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!