Over the holiday break, I sat down with my mom and helped her determine her personal style. She had soooo many things in the closet but felt like she didn’t have much to wear. After leafing through a few books and her closet, we determined that she has Gamine style = sweet and charming. After a few hours of holding up garments for her to keep or give away, we ended up with 41 keepers. We realized that she loved hues of pink and biege/gold for tops and dark colored pants. She wanted a 50 piece wardrobe so I took her thrift shopping (her first time!).
She was so surprised at the six items – including two blazers and a cherry print top – that we were able to find for her. We had so much fun and by the end of our trip, despite my comments about my retail challenge, she and my sis-in-love had picked out some things for me too, lol. I scored a few items from Mom’s closet and my older sis picked out some brand new pieces from the pile to gift to a co-worker.
All in all, I’d say it was a success. Mom is really happy about being able to put her hand on any item in her closet with the confidence that it will look good together. I’d love to do this again with other ladies! And while I’ve taken a small break, I will start posting my OOTDs again soon!