"Back in April 2009, you helped me clean out my closet, organize the remaining clothes, explained the basics of good fashion, and went shopping with me. I have been meaning to report back to tell you how much your excellent advice, good taste, and gentle manner has helped me.
I feel that I am much more competent at putting together an outfit, and shopping for new clothing pieces that fit well, are flattering, and coordinate with my existing items. I now know how to wear a variety of colors (not just purple and pink) and love having a base of neutrals to work with. I feel confident buying pants in the right lengths and wearing the correct shoe heel height, a subject I was unsure about. I also know what types of tops, dresses, and jackets to look for, which makes sifting through a sea of clothes much easier.
Additionally, I have also enjoyed selecting shoes, handbags, and accessories that will pull an outfit together. I rarely wear black shoes and was able to incorporate the metallics (pewter, bronze) that you showed me. They look great and are far more interesting than black or brown shoes. I love nice handbags and finding just the right piece of jewelry or scarf to complete an outfit.
I have fewer clothes, but am able to make more outfits that are flattering and stylish. I have enjoyed your newsletter and check out twitter too.
A sincere thank you for all your help."
-Spencer, Oak Park-
"I hired Noelle because I was a recent law school graduate. I am a young, curvy petite female. All of which are features that I felt worked against me as far as gaining professional credibility in the legal community. After working with Noelle, I noticed an instant shift in attitude amongst my colleagues. Noelle taught me how to dress feminine, but professional."
- Jennifer, Chicago –
"Thank you for inviting me to the party; it was a lot of fun and so interesting. I am looking at clothes in a whole new way!! It was so informative and thanks for sending the newsletter – I love it!"
-Kathy, Arlington Heights-
"I am one who has no control over my closet and didn't know where to begin. Noelle came in, did an overview of what I had, didn't have, didn’t need, and needed desperately. From there, we started our list!
I do not enjoy shopping, so Noelle took the list and put together a great collection of things for me to try on. We found business and casual clothes that fit my needs perfectly! She even put a "Look Book" together, which helped me mix and match pieces to create the perfect outfit-- including shoes and accessories. Even more important: this is an ongoing process.
Every busy woman who doesn’t want to spend the time figuring it all out needs a Noelle to visit her closet. She is the best!"
- Laurie, Chicago –
"I was a little hesitant about working with a personal stylist. I thought that was an option only wealthy people had. However, after working with Noelle and going a shopping trip, I realized that this is a service the average can use. On our shopping trip we found so many great items I never would have selected on my own, but love them all! Thanks again for making shopping an enjoyable experience."
- Fiona, Chicago –
"Working with Noelle has been, in a word, transformational. After purging my closet of unflattering, ill-fitting clothes (some with the tags still on), we shopped for clothes to fill out and create a concise wardrobe of pieces that fit me and my lifestyle. Now, getting dressed each day is a pleasure without wading through an overstuffed closet. I feel confident, knowing whatever I'm wearing, I look my best."
- Melissa, Northbrook -
"Noelle gave me the tools so I could walk into a store and know what works for me. I have learned to shop by my body type and she has made shopping easy and fun again. Being a pear I’m always aware of my hips and covering them up, but Noelle showed me the right way to dress my body type. I can easily navigate a sale rack or any store that use to overwhelming to me."
- Kathy, Oak Park –
"Noelle is patient, understanding, and truly knows what she is talking about. I enjoy working with her as I shop with her each season to update my wardrobe. Her guidelines were exactly the type of suggestions I was looking for and now I have created a closet that I love. Thank you!"
- Barb, Arlington Heights -
"I recently referred a friend to Noelle. The friend asked if I really thought she was worth the money to do the closet edit. My reply was, "Oh my God, she has saved me ten times what the closet cost! She showed me how to make things work that I already had and how to select the right items to add to my wardrobe; she is a bargain."
- Mary, Chicago -