So when I joined the chamber of commerce I went to a women’s network event and while there a woman stood up and said that her business was image consulting, closet over haul and making you look the best that you could be. I was intrigued and fascinated and in dire need of this woman’s help.
That day everyone was circling around her, so I figured I’d meet up with her at a different event. As luck would have it she was another smaller event that focused on margaritas (my kind of event!). So I could to spend some time chatting with her and get her business card.
We met for lunch, she explained her business and I was hooked! (As my other friend calls her – it’s what not to wear, but she’s nice!)
So Friday afternoon I set aside 3 hours to spend with this fabulous woman.
She took one look at my flannel shirt and cringed! I apologized and said I had just thrown it on to go lunch, again, another cringe. We went over my likes and dislikes, what was working for me and what was not. Or what I thought… Then she started throwing words at me like jacquard, hounds tooth, etc. My eyes glazed and she started to use smaller words!
She suggested other options besides a big ugly flannel. Perhaps a cute little fitted jacket to thin me and help put me together. Good idea! And she really liked the idea of a red leather jacket. Said I would pop. I recalled a time in my life when I really really really wanted a red jacket from Eddie Bauer, but mom wouldn’t get it… ;)
Then the fun part – my colors! Apparently I am a cool. So a little black dress is not something I should ever wear! She gave me a little set of swatches that were colors that worked for me. So I can bring them shopping and find things that bring out my natural glow! Of course I was an un-believer, I didn’t get how colors really worked. So she held up a set of warm colors in front of me, and I faced a mirror. I looked and it was sorta blah. Then she held up my colors, and wow, did my face just pop. The whole thing just looked so much better! Wow! So I have now been converted!
Next we went to my closet. Uh oh… She was very nice, but basically I am down to about 2 shirts that flatter me. She used the phrase – what was the thought process when you bought this? – which of course most of my thought process revolves around – oooh, it’s on sale! That didn’t really fly! Next she asked why everything was the same and boring. She said – you are such a fun and interesting person, what is up with these clothes. I of course had no response. Then she asked – when was the last time you were fitted for a bra. My response – um… never? Her response – go get it done! Sigh. Great, some stranger man-handling my bubbies.
So final tally – I need to save over 1000 dollars to get my self set up right! And look fabulous! And with her hourly fee- cause I am sure as hell not going shopping without her… I’ll be saving for a while! It was really interesting and much of what she said made a lot of sense! I actually was in target and managed not to stop at the clearance rack! Yeah me! I’d suggest for everyone to at the very least get your colors done and take a look in the mirror with a swatch of each of the colors that do go with you. It’s fascinating!