Guest Post: What's it REALLY Like to Work with Poplin. One Client's Perspective

Oh, I will make sure every detail is just right. You can count on it. Here I am with my exuberant client Natasha at her photo shoot. Can’t wait to share all the images! For now, you can hear her perspective on  Yelp.

Oh, I will make sure every detail is just right. You can count on it. Here I am with my exuberant client Natasha at her photo shoot. Can’t wait to share all the images! For now, you can hear her perspective on Yelp.

As a personal stylist for women, there is SO much variety in my daily life. One day I’m running around Bellevue Square on the hunt for the perfect pieces for my client’s shopping trip, another I’m climbing all over her bedroom to take outfit photos and still another I’m in my office scouring the interwebs to create the Uber Wishlist of dreams. Just because I’m doing another Closet Edit doesn’t mean that the experience is the same. After all, every one of my clients is her own person. She has a picture in her mind of her ideal, stylish self. She faces unique struggles and a lifetime of self talk around clothing and her body.

There is one thing that all (if not nearly all) of my clients have in common: they know Poplin. Thanks to the generous clients who have come before, there are endless online reviews about the experience. In fact, right now on Yelp, there are 47 “recommended reviews” with another 15 “not recommended.” I know. Right? So many feelings about those not recommended reviews. I digress…..

Whether she has delved into the Client Stories Page, checked out Google, Facebook, Yelp or been a part of the Poplin community via the newsletter, this blog and/or Instagram, she knows what she is getting into. Very often, she identifies with one or more story.

"I was sick of taking 30 minutes every morning to find something to wear and still ending up feeling frumpy.”

-Ashley

I've always loved clothes, but hated getting dressed.

-Delight

I was the mom that threw in the towel after moving to Seattle where people seemingly didn't care about fashion. But that just wasn't ME!

-Becky

I decided to look for a personal stylist after quickly gaining weight due to a new medication.

-Lauren

I felt frumpy and dull. Shopping was not fun for me and I wanted to change how I dressed, but didn't know where to start.

-Abby

So, I’m especially grateful to my client, Nancy, who is a travel writer. Nancy also has the incredible experience of having a makeover by Clinton Kelly of What Not to Wear fame a number of yeas ago. She wrote an entire blog post all about her Poplin experience. If you are looking for more details, this is the post for you.

Fun Fashion Makeovers for the Young at Heart

A few shots from Nancy’s photo shoot.

A few shots from Nancy’s photo shoot.

This vegan leather jacket is just right for travel. It can get wet, is easy to pack and elevates her style when she’s wearing her most functional pieces.

This vegan leather jacket is just right for travel. It can get wet, is easy to pack and elevates her style when she’s wearing her most functional pieces.

I’ll leave you with a few words from Poplin client, Lusha.



The most important thing I gained from working with her is, no matter what body shape you are in, love yourself and be confident in your look, because everyone can look amazing when the styling is right. 



Mother and daughter Poplin clients Connie and Tarah show off their style at a Mother’s Day photo shoot. Tarah gifted Connie a package.

Mother and daughter Poplin clients Connie and Tarah show off their style at a Mother’s Day photo shoot. Tarah gifted Connie a package.

P.S. Remember that Mother’s Day is right around the corner! Purchase a gift certificate of any size for that kick ass mother in your life. Or, if that happens to be you, feel free to drop some hints to your family.

Her services came to me as a Mother's Day gift from my daughter, who had her 'style direction' changed by Mellicia.  Mine was a bit different than my daughter's, as I had recently lost over 80 lbs and had been wearing a size 18+ for over 20 years.  I had so many years of no real style and very limited choices, I just wore the few things that fit me over and over again. Having a slimmer body with new, smaller clothes to wear was pretty exciting for me--but I was having trouble making it all work….I'm hooked - feel like I have a whole new life and it feels wonderful. 

-Connie

P.P.S. Please tell me that you are checking out the Poplin Pinterest Boards regularly for ideas.