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    How To Make Getting Dressed Easier Every Single Morning

    How To Make Getting Dressed Easier Every Single Morning We’re constantly told that we can have it all. Successful career, time for family and friends, an exciting social life, traveling, sport,… And it’s true, we’ve never had more choices and opportunities. But, anyone knows, in reality, it is not always that simple. We need to prioritize, plan and make some things as easy as possible, like choosing an outfit every day and getting dressed. But how many women are at least once a week standing before their closet like “What do I need to wear to work?”.  In a professional context, it is very important how you present yourself. A professional…

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    4 Ways Your Clothes Can Impact Your Career

    You’re undoubtedly already aware that showing up for work in the right outfit can help you make a good impression on your colleagues, employers or clientele. However, there are many ways in which your style of dress and clothing preferences can affect your professional life.  Research suggests that your clothes not only impact how others perceive you, but can also affect how quickly you move up the career ladder, how well you perform your job, and even how you perceive yourself and your abilities.  So if you don’t currently pay much attention to your work wear, here are a few important things you should know about how your wardrobe choices…

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    Moniëlle, leather accessories with a message

    Moniëlle, a business run by mother Monique and daughter Steffie. Together, they are the creative team behind Moniëlle. They design handmade ‘leather interior-and-lifestyle- accessories’ inspired by the never-ending beauty of flowers. You can read their story here and now on The Ambitious Brune.  How did you get started with Moniëlle? There is a little story about how we started with Moniëlle. During a difficult time in our lives, we could ‘only’ fall back on a handful of good friends, our love for nature & flowers and especially being creative whenever possible.  It’s very cliché, but I’m going to say it anyway: life can be beautiful, but also very though. We’ve learned that no matter how…

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    3 tips to stay classy on the beach

    It is summer! Time for a well-deserved break. The temperatures are rising, so the ideal moment to come behind your desk and go to the beach. Summer and high temperatures mean less clothes. Of course, when you go to work, you still keep it appropriate and enough covered. But laying in the sand with a suit, is not an option at all (or is it?). Maybe you are not feeling very comfortable with wearing not that many clothes. What if you cross by an important client, a co-worker or even your boss? To make the contrast between your daily work wear and beach outfit not too big, I have 3…

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    3 tips to stay work proof on hot summer days

    Stay work proof on hot summer days Getting dressed during the hottest days of the year is hard enough, especially when you also have to worry about looking presentable in the office. Needless to say, getting dressed for work during the summer is not the easiest thing to do. That’s why I have 3 tips for you when the temperature starts to rise but still want to look work proof.  3 tips to keep the balance between work-and weather-appropriate. 1/ Choose light fabrics When it is hot outside, very thick fabrics would not make you happy. Go for light fabrics like linen, cotton or silk. A double win, because these fabrics…

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    Fit-A-Bonita, a personal trainer with a clear vision

    Fit-A-Bonita, a personal trainer who support women with a clear purpose and vision The summer is in town! And when summer is around the corner, people are going massive to the fitness. Maybe you already booked your sport session with a personal trainer or asked for a food schedule to make your body summer proof. Katrien Sas, better known as Fit-A-Bonita, is a personal trainer specific for women who want to have a healthy relationship with food and sport. The Ambitious Brune was curious about how she started her career as a personal trainer and of course, she asked Katrien if she had some tips to combine sport and the…

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    Toushé, a T-shirt label that tells stories

    Interview with entrepreneur Iris about her new T-shirt label Toushé I met Iris Lodeweyckx at Girlsmode, a coworking space in Antwerp for ambitious women who like to work together with like-minded women.  Iris has definitely an ambitious and entrepreneurial soul. One year ago she opened a pop-up concept store, named MOHM, where young entrepreneurs could show their talent.  Now, Iris started her own T-shirt label, Toushé.  The Ambitious Brune talked with Iris about entrepreneurship and Toushé. Read here her interview!   Did you always want to become an entrepreneur or did the passion for it grow over the years? Entrepreneurship has always been my passion. I love to learn, grow and make my…

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    4 steps to look effortlessly chic when you are crazy busy

    Look effortlessly chic in 4 steps when you are crazy busy If you’re anything like me, your days involve a lot of running around. Being busy mostly goes together with a lack of attention to your personal appearance. Luckily I’ve found a way to go from the “just out of bed” look or “I am so tired” look to fabulous with a short supply of time. Here are 4 steps to look chic while you are busy. Step 1: stock up on chic separates Getting dressed quickly is important if you haven´t that much time in the morning. And if we are honest, we always have a lack of time…

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    Do you dare to dream?

    Do you dare to dream? 16 March in Ghent, Lore Janssens of OhYaz Clothing and I met Sabine Clappaert, founder of Dare to Dream. Dare to dream, a non-profit organisation, was founded in 2013. Hearing the story of Sabine and Dare to dream was really breathtaking, and an eye-opener! Dear to dream: leadership institute for girls Dear to dream organise inspirational events at high schools in disadvantaged communities at which local inspiring women share their stories with girls ages 14-18 to show them that “if you can dream it, you can do it”. They call it TED talks for girls. They make sure every girl has a rolemodel with a…

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    3 tips to avoid classic business wear mistakes

    How to avoid classic business wear mistakes Sometimes it is difficult to know what to wear to different corporate businesses, and what not to wear. There are some guidelines that will help you with what’s appropriate and what you should leave for the weekend. Here are 3 tips to help you to avoid classic business wear mistakes 1/ Remember who you work with More often than not, we forget to consider who we work with. You have to remember to dress for the company you’re working for. Questions you can ask yourself: is it casual or business corporate? Who are my bosses and colleagues? What works in one office, may not work…