How to Build Confidence With A New Look
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Today we have an interview with my amazing friend Donna. She is an OB/GYN Clinic RN, the mom of a cute little boy named Desmond and the wife of the talented Seattle founder and woodworker of Norwegian NW.
I wanted to invite her on the blog because I love how confident and happy she always is when I see her! She has a beautiful smile that she wears all the time!
The other day she posted on Facebook about her experience with Stitch Fix and how it helped her find amazing clothes without having to bring her toddler shopping with her, so I wanted to ask her more about it!
Can you tell us about yourself?
Like most people, I wear lots of hats in my life! I am a mom first and foremost, and a wife and friend. I’m also a lead nurse at an OBGYN clinic and enjoy my work leading my team and educating patients on women’s health and their journey to motherhood. I love all things art and culture, I love photography and traveling.
What are you grateful for?
I have a lot to be grateful for. I have a wonderful family and husband, and great friends. I have a house that I love, a roof over my head, food on my table, bills that are paid. I’m grateful to be able to help others as a nurse. I’m grateful to come home to cuddles and kisses from my son.
What is your favorite self-help book and why?
I honestly don’t read very many self-help books….but I do follow a few blogs. Most are based around parenting and motherhood… I love HuffPost Parents, Scary Mommy, and Pregnant Chicken. I also belong to an amazing private mom’s group on Facebook that is super supportive and humorous.
What are you doing today to get the life of your dreams tomorrow?
I have always been the type of person that dreams, plans, and conquers. So I figure out what my dream is, and then I come up with a game plan and I check in on what is working and what needs to be changed to conquer the goal continuously. It also helps that I have people around me that support my goals and dreams and help me succeed in them.
Do you think the way you dress influences your confidence?
Yes! And I see how I present myself as a form of art… an expression of myself. What you look like and how you present yourself makes an impression on others and by looking your best you feel your best.
Was Stitch Fix your first experience with a personal stylist?
It was my first experience with a personal stylist! I was a little hesitant at first because I do love the process of going shopping and finding something new and fun. I found a way to still make it enjoyable by creating a Pinterest page for my stylist so she could see what interest me and the type of clothes that I love. Receiving my first package and seeing what the stylist came up with was exciting.
How does it feel to work with a personal stylist?
I love that it is pushing me to try things that I would not maybe pick for myself. I was really impressed with what my stylist picked out for my first fix and I can’t wait to see what will be sent in my next box.
Can you tell us more about how Stitch Fix works?
After you sign up for Stitch Fix, you are taken through a series of style questionnaires.
There is a section where they have groupings of styles of clothes and accessories and you rate each session according to how much you like it.
You then go through sizing for all different types of clothes from dresses to shirts, pants, shoes, etc. and how you like the fit for all items to be as well.
A really nice feature that I appreciated was that you can choose your budget for each type of clothing and accessories/shoes.
There is a section for feedback for your stylist:
- colors you love/hate
- patterns you love/hate
- items in particular that you would like to add to your wardrobe.
For example, I let my stylist know that I just colored my hair a vibrant red and would love items that compliment my new hair. One of my favorite new pieces is a vibrant electric blue blouse with lace detail that compliments my new red hair perfectly.
Pinterest or Instagram pages can be linked up for your stylist to get an idea of who you are and what you like.
You then can choose how often you get your fix, and they will send you five items for you to choose from.
You decide what you want to keep and then send the rest back in a paid shipping bag.
To pay, you simply go online to your account and choose the items you are keeping. Stitch Fix gives you the opportunity to give feedback on every item which helps your stylist get a better idea of your style for your next fix.
You do get charged a $20 stylist fee, but it goes towards your purchase. If you decide to not purchase anything, you can send it all back and just pay the styling fee.
Would you recommend it to your friends?
I personally love updating my wardrobe and love shopping but really don’t have the time for that these days. I love that I can still ‘shop’ every month and feel that my stylist did a great job choosing items that were a good fit for me. I would totally recommend this as a way to save time and maintain your wardrobe.
Thank you so much, Donna, for taking the time to respond to my questions! I highly recommend you to check out her husband’s woodwork on Facebook with his most recent work and on his website norwegiannorthwest.com
I hope you enjoy this interview and if you haven’t done it yet, head over here to try Stitch Fix today!
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Over to you
Have you ever work with a personal stylist? If yes, how was it? If no, what stopped you?