Have you ever had the kind of weekend that was so good that going back to work was even harder? That’s definitely where I’m at now :). We’ll get more into the weekend details but the highlight was a shopping spree with a friend using Macy’s MyStylist service. This is not a sponsored post in any way, I just I had such a great time that I wanted to share the experience. As for the shopping spree, you may ask how that even happens because I know I did! I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, I really hit the jackpot in terms of friends in life and Crissa and Jason are a big part of that. They just happen to be full of surprises. Anyway, maybe you’re not able to go on a mini shopping spree (although attention husbands this really is a great gift) and you’re just looking for that one perfect piece for an event. Or maybe you’re in a fashion rut and want to try a new look. There are many reasons you may want to use a personal shopper or stylist and I’m going to give you five.
5 Reasons To Use A Personal Shopper
This may not come as a shock to those who know me but I’m kind of a Nordstrom girl. I think it’s in my blood from my sweet Grandma Bea. They top the list when it comes to customer service and well, just about everything else in my opinion. My budget usually dictates that I spend my time at the Rack but I’m team Nordstrom through and through. Obviously, I’ll get clothes other places and I’ve tried to branch out more but I’m setting the scene about why I was so pleasantly surprised with the Macy’s MyStylist service. I have used Nordstrom’s before as well, and it was dangerously fun. The stylist kept finding amazing outfits that I just had to have but couldn’t afford. As great of an experience as that was (Nordstrom has those magic mirrors after all), I have to say this one was even better.
We were both a little skeptical as we emailed our stylist Jonmarc our sizes and style preferences. Would he be able to find things for our two amazon-like bodies? Would we be able to find clothes that we really liked?
Here are 5 reasons to use a personal shopper that answer that question with a resounding yes.
1) They work with your style.
When we were first shown our dressing rooms we were shocked at how he had nailed our personal style from the little information we had emailed him. The clothes set aside for me were very much my style/colors and Crissa’s room held clothes true to her classic cuts and styles that she gravitates towards. We were pretty impressed from the word go.
2) You step outside your normal.
Although we both tried on a lot of “us” pieces Jonmarc had set aside things that neither of us would have picked out on our own. In fact, one of the skirts I ended up getting (and loving) was a BCBG skirt that honestly didn’t impress me hanging up but when I tried it on it was smiley face heart eyes emoji all the way.
In Macy’s, there is a whole area designated for their Mystylist services. It was just the two of our private dressing rooms in their own little area. In other words, no awkward walking down the hall to the long mirror in front of random strangers. There were snacks there (because #shopingismycardio) and I was told we wanted we could have even brought our own champagne.
4) Undivided attention.
We had our stylist all to ourselves. So when we needed a different size or style Jonmarc would find it for us without having to help 10 different people out at the same time. He also was not on commission so we knew he didn’t have any other agendas other than our fashion satisfaction. There was a cash register in our private dressing room area so we didn’t have to wait in any lines either! This turned about especially helpful for me when trying to whittle down my “yes” pile.
5) The Pretty Woman Effect.
You know what I’m talking about right? The shopping scene from Pretty Woman? There’s something about having someone specifically help you out that makes you feel like a queen for a day (or at least for a couple of hours). Even if you don’t have snobby women on Rodeo Drive to show up ;-).
All this is to say that if you haven’t tried a personal shopping service before you might want to give it a try. It’s definitely not that I can’t shop for myself. It’s just that every once in a while it’s nice to have a different kind of shopping experience. It’s also a great way to round out my “team”; my hair stylist, massage therapist, esthetician etc, and now I can add personal stylist to the list!
Have you used a styling service before?
After shopping, we went to watch Crissa’s cousin’s basketball team (Central Valley) win the Women’s State 4A Basketball Championship! For a couple of hours I got to live vicariously through them since my high school team never made it nearly that far. So much fun! Fashion and sports are pretty much my perfect day.
Other highlights of the weekend included book club (which turned into more of a girls night out) where I had this amazing burrata at The Black Bottle, and some quality time with E. You know I love me some burrata!
Have a lovely week!
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