Hello my lovelies,
Like you probably know, one of my blog anniversary giveaway-prizes was a styling session with me at Evans Marble Arch store and an outfit worth £100. The winner was 24 year old Dani from Birmingham, and I met her at Evans on Easter Monday for her styling session.
Before meeting her I bombarded her email with questions about her and her style, and what new things she’d be willing to try etc. Dani is a rock chick who loves black, skulls, studs, spikes.. you name it. I didn’t want to choose any outfits that would go far from what she loves. I merely wanted to introduce some more girliness, patterns, and also a bit of bright colours to her, and see how she’d feel about them and how she’d look in them.
I went to the store a few hours before Dani’s arrival and put together 5 outfits. It wasn’t easy with the £100 budget, I would have loved to add more accessories to the outfits, and coats etc, but of course for a stylist/personal shopper it is important to stay in the budget that you have been given, and to listen to your client’s wishes as well. I did just that, and here are the five outfits waiting for Dani. Lots of black, which I hoped would keep the rock chick happy :)
By the way, I’m sorry about the photos – changing room lighting isn’t the best for taking them. And I have added the catalogue photos below each outfit, and you can click through to shop if you’re interested.
My idea was to make this lace dress casual with the flats and the denim shirt. Sadly the result wasn’t what I hoped for, I mean it looks cute, but it is missing something. Dani and I both came into a conclusion that a belt would make it better, but there wasn’t any suitable belts in store.
(The lace dress isn’t available online anymore, so I added a black top and a lace skirt below.)
I love this one! Evans is *finally* stocking more skater dresses, and this plain black one is really lovely shape on Dani. I teamed it up with Scarlett & Jo wet look leggings and blue heels (see, SOME bright colour introduced here), and I also had blue earrings to add to this outfit. Dani’s legs look amazing in the heels and leggings, and the dress looks just right on her.
Now this outfit is really nice, and has the potential to be perfect. IF the jeggings would be super skinny, this would look even more amazing. Both Dani and I loved this top on her, and the shoes and necklace are just awesome! So a wish to Evans.. please give us jeggings/jeans that are super skinny! :)
This is a cute outfit, I love the dress and the shoes so much. …But this dress is something that I have myself, and I love it, but I do find it tight around my belly. So we had the same problem with Dani, and unfortunately there weren’t bigger sizes available, so we couldn’t make this outfit as nice as it could have been.
Aaaaaaand we have a winner. This is the only outfit I KNEW I would choose for Dani before going to the store that day. I tried these leggings with this top myself at Evans Shape Studio event and that moment came to my mind after I heard about Dani’s likes and dislikes. I knew she’d look stunning in this outfit, and love it herself too. And doesn’t she look amazing?
So, I think I managed to find clothes that Dani liked, it’s a shame that I couldn’t give her a few more outfits as well.. (I think she would have taken outfits 2 and 3..) But all of us there thought that outfit 5 looked stunning, and that’s what Dani took home with her :). I asked her if she would have picked those outfits herself, and she said that definitely not all. I’m so happy that I could bring something new to her wardrobe and into her thinking when she goes shopping. She’s such a lovely and beautiful girl, so nothing wrong in dressing the part and looking and feeling gorgeous! And I do know that styling/personal shopping is something that I want to do in the future, in some way at least. I absolutely love it, and feel that I’d be happy doing it, helping ladies feel happy about themselves and their clothes.
Last but not least I want to thank Claire from Evans for this great opportunity, and the BEAUTIFUL AND AMAZING staff at Evans Marble Arch store for their help and assistance, especially the deputy manager Gagan. I really appreciate this and thank you all :)