I have recently discovered that there is nothing like being pregnant to make you want to start fresh with your wardrobe.
I am very close to having a bonfire with just about every piece in my tiny closet. So, in staying true to the advice that I give clients on a daily basis. I have decided to purge everything in my wardrobe that doesn’t make me feel amazing. This has led to two things; a very happy sister and a lot of self reflection on every step of my sessions with clients. I have become my hardest client. In doing this I have decided to change a few things about how I work.
1) Every client will
be required to keep a clothing diary for a week.
I used to enforce this; however I found I stopped asking clients for them when they stopped sending them.
2) All clients must have a file, image board or Pinterest board of inspirational ideas
This is not for me as much as it is for them. While most of my clients already do this I would like to see them keep adding to their files after our session is over
3) I will be updating my style profile summaries with more images and links to sites
I am so visual and I want my summaries to reflect that.
If you have any other recommendations please feel free to email me at suzanne@yourshopgirl,com. I would love to hear them!
So now for my wardrobe update. Where to start? Well, I am starting with picking up basics during the holiday sales. I am not one to rush into a purchase, so I will choose them wisely and make sure every piece is one that I would be happy to wear on a daily basis.
Based on inspiration from my Pinterest Board, here is my to-do list:
I love James Perse, so I will concentrate on finding sales on a cream and dark grey tee from him
One with a pattern and one without. I like Massimo, Zara or Equipment
I have a few pairs that are still good, so I will look for a medium wash in any of my favourite brands (Paige, Rag and Bone, Rich and Skinny)
These are necessary and may require patience to get an amazing pair on sale. I’ll scope out Theory, Club Monaco and Paige
Smythe is always a favourite with Rag and Bone coming in a close second.
I just need a few basics, so I will most likely head to J Crew and Loft for these ones