In my mid-twenties, I found myself in a unique place. I was the owner of a few successful companies I started years ago and was managing lots of clients in a dozen cities, traveling part of the year and working every single day on work I loved. This was juxtaposed with establishing more personal (and important!) aspects of my life. To put it simply, while the business side of things seemed to be ahead of schedule, the personal side of things seemed about normal for a gal in her mid-twenties—I was preparing to buy my first house! I had paid off my new car! I needed to transition in some way and I felt it.
I decided to work with Ivy and have to say that it simplified my life in the most beautiful way. The impact working with a wardrobe stylist has had on my life as I've moved into my late 20s (and soon to be hitting 30s!) has been tremendous.
During my initial Wardrobe Consultation, Ivy and I discussed my future ambitions for my business and personal life. After editing through my vast wardrobe (mostly full of things I wasn't wearing, but was attached to for one reason or another), we began to plan who the new Cole was going to be. I wanted my wardrobe to reflect who I had become: a young, energetic, ambitious business-woman and wife.
Ivy’s plan for me began with shopping for a new wardrobe that was relevant to my lifestyle. My husband (Victor) accompanied us to learn how Ivy would shop for me and to be another objective voice. Since I was going through the experience, I was glad to have him there to pay closer attention to what colors, shapes and styles looked best on me and how to mix and match the items that we purchased. Growing up in a household of women-fashionistas, Victor developed quite the eye for shopping! Plus, it was actually a fun thing to do together.
After shopping was wrapped up and my wardrobe started coming together, Ivy and I moved on to my hair and makeup. Ivy matched me up with a hair stylist and makeup artist that she believed would take the best care of me. As a result, I am a polished Cole! My outward image is a true reflection of who I really am and my life is simpler, easier and better because of it.