“I like my money where I can see it. Hanging in my closet.” – Carrie Bradshaw, Sex and the City
I’ve had the pleasure of getting to know Catherine Sheppard of The Life Styled blog over the last year—you may remember she joined me at the Tuck Hotel for a very Stylish Stay. We both love pretty things, whether it be a well-designed hotel, a giant cocktail, or the perfect outfit! In addition to having similar taste, we have also had similar struggles. While we have both loved having lifestyle blogs for many years, we have also recently made an effort to add more value to our content by incorporating our actual day jobs. First and foremost, Catherine is a personal stylist. As a celebrity publicist, I have worked with some of the top stylists in Hollywood, so I was really excited to see Catherine narrow her blog focus down to her zone of genius—making women just like you and me feel and look their best.
I have always admired Catherine’s personal style, because while I love clothes, I find getting dressed most days daunting and revert to my cozy sweaters and worn-in t-shirts more than I care to admit. Last week, she did a free online spring shopping session that I loved so much, it inspired me to do this whole post about her. Yes, she’s that good! During the hour, she talked spring trends and showed us everything you need to have in your wardrobe right now.
So how do her styling sessions work? She has two packages: the Style Upgrade and the Closet Overhaul. The best part? Everything is done online, so it doesn’t matter where you live in the world. After your initial one-hour online consulation, Catherine creates a custom digital mood board that will represent the new and approved you. From there, the fun begins. After you make edits, she will then hand select 30 pieces digitally, each carefully chosen to help you fill in the blanks in your closet, replace some of the pieces that aren’t serving you, and create new styled looks. No need to purchase it all right away, you can shop at your own pace! If you pick the Closet Overhaul package, you actually go through your entire wardrobe and decide what to keep and what to donate.
Is this an investment? Yes. It is an investment in your confidence and the way you carry yourself, which trickles down into every aspect of your life. These packages are very detailed and thought through—Catherine even remains on call for 30 days, ready to help you style the clothes you ordered from your list or help you prep for a weekend trip. As a busy working mom, she also understands what it means to return to your wardrobe after pregnancy when nothing fits, you have a different body, and have no idea where to start.
Book a package by April 1st and you will get this gorgeous gift basket filled with all her favorite things worth $400! Tell her I sent ya!
Photos by Ashley Burns Photography