Before I worked with Helen I had no confidence in what I wore for business. My background is in investment banking so the dress code was a no-brainer, I had to be suited and booted.
When I became self-employed I got stuck. The clothes I wore for business ended up being my regular clothes with a jacket thrown over the top to make me look smarter. I wanted to be able to differentiate between my off-duty style and my regular one but it never felt quite right. Nowadays that doesn’t worry me in the way it used to because I always feel good in what I am wearing. I feel authentic in my new style.
To be honest I was quite worried about working with Helen. I was afraid of facing up to some of the things I didn’t like about the way I look. I was worried about having to undress (I didn’t have to ) and honestly, I had a feeling that I was probably beyond help.
I have never been someone to get excited about clothes or make-up but I am now! I didn’t even know that I didn’t feel confident until I compare the new me to how I used to feel. I had no idea how not wearing authentic styles affected the way I carried myself and the way I interacted with people. My new quirky style suits me and my personality and I love it.
Personal Shopping Day
I was amazed at how quickly Helen was able to find things that were exactly right for me. And I still managed to bring home loads of brilliant pieces that work well together and that are perfect for me and my lifestyle.
Helen gently encouraged me to try new styles and colours (indeed things that I wouldn’t have looked twice at before) and it was so exciting to see how well they suited me. Some of these have ended up being my favourite things to wear, and now I know what I can look for, and what I can ignore.
Shopping with Helen is an incredibly efficient way of restocking your wardrobe with pieces you love and look forward to wearing time and time again.
It was also a lot of fun!