kitsch style makeover: Sandra's mini-makeover

Meet Sandra!
This fab mommy won the "Get Fit"
fitness contess that was held by her Stroller Strides group.
As a prize she won a mini-makeover with me
and a photoshoot with Kamee June Photography.

Sandra recently lost a bunch of weight
and was looking to define her style and fit her new hot bod.
Sandra wasn't sure what her style was
but after talking about her love of comfortable flowing fabrics
 and certain celebrities styles that she admired
 we defined it as "Boho Chic".

Boho meaning Bohemian, earthy, hippie.
Chic meaning modern, refined, and sophisticated.

All the clothes we used are from Sandra's closet. 

After defining her STYLE,
I went through EVERY item in her closet
and made sure everything in there
 passed 2 important qualifications:

1- Does the FIT flatter her new figure?
2- Does the item fit into her newly defined STYLE?

This mini makeover didn't involve any shopping.
All the items in Sandra's closet ARE hers.
We re-purposed, re-organized, and re-did her entire closet.
Now everything she has in her closet is ready-to-wear. 

We put some looks together that surprised Sandra;
brown with red,
or using a neutral gray like instead of white,
or wearing a skirt/dress instead of jeans.

Here are some of the outfits we put together.

Sandra's Staples:
Basic tanks in white, brown, gray
Strappy cotton and lace camisoles
Gauzy skirts and dresses
Denim mini skirt
Linen flowy pants

Sandra's shopping list:
Denim jacket
White jeans
Dark skinny denim
Belts, scarves, shoes, jewelry or otherwise -

Like most clients I work with,
 Sandra desperately needed to accessorize!
I brought some jewelry and accessories
from home to prove my point.
As seen in the outfits above,
the accessory can make the outfit!

Sandra had PLENTY of clothes,
she just couldn't use them effectively.
Instead of going for a shirt with a crazy pattern
 try buying a necklace and bracelet 
that can add interest to many outfits.

Spend more money on quality clothing
that you can use for years
and save money buying less expensive accessories
that you can toss out after they become out of fashion.

Here is a shot from Sandra's photo shoot,
Isn't she FAB!?!

Thanks to Sandra for trusting me
and letting me plow through your closet!
Sandra is on strict orders to stop buying clothes
 and focus on her accessories,
throw out or alter all her capri's - urg!
And, keep putting herself at the top of her list.


Kristen said...

Katrina!! YOU are awesome! I loved this post! You gave ME great suggestions on what to do with my wardrobe/accessories. You have true talent! Thanks girl!

Dina Conover said...

Loved watching you in action...
Your suggestions are so simple. Love it!!!

Cheri said...

Like Kristen said, reading your blog keeps giving me ideas (and sometimes a smack upside the head) about how to dress myself. Argghhh! Why am I such a dunce about all this?!? Anyway, I definitely need to accessorize. You do a great job and I love seeing these makeovers!

Anonymous said...

She looks like Angela, the foxy girl from the tv show Bones!

Sandra said...

Kat, thank you soooo much...I loved all the suggestions and advice you gave me, and have been trying my best to stick to my new "style!!" I've amped up the accessories, but am still challenged by the belts...can't figure out how to make them work and still feel comfortable! =( Even the hubby has noticed a difference, so that's been a huge plus! Thank you to all the ladies who were so wonderful with this truly awesome gift! I love you all and you have all touched and changed my outlook on everything in such a wonderful and inspiring way! - Sandra
PS. @ Annonymous- that was such a sweet comment!! =)

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