How can I make my time with a Nordstrom personal shopper awesome? Also, what is a reasonable budget for a quality work wardrobe?
August 17, 2012 10:48 AM Subscribe
I'm meeting with one of Nordstrom's personal stylists tomorrow to update my work wardrobe. It needs a pretty serious overhaul. How can I make the best use of this time? How much should I budget for this trip?
posted by jeoc to clothing, beauty, & fashion (31 answers total) 34 users marked this as a favorite
I'm up for a promotion at work (yay!), but my boss gave me some feedback that my self-presentation is not as professional as it should be. I had been thinking that was the case, but getting that direct feedback has lit a fire under me on the issue. My work environment (a hospital in the southern U.S.) is not business casual, but highly-placed women do not wear suits all the time (more a mix of suits, professional separates, and dresses).
My wardrobe right now is a lot of cheap pieces from Target, Old Navy and the ever-classy Dress Barn - mostly slacks and sweaters. I have a few decent pieces, but this will be an almost total reboot. Both my boss and my husband suggested I get professional help doing this, hence the visit with the Nordstrom personal stylist. Because I've been buying cheap clothes, I don't know how much I should plan to spend: $1,000? $2,000? Less? More?
My current crappy wardrobe is a result of my general dislike of and lack of skill with shopping more than lack of funds.
What else can I do to make this visit as productive as possible? Do these stylists get tips?
I'm a woman in my mid-30s.