I’ve been doing a lot of research the past week or so. There are a TON of subscription services to scratch your fashion itch. Ones I had never even heard of. But I’m learning.
As a result, we have a two part Fashion Friday series – Out of the Box!
Next week, Out of the Box, Part 2, will bring you the findings from my *very scientific* poll of friends who have used an array of subscription services. From Le Tote to Stitch Fix and from Allume to MM LaFluer, I have the skinny. I’ve found out what folks like, what things cost, where the pros and cons are.
There are so many options, I can’t detail them all, but I think I can hit the high points in case you’re curious about trying out a fashion subscription.
So what is Part One, you ask?
Well, it’s a point of personal privilege. I love to dress others but I’m also intensely curious about what I should wear to certain events. As I have a big weekend coming up (two weeks from today), I don’t have time to try out all these subscription services to solve my weekend wardrobe dilemma.
That’s where you, dear reader, come in!
Today, I’d like you to be MY subscription stylist.
The problem: my weekend getaway
Your styling fee: my undying gratitude
Your budget: cheap to free (seriously, I can’t buy high-end designers – I have third graders to get back to school)
So here are the details for your styling work. I’m flying with my hubby to Pittsburgh to accept an award. We’ll be in Pittsburgh on Friday and Saturday (all day). Then we’ll drive to Niagara Falls early Sunday and fly out Monday afternoon (it’s always been on my bucket list).
The key fashion looks are for the evening activities.
Friday night: Boots and Ballgowns Gala where I’ll accept an award. I have several evening gowns but would consider getting a new one if it was killer at a killer price.
Saturday night: fancy romantic dinner overlooking the city (my early birthday dinner).
Sunday night: casual dinner which has to go straight from a boat ride in the Falls with closed toe shoes out to eat.
I don’t need to buy new items. I can probably repurpose a lot of what I have – my closet is stocked with staples like blouses and jeans and accessories. But, I need a look. Some ideas to go by. I shop an assortment of retailers – most department stores, Ann Taylor, Banana Republic, Talbots, Boden, etc. Most things, once I know the cut to choose from, work. I’m 5’10 and a size 10-12.
So your mission, should you choose to accept it, style one of these events for me! You’re my “out of the box” subscription stylist today. You can post links and pictures in the comments on this post, on my Facebook page, or just email them to me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I can’t wait to see what you come up with. (Plus, if you have any Pittsburgh or Niagara Falls tips, share them. We’ve never been.) And I’ll post pics from the events so you can see what I wore. Don’t forget, come back next week for Part 2 where it’s all about info FOR YOU on the best styling subscriptions out there.