I had my first virtual styling session yesterday. It was pretty cool. First I had to send over the photos I mentioned the other day. Then we had to open a Skype video chat. Messing with the lighting was a little tough, but I think I got it right.
Thing is, I really do feel more fashion challenged than when I went in. When I started, I was under the assumption that I was doing it all wrong and had totally NO sense of style. Yet I was complemented on my photos and my overall “casual” style across the pictures. I was even told that I looked better than I had the last time we saw each other (which translated to that last outfit as having been horribly unflattering). Not exactly what I was expecting.
I was also told that Ill be needing some new shoes (she hated ALL my shoes with the exception of my casual, non-sneaker, Privos – I think just because they’re not actually sneakers) and basically all of my purses. I was actually told that I’m too young (and too sassy and funny) for the Coach bag look. So I guess I’ll be heading out for a new purse after all.
There’s still much more ahead. Purging, dying, cutting, and shopping, oh my! But I think my end assignment will be to learn how to take my “casual” wardrobe and step it up a notch. You know, get more comfortable wearing dresses and makeup on an every day sort of scale. I need to learn how to get dressed using my entire closet, not just a portion of my closet. Not really having an “I-can’t-wear-this-I-just-work-from-home” category, so to speak.
I’m not so sure I’m ready for all of this. Let me just say, it’s all some scary shit if you ask me.