fashion night off

fashion consults!

as most of you know, I was in the hospital this month. why? my heart. again. always. two cardiac arrests within a fifteen minute span as I was getting ready for work; an ambulance came and got me and everything. after that, it was two weeks of tests and surgery and new medications and short-term disability and ultimately, no answers. my heart condition remains a rare and mysterious jewel. so good news: I’m alive. bad news: I’m an american who just spent two weeks in the best electrocardiology ward in new york city. which means medical bills. so many fucking medical bills. 

now, I have insurance, but before it kicks in I have a significant deductible to meet. every scrap of every paycheck is going towards those bills for the foreseeable future. which isn’t great, considering I took two-thirds of my closet off to a consignment store about a month before this happened. You guys know me, I’d like to be able to fill it out again. so I’m proposing a trade: I’ll dress you if you dress me. 

style consulting - rates and services

  1. $15 option - one time occasion styling! if you have a wedding or a graduation or a big date coming up, I’ll hop on skype with you for a half-hour and see what we can do with the clothes you already have.
  2. $20 option - fashion guidance. I’ll ask you to send me five to seven pictures of outfits, styles, or fashion icons that you like. from there, I’ll write up my impressions of your fashion goals, advise you towards certain trends, and help you solidify your sense of personal style. (here is an example)
  3. $40 option - fashion guidance + personal shopper. You’ll receive all the services of #1, plus I’ll discuss your budget and then go shopping for you. I’ll put together ten items within your price range that will help you meet your style aspirations. 
  4. $65 option - fashion guidance + personal shopper + skype consult. You’ll receive all the services of #1 and #2, plus I will set up a 45 minute in-person skype consult with you. We’ll go through your closet (or whatever items you choose) together, and I’ll help you pinpoint which garments will work with your new look, and which ones won’t. 

**request via an ask - include your email address, your name, and which service you want - I’ll send you an email and we can begin the conversation there.** 

(note: all these prices are suggested. obviously if you’re willing to donate more, I’d appreciate it, each option takes about an hour and a half more to do than the option preceding it. if you want something different than what I’m offering, send me a message and we’ll talk details.)

(second note: I’ll be doing these requests in the order I get them. When I get your inquiry, I’ll let you know where you are in the queue.)

I’ll still be giving out style advice all the time on this blog, don’t worry! But in-depth, individually tailored stuff takes me a lot of time, and I’d like to be able to turn that into something I can use to buy shoes that won’t fall apart with nyc wear.

hope to dress you soon! ♥

⍟ Fashion Tip ⍟

How to wear: Off The Shoulder Tops

I have seen these tops al over the place and let me tell you I am in love with them! They seem so comfy there are so many different ways your can wear them! I am going to show you three different ways that I styled them! Outfit 1 is a more dressy look, you could go our to a nice dinner in it. Outfit 2 is more of an everyday look, you could wear it pretty much any where. Outfit 3 I made it more of a boho look, it would look nice at any outdoor concert or a film festival! 

   Outfit 1                                    Outfit 2                                  Outfit 3

Outfit 1 Details 

Top | Skirt | Shoes | Purse | Necklace  

Outfit 2 Details 

Top | Jeans | Shoes | Bag | Bracelet  

Outfit 3 Details 

Top | Shorts | Shoes | Bag | Bracelet 

sophiabush: Sometimes you need a break from the constant breaking news dumpster fires. I took one on Sunday for the SAG Awards. And I got to spend the evening celebrating performances in film and television that made people think, laugh, cry, and ponder life. I also had the pleasure of playing dress up, wearing this insanely beautiful dress. Someone at work the next day said to me, “I love that your dress was the color of the Women’s March hats!” And it made me giggle. Yes it was. I hadn’t even realized it. There is resistance, even in finding out joy. There are social messages, that change hearts and open minds, in art. Found in both stories and in fashion. Sometimes a night off refuels you for your mission. And sometimes, even in borrowed couture, you keep the protest flame a-burnin’ 🔥✊🏼🔥

Thank you to @ecduzit@marchesafashion @jacobandco@patrickta @chadwoodhair for putting me together. Thank you to the @sagawards for having me as a guest and a presenter. And thank you to the artists who remind us to keep fighting, behind films like #Moonlight, #HiddenFigures, #LalaLand, #Lion, and #Jackie, and shows like #OITNB, #Westworld, #StrangerThings, #Blackish, #JaneTheVirgin, #ThisIsUs and so many more. Keep telling stories that unite us. Your art matters.

Also just… this entire sequence…

[Garnet voice] aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa