Thursday, February 24, 2011

Laura's Makeover and Outfit Details

I must say that Laura was lots of fun to work with. She has a sense of humor about everything, was eager to change her look, and was willing to try anything. As is the case with many people that I help, they think they are one size, but really they are another. Laura was wearing clothes that did not fit her current body type. I think that many people are reluctant to shop for clothes that are their true size because they wish they were a different size, which was the case with Laura (she gave me permission to write this). Laura quickly found out that by shopping for clothes in her correct size and at the right stores, she was able to look skinner. Imagine that! By actually going up a size, she looked smaller, and felt more confident about herself.

When Laura tried on her skinny jeans, she about fell over because she said she lost 20 pounds! She has never worn skinny jeans, doesn't own any boots or heels, and rarely wears accessories. I also noticed that she didn't ever wear any skirts or dresses that were above her ankles. All of that how now changed! Laura definitely looks great in heels and a knee length dress/skirt, don't you think?

Unfortunately with plus size clothing, there is not a lot of options out there. I also have a clothing budget that I need to stick to....dang it! I will admit, it is more expensive to shop in the plus size clothing section, but I believe in the end, it's worth it to look your best even if it's hard to take the leap to that section.  Laura's makeover required a lot of time to figure out what clothes would look best on her body type, but in the end the very late night trips to Kohls, Target and TJ Maxx paid off.  We even ended up going to store that neither of us would have considered....Dress Barn!

Outfits broken down:
Grey Dress: Dress Barn
Black Skirt: Dress Barn
Wide Leg Jeans: Dress Barn
Skinny Jeans: Target
Navy Trench Coat: Target
Scarves: Target
Belts: Target
Boots: Target
Pink Shoes: Target
Jean Shirt: Target
Jewelery: Target
Nude Shoes: TJ Maxx
Blue Sweater Set: Khols
White Shirt: Kohls
Black and White Jacket: Kohls

Please see this post, to hear about Laura's dental experience at Angus Square Dental. They definitely went above and beyond to make sure Laura's smile was perfect.

Eden Day Spa, sent me a description of the services they provided for Laura. Here it is:

Hair Design
Our highly trained hair stylists will consult with you to understand your lifestyle and facial structure to create a customized look that will not only compliment your face by highlighting your favorite features; but will reflect you, your personality, and your style. Leave with a style that is all your own and fits into your everyday life. Transform your look with drama or create a subtle change at the hands of our expert stylists who masterfully apply vibrant color. At Eden, our stylists design an individualized color based on your style, personality, eye color, skin tone, and the look you wish to achieve. Our spa provides dimensional color with exceptional shine and extraordinary retention.

Express Manicure
Refresh your hands in very little time. Your nails will be trimmed and custom shaped. A light moisturizing treatment leaves hands feeling soft and hydrated. Cuticle care, a buff, and expert polish application complete your manicure.

Organic Opulence Facial
A truly indulgent treatment for body and mind. Organic ingredients create lasting results for the skin while the decadent smells melt away stress. Nothing is left behind in this treatment; complete with eye and lip specialty treatments, and full arm, neck and shoulder massage. Every inch will feel revived and rejuvenated.

Make-up and Facial Waxing
At Eden, we use Youngblood cosmetics; a mineral make-up line designed to bring out a woman’s natural beauty. These cruelty free cosmetics are made from the purest, most luxurious ingredients in nature and are non-drying, non comedogenic, and non-acnegenic. No matter your age or skin type, you can feel good about putting on this make-up because it will keep skin healthy and protected from irritants. Let our expert make-up artists customize your look for a more radiant looking you.

Remember to mention Make You Over to Eden at time of appointment and get 10% off of any new salon/spa service.  

Kristina (make-up, waxing, facial, manicure) and Kori (haircut and color) as well as the other employees at Eden Day Spa took excellent care of Laura.  Thanks for all of your hard work ladies!  Of course the makeover wouldn't have been complete without the amazing pictures that Lee Ann took!  

Thanks again to all of the sponsors!  

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