About two years ago, I won a BIG contest. The prize was an all-expenses-paid trip to Santa Monica and a $1,000 shopping spree with a wardrobe consultant. My husband and I flew with our baby and stayed at a swanky hotel, dined on fine cuisine, and I had my hair done at a ritzy Beverly Hills salon where I was served bubbly champagne while the stylist worked his magic.
The whole experience was fun, but the best part was having a wardrobe consultant while I shopped. I literally just got to wait in the dressing room while the consultant brought clothes in my size that she thought would look good. Then, I tried them on and she'd hum and haw and ooh and ahh...just like on What Not to Wear! For the most part, I thought her advice was spot-on for my body type (hooray for pencil skirts, bootcut/flare pants, fitted tops, high heels, and vertical stripes!).
All I have to say is celebrities have it made in this area. It's so great to have an honest voice and a fresh opinion while you shop. But not all of us can afford such services. So, what's a girl to do?
Well, for starters, you can take a peek at the Wardrobe 911 blog from time to time for fashion inspiration and advice. Secondly, you might want to pick up a Wardrobe 911 Recipe Box, a little kit with "cards that easily show you how to dress and develop the perfect wardrobe for your body type." Each kit contains:
WIN IT! One winner will receive a Wardrobe 911 Recipe Box for her body type. To enter, simply leave a comment on this post prior to Monday, October 13 at midnight (don’t forget to follow the rules). * Winner must provide a U.S. mailing address.
*UPDATE* The winner is #3 MaryBeth. Congratulations!