Bargain Hunter, Is It Really A Bargain?
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How many of you have bought something just because it was on sale?
What other criteria do you need to consider besides the fact an item is on sale for it to be a bargain?
I recently helped Theresa pare down her wardrobe.
She had many things in her closet that still had the tags on. Many of them no longer fit .
Theresa realized that she had too many clothes, but couldn’t resist buying more clothes because they were on sale.
Questions to ask yourself to help you decide if something is really a bargain.
- Can you wear it with three things you already own or can you wear it three different ways?
- Is it comfortable, does the fabric breathe?
- Does it fit properly?
- What kind of care does it need?
- Grab the fabric and squeeze and hold for 10 seconds. Does it wrinkle easily?
- Can it be washed? ( If it needs dry cleaning it will cost you more long term.) Also, most dry cleaning uses carcinogenic chemicals and some of these chemicals may stay in the fabric.
- Don’t forget color. Does the color make your eyes sparkle, do your shadows and lines disappear?
- Do you really need it?
When I go shopping, I have my helper, my “Wardrobe Wizard Pocket Pal.” This includes my wallet of 50 of my best colors and line drawings of my best styles.
I still have trouble making decisions, at times, because sometimes “my wants and my needs,” are in conflict. So I carry a pendulum and I ask my pendulum for help in making my final buying decisions.
I believe my unconscious mind knows the right answer and projects this on the pendulum.
(Yes, even “The Wardrobe Wizard ” needs a second opinion at times.)
How can you remember the 8 questions that help you determine if its really a bargain? Write them down on a small index card and keep the card in your purse for easy reference.
How many so-called “bargains,” do you have hanging in your closet that you rarely or never wear?
Wondering what to do with those unworn bargains?
Some of your unworn bargains can be salvaged and worn. You may need to find a matching piece to make an outfit. Your bargain may need altering.
Want to learn more?
“The Wardrobe Wizard,” is available to work with you, no matter where you live.
If you live in Baltimore, Maryland, or surrounding areas she can work with you in person. If you live other places, she can work with you on-line using digital pictures.
Nancy Goldblatt, “The Wardrobe Wizard,” is a Color1 ,Personal Image Consultant. She specializes in working with mid-life women whose size or shape has changed and who have too many clothes and “not much to wear.”
After a woman works with“The Wardrobe Wizard,” she will have a wallet of her best colors and styles, and a pared down closet. She will learn how to mix and match her best looks so she can get dressed “lickety split,” and look great everyday.
“The Wardrobe Wizard,” also works with younger women and is available to work with men. She was trained by Joanna Nicholson, founder of Color 1 Associates , an International Image & Style Company.
e-mail or call Nancy if you would like to set up a 20 minute FREE consult to find out if her services are right for you. Nancy@WardrobeWiz.com, 410-513-9496
Nancy Goldblatt, “The Wardrobe Wizard of Baltimore,” is a professionally trained personal image consultant. She specializes in working with women whose shape or size has changed. Contact her at Nancy@Wardrobewiz.com
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