I have a new theory. After my wardrobe overhaul, I realized my clothes had more of a personality than I thought. It occurred to me today as I went to put on a newly styled outfit, that my clothes had voices and lives a la Toy Story… I had this vision that every time I opened the closet door, my oldest and most pilled sweater prayed for me to put it on…. My old jeans, slumped over some hanger, knowing their days were numbered and I was just keeping them around for sentimental purposes, probably muttered “F you” under it’s breath as I pushed them aside for my skinny jeans… A pair of gold wedges, that maybe got worn ONCE, shot out their best sparkle in hopes I’d see their value. Alas, they were as cheesy as I thought they might be when I bought them (anyway).
Which brings me to…
The New, Old Me- Part 2: THE LOOKS
Okay, so after 4 plus hours at my house with Robin Saperstein, the stylist who I might slightly be Single White Femaling, we set a date to hit the stores. OH, and did we hit it hard….
When Robin shops for/ with clients, she’s on a mission. After looking through my wardrobe she had a clear idea of what I needed and what would work well with my body. Our goal was to find clothes that I could wear from day to night… clothes that could be worn on a play date, dinner date and even on camera. I let Robin pull everything and anything…
Stationed in a massive dressing room, and wearing my nude (“charming”) underwear and much-in-need of a wash (trash) nude bra, the trying on began…. Oh, there were plenty of automatic NO’s. Like this …
I like to call this look “Whore-y Chic.” I think my cracked out look really seals the deal doesn’t it?
Once we had our final faves, (we went to two stores- Niemans & JCrew), keeping in mind with our budget, we purchased our must-have/ LOVES. And then….. Back at my house, ROBIN DID HER MAGIC. Using my new clothes and many of my old clothes, Robin shopped my wardrobe and put together THE LOOKS. Here are some of my favorites:
A From-Day-to-Night look:
Blouse, Joie (new), Shorts, JCrew (new), Shoes, Steve Madden (old), Necklace, JCrew (new)
Cardigan, Lily McNeal (old), Shorts, JCrew (new), Wedges, Stuart Weitzman (new), Jewelry, JCrew (new)
Great looks for Everyday (Play date, running errands, movies, etc)….
LEFT: Sweater, JCrew (new), Necklace, Forever 21 (old), Bracelets, JCrew (new), Jeans, J Brand (old), Shows, Dolce Vita (old)
MIDDLE: Tee Shirt, Anat B. (new), Scarf, Banana Republic (new), Cargo pants, JCrew (new), Shoes, Steve Madden (old)
RIGHT: Cardigan, JCrew (new), Tee Shirt, JCrew (old), Necklace, JCrew (new), Jeans, J Brand (old), Shoes, Sam Edelman (old)
And finally, a couple NEW Looks repurposing only OLD clothes:
LEFT: Cardigan, Forever 21, Tank, Anthropologie, Jeans, Flying Monkey (Anat B.), Wedges, Steve Madden
RIGHT: Jacket, JCrew, Striped Tee, Gap, Jeans, Flying Monkey (Anat B.), Wedges, Steve Madden
Clearly, there were a few “toys” that got to stay. The ripped JBrand skinnies, my brown wedges… They’re my Woody and Buzzes… Pieces that I’ll grow old with…. Or at the very least, grow