I have said it before and I will say it again: I have amazing friends. They are so supportive, so I shouldn’t be surprised that my first official VV Boutique Style client was my friend Alanna, who requested an appointment once she heard about my biz’ness endeavors. Earlier today, we hit my favourite VV Boutique for some shopping and style chit chat. I’m pleased to report that not only was it tons of FUN, we both walked away satisfied!
Alanna’s style comfort zone is a neutral palette, which flatters her beautiful green-hazel eyes, blonde hair and skin tone. She was looking to spice things up a bit and was willing to try everything I put in the cart. Since I know her, I had a pretty good idea that adding some colour and pattern to her neutral wardrobe would be a great way to infuse fresh style. Alanna had a time deadline so though we could not hit every section of the store, we browsed through sweaters, pants, skirts, long sleeve tops, scarves and accessories and were able to find a good selection of pieces to try, resulting in complete outfits as well as mix NOT match options for her current wardrobe. In total, she got:
- 2 necklaces, 3 bracelets, 3 pairs of earrings, 1 ring
- 2 scarves
- 3 tops
- 2 cardis
- 1 blazer
- 1 pair of pants
Alanna looks incredible! Need proof? Here you go!
In total, Alanna got 18 pieces for an average cost per piece of $4.60! Here are some tips from our day:
- a neutral palette is more interesting when you vary the tone and texture. Lace, knits, even “exposed” seams like in the sweatshirt add subtle interest.
- keep in mind the “rule of 3” – including 3 layers or 3 elements to your upper body makes for a complete look. Using scarves or accessories for your third element is an easy choice!
- colour and patterns put the fun into your outfits!
- just give it a try – you might be surprised!
I had such a good time shopping with Alanna! If you want to know what she had to say about her experience, click on over to read her testimonial. And if you are curious about the joys of thrifting and would like your own personal guide, email me!