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10 Day Challenge- Day 4!

So, did you divide and conquer successfully? Did you start making a mental notes of things you want to get rid of? I’m sure as you weeded through the items there might have been more than a few that you knew had to go?!?!  Right.  This is a really good thing and is truly the natural progression of the 10 Day Challenge!

What’s next you ask?  Making the grade!  There are many things in your wardrobe that are just B’s & C’s, hanging around to be worn only if the clothes you really love are not available that day.  I need you to go through each one and see what makes it and what goes! If you want to make a real change here and have a year of fabulous style, you are going to need to be really honest and take away all of the items that are just “okay”.  Once divided, it’s time to get real. Ask yourselves a few questions about what remains. Do you love it? Does it make you feel great when you wear it? Is it one of you favorites? Do you receive compliments when worn? If you cannot answer yes to any and all of these questions, you might want to consider getting rid of it and replacing it with something that suits you better.  As your personal shopper, it is my goal to have clients own a wardrobe full of favorites that make you feel like a million and tossing the “just alright” is the first step! There is no need for mediocrity, my friends, if it doesn’t work than it’s time for new! Now go and finish that first section and repeat until your closet is ready for the next step.

Still having problems getting started in these first few steps?  Not to worry my friend, just give a call and we will book an appointment to get you started on a year of extraordinary style!

Best,

Valarie

Valarie Stock

Image Consultant & Personal Shopper

Direct.(215)622.4422

valarie@valariestock.com

“Creating a world of extraordinary style, one person at a time…”

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10 Day Challenge- Day 3!

Now that everything is cleared away and put in the right place or prepared for the donation portion of the challenge, you are ready to pick out what looks great(definite keepers) and what does not (more donations)! However, before you trek through each item of clothing to decide what is right and what is not, dividing your clothing by garment type will make the entire process much easier! If unclear on how you want to divide, the following is a list to help get you started!

a. Business Suits
b. Pants
c. Dresses (day & formal)
d. Skirts
e. Tops & Sweaters
f. Denim
g. Workout Clothes
h. Lingerie & Swimsuits

Once you’ve completed this third step, there will be a huge difference in your wardrobe and how it is organized! I am confident that you will be reenergized and excited to start the next steps, now that all of the unnecessary items are cleared from your path.  You now have all of the necessary momentum to take the next seven steps, as it has cleared the clutter out of the way and made room for you to start your year of extraordinary style!

Are you having difficulty sorting through all of your stuff? Is the idea of finishing this next step already overwhelming? Not to worry, it happens to the best of us! Feel free to contact me and we will make an appointment to make sure your items are organized in 2015!

Best,

Valarie

Valarie Stock

Direct. (215)622.4422

valarie@valariestock.com

“Creating a world of extraordinary style, one person at a time…”

10 Day Challenge- Day 2!

Did you complete your first step of the challenge? Is the laundry all done and are all those piles put back where they belong?  Baskets emptied? So, how long has it been? And please tell me, just how good do you feel at the present moment? I personally love the feeling of seeing things through to completion, but sometimes the time just doesn’t allow. I am hoping that you feel as good as I do today and that you are ready for the second day of this challenge and a new task to complete!

Today’s assignment could be a difficult one. I am going to ask you to remove items from your closet that might have been there for years.  I understand that there are things you haven’t worn in sometime, things that perhaps do not fit or even things that have sentimental value.  If this is the case, now is the time to ask yourself why it’s still there? Hanger space is a precious commodity and giving it to something that hasn’t been worn in over a year is never ever a good idea! There is a reason why you’re not wearing it, a reason it no longer belongs there. Whether it doesn’t fit, is something that you hope will come back into style or is that sentimental dress you just can’t get rid of, it needs to leave the hanger. Do not pass go, do not collect $200, just move it from cluttering your way to extraordinary style today! Whichever route you choose- donation, giving it to a friend or even just storing it in the basement until you know what to do with it, this step is critical to completing the challenge and making sure that you start this year off right!

Best,

Valarie

Valarie Stock

Direct.(215)622.4422

valarie@valariestock.com

“Creating a world of extraordinary style, one person at a time…”

On the Fifth Day of Christmas…

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Now we are into the home stretch… and everyone I know who hasn’t purchased their gifts are starting to panic and scramble. However there is no need to worry, we have you covered and I am happy to help you in these next couple of days to get that perfect gift!
In following along with the song and understanding that everyone is looking for gifts for those who are incredibly important, let’s look at the 5 golden rings:).  Jewelry is always a perfect gift and something that everyone loves to see in their stocking and we’ve got the best choices here at Bloomingdale’s!  Whether your looking for fashion jewelry like Kate Spade or House of Harlow or you want to invest in a piece of Lagos or Yurman, the choices here are spectacular. Take a look at some of these examples and let he know what your looking for- I will make sure to get it for you or connect you someone in fine jewelry who can assist you!
Best,

Valarie 

Valarie Stock

Direct. (215)622.4422
valarie@valariestock.com
“Creating a world of extraordinary style, one person at a time”

On the Sixth Day of Christmas…

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Does the special person in your life complain that they have a wardrobe full of clothes and nothing to wear?  Is you loved ones closet full of items she no longer wears, to the point that it’s unmanageable? Or perhaps they might have problems finding what looks good on them?  Maybe they know exactly what they want, but just do not have the time?  Does any of this sound familiar?
Well, look no further- I have the perfect solution!  How wonderful would it be to give the gift of fabulous style this Christmas???  Gift certificates for closet audits, shopping excursions and more are all available for purchase now!  Contact me now to customize a package for your loved one today!
Best,

Valarie

Valarie Stock
Image Consultant & Personal Shopper
Direct. (215)622.4422
valarie@valariestock.com
“Creating a world of extraordinary style, one person at a time…”

On the Eleventh Day of Christmas…

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Good morning!  So the malls are packed and you have been everywhere looking for that perfect gift and still nothing??  There are so many items to choose from, yet you are still stumped?!? Well, these are the days that I am going to show you how it’s done- a personal shoppers guide to shopping for things that your love ones will be thrilled to receive!

Continuing on yesterday’s theme on simple to the elaborate- another great item to choose is cashmere!  Bloomingdales has a fabulous selection of cashmere in every department of the store and mixing and matching from different areas will make a perfect theme!  Whether a throw for the living room, paired with fuzzy socks, a good book and a bottle of wine or perhaps a robe mixed with bath and body products for the perfect relaxing night, the gift of cashmere is one they will always love!  Not sure on how to put it all together?  Call me and I will be sure to

Best,

Valarie

Valarie Stock

Image Consultant & Personal Shopper

Direct. (215)622.4422

valarie@valariestock.com

“Creating a world of extraordinary style, one person at a time…”

Love your Look! Dressing a Circle or Diamond Body Type for the Holidays!

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Good morning!  We’ve been through the rules of dressing your fabulous shape many a times, so this week I figured I would try something different- I am going to post the outfit ideas and nothing more!  This will give you a great idea of where your headed when dressing for your next soiree and if you have any questions, you know you can always call me!

Best,

Valarie

Valarie Stock

Image Consultant & Personal Shopper

Direct. (215)622.4422

valarie@valariestock.com

“Creating a world of extraordinary style, one person at a time…”