Chrissy’s Wardrobe Analysis

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…

In the bedroom with our drinks: let the scourge begin!

Chrissy made us amazing almond milk lattes to sip on while we worked: heaven!

First step: empty closet contents onto the bed.

First step: empty closet contents onto the bed.

What do we think of these dresses???

What do we think of these dresses???

Chrissy goes to the washroom to change into a dress she's unsure about, and I seize the moment with a mirror selfie.

Chrissy goes to the washroom to change into a dress she’s unsure about, and I seize the moment with a mirror selfie.

The dress in question: white lace perfection!!!  I'd love to see it dressed down with a jean jacket and sandals for summer, black tights and a leather jacket for winter.

The dress in question: white lace perfection!!! I’d love to see it dressed down with a jean jacket and sandals for summer, black tights and a leather jacket for winter.

I takes notes for the analysis in a little notebook.

I takes notes for the analysis in a little notebook.

A mess is par for the course, you guys.  This one is actually pretty manageable!

A mess is par for the course, you guys. This one is actually pretty manageable!

...see what I mean?

…see what I mean?

New outfit idea for this makeup pro: bright top with dark pants and cardi and brown boots.  I'd love to see a beige/brown scarf to balance this look out.

New outfit idea for this makeup pro: bright top with dark pants and cardi and brown boots. I’d love to see a beige/brown scarf to balance this look out.

What to wear with a heavy winter skirt?  Tights and a close-fit sweater for winter, hells and a breezy blouse and jean jacket for Spring!

What to wear with a heavy winter skirt? Tights and a close-fit sweater for winter, heels and a breezy blouse and jean jacket for Spring!  Chrissy is trying to convince me to let her keep this brown sweater here…it  doesn’t work  😉

And now, the new outfit choices from her own closet.  Let's take a look...

And now, the new outfit choices from her own closet. Let’s take a look…

We've gay a vibrant green and brown leather jacket combo...A pink top and blingy necklace with black skinnies...a graphic blouse, cardi and blue jeans...and a denim top, mint jeans and BLING.

We’ve got a vibrant green and brown leather jacket combo…A pink top and blingy necklace with black skinnies…a graphic blouse, cardi and blue jeans…and a denim top, mint jeans and BLING.

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!!!

 

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