Shopping The Attitude

About 15 years ago I had the “brilliant” idea to become a personal shopper.  It was not a brilliant idea.  I do love to shop, that is true, but not for other people.

I would meet with a client and review their wardrobe.  Did they have a pair of fantastic black pants?  White shirts? A pair of loafers?  Once they realized they needed everything off we would go.  I’ll tell you this: People cannot make up their minds.  It was very hard on my nerves.

Looking back I now realize that when I took inventory of their closets I forgot to take inventory of their attitudes. Nothing looks good if you’re mopey, sullen or feel the need to apologize for being you.

Feeling confident, upbeat, and positive is how you look fabulous. And those feelings are the foundation for a timeless style.




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8 Comments to Shopping The Attitude

  1. September 20, 2017 at 4:02 pm | Permalink

    Well stated! I agree and could never be a stylist or personal shopper for someone else. Help with organizing my very large and much love wardrobe…that is a degree I need to pursue.

  2. Gail's Gravatar Gail
    September 21, 2017 at 10:00 am | Permalink

    Dear Ellen, you hit a home run. I have a friend who hates everything I suggest to her, I have come to the conclusion she is depressed. I have given up on her. I want to surround myself with people who are upbeat and make ME feel good when I am with them.
    Here’s to us,

  3. Billie Fischer's Gravatar Billie Fischer
    September 23, 2017 at 5:24 pm | Permalink

    Personally I’m a “speed shopper”. This girl has opinions!

  4. JUNE's Gravatar JUNE
    September 24, 2017 at 4:12 pm | Permalink

    I so agree! People don’t appreciate or know style. I give you credit for trying. You can t teach an old dog new tricks. Some people just happy with the same old habits. That is why makeover shows are so popular. Some of the transformations are unbelievable.

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Ellen Lubin-Sherman

Some say she's tart and arch, but she knows fabulous when she sees it, and that's what she writes about. Get her book, The Essentials of Fabulous, on Amazon. More about me...