Now that 2013 is here and my schedule with work has lightened up a bit, I’m excited to have time to focus on content beyond the daily outfit posts again. One thing that I really, really want to do (and hope that I actually get off my butt and do) is to write a series on what I’ve been learning regarding building a new wardrobe.
Even though I wrote about Building a Remixable Wardrobe
I’ve since then gotten a tons of emails asking for style help and quite a few about building an entirely new wardrobe from scratch. I didn’t expect that writing the BARW
series would lead to general style questions, but since my “I-wish,” fun, make-believe job is to be a personal stylist, I’m having fun trying to answer your questions!
Anyway, it seems like quite a few of you are looking to build an entirely new wardrobe–exciting! (BTW, good for all yall who are new moms looking to get back in the swing of things, those of you who have gotten healthier and are trying to dress your new bodies, and those of you who just decided that you want out of your style rut. Seriously, quite a bunch of inspirational people you are.)
Besides general tips for building a new wardrobe, one thing I’d like to offer is case studies of some of YOU! I want to feature people of different body shapes (and maybe lifestyles, “maybe” because I don’t quite feel qualified to give ideas of business wear though I may try…) and hopefully offer a little more help to those of you who aren’t the same body shape as me.
Be a Case Study
SO, if any of you are willing to expose yourself here on this little blog in exchange for a list of tips and items to shop for tailored for you, I am taking volunteers! I’ll choose a very small handful of you to feature as a case study. (Sorry, can’t do everyone!)
How to Volunteer
Email me the following info with the subject line “Put Me Together”
1. Send a photo of yourself.
Please take a picture of your body in form-fitting clothes like the example below. I know this can be embarrassing so feel free to not show your face/head and let me know if you only want me to use your initials instead of your full name. If there is no picture, the entry will not be considered. It will help me to help you balance out your proportions if I can actually see them. Plus I want other women to be able to visually identify with each case study chosen.
2. Include your size and height. Example: “5’6″. Usually S/M or 6/8.” Including bust, waist, and hip measurements is optional but helpful.
3. Name, age, where you life, and lifestyle
– Basically, what do you need to dress for? Include:
- typical day to day activities / job description
- typical weekend functions
- special events you need to dress for pretty regularly (weddings, baby showers, quinceaneras, etc.)
A bullet point list is best. I don’t have time to sort through novels of info from multiple entries, so you’ll have a higher chance of getting chosen if I can read it easily. (Sorry, I’m a slow reader. 😀 )
4. Style icons or style type.
Name 2-3 celebrities whose style you like, put together a look book, or send me a URL to your Pinterest style board or Go Chic or Go Home
Liked Outfits board. I just need a basic idea of what you’re going for. Pinterest or GCOGH boards are preferred.
Deadline to enter was January 16th. Submissions are now closed. Thank you!