Thursday, July 2, 2009

good LOOK for less: Jennifer, twenty-something from Nashville!

Jennifer emailed me recently wanting to update her wardrobe with a good LOOK for less consultation. Of course I was thrilled to hear from her... this is a bit of how she described her style:

I'd really like to purchase some flexible summer staples that can work with one another. The name of the game with me and my wardrobe is flexibility. I do like having "outfits" but I much prefer when the pieces of those outfits can work in other outfits and can go easily from the office to the nightclub to the weekend.

Here is the catch: I am proportionally mismatched. I am short (5'3"-ish) with a big chest (30G) and wide hips, but my build is otherwise petite.

I am a 26-year-old college graduate working in an e-mail marketing office in Nashville, TN. The office dress code is casual, but I don't get much more casual than dark jeans, a blouse and nice sandals on Friday. My typical going out outfit is dark jeans and a v-neck tee and sandals. My weekend gear consists of shorts (or crops), sandals and tanks. It gets (and stays) pretty hot and humid in the summer here.

If I had to describe my style, I would call it sexy casual. I really like to mix classic neutrals with pops of bright color. And I always love a surprising color palette. I enjoy browsing through Gap, J Crew, and NY & Co. My hope for my new wardrobe is just to look more put-together.


Jennifer's budget is $200 and she filled me in on two items she recently purchased and wanted to incorporate into her consultation. This great dress and a fun bracelet:


With Jennifer's budget of $200 I was able to compile 12 new wardrobe pieces and 8 total outfits (although the options are endless!). Here is a peak at her shopping list:


Here are just a few of the outfits I put together... for more check out my Shopstyle Stylebook:

This is an outfit that can easily transition from work to weekend. The bright pops of yellow add style and fun and the white pants are a summer essential!
Charlotte Russe at ShopStyle


Shorts are more than just a wardrobe feature to keep your legs cool this season... shorts are more and more "fashionable" these days and paired with a floral top - a pattern that has been all over the runways - is a classic yet fashion-forward combination.
Charlotte Russe at ShopStyle


A skirt with a bold print is so fun and easy for summer. Paired with a bright orange top it is perfect for work or for weekend shopping and errands.
Charlotte Russe at ShopStyle


I love the dress that Jennifer's boyfriend just bought for her... so cute for work and for date night! Here I incorporated it with some of the new items.
Steve Madden at ShopStyle


Enjoy Jennifer! It was so fun working with you!

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6 comments:

Jennifer said...

Jill, I could not be more thrilled with my options! You NAILED it. I can't even pick a favorite piece. I have bought almost everything on my shopping list and I can't wait to strut my stuff down Broadway. Thank you so much!

I told my boyfriend about this and he wanted to know if you do this for guys!

Rachel said...

GREAT pieces!! I love these.. and they are all staples, so can be worn with many different styles!

Children of the Nineties said...

I love this! The pieces are all really versatile and classic but still young and fun.

Jennifer said...

I was sad, though, that the grey Steve Madden shoes were already sold out. I'm keeping an eye out for alternates.

jasmine said...

so cute! i love all the yellow!

Jennifer said...

Jill & Readers:

Thought I would let you know about this great discount code from Torrid: BDAY09T

This will take $10 off your total, as long as your total is more than $10! I just got that yellow ring for free when I bought the Orange Marbled Wave Bangle Bracelet!


 

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