I was given three ladies to makeover and given a budget for each of their outfits. I met with them last week, one at a time at three different stores, and picked out outfits for them to model in today's mini fashion show. I styled each lady in office appropriate looks but looks that are very different. Oh, and I was under or right on budget for each one! For Michelle and Kimberly I was able to do the complete look, clothes, shoes, bags and accessories and stay in budget. For Shelia we spent a little more on accessories and went to a slightly more expensive store so she provided shoes from her own closet (which, by the way, she had never worn!). I showed their before pictures on the screen and then introduced each lady one at a time and talked about their outfit.
After the mini fashion show I talked about business casual dress, what not to wear in the workplace, how to build a basic wardrobe (I call these Style Staples) and trends. I finished the workshop by teaching the participants several new ways to tie a scarf (they were all gifted scarves when they arrived).
Honestly, I was really nervous at first but once I started talking my inner Stacy London took over and it went really well! I hoping this is the first of many opportunities to speak to groups like this.
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