OK, so I need some advice. I am thinking of treating myself to a personal shopper/wardrobe overhaul for my 30th birthday in summer. I have a 9 month old baby and when I cleared out my wardrobe before going back to work this month I realised I need a revamp.
I usually buy my clothes from cheap high street places except 'staples' such as shoes and coats. I realise I probably need to increase my budget significantly in order to have the sort of wardrobe I aspire to. However, I don't have a massive amount of money to spend.
I'd like to try a personal shopper and get some classic capsule pieces that can be easily updated. Manchester is my nearest shopping place (city centre or Trafford Centre). I like the idea of the John Lewis style consulation service but will my £500 go very far there (I think that would be my absolute maximum budget, and even then I would be wincing a bit)?
Has anyone tried the personal shopping service in John Lewis recently? Or Debenhams? Or can anyone recommend an independent person?
£500 would have been about right but I've been quite a few times and have spent less. I got a number of outfits for that that all mixed and matched. I can't remember if I got any shoes.
I wasn't working then so it was casual clothes, but jeans and tops with some accessories like necklaces and scarves. Definitely things I wouldn't have picked up off the hanger or would have put together, but really suited me.
The jeans were a revelation because I'd been struggling to find a pair that suited my post baby shape.
I've been back for a wedding outfit and a wardrobe update when the seasons change. I don't live near Manchester now and the Debenhams near me is rubbish so I've not done it for a while (and it shows in my wardrobe).