If you could wave a magic wand and make your biggest styling/wardrobe challenge disappear, which challenge would you choose? What would that look like?
On the blog this week I want to hear from you and your frustrations on getting dressed everyday. Let me tell you a little story.
Years and years ago, I used to be you. I needed help. I wanted to feel better, I wanted to stop wearing the same thing over and over again (you know, that 20% of your clothes that we tend to wear while 80% stays on hangers), I wanted it to be easy for me, and I wanted to know the tips and tricks to make it happen. I was a unique dresser in High School (ok, so midi skirts and Doc Martins, yes that was me). But as I started college in a field very different from fashion (medicine to be exact and we all know scrubs are not very fashionable, but necessary). I couldn’t deny my love for style and my eagerness to learn. I knew there were a lot of things that went into it but I didn’t know what they were. And I never felt I was an artistic person (I had almost zero artistic skills and could only draw eyeballs and flowers) but I needed to explore. That’s when I decided to apply for a job in fashion retail. I studied what I could from a friend who was in fashion merchandising and landed a fun job where I worked for several years as I went to college.
Those years taught me a lot and I learned a lot about the industry. I did go on to graduate college with a B.A. in Psychology, worked in research and continued my education with two more college degrees, an M.P.H. and M. S. in Research administration. I’ve been working in medical research for the past 19 years. And while I have enjoyed working in this field, knowing that every day the research continues is another day someone could be cured of an incurable illness or their life improved by advances in medicine, I still needed to be aware of the voice in my head that was telling me I am meant to do something more.
I decided although I was helping friends and family members and referrals with their style and assisting them with styling for photos and various occasions, I knew I could do better than just relying on my experience in fashion retail and pro bono work. I decided to attend the Fashion Style Institute, working under the lovely Stylist, Gillian Amour who has worked with top notch clients (celebrity clients) and luxury fashion brands. She was a great mentor and upon completion of the program, I became a Certified Personal Stylist. I learned an exorbitant amount of information (from body shape styling to color analysis to high fashion styling to jewelry consultation) and have been applying it ever since. With my years of experience and knowledge of the industry, I launched Storyteller Stylist in January 2019 so that I could fulfill my new calling in life-to serve women who needed my help and to do it with compassion, understanding, and grace. And to watch women light up and feel amazing once they work through it with me and find their true authentic style is why I do what I do.
Now, going back to the beginning. What are your biggest challenges? Wave that magic wand and comment in the blog or email me directly what you want to disappear when it comes to your styling/wardrobe challenges. Tell me your style story. Because this is about YOU and what I can do for YOU.