A Power Suit!

Do you have a favorite outfit?

That’s YOUR power suit! If you don’t have one, we have to find you one!

I have a NEW suit, that I just got! And IT is my power suit! I love it! I have worn it twice now, and both times I received compliments all day long! That is always a good thing! But, remember, it is new and I have ONLY worn it twice. And already it is my go to look… and I can’t wait to wear it again. Doncaster Fall 2015 / Womens Fawn Suit

So, what is it that makes your favorite outfit a power suit? I think there are a few pieces to that answer. The most important thing is the feeling that you have when you wear it! Do you feel pulled together and confident? Think of it this way, if you want people to believe you to be credible, you really want to LOOK credible! We don’t get a second chance to make a first impression. So the very first impression has to be a good one to get GREAT results! One of the things that will make you LOVE your look is when you do wear it, do you receive compliments?? Just random compliments. You want your look….that everyday look that only you own, to be your own personal branding. You want people, friends and clients, to believe what you tell them is true. And to do that well, you need to look like a woman that knows what she is talking about!

Your look doesn’t have to be fussy. Quite the opposite, in fact! Your look needs to be consistent. Look nice….not FABULOUS!! It’s hard to be consistently fabulous! But it isn’t too hard to be consistently well dressed. In the 21st century we are BUSY…and we have LONG days. We must have clothes that take us to the places we go…all day long…and we must look as good at 6pm as we did at 6am!

Clean hair, a great hair cut….well manicured nails…and for Pete’s Sake a great new lip color!

Repeat after me … Get Up. Dress Up. & Show Up!

And today will be a good day!

~ Barbara

Barbara Drake

Presidents Circle Doncaster

Look Great!

I can’t promise I can make you look thin! But, I can promise I can make you look great!!!!

People tell me that all the time! Alright, alright….I’ll come see you….but can you promise to make me look thin!!?? No, of course not! But….I can promise to introduce you to looks that make you look stylish, modern….and generally, GREAT! I want to introduce you to some new looks, that you can embrace…and in no time at all they will be your go-to POWER LOOKS! How do I know that? I hear it all the time! It isn’t about how old you are….or aren’t! It isn’t about what size you wear. When you look stylish, you will rock your world! And, that is the best feeling there is!

Doncaster Fall 2015 / Carmine is the NEW Black

It’s really important that we don’t get stuck wearing the same old, same old all the time. That is the thing that makes us look old and tired. When we wear new looks, we have to push ourselves a little bit. We have to stretch ourselves to try a little bit harder, to look a little bit better….to embrace something a little bit edgier!  You want to look like YOU, but better! Stay within your comfort zone, but try something that is NEW….TO YOU! Stay tuned to BBDStyle.com for tips on what’s new and edgy and current! You will be so glad that you did!

For Fall you MUST have some Ruby Red in your closet! Whether it is a whole look, or whether it is a single garment that will punch up the closet for Fall 2015. Swipe your lips with a rich ruby red color….that is the thing that will make everything look new! And that is always a good thing!

Another must have this season is a CAPE! Any color will do, but it is the must have accessory for Fall 2015. Keep your eyes open…you will notice them everywhere! Try it! You might like it! Look at these ladies….look at how great they look. Now picture this….what if they were wearing a cardigan!?! A cardigan that is hip length!!?! We all have at least one in our closet!! Yikes!

Doncaster Fall 2015 / City Street Cape / Capes for Fall 2015
W grey cape

A cape is a great way to take those favorite leggings (at least some trim leg pants) all over town, all day long!

Make it a point….Try something new….And then, remember…

Wear it in Good Health, … And Wear it Often!

~ Barbara

Barbara Drake








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Doncaster Behind the Scenes

Check out this wonderful Behind the Scenes video of the Winter 2015 photoshoot!

AND, ooohh … somebody else recently had a photoshoot too ~ stay tuned to find out who! 😉

Behind The Scenes: Winter 2015 from Doncaster on Vimeo.

Have fun getting acquainted with these new looks!


Barbara Drake

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Are You Stuck?

Do you have a job that isn’t so motivating any more?

Maybe you are caught up in a relationship that doesn’t seem to be going any where?

But, you don’t really know how to change things! It’s just too much effort! After all it’s not all that bad! Maybe you have too much angst about all the things that might be affected by your changing things up a bit…even just a bit. Notice below…the looks are the same….white vs. carmine red….but look what an impact the NEW carmine color, including lips and nails makes in the over all look. It’s amazing really! Isn’t it? And the abstract animal print shoe….VOILA! another look altogether! Have fun with your closet! Try some new things!

As we transition into Fall 2015 this is the perfect time to find some of the things in your closet that you haven’t worn enough. Make it a point to use those things that you love….or not!….in a little different way than you have these last few months. Try it! You just might like it!
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I have a suggestion. Just change something! Just one thing. Try not to obsess about all the effects that might happen as a result of your changes. Maybe you could just think about changing your lipstick!?


We are coming up on Fall 2015….try a new look, something new to add to your closet? But, remember….you HAVE to wear it!  🙂 Just by trying something new…like this….it will give you the strength to try something else! And, then, something! Get the picture?


Sometimes it’s just too traumatic to consider a big life change! A job change, or boyfriend trouble ….. it’s just too overwhelming to seriously consider. So, think of it this way. By changing something, there is every chance there will be other changes as a result.

And keep on saying it to yourself … Nothing Changes … if Nothing Changes!

~ Barbara

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Doncaster Women Summer 2015

Doncaster Spring / Summer 2015

It’s Showtime!!!

Today is a good day to be a good day!

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