Editor’s note: Remember Deanne’s SY Unlock Your Style story? Paula’s Unlock Your Style family? And Sheree’s Unlock Your Style letter? I received this email from SY reader Mindy. Mindy may have only found this blog a few months ago but she’s been a very keen reader and “student” ever since. I watched her confidence in outfit choices grow (she’s a member of the Unlock Your Style Facebook group, having joined after buying my e-book). It’s like we’ve already met. Thanks for sharing your story, Mindy. You’ve made my week.
I just wanted to let you know how much your e-book and blog have helped me develop my style. I have included a couple of photos of outfits I wore on our recent weekend away in Geelong. I almost can’t believe that this is the same woman who discovered your blog only a few months ago.
At that time I was seriously stuck in a rut and was dreading the idea of winter approaching as it meant I was going to have to buy some new clothes and I didn’t really know where to start. I had been rotating through the same three pairs of shorts and three t-shirts for the entire summer.
As a work at home Mum to two young children I was really finding it hard to find my new style. I went from maternity wear to being totally lost and not knowing what to wear. It is still a work in progress and I am still very much using other people’s outfits for guidance as to the types of pieces to put together but I can feel myself getting more confident. I am really starting to learn what looks good on me and what I like to wear.
I also really love that you have introduced me to some wonderful brands that I would probably not have discovered on my own. I have become addicted to my Metalicus cardigans and now own three of them. They are so beautifully comfortable to wear I find myself wearing one of them almost every day.
I also recently decided to take the plunge into the world of NYDJ and find out for myself what all the hype was about. I got a pair of those Janice leggings you love so much form the lovely Natalie at Zambezee. As soon as I tried them on I was in love with them. They are by far the most comfortable jeans I have ever owned. I wore them on the three-hour flight home and they did not annoy me at all. I really hope they never stop making that style because I will never want to buy any other jeans ever again.
There was a 70th birthday party on for a family member while we were down in Geelong. It was a fairly casual affair at the local sports club. I couldn’t resist the opportunity to wear my Binny maxi skirt (aka my “Nina” skirt) for the occasion. As it’s not exactly Victorian-winter suitable on its own, I wore some opaque tights underneath it and added black ankle boots. I also teamed it with a cropped Metalicus cardigan to help keep my top half warm. It was perfect for inside the venue and I just wore a coat to get to and from the car.
Thank you so much for all the advice and inspiration you provide via your blog. You have a great writing style which often makes it feel like reading your blog is just liking having a chat to a girlfriend. I have gained so much confidence over these past few months and am really starting to enjoy choosing outfits instead of being stressed out by it. My four-year-old son now tells me often that I look beautiful and that makes me feel really good.
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