month, I officially became an elite member of my spa to give me no excuse not to enjoy the amazing perks and benefits that affords me. During my massage I remember thinking, ‘I’m giving my body love’. When you think of it this way, it really makes you want to resolve to do better. Unless we refuel ourselves we can’t give back to our loved ones, far less look and feel our best.

Your image is the entire package—the inner in harmony with the outer. To help you find ways to give some TLC back to your body, practice these four EASY tips on a regular basis. Like my body did today, it will thank you for it.


1.    Stay in touch with your essence.
Some clues? What helps you exude your essence in its infinite glory? Just as roses need sunlight and water to fully bloom, what brings out your brightest, finest most brilliant bloom? For me it’s spending time outdoors, near the water and connecting with nature. I just had a beach vacation to the Dominican Republic and my only complaint is that I was not there long enough. The ocean air, the sound of waves, the sand on my feet, the cool briskness of the water, the glimpse of fish in the shallow reef, the feel of the sun—all of these things make my spirit soar. Find out what it is for you and do it as often as you can.

 

Me getting in touch with my essence earlier this month in DR


2.    Act upon your secret indulgence.
There is a reason why chocolates are a popular gift on Valentine’s Day—a day celebrating love! Chocolates are one of the most indulgent, easily accessible, and inexpensive treats we can enjoy. So often women deny themselves simple pleasures as this. The senses are meant to be stimulated and in so doing bring us pleasure. It’s summer—a great excuse to get that pedicure you keep putting off. When last have you basked in the brilliance of the sun (with your SPF protection of course!)? Splurged on your favorite bottle of perfume? Bought yourself a bouquet of flowers? The gifts of indulgence our loved ones give to us are gifts we can give to ourselves.

 


3.    Sashay your way to fitness.
From Zumba to pole dancing there are so many fun and creative ways to get the body moving while having a ball. This can be dedicated ‘me-time’ where you step outside your comfort zone and learn something new that is good for your body. Exercise doesn’t have to be a chore when you can dance, jump and sashay the pounds away.

 

4.    Practice better self-care. Promise to dedicate time and effort over the next 6 months to pamper and take care of your best asset—YOU! Whether it is getting fit, losing weight, hitting the gym, eating healthier, getting your required ZZ’s every night, spending quality time with loved ones or just taking time to pamper and reward yourself throughout the year, make sure you offer the gift of love back to yourself. Because you cannot give what you don’t have! Make sure you replenish your love reserves.

You have a self care tip you’d like to share? I’d love to hear it!  Feel free to post on my Facebook Like Page!

 

Natalie Jobity, The Image Diva, Elan Image Management, image consulting

Kindle Version of Frumpy to Fabulous reaches #81 in Amazon sales today under Self Esteem!

‘Frumpy to Fabulous: Flaunting It’. Your Ultimate Guide to Effortless Style is ranked #81 in Kindle Amazon sales today under the category of self esteem. Like I’ve been saying this is SO much more than about fashion. At its core, the book is about empowering women to feel amazing about themselves. I am so thrilled that the message is being received!

The author, Natalie Jobity signing copies of the book.

 

To purchase a copy of the book visit the Amazon page. Kindle version, $9.99. Paperback $18.95. To learn more about the book and Mission 1 Million Makeovers, visit the Book’s website!

Elan Image Management, image consulting

 

 

Embrace Your Curves

Every woman has a notion about her idea size. What is yours?  In truth, size is the least of your worries because depending on the designer/brand and the fit models they use, the actual size of a garment can vary widely from designer to designer and brand to brand. So size is pretty meaningless when you get down to it. So the obsession with size is really misplaced. What women have to understand are their figures and proportion and how to dress those. And when you look amazing, you feel amazing, and it shows regardless of your “size.”

And honestly, most  men don’t really care that you’re not the perfect size 6 every model wanna be aspires to.  In fact, according to a recent survey of men in the UK, when asked about their ideal, most men picture the equivalent of a standard US size 10.

So many woman starve themselves and diet to be this skinnier version of themselves, when in fact a lot of men don’t really care. For a woman of average height (5’ 6”) a size 10 is a pretty healthy curvy girl—very far from model thin.

My book, Frumpy to Fabulous: Flaunting It, goes into tremendous detail about how to dress to flattter your figure and more importantly, motivates you to banish the barriers that hold so many women back from expressing their best self–especially the notion that they have to be an "ideal" size. Having a healthy sense of self and self esteem is critical!

So ladies, stop sweating the small stuff. A few pounds here or there does not make a difference. I want you to feel OK about embracing your weight, figure and proportion and to absolutely Flaunt It. No more excuses. Deal?

If you need more specific help on dressing to showcase your best assets, as a certified image consultant,  I offer a number of services in person and online to help. I’d be delighted to hear from you.

Natalie Jobity, professional image consultant, AKA The Image Diva, Elan Image Management

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