I’m slowly educating myself in the ways of fashion (and boy do I need it!) Last night I went to an event at Mungo & Jemima held by some gorgeous gals who imparted their styling knowledge on a few women. With-style is a company run by Candice and Karin offering a multitude of services such as wardrobe assessing, editing, planning and personal shopping.
I often seem a bit lost when buying items for my wardrobe and the fact that it doesn’t happen often means I have to make wise choices when I do get the chance to shop for myself. Often the pressure gets too much and I end up walking out with nothing… (I know some of you must find that wierd!!) so this type of service would be AMAZING. Wouldn’t you love to have someone help you in this department, once you get over the embarrassment of opening up the innermost secrets of your wardrobe??
As part of the evening we got to check in with stylist Candice about every item we tried on – a far more appealing option than dragging husbands into the changing rooms and trying to maneouver around children and prams to get a glimpse of yourself in the mirror! I certainly took advantage and tried on a fair number of items – unfortunately budget restrictions meant I couldn’t walk away with everything she suggested or that I liked but at least I got a good idea of what to put back on the rails and what was going to add value to my wardrobe….
I came away with 2 items – a top from Coppelia with same sparkly stripes that will be great for date nights or dinners with friends, or even dressed down for daytime with jeans! The other item I bought was a soft snood in a pretty moss green from Good. I would have loved to have teamed it with a stone coloured casual dress I found but I remembered I need to start saving for a dress and heels for the upcoming family wedding so I best save my fashion budget for those items. Either way I came away with some more fashion confidence with what works and next time maybe I’ll be more inclined to try on an item before eliminating it based on what it looks like on the hanger (never very good) and I’ll definitely be paying another visit to Mungo & Jemima for some great locally produced pieces.
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Disclosure – I paid for my ticket to this event and was not asked to blog about it – just FYI!