Monday, March 7, 2011

Nikki, stat, make me over!!

So, what does a Kansas girl do when she's getting ready to head to the Big Smoke?  Well, after she's done hyperventilating from excitement and thanking her lucky stars (stars like GSK, Mrs Woog and her many generous bloggy friends), she gets on the horn and makes an emergency call to the lovely Nikki, personal stylist and fashion guru at Styling You.  Because what passes for fashion in Kansas might not be the latest trend in Sydney.


Which way to the ABC?

  
Fortunately for me, Nikki answered my call for help. See her response below!


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Well, Kristin, you've come to the right place. I've re-scheduled my arrival in Sydney for the Aussie Bloggers Conference in order to take you shopping (and, no, it wasn't just because more free drinks opportunities arose, truly it wasn't ... ) so that you don't have to walk around in your Australia flag get-up.

Although, snaps to you, it's extremely patriotic and makes none of us wonder where your allegiances already lie.

You're arriving in Australia at a time when the seasons are just starting to change. We will be excited to wear jeans again without dripping in sweat; you will probably still be dripping as it will be similar to your summer, not to mention our distinct lack of snow.

You mention that you'd like your personal brand to be "gypsy sex-goddess, with a touch of professional panache". Well, Ms Brumm, I can certainly work with that.

You also tell me that your best friend would shame you for shopping at Target and then remind you that the '90s ended long ago. Oops, better cross those poo-catcher pants off the wishlist.

"I’d like to step out of my comfort zone a little and try something new. I prefer long and sleek over loud or cropped. Everything in my closet is pretty much jeans/slacks and sweaters/t-shirts. I want to feel beautiful and sexy," you said.

Right, the quickest way to make a women look and feel sexy is to find dresses that fit and flatter them. Dresses are not just for dressing up - the right dresses are the work horses of your wardrobe. It only takes ONE garment to make an outfit when you have a dress.

Yes, jeans and pants have their place but they need to sit side by side with something a little bit different.


On the subject of budget, I see we're going to be firm friends: "I don’t have a lot right now. I’m just going to close my eyes and hand over my Visa card."

What I can guarantee you my beautiful friend is that when you hand over that Visa card that you will absolutely love what you have just purchased.

It won't sit in a cupboard with its tags still on. No that purchase will be loved because when you wear it you will feel so totally fabulous, you'll feel even taller than you are now and ready to take on the world.

You deserve to feel that way and our shopping together is my welcome to Australia gift for you.


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Me again.

Wowza, I can't wait! I promise to post pictures from our shopping adventure and show you what we ended up with. Thanks Nikki, you're a gem. xx

Though honestly, what's wrong with a little flag?






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25 comments:

  1. Hahaha!! Hilarious. I definitely think you should wear the flag!!

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  2. ps - Come say hi, I'll be the pregnant one wearing a leapord print dress. Thought I'd make it easy for people to find me ;-)

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  3. You really do rock flag in a big way.

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  4. LOVE Nikki. She is like a kind version of Trinny and Susannah.

    Are you kidding? If you wear the flag (and only the flag) (maybe with a hat with corks on it), I will come. x

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  5. @ Romina - I will find you!

    @ Maxabella - If I thought you meant it, I would wear the flag BABY!

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  6. Can not wait to see your new style! I just know I am going to be turning a little (ok a lot) green with envy!

    Mind you.. no one wears that flag like you do!

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  7. @ Kate - keep flattering me and you'll end up with all kinds of candy and you won't even have to give me any stickers!

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  8. How unreal! Good on you Nikki! Can't wait to see the photos and must admit I wish I was coming to Sydney to meet you both :-(

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  9. You work it, you little fashionista!

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  10. Have been out for the afternoon - so just logging on now. Kristin, you sooo rock that flag ... and we might find you some Dorothy shoes!

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  11. Nikki is amazing - AMAZING! If you get the chance to shop with her. DO IT!

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  12. Why do I suddenly get the feeling I'm going to be horribly underdressed...I'm sure you'll be absolutely gorgeous - make sure it's only aussie designers though!!
    xxxCate

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  13. Woo hoo - i love a good shopping/fashion post - i cant wait to see the results!

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  14. That flag picture is hilarious!!! You look absolutely fabulous though!! I reckon you will have an amazing time with Nikki - I bet she would be so much fun and helpful to shop with xx

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  15. You will look gorgeous I'm sure. (PS, can I borrow your flag? I may need it!)

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  16. Once a Flag Hussy, always a Flag Hussy! Hey, my latest... Antarctica, on Not Normal.

    Looks like you're in for a great trip.

    AV

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  17. You rock that flag waaaay better than Pauline Hansen... if you're not sure who she is, it would be better to keep it that way, for your own sanity.

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  18. I think you look great in the flag! I'm really excited for you and your new adventure! You go, girl!

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  19. there's nothing wrong with a little flag - so if you could throw that big one away and then retake the photo with the little one we would all be happy!

    enjoy the conference!

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  20. It'll be great to see what comes out of this!

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  21. How much fun will that shopping trip be!!

    Can't wait to see you NEXT WEEK, K!

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  22. I'd much rather see you in the flag than Pauline. That's because you're much nicer, and well, I'd just rather not see Pauline.

    See you soon!

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  23. Lot's of piccies of how fabulous you all look ok!!

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  24. Right I am going to keep a eye out for this, I am so excited!! Although the flag look is hot.

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