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Do You Have Bumps And Bulges You Want To Hide?

Find out what a printed fabric can do for you!

There are many types of fabric out there like I mentioned in my previous video
and I want to share with you in this video about the design or print that’s on
the fabric of the clothes that you’re wearing.

Sometimes when you go shopping for clothes, you are automatically are
attracted to the print or color.

Busy print fabric hides a lot of things like bumps and bulges, and

cotton fabric that is woven will camouflage your bumps and bulges because
it doesn’t cling to your body like a knitted shirt or blouse will.

We all want to look nice in our clothes, so pay attention to all the little details
of the clothes that you’re wearing.

Let me know if this video has helped you.

Mahalo for watching.

Aloha, Janin 

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Wearing All Black

Do you like to wear all black?  I want to bring your attention to the difference in color of your
black clothes.

Light will make the shirt and skirt look different, especially if the shirt is made from a different
fiber then the skirt (or pants if your are wearing pants).

As much as possible try to wear black clothes that are the same fiber content to prevent each
piece from looking dull or grey.

Aloha, Janin

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episode #021 – Incorporating Fashion and Finance

Incorporating Fashion & Finance

I want to send out the Aloha Spirit to all of you.  I hope you get a lot
of value out of this podcast.

I wanted to let all of you listening know that I didn’t forget about you.
I’ve been working on incorporating fashion, style and clothing fit into
fashionable finance.

So far I’ve only been talking about is how to deal with you finances
and to have JOY at the same time, while letting women know that it’s
OK to talk about money and ask for help.

I also love to share and teach on the topics that can help you  improve
your life, because I
always want to inspire and help women and moms
who are really busy and to have them be able to learn on the go.

Sometimes it seems like that’s the only way we can get things accomplished
and learn

Helping women has always been really important to me my entire
adult life.  I think about all of you listeners all the time and wonder
what I can share with you that will make a difference in your life.

I think about it constantly because I love to share.

It’s time now to incorporate the style, fashion and clothing fit into this
podcast and not only talk about finances and life.  There’s a lot more
to learn and experience.  I’m all about creating experiences for people.
It was definitely been the highlight of my day when I was teaching my
students how to sew and how to incorporate everyday items into the
realm of creating and sewing, and just being creative.  It’s so easy to
combine the two.

And that’s where the magic happens is when my students had these
experiences and they got excited when they could see what I was
trying to show and teach them.  That’s what I want for you.

It can be a really magical experience when you combine two things
or ideas that you would never think could go together, but some how
it just works beautifully.

That’s like combining or meshing fashion and finance, it sounds a bit
strange but it works.

I hope to be able to show you how it works as time goes by and you
are able to listen to the other episodes that I have planned and I want
create for you.

And by the way I don’t teach fashion that teaches you how to be
trendy, because trendy only works for a select few women, (and
let me emphasize few!) for the most part it doesn’t work well overall.

So don’t worry that I’m going to be teaching about crazy fashion
trends and ideas that wouldn’t work for you.  I’m a no nonsense
type of person.  I teach what works and what doesn’t.  I feel that’s
the best way to go.  I like to teach so that you can get the best out
of what works for you and your figure and lifestyle.

I just wanted to share that with you, I wanted you to know that I have
more podcast episodes coming your way and I hope you find it
interesting.  I’m going to see how it works – incorporating fashion and

Thanks again for, you being here and listening to this episode and
listening to me, I really appreciate it because there’s so many things
to do and life is busy and I’m thankful that you chose to listen to this

I would love for you to send me a message, you can choose how you
want to send your message by email or voicemail, and let me know
what you think or what you’d like to hear, I really appreciate it!

If you enjoyed listening to this podcast, I would love for you to share
any of the podcast episodes with other people that you know who you
think would be able to benefit from the things that I’m sharing.

It really makes my day to know that I’m helping other people out and
I want so much to enrich their lives, to help them to grow and learn and
have a much more fulfilling life as well as those of you that are listening.

a huihou malama pono, which means – until next time, take care

You can also find me at facebook.com/fashionablefinance.com and

Subscribe to this podcast in iTunes or Stitcher Radio,
so that you’ll never miss an episode.

I would really appreciate it if you would give this podcast –
The Fashionable Finance Podcast a rating and review in

Connect with me:  janin@fashionablefinance.com

Mahalo for listening.

Aloha, Janin Johnston

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Women Need To Make Talking About Their Finances Fashionable

Women need to make talking about their finances fashionable.
Which means that it should be OK to talk about your finances.
There’ no if(s), and(s) or but(s).

When women get together they talk a lot about many things.
They talk about themselves, they talk about their kids if they have
any, they talk about their boyfriend or husband, they talk about
their job or what kind of work their doing now.

So, why, don’t they talk about money or finances? It’s pretty much
the same.

This is the 21st century and things are very different now than they were
just 13 years ago when it was the 20th century.

The world has changed, the economy has changed, our food has changed,
the way we do business has changed (dramatically).

Women need to start talking about things like money and finances, which,
is necessary to living in this world.

Talking about it is not a shameful thing. They talk about it with our bank teller
and they talk about it with our accountant or CPA when it’s necessary, but
not necessarily to get educated out how we can be better managers of it
or how they can make it grow in a better way that will benefit them and their

Remember, most women work really hard for the money that they earn. Why
not make it (the money) work harder for you in return.

Women love win-win situations!

The more women get together to talk about money and finances, helping each
other to get educated about it, helping each other make it OK to talk and learn
about it, the better their lives will be and the lives of people they take care of too.

This, Ladies, is a WIN-WIN situation.


Janin Johnston



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What Does Financial Freedom Mean To You?

Have you ever thought about financial freedom?
Has anyone every asked you that question before?

I recently interviewed some women and asked them
what financial freedom meant to them, and everyone
that I asked had something different to say about what
it meant to them.

They all had to think about it for a few minutes before
they could answer that question.


These are some of the things that they had said:
“No debt what so ever”

“No worries”
“Having enough money so I don’t have to worry about
not having enough.”

I think it’s so interesting just how different we all are when
we think about financial freedom, and that’s ok, there is no
right or wrong way that we are supposed to think about it.

I’ve never been asked what financial freedom means to me,
but I’ve heard many successful business people talk about it.

So several years ago I started to ask myself that question,
thinking that it must be important if these successful business

people are talking about it.

It took a while for me to really understand that question
and how important it really is since I’ve never heard my
family or friends talk about it before.

Should YOU care about financial freedom?
I think so. Working towards it has the ability to reduce
your stress about money and it becomes less and less
of a distraction in your daily life.

It may have many more or totally different benefits for you
then it would for anyone else.

Now that I have been asking myself that question for quite
a while, it has really made a difference in how I live my life
and how I think about money.

I have figured out what FINANCIAL FREEDOM means to me.
It means working towards being totally debt free and that includes
not having a mortgage so that, I will have the freedom to travel to
any place on this earth any time I want to.  I love to travel that’s why
it’s part of my financial freedom statement.

Try this on for 7 days…

Ask yourself “what does financial freedom mean to me?” a
few times a day for one week and pay attention to what you are
thinking and how you are feeling. Write down whatever thoughts
and emotions come your way. You might be surprised by what
you discover.

I invite you to figure out and create your own meaning of financial freedom
and to work towards it. Make sure you write it down on paper and leave it
where you can see it every day. By doing that, it makes the possibility
of obtaining financial freedom a reality and something that you can work

Post your own meaning of financial freedom in the comment section below
this post and let me what you think.

Do you want help with figuring out what financial freedom means to you and
making a plan that you can work towards achieving it?

I invite you to email me at janin@fashionablefinance.com for a
Complimentary Discover Your Financial Destiny Session.


The Fashionable Finance Coach



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How Can We Make Talking About Our Finances Fashionable?

Most of us women don’t like to talk about our finances, we are afraid
of people finding out how much money we make or how much money
we have in our bank accounts.

One person I talked to said that she feels like it’s a taboo for women to talk about money.

Why is that? 

So many of us have been taught by our families that it’s not O.K. to talk about money.

It’s hard for us to start thinking a different way when we are constantly surrounded by people who try to tell you what we CANNOT do.  And most of the time it’s the people that we love that are around us the most.

It’s a good thing that we are surrounded by people that love us, but we’re all human
and we are all doing the best we can.

But if we can’t get the support from our families, then how do we learn about
money and get the skills that we need to manage our money.

There are more opportunities for women today than ever before, but many of us
are not prepared with the knowledge and skills we need when it comes to our
 and the management of it.

One of the things that I really want to do is to encourage all of us to bring this
conversation out into the open and not be afraid to talk about money.  We all
need to learn the tools necessary to be successful with our money.

It’s very empowering when we can be successful with our finances.

If you are someone that feels like you can’t be fashionable about your finances,
don’t worry, you are not alone.  Let’s help each other! 🙂

Let’s think about this: 
What makes you uncomfortable about talking about your finances?

Post a comment below and let’s talk.

I invite you to work with me, email me at http://janin@fashionablefinance.com
for a complimentary strategy session.



Janin Johnston
The Fashionable Finance Coach

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What’s Your Style?

‘What’s your style’ is the question I have asked women, and these are some of the things
that they’ve said when the subject of style came up. …. Ummm, I don’t know.’
or ‘I’m a jeans and  t-shirt kind of girl’ or ‘I like pants, no dresses’ or ‘I’m not sure really what
my style is’ or ‘no nonsense’. It’s very interesting to hear these answers because most women
don’t really think about what their style is.

So you might ask, ‘Why are you talking about style anyway, what does that have to do with
anything?  Well, I’m glad you asked. Now is the time to think about that.
There is a style to everything that you do: The way you dress, the way you decorate your home,
the way you throw a party, the way you write, the way you behave, even the way you talk.
A lot of people haven’t really thought of these things as a style.

I want to talk about the way you dress.  Whether you even realize it or not, how you dress does
affect the way you feel, act and carry yourself.  This applies to men too, even though I posed the
question to women about style.

What I have found in the 28 years that I’ve been sewing for and dressing women, is that most
of the time they aren’t paying attention to the style that they like and how it will look on them.
What tends to happen is that when they go shopping for clothes, they are usually drawn to a
color that they like regardless if that color looks good on them when they put the item of clothing
on.  And sometimes it doesn’t even fit right on their body.

What you wear really does have a psychological effect on you when you get dressed, that’s why
some people will put on two or three different outfits before leaving home.  It could be that in your
mind you might see that a certain outfit you put on doesn’t look or feel good at that moment,
but you can’t figure out why so you take it off and put on another outfit and so on.

Usually this happens because of one or all of these three things: the fit, color, and style.
When you’re wearing something that fits you right, the color is the right shade for your skin tone
and the style compliments or accentuates your body in the right places, you will always feel
good when you get dressed at the start of your day.

When these three things are in place you will always feel good about what you wear, you will act
accordingly without even realizing it and you will carry yourself in a way that people will start to
notice that something is different about you (for the better).

Take an inventory of what’s in your closet and start being honest with yourself about your clothes
and if it makes you feel alive when you put it on.

email me now at http://janin@fashionablefinance.com

Passionately Creating!

Janin Johnston

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