Mommy Wardrobe Makeover!!!

Yay!!! So excited for my first mommy wardrobe makeover on the blog πŸ™‚ I had the pleasure of working with Jen, a stay-at-home mom of two from Thornhill, Ontario. Jen is planning on starting a business in September and was in need of a closet revamp to help her feel more professional and up-to-date.

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Like many of us moms, Jen was stuck in a rut, wearing ill-fitted, somewhat juvenile clothing, as well as having everything in multiples. She would find a favourite tank-top on sale and buy it in ten different colours. I had never seen so many tanks in my life! Can anyone relate? LOL! Basically, Jen’s wardrobe looked like a teenagers closet that didn’t enhance her assets at all. As a result, her clothing wasn’t emphasizing who she really is. What Jen truly wanted was to present herself as a feminine, sophisticated, mature woman. The problem was, she felt all of those things on the inside but her outer appearance didn’t match. That’s where I came in. We went through her closet together, eliminating all of the items that were not serving her, only creating chaos and clutter.

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After our cleanse, I educated Jen by providing her with information on which pieces would enhance and flatter her figure the most. When describing people’s body types, I don’t like using words like pear, inverted triangle or round. Who wants to be called a pear, triangular or round?! These generic descriptions seem so demeaning to me. Alternatively, I like to focus on empowering women through the process of learning how to best dress their unique body – that is my goal. I will call Jen a Goddess because everyone is beautiful no matter the shape of their body. Embrace what you have and learn to work with it! Jen has a pretty straight body, with slightly wider shoulders so our goal was to emphasize her slim waist, create curves, and elongate. We looked for pieces with texture, print, delicate feminine details, keeping in mind the “mature woman”.

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As you can see, from some of her purchases, we opted for v-neck tops which are great at drawing the focus toward your chest or neckline and away from your shoulders. We also avoided tops with spaghetti straps, cap sleeves, and boat necks, which only add bulk on top. As you can see, the feminine ruffles, polka dots, and bow details are all visually interesting and draw your eye towards the centre of her body. This printed wrap dress is Jens best friend because it creates that perfect hour-glass shape. FYI – a good wrap dress is the most flattering type of dress for most body types. Wrap dresses made of soft fabrics such as jersey, can help slim your waist and create a unified, feminine look. Another style that is everywhere right now, and has been for a while, is the peplum style, which also does an incredible job of creating curves, especially for Jen. Next, we tackled denim, which is my personal favourite. Seeing Jen’s face light up when I introduced her to the high-waisted (no muffin top ever again) jeans, was priceless. We stalked her wardrobe with three denim staples; One lighter wash for a more casual look, one darker wash, and black wash which can both be dressed up or down. It should also be noted that we opted for skinny jeans in order to accentuate Jen’s great legs.

Overall, we edited Jens closet, built her a new wardrobe and educated her along the way. Knowing how to best dress your body is absolutely priceless. Think about all the money and time Jen wasted over the years investing in clothes that were all wrong for her. At the end of the process, I helped Jen find a new level of inner confidence. She walked a little but straighter, held her head a little higher and now has the skills, knowledge and tools to shop independently and efficiently.

BEFORE AND AFTER!!!

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Go Jen!!! It was a pleasure working with you!!! I thank you so much for being a part of this post, and hope that the readers can relate to your story. I certainly can.

Thanks you so much for reading!!!

Renata, xo

Find a few of Jens purchases here:

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13 thoughts on “Mommy Wardrobe Makeover!!!

    • July 31, 2014 at 10:02 pm
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      Thanks Jennifer!!! Just a few simple tweaks – and her figure is accentuated in all the right places – so much fun!

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  • August 1, 2014 at 2:07 am
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    Jen is beautiful both ways but I LOVE the new wardrobe look!! Sexy mamma for sure! πŸ™‚

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  • August 1, 2014 at 2:19 am
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    I just wanted to thank you Renata, for your wisdom and encouragement through my mommy makeover! Being a stay at home mom has definitely taken its toll on my wardrobe choices… yoga pants and tank tops are were my best friend!

    Having you take the time to go though my closet and help me see what works and what doesn’t was just the start of my journey towards a new and improved me! Shopping with you was just so great! I find clothing stores intimidating at times, too many things to choose and too many different styles going on…. What looks good on me? Why? How do I wear this? What do I wear this with? How can I pull this off? But you took the time to teach me what styles/cuts/patterns/colours are going to make me look and feel awesome! After spending 4 hours at the mall, I came home with so many new things (tops, jeans, dresses, shoes) and a fresh new outlook on my wardrobe! Btw, the Life Altering Jeans are indeed, Life Altering!!!

    I can’t tell you enough how much this experience has helped me see that by wearing clothes that make me look confident and feminine; I AM confident and feminine! And the cherry on top is that I now have the knowledge to shop for the clothes that flatter me and fit my body best! You are a gem and I am so grateful!

    Jenn xoxox

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    • August 1, 2014 at 2:42 am
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      Awww Jenn you are too kind!!! It was my pleasure, you are such a doll!!! Really appreciate your kind words:) I am beyond thrilled that you enjoyed the process just as much as I did! xoxo

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  • August 1, 2014 at 11:51 am
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    This is so me! Tank tops, flip flops, and jeans. I have outfits to show “grown up” ability, however, I love to just be casual. The peplum dress you have on is super chic and I love how you dressed up your jeans. Cool blog. Really caught my attention with it’s genuinism.

    Bella

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    • August 1, 2014 at 4:35 pm
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      Thanks so much Bella! Really appreciate you reading and glad you can relate! I definitely can too!!!

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    • August 2, 2014 at 1:22 am
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      Thank you so much Lauren!!!

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