Closet Cleanse & Styling with my girl, Stacey!

Wow, has it been a loooong time since I’ve updated you all! So much craziness has been going on….

Instead of giving you all a two paragraph explanation of my absence, I’ll start this post off with the fun and exciting closet consultation I had with my first Groupon client!

PREFACE: I was so excited to get started that I totally forgot to take pictures of her actual closet during our consultation. (Even though I brought my camera to use it for our session.) There are photos documenting the before & after shots with her new and improved outfits towards the bottom of this post.

Back in November, Stacey contacted me asking for help with her wardrobe. She wanted to feel more put together and find more clothing options that would look better for her body type. She is a shorter gal and was looking to find pieces that complemented her body type without making her feel over-dressed.

Stacey’s Before Picture:

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We split our closet consultation/shopping trip in two different sessions so we could focus on each task separately.

First and foremost before I start a closet clean out, I like to ask a few questions.

  • What item(s) have been sitting in your closet the longest that haven’t been utilized as much, or at all?
  • What are your favorite colors? Your ideal style direction?
  • What pieces would you like to add to your closet? (Sometimes, that’s a question a client would ask, however I like to ensure we’re both on the same page and have a good understanding of what we’re looking for when we shop together).
  • What is your ultimate goal you would like to reach by the end of this session.

While browsing in Stacey’s closet, I noticed she is a big fan of jeans.(Let’s be real – who isn’t?) I found some Bootcut and Flare jeans. Unfortunately neither of those are very flattering on us petite girls because they basically swallow your legs and make you appear much shorter. I suggested we go down the route of either Straight Leg or Skinny. They elongate your legs, making you appear much taller.

As I continued browsing her closet, I stumbled upon a few tops that seemed a bit too detailed and not structured enough to suit her body type appropriately. I suggested we utilize a few of her tops/blouses she already had to make complete outfits out of them along with purchasing a few more camis or undershirts to use for under cardigans or sweaters.

Before we finished Part 1 of our session we made a list of items that I thought we should incorporate in her closet.

  • Sweater dresses
  • Blouses
  • Blazers/Jackets
  • Straight Leg/Skinny Jeans
  • Dress Pants
  • Flats & Ankle/Riding Boots

For Part 2 of our session, we headed out to Target and Kohl’s to see if we could find everything on our list. Here are some of the outfits we came up with!

Look #1

Blazer & Jeans: Target

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Look #2 

Boots: Target

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Look #3

Sweater, Jeans & Boots: Target

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Look #4

Sweater:  Target

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Stacey and I had a lot of fun in our sessions together. From the closet clean-out, to the shopping trip, all the way to the outfit making, I think it was a positive experience for both of us and I’m so glad she reached out to me for help. And at the end of the day, that’s all it’s about; for me to be an assistance in women’s lives who need a little push in the right direction. Thank you, Stacey!

As always, stay fashionable, lovelies.

ChristinaKennedyStyles

 

 

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