Monday, August 10, 2009

good LOOK for less: Marci, recent grad and new kindergarten teacher!

Marci emailed me recently requesting a good LOOK for less consult. She has a ton of really exciting things going on in her life these days and needed a little closet spruce-up! Here is her note to me:

I am 25 years old and a soon to be kindergarten teacher. I am looking for some new outfits that can go from sitting on the floor with my students during the day to having dinner my friends at night. I would love to add some "pizzazz" to my clothes but don't know how to do it. To say that I am afraid of color is an understatement. Most of my wardrobe is black and blue but I want to start incorporating other colors. I am a natural redhead with fair skin and 5’9” with curves. I tend to gravitate towards more classic pieces and would love if they could carry over to other seasons.

I was really excited to dive into this consult! Marci had a budget of $200 and with that I was able to compile 12 new wardrobe pieces and 5 new outfits... not bad, huh? Let's take a look at her shopping list:

With Marci's fear of color and her fair complexion with red hair, I remained neutral on a lot of the pieces... but far from boring! Let's check out the outfits, shall we?

I just love the soft tones of brown and pink and gold in this ensemble. So sophisticated, but as Marci mentioned, still simple enough to be on the floor with her little students!
Charlotte Russe at ShopStyle

When you choose simple and classic pieces with flair, like this white ruffled top or the gold handbag, it is easy to mix and match within your entire wardrobe without getting boring.
Charlotte Russe at ShopStyle

Again, in order to make all these pieces easy to mix and match - neutrals are key! This outfit illustrates how several neutrals combined can make an effortless yet pulled together look.
Charlotte Russe at ShopStyle

Thanks so much Marci! Happy Shopping and good luck with your new class of kindergarteners!


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Christen said...

Thank you for posting this! My cousin just graduated and got a job as a kindergarten teacher too. I sent her this link as I'm sure it will be helpful! So, unknowingly, you helped two new teachers!

Kathysue said...

Love all of the pieces you chose for Marci. There are even a few that I think I could wear. Your blog is a great place for inspiration. Keep up the good work, kathysue

PS~Erin said...

Get consultation! And those 5 & 6 year olds would love that ring!


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