I have never been much of a ‘Fashionista’. For as long as I can remember, I would rather spend my last dime on a computer or stereo than on a pair of shoes. Until recently, the nicest thing I had hanging in my closet was a pair of Joe’s jeans that some friends practically forced me into buying. I’m not sure what happened, but one day I woke up & decided I needed a fashion upgrade. My closet was packed full of clothes but deciding what to wear was a painful ritual – lots of trying on, finding things didn’t flatter or fit, trying something else on, still not liking how I looked. And when I thought I looked pretty good, seeing myself in pictures would tell a different story. I went into Chelsea one day, saw some information on Liz’s services & decided to take the plunge. Probably one of the best decisions I have ever made.
Liz came to my house, talked to me about my lifestyle & headed straight to my closet. I will admit that letting go of most of my clothes was a little painful. She told me what I should get rid of, what she would take to the consignment store for me and, most importantly, what I needed. I was a little tricky because I needed a casual wardrobe for wrangling my kids, a professional wardrobe for work and a fun, chic outfit for evenings on the town. I learned what shapes worked for my body, how to dress more age appropriately without looking ‘old’, how to find fashionable heels that I could stand in all day (challenging but possible) and how to put together a complete outfit. She didn’t just tell me what to wear but WHY I should wear it. I’m not sure how she did it, but Liz really figured out my “style” and created a wardrobe that was uniquely me. I have watched her work with some of my friends & the closets she has created for each of us is completely unique. Our shopping trips are all business & I always come home with bags of fantastic outfits.
Fast forward to today. My closet contains about half as many clothes as it used to yet I have triple the outfits. I feel like I can ‘shop’ my closet, mixing & matching, knowing that everything is going to fit & look great. I now understand the difference between ‘quantity’ and ‘quality’. When I am lacking a little inspiration, I just refer to my awesome 3 page list of outfits that Liz made for me (and is constantly updating). I am emailed links to online clothes when Liz sees something that would work well for me. I get compliments on my appearance daily. I feel amazing.
As a student in Liz’s fashion school, I am probably only a sophomore or junior. This fashion stuff takes a little work but I am loving the challenge of learning new things. And having Liz around to help me when I need her (especially the emergency texts from dressing rooms) is such a great bonus. I cannot recommend Liz highly enough. As I said earlier, hiring her has been one of the best decisions I have ever made for myself.
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