Throughout my career I’ve heard and reiterated the saying “the only constant is change” and I believe the same can be said for life. So this post is the first in a short series on transformation…
For as long as I can remember, I have loved shoes (my Twitter handle @QoSWhit, Queen of Shoes). It started with a pair of open-toed heeled mules that my mom gave me for dress up, passed through a pair of gap flower shoes with coordinating jackets (in high school) and has quickly accelerated into a desire to own Prada, Louis, Chloe and more.
Along with shoes, I also like clothes and try to be and think fashion forward… I was one of the first in Michigan to own Get Used jeans.
My Grandma took me on a cross-country trip to meet my cousins in California and I spent all my travel money on a pair of jeans!
But somewhere along the line, I lost a bit of my mojo, whether it was the transition to business casual or the fact that I’m usually freezing, some of my outfits just weren’t cutting it. I woke up dreading my closet and knew the answer wasn’t spending more money. In fact, I briefly considered simplifying my closet after reading Matilda’s “Why I Wear the Exact Same Thing to Work Every Day”. Anyone out there have those same thoughts? But I knew in my heart of hearts that I wouldn’t be happy wearing the same thing and most definitely wasn’t wearing the same shoes. So instead, I called in some help from Courtney who runs The Styled Life.
I signed up for the “Style Confidence Transformation” which includes closet clean out, outfit recommendations and shopping.
Here are some pics from our first session. 9 bags of clothes; 3 to resale, 3 to the trash and 3 bags for donation. I can actually see all of my clothes and it makes picking a whole lot easier.
I am a week into creating a new outfit; stay tuned to see what I come up with.