When I met Lizzie I was completely in a rut with my clothing and accessories, both my work and my casual wardrobe were rather gloomy. Certain items had been in my wardrobe for over ten years, there wasn't much there that helped me feel confident and happy in myself at the weekend or at work.
My husband knew that I wanted a change, and kindly not only bought me a voucher for Christmas and also set me up with a shopping budget for my day with lizzie in London.
I must admit that I was slightly nervous about Lizzie coming over for our wardrobe review session, but I can honestly say that within ten minutes of her being in my house I was really at ease and I just wanted to get the most from our time together. She went through my colours first which was helpful and she took lots of notes throughout our session, which were invaluable when we went shopping. Although I ended up with a pile of clothes for the charity shop, I was also surprised when out came Lizzie's pins, certain items just needed shortening or taking in - its amazing that with her advice I felt like my wardrobe had already improved and I hadn't even been shopping yet!
On our personal shopping day we didn't waste any time because of the notes Lizzie had from our wardrobe review. It was such an eye opener to go shopping with a stylist. Lizzie was brilliant at finding the right fitting trousers, the flattering blouses and amazing (not expensive) shoes. She had a knack of knowing from the hanger what would and wouldn't suit me and my personality, and I never once felt uncomfortable about the clothes I was trying on.
Since our sessions, people have paid compliments not only to what I wear and how I wear it but have also said that I seem different and much more confident. I had a business trip to France a week after our session... And wow how good did I feel in my new wardrobe. My husband is delighted and my 14 year old daughter has started to show a big interest in my new gear.... which is something that certainly hadn't happened before.
Lizzie has wonderful style herself, but I always felt that she understood who I was and that I needed to liven up a tired and out of date wardrobe and freshen up the 41 year old working mother of two. She is so easy to get on with, and it felt like we were friends by the end of the day.
I will now never go to work trying to look like a man in a pinstripe suit with an uncomfortable shirt, Lizzie has taught me that I can look convincing and business like whilst looking feminine and stylish. I will also think about accessories more in future, it's incredible what a scarf or shoe and bag colour can add to a look. I had never even heard of having your own accessory colour - but she's 100% right.... And what a difference it makes!
Although a day with Lizzie is a big investment, I believe that I will benefit from our session for the rest of my life. I'm happy, my husband and children think my style is great and I feel the best I have felt since pre-children (over 14 years ago). Since our session I have also lost weight.... This wasn't down to the right diet, it's down to frame of mind which Lizzie has certainly contributed to. I would not hesitate to recommend her to my best friends, work colleagues and anyone that needs a boost.