Magic Results from The Wardrobe Angel – Testimonials: New Style
Feeling better about how we look just helps with everything else, doesn’t it?
I heard you talk at Chapel Pie WI and knew straight away that you’d be the person to help me get my ‘style mojo’ back. I had a baby in November 2013 and in the life-changing experience of becoming a Mum I had lost track of prioritising myself along with my personal style and my love of clothes.
I LOVED the session and felt totally re-inspired. You started straight away piecing together items from my own wardrobe and I was so excited to see my own clothes put together in a different and stylish way.
My sense of self has soared since our session. I’m back in love with clothes and with style and fashion and that has spread into others areas of life where I’d lost my way. Feeling better about how we look just helps with everything else, doesn’t it? You’ve definitely given me a new lease of ‘style life’: I now wear jumpsuits, culottes, red shoes, a chunky knit pink cardigan etc rather than just jeans and a top!
You absolutely exceeded expectations. You started me off on a style journey that I then felt brave enough to follow on my own. I’d always been known for my clothes and style and it’s so lovely to be the ‘real me’ once again – even my 3 1/2 year old comments on my outfits now!!!
Liz 40, from Leeds 26th May 2017
“My name is Sue and I’m something of a hoarder!”
With lots of excellent reasons for holding onto things (saving things for best – my generation can relate to this! It cost a lot of money, one day I will be this thin again….and the list goes on!) As a consequence, bulging wardrobe, with surplus stuffed onto dress-rails. Not only that, but ‘never could find anything to wear’. So still buying more.
I discovered Wardrobe Angel some time ago, but it took a while to pluck up the courage to get in touch, and make an appointment. Why did it take so long? Because it was a scary prospect. Would Stephanie want to throw the whole lot out, resulting in an unseemly battle with me desperately trying to defend old favourites? Would my taste be in question … ?
I needn’t have worried: Stephanie is a true Angel. From the moment she stepped in the door, she inspired confidence. I learned so much about what suits me, with logical reasons for what doesn’t, and which clothes already in my wardrobe I should be wearing. Also, when shopping, a fun way of deciding what is so amazing I just have to buy it (and what is merely ok, and which therefore has to be left behind). Though I still have plenty to wear, with instructions not to save them for ‘best’, so won’t be going shopping for a while!
Stephanie decluttered two big bags for charity, three for selling, and a small pile of clothes with instructions for alteration to make them more flattering. The result was a feeling of lightness with the unwanted garments going out the door, knowledge of what truly suits, and renewed confidence to have the courage to step out of my comfort zone and embrace the style which was already starting to emerge.
How often do we spend time just for ‘us’ … real ‘me-time’? We might go out for lunch, to a spa, for a beauty-treatment. But this day was so much more, truly worth-while, and a total treat. But perhaps best of all – an immense amount of FUN! Thank-you Angel Stephanie!
Sue, 70 from Sheffield 9th May 2017
I never judge a client – I’m just here to help your wardrobe
I must say, I was very sceptical about the whole process, but you put me at ease for the word go. I was worried that I would be judged based on the content of my wardrobe, I apologise, I was very wrong. Your thoughts, ideas and comments brought out the bits of me that have been hiding for a very long time.
I agree some of your suggestions will challenge me, but I feel refreshed after our session and ready to take on the challenge. I have set aside a day next month to take the time to have a wander round the shops, rather than adopting my usual combat shopping style! I have also disabled all my one click online shopping sites to stop the impulse when I’m bored, sofa shopping.
Now I have had a chance to go through everything and look at your suggestions, I can see how it will form the wardrobe I have been looking for. It is going to take a bit of time for me to complete my capsule wardrobes, but I will get there.
More importantly, the ideas you gave me for my existing clothes are going down a storm, I’ve had loads of compliments
There is no doubt in my mind…..I will be booking in to see you once you have finished your maternity leave.
All the best and thank you.
Liesa 44, from Hull 18th April 2017
Rediscover YOUR style mojo
What I really love since you visited me and my wardrobe is that I really love nearly everything in my wardrobe and totally get why I bought each piece, now that I’m thinking so differently about putting it together. Family kept commenting about my outfits while we were away on holiday and I definitely feel I’ve rediscovered my style mojo, so thank you so much again!
Thank you so much for the brilliant follow up which I’ve gradually been digesting; there’s so much great stuff to take in. After telling you about feeling overwhelmed by Asos I’ve sort of got the hang of the website now and have spotted some great stuff on there. I’ve checked out a couple of the blogs you recommended and they’re great. The Shopping Lists for ‘work’ and ‘casual’ you wrote for me are so spot on (thank you) and summarise everything we chatted about.
Thank you so much again Stephanie.
Lizzy 45, from Leeds 6th March 2017
Improve your relationship with your body
I have never liked my body and since having my little girl my relationship with my body has deteriorated so the idea of trying on clothes in front of someone I didn’t know was daunting. Needless to say I was very nervous before you arrived! I also don’t like change and although there was a lot in my wardrobe that I didn’t wear/couldn’t wear I was scared to get rid of them. I was worried you would get rid of everything. You didn’t!
I loved both days (the wardrobe sort and the personal shop), but my gosh you have stamina; I was shattered! I think immediately I had a sense of oh gosh what have I done (but this is me normally) once the irrational fear had subsided and I thought logically I felt fabulous and knew that I was better off for doing it. You totally met and exceeded my expectations.
I have learnt more about how to dress for my body shape. I have felt much more confident at work because I feel good and I am happier at picking outfits for occasions. My wardrobe is all organised and I feel so much more relaxed about it. Thank you.
Hannah 32, from Hull 10th February 2017
Walk taller, dress more confidently this year
I had put about three stone on over the previous couple of years due to a hormone issue. Never one to worry about my size I am usually more concerned that things fit – however with a new shape I didn’t know what looked good anymore and needed an intervention. I loved our day together and immediately felt comfortable with you. I had done enough homework on you to know you were what I needed! And you were! I was pooped at the end of the day. I didn’t realise I had so many clothes – neither did I realise quite how bad some of them looked on me… but they are gone from my life now! They are dead to me! The follow up sheet was so helpful. I started to look at my wardrobe again in a new light and started to think about accessorising more. A number of people have noticed an increased confidence in the way I dress now – I have been wearing slightly bolder patterns and colours, but with the right shape for me. I have even started wearing strong coloured lipsticks (I have never worn lipstick in 41 years)
I go shopping more regularly but buy much less frequently, only buying something if it’s the right shape and I have things it will go with and I know it suits me – this often means spending more money on one piece rather than lots of cheap bits that are cut badly! (I also bought two new coats beige and burgundy which are the long line coats as you recommended! I love them!!)
Since we met I have been dressing better and feeling slimmer so I have been dressing more confidently. I have also got back to the gym 5 days a week and I am standing taller! I still have to resist the urge for a binge shop… but actually I am starting to enjoy the shopping and coming home with just one luxury item that I will get lots of wear from!!
Alison 40, from Harrogate 10th February 2017
Does your work wardrobe reflect your position?
I felt uninspired by clothes, nothing looked good on me and the clothes I had didn’t reflect the way I felt inside. During the session I enjoyed trying on all the new clothes and finding my style, you made me feel at ease and got me pretty quickly. You made me feel like I could own this new wardrobe and empowered me in a way I’d never felt before! Now I feel less stressed in a morning I just look at my pictures of the outfits you created and make my choice. People at the office have noticed the change: I feel more productive at work and I can kick ass more in some meetings having the strong look I needed. My wardrobe finally reflects my position in the company.
I felt nervous before I met Stephanie as I have never had anyone look at my wardrobe! But now I love my new wardrobe I can’t wait to do this again soon! Thanks for all your help.
Marie 32 from Haworth 29th November 2016
New Mum back to work worries? Not with Wardrobe Angel!
I’m a new mum. My baby was 10 months old at the time of calling Steph and I was going back to work very soon! I wanted to feel me again – a confident working mum but I had no idea what to do or where to start! I heard about this ‘angel’ called Steph through a friend who had used the Wardrobe Angel before.
I absolutely LOVED the day – I really did. Talk about a cleansing experience. I’m embarrassed to say there were some beauties in my wardrobe. Some up to 15 years old probably! I wouldn’t say I’m a hoarder……but clearly I had some issues with getting rid of certain things – I think we all do really don’t we??!! Steph was brilliant at sorting through both my wardrobes. She knew that she wanted to create a capsule wardrobe for me and there was NO messing about! It was ace – just what I needed – almost like someone giving you permission to LET IT GO!! My capsule wardrobe began to materialise before my eyes – who knew I actually had quite a bit of stuff already?! I felt amazing after Steph left – READY FOR ACTION – WORK?……BRING IT ON!!
After Steph left I felt epic. I felt confidant and ME again. Exactly the objective I had set out to achieve. Sometimes you just need a little bit of hand holding don’t you – no matter how old you are, (I’m 39) I’d done my MAT leave & tried to be a yummy mummy – now it was time to be work me again. I’ve learnt that less is more. As long as you have key pieces in your wardrobe – you can accessorise for so many different looks. I feel great every time I look in my wardrobe now, knowing that I am going to look & feel amazing. Even my Dad commented on the skirt I was wearing the other day, saying he liked it – GO DAD!
I’m rubbish at using Pinterest, so Steph customised a wicked mood board for me. She’s put so much effort into it which I really appreciated. It was MOST useful!
Thanks so much Steph and I will definitely be in touch again next year for whatever part 2 looks like!
Claire 39 from Leeds 29th November 2016
Help for your professional wardrobe is at hand
I called you to help me with my image as a woman and business person. Your pre-appointment preparation was brilliant, you listened completely to my views and opinions and really took on board who I am and how I want to present myself. I felt like you really got me, which was so important to me! Thank you for that.
I was a little nervous just before you arrived as I didn’t know what to expect but in fact it was just like having a friend round – a very honest friend! You not only told me what looked good and didn’t but explained why – this was a revelation to me… I had so many items in my wardrobe I never wore and didn’t really know why, you explained which bits didn’t suit my body shape and suddenly it all made sense!
I love how you helped my let go of the style I have been stuck in for the last 2 decades. I felt more clear in my head, more sure of the me I want to portray and I even felt more womanly and professional, which is exactly what I was hoping for from my appointment.
I now have a more solid idea of what I am looking for when I go shopping, and often have your voice in my head. Your after appointment support was also brilliant and really helpful. How vital a service you provide in confidence building! Thank you so much for all your help,
Katy, 37 York 31st October 2016
Wardrobe Angel clients are all ages
I called you because I was fed up with wearing the same old stuff! I’d not looked at clothes for over three years due to my husband’s illness, and then death; I wanted to update my look and stop ‘dressing down’ as retired people seem to slip into.
I wasn’t sure whether you’d find me a bit old to help, but your respect and friendliness on the phone helped me to be more relaxed about your visit, and to be more excited than apprehensive. I really enjoyed the time we had together and was amazed how quickly the time flew! Your experience showed in your quick and sure assessment of my wardrobe, and style, and you helped me to see what suited me and what didn’t. I’m more excited about dressing in the morning and only have clothes I love in my wardrobe. I’ve had loads of compliments about the trench coat you recommended, including from my younger daughter (my biggest critic where clothes are concerned!)
Rosie, 64 Worksop 31st October 2016
Shop smarter, style yourself better
I love shopping but always had a habit of impulse buying stuff that would then stay in my wardrobe with the tags on because it didn’t look as good as I thought in the shop or didn’t go with anything else I owned. I wanted someone to help me shop smarter! I loved it and wished it was longer! It was fun and informative at the same time. It was important for me to do this session with someone I felt comfortable with but also someone with personality and sass – you have all that lady! I felt excited to start building a kick arse wardrobe as soon as you walked out the door.
Post session I feel much more confident in my ability to ‘throw’ an outfit together now and I have had quite a few compliments on my outfits. The session made me braver with what I wear too. Your follow up is amazing and that’s where I think I got the most value – I was glad to be able to refer back to your notes and links to things we’d talked about. You’ve got so many tips to share!
Cassie, 35 London 31st October 2016
Grown out of your style? I can help.
I called originally as I had got to the point where I knew I had far too many clothes, and clothes I wasn’t wearing, but couldn’t seem to prune any further than I already had done. I felt that a lot of the clothes reflected a style that (oh the horror) I have now grown out of, but I hadn’t got as far as working out what I have grown into! I have also gone through lots of different styles over the years and a lot of different sizes. I felt like I needed some help sorting the wheat from the chaff and working out what actually suits me and why.
I enjoyed the day immensely. It absolutely flew by, but I felt you were very focused and very quickly had an idea of what I like and suit. I was absolutely exhausted afterwards, but in a good way! It felt hugely therapeutic. I feel I have a much stronger grasp of what suits me now and how to portray who I am now. I loved the personalised moodboard and have stuck it inside my wardrobe door for inspiration! One of the very useful things which I hadn’t expected from the day was advice on reorganising my wardrobe and clothes storage. I now have all my shoes on the wardrobe shelves where I can actually see them and they aren’t getting covered in dust.
I also loved thanking the clothes that I was getting rid of – this has now become a regular thing, as I’m doing a slow and steady but huge house clearout. It is so helpful to think of them as having served a purpose!
The day was excellent; I have been spreading the word.
Hannah, 32 Shipley 31st October 2016
Find your clothing confidence again
I was turning 50, feeling uninspired with my clothes and had lost my confidence with my style. I wanted to have more style and not look like I dressed in the dark! I also wanted to know how to make the best of my figure and age.
I loved our time together. I felt excited about the possibilities I could do with my wardrobe. I felt inspired and not a frump. When I was younger I wore what I wanted and didn’t care what anyone felt. After losing my hubby I just wanted to hide and blend in with the walls. Now I’m feeling confident with my style and wear it with confidence.
Your follow up info is great and I enjoy looking at Pinterest and magazines at their fashion ideas as they don’t feel like a foreign language that I don’t understand anymore. I also shop differently, thinking how I can use a piece with my current wardrobe. I have a better understanding of the best styles to make the most of my body shape. I still do have my favourite comfy things but am making more effort with it all. Thank you, wish I had done this ages ago.
Bridget, 50 Leeds 31st October 2016
Fall in love with your wardrobe again
My Wardrobe Angel experience was a gift from my husband, found by my sister after she did some research – I had been looking at getting a bit of a wardrobe update after having my daughter 19 months ago but found it really hard to shop like used too because of time restraints! The session was amazing! Putting together clothes I already had in a different way – banishing leggings! (still not a pair worn since you left!) just so much fun! Apart from that, learning how to mix and match more pieces from wardrobe, not being afraid to mix and match patterns and textures – wearing clothes back to front! And I think the main thing for me is falling in love with my wardrobe again – I had fallen into a bit of a trap and now back to my old self and having fun with fashion again, experimenting more and rediscovering pieces that had been tucked away at the back of the wardrobe. I’d book you for longer next time ….or if you could move next door that would be great!
Emma, 34 London 19th July 2016
Thank you so much for today. It was an absolute pleasure to meet you and I had so much fun. I loved your ideas! I am so full of ideas now – it’s great! Thank you so much for my moodboard as well. It is AMAZING – so many ideas!!
Jo, 40 Sheffield 19th July 2016
How you feel in your clothes can make a huge difference to your life
Before I saw you I was on a limited budget due to a relationship breakdown and my self esteem was extremely low. I had lost a lot of weight due to stress. I was very time poor so selling clothes on eBay whilst looking after 3 kids and working full time wasn’t an option. The me after your visit is a changed woman! You have totally changed my outlook on what to have in my wardrobe and how to style myself! I think your service is awesome. Thank you so much.
Jo, 35 Skipton 19th July 2016
Sell your unwanted clothes and make some cash!
I had a wonderful day with you and have already been singing your praises to my friends and their husbands!! I hope some of them may take the leap of faith and test out your brilliant service. Thank you as well for selling my things on eBay – I’ve passed your top tips onto friends.
Paula, 49 Stockport 19th July 2016
Stop your bad shopping habits
With her great fashion tips and retail advice, Stephanie has stopped my “buy it – not really like it- take it back or wear it once (or never) and leave it sitting in the cupboard” habit! I also took your advice and am using those shop assistants! They are very helpful and you are right they do bring stuff that goes with things- things that I would not have thought of together. I have started buying a size 10 (after you pointed out I was shopping for clothes that were too big) and have had loads of compliments on the outfits you put together for me.
Cerys, 40 London 19th July 2016
Drop the dross
It was however a unique and liberating experience for me to ‘drop the dross’ (and of course recycle) and pull together different elements of the wardrobe. It was detoxing in a way!! From a fifty something who had lost her way in the style and retail jungle the whole experience was just LIBERATING!!
Jan, 50 Wilmslow 19th July 2016
Learn how to style yourself
Thank you so much for a great ‘styling’ experience. I do now think more carefully about my purchases and am more thoughtful about how I ‘put myself together’. I am bolder with the style statements I am making, I have more confidence in myself and know how important it is to reflect myself in my clothes, making wearing my outfits much more enjoyable.
I think the whole experience has been really interesting and a true luxury to have this time dedicated to ‘ME’.
I am delighted with the follow up email and pictures, the thought Stephanie puts into finding sites to suit my style and I enjoy the newsletters – packed full of information.
Louise, 64 Halifax 19th July 2016
Work your wardrobe, wear more ways
I am almost a different person since you came! I’ve gone from wearing jeans everyday to work and looking quite scruffy to the pencil skirt queen, I don’t think I’ve worn the same outfit twice! (Well I probably have but it doesn’t feel like it!) The most amazing part is that I haven’t really bought anything new, other than a jacket (which was on my list and I love, shoulder pads and all!) and a couple of pencil skirts (again from my list!) I haven’t parted with any hard earned cash which is great. I’ve had 3 compliments from strangers too which is something that NEVER happened before! The other big difference that since improving my wardrobe and outfit choices I’ve started making more effort with my hair and make-up too and I didn’t even realise, it took a comment from someone else to make me realise!!
Lucy, 29 Halifax 19th July 2016
Refine YOUR Style
You have helped me to refine my style, by stripping out the clothes that were ok but not awesome. The most valuable aspect of the day was seeing why certain clothes didn’t fit or flatter me – finishing at the widest part of my thigh – so now that I understand what works, and why. I have very high expectations but you have totally met them! I have already recommended you to my friends!
Liz, 40 Leeds 18th July 2016
Yummy Mummy YOUR wardrobe!
The Wardrobe Angel is a fab service. Stephanie helped me clear out my wardrobe which had seen me through 3 pregnancies, identifying what to keep and what was rubbish. Putting together a series of outfits, she has made getting dressed in the morning much simpler, ensuring I can leave the house without looking like I’ve been dragged through a hedge backwards! She definitely knows how to put the yummy mummy into any wardrobe. The service was amazing. Thank you.
Caroline, 32 Cheshire 18th July 2016
Find your sense of self again
It was my fortieth birthday coming up and I wanted a bit of a make-over. I felt that my clothes were mismatched and although I had too many, I could never find anything to wear. I looked on Google for a stylist, I found your website. Having read other people’s testimonies I thought that’s exactly what I need!! I really enjoyed the day and felt like it went so fast. After you left I felt on top of the world, I didn’t want it to be over. Also there were things I couldn’t remember but it was good to know that you would send me the photo’s of me wearing the outfits and send me a comprehensive follow up.
Post-session with you, I feel like I have got my own style back. I was always confident in what I was wearing when I was younger but as I have got older I’ve lost my sense of self. After your visit I feel so much more confident in what I’m wearing; I don’t have to try lots of things on to see what to wear together. The biggest thing I’ve learned is to stick with what I’ve got in my wardrobe, now that I have purchased key items you suggested, and when something is getting shabby, start looking for a replacement.
You exceeded my expectations, you were bubbly and enthusiastic and honest without being judgemental.
Christine, 40 Ripon 16th June 2016
Get out of your comfort zone and into a great new wardrobe!
The shopping morning was great, the few new items I got complimented my existing wardrobe perfectly. I have worn and worn the leather pencil skirt (and as you know, I really never do skirts) so its been great to get pushed out of the comfort zone. You really listened to what I wanted and knew what I needed. Thank you.
Julie, 49 Boroughbridge 16th June 2016
Get compliments on YOUR clothes
I am loving the moodboard! And I loved the Hennes jackets for work so much I went and bought another one in grey, almost the same style. I am always talking about you and I still get compliments – I do think people watch what I wear now because of knowing I have had the Wardrobe Angel in!
Suzie, 40 Leeds 28th January 2016
Time to get excited about what to wear
I am loving my new style. Get so excited deciding what to wear, and I am getting loads of compliments. Thanks for all the help. You are amazing!
Phillippa, 31 York 28th January 2016
I put the fun into sorting out wardrobes!
I wanted to say a proper ‘thank you’ for your time and expertise. I greatly enjoyed the day with you and I do feel like we made huge progress, as well as having so much fun. You have a wonderful mix of professionalism and enjoyment which made the process so easy even though we worked hard and achieved a great deal. Thank you for the wonderful moodboard and your suggestions for additions to my wardrobe – I am sitting here in my new biker style jacket loving it!
Joan, 69 Thornhaugh 28th January 2016
Not just your re-vamping wardrobe! Your hair as well!
Many thanks for all your hard work. I really appreciate the detailed Follow Up. I have looked at a couple of the blogs and the shopping list with the links to specific items – WOW – what a time saver! The before and afters on my moodboard are really good as they really show me the differences – I’ve booked an appointment at the hairdressers for a re-style as a result. The packing list is brilliant and I am looking forward to a holiday so I can try it out.
Dawn, 53 Holmfirth 28th January 2016
Personal Shopping takes the pressure off
I originally got in touch with you as I had been fed up with the contents of my wardrobe from a work and smart casual point of view for a long time and was fed up with having the same morning routine……open the wardrobe, sit down and sigh as I decide which mundane pieces to put together, again! I had heard some good reviews about you and I thought that I had nothing to lose by contacting you. I really enjoyed our morning sorting through my current wardrobe, re-styling pieces and putting different outfits together and it got me excited for the shopping trip we had scheduled for a few weeks later. It felt good to see existing things in new ways, but it also felt good to get rid of the older, less stylish items! I now have so many more outfits from existing clothes than I could have imagined!I loved the day we went shopping and would definitely have that service again. It took the stress and self -pressure off me and I came away with things I wouldn’t necessarily have picked for myself, but that made me feel great!
The advice you gave me on both of the days is something that I keep referring back to in my mind. I now look at pages on Pinterest, bloggers etc as well as fashion mags to get more ideas of what kinds of things I like – something I had not done before. I have bought a few pieces that I wouldn’t have even given a second glance to before your visit, let alone tried on and loved! I am remembering your advice on the re-styling of pieces when trying on and have re-fashioned a few purchases.
Frances, 36 Halifax 28th January 2016
A streamlined wardrobe has many benefits!
I got in touch as my wardrobe was out of control, rammed with clothes I never wore coupled with a literal mountain of clothes and shoes (labels still on, still in the box)! My job in touring theatre requires me to travel a lot and my packing was terrible. Take everything, just in case and then wear about a third of what I was touring. As I was heading out on tour again, and also fastly approaching the big 40, it felt like the perfect time to streamline my wardrobe. I thoroughly enjoyed my day and when you left I felt like we’d achieved a lot and identified “my look” and what worked for me and the practicalities of my job. Being on the road and living out of a suitcase, the photos of the outfits you put together became invaluable. I wake up, check the weather, looking through photo’s and decide what to wear! Only having to look for certain items, rather than pulling out everything and less to carry about with me. Amazing!
I have received many compliments on my style since and feel much more confident and I have a greater sense of self. Having spent many years caring for my sick mum, who sadly passed away this year, this was a valuable first step towards learning that its ok to invest in myself and to figuring out who I am without her.
You exceeded my expectations and I cannot recommend you highly enough to friends and family. I’m considering a follow up/review appointment just to keep me on the right track!
Suzanne, 40 Glasgow 28th January 2016
How great clothes can make you feel more body positive
I used to look in the mirror and see one big, ugly blob. When you came to my house it was like talking to an old friend and at no moment did I feel uncomfortable with you. You rummaged into a place that, for a woman, is sometimes a bit of a sanctuary and private place, yet it felt like it was the most natural thing you could do. You immediately told me my body shape and exactly what I could do to enhance it. Not once did you make me feel ashamed for having larger hips and rounded shoulders, nor did you tell me I could do with losing a few pounds (yes, that has happened to me before); in fact, you made my body sound incredibly sexy and like it was coveted by many!
I would just like to give you a big THANK YOU for the profound impact that you not only had on my wardrobe, but also on my life. The shells have come off of my eyes and every day, little by little, I love the way I look and dressing is now a pleasure. I have come to love and appreciate parts of my body that before I hated and wanted to hide. I now wear things I never thought I could and best of all, I feel good in it. And because I feel good, I strut my stuff and I know that makes me look even better!
You changed the way I dress, but because of that, I changed the way I see myself. And that is something I will always be grateful for!
Thank you, Stephanie!
Clarinda, 28 London 28th January 2016
Reclaiming your image after cancer
I was diagnosed with breast cancer and consequently went through IVF, surgery, chemotherapy and radiotherapy. This had a massive impact emotionally, as well as physically due to the invasive nature of the treatment. Losing my hair, eyelashes and eyebrows, as well as having a lumpectomy seriously undermined my confidence. But it was like I didn’t know how to dress anymore after such a challenging time. I wanted support in reclaiming ownership over my body, identity and image – a re-birth after cancer, if you will.
I very much enjoyed the wardrobe session, I felt more creative and confident also. I have learnt how to look at myself and my clothes in a supportive way, to dress myself more creatively in such a way that is in tune with whom I am. Getting dressed is far more fun than before!
My sense of self was strengthened because the service you give is so unique to the person, that I definitely felt your advice and support was highly personalised. The mood board has taken me a few times of reading to take it all in. I think it is useful to have this to remind myself when I’m buying clothes and putting clothes together. I feel like I can now choose the right style of clothes to suit me.
A huge thanks for your enthusiasm, patience and determination! I really feel like you’ve helped me move on in a really big way. Thank you.
Rosie, 36 Sheffield 28th January 2016
A working wardrobe will serve you well!
YOU ARE AMAZING. I really enjoyed our day and have been wearing different outfits to work all week. I’ve felt much smarter and more confident about how I look at work. I followed your advice and bought the white jeans – got so many compliments too! Thank you for showing me how to style my hair as well – I feel so much better than I usually would when I’ve had no time for me morning. The pictures are helpful to remind me what we looked at and the outfits look good. I’ve had so many compliments, it’s been amazing.
Alison, 46 from Bingley 2nd September 2015
Shall we find your dream style?
I can’t believe how well you have got my dream style!! I love everything you have suggested. Thank you thank you thank you!
Jennifer, 33 from Leeds 2nd September 2015
Great clothes give you confidence!
As a teenager I always felt that clothes are part of your identity and I had completely lost that feeling since having my son but since the session I have felt more like me again. Actually, even BETTER because I feel more confidant than I ever did! The session with you was so much more than choosing clothes. It was about BEING ME AGAIN and getting out of that rut and getting the confidence to feel trendy again. Thank you!!
Lauren, 35 from Essex 2nd September 2015
What to take out and what to put in to create your perfect wardrobe
Thank you for all your emails and your pins on Pinterest. I will be working my way through the Shopping List and have taken your advice and invested in some basics. The Moodboard and all the articles you sent me are BRILLIANT. I love the fact you took my sewing skills into consideration and that you worked this into our session so I can alter and sew some bits of my new wardrobe. It was a great experience and I feel my wardrobe is on-track now. Thank you.
Sarah Louise, 38 from London 2nd September 2015
No stress dress for work
I’ve already taken my items to get altered – thanks for rescuing them. I wore one of the outfits you put together (the monochrome and silver combo) for work last week and got loads of positive comments. The Capsule Work Wardrobe document has really helped me plan my work outfits and reduced the getting dressed stress in the morning of me and 3 kids to get out of the door.
Tracy, 41 from Cheshire 2nd September 2015
Hate shopping? I love it!
My first thought when my Follow Up and Shopping List arrived was “THIS IS AMAZING!!!” The coat is exactly what I had in mind, I love the leather jumper and would never have gone for those boots! Thank you!
Siobhan, 35 from Leeds 2nd September 2015
Style never stops
Thank you so much for my wardrobe session. It was, in your words, awesome! I’ve got a meal out on Saturday and a weekend away – I can’t wait to throw on some of the outfits you put together! You’ve really helped my post pregnancy/motherhood style!
Rebecca, 35 from Leeds 2nd September 2015
Let me take a look at your wardrobe with fresh eyes
Many thanks for a fantastic morning with you in wardrobe land!! It was such fun and I was amazed by the wonderful outfits you created with my wardrobe of many colours and with very few neutrals. You have inspired me and as I have shopped, I have looked with fresh eyes at all the clothes on offer. My husband was very impressed by the diversity of outfits created out of my existing wardrobe – I think he thought it was going to cost a fortune in terms of new outfits but it hasn’t!! It’s amazing how this experience filters into all other areas of your life!
Rachel, 37 from Halifax 2nd September 2015
New outfits from your wardrobe
I thoroughly enjoyed the day and your company. It was exciting to see new combinations of my clothes and I felt buoyed up by your enthusiasm for my wardrobe. My sense of self was very much reinforced by the day and you exceeded expectations. We looked at a far higher proportion of my wardrobe than I had expected. Your knowledge and ability as a stylist, the speed with which you put outfits together and understood my style, was amazing.
Katherine, 55 from Leeds 2nd September 2015
Feel great at work!
Thanks for all your hard work Stephanie, it’s paying off already – I wore one of the outfits you selected today at work. Thanks again, I loved the day.
Sue, 49 from Wigan 2nd September 2015
Welcome some new styles into your wardrobe!
I really appreciate all the ideas you put together on our shopping trip, I’m starting to look at things I see when I’m out and you’ve definitely stretched my thinking!
Kim 48 from Chester 10th March 2015
Personal Shopping for Men
I called Steph because I wanted to buy some cool new men’s clothes (not young person’s clothes) and specifically wanted a stylists advice about what I was buying. Steph was excellent and professional in her approach. She was comfortable with me taking a few months to save up enough money to pay for the shopping trip while I posted pictures on a Pinterest board showing her what styles I liked. Before meeting Steph in the White Rose Centre, she had already found some suitable clothes for me to try on, so it was quick and easy and didn’t eat into our 3 hour time slot at all. When trying the clothes on I feel more professional, more fashionable, and more like a man, like a grown up. Steph gave great advice about what did and didn’t suit me and why, which made me feel more assured I was making the right purchases. Great value for money and I highly recommend it to men who want to look more like men and less like adolescents. Cheers Steph!
Joseph 21, Halifax 10th March 2015
Work Wardrobes sorted as well!
Thanks Stephanie, I really enjoyed shopping with you on Sunday! Loving my new work wardrobe which is giving me loads of confidence. Really appreciate all your advice and energy.
Alison 44 from Leeds 10th March 2015
New Improved YOU
After Stephanie came to sort out my wardrobe I immediately felt liberated. Taller. Freer. The clear out was really empowering and I really embraced it! I felt armed and ready to go with enough in my existing wardrobe to reflect the new improved version of me and I knew what I needed and wanted to add to it but didn’t need to rush out. Knowing I can tap into Stephanies resources with any questions or queries is really reassuring. She really does continue to support you well beyond the day. The mood board is a great reminder of the key strategies for your ‘look’ with some extra special surprises too. It’s nice to receive it a week after too, it’s a good reminder of a great day.
Jennifer 35 from York 10th March 2015
Let me style YOU
Wore one of your outfits on Saturday night – never had so many compliments in my life!
Alis, 40 Leeds 22nd January 2015
What is YOUR Dress Code?
Stephanie had put together a Pinterest board for me, containing images of different outfits, styles and fashion tips. This on its own was a great help, the images were of men my age and showed me that business dress did not have to be the corporate suit. Amazing, kind, encouraging and knowledgeable, with Stephanie’s wardrobe knowledge I felt great, better than I had felt in years AND I knew exactly what I needed to be wearing for my business AND my brand.
Jamie, 40 Wakefield 22nd January 2015
What are YOUR clothes saying?
Down in London for a conference so doing some shopping in Westfield! A girl from a pop up vintage boutique asked me if I worked in fashion and that my outfit was “edgy”. It’s the button up white shirt and turned up jeans with black double breasted jacket that you put together for me! Get in!!!!! Ridiculously pleased!!
Moyra, 42 Manchester 22nd January 2015
Room to STYLE
Using my wardrobe with browsing space this last week and been a pleasure! Thank you!
Susie, 45 Manchester 22nd January 2015
Get your wardrobe WORKING
The dress you recommended is AMAZING: the material is thick, wraps around and sucks me in. I had an important presentation this morning and I felt great wearing it. I have ordered it in 2 more colours!
Rachel, 33 Leeds 22nd January 2015
Get YOUR Boost
Thanks does not seem enough for the lovely afternoon you provided for the women of Kyra. They thoroughly enjoyed themselves, and you gave that boost of self-confidence so many of them lack. I cannot tell you how much we appreciate you giving your time, expertise and enthusiasm, we are so very grateful.
Kyra Women's Centre York 22nd January 2015
Not just wardrobes!
Thanks for recommending the hairdresser – I have a great new haircut as of today. And I bought the jeans, the shoes and a top from the Shopping List – they give me shape! Thank you again!
Sarah, 45 Ilkley 22nd January 2015
Align your business with YOUR wardrobe
I was introduced to Stephanie through Ali Carruthers at a house party and was blown away by her and Natalie Willingham the make-up artist. As head of Marketing Doctor the business is going through a large growth period and I knew that I needed to do some work on my personal branding to align where I was and how potential and existing clients perceived me. Being a marketing expert I know the powerful value of my brand both from a business perspective and personally. But from a personal perspective I knew it was going to be challenging. Spending a full day with Stephanie was really interesting, I never knew there was so much to it. She took me through a knowledgeable and really interesting journey which helped me identify colours, styles and key trends that I could call my own. The following weekend I went shopping! Armed with all the right information so I knew instantly what I should look out for. I now have a clothes shopping list, and I am adding to it gradually. Each month I have given myself a budget and it is an absolute pleasure knowing exactly what suits me by adding to my creative, impactful wardrobe. The following week I attending my regular networking group where people know me well. As I walked into the room, people flocked up to me and said things like YOU LOOK AMAZING! WHAT IS YOUR SECRET? What an experience, I loved every minute of it, that knowledge is now helping me to define a whole new me! Thanks Wardrobe Angel, I recommend you to everyone!
Frances, 45 Leeds 22nd January 2015
How strong is YOUR sense of self?
I really liked your personal impact on me and how easy you are to talk to. You feel credible, interested and authentic. After our session I felt MOTIVATED and UNDERSTOOD. My sense of self is infinitely improved. I feel sooooo much more confident. Thank you!
Alison, 45 Wakefield 22nd January 2015
Go back to work in style
As a busy mum of toddler twins, and having recently gone back to part-time work, I felt at a bit of a loss in terms of my daily wardrobe. I had all sorts of lovely mismatched bits and pieces picked up from eBay and the high street over the years but nothing ever looked or felt quite right, and my post-kids figure was just different enough to render half my outfits ill-fitting and awkward. I also felt really guilty about the money I wasted on stuff that seemed like a good idea at the time but turned out to be a mistake. At first I felt that booking Stephanie was a huge indulgence but I can honestly say that it was worth every penny. Not only was she efficient, full of knowledge and patient with my incessant questions and anxieties- but she was also a true delight and a pleasure to spend the day with. I just received my Mood Board today and am thrilled with all the time and thought she has put into it. Nosing around the shops last week, I kept everything in mind that she had suggested and I have to say that the whole experience was much more positive than it has been for years. In a brand new dress last week, my 2 year old son said YOU LOOK PRETTY! as soon as I walked in. Best compliment ever. Massive thanks, Wardrobe Angel!
Amelia, 33 Brighton 22nd January 2015
What change will people see in YOU?
Everyone has noticed a change in us, thank you for being our WARDROBE Angel!
Jo Lee and Andy Durham 22nd January 2015
Inspiration comes as standard!
Thanks so much Steph!!! You have completely inspired me!!! It is already so obvious what suits me and what I need to do differently!!! Very exciting!!!
Charlie, 36 York 22nd January 2015
Mine your wardrobe gold with me!
Stephanie is awesome! In a few simple steps my wardrobe has been completely changed and now reflects my transition into a more creative career. This woman is WARDROBE GOLD and I highly recommend her services. She’s also great company and makes you feel like a friend from the minute you meet her.
Natalie, 41 Leeds 22nd January 2015
Why thank you!
You are just so cool!! Just what I needed! Thanks a million!
Suzanne, 35 Gorsedd, Wales 22nd January 2015
Happy to help!
You have given me back my mojo!
Stephanie, 36 Manchester 22nd January 2015
Does your wardrobe reflect YOU?
I celebrated my 50th birthday a few weeks ago and far from feeling gloomy about my age I am genuinely excited about my coming of age and finding an increased confidence that comes with caring far less about what other people think. I have always had a passion for art and design but yet my wardrobe has seldom reflected my true style and I recognised that the lack of choice offered by a homogenised High Street and the limitations of a size 16 hourglass body shape were not the only factors holding me back. Enter Stephanie… her knowledge of visual merchandising and retailers both specialist and mainstream is (to use one of her expressions) AWESOME! We spent an exhilarating, albeit exhausting (!) day together and her sheer energy and enthusiasm are infectious. The service Stephanie offers has been superb; she brought a fresh, expert pair of eyes to my existing wardrobe and has gently encouraged me to go for it and create a style that truly reflects me. If you are undecided about taking the plunge and making a booking, just do it. You will not regret the investment.
Sharon, 50 Northwich 22nd January 2015
What suits YOU?
Thank you so much for yesterday, I realise I have been going around picking up totally the wrong things and it is great to now have a wardrobe which I know suits me! You have inspired me to look better and put in some effort!Thank you Wardrobe Angel.
Marian, 30 Manchester 22nd January 2015
What do YOU shop for?
You do such great work – I brag about your amazing services. I only buy for quality now – as you said you get so much value out of these pieces because you use them all the time, and I do!
Nicole, 37 Manchester 22nd January 2015
Thanks so much for your service. I was amazed at how long you stayed for and how quickly the time went! I found your service invaluable and could have easily spent another couple of hours going through other clothes! more time soaking up your knowledge. I wore some of the new outfits over the weekend to rave results!
Leyla, 37 Manchester 22nd January 2015
What do you need YOUR wardrobe to do?
Not only was I in the midst of a fashion crisis of confidence when I met Stephanie, but I had also discovered that I was pregnant and so needed a wardrobe to see me through the nine months in style. What I found fantastic was that she really took the time to get to know me and my style in advance. By re-accessing my existing wardrobe I started to see my old clothes in a totally new light and now I’m loving wearing them again in ways that I would never have thought of before Stephanie came into my life! I’ve only actually had to buy a few new key pieces that were recommended on my shopping list, so it didn’t break the budget to feel as if I’d got a brand new fabulous wardrobe!
Sarah, 31 Wilmslow 22nd January 2015
Go shopping…in your wardrobe!
I was stuck in a clothing rut and thought I needed to go on a big shopping spree to replace all of my boring wardrobe… I could not have been more wrong! By clearing out the things that were passed their best and no longer suited me, Stephanie showed me that my existing wardrobe is already full of great outfits without having to buy another thing. The mood board she created continues to help me focus on my own style and the whole experience has given me a great confidence boost. Stephanie has injected a new lease of life into my wardobe and I cannot thank her enough!
Laura, 28 Manchester 22nd January 2015
Feel confidant in what YOU wear
The Wardrobe Angel has shifted my thinking about the way I dress and the way I look. I have had more comments in the past few weeks about the way I look than in the past year. I feel so much more confident in me and the way I dress.Thank you Wardrobe Angel for working miracles in the crazy 45 year old(looking 30 year old). I talk about you too so many people, hoping that sometime soon they’ll pick up the phone and call. Keep up the amazing work and keep transforming women one at a time. Move over Gok, Suzanna & Trinny & Misha & whoever else, cos the Wardrobe Angel is coming to get you.
Karen, 45 Brighouse 22nd January 2015
I had a fantastic day, you have a truly amazing personality! You really inspired me and gave me confidence to try new ways with my existing clothes and made some really useful suggestions. I would certainly like to repeat the day at some point and would differently recommend this experience to everyone. It really boosted my confidence. Stephanie, you are fantastic, thank you.
Diana, 63 Oxford 22nd January 2015
I will help you recapture the character in your wardrobe, whatever your age!
Thank you so much, for the day, the humour, the clearing out, and the fact that what you have given me will go on working its magic for a long time to come! The whole thing was invigorating, funny, startling, refreshing, and full of moments of amazement as you sleuthed your way through my chaotic clothes rail to see the character within. I saw you do magic making bits of my wardrobe into whole, proper outfits that were ME but more stylish than anything I had ever done. Lots of good ideas for ringing the changes, and lots of good practical grouping. I am looking forward to plugging the gaps in my wardrobe, sensibly and carefully, from your suggestions. Your first outfit was put into use the very next day (for that family gathering) very happily where I received plenty of gratifying compliments. You were wonderful – professional, shrewd, and straight, and it was just a pleasure to spend time with you.
Kairen, 54 London 22nd January 2015
Don’t let your decade decide YOUR wardrobe
As a child of the 1950s I was very much brought up to keep everything. The War and rationing has a great deal to answer for!! Getting rid of lots and lots of clothes, shoes, bags that I rarely wear was very cathartic. I very much enjoyed the whole experience. You were professional, enthusiastic and full of brilliant ideas to improve how I look. Thank you.
Gill, 64 Bolton 22nd January 2015
Wondering how to Downsize?
The Wardrobe Angel has literally de-stressed and changed my life. She has down sized and made my wardrobe manageable. She has focused my thoughts and created outfits from my existing clothes, making choices I would not have thought of and helped me select a few key items I needed to purchase. Stephanie was great company to be with and has kept my momentum going with informative emails and photos of outfits to remind me. I will never forget the day. Thank you.
Anne, 55 Manchester 22nd January 2015
Love YOUR wardrobe
I love what you did, the mood board, going through my clothes, putting outfits together was perfect. I cannot think of anything more exquisite – I loved the whole experience from talking to you to going through my wardrobe. I felt like it was an old friend coming to visit!
Katherine, 40 Durham 22nd January 2015
I go the extra mile
Stephanie has completely transformed my outlook on clothes and the way that I present myself (albeit with my own wardrobe, which I never knew I had!!!). She really made me feel at ease. The icing on the cake was that Steph really went the extra mile and explained to me how to get my Jimmy Choo handbag repaired, where to take back my broken French Connection shoes, how to get one of my beautiful sequinned dresses and my denim jacket altered (at a very reasonable price). She even took items that I never wore from my wardrobe to sell. I do not feel like Steph’s client, but feel like I have a honest and trustworthy friend, who wants me to look my best at all times. I would highly recommend Stephanie’s services to anyone. In fact, Stephanie is doing my husband’s wardrobe next and I cannot wait to see the end result…
Tasnim, 32 Manchester 22nd January 2015
Embrace your 50 year milestone! Let me show you how!
Over the last couple of years I had lost confidence in what I should be wearing as I approach 50, and had been on many shopping trips where I have come back, frustrated, with nothing! Thanks to your help, Stephanie, I now know how to wear what I already own and what to look for when shopping. Just off to lunch with some girlfriends feeling confident and fashionable in skinny jeans, heels and a t-shirt, which until recently I certainly would not have even picked up! Thanks for a great session, I am certainly feeling more confident to stop playing it safe.
Maggie, 48 Wilmslow 22nd January 2015
Change YOUR life
I cannot begin to tell you what a difference the Wardrobe Angel has made – not just to my wardrobe but to my life. She has saved me so much time; shopping is quicker, getting dressed is easier (and a pleasure) and I now know what to look for, where to look and when to look. She has bought out not only my sense of style, but my self confidence too – I am making much better clothing decisions which is saving me money as well as time. She is absolutely worth every penny and for the service and attention she gives, I think she is great value. I have already recommended her to all my friends!
Dawn, 46 Manchester 22nd January 2015
New baby, new mum, new body! Dressing and shopping for a different shape post-pregnancy
Stephanie introduced me to the wonders of layering. She found me a fantastic dress in the French Connection sale that can be dressed up and down. I love it! Every time I wear it I get loads of compliments.
Liz, 30 York 21st January 2015
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