Oh! I wanted to tell you how my appointment with the Nordstrom personal stylist went yesterday. Before I met with Rob, the stylist at my nearby Nordstrom in Corte Madera, California, I told him over the phone what I hoped to achieve. Among other style suggestions, I wanted a cute, fashion-forward, age-appropriate spring dress to hide my tum and minimize my bum.
The whole personal stylist experience was very cool, kinda like being on one of those makeover shows, except you don’t bring home the clothes for free (dang!).
To schedule an appointment with a Nordstrom personal stylist, call (877) 283-4048, or shoot them an email here. The appointments themselves are free, but you should have a budget in mind for any clothes or accessories you decide to buy.
Rob usually asks clients to start the styling process by getting fitted for a bra, so when I arrived at the store I headed over to Rachel in the lingerie department. She took care of the fitting for me and also introduced me to the preternatural power of Spanx (OMG! Review coming soon!).
After my fitting, Rob took me to a dressing room filled with dresses, shoes and accessories he pulled beforehand and then left me to start trying on clothes. Every 15 minutes or so, he’d check in and bring over some new things for me to try. Throughout the process, we gave each other feedback on what was and wasn’t working, both trying to get to the same place.
If you’re shy when it comes to discussing your appearance with strangers, you might want to mentally prepare yourself beforehand. Giving and taking feedback helps the stylist get you where you’re trying to go with a look or an outfit, but it can be difficult if you’re not used to it.
It helps to keep an open mind. Rob urged me to try on this purple dress by Amanda Uprichard, even though I wasn’t feeling the ruffles at first. I didn’t think it would look good on me, but after I tried it on and Rob explained how I could work the dress in different ways, I fell in love.
The dress came home with me, along with a couple of accessories — a skinny, studded gold belt and a whimsical Betsey Johnson kitty ring. The best part? I didn’t have to buy shoes since I already had a pair a home that worked with the outfit.
All in all, it was a great experience that lasted about two hours, and I left with a new outfit that I feel really good in. Do I plan to do it again? Heck, yeah!
If you you plan to visit a Nordstrom personal stylist, here are a couple things which might help:
- Take stock of your closet beforehand. Especially if you’re on a tight budget. Rob repeatedly asked me about the jackets and shoes I had at home and would recommended certain colors and cuts to work with my existing items.
- Try things on, even if you don’t think they’ll work. I can’t stress this enough! Keep an open mind, and try on some things you wouldn’t normally pick for yourself. Why? Because you never know until you try.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,