Before I had children I had developed quite a cool style. I used to wear funky little scarfs around my neck (1950’s style), gorgeous dresses and funky tops. I loved shopping, hand bags and shoes. I mean who doesn’t love shoes and hand bags. I had time to shop, disposable income to spend, I had places to go out with my lovely handbags and took them out all the time. Oh how it seems a lifetime ago.
Fast forward to life after two children. Since having children and not having time to shop, my wardrobe has gone to mummy land wardrobe blues. My meaning of mummy land wardrobe blues is all the high heels have long gone, the clothes are drab, the hand bags have gotten larger so I can fit water bottles in it (that leak everywhere), nappies, food, a change of clothes and finally I will squeeze in my purse and phone for myself. Seriously look at the difference in these two bags. One I use today and the other in my single night clubbing days. Ha ha what a riot. I just can’t get rid of my little bag that I used to take out dancing, that fit cutely around my wrist while I drank champagne.
Ok ok enough about the handbags and back to the clothes. I have become a grab and run mum with my clothes, if I have time I will get to the change room, if I don’t I’ll put it over the top of my clothes and see if it’s not to big. My shops (not of choice but of ease) have become Kmart and Target, I really need to get to Karrinup more rather than pop in to Kmart and Target before or after my food shop. You can image what my wardrobe looks like. I have t-shirts, jeans, denium shirts and a few more t-shirts thrown in for good measure. I am lucky that I do have lots of bottoms, skirts, pants etc I find them easy to buy and know what’s a good fit and looks good. I must confess I have a top problem. I find it hard to buy tops these days. I end up with t-shirt after t-shirt. Jumpers don’t even get me started. Arrrghhhh!!
A couple of months ago I did a massive cull and got rid of all the old, stuff that doesn’t fit (I did keep some I will fit back into again) and the ugly. But I do struggle with getting some nice clothes in my wardrobe and then I feel desperate I have nothing to wear. This is when disaster hits. I go to the shops all rushed and I do a grab and run. The last grab and run I did ended up with the worse granny top in the world…. I was gutted. I was just confused, I don’t want to be looking like a granny but I don’t want to be mutton dressed as lamb. Then strangely a couple of days after getting the granny top and feeling very annoyed at myself for buying it I got a message from Kirsty Noakes from Shop & Style Specialist, an amazing stylist who rang and offered me a styling profile. Kirsty is bringing me back from mummy land wardrobe blues.
Kirsty runs Shop & Style Specialist and won Belmont Small Business Award for 2015 for Best Home Based Business. A massive congratulations to Kirsty. She is amazing. Kirsty is a personal stylist and what an fantastic job that would be. Kirsty helps her clients’ look and feel better in their personal lives. Shop & Style Specialists offers the expert provision of professional styling services in the everyday world. Kirsty does all of this with two gorgeous baby twins.
Kirsty was so spot on with me it was scary, I think she is psychic. I had to do a little quiz before Kirsty came over and I loved doing that, I had to pick all my favourite clothes and put in my measurements. Kirsty did a full style profile on me and gave me a gorgeous folder and complete style profile. This has everything in it, my colours, what to wear, my body shape, picture for the visual person in me and more. It’s so excellent I would of never believed how awesome these fours pages are.
My style profile is invaluable. I came out as a casual/creative. I like to be comfortable but do like a bit of flair. Kirsty told me what I should be looking out for when I am shopping and what suits me. Now when I go shopping I have been looking at clothes a bit differently, but I’m still struggling with not buying more t-shirts and I must confess I have bought a couple more t-shirts since my profile was done. Opps old bad habits are hard to beat sometimes.
Kirsty cleaned out my wardrobe and let me give you the tip I was very nervous about this. Seriously look at these photos I had a hammer and an electric screwdriver living in it. Let me tell you they don’t look very stylish on me.
Here’s my before picture with granny top.
After with all my clothes but put together differently.
What can I say but thank you Kirsty, you have given me hope that I can be a stylish and funky again. My promise to myself for 2016 is to get to Karrinup for a few more shopping trip without the kids. To improve on my top buying and try on lots of different tops and see what looks good. I am not going to wear “lounge wear” to the local shops LOL. I so love that term – “Lounge Wear” and it actually makes me think differently about my clothes when I put them on in the morning.
I would highly recommend Kirsty if you are feeling confused about what’s going on with your clothes, if you have fallen into the black pit rut with no colour, not sure what suits your body type and are in the mummy land wardrobe blues. Ring Kirsty. Her style profile has been invaluable.
Contact Kirsty on:
Mobile: 0421 661 393
Shop & Style Specialist Website
Thank you to our gorgeous Mumpreneur Kirsty for one of the best appointments I have had.
So what about you? Do you feel your wardrobe needs a revamp? Have you got tools or other non-clothes items living in your wardrobe that need to go?