Katina Brock

Nashville, TN

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About this pro

How does your business stand out?

I focus on shape and budget. Making your body look amazing within your taste and lifestyle and doing it without breaking the bank is where my skills excel. I am driven by shape, color and flattering fit that works for you and not by fashion trends. Just because something is in doesn't mean it's right for you and I want you to look amazing.

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

Teaching. I love guiding people to what they instinctively want out of their personal style but don't know how to verbalize or achieve. I enjoy helping them understand what looks good and why and how that can translate into the look they like. And it's so rewarding when a client falls in love with something that they were initially very hesitant about trying!

Location

Nashville, TN 37211

Years in business

8

Number of employees

1

Times hired on Thumbtack

39

Reviews

21 Reviews
  • Thumbtack Customer Jul 11, 2017
    Professional! Katina knows what she's doing.
  • Abby J. Jul 7, 2017
    Wardrobe Consulting
    Verified Review
    I get so many compliments on the clothes she found! She knew exactly what I needed. Highly recommend
    Katina B. Jul 8, 2017

    I'm so glad!! That's terrific!

  • Deborah D. Apr 1, 2017
    Wardrobe Consulting
    Verified Review
    Katina is great to work with. She listened to what I was looking for, did all the shopping, and we had a really successful try-on day. I plan to continue to work with her.
    Katina B. Jul 8, 2017

    My pleasure! Happy to work with you and look forward to doing so in the future.

  • Andrea B. Oct 16, 2016
    Wardrobe Consulting
    Verified Review
    Attentive and affordable
    Katina is great with knowing what looks best on me and also working my personal style preferences in. She also found many affordable options for my closet.
    Katina B. Jul 8, 2017

    My pleasure! Hope it's all still working out well for you!

  • Julie C. Aug 23, 2016
    Wardrobe Consulting
    Verified Review
    Katina was very professional and I feel like I walked way with great ideas for "shopping" my own closet. Plus, it was a really fun experience!
    Katina B. Jul 8, 2017

    Yes it was! Lot's of good ensembles made! Look forward to working with you in the Fall!

  • Laila A. Jun 26, 2016
    Wardrobe Consulting
    Verified Review
    So I hired a stylist for help forming a new wardrobe, I have to say now that I don't think I will ever be hiring a stylist again. Nothing special was done should've just saved the extra money spent on doing the shopping myself. My advice to anyone that would want it after this experience, is to think wisely before hiring a stylist, don't hire one unless you have knowledge of what they can truly do and how they shop and also only hire if you really need help for something special which you aren't very much capable of doing yourself. I really wanted an easy clean style to be formed out of this, but from the clothes I did keep there was no real cohesiveness and style that was formed, especially the one I had in mind and described to her about. Last but not least, 'one or two' pieces from Target turned out to be too many pieces from Target, be careful with target's quality for the same prices you can get better quality at Dillards, Macy's, and Belk, on sales and with discounts especially. That's something I am much better at doing too. There are amazing deals at these pricey stores, that's something I didn't see much from this stylist. "if its something you can probably do your self, don't hire somebody else to do it for you"
  • Jenny H. Jun 17, 2016
    Wardrobe Consulting
    Verified Review
  • Ginny L. May 12, 2016
    Wardrobe Consulting
    Verified Review
    Katina was so helpful to me in finding several new pieces that would mix well! The purging of my closet was clean and painless. She was wonderful with the shopping, very efficient and read any objections I had right away. It was a really good experience for me!
  • Terri R. May 7, 2016
    Wardrobe Consulting
    Verified Review
    Katina was fantastic! She really had great insight as to what worked for me and my body and helped cull out those clothing pieces that didn't need to be in my closet anymore.
  • Sandy C. Mar 31, 2016
    Wardrobe Consulting
    Verified Review
    Had so much fun with Katina. We first started with a much needed cleaning of my closet. Then on to filling it up again! Listened closely to the "rules" that I needed to follow as I bought new clothes, but knew she was more likely to follow them than I was. Her second time to my house was fun trying on the things she bought for me. She knows where to buy things that meets your budget and even better. We kept some and returned some. Continuing to use Katina as we build my work wardrobe and casual attire too. You won't go wrong in using her!
  • Malissia J. Nov 17, 2015
    Wardrobe Consulting
    Verified Review
    Katina was great! She created a new executive wardrobe for me. I feel totally revamped and I will absolutely use her again in the future. M. Johnson, CFP
  • Autumn R. Nov 3, 2015
    Wardrobe Consulting
    Verified Review
    She did an amazing job!!! Extremely satisfied and the first day I wore one of her outfits she put together I was told I looked powerful, intimidating and strong! Everything a woman CEO wants to hear. She nailed it!! I will be back for more.
  • Krista N. Apr 2, 2015
    Wardrobe Consulting
    Verified Review
    Very helpful and sweet. She Listened to my issues and understood my objectives and worked to exceed my expectations. I thought I would be tossing a lot more out of my wardrobe, but she showed me how I could keep and use the pieces. I will work with her again and look forward to maintaining a relationship with her.
  • Carrie F. Aug 2, 2014
    Wardrobe Consulting
    Verified Review
    Katina is an amazing stylist. In addition to having a great eye and incredible sense of style, she is patient, kind, and fun to be with. She helped me "re-vamp" my closet by getting rid of what I will never wear/should not wear/what I have been holding onto too long that will most likely never fit me again :) Having her help me has been such a relief. Now when I shop, I can hear her in my head telling me "no pockets on the chest- it just accentuates your big bust"…. "V-necks are better for your body shape".. etc… She has been a light in my closet and my world! Thank you Katina!!!
  • Kelly M. May 22, 2014
    Wardrobe Consulting
    Verified Review
    I loved working with Katina! She is really good at assessing what you already own, identifying what is getting too old, what doesn't really fit right and explaining why something just doesn't look quite right. I learned a lot about pairing colors and materials together. I am mid 40's and wanted an age appropriate look without the old and frumpy look. She was awesome at helping me coordinate lots of outfits. I highly recommend her!
  • Suzanne H. May 22, 2014
    Wardrobe Consulting
    Verified Review
    Katina was wonderful! She was able to assist me with a new wardrobe that was a perfect fit for my frame and lifestyle. I highly recommend her to all looking for help with personal styling.
  • Zoe O. Apr 18, 2014
    Wardrobe Consulting
    Verified Review
    Katina was just a doll! She helped me put together amazing outfits with the clothes in my closet, and we had fun doing it! She is very knowledgable about fashion, and especially tailoring style to one's body type. Would highly recommend, and am planning to hire again!
  • Janet P. Mar 1, 2014
    Wardrobe Consulting
    Verified Review
    Katina was fun and efficient to work with. What I like best is that she worked within my budget and at the stores where I wanted to shop. I now have a brand new business wardrobe. Thanks Katina!
  • Linda D. Jan 12, 2014
    Wardrobe Consulting
    Verified Review
    The time flew by and Katina had me trying on things I never previously would have considered. Very happy with her knowledge and taste and I'm looking forward to more time with her in the future it was a lot of fun.
  • Anne M. Jan 4, 2014
    Wardrobe Consulting
    Verified Review
    Katina and I clicked right away. She is professional, efficient and trustworthy. I really felt like I was in good hands and the closet purge was a success. I look forward to my shopping list and tackling it with Katina.
  • Amber A. Oct 26, 2013
    Wardrobe Consulting
    Verified Review
    Katina was amazing, very friendly and professional. She showed me new ways of pairing the clothes I had in my closet and pointed out additional pieces that I was missing. She not only told me what worked and didn't, but also why. I was worried that everything I had would be tossed in the donation pile, but she quickly and skillfully calmed my fears, reassuring me. It was incredibly helpful how she asked how I felt in and about each item. I was able to easily let go of items I had held on to for far too long. I wore one of her pairing the next day and received complements on my outfits. Can't wait to go shopping together!

Q&A

What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
Not complicated. My services are billed by the hour. There is a 2 hour minimum appointment for any service. Time may be increased in 15 minute increments after the minimum is met.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
May 2012 Style For Hire, NYC, Studied under Stacy London, host of What Not To Wear. Personal Styling Tactics Workshop, a 2 day National Stylist Workshop and an apprenticeship with well over 100 hours of training experience.
How did you get started doing this type of work?
I had always been drawn to style and learned what I could in a casual way. But then I was nudged into it by a friend who said that I should go for it and that I would be great at it! I really connected with the idea and it was just the encouragement I needed to seek out my training and go for it and I've never looked back! One of my best life decisions!
What types of customers have you worked with?
The most common appointments are 1) Closet Audits -where we weed out what pieces work for a client's style, shape, budget, and pull items that are old, don't fit or are in poor shape. 2) Personal Shopping -together allows me to help a client discover what pieces work and for them to see how good they can look in clothes that are right for them. 3) Special Event or vacation shopping and 4) Shopping for Clients if they prefer not to shop.
Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?
I have what is now a regular client who started with me during my apprenticeship and has continued to use me over again. I have done 2 Closet Audits (one in each of the houses she has lived in) as well as created ensembles from her wardrobe to help her know what goes together well and make getting dressed easier. In addition, I have worked with 2 of her 3 daughters when they were visiting Los Angeles. And, she even trusted me in helping her select her Mother of the Bride ensemble.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
Ask questions like what kind of training and experience do you have as a Personal Stylist? Did you apprentice under anyone? Avoid people without training who say that they just love fashion. They may only know how to style their own shape, size and taste. The best results will happen when both you and the stylist are as honest as possible. Express your opinions, it helps the stylist understand you better and know what your needs and tastes are. Expect it to be liberating and enjoy it! You should be asked where you like to shop by a potential Stylist so they can understand your tastes and budget better. If not then they might just try and bring you to where they like to shop. Also, ask if they get commission for shopping at certain stores. You want them to be unbiased where you shop and be looking out for your needs more than their own.
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
First, unless stated otherwise by a stylist specifically, we are not Professional Organizers. An Organizer will take all of your clothes and arrange them. A stylist worth his/her salt will weed through them, keeping only what fits, flatters and works for you. I also think it is helpful for clients to understand the difference between Personal Styling, Editorial Styling and Celebrity Styling. Editorial experience (working on fashion shoots) and Styling Celebs do not use the same skill set as Personal Styling. Personal Styling focuses on real women of various shapes, sizes, ages, economic means and tastes.The other two types of stylists often can not do well outside of putting together trendy pieces in small sizes. But this all depends on their training and experience. Innate talent in this field is a big plus but not all fashionistas make good stylists! Trust what you see, hear and feel and ask questions.