The Daily Dose by The Queen Mum

Sunday, December 02, 2007

Devil's Closet

I finally got to watch “The Devil Wears Prada”. Not as good as the book, but the movie versions rarely are. However, I loved the clothes Ann Hathaway got to wear! No, not the plaid skirt and cerulean blue sweater (hideous indeed), but the “after” looks. And when she walked into the sample closet, I got chills!

So how does one put these outfits together AND at a price the regular chick can afford? It would be easy to walk into a sample closet and coordinate fantastic looks. It’s much more challenging to do the same at a local department store.

Many of the large department stores have personal shoppers if you want to go that route. But you can also ask someone on the floor. I try to seek out someone who looks put together themselves. If she can’t dress herself, definitely don’t let her have a try with you. I like to watch for someone who looks like a supervisor or that person fiddling with the displays. Chances are that person knows every item on the floor and can quickly direct you to something fabulous. I’m sure the clerks hate this, but if I can’t find the pieces I want, I’ll strip the display because it’s usually the size I’m looking for.

Just a quick tip for those moms in the working world who have closets full of actual outfits and not just matching jogging outfits. ;)


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