I’m someone who believes in sharing the wealth. Paying it forward. My home is your home. All the usual cliches about giving? I’m into that.
It is mind blowingly amazing how rewarding it can be to help someone else. It doesn’t matter to me if I’ve never met you, if you want to talk with me for an hour about Spanx, I will share my knowledge with you. I will share it until I’m blue in the face.
My dear friend Becca from The Dabblist is currently leading a Gratitude Experiment on Instagram and if that doesn't get you in the appreciative mindset I don't know what will!
So today on Thanksgiving Day, I wanted to share with you some (seriously top secret) info to show you how grateful I am for you!
Remember a couple weeks ago when we talked about me being the stylist in your back pocket?
Well, these style bombs are my gift to you!
Melanie Kluger’s Top Ten Stylist Secrets for Optimal Confidence
Always shop satiated but not stuffed. Satiated was my favorite SAT word so I try to use it whenever possible. In all seriousness, you don’t want to shop hungry and you don’t want to shop stuffed. Finding that middle ground is crucial.
If you have a big event, plan your outfit out from head to toe the night before.
Instead of “google searching” when looking for something vague like “Black Boots” try www.shopstyle.com . They are much better at weeding through the junk to get to the good stuff!
If accessorizing is overwhelming, pick one major statement piece and let the rest compliment. Big necklace / small earrings. Patterned scarf, / simple hat. Bold lip / natural eye makeup. You get my drift.
A positive attitude will get you WAY FARTHER in any fashion crisis. Getting overwhelmed in your closet will make you unable to think clearly. Shopping when you are hungry will get you nowhere. If you have a tendency to throw yourself pity parties then let’s try this:
Imagine me with you shopping, or with you in the AM when you are getting ready for the day. I’m there saying the same thing over and over to you. Almost like a mantra.
“Damn girl, you look good! Damn girl, you look good!”
I guarantee it’ll make you smile and get ready with confidence.
NEVER shop with greasy hair. You will not like a single thing you try on. Even if you DO like it, you won’t even be looking at it because you’ll be too busy focusing on the thought “Why didn’t I shower today?”. Even if it’s going to make you 15 minutes late, it’s ok. I give you permission to shower. You’ll end up having a faster shopping experience if your hair is clean so it all evens out. Trust me!
If you are online shopping and not having any luck, I know what you need to do. You need to NOT ONLINE SHOP. Ya need to go into a store. In this day and age we have a tendency to want things quick. I’m the same way. I automate my paper towels for god sakes! That being said, for me, when it comes to clothes, sometimes you have to just go to the store and try things on in person. This mostly applies if you are:
1) someone who is never one size.
2) someone who doesn’t know their size
3) someone who is picky about fabrics
4) someone who changes their mind about necklines and silhouettes
5) someone who likes interaction and asking help from experts.
Don’t allow yourself to be distracted. Phone calls and texts can wait until you are in line to pay. It’s much harder to focus on the task at hand if you are thinking about something else.
The buddy system works best. I’m a huge fan of shopping with a friend. Since I can’t ACTUALLY be in your back pocket, the next best thing is a trustworthy friend.
Organization will change your life. Every morning I go into my closet and know where everything is. By eliminating the stress of “I could have sworn I had a pair of pink heels!!!” you give yourself a chance to get dressed in a calm manner. Nothing makes me happier than when everything has a home.
So there you have it! Which one speaks to you?