Thursday, August 6, 2009

good LOOK for less: Melissa, she needs a multi-tasking wardrobe!

The good LOOK for less orders keep rolling in... I hope you aren't getting sick of them, but rather getting lots of inspiration for yourselves. As the summer begins to wind down, don't forget to sport your favorite summer duds!


Today's "look" is for Melissa... she's a multi-tasking mom, we hear you!, and she needs her wardrobe to keep up with her, we hear you again! Melissa. Here's how she explained her needs:

I have been married to my sweet husband for almost 5 years and we had our first little one, a daughter, almost one year ago. My husband's in school and works part-time, and I work full-time, mainly from home, as an editor. My job requires me to go to the office 1-2 times per week. When I visit my clients I need to look more professional (e.g., pants, skirt, blouse, etc.). I would love to have some outfits that can work at home, the office, the weekend, and on a date with my husband. Tall order, right?

Melissa, it's a tall order... but it's one that many women can relate to. I know I can... looking good and feeling good all while keeping up with your own life is important!

Melissa already had a really fabulous ruffle top from Anthro and a great new pair of gold sandals that she wanted integrated into her look... we didn't include those in the budget, but we did show them here... here is the shopping list:

With Melissa's budget of $200 I was able to compile 12 new wardrobe pieces and 6 total outfits!

Let's take a peak at some of the outfits... shall we?

This outfit can easily serve multiple purposes... date night? check. office/client meetings? check. hanging with the kids? simply swap the trousers for a pair of jeans!
Forever 21 at ShopStyle

Melissa also mentioned that she has recently finished nursing. So as many of us know the body is still a little, ahem, awkward. Right? This flowy top is perfect for getting over the post-baby bump. Once you are feeling tip-top again (does that even happen?) or close... simply pair a belt with the look to accentuate the waist again. Also jackets are great to temporarily "hide" unflattering features. I wore a variety of jackets through my whole second pregnancy to work every day (unbuttoned of course!)... one day it was hot and I took it off and everyone was like... wow, you really popped out! And I was like, no, I've just been hiding it!
Charlotte Russe at ShopStyle

This outfit is similar to the first. It will multi-task for all your responsibilities... and when your day is done, swap out a pair of jeans and you are all set!
Charlotte Russe at ShopStyle

Happy Shopping Melissa!


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Kotori said...

I don't think I'll ever get tired of seeing these - I always take away so many good ideas! Great job Jill!

Gillian said...

Thanks to Camille I just found your blog! My question is how do you work with clients to know what would look good on their body? I am a rather odd shape (large chest and skinny legs) and always need to try clothes on. I am very interested in a consultation but was very confused. Thanks!

ms. less is always more said...

Thanks for your comment Gillian! I usually just have my clients tell me a bit about their lifestyle and fashion likes/dislikes and aspirations. Then I take all the info you give me (including sizing info if you want to share) and come up with a shopping list based on all that information! I try to make it as personal as possible - it is important for me to get it just right and make you happy! Email me if you would like more details or have more questions! goodlifeforless @!


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