My Most Frequently Received Email...

Disclaimer: I asked this client of mine if I could use her email as an example of FAQ's that I receive from multiple clients... here it is:

Dearest & Most magnificent Lillian (okay, I added that part...)
I have several pieces in my wardrobe that I love, but very few outfits. I spend a lot of time staring at my full closet screaming "I have nothing to wear!!!" So I keep buying and buying (still individual pieces) and then I end up with too much crap, empty bank account and still nothing to wear. 

You have ORPHANS!  Ahhh!!! Lots to be said about this. 

Not sure if I told you, but I officially left my job for some random side jobs while I look for "the dream job," 

In case you haven't noticed, I don't believe in doing anything BUT living the dream/having your dream job/rocking a stellar life.  Just sayin'.

I really want to clean out my stuff and either take some I don't need to consignment or to goodwill.  

My clients have pulled between $250 to $600 on consigning great clothes that look horrible on them.  It's ridiculous.  You may be able to pay for your appointment with me JUST by consigning!  

Then I need to look at what I need to complete outfits. This will save a lot of money in the long run.

You are so right about that.  I love when I don't have to "teach" that very important lesson. 

I'm living about 40 minutes outside of Atlanta.  Like I said (2nd thing) i left my job so I'm just trying to feel it out to see if its a necessary expense right now. 

My rates are lower than any other stylist that I've ever met or seen.  
Why? Because I want to work with people of all income levels.  Everybody deserves to look good and feel good.  Including but not limited to, new moms, recent grads, the unemployed, handi-capped, retirees, teens, tweens and everyone in between.  Personal stylists are not just for celebs.  

Here are the tips you need to follow to maximize our time together and get the most bang for your buck:

1) WEED OUT STUFF YOU HATE!  
There is a difference between loving individual pieces and not knowing how/with what/where to wear them verses hating something that doesn't look good on you but holding onto it because of how much you spent on it, where you bought it, who gave it to you, etc.

Only hold onto items that you love. Always and forever, this is the rule of thumb. In life. In general. It makes things far less complicated.  

2)  Don't do anything with the stuff you've weeded out until I've looked over it.  You may have a gem that you just don't know what to do with... which sounds like it may be the case in several cases.

3)  Then I'm going to go through your stuff and tell you what I think should go,stay, be consigned or be altered. 
For all of your alteration needs, I will make notes on where/how I think it should be altered.

4)  With what we have left over, I will make a lookbook for you, as well as a detailed list of all that you (may) need to complete your looks. 

5)  BOOM! You're a diva!  

Posted on February 25, 2013 .