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  • shopping help....

    7 posts, 6 voices, 1526 views, started Oct 14, 2008

    Posted on Tuesday, October 14, 2008 by Andrea Fink


    • Amethyst


       I need to go clothes shopping for myself. (i have not done this in a long time) I would love to find someone to go shopping with me. I have no fashion sense and need to find someone with a good eye for style. I live in Norwood, MA. So if any of you live near by and would be willing to help me look my best I would be most appreciative.



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          Elizabeth "Libby" Day wrote Oct 14, 2008
        • Andrea,

          Do you work outside the home?

          Do you need a working wardrobe or just something to wear?

          Capsules are the best way to go when buying clothes.  This makes it possible to mix and match and stretch your wardrobe.  If this is a new concept let me know and I’ll explain.

          One big hint is to not buy an item unless you can wear it with at least three other items.


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          Yana Berlin wrote Oct 14, 2008
        • Andrea,

          If you go to an upscale store such as Sacks Fifth Avenue, or Nordstrom, you can ask for a personal shopper. They will put the outfit together for you.

          If you can not afford to buy, you will at least get an idea of what styles to look for and which clothes is more flattering on your figure.

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          Andrea Fink wrote Oct 14, 2008
        • **Hi Libby,  

             I just read your comment and im not familiar with the capsules thing. Im a SAHM and right now im living in what I call “mommy jeans“. I need some nice jeans and shirts that look nice. I found some real nice ankle boots at Sears this weekend, im going to go back and get them. They are brown and have a pointy toe. Anyway would love some advice.  


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          Elizabeth "Libby" Day wrote Oct 15, 2008
        • The concept of building a wardrobe with capsules is to have a few pieces that mix and match based on two main colors and an accent color.

          For example:
          2 pair of Blue Jeans and khaki pants
          You could purchase tops, sweaters and cardigans, that go with all pants.  These tops can be as casual or dressy as your needs dictate.  You may want to include a nice white tailored shirt that you can dress up or down with jackets, jewelry and/or belts/scarves.

          The idea is to buy fewer items that you can stretch to make as many different outfits as possible without spending a fortune.  Remember changing jewelry with an outfit can make a lot of difference.  Be creative according to your tastes.

          The boots sound great.  You may also want a pair of mules in a differnt color.

          1.  Imagine red ankle boots with a white shirt and jeans and pretty gold jewelry.
          2. Khakis and a multi colored tee shirt and the red or brown boots.
          3. Khakis with the white shirt and a neat wide brown belt to go with the brown boots. Put a turquoise necklace and bracelet to dress up this look.
          4.  Use this turquoise jewelry with the jeans and add a brown jacket.

          See there are so many possibilities when you get started.  Don’t let it be an overwhelming task but a fun one. Look through some fashion magazines or go to Nordstrom, Saks, Ann Taylor, Talbots, Macy’s, etc websites and get some ideas.  You may not want to spend the dollars these stores charge but you can sure use their ideas.

          Let me know if this was helpful and what you ended up getting.  BTW, you can create as many different capsules as you desire using different colors.  (Red/Blue; green/tan; black/grey; etc) They can also cross over.

          Have fun!!!

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          Amethyst wrote Oct 15, 2008
        • Andrea, if I lived near you, I’d love to help. The suggestions the ladies made are great and true some stores have a personal shopper and do not charge for it. I believe that J. Crew is one of them. In fact, if I am not mistaken, I think if you use a personal shopper at J.Crew they will give you a slight discount on the stuff you buy. But you can call one near you to confirm for sure.

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          Cocofix41 wrote Jan 15, 2011
        • Libby you sound like you really know your stuff!!
          My personal problem with shopping is the dreaded jeans ...
          Im short 5ft 3 and want to find a pair of jeans that gives me the illusion of more curves but Im not falling in love with what ive seen so far. Any stores you can recommend? help!
          I love the bootcut jeans!
          Great advice you ve given Andrea btw!

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