Closet Curation, Personal Shopping
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I found Ashley through Thumbtack, where I had been searching for an accomplished stylist who could help me reach my personal style goals. After doing phone consults with 3 different stylists in the Bay Area, I chose to move forward with Ashley as my stylist and wardrobe consultant—a move that paid off handsomely! I explained to her my goal of creating 3 to 4 kick-ass looks for an upcoming lifestyle shoot—to capture me in my best light for dating apps, LinkedIn headshots, etc. I was also interested in auditing my existing day-to-day wardrobe and exploring ways to level it up! Ashley responded promptly to my inquiry on Thumbtack, and was very supportive of my goals. We started with a 15-minute video consult, which gave us both a chance to introduce ourselves—it also gave Ashley an opportunity to see some of my go-to clothing pieces, and get a sense of which essentials were missing from my closet. Ashley was very attentive in asking what kinds of clothes I normally wear in different contexts—like work, going out, etc. From there, we were off to the races. Ashley got to work quickly, scheduling me in as part of her Friday shopping session. Initially, I was skeptical about bypassing the in-person shopping experience and handling all of the try-ons at home. In hindsight, I had nothing to worry about. Ashley knows what she is doing. We scheduled my initial home try-on session for Saturday—just 3 days after the initial video consult. Ashley showed up on my doorstep laden with several giant shopping bags full of hand-picked clothing for me to try on. I knew I was in for a treat. Together we spent the next 2-3 hours evaluating all the new pieces, and seeing how each could be integrated in with my existing apparel. Ashley snapped photos of each look she styled and had me keep them for reference. By the time we finished, she had styled over 10 looks, and had a clear idea of which pieces were working, which were not, and which would need to be exchanged for a better fit. On top of that, Ashley is friendly and easy to converse with. You can tell she enjoys what she's doing! We closed the loop a few weeks later with a follow-up session. Ashley helped me to fill in all of the missing essentials, from joggers to leather jackets to suits. She also covered smaller items like belts and pocket squares. Pulling from a mix of brick-and-mortar stores, like Bloomingdales and Nordstrom, and online brands, like Allbirds and Scotch & Soda, Ashley was sensitive to my desired budget, and was able to find most of the items on sale, usually upwards of 25% to 40% off! We finished up the second session with another 12+ looks that she'd arranged and documented. After that follow-up, she emailed me a few more resources and product recommendations to help keep my new clothes well-maintained. I would absolutely follow through with this process again. Ashley did an amazing job with the project, and did so in a short amount of time. Do not underestimate the power of having a professional in your corner. It will save you time, money, and frustration. I am very excited for my upcoming shoot, and I can't wait to see how these looks shine on camera! Thanks again, Ashley. Best wishes for the rest of 2020!Apr 13, 2020Verified
Ashley hosted a Zoom meeting for my Fashion Club, the topic was "Dressing for the Fabulous 40's & 50's." Everyone was delighted with the thoughtful presentation that Ashley tailored for our group, giving us both runway looks and how we could pull pieces into our current wardrobe. We all left with at least one fashion trend that we loved and couldn't wait to try out! I would highly recommend Ashley as she was thoughtful, fun and gave us all confidence to try something new.May 20, 2020Verified
Ashley responded quickly she listened to my needs. She verbalized them back and honed in on what I really wanted and asked some very important question that as a non fashion industry as me did not think of, thanks Ashley. She worked quickly and sent links to build my wardrobe at the same time gave me options and freedom on price and style. A little nudge and encouragement to pick some bolder options. Looking forward to working with her again.Apr 28, 2020Verified
Ashley gave me a whole new wardrobe for work and introduced me to new designers and brands I'd never heard of before. I told her what I needed, we walked through my closet virtually, and she shopped for me. Even in this COVID19 environment I was able to prepare for going back to my office in style. I feel happy, comfortable, professional, and stylish. I love my experience and will continue working with Ashley. A few tips- do your own closet inventory first if you can, be open to trying new styles, and have fun!May 17, 2020Verified
Ashley was extremely helpful, punctual, and accommodating with all of her work. I would recommend her to anyone that needs any fashion consulting.Jan 16, 2020Verified
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?According to Forbes, over the course of three years $3500 is spent on unworn clothing. We reduce that number significantly by providing items that you love and knows how to wear in multiple ways. We have individual as well as packaged pricing depending on the result you are looking to achieve - cleaning out your closet, finding styles that fit you best, creating a capsule wardrobe, etc.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?You can learn and book services and packages on our site (linked above) - our system allows you to book for a time that works best for you and pay with your preferred payment method in one transaction. We make it simple for you to book depending the result you are looking for - *Quick Consultation - a starting point for new customers or undivided expert time for returning *Closet Curation - Great for those who want : 1) to purge/tailor unworn, overworn clothing or items that no longer fit your goals 2) Create multiple outfits out of the items you love 3) Create a specific shopping list of the missing items from your wardrobe *Event/Photo Shoot Styling - Nail your looks for your upcoming shoot or large event *Personal Shopping - Find styles/brands/colors that work best for you *Trip Planning - No longer stress about what to pack for an upcoming trip -- we can help you plan out all of your outfits!
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?I (the Founder - Ashley) have a degree in Fashion Retail Management from Columbia College Chicago. I've been a wardrobe stylist for 11 years and have styled hundreds of clients. In the last 5 years I worked for two fashion tech-start ups where I recruited, trained and managed multiple teams of stylists across the US.