Where do I begin? I have always had a hard time putting outfits together and would stick to the same boring things because that's all I knew and felt in a comfort zone with it, yet it was sooo boring! I wanted to feel like I was well put together and wanted to feel amazing in my outfits, as well as confident that I was/am dress appropriately. There have been more than one occasion I can think of recently where I wanted to turn the car around and go home after seeing what other people wore to certain events knowing I was inappropriately dressed. I wanted to blend in with the walls out of embarrassment.
So in addition to wanting to look good, being in the menopausal phase of my life, fabric is important to me, as well as texture. Certain material, while they look amazing on, cause hot flashes. And those scratchy or unpleasant materials make me cringe.
We won't talk about shoes...I'm like the princess and the pea with shoes...if its not comfy, it sits in my closet with the tags on collecting dust.
Needless to say Steph had her work cut out for her! On our 1st session (yes there have been several...she's amazing!), she came to my house, asked great questions to see what was important to me, evaluated my closet, pulled out clothes that were the wrong color for my skin tone, and clothes that didn't work with my figure. Most of them had tags still on them.
Next she went through and put outfits together for me to try on (clothes, shoes, jewelry...) so I could see what outfits I could create from my own closet. I was blown away! Soooo much fun!
Another session we had, I needed help with outfits for some business events, my son's wedding, and a traveling event I was going to. In 2 hours we got everything done at one mall. She got there early, had outfits for me to try on with accessories. Then went on to the next store...I'd try on, she'd help me dress and grabbed sizes while I changed. Also educated me about what things went with what other pieces and where I could wear them!
She carried my bags for me, informed me about sales and deals and also made herself available if I had a panic moment getting dressed for something. I'd text her a photo or multiple photos with my questions and shed tell me what worked.
I also stayed within my budget, and ....had an absolute blast!
SO in a nutshell, Steph is delightful, knows her stuff, polite, professional, organized, efficient, and goes the extra mile to the extent of sending me a thank you note telling me how much she enjoyed shopping with me.
I've paid other stylists to help me in the past and ended up with a large bill and too many pieces that just sat in my closet with the tags on them. Everything I've gotten with Steph has worked and worked well! She's even helped me pack for trips so I didn't over pack and felt comfortable and confident in what I brought.
What can I say, she's amazing and an absolute Godsend!