Not long ago many of you took a virtual walk through my closet. Since that time I accepted an offer for my dream job and will need to make some adjustments to what I wear on a daily basis. Being a minimalist, I don’t want to spend a lot of time or money on shopping. I do value quality, however, and needed the input of others to make the process as simple as possible.
I got help.
Trust me, I had more interest in having a cavity filled than spending an hour or more in a dressing room with a stylist. Just as I expected, when I arrived the room was full of outfits I’d never buy, some bags I love but don’t have money to invest in, and even not-so-cute items.
But to my surprise, I truly liked some of the items my stylist pulled for me. The anxiety subsided when I made the decision to enjoy the experience. I discovered I’d been shopping in a department that doesn’t fit my body size well and which shirts are flattering on my frame. There was much to learn, and I am glad I went. The best part? I bought some lovely items I can mix and match through a few different seasons, and I stayed within the budget my husband and I agreed on before I set foot in the store. (Bonus: My stylist made a list of the items I liked but don’t need at this time. They can be purchased online in the future when I need to replace an item or add to my wardrobe.)
Are you fresh out of ideas in some area of your life? You might be surprised to discover that you can save time and money by asking for a little help.
PS – For your curious folks, I took advantage of Nordstrom’s free stylist program. Simply answer questions with the stylist over the phone prior to your appointment, and she will locate items to meet your needs. I’m 5″2′ on a good day, so it’s also wonderful that Nordstrom offers free alterations for all items purchased in store.