SO. As you may or may not know, I hire myself out for closet consultations, personal shopping, and online style consults. I love doing all three, as there is nothing more rewarding than unlocking a client’s stylistic potential, but these consults are extremely time-consuming and labor-intensive. Which means I don’t do ’em cheap.
Back in November, I was chatting with a dear friend about the online consults and explained that they can take a really long time to complete because the first five steps are all on the client. I don’t even do anything until those tasks are completed, and I get consistent feedback from my clients that those initial exploratory steps are absolutely invaluable. They say things like:
Before I started writing this, I thought that what I wanted was help creating a basic capsule wardrobe suitable for a very casual lifestyle. I have contented myself with clothes that are “good enough” and that generally flatter my body. As I’ve been writing, though, I realize that what I really want is to have clothes that make me smile and that make me feel a little bit decadent.
My friend pointed out that many people might be perfectly content doing those initial steps alone, and a light bulb went off. I could offer some structured guidance to those who either lack the cash for a personalized consult, or prefer to work on sartorial changes at a slower, personalized pace.
And the Already Pretty Self-guided Mini Makeover PDF was born!
If you’re feeling stylistically lost but relatively self-motivated, interested in changing your look but unable to shell out for personal services, this little PDF might be just the thing. It contains an expanded version of the first steps that my online consult clients undertake, plus some additional advice and content. And although it won’t be as thorough or personalized as a formal consult, it’s a great place to start.
If you decide to give this process a whirl, you’ll examine and describe your current style, identify style icons and influences, and do a ton of writing and introspection. You’ll be forced to put some descriptive language around your ideal personal style. You’ll take inventory of your closet, create a “gradient” of outfits from awesome to blah, and spend several weeks experimenting with looks that align with your freshly-defined goals. Finally, you’ll cook up a shopping list to supplement your current wardrobe and spend some time refining and living with your self-tailored, carefully-honed new personal style.
If that sounds appealing, here are your two options for purchase:
- PDF only: Cost is $5 to download, then you’re on your own!
- PDF + one-outfit feedback session: Cost is $10 to download, then once you’ve completed the steps outlined in the PDF, you can e-mail me a single head-to-toe outfit photo and ask questions that pertain to that specific outfit.
A PayPal account is NOT required for checkout, but you can use PayPal if you prefer. When you complete your purchase, an e-mail will be sent to you with a link that will allow your download to begin.
The steps contained within this document are simple, straightforward, and utilitarian, but they’ve also proven beneficial and effective for many past clients.
Thanks for considering purchasing this PDF as a way of supporting Already Pretty. Oh, and if you’re interested in personalized services, drop me a note at firstname.lastname@example.org. The PDF contains a coupon for 15% off an online consult!
**Disclaimer: This PDF encompasses a self-guided makeover. Each person who purchases the PDF and follows the steps will have a different experience, and I make no guarantees of satisfaction since you’ll be doing this work entirely on your own. I will not offer refunds since the document is merely a set of guidelines. Please purchase at your own risk.**