I’ve known Chrissy for a few years, since we were both writers for an online magazine in the Fraser Valley. (Shout-out to Fraser Valley Pulse, woot!) We recently reconnected though, and I am so, so glad because whoa: she’s awesome!!! Chrissy is an amazingly talented makeup artist (connect with her and see some of her work HERE) and she has all kinds of adventures doing that. She also holds several jobs, is married, and still has time for a close group of girlfriends. Frankly you guys, Chrissy is a wizard. So when she wanted me to come and do a wardrobe analysis on her closet, I was thrilled! Here is my best effort at capturing the day’s events as they unfolded at casa de Chrissy…
Here is Chrissy’s analysis:
Wardrobe Analysis: Chrissy Grant
Summary: Chrissy knows what she likes fashion-wise and has most of the components to look the way she’d like to everyday. Chrissy has a professional job that requires business casual attire, as well as a retail job where the uniform is all black, as well as a small business for which she requires comfort ad the ability to get dirty. Chrissy is adequately prepared for all of her roles, but desires an edgier, more put-together look. The main components for this look will be jackets (both leather and jean) and shoes (pointy toes, cool sandals, boots etc.) Looking more put-together will require some planning and completer pieces, such as scarves and jewelry. The buying priorities are boots, leather and jean jackets, skirts, and the rest as needed.
*All items to be represented on “Chrissy” Pinterest Board
Outerwear: Leather or vegan leather jacket (blazer, or moto) for dresses and work outfits (Mexx 50% off, Danier Leather, Le Chateau), jean jacket to dress down dresses and work outfits (Plum, Gap, Old Navy, Mavi, Aritzia)
Shoes: Boots! (Towne Shoes, Duo.com, Nine West, Aldo, Nordstrom.com, 6pm.com), comfy coloured heels (Payless)
Pants: New white jeans (Mavi), distressed Boyfriend Jeans (Plum,Gap, Smart Set in South Surrey, Le Chateau), blue jeans (Mavi)
Skirts: Black pencil skirt to wear instead of black pants some days (Le Chateau, Banana Republic, Plum), Distressed Pencil Skirt to wear instead of jeans (TBD: internet)
Dresses: LBD (Banana Republic, Plum, Le Chateau, Asos, H&M)
Tops: no tops needed, coloured cardigans needed (value village, gap, plum)
Accessories: 3-4 1” coloured belts (Target, Gap)
Actions: Wardrobe staging area in closet to prep a few outfits at a time including jewelry and other accessories to ensure a well thought-out look. Pants to be picked up at Euro Tailor in Morgan Crossing South Surrey on Thursday, February 5. Follow the recipe: Solid + colour + pattern + adornment for every outfit.
What Would Audrey Wear?
So what’s next? Chrissy and I will be blogging about how to find the perfect red lipstick, do the perfect cat eye, and how to choose the right foundation for your skin. We will also be exhibiting at the Fraser Valley wedding festival and her Fraser Valley Wedding Swap, as well as doing a workshop at Tracycakes next month, details to follow. I’m so excited about all of these events and the person I get to collaborate with: thank you, Chrissy!!!