Guess what I'm keeping in my purse from now on?!
Thanks Su! You'll always be with me now.
Wait, that sounds creepy.
This is one shirt.
We wore it together for the rest of the shopping trip.
Su was shopping specifically for an upcoming event as well as for general pieces to round out her out-of-work wardrobe. We started in the dresses and spent about an hour and a half going through the racks and pulling different options. Lucky for me, Su is Easy Going and willing to try on anything. Not that I can't handle a Diva; I live with a Threenager, I can handle anything. But it was fun to play dress up and give unexpected pieces a chance to work...
I had studied Su's Pinterest style board and had an idea of what she is drawn to. I was delighted to be able to find pieces that were a fair interpretation of her pins. Here are some of my favourite looks from the evening:
Su scored this chambray perfection right off the bat! I was
The belt is awesome. So are the other 4 I made her buy, and 100% necessary! For example, here's the same dress with a different outer layer and a different belt.
The blue and caramel print acts as a neutral so you can wear any colour as an outer layer.
We discussed the idea of styles per cost, and with 4 different looks in the store alone, this dress is bound to add excellent value and style to Su's closet! This next Jones dress also looked awesome with another different belt!
I was blown away by the cut and versatility of this dress!
Su borrowed my She Does Create pendant so I could illustrate the importance of the "rule of 3." You need at least 3 layers or 3 elements to your upper body to have a polished look. The pattern of this dress makes it a basics+. It could be worn alone (with accessories or you'll be getting a tweet from me) or easily styled for winter with tights and boots. Su could wear it with any cardi, a crew sweater over or even a statement tee over top (I saw the statement tee/skirt look on your Pinterest board Su!). Another great piece!
Su has such a vibrant personality, it's no surprise that she loves colour, and colour loves her back!
Su's pins indicated layers, patterns and belts as desired style elements.
Check, check, check!
This jersey dress was so soft and comfy, easy to layer and a hot fall colour! Leggings will take it straight into winter. The seaming hits in just the right spot so the dress falls away without looking schleppy.
I wanted to give Su a pants-option for her upcoming event and found these black striped trousers, another basics+. More interesting than jeans and black dress pants, but subtle enough to wear just like you'd wear denim.
Those tops have gorgeous colours and patterns. I was again
jealous happy for her. Without a belt, the tops are essentially tunics, perfect with skinny bottoms. And lo and behold, a great pair of orange skinnies in Su's size! Leave 'em down, cuff them, roll them; wear them with flats, ankle booties or tall boots. If you're anything like me, Su, those orange pants will become your closet MVP!
In total, Su scored 5 belts, 4 dresses, 5 tops, 2 layering tanks, 2 pants, 1 cardi and 1 bracelet with colour themes of orange/pink/red and green/blue at an average cost per item of $7.13. From these pieces, she has several options for upcoming events and countless ways to remix them with each other not to mention her existing wardrobe.
All in all, Su was satisfied, I was right, and the night ended in smiles and style! If you want to see what Su had to say about her experience with VV Boutique Style, click here!
Su met me straight from work and then I worked her to the bone,
but she left with several bags of fruit from her labours!