An Above Average “Before”

An Above Average “Before”

One again this frient (friend/client) fits the profile of my previous clients. Her before photo is pretty attractive. She’s beautiful, has a great figure, and the clothes are passable (we’ll discuss the shoes later!).

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But, now look at her after photo. Yes, words like beautiful and fit still come to mind; but these photos scream: Stylish, Elegant, and Classy!

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In her before photo, I love that she is wearing color. But, the top and pants are dated, and those shoes look dowdy. This frient has promised me that she only wears these shoes around the house. Seems every frient has a pair of “house shoes”,  just be sure you don’t accidentally run an errand in them. If you do, I bet you’ll run into your stylist!

The after photo is super modern. The citron yellow blouse and poppy shoes are great pops of color. The denim jacket and navy dot pants are timeless. Like I said, she looked pretty good before, but now I’m going with fabulous!

Blouse (click here) available at Loft. It’s on sale for $39.99 and an additional 40% off. Denim Jacket (click here) available at the Gap, also 30% off. Pants (click here) available at Ann Taylor.

It’s not a typo! She really is 75, not 57.

It’s not a typo! She really is 75, not 57.

Like the majority of my clients, this beautiful 75 year woman has always cared about fashion and looked pretty good even before she hired me. But, after our shopping adventure, she looks spectacular! This very special client also happens to be the mother of my husband. Yes, she’s my mother-in-law, but I hate that word!. Anyway, she flew out to Salt Lake for a shopping trip, and we had her outfitted for the entire summer in less than 24 hours. Sure, it helps that she can rock skinny jeans, but I am also an extremely efficient shopper. And, yes, she did officially hire me, but I am accepting payment in the form of strawberry rhubarb pie.

This is her before picture:

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Pretty stinking cute for a before picture! She gets huge points for the jeans, but, the blouse on it’s own is a little boring. And, I vetoed the shoes. We ordered some New Balance from JCrew (click here) instead. They won’t arrive until next week, but this is what they look like:

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Here is her after picture:

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We totally scored at Loft. This blouse (click here) is interesting enough to wear on its own, and the pants (click here) fit her perfectly. And, you really can’t go wrong with black flats. She looks wonderful, and like I said, it’s hard to believe she’s 75.

Before and after a shopping trip in Salt Lake City

Before and after a shopping trip in Salt Lake City

This is one of my oldest friends and newest clients. She flew out to Salt Lake for a shopping trip, and we found some great stuff. Here she is before we went shopping:

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Well, she’s adorable and the outfit is totally fine. But, that’s all it is, just fine. I love the colored denim, not necessarily with the brown booties, and the grey top is nothing memorable. Overall, no major fashion blunders. If you saw her walking down the street you might think, “Beautiful woman, but that outfit is pretty boring.”

So, we went to City Creek Center in downtown Salt Lake and totally scored. Here she is modeling a new outfit:

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Now you can see how truly gorgeous she is. The skirt from Loft (click here) shows off her long legs and the blouse from Banana Republic (click here) is simple, but has enough detail to be interesting. I thought it was cute tucked in or out. So, now what would you think if you saw her walking down the street?