Before I started working with Alexandra, I didn’t know what I didn’t know… I didn’t know what to do in terms of what to buy.
Even at our first meeting, Alexandra said I had pieces but none of the pieces worked together as real outfits. It clicked for me that I might have gone out and bought pieces but never as part of a set or with a big picture in mind.
I had a bunch of only children in the closet with no where to go.
Now with the final style session, it’s amazing to look at how I can mix and match pieces. It also taught me I can play around with my clothing and switch instead of using a ‘this is the set outfit’. It has changed how I thought about clothing.
The benefits of working with Alexandra was knowing what types of clothing I need to buy for my own shape
and learning to let go of things that I might have had a preference for but aren’t flattering.
I also learned how to be age appropriate (which I used to think was a scary term) without being considered a fuddy duddy.
I learned how to step it up a notch in terms of how I thought about myself and how I dressed. I knew at the onset that there would be a big impact of the whole process but the empowerment it gave me to feel confident and know that I’m wearing something that looks good as incredible. I’m no longer stressed in the morning about getting dressed.
The most stressful part before was getting ready for work or a special event with friends. I didn’t have that special dress in my closet. I didn’t have a fabulous little basic shrug to put over.
And those were things I wouldn’t have thought of investing in. It was a challenge for me to invest in myself.
But now that I have, I’m so glad, because now I can just throw it on and go out and not think about it.
I actually had a lot of fun during the process even though I didn’t think it would be so that was a pleasant surprise.
Like many women, I’m not a big shopper. It’s not something I enjoy doing myself but I was kinda looking forward to Alexandra curating and customizing something for me. It was such an indulgence, luxury and gift that I’m glad I did.