Thursday, September 29, 2011

The "Edit" Experience...and a Giveaway!

Do you have one of those friends who always, always, always looks super cute and put together?  You know, the kind of girl that basically every time you see her, you're all, "I want to look just like that!" 

(Which hopefully you yelled in your head, and not out loud while drooling over her boots.)

I have a friend like this, and her name is Lauren.  And fortunately for me, she actually has her own wardrobe consulting and personal shopping business, Edit by Lauren.  (Not to mention, a super fabulous style blog that's on my daily must-read list.)

(Did I mention that she also had twins 9 months ago, and still hasn't succumbed to any kind of "mom uniform?")

(Unless that mom uniform is an adorable dress, cute jewelry, and fun wedges.)

(In which case, sign me up.)

Last week, I had Lauren come "Edit" my closet.  And let me start off by saying, I consider myself a fairly good purger of junk.  (I am also quite good at collecting it, but that's another story.)  So, honestly, I didn't know how much "editing" we would really be able to do.

Well, we did A LOT.  And y'all?  It. Was. Amazing. So amazing, that I knew I had to blog about it.

So, in no specific order, here are the Top Five Reasons to Schedule an Appointment with Edit (As SOON as You Possibly Can.)

1.  Lauren will help you figure out your style goals.  Mine included things like: "I want to quit wearing gym clothes all day, every day."  Or, "Help me figure out how to wear rolled up boyfriend jeans without looking like a total weirdo."

2.  Hanging out with Lauren is like hanging out with a really fun girlfriend. You know, one who has exceptional style, and isn't afraid to say things like, "I'm sure this short-sleeved jacket with the fur collar was awesome when you got it......but, maybe not so much now." 

(Definitely not so much now. Or probably ever.)

3.  She will help you decide what to give away, consign, or have tailored.  It's just like that Tim Gunn show that I used to love, except I like Lauren even better than Tim Gunn.  Which is saying a lot, because Tim Gunn is pretty darn likable.

4.  Lauren helped me pull some new outfits together using the clothes that I had. Did you hear that, ladies? In about 2 seconds flat, I had at least 5 new outfits, using items I already owned.  (Which is when John became a huge fan of the editing experience.)  Long vest that you're not really sure how to wear?  No problem.  You'll have 3 new ways to wear it within seconds.  Literally.

5.  Lauren helped me identify the "holes" in my wardrobe.  For example, having about 437 different kinds of boots, but no solid cardigans apparently isn't the best style strategy.

(Okay, fine.  I lied. I have a few more reasons to add to the list.  But isn't a top EIGHT list even better than a top 5?  Obviously.) 

6.  Edit offers all kinds of fun services--wardrobe consultation, personal shopping, makeup consultation, and even an "edit" your packing experience.  I may or may not need to try them all....especially the packing one, since I am generally known for having the heaviest suitcase in any given traveling situation.

7.  After your wardrobe consultation, you'll receive a Style File, which basically includes your new outfit options, wardrobe needs (along with specific suggestions and links), and some really fun styling tips.  It's like reading an issue of In Style, that's been tailored specifically for you. 

Um, yes, please.

8.  And here's the biggest reason of all:  Lauren is offering one of you a $100 gift certificate to use toward ANY of Edit's services!  Woo hoo!  All you have to do to enter this giveaway is leave a comment telling me about your favorite item of clothing.  Cute, comfy, whatever--what do you love most in your closet? 

Even if it IS a short-sleeved, fur-lined jacket.  I won't tell.


lacy said...

the fact that i go to work in "outfits" i'd be embarrassed to be seen in, in public- with friends- makes me need this! fav item right now- sweatshirt material open cardigan that is the softest thing EVER!

nlakra said...

My favorite piece of wardrobe? AN OLD stretchy flower print dress I bought in 2004. Its so comfy I can wear it to bed and decent enough to wear it around the house before I get ready in the mornings.... but has seen WAY better days! (Which is why you won't see me with it in public.):)

Shari Thomas said...

mine is a long flowing colorful sleeveless vest I got at an Anthroplogy sale. Best part is I can throw it on over anything, add fun shoes and jewelry, and look put together even when wearing something hideous under it.

Our Family's Story... said...

My boots...but you know that:)

The Nelsons said...

Since I am still in maternity clothes and trying to squeeze back into anything else non-maternity that will fit--no clothes make me happy right now so I will have to go with my tall brown boots that are cute and super comfy!

Meredith Williams said...

My fav part of my wardrobe right now is sadly my Target maternity tank! (I have a 2 month old though, so I have an excuse right!?!) But foreal, my fav piece of my fall wardrobe is my Frye Jane boots :-)

JenP said...

Love Lauren! She helped me shop for an outfit for my brother in law's wedding this summer. My fave item in my wardrobe right now is a black and tan striped drapey cardigan.

Chunky Monkey said...

Sadly maternity jeans that I am trying to make work with every outfit so I don't have to buy any more maternity clothes!

Emily said...

Oh my goodness, Edit sounds awesome!! I could really use some help with my wardrobe! I'm thankful that the hospital provides me with scrubs because I definitely roll in every day in my shorts and t-shirt. However, my favorite piece is my "go-to" dress I bought from Express, um, several years ago. So I would love the help!!

Anna H. said...

My favorite thing in my closet is my UGA long sleeve hoodie. Probably not my most fashionable piece, but it is super soft and comfy and makes me feel all cozy inside. Hmm...I think the fact that a hoodie is my favorite item goes to show how badly I need fashion help!!! Thanks for the chance at a giveaway!

carolineo said...

My favorite current item in my closet would have to be a new-ish pair of not-so-skinny, skinny jeans. They are cut like skinny jeans, so I feel a little sassy when Im wearing them, but they are actually more of a relaxed I can eat as many krispy kremes as I want. I know these pants sound too good to be true, but Im wearing them now and I assure you they are for real. Or I really AM imagining them and THATS why the bag boy offered to help me out to my car at Publix today...