We'll start with an initial consultation - likely via email - during which we'll do an assessment of your overall goals. We'll also talk about your clothing style, budget, and current lifestyle. From there, we can decide what type of service would be best for your needs and how many hours to schedule. Then we'll figure out a date and get to it! Take a look at the Examples tab to see some examples of real consultations.
How should I prepare for our initial consultation?
Think about your current style and how you want to update your look. Think about your challenges when getting dressed each morning and the parts of your body you like the best. Think about your lifestyle and your needs at home and in your professional setting. Also, plan out what you would like to spend on the clothing if you'd like to shop with me. You can also send me a visual representations of styles you like and want to copy.
How much money should I spend?
If you don't mind shopping at places like Goodwill and Buffalo Exchange, I can do wonders with $200-$300. If you prefer places like Target and TJ Maxx, then I would recommend that you consider spending more like $500-$600 for a wardrobe update. If you're looking to shop at Anthropologie and Nordstrom, then I would suggest budgeting $800-$1500 for some signature pieces. Truly, I can work with whatever you want to spend. We can discuss your budget during our initial meeting.
I REALLY HATE SHOPPING. Can you help?
Yes. I can. Let's chat. I can put you at ease and we can figure out what might be most helpful. Perhaps you just need someone to reaffirm what you already know looks good. Maybe you are self-conscious about your current shape and it would help to have an expert to pick out items that highlight your best assets. It's also possible that you need the positive momentum and support of another person during your shopping experiences. Or maybe you just need someone to shop for you! I can do that too! Let's brainstorm together.
I have a special event coming up and I need some guidance.
I love creating looks for special events and I would love to help! We can even talk about hair and makeup if you need additional assistance with an overall look or style.
Where will we go shopping? What if we don't have the same taste or style? How will you know what I like?
I strive to make you feel like a better version of yourself and that's where the appointment will take us. With that being said, I may try to push you outside of your comfort zone a bit. As for shopping, we can go wherever you want. I may have some suggestions based on your budget and you can certainly amend those suggestions if you don't feel like they fit your overall goals or style. During our initial consultation, we'll discuss your lifestyle, the clothes that you already own, the items that you think you might need, and so on. We'll also talk about where you typically shop and what you usually purchase as well as any obstacles that you think you have regarding style, shopping, or creating outfits for yourself. All of these steps should lead us in the right direction.
I'm pretty self-conscious about my body and my clothes, but I really need a closet update. Help!
The good news is that your appointment will not be broadcast on national television for millions of people to see. The other good news is that our appointment will be completely confidential; it's just you and me. I understand that this kind of work can be fun for some people, and yet it can be difficult and overwhelming for others. The truth is that you may feel vulnerable and exposed as we're talking about your closet and looking through your clothes. These uncomfortable feelings are totally natural. You're opening yourself up to judgement from others and, most importantly, you're probably judging yourself. Often times, I find that we are our own worst critics. My advice would be: Try to embrace the uncomfortable feelings. Those feelings are the key to change! It's right outside of the comfort that we have in judging ourselves (harshly, in many cases) that we can open to self love and appreciation. Let's work together to find the best parts of you to showcase and honor.