Welcome to our October Newsletter
Fall is here! We have the must-haves of the season in the latest colours and prints. Shop now for the best selection of sizes and styles. 

Connie recently had the chance to visit the Joseph Ribkoff Head Office in Montreal. From left: Katharina Pitchen -Customer Service Rep, Connie, Sandy DeCosta - Customer Service Manager, and Matthieu Girard - National Sales Manager
FDJ Fit Clinic

PLEASE NOTE: We had the incorrect date in our previous newsletter. The date is FRIDAY OCTOBER 21st from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm.

Find your best fit with a FDJ Fit Expert! Spots will fill up quickly; please call the store at 250-751-7799 to book your appointment.
Fall Arrivals: Orientique

This fabulous Australian line is made of all natural fibres including cotton, bamboo, linen, rayon and viscose. These affordable tunics, t-shirts and cardigans come in bright, fun prints to help brighten up your winter wardrobe! Come in and see the collection while the selection is good. 
Fall Arrivals: Parkhurst Jackets, Wraps & Capes

From Parkhurst, we have comfortable ski jackets available in canary yellow, burnt orange, turquoise and black, sizes S-XL. 

Want something lighter? We have Parkhurst wraps in black, red, stone, grey and burgundy. 

Also available are versatile capes in black and brown. 
Fall Arrivals: David Cline
We received our last shipment of David Cline's fall and winter collection and we won't be getting any more styles until spring! 

We have 5 different prints in the crushed shirts, one style of v-neck with a scarf, and one style of crewneck.
Fall Arrivals: La Diva Handbags
La Diva handbags have just arrived in 6 styles and in a variety of colours including navy, burgundy, brown, camel, grey and black. These versatile purses are functional and stylish. 
New Arrivals: "Dickies" Neck Covers & Mocknecks
Love a top but dislike the low neckline? Mock neck styles made in a cotton/poly blend are available in black, white and grey! S-XL

Sleeveless Mocknecks
These sleeveless mocknecks are perfect under a cardigan or blazer if you tend to overheat. They are made in a cotton/poly blend and are available in red, black and white. S-XL 
Fall Must-Have: Vests

Vests are the must-have piece for every wardrobe this fall. We have vests in amazing fall colours, reversible vests and even vests with removable faux fur trimmed hoods! They are perfect for our west coast fall weather when a jacket is just too warm. 
Upcoming Events
Fashion show at the Lantzville Legion on Sunday, November 6th. Call the store (250-751-7799) for details.

Joseph Ribkoff Trunk Show, including a Fashion Show, on Saturday, November 19th. More details to come. 
$11, 700 to Nanaimo Community Hospice
We belong to 100+ Women Who Care Mid-Island where all money we raise is donated to the charities we choose by consensus (click here to learn more about the process). At our last meeting, Karen's nomination was the winner, so we are happy to announce that we raised $11,700 for the Nanaimo Community Hospice Society!

Once a charity has won, they cannot be nominated again for 3 years, so we'd love to hear from you via email (reply to this newsletter or email kcsboutique@shaw.ca) with your suggestions for charities to nominate. Please include a blurb about why you think we should nominate them.

Our group currently has 117 members but is always looking for new members! We meet 4 times a year to raise money for local charities. Check out our Facebook page. 
Style Tip: How to Dress For Your Body Type - Part 2
Last newsletter, I revealed the top tips for dressing for a b body type. Check it out in case that's you!
Dressing for your body type is essential to complete a seamless head-to-toe silhouette. If you are blessed up top with a well-endowed bust, and have a flatter booty with great legs, then you are an o body type. Your main goal is to draw attention towards your beautiful face and fabulous legs to balance out your body type. Here's how to achieve your best look!
Tops: The most important accessory to make all your tops fit their best is a properly fitted bra. This will make all the difference! When looking for tops, always fit the girls first so they have breathing room. Camisoles are a necessary staple as many tops will be too low-cut on you. Printed tops are fabulous on you as they minimize the bust. Jackets, such as swing jackets with three-quarter length sleeves, are wonderfully flattering on you. Chunky necklaces, dazzling earrings and stylish scarves (in your eye-catching pop colours of 
course!) are fabulous ways to draw the eye upward to your beautiful face.

Bottoms: The style of your bottoms is important to properly balance out your upper body. Choose trousers that have just a slight flare to them, but not overly full or wide at the bottom to avoid looking boxy. Mid-rise jeans that create a straight line from hip-to-floor will balance your beautifully. Stick to relaxed fit or bootcut styles and avoid skinny or wide-leg jeans.
Dresses: Skirts or dresses that fall right at the knee will flatter your legs. A-line styles in a stiffer fabric are incredibly flattering on you as they accentuate your waist and flare out to balance your upper body-it's a win-win! Wrap and sheath style dresses are also great silhouettes for your body type. Avoid high necklines and go for modest v-neck styles.
The b-o-d-x body shape system and tips are courtesy of Shari Braendel from Fashion Meets Faith.

Kim McMurray is a certified Image Consultant, personal shopper and speaker. Her passion is to inspire women of all ages to embrace and reflect their unique beauty from the inside out. She has enthusiastically taught women around the world how to dress according to their natural colouring and specific body type to confidently live out their life's calling.
Kim McMurray
Our temporary neighbours are back at the plaza. Global Village Nanaimo is a non-profit, fair-trade store filled with beautiful gift items, housewares, accessories, toys and baskets. Open Monday to Saturday from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm until December 24th.

We look forward to helping you find your fall styles and seeing you at the FDJ Fit Clinic.

Karen & Connie
KC's Boutique & Petites
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