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Trying to come up with a unique and thoughtful gift for your Mum (wife, aunt, Nan, sister, daughter, yourself, etc) for Mother’s Day?

I do Gift Certificates!

You can either choose a particular styling experience (including my one hour shop for jeans session) or give a monetary gift and let the recipient choose for herself.

This is what Sue said about her experience of working with me..


My daughter and daughter-in-law bought me a treat with Meaghan. I would have to say it is the best gift I have received in years. Firstly, just meeting Meaghan was terrific. She was warm, friendly, and easy to chat with. She came prepared to face the difficult task of ‘educating and guiding’ a 61 year old accumulator, spur-of-the-moment purchaser. Meaghan had me try on every piece of clothing in my wardrobe. She made me actually look at myself through somebody else’s eyes and revealed and confirmed things that I already knew, but had not dealt with. Consequently, my wardrobe was reduced by 135 articles! Some even had their labels on and had never been worn. I am confident now that I will use her tips and advice whenever I go shopping for new clothes. Firstly, I will not purchase anything, unless I LOVE IT. Meaghan it was a pleasure to have you in my home. You made me feel comfortable at all times. Your honesty and support was greatly appreciated. I would recommend your marvellous service to everybody. What a treat my day was. Thank you for your enthusiasm and your support.

Read about my styling services (including prices) here

Enquire or order a Gift Certificate here

*Mother’s Day is Sunday 12 May.


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Yesterday my client, originally from Melbourne now living overseas, booked in with me to go shopping while she was here. She wanted to discover some new shops and brands and make the most of her time (it was a quick visit to see family). She also often found it difficult to find clothes that fit her well, so she wanted some help and advice on that.

Once she’d sent me through her completed pre-shop questionnaire, I did the research and put together an itinerary.


One of the things on her list was a smart casual jacket.


She loved this one (above) – it fit and flattered her beautifully, with only a small alteration to the sleeve length needed – but initially when she put it on, it felt too corporate/office-y for her. (She’s an architect)


But…when we talked about all the edgy ways she could wear it, she was sold.


TIP – We pulled out pieces we’d already bought together in other shops and tried them on with the jacket, to see whether they’d work. Don’t just rely on clothes in the store, to accompany a piece you’re considering buying. The right jacket, skirt, pants, etc, might come from elsewhere. You don’t have to buy a complete outfit in one store.


She could wear it with..


A t-shirt, the boyfriend jeans we bought (elsewhere) and her cool leather sneakers

From here


These pants (or the black slim jeans we bought somewhere else), a silk blouse and her studded ankle boots.


A leather skirt or pants…


She also bought this jumpsuit I mentioned on my Facebook page a little while ago. (Again we talked about all the different ways she could wear it – from sneakers to strappy heels – depending on the occasion. *This would need to be altered on the shoulders to fit just right. My client is a petite, size 16 – 18.

From here (On sale)


You can buy the jacket from here

TIP – If you sign up to become a VIP, or are a VIP, you get 10% off

READ: “It’s Not What You Wear, It’s How You Wear It” here

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I might take two girlfriends shopping – both of them could try on the same dress and decide to buy it.

One would wear it to work with a blazer and pumps, in her classic style and the other would wear it casually to meet her friends at a cafe, in a pair of flat sandals and her denim jacket.

It’s not what you wear, it’s how you wear it.

A simple shirt can be worn many different ways. (Demonstrated beautifully by Carolyn Bessette Kennedy above) As can a pair of chinos or a trench coat.  A scrunch here, a fold or a button up there.  Even a little tweak, can make an impact.

It’s up to you to interpret each piece of clothing from your wardrobe in your own way.

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Wear it so that it shows your personal style (and personality)

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Wear it with accessories that feel authentic to you and your style

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Wear it with an unexpected color or texture

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Wear it in winter, as well as summer

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Wear it to work, and then wear it casually on the weekend

READ: “Too Old For Leather Pants?” here

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I receive regular emails from prospective clients asking,

“What sort of budget would I need to go shopping with you?”

My answer is always the same.

What you choose to spend on your wardrobe is entirely up to you.  I’ll work within your budget.

I work with people who only like to spend $100 on a new pair of jeans and some who wouldn’t blink an eye at spending $350.

The thing is, everyone’s different. Everyone has different lifestyles and priorities and we might have more or less to spend on clothes at different times in our lives.  (You might recall me talking about the time when I changed careers and I didn’t have a lot of money to spend on new clothes)

Despite your budget everyone deserves the right to look and feel great.

One thing I suggest to people who want to stay current and up-to-date with fashion but don’t necessarily have a lot of money to spend, is to not just avoid stores they think are too expensive for them, but to go in, sample what’s on offer and then if anything appeals to them try and find similar pieces at stores that are closer to their budget.  (And often during a “sampling” session people are pleasantly surprised that some of the stores they tend to stay away from are not as expensive as they had imagined – particularly if it’s a store where my clients receive my stylist discount) 

The above picture is an example of this.

The blazer on the left was $69.95, from Zara and the one on the right was $349, from Saba.

I will say that I do encourage people to look for quality. Even if the item is not overly expensive still pay attention to what the fabric is and how the garment is made.  (It’s not a bargain if it falls apart or looks shabby after two washes and you need to throw it out)  I also believe there are some things that are worth spending more on and may require saving for.

READ: “What To Consider When Shopping In Cheap And Cheerful Stores” here

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I was chatting with a friend recently about double denim. She told me she likes it, but every time she tries it it never feels right. She was wondering what she was doing wrong. I thought I’d share with you, what I told her..


Try wearing different shades of denim together.. AND 
Make sure you break up the denim with an interesting shoe, belt, bag, jacket, jewellery, etc. (Even makeup and nail color can do the trick) *If it doesn’t feel sophisticated enough, it could be how you’re accessorising.

Also make sure the denim is a modern style. If you’re wearing something that could be outdated it may make you feel you’re stuck in the 80’s or 90’s. .

If the denim feels too much, try wearing your jeans, skirt or shorts with something chambray (which will be softer) on top. .

..and of course make sure the denim pieces are flattering. (Jackets with drop shoulders or shirts with big pockets on the bust are not the best options for everyone)

I also suggested to her that perhaps she likes the look on other people but it’s just not for her. If it feels uncomfortable when she wears it, it might not be her style. . 

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Years ago when I changed careers, I needed to transition my wardrobe from (largely) corporate clothes, to clothes than reflected my new lifestyle. When I set about doing that, the key things for me were to have less pieces, of better quality, but still with plenty of outfit combinations. I wanted to simplify my wardrobe and be ruthless with what earned a place in it and when I added anything new, I was strict about making sure it worked with what I already had.

If you look at these three photos, you’ll see the pieces all work together.  (Same blazer and same black pants throughout.)   You’ll also note that the pieces can also be worn in different ways, for different occasions.  This is important to me.  I want my clothes to be versatile.  For example, these black pants could be worn dressed up to a fancy event, if need be, or dressed down, for meeting a friend at a cafe for coffee.

In 2019 make conscious additions to your wardrobe. Don’t just buy something because it’s on sale or you saw one of your friends (or someone you follow on Instagram) wearing it. Build a wardrobe of pieces that complement each other.

If you need help identifying what could be added to your wardrobe (or removing for that matter) – and perhaps help finding them, details of my styling services can be found here

You can find the details of what I’m wearing are on my Facebook page here 

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My client was looking for black pants she could wear during summer for work presentations, out for a nice dinner or casually. She works in the health/fitness industry and so didn’t want anything that looked too corporate/office professional.

We sampled about 4 pairs of slim fitting pants but none of them worked for her shape. (She’s similar to an inverted triangle – very small through the hips with very slim legs)  Most were a little too snug on the tummy but then not fitting (too loose) how I wanted them to on her legs and bottom.

Then I thought of these. When I took them into the changeroom I could see by the look on my clients face that she wasn’t sure.  (But well done to her – she was open to the idea and gave them a go) The idea of a culotte was a bit too out there. Like most people, they reminded her of something that was around in the 80’s. I didn’t know what to expect when she came out of the fitting room – but when we teamed them with a top, a belt and the right shoes – she loved them.

They looked and felt elegant, highlighted her lovely ankles, created an hourglass shape (accentuated the waist), made her bum look great, worked for her style and lifestyle, could be worn in lots of different ways…and were within her budget.  (Less than the price on the website with my stylist discount)

Push yourself to experiment with something different.  (Particularly if your wardrobe is feeling same old, same old) If you keep trying and buying things that are similar to everything else you own, your style and your look won’t evolve – it’ll stay the same and risks becoming stuck, stale and outdated.

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Last week, out of the blue, I received this beautiful email (that made me cry).  This is the reason I do what I do.  It’s not just about fashion and shopping.

Hi Meaghan,

I just wanted to send you a very long overdue email.

I had a personal shopping experience with you about 2 years ago.

You opened up my eyes and you were actually the catalyst for a lot of change in my life. After the shopping experience, I realised that I could make small changes to make me look and feel so much better. You gave me the confidence to value myself and take pride in my appearance.

After the shopping trip, I decided to make some changes. I actually lost 45kg and have managed to keep that weight off for 1 year now. I have attached a before and after pic.

I now enjoy deciding what to wear each day and experimenting with different styles. I’m also wearing make up to work for the first time ever!  I feel confident in what I wear, and I have become more social as a result of the confidence.

My family are all amazed at the changes I have gone through these past 2 years (I also ended up buying a dream lifestyle property partly due to me taking more care of myself) and my family believe that it is ever since our personal shopping trip that I have made the changes.

So, I just wanted to say thank you. For me – it has literally been a life changing experience.

What prompted me to write this email today is that I’m thinking of asking my husband to buy me another session with you for Christmas. Lol.

So anyway, a big thank you to you, and hopefully I get my Christmas wish and get to have another session with you soon.

Best wishes

Sarah

Isn’t she amazing!

I might have helped kick start Sarah’s incredible transformation, but she’s given me (and I’m sure many others) so much inspiration and such a rewarding gift by sharing her photos and with her lovely words.

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“Tell me about this floral (pink, yellow, green, orange, red, blue) top”, I ask my client during her Wardrobe Overhaul, “Do you love it?”

“No”, comes the response, “I bought it because I thought I should add more color to my wardrobe.”  “I hate it!”

There’s a misconception, I’ve discovered since doing this job, that to look interesting you need to wear lots of color and pattern – but it’s simply not true.

In fact, as you can see in the pictures below and above, often the most stylish and sophisticated looks can be achieved by simply wearing black and white.

And there’s nobody better to highlight this than the women who personify style than Grace, Jackie and Audrey.

My tips to make certain your black and white outfit looks chic, rather than bland, are to:

  • Ensure the black is very black and the white is very white (ie those faded pants you’ve been wearing to work for the past 7 years won’t cut it)
  • Make sure the fit is impeccable.  (Because black and white is so clean, an ill- fitting silhouette will be highlighted)
  • Keep the cuts and styles modern (Rather than outdated)
  • Put plenty of consideration into how you decorate your black and white pieces (Don’t let down an otherwise great outfit with a daggy, sensible shoe or scruffy handbag)

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CHALLENGE – Pull out all the black and white pieces  (including, t-shirts, belts, scarves, shoes, knits, etc) from your wardrobe and put them on the bed.  After checking them all out to determine whether they make the cut, come up with at least 5 different outfits using these pieces.  Be creative!

READ: “How To Not Look Like A Waiter Wearing Black And White” here

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Before you make a decision on an outfit or a new purchase, have a good head to toe look in the mirror and think about what is being highlighted and then next, decide whether that is the area you want featured.

A belt can play up a waist, a sleeve might accentuate an arm, the length of pants may lengthen (or shorten) your leg, a shoe may draw attention to (or away from) the ankles and as in the case of the image above, the position of a pattern, pocket, seam or shape can *spotlight an area. (Which is absolutely fine, if that’s what you want to achieve)

In the photo above my eye is instantly drawn to the hip area and in the images below the first thing I notice is the woman’s beautiful face.  (I’m sure this also has something to do with the red lips)

You can notice the **effect the diamond on the dress has by comparing the three outfits.

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*Fabric, and how it’s cut, can also have this effect – particularly if it’s shiny.

**The effect the diamond is having on the outfit (ie accentuating the curve through the hip area), may well be exactly what the wearer is wanting to achieve.

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