I had the pleasure of working on a campaign with Nordstrom (!!) where I was tasked to work with a personal stylist and write about my experience. I've never used a personal shopper before, so I was definitely a bit wary at first. Due to my unique size and lack of huge budget, I was worried I wouldn't be able to find anything that would work.
My fear immediately subsided when I met my personal stylist, Catherine, a bubbly, petite girl with an amazing sense of style. Catherine definitely did her research, she looked at my blog and read over the questionaire I filled out about my size and style and pulled some very "Alana" pieces.
Unfortunately, a ton of Catherine's original picks ended up being too big, but that didn't stop her from pulling even more stuff for me over the course of 4 hours. From Kate Spade accessories to Vince Camuto tops and Gibson blazers, I tried on pieces from brands I'd only read about before. And the best part? Every piece I ended up with cost less than $100, a goal I set for myself at the get go.
Here are a few tips I picked up from Catherine:
- Check out pieces from Halogen, one of Nordstrom's own brands that's budget friendly and also comes in petites. They make really awesome basics that come in different colors (I ended up with an awesome khaki pencil skirt and opted to get the same skirt in a fun print).
- Many of the pieces in the other departments also come in petite, and if they're not available in-store, check online.
- Don't be afraid to grab pieces from different departments- I definitely ended up with a few awesome items straight from BP, the so called "juniors department".
- If something fits, buy it in lots of colors- I know we've all heard this before, but it's so true, especially when you're a special size.
Special thanks to Nordstrom for the amazing opportunity. I was compensated for my post, but all opinions are my own.