As a Mom with three beautiful, rambunctious boys under 4, I just don't have the time to shop for myself like I used to.
Like many, I have a work wardrobe I love, and activewear for rough and tumble play with the kids. But nothing in between.
I'm tired of ordering ill-fitting clothes on-line and the hassle it is to return things.
So I bit the bullet and hired a personal stylist during home leave. Here's what I did:
I sent Rose ahead of time a Pinterest board of outfits I liked. We met at Nordstrom's for a 3-hour session. She arrived an hour earlier to pick out outfits for me to try ahead of time.
The first jeans I tried on, from Wit and Wisdom, were amazing! I have never been able to find "boyfriend jeans" that fit right, and these did! She also found a pair of dark wash skinny jeans from J Crew that were flattering. These two finds alone, saved time, frustration, and was worth the consult.
I then tried on several other jeans/pants/tops, and found a few that I liked, and ruled out others. She found a cute sweater that effortlessly mimics the half tuck. Unfortunately, all of the tops that she picked out were drop waist peplums, that did not hit me at the right place. I am having one altered to raise the peplum to my waist and to insert darts.
She also brought out a swingy sweatshirt with ruffle sleeve and hem that I'm surprised I loved. (I normally go for more structured tops). I decided to get it taken in just a tad, and can't wait to wear it!
We then went out on the shopping floor to look for more items. Not sure why, but I gravitated to a pair of skinny fatigues by Wit and Wisdom, and gaucho pants. And though I love color, there wasn't anything colorful on the floor. It was all black, navy, neutrals.
All in all, I picked up 4 bottoms (3 jeans, 1 pair of red pants), 10 tops, and 4 jackets. While I didn't have time to style them into outfits, they are all basics that I'm confident I can incorporate into my existing weekend wardrobe. Styling these pieces was really more about statement necklaces- which I have plenty of at home.