I have a thing for clothing. Not that I’m against nudist camps, I just like my wool, cashmere, silk and cotton. I was out with friends one day for breakfast and shopping and after we parted, I found myself magnetically pulled into my local TopShop. There’s quite a bit of merchandise and between the colors, prints, cut and shapes I was beginning to feel like the inside of a kaleidoscope. Enter Camile, personal shopper and fashion stylist:
She spotted me walking around and asked if I was looking for anything in particular. I told her I was looking for an outfit for an upcoming event. I wasn’t quite sure what trends I wanted to experiment with, but Camile knew I was open to everything. She took me back to the Personal Shopper dressing rooms, where she offered me water and left me with some things to try on. We had picked out a few pieces earlier that I knew I wanted to try, namely a sleeveless blouse with a heart print on it and a cream-colored, hi-lo hem blouse. In addition to that, she pulled a coral dress and a graphic printed dress that caught my eye. I wound up taking home both blouses, but I loved the dresses I had to include them in the post. Here’s how Personal Shopping normally works:
Step One: Ask for help! How’s anybody supposed to know that you’re searching for the perfect fit or new trend if you don’t speak up?!
Step Two: The Personal Shopper will take you back to their area, where you’ll be placed in a dressing room with outfits following current trends. Your Shopper will then scour the store for things they think you’d like.
Step Three: Try it all on! I wasn’t too sure about the graphic printed dress, but I keep seeing Clover Canyon and Etro pieces all over the place in magazines so I thought I’d give it a try.
Loved the print and it fit in all the right places! Good idea for a night out with my girls or for a last-minute dinner date. I don’t always like a mini-dress and the fact that garment hit me at the knee made it seem a little less raunchy.
This dress was previously posted on my Instagram ( @selana_fresh) . I really liked the color against my skin and liked the fit, but the back of the dress was cut out and showed my tattoo, which I didn’t really want. I love my tatts, but I got them for me, not as a showpiece for the rest of the world.
Although I didn’t buy either dress that day, I may go back for those. I didn’t get pics of me in the pieces I bought but here are the photos:
The blouse on the left was very cute and follows the romantic prints trend without costing me Burberry dollars, and can be worn under a blazer or with jeans. The shirt on the right has that awesome hi-lo hem and deep scoop neck. Might just pair it with a very lonely yellow pencil skirt I have
All in all, I had a ton of fun and even managed to nab Camile’s card for future shopping sprees. I had a whole bunch of fun and a made a new fashionable friend.This service is available at most TopShop locations, but check to be sure. Try it out and let me know how it goes!