Phase 3: The Styling Session

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

I'm back today for the third and final installment of my working experience and ongoing initiative to dress better AND use the tips and tricks that Amy of Tina Adams Wardrobe Consulting has taught me and hopefully help some of you, too!
If you're new and wish to catch up, you can read my first two blog posts here:
Phase 1: The Closet Cleanout and Phase 2: The Shopping Trip.
The last part of my fun styling experiment was when Amy came to my house a few weeks ago to touch base, take LOADS of pictures, and then create my very own Stylebook, an online album through Shutterfly where she shopped my closet and put together more than 50 looks for a variety of purposes... from everyday to cocktails with the girls to date night looks, as well. Here is just a sampling of some of my favorites:
It was amazing to see what pieces she pulled together to make a cohesive look come to life, and I was stunned to see how many items she incorporated with apparel I already owned, and not just the new pieces we had purchased along the way. It absolutely made me realize I had some great essentials already hanging in my closet that I would pass by, just because I didn't know what to pair it with or because I was nervous to wear it.
Going forward, I have no doubt this entire process is going to help me stretch my style, think outside the box a little more, and help me branch out of my normal, "go to" outfits that I tend to gravitate towards...and now I have learned how to drive down the cost per wear by wearing investment pieces (i.e. leather jacket/leather pumps) in the fall and winter, but ALSO taking them into spring looks, too.

I'm still on the lookout for some additional pieces to add, such as a black leather skirt, some more v-neck sweaters, a few extra silk shells and blouses, and some leopard/snakeskin pumps, but I've already got my eye on some to ask for on my Christmas list.
Again, I hope this series of fun styling posts has been as much fun to follow as it has been to work on with Amy. She has been a TREMENDOUS source for help and advice and I hope I have been able to show just how much she has done for me throughout this process...if you're interested in learning more about her services, you can contact her here.
And don't forget to follow along with the Tina Adams' blog...it's an AMAZING resource!

- 15 Comments

  1. cute outfits!! i cant wait to start shopping for normal clothes again after the baby arrives! xo jillian - cornflake dreams

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  2. Love this! You have some great pieces. I am putting this on my to-do list over the holidays: match some outfits out of what I own!

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  3. Super cute! What a fun experience :)

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  4. Love love love this! Wish she was local to me! I love Pinterest for helping me think outside of the box on wearing pieces that I already one. But I know I have so many pieces in my closet that could be worn in more ways than one!

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  5. How awesome! This looks like so much fun!

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  6. Thanks so much Natasha! It was such an honor working with you and getting to know you. You have such great taste and I am so glad I had the opportunity to assist you in creating even more stylish pieces from your closet.

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  7. Loving your vest options - especially the fur one. So pretty! It's been fun to see how this process works, and definitely makes me want to go through my closet to pare down what I have and figure out what I don't have. Will have to wait until after baby #2 arrives, but as soon as she does, I will be going on a total closet revamp!

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  8. She put together some great outfits!! Sounds like a fun experience!

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  9. All of those outfits are so cute and versatile! I need to go through everything I own and decide what I need and what I really need and then match them up into cute outfits like yours!

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  10. I love these looks!! It can be so hard to get out of the "Mom Uniform" that we so often find ourselves wearing. I remember my mom putting together an outfit that she thought looked so good (and was so easy) that she would wash and wear for at least a week or two at a time. She argued that she rarely saw the same people from day to day (minus the 8 trips a day to the grocery store!) so she could wear the same thing day in and day out!!

    PS I am in love with that fur vest. I got one for Ellie and am obsessed so now I want one for myself! Where is yours from?

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  11. Love, love these posts and I so need Amy to come and help me but I'm a little far for that. Love all the pics of outfits, all are very good looking. Enjoyable posts!

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  12. Okay, I'm a germaphobe, so pardon my asking this, but are the shoes new? They are sitting on the neckline of many of the outfits, right by your face...if they are not new shoes, think about where all you've been in those shoes...I have would have to wash every single top/dress that had a dirty shoe sitting right where I pull my face through.

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    1. haha...honestly, i never thought about that!!! good thinking and maybe i should take note of that! thought never crossed my mind, but now i'm scared :/

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  13. LOVE! What brand is the jean jacket? I have been trying to find a new one.

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  14. PS!!! I didn't mean to sound negative! They are darling outfits...it's just the shoe thing...but that's my deal. Maybe not yours. ;)

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