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I need a personal shopper! STAT!!!

I absolutely SUCK at shopping for clothes.  Especially for me!   I am a jeans, t-shirt and Chuck Taylors girl, through and through.  It isn’t that I don’t want to breakout of that mold.   I truly would LOVE to go to the mall and put together an outfit like the ones I pin on my pinterest boards…or the ones idols of mine like Jasmine Star, Melissa Jill, and Katelyn James wear.  I often joke that clothes just aren’t made for Women built like me.  I have the shape of a very short middle-aged man.  I am round in the wrong places.   I need to be whisked away by Clinton and Stacey on What NOT to Wear, and taught how to shop for my body type.  Because I am terrible at it.  Did I mention TERRIBLE??!!??   But here is my real dilemma.  I am comfortable and confident in my Chuck’s and t-shirts, but Thursday, I am going to D.C. to a conference called theFix put on by one of my idols, Jasmine Star.  She will look very put together, and glamorous, and I will be surrounded by stylish photographers, and ME?  You guessed it!  I will be wearing…lime green Chucks, jeans and probably a Jimmy Hendrix T-shirt.  I really should step up my game…throw on some fitted shirt, with a long sweater, some skinny jeans and a textured scarf and some boots…but if I go to the store and try to find those things, I will wander around aimlessly, then become frustrated and find a sale on blue Chuck’s and leave.  I am hopeless.  So if you feel like you can help me, please don’t hesitate to call.  I know I am in desperate need!  And time is running out.   🙂

I need a personal shopper!  STAT!!!

  • Lisa Demarco - All I can say is wow….. I got nothing 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Leigh - Maybe we should stop in Williamsburg on the way up, Lisa! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • The Colour Gurl - First of all did you say Jimi Hendrix t-shirt and lime green Chucks?!? You Rock just like your photography!!

    Here are my suggestions on how you can take the style that makes you comfortable to the next level:

    If there’s still time, find yourself a pair of lime green skinny jeans to rock with the chucks (cuff the pants to your ankles); wear the Hendrix tee underneath a brown blazer. DC is stylish but still pretty conservative. BUT if you want to throw caution to the wind, choose a cobalt blue or canary yellow jacket instead. Then, add some neutral jewelry to ground the look. You might consider rocking a fedora if it works on you and meshes with your personal style.

    What’s most important is that everything fits well and the colors worn next to your face are flattering and in sync with your inherent coloring pattern.

    Hope this helps.ReplyCancel

    • Leigh - Thanks Colour Gurl! This sounds like my style! Where have you been all my life! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Anna - You can totally dress up in Chucks. I have a bunch of chucks too. I will wear jeans, a nicer shirt that matches the color of my chucks and a sports jacket or suit jacket. Totally clashing styles but fun 🙂ReplyCancel

    • Leigh - 🙂 Thanks Anna! Power to the Chucks!ReplyCancel


    • Leigh - Right now I am good, when I decide I do, I will definitely keep you in mind! Thanks!!ReplyCancel

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